Social Media Coordinator Manchester 2024

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This is a full-time in office role. The office is located next to Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester.

The role

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Work closely with social media specialists to implement social media campaigns.
  • Contribute to weekly content calendar.
  • Research for content ideas and target audiences.
  • Maintaining team documents, calendar, databases, and images.
  • Assistance with everyday social media tasks where required.


  • Academic degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Advertising (or related).
  • 0 – 12 months experience
  • Some knowledge or demonstratable interest in social media and digital marketing for business.
  • Some knowledge of key social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube for business.
  • Good understanding of brand, communication, marketing, and digital marketing principles.
  • Excellent English language skills (written and spoken), other language skills are beneficial.
  • Good organizational, analytical and prioritization abilities.
  • Interest in science and science communications.

Please include a cover letter explaining how you meet the key requirements of the role.


  • Special Days Off

    Getting married or moving house? No need to use up your holidays, MDPI offer paid time off for such occasions.
  • Our Culture

    A friendly working environment with regular social events, after work drinks, seasonal parties, pizza lunches, team building and a variety of restaurants and bars nearby.
  • Bonus Incentives

    Depending on your role, you may be eligible for our bonus scheme which rewards high-performing employees.
  • Cyclescheme

    Save between 25-39% on a bike and accessories.
  • Health Cash Plan

    After passing probation, employees are enrolled into our private health membership with Bupa. You can claim money back on dental, doctors, prescriptions amongst many other health services.

Diversity inclusion

MDPI provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment, without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, gender identification, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law in every location in which we have offices. Thank you for your interest in applying to MDPI. We value diversity and encourage the very best candidates to apply

Rolling deadline