Graduate Communications Job | Smoking Gun

About Smoking Gun
Have you ever dreamed of working in the comms industry? Are you passionate about news? Do you understand the true impact of social media? Would you love a career using your creativity every day? If so, read on…
We are:

  • Intelligent in everything we do
  • Diligent and accountable
  • Positive and friendly
  • Creative and inventive
  • Supportive and respectful
  • Ambitious, fast paced and hard working

…oh, and did we mention that we are also the CIPR’s Outstanding Agency of the Year.
Our enviable national reputation for delivering INGENIOUS comms campaigns, delivered with inspiring im- plementation. We lead the industry in proving the value of communications with our unique approach to intel- ligent measurement.
The city centre base is the home to a wide variety of B2C and B2B brands. The fabulous office environment boasts an outdoor balcony complete with BBQ, staff herb garden and bar. Our Ingenuity Lab is the centre- point of staff training, industry events and campaign planning.
All work is developed to have maximum impact on how target audiences think, feel and behave, utilising the relevant media channels and evaluated to deliver the Smoking Gun proof of success.
Job Description
You will get involved in all aspects of both traditional and digital PR from writing blogs and pitching ideas to journalists to working on launch events and coming up with brilliant content for social media accounts. Our ideal candidate must demonstrate the following values:

  • A can-do, solutions focused attitude
  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal
  • Creative thinker
  • Professional maturity
  • Ambitious and forward thinking
  • Inquisitive
  • Vibrancy
  • Honesty
  • Passion
  • Always seeking to make a tangible difference

Application criteria and deadlines:
We expect more than simply bog standard CVs and covering letters so if you are interested in working with us, create an ingenious way to capture our attention. We love to see ex- amples of your writing too, in whatever form that takes. The role would suit candidates looking for their first job in the industry.
Applications open now to gradplacement(at)smokinggunpr.co.uk by Friday 11th May 2018
• Shortlist finalised mid May
• First stage: FaceTime/Skype/Phone interview mid May
• Final Stage: Successful applicants must be available for a full day’s assessment on Tuesday 19 June 2018 in Manchester
• September 2018 start date
Salary: £competitive + benefits
Benefits
At Smoking Gun we work hard and play hard. We also care about our colleagues and have a supportive, empowering community, where we work together for the greater good, not individual glory.
Regular coaching and training sessions ensure on-the-job development. Thanks to our internal monthly awards scheme and peer to peer recognition, staff can earn plaudits and real life benefits from extra holiday to retail vouchers by going the extra mile.