Junior Social Executive

Salary: £15,000.00 + bonuses
Location: Central London, in the office
Basic Hours of Work: 20 hours per week / 2.5 days a week

Business Overview
89up is Europe's first impact agency. We campaign for great causes, build technology, tackle complex problems and inspire action. 89up was founded with a clear mission: to create a powerful integrated communications agency for the world’s most important causes. In the last eight years, we’ve become one of the Financial Times 1000 fastest growing companies in Europe, and delivered some of the biggest non-profit campaigns around the world. We are now in the top two specialist agencies for the non-profit sector globally. 

We’re looking for a Junior Social Executive to join our Advocacy, Insights and Mobilisation team for 20 hours per week. 

Our Advocacy, Insights and Mobilisation team delivers data-driven insights for impactful strategies to mobilise audiences; our Labs team builds innovative websites and bespoke advocacy tools to engage consumers and decision-makers; our Studio team crafts beautiful content from podcasts to animations; and our PR team makes sure our campaigns make the headlines. 

From freeing political prisoners to taking on the banks who fund the climate crisis, to EU campaigns against fossil fuels to PR campaigns for many of Europe’s biggest charities, to global challenges that excite people the world over, there is genuinely never a dry moment at 89up. 

We put a huge emphasis on training and promotions - with promotion and pay reviews twice a year. In 2022 to help combat the impact of inflation we gave a baseline pay increase of 10% across the board with bonuses and promotions on top. Some members of the team have been promoted twice in a single year. You will get a lot of attention from seniors with significant experience helping you to grow in the role. This is a company that is growing quickly, so there’s plenty of room for career development. 

To Apply
Please apply by emailing a CV, covering letter or both to: ruth.emblin-james@89up.org, Head of People and Operations. 

Summary of Job

  • Write social copy and social calendars.
  • Research and define audience segments for different social channels based on campaign briefs, using social listening tools to show the viability (or not) of potential target audiences. 
  • Schedule, monitor and moderate client accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, LinkedIn, YouTube and any other major digital/social channels.  
  • Setup and deploy paid social campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Google Ads or any other digital/social channels
  • Pull data from ad platforms and start to analyse the success of campaigns
  • Work on influencer activations - mapping, emailing and briefing influencers 
  • Undertake research for clients or new business proposals and present them to potential new clients
  • Handle the day to day admin on accounts - diarising internal and external meetings and booking rooms or setting up conference calls, keeping meeting minutes, writing status reports etc.
  • Contribute to developing creative ideas, and content scripting
  • Brainstorm fresh ideas for integrated/PR/social campaigns
  • Coordinate production of photography, animation, video or graphic design work 
  • Respond to phone calls and emails from clients
  • Listen out for opportunities to sell further 89up services to clients
  • Attend client events and industry conferences


  • English language fluency: You need to have excellent written and spoken English.
  • Copywriting skills: You need to be great at spelling, grammar and proof-reading, as well as having a flair for producing engaging copy.
  • Digital / social  awareness: You will need to be a digital native, understand social platforms, trends, and have an interest in influencers. 
  • Working out percentages, calculating metrics 
  • Experience with Google Sheets
  • Skills in creating social content using Canva, Lumen5, or Adobe tools
  • Presentation skills: From communicating ideas to your team to presenting ideas to clients
  • Strong interpersonal skills: Whether it’s over the phone, by email or in person, being in a communications agency is all about people. So you need to be approachable, friendly and empathetic, and be able to relate to people on different levels within the agency, with clients and with the media.
  • Time-keeping: You will often be working to tight deadlines as well as meeting the demands and pressures of your team and clients, so you need to be able to work quickly and efficiently, without compromising on quality.
  • Resilience: Working with the clients and major digital channels (sometimes on high volume elections) requires persistence, a level-head and a problem-solving attitude.

What we are offering

  • A competitive base salary with excellent performance-linked bonuses
  • Gold-plated sickness benefits and life insurance
  • Company-wide bonuses, 2 yearly
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
  • Private GP, private counselling, eyecare vouchers, well-being service 
  • 24 days holiday (with the office closing over Christmas, days taken for this max 4)
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Company pension contributions
  • Plenty of scope to develop your career in a fast-growth business 
  • An opportunity to be seen, heard and counted in your contributions, and not get lost in the noise and tangle of a large corporate business

89up is an equal opportunity employer and positively encourages applications from suitably experienced and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, qualifications, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.