Social Media Manager

The company:

Williams’ core competencies are the design and development of racing cars to compete in the Formula One World Championship. As one of the world's leading Formula One teams, the company has secured 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles since its foundation in 1977 and is now moving into an exciting era under new ownership defined by relentless innovation and living sustainable performance in every dimension.

We are looking for an exceptional Social Media Manager.  

Note: Your application must include a link to social media channels you have run or collaborated on (not your personal account).

This is a key role as we look to grow our content team at Williams racing at an extremely exciting time. As we continuously look to improve on the track our standards need to be visibly reflected within our output on social media.  Because of this we are looking for the right candidate to turbocharge Williams Racing’s social offering, particularly on vertical-reliant platforms including, but not limited to, Instagram, X and TikTok. We are also looking for an extremely impressive creative to drive engagement to our owned and operated digital channels (Web and app). 


The ideal candidate will have a genuine enthusiasm for digital content, brimming with innovative ideas. They should also be a Formula One enthusiast capable of transforming the behind-the-scenes narrative of our sport into engaging content that aligns with our brand values and those of our team partners. 


The role will support Williams Racing’s fan engagement objectives by ideating and publishing highly engaging content across Williams Racing’s social and digital media channels, whilst leaving room for reactive posts and the ability to immediately jump on and react to social media trends. Working within the content team you will have a growing team around you to create sport-leading content ideas. 


We're on the lookout for someone who's naturally curious, positive, and not afraid to ask questions. You should be able to handle things responsibly and independently, paying attention to every little detail. If you've got an ambition to match all of the above and are looking for an opportunity to be part of an extremely exciting time for F1 and Williams Racing, then we’d love to hear from you! 


As a Social Media Manager, you will:  

  • Plan, create and publish content across all social media channels in line with Williams’ overarching social media strategy, adhering to the minimum required output set by the Social Media Manager 

  • Contribute to Williams being first to relevant social media trends 

  • Proactive social media community management, including replies to fans on all posts. 

  • Community engagement, analytics and reporting of Williams Racing’s Social Media Channels 

  • Support the planning, development and delivery of creative film concepts for social media use on a weekly basis 

  • Work alongside the team’s retained creators, including but not limited to; car launches, partner activations and events. 

  • Support the implementation of a consistent style and tone of voice across all owned content produced by Williams, in conjunction with the existing Social, Digital and Content Team, to align with the wider marketing strategy and brand. 

  • Collaborate with Creative, Communications and Marketing teams to plan and develop engaging content to increase value and meet business and brand objectives. 

  • Challenge and seek to continuously improve processes, procedures and protocols related to Social and Digital as well as wider content production and at Williams.  


Required Skills: 

  • Experience managing social media channels for large brands or sports teams, including community management experience. 

  • Understanding of key social media channels and creative best practices 

  • Ability to recognise and capitalise on social media trends 

  • Knowledge and experience of both organic and paid social media, with an appreciation of the different approaches to both. 

  • Clear understanding and knowledge of the full Adobe suite, including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator etc. 

  • Experience of Adobe Creative Suite 

  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to make sound decisions and think logically even in high-pressure situations 

  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders across different departments in a dynamic, fast-paced environment 

Applications must be received by 8th December 2023 to be considered.

What can Williams offer?

The Williams Group is based in multi acre complex located in Grove, Oxfordshire. The Williams Group offers a competitive holiday package, staff events/open days, a subsidised restaurant on site and various car schemes. We have an on-site gym (open 24 hours a day) as well as various fitness classes including outdoors bootcamps, pilates and yoga free for all staff and contractors to use. Aside from these benefits we can offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a based just 30 mins from Oxford City Centre by bus.

Williams is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments

Williams Racing