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Senior Communications Executive

Cast from Clay
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30 Sep 2021

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Marketing & PR
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We are a communications consultancy that helps public policy experts shape conversations that strengthen democracy.We want to see robust democracies, with people better engaged with the decisions and policies that affect them. Which is why we use data, strategy and design to build powerful campaigns that give big ideas the impact they deserve.We work with NGOs, think tanks, and university research centres to better connect policy expertise to the audiences that matter - to craft policy ideas into human-shaped stories, and breathe life into them.We work across all sectors, but we've developed specific expertise on: the environment, national security, international development, and food policy. What we have been working on...Promoting a sustainable ocean economy. The Ocean Panel, made up of 14 heads of state from around the world, have put forward an approach to manage the ocean sustainably.We have been supporting the Panel with strategy, messaging and campaigning, to help them shape the ocean agenda.Improving school food in the United Kingdom. School Food Matters, the grassroots movement to improve the quality of food in British schools, has engaged us on a three year multifaceted campaign.We will be engaging everyone from policymakers to headteachers to school cooks, encouraging each of them to see the value in better quality school food for pupils. The jobWe're on the hunt for a digital marketing-focused consultant. You'll be someone who can quickly build relationships (clients and colleagues), has a keen eye for detail, and is able to anticipate issues before they become problems. You'll have a sense of urgency about you, and not be afraid to muck in to the most mundane of jobs (you can expect us to be right there with you).Reporting to one of our managers, your role will be varied, but focus predominantly on digital marketing in some way or another.One day you'll devising a strategy to increase newsletter subscribers. The next you'll be creating a suite of social media content (both copy and graphics). The day after you'll be implementing conversion tracking.Working at Cast From Clay is about more than just client work. You'll be someone with ideas. Someone who thinks outside the box.At a philosophical level, you'll be hungry to change the way policy experts perceive their role in a democratic society. We couldn't care less what your political views are, as long as you have some.You won't be someone that is content with the status quo. Indeed, you may have debated whether policy organisations themselves are part of the problem.We have been described as the "think tank for think tanks" by the communications lead of a top US think tank. Spending time thinking will be something you enjoy doing, but knowing how to turn that thinking into communications that will have an impact is crucial.Things to noteWe have returned to working from our offices in Kennington two days a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays). You are welcome to use the office more frequently than that should you wish.Our core philosophyTom Hashemi, The Business of Ideas is in Trouble: re-injecting facts into a post-truth world, War on the RocksAidan Muller, A new model for think-tank communications (Part 1 and Part 2), Cast From ClayAidan Muller & Tom Hashemi, Why the public should matter to think tankers, Cast From ClayBox tickingWe are looking for someone that can tick the following boxes.A belief that the status quo isn't good enoughAt least two years' communications/ marketing experience, ideally threeA digital marketing background, with experience of things such as building newsletters and conversion trackingContent creation capabilities (inc on for social media) and Social media management experienceDiligent, proactive, excellent attention to detail, a strong work ethicAbility to manage and meet deadlines while not letting the ball drop on other projectsExtras:Paid socialSEO/ SEMVideo editing
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