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Social Media Director - Bristol

Posted 8 days ago by David Thatcher Recruitment
Location Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol Job Type Permanent
Salary £50-60k dep experience Sector B2B , B2C 

My client is a full service agency in Bristol and due to a significant account win the PR & Social team is seeking an experienced and ambitious Social Media Director to head up its fast-paced and growing social team.

They are looking for a dynamic team player with creative flair, with an ability to manage clients, the account teams, and demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude. 

What you’ll do

As a Social Media Director, you’ll be taking responsibility for all elements of the smooth running of accounts.  You will:

  • Be responsible for leading the development of a portfolio of social media clients, driving client revenues, motivating and inspiring a brilliant team and delivering strong creative and social campaigns for clients
  • Be responsible for always ensuring accurate cost estimates, formal budgets, and target margins are met, providing sound forecasting along the way
  • Be the key point of contact for the client/account team and driving the day to day business forward
  • Grow revenue by developing and recommending accountable, successful and innovative social media strategies and take responsibility for campaign implementation across the team
  • Keeping the client up to date with developments in social media
  • Most importantly, we ask you to take responsibility for yours and your team’s learning and career development by participating in learning events, undertaking self-learning and positively contributing to your performance management requirements. You will be expected to lead, motivate, recruit, induct, develop, retain and appraise your team.
  • Be able to hit the ground running as part of a highly motivated successful team and be prepared to get stuck in

What you need

  • A social media expert with the ability to operate in both B2B and B2C environments with deep platform and marketplace knowledge
  • Excellent client liaison, budgetary management, copy writing, and social media expertise is a given. 
  • Demonstrable experience of creating campaigns that deliver outstanding results for clients is a must. Experience of crisis and issues management is also desirable.
  • A clear understanding of how data, content and technology work together to provide a fully integrated approach
  • Extensive experience of delivering ‘pay to play’ campaigns across a range of platforms
  • Understand and provide holistic strategic view on how social channels perform together, with a working knowledge of PPC, SEO, Programmatic, Social, eCRM and Affiliate channels and understand the relationship between brand and acquisition elements of a client’s media activity
  • An entrepreneurial streak with experience of pitching and winning new business
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • A proactive “can-do” attitude