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Competitive plus benefits
Closing date
16 Sep 2021
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Job Details is looking for a talented and experienced Deputy Head of Social to join their industry-leading social team.


  • Manage’s social feeds - with a focus on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - and create engaging social posts for each platform
  • Cover live events and big breaking news stories on social media
  • Deputise for Head of Social, manage team and run social desk when required
  • Help to implement and develop’s social media strategies for key campaigns and editorial events
  • Monitor daily social media analytics to gauge success of social media efforts and initiatives
  • Spot and pitch stories with social media potential to section desks
  • Monitor the competitive landscape, identify trends in social media and news consumption
  • Work closely with reporters and editors from various desks around the newsroom on social best practices

Essential skills:

  • Prior newsroom experience is essential
  • Must have experience using social media platforms for a digital media publication
  • Must have good technical knowledge of social media outlets
  • Experience with social media measurement platforms is desirable
  • Must have the ability to gather information and create compelling digital content
  • Must have a thorough working knowledge and understanding of Facebook guidelines and best practices
  • Must work productively within a team environment
  • Must have an understanding of media law and an understanding of copyright
  • Must have strong communication and people skills
  • Bachelor degree or higher qualification (highly desirable)

The above list is not exhaustive and constantly evolving, based on the needs of the business. Out-of-hours availability and a high level of adaptability are essential.

Please click APPLY NOW and send us an up-to-date CV and a cover letter.

Any applications received without a CV will not be considered.


Satisfying the need to know

DMGT manages a diverse, multinational portfolio of companies, with total revenues of around £1.3bn, that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment. 

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Northcliffe House
2 Derry Street
W8 5TT
United Kingdom
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