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.

 

Office Assistant/Media Trainee - Full Time

Sneaker News is seeking an individual to join the company as a junior assistant/media trainee. The job while entry level will allow you to learn many aspects of a media business in New York City. The job is part training and part assisting which will lead to work across the many aspects of the company. Depending on your interests and education the opportunities include work in social media, editorial, video, sales, production and design.

Salary will be based on experience.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Work out of our NYC office
  • College degree
  • Interest and knowledge of the sneaker industry
  • Self starter

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 any experience that may pertain to this job
  • Include a recent resume. Can be an attachment.
  • SUBJECT LINE: Office Assistant Job
  • Send all to:

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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SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Sneaker News is seeking a Social Media Manager to effectively manage social strategies across all key platforms. This position will be responsible for managing and increasing the following of social properties including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Youtube.

Working with editorial, creative and video teams, candidate will be utilizing all platforms to create awareness and engagement while driving traffic to Sneaker News editorial and video content. In addition to defining best practices & maintaining a weekly calendar, this person should also be looking at editorial franchises, partnerships, & content plans to drive buzz & readership.

Roles


  • Plan & maintain social publishing calendar, balancing brand, editorial, & campaign content across all channels including YouTube & sneakernews.com
  • Drive growth against weekly & monthly targets to keep building our audience
  • Express the Sneaker News brand without compromising our voice
  • Understand our followers and communicate freely yet efficiently
  • Ideate partnerships & content plans to build out new avenues for audience growth for the master brand and social channels
  • Report on performance for social content

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a Bachelors degree in Communications related field
  • 2-5 years experience managing social accounts for a publisher or agency (ideally media/editorial)
  • Must be fluent in all social platforms, incl. engagement best practices, formats, specs & paid promotion opportunities
  • Comfortable with talent- & client-facing reports & coordination - account management experience a plus
  • Ideate partnerships & content plans to build out new avenues for audience growth for the master brand and social channels
  • Experience working with creative teams, especially video editors & designers
  • Experience in photo-editing software
  • A keen scope of the footwear industry as a whole
  • Strong written skills, especially for creative briefs, strategy documents & creative synopses
  • 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"
  • 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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EDITOR (Junior/Associate) - Full Time

Are you next writer to join the Sneaker News editorial team? If you’re a hard-working individual that values the team W ahead of personal gains, then you might be the person for us.

DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Edit blog-posts on the latest and upcoming happenings in a deadline-oriented fashion
  • Focus on brands/trends in the luxury/high-end or performance shoe category
  • Create newsworthy headlines that can be “shareable” to the general audience
  • Assist editorial team on daily assignments
  • Keep up to date on latest releases and key footwear retailers
  • Fact/info checking
  • Build a resource for latest stories

QUALIFICATIONS

  • College-level writing ability
  • 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 sneakers from a wide variety of brands
  • A keen scope of the footwear industry as a whole
  • Ability to work in the SneakerNews.com 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: "Editor Position - SN Jobs"
  • A paragraph about yourself - interests, hobbies, so forth.
  • Your favorite - and least favorite - things about Sneaker news
  • Two paragraphs on the biggest trends in footwear, and what might be next
  • Attach a recent resume in pdf.

Part-time to full-time 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:

  • Create original video content on a daily basis for Facebook/Instagram
  • Form shareable and favorable content ideas fit for Facebook
  • Shape every-day sneaker content into mainstream "OMG" moments
  • Work with editorial team to see what's on topic

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient in video editing software
  • Aware of social media trends
  • College-level writing ability
  • College-level writing ability.
  • Keen scope of the footwear industry/events/releases
  • Able to write engaging copy
  • 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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