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At Electrify we help tell extraordinary, powerful stories

Careers at Electrify

We’re hiring a Creative Designer! 

Role Creative Designer
Reports to Head of Creative Services
Direct reports N/A
Contract status  Fixed term contract (10 May 2021 - 03 June 2022)


Introducing the role

As a multidisciplinary creative you have the opportunity to design stunning content for our clients across a range of different digital media channels and print.

This is a role for someone who’s first, core expertise is as a graphic designer, but who has started to develop good skills in building animation and/or editing film.

You will want to grow these existing skills and acquire new knowledge, and so you will be motivated to identify opportunities to upskill. We’ll support you in that, too.

There are three things we think you need to fly at Electrify:

  • Be intuitively creative - a thirst of ideas, and a commitment to pushing boundaries
  • Be bold in your ideas - and brave enough to speak up
  • Be phenomenally well organised - know what you need and when you need it!

You will have three years, useful, relatable experience and you will be hungry - very hungry! 


Key skills

You will be a Adobe Creative Cloud whizz, with a baseline skill level that leans towards graphic design. We’re wanting more though, as creative requirements become ever more diverse.

We’re looking for someone who has three years’ experience in creating:

  • Brand / visual identity including concept development and roll out
  • Documents, reports, brochures, flyers and posters
  • Digital and social media assets 

We’re also looking for someone who has at least a year of experience creating:

  • Animated info-explainers; or
  • Editing film, including some experience of grading and sound


Skill levels

We think these are the skill levels - but it’s always a bit subjective so don’t be afraid to stick your name forward even if you have doubts. Just be straightforward with us!

Skill levels

We’re also prepared to help upskill the right candidates.

For this role you will also need to have some other key attributes. These are:

  • Attention to detail - great creative requires forensic attention to detail from understanding a brief through to creative execution so every step matters
  • Great comprehension skills - understanding and interpreting copy is a big part of design
  • A problem solver - planning, building and publishing fantastic creative often requires great problem solving skills


Values

You’ll be able to demonstrate that you can fit our team, by sharing and living our four core values: committed, energetic, honest and kind.


About the job

This is a mat leave cover position, so we’ve fixed the contract length. Although there are no guarantees, it could become a permanent role. It depends on two things: your own sizzling performance and the business’ performance (which could well be related to each other).

Right now we’re working from home, but we have put in place robust Return to Office (RTO) plans and we intend to bring our team together as soon as it is safe to do so. Everyone in our team is engaged in that process. Our office is based by the M8 at Junction 3.

Speaking of our team when it comes to creativity everyone is an equal. Nobody has a monopoly on ideas or wisdom. You’ll be coming into a team where your voice matters - you just need to make it heard.

You’ll also take part in our Success Framework, which is our way of assessing what makes a brilliant outcome for our clients, the business - and you! There are six performance themes, and you will work with your line manager to identify opportunities for improvement. Depending on your progress you’ll be able to earn a bonus - one of TWO we offer each year.

Ok, let’s talk business…


Benefits

There are plenty:

  • Salary £23k-26k depending on experience
  • 30 days holiday plus your birthday off
  • Company performance profit share bonus scheme
  • Personal performance bonus scheme - connected to our Success Framework programme
  • Free gym membership (when, er, there’s a gym)
  • Monthly mobile phone allowance
  • Free tea & coffee (when, er, we’re in the office)
  • Lots of surprises - we throw in a few things you won’t expect 


Introducing ourselves

Electrify is a creative marketing & communications agency. We work with clients who share our values, to help them tell extraordinary, powerful stories that inspire action.

What we do 

We offer a complete set of creative marketing & communications services to our clients, who predominantly work across not for profit sectors.

In advance of your application feel free to ask us for a copy of our latest credentials book!

We talk a lot about a three stage process:

  • Develop supercharged, inspiring ideas - objective setting, ideas development, concept building, and project planning to make best use of our creative skills such as copywriting, design, illustration, animation, photography, and film
  • Produce powerful, creative, multi-platform content - turn our ideas into planned, measurable campaigns, optimised for the right channels, always with the strongest focus on outcome
  • Deliver opportunities for the right reaction - use the right mix of owned, earned or paid channels we take content and ensure clients get the reaction. In practice this means, delivery across digital, social, print, PR or events


Our culture

We have a very specific internal culture at Electrify, which reflects the values we live by.

  • We work with ‘people’, not just the organisations they represent. We invest personally in the relationships we build. We’re in it together
  • We make our mark. Clients will have the confidence that if we come up with a strategy and plan, we can – and will - deliver it
  • We love what we do. We build relationships because we are so passionate about what we do. It’s what makes us tick. We wake up every morning, excited for another day!

How to apply

Make sure you’ve read this document carefully. There are lots of little tips about working for Electrify within it.

Once you’ve done that, to apply we ask you to send us:

  • Your bang up to date CV
  • An interesting covering letter (including current salary and notice period, if relevant)
  • Your portfolio - including at least one example of something that moves (animation or film)

Email careers@electrify.me.uk before Friday 26 February at 4pm.

Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 15 March 2021.

Note that we will reply to every candidate who applies whether or not you are invited for an interview.

Electrify

Head Office

Electrify Marketing & Communications

8 Deer Park Avenue
Fairways Business Park
Livingston
EH54 8AF
Scotland
United Kingdom

0131 564 0807
please@electrify.me.uk