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Ten years ago (it seems like only yesterday) we were simply a small group of experienced yet rather frustrated creative recruiters about to launch a brand new business. RedSofa. We were determined to show the world we could do a better job than the competition: and have fun at the same time.

Our philosophy was very simple only hire the very best and watch them and the business flourish. By 2014 we were proud to be acclaimed Europe's fastest growing and most respected Creative Recruitment Agency. A year later we opened our Berlin office.

Of course there are other elements to our success, passion, creativity and building long-term personal relationships, but working with the very best people will always be at the core of our being.

We now cover almost every area in our sector, ranging from junior art workers to global CEOs. Our expertise in every area is widely regarded as being unequalled. IMPRINT

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Senior Backend Developer

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £60,000

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I am looking for a senior backend developer. You will be leading the backend side of engineering. This will involve designing and building new systems and services as well as maintaining and improving existing ones. You will have a lot of autonomy in deciding how to build things and what technologies to use. Their existing backend systems are all written in Node.js but they are also open to using other technologies, Go being high up on their list.
They are running Kubernetes on Google Cloud Platform and deploy daily.
They are proud of what they have achieved so far but there is still a very long way to go and you will have the opportunity to make a huge impact on the business.

Skills & Requirements
They are looking for someone who:

  • Is good at finding clean and elegant solutions to problems
  • Likes to ship small and often
  • Likes to write tests
  • Enjoys reviewing other people’s code and having their code reviewed
  • Likes working in a collaborative and autonomous environment
  • Likes to monitor everything and make decisions based on data

You should have experience with:

  • Node.js and/or Go
  • Docker and container based deployment
  • Git
  • Postgres
  • Application monitoring tools

It would be an advantage to have links to any accounts on GitHub, BitBucket, etc and be able to talk through your code using a computer during the interview.

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Business Development Manager (German)

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £40,000

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Fantastic entertainment role based in London for a fluent German speaker: If you have 3-5 years experience, enjoy business development and understand the world of advertising. If you have worked for a media agency or in entertainment licensing please contact me as soon as possible.

Detailed job description as follows,

Sales Execution:

* Responsible for:
o meeting or exceeding assigned revenue targets in designated territory (Germany).
o prospecting, targeting, acquiring potential new clients/ targets via cold calling/emailing
o growing and retaining assigned accounts in partnership with the team
o working with business affairs and production teams, content buyers, procurement teams and executives as well as creative teams and brands itself.

* Work with the team to build a strategic plan to drive long-term goals while also employing a tactical approach to short term priorities.

* Leverage a proactive, hands-on and consultative selling approach to develop relationships with a variety of clients through in-person meetings and calls/video calls (3+ effective meetings or intro calls per week).

* Independently identifies, pursues and closes volume sales opportunities.

* Identify business opportunities for rights clearances (talent clearance, music/movie licensing), entertainment partnerships and talent casting with key customer targets for advertising campaigns.

* Work closely with Client Management team to respond to clients’ briefs and to close the sale.

* Establish multiple level contacts within accounts. Present to, consult with and cultivate relationships.

Teamwork:

* Collaborates with the client management team and the other BDM to create compelling presentations and other sales materials.

* Always maintains the highest standards of interpersonal communication internally and externally in developing business.

* Works closely with Sales Management on reporting all stages of business development from initial opportunity to closed deals and future growth.

* Partners with marketing to provide feedback on, and aid in the development of, compelling collateral and to report on market and creative trends.

Activity Reporting:

* Maintains and delivers weekly status reports summarizing all sales developments.

* Records accurate, thorough and timely notes in client database (CRM).

* Track and maintain target sales forecast and pipeline activity reports.

* Assures sales partners are aware of all relevant account activity and planning.

Posted by: Richard Maddox

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Junior Video Editor

London

Permanent

£25,000 - £30,000

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We require a talented, professional and self-motivated video and After Effects editor to work across our portfolio of clients, pitch work and internal comms; working closely with our creative and client teams. This position offers the right person a chance to grow and develop within a fast-paced, forward-looking agency that prides itself on quality work and its positive culture. You will be stepping into a creative, fun and diverse environment working alongside many other creatives, so an ease to adapt and engage with others is an essential key.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Editing video projects from across our portfolio of clients.
  • Creating live action and animated video content from concept to completion.
  • Developing video content for pitch projects
  • Media management: Archiving and managing rushes/video data for internal servers and back-up systems as well as maintaining and uploading content to library servers and managing Redwood’s shared video hosting platforms.
  • Point of contact for a range of Audio, Video and Production suppliers.

Required Skills:

  • Fluent in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Can create motion graphics and add effects to footage using various software and being knowledgeable of the tools used to achieve these results. There should be an understanding of typography, rotoscoping and masking tools.
  • A keen eye for creating visually rich, diverse and interesting work and encouraged to communicate this through
  • A basic level of understanding and ability to colour correct and grade footage in Premiere and Davinci Resolve
  • Ability to direct small scale shoots.
  • Ability to create storyboards and scripts.
  • Work flexibly and reactively to editorial workflow and shoots.
  • Organise and backup all video assets. Liaising with accounts as to which projects are live and need archiving.
  • Keep abreast of editing software and hardware developments, and ensure department is up to date.
  • Be able to work to tight deadlines in high pressured environments.
  • To be organised and to organise safe asset management and maintain good housekeeping.

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Digital Designer / Art Director

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £45,000

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Are you a super-talented, creative-thinking Designer & Art Director? Then you could be exactly the kind of person we’re looking for.

We need someone who can spin more than one plate at a time: who’s able to come up with killer digital ideas, deliver beautifully crafted creative work as well as being a good hands-on designer.

My client is a fast-growing, medium-sized digital agency based in Farringdon, and they’re on the hunt for someone enthusiastic and ideas-driven to work for one of the world’s best mobile gaming studios. You’ll have 3-4 years of experience, a good knowledge of social platforms and a passion for games.

The client is always open to new ideas, so it’s important that we find someone flexible, who can switch between styles seamlessly. You will show us your creativity on everything from static social posts to videos, using illustration and photography, 3D, image libraries and stock, or bespoke film.

You’ll need to have a strong visual background and experience with content creation is a must – the majority of the work you’ll be involved in will be content related. Previous experience in the games industry is a big advantage, especially in the marketing department.

You’ll be thoughtful, with a great knowledge of what is achievable on existing and emerging digital formats and platforms. You’ll be required to concept, storyboard and oversee multiple projects and to be hands-on in some of the key ones.

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Creative Services Lead

City of London, London

Permanent

£80,000 - £90,000

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Creative Services Lead

Our client is a leading independent creatively driven full service experience-marketing agency. They are looking to hire a Creative Services Lead to join the team and manage workflow, resource planning and hiring for the creative department and creative services team. The role will involve overall management of the creative department, allocating projects and monitoring workflow to ensure optimum use of time and resources.

The role will suit an individual with significant experience gained within a marketing agency environment. The Creative Services Lead will be able to demonstrate a full understanding of design and production processes and will posses a passion for achieving the best creative solutions.

Skills and Experience:

  • Calm under pressure, whilst managing challenging deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills with good project tracking capabilities
  • Ability to communicate well with clients, team members and suppliers
  • Excellent negotiation skills, without compromising on quality
  • Commercially minded

The role is best suited to an individual who is collaborative in their approach, assertive whilst having a personable nature and is very much a solution focused problem solver.

Posted by: Alex Collins

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iOS Developer

Berlin (10405), Berlin

Permanent

£55,000 - £70,000

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iOS Developer – mid-senior – new role working for an awesome, well respected and fun company in Berlin.

A growing Berlin based company that is very into the tech community, meetups, talks, and event hosting. If you love iOS mobile development you’ll really enjoy being part of this team.

You will be joining a very strong, cross-functional engineering team who loves iOS and Apple products. This company also has a very good relationship with Apple, so a genuine passion for their products goes a long way here.

You:

  • 2+ years iOS engineering experience with recent Swift and Objective-C
  • Ideally possess a nice portfolio of iOS apps
  • Someone happy to fit into a fun and “no-ego” driven atmosphere, working with top engineers who are very good, but humble with it.
  • Real passion for iOS based products and features

Benefits.

  • Mobile engineers will love working here – a real tech community, tech talks, meet ups, iOS events.
  • The chance to work on a known, global sporting platform that is steadily growing.
  • Free beer, soft drinks, breakfast etc.
  • Good all round salary and benefits package as well as lots of “nice to have” soft benefits to help you through the day.

Posted by: Alex Foreman

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Resource Coordinator

City of London, London

Permanent

£28,000 - £32,000

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Role: Resource Co-ordinator

East London

To £32K Depending on experience, plus benefits package

Europe’s leading user experience design specialist is in the market for a digital Resource Coordinator to join the team. Essentially you’ll be accustomed to resourcing for user centric corporate web builds. Working from bright and airy offices in the heart of East London’s digital community you’ll have the rare chance to work with some amazing minds including strategists, consultants, researchers and UX specialists.

Resourcing requires working closely with the studio, being the lynch pin between the various teams to ensure efficient work -flows through the studio. You’ll also have the opportunity to have a major impact on improving and streamlining processes and systems, which aid overall life-cycle visibility.

We’d like to hear from a Resource Coordinator with significant experience of managing people and projects from within a busy digital agency environment. For this contract, you must also be able to demonstrate knowledge in digital design and UX projects.

If you think you fit the bill and meet the criteria above, I’d love to hear from you.

Posted by: Alex Collins

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Mid-Senior Digital Designer

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £40,000

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We’re currently looking for a mid-level Designer to join a company with an amazing client list within across the UK’s largest banks and retailers, working on campaigns across websites, UX, Online Advertising, Social Media, Print and Presentations.

It’s an exciting time for the company, during 2018 they went through a major re-brand and re-positioning project and are now looking for somebody to take those principles and translate these into inspiring and engaging design content. You will not get bored in this role.

If you crave an environment where challenge and responsibility go hand in hand. If you want to be part of their mission to build the best loyalty programmes in the world, around the word then read on:

  • Be the voice of design within teh company both internally and externally.
  • Be creative thinker and a strategic thinker with the ability to present and rationalise your ideas to colleagues and clients.
  • Have a solid understanding of brand communications and customer experience touchpoints.
  • Design across experiential, digital, websites, UX, online advertising, Social Media, print and presentations.
  • Work cross functionally with Marketing, Sales and Technology etc to understand and refine briefs to deliver exceptional creative solutions within time and often budget constraints.
  • Work through concept to delivery: research, conceptualise, UX design, visual design and refined solutions to design briefs.
  • Help plan and design the most appropriate user-journey, information architecture and wireframes for website projects.
  • Source and prepare appropriate assets (such as fonts, images, etc.) for the creation of high-quality design solutions.
  • Have exceptional time management, stakeholder management & communication skills.
  • Have an expert eye for detail and pixel perfection!

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • A great portfolio that showcases deep interaction and/or visual design skills
  • Highly proficient with the standard tools, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite,
  • Prototyping tools (inVision) or other web design tools
  • Experience with conveying concepts through wireframes, flows, prototypes, mockups.
  • Over 3 years of experience as a web-based UX or Product Designer
  • A great portfolio that showcases deep interaction and/or visual design skills
  • Experience with front end development
  • Prototyping tools (inVision) or other web design tool
  • Experience with conveying concepts through wireframes, flows, prototypes, mockups.

Please get in touch for more information. Please note only successful applicants will be contacted due to volume of applicants.

Posted by: Raman Mohial

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Marketing Manager

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £50,000

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A fantastic opportunity for a Marketing Manager to join an award winning, and growing, B2B agency in Central London, to work on high profile accounts and international campaigns.

The Agency

This is a new breed of lead agency, that offers senior strategic planning and creative solutions to global clients in the technology, engineering, and sports & leisure sectors. We build experienced, flexible teams around our clients’ needs, delivering brand repositioning, fully integrated campaigns, and content marketing strategies.
Having developed a strong base of clients in recent years and picked up some notable industry recognition for the quality, creativity, and impact of our work, this Agency is determined to take another step forwards this year. The objective is to deliver campaigns which are market leading in every aspect, perfectly crafted to the needs of our clients, and delivered efficiently and effortlessly (from the client’s perspective!).

The Role

This role, essential to the on-going success of the agency, will suit an experienced senior marketing professional. It’s an exciting opportunity to shape creative marketing, content, and PR campaigns to help raise awareness, build our profile and put us ahead of the competition.
Working directly into the Chief Executive, the Marketing Manager will also work alongside the Group Account Director in helping to build a culture of business growth within the agency, and from within the client services teams.
Managing and expanding upon a targeted content marketing plan to build awareness, trust, and authority amongst prospects from within our core customer sectors will be a central part of the of the role. This will require the Marketing Manager to work with our Head of Planning and Research, with account handlers from the client services team, and with designers, copywriters and external production teams, to craft and deliver outreach content and ideas. There will also be a need to identify and liaise with journalists and authority figures from leading trade publications, and with client-agency brokers and intermediaries.
The role will be a varied and fast paced one. It will include developing and giving face to face presentations, identifying and managing award entries, attending industry events and networking opportunities (occasionally overseas), and ensuring that marketing collateral and assets are kept up to date.

Your responsibilities

  • Developing, implementing and maintaining marketing and communications strategies to meet agreed company objectives
  • Raising the profile of our agency in our core markets
  • Working alongside the directors to help strengthen the brand and ensure our
    presence maximises opportunities to promote the agency across all platforms
  • Manage and implement a strategically-led marketing plan delivering all activity
    within an agreed budget
  • Content creation including award entries, blog posts, articles and press
    releases – also coordinating contributions from other staff and
    external writers, according to an agreed schedule
  • Planning and implementing our digital content strategy, SEO and social media
    including managing and overseeing the agency website
  • Support the new business process contributing to presentations and pitches
  • Managing our customer and prospect relationship management
    communications working with colleagues to generate news, insight, case
    studies to showcase our experience
  • Running creative campaigns for the agency
  • Developing and managing PR activity
  • Being the face of the agency at key networking events and speaking on behalf
    of the agency
  • Ensuring we communicate at the highest standard
    You
    As a senior marketing professional, you will have earned your stripes in a leading integrated agency, preferably working with B2B clients. This role is one that demands both credibility and communication skills to work with and influence colleagues and clients and this is a key requirement of the role. You will have:
  • Experience of working within the marketing services sector
  • Business development experience
  • Be enthusiastic, knowledgeable, confident and pro-active with plenty of ideas
  • Enjoy the buzz and fast pace of typical agency life
  • Be experienced in building fantastic relationships
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Be organised, with a keen eye for detail
  • Have a good understanding of basic accounting principles
  • Be experienced in managing agency projects
  • Be a genuine team player committed to ensuring tasks are done well and on
    time

Posted by: Sarah Houghton

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Junior Creative Artworker

London

Permanent

£20,000 - £24,000

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Our client is looking to recruit a Junior Creative Artwoker to work across disciplines from Live Engagement and Shopper Marketing material, to traditional POS, press and design collateral.

A Creative Artworker who is happy working from scamps, brand guidelines and under creative direction, while maintaining a proactive approach to every creative challenge. A positive individual with impeccable attention to detail, good communication, organisation and time management skills.

The ideal candidate will have a firm grasp of different file formats and their attributes and possess a good working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Word, PowerPoint and Acrobat whilst having a desire to develop under guidance and through training.

An Artworker who understands the importance of being part of a wider team, who values the significance of a unique company culture, and is prepared to play their part in creating/maintaining that.

Posted by: Paul Kirwan

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News

FANCY A CHANGE OF CAREER?

Steve Buss 15th January 2019

THESE PEOPLE DID, AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED.

 

Jonny Trunk was a talented copywriter at a top West End agency. This was fantastic for him, not the job itself… but the offices proximity to a myriad of record shops. An obsession was born and after a few months copywriting was out and the Trunk record label was born. The label proved to be an instant hit with serious music fans, releasing everything from early electronics and exotics to pure retro nostalgics.

A certain account director didn’t take his enforced change of direction sitting down. He became a professional dog sitter. You can just see them all curled up on the sofa watching Scooby Doo!

While on the subject of dogs one young lady graphic designer recently threw in the towel after having a run in with a client. She literally did go to the dogs. She full-filled her dream and went to work for Battersea Dogs Home.

 

A few years ago three young Cambridge graduates were starting out in the advertising business. Richard Reed, Adam Balon and Jon Wright had shared an ambition to produce a healthy drink that would appeal to both adults and children. Over the next six months they spent most evenings and weekends working on ‘smoothie’ recipes and £500 on fruit. Finally they decided to let people try their new drink from a stall at a music festival. People were asked to put their empty bottles in a “yes” or “no” bin depending on whether they thought the three should quit their jobs to make smoothies. At the end of the festival the “yes” bin was full with only three bottles in the “no” bin. They quit their jobs the next day, Innocent drinks were born, and the rest is history.

Of course career changes don’t have to be permanent. A certain Jonathan Durdan was working for a leading advertising agency when a twelve-week change of direction propelled him to fame and fortune, well certainly fame. He appeared as a housemate on Big Brother!

From Big Brother to a career that is far more down to earth, literally. Landscape Gardening. This was the new career a rather ‘mature’ account director chose after he felt he had outgrown the hustle and bustle of the advertising business.

It’s good to see that when people leave a creative industry their choice of a new career rarely lacks creativity. I’m always amazed at what weird and wonderful jobs these people move to. Body painting, Feng Shui consulting, Veterinary Acupuncture, Funeral Service Management, Robotics Engineering, Video Game Testing, Online reviewing, Personal Style Consulting…and of course Landscape Gardening. In other words just the jobs you’d expect creative people to move too.

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