Huffington Post, Social Media Writer

£ DoE
22 Oct 2014
18 Nov 2014
Reporting, Writer
Job Type
Full Time

At AOL, we’re radically redefining the world of online media. By bringing together award-winning journalists, premium brands, original content and innovative technologies, we're transforming the way people around the world connect with information, entertainment, and each other.  In the UK, we are home to a number of well known consumer brands including The Huffington Post, MyDaily and TechCrunch, and run successful advertising businesses through,, Be On and ADTECH.

Do you live and breathe social media? As the world's most shared news publisher, we’re looking to recruit a Social Media Writer to work at the heart of The Huffington Post UK in our current affairs team.

You must have an excellent understanding of how Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest and other major social media platforms work. Your main role will be to identify and create stories that are shared across the Internet. This position is central to the HuffPost UK's ambition to grow audience across all screens.
Reporting into the Social Media Editor, the successful applicant will have some experience of managing multiple social media accounts for publishers, broadcasters or other content providers and have an understanding of the tools necessary to measure success. You will also have an understanding of real time statistics and be able to retrospectively access the impact of social publishing. You'll understand the principles of good community management, and the importance of tone and style as well as the legal implications of social media.

You will be familiar with crafting social content, will be able to write quickly and accurately, and able to express and demonstrate that to others.

This is a fast-paced, high energy role and requires someone who understands how digital media works. We want someone who loves coming to work. Other responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in management of The Huffington Post UK’s social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and other social platforms
  • Writing stories readers will share
  • Acting on analytics and internal reporting on social media accounts and referrals
  • Fostering social media awareness as part of overall content creation and curation
  • Tracking trending stories across social media platforms and feed insight into vertical editors
  • Working with the US HuffPost team on best practice and industry trends

BA or BSc degree
Company Profile – Aol Platforms (

AOL Platforms. Simplifying digital advertising at scale.

Balancing the intersection of premium and programmatic, AOL Platforms enables the world’s top marketers and media brands to reach consumers across desktop, mobile, tablet and connected TVs with impact through premium experiences, programmatic buying and performance driven campaigns. We are the global partner of choice for leading publishers, advertisers and agencies seeking to maximize the value of their online brands.

Company Profile – Aol Europe Owned & Operated Consumer Media (O&O)
AOL's Owned and Operated media includes both globally recognised brands and local market leading brands, including The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Engadget, MyDaily and Parentdish. We operate on the cutting edge of media, giving clients a variety of innovative solutions to reach global audiences that consume our world class content on a daily basis. AOL is uniquely positioned in the marketplace to work with brands to move their stories forward given our focus on original content, sophisticated distribution models and social marketing approaches. Simply put, we tell the story, take it places and get people talking.

The Company
At AOL we’re focused on radically redefining the world of online communications. We are transforming how people around the globe connect with information, entertainment and one another by bringing together award winning journalists and innovative technologies to create rich and engaging consumer experiences. We look for people who are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about our mission - to inform, entertain and connect the world.

Equal Opportunities
AOL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, political persuasion or trade union membership.

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