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Social Media Assistant (Casual) – CLOSES Mon 21st Mar 2022, 6pm
Social Media Assistant (Casual) - CLOSES Mon 21st Mar 2022, 6pm
The Barbican
Post Date: 17 Mar 2022


Job type: Casual
Salary: £15.32 per hour


The Barbican presents an ambitious, international programme that crosses art forms, with outstanding artists and performers while supporting emerging artists through our talent development programmes. Our Marketing team brings the Barbican’s iconic brand to life with engaging campaigns that connect audiences with our vision of arts without boundaries.

We’re responsible for developing and engaging audiences, for generating revenue, and for building the Barbican’s reputation nationally and internationally. We achieve this through a mix of audience insight, brand development, customer relationship management, digital innovation and bold, intelligent campaign activity.

Our Social Media Assistant, part of our Marketing Team, will assist our Content Marketing Manager, supporting the creation of engaging content to attract our different audiences on our digital channels. This role will support in the scheduling and managing of social media posts, ensuring our social media calendar is regularly updated by other team members with social post requests. This role will help the Content Marketing Manager pinpoint what new online audiences we should consider engaging and the ways we can do this. This role will support in regularly updating the website with new content and managing requests to add new listing and publish pages. You will work with other members of the marketing team to develop new episodes for our podcast, Nothing Concrete and manage the podcast schedule. 

We’re looking for a creative and confident individual with an understanding for social media and engaging copy writing skills. You’ll have great attention to detail and can uphold the Barbican brand on our online platforms. You’ll have experience using analytics and understanding the data to help inform decisions about what content works well. Experience in using editing software’s like photoshop and premiere pro. A passion for the arts and culture is important and a keen interest to follow current social media trends and conversations in this sector.

Role responsibilities

• Manage social media calendar and help schedule content for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 
and Youtube. 
• Work with the Content Marketing Manager to develop ideas for new and engaging content on 
• Organise & respond to audience comments on social media
• Support the creation of Read, Watch, Listen pages and content uploads
• Support in publishing and reviewing website pages
• Use the social media listening tool Pulsar to gain audience insights and analytics on content 
• Support on adding listings to the homepage 
• Manage podcast requests and the podcast schedule. Upload podcasts and where possible 
support on creating transcripts
• Help develop ways to ensure our content is accessible. Support on captioning videos and 
writing image descriptions

Skills and experience

• Basic use of Photoshop and an editing video software; premiere pro
• Previous experience scheduling social media and using platforms like Sprout Social
• Good understanding of the main social media platforms and how they work
• Good copywriting skills, the ability to write engagingly and accessibly
• Attention to detail where needed
• Interest in a wide range of arts and culture 
• Good creative skills to brainstorm and develop new content ideas
• Confidence in using analytics to find out what works and what doesn’t on our platforms

Key Info

Job Type: Casual

Salary: £15.32 per hour

Closing Date: Mon 21st Mar 2022, 6pm


See website for details.


London, UK

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