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Digital Marketing Executive- Paid Social

    Milton Keynes, UK

  • £33,797- £40,322
  • Category: Digital, Marketing, Social Media   |
  • Contract: Contract   |
  • Posted: 9 February 2021   |
  • Closing: 9 March 2021

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Fixed Term Contract for 12 months- Full Time

Based in Milton Keynes- Flexible and home working can be discussed

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

As Paid Social Executive you will assist the strategy and oversee the delivery of our always on Paid Social campaigns. You will be responsible for Paid Social budget in excess of £1M and will work closely with our media agency in London as well as tech providers such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin and be a key driver into the adoption of other social channels to reach younger audiences such as Snap and TikTok. As a digital native, you will be committed to constantly improving performance and achieving targets through a data-driven approach to optimisation.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have a degree and relevant professional qualifications or equivalent experience within a marketing, advertising or business-related discipline with Significant demonstrable experience of Paid Social acquisition campaigns, for an organization of similar size/market leader position.

You will have a Proven capability of managing substantial Paid Social marketing budgets (circa £1M plus) and be Proficient with measurement tools and partnering with independent media auditors to monitor, address and drive effectiveness.

A highly tuned creative flair is a must as well as the capability and experience of collaborating with topflight creative, media and marketing agencies.

Full list of responsibilities and requirements can be found in the job description.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this post before making an application, please email  

What you get in return

We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Benefits for this role include 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.

How to apply

Unless otherwise stated in the advert, all applications are completed online via the OU Job’s page and following the instructions below and clicking the “APPLY NOW” link below. Applications submitted via 3rd party websites will not be considered.

Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone: 01908 655544, quoting the vacancy reference above.

For any queries or updates regarding your application please contact

To apply for this role please submit the following;

  • Personal statement, up to 1,000 words, you should set out in your statement why you’re interested in this role and provide examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role as detailed in the job description.
  • CV

The above documents will need to be submitted as one attachment during the application process, please include the personal statement followed by the CV in this document.

To ensure your file is uploaded to our system correctly, please make sure your document is saved with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for: Reference number, surname, first initial.

You will need to have your documents ready ahead of submitting the electronic application.

Please submit an electronic application following the above instructions by clicking on “Apply Now” below:


Remember to attach your CV and Personal Statement as ONE DOCUMENT.

Interview date: Early February to be held online

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Find out more about us and our mission by watching this short video (you will be taken to YouTube by clicking this link).

We value diversity and we recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. Applications from candidates with protected characteristics are welcomed. Where you start in life doesn’t dictate where you go.

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