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Digital & Social Media Officer

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  • Salary:

    Circa £30,000

  • Contact:

    Joanne Watkins

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  • Job Ref:

    JW 915674

An excellent in-house permanent role for someone starting their career in the digital & social media space!

A not-for-profit London-based trade association for shipowners and operators is seeking a Digital & Social Media officer to join its corporate team. Reporting to the Communications Manager your role will be to use your digital and social media skills in helping the organisation develop and execute the communications strategy across a range of media and stakeholders. This includes increasing its profile and visibility; promoting greater awareness of its vital contribution to the global economy; promoting the sustainable and equitable decarbonisation of the industry and supporting the commercial activity of the organisation.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Work with the Communications Executive and Communications Manager to execute the communications plan

  • Day to day management of the website

  • Maintain and enhance website content including writing new material and re-purposing existing copy for social media channels

  • Assist the Communications Executive in updating and managing a calendar of social media activity

  • Help coordinate the production of the newsletter and other collateral as required 

  • Ensure key member events are accurately updated on the website and communicated via appropriate social media channels 

  • Be responsible for the distribution of digital content for the website (photography, video, audio) 

  • Initiate creative ways of disseminating news coverage via social media channels 

  • Responsible for the tracking and measurement of social media content  

  • Ensure the maintenance of the website and social media accounts are always up to date 

  • Assist in developing and maintaining relationships with internal stakeholders, and external suppliers and agencies as appropriate 

  • Ensure consistency of tone and style, and adherence to brand guidelines, on all social media channels 

  • Work with the communications team to regularly evaluate the effectiveness of messages and channels  

Key skills required:  

  • Demonstrable experience of using social media channels to generate coverage 

  • Skills in editing, video, photography  

  • Good project management skills 

  • Good stakeholder engagement skills 

  • Demonstrable experience of managing website content and using Content Management Systems 

  • A strong understanding of measurement analytics  

  • Self-driven and an ability to work on own initiative 

  • Excellent English written and oral communications skills 

  • Fast and accurate research, writing and copy-editing skills 


VMAGROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, digital and marketing communities.

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, digital marketing and agency services.

We have a reputation for providing expert consultancy services and advice, supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications and marketing industry, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

In the UK, VMAGROUP has offices in London and Manchester and in Europe, VMAGROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.

VMAGROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.