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Full-stack PHP Developer

Full-stack PHP Developer

Position filled
Full-stack PHP Developer

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced full-stack web developer to join our award-winning agency based in an amazing office space in Manchester's Northern Quarter. Due to our continued growth, we require a progressive and adaptable individual with a passion for all things digital.

As a full stack dev you will have strong back- and front end development skills, and know your stuff when it comes to UX. You'll be working in a fun and dynamic team, that gets a kick out of delivering fresh and clever versions of websites, apps, games and other exciting digital things for our international customer base.

You will primarily be responsible for maintenance of existing sites and applications as well as the building of new applications, and managing and developing the agency’s internal framework and current website portfolio, and administrating the AWS hosting infrastructure.

You'll be working proactively with the support of the agency's production resources, and will report to the Head of Content Production.

You'll be key in determining technical direction and work closely with a project manager to produce technical specification documents, formulate deliverables and timelines

Primary Responsibilities

  • Development of PHP applications
  • Development of Node.js applications e.g. bots for Facebook
  • Development and maintenance of internal PHP framework built on Laravel 5
  • Communicating and pitching development elements of projects to key stake-holders
  • Experience using a front end framework e.g Foundation

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Linux server skills for maintenance of Nginx and Apache application deployment
  • Designing and developing emails for single or bulk transmission

Technical Requirements

  • Responsive/mobile-first development
  • Strong HTML5 and CSS3 experience
  • Experience of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram API integration, REST
  • PHP, MySQL, JavaScript/jQuery/Ajax
  • Comfortable on the Linux command line (Bash, SSH)
  • Experience using version control i.e Git / Bitbucket
  • Domain name and DNS management
  • Application testing and debugging

Desirables skills

  • Laravel 5, CakePHP
  • Foundation framework, SASS
  • Phaser.js, D3.js
  • AWS hosting infrastructure (in particular EC2, RDS MySQL and S3)
  • Node.js, Express.js, MongoDB, ES5/ES6
  • NPM, Webpack/Gulp/Grunt, Bower, Less

Benefits

  • 20 days' holiday plus public holidays
  • MediCash health care cash plan
  • Company-supported pension scheme
  • Regular team events

To apply, please complete the application form and upload your CV. Please also include links to your social media profiles and why you think that you would suit this role. Thank you for your interest!

Social Media Manager

Social Media Manager

Position filled
Social Media Manager

The Social Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of campaigns and strategies for their clients, as well as day-to-day running of the accounts

  • Works with Strategy Director, Head of Client Strategy and Senior Social Manager on pitches, upsells and clients’ business challenges
  • Uses data and insights to inform social and content strategies
  • Oversees the content, community, creative, development and paid media elements to deliver
  • Manages communities and creates content across accounts

Role Responsibility

  • Client strategy – As a key element of the Client’s social media offering, you’ll have to understand the brand and be an expert on their products and services
  • Content creation – from shaping a content strategy to crafting updates and leading idea generation, with an instinctive feel for the right tone and approach
  • Reputation and community management – you will be the voice of the brand ‘on the tools’ or advising the client of social best practice
  • Measurement & insights – you’ll be required to review activity across owned and earned social media, crafting reports for clients that articulate results and activity concisely, as well as as offering valuable insight to improve performance
  • Creative management – able to brief and manage creative asset production to wider team, able to challenge and get the best
  • Paid Social – understand how Paid is vital to success, be able to brief and work with the paid social team to ensure maximum campaign success
  • PR & Blogger engagement – takes the lead over approaches and considers the value for influencers to be involved
  • Working knowledge of social media management and reporting tools (e.g.Hootsuite, Conversocial, Brandwatch, Social Bakers)
  • Analysing interaction and content, iterating and optimising community approaches, turning insights into campaign and content ideas

Reporting / Team Structure Reports to:

Senior Social Media Manager for all client activity and success.

The Production Director for matter of account production and efficiency, accessing the design, development and paid social teams

Line reports:

The manager may have one direct responsibility: an exec/community manager.

Works with: Business Development and Strategy functions on pitches and agency marketing assignments

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Account Director

Account Director

Position filled
Account Director

The Account Director position is a full-time, on-site role, working with our myclever™ teams across Content, Copywriting, Development, Design and Paid Media. This is an experienced Account Director who acts as the link between the client and our internal client services and production teams, retaining and growing existing business through the pursuit of profitable growth opportunities across your UK and Global client portfolio. You will have extensive knowledge of paid, earned and owned media and be able to create and deliver at a strategic level as well as on a campaign by campaign basis.

This position is best suited for a candidate with a minimum of 3 years' agency experience in a senior Client Services role. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to develop a culture of client service excellence in your current role. You will ensure myclever™ values are maintained and the team is held accountable to them with a strong work ethic. You will work to secure and retain the existing client portfolio and ensure that opportunities to grow are identified and delivered in a timely and profitable manner. From time to time, you will also assist on new business and respond to briefs and project manage the creation of pitch documents. You will nurture strong client relationships and intervene with solutions to problems before they are escalated. You will ensure all campaigns under your charge are performing to the highest standard. You will also be part of the myclever™ Leadership team and as such demonstrate strong leadership skills and accountability with other members of the Leadership team for day to day agency operation.

We are looking for a senior team member who:

  • Has strong strategic, analytical and team management skills
  • Demonstrates a positive, can-do, go-the-extra-mile attitude
  • Has extensive experience with paid, earned and owned media campaigns for clients
  • Is eager and able to learn new things and stay on top of current marketing trends
  • Is a strong, polished communicator
  • Has a pleasant, personable manner (in-person, phone and email)
  • Is a self-starter and ambitious to succeed
  • Is social media, web and tech savvy (experienced with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Local,WordPress, Excel, Google Drive and Google Spreadsheets)
  • Is detail-oriented and able to work to tight turnarounds and deliver on deadlines
  • Is a good listener and enjoys working as part of a team

Client Services excellence

  • Be central in client on-boarding, kick-off meetings and quarterly reviews
  • Ensure internal and external SLAs are achieved
  • Monitoring of the overall temperature of the client relationship
  • Researching and writing strategic and campaign proposals for both existing and prospective clients
  • Ability to lead client strategy meetings (primarily in-house; frequently by phone and/or video chat; occasionally on-site with clients)
  • Regular and transparent client communication (weekly updates and monthly reports)
  • Build relationships with production teams and key stakeholders – both internal and external
  • Responsible for overseeing and delivering successful paid, earned and owned campaigns, demonstrating revenue goals, efficiency and volume – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Google, Bing and any other relevant ad serving platforms
  • Working closely with Sales and Marketing to help with client case studies, testimonials, leading prospective client pitches and proposals, attending industry awards as a representative of myclever™
  • Competitor research and insights for quarterly client meetings to support client strategy and approach
  • Oversee that all tracking and analytics is in place, setup correctly ready to monitor campaigns
  • Identify opportunities for new lead generation and opportunities to further improve campaign profitability
  • Contribute to campaign performance reports, using data to tell stories, and provide actionable insights for team members as well as clients
  • Exceptional team management skills, identifying training requirements and developing the talent of the team
  • Passion for online marketing and thrives on results-driven success
  • Budgeting and financial planning and forecasting for both clients and internal agency stakeholders
  • Weekly status report for Operations Meeting and monthly status report for monthly Board meeting
  • Experience with Google Display Network, including remarketing and contextual advertising

Professional Experience / Qualifications

  • Degree educated
  • Minimum of 3-5 years managing a high performing team in a senior client services role
  • Experience as part of a Leadership or Executive team within an agency environment
  • Strong business acumen and gravitas through an impressive agency track record

Benefits

  • 25 days' holiday plus public holidays
  • MediCash health care cash plan
  • Company-supported pension scheme
  • Regular team events

Mid / Senior Copywriter

A mid- to senior copywriter is required for a busy social-first creative agency based in Manchester NQ.

Position filled
Mid / Senior Copywriter

Due to our growing client base and services offering, we require a hardworking individual with a passion for words who can adapt to differing challenges in a busy, fluid and buzzing agency. You’ll be working in-house on a wide range of material alongside a creative team who possess a wide range of skills from API development to motion graphics, and be reporting to the Head of Production.

This is a great opportunity for someone to demonstrate their flair and innovative thinking and to progress in a quickly-expanding department. We’re constantly evolving and therefore the opportunities are also huge and varied.

We’re looking for a conceptual thinker with marketing and communication experience, and who is not just an exceptional copywriter, but also a creative thinker who can contribute in ideas sessions, ideate and translate concepts into content for the newsfeed, mobile web and the real world, helping brands make connections that matter.

The selected candidate must be able to quickly adapt their writing style according to campaign, client and platform.

We require the candidate to have excellent communication skills, the ability to create a tone-of-voice for both internal and client-facing projects, and be part of a larger creative team working across all aspects of the agency from pitches to everyday deliverables.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum four years agency experience
  • Experience working with tier one brands in multiple sectors
  • Degree or similar in creative writing
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • The ability to understand complex brand propositions and make them simple
  • Experience writing for social platforms and in digital marketing through the ‘funnel’
  • Ability to write long- and short-form copy
  • Organised, with experience of delivering to tight deadlines
  • Experience writing within a pre-defined set of guidelines
  • Unwavering attention to detail
  • Good liaising directly with clients
  • Able to manage time and deliverables

Responsibilities:

  • To work closely with the Strategy Director on new campaign ideas and concepts
  • To help develop creative strategies as a result of client/campaign objectives
  • To take ownership of copy-related briefs and respond to a high standard
  • To be the champion of MCA’s tone-of-voice and assist with day-to-day marketing activities
  • To work closely with brands to formulate campaign identities
  • Set the tone of daily posts on social platforms (for example Facebook and Twitter)
  • Produce long-form copy for clients, such as blog posts or on-line articles
  • Assist in the creation of infographics
  • To check all copy produced by the delivery team and the company as a whole
  • Generate engaging website text with strong and effective calls-to-action

Recruitment agencies may NOT contact myclever™ Agency regarding this position.

To apply please complete the application form and upload your CV. Please also include links to your social media profiles and why you think that you would suit this role. Thank you for your interest!

Junior Graphic Designer / Design Graduate

Junior Graphic Designer / Design Graduate

Position filled
Junior Graphic Designer / Design Graduate

We’re seeking a graphic designer to join our expanding social media and digital marketing agency, based in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

Having acquired a number of high profile clients, we’d like to bring a hardworking individual into our design team.

The right candidate will be someone who is passionate about design and can adapt to the differing challenges of a lively agency. You’ll be working in-house on a wide range of projects alongside a team of designers, reporting to the Head of Design.

This is an unmissable opportunity for someone to demonstrate their design flair and innovative thinking, and to progress in a rapidly-expanding department.

Required skills:

  • Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to a high standard
  • Good knowledge of other Adobe Creative Suite products
  • A relevant qualification in design
  • Understanding of design across digital platforms
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • A flexible approach to managing workloads
  • Proactive with good organisational skills
  • A strong portfolio with clear examples of work

Primary responsibilities:

  • Produce post assets for social media platforms. (e.g. Facebook/Twitter post imagery)
  • Create social media assets (Facebook cover photos, Twitter backgrounds etc.)
  • Design social media applications, social media campaigns and microsites
  • Produce graphic art to illustrate news stories, blog posts and marketing pieces
  • Produce infographics

Desirable but not essential:

  • Experience or interest in photography and creative shoots
  • A knowledge and understanding of video production
  • An interest in the creation of animation, such as animated GIFs and/or interactive presentations

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