The Ivors Academy – Social Media Coordinator (UK)

Social Media Coordinator

The Ivors Academy
London, United Kingdom

Our mission is to put songwriters and composers centre stage, where they belong. We do this through our world-renowned Ivor Novello Awards, campaigns, diverse and supportive membership community and programmes that create new opportunities for music creators facing barriers.

This is the most exciting time in our history as we grow the Academy’s team, profile and impact to protect the rights of songwriters and composers, celebrate their success and support their careers.

We’re hiring a full time Social Media Coordinator on a fixed term contract of one year as soon as possible. You will tell our story on social media to reach new audiences and increase engagement with our community.


You will increase The Ivors Academy’s profile and effectively market what we do through social media.

You will help tell our story, engage more people with the Academy and our activities, and promote songwriters and composers. This will help us grow our membership, awareness of our awards, engagement with our campaigns, the impact of our lobbying and campaigns, engagement with our programmes for music creators and awareness of who we are, what we do and what we stand for.

Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Manager the role needs a creative, organised, results-driven approach.

  • Manage and grow our social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
  • Use data and insights to understand our current and potential audiences and how to most effectively reach and engage them.
  • Working with staff and music creators in our governance, create and manage content plans for each platform that link to our strategy, activities and marketing plans.
  • Create, schedule and post content for all platforms that reaches and engages our audiences, driving calls to action.
  • Work with staff teams, sponsors and external contractors to create and run integrated social media campaigns at major moments, such as our internationally renowned awards.
  • Produce and manage advertising campaigns and boost content, providing reporting on performance and recommendations for improvements.
  • Monitor and respond to feedback on posts.
  • Share and engage with posts and accounts relevant to us.
  • Capture and post video, photo and copy content from events, awards and activities.
  • Maintain understanding of social media platforms, trends, changes to algorithms and changes in use.
  • Share best practice with staff.
  • Support the Marketing and Communications Manager and Director of Membership, Communications and Marketing as needed with tasks such as producing content and copy for newsletters and the website, updating the website and sending newsletter.
  • Understand, protect and enhance our brand and reputation.
  • Represent the Academy at meetings and events.
  • Work with sponsors, partners, contractors, freelancers, interns and temporary staff as required.
  • Contribute to the development of team and organisational plans, including campaign monitoring and evaluation of performance to recommend and adopt learnings.
  • Act as contact for internal and external inquiries on social media issues.

  • Outstanding communications skills.
  • High attention to detail with strong copywriting, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Skilled in design software such as Photoshop, Premiere Pro and InDesign.
  • Experienced managing and producing organic and paid content for all major social media platforms.
  • In-depth understanding of all major social media platforms, their algorithms and best practice.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to collaborate and plan effectively with staff and music creators in our governance.
  • Highly creative and proactive.
  • Very organised and able to create new social media management systems.
  • Knowledge of best practices for online accessibility.
  • Able to see the big picture and what we are aiming to achieve, and how this is best delivered through social media.


Salary: starting at £26k per annum, based on experience

Location: This role is a combination of remote working and office based work. As such, this role would suit a candidate who is based in and around London.


To apply, please send a covering letter, outlining your interest and suitability for the role, and a current CV to Maria McMillan by 6th February 2023.

START DATE: ASAP, but can be flexible for the right candidate.


Our values are that we’re inclusive, respecting and championing difference and diversity; generous in our time, experience and understanding of each other; focused on cultivating, celebrating and campaigning for our members; proud of our role and heritage while constantly staying relevant and forging new innovations; and we demonstrate integrity through our actions, words and commitments.

This role requires the ability to work well with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels of seniority, demonstrating a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. It requires focus on developing and empowering the team, improving planning and processes, encouraging creative solutions and delivering results.


We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, ethnicity, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion or belief.

We particularly encourage applications from the following under-represented groups and communities identified within our industry to join The Ivors Academy team: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQI+ communities.

If you have any additional accessibility requirements or need any support in the application process please email

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