Head of Innovation - Social News Desk

This is the ultimate opportunity for a digital news junkie with extensive paid social campaign experience who excels at researching and developing new technologies. You’ll work from home but still be part of a dynamic company culture with great benefits.

The company

Social News Desk was founded in 2010 by two journalists who were on a mission to help local news succeed on Facebook and Twitter. Since then, the company has exploded as the world’s pre-eminent social media management software tool for newsrooms.

  • We’re on the leading edge of social media strategy and software for news.

  • We offer great benefits and a fun working environment.

The position

We’re looking for a full-time innovation lead with expert-level knowledge of paid social strategy. The ideal candidate will also have a record of success with business development and a robust understanding of local news operations. Digital Agency experience is a plus. This is a management position that will report to the president of Social News Desk and is considered a leadership role. Occasional travel to conferences and client meetings is required.

Duties include:

  • Identify and forecast key growth opportunities with detailed business models.

  • Research and develop new technologies with focus on paid social.

  • Develop product road map and direct feedback loops.

  • Oversee product launch and client onboarding.

  • Build direct relationships with clients; may include 1:1 training and campaign management.

  • Surface creative, innovative ideas in a competitive space.

  • Collaborate with SND leadership on company vision.

Why you should apply

Are you an expert in paid social campaigns with a startup mindset? Do you want to help the local news industry revolutionize the way it monetizes on social media? Then you might be the perfect fit for #TeamSND. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and has strong management and organizational skills. We offer top benefits in an exciting and growing industry. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The location

Wherever you are! This is a work-from-home position. Employees are required to maintain their own in-home office space that is dedicated, quiet, professional and suitable for webcam discussions with clients. Standard office hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET with some off-hours work expected when customer needs warrant it.

Interested applicants

Please send your resume to Kim Wilson, kwilson@socialnewsdesk.com, before Dec. 14, 2018. No phone calls, please.