17 Mar

Junior Social Media Executive – Leeds/Manchester

Start Date – Immediate  

About Us

We are DS.Emotion. We make places successful. We make successful places.

DS.Emotion is a highly innovative, industry-leading independent agency that specialises in placemaking, branding & marketing.

We have over 30 years of experience in helping to make the amazing places we work with commercially and socially successful. For us, this means developing authentic place brands that attract and engage with wide and diverse audiences, creating places that make long-term positive changes to people’s lives.

We have branded and marketed some of the UK’s most exciting and inspirational cultural, residential and commercial destinations. We’re proud to have won national awards over the years in recognition of our team’s hard but rewarding work.

Who we work for 

We support our private-sector clients who consist of some of the UK’s most dynamic and influential development companies, land owners and pension funds.

We also run inward investment initiatives and place marketing campaigns for numerous local authorities, LEPs and BIDs, providing brand-driven marketing campaigns, events and promotions to advance and promote physical development and economic growth.

The DS.Emotion Leeds/Manchester team largely supports commercial, cultural and residential developments and destinations, providing brand and marketing services from digital to physical that really engage our visitors and communities, and ultimately bring the place to life.

The team

Our innovative, creative and strategic teams across the country bring experience and enthusiasm to all projects. We pride ourselves on our industry expertise and the breadth of services we provide for our clients across all channels. Our skills range from brand consultancy, strategy development, campaign creative and digital and physical delivery – including events and activations.

The Leeds, Manchester and London teams consist of expert account handlers, designers and strategists plus social media and place activation (events) teams. We are a small but effective team of marketers who really enjoy our work but who also socialise outside of office hours taking full advantage of all that our great home cities have to offer!

The role 

Our Junior Social Media Executives are responsible for showcasing all our places have to offer through multi-channel campaigns. You will work with the branding and marketing team managing a variety of social plans from conception through to completion.

We are looking for a self-motivational Junior Social Media Account Executive (Leeds/Manchester based), who is excited to get stuck in. You will need to have excellent accuracy and attention to detail. You will also need excellent communication skills and the ability to spin multiple plates!

Successful candidates will be able to both give and take direction working within a close-knit, busy team and also work effectively in silo.  We are looking for an innovative and hard-working professional who can get going from day one.

Key tasks 

    • Channel management: create, source, post and schedule content on all client social media channels
    • Community management: respond to any DMs and comments on posts where appropriate and engage in social conversations on behalf of brands on social media
    • Preparing long and short-form content for use on social media channels
    • Creating editorial / content calendars for client / internal review and contribution
    • Social media monitoring for relevant stories and opportunities
    • Helping with the development of campaigns and content themes
    • Keeping up to date on industry stories and trends
    • Research on social media channels and monitoring on behalf of clients for issues and opportunities
    • Creating monthly digital reports for all clients; analysing always-on activity and monthly campaigns
    • Attending meetings and briefings where appropriate
    • Delivering solid social media strategies internally with core objectives being lead generation and engagement
    • Feeding into the agency’s own social media channels where appropriate
    • Keeping up to date with any changes to social platforms

 Skills and experience 

  • The successful candidate will have a relevant degree / education, but most importantly, convey passion and enthusiasm & a can-do attitude
  • Excellent copywriting skills and an ability to adapt to a brand’s tone of voice
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills are essential for this role
  • Experience in filming and editing short-form video content for social media would be beneficial
  • Enthusiasm for ever-evolving social media trends, and the wider digital marketing landscape
  • Professional and flexible project management skills, working individually as well as part of a team
  • The ability to think differently and apply ideas to a wide variety of situations
  • Previous experience using social scheduling tools
  • Knowledge of paid social would be favourable
  • Excellent administration skills to manage budgets, spreadsheets and databases
  • Ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment and have attention to detail
  • Impeccable time-management skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and diplomacy
  • Experience in G suite beneficial

The candidate will be comfortable working across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. They must work well under pressure, ensuring the smooth and efficient running of social media accounts.

Our offer 

  • Work in a creative environment as part of a growing and ambitious team of specialists
  • 20 days annual holiday, increasing annually after two years (up to 25) plus our office closes between Christmas & New Year
  • Quarterly group performance-based bonus scheme
  • Private Health Care
  • Macbook
  • Ongoing training and career development
  • Flexible working policy
  • Regular, varied (and fun!) staff socials

How to apply 

To apply for the Junior Social Media Executive position, please email your CV and cover letter to careers@dsemotion.com