CBS Corporation Manager, Social Media - in Burbank, California

Manager, Social Media -

REF#: 30744


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

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Brand Overview:

We are the 24/7 entertainment news digital arm of the long-running, Emmy Award-winning syndicated TV series Entertainment Tonight. ETonline has been the No. 1 producer of entertainment video online for more than 2 years straight, according to comScore, and is a top three entertainment news network. We are also preparing for the launch of an ET-branded streaming network in 2018.

Role Details:

We’re looking for an experienced and enthusiastic manager to oversee and Entertainment Tonight’s social media platforms. You are an experienced forward-thinking and a confident team player who can work with other teams within CBS, including interactive and broadcast divisions.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Manage a team of social platform managers and producers, who create content for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Work closely and collaboratively across editorial, broadcast, paid social, PR and affiliate teams to champion social-first ideas and execute unique activations, events and strategies.

  • Build and manage key relationships with reps from Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

  • Review social content to make sure it’s accurate, on brand and presents a unique perspective.

  • Communicate reporting on brand’s social performance to stakeholders and executives. Use those findings to guide strategy, both on your team and wider.

  • Train editorial, broadcast and video team members on social media best practices.

  • Oversee all staffing needs for social media team.

  • May include occasional or scheduled shifts that require night and weekend work.

Key Projects:

  • In 2018, CBSi plans to launch an ET-branded streaming entertainment news network. This role will play a key part in helping to establish how our social media platforms will support those efforts.

  • Ideating platform-specific activations and tactics for breaking news and the large tentpole events (GRAMMYs, Oscars, Comic-Con) as well as set visits, film premieres, and exclusive interviews.

  • Continuously brainstorming and implementing new ways to present our content -- from breaking news, exclusive sit-down interviews, features -- to a wider audience.


What you bring to the team:

You have -

  • A journalism background in a digital newsroom, specifically 5+ years working in social or digital media.

  • A competitive nature that thrives in a high-pressure environment that requires both speed and accuracy.

  • An unironic love of pop culture.

  • Willingness to work early morning hours and on weekends, if necessary.

  • The ability to multitask.

  • Flexibility to re-prioritize duties based on breaking news.

  • Prior experience with Photoshop or basic graphic design skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

You might also have -

  • An undeniable appetite and enthusiasm for working in an environment that can be different every day—and an unmistakable sense of urgency and ambition.

  • A keen awareness of a social media landscape that is constantly evolving and adapting as technology changes and audiences shift their attention and how that will affect our brand.

  • The ability to keep your calm during a crisis. We’re committed to working hard and holding ourselves accountable but also encouraging the creative, competitive edge that naturally emerges when you actually love where you work.


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