NextUp Comedy

Marketing Manager

Job Added: 10 February 2020
Applications Close: 28 February 2020
Level: Junior, Entry Level
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: £22,000 to £25,000
Twitter: @nextupcomedy

NextUp Comedy is a subscription video platform for stand-up comedy that showcases and supports the live comedy industry. We film and acquire content from a range of sources, as well as filming our own original full length shows that we showcase to our members.

We are looking for an ambitious & creative Marketing Manager to join us at NextUp Comedy. We are looking for a highly motivated, strategic, creative, ambitious self-starter who's driven by being given the freedom to execute on delivering the business objectives.

Culture fit is just as important to us as your skills and experience. We are passionate about building an exceptional team of people who work well together and love coming to work on a Monday. Why would anyone want anything else?


This is a junior-level role and we are looking for a self-starter who works well as a team. You are highly motivated and are hungry to bring an ethos of continuous and never-ending improvement to your work & the wider business.

Joining the NextUp team at this exciting, early and pivotal stage of our journey will require you to be someone who thrives on getting stuck into challenges by being curious, a fast learner who quickly adapts, a natural team player who is outcome focussed. You don’t need a particular background, though having a technical, science, maths or engineering degree is a big plus. You need to be comfortable coordinating projects from start to finish, involving multiple stakeholders. You will ideally hold a degree in a STEM subject at 2.1 or above.


You will be working with the head of growth to deliver all aspects of our marketing strategy including (but in no way limited to):

Comedy Festivals Partnerships

  • Create & manage partnerships with comedy festivals throughout the UK to help raise our brand awareness.

  • Coordinate sponsorship & advertising at these events

  • Coordinate internally with our production team

Podcast Creation

  • Coordinate the launch of our new podcast - (due to launch last week of Feb)

  • Liaise with other comedy podcast owners to arrange inviting them on our podcast & us getting on their podcast to promote our competition & comedy bursary fund

Competition Sponsorship

  • Reach out to existing comedy competitions in the UK and arrange sponsorship / partnership agreements with them

  • Liaise with key stakeholders and negotiate terms of partnerships

Social Media

  • Whitehat growth hacking techniques to massively build our following on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram... ethically!


NextUp is an early-stage start-up that launched in 2016. Initially comprising just three people, in 2019 we grew to 9 plus freelancers.

The NextUp company culture is one that celebrates individuality, openness, creativity and collaboration, with a strong emphasis on physical and mental wellbeing. We’re ambitious and passionate - balancing tight deadlines and workloads with a positive environment and perspective. We value trust, ambition and connection and we want people who work here to feel a real sense of agency as well as being fully supported in their roles. Equality and fairness both in the company and in the comedy industry are important to us, and we aim to recognise and reward individual and team achievements big and small.

We’re looking for people who’ll join in with and help drive our vision - to be a brand synonymous with quality stand-up comedy and a true force for good in the industry.


Whilst working for a start-up can be hugely exciting, it’s really important to be aware that there is less job security on offer than there would be working for a more established company or multinational.

We’re highly ambitious and we work to a short investment runway so are unable guarantee absolutely that the company will succeed and/or that any role will be secure long-term. As a founding team we will do our utmost to succeed, but also to be transparent regarding potential hiccups.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Start: End of February 2020

How to apply

Please email your CV and cover letter to [email protected]