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Posted: Saturday, 4 March 2017, 0:20


Awards Assistant
Salary: £20,000
Contract: Full Time

Awards Assistant at D&AD
This is a great opportunity to join D&AD;'s Awards Team to assist with the jury selection and category development for the D&AD; Professional and Next Awards.

Working within the Awards Team you will be responsible for assisting with administration and research within the team and be a direct point of contact for our judges in senior advertising and creative roles.

The role requires rigorous attention to detail, excellent spreadsheet skills, strong research skills and a demonstrable interest in the advertising and design industry.

Key Responsibilities
• Assist in the research and development of awards categories
• Assist in the research and recruitment of awards judges
• Provide a high level of customer service to entrants and judges
• Research potential awards entries and drive entry numbers
• Assist in the role out and running of awards programmes

Research, Analysis
• Research industry leaders and up coming talent to recruit as Awards judges
• Perform category research to identify quality awards entries
• Conduct competitor research to inform category development
• Collate and analyse awards data where necessary
• Provide analysis and assistance researching categories and judges where necessary.

Call For Entries
• Research and contact potential entrants where necessary
• Research potential third party supporters
• Assist in preparation of all Call for Entries materials.
• Input data to the entry site’s CMS system.
• Assist in testing the Awards entry sites, logging systems and judging systems.

Judging Administration
• Assist in judging administration and planning where required.
• Assist in preparing and distributing judges communications
• Assist in the organisation and distribution of judging and judges paperwork
• Be the judges point of contact during events where necessary
• Update any materials when required.

• Deal confidently and efficiently with incoming entry enquires when necessary
• Assist in the set up and running of the entry process where necessary
• Process entries where necessary

Content Collection
• Identify and resolve any eligibility issues with awards entries, contacting the entrant
where necessary.
• Collect, collate and quality check successful entry images and credits.
• Contact entrants to resolve problems with images and credits.
• Collate entry information for exhibitions.

• Research suppliers where necessary
• Co-ordinate and collate all Judging paperwork where necessary
• Fulfil the production, printing and distribution of complimentary Pencils, if necessary
• Help resolve on-site problems and queries including ad-hoc duties delegated by

• Assist in the taking down and packing up of work at judging events.
• Assist in building up the archive data where necessary
• Perform any other duties deemed appropriate by the Management
• Support international D&AD; representatives where necessary
• Work closely with suppliers where necessary

Skills required for the job
• Rigorous attention to detail
• Excellent customer service skills
• Excellent organisational skills
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills
• Good research and analytical skills
• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
• Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
• Computer literate including knowledge of CMS, Salesforce and Photoshop (desirable
but not essential)

Personal Qualities
• Reliable
• Proactive
• Flexible approach to workload
• Interest in the advertising and design industry
• Sense of humour
How to Apply
If you wish to apply please send your CV and covering letter to, putting ‘Awards Assistant’ as the subject line. Please attach the CV and covering letter together as a single document.

• Location: London

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