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NOW HIRING: Trending News Editor

Company: Social Sweethearts
Website: https://www.socialsweethearts.de/en_US/
Headquarters: München, Germany

We are an online publisher – and a hugely successful one at that! On a daily basis, we reach millions of users with our content, projects and games, such as apost.com and the Nametests Instant Game on Facebook. We are a creative, diverse and multinational team, where our mission is to “make people smile”! We are committed to entertaining people and want to empower them to get the most from their valuable time on our content platforms and games.

We use the latest technology in order to be highly adaptive in the modern digital world. Combined with our agile spirit and great teamwork, this allows us to achieve:

  • More than 150 million monthly active players
  • More than 120 million fans on Facebook
  • Content translated into more than 40 different languages

Become a part of the team as a Trending News Editor (m/f/d) on a remote and freelance basis, and take the following responsibilities:

  • Edit and write English high-quality content and articles, in positive language and wording
  • Research and identify stories in the field of human interest, lifestyle, celebrity news and other positive and emotional trends and topics
  • Monitor and analyse the reach of your content, using performance data and our internal KPIs, to derive and discover (viral) trends, stories and future content ideas
  • Report on stories and events, and conduct interviews where needed, and monitor our internal research tools and Social Media channels to ensure a timely breaking news coverage
  • Verify and factcheck the validity of your stories, events, and content in general
  • Become part of a global editorial team, covering different time zones and a multitude of backgrounds, and join the full editorial process to ensure 24/7 content production as a team

Requirements

  • Strong experience in Journalism, e.g. university degree in Journalism or similar
  • Strong experience in writing and editing online content, such as online magazines, news agencies, blogs, or similar
  • Strong experience in the field of Social Media content, especially Facebook
  • Ability to deliver high quality content under tight deadline pressure
  • Basic image editing skills, utilizing e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or similar
  • First experience with online media tools, such as Crowdtangle, Google Trends or similar, as well as Factchecking tools, is a big plus
  • Ideally, first experience with modern CMS like WordPress or similar
  • Ideally, first experience with modern project management tools such as Trello or Asana
  • Previous experience in the field of trending news is a big plus
  • English native, with flawless punctuation, spelling, and grammar is a must

Benefits

  • Friendly, collegiate atmosphere with colleagues who complement one another with their skills
  • Down-to-earth founders and management, who understand their role as servant leaders
  • With an English office language, we are an international and diverse team with people from all over the world
  • Active input on products that are used and downloaded globally by tens of millions of users
  • Emphasis on a healthy work-life balance, flexible working hours
  • Focus on knowledge sharing and cross-team-collaboration, with opportunities to share experience with one another

Source: Remote Global, Social Sweethearts