Head Of Social

Position: Head of Social

Location: New York City Seeking: We're looking for a seasoned social superstar who can lead and continue to build out our social team. This is a key role at The Dodo – where we're using a social-first approach to content that aims to make caring about animals a mainstream, viral cause. Our social team is our hub, our distribution strategy, and our growth center. As our ideal candidate, you have at least 4-5 years of experience working in social media, and experience managing and growing a team. You're obsessed with growing a brand's presence across the social platforms, from Facebook, to Instagram, to Snapchat -- and beyond. You have a strong background in analytics, and are all about using data to improve performance and expand reach. You're a leader, a self-starter, a strong and supportive manager – and you know how to communicate high-level optimizations in a way that people without a social media or data background can understand. You love working very closely with editorial teams to help make their stories go viral. You're looking for ownership of a key area of a growing company – and you can't stop reading about Snapchat's new features. No, seriously. You can't stop.

Here's what you'd be working on:

  • Building out and managing our social team
  • Owning our social growth strategy; setting and tracking against key KPIs across social channels
  • Maintaining relationships with the social platforms, as well as other publishers
  • Designing our optimizations process – from data collection and analysis to testing and communicating best practices to the team
  • Attending board meetings and external meetings as our social strategy and reporting lead

Please send CV to socialjobs@thedodo.com along with any attachments/links to portfolios or relevant projects.

----- About Us: The Dodo is an NYC-based digital media start-up committed to creating entertaining, meaningful animal-related stories – we cover everything from viral videos and animal behavior to rescue stories and advocacy efforts. Our goal at The Dodo is to deliver the most emotionally and visually compelling, sharable animal stories and videos to the biggest number of readers possible to help make caring about animals a viral cause. We are looking for passionate, flexible people who are interested in growing a start-up that we hope will make the world a better place for animals. The Dodo is backed by Discovery Communications, venture capital firm Lerer Hippeau Ventures, whose principals created The Huffington Post and backed BuzzFeed, and other investors.

We offer competitive pay, health insurance, and equity in a growth-stage company. Office culture and work-life balance are very important to us, and bringing your dog to work is encouraged. Our team is made up of enthusiastic, ambitious people who like to have fun at work. Help us help animals by joining Team Dodo.