Jobs

We at Peel Media own and manage MediaCityUK.

We are a small team, so we don’t have a large number of staff positions and those that we do have, will be advertised on this web page.

There are over 200 businesses based at MediaCityUK, all of whom you can find in our occupiers’ directory. When asked, we will share their job opportunities via our Twitter feed – so keep your eyes peeled.


Vacancies

MediaCityUK useful job links

BBC / dock10 / ITV / SIS / Lowry Outlet

External support

Employers located in or providing services to MediaCityUK are able to access recruitment and business support services provided by a partnership of agencies, called the Bridges to MediaCityUK Partnership. The Partnership works with the Peel Group, to provide a ‘one stop’ offer of business support. They can assist with the recruitment of local talent, access to business networks, training and workforce development, familiarisation tours and market intelligence. For more information or to contact the Partnership email: bridgestomediacityuk@salford.gov.uk.

Skillset Careers is the specialist careers information, advice and guidance service for the UK's creative media industries.

e-skills UK is a not-for-profit, employer-led organisation, licensed by government as the Sector Skills Council for business and information technology.

The Careers Advice Service offers advice on careers and learning.

MediaCityUK Freelancers Network. This is run by a freelancer (not Peel Media).

CURRENT VACANCIES

Fixers

Fixers is a project run by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust [PSBT] funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

Creative Producer – Manchester [Short Term Contract]

We are the successful campaign that helps young people make a difference on issues that are important to them. Our specialist production unit [Creative Resources] helps young people get their message across with dramas and factual films, music videos, publications, websites and posters. We have a separate team producing films for broadcast.

We’re looking for a skilled Creative in Manchester on a short-term contract [3 months], who can apply their talent across several genres, including video production. They must be able to work easily with young people from all social and cultural backgrounds to develop, guide and ultimately produce effective films and other creative resources that do them credit, and achieve the objectives they desire. The Creative should have demonstrable skill in two/three of the following; video production, music production, script-writing, Final Cut Pro, Motion, InDesign, PhotoShop and website creation.

The Creative must be prepared to travel extensively, and regard evenings and weekends as part of their normal work pattern, because this is when young people are often available. They will be entitled to time off in lieu for any additional hours they work. They must be able to work effectively and harmoniously in a creative team, and will be expected to work in other disciplines when necessary, and to provide support or resources to other parts of Fixers.

Reporting to:  Creative Lead

Salary Range:  Dependent on Experience

Based:  Media City, Salford

Deadline:  Friday 22nd May 2015

Contact:  creativejobs@fixers.org.uk


PR Account Manager - Peel Group

The Peel Group are looking for a PR Account Manager to work across its two shopping outlets: Lowry Outlet and Gloucester Quays and Event City, to drive Business, Trade and Consumer coverage. There may be a requirement to work across other sectors down the line.

The successful candidate will ideally have retail or B2C/B2B experience and have established media contacts. You will be responsible for liaising with local, regional and national media to promote news stories from a consumer perspective on event and retail areas. You will also look at opportunities to obtain editorial coverage on the back of advertising spend with selected publications and radio stations. In addition, you will focus on supporting individual retailer stories, charity or Corporate Social Responsibility stories, and push the leisure offering of GQ and LO in terms of Cinema, Gym and Dining.

For Event City, you will work closely with the team to obtain coverage in key trade press, continually keeping front of mind the Event City brand when it comes to deciding on locations of shows/exhibitions. Consumer PR will also be required to support driving footfall and ticket sales to the shows and you should be creative enough to come up with quirky ideas on publicity stunts and promotional opportunities. Finally, the ideal candidate will be able to write success stories of Event City and sell to the business press.

This person will need to be proactive in sourcing news stories and working across GQ, LO and EC sites in finding the right angle for maximum media coverage. They will need excellent literacy with good command of the English Language and strong interpersonal skills in cementing relations with media for Peel. The candidate needs to be highly organised and be able to work autonomously as well as within the wider marketing team. Measurable EAV results are necessary.

You will also be required to ensure the websites are updated with latest approved releases and links to coverage are put on social media for all sites.

Specific Role

Consumer Stories

-        To write impactful, structured releases that will appeal to target editors by being creative, interesting and demonstrating an understanding of the subject area

-        Push consumer oriented stories to local, regional and potentially national press, online and offline. Consumer stories can usually come from:

  • LO/GQ/EC Events & show
  • Support wider campaign advertising activity
  • New store openings – potential launch campaign
  • New show signings
  • Journalist familiarisation visits to events such as Victorian Market/Food Festival etc
  • Invitations to EC journalist days
  • Retailer stories e.g. new product lines, special offers
  • On the back of advertising booked e.g. free editorial, competition space, online coverage
  • Leisure – focus on Dining, Cinema (Gold Class Giveaways or ticket giveaway partnership with Capital Radio), Virgin Active Health Club
  • Charity or CSR can cover both commercial and consumer sectors
  • Any awards won by either Centre
  • Building relationships with LO and GQ retailers is necessary

Tourism

-        To write and push press releases to the Tourism/Travel Trade press

  • Obtaining editorial coverage on the back of advertising already booked
  • Push specific shopping messages in key titles at key periods
  • Working with Marketing Manchester/GQ partnership (and building in Antique Centre) to supply editorial coverage on their newsletters and campaigns we run with them
  • Push specific events at key times in press

Business PR

-        There will be a need to write success stories and push commercial stories across all sites.

  • New retailer signings
  • Success stories
  • CSR/Charity stories

-        This role requires to build on current relationships with local press as well as build new relationships with online and offline contacts

-        The role requires to build strong relationships with the national trade press such as Property Week, Estates Gazette, Drapers etc and deliver impactful Peel Outlets coverage

-        Forward-planning and working with internal stakeholders to obtain key information is required

-        Obtaining forward features lists and developing press releases around these

Trade PR

-        For Event City, build relationships with key trade press and ensure the EC brand is kept front of mind.

This role will be required to support wider stories for GQ and LO with local partner collaboration as well. Please send your CV to Hazel McKay HMcKay@peel.co.uk Deadline for applications is 29th May, 5pm. 


IT Support Technicians x 2 - dock10

The Technology Operations Department provides technology services to Studios, Post Production and the MediaCityUK campus. We represent over one third of the staff base of dock10 and work very closely with all areas of the business. Our team contains highly experienced and knowledgeable people that have joined us from across the industry and are equipped with specialist broadcast, production and IT technology skills.

This is a new vacancy for an experienced IT Support Technician, reporting to the Network and IT Manager. The purpose of the role is to prepare back office and IT facilities for customers and provide support for all computer and network users. The successful candidate will have experience of supporting Microsoft Windows in a commercial environment, be confident in providing 1st and 2nd line internal, and external client support over the telephone, via email and face to face. In addition they will have experience of installing, supporting, and configuring Windows Server 2003-2012, Active Directory, Group Policy, Exchange 2007/2010, and MS Office Suite.  Working towards or holding Microsoft and/or Cisco certifications would be desirable.

You will also be required to ensure the websites are updated with latest approved releases and links to coverage are put on social media for all sites.

Simply email your CV and a brief covering letter explaining why you would be great for the role to jobs@dock10.co.uk by Friday 12th June 2015 and we’ll be in touch.