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Digital/Social Media Content Specialist (Part Time)


Nature of Work
The digital content aggregator/social media producer is key to our effort to increase our local news market share and be the market's first and foremost local news source. They create, rewrite, refashion or aggregate localized content for our website, that is optimized to bring in search and social visits. This individual’s success is measured by visits to the site. This job will be 50 percent content aggregation, curation and creation and 50 percent social promotion both onsite and offsite to ensure their content and others hits desired targets for visits.Important Note: This is a part-time position projected to work between 25-29 hours per week.
The successful candidate will:• Aggregate content from local organizations, topics, community websites, social media feeds and other sources. • Monitor social conversations in our local communities • Work under guidance of digital specialists, write social posts and email newsletter items designed to entice digital audience • Serve as digital strike team, writing short, quick items for local audience on topics that are trending in that moment or of viral content• Voice and produce short cell-phone videos• Be familiar with digital publishing tools 

Requirements•Possesses knowledge of social media products for news gathering/crowdsourcing purposes. Displays a sense of urgency and energy•Displays ability to work under pressure and multi-task in a fast-paced work environment•Has good news judgement and can write accurate, concise stories designed in a way that readers are likely to want on their mobile devices•Has ability to learn social media technology, including monitoring Tweetdeck, Social Flow, traffic cameras, etc. Ability to engage and communicate effectively with audiences in social media spaces, using CMG guidelines•Ability to identify breaking news and alert newsroom staff via internal alerts.•Ability to request and add elements to web stories such as compelling video, pictures, and other visual data. Ability to send news/weather tweets on Dayton Daily News brands at least once per hour•Uses time effectively, efficiently, meeting deadlines and producing an acceptable volume of work. Is flexible in shift starting times and work locations•Good communication skills (verbal and written)•Handles other assignments as needed, showing flexibility and adaptability, and a calm, cool, demeanor in working with others during stressful news events•Ability to be innovative in ways to ethically confirm news stories and obtain content and visuals

Education/Experience•Experience in journalism, communications, marketing, public relations, advertising, social media or related media field preferred. Degree in related field is a plus.•Additional requirements: Established social media presence on various platforms. Interest particularly in Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, Vine or Google+. (Candidates should supply handles for verification.) Photoshop skills preferred.

About Cox Media Group


Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, six daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like,, Dawg Nation, SEC Country,, and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-OH-Liberty Township-6752 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Part-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing