Assistant Social Media Editor - Mashable

Editorial New York, New York


Position at Mashable

Mashable is hiring an energetic and experienced social media maven to join our team in New York. The ideal candidate will be extremely plugged into online life, with a natural enthusiasm for social media and the internet in general. Do you live-tweet awards shows? Excellent. Do you watch Apple events for fun? Amazing. Are you online so much you forget the real world exists? Wonderful! 

The role requires someone who can take the Mashable voice and deliver it to our millions of users across our social platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tik Tok, Snapchat). We want someone who understands that social media isn’t just about pushing links, but connecting with an audience of actual humans. 

The Assistant Social Media Editor will be responsible for shaping the Mashable voice on social media, identifying opportunities to increase engagement, creating original content, and tracking growth on each platform. They should be confident communicating with audiences in a manner that reflects Mashable’s voice and editorial standards. Flexibility and a willingness to take on new opportunities is a must. The role is best suited for a natural self-starter with strong social media skills, a keen attention to detail, and a lively voice. 

You, our ideal candidate, are...

  • Filled with ideas for making Mashable and Ziff Media Group’s social accounts more engaging and reflective of each brand.
  • An obsessive digital observer who’s on top of every social media trend.
  • Able to create clever, customized content for each social channel and platform.
  • A professional who understands the importance of community management, analytics, and editorial voice across distributed social platforms.
  • Always online and quick to spot opportunities for new content ideas.
  • A confident communicator who is constantly generating and suggesting ideas, and is receptive to feedback.
  • A total team player who is ready and willing to experiment, learn, and have a little fun — a sense of humor is a must!

The Day to Day

  • Create compelling and engaging content for Mashable’s distributed platforms, including Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok. 
  • Pitch ideas for all distributed and social media platforms across Mashable and other Ziff Media Group brands.
  • Cover live events (Apple events, awards shows) on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Maintain content calendars and adhere to schedules and deadlines.
  • Create Mashable-friendly memes for our social channels.
  • Engage with staff writers and other publishers/brands on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Adapt Ziff Media Group onsite content for social platforms.
  • Advise on best social practices across the Ziff Media Group.
  • Work with editorial, video, and art teams on social distribution. 
  • Communicate and collaborate across multiple teams and brands to generate new ideas and  identify opportunities for coordinated coverage.
  • Other duties as determined by team managers or editorial executive management.


  • Based in NYC
  • 1-3 years experience creating social media for a digital brand
  • Editorial experience is a plus
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to take initiative
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable managing sensitive topic areas
  • Understanding general style guide rules and editorial standards
  • A strong work ethic with a self-starter mentality
  • Deep knowledge of the digital space and Mashable's coverage areas
  • Active, personal presence on social media
  • Familiarity with Google Sheets, Social Flow, Google Analytics, Crowdtangle, and other social distribution tools 
  • Ability to occasionally work off-hours and weekends to cover events

About Mashable

Mashable is passionate about the people, products, and innovations that shape our connected lives. For over a decade, we’ve delivered in-depth coverage of tech, entertainment, and digital culture to a global audience of over 70 million monthly visitors. We’re clever. We’re curious. We’re ahead of the curve. Obsess with us.

This position is part of the Ziff Davis Creators Guild, a NewsGuild union, and a contract is being negotiated. For more information, please visit the NewsGuild website.