Want to join us?

We are always looking for exceptionally talented people who share our passion for getting inside our clients’ worlds and delivering lasting results.

CPL is one of the UK's most admired content agencies. If you want to join us as we continue to build upon our reputation, please get in touch.

Even if your ideal position isn’t listed here, don’t let that put you off. Get in touch and send your CV to jurgita.sukaityte@cpl.co.uk

 

 

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Account manager

PURPOSE OF ROLE

  • Be an effective, client-focused member of CPL’s account management team

  • Contribute to CPL’s reputation for excellent customer service by providing a high-quality, responsive and agile service to internal and external clients

  • Help CPL achieve its overall business purpose: “To help clients achieve their strategic priorities by creating excellent content that inspires audiences and gets results”

KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Manage content, design, digital and marketing projects to tight deadlines, liaising with the client and internal teams

  • Establish processes and systems that enable you to efficiently manage projects with your clients, and allow you to report on and prove the effectiveness of the work

  • Proactively take new ideas to your clients and grow the revenue and profit generated by these accounts

  • Interrogate and interpret clients’ briefs to reach clarity, so that work can be undertaken efficiently and accurately

  • Offer fresh thinking and creative solutions, whatever the challenge or media

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinating resource and scheduling work through design, editorial, and video teams

  • Managing workflows and timelines to meet deadlines, liaising with teams internally and externally, as needed

  • Using digital reporting tools and other measurement systems as part of the day-to-day management of your accounts

  • Recommending suitable channels for content distribution, and managing content through these channels, where appropriate.  You will need to have a confident working knowledge of social media and other digital technology

  • Working with digital tools, for example, uploading copy and imagery to a CMS, resizing and formatting imagery as needed

  • Communicating well with clients and being confident to take initiative

  • Responding to client requests within a tight turnaround ‘window’, maintaining a measured approach to what’s achievable, and managing client expectations accordingly

  • Project administration, including logging time and resource and allocating against project budgets, using Synergist as a routine element of your day-to-day activity

  • Preparing proposals and quotes for new work from existing and prospective clients

  • Supporting CPL’s own marketing and communication via digital and other channels

HOW YOU'LL BENEFIT

  • Competitive salary - dependent on experience

  • 28 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays

  • Pension

  • Subsidised parking

  • Relaxed, friendly office; bi-weekly fruit deliveries; beer on a Friday; occasional ice creams and apple pies

  • Regular social events and annual Christmas party

TO APPLY

Email your CV and covering letter to jurgita.sukaityte@cpl.co.uk

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Freelance designers

We are always looking for talented freelance designers for both short-term and long-term projects, to work as part of our creative team. 

You will be working on a wide range of print and digital projects, from magazines, marketing campaign materials and infographics, to animation design and video idents. The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines is crucial, as is extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications and at least two years’ agency experience.

If this sounds like you, then please get in contact. Apply to kevin.reed@cpl.co.uk with a portfolio and your hourly/daily rate.

 

 

 

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Freelance editorial designers

We are looking for outstanding freelance editorial designers to help our creative team.

You will be designing excellent layouts for a variety of magazines, so it is crucial you have an exceptional eye for detail and, most importantly, be bursting with creative ideas.

You must have extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications and at least two years’ editorial design experience. Apply with a portfolio and your hourly/daily rate to kevin.reed@cpl.co.uk

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Business development executive

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our close-knit business development team to work across a variety of markets.

THE ROLE

Love helping people and making a difference? Would you really like to be able to help people solve their challenges and give them confidence in who they are dealing with? Would you like to work in one of the region's largest agencies with a great team behind you?

At CPL you'll work to make connections with customers and using your digital knowledge, creative style and flair to get to truly understand what it is that they need. No two days will be the same: you will be speaking to potential clients over the phone and face to face, to gain an understanding of their business objectives to create compelling solutions to help customers produce the best content marketing to help bring people together.

As you’ll be working across a number of markets and sectors, and have varied responsibilities, you must be able to demonstrate the ability to handle different systems, be highly digital literate, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrate time-management skills.

PURPOSE OF ROLE

  • Be an effective, client-focused member of CPL’s business development team through supporting acquiring new clients and in selling additional CPL products or services to existing ones

  • Contribute to CPL’s reputation for excellent customer service by providing a high-quality, responsive and agile service to internal and external clients

  • Help CPL achieve its overall business purpose: “To help clients achieve their strategic priorities by creating excellent content that inspires audiences and gets results”

KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Sell and secure profitable and sustainable work appropriate for CPL services content marketing services, including: Content, Design, Digital development and Digital marketing

  • Identify, create and maintain a database of key contacts within the target sectors and markets

  • Nurture positive and collaborative working relationships with prospects

  • Play an active part in the business development team in creating and delivering presentations and proposals, responding to tenders and preparing for pitches

  • Provide ongoing reports on all activities on a weekly / monthly basis, and as required by the business

  • Show a relentless attention to detail, commitment to consistency and achievement of targets

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Handle and respond to web/phone and email based enquiries, either individually or with other colleagues in order to successfully land projects within the defined target areas

  • Creation and the delivery of presentations and proposals, and responding to tenders and preparing for pitches where opportunities have been identified through new business activity and CPL existing client development initiatives

  • Attend meetings or events either independently, or as part of a team, to support new business development

  • Cold call new business leads and follow up on existing leads

  • Maintain database and an accurate record of personal leads

  • Provide a monthly report on activity and prospects (use time tracking tool)

  • Carry out research to support the identification of new lead opportunities. Deliver market intelligence that will help identify and shape the development for new business projects

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Ideally, you will already have some commercial experience, preferably from a sales role, a client services, or digital marketing background. Previous experience would be an advantage, but not essential.

You will be lively, optimistic, vibrant, professional, energetic and talkative. Our selling style is consultative, not aggressive, so you must be able to demonstrate excellent negotiation and communication skills (both on the telephone and face to face), have a positive and adaptable attitude, and be looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to develop your career.

You'll be a great communicator – on the phone, in person and in writing with the ability to become a great networker.

The role may suit somebody who has recently left education and who is keen to grow with the business and be rewarded for your efforts.

You'll be based in Cambridgeshire but you will need your own transport to visit new customer prospects, so you'll need to be near to us.

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary with uncapped commission

  • 28 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays

  • Pension scheme

  • Relaxed, friendly office: free fruit; games room; regular social events

CPL is an equal opportunity employer.

TO APPLY 

If you’re interested, or would like to discuss the role, please email helen.coston@cpl.co.uk

 

 

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A place to develop your career

At CPL we like to build long-term relationships, and that applies as much to our people as to our clients. 

Our reputation is built on the collective skills and knowledge of those we employ. If you join us you can expect hard work, and plenty of laughter, music, company lunches, pub trips, yoga sessions and ping-pong battles. We know that happy teams are more productive and our environment and results pay testament to that.

While CPL is a fairly relaxed place, it's also a highly professional one. Clients come first, deadlines are met and we always look for the best way to get the work done creatively and efficiently. We also make sure we have some fun along the way.