We're hiring! Marketing Executive (Kickstarter role)
ORCA seeks a creative Marketing Executive with a strong strategic mind to craft compelling brand and marketing campaigns that deliver results.
Posted on September 20th, 2021 - By Vicki Lee
ORCA is a brand and digital agency based in Bristol. We create experiences that spark a positive impact on the world, for brands that we admire and products that inspire. We work with the bold, the brave, the challengers and the disruptors.
We're a close-knit bunch of obsessively creative, driven individuals who thrive on a challenge. Together we create extensive visual identities and digital campaigns for both the national and global markets. We have a fervent belief in using design to incite change and make a difference to people's lives, in the way they communicate and how they interact with design. We call it 'Starting a Movement'.
We believe in culture first, which in turn encourages great design, happy people and long-standing client relationships. We support collaboration and personal expression, encouraging the team to challenge themselves daily and try new things. We have built a fun, enjoyable and relaxed working environment, and we believe this is reflected in the quality of our work.
ORCA have teamed up with Kickstart to hire a creative Marketing Executive with a strong strategic mind to craft compelling brand and marketing campaigns that deliver results.
We’re looking for someone who lives and breathes social media and digital marketing; someone who is passionate and excited about the industry and can adapt to the constant challenges and changes within it.
What you’ll do
Work with Marketing Manager to...
Develop ideas and generate both proactive and reactive content to share across multiple digital platforms
Write creative editorial content including blogs, articles, features and email campaigns
Brief in designers and developers to request assets for specific campaigns
Assist in the management of the digital marketing schedule to ensure weekly and monthly deadlines are met
Input into SEO, PPC and other forms of digital advertising
Ensure ideas are realistic and achievable and seek to find the best solution within allocated time and budget
Attend meetings, pitches, workshops and presentations; participate in conversation and take detailed notes to aid analysis
Carry out regular social media audits, competitor analysis, audience research and influencer research
Liaise directly with clients as required to coordinate campaign activity
Define target audiences, demographics, cultural sectors and other customer groups to influence brand positioning
Analyse data trends and consumer behaviour to define company positioning
Assess the performance of events, advertising and digital campaigns to inform future campaigns and marketing activity
Stay up-to-date on consumer behaviour and market trends to identify insights, challenges and opportunities
Develop and implement campaigns for measurable ROI
Manage ORCA brand comms
Strategise award submissions, budgets and targets
What you’ll bring
An education in Marketing would be preferable but not essential
Strong communication skills and the ability to present your ideas
A detailed understanding of all major social media platforms and how best to utilise them
Creative copywriting skills
A naturally organised and proactive spirit
Versatility and the ability to manage your own schedule
Ability to listen, learn and take constructive feedback
A collaborative, energetic and hungry approach to learning and progressing. Positive vibe
Preferable but not essential
Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite
An understanding of email marketing software such as MailChimp
An understanding of scheduling software such as Later
Creative copywriting skills
A knowledge of working with website backend CMSs
What you’ll get in return:
National Living Wage
21 days annual holiday (which increases with length of service) plus your birthday and the Christmas shutdown period off
Training and personal development budget to further benefit your skill-set and career
In-house and remote working opportunities
Team away days
Cycle to work scheme
Annual tickets to dev/creative events, talks and festivals
Additional Employability Support
Employability Skills Training: This will be provided for our placement by our Gateway organisation, WorkAdvisor. A ten-week e-learning programme covering all the requirements of the scheme. Progress will be monitored by WorkAdvisor and the employer.
Employability Skills modules:
Problem-Solving at Work
Taking part in a project
Working in a team
Working with Colleagues
Job Application Skills
Writing a CV
Job Search Skills
There is great potential for the right person to grow with us, becoming a Marketing Manager and having the freedom to develop their own marketing team, with a commensurate increase in salary.
What is the Kickstart Scheme?
The Kickstart Scheme is a 6 month paid job with a local employer, funded by the Government.
You can apply for a Kickstart Scheme if you are:
Claiming Universal Credit
16 to 24 years old
Duration: 25 hours per week for 6 months
Salary: 100% of National Living Wage for 25 hours for a total of 6 months.
To apply: If you are the game changer we seek, please apply through your Universal Credit login. See full details here.