The Drum Jobs 22 September 2017 15:03:49 +0000 Graphic Designer Summary We have an opportunity for an experienced graphic designer fluent in Adobe Creative Suite, skilled at producing design work for print and digital and designing infographics, with outstanding time and project management skills, a hawk-like eye for detail, and a passion for brand design. We are looking for a team player and exceptional designer who can continue to add value to our brand whilst being able to follow brand guidelines appropriately. About the role This design role will see the right person working closely with colleagues in the Brand team, in partnership with colleagues in the communications and digital teams, and collaboratively with project teams across the organisation. You will produce high quality design while and ensuring brand compliance across a varied range of projects. You will work cross-functionally with teams on the development and production of new and existing materials that involve brand communication. As well as providing an exceptional design service, you will provide expert brand consultancy, manage brand assets, liaise with suppliers and be involved in a variety of brand-led projects. As an integral part of the Brand team you will play a key role in helping to drive our strategy forward by ensuring that all brand communications are produced to the highest standard and are aligned for the charity to speak with one voice. Key requirements This role requires a self-motivated and creative individual who can prioritise effectively and manage their own workload to meet multiple deadlines in order to support the Brand team.... 15 September 2017 17:05:38 +0000 Digital Media Officer Fixed term contract for an initial 6 months with the possibility of extension. 23,016 - 26,040 per annum plus contributory pension Manchester, UK As the only UK aid and development charity to have shared the Nobel Peace Prize, Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is an energetic, inspiring and forward thinking organisation. Wars and conflicts erupt, subside and end. But they leave behind millions of landmines, unexploded bombs and unsecure arms. These pose an every-day danger for decades and disrupt the lives of communities for generations. At MAG, we believe that whenever and wherever wars happen, ordinary people should not be the ones who pay the price. We are looking for an innovative and inspiring Digital Media Officer to join our team here at MAG. Our expanding funding, new programmes and exciting line up of fundraising events means we need another pair of hands to help share our stories - ideally someone with some amazing digital skills. You will help us to shape our social media footprint so wed love you to be excited about the humanitarian work that we do. You will need to be able to quickly grasp complex and technical information so that you can create multi-media content for a variety of audiences; from de-miners working in the field in Angola to the general public. The contract is initially for 6 months, but with the strong possibility of extension. To be our Digital Media Officer youll have bags of experience with Photoshop, InDesign and Final Cut Pro on Mac or PC and be passionate about social media with loads of experience of content management. It will be... 14 September 2017 13:01:26 +0000 Senior Retoucher Empire Design is looking for an experienced Senior Creative Retoucher to join their award-winning studio team at their central London office. Working within their established retouching department you will produce the highest quality work for some of the biggest names in film, taking ownership of projects and working well under tight deadlines. Not only will you need to be creative but your technical retouching knowledge needs to be of the highest order as well. This is a vibrant and rapidly growing studio and as such the ideal candidate will need to thrive in such an environment, as well as being able to work well within the small retouching team. If you feel that you meet these requirements, then please send your CV, your portfolio and a cover letter explaining why you would like to work at Empire Design. 12 September 2017 17:05:51 +0000 Mid-weight Designer/Art Director A successful integrated agency is looking for a mid-weight designer/art director to join their creative team working on a wide range of TTL campaigns. Someone who's equally happy working on design or advertising briefs. If that's you, read on... Working closely with other team members, directors and clients, your main responsibility will be the origination and development of creative and design concepts (on the mac, or with markers and layout pad), and art direction of others, in order to ensure that projects are completed on time, and to the required standard. You’ll be a high-powered, conceptually-biased creative, with strong design skills, who's equally at home working online and offline (print, websites, landing pages, social media, email campaigns, etc.), and you must have excellent communication and project/time management skills, together with the the ability to think commercially and strategically. A high level of proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is essential, and any additional skills (video editing, motion graphics, UX/UI design & information architecture) would be welcome, but are NOT essential. This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented, multi-skilled creative to join a top agency at an exciting stage in its development. Call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV/samples to   11 September 2017 11:11:17 +0000 UI/UX Designer We’re looking for a Digital/UX Designer for a growing digital business based in North Manchester. They’re looking for a talented Designer with at least 1 years’ experience in a Digital Design role, ideally with some experience of UI and UX. You’ll work for large brands on complex design projects where you’ll need to craft strong digital experiences that work for a brand’s target audience and ensure a strong user experience.   11 September 2017 10:10:20 +0000 Head of Creative The Role The Head of Creative will play a key role in leading the direction of the Performance Design team which sits within Merkle’s Customer Experience Department, as well as key client work.  The Creative Director is someone that is focused on attention to detail whilst having a creative, yet performance focused, approach to design that will enable you to become a trusted advisor to our clients.  The Head of Creative will set the tone and the vision for their team to create engaging work that has a meaningful, measurable impact on their client's business. This person will lead all copywriters and designers for multiple accounts and be tasked with developing this new team. He or she is responsible for growing and nurturing client relationships, developing creative talent and participating in business development efforts. What you'll be doing Lead and participate in creative development of data-driven direct response materials from concept to execution. Ideate, develop and design experiential creative that has an underlying link to performance. Collaborate with client-facing teams to move their agenda forward and solve problems. Translate client’s marketing objectives into clear, actionable creative strategies. Mentor junior creative team members and foster opportunities for career growth. Continuously seek out new marketing technologies to promote fresh creative ideas. Review work, troubleshoot and provide feedback to creative teams. Ensure team follows established internal processes, including adherence to... 05 September 2017 10:10:59 +0000 Designer What we are looking for A self-starter looking to make the next step in their career. We’re looking for someone who can manage multiple deadlines at one time, enjoys working as part of a small team, displays creative panache and has outstanding attention to detail. You’ll have a solid design grounding and be willing to apply yourself to a range of projects across a variety of disciplines, always being eager to take on new challenges. As part of a small design team, you will be confident working independently and contributing your own ideas. You’ll use your initiative to help progress projects quickly and efficiently, whilst also taking on board feedback and changes as part of a fluid design process. Key Responsibilities • Producing a high standard of design execution across all work produced • Create work to clients’ expectations, within time and budget • Assisting at all stages of creative projects: through from initial concept to artwork and final production • Communicating clearly and effectively with distributed team Skills & Experience required • Approx 2 years(+) experience • Good understanding of all aspects of design from typography to grids to creating pixel perfect designs • Sound knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Experience in PowerPoint a plus • Knowledge of printing techniques • Experience of digital design: an understanding of website production and the digital / social landscape • Experience of print design: a good... 04 September 2017 16:04:24 +0000 Content and Creative Executive Reports to: Communications Director Contract: Full-time, permanent Salary: £25,000 per annum Benefits: 28 days’ annual leave per annum (plus statutory bank holidays), generous pension, dynamic office environment, training and career development   OVERVIEW The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is dynamic organisation dedicated to the prevention of male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45. We campaign to raise awareness of this issue and to promote culture change, so that more men feel able to open up and take action to live positively. CALM also runs a professional helpline and webchat service which supports 6,000 men each month. Following a period of rapid growth, we have created this new role to focus on the development of content in-house and support our growing programme of campaigns and communications, as well as ensuring CALM’s fundraising and engagement activities are well resourced. This is a creative, multi-disciplinary role operating the heart of a fast-paced, growing team. It is well-suited to an individual who thrives when working agency-style across multiple briefs and managing competing priorities. A quick grasp of and flair for the CALM brand personality and tone of voice is essential, as this role produces content for our key channels in web and print. This role will embrace the CALM community’s wealth of stories, imagery and UGC to create compelling, engaging, authentic content which speaks to men on their own terms and on their own turf. OVERALL ROLE Deliver content to support... 01 September 2017 13:01:19 +0000 Senior Artworker This is a fast growing and ambitious agency, and look for others with the same hunger, drive and passion that they have.  They need a talented Senior Artworker, someone who can work closely with the creative team, bringing their ideas to life, most of their work is BTL print based projects. They’re looking for someone with significant experience as an Artworker in an agency environment, currently the studio has mostly Art Directors, Writers and Designers, so this is a new direction for them, and needs someone comfortable working independently, with enough knowledge to crack on and deliver artwork of the highest standards.  This agency is growing very quickly and offers great opportunity for progression.   01 September 2017 13:01:03 +0000 Mid-Senior Designer Upto £30k + 40 days holidays, Flexi-time, Excellent pension, Fantastic Benefits Package This role is to work for a well-established in-house studio in Manchester. You’ll be working across a range of print based material such as brochures, reports, internal comms as well as exhibitions and conferences, as well as some digital and motion based projects.  You will work within existing brand guidelines and it is important you have experience of this and enjoy the challenge of being creative within guidelines and working on complex briefs, and you should be comfortable taking ownership of your own projects.  You’ll need excellent layout and typography skills, a crafter of beautiful design work, you need to be articulate and able to deal well with internal clients. You’ll work closely with Production Managers in trafficking jobs, including taking briefs and liaising with internal clients, and allocating work to junior designers and artworkers where appropriate. You’ll be working within a very friendly team for an ethical organisation and will receive lots of training; personal development is strongly encouraged.  They operate flexible working, and with 32 days annual leave plus bank holidays this role could really appeal to candidates who would like to work flexibly for personal or family reasons.   31 August 2017 22:10:23 +0000 Art Director Fast-growing north-west agency needs an ambitious art director with strong concept (and design) skills. Someone who understands FMCG brands, approaches every brief creatively, and is full of energy and passion. Someone with at least 3-4 years’ experience - ideally in shopper marketing/sales promo. And someone who wants to win awards (if they haven’t already). Someone like you, perhaps? If so, please get in touch ASAP. Call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV and samples/URL to  29 August 2017 12:12:11 +0000 Account Executive Havas Lynx is a global communications group - with offices in Manchester, London and New York. The majority of the work we do is within the healthcare and wellness sector. Across our UK offices we have a team of over 270 people who produce global marketing campaigns that enables us to enhance people’s lives whether that is by helping patients to understand their treatment options, providing support to carers or by helping Healthcare Professionals, and others in healthcare systems to make appropriate treatment decisions. As part of our exciting Graduate Programme, we are looking for Account Executives to join our Manchester based teams. This position will commence in September and October 2017 and is ideal for someone seeking to commence their career in digital marketing, particularly those who have an interest in the development of communications strategy. This role will see you work with clients across the Pharmaceutical sector, although prior experience in this industry isn’t essential. We are keen to hear from graduates with a 2:1 degree in a Life Science or Marketing discipline. On a day to day basis, you'll work as part of a team to take and interpret client briefs; you will then work to implement the campaign and gain measurable results using which ever medium is most appropriate to the objectives. Due to the nature of the work that we do, much of this will be digital communications – including websites, mobile and iPad applications. This is a supportive role and you’ll work with more senior team members, constantly developing and... 25 September 2017 10:10:44 +0000 Document Specialist Salary: Up to £30k  This is a fantastic opportunity for a Document Specialist to further and develop their career working for a leading global business that is looking to expand their team in central Manchester. You will produce accurate interpretations of incoming briefs and produce the relevant documents within the required timescales, seeking clarification when necessary. Proofreading and checking the quality of work is also involved to ensure a high standard of outgoing projects are delivered and they all make logical and grammatical sense. You will be working closely with the Creative Designers, you will be responsible for the formatting and styling of presentations and assisting the creative/accounts team in the coordination and delivery of creative projects. You should be competent in Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and any additional Adobe Suite skills would be advantageous but not essential.     25 September 2017 10:10:52 +0000 Senior Designer We’re working with a top creative agency who have won a raft of awards in recent years. While not city centre based, they’re in a lovely studio space, well connected by both rail and road links from both Leeds and Manchester, and they’re looking for someone whose motivation is the quality of the work and have ambitions that match their own. They are looking for someone with a spark, someone who is ideas led, is capable of creative and strategic thinking through to execution, is strong in client facing situations, pitches, etc, as well as managing and mentoring a team of more junior creatives. They want someone who wants to own the creative output and team of the agency and to shape it. You’ll be an experienced Senior Creative with a profile of winning awards and pitches, having worked at some great agencies you’ll be keen to carve your own reputation out at this great agency, they have got a very strong and experienced senior management team which is leading it through a very successful 2017, and you’ll be a key part of this continued growth.   25 September 2017 10:10:56 +0000 Magazine Designer / Art Editor We’re working with a leading published based in South Manchester looking to add to its studio team. You will be working across a range of specialist consumer magazines and your role will comprise cover design, internal page layout and design of adverts, as well as some packaging work too. You’ll also have the potential to get involved in photography, working with closely with the studio photography team. You’ll need to have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working on magazine design, strong Mac skills with an appreciation of layout and typography. M8116 23 September 2017 12:12:36 +0000 Senior Animator Havas Lynx is a pharmaceutical marketing agency with a creative team of over 70 people and offices in Manchester and London. With a growing film team or, Studio 6 Life team, made up of a diverse range of professionals with different skill sets, we are actively seeking a highly talented Senior Animator with a creative flare and a keen eye for detail. Havas Lynx operates within the healthcare and wellness sectors and our campaign activity sees us enhancing people’s lives via a variety of means. For example, by helping patients to understand their treatment options, by providing support to carers, or helping Healthcare Professionals and others within healthcare systems to make appropriate treatment decisions.The successul Senior Animator will work closely with multiple project teams to develop and create high quality animated videos. They will have an strong ability to tell stories and creating visually engaging animations to a very high standard; our clients include a diverse range of world-leading pharmacetuical companies and they continuously challenge us to produce the best possible work. This role will see you reporting directly into the Head of Film and therefore we expect you take responsibility for managing your work, and the work of any team members working alongside you. Key skills and experience required: 5-7 years working animation experience Knowledge of After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop and llustrator - an understanding of C4D is desireable but not necessary Expert knowledge of current After Effects plugins, add-ons and methods... 23 September 2017 12:12:56 +0000 Senior Editor Havas Lynx is a pharmaceutical marketing agency with a creative team of over 70 people, and a growing film team. Made up of a diverse range of professionals with different skill sets, and as part of further planned growth, we are looking for a Senior Editor to join the 'Studio 6 Life' team.  With a minimum of 7 years’ experience, the ideal candidate will have energy in abundance, a passion for editing and filmic trends and techniques to create engaging and emotive content with creative flair. You will be expected to lead, nurture and develop a small team of editors, sharing your sound understanding and experience of all elements of the post-production process, with strong video editing, animation/motion graphics, video production and project management expertise. Working closely with Senior Creatives, Produces and internal and external stakeholders, you will be comfortable working under pressure and be extremely organised in delivering high-quality film content. Experience in a professional, post production environment is essential. Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Premier and After Effects. A creative mind-set. A strong understanding of editing workflows and file structuring especially in Premiere. Strong organisational skills. A good level of technical competency. The ability to work to a brief and deliver on time. Great attention to detail. Fantastic communication and team skills. The ability to take a proactive and sometimes independent approach to challenges. A proficient level of sound design and image... 23 September 2017 12:12:53 +0000 Senior Producer Havas Lynx is a Healthcare Communications agency with a creative team of over 70 people, and a growing Video and Motion team, made up of a diverse range of professionals with different skill sets. Having recently undergone an internal rebrand to Studio6Life, we’re now looking to add to the team with an experienced Senior Producer. An ideal candidate will have a proven history in the corporate sector or a background in film/television; you must have a creative flair and a clear vision for how messages can work on screen. An excellent communicator, you will be confident and diplomatic when working on creative projects, sharing ideas and developing outcomes. Our Studio6Life team encompasses Producers, Directors, Animators, Editors and Motion Graphics Designers, who thrive on immersing ourselves in new brands, people and products for our pharmaceutical clients. We are passionate about everything we produce from commercials and documentary to brand films and animation for broadcast TV, web, social media, app and exhibition. We actively collaborate across departments and work with top industry talent to produce quality work that captivates our audiences. Your main duties in the role include:  - Taking briefs from Creative and Client Services teams, and act as sounding board  - Provide initial cost estimates and accurately budget productions to maintain agreed levels of profitability.  - Devise production schedules to meet delivery deadlines agreed with account managers.  - Manage all external providers, including, directors, animators,... 23 September 2017 12:12:38 +0000 Strategic Planner Our aim here at Havas Lynx is with every piece of work that we do is to initiate and drive Helpful Change. It’s our motto and we live and breathe it.  In healthcare communications we’re lucky enough to be able to work each day on strategies, campaigns and tactical execution of work that makes a difference. Our customers might be patients, they could be carers of patients, or they could be the Healthcare Professionals that make treatment decisions on their behalf. Our role is to make their lives easier and to provide information, education or tools to assist them.  Your role, should you join us, is to contribute to the development of strategy across a number of brands, developing identities, positioning and vision. It is for you to ensure that we have robust insight and that we understand our end user so that we can develop a strategic map that outlines clear brand objectives. You can then expect to take a lead role in meeting these aims, measuring their fulfilment and making sure that our activity remains current and appropriate. We’re looking for a Planner who is able to draw on their experience working at a franchise level as well as with single brands. You don’t need experience from the pharmaceutical market place but you do need to be open to learning about it, and see the potential and the satisfaction that working in this sector can bring.  You will work to ensure that we understand our customers and their behaviours and you’ll be able to select suitable channels through which to communicate with them, you’ll... 23 September 2017 12:12:28 +0000 Senior Designer Blending true innovation with sector insights and design pedigree, Havas Lynx are seeking an experienced Senior Designer to join our Manchester team. Supported by the wider Havas network we deliver truly global campaigns based on robust local insight. Our existing team is made up of extremely strong creatives at a range of levels, led by our Chief Creative Officer, and we are looking for someone who is flexible and broad ranging in their approach to complement this dynamic. We are proud winners of multiple prestigious awards for effectiveness and innovation, and this new opportunity is part of further continued growth. We work with an extremely broad range of clients in global pharmaceutical industry. We would love to see in your portfolio are great ideas and an ability to hit the right tone in a variety of styles and approaches. It goes without saying that you'll also need excellent Mac skills and that you're happy working as part of a fast paced, busy team. You should be flexible in your approach and confident to work with contacts both internally within the agency and externally when required. You should be comfortable and experienced in sharing your ideas with others, taking suggestions on board and also mentoring more junior members of the team. In return we offer an excellent working environment, which includes our popular learning and development programme #LXAcademy, regular social activities, and a true value placed on creating Helpful Change. Interested applicants should apply to Katy Nagy via 23 September 2017 12:12:20 +0000 Artworker Havas Lynx is a leading global communications agency. We work in the healthcare communications sector, and that means that our Artwork team have an incredibly important role to play, along with the rest of the team, in ensuring that what we produce meets the rigorous standards of not only our agency, but also our industry. We are a fully integrated agency, and as such, within this role you can expect to work on a range of projects, we’re looking for someone who has a varied portfolio of both print and digital activity. Our artwork team collaborate with our front end developers on a range of digital projects. While we’re not looking for prior experience in this area, as full training will be provided, we will ask you to develop your HTML skills to be able to complete the following tasks: Add and delete pages Control and create hotspots Develop pop-ups (for overlays and references) within content Add slide indicators Control text layout with line breaks Update content when amends are fed back Needless to say, we’d like to interview Artworkers with a great portfolio and well developed skill set (in particular in Photoshop and Illustrator) and absolutely fantastic eye for detail.  We’d also like to hear about your ability to respond to tight deadlines, work with Account Handlers to identify project timelines, and update them through the course of a project. You should be comfortable working with print suppliers, but also happy (keen even) to liaise with our development teams. You’ll be the lead Artworker in your team,... 22 September 2017 19:07:27 +0000 Photographer / Floor Planner / Domestic Energy Assessor A Photographer/ Floor planner / Domestic Energy Assessor is required to join a leading provider of marketing services. Due to current growth they are now recruiting for a Photographer / Floor planner/ Domestic Energy Assessor for the Lincoln, Lincolnshire area. Ideally you will be based within this area allowing access to surrounding client service points. You will specialise in producing professional photography, floor plan sketches and energy performance certificates. You will service existing clients as well as spotting customer opportunities. You will need to have well-developed customer service skills and also good experience/ qualification in photography. Salary - £16,000 + bonus (OTE - £25,000) + fully expensed company car (clean driving licence essential), Full Photography equipment, Mobile phone and home office kit supplied. 22 September 2017 16:04:11 +0000 Powerpoint Specialist This studio produce world-class innovative educational and marketing solutions across a mixture of mediums. They are responsible for all communications within the larger group, acting like an internal agency and touchpoint for their portfolio of companies. Your role as PowerPoint Specialist is to respond quickly to a wide variety of projects for a number of clients. You will be responsible for your own workload, adhering to tight deadlines and following brand guidelines when needed. You will need to be confident taking briefs both over the phone and face-to-face as you'll be working closely with senior account managers and wider network of the team. You will need to confident with PowerPoint 2016 and be able to create bespoke templates from scratch and slide masters for use in projection and various digital media. In addition you will have basic Adobe Creative Cloud skills, across Illustrator, Photoshop and In-Design. You will be working within a team that are well established and specialise in the same skill sets as you. In return you'll reap their incredible company benefits from frequent socials, bike-to-work scheme, holidays and training schemes to name a few. This is a really great team with an envious working environment. If you have the relevant skills then please apply without delay. 21 September 2017 19:07:11 +0000 Digital User Researcher User Researcher, Digital, Government, Agile, GDS, Government Digital Standards, Research, ROLE HAS BEEN DEEMED OUTSIDE IR35, so you can operate via limited company. This specialised high security government organisation is undertaking a discovery phase project to conduct user research to determine the direction of digital marine plan services. The discovery phase will identify the user need for the services, confirm their identity and map their user journey. Key Responsibilities Planning, designing and preparing a range of user research activities to deliver the project discovery phase. Carrying out user research activities: Recruiting participants, preparing discussion guides and moderating research sessions. Leading colleagues to analyse research data and synthesise clear and actionable findings, including working closely with analytics colleagues and the service team to create a rich picture of user behaviour. Communicating user research findings to help the team and wider organisation develop a deep understanding of users and their needs including presentations at show and tells, designing and maintaining research outputs on the team wall, creating formal reports . Skills and Experience Extensive experience of conducting user research (eg guerrilla/pop-up testing, interviewing, and focus groups) and usability (lab) test sessions Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills, with the ability to see the bigger picture and translate business issues and needs into relevant, actionable research plans and objectives Strong analytical skills... 21 September 2017 19:07:10 +0000 Graphic Designer Graphic Designer My Client is seeking a Graphic Designer to join a brilliant team. An exciting opportunity for a graphic designer to join the in-house creative design team, working across a range of products and marketing material including packaging, posters, brochures and exhibitions. You will be responsible for originating artwork and sending to print. Working closely with the existing design team members and sales team you will ensure all artwork deadlines are met. The ideal candidate must have: University degree (or similar qualification) in a design discipline Excellent InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop skills Strong creative flair Attention to detail Able to work well under pressure Hard working and conscientious Desirable skills: Retailer branded packaging design Retailer own label product packaging Illustration skills   Any web design experience would be an advantage