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Content Creator/ Producer

Thanks to some sensational new client wins and an ambitious growth period ahead, we have an exciting opportunity for a Content Creator to join our ambitious and fast-paced Manchester team.

We are seeking the best of the best to join the ranks of The Guns. If you are a highly creative and talented individual, then this could be the role for you!

As a Content Creator, you will play a lead role in developing and producing engaging content across various platforms for some of the UK’s most well known brands.

The right fit

Over the last 10+ years, we’ve worked hard to achieve a fantastic culture at Smoking Gun. There are no egos here. It’s a truly collaborative team that is passionate about delivering award-winning work. 

Smoking Gun’s values (nurture, aspiration, accountability, courage, adaptability and rigour) are embedded into the agency’s day to day operations, and we regularly recognise and reward staff for demonstrating these values within their roles. 

It’s really important that whoever joins our team fits these values and will match our passion, positivity and supportive culture, whilst delivering world class work. 

More about the role 

The role is full-time and on a permanent basis. You will be responsible for – 

  • Collaborating with clients and internal teams to understand content requirements and campaign objectives
  • Managing projects from concept to completion, shooting, editing, and posting content for brands
  • Developing creative concepts, storylines and content strategies to effectively convey the client’s brand message
  • Create high-quality, engaging and shareable content using different and appropriate methods
  • Editing, proof reading and enhancing content to maintain consistency in tone, style and brand guidelines, and adapting for different platforms and their usage/audiences
  • Collaborating with other teams to develop integrated campaigns that deliver against objectives
  • Staying up-to-date with industry trends, new technologies, and emerging digital platforms to ensure content remains innovative and relevant 
  • Reacting to trends to ensure viral and engaging content
  • Optimising content for search engines and monitoring performance using analytics tools to drive continuous improvement 
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with clients
  • Supporting the senior team with proposal development
  • Attending events, stunts and client meetings

Essential experience/ requirements 

  • Approx. 3 years experience delivering quality, engaging content across big brand social media accounts, preferably within an agency or similar creative environment
  • Proficiency in editing software including but not linked to; Premiere Pro, Photoshop & After Effects 
  • Ability to storyboard visual concepts aligning to video briefs 
  • Experience of planning shoots, including; arranging and setting up filming equipment, supporting with creative direction and supporting with managing client relations at the shoot 
  • Highly creative with a passion for storytelling and creating world-class content
  • Ability to create social first content, both graphics and motion graphics 
  • Strong knowledge of various social media platforms, their functionalities, different ratios, and best practices 
  • Proficiency in using social media platforms and an understanding of different formats across each platform 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meeting deadlines and delivering high-quality work
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with clients and team members
  • Ability to adapt and excel in a fast paced and dynamic agency environment
  • Familiarity with current digital trends across social media and influencer marketing 

Company package/ perks 

Salary banding – £25-30k. 

As well as a competitive salary, you will also receive – 

  • 25 days holiday and your birthday off
  • Statutory pension scheme
  • Company laptop 

And we also offer our colleagues – 

  • Hybrid/ flexible working 
  • Summer hours where you can finish early everyday, throughout July and August
  • A structured development programme including monthly 121s with line manager and quarterly performance reviews
  • Access to a dedicated mentor as part of our company-wide mentor scheme 
  • Personal development fund – £250 a year to spend on anything you want to develop an interest/ hobby/ life skill, non work related
  • Regular socials / team building activities
  • Monthly lunch and learn sessions featuring external experts 
  • Peer to peer reward system where points can be cashed in for vouchers, days off, meals out etc 
  • Discretionary annual company bonus scheme
  • Work anniversary gifts 
  • Exclusive Perks  – with discounts on lifestyle items from shopping to gyms to cinemas etc
  • Volunteer days – up to x4 paid volunteering days per year to support a charity of your choice  
  • Sabbatical after 10 years service
  • Office balcony and bbq where colleagues can work or dine alfresco

A bit about Smoking Gun

We don’t do PR. We shift consumer behaviour. We build trust. We change perceptions. We move audiences.

We do intelligent, disruptive, ingenious communications campaigns – that solve real business problems.

For brands with balls, and brains – welcome to Smoking Gun.

When the gun fires, you need to be able to measure the smoke. We’re the agency with seven global effectiveness awards for impacting business goals.

We’re authentic storytellers, with a purpose. Our culture is built on values of aspiration, adaptability and accountability. Our people are courageous, rigorous and nurturing in all they do. At Smoking Gun, you’ll connect with some of the most experienced minds in the industry – strategists, creatives and former national news editors.

Spanning B2C and B2B, our roster includes market leaders and pioneering start-ups – all sharing our challenger brand mentality to disrupt norms and push boundaries. 

If you think you could be a great addition to our ingenious team, please send your CV to [email protected]

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