Social Media Channel Manager

Social Media Channel Manager

This Leading NDPB Sporting Organisation is looking for a talented and creative social media expert to join their award-winning team.

About Our Client
Our client invests National Lottery money into growing the number of people doing grassroots sport and exercise; sustaining participation levels and helping more talented people from diverse backgrounds excel in sport.  They create award winning, behaviour changing campaigns and activate thorough a unique sport and exercise distribution network - channels such as: National Governing Bodies (i.e. FA and LTA), County Sports Partnerships, Sports Clubs and Leisure Centres.  

About the Role
Reporting into the Strategic Marketing Director and managing 1 direct report, this is a critical new hire for the team and organisation, whose ultimate aim is to drive a sustainable attitude and behaviour change in the UK towards sport and physical activity.  Here are some of the key responsibilities in this role:
  • Defining and leading out the social media content plan across all the social channels for this organisation in order to step change the growth in their online communities/follower and organic content/reach/engagement and executing the plans with excellence to deliver measurable results.
  • Being the social media expert up-skilling teams (both internally and sport/leisure partners externally) on best practice and how to use it most effectively
  • Effectively communicating the plans to internal and external customers in an attractive and timely manner to enrol support and ensure a quality delivery for campaigns and securing stakeholder internal alignment/approvals where necessary.
  • Leading quarterly social media reviews across all social channels, making recommendations for future strategies, content and partnerships.
  • Identifying and engage partners/influencers on future content collaborations.
  • Assessing organic social asset needs, and collaborating with the Strategic Lead for Branded Campaigns and creative agencies to develop organic social assets
  • Copywriting compelling and engaging content for both paid and organic campaigns (long and short form copy)
  • Working with the editorial team on wider campaigns on content needs, planning and co-ordination
  • Managing, coaching and developing the social media executive who will be responsible for:
    • nurturing the online community of nearly 800,000 women empathetically in responding to comments, stimulating conversations, identifying trends, topics and user-generated content that can be built into campaign plans.
    • managing the campaign website/app, analysing traffic and creating/commissioning/updating content including a blog where relevant.
About You
  • You will have significant experience in developing cutting edge social strategy for campaigns that have delivered proven results
  • Audience focused and results driven social media expert – will have significantly grown social communities/followers via paid/organic and increased community content engagement
  • Experience of managing online communities sensitively and empathically
  • Dynamic creative thinker, creator and copy writer – developing content aligned with distinct tone of voice.
  • Passion for staying at the forefront of social, cultural and social tech trends.
  • Curiosity and desire to challenge status quo, think laterally and find new ways of doing things
  • Experience of working with external communications agencies, internal departments, partners and influencers – excellent collaboration/communication/influencing skills
  • You must be commercially strong and able to analyse and track the performance of campaigns – interpreting social media analytics and using social media listening tools
  • Have experience of using Photoshop or InDesign and a scheduling/reporting tool like Hootsuite
  • Have some basic website CMS experience
  • A team leader, who can think strategically, creatively and who has an entrepreneurial spirit (will roll up sleeves).
  • Line management desirable
  • You will be highly motivated by wanting to make a difference
  • It would be great if you have an interest in sport/exercise
Why go?
This is a fantastic career development if you are into sport – The opportunity to network with some of the most high-profile organisations across the sector.  A really rare opportunity to use your classic FMCG skills to make a difference. Lots of future career opportunity.

If this role sounds just like you, please get in touch.

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