Meet our employees: five minutes with digital manager Muyiwa
The Challenge values its employees and the teams dedicated to helping us achieve our vision of creating a more integrated society. We regularly grab five minutes of their time to highlight different roles and give you an insight into what it’s like to work for us.
Muyiwa joined The Challenge in spring 2018 as digital manager. Muyiwa had spotted two previous opportunities to work with us in other capacities but carried on building up his experience so that when he saw the digital manager role he knew he had all the right skills, enthusiasm and confidence to take it on.
Muyiwa previously studied international politics, worked for youth-focused charity The Roundhouse, supported by the Arts Council, followed by a role as marketing officer at London’s Design Museum.
A typical working day is…
“I work on all sorts of activities. As part of the brand team I act as the first point of contact across our social media, including supporting the launch of our NCS summer guide on The Challenge’s Twitter account. With digital communications we need to pitch the conversation right, whilst also making announcements and recognising people’s work. I also run website updates, work on web developments, and oversee our contact management system. On Mondays I run an analytics check and start pulling together a digital report on the previous week. I compare the statistics and data and analyse visits to our website to help us consolidate the messages we share and make sure people get what they need when they visit our website.”
My favourite thing about my job is…
“The people – working with others who share the same goal, who believe in the organisation’s ethos, and who are motivated and proactive. Plus, my line manager is an amazing baker.”
The thing I find most challenging about my job is…
“I can’t remember everybody’s name.”
When I’m not working…
“I host a monthly radio show on Transmission Roundhouse. I interview entrepreneurs about their business – young people who have created something special, people running social enterprises, people producing eco-friendly products, running workshops for young people or even creative influencers. The show is called Twenty-Nothings, a subversion of twenty-somethings. It’s about young people who start with a great idea and set about building something special.”
What is your favourite quote?
“’Stay far from timid, only make moves when your heart’s in it, and live the phrase: sky’s the limit’ – Christopher Wallace”