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:

Copywriter & Social Media Coordinator

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1996, GLTC is an award-winning online retailer that designs an exclusive range of classic toys, storage and children’s furniture that’s loved by parents and children alike. As a small, independent business we are passionate about designing and creating genuinely useful products to make family life easier.

Based in Wandsworth, our small team of less than 25 people consists of a marketing team and a buying and merchandising team, including our in-house product designers and quality assurance manager. As a small company we rely upon passionate people who have a genuine love of the product we create and an enthusiasm for the brand as well as their career field. We value teamwork, self-motivation and kind, friendly personalities. As an equal opportunities employer we celebrate diversity and inclusion in our team. No matter what your position is, at GLTC everyone has the chance to make a difference.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Role: Copywriter & Social Media Coordinator
Start Date: ASAP
Reporting to: Head of Marketing
Hours: Full Time
Location: Wandsworth, London (part-time remote)

OVERVIEW

Are you are self-driven, creative thinker? Do you have keen attention to detail and a flair for producing engaging content on email and social media? Here at Great Little Trading Co., we’re looking for a skilled Copywriter & Social Media Coordinator to take care of email copy, web copy and manage our social media channels.

As our in-house copywriter you will be able to write engaging content that positions GLTC as the UK’s specialist children’s retailer for toys, storage, furniture and interiors. The ideal candidate will be able to empathise with parents & grandparents and put their needs at the core of all copy, whilst also have a keen interest in our product range and the ability to convey how our products serve a purpose for modern families. You will be meticulous when it comes to accuracy and grammar and have a knowledge of copywriting for SEO. Working in a fast-paced team, you’ll be able to turn around copy quickly and efficiently, often within tight time frames.

As Social Media Coordinator you will be responsible for our content calendar and producing engaging content that will accelerate our follower growth and engagement levels on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. We have big plans for our social media channels, so we’re looking for someone who is passionate about growing the business through this medium. You’ll be confident behind a camera, eager to try out new formats and excited to bring GLTC’s brand personality alive on social media. You will be working with our in-house design team and making use of our in-house studio to produce videos, animations and engaging creative, so we’re looking for someone who can collaborate and work as a team. The ability to keep up with industry changes is essential, therefore we need a candidate who is a self starter, does their research and reports back to the business on the direction we should be taking.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with designers on email content, producing all email copy and subject lines.
  • Writing web copy for promotional banners and digital banners.
  • Managing copy updates across the GLTC website on an ad hoc basis.
  • Direction and creation of web content pulling together collection pages, buying guides and metadata to translate the GLTC brand values, support customer purchasing decisions and improve SEO relevancy and authority.
  • Ownership of GLTC’s content calendar for SEO – working with our agency to produce content and improve GLTC’s SEO relevancy.
  • Manage and coordinate the social media calendar for paid and organic content, writing content, planning ad formats and briefing the design team on creative.
  • Community management – create conversations among our community and proactively engage with our followers.
  • Work with GLTC’s Art Director in our in-house studio to produce videos, reels and social media photography.
  • Produce videos / reels independently for social media.
  • Management of User Generated Content for the web and social media. Including building relationships with influencers and coordinating influencer content.
  • Managing ad hoc press enquiries and award entries.
  • Manage the GLTC blog, curating the content calendar, writing posts, uploading content and sourcing guest contributors.
  • Working with the buying team to finalise product titles using both your creativity and SEO knowledge.

KEY SKILLS

  • Excellent grammar and written English
  • Creative writing
  • Commercial thinker
  • Understanding of SEO content and relevancy
  • At least 2 years’ experience of social media management
  • Knowledge and understanding of social media ad formats, targeting and paid social
  • Experience of using Adobe Photoshop, Canva and video editing apps
  • Knowledge of CMS systems
  • 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

To apply for this position please email lisa@gltc.co.uk with your CV and cover letter.

Paid Media Manager

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1996, GLTC is an award-winning, online retailer who design our own range of classic toys, storage, and children’s furniture that are loved by parents and children alike. As a small, independent business we are passionate about designing and creating genuinely useful products to make family life easier.

Based in Wandsworth, our small team of less than 25 people consists of a marketing team, buying and merchandising team with our own in-house product designers and quality assurance manager. As a small company we rely upon passionate people who have a genuine love of the product we create and an enthusiasm for the brand as well as their career field. We value teamwork, self-motivation and kind personalities, as an equal opportunities employer we celebrate diversity and inclusion in our team. No matter what your position is, at GLTC everyone has the opportunity to make a difference.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Role: Paid Media Manager
Reporting to: Head of Marketing
Hours: Full Time
Location: Wandsworth, London (part-time remote)

OVERVIEW

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Paid Media Manager to work in-house managing paid search campaigns for the UK’s specialist children’s retailer, Great Little Trading Co. You will most likely have an agency background and be prepared to take full ownership of all paid search activity. We’re looking for someone with extensive experience of managing bids and optimisations, who can confidently navigate Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook Ads Manager and Pinterest Ads Manager.

You will be highly analytical and experienced at looking at data and taking action. As Paid Media Manager we you will have responsibility for the budget and work to tight ROAS targets. You will also carry out all bids & optimisations and be responsible for campaign structure & hygiene of the GLTC PPC keyword portfolio.

We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, who will take the initiative to always be up to date on the latest strategies and Google updates, and not be afraid to question existing strategies and test out new opportunities.

Working alongside the Social Media Coordinator you will be publishing content and using your expertise to determine the right audiences and budget for campaigns. You will use your analytical skills to review ads, posts & audiences and report back to the Social Media Coordinator on what’s working and what isn’t to shape our content strategy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Budget management for PPC & Paid Social
  • Reporting & analytics – on a campaign & adgroup level, keyword, audience & ad type
  • Manage the portfolio / campaign structure
  • Writing PPC Ad Copy
  • PPC Shopping Feed Management
  • Manage our direct relationship with Google

KEY SKILLS

  • At least 4 years hands on experience with PPC Search and Shopping campaigns agency or client side
  • Experience in effective PPC management and optimisation
  • Expert knowledge of using Google, Bing Ads, Facebook Ad Centre & Pinterest Ads
  • Strong Google Analytics knowledge
  • Ad copy skills
  • To be a team player, with excellent communication skills and a collaborative attitude
  • An analytical mind, with the ability to think creatively and strategically to identify and resolve problems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, in particular, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with PPC software & tools
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Experience working with, and using data, to inform decision making to drive impact. You love working with data to inform what you do and how you do it

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