spottydog communications is an award-winning Communications Consultancy responsible for delivering PR, social media engagement and digital content activity for a host of great consumer, business and public sector clients.
As a fast growing company we’re passionate about Talent Spotting and have an always on recruitment policy to welcome graduates interested in developing a career in PR, communications, social media and digital marketing. Our policy is to review all applications as we receive them, scoring them based on skills, creativity and initiative. If you get spotted we’ll invite you to an online interview in the last week of every month and candidates that make the grade will be offered a role with an immediate start.
We welcome applications from Graduates or those with degree equivalent experience who share our Pedigree People commitment to delivering best of breed communications and in return we’ll offer the career opportunity to work with our brilliant team and amazing clients. Across our 12-year history spottydog has developed a strong reputation for supporting the next generation of talent, together with recognition from the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for being a Top 10 UK SME Employer for graduates.
As well as offering you an awesome career opportunity, there’s loads of perks for being part of the pack! Our city centre penthouse office is a great location for work and play, which means as a team we’re spoilt for choice on where to visit for our regular lunch time Tasty Thursday! Our Perkbox team rewards offers a host of extra benefits, from free weekly coffee and snacks through to shopping discounts and rewards, plus we throw in a young person’s railcard, birthday goodies and professional membership with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
We also offer flexible benefits to help team members pick the perks that are best for them, picking from student loan repayment, gym membership, health insurance or extra pension contribution. Two of our team members are currently using their learning & development budget to fund driving lessons and some of our team members receive support from independent external coaches.
We don’t just look after our people, as we’re proud to do our bit to look after our planet. To date as a team we’ve offset over 226 tonnes of carbon over the last 24 months and every team member makes an environmental commitment as part of their learning & development objectives.
Our Graduate programme will put you through your paces to give you the practical experience working on client campaigns as well as helping to develop workplace practice skills like time management, project management, communications skills and working as part of team.
As a communications consultancy the variety of work we deliver on behalf of our clients is huge, so our Graduate programme will provide a great first taste of life working within a busy and dynamic agency environment. On a day-to-day basis this might include PR and engaging with the media & influencers, copywriting, managing social media activity, planning and managing paid media / PPC campaigns, carrying out SEO audits, helping to organise events, creating design and digital content collateral, delivering e-marketing activity, managing website content, managing projects and providing updates to our lovely clients.
To be successful you’ll need to have sharp copywriting skills, a strong interest in current affairs, a creative mind, pay good attention to detail and good knowledge of the media landscape. Whilst a PR, media, marketing, digital, communications or journalism degree is an advantage, we regularly recruit new team members with more generalist degrees, but we would want to see evidence that you have already done your homework or have some work experience to demonstrate that you understand the dynamics of working in our industry.
Maintaining our vibrant workplace culture, as well as fostering an environment to support learning and development means spottydog comes together as a team to operate from our Birmingham city centre workspace on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with the option of remote working outside of our core days.
With a pet friendly office you’ll need to like dogs or our office dogs Lottie & Zac will be upset, as will some of our lovely pet sector clients. We’re not just barking – as well as working with our ‘pet projects’ we work with clients within the technology, home interest, healthcare, professional services and leisure sectors, so experience or an interest in these areas would enable you to hit the ground running.
We welcome applications from all backgrounds so our team can be as representative as the community we serve. If you’re not sure if this could be the right role for you, do get in touch, we’d be happy to answer any questions that might hold you back from applying. Otherwise to be considered please send your CV and covering letter to email@example.com telling us why you want to be our next top dog.