FAQs

Frequently asked questions to optimise advertising your vacancies on Premier Jobsearch.

 

I want to plan my recruitment over the next few months. What are the copy deadlines for the magazines and when will my ad appear online and in print?

The final copy deadline is the same each month unless it’s a bank holiday or weekend in which case it will be the last working day before deadline day.

As part of the print package your vacancy will go online on 1st of every month for 2 months or until your closing date, whichever comes first.

Issue

Final Copy Deadline

Online Publication Date

Print Publication Date

March

24th Jan

1st Feb

14th – 17th Feb

April

23th Feb

1st Mar

14th – 17th Mar

May

23th Mar

1st Apr

14th – 17th Apr

June

24th April

1st May

14th – 17th May

July

23th May

1st Jun

14th – 17th Jun

August

23th Jun

1st Jul

14th – 17th Jul

September

25th Jul

1st Aug

14th – 17th Aug

October

23th Aug

1st Sep

14th – 17th Sep

November

23th Sep

1st Oct

14th – 17th Oct

December

23th Oct

1st Nov

14th – 17th Nov

January

23th Nov

1st Dec

14th – 17th Dec

February

21th Dec

1st Jan

14th – 17th Jan

70% of Jobsearch print advertisers leave payment, artwork and amendments until 24-48 hours before the deadline. This creates a bottle neck which means we cannot guarantee you will get into the magazine. For this reason we strongly advise advertisers to send their text and logos to alanda.budinger@premier.org.uk as soon as possible and we will get back to you with a quote.

How many words can I have in my ad?

Online only adverts have an unlimited word count, but we don't use word counts as a guide for the size of printed ads because it’s not an exact science .i.e. 100 short words will take up less space than 100 long words. Also it’s not just about words; it’s about space, font size, logos and images. If we squeezed too many words in it would be hard to read and important details like the job title, salary and closing date wouldn’t stand out. The best way to get an accurate quote on how much your ad will cost is to send your text and logos to alanda.budinger@premier.org.uk and we will get back to you with a quote.

Once you have made the payment and submitted your vacancy it will be published online within the hour. If you submit a vacancy outside of the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday it will be published the following morning. The vacancy will be posted on our social media platforms within 48 hours of online publishing.

Job of the Week looks like a great package but how does it work?

Once you have selected the date you want the campaign to begin, made the payment and submitted the text and logos for your vacancy, our production team will draft a script for the on air advert based on the text you have submitted. Make sure you include important information such as Job title, location, salary, key skills and experience and a sentence or two about the type of person you're looking for.

This will be recorded by a professional voiceover artist and emailed to you beforehand. We will also send you an airtime schedule so you know exactly when your ad will be broadcast. Job of the Week follows a set template and the script is only ever based on the words that you submit. Therefore we do not normally revise, edit or re-record these ads once they have been produced unless there is a production error such as pronouncing a name or location incorrectly.

If you wish to purchase print advertising to coincide with your radio ad please send a shortened version of your text and logos to alanda.budinger@premier.org.uk and we will get back to you with a quote on the size and cost of your ad.

When is the best time to advertise a vacancy?

Ultimately, you need to recruit when you need to recruit. You should not delay or rush the recruitment process because of seasonal trends. That said, here are some patterns we have observed:

The lead up to summer is always very busy with schools looking for teachers to start in September. Churches and charities looking for youth workers also tend to do a lot of recruitment during summer as do outdoor activity centres. Job of the Week spots always sells out quickly but even more so around Christmas and Easter because more people listen to Premier Christian Radio during religious festivals.

January is always the busiest time for recruitment across all our platforms as that’s when people traditionally start thinking about new jobs as they plan the year ahead. The April Spring Harvest issue of Premier Christianity is the biggest print issue of the year as we always print a significant number of additional copies to give away at Spring Harvest festival. General office, fundraising, management and executive roles are less seasonal so they happen throughout the year, as do health and social care roles.

The good news is you can book your recruitment campaigns well in advance on any of our platforms. If you know you need maternity cover in February; you don’t have to wait until February you can book it months in advance so you don’t miss out.

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