Spatial Storytelling Graphics & Theming Contractors

Reports To: Spatial Storytelling Studio Director

Looking for freelance designers, illustrators, or 3D artists interested in assisting the Spatial Storytelling team on a per project/part-time basis. Depending on their skill set and experience, would work off loose design direction and/or established graphic assets to help develop project assets.

All work can be completed remotely and Contractor must have their own system and software licenses.

Potential Work Types

  • Create final print files for production.
  • Assemble Graphics & Theming packages.
  • Develop concept sketches/Photoshop overlays/3D renderings.
  • Build out print ready graphics from provided sketches and design comps.
  • Create Graphic & Theming comps based on design direction.
  • Plan design concepts and direction based upon provided client information.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Desired Design Skills: (one or more of the following)
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • 3D Modeling
    • Print Production
  • Desired Computer Skills: (multiple preferred)
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Corel Draw
    • SketchUp
    • Revit

Senior Marketing Coordinator

Reports To:

What You’ll Do

Amplify Story
As the senior marketing coordinator, you’ll work directly with the principle responsible for new business development to amplify our story, fun-loving culture, and multi-dimensional work. You’ll help us spread the word and build interest in what we do through coordinating digital and traditional marketing activities to meet our goals and grow our reach.

Nurture Relationships
Potential clients are just friends we haven’t met yet. Your job is to help them meet us and take the next step toward hiring us, or referring us. You’ll use a strategic and analytical approach to test and learn what’s working, and seek to adapt and optimize our marketing communications across the board—social media, industry platforms, events, and CRM.

Build Solutions
We’ve had some pretty fantastic success through word of mouth. Now, we’re putting additional wind in the sails by building a world-class marketing function to serve our business and global growth. The Senior Marketing Coordinator is critical to that effort. You’ll have the opportunity to build on what we’ve done and shape the future—something that will take curiosity, collaboration, and project management superpowers.

Grow Forward
We’ll expect and support your growth. We’re hiring for someone who will roll up their sleeves and add value on day one, but we’re also hiring for potential. Our organization is in an exciting time of growth, and this position is hire #1 into what we anticipate becoming a department, and one that you could potentially lead. Help us grow, and grow with us.

What Success Will Look Like

For day-to-day success, you will…

  • Exhibit flexibility, kindness, and a willingness to learn. Yep, that’s the top of the list!
  • Be comfortable in ambiguity and shaping “something” into something extraordinary without paint-by-number instructions.
  • Happy to work just outside London, where this role is based, while the majority of the team is located on the West Coast of the United States—which means working US Eastern Standard Time (EST).
  • Write and communicate well. Ya, good grammar isn’t optional.
  • Collaborate and oversee the creation and ongoing maintenance of a well-organized, results-focused editorial calendar that attracts qualified friends (clients).
  • Show off your HubSpot prowess—drafting, managing, analyzing, and optimizing multi-channel marketing campaigns, including content offers, emails, blog posts, landing pages, social media posts, paid ads, and a kitchen sink with the agreed budget.
  • Become the glue that connects our marketing efforts (campaigns and activities) between multiple teams, departments, and people (internal and external freelancers).
  • Get cozy with the creative team and producers (project managers) to ensure marketing materials are on-brief, on-time, and smartly optimized to get results.
  • Display continual curiosity through researching competitors, industry trends, consumer behavior, new mediums, techniques, software solutions, and ways to improve our marketing systems, processes, and relationship management (client nurturing).
  • Oversee the coordination of the proposal pipeline for new clients using Proposify.
  • Prepare detailed monthly, quarterly, and annual market reports to present current and forecasted data on marketing activities against company goals and sales targets.

For success in your first six months, you will…

  • Take initiative in getting to know the folks you work with (welcome to a Zoom world).
  • Collaborate with directors, producers, writers, designers, and IT to create automation workflows with HubSpot, streamline processes, and establish measurements that generate actionable insights for both brands within the Storyland, Inc. portfolio of brands (Storyland Studios and PlainJoe Causes).
  • Work with the principle responsible for new business development to establish initial targets above baseline for all marketing tactics and activities.
  • Begin measuring, monitoring, and optimizing to hit said targets.
  • Hit some, and eventually, all targets (we’re both optimists and realists).

What You’ll Bring to the Party

Skills and Qualifications

  • You have a university degree or equivalent work experience with a portfolio that showcases planning and results.
  • You like forests, but you looove trees (detail-orientation is a must).
  • You’re a quick student—especially of new software.
  • You have exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Bonus points for a sense of humor!
  • You have an EQ that matches or supersedes your IQ — we hire just as much, if not more, based on values than strictly intellect or ability. If you’re humble, hungry, and servant-hearted—you’ve found your people!
  • You have past work experience as a marketing coordinator or similar role.
  • You have 2+ years of customer relationship marketing under your belt.
  • You have a strong design sensibility and a keen understanding of what works on different channels, platforms, and outlets.
  • You have experience with compiling quick, desk-based research on clients and trends and leveraging data analytics software for reporting.
  • You see feedback as a means to growth, rather than criticism.
  • You have a growing interest in the themed entertainment and attraction industry (for Storyland Studios clients).
  • You’ll be comfortable working with cause- and Christian faith-based clientele (for PlainJoe Causes clients).
  • You’re fluent in English—equally able to write or present.
  • You have experience working with budgets and forecasting.
  • You are proficient in the full Microsoft Office suite—especially Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Journalism, English, Business or Public Relations. Cool!
  • You’re very comfortable working with content management systems (CMS), social media management software, and customer relationship management (CRM) tools. Alright!
  • You have a HubSpot Certification. Nice!
  • You have worked with and provided direction to designers and writers, and even have some working knowledge of HTML, Adobe Creative Suite, and email software. Excellent!

About Us

Storyland Studios is a design and production firm with offices in the US and Europe.

We imagine, design and create immersive experiences and environments that lift the Spirit.

From our shared background at Walt Disney Imagineering, we learned the art, craft and science of experience design—of telling stories in space. Our team of over 100 veteran Imagineers, strategists, marketers, artists, animators, designers, and developers craft connected stories and create truly immersive experiences.

We’re a fun-loving family that loves what we do and leads with our heart. We serve the themed-entertainment and attraction market through the Storyland Studios brand and Christian-based charitable organizations through PlainJoe Causes.

We care about the life and development of our people and want to come alongside you to care for you in your pursuits. We offer full-time Storylanders:

  • Enjoy Life
    • Open PTO Policy: Flexible, paid time off. Approval is contingent on the employee’s work performance, impact on their team, and their manager’s discretion.

Producer (Project Manager)

Reports To: Project Management Team Lead

From the point of contract conception, the Producer plays a critical role in every project they touch; they are the master of scope, schedule, budget and resource management. As an internal team leader, a Producer champions collaboration and internal processes. Collaboration is the secret sauce of the studio. The Producer will work closely with Principals, Executive Directors, Strategists and Creatives, pulling all of them in at the right time to promote collaborative thinking ensuring a successful project. The Producer is a project driver, partnering with Executive Directors to push the project forward within its respective parameter while keeping internal and external team members on track. The true mark of a great Producer is their ability to problem solve and make decisions. There may not always be a clear way or answer, but it’s the responsibility of the Producer to constantly be on the hunt to find one.

Qualifications for Digital Marketing Producer

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Experience/Education:
At least 2-3 years holding the position of Producer/Project Manager or in role performing project management-type duties within a digital/marketing agency.

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully an individual should have a working knowledge of the Office Suite, Design, and Project Management software. Proficient in Excel. Preferred experience with MavenLink, Slack, and Box.

Responsibilities

A Producer should be the champion of 4 major areas: clarity, collaboration, careful attention and closing well.

Clarity

  • Facilitates contract reviews with internal team through a robust kickoff when a contract is executed
  • Builds initial project plans for a clear path to project execution
  • Uses sound judgement in all project communication and ensures that Principals, Executive Directors, Strategists and Creatives are up to date on project activities

Collaboration

  • Sets up various project check-ins with internal team members
  • Works closely with the Associate Producer to complete all administrative tasks associated with a project
  • Meets with Executive Directors to review project status and discuss potential project roadblocks

Careful Attention

  • Follows internal processes and keeps quality assurance docs up to date
  • Ensures that a quality product/service is delivered by facilitating design reviews
  • Replies to client communication in a timely manner
  • Proactively looks for opportunities to offer additional services (selling, while solving)

Closing Well

  • Drives projects to final stages of completion by keeping the team on track
  • Keeps updated project budgets and timelines
  • Creates robust reports on the conclusion of a project for team review
  • Facilitates project reviews on project completion to help indicate wins and areas of improvement

Qualities we are looking for in a Producer

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical – Creatively problem solves both internal and external issues/situations.
  • Project Management – Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
  • Customer Service – Responds promptly to customer needs; Manages client expectations; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.
  • Flexibility – Can adapt to changing studio and client priorities.