Role details

Social Media and SEO manager

England   •   £40,000 - £50,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Social Media and SEO manager
  • International Media business

About Our Client

This Media Group has set the pace for change within the UK newspaper industry. They have successfully evolved into a multi-platform digital operation that continues to deliver the highest quality journalism, setting the global news agenda. This transformation means we remain ahead of our competition at the leading edge of the ever-changing media landscape.

Job Description

  • Real time recommendations on what content to produce to maximise SEO and social traffic.
  • Forward planning for individual desks on what content to produce to maximise SEO and social traffic around known events.
  • Attending daily editorial conferences and weekly planning meetings to develop ideas and content plans with other desks.
  • Helping the team promote the use of social media across the newsroom, working closely with journalists to help develop and implement ideas and offer support.
  • Covering live events and breaking news on social media.
  • Monitoring and researching social media and search trends and emerging platforms/tools/channels.
  • Editing and maintaining the main social media feeds to a high standard.
  • Monitoring how well SEO and social advice is followed, and providing feedback, and ensuring the desks learn and follow best practice SEO.
  • Managing a team of six SEO and Social Media Editors to produce this advice, and to make changes to the site (links, page titles etc) to support it
  • Reporting and providing insight on team performance on a weekly basis.
  • Manage the team rota.

The Successful Applicant

  • Experience in both SEO and social media, preferably at a publisher.
  • Experience of leading a team, and mentoring and training those outside of the team.
  • Able to influence others effectively at senior and junior levels.
  • Line management experience.
  • Extensive experience with search and social media marketing.
  • Strong attention to detail

Key Competencies

Analytical Thinking

  • Chooses among a diverse set of analytical tools according to the nature of the situation.
  • Identifies many possible causes for a problem based on prior experience and current research.
  • Quantifies the costs, benefits, risks and chances for success before recommending a course of action.
  • Seeks discrepancies and inconsistencies in available information; explains variances.

Problem Solving

  • Uses varying problem-solving approaches and techniques as appropriate.
  • Develops successful resolutions to critical or wide-impact problems.
  • Organizes potential problem solvers and leads problem resolution efforts.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes information and devises alternative resolution strategies.

Managing Multiple Priorities

  • Demonstrates an expectation that there will be ongoing shifts in demands and priorities.
  • Clarifies and handles multiple concurrent and diverse activities.
  • Addresses potential conflicts that impact current delivery commitments.
  • Works with or leads others to re-prioritize work and reschedule commitments as necessary.

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Establishes and maintains productive working relationships within and outside of own area.
  • Establishes and maintains credibility with clients, e.g. on the day editors, and teammates.
  • Seeks out what's common in conflicting points of view.
  • Influences key individuals inside and outside own group and earns their respect.


  • Challenges accepted ways of operating.
  • Maintains balance between innovation and pragmatism.
  • Monitors innovations in field and explores usefulness in own function.
  • Encourages, solicits, and rewards imaginative ideas.

What's on Offer

£40,000 - £50,000

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