Here at Econsultancy we are on the look out for a new member of our editorial team.

This person has to have two distinctive skill sets – the ability to write fluent, insightful blog posts, while also managing and growing our social media presence.

We currently have more than 300,000 followers across our various social accounts, but there’s more we could be doing to engage and grow our audience, so this is a great opportunity for the right candidate.

I’ve copied the full job description below – I’m aware it’s quite long, but please be sure to read the whole thing rather than just jumping straight to the bullet points.

It's a junior position within the editorial team in our London office, so we're willing to consider people with the enthusiasm and initiative to grow into the role. You don't necessarily need bags of experience.

As we know it takes a while to find the right candidate we’re starting the search early, and don’t expect the new person to start until the new year.

If you're interested in applying, please can you send a CV, cover letter, and ideally some examples of your writing to david.moth@econsultancy.com.

Based on previous experience we expect to get a large number of applications, so we’ll only be able to respond to people we want to interview.

We don’t work with recruiters, so please don’t bother getting in touch. There is literally no point. Thanks.

The job spec

Econsultancy, a B2B publishing and events business based on London's Oxford Street, is looking for a new writer and social media executive to take ownership of all the brand’s social media channels.

More than 400k people visit our blog each month and we currently have more than 300k fans and followers across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Our social channels are driven by our editorial content, specifically our free blog articles and premium reports, but we don’t make the most of our data and research. We now need an enthusiastic self-starter who can evolve and grow our social presence.

Alongside managing the day-to-day social updates, this person needs to be constantly looking to innovate and test new ideas. You need to have the confidence, energy and initiative to find new ways of expanding our reach on social, including testing new platforms and new content formats.

As a member of the editorial team you’ll also be expected to write regular blog articles, keeping our readers up-to-date with the latest social media developments. Eventually you will become Econsultancy’s social media strategy expert, with the potential for delivering training and speaking at events.

Once you’re up to speed, you’ll also be expected to be able to potentially assist with the social strategy for our sister brands, including Marketing Week, Creative Review and Design Week. This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a role that offers huge potential for personal growth and the chance to work on some internationally recognised brands.

This role is extremely important to the business as we see social as crucial to our future growth. As well as being a marketing tool and an important source of traffic to the Econsultancy website, social media gives us a voice within the digital marketing community, allowing us to showcase our expertise and foster new business relationships.

Experience in a previous social media role isn’t essential if you can demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative, writing skills, and a solid understand of why social media is important for Econsultancy. 

The salary for this role is negotiable.

Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Write several articles per week on social media marketing, as well as other digital marketing topics where relevant.
  • Assist the Head of Social with Econsultancy’s social media strategy.
  • Day-to-day management of Econsultancy’s social media channels. This includes updating Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
  • Curate existing content and create additional assets (images, video, copy etc) as required in order to increase social reach and engagement.
  • Monitor existing social conversations, and actively seek out new customers. 
  • Keep up-to-date with social media trends and identify new opportunities/channels for Econsultancy to experiment with.
  • Manage the look and feel of all our channels: identify core audiences and strategic importance, ensure the design and upkeep of channel branding and identities. 
  • Design, create and deploy any necessary paid social advertising as required across Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Behaviours and knowledge: 

  • Willingness to develop a deep, practical knowledge of social media, digital marketing & ecommerce.
  • Asks questions, tests new systems, is in touch with relevant people at major and emerging social platforms, analytical, be skilled at taking data and turning it into actionable insight. 
  • Manages our community. Is open to debate and conversation, and helps whenever possible. 
  • Is up-to-date on the latest developments in social. 
  • Thinks beyond ‘campaigns’. Econsultancy has an ‘always on’ approach to social (be prepared to answer tweets on the weekends when needed). 
  • Must be enthusiastic about the role and willing to use initiative. This person will be expected to come up with new ideas and methods to improve Econsultancy’s social strategy.  

About this person:

  • A fast learner and a multi-tasker. 
  • Inquisitive and enthusiastic. Able to ask relevant questions in order to do your job well. 
  • Skilful writer, able to contribute regular ideas and articles to the Econsultancy blog.
  • Relevant qualifications and experience are useful, but are not as important as the right attitude and a willingness to learn more. 
David Moth

Published 10 November, 2016 by David Moth

David Moth is Editor and Head of Social at Econsultancy. You can follow him on Twitter or connect via LinkedIn

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Lucy Anderson, Copywriter at DellEMC

Hi, is this position on-site only?

over 1 year ago

David Moth

David Moth, Managing Editor at Barclaycard

Hi Lucy, we'd need the person to work from our London office.

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Ashwini Shah, Writer at Parchment Full of Emotions

Hello, I am based in London and am looking for Junior Writer Opportunities. I am currently a writer with Storified.me. please see my published work below.

http://www.storified.me/author/ashwini/

I am eager to hear back from you.

Thanks.

Ash

over 1 year ago

Joe Armstrong

Joe Armstrong, Copywriter at C4 Solutions

Where would one apply for this position?

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Omar del Barco, Executive at Havas Media

Hello,
Would it be a problem if I needed help to move to London?

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David Moth, Managing Editor at Barclaycard

@Joe, all the information about applying for the role is included in the post.

@Omar, I'm afraid we wouldn't be in a position to help the candidate relocate to London.

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