Communications and Content Lead
Communications and Content Lead
Contract: Freelance (3 days per week)
Duration: 6 months (with possibility of extension)
Contract Fee: £17,500
Location: West Midlands
With the youngest major city in Europe and the most diverse region outside of London, the West Midlands is already home to the audience of the future.
The region has bold plans to position itself as the UK's leading future-facing creative hub within the next decade.
The region already has an incredible story to tell the global stage -
, The region's social media influencer and vloggers are shaping the future of content, with the likes of Dan Bull, Emma McCann MrASingh leading the way.
, The internationally acclaimed Birmingham-born writer, director and Create Central member Steven Knight is soon to launch Mercian Studios.
, Create Central member Debbie Isitt's Nativity Franchise, taking over £45m.
, The internationally recognised Leamington Spa games cluster, with 2,500 full time employees in 50+ games companies.
, Regional indies developing innovative content for global markets.
, The region's film locations playing host to Oscar winning directors Steven Spielberg and Steve McQueen; critically acclaimed films like Ray and Liz, Girl With All The Gifts; blockbusters American Assassin and Kingsman 2.
, Production finance through Creative England's WM Media Production Fund
, Home to BBC Three and BBC Academy.
Whilst the West Midlands screen sector has existing strengths, the region has the potential to develop a global brand as a place where stories and ideas are developed by the screen sectors into a wide range of intellectual property.
Create Central has recently secured over £2m investment to deliver its WM Creative Content Growth Plan 2020-2022 and are looking for to build a team of dynamic industry specialists to start delivery of its ambitious programme.
Who we are
Create Central is a private-sector industry led body with the remit of turbo charging the West Midlands' screen sectors.
Emerging from the West Midlands Combined Authority, it is chaired by Deloitte's North & South Europe TMT Industry Leader Ed Shed.
For more information visit www.createcentraluk.com
Who we're looking for
The Communications and Content Lead will create, oversee and implement communications programmes that effectively position and promote Create Central as the brand for the West Midlands creative content sector.
They will be responsible for both online and offline communications and the co-ordination and delivery of a range of programmes and campaigns.
The role also involves the support of other marketing and sales initiatives and activities to help build awareness and understanding of Create Central and the West Midlands creative content sector.
The successful candidate will be creative, resourceful and largely self-contained with experience in a similar communications role, as well as having expertise in both traditional and digital marketing including PR, social media and content marketing.
How to apply
To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application.
Closing Date: 8th May 2020
Interview Date: 20th May 2020
This contract will be held with the West Midlands Combined Authority and managed by Create Central.
We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria.
We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.
Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.
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