Marketing and Communications Assistant (Digital)

Ashton Recruitment requires a Marketing and Communications Assistant (Digital) for our client Belfast City Council.

Job Title: Marketing and Communications

Location: Belfast

Duration: Temporary

Rate of pay: £16.12 per hour

Hours: 37 hours per week

To be responsible to the Internal Communications Manager and assist with the management, monitoring and maintenance and of the council’s digital media systems and will support the Internal Communications Manager, participating in the successful delivery of an internal communications strategy for Belfast City Council

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • To be responsible for writing, editing and publishing news and information for all internal communications channels within Belfast City Council.
  • Working with the Internal Communications Manager, to be responsible for the production of news stories using a range of digital editing software or equivalent applications; elements will include; video and sound recording, graphics production, caption generating and titling, as well as editing, dubbing and overlaying sound.
  • To set up and operate the facilities for media production. This includes lights, props, equipment, scripts and autocue etc.
  • Liaise with and support the Marketing and Corporate Communications Unit in exploring and adopting technologies to deliver high quality video content.
  • To assist with the management of the council’s internal large scale digital signage system on a daily basis. This will include manipulating graphics, repurposing multimedia content, adding and scheduling content and monitoring devices.

Essential Criteria:

Applicants must, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms:

  • have a third level qualification in a relevant discipline such as Multimedia Production, Digital Media Production, Graphic Design, Journalism, Communications, English, or equivalent qualification and be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year’s relevant experience in each of the following three areas:
  1. a) writing (in plain English), managing and editing content for publications, digital signage and online media channels (intranets and, or websites);
  2. b) producing content in video format using Adobe Flash, Audacity, Final Cut Pro or another digital editing software package. This must include the following elements: filming, sound-recording, graphics production, caption generating, titling, editing and dubbing, and overlaying sound; and
  3. c) using products such as MS Office, Sharepoint, HTML, Photoshop and Dreamweaver or other content management software or equivalent applications.


  • be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least two years’ relevant experience in each of the above noted three areas, a) – c).

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