Graduate Associate for Social Media and Planning Ref 10380

School/department:  Communications, Marketing and Advancement
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract:  Fixed term 13 months.
Reference: 10380 
Salary: starting at £22,630 to £23,662 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 19 April 2023
Closing date: 15 May 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed.
Expected start date: As soon as possible 

This vacancy is only open to University of Sussex graduates (those whose courses have now completed) from 2021/22 and 2022/23 at UG & PGT level in any discipline. 

Job description

The University of Sussex is looking to recruit a creative and ambitious Graduate Associate to join the busy social media team and support on content creation for student-facing platforms, alongside channel-wide community management.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a passion for social media to develop their existing content creation skills and gain an in-depth understanding of effective community management techniques.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A demonstrable passion for social media, with a working understanding of Instagram and TikTok
  • Knowledge of how to create and edit short-form video
  • Strong planning and organization skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A desire to help share the student voice, connecting and growing our student community online

The postholder will work with the team to populate the social media content schedule and ensure it remains aligned with wider planning processes and projects.

They’ll also play a leading role in developing essential social media resources, including guides to hosting student takeovers and Instagram Lives, with the aim of encouraging more student content across the University’s main and affiliated social media channels.

Please contact Stephanie Allen on for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification 10380 [PDF 113.37KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Please see the CareerHub for the job description and further details on how to apply. Please ensure you include the reference number of the advert on your application

Your student CareerHub account closes when your course ends (end of June for undergraduates). Your graduate account opens automatically, and you will receive login instructions to your personal email address, as you will lose access to your Sussex email. If you did not receive the email, or have a new personal email address, contact,

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