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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 marketing agencies and a gold accredited employer in the Eastern region. 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 ewa.wrona@cpl.co.uk

 

 

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Ad production manager/designer

THE ROLE

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented design professional, with experience of managing a studio team, to lead CPL’s Darley/Godolphin advertising team.

CPL is an award-winning content marketing agency based in Cambridge. We work on behalf of a raft of leading organisations including membership bodies, brands and businesses spanning a wide range of sectors.

You’ll lead the advertising team on the day-to-day production of various adverts across print, digital and video channels, including media booking and its associated reporting, ensuring production runs smoothly and client expectations are exceeded. 

You will also champion our internal proofing and sign-off processes and be responsible for making sure they are adhered to. 

The ideal candidate will be confident liaising with clients and suppliers at all levels. 

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

We expect you to look after our clients. And we expect you to be rewarded for doing so. As well as learning and development opportunities, we offer a competitive salary and bonus scheme; flexible working; annual leave of up to 28 days; contributory pension scheme; death in service benefit; cycle to work scheme; drinks and social events; and a friendly, recently refurbished, office environment.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as a company. We understand everyone has different needs. Once we settle into a post-pandemic new normal, we expect to operate flexible, hybrid working arrangements, where most of our people will spend around half of their week in the office. So you need to live within a comfortable commuting distance of Cambridge.

If you’re interested in this role, please send a covering email and your CV to Ewa Wrona, ewa.wrona@cpl.co.uk

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • 4+ years’ experience of a client-facing agency environment, working across a variety of print and digital projects.
  • Work confidently in a Mac-based environment using Adobe CS (experience of working in Adobe Animate would be an advantage).

  • Be comfortable working within a fast-paced environment, with the ability to prioritise and juggle multiple projects, often against tight deadlines.

  • A flexible, can-do attitude and the willingness to get stuck into all aspects of client work.

  • Excellent written and oral communication.

  • Excellent organisational skills, with experience of running a team and scheduling the team’s workload alongside own priorities.

  • Proficient in G Suite (mail, sheets, docs, slides etc) and Microsoft Office.

  • Experience in using agency project management tools (desirable but not essential).

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

  • Be a valuable member of CPL’s Darley/Godolphin team by providing support to other team members in the day-to-day running of the ad production 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 mission: “We create inspiring content that brings people together around our clients’ brands and organisations.” 

KEY OBJECTIVES 

  • Responsible for managing the ad production team, including daily work scheduling through ad production, design, editorial, and video teams as required. 

  • Ensure all adverts and other collateral adhere to current client brand guidelines. 

  • Manage the media booking process and associated reporting, building strong relationships with the publications we work with. 

Take ownership of internal ad production processes and ensure they are followed. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Darley advertising planner.

  • Weekend advertising cover rota.

  • Monthly media reports.

  • Picture licensing. 

  • Produce and finesse Darley’s stallion adverts on time and to the highest standard according to the Darley advertising planner. 

  • Build and maintain relationships with existing and new clients.

  • Due to the nature of the horseracing industry, weekend cover will be required on a rota basis for approximately 6-8 weekends of the year.

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Partnership development manager – media sales

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented, strategic sales professional to develop innovative, effective commercial partnerships for prestigious clients.

CPL is an award-winning content marketing and media sales agency based in Cambridge. We work on behalf of a raft of leading organisations including membership bodies, brands and businesses spanning a wide range of sectors.

CPL’s media sales division is intent on delivering effective media solutions for advertisers, clients and commercial partners.

In this senior role you will be responsible for negotiating advertising packages and driving sales across multiple platforms to a wide range of businesses and agencies.

Taking a consultative approach, you will create and deliver media solutions that produce a high level of engagement and appropriate market positioning for your clients.

Proposals and packages may include sponsorship; branded video, webinars, podcasts and written content; display, directory and recruitment – all of which are targeted to engage our predominantly B2B audiences.

The ideal candidate will have strong and broad digital and print experience which will include selling strategic branded content solutions and sponsorship.

As well as being able to demonstrate a consultative selling style you will need to be organised, and digitally and technologically savvy.

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

We expect you to look after our clients. And we expect you to be rewarded for doing so. As well as learning and development opportunities, we offer a competitive salary and bonus scheme; flexible working; annual leave of up to 28 days; contributory pension scheme; death in service benefit; cycle to work scheme; drinks and social events; and a friendly, recently refurbished, office environment.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as a company. We understand everyone has different needs. Once we settle into a post-pandemic new normal, we expect to operate flexible, hybrid working arrangements, where most of our people will spend around half of their week in the office. So you need to live within a comfortable commuting distance of Cambridge.

If you’re interested in this role, please send a covering email and your CV to Ewa Wrona, ewa.wrona@cpl.co.uk

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Target-driven and proactive
  • Ability to devise compelling, engaging proposals for clients
  • Strong negotiation, objection handling and customer service skills
  • Ability to build sustainable relationships with existing clients and new prospects
  • Consultative, solutions-led mentality
  • Excellent telephone and face-to-face sales skills and experience of presenting to senior people
  • Energised by a fast paced environment
  • Digital and tech savvy

PURPOSE OF ROLE

  • Support CPL’s growth strategy by being a senior member of CPL’s media sales team and striving to deliver value and revenue for clients.
  • Contribute to CPL’s reputation for excellent customer service by providing a high-quality, responsive and agile service to internal and external clients, potential clients and advertisers.
  • Help CPL achieve its overall business mission: “To create inspiring content that brings people together around our clients’ brands and organisations.”

KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Build and manage sustainable relationships with clients to support the growth of valuable commercial partnerships
  • Identify and develop commercial opportunities and revenues including advertising, branded content, partnerships and sponsorship
  • Manage and grow existing client accounts as well as prospecting for new advertisers and potential long-term commercial partners
  • Represent CPL and our client businesses at events, and conduct face-to-face meetings
  • Develop a strong understanding of our business, and that of our clients, and stay informed of the latest trends and developments in the advertising market. Take advantage of this knowledge to direct media sales opportunities and strategies for the team
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with all relevant internal CPL teams such as editorial, production, publishing and finance
  • Provide support to the business development team in responding to tenders and preparing for pitches
  • Ensure that expenses, invoices, HR and other internal processes are carried out regularly and general housekeeping is done
  • Maintain accurate records and effective administration using our Pulse Publisher customer relationship management system and generate sales reports as required

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Writer-editor

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and creative writer-editor, with solid print and digital experience, to produce lively and engaging content for CPL’s wide range of clients.

CPL is an award-winning content marketing agency based in Cambridge. We work on behalf of a raft of leading organisations including membership bodies, brands and businesses spanning a wide range of sectors. 

You’ll work as part of a multi-disciplined team to produce printed and online content, marketing and communications campaigns, video and audio scripts. 

As well as having an eye for detail and strong interviewing and writing skills, you will need the ability to plan, source and commission features and liaise with stakeholders at all levels of an organisation. You’ll also need knowledge of how to maximise the reach of content through email, social media and other channels.

Within this role we are specifically looking for someone with the experience and personality to lead the creation and ongoing management of a quarterly business magazine and deliver a rolling schedule of online content for a specialist audience.

What we offer you

We expect you to look after our clients. And we expect you to be rewarded for doing so. As well as learning and development opportunities, we offer a competitive salary and bonus scheme; flexible working; annual leave of up to 28 days; contributory pension scheme; death in service benefit; cycle to work scheme; drinks allowance; and a friendly, recently refurbished, office environment. 

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as a company. We understand everyone has different needs. Once we settle into a post-pandemic new normal, we expect to operate flexible, hybrid working arrangements, where most of our people will spend at least some of their week in the office. So you need to live within comfortable commuting distance of Cambridge. 

To join us, you’ll be an accomplished and confident editor with B2B experience. You’ll also have good news instincts with the ability to write quickly, accurately and concisely on a wide range of topics and at a level suited to your audience. As well as excellent planning and organisational skills, you’ll be able to determine priorities but be flexible enough to change them when needed. 

If that sounds like you, please send a covering email and your CV to both Phil Minett, Editorial director, phil.minett@cpl.co.uk and Sophie.Hewitt-Jones, Director - client services,  sophie.hewitt-jones@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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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 and table football 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.