Creative Executive (Leicester)

Closing date: 16/11/2018

After three years we’re sadly saying goodbye to our awesome Creative Executive Seb who’s off to travel the world, so we’re on the hunt for a brand new creative to join the spottydog pack.

We’re looking for a creative with bags of media production experience to work on delivery of graphic design, video content and photographic content working across a diverse range of consumer, business and public sector clients who include Heritage Bathrooms, Mitchells & Butlers pubs, Vintage Inns, Toby Carvery, Miller & Carter, BNP Paribas Personal Finance, Gateley plc, Chuckit! and the Energy Technologies Institute.

Based in our inhouse Studio in our leafy Leicestershire office, the Creative Executive role offers the chance for a creative to work across a variety of projects, from dedicated graphic design projects, through to delivery of video productions, motion graphics, social media content and animation working across a variety of industry sectors.  You’ll be supported by an experienced Creative Services Manager who will provide creative direction, supervising dedicated creative client work for feature in press ads, brochures, marketing collateral, event and website design together with project management.  However working in a small team means that there is lots of opportunity for responsibility and creativity and with further plans to grow our Studio capability there is no glass ceiling for someone who wants to grow their career at spottydog.

The variety of our work means that we’re looking for someone who can demonstrate a range of skills which ideally should include:

  • Delivery of creative content for use within marketing, PR, social media and internal communications campaigns, and understanding the technical requirements for content when featured across different channels
  • Delivery of graphic design content working within brand templates and guidelines
  • Confidence behind the camera filming to shoot video content for use in PR, social media and internal communications film production, working to pre-agreed storyboard and brief
  • Production of visual content for use in social media and video, including animation, motion graphics and gifs
  • Confidence using Abode Creative Cloud and After Effects
  • Multitasking to juggle multiple projects and changing deadlines
  • Good housekeeping skills to ensure assets and project management processes are followed

Its essential that candidates can demonstrate their creative pedigree with an interesting portfolio of work, but we’re open to bringing in a brand new pup looking to secure their first role, or alternatively welcoming someone with a bit of industry experience under their belt who is looking for the opportunity to be part of a fast growing company.

At spottydog, our mission is to create best of breed communications, delivered by pedigree people. We’re committed to supporting learning opportunities and continuous professional development, and will offer you professional membership, together with on the job training working with an awesome award-winning team.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, then please get in touch and show us you’ve got the right attitude, ambition and commitment to join our team. Subject to experience you’ll be rewarded with a competitive salary ranging between £18,000 – £26,000 subject to experience together with a flexible benefits package worth an additional 5% of salary. This includes Perkbox benefits, 3% match pension, professional membership and the option to pick an additional benefit which includes mobile phone, healthcare, student loan repayment, gym membership or season ticket loan.

What’s more you’ll enjoy 24 days holiday, Perkbox and a flexible working environment. After three years’ service you’ll deserve a break, so we give an extra week of paid holiday which can be extended to enable up to 12 weeks’ time out for a sabbatical or to go travelling.

This role is based in our leafy Leicestershire operation, but you’ll have lots of opportunities to visit our Birmingham hub and our clients across the UK, so it’s essential that you can drive. We intend that this is a full time role but would be open to considering candidates who are looking for a part time or school hours working pattern.

To be considered for this role please get in touch with us through talent@spottydogcommunications.com with ‘Creative Executive role’ in the subject heading, with a covering letter, CV and demonstration of your creative portfolio by 16 November 2018.