The Drum Jobs 22 March 2018 11:11:20 +0000 Digital Content Team Leader Help us as we inspire Britain to become a great cycling nation! Whats so good about us? From winning Olympic and Paralympic gold medals to inspiring almost two million people to ride their bikes regularly, we are committed to making cycling the number one sport and activity of choice in Britain. With more than 138,000 members and our new partnership with HSBC UK, right now is the best time to join the team at British Cycling. Set within modern offices at Manchesters National Cycling Centre, the unique benefits of working for British Cycling include free gold membership, free access to the velodrome and BMX track, Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Group Pension Plan, free parking and much more. Want to know more? We have an exciting new opportunity for a creative and innovative Digital Content Team Leader who will help us by making high quality written, video, visual, audio and social content for our digital channels. You will burst with ideas that will help transform Britain into a great cycling nation and encourage millions of people to get active. A writer, editor, videographer, photographer, podcaster, the ideal candidate will not fit neatly into any creative box and will be a true digital native. Capable of working with a range of media and storytelling techniques in order to create compelling content. Lets talk In this role you will focus your energy on: Development of British Cyclings content strategy the planning, production, creation, editing, design and writing of content that moves and motivates - for British Cyclings owned and shared... 21 March 2018 11:11:02 +0000 Marketing Manager This is a fantastic opportunity for a creative Marketing manager to play a vital part in the successful future of an innovative and award winning company and to support the growth of our HoUSe business. We're looking for someone talented, energetic and organised. Check out to find out more. 20 March 2018 17:05:15 +0000 Digital Strategist, top creative agency in Manchester Our client is a terrifically forward thinking agency based in Manchester. With a very strong planning and insight proposition, they have a multitude of exciting brand clients who they work with, particularly within the sports and music sectors. We're looking for quite a hybrid individual. Someone who is a Digital Native, someone who is genuinely interested and engaged in the ongoing evolution of digital marketing and someone who gets under the skin of a brand and how to engage with their audiences and how to stay with them on the customer journey. You'll possibly be from a brand planning background as you will need to work on qual and quant research projects and to run workshops for clients, however, it is also essential that you have a strong appreciation for all things creative and you can transform insight into actionable creative propositions. This is a great opportunity to join a very well established agency who operate in quite a consultative manner with their clients. Whatever level you are at, you must have gravitas operating with senior level clients and able to come up with innovative and creative campaigns that have strategy and insight at their heart. To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 20 March 2018 17:05:14 +0000 Account Manager - creative agency in Manchester This leading city centre agency in Manchester is on the hunt for a new Account Manager. We're looking for someone who has a pedigree agency background and a proven track record in managing a wide range of through the line campaigns. The agency is ideally looking for an Account Manager who has experience in managing clients in the retail and trade sectors, however, this is desirable rather than essential. You'll have experience across Branding, Press, DM, Leaflets, SP and Digital too. As Account Manager you should be able to run accounts autonomously although you will be part of a larger team with strategic support too. This agency has an enviable client list and they have an excellent reputation. It's also one of the few agencies where you can have a decent work/life balance. We're keen to talk to candidates ASAP so if you'd like to know more, please get in touch. 19 March 2018 13:01:32 +0000 Senior Digital Project Manager We’re working with a top Manchester agency looking for a highly experienced Digital Project Lead.  They need someone capable of leading high budget, complex digital projects, from initial scoping through to completion. You’ll plan, drive and contribute to the delivery of all digital projects for the agency, you’ll also ensure strong relationships with both clients throughout projects and 3rd party partners and freelancers. Experience of contributing to the definition of UX on projects would be beneficial, as would a good technical understanding, and they are open as to your methodology, their more interested in your success in helping projects be realised on time and on budget. You’ll be an excellent communicator, capable of pushing back when timings and/or budgets are unrealistic, and prepared to constructively argue the case for different timings and/or budgets. This agency offers excellent benefits and lots of scope for future growth and development, as they continue to grow. M8215     19 March 2018 12:12:07 +0000 PR Account Manager PR Account Manager required for city centre agency, well established with a big future.  The agency staff is a mix of enthusiasm and experience, character and a great attitude to match the company’s ambition and team ethic is critical. You’ll be one part client contact, one part media liaison and one part idea generator. As a PR Account Manager you will work to create and deliver on brilliant plans and campaigns for your clients, leading and delivering through more junior team members. You could be from an agency or in-house PR background, as long as you’ve got at least 2 years under your belt and you’ll need strong Social Media & Content experience too. Great benefits and opportunities to progress in a growing agency.   13 March 2018 14:02:37 +0000 Brand Planner, global advertising agency, Manchester Our client is a leading integrated agency based in Manchester. Following a number of new client wins, we are now seeking a Brand Planner to join the team.  The role would suit an established Junior Planner with around 2-3 years experience who is keen to progress to midweight and to fast track their career.  It is essential that you have agency experience and that you are used to running qual and quant research projects and developing insight that will feed the creative proposition. Working as part of a well established planning team, you will work with some top brands across the FMCG, retail and leisure sectors.  You'll be working with some of the top Creatives in the region and the agency is very well respected - a sound career move!  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 09 March 2018 16:04:19 +0000 Consumer PR Account Manager A fast-growing Manchester agency needs a PR account manager to work on a range of consumer accounts, as part of their highly professional, close-knit team... The work is varied and stimulating, and the position requires excellent copywriting and social media planning skills, together with the proven ability to develop positive long-term relationships with clients and the media. A commitment to the highest standards of client service, the ability to oversee account executives, giving them a strong lead, and a creative, ideas-led approach are also essential for this role. The agency is looking to attract like-minded individuals, who are driven and focused, and keen to develop their career in a dynamic but friendly working environment. They have a strong commitment (that few can match) to their employees and an excellent reputation for training and staff development.  This is, in short, an outstanding opportunity for a top performer, in a very cool agency. To find out more, call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to 05 March 2018 17:05:27 +0000 Digital AD/Head of Digital This is a key position in a successful north-west agency; one that requires a credible, professional and senior-level digital marketing professional with a good all-round awareness and capability – technical, strategic and commercial – and the proven ability to manage teams/clients and develop business, both incrementally and through the development of new prospects, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.  Interested? Get in touch ASAP to find out more!  Call Peter Leonard 0161 449 9949 for a confidential discussion, or send your CV to 05 March 2018 16:04:30 +0000 Account Director (Healthcare/Experiential) A creative account director, with a track record in healthcare and, ideally, experience of experiential marketing, is required by one of the region’s most successful agencies. This is a key position, which requires someone with strategic and tactical know-how, an affinity with (international) brands and creativity, a collaborative approach, and the ability to manage a team and develop successful, lasting and profitable relationships with senior client decision makers.  It’s also a terrific opportunity to join a dynamic, fast-growing agency at an exciting stage in its development and make a decisive contribution to its continued growth, directing – and developing - one of its most prestigious accounts. To find out more, call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to 05 March 2018 14:02:24 +0000 Account Executive 3 month contract Liverpool Lovely creative agency based in Liverpool city centre need some client services and project support over the next few months due to a large new contract, and if someone makes themselves indispensable then it could turn into something more. They need someone to support experienced Account Manager’s and Account Director’s in the agency, help them with admin, dealing with suppliers such as printers, logging information on internal systems, helping with proposals, helping to complete spreadsheets/financials/timesheets, etc. Anyone with some experience of the Creative/Print/Marketing industry would be of interest, or even someone with some solid office experience, as long as you are organised, used to getting stuck in, rolling your sleeves up and helping out wherever necessary. This would be a great role if you are looking to get started into the creative industry.   05 March 2018 11:11:21 +0000 Account Manager - Global advertising agency in Manchester Our client is a long established integrated agency based in Manchester.  Following a period of continued growth, they are now seeking an Account Manager to join the team. We are looking for an Account Manager who has a proven track record gained agency side, managing a wide range of integrated marketing campaigns. We are also happy to consider proven SAEs who are ready to step up to this level. As Account Manager you will report directly to the Account Director and in turn, will manage an Account Executive. We're looking for an Account Manager who has worked on FMCG/retail accounts and who is as comfortable working across advertising campaigns as they are sales promotion and digital. The client is looking to recruit ASAP so if you would like to know more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP.  15 February 2018 15:03:09 +0000 Senior Digital Account Director - top agency in Manchester Our client is a leading and global digital agency based in Manchester. We're currently seeking a Digital Senior Account Director to join their team.  The role is based in the city centre and is a full time role.  We're looking for a Digital Senior Account Director who is a bit of a hybrid. You'll have experience across the full digital mix - from design and build and content through to search and social.  You will essentially be the #2 in the digital team reporting directly to the Head of Digital and providing both leadership, strategic and operational support across the digital teams.  We're looking for a Senior Digital Account Director who can work at a senior management and operational level, particularly leading SEO & PPC teams from a line management perspective aswell as driving growth in top client accounts and ensuring that clients are proactively managed.  It's not essential that you are a search expert but you must have knowledge of the various channels and the ability to manage teams.  On the other side of the business, you will work across a large retail client and will input from a strategic level into the growth of their digital proposition. This will be a much broader digital proposition and will encompass E-Commerce, content, eCRM and social media.   It's a great agency, terrific benefits, a lovely working environment and working with some of the best digital talent in the region.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP.  15 February 2018 15:03:47 +0000 Digital Senior Account Manager/Account Director - Manchester Our client is a well established and independent digital agency based in Manchester.  We're looking for a Digital Senior Account Manager (or Account Director) to join the team.  To be considered for this role, you'll need a minimum of 5 years digital agency experience with a good all-round knowledge of all digital channels and excellent client servicing skills.  The agency do everything from E-Commerce solutions and traditional web and mobile development through to search, social and email marketing.  Ideally we'd like some knowledge of Magento but the most important aspect of the role is in client development and we're looking for someone who has experience of growing and retaining client business. You'll need to proactively manage your clients and to be able to add value and insight to them, recognising opportunities and developing proposals to pitch these ideas to clients.  The agency has a good reputation, a sound project management and development team and it's a very sociable place to work.  If you'd like to know more, please contact Fiona  Christian ASAP. 15 February 2018 15:03:12 +0000 Senior Account Manager/Junior AD, Manchester. INTERIM Our client is a Manchester based integrated agency.  We're currently searching for a Senior Account Manager/Junior Account Director who has a strong track record in b2b marketing and who ideally has worked on IT clients.   This is likely an 8 month contract and we're looking for someone to start in April 2018.  You should have multiple channel experience and be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the IT sector. The agency has a strong creative output and a good digital bias.  You'll be responsible for taking the lead, managing client expectations, working closely with the planning team and day to day delivery of projects.   If you're SAM/JAD level and have a strong agency background, specifically in b2b marketing, please get in touch with Fiona Christian ASAP.  05 February 2018 11:11:18 +0000 Creative Planning Director - top agency in Manchester. Big brands! Our client is a leading integrated agency in Manchester with an impressive roster of big blue chip FMCG brands and a very long & successful track record in business.  We're currently seeking a bit of a hybrid role which we are calling a Creative Planning Director.   It's quite likely that this person could be from a Brand Planning or Creative Planning background.  You'll be ideas driven and full of innovation & disruptive thinking. We're looking for an individual who is endlessly curious and who loves to get under the skin of brands and to generate creative propositions that generate results.  This role is hugely client focused and you will be very comfortable presenting proposals and creative ideas to senior client decision makers.  You don't need to be a designer or to have a background as a creative but you do need to demonstrate a very strong pedigree in brand management and brand development. You should have knowledge of all channels and be at the forefront of testing new technology and driving growth through innovation.  It's a bit different so to find out more, please give Fiona Christian a call ASAP. 05 February 2018 11:11:57 +0000 Strategic Brand Planner - FMCG clients, Manchester agency Our client is a leading agency in Manchester. One of the longest established and with a very strong reputation in consumer driven promotional marketing. We're currently looking for an FMCG Strategic Brand Planner to join their team.  To be considered for this role, you will currently be working in a senior brand planning role, agency side and with extensive experience working on FMCG brands. You'll be very well equipped with understanding consumer behaviour and all aspects of shopper marketing.  You will be skilled in developing the insight to feed creative planning and you will work closely with creatives and client services teams.  This is a terrific opportunity to join an agency with a very strong track record in working with global brands and to develop your strategic brand planning skill-set with some of the best planners in the region.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 22 March 2018 17:05:46 +0000 SEO Executive SEO Executive - Manchester Our client, a growing, dynamic agency is looking to add an SEO Executive to their well established team. Utilising expertise in technical on-page SEO, this opportunity offers a unique chance for the successful candidate to work across a number of major clients across a variety of sectors. You’ll be joining an established team working on several key clients from day one. Learning from some of the best in the industry the SEO Executive role will entail: * Delivering SEO projects with specific focus on on-site and technical audits. * Tracking key clients’ KPIs and producing reports to inform them of SEO performance and areas for improvements. * Utilising skills in Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to ensure optimum SEO performance for a number of key clients. * Working with some of the agency’s biggest clients whilst upholding the reputation of delivering excellence throughout all SEO projects. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an agency who are always looking to add and develop their Search Marketing function with a proven track record in developing their employees. To be a success in this role you will need to be able to demonstrate the following: * Sound knowledge of SEO tools such as MOZ, SEMRush, Ahrefs etc * Proven experiences in conducting on-site and technical audits using a range of SEO tools with the ability to articulate findings to clients effectively. * Strong communication and written skills with a desire to deliver continued excellence to a variety of clients. For more information... 22 March 2018 16:04:42 +0000 Art Director - top agency in Manchester We're working with a leading Manchester integrated agency who are looking for an Art Director.  This role will ideally suit someone with around 2 years creative agency experience, someone who is ambitious, full of passion for the industry and who is a great conceptual thinker.  As Art Director you'll work closely with a Copywriter on a broad range of projects - the agency works through the line and whilst advertising experience is key, we also need someone who is digitally savvy and who can work across all channels.  This agency has a longstanding heritage in Manchester and they are a sizeable independent agency.  The bottom line for the role is that you must be a nice person, no over-inflated ego, be super talented and have attention to craft.  Someone who is endlessly curious, open minded and eager to learn new things.  If that appeals to you, please do get in touch with Fiona Christian ASAP. Due to the large anticipated response, we will only reply to applicants who meet the specifications above.  22 March 2018 16:04:58 +0000 Marketing Manager Are you a talented Marketing and Design Executive looking for their next move? Well become are pleased to be working with a leading Greater Manchester based organisation to recruit a new member of their team.    Reporting into the Managing Director, you will be responsible for developing and implementing all marketing activities across both digital and traditional channels. On a day to day basis, you will be responsible for SEO, PPC and email marketing strategies and developing engaging content for online platforms. You will be responsible for managing the digital footprint including social media platforms and also responsible for all the design output and setting all the artwork for print.    The ideal candidate for the role will have a solid track record in all areas of digital marketing as well as being a competent designer. You will have a solid knowledge of analytical tools and experience of of optimising landing pages.    Please apply now for immediate consideration!    Send your applications to      22 March 2018 15:03:16 +0000 Retoucher I am currently on the lookout for experienced and highly talented creative retouchers for a number of freelance roles across Cheshire and Staffordshire. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with a number of excellent clients, on a variety of projects. Desired Skills: * At least 4 years industry experience * A strong commercial portfolio showing before and after shots of retouching work * Outstanding skills in Photoshop * Strong attention to detail * Happy to work in-house with clients Rate banding: If you are set up as a limited company or if you are a sole trader: Limited companies would be looking at 25 + per hour. Sole traders being paid through our PAYE payment structure would be looking at 18-22 per hour plus statutory holiday pay. For those of you thinking of applying who don't really know the advantages of working as a freelancer through an agency like Orchard I would like to mention a couple of key points: For every booking you do through Orchard, you will be paid the week following the assignment. Another great advantage is that we carry the burden when it comes to collecting payment from the client and you get paid even if we don't. If you have any questions please get in contact and we will get back to you. 22 March 2018 11:11:06 +0000 Senior Front End Developer Global digital agency with offices in central Manchester are looking for a Senior Front End Developer to join their team.   Working on global digital projects for high profile B2B and B2C brands. You will need a proven track record of creating useful interactivity into websites and web applications.   Liaising between the Experience and Technical teams your role will be to work collaboratively with each group to prototype and then build interactive websites and applications for a range of global clients.   Key responsibilities include building mobile-first, cross-browser compatible, high performance websites and providing work estimates to Project Managers.   Core skills include expert HTML & CSS, comfortable writing JS or jQuery, experience of responsive website development - including component development, templates, grids/breakpoints and pattern libraries. Grunt/Gulp, Git, CMS, React and Angular.   Great opportunity to join a well established and well respected digital agency who offer great benefits!   This agency is also on the look out for Mid Level Front End Developers.   Please apply by emailing your CV through to 22 March 2018 11:11:38 +0000 Head of Brand Planning - top advertising agency in Manchester Our client is part of a global advertising network and they have a long established office in Manchester.  We are currently seeking a Head of Brand Planning to join the team.  This is a key role in their senior management team and requires a pedigree Brand Planner with a long and proven track record working for integrated/advertising agencies.  You will have a lot of gravitas and credibility working with clients at a senior level and will be able to work collaboratively with a strong creative and client services team.  The agency has a wide range of blue chip client brands who they work with on through the line campaigns.  It is not a specialist agency or with only one sector of clients represented. The Brand Planning function will provide all the research - both qual and quant that feeds the insight to generate creative campaigns and we are looking for a Head of Brand Planning who can run sizeable workshops for clients and who isn't afraid to challenge the status quo.  We very rarely see opportunities like this in Manchester and we invite interest from individuals who are interested in relocating to the region.  The agency has a terrific reputation for their creative output and they are also some of the most down to earth and sociable individuals in the North.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 22 March 2018 10:10:29 +0000 Senior Account Manager - boutique agency, S Manchester  Our client is a long established agency based in South Manchester. Very accessible by train, tram and car.  It's a great agency, creative and boutique in style.  They are currently looking for a SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER to join the team. To be considered for this role, you'll have an integrated agency background and ideally have a strong interest in and bias for digital projects too.  The bulk of work in this team is with Healthcare clients - not the seriously sciency medical work of some agencies but much less technical and consumer focused.  They are currently working on some very interesting projects involving social marketing.  You'll be a strong all rounder, keen to work in a well established team, be super organised and able to hit the ground running.  The hours are good and the agency feels like a bit of a close knit family.  Very down to earth people and genuinely somewhere where you will progress at the pace you deserve.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 22 March 2018 09:09:15 +0000 Account Director/Senior Account Manager Account Director/Senior Account Manager MedComms A leading MedComms agency is looking for a Senior Account Manager/Account Director to join their team in Manchester City Centre. The successful candidate will lead accounts across a wide range of medical specialities, so a life science degree is advantageous. The ideal candidate will have over 5 years experience in MedComms and have had experience in project-managing large, global medical accounts. You will also have evidence of leading on new business, managing excellent client relations and delivering high-quality work. The right candidate will be highly motivated, driven, ambitious and someone who can provide creative medical communication solutions. This company offers a competitive salary. To apply for the role please send over your CV.