Social Media Associate


Posted on 3/13/2024

The Athletic Media Company

The Athletic Media Company

501-1,000 employees

Comprehensive sports news and analysis platform

Consumer Goods

Compensation Overview

$55,000 - $65,000Annually


Remote in USA

Required Skills
Video Editing
Data Analysis
  • 1 to 3 years experience in social media, digital marketing, or similar.
  • Creativity to engage a passionate audience of sports fans.
  • Analytical mindset with understanding of key social growth & engagement metrics.
  • Demonstrated platform fluency on X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, TikTok & Facebook in business/professional applications, plus adaptability to onboard new platforms if required.
  • Experience managing multiple social channels.
  • Strong writing skills with a keen eye for detail, grammar & punctuation.
  • Basic photo and video editing skills preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • An excellent collaborator across different functions of the Audience Team.
  • Demonstrable interest and working knowledge of all major sports, with a specialized emphasis on soccer (MLS, NWSL, International, Premier League, European men’s and women’s soccer).
  • Basic knowledge of data analytics in order to understand and track KPIs.
  • Flexibility in terms of schedule (regular weekends, evenings, holidays, etc. work is expected).
  • A positive attitude and a willingness to learn and develop.
  • Executes basic functions of social strategy, which include: Curation of social, distribution of articles, podcasts, live blogs, and video to relevant platforms on an ongoing basis.
  • Execute day-to-day social strategy which includes covering breaking news, major moments and live games on a variety of platforms.
  • Work with editors to develop optimal copy and visual assets to amplify top content (stories, videos, podcasts).
  • Work closely with the FC social team in London to ensure comprehensive coverage of MLS and NWSL on FC accounts.
  • Identify and surface trending storylines to our newsroom.
  • Use templates to produce creative assets (design, video) for social platforms that fit within our brand guidelines.
  • Assist in gathering insights and learnings through ongoing social testing and tracking, analyzing what’s working and what’s not to enable us to continually develop and improve our output.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced news environment, processing relevant information from multiple departments and once synthesizing it to weave together a plan for the immediate, mid-term, and long term future.

The Athletic Media Company

The Athletic Media Company


The Athletic provides a comprehensive sports news platform covering a wide range of sports, including NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and soccer, offering breaking news, live commentary, in-depth analysis, and exclusive interviews.

Company Stage


Total Funding



null, United Kingdom



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Paid Time Off

Paid Sick Leave

Paid Parental Leave


Short & Long Term Disability

Free Subscription

Competitive Health Care


Commuter Benefits