Social Media Manager Job Opening at Stockholm Environmental Institute Headquarters

Are you passionate about leveraging social media to make a difference in the world? SEI HQ is seeking a skilled Social Media Manager to join our dynamic Global Communications and Branding team.




9 February 2024

Contract details

Fixed-term one year, with possibility for permanent employment
Full time

Become part of our international non-profit research organization and help bridge environment and development science to policy and practice. At Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), you will be joining a world-leading research institute in its field. Our dynamic and expanding workplace employs around 140 people at a centrally located, activity-based HQ office in Stockholm, with an additional 200 employees in seven centres globally.

The role

We are looking for a creative and forward-thinking Social Media Manager to join our Global Communications and Branding team. In this central role, you will be responsible for maintaining and developing SEI’s digital presence on various social media platforms, while also enhancing the organization’s capacity in this area of communication.

As our Social Media Manager, your responsibilities will include managing SEI’s social media platforms (primarily X and LinkedIn, but also Facebook and YouTube) with a focus on user engagement and innovative content creation. You will act as an internal advisor, collaborating with different team members to ensure high-quality content that aligns with our mission and values. This role involves content curation, creation and the implementation of effective social media strategies to enhance our brand’s digital presence.

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A key aspect of your role will be to analyse social media metrics and make data-driven decisions to optimize our digital strategy. This includes working closely with our Web Editor to promote website content and with Communications and Impact Officers to optimize post quality and messaging.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Curate and create daily content for all global corporate accounts, drawing on both SEI content and relevant external sources.
  • Collaborate closely with the Global Communications and Branding team on strategies, analytics and performance reports.
  • Co-develop the social media strategy for all global accounts.
  • Optimize SEI’s social media presence for engagement, follower growth and brand awareness.
  • Ensure content design and appearance align with SEI’s visual identity and accessibility guidelines.
  • Support the Senior Press Officer in media activities related to social media, including stakeholder mapping and press content sharing.
  • Collaborate with HR to improve our LinkedIn presence.
  • Provide stakeholders with statistics for specific promotional campaigns.
  • Deliver training and guidance to improve global communications capabilities.

Who you are

You enjoy being part of a team, finding innovative solutions while working individually in a structured manner, and possess a good ability to think outside the box. You are ready to take on the challenge of enhancing SEI’s social media presence across various platforms and are deeply interested in the digital optimization and processes involved.

Formal qualifications and knowledge

  • At least 5 years of digital work experience, with a degree in marketing, digital communication, IT or similar.
  • Proven experience with B2B social media platforms and scheduling tools such as Buffer.
  • Skilled in social media analytics, monitoring, analysis and reporting.
  • Experience with social media content in climate, environment and/or development topics.
  • Excellent English writing skills.
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Required personal skills

  • Effective communication and strong networking skills
  • Good organizational and time management abilities.
  • Clear in setting expectations, seeking clarification and being responsive.
  • Collaborative approach and inclusive mindset.
  • Flexible, positive attitude and enjoy working with a like-minded team.

Our offer

At SEI HQ, we offer a stimulating position in an international environment. You will be part of a leading multinational, multidisciplinary and multilingual team of experts in an organization where the well-being and development of our employees is a high priority. We value diversity and creativity at the core of what we do. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Our ambition is to provide a safe, professional and creative workspace for all.

Employment at SEI HQ includes:

  • Collective agreement, including occupational pension and many other collectively agreed benefits.
  • Annual healthcare contribution and additional benefits connected to promoting employee well-being such as yearly health check-ups.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Flexible working hours, 37.5-hour work week and a generous number of vacation days.
  • Being part of a world-leading organizational that works to bridge science to policy and practice in the fields of the environmental and development.

Additional information

This is a one-year year temporary position with possibility for permanent employment with placement at SEI HQ in Stockholm, Sweden. The start date is as soon as possible or by arrangement. 

SEI has a hybrid work environment, which allows employees to share their time between the SEI office and working remotely from their homes in Sweden. Since this is a one-year temporary position, it is only open to applicants that possesses legal rights to live and work in the EU/EEA. Please note that it is not possible to work outside of Sweden.


How to apply

We are reviewing applications and interviewing on an ongoing basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible, but no later than 9 February 2024, 23:59 Stockholm local time.

We only accept applications through our recruitment system; please apply online using the button below and submit the following in English:

  • Cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience (one page)
  • Curriculum vitae (two-page, maximum)

Use the button below to submit your application. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.


Inquiries concerning the content of the position can be directed to Moa Engström, Head of Global Communications and Branding (

For inquiries concerning the recruitment process, please contact My Persson, Recruitment and Competence Specialist (


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