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Open Positions

Open Positions: 

Designer

We are seeking a Designer to join our growing creative production studio to assist with ongoing and upcoming projects. Get involved in a wide range of exciting projects and work with our intimate and talented team of creatives in our daily operations. Must be motivated, responsible and trustworthy.

This position will be responsible for the following: 

  • Work alongside and collaboratively with Product Designer to research and develop in-house products and collaborations from ideation to production
  • Create digital models, and prototypes with understanding of production process
  • Communicate with Production team for design and execution
  • Proficient with creating graphic and photography assets of the final product
  • Following prompt from founder, assist in art directing visual imagery at Special Special, identity of projects and products
  • Work with team to strategize annual product and content releases
  • Artistic direction of marketing campaigns
  • Create renderings of concepts, development of exhibition design to completion for external projects, art projects and retail concepts

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic, Product or Industrial Design
  • Previous professional experience in graphic, installation, exhibition and/or product design
  • Knowledge and experience in consumer facing design and utility goods
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/Indesign
  • Proficient in motion graphics (AE, Premiere), 3D animation and rendering in Maya or Blender a plus
  • Familiarity with Microsoft, Adobe, Slack, Asana, Google Drive
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Knowledge and general sense of the artistic and creative markets
  • Must have valid work status in the United States

Terms and Commitment:

There is a two month trial, and can become a full-time position with paid vacation time, sick days, and healthcare benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send resumé, cover letter, and portfolio to jobs@specialspecial.com with 'Designer 2021' in subject line. 

 

Marketing + E-Commerce Specialist

We are looking for a Marketing + E-Commerce Specialist to establish and develop a comprehensive, consumer-led digital marketing strategy to help build our brand across all channels. They will be involved in a wide range of exciting projects and work with our intimate and talented team of creatives in our daily operations. They will help develop and deliver integrated communication strategies, campaigns and e-commerce initiatives to fulfill brand and sales objectives. This role is both strategic, and executional. 

This includes but is not limited to:

Digital Marketing

  • Develop strategies for optimizing ecommerce channels to drive digital sales across all platforms
    • Work with internal and external partners to create compelling messaging and associated content assets for projects 
  • Generate audience development initiatives in close collaboration with Leadership 
    • Increase customer acquisition while fostering existing customer relationships and increase conversion on all platforms
  • Manage Email Marketing / CRM
  • Oversee Website and Shopify
    • Manage back and front end and calibrate for optimal operation. 
  • Social Media Strategy across all platforms 
  • Monitor analytics across social media and web, compiling detailed reports for managers and leadership 
  • Working cross-functionally with design team to develop visual assets for social media content and promotion
  • Report monthly on best practices, benchmarks, analytics, and KPI's to leadership.

Sales 

  • Shop Management (currently open by appointment only) 
    • Front facing management of appointments in physical location 
    • Assist in management of shopify platform, info@ account replies and social media engagement / answering of DM’s
  • Produce quarterly sales reports to present to management and strategize how to optimize and improve sales across the board
  • Assist the team with facilitation and management of consignment and wholesale orders 

Strategy

  • Identify new channels, partnerships and opportunities for brand awareness
  • Deliver a distinctive and authentic consumer experience through eCommerce, brand partnerships, and marketing initiatives 
  • Offer strategic input on future exhibitions, product sales, events, and store inventory
  • Develop marketing strategies to engage customers at each stage of the funnel; execute end-to-end marketing plans to completion, including measurement.  
  • Have a keen understanding of company offering, and be able to effectively communicate the concept and stories of the products.
  • Work cross-functionally with artists on events and activations 

 

Qualifications/Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2-4 years experience in a Marketing or Sales role
  • Sensitivity and awareness of art and design history, current trends, and recent developments/key players
  • Experience in retail or e-commerce
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience in proposing and managing budgets
  • Organized and detail oriented -- the candidate should be a process builder, a calendar keeper, and a project manager at heart.
  • Self-starter, identifying and solving problems independently.
  • Capable of designing their own work streams
  • Passionate about building a brand
  • Fluency in Mandarin strongly preferred

Terms and Commitment

There is a two month trial, and can become a full-time position with paid vacation time, sick days, and healthcare benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send resumé and cover letter to jobs@specialspecial.com with 'Marketing + E-Commerce Specialist 2021' in subject line.