We’re always on the look out for great people to join our team. See the roles we’re looking to fill below. If you don’t see what you’re looking for but would love to work with us, drop us a line and let’s arrange a chat.
We work with a mix of national and international companies. Some large, some small. All bringing their own unique challenges and rewards.
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High level creative alongside professionalism and a healthy work life balance for all of our team is paramount in our culture. Never work on your birthday again, we always shut at christmas and free fruit (and biscuits) are just some of the benefits when you join us.

Senior Designer

About you

We’re looking for a senior designer ready to take their career to the next level. Your role will be to lead on design projects, combining rigorous craft with boundless enthusiasm to deliver work on time and to the highest standards. You will be deeply immersed at every stage of a project, liaising with all departments across the studio and ensuring that design and strategy are perfectly aligned to create compelling solutions.

You will be required to create work of all types, ranging from powerful pitch decks, to website designs and creating video content. As a client-facing member of the design team, you will be regularly required to present to large teams, able to confidently express the value of design rather than just its visual qualities.

Finally, as a senior member of the team you will lead by example, maintaining a highly professional and positive outlook and an active interest in the latest design and communication trends, seeking out the new and extraordinary and bringing this to through in your work.

 

Core skills

  • Highly proficient working with Adobe CC
  • An intelligent approach to concept generation
  • Enthusiastic team leader and mentor
  • A deep understanding and appreciation of the creative industry
  • Attention to detail, focus and consistency
  • Career driven
  • Adept working across print and digital
  • Knowledge of motion (After Effects & Premier Pro etc) preferred

 

What we offer

  • A role where you can grow. This is a great opportunity to join our growing team and perfect for those looking to develop a career in the industry within a forward thinking creative environment
  • Support and guidance from day 1 from our experienced leadership team and training resources to up-skill are available for all team members
  • A dynamic, social team environment – with a few boozy get-togethers thrown into the mix
  • New office and fun working environment – the biscuit tin is never empty!
  • A day off on your birthday
  • Salary based on experience

 

How to apply

Please send a link to your showreel or a pdf portfolio of your work (<10MB) and cv to hello@wearefred.co.uk with the subject line ‘Senior Graphic Designer’.

Designer

What you offer:

  • Excellent knowledge of Creative Suite
  • Portfolio showcasing your skills in branding, brochure and digital design
  • A genuine passion for all things creative
  • Ambitious team player who can work and play hard
  • Degree in Graphic Design (desirable but not essential)

 

What we offer in return:
  • A role where you can grow! This is a great opportunity to join our growing team and perfect for those looking to develop a career in the industry within a forward thinking creative environment
  • Support and guidance from day 1 from our experienced leadership team and training resources to up-skill are available for all team members
  • A dynamic, social team environment – with a few boozy get-togethers thrown into the mix
  • New office and fun working environment – the biscuit tin is never empty!
  • Competitive salary

Social Media Executive

We are looking for a Social Executive who will be responsible for managing social media channels and communities for our clients. You will be always looking for opportunities to improve quality and performance and showcase true value for clients and the agency. Snapchat, YouTube and Pinterest have no secrets for you – and of course you know Facebook, Instagram and Twitter inside out. We are looking for a well-organised candidate with a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude.

 

Specialist Skillset

  • Minimum 1 years of experience
  • Proven experience managing social accounts – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.
  • Proven experience with community management, audience engagement and customer service, including software e.g. Sprout Social, Hootsuite, Sprinklr
  • Ability to develop client-facing content calendars, campaign plans and reports
  • Excellent written and communication skills, social copywriting
  • Ability and confidence in implementing, managing and optimising Paid Social campaigns; knowledge and experience in implementing PPC activity including YouTube is a plus
  • Experience in developing and following media plans and being able to provide supporting rationale
  • Reporting and analytics (platform insights and software e.g. Sprout Social as well as Ads Managers); Google Analytics
  • Social listening and monitoring
  • Understanding of influencer marketing, experience sourcing /activating influencers
  • Previous experience of a fast-paced environment / agency
  • Best practice is at the heart of everything you do

 

Attitude & Communication

  • Super organised and professional
  • Proactive and resourceful
  • Excellent time management
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Client-facing experience

 

Nice to have

  • Copywriting skills
  • Experience creating content for social and working with creatives

 

Responsibilities

  • D2d management of social accounts, ensuring client objectives are met, work is of the highest quality
  • Community management – providing top-class customer service and crisis management
  • Content planning, sourcing content and copywriting to order to produce impactful content
  • Scheduling social content, and checking-in on a daily basis for quality control
  • Planning and managing paid media activity and proactively applying optimisations to improve performance
  • Handling organic & paid content across social platforms; owning campaign roll-out, working with other team members
  • D2d handling of client queries and preparing monthly client meetings
  • Supporting on campaign ideation and planning, decks, etc.
  • Sourcing and validating influencers, securing collaborations – including negotiation, briefing and monitoring
  • Reporting and analytics across content, organic and paid social – gathering learnings & benchmarking metrics, setting clear actions to implement

 

In your current role you might be: Managing social media channels, looking after community management, planning and scheduling social media content, activating paid social campaigns, working with influencers, juggling multiple clients and projects, client-facing. 
You may have worked in the following capacities:
Community Manager, Social Executive, Social Specialist, Media Executive, Marketing Executive

Account Manager

What you offer:
  • Creative – able to talk strategy as well as successfully manage projects through the studio/with clients successfully
  • Digital experience a plus, but not essential
  • Experience working with large national clients
  • You love a challenge
  • Great attention to detail
  • Willing to go above an beyond for clients with a ‘part of their team’ mentality
What we offer in return:
  • A role where you can grow! This is a great opportunity to join our growing team and perfect for those looking to develop a career in the industry within a forward thinking creative environment
  • Support and guidance from day 1 from our experienced leadership team and training resources to up-skill are available for all team members
  • A dynamic, social team environment – with a few boozy get-togethers thrown into the mix
  • New office and fun working environment – the biscuit tin is never empty!
  • Competitive salary

Intern (3 Months)

We Are Fred are on the hunt for recent graduates that are looking for real experience within a creative marketing agency in Essex. We are looking for fresh new talent who are interested in a career in marketing and looking to work client side, to gain experience as an Account Executive.

Potential opportunity for a permanent role at the end of the 3 month internship period.

Send your CV to hello@wearefred.co.uk

Freelancers

The We are Fred family has tripled in size since we opened our studio doors 5 years ago. We’ve doubled the size of our account handling team and added top talent to the creative team.

We’ve also grown our network of talented freelancers. Trusted, reliable partners that we can call upon to help out, offering additional and complementary skills and become a natural extension to our team. Having a book of other creatives for us to work with, offering completely different skillsets, has allowed us the opportunity to offer a large number of add-on services. We’ve used freelancers for drone photography, CGI’s, video content, copywriting, PR, as well as branding and UI & UX design.

We recognise that freelancers are a great source of talent and innovation and in the fast-moving sector we work in this has proven to be invaluable to the agency in helping us to grow the business. They often offer a wider variety in their experience and insights with access to a bigger network that can help them improve their own skills as well being a source of other talent. For us, our freelancers can be a breath of fresh air. We welcome constructive criticism of our work, asking for a new perspective on something that we have been close to and helping us to see things through fresh eyes can be invaluable. Freelancers tend to more innovative by nature. They have to be. This helps us to continue evolving by perhaps suggesting new ways to do things that keep us ahead of the competition. Obviously, these benefits get passed directly to our clients.

We always love to hear from other creatives – do get in touch if you think we could work together.