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Social Media Specialist – YES Network, LLC (Stamford, CT)

The YES Network, the #1 Regional Sports Network in the country, seeks a Social Media Specialist based out of Stamford, CT. The Social Media Specialist will create and implement social media strategies that will help drive tune-in, generate web traffic, promote online conversation and create an overall affinity for the YES Network.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
• Continually partner with various internal departments to ensure the company’s social media strategy is all inclusive
• Manage daily updates and conversations on various social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, My YES, and YouTube, while ensuring a consistent message across all platforms
• Become an advocate of YES in all social media spaces, engaging in conversation and responding to questions and feedback in real-time
• Create, implement and manage regularly-scheduled campaigns and contests
• Create and post daily videos, highlighting YES Network’s programming schedule
• Monitor and analyze the impact of YES’ social media efforts on an ongoing basis by tracking metrics etc.
• Identify trends and engagement opportunities in social media platforms and tools

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• 2-3 years professional experience, sports/media industry experience a plus
• Proficiency in core social media platforms and social media tools (publishing platforms, online listening applications and Facebook Insights)
• Strong SEO understanding
• Creative thinking and strong writing/editing skills are required
• Strong knowledge of sports, particularly the MLB and NBA
• Bachelor’s in Communications/Journalism/English/Marketing/Public Relations or other related field
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and internet skills
• HTML, CSS or other relevant web coding knowledge a plus
• Basic Photoshop/Illustrator a plus
• High Ethical Standards - Community facilitators are stewards of a company’s social media policy and service as a “voice” of the brand.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate the personal integrity and professionalism worthy of such responsibility.

The YES Network, the No. 1 Regional Sports Network in the country, features the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Nets. In addition to producing and airing Yankees and Nets games, YES televises live college sports events, as well as original biography, interview and magazine programs, classic Yankees games, and a live simulcast of WFAN’s “Mike Francesa” show weekday afternoons.

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