Digital Media Officer

This role presents an exciting opportunity for someone to work within our growing Digital Media department, and assist us in implementing our social media strategy to build awareness of suffering Christians around the world. We are looking for an enthusiastic, efficient and motivated individual who will be based in our head office in Pewsey, UK.

Why Barnabas Fund?

As a world-renowned international aid agency, Barnabas Fund serves the global persecuted Church by channelling practical aid to suffering Christians in over 80 countries who face oppression, discrimination and persecution. This is an opportunity to join our organisation to use your skills and abilities to serve the global persecuted Church. In this fast-paced and rewarding role, you will see the expansion and exciting new developments of the vision Barnabas Fund has to support persecuted Christian leaders, pastors, church workers etc. from countries around the globe.

What will you be doing:

You will assist the Digital Media department to implement the social media strategy, as part of the wider Barnabas Fund marketing strategy. This will involve managing our supporter relations on our social media channels and platforms. You will take part in creating, scheduling and managing social media content, as well analysing those channels for development opportunities and growth. This is a great opportunity to promote the work of Barnabas Fund on the channels most people are engaging with, and provide a window into the world of persecuted Christians suffering for their faith.

Your summary of duties involve:

  • Specialize in social media platforms, having main oversight over one or two social media channels.
  • Grow our reach, engagement and acquisition on those social media channels, adjusting and evaluating the performance of social media campaigns.
  • Network with other departments under the direction of the Manager, acquiring necessary content for social media use.
  • Develop social specific campaigns and deliver compelling copywriting, graphics and video within the brand guidelines so that content can be re-purposed across multiple channels.
  • Analyze and feedback to help formulate ongoing digital marketing strategies to develop Barnabas Fund’s online presence.
  • Observe and manage the performance of social media content, proactively addressing issues, errors and re-aligning with the brand.
  • Responding efficiently to supporters questions, comments, and ensuring information is being correctly communicated with the brand’s vision.
  • Regularly communicate and liaise with colleagues, to maintain good practice across all social media platforms.
  • Coordinate and optimize social media content calendar.
  • Learn and apply new ideas/methods to continually develop our use of the social media channels.
  • Be in tune with latest digital trends like Google algorithm updates.
  • Understand and apply analytical/data tools in reporting and data-driven decision making.
  • Assist in digital and live production on both the internal and external channels.
  • Analyze social digital channels for development opportunities and growth.
  • Coordinate and optimize social media content calendar.
  • Provide regular activity reports, to evaluate the effectiveness of social media campaigns, and adjusting content accordingly.
  • Keep up to date with latest social media trends, ideas, concepts, and continually seek to develop your own learning.
  • Other duties as required.

What will you need:

  • +3 years’ experience working in a Digital Media position, and have a proven, demonstrable social media background.
  • Relevant qualification in media or marketing.
  • Very good communication skills.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Great multi-tasking skills, and ability to prioritize work.
  • Great attention to details.
  • Able to work in a team well, and independently.
  • Great organizational skills.
  • Great proficiency in Microsoft Office and other around-the-office software.
  • A good knowledge of Christian theology, current affairs, geopolitical issues and world religions would be a considerable advantage.

Salary is dependent on skills and experience.

You will be working within our Digital Media team from our international office in Pewsey, Wiltshire. This is an office-based role.

Any successful candidate will need to be committed to Barnabas Fund’s ethos, statement of faith and aims and already have the right to work in the UK.

Apply now

To apply, please send your CV and the application form to personnel@barnabasfund.org

*Due to the volumes of applications received, if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of applying, your application will have been deemed unsuccessful. Thank you.

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