Careers

Career Opportunities

We’re growing our team. One made up of grand thinkers, creators and makers; of those excited to run head-on into the challenges facing the world’s most respected brands. This team is harnessing the power of communication in all its forms to create mind-blowing experiences and drive industry-leading business performance. Sound exciting? Then let’s talk. Check out our available positions below, and let us know what you’re going to bring to the team. Project: WorldWide and its subsidiary Agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Work Environment

Whilst we value working alone, we are a collaborative, predominantly face to face organisation and pride ourselves on working together to bounce ideas and support our clients. We have a fantastic, creatively designed space which promotes team work at bankside in London and expect our employees to be in the office at least 60% of the time. This is why we have introduced our 3:2 working model which requires all employees to be in the office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.   

Benefits

We expect a lot from our people, so it’s fair for them to expect a lot from us. A sample of the benefits we provide includes: Upon joining
  • 25 days holiday 
  • Additional day off to celebrate your birthday 
  • Pension Scheme with Aviva (after three months)
  • Company mobile phone
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
After six months
  • Life Assurance 
  • Private Medical Insurance with Bupa 
  • Season Ticket Loan 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tech Scheme
  • Eye care scheme with Boots

Expand < 3D Mid Weight Designer
London, UK

Job Purpose

As 3D Mid Weight Designer you will be working in the heart of the design department reporting to the 3D Lead You will work closely with a Creative 3D Lead/Design Director working on extremely varied projects to develop solutions that translate a client’s brief into a full brand experience. You will also work closely with designers from other disciplines and Production Managers as a team to achieve this.

Key Responsibilities 
  • Becoming instrumental in designing everything from exhibition stands, stage sets and other 3D environments 
  • Bringing creative ideas and responses to all projects undertaken
  • Becoming part of a team to work on projects from conception through to delivery 
  • Briefing other designers including 2D and 3D freelancers, in order to manage busy periods of workload. In these situations, you will be required to maintain the creative solution that you have developed in conjunction with the Creative Lead
  • Liaising with suppliers such as set and exhibition constructors
  • International travel to event locations may be a requirement of this role. 

About you

  • You are fully accustomed to working in large scale brand installations, live events and/or exhibition environments
  • You have an aptitude for Creativity and Imagination
  • You have the ability to manage your own workload and delegate when necessary
  • You’re able to take a brief and to brief colleagues
  • You are eager to continue learning, improve your personal development and to inspire others
  • You have a portfolio of 3D work demonstrating a breadth of experience across exhibition and interior design
  • You have the ability to build strong relationships with internal teams and ability to build and own relationships with external clients
  • You are able to work with speed on projects with firm milestones and deadlines, whilst at all times maintaining the highest level of detail and adhering to the standards and processes set out within the department
  • You have the ability to step into a project at any stage and quickly assess the requirements and skills needed
  • You are creative, talented and multi-skilled

 

Your Background, Skills & Experience
  • Strong design skills to translate the client’s requirements into 3D solutions
  • Strong skills in 3D package Vectorworks, is essential
  • Great communication and team-working skills
  • Good presentation skills for internal, client and pitch presentations
  • Ability to meet deadlines whilst maintaining attention to detail
  • An understanding of technical, health and safety requirements of event space planning
  • Knowledge of Adobe CS and visualisation / rendering packages such as 3ds Max, Cinema 4D and/or Twinmotion is an advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years studio experience
  • Extensive knowledge of creating floor-plans and designing large scale events is essential
  • Experience working in a high paced and demanding studio
  • Solid practical knowledge to develop all aspects of a project from floor planning to design detailing

 

Apply now

Expand < Senior Creative Artworker
London, UK

Job Purpose

As Senior Creative Artworker you will sit in the Creative and Strategy Department working alongside Creative Leads, 2D and 3D teams, as well as Integrated Production. You will be working on a variety of different sized clients and different types of projects primarily focusing on experiences and events (print and digital). 

You will be balancing creative input through adaptation of brand assets following key visuals and guidelines with layout skills.

You will have an opportunity to work with some big brands in a fast-paced environment. Some projects will be straightforward creating artwork files from visuals, others work will require creative adaptation of the brand throughout event assets. No two jobs will be the same.

There may be further travel for site visits, onsite exhibition delivery and could lead to overseeing the install of smaller projects. 

 

Key Responsibilities 
  • Organising and managing files and folders across job numbers on the server network
  • Working with wider creative team and project managers to create print ready, on brand artwork across a variety of projects and brands as needed
  • Becoming familiar with all client brand guidelines and becoming the agency go-to person for questions
  • Bringing creative ideas and responses to all projects undertaken
  • Dealing with freelancers, sometimes being an integral part of a larger delivery-focussed team
  • You will be required to stay up to date with industry trends to keep ahead of competitors

 

About you
  • You have an excellent portfolio that showcases your skills in creating print and online assets for a variety of different types of project
  • You show a creative flair, self-motivated, keen, have a meticulous attention to detail coupled with a professional and collaborative demeanour
  • You are mindful of budget restrictions; environmental issues and print lead times
  • You are able to prioritise a large workload according to ever changing business needs
  • You’re able to originate artwork from visuals under direction from Creatives and Account Managers
  • You are well organised, reliable and hard working
  • You’re able to work using your own initiative and as part of a team in a busy design studio 
  • You’re a highly conscientious professional who’s thorough, confident and adaptable, with good communication skills
  • You are quick to learn, self-motivated and enthusiastic about continually improving the quality of  your own skills and standard of the agency’s artwork

 

Your Background, Skills & Experience
  • Commercial graphic design / web or multimedia design experience of working with a variety of brands, preferably within events, experiential design, a branded space, or activations – our scope includes everything from business cards to large architectural elements.
  • Current knowledge of internet technologies, standards and methodologies preferred but not essential
  • Knowledge of print techniques 
  • Experience with pre-press file supply of large and small format graphics
  • Thorough knowledge of reprographics and print-preparation
  • Experience of working in a busy design department of a marketing communications or design company or equivalent
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Experience in using campaign management software for global campaigns is desirable

 

 

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Expand < Project Coordinator
London, UK

Job Purpose

As Project Coordinator you will provide support across all elements of Integrated Production, undertaking operational responsibilities such as preparation of event documents (e.g.,  agendas, reports, presentations, tracking), creating basic timelines and estimates as needed, project close / reconciliation process, vendor quotes and selection, raising POs, project related research as required, including venue searches.

Key Responsibilities 
Operational Delivery
  • Prepare quality written documents, such as crew briefing documents, simple production spec. documents and schedules
  • Keep all relevant parties updated of project status and issues
  • Produce on-site schedules and budgets
  • Project managing internal and external requirements within timelines and budgets
  • Anticipate potential issues and proactively responding with solutions
  • Carry out basic site recces
Creative
  • Support cross-team collaboration including liaison between Designers and lead Producers to ensure what’s being created is deliverable
  • Attend key meetings and providing input related to client needs and requirements
Talent Management
  • Feed into the identification of the best industry talent
  • Understand and be able to communicate knowledge of the skill sets and abilities across the Integrated Production department
Client Relationships 
  • Nurture positive client relationships at the appropriate level
  • Partner with the project leads to provide transparency on what is achievable in the delivery of projects, managing client expectations accordingly
New Business Development Support
  • Support the project / pitch lead with the pitch process, including contributing towards the  Operations, Technical and Live Production elements of the brief such as sourcing 3rd party partners, collating pitch materials etc.
  • Actively promote GPJ through best practice  
Finance
  • Ensure your areas of the project are profitable and that the projects and/or pitches are on budget
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of various financial software 
  • Obtain, review and respond to vendor quotes, ensuring we are working with best in class partners, with regular negotiations to drive value, profitability and efficiency
  • Create and distribute POs, obtaining relevant approvals as and if needed
  • Identify and elevate potential budget / financial issues, making suggestions on how to resolve
  • Understand and effectively manage the budget reconciliation and invoicing processes
  • Understand and take initial steps to address impact of changes on project budget and financial metrics, with limited guidance

 

About you
  • You demonstrate a strong understanding of the creative process, recognising the importance of the strategic objectives and ensuring they drive the overall output
  • You’re adaptable and open to unexpected requests and ways of working (priorities and requirements can frequently change in an agency)
  • You’re always willing to help other people within the project, across departments.
  • You demonstrate a calm and positive attitude
  • You’re curious and eager to learn about the industry, clients’ business, tech solutions etc.
  • You’re solutions focused/ creative problem solver – presenting solutions to roadblocks in order to move forward
  • You like to challenge – always looking to improve work rather than, ‘we’ve always done it like this’!
  • You are persistent and patient – persistence to follow up with stakeholders and clients but demonstrating empathy in understanding agency and client partners’ workload.  Showing patience when you experience ‘roadblocks’
  • You’re truly passionate about planning and delivering a best in class event
  • You’re decisive with the ability to make several decisions at the same time, and at pace
  • You have a true passion for live events, and an enthusiasm to learn about integrated production, in depth and breadth.

Your Background, Skills & Experience
  • An effective communicator who is honest, clear and constructive with your communications
  • Empathetic, adaptable and have organisational awareness
  • An understanding of the creative process
  • Good understanding of financial software 
  • Understanding of the marketplace GPJ operates in
Apply now

Expand < Talent & Culture Coordinator
London, UK

Job Purpose

As Talent & Culture Coordinator you will be the bedrock of the organisation’s HR function. You will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the end to end cycle of Talent within the organisation. 

You will also be the first point of contact for the business with regards to employee data, HR systems, processes and systems. 

Working as part of a team led by the Head of Talent and Culture, you will report to the Talent and Culture Manager and will help drive the Talent and Culture strategic aims across GPJ

Key Responsibilities 
HR Administration
  • Act as first point of contact for general internal and external Talent & Culture queries and escalate to the Talent & Culture Manager as needed
  • Provide administrative support to the Talent & Culture Manager as required to ensure the smooth running of Talent & Culture projects as they arise
  • Generate weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as requested 
  • Supporting Head of Talent & Culture with diary management and monthly expenses
  • Maintain our HR system (Breathe HR) with any all employee changes 
  • Support with the freelance process (IR35) and timesheets

Compensation & Benefits 
  • Ensure monthly payroll changes for UK & Norway are prepared accurately and comprehensively, within agreed timescales, for the Talent & Culture Manager 
  • Assisting and co-ordinate benefit processes and liaising with benefit providers such as pension, medical insurance, childcare vouchers, gym etc. Supporting with compensation processes, letters etc.

Recruitment & Onboarding
  • Support and coordinate recruitment processes, advertising role, go to market, collate CV’s, set up interviews, meet and greet candidates, collate feedback
  • Maintain internal recruitment tracker, ensuring information is accurate and up to date at all times
  • Manage the on boarding process for new starters to include issuing of paperwork, new starter pack, booking of inductions, completion of the referencing process and set up on various systems
  • Track upcoming probation reviews and liaise with managers to ensure timely completion and documentation
Offboarding 
  • Ensure all leavers and changes to staff contracts are processed in line with the Talent & Culture offboarding checklist including issuing of confirmation of resignation, closing of benefits, updating payroll tracker and booking exit interviews

Employee Relations 
  • Supporting and creating (where necessary) people management documentation (employee contracts, drafting offer letters, change to terms & conditions etc).
  • Respond to and support employee relations, grievances, absences, sickness, flexible working, parental leave etc
  • Continually monitor employment terms to ensure managers and staff are informed of end of fixed term contracts and any other contractual changes

Learning & Development 
  • Support our Graduate, Intern & Work Experience Programmes with the set up, coordinate programmes, track, report
  • Support the performance management process bi-annual cycle. Chase objective setting; collecting and tracking appraisals and distribution of compensation statements etc
  • Monitor budget and track employee training. Liaise and set up external providers and co-ordinate internal logistics
  • Support and co-ordinate the development and implementation of specific programmes such as Coaching & Mentoring
  • Monitor Workday learning modules
  • Help manage the apprenticeship levy

About you
  • You thrive under pressure with an ability to juggle changing responsibilities
  • You demonstrate professionalism in all situations
  • You’re honest, responsible, diligent, organised and knowledgeable
  • You display integrity, honesty, reliability, responsiveness and openness to be trusted by internal teams and suppliers
  • People intrigue you and you are passionate about their development and experience at GPJ
  • You strive to ensure employees are performing well for the business and in line with their individual and company ambitions
  • You have a natural instinct for what people are really feeling and can get them to open up to you
  • You’re resilient to people’s pressures
  • You are a problem solver and are always searching for the best solution for our business and culture
  • You’re a team player always willing to support those around you
  • Open and warm, yet professional – people see you as a trusted confidante and advisor with the ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion and diplomacy.
  • The ability to build relationships across the business 

 

Your Background, Skills & Experience

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A good understanding of HR functions and best practices
  • CIPD qualified or working towards
  • Previous work experience in a similar role (HR Administrator, HR Coordinator)
  • Can adapt to a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
Apply now

Expand < 2D Mid Weight Designer
London, London, UK, UK

Job Purpose

GPJ is looking for a 2D Mid Weight Designer to join its London office. With 5 Years + under your belt, you will have a great eye for design within the experiential and events industry.

The Designer will be a key member of the design team. You will be supporting the design team ensuring all of our creative output is on-brand, while pushing the boundaries of the brand and becoming a brand guardian across our group of clients. Our projects are varied, from events, exhibitions, product launches, brand, activations, digital & mobile. You will be required to work within existing brand guidelines and also be able to take design concepts to new, exciting and innovative levels – always making sure deadlines are met, managing your workload and working on several projects at the same time.

We require a strong and confident 2D Graphic Designer with experience in installations and brand storytelling. You will have the ability to communicate clearly your ideas to the team and art directly across different media from activation to print and digital. The Designer should be fluent in Adobe CC Suite. Our projects require a wide variety of design disciplines including design for print and large format, concept creation, digital and social media and video and animation. You will have the ability and passion to extend into these disciplines working with suppliers in an art directing capacity.

Key Responsibilities  
Team Working & Management

 

  • Working closely with the Creative Director to support the wider team
  • Be able to explain design concepts to non-designers and sell in ideas & challenge/interrogate briefs
  • Manages own tasks and responsibilities when part of project teams or working autonomously
 
Creative Delivery & Output
  • Working with the Creative Director to contribute to the creative strategy and conceptual ideas
  • Support the creative department on all incoming Client project opportunities
  • Develops innovative creative concepts across all design and creative outputs
  • Taking creative and design from concept through final visuals, bringing the ideas to life
  • Have a clear understanding of working with and implementing client guidelines and how these execute within space
  • Problem solve by working with the wider team to offer creative solutions
Accountability

 

  • Have an awareness of company vision and design identity and drive design consistency across all of our brands
  • Taking responsibility for adhering to our client’s look and feel and guidelines
  • Delivers to the highest standard across all design and creative projects
  • Prioritise, schedule and manage workload across multiple projects to ensure the design and creative projects are delivered on time 
Communication
  • Strong effective communicator with good face-to-face interaction skills
  • Must be able to clearly communicate and manages expectations of more senior members of the team
  • Helps foster a culture of ideas, experimentation and collaboration
  • Builds strong relationships with other departments in the business
  • Actively participates and contributes constructively in meetings
  • Develops an understanding and relationship with other disciplines/stakeholders involved in projects across GPJ

 

About you

Your background, Skills & Experience

 

  • Minimum 5 Years + agency experience or within a similar design/experiential environment
  • Previous experience in an agency or within a similar design/experiential environment is essential
  • Proven track record in creating great design work from concept to production 
  • Working knowledge of online and offline design, brand development and the creative process 
  • Working knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography & limitations of online and offline design work 
  • Working Knowledge & proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, and in MS Office & Apple programs 
Key skills
  • Loads of enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • Being a craftsman, understanding the beauty in good design 
  • A conceptual thinker who can lead creative development with visual problem solving
  • Solution-focused and proactive problem solver
  • Ability to work in a demanding and changing environment 
  • An appreciation for great design in general and the relationship between textual and visual elements
  • Has excellent attention to detail, whilst being aware of the bigger picture
  • Calm, considered and able to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a wider team
  • Working with other team members always ensuring 
  • Ability to take feedback and work in a collaborative and helpful way within GPJ 
  • Fluent in Adobe CC
  • A capability of telling and designing brand stories and experiences 
Mindset

 

  • Be a proactive thinker & have a curious mind – always on the look-out about what could be done with or without a brief to help elevate work
  • Be optimistic and lead by example, you demonstrate empathy and your glass is always half full
  • Be fascinated by the world and nurture a strong interest in all thing’s art, design, architecture & technology
  • Be fearless and disruptive with your creative ideas, collaborative in your approach and always take pride in your work
  • Be a self-starter. Independent, determined with great attention to detail; you love taking responsibility and problem solving
  • Be brave by bringing storytelling, big ideas & out-of-the-box thinking to the table and knowledge of how to execute them in a spatial context
  • Desire to create and transform environments
Apply now

Expand < Senior Digital Producer
London, UK

Job Purpose

As Senior Digital Producer  you will need to engage with all those working on a project and ensure that communication is clear and coordination is smooth. You will serve as the digital delivery expert, actively collaborating with our clients and internal teams for engagements that require digital interactive solutions, always focusing on crafting impactful, creative work that achieves client marketing objectives. At times your role will be to debunk the myths of digital and other times to act as the go to for digital storytelling. This isn’t just about delivering to a scope and budget – we’re looking for passionate digital producers who understand how to use technology to bring ideas to life in the unforgiving live experience space.

Care and attention to detail are critical to the success of our experiences. On-site attendance, regularly involving overseas travel, is often required, and the benefits of careful project planning need to be balanced with the flexibility to make quick decisions. Working with the creative team, you will help drive a project and team of suppliers to deliver results that exceed our clients’ expectations.

In short you will need to lead the digital charge where opportunity is almost limitless and a clear focus on delivering towards our short, medium and long-term strategic goals is core to our success. Bring plenty of energy, an obsessive drive to create great creative work and a fail-first-fail-fast attitude.

Key Responsibilities 
  • Work with the Creative and Integrated Production teams to create effective, award-winning digital experience work including, but not limited to, VR, AR, websites, apps, games and interactive installations for our clients
  • Responsible for galvanising the creative and design teams, and facilitating a workflow that is conducive to generating innovative ideas, as well as brilliantly delivering on time and on budget with support from digital experts across the business
  • Drive the digital and technology education of members of the GPJ team and instil digital project management processes
  • Manage the end to end delivery of small, medium and large scale digital projects from concept, design and development to QA, deployment and reporting. Including creation of project estimates, SOWs, schedules, and budgets and ensuring that they achieve client objectives
  • Manage suppliers to ensure they deliver against program timelines, budgets, objectives whilst maintaining our quality standards
  • Strive constantly to improve delivery practices, processes and procedures as well as effectiveness of work
  • Actively participate in weekly departmental meetings and client project planning meetings
  • Manage client requests for existing digital activations and provide technical advice on re-use
  • You will be required to support onsite deployment of technical solutions
  • Liaise with various internal stakeholders to make sure everyone knows what needs doing and how long they have to do it, ensuring everyone is updated daily
  • Work with Account Management and Integrated Production to hold meetings to forecast work coming into the creative department and ensure creative resources are booked in
About you
  • You’re naturally curious around how tech works, staying up to date with trends, some may say even a little geeky
  • You’re keen to understand our clients’ business challenges (especially in the technology sector) and use that knowledge to deliver communications and experiences which will successfully reach and influence their audiences
  • You know how to get the most out of technologies and digital channels – so they can be used effectively to execute big ideas.
  • You know tips and tricks for creating excellent, attention grabbing content and you get the most out of the budget.
  • You’re reliable, accountable and dedicated to the success of assigned projects
  • You are driven with a high energy level and ability to be self-motivated
  • You have a strong professional service focus including ability to remain flexible and collaborative when under pressure
  • You have a flexible working approach to work from overseas as required as many of our clients and EMEA agency offices are based across Europe and beyond
Your Background, Skills & Experience
  • Exceptional presentation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of working with creatives to support, challenge and aid development during the ideation process
  • Experience of managing delivery within an agency environment, implementing innovative, interactive experiences
  • Extensive knowledge of project management methodologies such as Agile, Waterfall, Lean, etc. Ability to draw on elements of different methodologies that work for differing partners, timelines or projects.
  • Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritise, manage, and execute projects across multiple clients
  • Experienced in the deployment of technologies onsite at events, exhibitions, galleries, pop ups,  etc. Understand relevant testing requirements for successful delivery and have previous experience working with technical production teams to understand hardware and connectivity requirements is highly desirable
  • Working experience of emerging technologies such as VR, AR, AI and game engines is highly desirable. As a minimum you’ll have experience of building, testing and delivering email, web and mobile projects.

 

Apply now

Expand < Producer
London, UK

Job Purpose

As Integrated Producer you will play an important role in implementing our clients’ objectives. Working in collaboration with colleagues in the Strategy & Planning, Creative and Digital disciplines, you will strive to deliver your project on time, on budget and on brief, every time.

You will play an integral part in championing your area of Integrated Production expertise within the business, in addition to providing excellent service to our clients, ensuring commercial success for GPJ and the continued growth and development of your competency across the agency’s Integrated Production team. 

Key Responsibilities 
Operational Delivery

 

  • To manage increasingly complex project/s, align appropriate resource and lead the team to deliver based on skill and experience for the client
  • Attending weekly resource reviews, pro-actively managing resource usage, requirements and onboarding for new IP producers
  • Responsible for the creation and ongoing management of project timelines and plans to ensure programmes are on track and in line with the project plan, providing regular status updates to the Project Lead
  • Development and/or approval of budgets, timelines and management of suppliers, in response to specific client and business needs
  • Accountability for the quality of projects delivered within your remit, including the provision of operational expertise to the client as required
Creative
  • Support the project cycle to ensure the creative and innovative ideas fulfil the client brief
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the creative process, recognising the importance of the strategic objectives and ensuring they drive the overall output
  • Attend key meetings to provide input / expertise related to production elements within your remit 
  • Drive cross-agency collaboration to ensure an aligned approach for meeting client objectives

 

Talent Management
  • Support the Executive Producers in identifying (and securing) the best industry talent
  • Understand and be able to communicate knowledge of the skill sets and abilities across the Integrated Production department
  • Support the Integrated Production leadership team with successfully casting the appropriate resource to the accounts and projects
  • Ability to clearly communicate performance expectations to direct reports and line managers
  • Ability to nurture, grow and develop a team
  • Drive, support and champion learning and development where agreed and necessary

 

Client Relationships 
  • Responsible for the successful management and retention of key client projects
  • Partner with the Executive Producers to provide counsel on deliverables, managing client expectations accordingly
  • Collaborate with Executive Producers to ensure we successfully meet the clients’ objectives and deliver great results

 

New Business Development
  • Support the pitch lead by managing all Integrated Production elements of the pitch process 
  • Responsible for providing timely, accurate support on RFP responses including budgeting and supplier liaison
  • Attend and present pitch presentations when required
  • Actively promote GPJ through best practice

 

Finance
  • Support the Executive Producers with scoping for all and any Integrated Production requirements within new projects, with a commercial focus on the use of people’s time 
  • Accountable for profitability all project deliverables within your remit, including the ongoing management of the SOW 
  • Ensure projects are consistently on brief, on time and on budget
  • Support the Executive Producers with the ongoing management of project forecasting  
  • Work with the Executive Producers on identifying commercial opportunities within your area of the business 
  • Responsible for obtaining, reviewing and responding to vendor quotes, ensuring we are working with best in class partners and vendors, with regular negotiations to drive value, profitability and efficiency
  • Accountable for PO creation / distribution
  • Support the Executive Producer with the timely and accurate management of budget reconciliations (often across multiple currencies) 
  • Validate vendor invoices and managing change orders (including notifying the project lead) 
About you
  • You have the ability to articulate a clear vision of project success, in order to gain the confidence of a client audience
  • You demonstrate a calm and positive attitude
  • You’re adaptable and open to unexpected requests and ways of working (priorities and requirements can frequently change in an agency)
  • You are always willing to help other people within the project, across departments
  • You’re curious and eager to learn about the industry, clients’ business, tech solutions 
  • You are solutions focused/ creative problem solver – presenting solutions to roadblocks in order to move forward
  • A challenger – you’re always looking to improve work rather than, ‘we’ve always done it like this’!
  • You are persistent and patient – persistence to follow up with stakeholders and clients but demonstrating empathy in understanding agency and client partners’ workload 
  • You’re truly passionate about planning and delivering a best-in-class event
  • You’re decisive, with the ability to make several decisions at once, and quickly
  • You demonstrate leadership attributes by supporting change, managing workload and driving best practice

 

Your Background, Skills & Experience

 

  • Experience of managing complex project/s
  • Experience in developing budgets and timelines
  • Experience of working within a large project team, ability to lead on a particular workstream
  • Experience in conference, exhibitions and digital events
  • Experience of responding and delivering to clients with digital, social media or tech solutions
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Experience in, and knowledge of, live event production allowing you to take the role of project lead across a number of our mid-to-large scale deliveries
  • Strong understanding of financial software

 

Apply now

Expand < Technical Director
London, UK

Job Purpose

 

As Integrated Technical Director – Virtual & Hybrid Events, you’ll be quickly embedded as a senior lead within our agile and dynamic Integrated Production team. Our inclusive team culture is one where better never stops. We always aspire to deliver the flawless execution of our live events, at pace, often within ambiguity and within evolving scope.

Reporting to Vice President, Global Business Operations, you will have overall responsibility for the successful technical delivery of the  portfolio of virtual, hybrid events by the Integrated Production team and as Covid restrictions continue to change and ease, we’ll be adding physical elements back into the mix, to deliver a 360 service for our clients and their customers.

Working in close collaboration with the Executive Producers,  as well as our creative and account teams and internal and external technical partners, you will own the creation, acquisition and live broadcast of engaging and immersive experiences for our client’s customers.

Key Responsibilities 
Operational Delivery

 

  • Lead the technical delivery of our more complex projects, including onsite delivery
  • Lead on defining the technical approach and solutions across all projects
  • Oversee the successful technical delivery of all projects, ensuring the right technical team is in place across each project. Onsite presence where required across projects
  • Consult and advise across projects and between departments
  • Consult and advise our senior client stakeholders in conjunction with the Executive Producers
  • Work closely with the Executive Producers and Reosurce Manager to resource projects with appropriately skilled technical producers
  • Ensure the technical producers (both full time and freelancers ) diligently deliver their assigned projects to time, cost and quality
  • Manage the roster of freelance technical producers; vetting capabilities of new freelancers and assisting with any onboarding requirements with T&C
  • Collaborate well & build internal and external relationships
  • Relationship lead on technical supply chain, continually evolving the list as our portfolio expands
  • Responsible for the health & safety plans for all events. Ensuring the technical team deliver safety and compliance by creating risk assessments, method statements and event safety plans
  • Create, support and refine internal processes to increase the quality and efficiency of our output
  • Be an active participant in the agency’s diversity, inclusivity and sustainability objectives
New Business Development

 

  • Identify opportunities, through a production lens, to innovate and inspire
  • Understand the vision and strategy of GPJ and spot opportunities to support commercial growth
  • Provide pitch support and own pre-production planning
Talent Management

 

  • Mentor and counsel other individuals, teams and functions relative to the Integrated Production team’s service and goals
  • Ability to nurture, grow and develop your direct reports and the technical knowledge within the Integrated Production department
  • Impart your knowledge to the entire Integrated Production team; advising and building knowledge within the department among the ‘non-technical’ producers

Finance

 

  • Meticulously manage your budgets, projects, documentation and deliverables
  • Oversight of all technical budgets within the department

About you
  • You can hold yourself responsible and accountable for the effect your influence has on the Integrated Production team and the organisation as a whole 
  • You have the experience to constantly question, innovate and be open to and identify new ways of working
  • You can inspire your team and peers to learn, grow and be curious
  • You have solid experience of working with new technologies in relation to content creation and broadcast
  • You challenge clients and suppliers in order to get to a better result/outcome; be confident in our abilities/position within the industry
  • You demonstrate empathy, adaptability and organisational awareness
  • You have a passion for live events and a curiosity for innovation and design
  • You have the ability to adapt your working style and practices quickly to respond to different projects in terms of scale, content, complexity
  • You have experience of being senior in a team and are able to communicate at all levels of experience
  • You are an expert in your discipline; fostering confidence, collaboration and trust amongst your colleagues in all departments of the agency

 

Your Background, Skills & Experience

 

  • An effective and open communicator who is honest, clear and constructive with your communications 
  • Active listening skills and can remain open-minded in all situations
  • Ability to lead and support courageous conversations
  • Vast experience within both physical and virtual event disciplines
  • Detailed understanding of video conferencing platforms, content acquisition techniques and streaming technologies
  • Vast experience of responding and delivering to clients with digital, social media or tech solutions
  • Expert understanding of audio-visual and lighting technologies, transport and logistics, fabrication, finishes, materials & print techniques
  • Excellent financial acumen, numeracy and negotiation skills 
  • Experience of managing complex budgets of varying sizes
  • IOSH certified is highly desirable (training will be provided)

 

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Expand < Senior Strategist
London, UK

Job Purpose

As Senior Strategist you will be responsible for supporting the department’s delivery of client service strategic and creative planning capabilities for IBM, the agency’s largest account. You will work with both the local strategy team and as part of a global GPJ network which services the IBM account worldwide.

Supporting the strategy and client leads in developing our knowledge and insight. Ensuring that we have the information which directs and validates our strategic counsel and creative platform generation.

 

Key Responsibilities 
Client Responsibilities
  • Be a trusted member of the strategy team. Providing the client service leads with ongoing and well supported insight development. To underpin our proposals and recommendations to clients on strategic communication issues, across allocated accounts
  • Support the development of client account planning, as required, look for incremental revenue opportunities
  • Be a go-to-person on the account. Presenting alongside account management leadership, running workshops, attending key meetings & adding value
  • Assisting client teams to establish clear metrics to evaluate the achievement of client marketing objectives and aggregating the information for presentation
  • Lead the research, knowledge and recommendations for client involvement in industry 3rd party events. Put forward opportunities for IBM thought leaders to speak at relevant events and trade/sector content initiatives
  • Responsible for managing the day-to-day strategic support for assigned clients
  • An understanding of and able to take direction on the implementation of research projects and data analysis and application – lead/inform client workshops
  • Take ownership of category and industry insight analysis

Creative Strategy and Planning

  • Support the creative brief writing process with audience insight research and client product/service category investigation 
  • An understanding of and able to take direction on the implementation and development of consumer journey communications planning
  • Oversee the creative process from a strategic perspective, helping to ensure solutions are strategically sound and assisting creative colleagues with identifying the right opportunities
Culture
  • Help to mentor less experienced members of the team in strategic thinking & communications  
  • Act as a knowledgeable partner to colleagues and clients alike
  • Support with the development of thought leadership or marketing initiatives where necessary 
  • Attend industry events and provide feedback for the team 
  • Collaborate with global GPJ colleagues to build shared expertise and community
The Department

GPJ is the world’s premier event marketing and experience marketing agency. We work with leading global companies who are looking for innovative experiential marketing solutions. To motivate their customers and create value for their brands through live experiences. 

To maintain our position at the forefront of change requires strategic thinking that pushes us to imagine, design, build, and manage the most innovative, successful, and award-winning experiential marketing programmes in the world. Great strategy is the springboard to game changing creativity.

The Strategy Department is responsible for supporting GPJ in three areas, Clients, Creative and Culture.

Clients
  • Lead the origination of knowledge and insight for our clients; to provide our client account teams with supportive rigour for GPJ’s consultative process 
  • Oversee the development and management of GPJ approaches to experience planning – a combination of creating bespoke and using trusted methodologies
  • Assist the client account teams to implement ongoing action plans designed to achieve long term growth 
  • Ensure that GPJ is continually delivering measurement and evaluation systems to underpin effectiveness. Lead the development of data and research capabilities
  • Build effective client relationships, able to understand and respond the client’s agenda and is able to help unlock future client opportunities
Creative
  • Oversee the creative planning function with creative brief development, including audience insight generation; distilling client briefs to clear business challenges/purpose and single-minded propositions, to inform the development of the creative process 
  • Act as a guardian for our client’s business interests, understanding how they intersect with audience needs and where value can be achieved
  • Provide expert support in audience trends helping to design audience centric solutions and audience journey planning
  • Collaborate with creative/digital leadership to ensure we are at the forefront in understanding trends in brand architecture, marketing communication technologies, especially in relation to the event and experience industry
Culture
  • Ensure the inclusion of strategic rigour in projects, fostering a culture of consumer centricity, effectiveness and continuous improvement across the agency
  • Support the development of new agency tools and capabilities
  • Creative problem solving for projects, processes & account strategy

To apply please visit: https://www.castlebell.co.uk/job/senior-strategist-events-agency-313.aspx

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Expand < Senior Live Production & Content Producer
London, UK

Job Purpose

As a Senior (Live Production & Content) Producer you will play an important role in implementing our clients’ objectives, addressing the clients’ business challenges, working in collaboration with colleagues in the Strategy & Planning, Creative, Digital disciplines, and the Integrated Production team to deliver the project on time, on budget and on brief.

GPJ will look to the Senior Producer to work either independently on a project or be a key player on larger projects, under the guidance of the Executive Producer. As Senior Producer, you will champion your area of Integrated Production expertise within the business, providing excellent service to our clients, commercial success for GPJ and the continued growth and development of your competency across the agency’s Integrated Production team.


Key Responsibilities 
Operational Delivery
  • Manage complex project/s, often simultaneously, managing workflows across creative, content development and production, aligning resource based on appropriate skillsets/in line with client expectations.
  • A main contributor for devising scopes of works for production elements within new projects and pitches. 
  • Responsible for the creation and ongoing management of project schedules, running orders, timelines and plans to ensure programmes are in line with the overarching project plan/client deliverables.
  • Responsible for proactively advising the project lead/client on all and any delivery and operational considerations.
  • Develop and/or approve budgets, timelines and supplier contributions, in response to specific client and business needs.
  • Accountable for the quality of delivery within yours and your direct team’s remit, including the provision of proactive operational expertise to the client / project lead as required.
Creative
  • Work in close partnership with the Creative Directors and Strategists to identify and meet the clients’ strategic objectives whilst adhering to all operational considerations and parameters.
  • Lead key client and internal meetings to provide input / expertise related to production elements within yours and your team’s remit. 
  • Maintain ongoing cross-and inter-agency collaboration to ensure an aligned approach for meeting client objectives.

Talent Management
  • Recruitment; identifying and securing the best industry talent.
  • Understand and be able to communicate knowledge of the skill sets and abilities across the Integrated Production department.
  • Support the Integrated Production Leadership Team with successfully casting the appropriate resource to the accounts and projects.
  • Demonstrate leadership attributes, managing substantial teams across the business, supporting change, managing yours and your team’s workload, instilling best practice.
  • Ability to clearly communicate performance expectations to your direct reports and line manager.
  • Ability to nurture, grow and develop your direct reports and project team.
  • Drive, support and champion Talent initiatives where agreed and necessary.  

Client Relationships
  • Work in close partnership with the Executive Producers to ensure successful management and retention of key clients and projects.
  • Partner with clients to provide strategic oversight and counsel on deliverables, managing client expectations accordingly.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Producers on understanding and informing clients’ objectives, ensuring project outputs meet these objectives and deliver great results and unlock future opportunities.
  • Articulate, write and present a clear vision of project success, in order to gain the confidence of a client audience, providing guidance and counsel where relevant.
New Business Development
  • Support the pitch lead when required, by managing the production elements of the pitch process. 
  • Responsible for providing timely and accurate support and guidance on RFPs. 
  • Contribute towards the commercial requirements and third-party budget requests for relevant areas of a pitch brief.
  • Attend and present pitch presentations when required.
  • Actively promote GPJ through best practice.
  • Understand the vision and strategy of GPJ and spot opportunities to support commercial growth.

Finance
  • Support the Head of Department with scoping for all and any production requirements within new projects, with a commercial focus on the use of people’s time. 
  • You will be accountable for the profitability of your budget areas (on mid-to-large scale deliveries), protecting the commercial health of projects including the ongoing management of the SOW with the GPJ project team.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Executive Producer on the ongoing management of project forecasting.  
  • Work with the account leads to identify commercial opportunities within your area of the business 
  • Responsible for overseeing and approving high-value vendor quotes and change orders, with a continuous focus on how to drive value, profitability and efficiency.
  • Lead on, or supporting the Executive Producer with, numerous timely and accurate budget reconciliations simultaneously, often across multiple currencies. 
  • Ongoing evaluation of job/cost reports and timesheets – proactively addressing issues and making recommendations ahead of time.
About you
  • You demonstrate a calm and positive attitude.
  • You are curious to constantly question, innovate, be open to and identify new ways of working 
  • You inspire your team to learn, grow and be curious.
  • You provide healthy challenge to clients and colleagues in order to get to a more successful result/outcome.
  • You are adaptable and open to unexpected requests and ways of working. 
  • You are always willing to help other people within the project, across departments.
  • You’re curious and eager to learn about the industry, clients’ business and tech solutions. 
  • You are solutions focused and a creative problem solver. 
  • You’re a challenger who is always looking to improve work rather than, ‘we’ve always done it like this’!
  • You are persistent to follow up with stakeholders and clients but demonstrate empathy in understanding the agency and Executive Producers’ workload. 
  • You are truly passionate about planning and delivering a best-in-class event.
  • You have the ability to adapt your working style and practices quickly to respond to different projects in terms of scale, content, complexity.

Your Background, Skills & Experience
  • An effective communicator who is honest, clear and constructive with your communications, including a strong command of written English. 
  • Active listening skills and can remain open-minded in all situations.
  • Ability to lead and support courageous conversations.
  • Decisive, with the ability to make several decisions at once, and quickly.
  • Previous management experience.
  • Experience of managing complex project/s.
  • Experience of managing budgets. 
  • Experience in managing live productions, such as delivering keynote auditorium productions, awards ceremonies, musical events through to experience in digital/online delivery. 
  • Experience in managing the development of presentation and video content, working with Graphics, Video and Client teams. 
  • Experience in working with Showcallers is important – the ability to Showcall is a plus!  

 

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Expand < Associate Producer
London, UK, UK

Job Purpose

As Associate Producer you will play an important part in implementing our clients’ objectives. In collaboration with colleagues in the Strategy & Planning, Creative and Digital disciplines, you will work within the Integrated Production team to deliver the project on time, on budget and on brief.

You will support in championing your area of Integrated Production expertise within the business, balancing the needs to provide excellent service to our clients, commercial success for GPJ and the continued growth and development of your competency across the agency’s Integrated Production team.

Key Responsibilities 

Operational Delivery

  • Manage small scale projects from end to end, including the alignment of all relevant internal stakeholders needed to ensure a successful delivery
  • Undertaking all operational duties including (but not limited to); inputting hours estimates into relevant formats, monitoring and updating hours utilised vs. hours sold, lead weekly resource reviews, allocate and manage workload for the team, ensuring successful onboarding for the event team
  • Overseeing the creation of, and adherence to, timelines and budgets across all allocated workstreams and projects
  • Provide regular updates to the Project Lead, proactively raising any risks, issues or concerns and collaboratively work towards a solution
  • Ensure that the account lead is aware of any risks, issues or concerns relating to the project
  • Ongoing sourcing and management of suppliers, in response to specific project and business needs
  • Overall accountability for the quality of projects delivered, providing operational expertise as required
  • Providing additional production support across the Integrated Production Department as required e.g., pitches, new business proposals etc

Creative

  • Support the project cycle to ensure the creative ideas fulfil the client brief
  • Responsible for ensuring cross-team collaboration from design through to implementation
  • Strong understanding of the creative process, recognising the importance of the strategic objectives and ensuring they inform the final output 
  • Attend key meetings and provide input / expertise related to client needs 

Talent Management

  • Understand and demonstrate knowledge of the various skill sets and abilities across the Integrated Production department
  • Demonstrate leadership attributes by supporting positive change, managing your workload, and striving for best practice 
  • Able to clearly articulate, and meet performance objectives 
  • Actively participate in and champion personal and department-wide Learning and Development opportunities

Client Relationships

  • Contribute towards the client relationship via the successful delivery and management of your own work streams and deliverables 
  • Where necessary, partner with specialists across strategy, creative, digital and production as well as with account managers, so they can manage client expectations accordingly 
  • Demonstrate an active understanding of a client’s objectives 

New Business Development

  • Support the pitch lead when required, by managing all Integrated Production elements of the pitch process 
  • Responsible for providing timely and accurate support and guidance on RFPs 
  • Contribute towards the commercial requirements and third party budget requests for relevant areas of a pitch brief 
  • Attend and present pitch presentations when required 
  • Actively promote GPJ through best practice
  • Understand the vision and strategy of GPJ and spot opportunities to support commercial growth

Finance

  • Responsible for ensuring their areas of the project and / or pitch submissions are profitable and protecting the commercial health of projects including the management of their SOW 
  • Building budgets/ estimates, managing/reconciling budgets 
  • Contribute towards the ongoing management of project forecasting 
  • Working with the account manager to support the development of commercial opportunities within your area of the business 
  • Responsible for obtaining reviewing and responding to vendor quotes, ensuring we work with best in class partners and vendors, with regular negotiations to drive value, profitability and efficiency
  • Accountable for POs creation/ distribution 
  • Identify and escalate potential budget/ financial issues, making suggestions to address.
  • Understand and effectively manage PO, reconciliation and invoicing processes
  • Review job cost/ people hours summaries for their project-specific areas

About you

  • You are able to listen and be open-minded in all situations 
  • You are curious to constantly question, innovate and be open to and identify new ways of working
  • You inspire your peers to learn, grow and be curious acting as an effective role model
  • You’re able to healthily challenge clients and colleagues in order to get to a more effective result/outcome; confident in our abilities/position within the industry
  • You’re adaptable and open to unexpected requests and ways of working (priorities and requirements can frequently change in an agency) 
  • You’re a team player willing to help other people within the project, across departments
  • You have the ability to think creatively and deliver ideas and solutions to help solve problems 
  • Curious and eager to learn about the industry, clients’ business, tech solutions 
  • Solutions focused/creative problem solver – presenting solutions to roadblocks in order to move forward 
  • A challenger – always looking to improve work rather than, ‘we’ve always done it like this’!
  • Persistent and Patient – persistence to follow up with stakeholders and clients but demonstrating empathy in understanding agency and client partners’ workload 
  • You’re passionate about planning and delivering a best in class event 
  • Ability to make several decisions at once, and quickly

Your Background, Skills & Experience

  • An effective communicator who is honest, clear and constructive with your communications
  • Empathetic, adaptable and have organisational awareness
  • Proven project management skills – able to respond quickly to different projects in terms of scale, content and complexity 
  • Experience of overseeing the project timeline and budget
  • Strong understanding of the creative process
  • Understanding of the pitch process 
  • Strong understanding of financial software 
  • Experience of responding and delivering to clients with digital, social media or tech solutions
  • Understanding of the marketplace GPJ operates in
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Expand < Senior Producer
London, UK

Job Purpose

As Senior Producer you will play an important role in implementing our clients’ objectives, addressing the clients’ business challenges, working in collaboration with colleagues in the Strategy & Planning, Creative, Digital disciplines, and the Integrated Production team to deliver the project on time, on budget and on brief.

GPJ will look to the Senior Producer to work either independently on a project or be a key player on larger projects, under the guidance of the Executive Producer. As Senior Producer, you will champion your area of Integrated Production expertise within the business, providing excellent service to our clients, commercial success for GPJ and the continued growth and development of your competency across the agency’s Integrated Production team.

 

Key Responsibilities 

Operational Delivery

  • Manage increasingly complex project/s, often simultaneously, aligning appropriate resource based on skill, experience for the client
  • Whilst remaining operationally focused, you will be less involved in the day to day delivery of a project, instead focussing on delegating, advising, troubleshooting and driving best practice across the business
  • A main contributor for devising scopes of works for all and any Integrated Production elements within new projects and pitches, with specific focus on the commercial opportunities around resourcing 
  • Responsible for the creation and ongoing management of project timelines and plans to ensure programmes are on track and in line with the overarching project plan
  • Responsible for proactively advising the project lead/client on all and any delivery and operational considerations
  • Develop and/or approving budgets, timelines and supplier contributions, in response to specific client and business needs
  • Accountable for the quality of delivery within yours and your direct team’s remit, including the provision of proactive operational expertise to the client / project lead as require

Creative

  • Work in close partnership with the Creative Directors and Strategists to identify and meet the clients’ strategic objectives whilst adhering to all operational considerations and parameters
  • Lead key client and internal meetings to provide input / expertise related to production elements within yours and your team’s remit 
  • Maintain ongoing cross-and inter-agency collaboration to ensure an aligned approach for meeting client objectives

Talent Management

  • Recruitment; identifying and securing of the best industry talent 
  • Understand and be able to communicate knowledge of the skill sets and abilities across the Integrated Production department
  • Support the Integrated Production Leadership Team with successfully casting the appropriate resource to the accounts and projects
  • Demonstrate leadership attributes, managing substantial teams across the business, supporting  change, managing yours and your team’s workload, instilling best practice
  • Ability to clearly communicate performance expectations to your direct reports and line manager
  • Ability to nurture, grow and develop your direct reports and project team
  • Drive, support and champion Talent initiatives where agreed and necessary  

Client Relationships

  • Work in close partnership with the Executive Producers to ensure successful management and retention of key clients and projects
  • Partner with clients to provide strategic oversight and counsel on deliverables, managing client expectations accordingly
  • Collaborate with the Executive Producers on understanding and informing clients’ objectives, ensuring project outputs meet these objectives and deliver great results and unlock future opportunities
  • Articulate, write and present a clear vision of project success, in order to gain the confidence of a client audience, providing guidance and counsel where relevant

New Business Development

  • Support the pitch lead when required, by managing all Integrated Production elements of the pitch process 
  • Responsible for providing timely and accurate support and guidance on RFPs 
  • Contribute towards the commercial requirements and third party budget requests for relevant areas of a pitch brief 
  • Attend and present pitch presentations when required 
  • Actively promote GPJ through best practice
  • Understand the vision and strategy of GPJ and spot opportunities to support commercial growth

Finance

  • Support the Head of Department with scoping for all and any Integrated Production requirements within new projects, with a commercial focus on the use of people’s time 
  • If assigned as project lead (on mid-to-large scale deliveries) you will be accountable for the profitability of the overall project, protecting the commercial health of projects including the ongoing management of the SOW
  • Work in close collaboration with the Executive Producer on the ongoing management of project forecasting  
  • Work with the account leads to identify commercial opportunities within your area of the business 
  • Responsible for overseeing and approving high-value vendor quotes and change orders, with an continuous focus on how to drive value, profitability and efficiency
  • Lead on, or supporting the Executive Producer with, numerous timely and accurate budget reconciliations simultaneously, often across multiple currencies 
  • Ongoing evaluation of job/cost reports and timesheets – proactively addressing issues and making recommendations ahead of time 

About you

  • You demonstrate a calm and positive attitude
  • You are curious to constantly question, innovate, be open to and identify new ways of working 
  • You inspire your team to learn, grow and be curious
  • You provide healthy challenge to clients and colleagues in order to get to a more successful result/outcome
  • You are adaptable and open to unexpected requests and ways of working 
  • You are always willing to help other people within the project, across departments
  • You’re curious and eager to learn about the industry, clients’ business and tech solutions 
  • You are solutions focused and a creative problem solver 
  • You’re a challenger who is always looking to improve work rather than, ‘we’ve always done it like this’!
  • You  are persistence to follow up with stakeholders and clients but demonstrate empathy in understanding the agency and Executive Producers workload 
  • You are truly passionate about planning and delivering a best-in-class event
  • You have the ability to adapt your working style and practices quickly to respond to different projects in terms of scale, content, complexity

Your Background, Skills & Experience

  • An effective communicator who is honest, clear and constructive with your communications 
  • Active listening skills and can remain open-minded in all situations
  • Ability to lead and support courageous conversations
  • Decisive, with the ability to make several decisions at once, and quickly
  • Previous management experience
  • Experience of managing complex project/s
  • Experience of managing budgets 
  • Strong understanding of financial software
  • Experience of responding and delivering to clients with digital, social media or tech solutions
Apply now

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