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A BIT ABOUT US...

BYTE/DEPT® is a marketing technology agency based in London, New York and Berlin on a mission to combine technology and creativity to solve brands’ problems. We bring together data, technology, content, and paid media to drive revenue for brands. Our clients include Spotify, ASOS, Just Eat Takeaway, Twitch, Zoopla, TikTok, and Tinder. Since being founded in 2014, BYTE/DEPT® has grown to more than 170 brilliant people.

Dept is a leading digital agency with 27 offices in 13 countries around the world.

CORE SERVICES

  • Digital strategy
  • Creative idea generation
  • Digital content production
  • Dynamic creative and assets at scale 
  • Chatbot design & build
  • AR lenses
  • Automated digital products
  • R&D emerging technologies
  • MarTech consultancy
  • Web 3.0 Consultancy
  • Metaverse Content Development and Production
  • Paid media strategy
  • Biddable media planning & buying
  • Automation of processes
  • Data analytics & insights

JOB PURPOSE

We call this position Creative Planner internally, but it’s most similar to what you might call a Copywriter.

Creative Planners at BYTE/DEPT® come up with ideas that capture audiences’ attention, ideas that inspire behavior change and that people want to share – not gimmicks, but communication ideas that make a real difference to our clients’ businesses.

We don’t believe in siloed teams – content, technology, media and data overlap in all roles at BYTE/DEPT®. Our Creative Planners work with all areas of the business and are responsible for framing ideas within a well thought through strategy. We want a mixture of a creative and a planner whose creative ideas are grounded in strategy.

Marketing and technology are converging at a rapid rate. Technology can now deliver the marketing promise of personalized communications at scale. However, technology is useless without ideas that capture consumers’ imaginations. We need someone who understands our clients’ customers, who can put themselves in their shoes to create strategies and ideas that exceed expectations, who understands that brands are competing for consumers’ attention and have at best a couple of seconds to inspire some sort of interaction. We need people who can come up with big ideas as well as lots of little ones that are framed in a solid strategy grounded in insight.

The base compensation for this full-time position will be between $65,000 - $85,000. Salary will commensurate with the person's appropriate work experience.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The role of Creative Planner is exciting, varied and constantly evolving. In this role, you will:

  • Take and respond to client (internal and external) briefs
  • Come up with and present ideas that stand out from the crowd and will deliver against objectives
  • Oversee the development of the ideas from initial presentation through to creative production
  • Take on copywriting and a bit of art direction
  • Write presentations that get clients excited
  • Work with the senior team to put together strategic proposals and recommendations for clients
  • Research customer behavior and trends
  • Work alongside analysts and get stuck in with social, mobile, digital and customer data to uncover insights that will make a difference
  • Write inspiring strategies to support creative ideas
  • Keep up to date with the latest digital trends
  • Work alongside the senior team to develop pitch-winning presentations
  • Present work internally and externally
  • Complete work to deadline, sometimes under pressure
  • Contribute to our creative process by sharing your ideas and experience
  • Maintain relationships with team members and colleagues
  • Participate in team training/meetings and events 


SKILLS AND PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE 

Our offering is advanced for the industry, and we rely on great people. To be considered for this role, you will need the skills or experience outlined below.

Essential:

  • 2-4 years relevant experience at a digital/creative agency
  • Copywriting and/or art direction experience
  • Experience with social media marketing, understanding its potential and its limitations
  • Excellent creative skills
  • Above average written and verbal English communication skills
  • Advanced Internet research and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Office
  • Ability to react quickly within a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to remain focused under pressure and work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work within a team as well as with clients
  • A love for learning new things


HEALTH, WELLBEING & BENEFITS 

As the business has grown, we have and will continue to evolve the benefits that we offer to our people. Here is a snapshot of some of the perks you can expect. 

  • 20 vacation days, 5 personal/sick days plus 11 observed public holidays and your birthday off each year
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits 
  • FSA and HSA benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Commuter benefit program
  • Flexible working* 
  • Mental Health First Aiders 
  • Events throughout the year to promote health & wellbeing 
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Events calendar throughout the year promoting health & wellbeing, learning, fun, and good Bytes
  • Global Annual Dept Cares Day which cadets can donate their skills to support local charities
  • Annual Dept Festival 

*The COVID-19 pandemic has seen nearly everybody move to remote working and this is something we’ll continue to do this year. Our approach is reviewed and adapted in line with the changing restrictions. When it’s safe to return to the office our flexible working approach will include a hybrid mode of working incorporating remote and in-office working.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION 

Diversity, Equal Opportunity & Inclusion (DEI) are hugely important to us. Our DEI commitments sit at the core of our business and are part of our culture. We’ve always held the belief that being a progressive and innovative business necessitates a diverse team with an inclusive attitude - one cannot exist without the other. 

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop, nurture and retain the most talented people from a range of diverse backgrounds, skills and perspectives. We encourage all applications irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, nationality, marital status, and disability. 


PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • No ego
  • Extremely motivated
  • Adaptable and thrives with variety and change
  • Self-starting, reliable and dependable
  • Inquisitive mindset
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Learns quickly
  • Persistent and hard-working
  • Open to feedback and ideas
  • Clear communicator
  • Sense of humour

 

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