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London Design Festival first took place in 2003 and is one of the most influential global annual design events. London Design Festival is a key constituent of London’s Autumn creative season, alongside London Fashion Week, Frieze Art Fair and the London Film Festival. Its vision is to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and gateway to the international design community. The Festival returns to the city next year from 18-26 September 2021.

London Design Biennale is a global gathering of the world’s most ambitious and imaginative designers, curators and design institutions. Launched in 2016, and taking place every two years at Somerset House, London Design  Biennale has now completed its third edition which took place in June. Es Devlin, Artistic Director chose Triennale Museum, MAK, Vienna and Cooper Hewitt and Smithsonian. The next Biennale will be in June 2023. 

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Current Vacancies

MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

London Design Festival and London Design Biennale are looking for a Marketing & Social Media Manager to join the Content / Digital / Communications team to work for our two world class events in London during 2022/2023 and beyond, and other activities produced by the company.

Full-time

Based in: Central London office

Start-date: April/May 2022

Benefits:

  • Salary £ 32-35,000 per annum, based on experience
  • 25 days holidays/year pro rata + bank holidays
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
 
 

THE ROLE

The candidate will manage the Festival and Biennale’s digital channels, including websites, social media, newsletters and online events, and support the team at large with creating multimedia assets, presentations and reports, and editing materials for print provided by our graphic design agency, Pentagram.

The role demands a candidate that has an exceptional eye for detail, is proactive and with a problem-solving mindset, and has excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. 

As part of the content & communications team, you will be interacting directly with the Festival and Biennale’s broad audiences, and working with internal and external stakeholders including media & PR, designers, sponsors, partners, and suppliers.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

  • 5 years experience working in digital marketing (minimum)
  • Great copywriting for social media
  • Visually literate and digital-savvy with a good understanding of web technologies
  • Enjoy embracing new tools (e.g. online event platforms)
  • Experience with:
    • Mailchimp
    • Online paid media
    • Google Analytics
    • Keynote/Powerpoint
    • Adobe Creative tools (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc)

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execute the day to day digital and content strategy, including social media and community management on all of the Festival and Biennale’s online channels (Newsletter, Website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok)
  • Manage website content updates
  • Create static, animated, and multimedia content for social media, newsletters, and websites
  • Coordinate and produce online events including talks, panels, and presentations (e.g. on Zoom)
  • Create and format presentations, produce bespoke reports for Sponsors and Partners
  • Reports to: Head of Content & Digital

 

APPLY

If this sounds like you, please send your CV together with a one page cover letter with the subject MARKETING MANAGER to: jobs@londondesignfestival.com by Friday, 22 April 2022. Please note that applications without a cover letter won’t be considered. We look forward to hearing from you!