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Careers at Solopress

Solopress are hiring! As one of the UK's fastest growing commercial printers, we're looking for great people to join our very friendly, hardworking team. The wellbeing of our employees is just as important to Solopress as ensuring the total satisfaction of every single customer who use our 24-hour turnaround printing and design services. So what are you waiting for? Apply now and grow with us!

All the jobs advertised below are full time only and based at the Solopress premises in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

To apply for any of these positions (unless instructed otherwise in the job listings below), please e-mail your CV and a cover letter to shannon.sheppard@solopress.com. Please don't phone or write to us regarding your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. No enquiries from recruitment agencies. Thank you.

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Digital Marketing Exec - SEO & PPC

Solopress are looking for an experienced Digital Marketing Exec - SEO & PPC to manage internal and external online marketing campaigns.

You’ll need to be a creative thinker, with a soft spot for data, complemented by experienced web skills. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with at least a year’s experience managing SEO, PPC & digital marketing campaigns.

Essential Skills:

  • Understanding of business & branding online
  • Good grasp of English language, able to proofread own work and the work of others
  • Able to write engaging, authoritative and correct content and blog posts with the aim of building inbound links
  • Setting up and managing social media campaigns
  • Knowledge of Pay Per Click campaigns & Adwords/Bing Ads
  • Good analytical skills, able to translate visitor and conversion data into succinct meaningful reports for clients and colleagues
  • Analytic tools such as Google Analytics, Bing Webmaster tools, Moz, Statcounter or others
  • Results driven and able to communicate all aspects of SEO, PPC and digital marketing with clients and colleagues
  • A passion for good user experience
  • Able to deal with 404s and redirections correctly
  • Always up to date with the latest SEO, PPC and digital marketing practices
  • Fresh, creative ideas with ROI

Highly Desirable Skills:

  • Able to implement schema structured data
  • Usage of CMS plugins to manage SEO on platforms such as WordPress
  • Able to audit the speed of a website and suggest/implement ways to improve load time
  • Knowledge of semantic HTML 5 markup, and some basic web design skills
  • eCommerce experience
  • If you have previous Photoshop or similar experience, this would be an advantage for creating your own graphics to go alongside any ads and blogs you create, but is not essential

Live Chat Advisors

Solopress are looking for Live Chat Advisors to join our online Live Chat/Sales department.

Skills:

  • A knowledge of print is preferred but not essential
  • Excellent customer liaison skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work as a team

Experience:

  • Customer service / sales experience essential
  • Excellent organisational skills

Main Duties:

  • Using our online chat service to type to live customers providing quotes
  • Answering any queries the customer may have or providing them with the relevant information of someone who can help
  • Developing and maintaining positive customer relationships when providing estimates and quotes

Online Product Specialist

Solopress are looking for an Online Product Specialist to join our Sales department. The Online Product Specialist is at the forefront of Solopress, servicing the customers over the telephone, via e-mail and occasionally in person. The Online Product Specialist is responsible for maintaining customer relations and assisting customers with their product enquiries. This includes cross-selling and upselling, based on understanding customer requirements.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Answering telephone calls and e-mails, providing quotations and product information to prospective and existing customers
  • Using FileMaker to process quotations, chase quotations and close where required
  • Making full use of the tools made available, such as the Solopress website, to provide accurate information to prospective clients
  • Using sales tools to upsell and cross-sell products, ensuring customers needs are met
  • Developing and maintaining customer relations

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous print, design or sales experienced preferred but not essential
  • Data Entry skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines
  • Flexibility regarding working hours
  • Excellent customer liaison skills
  • Organisational and administration skills

Pre Press Operator: Digital and Lithographic

Solopress are looking for an experienced Pre Press Operator: Digital and Lithographic to join our Pre Press department. The Pre Press Operator will be responsible for formatting artwork, ensuring bleed is added, files are at the right size and ready for print. Pre flight checks will be run using Pitstop and the Pre Press Operator will also run plates for lithographic production.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Pre flight checking using Pitstop
  • Adding bleed, resizing files, checking artwork
  • Liaise with printers on work flow
  • Update the in-house data base system
  • Ensuring work is completed to meet deadlines

Skills and Experience:

  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator
  • Proficient in Impositions (planning of booklets and brochures)
  • Knowledge of Kodak Prinergy preferred but not essential
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Experience in the pre press desired
  • Experience in printing desired

Print Finishers

Solopress are looking for Print Finishers to join our Print Finishing department. This is a fantastic opportunity for a hard-worker willing to learn in a thriving and successful online printing company.

Qualifications:

  • Must be literate and numerate, but qualifications not essential

Skills:

  • Fast learner, people skills, common sense
  • Good work ethic
  • Flexible attitude
  • Willing to learn and operate various machines

Experience:

  • Experience in the online print industry is not essential

Main Duties:

  • Various print finishing roles
  • Learn and operate finishing machinery
  • Pack boxes for shipping/delivery

Sales Account Managers

Solopress are looking for experienced Sales Account Managers to join our sales department.

Skills:

  • A firm knowledge of print, finishing and familiarity with Adobe Design programs
  • Excellent customer liaison skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and achieve deadlines including working additional hours when required
  • Applying professional sales techniques and taking sales calls on a daily basis
  • Data entry skills

Experience:

  • Experience in print estimating techniques preferred
  • Administration and account handling experience
  • Experience in negotiating and excellent organisational skills
  • Previous sales experience preferred

Main Duties:

  • Taking sales calls and dealing with customer enquiries, as well as offering other services that the company can provide
  • Answering any queries that the customer may ask or transferring them to the relevant person
  • Updating the customer database and booking in new sales jobs
  • Receiving print instructions and pricing according to the processes required to deliver the job
  • Developing and maintaining positive customer relationships when providing estimates and quotes for bespoke printing

SEO Assistant

Solopress are looking for an experienced SEO Assistant to join our digital marketing team.

We also welcome enquiries from talented college or university graduates looking for an ideal first job in SEO and digital marketing.

Essential Skills:

  • Knowledge of all the latest Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) techniques and technologies
  • Capable of using analytic tools such as Google Analytics, Bing Webmaster tools, Moz or others
  • Able to deal with 404’s and redirections correctly
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Always up to date with the best SEO practices

Highly Desirable Skills:

  • Blogging or content writing
  • Photoshop or similar design experience to create your own graphics for blogs, infographics and banners
  • Able to implement schema structured data

Xerox iGen 4 Digital Print Operators

Solopress are looking for experienced Xerox iGen 4 Operators to join our Digital Print department.

Qualifications:

  • Not essential, but must be literate and numerate

Skills:

  • Self motivated
  • Good communicator
  • Good eye for detail
  • Willing to stay until job is completed
  • Hand finishing required on some jobs

Experience:

  • Worked in similar role before
  • Xerox iGen 4

Main Duties:

  • Ensure that the final printed product is finished in time for the dispatch team
  • Update the system at each stage of the process
  • Work within the company's Quality Management System
  • Monitor quality of job output for correctness and image quality
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems. Arrange for the engineers to attend if necessary