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Are you simply the best? Then we’d like to hear from you……

As rare as hen’s teeth….we have a couple of vacancies for which we’re looking to recruit immediately, plus we have further plans to expand next year. Do read on….

The role first is at Senior Account Manager/Account Manager level.

This is an important and exciting role and the successful candidate will play a crucial role in our media relations campaigns. You will be part of a tight-knit team working across consumer, health, business and technology clients.

The role involves:
  • Selling in stories to online and broadcast journalists, and in order to do this establishing and maintaining good journalist relations
  • Overseeing radio days and producing radio studio sessions
  • Analysing research, and the drafting and writing of press releases
  • Ensuring compilation of final reports, including evaluation and audio and video clips
  • Supporting the company with new business, marketing, admin etc
THE CANDIDATE:

The successful person will be a news junkie. They’ll be an avid viewer/listener of traditional forms of broadcasting but will also enjoy using new media too. They’re likely to have a minimum of two years PR and/or journalistic experience. Other qualities are likely to include:

  • A contact book full of broadcast journalists they speak to on a regular basis
  • Experience of dealing with clients
  • The ability to be calm in a crisis
  • A love of talking to people – this job will not suit someone who wants to hide behind an email!
  • An idea to put forward in a brainstorm
  • A willingness to work occasional weekends and flexible hours.

There are some fun bits too including Monday cake, Friday treats, occasional company drinks, a Christmas party and 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays).

Salary dependent on experience but in the region of £25,000 – £35,000. We are committed to offering a minimum of 24 hours training a year. Other benefits include a monthly mobile phone allowance, pension, an annual eye test and 25 days holiday. To apply for the job please send a covering letter explaining what qualities you think you’d bring to the role, along with details of your salary and your CV to hello@shoutcommunications.co.uk.

Deadline for applications EOP, Wednesday 11th December.

The second role is for a Broadcast Team Assistant.

This is an entry level job, but a role that is significant in enabling the smooth running of our agency. It involves what some might argue is an eclectic mix of skills and requirements; but prove you can do the basics and you’ll find you are given a host of, arguably, more interesting and demanding responsibilities.

We are a small, agile and commercial agency and everyone is required to wear a lot of hats. That said, we will support you, train you and ensure you live up to the standard our clients except. This is not a job for the faint hearted but for the right candidate it offers a wealth of experience that will undoubtedly enhance your future career prospects.

There is a requirement for the successful candidate to live within Greater London within a month of starting the post.

Skills and qualities required:
  • Administration and organisation skills.
  • Strong writing ability.
  • Design skills eg photoshop
  • Technical/IT skills. We are asking a lot from this role and do not necessarily expect the successful candidate to have all the skills listed below. More important is a willingness to learn and build on any experience or knowledge you do have.
  • Willingness to put our clients first.
  • Ability to multi-task!
SPECIFIC DUTIES:
HOSPITALITY AND HOUSE-KEEPING
  • Stocking up office supplies
  • Hospitality for guests (tea/coffee making, ordering of food, setting up meeting rooms)
MARKETING ADMINISTRATION:
  • Mail chimp – design and sending out
  • Drafting of invitations for workshops and events
  • Daily Twitter updates
  • Regular LinkedIn updates
  • Occasional other social media updates eg Facebook, Instagram
  • Subbing, scheduling and hosting of blogs, including sourcing of images and guest bloggers
  • Photo-shopping brochures, case studies etc
  • Promoting our agency to external publishers eg PR Week, PR Moment
  • Website administration
WRITING
  • Blogs
  • Case studies
  • Helping produce our bi-annual in-house newspaper “Shout Out”
TECHNICAL
  • Experience and ability to operate the radio sound desk, or a willingness to learn
  • Basic video camera filming (for media training), or a willingness to learn
  • Basic video editing (Adobe Premier), or a willingness to learn
  • Uploading videos to website.
  • To apply for the position please send your CV and a covering letter, including details of any current salary, explaining why you think you’d be a good fit for the job, to hello@shoutcommunications.co.uk

Deadline EOP Wednesday 11th December 2019

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