Senior Creative Motion Designer (Remote-Office Hybrid)
YOU’RE A leading SOCIAL-FIRST CREATIVE WHO WANTS TO deliver growth for some of the finest direct-to-consumer brands.
We Do Growth.
We’re a specialist remote-hybrid performance marketing agency for high growth ecommerce brands, with one aim: help businesses grow. Practically, we do this with best-in-class paid social and paid search advertising; data & analytics; and performance creative.
We’re also Meta and Google Business Partners.
Our vision is for Bark.London to be a vehicle for our team to achieve what they want to achieve: personal & professional. We’ll support them (you!) in whatever that might be and recognise that it’s our job as an employer to give our team every opportunity to make their goals a reality.
We want to continue building an amazing place to work. A place where you can be yourself, do your best, and ultimately grow as both a person and a colleague. We do this through a supportive culture, flexible working, perks and continuous commitment to learning and development. See more on this below.
Part of becoming a great place to work is that we’re committed to including people of all backgrounds and experiences. That includes race, religion or belief, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, family or parental status. We want to hear from you!
WHY IS THIS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY? (why we’re even hiring)
Over the past three years, we’ve grown in size and reputation extremely quickly by hiring talented people who truly care about getting results for the businesses we partner with, then providing them with the tools, support and training they need to excel.
We’re a fast growing team that packs a punch and currently manages over 2x the annual spend of the “big 6” agencies on social alone.
We’re currently on pace to double in size again within the next 12 months – headcount estimated to be 40+ and we’re looking for someone who wants to join a quickly growing, well organised people-first business at an incredibly exciting and pivotal time of growth, whilst accelerating their own career.
This is a rare opportunity to join a rapidly growing company – without all the pitfalls of typical ‘startups’ – and personally impact the growth of businesses that are making a real difference.
99% of our clients are direct to consumer eCommerce brands and typically fall somewhere into the below categories:
> Fashion, apparel, jewellery
> Plants, greetings & misc. gifts
> Sports & fitness
Many are venture capital backed. Many are bootstrapped, founder owned & run. They all trust us to lead their growth.
Importantly, we ensure every client we sign is thoroughly vetted before we even offer to take them on. It’s important to us to grow the right way, with clients who we genuinely want to work with.
Here’s our criteria:
> They’ve got to pass the “lunch test”. They’ve got to be genuine, friendly people to work with. Would we want to hang out or go and have lunch with them? Great relationships breed great work, and we want to give you a supportive environment to work and grow in, not clients who are too demanding with high turnover.
> They’ve got to have a product(s) and brand we can get excited about as a team. Nothing worse than working on a brand you don’t believe in.
> They’ve got to be a proven concept and making sales already. Too many businesses think advertising will solve their issues, when in actual fact they need to work on their model, positioning, brand and offering before introducing significant traffic.
> They’ve got to want to grow and be in a position to support that growth. We partner with businesses to scale their customer acquisition, not just to push buttons in ad accounts.
If they fit this criteria and we want to work together, then we’ll go ahead, but only if we’re sure it will be a strong partnership and only if we’re confident we have the capacity and resource in the team to make it happen.
Just some of our clients (Paid Social, Google PPC, Attribution, Creative):
We’ve gone against the typical agency model and hired an extremely senior to mid-level team first. Logic being, it’s important to build a firm foundation: be in a position to actually provide a great service to clients, and provide consistent up-skilling opportunities to the wider team as we grow.
Growth Team: All incredibly strong on data, communication, creative and DTC strategy. As a team, they ensure our clients’ advertising is profitable and efficient as well as leading creative strategy and briefs to drive growth. They have a huge amount of freedom to advise the clients on what they should be doing, and have our full backing.
Data Team: Answering the hard questions and problems that can unlock the next leg of growth for our client partners.
Creative Team: A rapidly growing department designing and delivering performance creative that drives results. Currently, we offer full high-end production, low-fi influencer or user generated content (UGC), and a full asset repurposing service combining a mix of photography, videography, motion graphics, copywriting and much more.
Each of our team members is empowered to be a cross-channel specialist. Everyone works and communicates closely with each other at all levels of the business.
We’re looking for a Senior Creative to join us who is excited about taking on a new challenge and quickly growing with us as a business. This is a rare opportunity to join a department at ground level as we flesh out our already in-demand and rapidly evolving creative offering.
If you have a passion for creating motion content to directly impact business growth, discovering social trends, capturing an audience, building businesses, and are keen to have a lot of fun doing it – this is the role for you.
Day to day you will work closely with our creative team at all levels to make content for our clients’ paid social advertising channels. Driven by the data that our wider team specialises in, this content will be optimised for peak ad-performance.
Motion-design is a requirement, but you should also be comfortable with still imagery. While support is always on-hand, you will be offered a level of independence from the get-go.
We’re looking for someone:
- With 2-5 years of industry experience
- You will be given a certain degree of autonomy over your clients, it’s important to us that this is something you are confident with.
- Deeply interested in social-media and how it can be harnessed to help businesses grow.
- Skilled in Adobe Creative Cloud
- After Effects & Photoshop are a must-have.
- Illustrator & Premiere are a bonus.
- You will be in charge of managing your own deadlines and workload. We will never ask you to do more than you are capable of, but you must be able to take charge of communicating this with the team.
- Switched-on, ambitious, and full of spark.
- Keen to learn!
- In a rapidly evolving landscape nothing stays the same for too long. An eagerness to learn, develop, and adapt your skills is vital.
We do a fair amount of company socials, hangouts, breaks, events and meet-ups and you’ll be expected to have fun and create some of the best work of your career. But it’s important to recognise that we have very high standards of each other and expect a lot from one another, particularly given we’re a hybrid business where results do the talking.
Here are some things you should know about how we work and what we expect as a team:
- Work smart and do work you’re proud of.
- Your time is your own. Manage it well.
- Our clients are our partners, always do the right thing for them.
- Embrace failure, we learn the most when we make mistakes.
- Get involved and enjoy yourself.
> Remote / office working hybrid
> London office
- Near Old Street Roundabout
- Roof terrace
- Cafe & bar
- Table tennis
- Bike storage
- Gym, showers, meditation room
> Performance based bonus scheme
> New business bonus scheme
> 25 days’ holiday
> Learning and development budget (books, courses, events etc.)
> Pension scheme (3% employer, up to 5% employee)
> As a Premium Meta Partner, you’ll get direct access to Meta for confidential first-dibs insights on new tools and media buying approaches, certifications, sponsored events and a whole host of exclusive networking, learning and development benefits for you and your clients
> A load of perks. Exclusive discounts and rewards at over 30,000 brands, cinemas & retailers for you + up to 10 family or friends
> Work Macbook & second screen
> Full home office set-up
> Salary depending on experience
WHAT THE TEAM ARE SAYING
“A company that really cares about its employees, with loads of room for progression and development. No silly long hours – I never find myself working super late like many other agencies expect – a great team, everyone is a true professional as well as being kind and fun to work with. Always plans for a drink/social, team vibes are great!”
“Friendly and rewarding place to work. Unlike other agencies, the clients that are onboarded are picked and we are able to work with them as partners rather than people just to build and optimise ads. It is also a great place to progress with regular pay rises and a clear path to progress.
There is also regular constructive feedback with managers as well as the opportunity to learn new platforms. The business as such is growing fast which is super exciting to be a part of, it’s doubled in size since I joined and with no signs of slowing down it’s an exciting future ahead.”
Thanks for taking the time to read this and learning about Bark.London. If you’re excited by the opportunity and fit the bill, please get in touch – we’d love to meet you.