Undergraduate Placement (1 year)

Application deadline: 28 February 2018
Spink is a leading health and lifestyle communications agency, combining creativity, strategic thinking and marketing insight to change conversations and influence behaviour. Over the past 25 years, clients have included global healthcare organisations, charities, niche innovative companies and areas of the public sector.
Spink’s areas of expertise include consumer health, lifestyle, beauty, NHS and the voluntary sectors.
Within the role of a Marketing Assistant, you will work under the supervision of a Campaign Manager and/or Director and undertake a range of duties to help deliver campaigns that exceed client expectations. The role will also have a particular focus on digital marketing.


Digital Campaign Input
o Assist with digitally-focused campaigns to promote client products, services or issues and build relationships with different stakeholder groups
o Development and analysis of digital data and social media listening techniques and developing client reports
o Deliver consistent and effective messaging through social media, for both the agency and the agency’s clients
o Update client and agency websites with new material
o Help create and develop the agency’s digital offering
o Create engaging and dynamic presentations and graphics

Media Channel Engagement
o Engagement with bloggers, Twitter followers, Facebook & Instagram users, etc. to help promote campaigns and build key relationships for the agency
o Support with the generation of hooks, stories and media collateral to generate
an online ‘buzz’ around brand campaigns and the agency

o Contribution to agency meetings, brainstorming sessions and attending industry events and media briefings
o Supporting various members of the Spink team in a variety of client activities and initiatives
o Research, database management and contributing to new business proposals
o Assist with the organisation of events


  • Effective communication skills
  • Knowledge of social media channels and understanding of the digital marketing landscape
  • High attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure
  • Self-motivated and hardworking
  • Ability to work on different projects simultaneously whilst meeting deadlines
  • Good PC proficiency, particular Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • An understanding of marketing and public relations concepts and basic knowledge of business processes
  • Be on course for either a first class or 2:1 degree result
  • Driving licence (preferable)

All applicants must currently be studying in their second year at university and able to spend a full year at Spink, before returning to their university for their final year of study.
Please email your CV and a one-page cover letter to

Read more and apply here.

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