Become a Friend

Author: Clare

We’re Hiring: Social Media Content Producer (PT, freelance)

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for applications has now passed. We regret that we are unable to respond to every applicant, but will be in touch with selected candidates in February to coordinate interviews.

Join our team and make a difference for the future of historic places of worship! We’re seeking a savvy, passionate Social Media Content Producer to help us build on our vibrant social media presence and support our marketing and fundraising goals.

Friends of Friendless Churches (FoFC) is a small charity with a big task: For the past 66 years, we’ve been rescuing, repairing, and campaigning for redundant historic places of worship all across England and Wales. Since 2020, we have significantly expanded our digital presence, especially in social media, and are now looking for a passionate and social-media-savvy digital content producer who can help us to build on this strong foundation, extend our reach further and support our marketing and fundraising goals.

In this freelance role you’ll be creating content regularly for our social media channels (currently Facebook, Instagram, X, LinkedIn and YouTube), that will appeal to our existing and target online audiences. You’ll write your own content in keeping with our organisation’s voice, as well as adapting content and ideas from other team members.

You’ll source and create images, videos, reels and other types of visual content that engages and attracts followers, and boosts awareness of our work. You will tailor and optimise content to maximise the impact in each channel.

You will be using several online platforms to schedule, monitor, respond to, and measure campaigns, and will bring your knowledge of other valuable tools and resources to the role, as well as staying up to speed with the latest developments in technologies and best practices.

You will work closely with the freelance Communications Consultant to plan campaigns and measure their effectiveness, ensuring that they are aligned with the organisation’s wider communications strategy and integrated with our other communications, such as email, press releases and the website. You will also liaise with other staff, volunteers and trustees to develop content that aligns with the charity’s current work and objectives.

As well as producing content you will also be the charity’s main point of contact on social media and responsible for responding to comments and enquiries in a timely, friendly and helpful manner.

This role will be performed remotely, and it is expected that most of the hours will be worked during regular business hours, but the timing is flexible. As with all social media roles, it will be important to monitor content and interactions outside of regular business hours, and to intervene in an ‘emergency’. There will be occasional meetings and events in our London office, and occasional optional opportunities to visit our churches (travel on these occasions is reimbursed).

This is an exciting opportunity to produce creative, compelling social media content for our highly engaged follower-base (89,000 and growing!) and to take our highly regarded social media programme to the ‘next level’.

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To apply for this job, please send your CV and cover letter (max. two pages) to
office@fofc.org.uk by 5pm on Monday 29 January 2024. Interviews will be held in February at 70
Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ.

If you have any questions about the role, please get in touch with our Communications Consultant, Clare Kirk, at the email address above.

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