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Graduate Job Social Media Marketing Manager -

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: ScotGrad – Graduate Placements for Growing Businesses
Reference: TALS03
Salary: £15,000 p.a. pro rata (20 hours per week)  

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EXPIRY NOTICE: This job has now expired and will not be accepting any more applications. are looking for a graduate to help implement and manage the operation of their SEO and social media marketing strategy. Based in South Lanarkshire, the 6 month project will involve delivering and influencing the marketing strategy and social media profile to increase the turnover of the company and enable them to develop a market for their products and achieve their financial goals. This is a part-time placement for 20 hours per week.

The primary objectives are to deliver footfall to the Breakingnews products website, update the social media streams on a daily basis and deliver ideas for product development based on trending stories and events.

Success will be determined by the company achieving its financial goals as set out in the business plan.

Role Description:

The graduate will be the lead on, and have responsibility for SEO and SEM to increase website traffic. The successful candidate will establish where we sit against the business plan, review this regularly with management and be influential in adjusting the marketing strategy, as necessary. He/She will be expected to meet regularly with directors to review sales performance, discuss product development ideas and agree short term strategies.

The candidate will be expected to carry out the following tasks on a day-to-day basis:

  • Review the Breaking news stories across the multi medias, establish stories trending on twitter and Youtube
  • Discuss the approach with the directors and agree an approach based on the subjects we believe have commercial opportunities
  • Update the twitter and facebook pages and write a daily blog on the website
  • Review the success of our SEO and suggest adaptations to improve visitation to the site
  • Update the website with content as approved through the content management system.




  • A clear working understanding of all social media elements including twitter, facebook and youtube
  • An ability to write copy quickly to communicate with customers via the above methods
  • An insatiable interest in news and media across all genres, but critically current affairs, politics, tv and film, music,celebrity and sport
  • The candidate should be creative, communicative and energetic and have a real hunger for news.



Undegraduate degree in Marketing with a strong interest and understanding of social media and SEO elements.


Placement Benefits:

As part of the TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme, the candidate will benefit from support from the TSGPP team and may have access to a residential Leadership and Business skills training course. You can find more information on our placement training pages.

Additional Info

Location: Glasgow

Start date: June 2013

Duration: 6 months, part-time (20 hours per week)

Location: Scotland

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