Leicester Square, London




Social Media Editor - Capital
In this role, you'll help manage and contribute social media and editorial output for Capital.

The role reports to the Digital Managing Editor of Capital & Audience Development Director.

Overview of job
The purpose of this role is to help manage and contribute social media and editorial output for Capital. You’ll focus on developing Capital’s presence across key social platforms through the creation and optimization of content for social. Strong writing and video editing skills are essential for this role, as well as a passion for news and a strong understanding of social analytics.   

3 best things about the job:

  • Working in a team which collaborates with every single department in the company, from programming to events and everything in between.
  • An opportunity to flex your creative muscle every day.
  • Working on world famous events, huge brands and even the odd celebrity or two!


Measures of success 

In the first few months:

  • Contribute to a rise in all key social KPIs (traffic, views and engagement).
  • Establish relationships with digital, programming and commercial teams.
  • Help develop Global’s social approach with the wider social media team.
  • Become the ambassador and driver of the companies’ wider social strategy within the Capital team.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Stay on top of the latest trends and conversations with a focus on driving growth and relevancy of Capital content across all key social platforms.  
  • Contribute articles to Capital’s daily output. 
  • Generate ideas and produce social content with a strong focus on driving user interaction, sharing and web traffic. This should include multi-media content with a heavy focus on video across all platforms. 
  • Optimise Capital’s post engagement on social media using a variety of tools and processes such as A/B testing.
  • Build Capital's Instagram & TikTok audience alongside the Digital Content Producers.
  • Increase Capital’s social video views alongside the Digital Content Producers & Video Content Producer.
  • Adapting and optimising Capital’s content for social and focus on driving traffic to our website from social media. 
  • Focus on the growth and monetisation of Twitter videos.
  • YouTube optimisation and distribution along with the Video Content Producer and Digital Managing Editor.
  • Work closely with the branded content team to help develop, create and distribute market leading branded content on our social channels. 
  • Work closely with wider social team and Audience Development Director on the ongoing development of Global’s Feed First social strategy. 
  • Working closely with our broadcast team; sharing content ideas when needed.

What you will need

The ideal candidate will be proactive and willing to develop and implement innovative solutions, capable of the following: 

  • A great understanding of social and SEO analytics.
  • Fantastic communication skills.
  • High proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Premiere.
  • A skill for writing captivating and engaging copy.
  • Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Ability to work across multiple campaigns and adapt quickly to last minute changes.
  • A passion for all things pop culture and social media.

Everyone is welcome at Global  

Just like our media and entertainment platforms are for everyone, so are our workplaces. 

We know that we can’t possibly serve our diverse audiences without first nurturing and celebrating it in our people and that’s why we work hard to create an inclusive culture for everyone. 

We believe that different will set us apart, so no matter what you look like, where you come from or what your favourite radio station is, we want to hear from you.  

Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at Global.

Next Step:
Please CLICK HERE to see this role on our own website, and apply.