Details of any vacancies will be posted here. But if you think you’ve got potential as a scribe, you should try this exercise:
Listen to this talk by the author Shawn Achor on the happy secret to better work, then create a piece of scribing that you feel captures his key messages and conveys his theme in a clear, concise and engaging way.
It might help to take a look at some of our work before you start but bring your own approach to the challenge. Don't spend longer than two hours on it - scribes never have the luxury of time! And, finally, use A3 landscape, 300 dpi, and email the final image to email@example.com.
How to apply: please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Monday 25th September with Project Manager as subject.
Interviews: mid/late September.
Start date: late October.
Salary: 25-30k per annum, depending on experience.
Location: London, King’s Cross
Scriberia is an award-winning studio of animators, illustrators and storytellers, who believe in the power of pictures to tell stories and share ideas. We offer a broad range of services to clients all over the world, including ‘scribing’: the art of on-the-spot illustrations that capture live events as they happen; bespoke animations, which make light work of sharing ideas in the digital age; and a range of workshops that promote ‘visual thinking’ for anyone seeking to unlock their best ideas.
We are looking for a self-motivated communicator and organiser to join our team of producers, with particular responsibility for our work at live events. Ideally you will know about planning and running events, and will be excited by the potential of scribing to enhance the delegate experience at conferences, workshops and meetings. You will have good experience in project and client management, excellent attention to detail and will thrive in a collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will have an interest in all of Scriberia’s services and will be able to proactively cross-sell services and support the wider team.
Reporting to the Senior Producer – Live Events and the Creative Directors, the Project Manager will manage live scribing events, from the initial inquiry, to the logistics of the event itself, through to post-event communication with the client. They will provide a crucial link between our clients and our creative, demonstrating the flexibility required to manage the needs and expectations of both. They will also be approachable, methodical, proactive and practical, able to think on their feet and have the adaptability needed to respond to ever-changing client and studio needs.
- Project management: schedule projects, manage multiple workflows, organise logistics and liaise with freelancers and other suppliers.
- Have a good awareness of all of the work Scriberia is engaged in, and be mindful of any clashes or resource issues that might arise.
- Admin: making travel, accommodation and visa arrangements for artists and staff.
- Administering contracts, estimates and schedules for clients.
- Keeping project files complete and up to date and maintaining and updating our database.
- Financial responsibility: Prepare project budgets and manage budget control, ensuring good profitability.
- Client communications: oversee the full lifecycle of a live scribing project, and communicate with clients throughout; managing feedback, approvals, timings and budget conversations.
- Join the team in meetings, calls and pitches, maintaining excellent communication with clients throughout the project.
- Build and maintain excellent client relationships, and look for new business opportunities where appropriate.
- Possess a thorough understanding of the requirements and needs of different clients and their brands, their definitions and their core characteristics.
- Creativity: know how to relay and present creative concepts successfully to the client, and possess the ability to respond to unique challenges with creative solutions of your own.
- Review briefs with the Senior Producer and Creative Directors in order to plan the resources required.
- Work with the Studio Administrator to chase payment and ensure all invoices for external suppliers and freelancers are paid promptly.
- Opportunities: Strategic development and direction of existing client relationships and potential opportunities in the wider market.
Person Specification – Essential
- Minimum of three years’ experience in a similar capacity, ideally client facing and within the creative sector.
- An in-depth understanding of production techniques and the creative process.
- A proven track record in fast-paced creative environments, managing multiple workflows.
- The ability to co-ordinate teams and suppliers to deliver high-quality work, on time and on budget.
- A proactive, hands-on approach to creative and new business opportunities.
- Awareness of current industry trends.
- An enthusiastic and can-do attitude – we are after a real team-player with excellent inter-personal skills.
- Enthusiastic about helping to develop new and innovative ways to create original content for our clients.
- Good working knowledge of Mac OS X environment and Microsoft Office.
- Able to learn new skills quickly and be flexible according to the demands of our studio and clients.
- Excellent organisational skills with exceptional attention to detail.
- Ability to work under pressure and multitask.
- Planning skills are essential, being able to take a project from start to finish.
- Excellent written, verbal and IT communication skills.
- Tactful and diplomatic.
- You must be able to represent our company well on the phone, via email and in person at all times.
- Supporting the business in other areas will be required from time to time so it is important that you are prepared to be flexible in line with the demands placed on the business.
Person Specification – Desirable
- Good working knowledge of computer database systems (ideally Daylite).
- Adobe user.
- Previous experience in organising and running events.