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Marketing Assistant (maternity cover)


  • Marketing
  • Maternity Cover
  • Office Based
  • Social Media

Closing date: Friday 13th October 2023

Job Details

Marketing Assistant (maternity cover)

Closing Date for Applicants:
Friday 13th October 2023

We love publishing magazines, and we believe that the passion we all have for what we do is reflected in our market-leading publications. Our highly skilled in-house team are always ready for the next project, creating award-winning content packages and striving to deliver the best quality magazines for our readers, licensing partners, advertisers and retailers.

We’re looking for a motivated and creative marketing assistant to join our small team to cover maternity leave from January 2024. Working primarily on our equestrian titles Horse&Rider magazine and PONY magazine.

You’ll be responsible for creating content for our active social channels as well as implementing paid campaigns, updating our websites, planning and creating video content and working closely with the editorial team to plan digital content and promotion of our magazines.

Applicants will ideally have a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in a marketing role. We’re looking for someone who’s enthusiastic with high attention to detail, motivated, has great organisational skills, good writing ability and is confident with social media.

The role will involve:

  • Social media management

  • SEO

  • Facebook ad spend planning

  • Website management

  • Content writing

  • Supporting the Digital Marketing Manager and Directors

  • Creating and editing video content

You’ll be working closely with the digital marketing manager to plan and implement social content that resonates with our readers. You’ll mainly be working on our equestrian brands, Horse&Rider and PONY, so a passion for all things horses is a must! Alongside the digital team you’ll be working with the editorial team to implement digital content and our design team to produce eye-catching graphics for use across our websites and digital channels. You’ll need to be a great communicator and work closely with our editorial and design teams. As well as working from the office you’ll also be attending photo shoots with top riders in order to post great social content for our channels and to get video footage for instructional videos and social promotions.

A valid UK driving licence is required. There is on-site free parking at our office.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook

  • General equestrian experience

  • Experience and the enthusiasm of managing multiple social media channels

  • Be able to demonstrate great organisational and time management skills

  • Strong communication and written skills

The following are desirable, but not necessary:

  • Experience of using Wordpress

  • A knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite such as Photoshop and InDesign

  • Familiarity with video editing software 

If you don’t have the experience but do have a passion for horses and creating social content, please do still apply for this position. We’re happy to consider applicants from non-marketing backgrounds.

Please send us a covering letter detailing why you think you’d be great for this role, as well as your cv to

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