Facebook introduces “Job Posts” for Pages to easily find and hire new employees

To help businesses find talent, manage applications, and ultimately hire people faster (possibly straight from their direct audience), Facebook is introducing a new type of post: Job Openings.

This new type of post is for actual job listings, and individuals can even apply for the opportunity all within Facebook. The feature is initially available to Pages in the United States and Canada, and Pages will have a dedicated “Jobs” bookmark alongside others on their Page. – Social Media Week

Facebook Videos Switching to ‘Sound On’ by Default

Facebook videos will soon autoplay with sound on default. Facebook announced: “Videos in News Feed have previously played silently — you tap on a video to hear sound. As people watch more video on phones, they’ve come to expect sound when the volume on their device is turned on. After testing sound on in News Feed and hearing positive feedback, we’re slowly bringing it to more people.” The announcement comes as a part of a larger video options announcement, which includes improved vertical video presentation (another shot at Snapchat), the ability to keep watching a video as you scroll through Facebook, and a new and improved TV app. – Social Media Today

Pinterest’s New ‘Lens’ Tool Places Real-World Objects in Digital Context

Pinterest has unveiled a handful of new tools to find real-world objects and trends on the digital catalogue, a behavior the company calls “visual discovery.” Lens lets “pinners” use their phone camera to search on Pinterest (a photo of a clock, for example, can generate room decor ideas with similar clocks and different arrangements); Shop the Look is a new button on home and fashion pins that surfaces related items users can buy directly on Pinterest; and Instant Ideas is a new button in the home feed that will surface new, personalized pin recommendations in real-time while users scroll (tapping this button on a cookie pin, for example, will surface similar dessert images and recipes.) – Forbes

Twitter is adding Periscope live-streams to its top trends feed

Twitter is making sure you see more live video courtesy of Periscope in relation to breaking news and events. Now, when you access its trending feed within its recently launched Explore tab, you may see a “live” icon next to certain results. Tap on the trend in question, and Twitter will show you live-streams alongside regular tweets. Seeing as Periscope’s users often post live broadcasts of breaking events around the world, the clips make ideal visual accompaniments for trending news stories on Twitter. – Digital Trends

Shannon Sankey
Shannon Sankey
Social Media Coordinator

Shannon applies classical creative writing training to her many roles in digital strategy and creative. Poetry and marketing are married in her world: in both arts, she works to locate and arrange concise and engaging language to evoke a response.

She functioned independently as the copy and digital strategy department in a growing agency in Greensburg, PA, where she expanded agency capabilities in content, social, paid media, PR, and analytics. She went on to a corporate environment in Pittsburgh to establish and optimize social identity for high-profile executives and associated brands. Now, while pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Chatham University, she’s excited to contribute to a dynamic team and challenging projects at Smith Brothers Agency.