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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.

💡 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 to rtfm@pinksquid.com

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

💡 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 to rtfm@pinksquid.com. Please note applicants without portfolios or work examples will not be considered. 

💡 Apprentice Web Designer - London UK

APPRENTICE 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 email rtfm@pinksquid.com. Please note applicants without portfolios or work examples will not be considered.

🗂 Employer Brand Strategist - London UK

EMPLOYER BRAND STRATEGIST – LONDON UK

We’re Pink Squid – a creative, analytical and digital agency, focused on Employer Branding and Employee Experience, based in central London, but with a global reach. And we’re looking to give our core another boost with a new role for a talented Employer Brand Strategist.

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

Because the role is end-to-end, you’ll have to be collaborative and analytical. Creative but grounded. You’ll take the lead in ensuring best practice across the agency. Being comfortable in front of clients is a must, in this role you will be leading conversations from pitch stage, right through to presenting findings and ideas and being a core member of the account servicing team.

You’ll have the interpersonal skills to create clarity for our clients, turning great insight into game-changing employee attraction and engagement strategies.

And most importantly perhaps, you’re curious, ambitious and very, very versatile.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Take ownership of strategy, shaping projects and campaigns from the start
  • Construct and carry out research to define employer brand and employee communication approaches
  • Develop creative propositions and guide the creative process
  • Recommend content, channels and services to help our clients deliver new ways of working while connecting with existing and new audiences
  • Demonstrate flexibility in meeting challenging deadlines – a constant in our business
  • Develop and lead on new business proposals, working with senior team members to ensure business growth
  • Can manage yourself to deliver at pace at times, but also managing your time so you can think differently too
  • Organise clear presentations to be used up to executive level
  • Be happy to work in an agile way, mainly at home right now, but with some flexibility to come into the studio when life settles down

WHAT YOU’LL HAVE

  • At least 2-3 years experience of a strategic role within employer branding, recruitment comms or employee communications.
  • Agency experience preferred but not essential

If you know your EVPs from your impressions, and if it feels right, send your CV to libby.skilton@pinksquid.com. Applications without a CV won’t be considered. We’ll hopefully see you on a video call soon.

Thanks.

📓 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.

Sound like you? Apply with your CV to london@pinksquid.com and if we think you’ll be a great fit, we’ll take it from there.

📝 Junior Creative Copywriter - London UK

JUNIOR/MID CREATIVE COPYWRITER

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.

We’re looking for a Junior/Mid Creative Copywriter; the kind of copywriter that gets a little bit cross when they spot a spelling mistake on a takeaway menu (or a CV…), but we’ll be also looking for a conceptual portfolio full of big ideas. We’d like you to have a minimum of one year’s experience in an agency environment, because we’re all about big ideas and conceptual work.

You have the ability to flex a tone of voice. You’re comfortable working in a team, but have no issue being on your own either. You know what makes a creative strapline award-winning. And you’re happy to teach us some new tricks as well.

If you’re looking for the chance to hone your creative writing and conceptualising muscles as part of a multi-talented, passionate team, we’re a perfect fit.

We’re currently working with some of the biggest names out there and all of our clients will be yours to shape and inspire with brilliant copy and ideas.

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

🎨 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 to inger.kristine@pinksquid.com. Please note that applications without portfolios will not be considered. 

🖍 Creative Designer - London UK

CREATIVE DESIGNER – 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.

You’ll be working with a bunch of other creative individuals, including Copywriters, Art Directors, Motion Designers, Project Managers and Creative Strategists. So ideally you’ll have had experience in that kind of environment, where people share opinions on design (even when no one asks) and occasionally, just occasionally, 

You’re an expert in Adobe Suite and know your RGB from your CMYK. You definitely have a strong portfolio, around 2 – 3 years experience in an agency environment. You’re a true artist at heart but understand the practicalities of design in the advertising industry. You’re comfortable working with others and love a challenge, whether it’s a round of table foosball or presenting your ideas in front of a client.

WHAT YOU’LL HAVE:

  • Industry experience (freelance/agency).
  • Excellent abilities in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • A great rapport with copywriters (as you may be working in a team on conceptual briefs too!)
  • A design-related degree is preferred
  • A great positive attitude and personality to match
  • A portfolio showing advertising/branding is a plus

WHAT YOU’LL GET:

  • Innovative work on some of the biggest brands around to make that amazing portfolio even better
  • Joining an insanely creative environment where you can bounce ideas around and share inspiration with teams in other departments daily
  • Perks including our (in)famous Christmas Party in Another Country (if Covid allows…)

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

💡Campaign Executive - London UK

CAMPAIGN EXECUTIVE – LONDON UK

We’re Pink Squid – a creative, analytical and digital agency, focused on Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing. Based in central London, but with a global reach, our Digital, Data and Ad Operations team forms a key element of everything we do. 

We are looking for a Campaign Executive with a proven track record in creating, managing and optimising digital marketing campaigns. We need someone with the ability to digest our clients’ problems, and create effective campaigns that deliver great value and ROI.

 The successful candidate will have autonomy in building digital campaigns across a variety of channels, as well as ensuring they are continuously optimised to meet our goals. Experience in campaign builds and management is essential, with experience in performance reporting also preferred.

As a Campaign Executive, you will have the opportunity to work with major global brands from a range of industries including but not limited to: healthcare, education, travel, FMCG, tech, finance and more. Working with a variety of talented minds, you will be part of a growing journey as we expand our global remit, in addition to our recent launch in the US.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Opportunity to create, manage and optimise paid marketing campaigns across a variety of channels such as Google Search, Display, Programmatic, YouTube and various social platforms
  • Work with teams across the business to build and target key persona groups
  • Update and manage budgets for client projects, ensuring alignment with objectives
  • Work closely with strategy and creative teams on ad formats and best performing assets, helping them shape the assets during activation
  • Help to build bespoke campaign reports and dashboards for high profile clients

GOOGLE TAG MANAGER TRAINING:

This role will include intensive training and support with website tagging and user journey management, with opportunities for growth and ownership in this role.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • 1+ year of experience in building, managing and optimising marketing campaigns across the following channels/platforms:
    • Google Ads
    • Facebook Business Manager
    • LinkedIn Campaign Manager
  • Good grasp of Microsoft Excel and analysing campaign data
  • Ability to work as part of a wider digital marketing team
  • Experience working with third party or service providers

DESIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Spotify, Snapchat, Reddit, Pinterest
  • Knowledge of programmatic ad buying landscape
  • Agency experience preferred, but not essential
  • Experience in working with job boards

YOU’LL NEED TO BE ABLE TO:

  • Get stuck in, take ownership and adapt fast
  • Work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Be proactive and challenge the way we do things

SALARY:

  • Competitive

BENEFITS:

  • Remote and flexible working
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to Spectrum Life (our Health and Wellbeing platform)
  • 21 days holidays + 8 UK bank holidays
  • Birthday bonus day
  • 2-day all expenses paid company getaway at Christmas
  • 3 extra days of holiday between Christmas and New Year
  • Regular team socials

HOW TO APPLY:

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter of no more than 300 words detailing why you want to work for Pink Squid to digital@pinksquid.com.

 

 

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