Marketing Assistant - Radio Times

  • 21.03.2024
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Radio Times

Job description

Marketing Assistant, Radio Times (£27,000)

At Immediate, we’re home to some of the biggest and most loved consumer brands in the UK, including Radio Times, Good Food and Gardeners World. Our trusted, quality content reaches millions of people a month across digital, print, video, podcasts, apps and live events.

We’re the destination for people looking to get more from the things they love. We help inspire them; deepening their knowledge, skills and fuelling their passions, to enjoy more of what life has to offer.

Whether it’s the big things, or the little things; from reaching fitness goals to savouring good food, cultivating outdoor, or indoor, spaces, or enjoying the latest TV sensation with loved ones – we help bring our audiences joy!


About the role

As a Marketing Assistant, you will work with the Marketing Manager to implement & optimise an annual marketing plan in line with business objectives. The focus and emphasis will be on implementing weekly marketing activity in line with objectives, acquisition - targeting new customer cohorts with a Radio Times mindset and executing the Radio Times Christmas consumer marketing campaign.


You’ll love this role if;

You enjoy working across multiple projects and thrive on collaboration, while operating in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same. The role will suit an organised individual, who is looking to further develop their marketing expertise across a broad range of products and services. A passion and enthusiasm for TV and entertainment would be advantageous.


As a Marketing Assistant you will;

  • Work with the Head of Marketing and Marketing Manager to implement the annual plan for all key marketing outputs & initiatives e.g. tentpole moments, app, podcast(s), events, newsletters etc across a full range of channels
  • Be responsible for the weekly BAU marketing – writing, building, scheduling & analysing weekly activity
  • Write compelling and accurate copy for marketing comms & promotions
  • Manage internal contra deals including house ads, podcast swaps, newsletter banner swaps etc
  • Update landing pages & articles for brand campaigns
  • Support the marketing team with the implementation of 3rd party partnerships
  • Ensure the marketing output adheres to Radio Times values and audience expectations
  • Support with weekly reporting
  • Create & edit video when required
  • Work closely with central colleagues to adopt best practice across data, audience development, social, subscriptions, product development and CRM
  • Work with legal, data and finance teams to ensure accurate financial reporting & that all campaigns are legally compliant
  • Be responsible for administrative duties including invoicing
  • Lead operational events management when required
  • Set up competitions when there is a clear business reason


As well as being passionate, creative and organised, the ideal candidate should have at some relevant marketing experience in a marketing role and understand the use of a broad range of marketing channels.

You'll need to work with the Marketing Manager to analyse and present campaign results, budget for and optimise future campaigns. The ability to manage multiple projects and prioritise workload is paramount, and you must be comfortable working well under pressure.

  • Demonstrable experience in a junior marketing role.
  • Understanding of a wide range of marketing channels and tactics, and some experience in using some.
  • Would be good to have experience in creating social media content and using scheduling tools (e.g. Sprinklr) to organise and analyse.
  • Strong copywriting skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Close attention to detail, strong planning, organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, effectively prioritise workload and be calm under pressure.
  • Ability to think creatively and analytically.
  • Be proactive and have the hunger to learn.


  • A relaxed working environment with regular socials including a summer festival
  • Immediate Community webinars, well-being initiatives and Mental Health First aiders
  • 25 days holiday plus a day for your birthday. Our offices will be closed between Christmas and New Year’s which are in addition to your annual entitlement
  • Tailored training and development through our Love Learning platform
  • A progressive and transparent culture with clear career progression
  • Flexible/hybrid working plus early finish Fridays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced Family Policies including paternity, adoption and surrogacy leave. We also provide a pregnancy loss, fertility, and carers policy
  • Competitive pension plans and Life Assurance
  • A newly renovated modern office with lots of collaborative spaces

We pride ourselves on our open, collaborative, and dynamic culture. This encourages our people to thrive, and give their best whilst being supported, developed, and nurtured. As we care about our people, our environment, and the impact we make, we have an active Diversity and inclusion network, comprehensive well-being programmes, and clear sustainability strategies.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of all our values and leadership behaviours to ensure Immediate remains a place where everyone feels included and empowered;

We care

We succeed together

We enjoy the ride

We are bold

We never settle

We get on with it

People are at the heart of our business and creating a diverse and inclusive working environment is extremely important to us. Immediate is an equal opportunities employer. We’ll never treat anyone less favourably because of their sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marital/civil partnerships, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief or disability. We’re also committed to supporting applications from those who are returning to work following a career break, maternity leave or caring responsibilities.

We work with talented, driven people to make our vision reality

Such an amazing team requires nothing short of the best. That’s why we put a lot of effort into creating a work environment they deserve.

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