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1000 667 JBH - The Digital PR Agency

JOB ALERT: JBH are hiring a Business Development Manager

Role: Business Development Manager
Type: Permanent – Full time
Location: Manchester (Central & open to remote working)
Salary: £35-45K (dependent on industry experience) PLUS uncapped commission


JBH is an award-winning digital PR agency making its mark in the SEO industry and is working with many well-known brands including tails.com, Uswitch and money.co.uk.  

Over the past few years we’ve experienced rapid growth and require an ambitious and experienced Business Development Manager to lead sales growth for the business working alongside the Marketing Director and Digital PR director.

You will be responsible for developing, pursuing and closing new business opportunities – helping the business deliver against its ambitious growth plan.

Personal specification

JBH is looking for a highly driven & motivated salesperson who has a passion or interest in digital marketing, with at least 3 years experience in a similar role. The agency specialises in digital PR to support SEO objectives and as such it is important that candidates have a good basic knowledge of digital marketing and the role SEO plays. However further training will be provided so that they can talk with confidence (and knowledge) to SEO professionals

The role has huge potential for career development in a young, fast growing agency at a time when the SEO industry is booming.

Responsibilities

The day-to-day responsibilities of the Business Development Manager will focus on the following areas of activity:

  • Take ownership of the agency’s sales pipeline with support from directors
  • Oversee lead generation process, including collaboration with external partners
  • Development of new opportunities through online and offline channels
  • Building and maintaining key client relationships within the SEO industry
  • Producing bespoke digital PR proposals based on brand criteria and budgets and presenting to prospects
  • Working with marketing to create content to support the sales pipeline
  • Work with marketing to implement and run new business events
  • Attend trade shows and conferences to represent JBH and source leads
  • Maintain internal systems, ensuring they are kept up-to-date with the latest sales activity.
  • Keeping up to date with the latest trends in Search Marketing and PR, with the assistance of the digital PR team.

You will

  • Have at least at least 3 years’ experience selling digital marketing services or similar
  • Have a proven track record of hitting sales KPI’s.
  • Have at least a basic understanding of SEO and its role within digital marketing
  • Have experience using LinkedIn to build and nurture relationships
  • Have phenomenal presentation, interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Be comfortable using Google Drive and management tools like Monday.com
  • Be willing to travel UK wide to meet prospects and attend networking and industry events

Benefits

  • Competitive salary PLUS uncapped commission structure
  • Training and development opportunities
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Half day Fridays – start the weekend early!
  • Birthday off
  • Macbook/Phone
  • Pension

Want to come and join us?

If this sounds like the kind of position that excites you and you think you’d make the difference we’re looking for, please send your CV to us at careers@jbh.co.uk

Due to the expected volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted. (No recruiters or agencies please…don’t do it to yourselves!).


JBH – Where everybody’s welcome.

JBH is an inclusive agency that welcomes candidates from all walks of life, because imagine just how boring it would be if we were all the same?

We believe an agency really thrives when a mix of unique minds come together, bringing different ideas, outlooks and voices to the table.

That’s why we encourage applications from people of different backgrounds, beliefs and identities, as we continue to hire data whizzes, creative thinkers, wordsmiths and top-notch designers.

We’re also aware that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to the way our colleagues work. Our flexible home/office working is entirely on your terms and designed to fit in with your life…and did we mention a dog-friendly office?

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JOB ALERT: JBH are hiring a B2B Content Strategist

Role: B2B Content Strategist
Location: Central Manchester
Salary: £25-28k (dependant on experience)


JBH is an award-winning digital PR agency making its mark in the industry, and is working with many well-known brands including tails.com, Uswitch and money.co.uk.

We’re experiencing rapid growth and require a content strategist to help us bring our B2B campaigns to life.

Our head office is in Manchester but as we’re looking for the most talented creatives, we’re open to talking to candidates anywhere in the country that could work remotely.

Role Profile

You’ll work in partnership with our digital PR team to help craft clear and compelling content for our B2B clients, to support our digital PR campaigns.

You’ll be a pivotal part of the B2B digital PR team, and work on campaigns from ideation, campaign development and final campaign production. Your main objective will be to ensure that our B2B digital PR campaigns have clear, compelling and well-researched content to underpin them.

You’ll have experience in writing B2B content for the web (such as landing pages, blogs and infographics) but also drafting quotes and commentary for our clients, which will be promoted to the press.

You’ll fine-tune all of the content output for the digital PR team and be the guardian of quality and creativity. We’ll need someone who can turn around a high volume of copy, at speed and with accuracy, as well as being comfortable producing all manner of content for different web-based platforms.

We’re looking for a candidate who has demonstrable experience writing copy for B2B brands. You might have experience in B2B or trade journalism, copywriting or even advertising.

Responsibilities

  • Work alongside the digital PR team to create compelling, accurate and click-worthy digital PR campaigns for JBH that will encourage journalists to want to feature our work.
  • Support the digital PR team in creating, editing and proofreading content to ensure all output is of the highest quality.
  • Research, launch and develop larger-scale copy projects, such as campaign landing pages, infographics and interactives.
  • Work closely with the PR team to create engaging and shareable press releases
  • Use SEO best practices to maximise all written content’s reach
  • Brainstorm B2B campaign ideas to support the digital PR team.

Required skills and experience

  • At least 3 years experience creating copy for B2B channel primarily
  • Able to write compelling B2B content from datasets
  • Able to research a topic you might never have worked on before, and write confidently and coherently about that topic
  • Adapt and infer tone of voice to suit a client’s ‘house style’
  • Experience in writing large and small scale content, as well as quotes and press releases
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Comfortable with varying briefs, and large amounts of autonomy
  • Ability to build strong relationships across varying teams in the business
  • Ability to understand a wide range of briefs and transform these into creative concepts
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, and demanding environment

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience writing B2B content in the start up business space
  • Experience localising content to the US
  • SEO/keyword research experience is desirable

What do we offer?

  • Opportunity to be part of fast growing, young agency
  • Training opportunities to support you at every stage of your career
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Half day Fridays – start the weekend early!
  • Birthday’s off
  • Macbook
  • Pension

Want to come and join us?

If this sounds like the kind of position that excites you and you think you’d make the difference we’re looking for, please send your CV to us at careers@jbh.co.uk

Due to the expected volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted. (No recruiters or agencies please…don’t do it to yourselves!).


JBH – Where everybody’s welcome.

JBH is an inclusive agency that welcomes candidates from all walks of life, because imagine just how boring it would be if we were all the same?

We believe an agency really thrives when a mix of unique minds come together, bringing different ideas, outlooks and voices to the table.

That’s why we encourage applications from people of different backgrounds, beliefs and identities, as we continue to hire data whizzes, creative thinkers, wordsmiths and top-notch designers.

We’re also aware that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to the way our colleagues work. Our flexible home/office working is entirely on your terms and designed to fit in with your life…and did we mention a dog-friendly office?

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JOB ALERT: JBH are hiring a B2C Content Strategist

Role: B2C Content Strategist
Location: Central Manchester
Salary: £25-28k (dependant on experience)


JBH is an award-winning digital PR agency making its mark in the industry, and is working with many well-known brands including tails.com, Uswitch and money.co.uk.

We’re experiencing rapid growth and require a talented creative B2C content strategist to help us deliver creative, accurate and shareable campaigns.

Our head office is in Manchester but as we’re looking for the most talented creatives, we’re open to talking to candidates anywhere in the country that could work remotely.

Role Profile

You’ll work in partnership with our digital PR team to help craft clear, compelling and creative copy for our B2C digital PR campaigns. You’ll have experience in writing content for the web (such as landing pages, list-based content, blogs, press releases and infographics) but also drafting quotes and commentary for our clients, which will be promoted to the press.

You’ll fine-tune all of JBHs B2C content output and be the guardian of quality and creativity for those brands. We’ll need someone who can turn around a high volume of copy, at speed, and with accuracy, as well as being comfortable producing all manner of content for different web-based platforms.

We’re looking for a candidate who may have experience in journalism, copywriting, or advertising.

You will:

  • Work alongside the digital PR managers and digital PR director to create compelling, accurate, and click-worthy digital PR campaigns for JBH that will encourage journalists to want to feature our work.   
  • Support the digital PR team in creating, editing, and proofreading content to ensure all output is of the highest quality.
  • Research, launch, and develop larger-scale copy projects, such as campaign landing pages, infographics, and interactives.  
  • Work closely with the PR team to create engaging and shareable press releases.
  • Use SEO practices to maximise all written content’s reach.
  • Brainstorm ideas to support the digital PR team.

Required skills and experience

  • At least 3 years experience in a creative role, creating copy for all channels.
  • Experience in writing large and small scale content, as well as quotes and press releases.
  • SEO/keyword research experience is desirable.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Comfortable with varying briefs, and large amounts of autonomy.
  • Ability to build strong relationships across varying teams in the business.
  • Ability to understand a wide range of briefs and transform these into creative concepts.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, and demanding environment.

What do we offer?

  • Opportunity to be part of fast growing, young agency
  • Training opportunities to support you at every stage of your career
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Half day Fridays – start the weekend early!
  • Birthday’s off
  • Macbook
  • Pension

Want to come and join us?

If this sounds like the kind of position that excites you and you think you’d make the difference we’re looking for, please send your CV to us at careers@jbh.co.uk

Due to the expected volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted. (No recruiters or agencies please…don’t do it to yourselves!).


JBH – Where everybody’s welcome.

JBH is an inclusive agency that welcomes candidates from all walks of life, because imagine just how boring it would be if we were all the same?

We believe an agency really thrives when a mix of unique minds come together, bringing different ideas, outlooks and voices to the table.

That’s why we encourage applications from people of different backgrounds, beliefs and identities, as we continue to hire data whizzes, creative thinkers, wordsmiths and top-notch designers.

We’re also aware that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to the way our colleagues work. Our flexible home/office working is entirely on your terms and designed to fit in with your life…and did we mention a dog-friendly office?

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JOB ALERT: JBH are hiring a Digital PR Manager

Role: Digital PR Manager
Location: Central Manchester
Salary: £30-40k (dependant on experience)
Start Date: Immediate


JBH is an award-winning digital PR agency making its mark in the industry and is working with many well-known brands including tails.com, Uswitch and Republic of Cats. 

We’re experiencing rapid growth and require a talented and highly experienced Digital PR Manager to manage client accounts, manage their own team and support JBH with training and development.

Our head office is in Manchester but as we’re after the most talented digital PRs, we’re open to talking to candidates anywhere in the country that could work remotely.

Role Profile

This role will help drive the growth of our Digital PR service and we would expect the right candidate to push this forward, so we’re searching for someone with a clear track record of delivering relevant and authoritative coverage for a variety of brands.

Responsibilities will include major account management and delivering innovative digital PR campaigns for brands across many verticals that not only achieve but exceed the client expectations.

We’re looking for a candidate with experience in a similar role agency side, that has the drive and motivation to hit and exceed client requirements in a fast-paced environment and really make this role their own.

This role will not be working in isolation, you would be working alongside other digital PR managers and supporting the digital PR director. You will have experience in managing, training and motivating a digital PR team in all aspects, ensuring that each team member is supported and has the expertise to push the agency forward

You will:

  • Look after a portfolio of around 4-5 clients; managing workloads, campaigns strategy and performance
  • Experience of using and manipulating and analysing data for campaigns
  • Have a history of securing top-tier links consistently
  • Be highly driven to hit targets
  • Have experience training and managing a small team
  • Be a strong communicator
  • Have a proactive can-do attitude
  • Be comfortable presenting to clients and reporting on campaigns progress
  • Be highly organised
  • Have at least 3-4 years agency experience

What do we offer?

  • Opportunity to be part of fast growing, young agency
  • Training opportunities to support you at every stage of your career
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Half day Fridays – start the weekend early!
  • Birthday’s off
  • Macbook
  • Pension

Want to come and join us?

If this sounds like the kind of position that excites you and you think you’d make the difference we’re looking for, please send your CV to us at careers@jbh.co.uk

Due to the expected volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted. (No recruiters or agencies please…don’t do it to yourselves!).


JBH – Where everybody’s welcome.

JBH is an inclusive agency that welcomes candidates from all walks of life, because imagine just how boring it would be if we were all the same?

We believe an agency really thrives when a mix of unique minds come together, bringing different ideas, outlooks and voices to the table.

That’s why we encourage applications from people of different backgrounds, beliefs and identities, as we continue to hire data whizzes, creative thinkers, wordsmiths and top-notch designers.

We’re also aware that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to the way our colleagues work. Our flexible home/office working is entirely on your terms and designed to fit in with your life…and did we mention a dog-friendly office?

1000 667 JBH - The Digital PR Agency

JOB ALERT: JBH are hiring a Junior Digital PR Researcher

Role:Junior Digital PR Researcher
Location: Manchester (Central) open to remote working
Salary: £18-20k
Start Date: Immediate


We’re recruiting for a Junior Digital PR Researcher to join our award-winning team of digital PR experts.

You’ll work closely with the Digital PR Analyst and the wider digital PR team to ensure that the campaigns we produce for our clients have robust, credible data and watertight methodologies to accompany them.

You’ll be passionate about data-driven multimedia stories and about making data approachable, immersive and newsworthy. You’ll learn to use innovative techniques to manipulate data into a creative story that will grab the attention of journalists and readers.

Develop methods to generate original data sources, through Freedom of Information requests or web scraping and locating key sources of data that are useful to journalists and consumers, and keeping that calendar up to date.

Required skills and experience:

  • A degree in a related discipline
  • Comfortable with varying briefs
  • Ability to build strong relationships across varying teams in the business
  • Ability to understand a wide range of briefs and source data to meet those requirements
  • A curious mind with an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, and demanding environment
  • A creative and analytical mindset to find the most interesting stories and solutions from datasets
  • Strong attention to detail

Desirable skills as a Junior Digital PR Researcher (what you don’t know, we’ll train you!):

  • A keen news sense, strong data skills and a keen interest in analysing data to find great stories – whether it’s spreadsheet skills or coding know-how
  • You should have an interest in current affairs and pop culture
  • Someone who enjoys finding creative solutions to problems in a proactive manner
  • An understanding of SEO, content marketing, link building
  • Be able to juggle multiple projects at once
  • An ability to interrogate data quickly and intelligently, to find stories or other opportunities
  • Excellent communication skills; scoping projects, feasibility testing and stress testing our campaigns
  • A proactive attitude to solving technological problems in terms of finding new data sources and methodologies

What do we offer?

  • Opportunity to be part of fast growing, young agency
  • Training opportunities to support you at every stage of your career
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Half day Fridays – start the weekend early!
  • Birthday’s off
  • Macbook
  • Pension

Want to come and join us?

If this sounds like the kind of position that excites you and you think you’d make the difference we’re looking for, please send your CV to us at careers@jbh.co.uk

Due to the expected volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted. (No recruiters or agencies please…don’t do it to yourselves!).


JBH – Where everybody’s welcome.

JBH is an inclusive agency that welcomes candidates from all walks of life, because imagine just how boring it would be if we were all the same?

We believe an agency really thrives when a mix of unique minds come together, bringing different ideas, outlooks and voices to the table.

That’s why we encourage applications from people of different backgrounds, beliefs and identities, as we continue to hire data whizzes, creative thinkers, wordsmiths and top-notch designers.

We’re also aware that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to the way our colleagues work. Our flexible home/office working is entirely on your terms and designed to fit in with your life…and did we mention a dog-friendly office?

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Career Confidence in PR and Where To Find It

No matter how great we are at our jobs, there will always come a time where we lack confidence in ourselves and our abilities – whether it be from a place of self-doubt, or the tiniest piece of constructive criticism on a particularly bad day.

PR is a tough world, when I started working in the industry I wasn’t prepared for just how much discourse and well, drama there would be – and I studied fashion, so I know a tough industry when I see one. 

With constant discussions on the likes of Twitter and LinkedIn – whether it be about methodologies, outreach etiquette or the ongoing Digital vs. Traditional PR debate – it’s easy to read through threads and comment sections and feel like you’re doing something, or everything wrong.

Usually, we’re not – but it doesn’t mean we don’t sometimes start to question everything we do in fear of stepping one foot wrong, resulting in needing a major career confidence boost. 

So where do we find it?

Social Media

Credit – @kirstyhulse

It might seem a bit hypocritical suggesting social media as a place to find confidence after explaining how it can destroy it – but if you look in the right places, and find the right people, it can be.

Whilst both Twitter and LinkedIn can be a hub of discourse, especially in the ‘PR World’,  there’s also plenty of people willing to offer support and advice.

Motivational speaker and founder Kirsty Hulse is well known in the Marketing and PR industry for her lighthearted, comedic keynotes, speeches and confidence training. She doesn’t keep everything behind a paywall however, and is always sharing tips on career confidence over on her Twitter account @Kirsty_Hulse.

 

Credit – @thehappynewspaper

A huge part of working in PR is spending a good chunk of your time scrolling through news articles and social media, and especially recently – when it feels like it’s nothing but bad news, you need something to break through the noise…that’s where The Happy Newspaper comes in.

The Happy Newspaper frequently shares not only good news and fun, interesting facts but also plenty of motivational messages for anyone who might be having a bit of a tough day.

 

Credit: @girlsinmarketing

Girls in Marketing isn’t just a social page, it’s a whole community – and it’s exactly what it says in the tin. In 2019 it was found that 79% of women lack confidence in the workplace, Girls In Marketing is not only an excellent educational tool, but also a great page to follow on all social platforms for well needed, motivational affirmations.

 

Film & TV

Credit – @theboldtypetv

Do you ever wonder why we find film and TV so relatable? Despite being (mostly) fictional, there’s something comforting about seeing real life situations, even if they’re not actuallyreal life’, happening right in front of our eyes. So it comes as no surprise that some of your favourite films and shows can actually be one of your main sources of inspiration.

The Bold Type on Netflix has become an instant hit, and revolves around three young women working at a hit fashion magazine, showing just how tough a career in media and digital can be.

What’s so great about it though, is that it doesn’t just show the characters achievements, but also shows their not-so-perfect moments too – where they get things wrong. It does an excellent job at normalizing that you don’t have to get it perfect, every single time.

 

Credit: @thegentlemanoftoday

Mad Men, a little different compared to The Bold Type, but still an excellent depiction of a life in media and marketing. The period drama follows the escapades of Don Draper, an advertising executive.

Don is nothing short of...shady, so maybe don’t look up to him as a role model, and instead as an example of what not to do – but the show is great for finding inspiration in the world of PR and Advertising – especially in regards to pitching. It’s perfect to watch before that big, nerve-wracking client meeting!

 

Books

Credit – @steven

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than sitting back and relaxing with a good book – whether it be fact or fiction.

If you’re in the PR/Marketing/Social World, you probably don’t need an explanation as to who Steven Bartlett is – the ‘Social Chain’ founder and entrepreneur recently released his critically acclaimed book ‘Happy Sexy Millionaire’ – and it’s the perfect sunday read if you’ve been feeling a little down on yourself. The tale of Bartlett’s successes and failures – from being a Uni drop-out to running a hugely successful agency, is definitely one for the ‘To Read’ list.

Steven also has his podcast, ‘Diary Of A CEO’ – which is perfect for if you feel as if  you don’t have the time to sit down and read.

 

Credit: @mcsnugz

Author Sarah Knight has an entire series to well, put it a little more politely…but not give a toss what other people think of who you are, what you do, and how you do it. ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F**k’ is a perfect, light and humorous read to stop you overthinking constantly and you’ll turn that last page feeling a lot more confident.

Confidence doesn’t come easily, especially in an industry as tough, challenging and ever-changing as PR – but it can be easy to find. 

1000 667 JBH - The Digital PR Agency

JOB ALERT: JBH are hiring a Creative Copywriter

Role: Creative Copywriter
Location: Manchester (Central) open to remote working
Salary: £23-28k (dependant on experience)
Start Date: December 2020


JBH is an award-winning digital PR agency making its mark in the industry and is working with many well-known brands including tails.com, Uswitch and money.co.uk.  

We’re experiencing rapid growth and require a talented creative copywriter to help us bring our campaigns to life. Our head office is in Manchester but as we’re looking for the most talented creatives, we’re open to talking to candidates anywhere in the country that could work remotely.

Role Profile

You’ll work in partnership with our digital PR team to help craft clear, compelling and creative copy for our campaigns. You’ll have experience in writing content for the web (such as landing pages, blogs and infographics) but also drafting quotes and commentary for our clients, which will be promoted to the press.

You’ll fine-tune all of the content output for the digital PR team and be the guardian of quality and creativity. We’ll need someone who can turn around a high volume of copy, at speed and with accuracy, as well as being comfortable producing all manner of content for different web-based platforms.

We’re looking for a candidate who may have experience in journalism, copywriting or even advertising.

Responsibilities

  • Work alongside the digital PR team to create compelling, accurate and click-worthy content for our campaigns that will encourage journalists to want to feature our work.
  • Support the digital PR team in creating, editing and proofreading content to ensure all output is of the highest quality.
  • Research, launch and develop larger-scale copy projects, such as campaign landing pages, infographics and interactives.
  • Work closely with the PR team to create engaging and shareable press releases
  • Use SEO practices to maximise all written content’s reach
  • Oversee freelance copy support when needed
  • Brainstorm ideas to support the digital PR team.

Required skills and experience

  • At least 3 years experience in a creative role, creating copy for all channels
  • Experience in writing large and small scale content, as well as quotes and press releases
  • SEO/keyword research experience is desirable
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Comfortable with varying briefs, and large amounts of autonomy
  • Ability to build strong relationships across varying teams in the business
  • Ability to understand a wide range of briefs and transform these into creative concepts
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, and demanding environment

What do we offer?

  • Opportunity to be part of fast growing, young agency
  • Training opportunities to support you at every stage of your career
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Half day Fridays – start the weekend early!
  • Birthday’s off
  • Macbook
  • Pension

Want to come and join us?

If this sounds like the kind of position that excites you and you think you’d make the difference we’re looking for, please send your CV to us at careers@jbh.co.uk

Due to the expected volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted. (No recruiters or agencies please…don’t do it to yourselves!).


JBH – Where everybody’s welcome.

JBH is an inclusive agency that welcomes candidates from all walks of life, because imagine just how boring it would be if we were all the same?

We believe an agency really thrives when a mix of unique minds come together, bringing different ideas, outlooks and voices to the table.

That’s why we encourage applications from people of different backgrounds, beliefs and identities, as we continue to hire data whizzes, creative thinkers, wordsmiths and top-notch designers.

We’re also aware that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to the way our colleagues work. Our flexible home/office working is entirely on your terms and designed to fit in with your life…and did we mention a dog-friendly office?

 

 

 

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JOB ALERT: JBH are hiring a Digital Marketing Executive

Role: Digital Marketing Executive
Location: Central Manchester
Salary: £23-27k (dependant on experience)
Start Date: Immediate


JBH is an award-winning digital PR agency based in Ancoats, Manchester and due to a year of high growth, we’re looking for a talented, fresh-thinking digital marketing executive to join the team on a permanent basis.  

This is a broad role, with plenty of potential to really make it your own, so would suit someone with previous experience in a similar role that is out-going, loves social media, content creation, is digital savvy and ready to get stuck in.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Management of the JBH website and blog content to support our SEO strategy
  • Management of social media for the agency – writing copy and creation of video and graphics on tools like Canva and scheduling via Buffer
  • Reporting/ Analytics – reporting on website traffic and performance of paid advert campaigns via adwords or social media
  • Managing thought leadership content projects from conception to fruition
  • Copywriting – writing SEO optimised blog copy and marketing copy, as well as managing the blog content schedule for the wider team
  • Identifying topics in the SEO and digital PR community that JBH should be commenting on, so being immersed in social media is a must for this role
  • Managing agency PR activity with support from our digital PR team
  • Working with the Marketing Director on sales and lead generation campaigns
  • Measuring campaign performance and communicating success

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Relevant PR/marketing degree or digital marketing qualification
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Strong copywriting skills
  • Previous experience working on a CMS wordpress etc.
  • Ideally 2 years+ experience working in a digital marketing role, and managing online marketing campaigns, including content marketing and social media
  • Good analytical skills, Google Analytics. Adwords and paid social experience a plus.

What do we offer?

  • Opportunity to be part of fast growing, young agency
  • Training opportunities to support you at every stage of your career
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Half day Fridays – start the weekend early!
  • Birthday’s off
  • Macbook / iMac
  • Pension

Want to come and join us?

If this sounds like the kind of position that excites you and you think you’d make the difference we’re looking for, please send your CV to us at careers@jbh.co.uk

Due to the expected volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted. (No recruiters or agencies please…don’t do it to yourselves!).


JBH – Where everybody’s welcome.

JBH is an inclusive agency that welcomes candidates from all walks of life, because imagine just how boring it would be if we were all the same?

We believe an agency really thrives when a mix of unique minds come together, bringing different ideas, outlooks and voices to the table.

That’s why we encourage applications from people of different backgrounds, beliefs and identities, as we continue to hire data whizzes, creative thinkers, wordsmiths and top-notch designers.

We’re also aware that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to the way our colleagues work. Our flexible home/office working is entirely on your terms and designed to fit in with your life…and did we mention a dog-friendly office?

 

 

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Graduation day: How to land a job in Digital PR?

We’ve all been there: You got your degree and venture out to the job market to find your first role in Digital PR. Landing your first job can be an intense process, but it is worth it. (This applies to any industry, not just digital PR.) That first job will be the foundation of your whole career and we have some tips for you how to get the job you really want in an agency you really want to work for.

Do what digital PR’s do

If you want to work in digital PR, you should early on get into certain habits of digital PRs. This will enhance your cover letter, give you a lot to talk about in an interview and show that you are passionate about the job you are applying for.

Consume Media

In digital PR, journalists are your best friends, and you must understand what they are looking for in a good story and what topics they are interested in. The best way to do this is by reading news and follow the media and you keep reading, reading, reading throughout your whole career.

Pile of Newspapers

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Use Social Media wisely

When we speak of media, we also mean social media, mainly Twitter. This is not about posting pictures on Instagram, it’s about following the right people on Twitter and LinkedIn. Find those that are already working in digital PR and follow them. See what they are talking about and you’ll always know what the industry is doing. Here are a few accounts to follow for some serious digital PR inspiration:

Follow blogs and webinars

Agencies and digital PR do not only talk about their industry on social media. Most of them have their own blogs and run regular webinars or expert roundups. These sources will also tell you what the industry is currently talking about, plus you will find tips that will help you master digital PR better than any textbook could, because the information in webinars is based on real case-studies and experience always trumps theoretical knowledge. The JBH Missing Link Webinar features talks from industry experts and journalists. For example, we have talked about pitching to personal finance journalists and newsjacking, and you can view all of the previous webinars here.

Read inspiring books

When we say that you can put the textbooks aside, we do not mean that you should stop reading. What we are saying is that you should read books that are based on real job experience and are written by people doing the job you dream of. The probably most-read marketing library is by Seth Godin, but there is a whole list of marketing books to indulge in.

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Get experience

In certain ways, digital PR is no different than other industries: experience is what makes you better at the job and as a recent graduate, experience is what makes you stick out. Not only will your CV get attention, but you will also have more things to talk about during the interview.

If you cannot find any internship opportunities in digital PR, have a look at the wider digital marketing space or journalism. If you widen the scope in your search for practical experience, there will be more opportunities to go after and any digital marketing experience will be beneficial for your career in digital PR. Practical experience in journalism will give you insights into the industry you will be mostly working with. Knowing how journalists think will be your secret weapon.

Hands-on

If you still cannot find opportunities to get work experience, why not make your own opportunities? Starting an own blog has never been easier than it is today. Write about a topic you are passionate about and see how it unfolds. Learn how to create engaging content, how to promote it and how to grow your readership. Your own blog will not only be a learning resource, it can also become your portfolio. Do something you are proud of and show it to the world.

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Keep on applying

The same applies to your job application for digital PR roles: Do something you are proud of. Creativity is key in this profession and a creative cover letter will certainly get attention and make you stand out.

All of the above does not only apply to recent PR graduates, but it is also for everybody else who wants to land a job in digital PR. What that means is that a PR degree is not an entry requirement, it gives an advantage, but there are other things that hold more weight in your CV and your portfolio. We have seen successful digital PRs with degrees in psychology, history, art or languages. Let not let a degree stop you from going after the things you want. What is more important is passion and experience. If you love what you do, you will become great at it.

That being said, do not let a failed job application weigh you down. We have all been rejected and redirected towards something that was more meant for us. Keep on applying, keep on going for what you want, and you will get it. Head over to our careers page to see the latest roles we have available at JBH.

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My First Two Months As A Junior Digital PR Executive

If you told me six months ago that I would be learning a new job role from home, during a global pandemic, I would have thought you were bonkers. Less than two weeks into my journey here at JBH, Boris put the UK on lockdown and like many others it was time to adapt to the WFH lifestyle and learn the ropes at the same time.

It will be coming up to five months since I started working at JBH, so I thought I would share you into some tips and insight into starting your first job in Digital PR.

1. Don’t be scared to ask questions – ask away

If it’s your first graduate role, then everything is pretty much new to you! From the clients to jargon, you won’t be familiar with it, and your agency won’t expect you to know it all! It’s really important to not be afraid to ask questions, plus the more questions you ask the more comfortable you’ll become. I must have asked our Senior Digital PR Executive Sophie hundreds of questions, and I always apologised and thought I was incredibly annoying in the process but she always reassured me to ask away and no question is a stupid question.

Top Tip: Ask other members of your team questions (rather than just one person) and you will get a wealth of information and knowledge.

 

2. Absorb everything – be a sponge

There are some amazing blogs, webinars, and newsletters out there that you can read for inspiration and help you understand Digital PR. I have explored different blogs since I started at JBH, particularly Jessica Pardoe’s blog, The Weekly PR Newsletter, and our amazing JBH Jane Hunt’s webinars that include incredible guests from across the industry.

Top Tip: Check out some free courses you can complete, Google Analytics have some good ones

 

3. Adapt quickly – lockdown loomed

I never anticipated that after a week and a half of being in the office, we would go into another lockdown due to coronavirus, which led to us all working from home. Since graduating from university, I completely lost my confidence so the idea of being on my own devices at home after only dipping into a few training sessions dawned on me. But life is all about adapting and I’ve adapted to change my entire life! Our daily meetings have resulted in being on g-meet, to stay socialising with the team we have a fortnightly win and games session, and we have members of our team we are yet to meet, but we are like a little work family (I say little but we are expanding quick!..)

Top Tip: Drop in on other members of your team and check up on them, see how they are! I’m sure they would love to chat about their day. They might even give your work a once over and a fresh pair of eyes.

 

4. Networking is important

The Digital PR industry is really rewarding and everyone is lovely – get yourself a professional Twitter account and build your network on there. Yes, LinkedIn is great for networking, but Twitter is where the fun is! You can follow others and get inspiration from accounts like @DigitalPRInspo and @DigitalPREx. Share your campaigns, praise others, get involved in conversations, and brag about your links!

Top Tip: Don’t be afraid to get involved in conversations, even if you don’t know them


5. Be patient with yourself

Everyone learns differently, some people might get things quicker than others but if you don’t get it straight away then don’t be hard on yourself – hard work takes time and it does pay off eventually! Remember that you’re learning and you are fresh in PR!

Top Tip: Sometimes campaigns don’t land, but don’t stress about it – this is a massive learning curve for future campaigns and you can learn from this.

 

6. Think like a journalist

I’ve figured since starting at JBH that sometimes, despite being in PR, you have to think like a journalist and think what would they want to read? You might think your campaign is amazing and you want to tell the world but be concise and straight to the point especially when you’re outreaching, as you want to draw the journalist in straight away!

Top Tip: When you’re outreaching, draw the journalist in within the first two sentences.

 

7. Practice makes perfect

You might feel like Bart Simpson writing the same thing over and over, and it might become mundane but practice makes perfect! You will eventually nail it and do it without thinking about it when you’re confident in what you’re doing. When you start seeing your work online or journalists email you, it is so satisfying.

Top Tip: Look at previous campaigns for your client and how the tone of voice changes from each client. Some clients you need to read so much information on them to make sure you know them inside and out.