Mags Creative Hiring Podcast Marketing Executive

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A full time position at Mags Creative, UK

Salary: £26,000 (yearly rate)

We are hiring for an essential role in the promotion team at the multi-award winning podcast production and promotion agency Mags Creative.

We won Best Network at the British Podcast Awards 2022, as well as multiple awards at the ARIAs 2022. We make podcasts for the likes of Spotify, Amazon, Podimo, Google, Meta and the BBC to name a few.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an ambitious, creative team, and help support the growth,  listenership and awareness of a number of podcasts – from branded shows, to platform commissions and Mags Creative Originals.

We need someone who is: 

  • A strong copywriter, comfortable with words – whether that’s press releases, well-crafted emails, episode descriptions and more. 
  • An excellent communicator who can support the management of external client relationships with the greatest care. 
  • Highly organised, thorough and detail-oriented with the ability to prioritise tasks effectively. 
  • A creative thinker, with a strong interest in podcasts and marketing. You love to solve problems as well as bring new ideas to the table.
  • A team player, eager to learn and grasp new information quickly.

About the role 

We’re looking for a Marketing Executive to join our talented and creative promotion team. 

With a department made up of experienced podcast marketing experts, we take an analytical and holistic approach by continually adapting our strategy to unlock and maximise audience growth for clients such as Red Bull, Puffin and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. 

You will support the team in growing the listener figures for a number of podcasts using the techniques and strategies we’ve developed, and applying creative-thinking to propose and experiment with new ones. 

We’re fast-moving, dynamic and ambitious. When we’re working, we’re ‘on’ and we achieve a lot, often with relatively little. We work with some of the biggest brands in the world and we hold ourselves to high standards.

Having said all of that, we’re also kind and human. We work in a business powered by humans and we can’t control everything. We do our best to bridge this gap with empathy.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference in our rapidly growing and innovative company. 

You will report directly to the Head of Marketing.

About you 

  • You have at least between 1-2 years experience in a marketing or PR role. This does not need to be podcast specific. 
  • You have strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks effectively
  • You demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently and within a team
  • You’re comfortable working with and contacting new people
  • You have a strong interest in podcasts and creative marketing 
  • You have a can-do, positive spirit 
  • You enjoy working in fast-paced environment and handle pressure well
  • You are reliable and punctual
  • You are confident and proficient in the use of the Google suite – including Docs & Sheets

What you need to know 

  • 30 days annual holiday (excluding bank holidays)
  • £500 annual personal development allowance
  • Regular lunch and learns with external speakers and workshops
  • Quarterly team socials
  • Access to flexible coworking spaces across London
  • EMI employee share option scheme for full-time permanent employees
  • Location: We are a hybrid-working company. We currently come together 2 days/week in an office in Borough, London. We do not discourage applicants from outside of London but travel to/from/around London regularly should be expected.

Typical day

  • 8.45am – It’s email time! You log on to scan over Slack and emails. A podcast guest slot that you set up for the host of one of your shows has changed date, so you request new recording dates and keep the host and the client informed of the change.
  • 9.15am – You’re creating a media list to outreach about the launch of a new show. You scan the Internet for appropriate publications, then find a journalist who might be interested in featuring the show or its host. Once the list is created, you send it to the client for approval.
  • 10.30am – You join your bi-weekly call with the production team for one of your shows to align on upcoming episodes and promotional activity. It’s really important to work closely with the production team on projects to share information and be on top of moving timelines.
  • 11.00am – A trailer swap you’ve organised is nearly signed off, so you liaise with the show’s producer on listener numbers and a date for the promotion to go live, then check this with the internal team. The show timeline is updated and the win goes in the promotion spreadsheet.
  • 11.30am – A weekly check in with the Head of Marketing to align on current projects and bring her up to date with any new developments or areas needing a second opinion. 
  • 12.00pm – You make the final tweaks to a strategy deck that you’ll be presenting to a new client next week, which includes specific recommendations for their podcast. This is then shared with the Head of Marketing for feedback.
  • 1.00pm – Time for lunch! Off on a walk for some fresh air and a break from the screen.
  • 2.00pm – Some more emails have come through. You work through these and then finalise the agenda for an upcoming call with the editorial team at a major podcast platform.
  • 2.30pm – You’ve built a long term relationship with the editorial team at the platform and it’s time to attend a marketing call with our partners to let them know about the launches of a few upcoming shows to consider for a feature via playlists or carousels.
  • 3.00pm – You listen to an exciting new episode for one of your shows and make note of engaging moments. These are sent on to the client for approval, and will be used to create social assets to go out via the host’s socials.
  • 4.00pm – You’re working on an internal research document detailing different paid advertising channels that we use. This will be helpful when creating tailored paid plans for new and existing clients based on their budget and specifications.
  • 5.00pm – You make note of any promotions that week in our internal tracking document which we use to monitor weekly analytics of all our shows and finalise a roundup email for the client, letting them know about the promotional activity that has taken place that week.
  • 5:15pm – As this working day comes to a close, it’s time to plan the following day, and prioritise tasks. 

How to apply

Before we get into the details of your professional experience by looking at your CV, we have a few questions that we’d like you to answer.

These are asked of all applicants and will allow us to screen everyone fairly and help us to reduce the potential for unconscious bias. You won’t be sending an email into the abyss, we commit to getting back to everyone who applies. 

We may contact you via email to progress your application, but your contact details won’t be used for anything else. The details you submit will be deleted after 3 months, or once our recruitment process is over – whichever is first. We’ll always ask if we wish to retain your details on file outside these terms.

Link to apply is here.

We will keep applications open until Monday 19th June, but we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so please be aware that the sooner you apply, the sooner someone will read this.