Jobs at Square Meal

Square Meal is a young, dynamic, fast-growing company with market-leading products across a full range of platforms – from websites, apps and exhibitions to guides and magazines. It has a reputation for accurate but entertaining restaurant commentary built over 26 years and its community of high-spend diners is unequalled in the UK, making approximately £150m of restaurant reservations online and by telephone annually. Its Venues & Events division has a market-leading position in print magazines and online, as well as an award-winning exhibition attracting over 7,000 event organizers and bookers each year. Sister operation Imbibe is the market-leading drinks information provider for the UK on-trade, with a magazine, website and wine competition, plus an exhibition at Olympia which attracts 10,000 drinks professionals.

With 50 people in our London offices, just south of the river in Vauxhall, there has never been so many diverse and exciting opportunities available. We are always on the lookout for talented, bright people who share our enthusiasm for excellence in this fun and lively industry, and want to work in a creative, go-getting, happy environment. 

If you are interested in working (or writing) for Square Meal please email your CV to editorialjobs@squaremeal.co.uk for editorial positions, and salesjobs@squaremeal.co.uk for media sales positions and marketing@squaremeal.co.uk for marketing or events positions. Specific jobs we are recruiting for at the moment are listed below.

 


Restaurant & Bars Sales Team – Account Executive

The Job

We are looking for a Restaurant Account Executive to join our growing digital sales team to sell the Square Meal Extra package and other marketing opportunities. Square Meal is a major provider of à la carte restaurant bookings in London and the UK. Square Meal Extra offers restaurants increased visibility and an enhanced listing online as well as many other marketing and promotional benefits  in order to try and increase the number of bookings that we send to them

Salary

Basic salary + commission

Main duties include...

Sales

• Selling Square Meal Extra to London restaurants. This involves selling both over the telephone and via meetings.
• Selling Square Meal Concierge, our bespoke private dining service
• Selling Square Meal Rewards and sourcing great rewards from restaurants

Account handling

• Account handling and building a good relationships with the restaurants following the sell
• Taking over current restaurant accounts to ensure they are happy with the service
• Uploading digital content to their restaurant pages
• Offering on-going support and help to promote the restaurant where possible
• Sourcing offers and promotions from the restaurants when appropriate
• Taking over current restaurant accounts to ensure they are happy with the service
• Conducting catch up meetings and selling any new Square Meal products

Extras

• Working at PA events bi-monthly
• Working at Square Meal Venues & Events show
• Square Meal tasting involvement

Requirements

• Minimum -2 years direct sales experience
• Self-motivated
• Good negotiation skills
• Good written and oral communication skills
• Good organizational skills and  time management
• Confidence to communicate and present at all levels
• Knowledge of selling to restaurants would be a bonus
• Ideally a knowledge and love of the London restaurant scene

 Please send your CV to Camilla@squaremeal.co.uk with a covering letter to apply.


Junior Digital Designer

We are currently looking for a talented part-time graduate/junior digital designer to join our expanding Ecommerce Team in our London office. Reporting to the Web Design Manager, the role includes creative design and production for Square Meal and Imbibe.

Responsibilities

• To produce innovative, user-centred html solutions that are modern, multifaceted and incorporate all of the elements of a great experience while remaining within style guidelines.
• Projects will span a range of online content such as Web banners, social media content and emails.
• Maintain a sophisticated sense of typography and an understanding of its relevance to a good design.
• Sourcing and retouching images as required.
• Supporting the eCommerce team with meeting the wider business priorities.

Essential Skills & Requirements

• The candidate will have an awareness of trends and new ideas and be able to interpret them into fantastic creative whilst possessing the ability to communicate the concepts articulately is needed.
• Our environment is often fast paced so quick turn-around on projects and meeting stringent deadlines while having the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities is a must.
• The right candidate must have a design related degree and a minimum of one year work experience and be able to demonstrate solid experience of working across a range of digital media projects.
• You must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver.
• Ability to work quickly from concept creation to finished product and be detail-oriented, deadline driven, and able to multi-task with solid organisational and time management.
• A sense of humour, a passion for modern digital design and an interest in food and the UK restaurant industry is a plus.

This role might also suit someone returning to work. If you have a portfolio which can showcase inspiring and exciting graphic design then please send your CV and two examples of your best work to stuart@squaremeal.co.uk.


Internships

The various departments at Square Meal often have openings for internships. While these positions are unpaid, you will gain invaluable hands-on experience of working for a market-leading media owner with products including magazines, websites, exhibitions and events. A successful internship can result in a positive reference for your CV and sometimes a more permanent role, if there is a suitable vacancy.

We currently have internship vacancies in the following departments:

Marketing - contact chloe@squaremeal.co.uk
Events - contact chloe@squaremeal.co.uk