Key Production is recruiting

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For over 3 decades we’ve worked with some of the world’s best artists and record labels. We’re curious, creative, diverse and driven by our family spirit and integrity. We’re independent and while the industries we work in know us for our peerless project management, we think of ourselves as offering even more.

Current Vacancies

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We offer...

Hybrid Working

We offer flexible working hours.

Flexible Days

1 day after probation, 2 days after 1 year.

Early Finish

Close at 1pm every Friday.

Social Events

We hold quarterly social events for the whole company.

Wellbeing

Access to mental health first aiders, counselling and advice.

Health Shield

Employee health benefits that make you smile.

My Healthy Advantage

An App that provides an enhanced set of wellbeing tools to support wellbeing and wellness.

Employee Assistance Program

24 hour helpline from Health Assured to support you through life's issues and problems.

Bupa Menopause Plan

Access to a doctor trained in the menopause, personal access plan and 24/7 anytime healthline.

In-Chair Massages, On-line Yoga, Meditation Classes

Maternity & Paternity

Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.

Appointment Time

21 hours for appointments so you don’t waste your holiday.

Annual Profit Share

Profit share at the company’s discretion.

Life Assurance Scheme

 

Income Protection Scheme

 

Pension

Pension contributions up to 5% of salary.

Season Ticket Loan

An interest free travel season ticket loan.

EV Scheme

Access to an Electric Vehicle scheme with Octopus Energy.

Cycle to Work

We offer a cycle to work scheme.

Training & Upskilling

Visits to pressing plants and printers and access to a range of tools and courses appropriate to your role and career goals.

Does this sound like something you want to be a part of?

Careers at Key Production

Title: Graphic Designer & Content Creator

Reporting to: Marketing Manager

Location: London/Brighton/Sheffield

Salary: Competitive

 

Background

Key Production offers end-to-end manufacturing solutions in vinyl, CD, DVD, Blu-ray, cassettes, print and bespoke packaging, working with major and independent record labels as well as individual artists in music, media, and corporate sectors. We work with some of the biggest names in these industries and our network reaches across the globe.

Founded by our CEO, Karen Emanuel, in 1990, what began as a team of 1 has grown to over 60 employees spread across 4 locations and is now the UK’s leading Design and Manufacturing Services Company to the music industry. Key Production is a place where you are positively encouraged and supported to learn and grow. Efforts are recognised by everyone, and we foster an environment that inspires you to take ownership, and puts fulfilment, happiness, and wellbeing on its priority list. The company is B Corp certified and this year became an Employee Owned Trust which means the successful candidate is a part owner of the company and invested in our collective success.

Job Summary

Operating as the sole designer and in-house social content creator for the marketing team, you will be shaping the visual aspects of the group’s sales and marketing collateral, both physical and online. You should have the ability to use appropriate packages to design internal presentations, social media content, print and online advertising, logo designs, eCRM, newsletter, artwork design, artwork reprographics, and website management. You should be flexible and pro-active in your approach, be able to take direction, stay on top of design trends, and be familiar with the latest design software. Your graphics and social content should capture the attention of those who see them and communicate the company message to inspire and attract our target audience. You will need to be able to multitask and manage jobs with varying deadlines and priority levels in a fast-paced environment.

Artists we have had the pleasure of working for:

Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Oasis, Enter Shikari, Ezra Collective, Raye, Idles, Aphex Twin, Blink 182 and many more!

Main Responsibilities:

  • Creation of all visual content for the sales and marketing team, including gifs, video animations, bespoke sketches, and bespoke image design.
  • Prepare and present ideas, taking an active part in brainstorming sessions.
  • Take ideas and briefs through to final design.
  • Deliver high quality designs and files ensuring they are prepared for print or online use depending on the appropriate format.
  • Appropriately create and use branding guidelines.
  • Work on several projects across the Group simultaneously.
  • Conduct research to build and maintain knowledge of graphic/product design, social media and content trends, new strategies, technology, and emerging techniques to apply to different campaigns.
  • Able to contribute to marketing and promotional ideas campaign initiatives.
  • Work within a defined schedule and budget.
  • Maintain organised files, documentation, and asset management.
  • Meeting deadlines

Essential Skills:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, After Effects, etc.)
  • Graphic Design
  • Motion Graphics/Animations
  • Responsive Design/Development
  • Typography
  • Logo Design/Branding
  • Conceptualization /Creative Thinking
  • Colour Theory/Palette
  • Layout/Composition
  • Illustration/Drawing
  • Photo Retouching/Editing

Bonus Skills (Non-Essential):

  • Web Design/Development
  • Print Production/Pre-press skills
  • Photography/Videography
  • eCRM management

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the group and the overall business objectives of the group.

Key Production is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Please email your cv and covering letter to:  recruitment@keyproduction.co.uk

 

If a position above isn't quite right for your skill set but you think Key Production is the perfect environment to apply your knowledge and experience then why not send us your cv We are always looking for enthusiastic new recruits to the Key Production team.

What is it like to be part of the Key Production family?

I always feel like I am part of something bigger than just work/my job….Key really is like an extended family.

In comparison to other places I’ve worked, Key and the people who work for Key uphold values that respect and celebrate diversity.

The company respects the employees' right to be an individual and does not insist on us being a homogenous unit with no say in how the company is run. Diverse opinions are valued and this allows the company to continually evolve.

I really appreciate that the company continues to actively offer more and more staff benefits, fair pay and making a real effort to allow us to adapt new ways of working.

This is some of the feedback from our last company health check!