Content & Digital Assistant

London, UK
£21,000 - £24,000 depending on experience
Full Time
Job posted
June 2, 2017
Closing date
02 Jul 2017


DrinkUp.London launched in September 2015 as the online home for three award-wining festivals – London Cocktail Week, London Wine Week and London Beer Week. DrinkUp.London not only produces the events, but also promotes and sells the tickets and curates the content for the festivals. With over 200 super-premium sponsors across the year – its place within the drinks industry is unrivalled.

DrinkUp.London sends weekly newsletters, hosts online editorial content and in the last few years has grown to also become platform for drinks-specific event promotion and marketing – providing support for a myriad of drinks brands alongside the three festivals it represents, including; Ocho Tequila, CASK, Altos Tequila, Chivas Regal, Spirit of Tiki and Mr Black Coffee Liqueur.

DrinkUp.London is part of the Speciality Drinks Group, a multiple award-winning family business with a passion for fine spirits and nearly 50 years of experience in the drinks trade.

DrinkUp.London is looking to recruit a passionate and resourceful Content & Digital Assistant to support the team across all its editorial, social media and commercial platforms. The successful applicant will contribute to news writing and content creation, schedule and publish content and liaise efficiently with external writers and clients.

This is a rare opportunity for someone with an exacting eye for detail to join a young, dynamic and award-winning events and editorial company. The role is based at our modern head office at Park Royal in north-west London.


Salary: £21,000 – £24,000 depending on experience


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Content programming and day-to-day management of the DrinkUp.London website (both editorial and commercial)
  • Content programming and day-to-day management of the DrinkUp.London app (both editorial and commercial)
  • Programming and overseeing all social media accounts
  • Creating relevant, articulate content in house-style for both online editorial and all social media platforms
  • Liaising directly with clients to ensure all sponsored media placement is correctly positioned
  • Liaising with in-house development team to co-ordinate DrinkUp.London email newsletters
  • Editing content for both the Bars and Events sections of the website in house-style
  • Working with the relevant senior management to ensure cohesive campaigns are delivered across all media platforms for each DrinkUp.London project
  • Working with clients and key accounts to source assets and information for commercial partnerships.


Key Skills & Experience

  • Unrivalled time management skills with an ability to think and work quickly and reactively
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An ability to retain information and keep excellent lists
  • An ability to multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Equally comfortable at working independently or as part of a team
  • IT skills: Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, with an ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Demonstrate a pro-active, can-do attitude
  • Self-motivated and results-driven
  • A flair for social media
  • A passion for the drinks industry


Key Behaviours

  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Self- motivated and results driven.
  • Flexible, reliable and hardworking.
  • Able to communicate well with others with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Commercially astute.


Speciality Drinks Group

Speciality Drinks is a fast-growing and world-renowned international spirits company. Our retail arm The Whisky Exchange operates an award-winning website along with a flagship shop in Covent Garden. We also create, blend and bottle new products to sell around the world; we distribute and build brands; we wholesale to the finest bars, restaurants and hotels; we boast an industry-leading auction site; we have an online magazine devoted to Scotch whisky; we organise the world-renowned London Cocktail Week; and we are responsible for the UK’s leading Whisky show. We pride ourselves on our imagination, creativity and ability to source and sell fantastic spirits from across the globe.

Being part of the Speciality Drinks Group means you’ll be working with some of the very best people in the drinks industry and be part of a fast-growing team that is passionate about everything we do. We’re a family-owned and managed business and look after everything in-house – from website development, design and marketing to technology, customer service and global distribution.

We’re looking for bright, motivated, creative people who share our passion for excellence, innovation and delivering great customer service. In return we can offer an exciting, fast-moving, varied environment with great opportunities for career progression.


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