The Brand Stylist is hiring!
** UPDATE ** Thank you so much for all of your enthusiasm for these posts. I'm thrilled to say that I was overwhelmed with applications and appointed two wonderful ladies, very appropriately, on International Women's Day. Hurrah! Please don't send in any more applications as these posts are now filled. Thank you for your understanding.
How do you fancy being a part of an exciting, visionary and inspirational business? A creative company led by a big thinker, an experienced entrepreneur and a creative catalyst? You do? Marvellous, then read on, because The Brand Stylist is now hiring. I'm currently recruiting for two, part-time roles based from home: a Marketing Assistant and a Graphic Designer, to help me grow the business.
I'm really looking forward to building a team who can help me take The Brand Stylist forwards and start to realise some of the potential within the brand. I have so many things planned for the next year: the book launch, the retreat, the launch of at least one (hopefully several) online courses as well as more resources, more workshops and more newsletters and the truth is, I just can't (and don't want to) do it all myself.
I want to build an inspirational team packed with talent who can execute my ideas and more importantly, generate plenty of their own too. I have a lot of experience of developing talent, inspiring others to think big and I'd hope that you found the experience as rewarding as many of the people I've had the privilege to work with over the years.
Caz joined my last business fresh from university back in 2005 and the eagle-eyed amongst you will notice her credited in both of my current books. She grew from a junior Graphic Designer to my absolute rock, my Studio Manager and more. Caz now runs an extremely successful Brand Styling agency in her own right. In fact, she's now fully booked till September which is no mean feat! Obviously I would not be so bold as to claim credit for her success ;) but I do hope that the experience of working alongside a process-driven, exacting creative director and visionary entrepreneur had some impact!
This is definitely a role you can grow in to, but the designer in particular will need to have the experience and style to hit the ground running because we have a lot to achieve before May.
Interested? Good, I was hoping you would say that! Read on for more details and how to apply.
Graphic Designer for The Brand Stylist
Where do I start with this? We have so much to work on! New resources, invitations for the book launch and social media graphics. Newsletter designs, Pinterest friendly blog images, workbooks for online classes and future workbooks to name just a few. I'd also love someone to help me bounce ideas around for the gift boxes that are currently in development and I just know that once we lift the lid off that Pandora's box there is going to be a whole ton more to do as well.
You'll have a good understanding of preparing files for print and the web (resolution, spot colours, CMYK etc) and a strong working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. You'll be super organised, lovely to work with and will always, always respect a deadline. I hate being late for a deadline. Too many years working in print I'm afraid. It's a hard habit to break.
Your style will be clean, elegant and minimalist and I'd like to see some examples of social media graphics, print layouts and maybe some web work so that I can get a good understanding of your strengths. You'll implement the new brand identity for The Brand Stylist and whilst over time, I would love to refine and develop this, behind the scenes I have already built a really strong style, so this is less about having the best ideas for creative logos and more about being able to create breathtaking layouts and graphics. The blog design is yet to catch up, but to get a better idea of my inspirations and style, take a look at this Pinterest board and my recent posts on the new identity. I'll be looking for someone who can demonstrate a strong ability to produce inspirational yet stylish work.
In terms of hours. It's hard to gauge exactly how many hours, but I imagine at least 15-20 hours per month. Possibly more. I'm happy to agree a certain number and build from there as the business grows. I'm a real morning person, so you'll need to be on a similar timezone to me. I'd hope that we'd have a fair few Skype brainstorming meetings so you will need to be available to plan sessions within my working hours of 10.30-2.45 GMT.
THIS ROLE IS NOW FILLED.
Marketing Assistant for The Brand Stylist
As a marketing assistant for The Brand Stylist you'll help me spread the word. You'll pull together newsletters, plan social campaigns and content and most importantly, get involved with the book launch! You'll be commercial, understand how to connect with entrepreneurs and you'll have an engaging and easy tone of voice. Your grasp of grammar will be exceptional and you'll help me communicate with passion and flair.
This is definitely a role that can grow. I imagine that it'll be around 10 hours a month. Perhaps more? It's hard to say before we get started really as I do all of this stuff myself right now.
You'll be organised, have a healthy respect for deadlines and will be self-motivated to implement what we've agreed. I imagine that we'll also brainstorm strategically at least monthly, so you'll need to also be available within my working hours of 10.30-2.45 GMT on at least a monthly basis.
To apply, please send me your CV along with a cover note that explains exactly why you'd be right for the role and the value you feel you can bring. Spelling and grammar are really important to me, but nowhere more so than in this role so please, please double check your copy before you hit send. PLEASE NOTE: THIS ROLE IS NOW FILLED
Good to know
Right now, these will be internal roles. I loved running my agency, but I'm not looking to grow that side of my business.
These are both paid positions. Renumeration will be dependant upon experience. If you'd like to, you can tell me your hourly rate when you apply and I'll tell you if my pockets are deep enough. But there is no pressure at this stage. This can be discussed at a later date if you'd prefer.
You can be anywhere in the world as long as you are available during my working hours. Please see above.
Please do not even think about contacting me if you are from a recruitment agency. Seriously.
Finally... GOOD LUCK! I can't wait to see your applications ;)