Communications and Marketing Assistant

Gosport, Hampshire
Salary up to £21,000 per annum + contributory pension scheme
07 Feb 2014
28 Feb 2014
Full Time

Sail Training International (STI) is looking for a Communications and Marketing Assistant to join their Commercial Department.

More information on the organisation and its activities can be found at


To provide communications and marketing support to help deliver a communications and marketing strategy, social media strategy, support communications activity for our race and regatta events and assist with internal communications.



  • Update and maintain STI web pages
  • Proof read articles as required
  • Create Google Analytic reports

Photography and video

  • Manage internal photo and video resource – editing, uploading, categorisation and archiving
  • Create and manage a new photo library for external audiences
  • Procure and distribute appropriate photo and video materials on request

Social media

  • Help develop and implement STI’s social media strategy, ensuring relevant content is regularly generated, posted and reviewed
  • Review customer queries via social media channels
  • Help develop new social media channels


  • Research, maintain and update media contact databases
  • Draft news releases, quotes and briefs
  • Help coordinate interviews
  • Review Google alerts for media coverage; catalogue and re-distribute via internal STI and social media channels
  • Support evaluation of media coverage

E-magazine ‘The Masthead’

  • Research and draft copy
  • Research and upload images
  • Design and layout
  • Build subscribers list

Races and Regattas

  • Service requests from host port teams pre-events
  • Support timely updates of all website and social media content pre and during events
  • Support the communications and marketing manager during Races and Regattas as required
  • Support development of the STI in-port presence


The Communications and Marketing Assistant reports to the Communications and Marketing Manager and works within STI’s Commercial Department, within a small head office team.


We’re looking for someone with a communications and marketing related qualification, with previous work experience within a communications and marketing role.

  • Very organised and able to prioritise workload
  • Proactive self-starter able to work under own initiative
  • Enthusiastic and outgoing, with a confident but friendly manner
  • English as a first language
  • Able to take an international perspective and work easily with colleagues whose first language is not English
  • Willing to occasionally travel internationally and work out of hours
  • The ability and willingness to support all aspects of the organisation as part of a small team


  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Ability to write copy and develop creative ideas for different channels and audiences
  • Efficient computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Experience of website content management
  • Knowledge of developing social media campaigns to build social engagement
  • Ability to contribute to a highly positive, collaborative and mutually supportive work environment in the office and with STI’s wider stakeholder group (including volunteers, trustees, directors, ship operators and sponsors.)


  • Photography
  • Video production and editing
  • Graphics software
  • Good command of a second major language
  • Event marketing experience


Salary up to £21,000 per annum + contributory pension scheme


Please send your CV along with a covering letter giving clear examples of your relevant experience, by email to

Deadline: Friday 28 February 2014