PR & Digital Marketing Junior Account Executive

Organisation
Barefoot Public Relations Limited
Reference
VAC-2456
Sector
Business & Management, Marketing, PR, Media & Communications
Location
Wadebridge, Cornwall
Salary Details
£18,000 per annum
Job Type
Permanent
Closing Date
22/12/2017
We are looking for someone to join us in delivering innovative and effective campaigns that help our clients achieve their goals.

Job Description

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You’ll be working with a fantastic group of tourism, food and drink, property, interiors and events clients, based at our office near Wadebridge, north Cornwall.

The role would suit a graduate looking for their first marketing role; or someone currently working in marketing or journalism and looking to find a new and exciting challenge with one of the region’s leading agencies.

About the role

Your primary responsibility will be to support the team in the planning, delivery and reporting of campaigns for our client accounts. Work will include public relations, email marketing, content creation and social media.

Strong writing skills are key: you will research and draft a wide range of content, from blog posts and press releases to website landing pages, email marketing copy and social media updates.

In addition you will research and prepare reports, and have responsibility for the accurate logging and reporting of media coverage and digital marketing campaigns.

There is clear career progression available within the agency and plenty of opportunity for the right candidate to develop new skills and experience.

Main responsibilities

  • Assist the team with client campaign planning, execution and monitoring.
  • Media liaison with journalists working in travel, food and drink, events, property and interiors.
  • Researching media contacts and maintaining databases.
  • Securing features and research-driven media coverage.
  • Research and draft copy for a wide range of applications.
  • Liaise with clients regularly (responding to briefs, attending meetings, status reporting, information seeking, managing milestones and approvals).
  • Carry out research for existing projects.
  • Research and prepare project documentation, presentations, analysis and reports.

Skills required

Essential

  • Demonstrable interest in public relations, digital content marketing or journalism.
  • Educated to degree level with a strong academic record.
  • Excellent creative and news writing skills. Flawless spelling and punctuation.
  • Comprehensive understanding of and passion for digital and social media.
  • Genuine enthusiasm for the food & drink, property and tourism industries.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Be able to travel independently around Cornwall.

Desirable

  • Prior experience working or interning in public relations, digital content marketing or journalism.
  • Experience of using Wordpress CMS, Campaign Monitor, and databases.
  • Experience of using Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.
  • Experience of using video editing software.
  • Experience of using analytics packages.
  • Photography and image editing.
  • An understanding of SEO.

Reports to

Managing director.

Company Description

Barefoot is a multi-award-winning team of PR and digital marketing experts.

Other Application Details

What we offer

  • CIPR membership.
  • Training support and participation in the CIPR Continuous Professional Development scheme.
  • Office dog (working hours only).
  • Pleasant rural office with lots of natural light, wood burning stove, Nespresso machine and many different kinds of tea.
  • 30 days holiday per year (including bank holidays).
  • Soup kitchen on Friday lunchtimes.
  • 3pm finish on Fridays.

How to apply

Please send:

  • A one page CV (show us you can edit) detailing educational qualifications achieved and relevant work experience.
  • A typo-free covering letter explaining what you can bring to our team (extra marks for persuasive writing).

Tips

You might also like to take a look at our client case studies, press centre, and our blog, Barefoot Cornwall, before drafting your application.

Show us some examples of your writing, and tell us where to find you on social media.

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