Opportunities for interim, contract and temporary positions

Communications Manager (maternity cover)

Sookio is hiring!

Do you have a passion for producing compelling content for the web?

Get a kick out of creating social media updates which make people click, comment and share?

Enjoy getting creative with marketing to get results for a diverse mix of clients?

We're looking for a Communications Manager to join our team in central Cambridge.

About the role

Full-time, though part-time may be considered (minimum 28 hours a week)

September 2019 start. Maternity cover.

£24k to £34k pro rata depending on experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Content creation: writing blog posts, social media campaigns (organic and paid), email marketing, press releases, simple video and animations, and other editorial content

  • Creative lead on the Sookio marketing strategy developed by our new Sales and Marketing Executive, helping plan and implement the activity

  • Content creation for Sookio marketing channels: writing blog posts about digital marketing trends and creating social media posts

  • Working with our Digital Strategist to plan the communications activity and implement campaigns, and measure and monitor the success

  • Working with collaborators in video, animation, design, PR and SEO to ensure they understand the brief and the work is carried out to Sookio standard. This can include attending video shoots and getting the best out of our clients

  • Overseeing the production of Sookio School, promoting the courses on Skillshare and Teachable and growing the communities to build sales

You should apply if you…

  • have a passion for quality content. We rewrite titles until they sparkle. We keep up with industry trends and best practice, and are always experimenting with new tools and apps to offer fresh ideas to clients

  • love variety. Different platforms, formats, topics, clients – you have to thrive on this mix, have a genuine passion for digital marketing and be adept at juggling, prioritising and staying organised

  • are committed to excellent English in all written communication, from emails and text messages to content published on the web. We can’t stress this enough! Our clients trust us with their content, so applications containing sloppy English will be fast-tracked to the ‘no’ pile

Tools we use

Experience in publishing content on the main social media platforms is essential, whether personal or professional.

Experience in these would be a bonus but you can pick them up quickly if not:

  • Adobe Creative Suite and Canva

  • WordPress and Squarespace

  • Google Suite: Gmail, Calendar

  • Social media scheduling tools

About Sookio

We’re an award-winning digital marketing agency with a reputation for brilliant content creation, expert strategy and tailormade training. 

Based on the lively Mill Road in Cambridge, we get to work with inspiring clients in education, tech, science and healthcare, along with professional services firms in legal and finance.

That’s people like the University of Cambridge, Beagle Street, Government Digital Services and innovative startups in the Cambridge tech cluster in everything from data science to colouring-in apps.

This diverse client base and rich mix of projects, coupled with fast-moving trends in digital marketing mean that at Sookio every day is different.

To succeed in this role you need to be someone who thrives in this ever-changing environment, and who loves getting creative with the latest tools and features to create winning digital marketing campaigns to help our clients achieve their business goals.

And of course, you need to be a great communicator.

What we offer

  • A competitive salary

  • On-site parking (for the immediate future)

  • Pension scheme

  • 28 days holiday

  • Opportunities to attend events and training to support your development

  • Creative working environment in a lively end of town, in an agency with a stellar reputation

Apply today!


Deadline: Sunday 30 June.

No recruitment agencies please!