Careers

Marketing and Communications Senior Associate

We are hiring a Marketing and Communications Senior Associate!

Come and join Skyports, recently named as one of the UK’s top 10 most promising start-ups.

If you are interested in applying, please email careers@skyports.net with the subject line “Marketing and Comms Senior Associate Application – NAME” with your CV and tailored cover letter setting out why this specific role is perfect for you. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

See more information about the role below:

 

  1. Role Overview

Location: London with some domestic and international travel

Hours: Full time

Responsible to: Head of Regulation and Policy

 

  1. Skyports Overview

Skyports is connecting the world through our skies by owning and operating infrastructure for urban aviation, and operating drone deliveries. We are transforming the way that people and cargo are moved.

Skyports was founded in late 2017 and we are already expanding rapidly with a team of 8 (as of September 2019) and have plans to grow significantly in the next 12 months.

Since we launched, we have made great progress across the two parts of our business, recently being named one of the UK’s top 10 most promising start-ups.

Within our infrastructure business, we have partnered with one of the world’s leading air-taxi manufacturers, Volocopter, to build the “Volo-Port”, the world’s first vertiport developed exclusively for electric air-taxis. This was launched in October 2019 at the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Singapore. In addition, we have opened our US office in Los Angeles to rollout our US operations. We have also secured several landing sites in London ready to build landing and take-off infrastructure for the Urban Air Mobility revolution.

Within our drone deliveries business, we have worked with leading cargo drone manufacturers to develop custom cargo delivery drones. Our drones can carry 6kg up to 100km, offering a game-changing improvement to the transport of small, high-value cargo. These drones are being utilised on projects with partners in the health, logistics and e-commerce sectors such as the NHS, major logistics companies and not-for-profits.

  1. Role Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing and Communications Associate to join our London-based office. This role will report to our current Head of Regulation and Policy.

We have made fantastic progress to date and have big ambitions for the future.  Now is the time to start telling more people about plans and success. You will be responsible for Skyports voice and presence in the market, leading the company’s relations with global media, increasing our social media profile, developing our brand and managing major industry events.

You will join a small, highly-motivated team in a dynamic company. You will be expected to own your responsibilities and make the role your own. We are looking for people who can demonstrate initiative, creativity, problem solving abilities, attention to detail and an amazing ability to achieve results.

If you are looking for a 9-5 role where you will be told exactly what to do, this is not the role for you.

 

  1. Role and Responsibilities

Public Relations:

  • Lead the creation and own Skyports global public relations strategy – traditional and digital media
  • Develop and manage Skyports relationship with the media, specifically securing coverage in outlets across the world, and maintain trusted and fruitful relations with key journalists and production teams
  • Manage Skyports social media accounts and disseminate Skyports new through the likes of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Create and distribute Skyports press releases to target audiences
  • Advise Skyports leadership team on all public relations matters, including content and tone of presentations in public settings, particularly where media may be present
  • Provide briefings with background information and lines to take to Skyports leadership ahead of interviews with the press
  • Monitor daily the global media landscape, identifying and seizing new opportunities for Skyports to achieve media coverage
  • Produce regular reports for Skyports leadership against agreed PR targets
  • Be a key member of Skyports Incident Response Team, providing the conduit between the company and the media in the event of an operational incident
  • Oversee and produce content for Skyports monthly ‘thought leadership’ pieces for dissemination across all our digital channels

Internal Communications:

  • With Skyports leadership team, assist with Investor Relations , particularly through administration of the regular board meetings
  • Develop the format and produce content for the regular Skyports investor, partner and customer newsletter

Marketing:

  • Lead the creation and own Skyports global marketing strategy, especially developing and promoting the company brand among target audiences
  • Manage the consistent application of the Skyports brand across the business in company presentations, promotional and event materials, and all other documentation
  • Lead the development and day-to-day management of Skyports website
  • Produce company presentations on a regular basis

Events:

  • Plan and provide operational management of Skyports events, including venue booking, delegate administration and hospitality arrangements
  • Create and monitor event project plans and manage budgets, always ensuring best value is achieved

Day-to-day:

  • As a start-up, each member of the team pitches in to all aspects of business operations, from IT to administration to board reporting and this role is no exception
  • You must also be comfortable working across multiple time-zones and travelling abroad on a regular basis
  • You must be comfortable working in a rapidly evolving market where not all the answers are known

 

  1. Person Specification

Experience:

  • You have a strong background in marketing and communications, including events, with a minimum of two-years’ experience
  • Demonstrable experience of achieving coverage in the media
  • Experience of representing an organisation at public and industry events
  • Experience of working with social media
  • Experience of managing a broad range of media and other stakeholders
  • Experience of events management
  • Experience of brand management
  • Experience of website development and management

Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong audience empathy
  • Excellent attention to detail. Do not underestimate the importance that we put on this.
  • Project management
  • Ability to communicate with a range of people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to build and maintain highly effective working relationships with a range of people
  • Ability to develop creative ideas and transform them into practical reality
  • Fluency in English
  • Budget management
  • Proficiency with IT packages, particularly Microsoft PowerPoint

Personal characteristics:

  • A self-starter
  • Strategically minded
  • Commercially driven
  • Goal-oriented
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing situations and dynamic environments
  • Comfortable working your way through ambiguity
  • Naturally collaborative
  • Possess a constant willingness to learn
  • Be willing to challenge
  • Ability to meet demanding and often conflicting deadlines
  • Creative thinker
  • Enthusiastic

 

  1. Skyports Offering
  • A competitive salary
  • Statutory pension scheme
  • Opportunity to travel
  • A unique exciting fast-paced working environment
  • Opportunity to transform urban transportation

 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please email careers@skyports.net with the subject line “Marketing and Comms Senior Associate Application – NAME” with your CV and tailored cover letter setting out why this specific role is perfect for you. We are looking forward to hearing from you!