Social Media Intern with Orbit Communications

Location: Edinburgh
Full time, 3-month temporary contract
£9.00 per hour (Real Living Wage)
Immediate start
Closing date: 21 November 2019, 12 noon

About the Company

"Orbit Communications is an award-winning communications consultancy providing integrated PR, public affairs, digital and design services.

We help organisations build brand awareness, manage reputation and win business through integrated communications.

An independent consultancy based in Scotland but active across the UK we pride ourselves on our agility, responsiveness and approachability, with a considerable reputation in achieving excellent results for our clients.

Our integrated communications services include media relations, public affairs, community engagement, design, brand management and rebranding, digital content, video and social communications, media training, marketing communications and crisis management.

By undertaking an integrated strategy for clients across the range of services we offer, tailored to their specific needs, we can maximise the effectiveness of their activities.

Our team consists of a wide range of experienced communications professionals, bringing insight and knowledge from a wealth of varying backgrounds. Their expertise is in communicating the right message effectively, no matter how complex or serious an issue may be, to the right target audience and delivering this through a creative and engaging approach.

We’re very proud of our reputation for professionalism and our track record speaks for itself. That’s why we get repeat business and positive recommendations time and again."

The Role

Due to demand, Orbit Communications require a creative and motivated individual to join their team with the remit of producing engaging content for a variety of clients.

It is essential in delivering messages to a wide range of audiences through a variety of social media platforms, hat appropriate themes and tones are reflected in the content produced while maintaining a consistently premium standard of quality across a high rate of output.

Within this role your main duties and responsibilities will be:

• Producing copy and content on a variety of subjects for use by Orbit Communications and their clients
• Ensuring that all content created is informative and engaging and avoids plagiarism
• Supporting the team through creative collaboration on developing written work
• Working to quickly assimilate the culture of Orbit Communications to underpin your content creation
• Ensuring that this is being disseminated through appropriate social media platforms


The role will suit ambitious and talented graduates at the beginning of their career in producing the best online content. The ideal graduate will have a background in a media / marketing / communications related degree subject, but the major focus on content creation means you could come from any degree discipline as long as you can demonstrate a high competency in the communication of ideas.

An interest and awareness of trends in digital marketing, technology, and software development and how these impact use of social media is crucial.

The ability to produce engaging and accurate work to a series of tight deadlines is essential, as is the aptitude to seek out, analyse, and summarise information in a variety of disciplines. You should be able to demonstrate a passion for the written word in all its forms; articles, posts, ad copy, etc.

You should be comfortable working independently but equally comfortable reaching out to ask for help, support others, and participate collaboratively within a motivated and passionate team.

You will be able to demonstrate:
• That you can produce original and engaging content, perhaps through a link to online work you have produced.
• That your written communication is of a high standard of accuracy
• That you are used to developing the ideas of others into usable content
• That you have an understanding of the importance and impact of branding
• That you have an understanding of social media platforms
• Ability to create and segment a target audience
• Ability to create sales funnels

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.


Closing date for applications is 21 November 2019, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and tailored Cover Letter through the Adopt An Intern online application form on our website.

Examples of what we expect in an application can be found HERE. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant experience and demonstrate how your skills match the specific requirements of the job description.

We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.