Join the team! – Digital and Social Media Officer opportunity

Job opportunity for a skilled and creative individual to join our Assembly team.

Read below for further details and full job specification.

Digital & Social Media Officer

Pay and Conditions of Employment

Reports to:                              Assembly Director of Communications

Primary place of work:     Parliament Buildings, Stormont

Part Time:                               22.5 hours per week

Salary:                                      £11,000 – £12,500p.a. (plus 5% pension contribution)

Duration:                              Permanent (after successful completion of 6 month probationary period) 

To apply please send your CV along with a cover letter outlining why you believe you are suitable for the post to sinead.mcivor@party.niassembly.gov.uk

Deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 14 October 2019.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 22/23/24th October, with commencement of the post starting as soon as possible thereafter.

Main Duties

The post will assist the Communications Officer and MLAs in developing and maintaining high quality integrated communications and publicising the work of Green Party MLAs.

Specific Duties

· To assist the Green Party Communications Officer in creating and publishing digital content for a range of projects across social media, website and other online platforms.
· To assist in the design and editing of graphics and media tailored to various web and social media requirements.
· To assist in keeping MLAs social media presence and websites up-to-date and engaging.
· Support drafting press releases, marketing copy and news stories/blog posts.
· Assist with social media monitoring and analysis.
· Support the monitoring and evaluation of digital activity, using Google Analytics, Facebook Business Manager and other packages.
· Support wider communications activity when required.
· Support the Communications Officer in engaging with other internal staff to collate information for digital communications.

Planning and organising:
· Proactively plan own daily work activities through a wider communications planner to ensure effective service delivery and priorities independently.

Relationships and expertise:
· Work effectively with colleagues to ensure active engagement with and support for communications and campaigns.
· Assist in written communications for online and offline channels.
· Assist the communications team with external printers, designers and other professionals to produce high quality marketing materials and manage their distribution.
· Keep up to date with professional best practice, identifying trends and developments that impact on the organisation, and sharing knowledge appropriately across teams and departments.

Other Duties:
· Access to a form of travel during business hours.

Personal Specifications

Essential
· Experience and understanding of the full range of communications tools and channels and how to deploy each effectively.
· Knowledge and experience of the following platforms:
Adobe creative suite
Google Analytics
Email Marketing platforms (i.e. Mailchimp)
Facebook Business Manager
Social Media Management software
Microsoft 365 Office
Website Content Management Systems
· Good general education to degree or equivalent level with strong written and verbal communication skills.
· Previous experience, in either a voluntary or professional capacity of public and media relations, marketing and digital.
· Previous experience of maintaining and growing a strong brand and profile, including the delivery of a consistent brand across multiple channels.

Desirable
· Copywriting for online and offline communication
· Facebook Ads and Google Ads implementation
· Experience of messaging tools (i.e. Slack)

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