Marketing Associate 👩‍💻

social media • email • events • PR
We’re looking for a highly motivated, fun-loving Marketing Associate who can learn quickly and isn't afraid of getting stuck in. This is the perfect role for an ambitious hard-working graduate!
About BUG

At BUG we make it easy to cook delicious insect meals at home – with our insect cooking kits delivered straight through your letterbox.


We’re on a mission to change perceptions and take edible insects mainstream. To do this BUG is building a world-class team of fun-loving, ambitious people, and we’d love you to be one of them! 


We’ll be developing and launching badass products that our customers absolutely love, whilst growing our community and spreading the word through creating world class content and hosting events and street food stalls. 


CoFounders Leo and Aaron founded BUG in 2018 as a weekend hobby cooking and shooting insect recipe videos in their garage for fun. In April 2020 they sold the first BUG Kit.


Will, the team’s Chef, is an industry leading development chef, having previously designed the recipes and ready meal ranges for Coop, Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets, in addition to several high street restaurants. 


We have an experienced board of advisors including Donna Egan (former VP of Marketing at Gousto), Alvaro Baudet (former Procter & Gamble and Ernst & Young), and Ben Cooper (a well connected advisor and investor). Our investors include Holly Branson (daughter of Richard Branson), Peter Norris (Chairman of Virgin Group), Carl Pei (founder of One Plus), James Frost (former CEO at Gay Times), amongst others.


As a startup that's forging a brand new category, we are scrappy and very hands on. We’re looking for people who love a challenge, are comfortable pushing themselves, learning, and growing with us.

The type of person you are and your values are just as important to us as your experience and skills. We only hire really kind people!

We’re looking for a highly motivated, self-driven, person who is analytical and loves solving problems – but importantly is outgoing, can be a strong team player and can have a good laugh.

Who You Are
Values we’d love from you:
  • Sense of humour with a healthy dose of humility

  • Analytical, loves data and optimising things

  • Team player and great communicator

  • Very organised and runs a tight ship

  • A self-starter

  • Able to take (and give) constructive feedback

  • Positive – a glass half full kind of person

  • Loves food


This role is hands on with many aspects of marketing from social media ad testing and managing our social media accounts to helping run events to conducting customer interviews, and everything in between. 

As the marketing and data center of the team, you will be working closely with others including the founders and content creators.

You’ll be:
  • Managing and testing social media ads and posts

  • Analysing effectiveness of marketing channels

  • Managing influencer relationships

  • Helping run BUG events

  • Conducting customer interviews

  • Jumping in to help other team members every so often

What you need to do the job effectively:
  • Believe insects are the future of food, and have a strong desire to help create a more sustainable food system

  • Can manage social media accounts like a Jedi

  • Able to manage people – particularly at events and market stalls

  • Charismatic and charming with amazing people skills

  • Be an excellent communicator

  • Entrepreneurial in solving problems. ie. can independently own a problem and find solutions

  • Speak, read and write in perfect English

  • Open to learning and getting stuck into various parts of the business outside of marketing – we're a small startup team!

  • Be able to work in our London studio (Islington)

Bonus (but not at all essential): 
  • Experience running social media accounts for brands 

  • Experience testing social media ads

  • Experience working with a D2C or F&B brand

  • Familiar with Wix or Shopify web platforms

  • Experience running events or marketing stalls

  • Can write clearly and succinctly, and in BUG’s jovial tone of voice

What You'll Get

£25k – £28k per annum, company share options, a real opportunity to shape the future of food with a young, fun and ambitious team in role of a lifetime (we think!), and have a blast along the way!

Please Send
  • CV and a cover letter explaining why you’d like to join us

  • Apply via link below or email work@bug.recipes

  • Subject your email 'Marketing Associate Application – Your Name' – we wont see it otherwise!

Apply By: Midnight Friday 24th September 2021