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MailOnline, Freelance Sport Social Media Assistant

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive Salary
Closing date
1 Jun 2024

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Social Media Journalist

MailOnline, the world’s largest English-language newspaper website with over 202 million unique monthly visitors globally, is looking for a talented Social Media Freelancer to join the Sport team in London.

Suitable candidates will have experience managing sport social media pages, with a track record of driving referral traffic and increasing engagement.


  • Assist in managing MailOnline Sport social feeds
  • Drive referral traffic from social media platforms to the MailOnline website
  • Increase engagement by creating eye-catching social media posts, native imagery and video for MailOnline Sport social feeds
  • Cover live sporting events and breaking news on social media and emerging platforms
  • Work alongside reporters and editors from the sport desk to deliver top-class content to our audience
  • Monitor the competitive landscape, identify trends in social media and news consumption


  • Passionate sport fan with a keen eye for how stories are shared on social media
  • In-depth knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) and how brands use said platforms to increase referral traffic and drive engagement
  • Prior experience managing social media platforms for a digital media publication
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro is desirable
  • Strong copywriting skills, spelling, grammar and writing techniques that capture audience interest
  • Demonstrable digital production skills, including an ability to work comfortably within content management systems
  • Experience of working to a social media strategy, KPI's and goals
  • Committed to being the number one publisher in the field, with the ability to work quickly in pressured situations and distribute breaking news


The above list is not exhaustive and constantly evolving, based on the needs of the business. Out of hours availability and a high level of adaptability are essential.

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