Social Media Editor

Plan International
Woking, Surrey
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting time for Plan International as we embark on a new strategy for 2017-2022. Our global strategy will guide us in our work to support all children but will have a particular focus on girls, who are most often left behind. Over the next five years we want millions more girls to be educated and have their rights to speak up and be heard truly respected. We want to significantly improve adolescent sexual health, increase economic empowerment, achieve greater freedom from fear and protect the most vulnerable from harmful practices.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a Social Media Manager to further develop and build our global profile, working with partners to extend our reach and support key campaigns. This is a highly visible role, with significant potential to contribute towards our purpose of advancing children’s rights and equality for girls.

Your role will be to promote the themes, issues and priorities of Plan International’s global strategy for programming and influencing through professional, timely, creative and powerful social media messaging.

Working with Plan International staff and partners across the world to deliver both planned and quick-fire content, alongside coordinated, impactful campaigns that build Plan International’s profile and influence you will also provide technical advice, quality control, content, support, and training.

The Individual

In order to success in this challenging and varied role you will have an extensive track record of managing social media profiles, crafting and distributing content for a range of distinct online audiences.

Excellent online writing skills and the ability to engage online audiences with content will be essential as is knowledge of digital marketing techniques and best practice, including promoting content using targeted social media advertising on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Exceptional organizational skills will be essential as you prioritise tasks and manage deadlines. Flexible and resilient, you will adapt to ambiguous situations and demonstrate a high degree of responsiveness to ensure we react to emerging situations quickly and effectively.

Type of Role: Permanent

Location: International Headquarters, Woking, Surrey (approximately 23 minutes from London Waterloo)

Salary: Circa £36000 per annum

Reports to: Digital Manager

Closing Date: Sunday 16th July

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for - and respond to - crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.