External Communications - Social Media Executive

Job Title: Social Media Executive 12 Months FTC

Location: Cambridge, UK with flexible working

About the Role

Due to more internal progression, we have an exciting opportunity in our External Communications team for a Social Media Executive to join on a 12 month contract. This role will support the high-quality execution of PR and external communications programs across the global organization, supporting the delivery of the external communications strategy with a focus on corporate engagement via social media and awards. The Social Media Executive will be mindful of the business and communications objectives at all times and by what measures our value will be judged, ensuring that resources are deployed, and activities executed appropriately.


Lead the day-to-day execution and administration of Abcam’s corporate social platforms, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
Be an active part of the cross-business social media team and ensure all social media channel enquiries are dealt with in a timely manner
Monitor online interactions and manage action plan as agreed with internal stakeholders
Manage social media content calendar and lead weekly planning calls with the social media team
Liaise with teams across the business to develop and execute function-related content (i.e. Marketing, Events, Corporate announcements).
Curate relevant external content that will appeal to different audience types on each platform, guided by social media channel and content strategy
Provide high-level monthly and annual reports across social platforms to leverage data and insights to increase awareness of the Abcam brand, including driving engagement and traffic to websites
Contribute to the execution and refinement of organic social media strategy.
Provide guidance for leadership and subject matter experts to leverage their social media profiles and activities
Proactively inform internal stakeholders with channel relevant information on quarterly basis
Track the social media landscape and present opportunities for improvement across all aspect of social media
Understand the importance of, and play an active role in, managing the corporate reputation – ownership for execution across social media channels
Develop and maintain relationships and regularly interact with peers and stakeholders across the business
Manage Abcam’s award process and ensure aligned communication throughout the organization

About You:

You will be degree educated in an appropriate subject with science being a bonus and have a strong understanding of key social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). Your background will be from a media relations, public relations or communications agency or internal communications function. You are an effective communicator, both verbally and in writing, with the ability to multitask, prioritise and stay cool under pressure.

You are a team player who encourages feedback, will seek help when necessary and has a flexible approach. Your pro-active approach to planning and problem solving will allow you to identify and quickly solve key issues. It goes without saying that you will be highly proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

It is likely you are an engaged individual who demonstrates enthusiasm for keeping up to date with current affairs and the life sciences sector.

If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a fast-paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences, please apply now!

Pay and Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (including our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks full paid maternity leave and 6 weeks full paid paternity leave), a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development, and a highly flexible working environment.

What’s more, as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer, we are recognized globally as an organization that’s diverse, inclusive and supports women in the workplace.

About Us

An idea conceived in a University of Cambridge laboratory in 1998, Abcam plc (www.abcamplc.com) began life as an innovative and entrepreneurial start-up, spearheaded by like-minded individuals who shared a common purpose of providing the scientific community with quality antibody reagents, as well as trustworthy and up-to-date information about their uses and limitations. Abcam has now grown to become a leading supplier of protein research tools to life scientists, whilst always maintaining the core collaborative values assumed at its inception.

Abcam now supports life science researchers in their quest to understand the cause of disease and ultimately offer improvements to diagnoses and treatments. To achieve this outcome, the company both develops and manufactures its own products in specialist facilities across the globe, and sources from over 400 partners, offering scientists the newest, most innovative and highest quality research tools available globally, regardless of source. With a customer base of research scientists who require high performance products with detailed technical specifications, 64% of global researchers use Abcam products.

We are incredibly proud to be recognised as the ‘3rd Best Place to Work in the UK in 2021’, as per Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award. Our culture is driven by our dedicated, agile and audacious community of professionals who are driven by a combined purpose and sense of belonging.

Inclusion & Diversity

Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Application Instructions: 
Application Closing Date: 
01 December