Gasp Needs You

No... not you, recruitment agency dude. Yes, you.

We’re always looking for slightly odd, curious, very talented and lovely people. Very odd is OK too. Just don’t be ultra-odd, like some of the characters we view in the marketplace from our studio window.

We’ve also been known to welcome freelancers with open arms, but have also been known to see off recruitment agencies with a shot gun.

Any current roles we have to fill are listed below, but if you’re thinking; ‘buggar, there’s no jobs going, but I still want a bit of this’, then get in touch. As you might expect, we want more than just your CV and portfolio. We’d be ruddy grateful if you could also answer these questions/requests:

  1. What are you most famous for?
  2. You meet a client for the first time. The rest of the team haven’t arrived yet. How do your get the conversation started?
  3. 50 words extolling the virtues of your favourite foodstuff (It better be cheese*).
  4. What is the best ad campagn of all time and why?
  5. What is your favourite episode of our Call to Action® podcast (if you haven’t listened to it, go and listen now, we’d never find out)?
  6. Which business, brand or company could be massively helped by better advertising? How?
  7. What's your favourite GIF?
  8. How are you weird?
  9. You’re being briefed by a client on a new project. You have the opportunity to ask three questions. What are they?
  10. How many typos did you spot in this questionaire?

*It doesn’t have to be cheese.

Account Executive

(£18,000/yr - £20,000/yr · Full-time)

We’re after an intelligent and ambitious Account Executive, who is well-versed in digital media, knows their Tic-Tacs from their TikToks, is willing to have a go at just about anything, and is keen to develop a role within an opinionated and fearless marketing agency. Reporting primarily into the Client Partnerships team you’ll play an integral role in supporting clients, colleagues and campaigns.

START DATE
What you doing tomorrow? (Immediate)

HOLIDAY
At least 20 days (+ 1 day for every year employed) + your birthday + Christmas.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Smart casual, flexible working (from home and/or our co-working space in Reading – a short walk from the station), regular events/outings, skills training and development budget, frequent reviews, full travel compensation and option of flexible working hours (following successful probationary period).

TIMINGS
The successful applicant will be offered the role as soon as they are identified and will be required to respond to a creative brief as part of the selection process.

APPLY
If you think you’re who we want, then get in touch with (at least) your CV and anything else you've got to share.

Day to day

  • Get stuck in from the off; get to know our clients’ businesses, their industry, and markets to understand their challenges and support your ideas
  • Support our Client Partnerships team to develop, implement and manage social media campaigns for Gasp and our clients
  • Manage and oversee media content (planning, copywriting, scheduling, reporting)
  • Measure the success of every campaigns by collecting relevant data, to report, learn, and improve future campaigns
  • Stay up to date with the latest social media best practices and technologies
  • Use social media marketing tools and scheduling software (such as Buffer and Hootsuite)
  • Assist the Studio team with day-to-day running of our Top 5 UK podcast, Call to Action®, e.g., liaising with guests, production, release, and promotion of fortnightly episodes
  • Help others if needed, and ask questions as you go
  • Additional duties and projects as requested, including assisting our mental health initiative ISOLATED Talks®

Ideals

  • Marketing/Media/Creative Qualification(s).
  • An interest in the Behavioural Sciences and Consumer Psychology.
  • Experience (placements accepted) agency-side and/or in social media management, with emphasis on content creation, monitoring/analysis and copywriting - unless you can show us that you’re totally amazing but with no experience.
  • Excellent grasp of the English language. Like, well good at it.
  • First-rate knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and other social media
  • Brave and prepared to take risks.
  • A keen interest in all advertising media (from OOH to social).
  • A good sense of humour.
  • A hunger to learn.
  • And most importantly, happy to say, “I don’t know right now, but I’ll find out”.