Communications Coordinator Posted May 20
Morris and Company, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom
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We are looking for a bright and proactive new team member to join our small and friendly marketing department based at our Welsh Bridge office in Shrewsbury.

The ideal candidate will already have an aptitude for marketing and PR with a good understanding of the industry and a willingness to learn. Great interpersonal and team working skills are essential, along with an ability to multitask and manage workloads effectively during busy periods.

As part of a family business, we are looking for someone with energy, enthusiasm and a great sense of humour, willing to get 'stuck in' and play an important role in our team. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

To provide support to more senior members of the team

Responsibility for your own day-to-day work load e.g. writing features and handling advertising schedule working with the Communications Executive

Develop understanding of UK media, regional and national, consumer and specialist, and social media channels

Research and draft content for editorial features and news stories, as well as for sales literature for Morris divisions, to deadline

Carry out research as requested, including media lists, competitor analysis, venue and promotional opportunities

Securing approvals so PR and marketing plan can run in a timely manner

Begin to liaise with selected media and develop contacts, implement media 'ring rounds' for news releases, press briefings etc.

Compile and evaluate media coverage to a high standard

Maintain effective monitoring of local and national press, and trade magazines and develop awareness of opportunities and relevant items of general interest

Develop an understanding of marketing, design, print, photography and digital, including their relevant terminologies

Accompany account handlers sit in on internal progress meetings, selected client meetings, supplier briefings, photographic shoots, assist at press conferences and other events, take minutes and be responsible for issuing contact reports

This is a full time position working Monday-Friday, 9am - 5.30pm