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Battenhall is a new agency on a mission. We are building something truly exciting and we are looking for the industry's best PR and social media consultants to join us on our journey.
We are two years old, and already ranked as number one social media agency in the UK, best small agency, best new agency in Europe, Middle East & Africa, and named 'agency of the future' by the PRCA. We are known for working differently too: all staff get a big tech allowance to spend on whatever they want, an unlimited holiday allowance, flexi and remote working as standard, and a salary to attract the best in the business. We have been named as one of the world's top 11 companies for our perks. Phew.
We are looking to assemble a team of the industry's brightest minds in our London HQ. To apply for any of the below openings email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief introduction and include your CV, LinkedIn or school report.
PR consultants (1-5 years experience)
Due to a number of new client wins, we are looking for talented PR account executives and managers with agency experience and a passion for digital and social media. Our clients include household consumer brands, B2B organisations, exciting startups and FTSE 100s. It doesn't matter what kind of client experience you have, but a good knowledge of PR in the digital age and a hunger to work in a progressive environment like ours where PR is integrated into social media campaigns from the beginning.
The ideal candidate will have experience of writing in a range of styles, from blog posts to press releases, speeches to tweets, and feature articles to new business proposals. You will also have experience of working directly with and pitching ideas to trade, broadcast, national, online and social media.
We are looking for great account managers and executives, and will give you experience in running campaigns, looking after clients, new business and content creation, all the time working as part of an integrated team that's at the cutting edge. Whatever your level of experience, we're flexible and simply looking for hungry, talented individuals who want to work in a supportive and forward-thinking environment.
Social media consultants (1-5 years experience)
Battenhall lives and breathes social media, but our work is applied to PR, research & insights, content marketing and community management too. We're hiring client facing consultants with experience in these fields. Ideally you will be an executive or manager level consultant in an agency, looking for your next step up the ladder.
We're looking for new joiners who have a bit of experience in the game, but your background in terms of the industry and client experience can come from anywhere - our client roster is diverse, so we look for diversity in new candidate experience too.
You will be involved in client handling, digital and social media content creation and analytics, influencer work, multimedia from web build to animation and video, and clients spanning all sectors. Above all else you will have a passion for social and a desire to be part of winning team. Boom.
Photo courtesy of the Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and WhatsApp accounts of Battenhallers on #donutthursday. You don't HAVE to enjoy eating donuts to work at Battenhall, but.
March 6, 2015 — Published by: Drew
It's an exciting time to be working at Battenhall, as our enviable client roster is inviting us to work on ever more ambitious briefs, and digital design is a rapidly expanding part of our portfolio. We're looking for junior digital designers to join our team. If you are interested in this role, please email email@example.com and tell us a bit about yourself...
As a junior designer you will work closely with our creative manager and developers to create social and digital content from games and apps to social networks and campaign websites. You will most likely be a recent design degree graduate or about to come out of Uni. Working with us you'll get all the usual perks of being a Battenhaller too - highest end technology, allowances for side projects and training, and you'll be working in a new, fast-growing and multi award-winning team. You'll be based in our Angel Islington office but flexi-working and remote working come as standard too.
Your role will include
- Responding to briefs with creative and relevant ideas
- Working in compliance to brand guidelines
- Creating wireframes for websites, applications and digital social advertising
- Developing UX & UI designs
- Principally digital
- Original free thinking
- Knowledge of current design trends
- An eye for detail and precision
- Well organised and conscientious
- Team player with excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently
- Receptive to creative review and feedback, while maintaining a positive attitude
- You'll need to be experienced at working with Adobe Creative Suite including
- Excellent knowledge of Adobe Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
- (An understanding of HTML, CSS and WordPress (CMS) would be a bonus)
Life in an agency is never dull, that's for certain. At Battenhall our client work involves above and below the line campaigns, social, traditional and mainstream, planning, audits, business consulting and a lot of design & build. We're looking for new talent across the board to add to our rapidly growing team - we're hiring at all levels and would love to hear from you if you're thinking about your next career move.
What we're looking for in particular:
- Account executives - if you have up to three years experience, we have some awesome work for you to get stuck into.
- Design / build - can you make things that look awesome? We're looking for someone who's as comfortable designing as they are coding, who knows how to bring an idea to life, and who would like to work in an environment of mixed disciplines like our place.
- Our jobs page has a full lowdown of other opportunities too.
What we offer:
- Awesome salary to attract the best
- Unlimited holiday
- Tech fund of £1,200 for you to spend on a bespoke set-up
- Flexible and remote working as standard
- 20% of work time to spend on side projects
- A beer fridge and Lavazza coffee in our London HQ
How to apply
- Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with why you think you'd be a good fit
October 2, 2013 — Published by: Anton Perreau
Whilst predominantly English-speaking social networks like Facebook and Twitter boom across the western hemisphere, one huge market has set in stone a precedent for their own humongous social networks - China. As you'll have seen on our Battenhall Social Media Monthly Report, Chinese social networks are really important to us. We are looking to expand our team, with Mandarin and Cantonese speaking social media communications consultants on both a permanent and freelance basis. Here's the job spec:
在Battenhall我们致力為眾多國際和本土的客戶提供不既有的公關和社會網絡服務。本公司正尋找數名自由或全職的成員加入。 申請人必需能以流利的中文和英文溝通，俱有豐富的社會網絡知識，包括了解Hashtag, Trend, Page 和 Group的分別。工作經驗不是主要，重點是對公關行業感熱情。
Prospective candidates need to know their way around the Internet and and the social web as it looks to us here in the UK, they must have a working knowledge of Mandarin and / or Cantonese – being both written chinese and verbally proficient. And they'll need to know their way around the websites and social networks used by other Mandarin and Cantonese speakers.
Ideal candidates are always social media savvy, alongside this a background in social media or PR is a plus. Most importantly we want people who are passionate about working with Battenhall to apply. You can read a bit more about us here. To outline some of the key factors, we've added a job spec on our 'join us' page - head over there to read more and when you're ready get in touch.
This week The Wall Street Journal announced a shift in job titles relating to social media. Between 2012 and 2013 the number of jobs with the term 'social media' was down by 9% according to indeed.com - additionally, jobs with the word 'Twitter' in the title dropped by 22%. But what does this mean about the world of work?
The main answer lies in finding a social media expertise, it's difficult for someone to understand social media strategy, if they don't have a role to play in the technical functions of an overall business strategy. In an attempt to tackle this new media, many universities are offering courses that focuses solely on this medium itself. The WSJ article by Zara Stone looks at The University of Florida, where an 18-month masters in Social Media is advertised to,
'...examine the impact of social media and explains how it can be used to influence the future of communication, marketing, journalism, politics, entertainment, public relations, and more.'
Understandably, educational establishments aim to broaden students' horizons, inspire them to do greater things or to dig deeper into the methodology (not practice) of their chosen subject. It could be difficult to dig into methodology of Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter though - as the intricate algorithms behind these platforms change daily.
The WSJ piece by Stone goes on to share that skill searches by potential employers with terms like 'Instagram' and 'Twitter' were up by 644% and 44% respectively, between 2012 and 2013. It seems that whilst candidates roles are becoming more integrated with bigger business goals, their innovative skill set is what matters.
Indeed social media has created an economy which is much more practical, volatile and intricate. You can't call social networking an industry - it cross-tangents with so many different departmental functions of any organisation that social media is a necessity everywhere. Needless to say, this all leads to one big question - when a candidate applies for a job, how will a degree or masters in social media be perceived, surely knowledge of new media, innovation, interpersonal skills and technology is more important?
Perhaps then the best way to really understand social media is to get hands on, learn how it applies to your pre-existing expertise and innovate the way you choose to use it.