The Drum Jobs 11 February 2016 12:12:10 +0000 Account Executive This is a great opportunity for an up-and-coming account executive with some agency experience, or a marketing-qualified graduate, keen to develop their career in advertising.  Due to continued growth, an integrated specialist agency urgently requires an additional account handler with a positive, 'can-do' mentality, a high level of application and the ability to multi-task and learn quickly 'on the job' in a busy, fast-moving and pressurised environment.  Reporting to a senior account manager, you will be working from start to finish on wide-ranging (print and digital) campaigns for major clients, developing client relationships in the process and (as you become more experienced) helping to develop opportunities for revenue growth. Versatility, a sound commercial instinct and 1st class communication and organisation skills are all essential for this role. Above all, you should have a strong desire to be part of, and the ability to hold your own in, a winning team! Call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to   11 February 2016 11:11:51 +0000 Account Executive - top Manchester agency Our client is a leading integrated agency in Manchester and following continued growth, they are seeking an Account Executive to join the team. To be considered for this role, you need to be an Account Executive with around 12 months agency experience. We're looking for an individual to come on board and work on a major retail consumer account which is through the line so you'll work on a very varied mix of campaigns, from Advertising and DM to SP and Design & Branding. This is a client facing role and you'll work closely with two Senior Account Managers so there is plenty of support and opportunity for progression. The agency is one of the longest established in Manchester and renowned for their strong roster of blue chip clients. They don't work silly hours but they do fantastic creative work, have lots of fun and socialise a lot. To find out more, contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 11 February 2016 09:09:03 +0000 Digital Client Services Manager Our client is a leading digital agency in Manchester. Fast growing and with an enviable client roster, they are on the lookout for a Client Services Manager to join the team. This agency has one of the strongest project management teams in the North so as a Client Services Manager you are not drawn into the day to day management of campaigns. Your role as Client Services Manager is much more client oriented and you will be responsible for growing and retaining client accounts and developing proposals for future activity. We're looking for someone who has a pedigree digital agency background and someone who lives and breathes all things digital. You must be very commercially oriented with demonstrable client relationship building skills and gravitas in dealing with clients at a senior level. The size of projects that you will manage are significant in terms of budget and you must have the confidence to scale up your experience to this level. The agency is very sociable with a central location in Manchester. There is an attractive package and definite career progression opportunities within the agency. If you'd like to find out more and have a chat about the role in more detail, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 09 February 2016 22:10:24 +0000 Creative Team A leading north-west agency requires a mid-weight team, strong on concepts AND execution, and with the ability to work on a number of high profile TTL accounts, across all channels – both above and below the line. This is a rare opportunity for a talented and versatile team (or individuals), able to produce hard-hitting, award-winning campaigns that help achieve objectives and reflect the agency's high standards. Writers must be able to write long copy, as well as snappy headlines, and art directors must be able to produce strong campaign ideas AND design. Blue-skies thinking in all cases is a must.  Expectations are high, but this agency only wants to hear from the best. If that’s you, and you have a portfolio that proves it, get in touch with Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV(s), with URL/samples, to 09 February 2016 22:10:27 +0000 Art Director (Mid-weight) A highly creative north-west agency requires a conceptually biased art director, who also has excellent design skills, and is able to produce award-winning work for high profile brands. This is a rare opportunity for a middleweight with 4 years’ experience and the ability to turn their hand to everything from traditional print to mass-market above the line media - including TV - without missing a beat – someone who sees the big picture, thinks verbally as well as visually, is fully mac literate, and is also able to produce design that reinforces above-the-line campaign messages/values and reflects commercial (as well as creative) objectives. No easy task, obviously. But then this agency only wants to hear from the best. If that’s you, and you have a portfolio/awards that prove it, get in touch with Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV (with a few samples) to 09 February 2016 22:10:49 +0000 Copywriter (Mid-weight) Award-winning north-west agency needs an ambitious, conceptually-biased copywriter. Someone who is able to produce effective copy, as well as concepts and headlines. Someone who thinks visually as well as verbally, approaches every brief creatively, and is full of energy and passion. Someone with at least 3 years’ experience. And someone who wants to win awards (if they haven’t already). Someone like you, perhaps? If so, please get in touch ASAP. Call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV and samples to 09 February 2016 09:09:52 +0000 Developer (PHP/MySQL) An established and successful agency is looking for a self-motivated web developer, as part of their plan to help develop their digital team. The role will cover a wide variety of projects and will involve responsibility for updating and developing PHP websites and applications. It's essential that you are self-motivated and able to manage your own projects, working to tight deadlines. Strong PHP development skills are essential, as is at least a year’s experience working with PHP and MySQL databases; and experience of working within an MVC framework would be beneficial. In addition, a good understanding of HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX and cross-browser development is essential, as is a keen knowledge of industry design applications such as Photoshop and Fireworks. Technical knowledge of SEO would be an advantage, and experience of Magento and WordPress would be useful (but is not essential). This is a great opportunity for an up-and-coming developer with at least a year’s experience (maybe more) to develop their career in a growing agency. To find out more, call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your details to 09 February 2016 09:09:02 +0000 Account Manager (Integrated) A growing TTL agency with is looking to boost its client services team with the appointment of an additional Account Manager to help manage their increasing workload. Working in a fast-moving environment, to tight deadlines, your main responsibility will be client liaison and managing projects (both print and digital) through to completion, ensuring that both client needs and agency standards are achieved, and also that work is completed on time, to budget and in line with briefs. Suitable candidates for this role will have a good knowledge of digital and print, 3+ years' experience in a marketing agency (ideally FS/professional services), and strong organisation, co-ordination and communication skills, together with a keen eye for detail and the ability to develop strong relationships at all levels - both internally and externally.    This is a great opportunity to develop your career in a fast-growing agency with much to offer – including high level exposure to quality clients, a supportive environment and plenty of opportunities for career progression. To find out more, call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to   08 February 2016 12:12:57 +0000 Middleweight Creative Team Middleweight Creative Team                                  Location: Manchester Salary: £30- 35K   About the Middleweight Creative Team role As the creative team you will be responsible for generating attention grabbing ideas that will entice the target audience of your clients. You will both be established as an art director and a copywriter you will be stuck like glue throughout the development of conceptual campaigns, you will also work with other members of the team such as web developers and editors and you will report into the Senior Art Director and Creative Director. You will be responsible for creating ideas that can be used across various platforms; you will develop a strong understanding of client requirements and execute tasks on time and to budget. About You You will exude design and creative capabilities; you will be strategic and high level conceptual thinkers with the confidence to share and present your ideas internally and externally. You will be comfortable working in a fast paced environment and have the ability to deliver campaigns that generate results for your clients. Essential Skills ·         Agency experience  ·         Design experience (photoshop, illustrator, sketch) ·         5+  years agency experience... 08 February 2016 11:11:14 +0000 Middleweight Art Director Middleweight Art Director                                    Location: Manchester Salary: £30- 35K   About the Middleweight Art Director role You will be joining an award winning communications agency that provides outstanding creative and makes huge impacts on businesses across the UK.  They are looking for a Middleweight Art Director to be responsible for the concept, art direction and design, working across multiples clients and briefs. You will work closely with the Senior Art Director and creative team in a fast paced environment. About You You will have experience in both art working and designing across digital, print and branding. You will be a conceptual thinker and will thrive when it comes to brain storming and throwing ideas around, you will be involved in the whole process through to the execution. You will come from a reputable advertising agency with a strong integrated portfolio for mainstream brands. Essential Skills ·         Design experience (photoshop, illustrator, sketch) ·         5+  years agency experience ·         Ability to pitch confidently ·         Great attention to detail What to do next If you think you might be interested and would... 08 February 2016 10:10:03 +0000 Graphic & Web Designer Graphic & web designer THINK loves brands and we're flying in 2016. We create, position and represent brands across the UK and now the world, after securing our first international client in the Caribbean. We are looking for a graduate level Graphics & Web Designer to join our Liverpool team. This is a great opportunity to work on live web and creative projects across THINK's client list in our core sectors of travel & tourism, leisure & hospitality, retail & property.  Are you creatively minded and on-point with the latest trends in web design? Role requirements:             •               Degree-level design or web development qualification or equivalent experience             •               Web design experience in Word Press, HTML & CSS and HTML e-shot design and coding (with databasing)             •               Good knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)             •               An eye for design, composition, typography and attention to... 05 February 2016 14:02:37 +0000 Senior Content Designer Senior Content Designer Ref: NB50956702/11 Salary: Grade 7 £27,924 to £30,978 (Bar at £30,178) per annum Location: Town Hall Extension, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA Hours: 35 per week Permanent   Manchester City Council's Digital Communications Team is responsible for the award winning Council website, managing the site’s architecture and content, improving customer journeys and user experience using analytics and data to inform future developments and deliver the Channel Shift Strategy.   This is an opportunity to shape the development of innovative, engaging digital content across a range of platforms for Manchester.   The Senior Content Designer must have extensive experience of customer focused; task orientated content and content management systems. They will lead the development of digital content, with responsibility for the day to day management of a small content team.   The post holder will need to be able to work flexibly and use their own initiative with little supervision in a busy and pressurised environment. The ability to deal with competing priorities and to work to tight deadlines is essential.   For more information about the role and to apply online please visit   Closing Date: Friday 4th March 2016 05 February 2016 14:02:15 +0000 Senior Art Director Senior Art Director                                    Location: Manchester Salary: £40- £45K   About the Senior Art Director role You will be joining an award winning communications agency that provides outstanding creative and makes huge impacts on businesses across the UK.  They are looking for a senior to lead the creative on key client accounts. You will be joining a collaborative team where you will be expected to be hands on in the whole process from conception through to execution. As well as looking after clients you will be also oversee the work flow in the studio, delegating jobs and encouraging creative expression. About You You will be a natural leader, you will have the ability to communicate clearly to the team and be able to direct yourself and others. You will be able to captivate your clients when you sell in the visual creative. You will be helping to build the agencies already astounding reputation   by creating high profile award winning work. Essential Skills ·         Design experience (photoshop, illustrator, sketch) ·         7+  years agency experience ·         Team management experience ·         Pitching and client management... 02 February 2016 14:02:41 +0000 SEO Account Director - top agency in Manchester Our client is a leading Manchester based digital agency. Following continued growth, we are seeking a SEO Account Director to join the team. To be considered for this role, we are looking for a consummate SEO professional with over 5 years agency experience. You'll be experienced in leading Search teams and will have strong client development and retention skills. It goes without saying that at this level, you'll be very experienced in developing SEO and Content Strategy for blue chip clients and will lead the SEO team in delivering absolute excellence in both client servicing and results. The Organic Search Director will provide team leadership and a passion for the discipline of organic search with a desire for operational excellence. The ideal candidate will have hands on experience in organic strategies, processes, analytics, a clear history of exceeding client goals and campaign KPIs. This individual will lead a small team of organic Search Managers and Specialists in the daily execution of search engine optimization (SEO) campaigns, as well as contributing to new product offerings.  The agency has a strong reputation and a very impressive roster of clients in the financial services, travel and telecommunications sectors.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 01 February 2016 14:02:16 +0000 Senior UX Designer Established specialist agency based in Cheshire is looking for a Senior UX Designer to join their digital offering. Your role is to ensure that key stakeholders are appropriately involved/considered in the design of the software: · Users: ensuring their needs are considered to increase retention, conversion and engagement. · Client: ensuring business needs are targeted. · Partner agencies: in line with the multichannel approach, this method ensures that key subject matter experts and content creators are involved in the design process. You will be responsible for applying a user centered design methodology on projects, working with clients, creative, strategy and development teams to design great experiences. You will have extensive experience leading the front end development of projects ensuring that interfaces are engaging, progressive and user centric MAIN DUTIES · Assist in the development and role out of the agency’s UX methodology. · Collaborating with creative, business and technical teams to create compelling user interactions for a variety of platforms, including smartphone, tablet and desktop. · Lead the UX modelling and testing elements of projects ensuring clients’ needs are met and projects and budgets are well managed including such activities as: § Modelling: Use cases, Sitemap, Flow diagrams, Wireframing, Prototyping, Functional specifications, IA. § Testing: Creation of and coordination of usability test. · Lead front end development... 01 February 2016 12:12:50 +0000 Artworker   Do you want to make a difference to the lives of people in Manchester?   M-Four is Manchester City Council’s in-house creative team. We produce high-profile campaigns for a range of organisations across Greater Manchester. Our campaigns vary from reducing visits to A&E, raising awareness of sexual health, to promoting the Christmas Markets, and many more.   Find out more about us at   We are looking for an experienced artworker to join our award-winning studio.   The successful candidate will:   ·         Have in-depth expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign ·         Possess excellent typographical skills ·         Have at least two years’ experience in a similar role ·         Have an excellent eye for detail ·         Ideally be educated to degree level.   M-Four studio is a fast-paced environment and our team are required to manage a varied workload on a day-to-day basis. To assist in this process, we provide employees with access to top-of-the-range kit and software to encourage the growth and development of talent.   If you have passion for the work you produce, want to work in a lively, hardworking environment, and are confident you can hit the ground running, then this could be an ideal opportunity for you.   To... 01 February 2016 11:11:18 +0000 Client Services Director - top Manchester digital agency   Our client is a small but perfectly formed digital agency based in Manchester. We're on the lookout for a Client Services Director to join their team and to drive strategic growth within the business. We're looking for someone who has a proven track record growing accounts, preferably within a digital agency setting with demonstrable business and commercial skills. The agency has a great reputation with some big blue chip brands and they have a strong background in digital design and delivering innovative applications. We're looking for a real relationship builder and someone who can identify opportunities and follow these through to engagement of new clients. This is a great role for someone who is perhaps tired of working in a bigger and more corporate agency environment and would like the opportunity to be a bigger fish in a smaller pond. There is potential for progression to the Board and a raft of other potential incentives for the right candidate. To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 27 January 2016 10:10:32 +0000 Digital Project Manager We’re looking for an experienced Digital Project Manager to join a prestigious and quality-driven Digital agency in Liverpool City Centre. As a Digital Project Manager, you will be looking after large-scale projects ranging from £50k-£500k for a number of high-profile, national clients. These projects include web build, software development, digital applications, multimedia or system integrations and you will be responsible for making sure that these projects are delivered on time and within budget, by managing the process from start to completion. They are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, as this is a client facing role and you will be the main point of contact during the project lifecycle. With regards to methodologies and tools, experience with Microsoft project would be highly beneficial, as would a Prince 2 qualification (although not essential). As well as having managed smaller projects, you will have managed large-scale web projects previously and maintain a calm and organised approach to your work. The agency is centred on building strong, high quality relationships with their clients and they look to hire friendly professionals with the drive and desire to produce great results. They have a well-structured, talented internal team that is focused on solving complex client problems and they offer fantastic career progression opportunities. This is a friendly, sociable agency with massive growth plans for 2016.  Please apply now to be considered for this opportunity 27 January 2016 10:10:25 +0000 Brand Manager MARBLE BEERS – BRAND MANAGER ABOUT:   Marble Beers is one of the original new wave breweries. Known for both our hop forward style and forward thinking approach we have long been regarded as one of the most exciting breweries in England; Marble has been able to bring interesting new styles of beer and exciting products to the British drinker for nearly 20 years. To ensure this legacy continues; that Marble is at the pinnacle of creativity and is sought after around the world, we believe that a themed, structured approach is required.   Marble, to us, should both explore and embrace past British brewing traditions and also look to the future. One foot in the past whilst having one foot in the future. Cask, Keg, Bottle or Can …. we have no prejudice.   Key points We started in the back of the historic Marble Arch Public House, Manchester We expanded to a separate brewery in 2009 and we have 3 beer led venues throughout the City of Manchester. We have won multiple awards both for our beer and also the food served across our venues This year brings a new head brewer and new lease of life into the brand. We feel we can bring something unique and exciting to the beer scene. Our focus is on quality, a strong forward thinking brand and excellent service.   Our philosophy….   We make and sell beer…. not business.   The democracy of pub life is alive and well  ….. we brew, we drink, we enjoy.   THE ROLE: The Brand Manager will be the lead advocate for the Marble brand that... 25 January 2016 19:07:34 +0000 PR Account Director As a result of continuing growth, one of the region's most successful, forward-looking and highly-regarded agencies is looking for a PR Account Director. This is a rare opportunity. And the agency in question has an unwavering commitment to excellence in all things, so only the best need apply. If that’s you, read on... A natural self-starter, you’re the sort of person who thrives in a busy environment, and you’ll have plenty of consumer brand (but also some B2B) experience, together with a strong results-orientation and the ability to motivate a team - not least by the quality of your own example. You’ll have at least a year's experience as an AD, and should also have a good eye for what makes a winning campaign, the ability to write great copy (features, case studies, releases, blogs and social posts), excellent media contacts, and a real passion for social media. It goes without saying that you’re able to forge and develop strong and profitable client relationships, and you should also have the ability to lead clients (confidently and strategically) and contribute positively to the agency’s new business drive. Oh, and you’ll be an accomplished plate-spinner, able to cope with multi-client demands in a fast-moving, pressurised environment. This agency REALLY only wants to hear from the best. If that REALLY is you, call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to   19 January 2016 16:04:34 +0000 Frontend Developer Job Title: Frontend Developer Location: Cheshire Salary: £30-35K You will be joining a full service creative agency in Cheshire that has recently been acquired by a huge marketing and communications organisation. The agency is going through some exciting new developments and is currently on the look out for a Frontend Developer. You will have the opportunity to work across a wide range of accounts. You will be responsible for building and developing your client’s websites, you will maintain these sites and fix any issues and you will be comfortable implementing new web technologies and functionality’s ensuring your clients websites are the best, putting this agency at the forefront of market leaders. Experience required: - ·         HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP ·         Experience working on multiple projects and to tight deadlines ·         4-7 years agency experience If you would like to find out more then please get in touch to Nicola Stelfox at Better Placed on  0161 238 6700 or drop me a line at 19 January 2016 12:12:12 +0000 M/W Creative Team This is a fantastic opportunity to join a thriving advertising agency based in Manchester city centre, this agency have growth from strength to strenght and have some of the best talent in the UK, Due to continued success they are now looking for a middle weight creative team, copywirter and Art Director to join them.  You will have brilliant career prospects and the chance to work with some of the best creatives in the industry.  You will also get to work on high profile TV campains.  Get in touch asap for more information. 18 January 2016 21:09:39 +0000 Senior Account Manager Passionate about brands and creativity? Experienced in ALL 'mainstream' media, and with a solid grounding in digital/social in an integrated environment? And also seriously ambitious?  If so, one of the region’s most successful agencies wants to hear from you… They’re growing fast, extremely busy, and in need of additional strategic input on a number of high-profile accounts (though you’ll also need to be very 'hands-on'). The range of work is extensive, the work itself outstanding, and the environment you’ll be working in, fast-moving, dynamic and creative. You’ll be an accomplished AM/SAM with a track-record of brand-building success in a known and recognised agency (recognised for its strategic and creative excellence, that is). And you’ll be skilled in interpreting briefs, inspiring creatives and clients, developing relationships, and also managing processes smoothly and efficiently (and, of course, profitably) through to completion. The agency in question is going from strength to strength and is highly regarded by both its clients and peers. And this is an excellent opportunity for a tip-top AM/SAM seeking genuine progression. To find out more, call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to 17 January 2016 10:10:49 +0000 Designer An award-winning integrated agency is looking for an additional (mid-weight) designer to join their highly creative team working across a wide range of TTL campaigns. Working closely with other team members, directors and clients, your main responsibility will be to develop creative and design solutions and support the Creative Director, whilst also ensuring that  projects are completed on-time and to the required standard. You’ll (obviously) be a high-powered creative (with a book that proves it), who is able to produce strong ideas and make them work, both on and offline (print, websites, landing pages, social media, email campaigns, etc.), and must have excellent communication, project and time management skills, together with the ability to think commercially and strategically, and a high level of proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Any additional skills in video editing, motion graphics, UX/UI design & information architecture would be very welcome (but are NOT essential). This is an outstanding opportunity for a super-talented, highly-motivated and multi-skilled designer to join a top agency at an exciting stage in its development. Call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV/samples to 11 February 2016 16:04:04 +0000 Creative Artworker Are you an exceptional Creative Artworker based in Greater Manchester? An exciting opening with a full service marketing agency has arisen and they are looking for you! Whether youre coming by road or Metro theyre an easy bunch to find. With a real mixture of clients and household names this agency offer a wide range of print and digital services across web, mobile, TV, radio, press and advertising. You'll be working over quality brochures, press adverts and mailers with a team of top creatives, developers and marketeers. If you're looking for exposure to digital marketing then this is the agency for you! You'll need to have an exceptional eye for detail and a portfolio showcasing proven layout and composition skills. If you have a minimum of 3 years commercial experience and you know your way around the Adobe Creative Suite then please apply without delay as this post needs to be filled ASAP.