We're Hiring - Part Time Press and Marketing Assistant

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We're Hiring - Part Time Press and Marketing Assistant

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Do you love everything about food, from trying out recipes to tasting new cuisines? Do your top skills include organisation, administration, writing and amateur food photography? If so, we might have the job for you. We are looking for a Marketing Assistant to work for three days a week for the next six months. 

This entry level role will include a range of administrative tasks, such as gathering and organising press coverage and customer feedback, proofreading, and helping to send out brochures. The successful candidate will also take photographs in Leiths cookery classes, assist on video shoots, come up with imaginative ways to interact with our customers on social media, help manage our blog, and, with guidance, upload regular press updates on Food4Media.

The Marketing Assistant will provide practical support ahead of the Leiths Open Evening on 6th June, and must be free to work that evening. This is an opportunity to work in an extremely friendly and supportive environment with a fantastic reputation and great links to other organisations in the food industry. Salary to be agreed, but will exceed London Living Wage. 

We are flexible about which days are worked each week, which will make it easier to fit this role around other commitments. Employees enjoy free snacks, hot drinks, a daily buffet lunch and Friday leftovers. 

Responsibilities:

  • Saving press cuttings onto the system and producing a monthly list 
  • Monitoring media alerts and flagging them to the Press and Marketing Officer 
  • Maintaining and updating the press contacts spreadsheet 
  • Assisting the Leiths receptionist with brochure requests 
  • Pitching ideas for the Leiths blog to the Press and Marketing Officer and writing some blog posts of your own 
  • Checking courses and copy on the Leiths website  
  • Gathering and organising customer feedback
  • Occasionally taking high quality photos of food produced in our classes and courses
  • Social media post scheduling (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) 

Person specification:

Essential 

  • Excellent written English
  • A proven interest in food and cooking 
  • Experience of managing social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) 
  • Keen attention to detail
  • The ability to work autonomously and proactively 
  • An interest in food photography 

Desirable

  • Experience of writing blog posts and press releases
  • Copywriting experience
  • An understanding of programs such as Survey Monkey, CMS (e.g. WordPress) and email marketing platforms (e.g. MailChimp).  

To apply, please send your CV and three reasons you think you would be a great member of the team to marketing@leiths.com. Successful candidates will be contacted before 9th April 2018. 

Lily Grouse

Author: Lily Grouse

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