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 Social Media Marketing Coordinator - Gannett, Virginia, United States

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Posted by: Gannett 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Marketing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: FqttbE1jiHBHowasZnNHGcXO1LztLy / Latpro-3773124 
Date posted: Feb-13-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107


Req #12863

Friday, February 12, 2021
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 140 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include the USA TODAY and more than 260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal , WordStream, and ThriveHive and U.K. media company Newsquest. There's never been a better time to join our talented team. Visit to learn more about our opportunities, and visit Gannett Privacy Policyto understand our privacy policy.

GET Creative, USA TODAY Network's branded content studio, is looking for a forward-thinking Social Media Marketing Coordinator who will report to our Social Media Manger and work closely with our Social Media Strategist to help implement and execute our branded content social campaigns specifically on our USA TODAY Network sites.

An interest in and understanding of social media advertising (paid and organic) and the digital space is preferred. You will also need an understanding of social platforms from a content and advertising perspective and the ability to report on multiple advertising campaigns. Finally, a proven track record of exceptional project coordination, especially as it relates to organization, time management, and internal communications is a must.

This role is an excellent opportunity to learn and develop skills in multiple areas within the social media and the branded content digital advertising industry. This position requires an interest in paid social media advertising specifically within Facebooks Ads Manager platform. The capacity and organizational skills to coordinate and execute a high volume of social media campaigns simultaneously is also a must. The role also requires the ability to multitask and work with multiple teams to help successfully execute multiple time sensitive campaigns.

This is a full-time position that can be based in our headquarters in McLean, VA or in our New York City or the Detroit office.


  • Create, coordinate and execute a high volume of social media campaigns for USA TODAY Networks Branded Content advertising partners.
  • Coordinate campaign details with multiple internal teams (Program managers, Content Strategists and Editorial teams) to ensure campaign execution is aligned with client needs and shared in a timely manner.
  • Create branded content social posts across multiple markets and papers. Use paid promotion to boost posts and target preferred audiences.
  • Track all social posts, paid promotion campaigns and promotional budgets in a timely and organized manner so that they can easily be interpreted by others.
  • Ensure social post content adheres to social media guidelines and best practices. Troubleshoot as needed within platform, with team or with Facebook directly.
  • Coordinate with teams to provide insight if changes are needed. Write new copy, edit or reinterpret as needed.
  • Provide GET Creative branded content best practice insights for campaign execution to Sales teams for posting frequency and quality.
  • Work with Social Media Strategist to provide support on for National campaigns as needed.
    • Track and report on campaign metrics for national campaigns
    • Write social sharing copy for article content
    • Transcribe video captions for video files
  • Organize multiple post and campaigns within internal campaign platform. Communicate social post schedule and needs with internal teams.
  • Work with local editorial contacts to ensure post coordination changes if needed.
  • Help create content for our social campaigns for platforms including Instagram Stories & TikTok

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 1-2 years experience in digital or social media advertising preferably with a publisher, brand with high volume of content and multiple inputs, or agency
  • Knowledge or interest of Facebook paid advertising and knowledge on how Facebooks Business Manager/Ads Manager tool works.
  • Possesses strong organizational skills, great attention to detail, tireless work ethic, an ability to multitask and a thirst for success in coordinating media campaigns and disseminating campaign metrics.
  • A passion or strong interest in digital marketing, advertising, and the media industry are key.
  • Must be comfortable working with a broad range of cross-functional staffjunior to senior, sales, marketing, editorial, design, analytics, etc.
  • Experience with and/or an understanding of content creation and advertising social media executions on platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • An undergraduate degree, preferably in advertising or marketing or a related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Word
Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.
Other details
  • Job Family Marketing Administration
  • Job Function Marketing
  • Pay Type Hourly

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