13 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Public Relations Manager, Marketing Manager, Social Media Manager, Communications Manager
  • Type Full Time
  • Location Emerald St, Holborn, London, UK

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Job Title: PR & Marketing Manager
Location: Emerald Street, Holborn, London
Contract Type: Permanent
Term: Full-Time, 09:30-18:00
Start Date: Asap
Reports to: Chief Strategy & Operating Officer
Direct Line Reports: n/a

Novel produces premium original podcasts, as well as award winning content for leading broadcast networks and platforms, including the BBC, iHeartRadio, Wondery, Audible and Spotify.

Whilst investigative and narrative documentary story-telling are firmly in our DNA, Novel also develops and produces shows in comedy, politics, sport and scripted.

Novel works with top-tier brands and IP owners such as Google & The Premier League who appreciate our abilities to create innovative branded podcasts that people actually want to listen to.

With great development and IP at the centre, our ideas are increasingly migrating to TV, Film and Publishing, with numerous projects in development.

Novel is seeking a PR and Marketing Manager to help drive growth plans after a very successful year. We are on the hunt for an all rounder who can work with the management team to deliver on the strategy and business plan which centres on launching a new suite of original podcasts, in addition to our prominent work for hire business.

We would like to speak to applicants that have a multi-faceted skill-set, happy to focus on and drive all aspects of the marketing and communications mix.

  • Create and implement the annual marketing plan and budget in collaboration with the management team.
  • Create and manage all trade and consumer marketing materials.
  • Produce social media assets for distribution.
  • Manage the day to day running of the Novel social media channels (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn) posting relevant and timely content with grid planning.
  • Ensure documents and marketing materials are current, accurate and properly reflect the brand and desired messaging.
  • Manage the company website and ensure it is up to date with latest news, roles, etc
  • Responsible for corporate messaging development and distribution.
  • Liaise with journalists in the UK and US to positively position and grow Novel’s presence in the trade and consumer press.
  • Continually evaluate the comms approach and devise strategies to cut through via thought leadership pieces, event speaking opportunities etc
  • Assist development team in the preparation of new business materials including new business meeting pitches and presentations.
  • Manage the awards calendar, write entries and manage submissions.

  • Demonstrable ability to think strategically, creatively and independently.
  • Strong work ethic and motivation to succeed.
  • Quick learner and a confident communicator.
  • Possess strong organisational skills and attention to detail necessary to prioritise multiple initiatives and projects.
  • Demonstrate a professional level of verbal, written and listening skills.
  • Ability to design and produce marketing materials including audio visual assets for distribution.
  • Excellent understanding of social media channels.
  • Excellent organisation skills and ability to prioritise a large amount of tasks in an effective way.
  • Working knowledge of some or all of the following: G Suite, Powerpoint/Keynote, Google Analytics, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Adobe InDesign, Asana.
  • Podcast industry knowledge and media contacts a distinct advantage.
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in a similar role.

  • £35000-£40000 per annum dependent on experience
  • 23 days of holiday per year + Christmas
  • Pension
  • Season ticket loan

To apply, please include a copy of your CV and any other relevant information, as well as a cover note saying why you’d be great for the role.

It is obvious the podcast industry needs to change and become more diverse. We are therefore particularly keen to hear from applicants that are underrepresented in the industry, such as those from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic backgrounds or those with disabilities.

Whilst we are currently home-working, we will soon be back working from a central London office. We do however have flexible working policies around time and location, in the hope of being as accommodating to individual circumstances as possible.

The closing date for this position is 25th June. Thanks and good luck.

Skills Required

  • Social Media
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Communications Planning
  • Communication Strategy
  • Public Relations
  • PR Strategy
  • Media Campaigns
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Media Relations