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Senior Creative

Fill 1

London, United Kingdom

Fill 1

Full Time

What we’re looking for:

A talented, senior creative to join our growing creative department. And work on one of our most exciting clients: Supercell. Supercell make some of the most entertaining and successful mobile games in the world - including Clash of Clans, Boom Beach and a host of games currently in beta, like Clash Quest and Everdale.

 

We are happy to consider either a copywriter or an art director. You’ll need to be great both the bigger thinking and the detail of your craft. It’s imperative that you are an active mobile games player with a keen interest in immersing yourself in the culture of games and gamers. Specific experience of Supercell games, especially Clash of Clans would be a bonus, but is not essential, so long as you are happy to play the games once you join.

 

As a senior you should be a fully formed, self-sufficient creative, capable of tackling any project within the agency, and able to lead accounts creatively. You have excellent craft skills, including use of relevant software. Presentation skills and the ability to communicate your ideas concisely and precisely, should be strong. You should be able to oversee a project from brief, through production from start to finish, working with and where necessary leading a multidisciplinary team to deliver on time and on quality.

 

The successful applicant will have:

  • Setup & maintenance of social listening & monitoring tools (esp. Netbase & Brandwatch)
  • 6+ years of experience as a creative at an agency or in-house
  • A good portfolio, with examples creative work across a number of different media, including significant social content
  • The ability to sell ideas, both in person and in a deck
  • A love and understanding of games and gaming culture
  • A good working knowledge of the main social channels
  • UK based

 

In return you’ll get:

  • Competitive salary
  • The opportunity to develop your own skills in a fun, supportive environment.
  • To work on big game titles in a fast-paced, exciting and ever-growing agency
  • To work alongside extremely passionate digital natives, producing world-class work
  • Early-finish Fridays in August & February
  • Christmas and summer parties you'll want to post about
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Birthdays off
  • Volunteer days
  • Access to Employee Assistant Programme (EAP)
  • Flexible start times
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Group Income Protection

 

About Waste

Waste is a fan-first creative agency founded in 2006. We connect entertainment brands with their fans, to drive creativity, culture and commercial success. A virtuous circle we call ‘Brands powering fans, powering brands’.

 

Our clients include the mobile gaming giant, Supercell (Clash of Clans, Brawl Stars) for whom we oversee player acquisition and retention, built around community listening and high-speed, high-quality content creation. We also work with the mighty Nintendo, creating TV, OOH and integrated marketing campaigns, for both hardware and software. Other notable clients include Riot Games (League of Legends), Warner Brothers Games, Sega, Verizon Media and Zynga.

 

We recently became part of the Keywords family, an international technical and creative services provider to the entertainment industry. We employ 75+ wasters globally, covering strategy, creative, social, content, experiential, OOH, and TV. Our HQ is in London, and we  work with brands around the world.

 

Our approach to everything is shaped by The Waste Way (our company values), and an entrepreneurial spirit. It’s seen us win 100+ awards, including being named Content Marketing Agency and Digital Industries (DADI) Agency of the Year by The Drum, and we now rank 10th in The Drum’s World Creative Rankings of the UK’s most awarded agencies. We’re one of Campaign’s Best Places to Work 2021 and one of the UK’s 100 Best Small Companies to Work For, as accredited by Best Companies. Our work has won us awards from shows including Art Directors Club, BIMA, D&AD, Clio, Design Week, The Drum, Marketing Week Masters, and The Webby Awards.

 

We brew our own craft beer, the Waste Pale Ale, a favourite with clients and fans. A couple of years ago, we started our own animation production company, This Thing of Ours, which has since won a D&AD Graphite Pencil and Motionographer Award amongst others. We also support the UK based gaming charity, SpecialEffect.

 

The Waste Way

At Waste, we live by 4 key cultural pillars and expect ALL Waster’s to live up to these principles. This is what Waste was founded on:     

  • Be Brave – We look for fresh ways to solve problems and encourage diversity of thought.
  • Own Your Shit - We value actions over words and empower Wasters to make things happen.
  • Make it Better – We’re always looking for ways to improve our work, agency and ourselves.
  • Be Kind – We’re a team. Win together, lose together, learn together.

 

How Wasters embrace Diversity & Equal Opportunity

Us Wasters are committed to diversity, equality and inclusion. For us diversity and inclusion are not just a tick-boxing activity, but a chance for us to make long-term meaningful change. A diverse workforce means that we’re able to unlock our ability to innovate, be creative, be better problem solvers and provide an inclusive environment for everyone and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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