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We're looking for a

Senior Creative

What are we looking for?

We’re on the hunt for a highly motivated, passionate and driven creative to join our exceptional team at Jam. We’re looking for someone to bring the big ideas to the table, who then has the skills to bring them to life, and an attitude that inspires others. 

You’ll be an enthusiastic presenter who communicates concepts with confidence, both internally and externally and will support colleagues in building long-lasting relationships with our clients. 

From branding and web, to campaigns and social media, you’ll deliver extraordinary thinking for established brands across the fintech, travel, and non-profit sectors.

Who is Jam?

We’re a creative-led marketing communications agency based in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. With big brand experience and a track record of delivering tangible results for our clients, we’re one of Manchester’s most successful small independent agencies. Recent industry awards include accolades from The Drum, The Northern Digital Awards and The UK Digital Excellence Awards

We offer a positive and fun working environment, down-to-earth, supportive culture and quality creative output. And we give autonomy to bring your own ideas to the mix.

We’re a close-knit team and the agency is energetic and fast-paced, so you’ll need a good sense of humour and a work ethic in line with our ambitions.

Who will you be working with?

You’ll support and report to our Creative Director and Associate Director, whilst working to and with the Lead Creative, plus collaboratively within the creative and wider integrated team. You’ll be a mentor to junior members of the team, plus be expected to work with Jam’s external production partners when required.

What do we need from you?

  • Bring extraordinary thinking to all your work that pushes the boundaries of the creative brief.
  • From scamps to final creative, you can visually execute your ideas to a high standard, efficiently and effectively.
  • Interrogate briefs and ask the right questions to ensure we can exceed expectations in our creative thinking.
  • Develop an understanding of our client’s markets, their competitors and their target audience – building creative work that positions our clients as leaders in their industry.
  • Play a key role in creating engaging proposals for existing and prospective clients, confidently presenting and selling our ideas and concepts internally and externally.
  • Communicate client feedback with your team, ensuring this is communicated effectively and that deadlines are met.
  • Inspire your colleagues and provide clear direction and feedback when reviewing work to ensure Jam delivers top-quality creative every time.
  • Drive constant improvements; both in your own skillset and that of the creative team. You’ll be eager to stay informed with the latest industry news and be aware of the latest technology and media trends.

Requirements

  • 6+ years of experience in a creative or integrated agency, with at least 2 years of working at a senior level.
  • Proven proficiency in design programmes including the Adobe Suite and Figma for a range of outputs including brand, web and social.
  • High-level conceptual creativity and innovative thinking.
  • Collaborative storyboarding and effective translation of concepts into creative outputs.
  • Agility in problem-solving and adapting strategies to meet project needs.
  • Leadership, professionalism, and the ability to inspire trust and confidence in colleagues and clients.
  • An excellent knowledge of both digital and print processes.
  • An obsessive eye and care for the small details.
  • The ability to work independently and prioritise your workload, whilst also working collaboratively with our integrated team in a variety of disciplines.
  • Great organisation and time management skills.
  • Strong presentation skills and client communication at all levels.

Nice to haves

  • A good understanding of WordPress or other CMS platforms.
  • Experience in organising and directing photoshoots and content days.
  • Animation and video production/editing experience.
  • Knowledge of 3D tools is a bonus.

General Competencies

At Jam, we are humble, hungry and smart. We’re straight talking and do not baffle our clients, or Jammers, with marketing spiel – we are humans dealing with humans. Humble and open minds comfortable with collaboration are welcome, big egos are not. Attitude is as key a hiring criteria as competency and experience for us.

  • Curious and a self-starter
  • Collaborative and comfortable working with a mix of skill sets
  • Strong accountability and responsibility with integrity and trust
  • Motivation to maintain and improve deliverable standards
  • Willingness to listen to feedback and use it to improve

What you’ll get:

  • Hybrid working and flexibility from our Northern Quarter office in Manchester.
  • 28 days annual leave, over and above bank holidays, with an extra day added every year after two years of service, up to five years.
  • 2 duvet mornings a year
  • A yearly training allowance of £1,500
  • A performance-related bonus structure
  • Regular team socials and events organised by our culture club
  • Laptop and screen for home working

If you’ve got what it takes to become our next Jammer, send your CV and details of current salary to careers@wearejam.agency

Salary dependent on experience

Closing date for applications: 12th April 2024

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