Careers

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW BEFORE APPLYING. ALL CURRENT JOBS ARE LOCATED IN NEW YORK CITY.

Please keep in mind, we receive a lot of applications and unfortunately we don't have the time to reply to every submission. If you don't hear from us after your second application, it is safe to assume that you do not fit the requirements of the position in question. Also, it's a good idea to proofread and spell check; we are an editorial company after all, so your best bet is to have the most polished application possible.

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EDITOR - Full Time (NYC in office)

The next Sneaker News editor is the crazy shoe-obsessed one in the friend group. They are always browsing social media to be ahead of what's happening in sneakers. They are a beacon of info to those around you. Is that you? As an Editor, you will play a role in shaping and growing the Sneaker News media platform by contributing to daily news posts, social media copy, and other projects. A passion for sneakers, streetwear, art, and sports is highly valued. HUGE plus if you maintain your own blog or active social media page. We are looking for individuals who live and breathe sneakers and creative expression, because there are only a handful of sneaker writer positions in the world. You MUST live and breathe sneakers. No casuals.

DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Edit articles in a neutral yet compelling manner
  • Provide context via analyses of cultural/trend relevance
  • Craft compelling, engaging headlines that generate clicks
  • Keep up to date on latest releases and key footwear retailers
  • Photo cropping/minor editing
  • Highly detail-oriented data entry
  • Fact/info checking

QUALIFICATIONS

  • College-level writing ability
  • Natural ability to wordsmith
  • Beginner/Intermediate proficiency with Photoshop (photo cropping/editing)
  • Experience with Wordpress a plus
  • Professional/personal blogging experience a plus
  • Obsessive attention to detail
  • Thorough knowledge of the current sneaker scene
  • Awareness of fashion/sport influencers a plus
  • Ability to work in the Sneaker News office full-time (Manhattan)

APPLYING

Candidates must follow these basic instructions when submitting applications. Carefully read and edit your application as it is your first and only impression you can make. In one email, include the following:

 
  • Subject Line of email: "Editor Position - SN Jobs"
  • A paragraph about yourself - interests, hobbies, so forth.
  • Answer this (200-250 words): What happened to the sneaker resell market, and how would you "fix" it?
  • Answer this (200-250 words): What is the most underrated sneaker of 2023? Why didn't it get the love you think it deserved?
  • Answer this (200-250 words): What sneaker trend are we leaving behind in 2023, and why?
  • Attach a recent resume in pdf.
  • Attach a photo of your current sneaker collection.
  • If you have an active blog or social media page, please share
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SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST (Sneaker News)

Sneaker News is seeking a dynamic Social Media Specialist to manage and elevate our social media presence across various platforms. In this role, you will be responsible for curating and creating engaging content tailored to our diverse audience of sneaker enthusiasts. Your primary focus will be to enhance the Sneaker News brand identity on social media, ensuring consistent voice and brand messaging.

DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Develop and execute a robust social media strategy across platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and emerging platforms, aligning with the overall brand vision of Sneaker News.
  • Plan and manage a content calendar, ensuring timely and relevant publishing.
  • Drive audience growth and engagement, setting and achieving specific targets.
  • raft authentic and engaging social copy that resonates with our sneaker-centric community.
  • Foster genuine interactions and conversations within the community.
  • Collaborate on creative campaigns and partnerships to extend our reach and reinforce our brand positioning.
  • Monitor and analyze social media performance, reporting on key metrics and insights to guide strategy adjustments.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related field.
  • 1-5 years of experience in social media management, preferably in a lifestyle, fashion, or media publication setting.
  • Profound understanding of the sneaker industry, including release cycles, trends, and community dynamics.
  • Expertise in various social media platforms, with a focus on content optimization and engagement strategies.
  • Creativity in social media storytelling and copywriting, with an ability to capture the Sneaker News voice.
  • Familiarity with pop-culture trends, including memes and online vernacular, to create relatable content.
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret social media metrics and adapt strategies accordingly.

APPLYING

Candidates must follow these basic instructions when submitting applications. Carefully read and edit your application as it is your first and only impression you can make. In one email, include the following:

 
  • Subject Line: "Social Media Specialist - Sneaker News"
  • A brief introduction about yourself, including interests and hobbies.
  • Your perspective on the current social media approach of Sneaker News – what you like and what could be improved.
  • A case study of a successful social media campaign you've managed.
  • Attach your updated resume in PDF format.
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ADMIN (Junior/Associate) - Full Time

[This position is New York City based, candidate must be available to work in our lower Manhattan office.] Sneaker News is looking for an entry level admin to join our team. This position is a little bit of everything related to sneakers and will play a role in shaping and growing the Sneaker News audience. The position will also be responsible for highly detailed data-entry into our internal database. A passion for sneakers, streetwear, art, and sports is highly valued.

DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Assist in database entry. SKUs, Colors, Photos, etc.
  • Keep an eye on releases minute by minute, hour by hour
  • Help draft old, new, and unannounced sneaker release tweets
  • Assist with project managing editorial projects
  • Assist with our social media accounts across all our verticals

QUALIFICATIONS

  • College degree
  • Obsessive attention to detail
  • Thorough knowledge of the current sneaker scene
  • Awareness of fashion/sport influencers a plus
  • Ability to work in the Sneaker News office (Manhattan)

APPLYING

Candidates must follow these basic instructions when submitting applications. Carefully read and edit your application as it is your first and only impression you can make. In one email, include the following:

 
  • Subject Line of email: "Admin Position - SN Jobs"
  • A paragraph about yourself - interests, hobbies, so forth.
  • A paragraph about your sneaker history. How you got started, where is it now, what you like/don't like, etc.
  • Your favorite - and least favorite - things about Sneaker News
  • Attach a recent resume in pdf.
  • If you have an active blog or social media page, please share
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SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST (Kicksfinder)

Kicksfinder, a Sneaker News operated database and Twitter account is seeking a Social Media Specialist to manage our social media presence. This position will be responsible for creating Twitter based content for the @kicksfinder account and create strategies for growth and reach. You will be working with our Kicksfinder team to create Twitter commerce based content for our large following of sneaker shoppers. In addition to defining best practices & maintaining a weekly calendar, this person should also be looking at growth and engagement strategies to create more value for our following.

Roles

  • Plan and maintain social publishing calendar
  • Drive growth against weekly and monthly targets to keep building our audience
  • Express the Kicksfinder/Sneaker News brand without compromising our voice
  • Generate real conversation
  • Ideate partnerships and content plans to build out new avenues for audience growth for the master brand and social channel
  • Report on performance for social content

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a Bachelors degree
  • 1-5 years experience managing social accounts for a publisher or agency (ideally media/editorial)
  • Excellent knowledge of the sneaker space especially around sneaker releases
  • Must be well versed on the Twitter platform, incl. engagement best practices, formats, specs & paid promotion opportunities
  • Ideate partnerships & content plans to build out new avenues for audience growth for the master brand and social channels
  • Strong written skills, especially for creative social copy
  • Understanding pop-culture language (i.e. memes, etc)

APPLYING

Candidates must follow these basic instructions when submitting applications. Carefully read and edit your application as it is your first and only impression you can make. In one email, include the following:

 
  • Subject Line of email: “Social Media Manager - Kicksfinder"
  • A paragraph about yourself - interests, hobbies, so forth.
  • What you like/dislike about Sneaker News on social media
  • Include a case study on a recent social media campaign you worked on.
  • Attach a recent resume in pdf.
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Video Editorial Specialist

We are searching for individuals with a knack for storytelling through video, fit for today's social media trends.

DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Produce engaging video content tailored to unique social media channels
  • Responsible for creating long-form, short-form, trailers, sizzle reels
  • Knowledge of video trends on YouTube, TikTok, IG Reels, etc.
  • Work closely with editorial team to create content that has viral potential
  • Sneaker photography experience a plus

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient in video editing software
  • Experience with shooting sneakers + product
  • Aware of social media video trends
  • Aware of story-telling trends on social media
  • Keen scope of the footwear industry/events/releases
  • Able to discern what type of content has "viral" potential
  • Able to work in the SneakerNews.com office in Manhattan, NY

APPLYING

Candidates must follow these basic instructions when submitting applications. Carefully read and edit your application as it is your first and only impression you can make. In one email, include the following:

 
  • Subject Line of email: "Video Editorial Specialist - SN Jobs"
  • A paragraph about yourself - interests, hobbies, so forth.
  • Include link to your reel and/or some recent work.
  • Attach a recent resume in pdf.
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FULL TIME COMMUNICATION/MEDIA DESIGNER

Sneaker News is seeking a well rounded creative with an expert handle of typography usage and knowledge. The Designer’s primary role will be in the day-to-day handling of design projects varying from designing for sneakernews.com, to pitches and marketing plans, and designing for our network of media properties. 

This is a downtown Manhattan based position.

Roles

  • Organizing daily requests and projects
  • Problem solving and taking design feedback from clients and coworkers
  • Support branded content programs with design treatments for editorial and social
  • Extensive work for mockups and pitches—from web to products and experiences
  • Presentation layout and production (Indesign, PPT and Keynote)
  • Editorial design and layout
  • Web, mobile and digital media design and layout



Qualifications

  • Must have a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts or related field.
  • 2-4 years of experience
  • Resourcefulness, diligence, attention to detail, and creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and assignments simultaneously under strict deadlines.
  • Expert level typography knowledge and usage
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of the sneaker head market
  • Strong proficiency and experience in the Adobe Creative Suite--Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Proficiency and experience in Keynote and Powerpoint
  • Proficiency and experience of optimizing designs for online
  • Proficiency and experience in print production
  • Working knowledge of motion graphics (Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro)
  • Working knowledge of photography basics
  • Familiarity with MAC computers preferred.
  • Applications without links to portfolios WILL NOT be considered

APPLYING

It's very important you follow these instructions, if you don't, your application will automatically be rejected.
  • A portfolio is a must! Include link to PDF, Behance portfolio link or similar portfolio. No attachments please.
  • Please do not attach photos to the email application.
  • Include a paragraph about yourself, interests, hobbies, etc.
  • Include a recent resume. Can be an attachment.
  • SUBJECT LINE: Communication Designer
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Account Director (Digital Ad Sales)

Sneaker News and it’s in-house sales agency, Post, is seeking an Account Director to acquire and develop new accounts for our digital and social properties with a reach of 20M + million young people in the digital and social space. Sales duties are focused on premium digital ad sales but can also include sponsorships, custom content, branded content and 360 integration across display, editorial and social. As an Account Director you will be expected to understand the media landscape in the teen and young adult market. The ideal candidate is creative, ambitious, organized and is great at identifying and closing business across specific categories – MUST HAVE experience with digital selling.

Roles

  • Effectively obtain new business and maintain existing lines of business
  • Cultivate and manage new and existing client relationships
  • Work with editorial team to create original programs
  • Act as liaison between Sneaker News and advertiser on all programs, including but not limited to advertising campaigns, branded content, social and mobile promotions.
  • Meet monthly, quarterly and yearly revenue goals.
  • Prepare weekly sales reports



Qualifications

  • 4+ years of media sales experience including mobile, digital video, social, programmatic, and data
  • Strong rolodex of agencies, brands and clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledgeable about the downtown youth markets and industry
  • Creative problem-solving skills and commitment to execution of task
  • Great attitude with a hunger to meet and exceed goals.
  • Computer literate in Mac environment and strong Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) skillset
  • Knowledge of Indesign and Adobe software are pluses.

APPLYING

It's very important you follow these instructions, if you don't, your application will automatically be rejected.
  • Include a paragraph about yourself, interests, hobbies, etc.
  • Include a recent resume. Can be an attachment.
  • SUBJECT LINE: Account Director (Digital Ad Sales)
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