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Job Vacancy: German-speaking Outreach & Digital PR Executive

Laura D'Amato

Laura D'Amato, Outreach Director

November 15, 2021

About Verve Search: 

Verve Search, part of the Omnicom Media Group UK, are industry leaders in the world of SEO & Content Marketing. Our SEO services combine creativity and technical expertise to help brands rank higher on search engines.

Our experienced team of creatives and outreach specialists produce compelling, story-driven content that helps brands to be seen, spoken about and searched for online through the process of link building (achieving linked coverage in the most relevant and authoritative websites around the world). 

Working at Verve means being part of one of the most social and international teams in the industry and getting full training in outreach and digital PR with talented and creative people. 

We are based in Central London. 

The role:

This is an exciting opportunity to start or progress your career in international digital marketing and PR. You will gain hands-on experience across a range of key skills in outreach, PR, content marketing and SEO.

We are on the hunt for a confident and talented Digital PR Executive with solid written and verbal communication skills and a creative mind. 

Your primary focus will be to work with journalists to get coverage for our clients’ creative campaigns in top-tier media and highly influential publications in Germany but also in English-speaking countries.

The successful candidate will help to secure the very best level of coverage for the exciting client campaigns that we create, in a range of industries. They will achieve this through building and leveraging relationships with the most relevant journalists.

Candidates without experience will definitely be considered if they have proven drive and determination to get stuff done, or simply have a keen and demonstrable interest in creative content marketing.

The successful candidate will: 

  • be able to communicate fluently in English AND German in written and spoken form. Any additional language is a plus.
  • have a strong understanding of the German media landscape 
  • have the ability to identify and develop stories and PR hooks, dependent on the publication/newspaper they want to get coverage in
  • understand how to work with journalists and be able to adapt their tone according to the vertical and audience
  • be a team player capable of supporting the wider team, solving problems and coming up with creative solutions when challenges arise
  • demonstrate a creative mindset and the ability to come up with original ideas for campaigns for a wide variety of clients
  • be resourceful in finding new journalists to contact
  • be able to work on a campaign with passion and persistence – tenacity is key in this role!
  • have a desire to develop a career in digital PR/digital marketing/SEO and display enthusiasm for learning.

If you have relevant academic qualifications or if you have already secured top-tier news coverage in the past (traditional or digital PR) – that’s a bonus and we’d love to hear more about it.

Any experience in digital PR, traditional PR and/or journalism is a bonus, but not essential. Attitude is what counts at Verve Search. We are looking for someone who will show a willingness to learn, persistence in hitting our clients’ targets and a strong team focus.

Verve Search is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to consider applying for this role.

Salary:

£25,000 – £28,000 PA, dependent on experience

This is a full-time role (35 hrs per week) and you must have the right to live and work in the UK. 

What we can offer you:

  • Career progression within the agency based on strengths and interests
  • Ongoing training in outreach, digital PR, content marketing and technical SEO 
  • You will be working in a close-knit team, whilst being part of a worldwide media group
  • 27 days of holiday plus bank holidays, and a day off on your birthday
  • Regular social activities and opportunities to work for our chosen charities
  • Private Medical Care (upon completion of probationary period)
  • Life Assurance
  • Free Eye Test and Spectacle vouchers
  • Complimentary breakfasts every day you work in the office from our canteen
  • Competitive maternity/paternity packages
  • Contributory Pension Scheme enrollment
  • Early finish on Fridays (4pm)
  • Hybrid working options (remote and in-office)

No recruiters for now. 

To apply: send us an email with your CV and note about why you want the job at  [email protected] 

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