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HELLO, WE’RE PINK SQUID.  NICE TO MEET YOU.

Ten years ago, Pink Squid was born in London. An independent consultancy and creative agency, established but not an establishment.  Since then we’ve prided ourselves on staying ahead and leading the change for our clients, their people and their recruitment candidates.

We work seamlessly with our clients all around the globe to create world-class talent brands –  fusing our expertise with creativity to design experiences and communications that transform their people agenda. 

Take a look at some of our exciting roles below and see how you could help us do even more.

 

💡 Account Director (Project Manager): All Levels (Dallas, Texas USA)

Account Director / Project Manager – various levels 

About the role

As an Account Director, you’ll lead a number of key global accounts in Employer Branding, with support from our core account teams – made up of expert Project Managers and Employer Brand Strategists. You’ll be working closely with US and UK teams to plan, develop, and deliver projects ranging from attraction campaigns, social, digital and print communications, careers events and so much more. 

Some key responsibilities of the role:

    • Be a trusted partner to clients, ensuring that all aspects of the Pink Squid proposition seamlessly integrate and exceed the client expectations
    • Be the day-to-day point of contact for project and service delivery – both client and internal
    • Create and manage project estimates and timelines 
    • Manage and organize accounts, billings and budgeting both within client work and agency wide to ensure we are scalable and sustainable
    • Prepare proposals, assist with RFP response, costings, creating and managing project plans, managing and mitigating risks and issues
    • Participating in and documenting discussions during client meetings and conference calls
    • Verifying production specs and quality control 

WHAT YOU’LL BRING:

  • Strong experience leading client accounts with demonstrated ability nurture and grow client relationships
  • High level of organization and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and client facing skills with ability to influence across all levels (you will be in front of key stakeholders quite often)
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Understanding of employer brand, talent acquisition landscape a plus
  • Agency and/or marketing/media experience a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and high-pressure environment

What you’ll get

  • A competitive salary + benefits and bonus structure after one year of employment
  • Remote work, with an iconic shared working space for you to go to when you’re needed to be alongside clients or the Pink Squid team
  • A benefits package for your health and wellbeing 
  • The chance to help grow a new start-up agency in the US, with an experienced US team and considerable UK support

Apply

Send your CV and cover letter to us.jobs@pinksquid.com

💡 Brand Strategist Researcher: Jnr (Dallas, Texas USA)

Junior Brand Strategist Researcher

About the role

As a Junior Brand Strategist, you’ll have a direct impact on US and global projects. You’ll work closely with our Senior Strategist and the UK studio to design and deliver the latest innovations in the field of employer brand, recruitment marketing, and employee communications. You’ll research, define, refine, create, ideate, and realize employer branding communications that unlock the key to our client’s success. Because the role is end-to-end, you’ll have to be collaborative and analytical. A naturally inquisitive but grounded, as research and data will be your comfort zones. Strategic, but able to deliver cut-through ideas and tactics. 

You’ll have the interpersonal skills to create clarity for our clients. Being an excellent communicator and comfortable in front of clients is a must. You’ll interact with clients from pitch stage to presenting findings and ideas. A “fast-paced environment” is so overused in these things, but we really are agile and move quickly—so you’ll thrive if that’s your jam. Because we’re global, it’s important to note flexibility in ways of working and thinking is essential. 

What you’ll do

  • Construct and carry out research to define employer brand and employee communication approaches
  • Conduct various research methods including facilitating focus groups and interviews, creating surveys, and leveraging various data tools and sources 
  • Analyze tons of data, pulling out insights to inform and guide strategy 
  • Perform competitive and trend analysis
  • Capture and bring to life insights and research to create inspirational creative briefs, collaborating with and supporting creative teams throughout the process
  • Develop positioning and messaging architectures
  • Create clear and compelling presentations for various audiences
  • Facilitate discussions and recommendations on content, channels, and services to help our clients deliver new ways of working while connecting with existing and new audiences
  • Assist in the development and presentation of new business pitches
  • Be flexible in meeting challenging deadlines – a constant in our business
  • Work in an agile way, mostly remote with the flexibility to come into the studio in Dallas, TX a few times a year as life settles down

What you’ll bring 

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience preferred 
  • 2-3 years experience in a strategic role within branding, talent acquisition, recruitment, or employee communications
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to present concepts and results to all levels of the business
  • Excellent project management, organization, and time-management skills
  • Self-starter who can execute quickly and prioritize work
  • Creative thinker who can create initial content and ideas and bring them to our in-house creative studio to execute
  • Adaptive to changes in project scope or direction with the ability to take constructive feedback
  • Copywriting and editing experience and skill set are a major plus
  • Social media marketing experience preferred but not required
  • Strong eye for detail, ensuring the quality and accuracy of work
  • Experience working both in-house and with creative agency teams a plus

What you’ll get

We know how important people are because ours are second to none. You’ll join a diverse team focused on inclusion and belonging and committed to building a best-in-class agency, where we learn and grow together.  

  • A competitive salary + benefits and bonus structure after one year of employment
  • Remote work, with an iconic shared working space for you to go to when you’re needed to be alongside clients or the Pink Squid team
  • A benefits package for your health and wellbeing 
  • The chance to help grow a new start-up agency in the US, with an experienced US team and considerable UK support

Apply

Send your CV and cover letter to us.jobs@pinksquid.com

💡 Creative Copywriter/Marketeer : Jnr (Dallas, Texas USA)

Junior Creative Copywriter/Marketeer

We’re looking for a kind of copywriter and marketeer that takes words and builds pictures with your storytelling. We’re a small, agile team so you’ll have the ability to flex between various client work and jumping in on big and small, global or personalized creative projects. You’ll know what makes a creative strapline award-winning—or research, brainstorm, and benchmark until you do. You’ll be happy to teach us some new tricks as well. You should have the ability to flex a tone of voice as our client portfolio is as diverse as our team. If you’re looking for the chance to hone your creative writing while growing your advertising/marketing skills, you’re the perfect fit!  We’re currently working with some of the biggest names out there and your work will shape and inspire our client projects with brilliant copy and ideas. 

Please note that submitting a portfolio/work samples is a requirement of the application process. 

Some key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Work closely with our US Brand Strategist & Account Director as the King or Queen of words. 
  • Write for cross-channel messaging including digital marketing assets, website copy, social media copy, internal communications, blogs, and more
  • Support and collaborate with the UK Creative Team in conceptualizing and producing concepts and content for various creative projects
  • Proof and revise copy based on feedback
  • Work in an agile way, mostly remote with the flexibility to come into the studio in Dallas, TX a few times a year

What you’ll bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications or similar or equivalent work/internship experience 
  • An eye for detail when creating short and long-form copy in a fast-paced environment
  • Diligence to always deliver outputs on time, even when you’re creating high-volume copywriting requirements with tight deadlines
  • Passion for writing and editing beautifully crafted copy for every kind of content – from ad copy to landing pages and everything in between
  • Understanding of the relationship between words, photography, video, and graphic design
  • Experience working both in-house and with creative agency teams a plus
  • Experience in writing for high performing digital campaigns a plus
  • The confidence to try new things and a passion for bringing forth new ideas 
  • Proactive mindset, great communication skills and ability to collaborate with remote creative teams, and be able to sell ideas on creative brainstorms

What you’ll get

We know how important people are because ours are second to none. You’ll join a diverse team (we speak 24+ languages) focused on inclusion and belonging and committed to building a best-in-class agency, where we learn and grow together.  

  • A competitive salary + benefits and bonus structure after one year of employment
  • Remote work, with an iconic shared working space for you to go to when you’re needed to be alongside clients or the Pink Squid team
  • A benefits package for your health and wellbeing 
  • The chance to help grow a new start-up agency in the US, with an experienced US team and considerable UK support

Apply

Send your Portfolio, CV and cover letter to us.jobs@pinksquid.com

 

 

📓 Senior Employer Brand Strategist - London UK

Senior Employer Brand Strategist

We’re Pink Squid – a creative, analytical, London-based but global agency, focused on marketing specifically within the sectors of Employer Branding and Employee Experience. And we’re looking to give our core another boost with a new role for a talented Senior Brand Strategist.

A central role with lots of responsibility and freedom, as a Brand Strategist you’ll work on global projects. You’ll also work closely with our Strategy Leads and directors to unveil, design and deliver the latest innovations in the field of employee and candidate comms.

Read more and apply here

📓 Project Manager - Branding & Advertising - London UK

PROJECT MANAGER, BRANDING & ADVERTISING – LONDON UK

We’re looking for a driven and motivated Project Manager, with previous experience in a fast-paced agency environment and a background of dealing with big clients.

As a Project Manager, you’ll be working closely with both the strategy and creative teams to plan, develop and deliver all kinds of projects. These will range from attraction campaigns, print and digital communications, careers events and so much more.

Some key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Project Planning – Preparing statement of works and proposals, creating and managing project plans, managing and mitigating risks and issues.
  • Project Insights – Identifying the client needs and providing new thinking to apply an approach with a strategic framework.
  • Creative Project Managing – Forming creative briefs and working alongside the creative teams to deliver innovation and outside the box thinking.
  • Client & Stakeholder Management – Helping to grow and provide support to your client – it’s all about being their trusted advisor and going the extra mile!
  • Supplier Management – Liaising with third-party suppliers to benefit projects and clients, ensuring the Pink Squid quality is maintained throughout.

You don’t panic when someone screams SCRUM across the room and you’re adept at leading complex multi-channel projects, with plenty of confidence when it comes to nurturing clients through your delivery methods. You will be working with other PMs, Designers, Copywriters, Art Directors, Video Producers and Coders. So, knowing how we all work together is crucial.

With a great attitude, strong enthusiasm and the willingness to learn, you will also have:

  • 2-3 years previous experience as a Project Manager in a similar agency environment
  • Solid experience in managing multiple projects across a range of accounts
  • Ability to use project management tools such as Smartsheets, Basecamp, Work Flow Max
  • Excellent communication and client facing skills (you will be in front of key stakeholders quite often)
  • Excellent time management skills

Ability to work in a fast paced and high-pressure environment

You’ll find every Squid truly represents what we stand for; brave, passionate and curious. It’s these values which help us to continuously learn, grow and better ourselves.

In return, we’re offering a fantastic place to come and work every day, a charming office and a vibrant culture.

Read the full job description and apply here

🎨 Creative Art Director- London UK

CREATIVE ART DIRECTOR- LONDON UK

Hello. We’re Pink Squid, a fast-growing creative agency building people-powered brands. Our work is award-winning. Our clients are global, big-name brands. And our Central London studio (aka home, for now) is one super-talented creative short. That’s – we hope – where you come in.

Able to hone a message on a print ad, then give it legs across digital executions? Dedicated to giving that message a unique look and feel? And ready to work hard to help us produce industry-rocking work as it goes from concept to delivery? Well…you’re in the right place. Our creative studio is growing and we’re on the hunt to find a talented Art Director to join us in our new Squid Tank.

We’d like you to have a minimum of two years’ experience in an agency environment and a strong portfolio, which shows not just your conceptual genius, but the hidden (or extremely visible) problem-solver within you too.

You’re comfortable working in a team and love a challenge. You know what makes a creative idea award-winning. This is not a junior role, so anything extra you can bring to the table (new skills? a platform we’ve never heard about? a niche hobby?) is a bonus.

Does that sound like something you’d enjoy? Good. Get in touch with your CV and portfolio. Please note that applications without portfolios will not be considered.

APPLY HERE 

🎨 Creative Copywriter - London UK

Junior & Midweight (one of each!)

We’re looking for a Junior and a Midweight Copywriter to complete our team, and our Creative Squid Tank!

Southwark in London is our home, but with our office kitted out for flexible working you can find us here, there, and… everywhere, really. We’re also rapidly building our presence in the US, and we don’t see ourselves slowing down anytime soon, and that’s where you come in!

As everything we do is in house,  you’ll be working with a lot of different people in a lot of different teams – but you’ll find your home in the copy team. Every day is a mixed bag for a Copywriter at Pink Squid, from scriptwriting to rationales, to concepting and proofreading, no project is ever the same.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Someone to tell us a story. A storyteller? Yeah, cliché, but show us a portfolio full of your work, and your thinking behind it
  • A team player. We’re a very tight team and you’ll work alongside our head of copy, art directors, designers and motion designers on some great campaigns
  • Creativity is key, it’s not just writing headlines and scripts, we need a creative concept first, so we want someone who can come up with those big ideas, and the smaller ones too
  • Someone with a keen eye for detail, our work doesn’t stop at writing, we have to make sure everything that leaves the agency is up to Pink Squid standards, which means no spelling mistakes! Ever! (we look for that in portfolios too, sorry)
  • If you’re in the Midweight territory, a couple of years of experience agency-side would be a plus but not a requirement!

Does that sound like something you’d enjoy? Good. Get in touch with your CV and portfolio. Please note that applications without portfolios will not be considered.

Email Teo our Head of Copy .

 

💡 Head of Web Design & UX - London UK

HEAD OF WEB DESIGN & UX

A hands on creative digital thinker and design leader.

We’re looking for a web champion, a digital design conductor, an all rounder – to build and lead a web team from scratch. 

Have you thrived in an agency environment, but you’re now ready to build and run your own department? Nurturing a small team, you’ll be strategically guiding our clients – redeveloping websites from scratch, from behaviour mapping to go-live and everything else in between. 

At Pink Squid we specialise in Employer Branding – this means we use all our creative, analytical and technical tools to conceptualise, advertise, engage and communicate to very niche audiences. Your role as Head is to join the digital design dots from the wider Pink Squid teams, working with Project Managers, Brand Strategists, Creative Copywriters, Art Directors and Motion Designers – co-creation is an essential part of our problem solving.  

If big global brands don’t intimidate you, then we have plenty for you to play with – from major social media platforms to global IT, transportation, online gaming and Fintech to name a few. Working flexibly and at our London HQ, you’ll also have a chance to influence our US office and clients, so be ready to roll up your sleeves. 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead Pink Squid’s Digital Design agenda 
  • Become the client trusted partner 
  • Set and uphold web quality standards
  • Mentor, coach and excite team members
  • Commercial acumen 
  • Reports to Technical Director 

Required Skills & Experience

  • 3-4 years experience in a digital agency environment
  • Experience in web accessibility and web policies 
  • Team line manager experience 
  • Knowledge web server hosting environments
  • GA analytics and web data insight tools

Please send your CVs, cover letter and portfolio of work.

With all portfolios, please credit which parts of the projects you personally worked on. Please note that applications without portfolios will not be considered.

APPLY HERE

💡 Mid / Snr Web Designer - London UK

UI WEB DESIGNER – Mid/Snr 

So we think we know what excites you… 

Want to work with some of the world’s biggest household brands? Our range of clients includes telecommunications, airlines, social platforms and gaming, serious corporate bluechips and IT icons. No..?

Or maybe you prefer the unknown but purposeful companies, working on renewable energy, waste recycling or ones developing medicines and delivering world class healthcare globally? We help companies identify, create and deploy their Employer Brand – In a nutshell, we help find and celebrate talent, and reveal their culture and people. Diversity and inclusion is central to everything we do, and we support and build communications so our clients can highlight theirs. 

We have a central London HQ, newly converted for flexible working. Our ambitions are big. We’re also growing a new US office and developing a SaaS product in Beta. As a Web Designer at Pink Squid,  you have vast access to all these projects, and we’re keen for you to add your mark and grow with us. 

Requirements:

  • Formal or informal design education at a high level
  • Highly competent at working with global brand guidelines
  • Expert knowledge of UX design process: sketching, building sitemaps, user journeys
  • Sitemap design, wireframing and prototyping design concepts
  • Expert level software knowledge of all Adobe CC package
  • Collaborate with developers and understand web systems
  • Confident to present your ideas, both internally and to clients
  • Understanding of HTML, CSS and responsive design and web accessibility 

Apply:

Please send your CV, a cover letter and a portfolio of your beautiful live online work. Please note applicants without portfolios or work examples will not be considered. 

APPLY HERE

💡 Junior Web Designer - London UK

JUNIOR WEB DESIGNER

Starting your web design career or are you finally switching direction? Or you’ve opted not to go to uni? But you’ve taught yourself all the design skills from Youtube? A first class degree but just haven’t found the right agency? We’re open minded, open to all – It’s a win-win deal, you get an award-winning agency to learn from, and we may discover a future web superstar! 

We get it, unless we give you the experience, there is no point in listing what experience you need. So to keep it short, your ambition, attitude and willingness to learn is all we ask. Plus, show us the passion and love for all things design and web. 

Responsibilities & experiences you will gain:

  • Work with major global brands.
  • Assist team members in designing and building web assets from banners to websites from scratch
  • Be fully involved in the UX design process: sketching, building sitemaps, user journeys, wireframing and prototyping design concepts
  • Understand how to incorporate user research into everything you do
  • Design and animate UI assets and increase your software skills 
  • Collaborate with developers and understand web systems
  • Learn to present your ideas, both internally and eventually to real clients

No qualifications, just show us your skills 

A cover letter and portfolio of your beautiful work is a must for this opportunity. . Please note applicants without portfolios or work examples will not be considered.

APPLY HERE

 

 

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