Digital Content Executive - Signal 1&2

  • Division: ILR GB
  • Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
  • Location: Stoke-on-Trent
  • Department: Sales
  • Closing Date: Open

Wireless Group is now a part of News UK. Our Radio GB division operates four national radio stations; including talkSPORT the world's biggest sports radio station, and Virgin Radio, It also operates 12 independent local radio (ILR) stations in England and Wales Including signal 1&2, and a number of digital radio multiplexes throughout GB..

Role Purpose

The Digital Content Executive & Videographer will be responsible for designing, implementing and overseeing the social media strategy of Signal 1 and Signal 2 radio stations. You will also be responsible for creating social content (mainly video) and then editing it ready for population across the Signal FM social channels.

Key Responsibilities:

Support the team with the formation of the radio’s social media strategy and keep the accounts up-to date with fresh, relevant, fun, engaging and shareable content.

Communicate with our audience and drive engagement.

Work with our presenters to educate on the types of content to post whilst on air.

Grow our social following, building a strong network to which we will be able utilise as a commercial selling point to potential advertisers going forward.

Implement the latest social media technologies, where applicable, and remain informed of the latest best practices and tools available.

Provide regular insights and reports.

Producing and editing content for social media.

Key Skills and Knowledge

Experience working within a digital marketing role essential

Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written.

Excellent knowledge of the different social channels and how to plan and implement effective engaging campaigns.

Excellent videography skills and able to edit quickly with high quality output.

Good eye for design so produce ongoing social content.

Confident writing copy for web, social media and maintaining (where applicable) a blog.

Strong brand and digital experience.

Experience in building a brand through social media activity.

Knowledge of how to link social media objectives and outcomes to the business strategy.

Creative flair, being able to think up innovative campaign and content ideas.

Highly organised and ability to multi-task and prioritise workloads.

‘Can do’ and proactive attitude and proactively look for ideas to incorporate into our channels.

Experience of creating video content for social media and web.

Track record of growing a brands presence across all digital platforms.

Proactively adopt and use new technology platforms and understand how they can assist in achieving business goals.

Due to the nature of the role, out of hours and weekend working may be requested to cover breaking news, events and marketing requirements.

To apply for the role please submit a short and creative video CV explaining about yourself and why you think you should be considered for this challenging and exciting role (this is a great chance to show us how creative you can be!).

Next Steps

Content challenge (if shortlisted you will be asked to produce some social content for a selected news story so we can see your skills in action)

Interview

About Us

News UK is a great company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are a company which has journalism at its very heart. Our newspapers and associated websites 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 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.

apply below, stating why you absolutely have to be considered for this job. Feel free to include examples of radio scripts or creative writing to wow us.

We’re looking forward to meeting you ……………….

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  • “Having now worked in radio for 15 years, I’m proud to be at Signal 1&2 and be part of such a heritage brand which is ingrained into the very fabric of our area.”

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