Recently, despite some tangential geek outs in the realms of Linux, EC2 and iOS development (more about that another time) I am doing more creative direction, pitching, presenting and sales support. It’s going extremely well and basically I am very overworked and looking to hire a full time assistant who can get involved with any or all aspects of our process – which I can loosely define as:
Receive initial pseudo brief from client first contact
Interpret their agenda, research the problem space, turn this into an internal brief
Brainstorm & come up with several innovative, interesting, cross platform ideas
Pick the best of these and ensure it fits with the wider campaign/brand platform
Ensure idea is achievable (time/budget/legal) and technically feasible
Devise a way to sell the client the idea (email/illustrations/scamps/flats/proof of concept)
Turn the above into a beautifully presented, coherent presentation, swiftly and effectively
Maintain high levels of client service in written and verbal communication
Be agile and flexible and modify this pipeline whenever suitable
I don’t care if this person comes from a background which is classically considered as technical (BEng/BSc) or creative (BA/Illustration) or even if it is a non graduate who has taught themselves CSS whilst goatherding/wakeboarding/waitressing. We can teach you the tools you will need and don’t have unreasonable expectations as to what you will have worked on so far. I just need you to be clever, creative, enthusiastic, positive and motivated. Sound good to you or anyone you know? Please send them on the brief below.
We are looking for a Junior Creative who is interested in what is effectively an apprenticeship in the creative industry. The role will be very diverse and will require an imaginative person with an interest in the areas of media, marketing, advertising, software development. This person will gain loads of hands on experience in an expanding, fast paced small company that is going places in a growth industry. We particularly wish to seek keen, enthusiastic, self motivated, hungry to learn, bright eyed/bushy tailed problem solvers with excellent communication & interpersonal skills.
The only prerequisites are that you are an active consumer of digital media (Facebook/Twitter/Youtube/Vimeo/Flickr/Soundcloud etc...) so you understand the paradigm and the culture that we work with and that you want to learn the art and craft of imagining and realising content for these platforms and the wider web, wherever that may be - think Android/iPhone/Tablets/Kiosks/TV/Whatever.
If you are interested please send a concise (<200 words) email and link/cv to :
N.B I’ve blurred out my number on the above to deter OCR bots but if you are capable of getting this job I’m sure you can work out how to get hold of me
P.S I’d also be interested to hear from anyone who has read this from the perspective of one who has experience finding and hiring (or is looking to hire) a person in a similar role. Where did you publish your brief? Do you have any recommendations? Does requesting a less defined role yield better or worse responses? Ta!