Wonderbly

Creative Studio Co-ordinator at Wonderbly (Brand Creative)

Wonderbly is an award-winning personalised children’s publisher, and the Children’s Publisher of the Year 2021. It all started in 2013 with a story called Lost My Name. And now, we’ve sold over six million books in nine languages all over the world, helping to make storytime more magical for lots and lots of children (and their grown-ups).

Description

Fixed term contract, 4 days a week (£28k pro rata)

What we do at Wonderbly

Wonderbly is an award-winning personalised children’s publisher, and the Children’s Publisher of the Year 2021. It all started in 2013 with a story called Lost My Name. And now, we’ve sold over six million books in nine languages all over the world, helping to make storytime more magical for lots and lots of children (and their grown-ups).

In so many ways, our journey is just beginning. Having established ourselves as leaders in the children's space, we’re building a global personal-publishing business that brings the power of meaningful personalisation into the hearts and homes of everyone in the world.

Exciting times ahead!

The person we’re looking for

We’re looking for a highly organised, process-driven and empathetic Studio Manager to join our Brand Creative team. You’re someone who can take ownership in a fast-paced environment, think 10 steps ahead and always take initiative. It’s also a chance to use your keen eye for design and attention to detail in helping our team deliver high-quality, lively and all-round fun campaigns for Wonderbly as we grow. You’ll act as the gatekeeper to the Brand Creative team made up of permanent and freelance designers and copywriters. You’ll also work closely with Marketing (CRM, Paid and Organic Social, SEO) and Product channels (Digital Product, Story Studio) in delivering consistently engaging 360 experiences.

We’re a kind, positive bunch of people (and animals – we love an office pup) who seek similar.

A bit about the role

  • As the gatekeeper, you’ll take ownership of the creative briefing process. From triaging and challenging briefs in Slack, managing tickets in Trello, assigning creatives and scheduling team briefings and workshops.
  • Having great commercial awareness and being able to connect the dots and ask the right questions is key in delivering consistent experiences.
  • You’ll manage the high volume of traffic and workload of the team, ensuring that deadlines are met but that we have the right team in place.
  • You’ll always be looking to improve our processes and build new ones where needed; efficiency and productivity are always top of mind.
  • We’re big on shoots at Wonderbly and we’ll need you to help our team with the organisation of shoots. Whether that’s booking talent, location scouting or negotiating agreements.
  • We work with 9 other languages, so we need a Studio Manager who can own the translation process for marketing channels (CRM, paid social, SEO).
  • A significant part of your role is to track the team spend when it comes to resource and shoots and be able to shift budget around when necessary.
  • We’d like someone who’s a real people-person and can collate regular feedback and learnings for the team so that we’re always improving (i.e. email click through rates).
  • Being results orientated, you’ll keep tabs on how much time and resource is being spent per channel/deliverable so that we can measure the effectiveness of our budget allocation.

Requirements

Hopefully you'll have some or all of the following:

  • At least 4 years project management experience in an agency or startup environment
  • Vast understanding of creative processes and tools
  • Proven project management experience – ideally with a creative agency/studio.
  • A real problem solver who understands how to identify risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies and ensure they’re resolved in achieving deadlines
  • Results orientated
  • Solid experience using project management tools (Trello, Notion)
  • Experience using resourcing tools (Float)
  • Budget tracking (Sheets)
  • Translation rollout experience
  • A black book of creative talent (designers, copywriters, photographers, videographers, models, stylists)


Benefits

First and foremost you should join Wonderbly because of the work. We’re on a mission to inspire boundless self–belief in every child, everywhere through our beautiful personalised books.

  • The chance to work on something your friends and family will fall in love with
  • We have a flexible, hybrid working model that you can tailor to suit what works best for you. Depending on Covid restrictions, we're asking our staff to come into our lovely light filled Central London studio at least two days a week and then to choose what works best for them for the rest of the time
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Regular Yoga classes and mental health support
  • Personal training allowance
  • 28 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays
  • Health insurance to keep you in tip-top shape
  • Pension scheme
  • We love having dogs in the office (well behaved ones anyway)

Equal opportunities employer

Our team are committed to providing equal opportunities for employment regardless of of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, disability, family structure, socio-economic status, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis (it's the law, but it's also just the right thing to do).