Cool Job: Social Media Editor at BBC Sport

Here is another one of those jobs that I’m sure many of you will be interested in.  It is based up in Salford Quays, Manchester – the second big recent social media/sport job in the area after the Manchester United role.

Closing date is 4th February at 11.59pm

BBC Sport is the nation’s best-loved sports broadcaster. Our website is the biggest in the UK, reaching 15m users each week, with huge peaks around live sport, breaking sportsnews and major events.

Social media is a key part of our strategy and we need a Social Media Editor to lead and co-ordinate the editorial development and delivery of our output on social media platforms, to influence the growth of social media skills and approaches across BBC Sport, and to oversee content delivery and cross-platform promotional activity.


You will be responsible for ensuring the highest level of editorial quality in our social media output, and for overseeing the delivery of changes to our propositions on social media platforms, as well as staying abreast of key developments in this area – both inside the BBC and in the external industry.

You will report directly to the head of Sport Interactive, and work closely with senior editors in TV, online radio and sportsnews, as well as editors of key brands such as Match of the Day, Five Live Sport, Test Match Special, Sports Personality of the Year, and Sportsday.



With a solid editorial background at a senior level, showing a broad range of journalistic interests and awareness of relevant legal and editorial policy issues, you will have an extensive understanding of social media and its impact on journalism and appreciation of ways it can be harnessed for newsgathering and content distribution.

With experience of integrating audience comment into web-based output and a good understanding of the strategic, editorial and technological opportunities – and challenges – social media brings BBC Sport, you will have practical production skills honed by real experience in complex, live and breaking news scenarios.

With the ability to work under pressure you will be able to show evidence of embracing new ways of working with emerging platforms and technology, and having the energy and collaborative approach to promote this to staff

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Daniel McLaren
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Dan launched Digital Sport back in 2010 as one of the first social media & sport blogs and is Founder & Managing Director of social video agency CASTdigital. Connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter (@danielmclaren)

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