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Creative Studio Project Manager

Employer
Culture Trip
Location
London
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
16 Oct 2021

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Sector
Design & Creative
Job Function
Project Manager
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Culture Trip is the trusted shortcut to booking travel that’s good, and makes you feel good. In one single platform, our customers can discover and book spot-on stays and experiences, hand-picked by a global community of travel experts and local insiders.  In 2011, Culture Trip was created to inspire people to go beyond their cultural boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special, unique and meaningful. Fast-forward to 2021, and Culture Trip has become the essential travel companion, having evolved into a global travel e-commerce brand with content at its heart. This is a unique proposition in a market dominated by the more utilitarian online travel agencies (OTAs), user-generated content (UGC) and price-comparison sites. 

Culture Trip is different, because, for a decade now, its global community of travel experts and local insiders have hand-picked the world’s best bits to share travel stories and unbiased recommendations, together with curated collections of places to stay, hotels, things to do and experiences that can be booked online. Culture Trip inspires people and enables them to turn this inspiration into reality, all in one place. 

We are a diverse team comprising travel experts, engineers, creators, data scientists, marketeers, media specialists and more, across offices in London, NYC, and Tel Aviv. In addition, we work with a global network of hundreds of freelance content creators who share their insider knowledge and insights on the places they know well. 

Every month, Culture Trip attracts millions of visitors to its site; app downloads have leapt to almost 3 million; social followers have increased to more than 8 million, and our videos have been viewed more than 2 billion times. Since 2019, we have won more than 30 awards for our inspirational content, and our work for brand partners and commercial clients. 

Founded in 2011 and after four years evolving the concept, Culture Trip secured seed funding of $2 million in 2015, Series A funding of $20 million in 2016, a funding injection of $80 million in 2018 and, in August 2020, we secured additional funding to drive further growth.

The Role:

We’re looking for an experienced, organised and collaborative project manager to coordinate and help grow our Creative Studio output. Based in our London office you will work closely with the Creative Studio team to support and deliver outstanding creative work for Culture Trip's growing client base, both external and internal.

As the travel industry returns with a bang, our projects are growing in number and scale, you will play a vital role in that growth. You will onboard new people, organise our incoming work, schedule our resources and project manage campaigns which cross the team’s disciplines, meaning you will be involved with production of articles, video, social video, photography, illustration, animation and design. 

Our team works across pitching and production for clients like Diageo, British Airways, Verizon, GoPro and numerous DMOs, we spin many plates at once and you will be at the heart of that. 

You will report directly to the Creative Production Lead and will work hand in hand with them to ensure we deliver campaigns on time and on budget. Where needed you will also be involved in ideation for campaigns and pitches.

We offer an ambitious, fast-paced and collaborative working environment with plenty of potential for you to develop your skills, engage big audiences and the work on exciting content from all over the world. We can't wait to meet you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as the point person for incoming work to the Creative Studio team and be across all ongoing projects
  • Schedule our team, resources and reviews so we are set up to deliver great work
  • Organise and onboard freelancers and new staff, and be the guardian of our portfolio of work, creative benchmarks and expectation
  • Own our team back office organisation
  • Act as project manager and / or producer on campaigns that run across the specialities of our branded content and design teams
  • Help develop effective workflows, across countries, to deliver location-based and remotely-produced content, as we scale this output in a flexible working environment
  • Maintain our links with other departments, teams and networks 

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

  • At least two years’ experience in a similar role 
  • An excellent track record of having organised or delivered creative campaigns for multiple clients
  • Strong understanding of the content creation and design process, across multimedia
  • Demonstrated organisational and project management skills
  • The ability to work at speed in a fast turnaround environment, without sacrificing quality of conte
  • You need to be an enthusiastic and collaborative team player with a strong sense of  personal responsibility
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
  • You should be passionate about creating exciting, inspiring, and social content about places, people, culture and experiences all around the world. Our work covers travel, food, art, entertainment and more, so an interest in these is a major plus

Benefits

We have a  whole host of amazing benefits that not only our employees, but their families can take advantage of, inside and outside of work.  

From private healthcare, Employee Assistance Programmes, and birthdays off, to virtual events, Perkbox subscriptions and L&D platforms, this is our way of ensuring you always feel valued and nurtured at Culture Trip. 

Work-life balance, work hours & time off

25 days holiday in addition to all public holidays

You get a bonus day off on your birthday so you can spend all day eating cake

Flexible hours & remote working - if you’re an early riser or a night owl worry not, we have feel good flex in place that gives you flexibility on when and where you work up to 90% of the time!

Pension, healthcare & wellbeing

Pension scheme - we will contribute 4% and you will contribute a minimum of 4%

Optional Private Health Insurance (after 3 months employment)

Family friendly policies

Employee assistance programme - a free employee wellbeing service

Cycle to work scheme - an amazing scheme that saves you income tax and NI contributions from the bike’s retail price
Perkbox - From free weekly treats to discounts from audio books to utility bills plus a free birthday box, you will have everything you need to help you live better at work and at home, with access to the biggest online discount platform. 

Professional & personal development (and team fun!)

Unlimited access to Udemy for Business - an online learning platform

Volunteering Days - each Culture Trip employee gets 2 charity days a year to dedicate their time to a good cause of their choice

Virtual social events such as beer tasting and bingo 

The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, we are following local government guidelines which means that we encourage our employees to work from home - there is no expectation that they should come to the office at this time. 

However, we know that everyone’s personal circumstances are different, meaning that some of our colleagues do need to use the office space from time to time. Our office is still open and we have put processes in place and taken every precaution to make it a safe environment for those who might occasionally need to be there. 

And when we’re back in the office, there’s also these lovely perks

Working from home - need to do some thinking or get away from distractions? You can get out of the office to work almost from anywhere. You are encouraged to do this once a week

Dogs in the workplace

Department Socials - Get to know your wider department with Culture Trip funded socials every quarter.

Teams also organise their own team-building lunches, dinners, breakfasts or other socials

Company Wide Parties & Events

Snacks - Get in your five a day, we provide fresh fruit, biscuits and tea and coffee in the office

Friday treats - Every Friday we take turns to host themed Friday treats. From Italian food to national cake day get ready for your tastebuds to be tickled

Dress down everyday (or up if that’s your thing!)  

Culture Trip is committed to equality of opportunity for all. We strongly believe that diversity of backgrounds, ethnicities, experience, circumstances, abilities and perspectives leads to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our users.

About Culture Trip The essential travel companion to discover and book spot-on stays and experiences, hand-picked by a global community of travel experts and local insiders.

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