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Social Media Executive - 14 month FTC/attachment

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Job Introduction

BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production and distribution of bold, British, content. We produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, operate in 22 markets globally and generate revenue of £1.4bn, returning around £200m profit to BBC public Service each year. In the UK, BBC Studios enables audiences to enjoy their favourite BBC programmes and brands outside the licence fee-funded window on alternative platforms, through a range of partnerships, and in multiple formats, from products and magazines to events and experiences.

Due to exciting business growth, we are seeking a Social Media Executive to join the Brands team on a 12 month contract. The role will assist with the planning and publishing of digital content across web, CRM, video and social channels for a new BBC Studios digital service.  You’ll support the maintenance of the editorial calendar, deliver a strong publishing pipeline of content and actively build and engage audiences online. The role has responsibility for ensuring all content is of a first-class standard, thoroughly researched and accurate, in-keeping with audience needs and expectations.

This role will report into the Head of Digital Publishing but will also have daily contact with the Digital Publishing Lead, Digital Marketing Manager, Content Producers, Digital Planners and Brand Marketing as well as external parties. 

Role Responsibility

Curate and create content across a portfolio of digital accounts and channels. 

Source, clip and edit video assets using programs such as Premiere Pro and produce and edit digital assets (images, gifs).

Channel management of video assets along with input of metadata, content descriptions, annotations and usage policies.

Manage the traffic of video files from the archive and external suppliers.

Manage communities and conversations on social channels in-line with the agreed strategy and in the brand’s tone of voice.

Actively monitor platform messaging and inboxes, escalating issues where appropriate.

Monitor performance of content assets, deriving insights from the data available to optimise and improve future asset creation and articulate this to relevant stakeholders.

Ensure all material and activity is of appropriate quality and complies with all relevant BBC & BBC Studios guidelines and procedures. Ensure the correct functioning of escalation and issue management procedures.

Work closely with brand and production teams on the execution of campaigns.

Interpret and implement creative briefs from key stakeholders to work within the resources allocated.

Are you the right candidate?

At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.

You will have strong copywriting and editing skills, and a proven ability to work with software such as Photoshop, Premiere Pro and Content Management Systems. You’ll have a strong editorial sense and ability to develop content ideas, demonstrating your knowledge in content creation in the digital space. You’ll be accomplished utilising social media scheduling platforms and analytics tools to demonstrate success.

You’ll have experience writing, scheduling and publishing on social channels, building and engaging online audiences. With an excellent attention to detail and collaborative style, you’ll work in partnership across multiple business teams to deliver a global objective, forging effective stakeholder relationships. With the willingness to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and to develop skills according to the changing needs of the business, you’ll thrive in an environment working at pace.

Package Description

Band: B
Contract: 14 month FTC/attachment
Location: London

We’re happy to discuss flexible working.  Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application.  There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to.  Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.  

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation. 
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification. 
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more. (UK centric)

About the BBC

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under represented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background. We strive to be the best British content company in the world, attracting the best creative talents in the business, so that we can bring premium quality award-winning programmes, content and brands to the viewer no matter where they are.

The BBC Group has set out the first in a new series of bold steps to transform our programming and better represent the public we serve. We have the biggest financial investment to on-air inclusion in the industry, together with our existing commissioning budget, we are committed to throwing open our doors more widely than ever to diverse stories and diverse storytellers. Together with a diverse workforce we will accelerate the pace of change in increasing diversity and inclusion both on and off air

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please visit our website.


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