Utilising their skills to assist in the completion of marketing tasks and projects, a marketing coordinator ensures the sequential continuation of campaigns and events to help keep a brand prominent in the market. A client based coordinator will typically report to the in-house marketing manager and carry out tasks such as monitoring competitors, organising communications and supporting the marketing team wherever possible. The role requires a dynamic yet disciplined professional and employers may search for the expertise of a marketing recruitment agency to recruit suitable candidates for their permanent, temporary or contract vacancies.
A marketing coordinator will usually work a standard 40 hour week, although long hours can be expected towards the culmination of a campaign. Salaries for the position can range depending on experience and the employer, but typical earnings tend to fall between £20K-£30K per annum. Graduates and trainees will see a starting salary of around £16K however progression can eventually see candidates promoted to a management role and earnings in excess of £50K. Large London based companies tend to offer the highest wages, although other city locations such as Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham also provide excellent job opportunities
Although there are no specific qualifications for marketing coordinator jobs, candidates are expected to have graduated from a marketing / business related course or have experience within a relevant job role. Alternatively, potential applicants can acquire a qualification from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), or other suitably recognised bodies.
A specialist marketing recruitment agency will be able to provide local or national solutions to clients looking to recruit a client based marketing coordinator on a permanent, temporary or contract basis. Candidates will generally need to be organised, outgoing and have a keen eye for detail and specialist recruiters will be experienced at sourcing and supplying personnel with these necessary attributes.