Creative Strategist

  • Boiler Room
  • London, UK
  • Jun 10, 2019
Full time Commercial Creative

Job Description

The Company

Everything we do is rooted in the energy of the club culture and its ability to bring people together. Open dancefloors; where music, ideas and people meet.

Boiler Room started with a webcam taped to a wall, broadcasting from a warehouse in London, opening a keyhole to the city’s underground. DIY at it’s finest; raw uncut and homemade.

As an independent music platform and cultural curator, we remain true to that history. Connecting club culture to the wider world, on screen and irl through parties, film and video.

Since 2010 we built a unique archive; featuring over 4,000 performance, by more than 5,000 artists spanning 150 cities, enabling everyone regardless of where they live to enjoy the freedom it stands for.

Our remit is to platform music in new ways – sound on for the voices and stories of the fringes of the mainstream.

Boiler Room – watch, listen, dance.


YOUR ROLE

The role will work closely with key members of the commercial, content, media strategy and delivery team. They will be expected to attend and lead creative sessions to drive creative responses to commercial briefs into compelling decks that sell the ideas and strategy in to our brand partners. The ideas must always be socially lead and where possible integrate real life experiences and compelling content options that drive engagement, narrative and facilitate the client’s purpose. Boiler Room has a record of producing innovative award winning and cultural relevant campaigns and they will be expected to continue helping us innovate within this space.

They will work with the sales team to increase the quality of their creative pitch work to agencies and clients;  they will also be required to input on creative treatments, scripts and producing after the sales process. The successful candidate is being brought in elevate the brand solutions function of the business.  The successful candidate will need to have proven experience in leading the creative pitching process from end to end.

The Creative Strategist will work closely with the agency facing sales teams to ensure that work is accurately prioritised and that all ideas are strongly grounded in strategic thinking. They will work with our production teams to ensure budgets and logistics are taken into account in the development of creative ideas.

A thirst for knowledge and innovation across all platforms, an interest in new technology and social media, and a good understanding of the Boiler Room ecosystems (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and beyond) are essential.

Boiler Room are particularly interested in using social and technology and how it can inform the creative process, so this role must keep on top of all social developments, curating and disseminating the information on a regular basis. Editorially-led, they will also have a good eye for ideas that blur the boundaries between advertising and programming, to ensure that entertainment remains firmly at the heart of our creative output.

What we are looking for:

Creativity

  • Strength in individual and collaborative idea generation
  • A good understanding of music and the cultural landscape (i.e the world in which Boiler Room inhabits)
  • Ability to stretch and build creative concepts into deliverable executions
  • Experience of writing example creative treatments and scripts
  • An arbiter of quality content; someone who can review and advise on the quality of creative assets produced
  • A thirst to produce game changing, award winning work
  • Ability to run workshop facilitation sessions to drive ideas
  • Potential to train up as an expert facilitator of creative sessions

Production

  • A sound understanding of how the production process works
  • A sound grasp on production budget and logistics feasibility

Process and Pitching

  • Ability to work with the team to ensure that all projects are correctly introduced, from kick off meeting through to scoping and briefing meetings, and that pitching and creative development meetings are managed and delivered well.
  • A guardian of our work to ensure that pitch ideas, documents and collateral are created to the highest standards - we expect the writing and presentation of robust and strategic creative ideas at all times
  • A confident presenter and pitcher of ideas
  • Excellent Keynote and presentation design skills

Personal attributes

  • An excellent communicator
  • A networker - strength in building and managing relationships (internal and external)
  • The role is extremely centralised  so a confident approach to navigating the organisation is key
  • Great attention to detail
  • Good long term strategic vision
  • High energy and positivity and a natural motivator of others
  • Can work effectively on their own or as part of a team

WORKING AT BOILER ROOM

EXPECTATIONS

  • Demonstrable passion and understanding of the Boiler Room brand and vision
  • Be focused and in line with achieving your department’s quarterly objectives
  • Facilitate inter-departmental collaboration as well as supporting your team across a variety of projects with different timelines and urgency
  • Be proactive
  • Attend a variety of meetings, including project-specific stand-ups, weekly department planning and company-wide updates, managing your time wisely
  • Be adaptable and ready to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Participate in a personal development programme and peer review

SKILLS

  • Communicate effectively in verbal and written English
  • Excellent computer proficiency, specifically Microsoft Word & Excel and Google Drive
  • Present and discuss ideas clearly, and to help translate concepts to the wider team in a detailed and methodical manner
  • Ability to work autonomously and with initiative

KNOWLEDGE

  • Be an expert in your field
  • Demonstrate an understanding of best practices in your field
  • Demonstrate an understanding of latest industry standard including;
  • trends
  • tools and software
  • appropriate national and international standards

Be open to training and development

ATTITUDE

  • Be a brand ambassador for Boiler Room; ensuring everything you do at Boiler Room is in line with our manifesto and vision
  • Be open to feedback from your team to benefit personal/project development and learning
  • To promote teamwork and to ensure effective working relations and communication across the whole company
  • Encourage a tolerant working environment and champion diversity within the workplace