PR, Social Media and Communications Executive

Closing date: 03/07/2020

spottydog communications in Victoria Square Birmingham

If you’re a rising star with bags of enthusiasm to develop your PR career, do we have a spottyjob for you! We’re looking for our next newshound who thrives on helping brands and businesses to hit the headlines and secure publicity that makes a splash, so a confident, enthusiastic, tenacious and outgoing personality is essential.

Career experience is essential so unfortunately we can only consider candidates with at least 12 months industry experience – ideally working in a PR Consultancy or marketing environment.  This would suit someone who has learnt the ropes in PR, media or marketing, but is confident to take more responsibility and further develop their experience.

We’re the biggest PR agency in Birmingham city centre, so as well as being in an awesome location next door to Victoria Square, working with a brilliant bunch of people, you’ll get to work with an exciting portfolio of clients who include Vintage Inns, Toby Carvery, BNP Paribas Personal Finance, BBC TV Licensing, Heritage Bathrooms and Miller & Carter and some pawsome clients in the pet sector.

We’re looking for someone who’s got a proactive attitude, thrives on challenge and has an inquisitive mind, eager to learn and understand our client’s businesses and stay on top of developments in the ever-changing media landscape.   In return you’ll be able to develop your skills working to deliver award-winning communications campaigns; from engaging social media content to thought-leading publicity, internal communications and digital content activity. Everything we do is about creating a great story to engage audiences, so we’re looking for bags of creativity, strong copywriting and organisational skills to enable us to work in a fast-moving, competitive media landscape.

We’re a business that’s grown 20% year on year for the last five years, so if you’re looking for a role with bags of opportunity for career progression, we promise we can offer lots of opportunity for career progression, taking on fresh challenge, responsibility and reward.

The salary on offer will be subject to experience, with candidates matched against our competency framework to determine if they match against the skills expected of a 3a, 3b or 3c Executive role.  The  starting salary for a 3a junior executive is from £18,000 but ideally we are searching for a 3b or 3c candidate which means the salary will reflect the candidate’s academic and career experience in line with our salary payscales.  Additionally we offer an awesome package of benefits which includes 3% match pension, 24 days holiday, PRCA / CIPR professional membership, together with the option to pick from a package of additional perks which include Student Loan Repayment, Healthcare, Gym Membership, Eco-Car, fully expensed iPhone or Company Loan.  We’re a work hard / play hard team, so to top it all we also offer Perkbox, an everyday rewards package which means you can grab a free coffee every week, free cinema ticket every month, plus discounts on everyday purchases, so even when you’re not at work, as a spottydog team member you can reap the benefit of being part of the pack.

As well as doing good things for our people, we also want to do good things for our planet, so spottydog also contributes to Climate Wise, offsetting each team member’s carbon impact and you’ll get an update every quarter explaining how the money we donate on your behalf is funding positive climate impact projects.

If this sounds like the role for you please send your CV and covering email to talent@spottydogcommunications.com by 3 July 2020.  Eight shortlisted candidates will be video interviewed w/c 6 July, three of whom will undertake a final interview exercise w/c 20 July.

We do expect demand for this role to be high, so if you are interested in this role please do get in touch as soon as possible, as we may stop accepting CVs before 3 July 2020.

spottydog wants to ensure our people reflect the community and clients we serve so we welcome candidates with industry experience from all backgrounds.  To maximise the opportunity to include candidates identifying from BAME communities we advertise and are proud to work with the Taylor Bennett Foundation.