Vacancy

Position

PR and Social Manager (B2B)

This is a rare opportunity to join the B2B team at WPR, a Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For 2020, and one of the UK’s most award-winning agencies.

Job Description

We’re looking for a superstar PR and social manager to work across some of our biggest B2B accounts. You’ll thrive on getting your head around complex topics – from machine tools and robotics to drainage – and distilling them into copy which captures the attention of a reader.

A love of creating great content is essential. You’ll be able to take technical information and mould it into many forms – press releases, features, LinkedIn posts and tweets – to name but a few.

Pitching to journalists and convincing them to run your features over anybody else’s will come naturally to you, while your ability to drive awareness, leads and sales for your clients will be what gets you out of bed in the morning.

You’ll thrive on working in a fast-paced environment, be able to think creatively, and advise clients, all while organising and mentoring a talented team.

Key Competencies

Qualifications

  • Must be educated to degree standard.
  • Will ideally hold a full, clean driving licence

Experience and Knowledge

  • A minimum of two years’ agency or in-house experience is required, ideally in a B2B/technical PR role

Abilities and Skills

The chosen applicant will:-

  • Be able to think creatively and strategically
  • Work alongside the B2B Account Directors to deliver strong communications programmes across the B2B client mix.
  • Have experience working within the B2B sector
  • Be able to demonstrate strong writing skills – with the ability to draft content for blog posts, press releases, in-depth feature articles, award entries and even white papers
  • Possess a confident telephone manner – able to pitch stories to the media and secure coverage
  • Demonstrate excellent presentation skills and attention to detail
  • Be knowledgeable about the trade media and the online channels available for the B2B market
  • Have the ability to process and translate technical information into meaningful content for the media and content marketing campaigns
  • Have excellent time management skills
  • Ensure all work is completed on time and within budget
  • Be able to mentor junior members of the team and lead by example

Remuneration

Package:

  • Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience
  • 20 days holiday + additional 3 days between Christmas and new year. Additional day’s holiday for every year of service, up to 25 days
  • An extra day off on your birthday

 

WPR is a Sunday Times Best Small Company to Work for 2020.  Here’s why:

Benefits:

Work/Life Balance

  • Enhanced holiday leave
  • Flexible working location
  • Flexible working hours
  • Monthly flexi hour
  • Opportunity to buy/sell holiday
  • Emergency care leave
  • Live Free foundation – opportunity to apply for an annual grant to live your life to the full
  • Paid medical leave
  • Waggy Wednesdays – chance to bring your dog to work

Career Development & Progression

  • Weekly Learning Lunches
  • Annual tailored training programme
  • Monthly coaching-check ins with line manager to set / review objectives
  • Paid study leave

Providing Financial Support

  • Healthcare cash plans
  • Enhanced pension contributions
  • Interest free emergency loans
  • Interest free home deposit loans
  • Death in service cover
  • Access to hundreds of discounts at high street retailers
  • Company-funded employee gifts

Health & Wellbeing

  • Mental health first aiders
  • Personalised mental health support for you and your family
  • Employee assistance programme including Counselling, legal support and financial advice
    • GP helpline
    • Flu jabs
    • Discounted gym membership
    • Impact days – to support a cause close to your heart

Staying Social

  • Staff clubs including Book, Film, Football and Rounders
  • Table tennis tournaments
  • Firsty Fridays
  • Summer away days
  • Staff committees including Social, Thrive, Charity and Christmas

Please send your CV with a covering note to joinus@wpragency.co.uk