Content & Social Media Jobs

The team at Salt have helped to recruit talented Content Marketers, Editors, Account Managers, Copywriters and Social Media professionals from entry-level to senior level roles across a huge range of industries.

Jobs: Content & Social Media Jobs

Job Industry: Content & Social Media Jobs

I'm currently working with a leading global consumer tech brand as they continue to grow their Marketing division. My client is needing a Channel Marketing Manager with the ability to…

Greater London

Contract

£200.00 - £300.00 per day

Digital Content Planner - Beauty brand! £35K, London I am representing a global beauty brand who are seeking a Digital Content Planner to join their successful ecommerce team! Reporting to…

Greater London

Permanent

Up to £35000.00 per annum

My client, one of the world's largest stationary technologies is seeking a social community manager in East London! This role will be central to their growth strategy, and play a…

Greater London

Permanent

£35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum

Copywriter - Footwear brand £40K, London The Opportunity: My client, a leading independent footwear brand, is seeking a talented wordsmith to join their Creative team. This is a brand new…

Greater London

Permanent

£35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum

My client, a leading integrated and digital agency, is on the hunt for an energetic digital account director who specialises in .COM, Content, CX and eCommerce to join their growing…

Greater London

Contract

£200.00 - £350 per day

My client, a global consumer tech brand, require a Digital Manager to lead the online experience for their Online Retail division. You will be responsible for aligning with the business…

Surrey

Contract

£250.00 - £350.00 per day

My client, a leading membership body, is on the hunt for a Digital Project Manager who may also have a strong background and community management to assist on the delivery…

City of London

Contract

£150.00 - £250.00 per day

Content Editor - Home and Fashion £28K, London I am representing a well-known heritage brand who are seeking a creative Content Editor to join their London HQ. This role will…

Greater London

Permanent

Up to £28000.00 per annum

Copywriter - Retail Brand £40K, London The Opportunity: My client, a leading retail brand, is seeking a talented wordsmith to join their content team. This is a brand new role,…

Greater London

Permanent

Up to £40000.00 per annum

Content Producer / Content Manager £35K, London I am representing a global agency who are seeking a Content Manager to join their London office in a newly created role. Working…

Greater London

Permanent

Up to £35000.00 per annum

My client, a tech giant is in the market for an experience Social Media Manager. This role will play an influential part of a determined and successful Social Media team.…

Surrey

Contract

£250.00 - £300.00 per day

I'm currently working with a London based creative agecny needing a skilled social media contractor to add value to one of their biggest clients. The client, an exceptional global beverage…

Greater London

Contract

£200.00 - £220.00 per day

Salary information and career progression

As full-time roles in online Content and Social Media continue to evolve, so too does the career path for the people in those positions. A strong online presence is crucial for every brand, and the demand for good Content Writers has never been higher, and an increasing number of industries are seeking skilled Content and Social Media experts to join their teams.

The career progression for those in Content and Social Media roles is relatively straightforward. Copywriting and Content Executive positions are considered the entry-level roles, relying exclusively on the writing of content rather than the creation of strategy. From there, candidates can move into an editorial role, or executive positions within a content department. Alternatively, they could pivot into the Social Media Marketing side of things, working first as a Social Media Executive before moving into a managerial role.

Social Media Executive£20,000 - £30,000
Content Executive£25,000 - £35,000
Social Media Manager£30,000 - £60,000
Content Manager£40,000 - £50,000
Head of Content£50,000+
Head of Social Media£60,000+

Opportunity

Looking at the engagement and impression numbers of social media platforms and the amount of social shares of trending blogs, it is not surprising that Content and Social Media job opportunities are vast. The number of people who are specialists in this field is also pretty large, and as new social media platforms emerge alongside changing priorities for more established ones, evolving roles will continue to emerge.

However, despite the great number of Content and Social Media Marketers, recruiters often struggle to find candidates who are able to express the identity of their business in the right way. This ends up leading to too many jobs being available for a small pool of suitable talent.

  • Popular industries for Content & Social Media Jobs

    The power of Content and Social Media is forcing almost all industries to employ experts in these fields. Many businesses see the benefits of publishing their own unique online content, whether they’re household brands or B2B companies. Most opportunities are offered by the marketing, media and sales industry, particularly by dedicated Content and Social Media Marketing agencies. However, as the sector becomes more critical, these experts will be increasingly needed in any industry.

    Lately, the IT and retail sectors consistently hire many professionals working in this field. Regardless of the industry, Content and Social Media roles allow brands to engage on a personal level with customers and potential customers alike. High quality Social Media posts create a direct connection with a brand’s customer base, improving user experience and giving a company a clear edge over its competitors.

  • Recent changes to the sector

    The last few years have seen brands fully understanding the power of Content and Social Media as tools to drive acquisition and engagement of customers. This had led many of them to hire Content and Social Media professionals to produce editorial content, insightful blog posts, and white papers, and ‘stop you in your tracks’ social media campaigns. Consider KFC’s savvy decision to sponsor negative posts about the quality of their french fries as an organic roll-out to their new and improved chips.

    One of the biggest changes for the Content and Social Media industry is that the production and distribution of certain content pieces is no longer controllable. This is because content is mostly shared online (via social media platforms and the “dark social” likes of instant messaging services) and cannot be reviewed before it goes live to millions of people. In other words, Content and Social Media Marketers do not only have to produce interesting, newsworthy and engaging content but also have to respond to potentially bad word of mouth.

  • Future prospects

    Content and Social Media experts who specialise in digital media do not have to worry about their future career opportunities as their skillset will be highly in-demand for the foreseeable future. Digital marketing is becoming the foundation for Content and Social Media marketing, so knowledge of this field is a futureproof asset.

    Beyond simply writing Content and Social Media posts, however, career progression can come in the form of leading and developing Content and Social Media strategies. This involves the timely production of campaigns which come in response to public events, holidays or other trending content, and measuring any resulting ROI and web traffic which comes from these posts.

  • How to get a job in Content Writing and Social Media

    Employers’ requirements for Content & Social Media jobs

    Content and Social Media Marketing jobs require a solid understanding of established and emerging social platforms, as well as the ability to tailor content to match each. Good English skills and a personable attitude can also go a long way when interacting with a brand’s user base. An understanding of SEO and video or photo editing software are also often desirable. Beyond tech savvy, savvy, industry professionals are also expected to have essential soft skills, such as an ability to solve problems, to negotiate and be a team leader.

    CV requirements for Content & Social Media professionals

    Since there is so much competition for Content and Social Media vacancies nowadays, it is important to stand out with a well-written CV. One thing you should definitely include are links to your social media profiles or content platforms (e.g. blogs, websites), so that companies can gain an understanding of your ability to write and use the internet. Secondly, try to use industry-specific keywords, as hiring managers usually do not have the time to read through the whole CV to find relevant qualifications amongst the rest of your experience and skillset. Thirdly, add some concrete statistics around goal completions (e.g. % of engagement level increase), as it makes your work experience more relevant and credible. Lastly, include your broader digital marketing skills, as these are required for Content and Social Media Marketing.

    Interview preparation

    Interviewers tend to ask qualitative and not quantitative questions when they recruit for Content and Social Media marketing jobs. The qualitative questions themselves always depend on the respective company. We conducted some research to summarise the 6 most important interview questions in this field:

    1. How do you measure social ROI?
    2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of platforms such as Hootsuite?
    3. Which social channel is best to raise brand awareness?
    4. What content marketing software have you been using and why?
    5. What are your favourite blogs and why?
    6. What qualities do you need to be a content marketing specialist?

    Educational requirements

    For Social Media and Content Marketing jobs, a degree is not really a requirement to land a position, though marketing, journalism and humanities qualifications are often stepping stones to this career path. Employers prefer to see your portfolio (also in digital format, e.g. blog, microsite) and real-life examples of your work. Another useful step is to attend industry courses to learn about the latest trends in this ever-changing sector.

Top Tip

"As the Content and Social Media market has become increasingly candidate driven, it is even more important to stand out from the competition. Our top tips are to include a range of work examples, from blogs, to email campaigns and ad copy."

— Cat Symons, Practice Lead

Speak with Cat Symons about Content & Social Media Jobs

Salt News


WiT: Kate Levchuk, Relationship Manager at Infosys on Forbes, Futurism, and Sci-Fi

18 July 19


For Salt’s latest Women in Tech interview, we caught up with Kate Levchuk, Relationship Manager at Infosys to talk diversity and advice on creating an inclusive workplace. The #SaltSessions Women in Tech #WiT interview series speaks with thought leaders from around the world to get their opinion and advice on how they have grown their More...


Read More

Introducing Megan Kent, Sales, Recruitment Consultant, London

7 November 19


My Universe is... MarTech and SaaS Sales. A fun fact about me is… I trained for 10 years as a ballerina. At the weekend I love to… play squash – I’m super competitive and will take on anyone on the court! My chosen karaoke song is… Total Eclipse of the Heart or Can’t fight the Moonlight More...


Read More

Introducing Adrian Spurrier, Managing Consultant, Technology, Sydney

7 September 19


My Universe is… DevOps and Infrastructure, been recruiting DevOps and Infrastructure engineers for 8 years. You can have anyone fictional as your imaginary friend, who do you choose and why? Tyler Durden — the best imaginary friend I can think of. If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be? Formula More...


Read More

Welovesalt.com is live

7 August 19


We’re excited to announce that our new Australia and New Zealand websites are live! After months of hard work, we are happy to officially announce the launch of our brand new website welovesalt.com for the Australian market and New Zealand market. Joining up all our global offices on one domain was an important milestone in More...


Read More

Still not found the right role? Why not get in touch and we will help.

Or to save scrolling head back to the top.

×
UK

Upload your CV

Upload your CV and one of our consultants will be in touch with you as soon as possible.






Please let us know where you are, or where you would like to be in the world so we can point you in the right direction.

  • Click here to find out more about Salt's Privacy Policy
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Cookie Consent×

Salt uses cookies to improve the user experience of our site. Cookies allow you to have a more enhanced journey through the site when searching for a specific job or location. Cookies are also used to help us understand how our site is being used. You can find out more about how Salt uses cookies here. By continuing to use the Salt site you are consenting to use our cookies.

OK