Content & Digital PR Manager (Performance)

Content London, United Kingdom


Position at Havas Media

Reporting to: Performance Content Director

Office Location: HKX Building, 3 Pancras Square, Kings Cross

About Havas Media Group:

Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups, operating in over 100 countries.

Our ambition is to be the UK’s most integrated, agile media and marketing services group with data, content and entertainment at our core. It’s an exciting time for the business, with our recent move to the new ‘Havas Village’ in King’s Cross, where all UK agencies sit under one roof and share one common purpose; to bring media and creative closer together for the benefit of our clients.

About Ecselis:

Ecselis is the specialist digital media performance division of Havas Media Group, with over 350 specialists across 38 markets. We are responsible for managing UK and International paid search, SEO, acquisition and performance display advertising for 50+ unique clients, each with often complex and individual requirements. Offering extensive expertise and rich actionable insight, we help brands understand and navigate the complex performance marketing world, delivering simplicity across owned, earned, shared and paid performance channels. As an integrated and agile unit, Ecselis provides multi-channel solutions and flexible bespoke models to drive business level performance. What makes us stand out is our ability to offer the agility of a specialist agency powered by the strength of a major media group, bringing together media, technology, creative and data.

What It’s Like To Work With Us

We foster an environment that allows our team to be the best that they can be, so no micromanagement, no dictatorial relationships.

We expect excellence, so we create an atmosphere for excellence. We ultimately look for people to forge a path in this intricately exciting business of ours.

We expect agility and no fear.

What We Need

We’re looking for a Content & Digital PR Manager within an SEO team that is comfortable across the process of digital content planning, production and syndication. Ideally you would have experience in either a Digital PR or Content Strategy role.

This role will require a strong understanding of SEO, particularly knowledge of the role content marketing activity plays in improved search performance is a requirement.

We’d expect someone that is as comfortable putting together an SEO-focused content strategy as they are in approaching media outlets to secure coverage of our campaigns.

We’re not looking for someone to put keywords on to webpages or build crappy links. We need someone that will understand a client’s organic goals and objectives, research their market, understand their consumers and apply creative thinking to develop a strong content proposition that will help them hit their performance objectives (improve rankings, increase visibility etc.).

You should be able to use your Digital PR or content strategy experience to develop performance led content strategies that are built with the express purpose of earning authoritative coverage.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Thinking outside the box to formulate creative that achieves digital cut through where our competitors don’t.
  • Plan and develop performance content plans/roadmaps.
  • Develop performance content strategy and natural link growth strategy alongside key stakeholders (both in the organisation and externally).
  • Identify relevant partners, whether editorial or social (influencers), to distribute content effectively in keeping with Google and ASA guidelines
  • Plan and forecast the delivery of organic coverage from planned content activities
  • Work with the Performance Content Director and Performance Content team to manage and improve the performance content workflow, through briefs, frameworks and best practice.
  • Manage and support the creation of performance models for content and natural link growth
  • Keep up to date with industry news and any new initiatives.

Who Are You

  • You’ll have strong experience in Digital PR, SEO and content
  • You will have up to date knowledge on Google’s approach to SEO and Google’s latest rulings on link earning.
  • You are very organised, a self-starter and have excellent attention to detail.
  • You will have the ability to work independently.
  • You will have strong project management skills and be able to manage people and suppliers.
  • You will be comfortable using media databases and other SEO related tools, and where necessary picking up the phone to secure the coverage we need.
  • You should be confident in putting SEO performance first and be able to demonstrate this in everything you do.

What You’ll Get Out Of It

You’re joining a team full of talented performance marketing specialists, who are Challengers and are constantly breaking things and putting them back together again - but making them better.

You’ll be working in a world class built for purpose, state of the art building, with lots of cool features and spaces.

You’ll have access to current technologies and the best solutions to help you excel.