Taking part in valuable work experience placements was how all of SoGlos’s journalists got their first insight into the media industry and we feel it’s important to share the same opportunity with enthusiastic individuals, by taking part in the government’s new Kickstart scheme.
Launched to give meaningful paid work experience in the exciting world of digital media to young people at the start of a variety of career paths, SoGlos’s Kickstart roles are being run in partnership with Gloucestershire College, who will also be providing further training opportunities to our Kickstarters.
Applicants must be aged 16-24 and in receipt of Universal Credit to apply. All roles meet the National Minimum Wage / National Living Wage standard, are based at SoGlos’s offices on Imperial Square in Cheltenham and are for 25-hours a week over a six-month period.
We are taking applications from 26 March 2021 and hope to start the positions as soon as possible, however start dates can be staggered until December 2021 for the right candidates.
Gloucestershire’s leading media brand, SoGlos is influential, targeted and trusted – providing its readers and advertisers with a quality platform across its online magazine, social media channels, email newsletters and events.
SoGlos is produced by a small and hardworking team of expert journalists, advertising specialists and creatives. We are fiercely passionate about Gloucestershire, fanatical about quality and have ambitious plans for future growth – and we’re a fun bunch of people to work with too.
The role of editorial assistant at SoGlos involves researching and writing a variety of engaging lifestyle- and business-focused content marketing and editorial; publishing content through SoGlos’s content management system; and providing support to the Editorial Hub team.
You will be an exceptional writer with an impeccable command of English; passionate about working in the media industry; have a positive, can-do attitude; and be enthusiastic about working in a team.
The role of social media assistant at SoGlos involves researching, writing and crafting snappy and visually-appealing posts for SoGlos’s social media channels – particularly Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn; working on strategies to grow these audiences; and providing support to the Editorial Hub team.
You will have an exceptional understanding of social media and a keen eye for detail; have a positive, can-do attitude; and be enthusiastic about working in a team.
The role of advertising assistant at SoGlos involves a broad range of sales and marketing activities such as telephoning our valued clients and prospective clients; updating SoGlos’s CRM; compiling emails and providing support to the Advertising Hub team.
You will be a confident and outgoing individual; passionate about working in media sales or marketing; have a positive, can-do attitude; and be enthusiastic about working in a team.
The role of administrative assistant at SoGlos involves a broad range of administrative activities such as answering the phone and welcoming visitors; assisting with finance and filing; being involved in the organisation of SoGlos events and providing support to the Innovation Hub team.
You will be exceptionally organised with meticulous attention to detail; have excellent numeracy and literacy skills; be proficient in Microsoft applications; have a positive, can-do attitude; and be enthusiastic about working in a team.
To apply for any of the four SoGlos Kickstart roles, send a covering email and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org – telling us exactly why you’d like to join the SoGlos team; why we should choose you over the many applicants we expect to have for these roles; and details of your availability.
Please include the specific Kickstart role you wish to apply for in the subject line. And remember that you must be aged 16-24 and in receipt of Universal Credit to apply.
SoGlos’s Kickstart roles are being run in partnership with Gloucestershire College, visit gloscol.ac.uk for more information about the college.
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