Social Media Guru

Permanent employee, Full-time · Hackney Wick, London

The Role

At Notpla, we are on a mission to make packaging disappear. We are an innovative sustainable packaging startup that was founded on the belief that nature knows best. We develop materials, design and manufacture a range of packaging solutions made from seaweed and plants that all biodegrade completely naturally. We are currently looking to hire a Social Media Guru to join our enthusiastic and growing marketing team. 

At Notpla, we truly believe in what we are trying to achieve and we believe in the ability of our employees to help us achieve our goals. Because of this, anybody joining Notpla will be given the opportunity to develop and grow, you won’t be micromanaged, we want you to take responsibility for your domain. Our clear mission has created a fantastic business culture where you’ll be surrounded by like minded individuals who really care. We know that we work better together and this is reflected in our environment and working policies. Alongside great roles and a fun working environment, Notpla also offers competitive salaries, the potential for EMI Share Options, fantastic discounts with local businesses and a flexible working policy that allows you to work to your own flow. We are a social business with multiple clubs and events every week, and we are incredibly proud of how our diverse workplace has created a community all pushing together in the pursuit of making packaging disappear. 

The Marketing & Communications team is an incredibly important resource and sits central to the success of the business and the products we create. You will be joining a small but effective team that continually over achieves, sitting between the Commercial and Design functions. Your objective as Social Media Guru is to inspire people by sharing Notpla’s story to the external world, telling it clearly & cohesively, through a unique language. You help drive revenue by strengthening awareness, consideration and sales with Notpla markets. But most importantly you help build our brand so that consumers understand who and what Notpla really is.

In your role you will be responsible for managing Notpla’s social media accounts and engaging with our strong community on a daily basis. The marketing team has done an incredible job in growing Notpla businesses accounts so far, especially on Instagram & LinkedIn, and now we need someone to build on this and push it forward.

Your profile

This role will be yours to own. We need a self-starter, who can come in and really identify where they can make an impact. We need someone creative and adventurous, who has experience in running professional social media accounts, ideally in a startup or in the sustainability space.

Your main activities will be:

  • Engaging with our community to build a strong & loyal network, via comments, shares, and answering private messages (we are present on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram currently).

  • Creating bold content alongside product teams (posts, stories, reels, live events) & ensuring this content has the desired impact on social platforms. 

  • Collaborate on the launch of new products or materials and how to communicate this with the right audience. 

  • Take our social media presence to the next level using creative engagement techniques and potentially new platforms that fit with our desired audience and impact (potentially Youtube, tik-tok).

  • Leveraging Hot Moments of our calendar (eg. International environment day, product launch or grant win).

  • Social data tracking and brand health tracking through E-listening and other methods to increase Notpla’s brand awareness & engagement

  • Potentially writing articles for our blog, Making Waves, with our Marketing & Communications Lead. 

If the above sounds like something you can see yourself doing, then please apply and someone from our recruitment team will be in touch! 

About us

We’re hard to define because what we’re doing hasn’t been done before.

Notpla is a sustainable packaging start-up founded in 2014. A combination of designers,  chemists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. We create advanced packaging solutions made from seaweed and other natural materials as an alternative to single-use plastic.

We received multiple awards and grants from Innovate UK and the Ellen Macarthur Foundation for our innovative product “Ooho” – an edible and fully biodegradable sachet. Our portfolio has now extended with multiple innovation solutions. 

We're committed to creating a working environment where every member of our team can bring their full self to work regardless of their race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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