The Drum Jobs 15 November 2017 11:11:38 +0000 Communications Officer Fancy supporting Britain’s Original National Park? The Peak District is Britain's Original National Park, designated in 1951 following decades of campaigning.  That passion and enthusiasm continues today. We’re champions for the Peak District National Park, devoted to caring for the place and promoting enjoyment of its special qualities. If you’d like to help us share our stories in caring for the Peak District National Park and develop support for our amazing work we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for a talented, experienced and passionate Communications Officer to work in our Marketing and Fundraising Team. You’ll be used to working in a fast paced environment, dealing with media and stakeholder queries while creating and delivering PDNPA messaging and communication campaigns. Your role will help promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the Peak District National Park. As the original national park, we pride ourselves on being pioneering, always one step ahead. If you’d like to help maintain and promote that reputation, we’d love to hear from you.   To apply and for more information please visit our website by clicking the "Apply Now" button below.   Closing date: 28th November Interviews: W/C 4th November 14 November 2017 09:09:14 +0000 Brand Planner - Strategist. Great Manchester Agency Our client is a long established Manchester agency with a through the line offering.  They are currently looking to strengthen their brand planning and strategy team with the hire of a Strategist.  To be considered for this role, we are ideally looking for a versatile planner who already has around 3 years under their belt and is looking for an exciting new role.  You will report to the Head of Planning and we are seeking someone who can hit the ground running managing both qual and quant research projects to drive insight and then the creative proposition for client campaigns.  We're really keen to speak to Brand Planners who are used to working with creative teams and developing innovative campaigns for a range of blue chip clients. We are looking for a Brand Planner who is 'relentlessly curious' and who is passionate about advertising and marketing and loves to engage consumers and fellow colleagues alike.  This is a very friendly, sociable and down to earth agency - and you will be too.  It's an agency where you'll need to demonstrate commercial awareness and to work well with individuals in client services, creative and the studio too.  A super opportunity, top notch clients and urgent!  If you're interested, please get in touch with Fiona Christian ASAP.  13 November 2017 17:05:13 +0000 Account Executive This is an outstanding role working for a top full service any in Milton Keynes  who are growing from strength to strength, this agency have a client list to die for and are looking for a passionate account executive with at least 3month agency experience this is a key role where you could fast track your career. Get in touch asap 13 November 2017 17:05:30 +0000 Designer What we are looking for A self-starter looking to make the next step in their career. We’re looking for someone who can manage multiple deadlines at one time, enjoys working as part of a small team, displays creative panache and has outstanding attention to detail. You’ll have a solid design grounding and be willing to apply yourself to a range of projects across a variety of disciplines, always being eager to take on new challenges. As part of a small design team, you will be confident working independently and contributing your own ideas. You’ll use your initiative to help progress projects quickly and efficiently, whilst also taking on board feedback and changes as part of a fluid design process. Key Responsibilities • Producing a high standard of design execution across all work produced • Create work to clients’ expectations, within time and budget • Assisting at all stages of creative projects: through from initial concept to artwork and final production • Communicating clearly and effectively with distributed team Skills & Experience required • Approx 2 years(+) experience • Good understanding of all aspects of design from typography to grids to creating pixel perfect designs • Sound knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Experience in PowerPoint a plus • Knowledge of printing techniques • Experience of digital design: an understanding of website production and the digital / social landscape • Experience of print design: a good... 13 November 2017 17:05:10 +0000 Group Account Director Highly confidential.  Group Account Director urgently required by this top London agency.   13 November 2017 17:05:23 +0000 Senior Account Executive SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE To be the day to day contact on allocated areas of accounts, on both an internal and external basis, delivering an efficient, effective and profitable service. To control and progress jobs through the Agency system, keeping all departments fully informed. REPORTING TO Account Manager MAIN DUTIES Understanding the Agency • The agencies credentials. • Familiarisation with McCann corridor companies. • Understand and implement, where relevant, proprietary tools of Brand Footprint, Selling Strategy and Pulse. • Understand the roles and responsibilities of other Agency departments • Understand and proactively implement the appropriate admin/briefing/scheduling procedures required by other Agency departments • Understand the financial management process relating to client accounts and take an active role in terms of budget and cost management on all assigned projects on an ongoing basis. Client Servicing • Develop and maintain a close and productive relationship with relevant client contacts, acting with integrity at all times • Identify problems as they arise and deal with them when appropriate, keeping the Account Manager appraised at all times. • Provide day to day contact with client and take the lead on certain projects outlined by the Account Manager. • Respond promptly to client requests, managing expectations in terms of speed and delivery of response, using appropriate briefing/admin structures • Work with Account Manager to ensure all jobs are scheduled on time and budget and... 13 November 2017 17:05:35 +0000 Senior Account Executive This Midland based advertising agency is looking for a keen and successful senior account executive to work on a mix of TTL accounts. Design or advertising agency experience is required. You will be fanatical about the industry and have the drive to do well in it. Please email your CV. 13 November 2017 17:05:56 +0000 Account Executive- top agency This is a rare opportunity to join one of the finest advertising agencies in the Midlands, they are looking for a talented account executive to join the agencies award winning team. Get in touch ASAP 13 November 2017 17:05:56 +0000 Managing Director This is a very rare opportunity highly confidential get in contact asap for a confidentail chat. 13 November 2017 17:05:13 +0000 Digital Help desk Support/Account Executive Role & Responsibilities: Provide first line support, both phone and email, for troubleshooting for client queries, where clients have a Helpdesk agreement. Take ownership to investigate and find solutions to client issues before passing them through to second line support or development team. Enhance issues before being passed to second line support with own investigation and elaborate where required. Develop a series of standard regression tests for a client to QA each scheduled release. Work with the head of QA to define testing processes. Acquire a good knowledge of web technologies including different CMS, web browsers and form factors. Develop a close working relationship with the Traffic Manager and Development Team to ensure quick and efficient resolutions. Ownership of bug prioritisation and issue resolution. Ensure both internal and client facing documentation is up to date. Responsible for communication on the completion of a fix back to the client and/or original stakeholder and closing the issue. Work with Account Managers to understand the shape of a client’s upcoming marketing activity. To have a good knowledge of the client’s functional and technical infrastructure allowing for strong operational support. Ownership and management of a client’s Release Process. Understanding the potential differences between a client’s Development, Staging and Production environments both from a source code and a content point of view. Responsible for knowledge transfer within the team to prevent silos of knowledge accruing with... 13 November 2017 17:05:51 +0000 Creative Artworker EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Experience as an Artworker/Creative Artworker, in a Mac environment, preferably in a busy, fast-moving setting combining print and press production. Thorough knowledge of the latest production/print techniques is vital. Accuracy and attention to detail is essential, along with good typography skills and an eye for design. Must be experienced in creating artwork from scamps or verbal briefs. Must be familiar with image retouching and manipulation to repro standard. Knowledge of web applications and HTML technologies is desirable.   THE ROLE AND ITS RESPONSIBILITIES General preparation of design files to a digital reprographic standard ready for pre-press production. Artwork production of any combination of press ads, point-of-sale, brochures, leaflets and direct mail pieces on a daily basis. Be capable of producing 50+ page brochures to a high standard, utilising recognised timesaving working practices – e.g. style sheets, master pages and layers. Regularly required to manipulate or retouch imagery under direction from Creative. Creative artworking, often from scamps or verbal briefs from Creative, sometimes generating a full suite of campaign pieces; also occasional creative development of Mac visuals generated by Design. Occasional training of more junior staff members to increase and develop their skills. Occasionally required to produce web banners and email templates using Photoshop. Mounting artwork for presentation and producing mock-ups of items for printer/client reference. Liaising closely with Creative and... 13 November 2017 17:05:26 +0000 DIGITAL STRATEGIST DIGITAL STRATEGIST DIGITAL THINKER WANTED FOR IMMEDIATE START.       As Digital Strategist within the planning team, you will shape the way we build some of the UK’s biggest brands across our properly full-service, properly integrated, properly massive, proper agency by blending both traditional consumer touchpoints and digital experience together to create effective strategy.   We do EVERYTHING here – PR, Social, Media, Digital, TV, Print, Outdoor, Experiential, Activation…the lot. All under one roof. So you’ll need to understand how to play with all of these.   With an expertise in digital and innovation, you’ll oversee and deliver integrated strategy and communications planning across the full consumer journey for your client accounts – across advertising, content and activation planning.   You’ve got a solid understanding of traditional channels and how they integrate with digital, emerging tech and consumer behaviour, but you’ll add innovation and digital thinking to the “truth hunting” approach.   You’ll help your clients uncover product, brand and consumer truths; communicating them at the right time, in the right way, along the right consumer journey.   You’ll also help shape the process for how we think about digitally integrated planning in a world where digital is no longer separate from how consumers behave, but still requires your specialist expertise and strategic thinking.   We are an integrated agency, but above all... 13 November 2017 16:04:29 +0000 Account Manager We are looking for an Account Manager. The type of work we do includes advertising campaigns, print and design of literature, exhibition design, research, branding and corporate identity, ongoing digital and content work, apps, sales management tools and full site builds including brochure, multi-language, eCommerce, multi-sites, and large catalogue sites often with substantial, complex, back office software integrations. We expect that you will have relevant experience in an agency or client side environment and are particularly interested to hear about any digital or B2B experience as the clients you will manage are mainly digital projects and overwhelmingly B2B. In particular, we are looking for candidates who have the potential to be strategic, can provide creative solutions to problems, and above all are dependable. Our clients include Michelin on a worldwide basis, Esso Card on a European one, Saint Gobain, Komatsu, Nuaire, Staffordshire University, Rolex and many more. Some of your responsibilities will be: 1.To manage the strategy of, relationship with, workflow and profitability of Clients/Contacts that are assigned to you. a.Understand and respond to the Clients business, communications strategy and objectives. Obtain business data and market information from the Client and from the competitive environment to ensure that the Agency is fully immersed in the Clients business. b.Debate the strategic direction of any brief with your Client. Understand the wider objectives of the brief and suggest alternative routes that the Client may not have considered.... 13 November 2017 14:02:39 +0000 Account Manager Grayling Scotland is looking for an enthusiastic, results-driven Account Manager. If you strive for excellence, have a keen eye for detail, are social media savvy and have a knack for developing strong media and client relationships we would love to hear from you. Purpose of role The Account Manager is responsible for managing the delivery of effective and creative PR solutions which surprise and delight Grayling’s clients by building strong relationships with the media and client teams and by managing internal teams and processes skillfully.   Accountabilities Utilises knowledge of traditional and digital media to maximise PR opportunities, promoting the range of PR services available to clients, managing and supporting the Account Executive/Senior Account Executive in the delivery of their roles Interprets and responds to client briefs and develops effective communication strategies using media expertise, creativity tools and data driven insights, resulting in creative solutions and advice for the benefit of the client Contributes to crisis management plans and provides support to senior consultants Creates news stories and builds media relationships that will deliver coverage, using the full range of approaches Contributes to new business solutions, leveraging previous relevant experience, specialist skills and knowledge while merchandising Grayling’s offer effectively Assists the senior management team in developing long term client satisfaction by engaging with client service programmes Monitors the media landscape for new... 13 November 2017 12:12:24 +0000 Creative Artworker Here at Chatter, we're much more than just an award winning creative comms agency. We're big thinkers. We're no-nonsense Yorkshiremen and women. And we deliver creativity with proper wow, as we help huge brands and high-street names build their employer brand by creating exceptional experience for candidates and employees. In fact, they're the kind of clients that you've probably always dreamed of working with. So, with at least 2 years' artworking experience, you'll already know the drill. You'll be able to interpret creative concepts into both print and digital designs. You'll know your way around Adobe Creative Cloud with your eyes closed. And ideally you'll have bags of experience in wire framing, motion graphics, and other digital techniques. In return, we offer a competitive salary, generous bonus, private health insurance, season ticket loans, and all the personal and professional development you can eat. We're also based in an impressive converted mill just 15 minutes' walk from Leeds city centre, and our appetite for all things social means we enjoy a little more than our fair share of work events, drinks, nights out, and away days, too.   Think you'd be a good fit? Then go ahead and wow us - proper, like. Apply now, and we'll be in touch. 13 November 2017 09:09:51 +0000 Digital Designer We’re looking for a digital designer to join the creative services team within Marketing and Communications at Staffordshire University to ensure our Connected University proposition is reflected in all our digital assets we produce. You will be producing digital assets for a broad and varied audience – from convincing prospective students to come and study with us, producing work to convey our teaching and research and, creating business facing lead generation as well as advertising and campaigns. We’re looking for someone with experience of HTML 5 banners and animations, animated/interactive infographics, design of mobile interfaces and UX (apps, digital data display etc.), digital idents for campaign videos and being able to work with the team/ agencies at concept stage to ensure that they will technically work with the current digital design conventions and packages. This role is offered on a fixed term basis for 12 months, from January 2018. To find out more and to apply please visit our website by clicking the "Apply Now" button. Closing date for completed applications: 22 November 2017 We value diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all 13 November 2017 09:09:54 +0000 Copywriter We’re looking for a copywriter to join the creative services team within Marketing and Communications at Staffordshire University to ensure our Connected University strategy is embedded and understood in everything we write. Overseeing the University’s Tone of Voice and Style Guide you will be producing dynamic and persuasive copy for a broad and varied audience – from convincing prospective students to come and study with us, overseeing complex and technical publications, creating business facing lead generation copy or producing advertising or campaign lines. We’re looking for someone with experience of working with many audiences for both traditional print, online for consumer and business, as well as having an understanding of advertising and promotional copy. To find out more and to apply please visit our website by clicking the "Apply Now" button Closing date for completed applications: 22 November 2017 We value diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all 09 November 2017 11:11:15 +0000 Client Services Director - top agency in Manchester Great (and rare!) opportunity with a leading Manchester agency for a Client Services Director.  This is a consumer driven agency with a number of retail and trade accounts. It's a TTL agency - they do everything from TV through to social media and it is a fast paced independent agency with a great buzz about them. Long established and with a sound track record servicing blue chip clients, currently seeking a Client Services Director.  This could be an established CSD or an ambitious Account Director/Senior Account Director who is keen to make the step up the ladder.  You will need to have a pedigree agency background, be used to running teams with strong leadership skills and you will be credible working closely with clients in driving their strategy and planning.  If you would like to have a confidential chat and to find out more details, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 07 November 2017 15:03:37 +0000 Senior Strategist Our client is a growing independent agency in the Northern Quarter. They’re looking for a Senior Strategist and Planner to join them to work closely with the board and senior management. You’ll be responsible for helping to define strategic direction for clients, working closely with the creative department to define briefs, as well as setting the tone and messaging for campaigns. You’ll be creative and skilled at thinking strategically with a channel neutral approach. You’ll be skilled at running research projects, focus groups and panels, and able to pull real strategic insights from data and information. They’ve got a great consumer client list and are a full service agency, you’ll need to have at least 5 years’ experience in a similar Strategy and/or Planning role in an agency or clientside environment.   07 November 2017 07:07:22 +0000 Senior Account Executive - great Leeds Shopper agency Our client is a well established agency in Leeds. It is a small but perfectly formed agency which specialises in Shopper Marketing and has an impressive roster of blue chip clients.  A rare opportunity to work on great brands which are a bit different - mostly FMCG.  We're looking for someone with a minimum of 18 months agency experience. Someone who is motivated, commercially minded and creative.  It's a role to work in the Client Services Team in the day to day delivery of client campaigns.  A great opportunity to develop your career at your own pace - promotion is given when it is due rather than according to any number of 'years' experience.   You could already be a Senior Account Executive or an Account Executive who is keen to step up the ladder. To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP.  07 November 2017 07:07:58 +0000 Digital Account Manager - top agency in Manchester  Our client is a well established integrated agency in Manchester with a well developed digital team that is growing.  We're currently looking for a Digital Account Manager to join the team. To be considered for this role, we're looking for a Digital Account Manager who is a hybrid PM too. You'll be client facing and responsible for the delivery of a number of web design and build projects but also of online marketing campaigns and E-Commerce projects aswell. We'd love you to be passionate about all things digital and be well up to speed with innovations in UX and content.  We'll need you to be super organised with experience of scoping projects and developing wireframes and working collaboratively with creatives, developers and clients.  As Digital Account Manager you will be skilled in the use of JIRA, Trello and Smart Sheet would be desirable and you'll be used to managing budgets, resources and costs. We're looking for a minimum of 2 years agency experience.  The client base is varied and includes some big blue chips and it's a very sociable team with strong career development potential.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 03 November 2017 15:03:24 +0000 Business Development Manager Print & POS £40-60k plus competitive commission/bonus We’re working with a growing print management arm of an established business working in retail packaging. They are looking for a highly experienced business development person to join their team with lots of experience within POS, print & print management. You’ll work closely with the Director to drive new POS & print sales through the business, they target £50k+ POS & print projects so you must have experience at this level. They currently work with a number of major retailers and FMCG brands, and you’ll also be tasked with spending some time on organic growth of their existing clients but around 70% of your time will be hunting for new clients. They will be looking for you to gain further clients from retail and FMCG sectors but are also open to new sectors such as healthcare or others you may wish to target, and they’ve also found working with field marketing and experiential agencies has been a good route into new clients, so you’ll also be tasked with developing relationships there.   03 November 2017 15:03:04 +0000 Graphic / Packaging Designer We are excited to be working with a retail specialist in product design and manufacturing, a British company with operations in China, who are opening a new Design Studio in the Manchester area, and have multiple opportunities for Graphic Designers with some packaging experience.  They provide services to a number of major retailers within the UK and have both private label and own-branded products. You’ll report to the Design Manager and work on a variety of Art, Craft and Toy products, including, catalogues, product packaging, brand identity, websites etc. You should be able to think creatively and develop new design concepts, graphics and layouts, through to final artwork. If you have the ability to develop 3D representations of 2D packaging concepts that would be beneficial but not essential as you’ll work alongside product and 3D designers. You’ll need a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a design studio, creative flair and a good eye for design and typography. Interviews for this will be taking place w/c 18th December only, you must be available during this week for interview.     01 November 2017 15:03:30 +0000 Senior Account Manager We’re working with a top creative agency who have won a raft of awards in recent years. While not city centre based, they’re in a lovely studio space, well connected by both rail and road links from both Leeds and Manchester, and they’re looking for someone whose motivation is the quality of the work and have ambitions that match their own. They need a strong Senior Account Manager keen to make their mark in a top independent agency with an excellent client list. You’ll get to work closely with and learn from some of the best senior people in the industry in West Yorkshire on some amazing integrated projects, and you’ll need solid grounding in digital channels. Great opportunity to develop yourself in a lovely environment.   01 November 2017 15:03:08 +0000 Creative & Strategic Planner Our client is one of region’s top agencies with a strong and well developed Planning function. They work with a diverse range of clients, mostly B2C, and you’ll work across both existing clients as well as provide strategic planning and insight to pitch situations.  You should be collaborative, able to challenge the views of others and welcome your own views being challenged. You’ll be adept at providing the creative team with clearly defined and inspiring insight for creative briefs, knowing what information is relevant to the brand, target audience and strategy. You’ll be a champion of creativity, of clear creative thinking and big ideas, and have case studies of where you’ve contributed to the development of successful campaigns in previous roles. You’ll be able to lead on focus groups, brand workshops and have a keen interest in cultural and social trends within consumer marketing. With at least 2 years working as a Planner in an integrated agency environment, you’ll be keen to step up and take on more responsibility. There is great opportunity here for you to progress and develop within a fantastic working environment.