Careers at GLTC

The Great Little Trading Company began life in 1996. Our vision was, and is, to help parents create happy, organised homes for their families. We've done this by broadening our range to include storage, furniture, room accessories and toys as well as all the practical stuff.

Current vacancies:

Art Director & Producer

Role: Art Director & Producer
Department: Marketing
Reporting to: Head of Marketing
Hours: Full Time
Location: Wandsworth, London (hybrid)

This job description is provided for illustrative purposes only and the Company shall not be obliged to provide you with any of the particular duties described below. Furthermore, the Company may require that you undertake additional or alternative duties that are appropriate to your role and position within the Company.

Objective:

The Art Director & Producer’s role is to drive the design direction for GLTC’s Photography, as well as the visual identity of the brand. They will continually seek fresh ideas and lead GLTC’s creative direction, whilst ensuring it is on brand and appealing to the GLTC customer. This role has the responsibility of budget control and time management whilst also the creative freedom to put new ideas forward and provide recommendations to the Marketing Team to ensure GLTC as a brand are always fresh and up to date. The Art Director & Producer will collaborate with the wider marketing team and work alongside the Design Manager on Digital, to ensure consistent branding and stories, pulling together ideas as a team for GLTC’s design direction.

Key responsibilities:

Shoot Director and Producer

  • Manage the seasonal photography critical path, ensuring the smooth running of all shoots taking place and working with internal stakeholders to ensure the timings are consistent with product and marketing timelines.

  • Gather requests from Digital, Marketing & B&M to collaborate on concepts for shoot in addition to new products shot.

  • Work closely with the Design Manager to ensure that art and product direction are totally aligned.

  • Be able to effectively ‘concept and moodboard’, in order to successfully execute the shoot vision and the brand style clearly.

  • Ensure smooth sign-off with internal stakeholders prior to shoot commencing.
  • Select and manage crew across all photographic shoots (studio/lifestyle and cut out)

  • Manage the photography budget and ensure this is kept on track throughout all stages of the shoot timeline
  • Liaise with B&M on new samples, delivery times and furniture schedule.

  • Oversee the freelance shoot assistant and assist in packing and preparing the product for each shoot week.

  • Communicate with the shoot crew, acting as the key contact for GLTC. Including responsibility for ensuring the crew are up to speed on GLTC as a brand and its priorities each season.

  • Act as Health & Safety Officer on shoot and First Aid provision whilst ensuring all Covid policies are up-to-date and relevant.

  • Brief in photographer, stylist and setbuilder to ensure all parties are aware of the shoot direction and seasonal priorities as outlined in the shoot concepts.

  • Manage all shoot production, including location recces and bookings, shoot packing and courier logistics, crew appointment and contracts, lunch requirements and arrangements, call sheets, model castings, licences, and bookings.

  • Manage cut-out photography for the season – this will be split across the GLTC in-house studio and external studios and will vary for each season based on commercial priorities.

  • Oversee and manage the in-house photographer and the in-house studio schedule.

  • Process all photography selects after each shoot and brief in all retouching to external retoucher. Manage the timeline for repro and effectively communicate with Head of Marketing to ensure the web images are ready on time.

  • Arrange for cut-out images to be processed and uploaded.

  • Brief in any web imagery retouching requests from Web Team to freelance retoucher.

  • Effective management of the props and products and organisation of the sample areas.

  • Attending catalogue run throughs with internal stakeholders

  • Supporting the catalogue designer with photographer requirements for brochure

  • Work with the Social Media Manager on in house shoots for social

     

Key skills required:

  • Proven and relevant experience in Photography and Video Art Direction in the lifestyle, home, and children's industries, from concepting ideas to delivering on set

  • Excellent technical skills in Adobe Creative Cloud, In-Design, Photoshop and Illustrator

General:

  • At least 3-4 years photo shoot production and art-direction experience
  • An effective communicator with the ability to articulate their creative vision
  • We are re looking for a strong team player with excellent communication skills and a positive, ‘can do’ attitude
  • You should be highly organised and able to manage projects from concept to completion with efficiency and great attention to detail
  • We will expect you to build and maintain strong working relationships with all colleagues
  • We would like you to be able to react, adapt, cope under pressure and juggle multiple projects
  • You should be self-motivated and proactive, with the ability to manage your own workload and to deliver projects on time and in budget

How to apply

Please email your CV and covering letter to l.joseph@gltc.co.uk

 

Social Media Manager

Role: Social Media Manager
Department: Marketing
Reporting to: Head of Marketing
Hours: 4 days a week
Location: Wandsworth, London (hybrid)

This job description is provided for illustrative purposes only and the Company shall not be obliged to provide you with any of the particular duties described below. Furthermore, the Company may require that you undertake additional or alternative duties that are appropriate to your role and position within the Company.

Objective:

As Social Media Manager, you will be responsible for our content calendar and producing engaging content that will accelerate our follower growth and engagement levels. GLTC have big plans for our social media channels and you should be passionate about growing the business through this medium.

You’ll be confident behind a camera, eager to try out new formats and put a personality behind the GLTC brand. You will be working with our in-house design team and making use of our in-house studio to produce videos, animations & engaging creative, so you must collaborate and work as a team.

You will be required to keep up with industry changes and research and report back to the business on the direction we should be taking.

Responsibilities:

  • Attending weekly promo meetings with the Marketing team to keep up to date with latest web promotions
  • Managing copy updates across the GLTC website on an ad hoc basi
  • Managing GLTC’s social media channels: Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook & LinkedIn
  • Drive GLTC’s social media strategy, looking for opportunities to grow our following and increase engagement. Explore opportunities to expand to new social channels.
  • Manage and coordinate the social media calendar, writing and scheduling posts and stories
  • Aligning the social media calendar with GLTC’s marketing communications calendar.
  • Community management – create conversations among our community and proactively engage with our following
  • Work with GLTC’s Art Director in our in-house studio to produce videos, reels & social media photography.
  • Produce video’s / reels independently for social media.
  • Management of User Generated Content for the web and social media. Including influencer relationships, strategy and coordinating influencer content.
  • Planning paid ads (ideas and executing) formats and briefing the design team on creative.
  • Work with GLTC’s PPC Manager to understand audience behaviour, engagement and analyse what content works and doesn’t.

Skills required:

  • Excellent grammar and written English
  • Creative writing
  • Commercial thinker
  • At least 2 years’ experience in running social media, preferably in an ecommerce environment within retail
  • Knowledge and understanding of social media ad formats, targeting and paid social
  • A confident speaker who is comfortable with an iphone camera
  • Self-starter who can use their own initiative
  • Collaborator who can work together in a team
  • Experience with Ads Manager and Creator Studio preferable.

How to apply

Please email your CV and covering letter to l.joseph@gltc.co.uk

 

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