2024: 29 June - 14 July

Pride Day: Sat 13 July

Graphic Design

We’re Recruiting a Marketing & Communications Manager *CLOSED*

*Applications for this position are closed*

We’re really excited to be able to offer this exciting new position to the Bristol Pride Team.

You’ll be part of a small team delivering one of the largest Pride events in the UK, working alongside and supporting the Directors, you’ll play a vital role in supporting the festival’s day-to-day running as well as using your creative flair to create engaging content to reach our audiences.

You’ll be creating and delivering a strong dynamic marketing plan as well as managing our social media platforms and maintaining our website.

This is a new role so there is scope to really take ownership and make it your own as you increase and develop our festival presence.

We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups within the LGBT+ community.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Creative marketing plan design, activation, and scheduling.
  • Creating engaging and relevant content ideas, and delivery to high standard.
  • Copywriting across different platforms, maintaining a consistent tone of voice.
  • Managing and facilitating social media channels and communications by creating and responding to social media posts and developing discussions.
  • Data analysis for Google Analytics, and social media analytics as well as monthly and end of campaign reporting
  • Utilise marketing processes to ensure increased exposure of the festival to the wider community
  • Maintenance of the festival website including content generation and webforms
  • Creating specific campaigns to promote festival events to increase participation, ticket sales and increasing festival wristband sales and entry donations.
  • Creation of press releases and liaising with press to create promotional opportunities across media channels.
  • Creation and circulation of the monthly online newsletter, increasing the reach and audience
  • Working with the Programming and Sponsorship director on the creation of sponsorship sales packs
  • Managing the design and copywriting for the festival guide
  • Managing the info email inbox and responding to queries as appropriate
  • Working with partner organisations to promote events and activities including venues and national media
  • Editing branding elements for social media use on Photoshop or InDesign.

During the event

  • Live content creation during the festival and on Pride Day.
  • Managing press and media coverage.
  • Supporting with Shout out and BBC Radio live coverage.
  • Managing social media volunteers.


  • Post-event wrap up
  • Reviewing how the year went and making recommendations for the year ahead
  • Coordinating debriefs with necessary partners

What We Look For In You

  • Substantial experience of working in a marketing or comms role
  • Experience working for a charity or NFO would be desirable but not essential
  • Experience of developing proactive strategies for planned press and media communications and the ability to execute these strategies by writing and producing quality content in the form of press releases, blogs, Q&As etc
  • Experience of managing a website and social media channel content is strongly preferred, as is the ability to use WordPress to deliver content to the website
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are an absolute must-have
  • The ability to develop and nurture strong and effective relationships with journalists and media outlets
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Creative approach to identifying and managing content
  • Flexible, with the ability to prioritise work, time management and adapt to changing situations
  • Experience of using photoshop or in design or similar for editing branding elements and resizing images for use on the website and social media
  • An in-depth understanding of the LGBT+ community, its diversity and the challenges and opportunities that exist within it.
  • The period around and in the lead up to the festival may require additional hours and weekend work, can be stressful at times and fast-paced.

Contract length: 10 months (initially)

Part-time hours: 22.5 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: £27,000.00 (FTE)

Application deadline: 10/11/2020

Expected start date: 23/11/2020

How To Apply

You can apply online via the link below, ensuring you answer our application questions and by submitting your CV.

Closing Date is 10 November

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