We're hiring!


Freelance, flexitime, remote
4th May 2020

We’ve reached one million beautiful followers across our channels with over 600K on Facebook & Instagram.

And we’ve got lovely projects like Beautiful News, Information is Beautiful, the IIB Awards and VizSweet that are begging to be seen.

So we’re looking for a tech-savvy, promo-minded audience & social media manager who loves our work to help us stay in contact with our community and make sure our work past & present is seen by the maximum eyeballs.

qualities we’re looking for
: enthusiasm to connect with & grow a large audience
: comfort with all major social media platforms
: proven ability to recognise & understand & talk to differing audiences on each platform
: versatile copywriting skills with sharp, witty writing voice ( good sense of humour & playfulness)
: creative ideas person with a visual eye
: ability to work under occasional time pressure & generate topical, responsive work sometimes within hours
: decent analytics skills
: loves our work – sees the potential
: successful track record in social media

pluses / helpful
: experience with Illustrator, Photoshop (or other graphics package)
: degree / experience in journalism, PR or marketing
: demonstrable experience & interest in the data-visualisation / infographic field
: likes & understands the potential of infographics & visualisations online

key responsibilities
You’ll be working directly with author & IIB founder David McCandless to:

: manage all social channels
: help develop editorial, creative & data-driven social strategy
: develop & plan a monthly content schedule
: grow social media audiences & engagement rates
: connect with our audience, respond to comments, identify top fans
: write engaging posts, tweets & other social material
: originate new, interesting, creative & platform-specific versions and interpretations of our existing graphics
: adapt our existing graphic content and/or work with the team & freelancers to generate this effectively
: monitor performance on platform analytics to feed strategy
: a little SEO
: strategise paid campaigns & boosting
: intelligently boost posts to increase reach
: work occasionally with clients to boost reach of commissioned work
: promote talks, trainings & other IIB events
: reach out and connect with like-minded social accounts & influencers
: write & edit a monthly email newsletter

we use
Buffer, Trello, AirTable, plus some custom tools

job details
: part time, virtual, remote, flexitime
: 2-3 days per week (or equivalent hours), monthly content cycle

day rate based on experience (£150-£300UKP, $180-$375)
(we’re looking at all experience ranges)

how to apply
please email with the subject line:
‘SOCIAL IS MY FOCAL – I promise to write better lines that that’

Please say hi, include a CV and link to something social you’ve done and liked.
Plus suggest one thing we could be doing better, socially.

: closes Mon 1st Jun Midnight Pacific Time
: interviews: week of 15th Jun
: there will be probably be a test as well.
: start: end of Jun.

Thanks and good luck!