PR & Social Media Executive




Media & New Media


£23,000 to £25,000 Per Annum



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PR & Social Media Executive – 6 Month Contract

Location: Ascot

Salary: £23000-£25,000

The Company:

Our client is the leading distributor of international health and beauty brands in the UK retail market.  They pride themselves on a continuous record of bringing niche, emerging brands and products to the market and strategically building them into sought after market-leading brands.

The Role:

In response to the changing retail landscape, shopping and consumer purchasing dynamics, they have highlighted the need to create a new role for a 6-month contract within the Marketing team for a digital/social media savvy graduate who is a natural storyteller, who can bring brands to life with engaging and commercially focused social campaigns. Some traditional PR experience would be beneficial. Graduates in media and marketing communications with a years work experience would be ideal.

The culture of the business is hardworking, supportive & open door.  This role will be based at their offices in Ascot, although flexible working is accepted.


  • Overseeing the day-to-day activity of key social media and PR accounts
  • Supporting the Assistant PR & Social Media Manager on brand activations, campaigns and strategy implementations
  • Focusing on growing key brand social media accounts by delivering highly engaging campaigns and being reactive to trends
  • Running and monitoring daily paid social media campaigns and ads
  • Liaising with press and influencers to excite and inform them about NPD and brand news
  • Working with the Assistant PR & Social Media Manager to brainstorm and create innovative PR and social media campaigns to hit quarterly KPIs
  • Creating monthly social media and PR calendars
  • Creating social content in-house and/or working with their agency partner
  • Uploading and scheduling content to social media platforms
  • Writing and seeding press releases to encourage PR coverage
  • Pulling weekly reports and sharing with the Assistant PR & Social Media Manager
  • Creating monthly reports to be shared with key clients
  • Engaging daily with social media audiences to increase followings and engagement rates
  • Administering frequent mailouts to press and influencers
  • Monitoring social media management tools and PR coverage tracker
  • Responding to press and influencer requests
  • Building and sustaining strong relationships with press and influencers
  • Desk-sides/meetings with press & influencers to excite about new & existing products
  • Monitoring competitor social media channels and PR activations and reporting back
  • Keeping up to date with hot press topics by regularly reading print and online publications
  • Maintaining a strong knowledge of new and existing social media channels, features, news and trends

Essential Skills & Requirements:

  • At least one years’ experience in managing social media campaigns and budgets
  • Ability to grow a social media following with highly engaged audiences
  • Familiar with social media and PR management tools including Sprout Social, Salesforce, Later, Kantar and ResponseSource
  • Strong knowledge of all social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest
  • Experience with creating and running social media paid ad campaigns through Facebook Business Manager
  • Experience with using Adobe programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Competent with Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Google Docs & Canva
  • Strong attention to detail and reactive to emerging platforms, features and trends
  • Strong copy and grammar skills
  • It is preferable to have strong existing relationships with press and influencers, experience working with a third-party agency & within the beauty & health industry.

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