Job Vacancy: Partnerships and Communications Manager (Maternity Cover)

30 May 2022 - News
Independent charity Manchester City of Literature (MCOL) is looking for a dynamic Marketing Professional to cover maternity leave for our Partnerships and Communications Manager starting July 2022.

Role description:

Working in a small team of three but spanning a hyper-local and global partnership network across literary organisations in Manchester and in the UNESCO Creative Cities network, the Partnerships and Communications Manager coordinates all external communication for Manchester City of Literature. This individual must be a self-starter with excellent time management skills and a strong knowledge of the Manchester arts and culture scene.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Project communications on core MCOL projects such as International Mother Language Day and Festival of Libraries.
  • To maintain excellent relationships with Manchester City Of Literature’s partnership network of publishers, festivals, writing agencies, libraries, cultural organisations, the education sector and tourism partners.
  • Coordination of freelance contracts with external partners such as designers, developers, filmmakers and other agencies. This may include writing briefs, project management and on-location visits.
  • Website management (wordpress) including updating news items, managing any changes from partners, event listing filtering and updating for our What’s On pages.
  • Preparation of web and print marketing materials and collateral including presentations, case studies, documents etc. particularly for dissemination at UCCN and the Cities of Literature Sub-group.
  • Social Media management (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram).
  • Manage and update the cloud-based partnership image and video library.
  • Monthly newsletter curation and database management to our subscribers.
  • Brand guardianship for Manchester City of Literature.
  • Ensure the vision and values of Manchester City of Literature run through all communications.
  • Collate information, write and upload content about other UNESCO Cities of Literature.
  • Maintain monthly reporting on the marketing and communications plan and compile digital activity statistics using Google, YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter analytics, and prepare regular reports for the Board of Trustees and Funders.
  • Marketing budget management alongside the Executive Director.
  • Work with partners to raise the profile of literary activity in the city and coordinate reciprocal communications with the broad partnership network to ensure stakeholders are not only kept up to date on City of Literature activity and opportunities but are also involved in co-design of activities and are galvanised to initiate their own projects aligned with Manchester City of Literature.
  • Excellent record and file keeping for each project and activity.

Closing date: Tuesday 21 June at 5pm
Interviews: Monday 27 June
Contract starts: w/c 4 July or 11 July / by agreement

Contract: Remote working 3 days a week for 9 months until February 2023, this may include some weekend, evening and in-person commitments.

Reports to: Executive Director

Pay: £27,000 per year pro rata

Holidays: 15 days per annum, pro-rata

How to apply

Please download the full information pack below and send an application letter/video stating why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the points in the Skills and Experience section together with a CV. Please keep the application letter/video to no more than two sides of A4 or a 4-minute video. Please send your application and CV to ivan.wadeson[@]