Conceptual Designer

Published

11/06/2024

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Who is Weber Shandwick ?

We create cultural value and help brands navigate the ever-changing age of earned: an age where consumers actively say no to advertising; an age where everyone is an influencer that can make or break your brand; an age where content can be turned into commercial opportunity. Our talented team build brands by finding connection points in the real world. We energise the right mix of talent, using the right platforms and latest technology to choreograph stories that make a real and meaningful impact for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses e.g. HSBC, Unilever, eBay and Pinterest to name a few.

We earn affection, attention, affinity, and purchase by delivering value to people around the world, with deep specialisms across food & drink, travel & tourism, consumer tech, consumer health, automotive, sports sponsorship, entertainment & lifestyle, and energy. We are known for:

  • Developing data driven insights and strategy to drive measurable impact
  • Creating impactful creative that taps into culture
  • Creating channel and platform agnostic campaigns that grow organically
  • Delivering integrated campaigns that are earned-first but deliver for paid and owned

A snapshot of the role:

Based in London and working as part of our in-house, integrated design team, you are a passionate, Conceptual Designer who comes from an integrated agency background. You are a team player who prides themselves on developing creative concepts into world-class Earned Campaigns.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Create first-class designs across a number of touch points, including OOH, press, social, global tool kits, pitch concepts and brand guidelines.
  • Partner with our creative leads to oversee the complete design process from the concept phase through to delivery
  • Have the ability to work on a number of projects and tasks simultaneously, ensuring deadlines and creative standards are always maintained.
  • Provide input to project managers and producers, allowing them to budget correctly on upcoming briefs.
  • Be an effective communicator, who can confidently present their design work to senior stakeholders within the business
  • You are passionate about design as a discipline and will proactively champion innovation and craft.
  • Provide mentorship and direction to the junior members of the team and always maintain the highest of professional standards.

Behaviours

  • Always professional in conduct with internal team members
  • Displays a can do, will do attitude with teams and wider agency
  • Be a proactive team player
  • Celebrates team effort
  • Invested in the development of junior team members and displays leadership through constructive and fair critique

Ideal experience required:

  • Previous experience working in a creative studio as a conceptual designer.
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is essential as well as a working knowledge of PowerPoint.
  • A portfolio that demonstrates a number of brilliantly designed and crafted campaigns that you have led.
  • Great communication skills, showcasing the ability to collaborate with colleagues across the design team and the wider agency to bring ideas to life in brilliantly designed presentations
  • Strong presentation skills whilst being able to clearly understand and process internal feedback in a collaborative fashion
  • Ability to work under pressure and proactively manage time, meeting deadlines and plan and prioritise workload to ensure all tasks are completed in line with agreed deadlines
  • Impeccable attention to detail and an eye for the latest trend or direction in presentation design

Who are we: 

Weber Shandwick are a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses, and organisations in major markets around the world. Led by world-class strategic and creative thinkers and activators, we have won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry.

The firm has earned more than 135 Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Weber Shandwick was named to Ad Age’s Agency A-List in 2020 and Best Places to Work in 2019. Weber Shandwick was also honoured as PRovoke’s Global Agency of the Decade in 2020 and PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Data-led, with earned ideas at the core, the agency deploys leading and emerging technologies to inform strategy, develop critical insights and heighten impact across sectors and specialty areas, including brand and B2B marketing, healthcare marketing, change management, employee engagement, corporate reputation, crisis management, data and analytics, technology, public affairs, social impact, and financial communications.

Weber Shandwick is part of the wider Interpublic Group. Check out more about the team, the work, and what it’s like to work at Weber Shandwick here.

At Weber Shandwick we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

 

Our Values and Behaviours: 

Curiosity, inclusion, courage, impact. Our work and our culture are shaped by our values:

  1. CURIOSITY: We cultivate curiosity and challenge convention. Because solving any problem begins with asking the right questions
  2. INCLUSION: We foster teams and environments built on belonging and openness to possibility. Because the best ideas have no bias
  3. COURAGE: We stand up for what we believe in. Because being comfortable with the uncomfortable is how progress is made
  4. IMPACT: We strive to make a meaningful difference in everything we do. Because we owe it to our people, our clients, and the world

 

What’s in it for you: 

  • JUICE – Our flexible working model
  • 25 days annual leave + Birthday and Festive period off
  • Personal pension plan
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Private dental insurance
  • Gym discounts
  • Heath cash plan
  • Group life assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Flexible life insurance
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Buy and Sell Holiday
  • Travel Insurance
  • Private medical

 

Useful links:

UK Website

LinkedIn Life Page

Office Video

LinkedIn Company Page

 

 

 

 

 

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

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We’re the earned-first global communications agency, led by world-class strategic thinkers and creative activators. Through the power of earned, we create shared and sustainable value for businesses, people, and society.

Our game-changing work is recognised by some of the most prestigious industry awards bodies, and we have won more than 135 Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. We’re also PRWeek’s 2024 Global Agency of the Year as well as being listed on the Ad Age A-List and Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies.

The work we do at Weber Shandwick spans across industries and specialisms, so whatever your interests, there is something for you. Examples include brand and B2B marketing, healthcare marketing, change management, employee engagement, corporate reputation, crisis management, data and analytics, technology, public affairs, social impact, and financial communications.

Why start your career at Weber Shandwick Scotland?

At our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, you can find an integrated collective of communications professionals, including strategic development, digital marketing, and influencer strategy leads. We’re also home to the EMEA consumer healthcare team and multi-award winning EMEA creative design studio.

Our unique culture, based on a foundation of “delivering the best work of our careers”, means we push boundaries and create campaigns that bring positive change for our clients and wider society. This is a key reason why we win awards and why our people stay and develop their career with us, rising through the ranks to become client leaders, directors, and even managing directors.   

Check out more about team, the work, and what it’s like to work at Weber Shandwick here.

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Our Junior Associate role (Junior Account Executive equivalent) is an opportunity for structured on-the-job training that will see you work with talented colleagues and clients around the world while being part of a high-performing, close-knit community.

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We believe that the more open, varied, and diverse we are as an industry the better the work we can do – so, whether you’re a school, college or university leaver, returner, or interested in a new career – we are looking for smart people from all backgrounds who are restless, curious and want to deliver impactful work.

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  • Help teams to develop media materials (press releases, pitch emails, reporter backgrounders, social media posts)
  • Stay on top of news, trends, and influencers in specific industries
  • Use tools to analyse online conversations and trends
  • Media and influencer research, developing targeted lists and pitching contacts
  • Conduct research and develop media audits
  • Deliver accurate and timely media and digital monitoring and campaign results reports
  • Maintain and update status reports, including materials trackers, media trackers, conference/event trackers
  • Attend and participate in client meetings and/or teleconferences, and accurately capture meeting notes/actions
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  • Keen to learn about agency life and the full flow of work we do
  • A strong communicator with a keen interest in communications and news cycles
  • Confident taking a proactive approach to identifying opportunities for the client, practice and team
  • Be an excellent communicator and possess exceptional writing skills – particularly the ability to digest complex information and turn it into compelling, understandable written copy
  • Capable of getting to grips with complex industries  
  • Able to manage your time and consistently meet deadlines
  • Attentive to detail and quality
  • Fluent in Microsoft programs and digital/social media platforms, tools, and solutions

Our Values:

Curiosity, inclusion, courage, impact. Our work and our culture are shaped by our values: 

  1. CURIOSITY: We cultivate curiosity and challenge convention. Because solving any problem begins with asking the right questions
  2. INCLUSION: We foster teams and environments built on belonging and openness to possibility. Because the best ideas have no bias
  3. COURAGE: We stand up for what we believe in. Because being comfortable with the uncomfortable is how progress is made
  4. IMPACT: We strive to make a meaningful difference in everything we do. Because we owe it to our people, our clients and the world

Perks and Benefits:

Core Benefits:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Group life assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Personal pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Flexible Benefits:

  • Buy or sell holiday
  • Additional life assurance cover
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Health screening
  • Gym discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Flexible working with our 3:2 hybrid work model
  • 4pm Friday finish
  • Equivalent of $250 USD for new joiners on 6-month+ contracts to support home working setup
  • 25 days’ annual leave (in addition to public holidays) plus 2 volunteering days, birthday day off and discretionary festive closure
  • Flexible public holidays
  • Exclusive shopping discounts and perks
  • Headspace membership
  • Annual eyecare voucher
  • Season ticket loan
  • Referral bonus scheme
  • Long service bonus
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Inclusive and invisible health policies

How do you apply?

To apply, please submit both a CV and cover letter via our LinkedIn job or via our website.

Please note we’ll only be accepting applications until Friday 21st June at 5pm.

Those successful will be contacted for an assessment day in July at our Glasgow offices to meet some of the leadership team here at Weber Shandwick Scotland. The role will start in September 2024.

We can’t wait to receive your application – good luck!

Note from the talent team: 

We appreciate the time taken to apply for the role and your recent interest in Weber Shandwick. We will review all applications and will be in touch with those who have been shortlisted to the next stage. Unfortunately, due to volume we are not able to get back to everyone individually so if you have not heard back from us unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion and wish you all the best in your search. 

At IPG DXTRA we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. 

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We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

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Who is Weber Shandwick?

We create cultural value and help brands navigate the ever-changing age of earned: an age where consumers actively say no to advertising; an age where everyone is an influencer that can make or break your brand; an age where content can be turned into commercial opportunity.

Our talented team build brands by finding connection points in the real world. We energise the right mix of talent, using the right platforms and latest technology to choreograph stories that make a real and meaningful impact for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses such as HSBC, Unilever, Ebay and IBM to name a few.

We earn affection, attention, affinity and purchase by delivering value to people around the world, with deep specialisms across food & drink, travel & tourism, consumer tech, consumer health, automotive, sports sponsorship, entertainment & lifestyle and energy. We are known for:

  • Developing data driven insights and strategy to drive measurable impact
  • Creating impactful campaigns that tap into culture
  • Creating channel and platform agnostic campaigns that grow organically
  • Delivering integrated campaigns that are earned-first but deliver for paid and owned

 

Note from the talent team:

At IPG DXTRA we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

 

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

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We believe personal growth is important. Everyone gets their own Learning and Development fund to use in line with their career objectives and passion points, and we do regular inspiration sessions and training activities as a team – keeping curious minds engaged and ensuring we stay at the forefront of industry trends.  

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Note from the Talent Team:

We  appreciate the time take to apply for the role and your recent interest in United Minds. 

At IPG DXTRA we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.