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Kickstart Squad 2 (Employment)

Eight more roles on the government’s Kickstart Scheme for a period of 6 months.

Full Project Team and Needs


PR Executive

Role status:


In return for:

GBP £8.36 - 8.91 per hour

Salary paid monthly.


6 months

25 hours per week. Statutory holiday.


Can work remotely

Job code



To be eligible to express interest in this role you must be 21 - 24 years old and claiming Universal Credit in the UK.


Cahootify has been cleared by the DWP to offer eight roles on the government’s Kickstart Programme. There is a lot of potential crossover in the roles we’re offering so please express interest in the one that is the closest fit. In reality, the way we share work among the “Kickstart Squad” will be a collaborative affair that considers the individual and complementary strengths of each person on the team.

Job Summary

We are looking for someone to work on the general PR and promotion of our brand. Duties will include assisting the Chief Exec in reaching out to potential “linchpins”, advertising our platform to filmmakers, onboarding users and organising Zoom meetings.

The ideal candidate will already have experience in content management, public relations, and/or communications, such as with an online magazine or company.

Strong communication skills are a must.

The PR Executive will be:

  • Preparing updates and sharing them via our social media channels (opportunities, events, contests, festival updates, news, orchestrated brand campaigns).
  • Keeping an eye on the quality of the content added by our community and tactfully offering to help when that quality could be improved.
  • Researching relevant industry events and posting them on our event listing page.
  • Researching relevant opportunities and posting them on our opportunity listing page.
  • Developing and suggesting further ideas for PR activity and orchestrated campaigns.
  • Working with the rest of the team to develop collateral for orchestrated campaigns.
  • Writing blog articles targeted at our community (not essential).

Basic Requirements 

  • Experience in PR/content management e.g. social media management, content writing (ideally in industry but it could be for a personal or student project).
  • Confidence to “reach out” to people.
  • Able to work remotely.
  • Skilled in communications.
  • Good spelling and grammar.
  • Good internet connection and access to Zoom for video calls. 

Qualities We’re Looking For

  • Hard-working.
  • Responsible.
  • Self-disciplined.
  • Independent and able to take initiative.
  • Team player.

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