DC Thomson is hiring a

Senior Social Media Executive

London, United Kingdom

Find your magic with us!

Connecting people to their family stories is special.  We're proud to deliver these magic moments. Through technology, data and insights, we bring people closer to their past, to benefit their future. 

We’re a fast-growing team of smart people, on a mission to help millions.  Solve meaningful, complex problems and be a part of something magical. 

Why join our team?

  • We’re driven by the desire to create fantastic social media marketing campaigns.
  • We’re naturally collaborative and work closely with colleagues to enhance our products.
  • We’re set up for flexible working and empower people to thrive.

You'll find:

  • Generous holiday allowance with the option to buy more.
  • A standout pension contribution (9.5% matched with a 6% employee contribution).
  • Comprehensive health and wellbeing benefits.
  • The opportunity to work with smart and fun people on products that bring joy to millions.

Findmypast is a remote-first business, but we value seeing each other in person to do great work. We ask employees to attend one of our office hubs in London or Dundee once a quarter and meet for company offsites to spend valuable time working together.

About the role:

This role is part of the brand marketing team, reporting to the Head of Community. The brand team is led by the Director of Brand & Communications and includes brand, partnerships, content, PR, internal comms, research, social, video, and community functions.

As a key member of our brand marketing function you'll play a pivotal role in increasing brand exposure and driving new users through social media. Leading on a variety of campaigns, this role requires a strategic approach to drive engagement and increase our audience base through innovative content and community management techniques.

Through social media channels, you will help Findmypast stay ahead of the competition, developing brand awareness, generating inbound traffic and increasing subscriptions. From engaging with our users and identifying top user-generated content, to creating cut-through messaging and working with partner organisations, this is a varied and exciting role for which the ability to create compelling content is essential.

The role is mid-level and we're looking for a Senior Social Media Executive who'll hit the ground running and bring immediate value to the business. You'll take full ownership of multiple strategic projects, including our new-to-market newspaper collections tool, with a remit to make Findmypast famous.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Content Creation: Develop compelling content across text, images, videos, and infographics that resonates with target audiences and builds strong brand affinity across paid and organic social.
  • Community Engagement: Foster a positive online community by engaging with followers, moderating comments and messages, and delivering exceptional service to boost algorithm ranking.
  • Performance Tracking: Monitor, analyse, and report on social media trends and campaign effectiveness, adjusting strategies for maximum impact and value focused on ROI
  • Leadership: Lead by example, collaborating with the Social Media Executive to implement creative campaigns that align with company objectives.
  • Strategy Support: Assist the Head of Community in driving social media marketing aligned with company goals.


About you:
For this role we are looking for someone who is passionate about social media and online communities. We are looking for a quick learner with a flair for creative content and a solid knowledge of digital marketing. You will have day-to-day responsibility for maintaining and growing social media communities including Instagram, Facebook and X, through responsive communication, problem solving and creative campaigns. 

Key Skills and Experience:

  • A strategic thinker with mid-level demonstrable social media marketing experience.
  • Excellent community management and content creation skills.
  • Familiarity with social media analytics and reporting, with a data-driven approach to maximising impact.
  • Ability to stay ahead of social media trends and test new strategies.

If this sounds like you and this exciting role sounds appealing, then get in touch. This could be the start of something special. 

What to expect next:

Our interview process is fast and goes like this:

  • Interview with the Head of Community (45 mins)
  • Presentation to the Director of Brand and Communications and Head of Community (1 hour)

We don’t want our approach to hold anyone back, so if we need to tweak this for you, please just ask. Plus, we’d love to know your pronouns so please let us know when you apply. 

We want Findmypast to be the best company for all our diverse employees and customers.  If you’d like a deeper understanding of our commitment to diversity, check out our careers page . 

To apply for this role, please follow our online application process and submit a CV and cover letter.


Findmypast is a remote-first organisation with office hubs in London and Dundee. This role is permanent remote-first position, working 35 hours per week, with regular team days in our London Fleet Street office. We offer a generous package including 26 Days Holidays + 8 Bank Holidays, health cash plan, corporate gym discounts, excellent pension, a competitive salary, and many more staff discounts and benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from everyone and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristics. 

If you have any issues with your application, please email recruitment@dcthomson.co.uk

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early once we have received suitable applications. Therefore, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


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