Life Size Brand Manager

Do you know you’re good at your job, but wonder whether your job is good for you?

Do you take pride in your work, but wish that you felt more passionately about your sector and the impact your work has?

Do you want to use your creativity to tackle the climate emergency and drive innovation?

CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent, full time (4 days could be discussed)
LOCATION: London or Berlin             
SALARY: £30,000-40,000

Life Size, Europe’s cleantech communications agency, is looking for a Brand Manager to join our journey and we believe we have something unique for you.

We’re offering the opportunity to help build brands for fast-growing clean technology companies across Europe and to work with game-changing environmental solutions.

Our clients include technologies in electric vehicles, energy storage, battery systems, bioplastics and digital energy. You’ll be part of a team that’s responsible for the stories and strategies behind this rapidly emerging sector’s global successes.

You will have the opportunity to craft brand strategies and visual identities, managing design projects and leading our creative team. We have a highly integrated approach to communications including brand, content, PR and film, and we’ll want your input in every aspect. For more on our approach to brand, take a look at this video series from our Founder, Alisa Murphy.

The primary accountabilities for this role are:

  • Co-develop effective brand and design strategies
  • Deliver brand campaigns in line with the strategy, timeframe and budget
  • Maintain excellent client relationships
  • Manage delegation and development within the brand team (including related freelancers)
  • Support with brand sales

Some attributes that are particularly important for us:

  • Real passion for the potential of technology to tackle climate change
  • Track record of developing effective brand strategy and identity
  • Deep emotional intelligence and ability to build relationships
  • Understanding of the complex technical and commercial world of our clients
  • Ability to balance strategic and creative thinking

We are open to applications from either London or Berlin, so you’ll either be based in the historic Tea Building in the heart of Shoreditch or SpaceShack in beautiful Schöneberg. Both are attractive co-working spaces, with onsite cafés, free events, talks and fitness classes (optional!).

Our agile working approach is focused on ensuring you can balance a rich personal life with a thriving career. You’ll be given plenty of freedom to work in the way that best suits you and your commitments and there will be plenty of opportunities for UK and European travel to workshops, press launches and industry events.

Last but not least, you’ll be working with a warm group of down-to-earth people who support each other, love learning and are always willing to try something new.

This is a time of fast growth for us, with teams in London and Berlin and clients across the continent. We have developed a strong reputation in the market and a clear track record of transforming businesses. There is so much more opportunity to develop our business and accelerate cleantech adoption, and we want you to help us seize it. Please get in touch to introduce yourself and your experience and let’s see what we can achieve together.

To learn more about the Life Size journey listen to our CEO and Founder, Alisa Murphy, speaking on the ‘This week in cleantech’ podcast about everything from her own personal background, building the business from scratch, and the company vision.

Right for the role?

Please apply to recruitment@lifesizemedia.com with your CV and a cover letter.
We’d particularly like to hear details of successful brand campaigns you’ve delivered and why you’re interested in working with us.
We will be accepting applications on an ongoing basis until we find the right candidate.

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New job: Marketing and Design Manager

Life Size Media, the cleantech comms agency, is looking for a Marketing and Design Manager to join our team.

About Life Size Media

Life Size Media is a small, specialist communications agency working exclusively in cleantech and sustainable innovation. We are proud to work with some of the most exciting companies in this sector delivering fully integrated, highly effective communications campaigns.

We are now looking for an outstanding Marketing and Design Manager. This is a highly varied role that would suit someone who excels in a fast-paced, ever-changing working environment. If you’re looking to deliver excellent work in a sector that you feel passionately about, we want to hear from you.

Marketing and Design Manager responsibilities

You will plan and manage all of the marketing and design work that we deliver for our clients, both as part of integrated campaigns and as standalone projects. You will be working directly with our CEO and alongside our PR manager. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing a wide variety of marketing and design projects from planning through to conception
  • Ensuring design projects are completed on time, brief and budget
  • Writing project briefs and timelines and ensuring clear client communication throughout
  • Producing a wide range of marketing collateral from brochures to business cards to banners
  • Managing website projects
  • Writing engaging copy for a wide range of materials and purposes
  • Sourcing and managing freelance designers, developers and other creatives
  • Working alongside the PR manager on integrated campaigns
  • Managing client relationships, planning marketing strategy and deliverables within budgets
  • Updating existing marketing collateral (basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud required)
  • Developing and maintaining client brands
  • Securing and pricing new work
  • Contributing to the promotion of Life Size Media

Take a look at our portfolio for some of our recent marketing and design projects.

Required skills and experience

  • At least five years’ experience in a marketing role, with two years in a senior position, preferably within an agency environment
  • Extremely strong project management skills
  • Strong understanding of design and branding processes and trends
  • Proven track record of delivering design and website projects
  • Ability to write fluent and engaging marketing content for a range of materials and audiences
  • Ability to make minor amends and updates to existing collateral
  • Confidence providing strategic guidance to clients and planning effective marketing campaigns
  • Experience building strong relationships with clients
  • A clear interest in the cleantech industry
  • A second language is an advantage.

Life Size Media at Second Home London

Our culture

Life Size Media is based at Second Home, a unique workspace and cultural venue for thinkers, makers, artists and entrepreneurs in the heart of Shoreditch. This offers a unique working environment (including an onsite restaurant and technology free zone) with free access to incredible talks, events and classes. We operate an agile working culture, giving you more flexibility to work in a way that suits your lifestyle. It is essential, however, that you are comfortable managing your own time and working independently. We are equally open to applications from those looking to make a step up in their career as those returning to work or looking for a change of direction.

Details

Location: Shoreditch, London.

Salary: £30-35,000 (pro rata), depending on experience and time with the company.

Contract: Permanent, 4 days a week. These days can be taken flexibly from week to week.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is Monday 19 September at 5pm.

How to apply: Please apply to recruitment@lifesizemedia.com with your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant skills and experience and why you are excited about this role and our company. Please also include 3 examples of marketing projects that you have managed with a short description of each. Applications without each of these requirements will not be considered.

For a further taste of #lifeatlifesize join us on Instagram.

Schematic sketches and tailored typography: Life Size Media welcomes new designer to the team

One of the things that makes us unique is our ability to deliver PR and design services side by side. If a press release would be stronger with an infographic, we draw it. When we’re designing a website, we’re also crafting the story and writing the content. It’s common sense really but there aren’t many agencies that do it.

Over the last year, demand for campaigns with integrated design has just kept coming. Our designer Jenny may be terrifically talented but she does need to sleep sometimes too. And so we’d like to introduce you to the latest member of our team, Joel Pascual, who has joined us as Junior Designer.

Joel Pascual Rodriguez

“Joel has a fresh way of thinking and an unbridled passion for design. I look forward to working with him to produce some standout work in 2015,” comments Jenny Abittan, Senior Designer at Life Size Media.

Joel worked with Life Size Media on some key projects in 2014, including the eye-catching technology brochure that we created for Enval. One of his particular skills is illustration, as he demonstrated with this impressive bespoke schematic of Enval’s process, which forms the centerpiece of the brochure.

Enval plant illustration
Read more: The birth of a brochure in 10 (not-so-easy) steps

More recently he’s been working on an icon library for a European energy client, drawing everything from substations to satellites.

Icon designs for energy client
Read more: Could the internet of things be the key to a smart energy future?

A Graphic Design graduate from Falmouth College of Art, Joel is particularly geeky about all things typographic. He’s the only person we know to have designed their own font for fun (although apparently it’s actually a typeface)!

Joel designs his own typeface

Take a look at our portfolio to see the range of our design work. 

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