Social Media Executive – Depop

Vacancy Details

  • Depop, Octopus Venture

  • London, UK

Marketing and PR, Social Media
Contract Status:
Full Time
Depop is the fashion marketplace where the next generation buy, sell and get inspired. We are headquartered in London, UK with locations in Manchester, New York and Australia. We have more than 25 million registered users in 180+ countries. In the UK, 1 in 3 Gen Z/Millennials are registered and in the US we have grown 300% over two years. We are also the only European player to have recently entered the top 25 shopping apps by daily active users.
Depop exists to build the world’s most diverse progressive home of fashion. We are a community-powered fashion ecosystem that’s kinder to the planet and kinder to people. We give our audience something they can’t get anywhere else – unique fashion, with amazing people and the chance to create a better future by showing up as their full selves, at full volume.
We operate on three pillars:
  1. Community: Our buyers, sellers and employees are inclusive, diverse and accessible. We are committed to empowering diversity within the fashion community.
  2. Entrepreneurship: We support our community and help them build their business with Depop. We thrive on supporting innovation by shaping an environment where creators, makers or hustlers can thrive.
  3. Sustainability: Depop helps extend the life of garments and reduce waste, we care about the world and want to make a positive change within the fashion industry.

The Role

The Depop social media team is truly cross-functional and crucial to all marketing activations, from global cultural moments and hero campaigns to local tactics and conversion drivers. Reporting to the Senior Social Media Manager, the Social Media Executive is responsible for implementing the overarching channel strategy while tailoring it for individual platforms and providing an ongoing stream of data and insights to the wider marketing organisation.


  • Own publishing across platforms as directed by the Senior Social Media Manager by campaign, market or BAU content franchise – planning, drafting, scheduling, publishing, monitoring and reporting
  • Plan at high level all content publishing at least 2 weeks in advance. Proactively share plans with Senior Social Media Manager for direction and/or approval
  • Represent the social team in meetings with markets and stakeholders as directed by the Senior Social Media Manager. Provide consultancy for content publishing across platforms that meets or exceeds benchmarks
  • Monitor in-app (Looker) as well as cultural/pop trends (social listening, platform monitoring) daily and suggest reactive content to the Senior Social Media Manager and/or Editorial Lead
  • Generate ideas for BAU creative production and liaise with Editorial and/or Senior Social Media Manager to allocate resources as necessary
  • Draft and develop reports for the social media team as well as stakeholders and/or campaign leads. Provide benchmarks and references with clear learnings for future planning
  • Update planning documents daily including editorial calendars, campaign calendars and social CMS schedules. Tag content for reporting and monitoring
  • Navigate the Depop app for relevant inventory to highlight in social platforms, in line with the channel strategy and maintain a list of sellers/shops that reflect the Depop ethos for propagation and/or partnership
  • Find and commission relevant talent for social content, manage relationships and facilitate legal obligations


  • Solid understanding of consumer social media platforms particularly Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter and Facebook
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, managing calendars and campaign documents
  • Keen interest in emerging platforms and technologies
  • Strong knowledge of social media metrics and content performance
  • Strong copywriting skills, and an ability to adapt brand tone of voice to reflect community expectations
  • Basic knowledge of paid media and biddable optimisation

About you

  • Attention to detail both creatively and numerically
  • Collaborative and patient, particularly with colleagues who require social insights
  • Creative flair and passion for personal style and self-expression
  • Keen to learn, acquire new skills and progress within Depop


  • Learn and Grow: We want to give our people the opportunity to learn. We sponsor and run a myriad of programs, conferences and meet-ups to upskill our employees and enhance their journey with us, just ask!
  • Wellbeing: We care about our employees wellbeing. We offer a cycle to work scheme, healthy fruit and snacks in the office, breakfast every Tuesday, eyecare vouchers and a discounted gym membership at Nuffield Health.
  • Mental Health: Our employees mental health is a top priority. We offer subsidised counseling appointments with a qualified therapist through SelfSpace, we have trained mental health first aiders and we also run yoga, meditation and more.
  • Work/life balance: We have 25 days of holiday with the opportunity to buy or sell 5 more, a day off for activism to allow you the opportunity to make a difference and we offer sabbaticals for our long serving employees
  • Family life: We offer flexible working (based on the team you will be joining), generous maternity/paternity and parental leave policies which includes adoption and paid time off for fertility treatments. Also, all of our offices are dog-friendly! Do your best work with your best friend.
  • Fun: We love to hang out with each other at Depop. On Friday we finish an hour early to socialise with free food, and have amazing Winter and Summer Parties to celebrate our successes. We also host internal employee socials such as quiz night, games night, movie night and more…we’ve taken this virtual for now!