Daily News Seeks Social Media Manager


By Amanda Ernst Comment

Media companies are starting to recognize the importance of social media. Earlier this year, The New York Times announced the creation of a social media editor position, which was filled by Jen Preston. In Texas, the Austin American-Statesman recently appointed Internet Editor Robert Quigley social media editor and National Geographic has also bought on a VP for social media, Robert Michael Murray.

Now, the New York Daily News is looking for a social media marketing manager, a full time position that “will create and manage social media opportunities to develop increased awareness, and extend our reach,” the company’s ad on mediabistro.com says.

Note to unemployed journalists: get on Twitter and start learning those social media skills now. They’ll definitely come in handy as you job search.