Social and Digital Editorial Assistant

Job Description  

Job title:                  Social and Digital Editorial Assistant

Reports to:             Social Media Manager

Location:              London E2 / hybrid WFH remote

Department:          Marketing

Contract:             Full time permanent contract  9:30 to 5:30 pm

Salary:                 £22,000 per annum plus excellent benefits                                                                                                                             

About D&AD  

Founded in 1962, D&AD is an organisation that is all about the pursuit of creative excellence within advertising and design - inspiring it, celebrating it and enabling it. A fundamental way of us achieving this is through our world class learning programmes which upskill the current and future workforce.  

Whilst our remit focuses on the advertising and design industry there is a broader goal, to demonstrate the positive impact that creativity can have across education, the economy and within society.  

Purpose of the job  

D&AD’s Content team is looking for a junior member to support on social and digital editorial.   

The role would suit a journalism, new media, or advertising graduate, or equivalent or someone looking for a foot in the door to the media and creative industries.  

Reporting into the Social Media Manager, the Social and Digital Editorial Assistant would support the creation and publishing of social content, as well as supporting on editorial and community management. Proven experience in writing and editing of social-first text, and editing of image and video assets for social, using programmes such as InDesign, and experience within social media scheduling is desired.  

Main tasks:

  • Writing social copy
  • Editing and formatting social images and video
  • Preparing images and text for upload
  • Uploading and scheduling of posts 
  • Monitoring of posts and community comments, questions etc. 
  • Researching social trends, including post formats, updates and new functions and new platforms for the D&AD audiences
  • Researching growth strategies
  • Social media reporting 
  • Occasional live reporting from D&AD events

The above list is not exhaustive of the duties for this role, merely illustrative.  This role requires the individual to be flexible and have the ability to work as part of a team.  

About you:

·        You will be passionate about the creative industries, particularly understanding             merging creative talent and their needs entering the creative industry. 

·        Excellent interpersonal skills and confident networker and communicator

·        A creative problem-solver

·        Confident using social media scheduling tools and analytics

·        An interest in new trends in social media

·        Commercially focused

·        A self-starter with strong organisation skills and the ability to work to tight                     deadlines and deliver projects on time

·        Demonstrate accuracy and good attention to detail

·        Proactive and driven

·        Team worker  

D&AD is committed to diversity, equality, equity, inclusion and respect for all.  Providing a work environment in which all employees are treated with fairness, respect and dignity and which is free of discrimination, victimisation, bullying and harassment.   At D&AD we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you!

If you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.  You can email vanessa.knight@dandad.org, or call on 0207 840 1111.

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Pease note due to the number of applications we receive, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are shortlisted for an interview. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date of your application you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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