Online, Comms and Social Media Coordinator
Application deadline extended to Wednesday 26th October, midday
Contact Kyri – 

We’re looking for someone to join the team here at CAN YOU CIC IT, the Community Interest Company that runs Independent Venue Week and Yes We Can in the UK. 

Independent Venue Week is a 7-day celebration of music venues around the country and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out. 

Yes We Can is our new development, education and community platform offering activity from early years through to the older generation through a range of different events held in venues during the day, throughout the year and around the country. 

We’re looking for a hard worker for whom working with us in music will be more of a way of life than a standard 10-6 job. 

This role will focus on social media across multiple platforms and three websites for both platforms. You’ll be supporting the small team who run Independent Venue Week and Yes We Can – helping to tell the stories of our projects and run effective social media campaigns. 

We’re looking for someone who can start straight away. We’re based in Soho in a room above a restaurant very close to Tottenham Court Road and not far from Oxford Circus and Leicester Sq. 

What we’re looking for; 

We’re looking for someone who is technically savvy and well versed in all social media platforms, website maintenance, video editing, design skills, content creation, scheduling & management. 

You will be responsible for the creation of assets & graphics, writing copy and posting regularly scheduled output across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & YouTube for both CAN YOU CIC It?/Yes We Can and Independent Venue Week, along with the general upkeep of our websites. It is highly likely we will look at other online platforms for our projects. 

We have a newly created set of channels for Yes We Can, so we’re looking for somebody who’s able to confidently grow the social media followings across these platforms. LinkedIn and TikTok are channels we’ve yet to fully explore, so knowledge of these would be a bonus. 

We also require management of Independent Venue Week’s Streamyard account and monitoring of live-streamed content when necessary. It would help if you knew your way around Canva and video editing software. Working knowledge of photoshop, graphic design skills & ability to run low cost, paid social media marketing campaigns across channels to support our events would be highly desirable, but not compulsory. 

As well as content creation, scheduling and posting, we require close monitoring of Independent Venue Week and Can You CIC It’s social media accounts to measure campaigns and channel growth – gathering measurable stats and data, reporting the figures. 

As we work with many partners for our events & projects, you’ll be required to liaise and work with them to successfully support their posts and cross-promote our activity across Independent Venue Week, CAN YOU CIC I? and Yes We Can platforms. 

Sometimes, you will also need to liaise with the Independent Venue Week US team and our web developers, Digital Renovators, when changes are needed on our websites, as well as Full Fat PR, to work effectively together across campaigns. 

About you; 

You will be passionate about music and we’re also keen to have someone who has a good sense of humour and broad shoulders – ours is a rollercoaster world and there are times when we have to juggle a number of things under challenging circumstances. 

It’s a lively office and language in the office can be colourful at times but we are very attentive to people’s individual needs and this is a safe environment for everyone where you can speak privately to any of us if you need to about anything. The well-being of everyone who works here is of the utmost importance. We’re a very close team, we socialise as well as work together and being part of the team is something that we want everyone to enjoy. 

We’re looking for someone who can fit in, is confident enough to speak up and offer ideas but also keen to listen and learn. 

If you’re interested, please send an email to sharing your passion for live music and artists you love, examples of your previous social media work and any campaigns, what you’d like to get from a role like this and what you hope to be doing in the future. Please also send a CV. 

Deadline for applications is Mon 11th October 5pm 

In order to get to you know you better, we’ve also got a series of questions we’d love to get your answers to. We’ve all filled this in and our answers will soon be seen on our website. 

It’s a bit of fun but will also give us an idea of what you’re like beyond the normal job application; 

Favourite cheese: Top 4 potato types: 2 truths, one lie: Cartoon character most like yourself: Best gig you’ve been to: One album everyone should own: Venue you’ve never been to but want to: Best present you’ve ever received: Dream gig line-up: 

What three words describe you best? 

What would be you Desert Island Discs Luxury Item? 

What is your dream pet? 

List your favourite roasts dinners, in order. 

What is your go to food emoji? 

What is something surprising about you that not many people know. 

Guilty music pleasures? 

What would your autobiography be called? 

Who would play you in a film about your life? 

You’re on death row, what would your last meal be?