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Social Media Manager,

  • Location: News UK offices, London
  • Employment type: Full-time casual worker
  • Hours: 9am-5pm, Tues-Sat

About is a leading free-to-view motoring website published by The Sunday Times, featuring motoring-related news, reviews, advice and more, with a particular focus on lifestyle content.

The role

Working with site editor to meet social media channel growth targets, the Social Media Editor will be required to originate posts for the key Driving social channels – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube – as well as determine new channels that will help grow our reach with specific audiences.

A thorough understanding of what types of posts and tone of voice work best for each channel is essential.

The successful candidate will need to produce weekly analytics reports for the editor of with a view to fine-tuning future posts for maximum reach and engagement.

They will be required to source and edit images and videos for bespoke social posts, as well as identify social opportunities from the articles created by the editorial team.

They will also be asked to create and maintain a social activity calendar, identifying key events, holidays, etc. for timely posts.

The ability to produce clean (error-free) copy for the social posts is vital.

As well as creating social posts, the Social Media Editor may also be required to write articles and edit videos for

The Content Assistant will also be expected to monitor social performance and use the information to optimise future activity.

Knowledge & skills

  • Excellent English language skills
  • Proven experience in growing audiences on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Photoshop experience essential
  • Video editing experience essential
  • Editing and sub-editing experience
  • Interest in cars
  • Adept at time management
  • Experience of Content Management Systems useful

Professional Experience

  • Some experience working on successful social campaigns for a brand/ publisher


News UK is home to some of the biggest names in Media, Including, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, Wireless, and Unruly to name but a few.

Wireless itself is also the home to some of the biggest names in radio Virgin Radio, talkSPORT, talkRADIO and some of the leading Local radio stations in the UK and Ireland.

Our newspapers and associated brands are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week. They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.

News UK and Wireless is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry

If you want to work for one of the world's most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.

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