Marketing Assistant

20000.00 - 24000.00 GBP Annual + GBP20000 - GBP24000/annum pro rata
10 Sep 2019
19 Sep 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
Megabus needs a friendly numbers person to join us as a Marketing Assistant- Maternity Cover (9 months with possibility to extend to 12 months)

Have you seen a megabus coach on your travels? Have you ever been on one of our coaches in the UK, USA or Canada? Did you know our mascot is called Sid or that a brand new coach can cost more than GBP300k to buy?

You probably won't know that at megabus, we're obsessed with making coach travel cool again (#makecoachtravelcoolagain). So much so, that we now have sightseeing buses in London, our customers can reserve seats on board and we found time to give our coaches names, like Al Bus Dumbledore, Mega 'n' Harry and Basil Bus. Yes, really. It's true.

If you're interested in joining a friendly team, and enjoy working on a variety of tasks and campaigns, we are the team for you. You'll get to work across a wide variety of marketing activities and channels such as playing a key part in the campaigns team, maintaining brand presence in bus stations and travel shops, to organising events.

The role involves a lot of team work as well as being able to work alone so requires someone who's happy to muck in and be adaptable. You'll need to take responsibility for your projects and run with them to contribute to the overall team objectives.

We are proud to work with charities and to promote a mode of travel that is incredibly sustainable compared to other modes. The quality of the service we provide has improved beyond recognition since we started out just 16 years ago, yet we're still seriously good value.

If you choose to apply to join us as maternity cover on a fixed term 9 month contract (with a possibility of extending to 12 months) you'll be based at our megabus Head Office in Rugby, almost next door to the train station.

The Marketing Assistant will:-

* Assist in updating and producing marketing material for the company

* Build and execute campaigns with the support of Digital Executive, Graphic designers across channels on and offline. E.g. local and national advertising to raise brand awareness

* Work closely with Ops director, Engineer managers, Graphic designers on new and existing coach livery

* Provide ongoing measurement and evaluation of activities and campaigns.

* Liaise with Marketing agencies daily to ensure campaigns are on target.

* Management of individual marketing projects. Liaising with relevant internal and external suppliers and stakeholders

* Assist with editing and project management for outbound channel marketing initiatives

* Creating documents to support and ease the daily work load for the Marketing team

* Ensure corporate messaging and branding is applied within brand guidelines

* Raising and managing the Purchase Ordering process and invoices.

* Planning and delivery of branded events such as freshers fairs as well as representing megabus at external events

* Liaise with bus stations and travel shop managers to ensure leaflets and timetables are up to date as well as signage and rebranding projects.

To be great in this role you should have good previous experience in a marketing role with proven experience in developing marketing communications. The team would also really appreciate someone who is great at managing relationships with external suppliers as well as keeping track of costs. Possessing a natural eye for detail to ensure communications are accurate, relevant and error free.

Competency in the Microsoft Work, Excel and Powerpoint is a must, as are excellent communication and presentation skills. Finally you need to be a great juggler to manage multiple projects on budget and on time.

The Marketing team always put the customer at the heart of all communications so we'll want you to be able to do this too