Harken UK, a world renowned sailing brand are currently recruiting a Digital Marketing and Sponsorship Executive to join their organisation on a permanent basis. If you are passionate about sailing and want to develop your marketing career with a well-established sailing brand this could be a great opportunity to combine personal and professional interests.
Your new company
Harken are an industry renowned brand sponsoring events such as the Americas Cup and the Olympics, they are held with high regard within the Sailing world and are famously known for their quality of Marine and Industrial products. Its UK Headquarters are ideally located in Lymington, Hampshire, a destination that is synonymous with the sailing community.
Your new role
The Digital Marketing and Sponsorship Executive will understand and action Spider marketing through various mediums to ensure maximum exposure and brand awareness is created. You will be in charge of multi-channels including; Website updates - creation of news articles, case studies, press releases, online buttons and banners for both the Marine and Industrial website. You will be the voice of Harkens social media – ensuring news is pushed on all channels, including regular posts, with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Google+.
You will be running Harkens trade and public newsletter and PR program. You will be arranging and carrying out interviews with Harkens sponsored sailors on the latest equipment, how they progressed at competitive events and ensuring you get the right content for the appropriate campaign. These are brilliant brand ambassadors for the business and are fantastic ways to help increase the PR for the Company. You will heavily immersed in the sailing world, attending sailing events, trade shows to directing video and photo shoots on board boats. You will also run the sponsorship and events program. handing out awards or deciding with category will receive the appropriate prize and ensuring all brand ambassadors are fully looked after and have the appropriate products needed.
What you'll need to succeed
To succeed in this job you need to have experience in a Marketing or Communications role for at least 2 years. You will have gained experience in Social media , PR, Communications and Digital marketing. You need to have knowledge of Microsoft packages, Mail Chimp, InDesign and Photoshop. You will be successful at writing engaging content and will have experience of both content and copywriting. If you have events and sponsorship knowledge this will be advantageous. We are looking for a passionate sailor who is outgoing, confident and creative. As to be expected in a position that requires such passion and knowledge for the sailing industry it is expected that you will be a keen sailor
What you'll get in return
You’ll be offered a salary of £28,000 + 22 days holiday + bank holiday, bonus, pension as well as time back in lieu should you be required to work at events over the weekend.
What you need to do now
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