Digital Marketing Associate

Reaction Engines has grown and developed significantly over the last few years and the demands on maintaining our reputation, brand awareness and promoting our innovative technology and its capabilities is key to our stakeholders and our future. Our profile in the media and many industry sectors is high and our exciting progress is closely anticipated.


This new and exciting role offers an opportunity for the right candidate to be part of these developments and work in a small and busy team where the ability to adapt and be flexible to the demands will be a key personal skill. You will also be self-motivated to deliver with a ‘can do’ team player attitude and a keen eye for detail.


The Role

The Digital Marketing and Events Associate will work on our digital brand as well as promoting our diverse portfolio at international events and will play a crucial role in working to enhance our internal communications. A key player within our Marketing and Communications team, you will lead on developing and creating digital content for the website and social media, run our high-profile events, including responsibility for our STEM and outreach campaigns and be an integral part of the team leading our internal projects and communications portal.


To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate your experience within developing and managing successful strategies and have a strong understanding of online marketing concepts and best practices whilst keeping up to date on current trends. You will be able to lead integrated marketing campaigns including events, from concept to execution. You will have an excellent understanding of website analytics including Google Analytics and be comfortable working with WordPress and Intranets. You will be communications driven in your thinking.


We are looking for someone with the ability to harness the power of creating digital assets, to build campaigns, optimise our channels and take a proactive role in our busy and driven team.


Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Be the driving force behind creating and delivering digital assets, videos and animations for use across all platforms
  • Develop and implement effective social media plans incorporating events, recruitment, employer brand, technology, and our people
  • Develop and manage the content creation and reporting for the company website including SEO and all analytics
  • Own the video content strategy and proactively seek opportunities for video production for internal and external use. Proficiency in photo and video editing is desirable and the use of Adobe software packages, in particular PremierPro
  • Lead on the company’s photography requirements, taking responsibility for photo shoots of technology and our people and ensuring the website and social media channels are current
  • Organise and attend international events such as conferences, seminars, receptions, and exhibitions
  • Coordinate our STEM and outreach events programme and ensure presentation collateral is current and available
  • Ownership for maintaining the internal communications platform and functional team pages within. Plan and write articles, research new ideas and engage in proactive internal communications with colleagues at all levels of the organisation
  • Fulfil the Marketing team administrative tasks including ordering merchandise, budget tracking and raising purchase orders
  • Liaise with multiple agencies on day-to-day tasks, managing collateral and print orders and status reports
  • Evaluate and review campaigns and SEO to make sure the correct mediums are being used and campaigns are effective
  • Act as project coordinator for the Marketing and Communications team, running a schedule of activities and agency requirements. Forward planning and ensuring all projects are delivered on time
  • Other activities as required in support of business activities and objectives
  • Establish develop and maintain effective working relationships with all work colleagues, contractors and partnering agencies to ensure an integrated contribution to Reaction Engines’ corporate objectives
  • Observe and comply with all company policies and procedures and for Health and Safety at Work
  • Observe and continually promote equal opportunities and customer care in compliance with organisational aims and objectives
  • Participate in learning and development activities that develop personal effectiveness and assist in improving performance in the role
  • Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required in line with the level of responsibility of the post and in order to meet the changing needs of the organisation




  • Experience of creating and implementing integrated digital marketing plans with proven results
  • Experience of working with WordPress and social media platforms
  • Experience of content creation and creative writing
  • Exhibition and event management
  • Experience of internal communications and the use of intranet systems
  • Photography and video production skills and a competency to learn software packages
  • Ability to turn technical information and data into engaging content across multiple platforms



  • Technology, space industry experience is desirable but not essential
  • Second language is desirable although not essential
  • Experience of working internationally across a variety of cultures
  • Experience of working across all levels in a large organisation
  • Proficient in Adobe software packages. Experience of Premiere Pro is desirable (or other video editing software)




  • Qualified to Degree level
  • Qualified or working towards Charted Institute of Marketing (CIM)


Skills and Behaviours


  • Strong project coordination skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and written skills with the ability to communicate at a technical level and engage with engineering, research, and design teams
  • Ability to build relationships with both internal and external clients
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team



  • Comfortable with flexible working hours and remote working – often our projects will fall outside of standard hours and the role will be a mix of office based and remote working
  • Results driven and able to produce reports
  • Ability to manage and direct creative agencies to deliver projects to brief and on time
  • Demonstrable performance in high pressure scenarios
  • Good sense of humour for when the going gets tough


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with Reaction Engines’ core values:

  • Commitment
  • Innovation
  • Trust
  • Quality
  • Teamwork


This role attracts a competitive salary and excellent company benefits including 28 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days after 2 years’ service) plus public holidays, employee share scheme, employer matching company pension scheme, life assurance and a contribution towards onsite nursery childcare for children under 3 years of age.  We also offer dynamic working where employees split their time working from home and from our office in Culham.


Salary: £30,000 to £35,000

Contract: Permanent

Working Hours: Full time – 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday


Please send your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to quoting reference 051-2021 – Digital Marketing and Events Associate