Social Media Editor, Hot Rod Network at MotorTrend Group

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Machines that Move Us. 

People who Inspire Us.

Stories that Drive Us.

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About Us

We are MotorTrend.

With a monthly reach of more than 131 million, MTG is the largest automotive media company in the world. With franchises including MotorTrend, Hot Rod, Automobile, Wheeler Dealers, Roadkill, Best Driver’s Car, and dozens of other world-class brands, we are reimagining storytelling around mobility. Our portfolio brings together Discovery’s #1 TV network for automotive super fans, with our vast automotive digital platform that includes direct-to-consumer products, websites, apps, connected TVs, social, and live events.

Our People

The people who work at MotorTrend embody the passion of our content, and wake up every day intent on embracing, entertaining, and empowering the motoring world. 

The Role

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

The Social Media Editor, Hot Rod Network (full-time, salaried, regular) is responsible for the social media promotion of the Hot Rod Network at MotorTrend Group with specific and measured goals of growing and engaging with MotorTrend Group’s social audience, increasing unique visitors, and on-platform page views.

The position will work across brands and publishing platforms, and will be coordinating with the other MotorTrend Group Social editors on cross-brand news and promotions. Additionally, this position will work closely with Editorial, Events, SVOD Marketing, and Sales teams.

  • Promotion of editorial, Ad Sales, and digital programming
    • Publish content across social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
    • Draft creative copy, which reflects the voice of said brand to support various ad sales campaigns, editorial initiatives and SVOD programming.
  • Create unique content and promotions
    • Create and distribute platform-specific social content with the goal of growing Hot Rod’s base.
    • Develop posts that drive engagement to maintain the best performance from each platform.
  • Editorial Contribution
    • Contribute to MotorTrend’s owned and operated property with up to two pieces of editorial copy per week.
    • This may also include travel to production shoot and/or off-site event as necessary.
  • Analytics
    • Use data to identify the best-performing content; maintain an internal social analytics database.
  • Best Practices
    • Keep up to date on the latest trends and changes in social media as well as new practices for optimizing the effectiveness of the platforms.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position will not include supervising one or more employees where applicable.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related field is preferred.
  • Prior experience managing social media pages with proven record of success in audience growth and engagement.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of social media and analytics software.
  • Proficiency, passion and knowledge about HotRods, the history of HotRods and ability to be a subject matter expert on all things Hot Rod.
  • Display in-depth knowledge and understanding of Social Media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest etc.; and how each platform can be used in different scenarios.
  • Strong writing capability of shifting styles to reflect content and/or individual brands.
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and video formats.
  • Ability to be a team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other employees when necessary.
  • Good technical understanding and ability to pick up new tools quickly.
  • Exceptional time management skills including the ability to handle multiple projects with changing priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to sit for prolonged period of time and view computer screen.
  • The ability to travel to production shoot and/or off-site event as necessary. This may include travel both during and outside of normal business hours. (up to 10%)

Equipment/Software Used:

  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Slack
  • Khoros
  • True Anthem
  • Later
  • Stori.Social
  • Zoom
  • Photoshop/Lightroom

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in an office environment that is well lit and ventilated.

NOTE: This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict any other tasks that may be assigned.

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Technology we use

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Conveniently located off i-405, near LAX, Douglas Metro Green Line Station & the beach! Many walkable restaurant, café, drink, grocery & shop options.

An Insider's view of MotorTrend Group

What are some social events your company does?

We work hard and love to celebrate our diligence. We host wellness classes, caterings, have arcade machines and give back in our community. We go to Dodger's Stadium, K1 Speed, host movie nights, and get free access to MTG events. Summer time is the best time at MotorTrend! We have KidsDay, ice cream bars, pizza parties and end with a company BBQ.

Stephanie Rios

Human Resources Generalist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The essence of Motortrend’s culture lies in delivering value through teamwork & collaboration. We integrated Motortrend's platforms with a sophisticated backend platform called SONIC. The teams "Swarmed" together to solve complex problems as one. Open comms, approachable leaders & an “all hands on deck” attitude are the backbone to our success.

Uma Rao

Sr. Technical Program Manager

What is your vision for the company?

Every day our team wakes up ready to Embrace Entertain & Empower a motoring world. Embracing the Car-Nivore in all of us. Entertaining our 110 MM digital fans with addictive storytelling & experiences. Empowering MotorTrend families with over 70 yrs of street cred. MotorTrend is building a billion-dollar car company without building a single car.

Alex Wellen


What's something quirky about your company?

As an auto enthusiast, working at MotorTrend is the realization of a dream. Each day brings something new, from million dollar Pagani's to LowRiders & HotRods rolling into our office. MotorTrend is on the cutting edge of technology implementation and we are diving the way consumers now consume content via their mobile device and television apps.

Thomas Rosquin

SEO Manager

What are MotorTrend Group Perks + Benefits

MotorTrend Group Benefits Overview

We offer comprehensive health benefits for you and your family.

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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