Hiring Manager: Emily Fieldhouse-Moakes
Who are we and what do we do?
We’re Penna and Stafford Long, two creative advertising agencies that specialise in employer communications. Although we’ve got different brands, and different clients, think of us as one team. We work with clients across sectors – be it retailers, global banks or government agencies – and we help them define their employer brand. What they stand for, what they offer, what makes them special to the people who work for them.
Then we bring that brand to life in all sorts of ways: digital, social, experiential. Think of a social campaign that helps bring more people into healthcare. Or a cinema ad that helps young Black students overcome barriers to a career in coding.
The culture here’s key to our success. We’re determined, inventive, open-minded, and good humoured. We seek out different opinions. We take a deep interest in our clients’ challenges – and great pride in developing well thought-through, carefully crafted creative solutions for them.
Who are we looking for?
- A mid-level artworker who can confidently pick up both online and print work. You’ll know your way around digital assets: things like programmatic banners, social media assets and web headers. But you’ll also be a dab hand at typesetting brochures, pull-up stands, leaflets and flyers (to name just a few print jobs).
- A do-er who never cuts corners, but is always looking to improve efficiency wherever possible.
- Someone with a great eye for detail: nothing gets past you.
- Someone who’s adaptable and collaborative – you muck in and lend a helping hand; a real team-player!
- Someone who likes learning new things, keeps up-to-date with the latest software and wants to build their skillset – if a job requires more knowledge of a particular bit of software, you’ll jump at the chance to learn about it.
- Someone who appreciates and understands good design – and finds inspiration from it with their own passion for typesetting and artworking.
What’s involved, exactly?
- Creating digital (programmatic banners and social assets) and printed collateral including posters, flyers, brochures and exhibition stands.
- Typesetting work from an approved visual style and/or template, or from an Art Director’s design or mock-up.
- Ensuring all digital and print assets are brand compliant, correctly proofed and artworked to the very highest standard.
- Working closely with the Senior Production Manager, making sure deadlines are met, quality is consistently high, and any potential issues are raised early on.
- Collaborating with Art Directors to ensure their overall vision is realised, while also being able to provide constructive feedback if you spot inconsistencies with brand guidelines.
What kind of skills do you need?
- An excellent working knowledge of Adobe CC software; primarily Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator. You’ll also be familiar with presentation software including Keynote and PowerPoint.
- Excellent layout and typographical skills (we’d love to see some examples you’re proud of).
- A balance of top-notch digital and print artworking skills: you’ll know something’s wrong when you’re given a 58-page brochure to prepare for print that contains RGB colours, for example. And you’ll also know why you should query a 250x300px digital asset you’ve been asked to create.
- The ability to work on multiple projects at the same time, adapting to last-minute changes in your workload.
- A methodical approach with meticulous attention to detail and an unrelenting determination to eradicate every widow, orphan and runt you encounter!
- A good to high standard in Photoshop image retouching, with an awareness of any improvements/updates to the software that will benefit this area of work.
- A working knowledge of Adobe CC Libraries would also be beneficial.
- The ability to communicate effectively and logically when liaising with project/client delivery managers (both experienced and inexperienced) so that they’re able to understand any technical and/or brand-related issues that may arise.
All employees within Penna must demonstrate behaviours consistent with the corporate values; Accountable, Supportive, Collaborative and Inspiring as listed below:
Does what they say they will do
Creates an environment where people can give of their best
Works as part of one team
Creates new possibilities
We are a family at Penna and Stafford Long and believe in fairness and equality across all approaches to recruitment, development, opportunity, and responsibility.
Our promise is to organise our services in a way that is universally accessible and useful for everyone. To do that well, we believe we need to create and sustain a workforce that’s more representative of the candidates and clients we serve.
Penna is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce that respects and embraces difference. Our employees and our company thrive when we get this right. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our employees, clients, and the contractors we work with. We will endeavour to create recruitment solutions that work for everyone by including perspectives from backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin.
Our internal programmes and external work with our clients make us proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Inclusive Employer.
If you have a disability or health condition that requires accommodation or reasonable adjustments made during the recruitment process, please let us know by emailing email@example.com.
Our full guidance and commitment to your application and how we may use your personal information during the application process can be found here: https://www.penna.com/candidate-care/ and https://www.penna.com/privacy-policy
Together we are better, together we are Penna.