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Job description

Communications and Content Specialist

  • Location

    Manchester

  • Sector:

    Marketing & Communications

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £33k - 34k per year + Excellent Benefits

  • Contact:

    Dan Middlebrook

  • Contact email:

    dan.2209D6A42.0@applythis.net

  • Contact phone:

    0161 641 5545

  • Job ref:

    41029

  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-12-15

  • Consultant:

    Dan Middlebrook

The Communications and Content Specialist is responsible for the planning and creation of content and content strategies for a range of traditional and digital media for our client’s EMEA business.    

Duties include:

Content creation

  • Devise a regional external communications content plan and editorial calendar for all key channels in conjunction with the Marketing Communications Manager, Marketing Managers and Digital Marketing Lead
  • Create content that engages and inspires audiences to interact with the brand for all online and offline channels (inc. email, landing pages, case studies, newsletters, blogs, press materials, press releases, bylined articles, white papers, corporate videos and marketing collateral)
  • Create and source new content for communications 
  • Work with the technical services team to create technical /high value technical content
  • Write and edit content ensuring a high degree of accuracy for all platforms

Tailoring, tracking and distributing content

  • Re-purpose and tailor content for distribution across all media and all key target audiences
  • Track topical issues and identify news hooks relevant to our marketing campaigns to be leveraged for content creation/execution benefit
  • Measure and evaluate feedback on distributed content to continuously improve
  • Track competitor communications and content with a view to ensuring we differentiate our brand and gain stand out in the market

Brand development and stewardship

  • Ensure content is consistently on message and adheres to the brand guidelines across all channels
  • Develop and continuously update message maps for all key product ranges and capabilities
  • Ensure that tone-of-voice and brand character is reflected in all marketing collateral copy, as well as special projects
  • Work with G2M team to ensure the integrity of the brand is maintained and reflected in all elements of our presence at events
  • Provide communications support at key events in EMEA

Web content development

  • Work with the Digital Marketing Lead to ensure that the EMEA website content increases site engagement
  • Use engagement metrics to drive the development of future content
  • Work with the Marketing Communications Manager and the Digital Marketing Lead to develop persona driven content for the website
  • Manage the translation of different language versions of the website and extranet
  • Support the implementation of an SEO strategy in the region

Qualifications and Experience required:

  • Degree in English, Communications, Marketing, or related field
  • Editorial and content experience - either from a pure editorial background or in a communications function, e g.  PR, writing editorial content for online and media channels, employee communications
  • Excellent command of the English language with traditional writing skills and expertise in new media.
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience of implementing Social Media campaigns
  • Experience working for a B2B organisation would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of SEO
  • Proven event management experience would be an advantage
  • Experienced running and devising Content Marketing campaigns
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in Digital/Social Media
  • Native English speaker

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