Join the Stylus Media Group Team

Please see below for the open positions we are actively recruiting for.

We are always on the lookout for talented professionals to join our varied and dynamic team so if like us, you are passionate about innovation, send us your CV and a brief outline of what you are looking for to jobs@stylus.com.

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Colour, Materials & Beauty Researcher

Stylus / London

We are looking for an enthusiastic, adaptable researcher to work across our Colour & Materials and Beauty teams. This is an exciting and varied role that will encompass writing, visual research and website production responsibilities, with the opportunity to travel and attend industry events.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and collate image and text-based research
  • Analyse and implement findings, presenting to the wider team
  • Write blog posts and reports as required
  • Catwalk beauty analysis during fashion week season
  • Manage magazine, catalogue, colour library and material archive
  • Tagging and building reports in the CMS (content management system)
  • Contribute to team-based trends days and collaborative projects
  • Attend exhibitions, design shows and industry launches
  • Potential travel to international trade shows

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Educated to at least degree level in a creative discipline
  • At least one year’s experience in the creative industry, with trend forecasting experience a plus
  • Self-starting worker who is able to contribute to the teams as and when required, with the confidence to communicate and implement findings
  • Excellent research skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • A strong visual eye and enthusiasm for colour, materials and aesthetics 
  • Good analytical writing skills, ideally with experience of writing short-form content like blog posts
  • Knowledge of different material and textile processes and manufacturing techniques
  • Working knowledge of content management systems would be beneficial

To apply for this role, please send a cover letter, CV and samples of your written and visual work to jobs@stylus.com.

Marketing Manager

unbound / London

Unbound connects brands and corporates with disruptive technology, products and services, in order to fuel their innovation and growth. unbound works across three key areas: Labs, Insights & Festivals.

Job Outline:

  • To provide and execute a smooth and timely marketing strategy & marketing campaigns for unbound global initiatives.
  • To develop an understanding of the market, its dynamics and product positioning within each sector.
  • To help develop the brand into a leading industry brand with a relevance and influence within its global communities.
  • To manage and lead the marketing team and suppliers to ensure a successful campaign.

Key Responsibilities:

General:

  • Manage marketing budgets and targets for all events ensuring budget is always up to date.
  • Ensure marketing objectives are met to time and budget, carrying out regular analysis of activity undertaken and applying results as appropriate.
  • Evaluate customer research, market conditions and competitor data, and implement marketing plan alterations as needed.
  • Review current marketing processes with a view to proposing new and innovative solutions to maximise team efficiency and return on investment.
  • Participate in or lead any ad-hoc projects which arise.

Collateral:

  • Support sales lead generation campaigns and execution of sales materials.
  • Manage design process for collateral, (including adverts, direct mail, HTMLs, etc.) from brief to signoff ensuring timely signoff from relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop campaign messaging.
  • Produce copy for online and print.
  • Monitor competitive activity and all relevant media to keep up-to-date with the latest industry news, whilst having a strong understanding of competitors’ position in relation to unbound.
  • Provide regular feedback to wider marketing team and senior management on campaign effectiveness and response analysis. Actively monitor progress highlighting areas for concern or success.

Website:

  • Manage third party supplier responsible for website development.
  • Ensure website content is relevant and up-to-date.
  • Manage all website marketing and promotion such as SEO, PPC, etc, ensuring we are competitive with our peers.

Database:

  • Manage contact database including list sourcing, data cleaning and general database development ensuring all data is stored in compliant manner.
  • Ensure correct campaign emails are sent to the appropriate audience using the database information to maximise campaigns.

Partnerships & Influencers:

  • Identify strategic industry partners to increase marketing reach, developing relationships with trade associations and industry organisations.
  • Manage event speakers in the lead up to and on the day of events.
  • Develop and manage appropriate influential media partnerships.

Press/PR/Social:

  • Identify appropriate PR service providers and work with them to develop a PR strategy for all events globally.
  • Make recommendations for external advertising outlets and budget accordingly; place ads and monitor effectiveness.
  • Manage online and digital marketing including social media using analytics from Sprout Social, Tableau, Google Analytics, Mail Chimp, Survey Monkey and any other relevant programmes to ensure maximum web efficiency.
  • Have an active social media presence. Contribute to, and when needed, manage the social media marketing channels.

Campaign Planning:

  • Develop and manage all direct mail and email campaigns including content subscriber engagement newsletters, with emphasis on testing to optimise future campaigns.

Market Knowledge:

  • Read all relevant media in market sector including online publications and blogs.
  • Visit the top clients to understand their business requirements as well as challenges faced and wider information/ /intelligence needs.

Teamwork:

  • Provide regular weekly and monthly progress updates on campaigns and initiatives.
  • Attend and contribute to event / marketing / content meetings.
  • Regularly share information / ideas / feedback to senior managers.

Working Standards:

  • Ensure that all communication reflects the brand values and the market in which they serve.
  • Ensure all communications are in-line with the agreed specific marketing / PR campaigns for each event.
  • Maximise opportunities for cross promotion across the wider SMG group.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years marketing experience, within a start-up and/or events business preferable.
  • Passionate about creative, innovative and tech industries.
  • A self-starter who works on their own initiative.
  • Deadline drive and well-organised with strong time-management skills.
  • Superb copywriting skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Good at learning and growing from experience.
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal, combined with a high-level of self-motivation, an innovative approach to problem-solving and a ‘can do’ attitude 
  • Proactive team player, flexible, capable of turning round work to tight deadlines.

To apply send your CV together with a cover letter to jobs@stylus.com.

Content / Picture Researcher

Stylus / London

At Stylus, we identify and connect the most important global trends across 20 industries to help our clients understand how attitudes and behaviours affect products and services, and how consumers engage with the world around them. 

We are looking for a Content / Picture Researcher to support our busy Content team. This is a new role for a graduate with an excellent eye for visuals, an interest in trends research, and the ability to multitask like a pro. 

You will have a working knowledge of design software, excellent communication skills (you will be regularly contacting third parties including PRs and press offices), a problem-solving nature, and the ability to work efficiently. You’ll also be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and supporting the Content team in a variety of ways, including picture research, image tagging, report and presentation building, and other ad-hoc tasks. 

A can-do attitude is essential for this role. Training will be provided, but a working knowledge of CMS would be an advantage, as would knowledge of colour systems. 

To apply for this role, please send a cover letter, CV and details of your current salary to jobs@stylus.com.

Office Administrator

Stylus Media Group / London

Job Outline:

Stylus Media Group is growing and has a need for an enthusiastic person with strong administration skills, and a willingness to learn to help support its office management function. This is a fantastic opportunity for a business graduate or equivalent to gain an understanding about the workings of an office environment as well as being an integral member of the office support team. 

Key Responsibilities:

Administration support for Executive Office:

  • Administrative and clerical support including filtering requests, preparing documents and correspondence, filing, scanning, responding to emails.
  • Assisting with diary management for Executive Office, including arranging and coordinating meetings.
  • Supporting the SMG management team with administration requirements including co-ordination of meetings and travel arrangements when require.
  • Assisting with confidential and ad hoc projects as required ensuring Stylus client service standards are met.
  • Forward planning to ensure all responsibilities, commitments and project deadlines for Executive Office are achieved.
  • Provision of secretarial assistance and cover when EA is out of the office.
  • Create and maintain records and filing systems which may include confidential/sensitive information.
  • Processing expenses and arranging payments of invoices.
  • To maintain discretion, integrity and confidentiality at all times respecting the confidential nature of the Executive office. 

Office Administration support:

  • Act as the first point of contact for external and internal contacts, dealing with routine enquiries from SMG direct office line, screening calls, taking accurate messages and ensuring that they are passed on promptly.
  • Act as receptionist for a wide range of visitors, entering visitors onto Skyvisitor log,  greeting and directing and dealing with queries; maintaining security awareness.
  • Maintain meeting rooms, meeting room schedules, room set up and arranging refreshments for meetings when required.
  • Support office management with general offices duties, such as maintenance of office equipment and supplies, liaising with appropriate colleagues or contractors regarding any faulty equipment and dealing with any other general office related issues that arise for SMG offices globally as directed.
  • Work with Office Manager to identify and introduce new practices and procedures to improve efficiency.
  • Collect and distribute post and send out all outgoing mail.
  • Provide support and appropriate requirements/ arrangements for various SMG events and functions. 
  • All other tasks required for the smooth and efficient running of the offices.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least one year’s experience in a similar role. 
  • Outstanding customer service skills, motivated to maintain this to a high standard.
  • Excellent team player and problem solver with a ‘can do' attitude who is committed to supporting colleagues within the company.
  • Exceptional organisation skills, ability to prioritise workload .
  • Demonstrable ability to maintain client and staff confidentiality.
  • Very high standard of English, both written and spoken with strong numeracy skills.
  • An interest in the innovation, creative and tech industries is an advantage.

To apply send your CV together with a cover letter to jobs@stylus.com.

SMG

Business Development Executive

Stylus / London

The Sales Support Executive is responsible for proactively identifying and engaging with prospective clients to introduce Stylus and set-up meetings on behalf of Business Development Managers, a key role within the New Business process ensuring regional teams hit performance and revenue targets.

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who have experience in selling into Media, Entertainment, Automotive and Technology industries.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand the profile of Stylus’ customer base and target markets and identify/prioritise the most likely prospects (customer competitors, similar size/nature businesses, key markets/business attributes, key job functions)
  • Market research to identify best people to contact within prospective client companies – ‘decision-makers’ – understanding their needs and how Stylus can benefit them
  • Proactively interact with prospective clients via telephone and email and document these communications clearly within the CRM system
  • Ability to articulate Stylus product offering and how it can be used as a business tool, knowing the most relevant types of report examples for particular prospect types and the relevant customer case studies to share
  • Secure 70 meetings per quarter for EMEA Business Development Managers 
  • Manage all inbound sales enquiries for your region, dealing directly or passing to relevant specialist / existing account owner
  • Assist in ad hoc data analysis and cleansing, pulling reports on personal and team performance, generally support the CRO if needed
  • Understand the wider remit of the sales and client services function, be able and willing to support its needs in general (administration and client support) in the absence of other team members, and/or peak work periods

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years’ experience in a related role ideally gained in a design or marketing agency, familiarity with a CRM / sales automation system
  • Superior oral communication skills, excellent written skills and engaging presentation skills, with the ability to adapt any scripted communications to a specific conversation and react quickly to questions
  • Demonstrable on-going interest in innovation and trends in the creative consumer industries, marketing, brand and design related disciplines
  • A high degree of professionalism and organizational skills, used to multi-tasking and managing own workload and throughput
  • A self-starter with a high level of self-motivation and desire to improve
  • A high degree of intellectual curiosity; the ability to take disparate reports and create an engaging ‘story’ for a client
  • Develop knowledge on Stylus content to expert level 

To apply send your CV together with a cover letter to jobs@stylus.com.

Senior Sales Manager

unbound / London

unbound creates market-leading tech festivals connecting brands and corporates with disruptive innovation. The role of Senior Sales Manager involves selling exhibition spaces and sponsorship to big brands, corporates, tech companies, government trade agencies and professional services firms across multiple events globally. Our events bring together tech ecosystems on 3 continents and feature hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of delegates from big brands and corporates, as well as investors, founders and entrepreneurs, consultants and tech industry superstars. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Generating revenue for three flagship global events in Singapore, London and Miami.
  • Sales inventory includes exhibition stands, sponsorship, workshops, hackathons, pitching sessions and innovation days for big brands and corporates, tech providers, professional services firms and government trade agencies.
  • Using your own bank of existing warm prospects to target as well as generating new leads.
  • Attend competitor events (such as Mobile World Congress, Web Summit, Slush, Cannes Lions) as well as networking events for the start-up ecosystem in the London scene.  
  • Expect to travel up to 40% of your time.

Required Experience:

  • At least 4 years’ experience in B2B events sales
  • Experience in selling into the tech or media space, with relevant contacts
  • Proven ability to generate revenue through selling complex, consultative, big-ticket, sponsorship packages
  • Experienced in writing successful large, complex proposals tailored to the individual clients’ requirements
  • Comfortable helping with running large-scale events with multiple satellite workshops/forums/stages and initiatives with a view to keeping multiple clients happy in tight timeframes

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as within a tight-knit team environment
  • Passionate about hunting for new business and generating revenue
  • Ability to manage, curate and forecast pipeline accurately
  • Exceptional presentation, communication, negotiation and closing skills
  • Highly developed business acumen and the ability to understand the wider issues of the various industries we work in and the key challenges faced by big brands and corporates as they negotiate the transition to digital 
  • The ability to identify new revenue opportunities and maximize sponsorship revenue
  • Languages (Spanish or Portuguese) would be a plus

To apply send your CV together with a cover letter to jobs@stylus.com.

Beauty Freelancers

Stylus / London & New York

We are looking for freelance beauty writers to work with our UK and US Content teams. 

You will be an enthusiastic researcher and writer, with at least four years’ professional writing experience and specialist knowledge of tracking insights and innovations in the beauty industry.

Strong writing and visual analysis skills are essential, as is the enthusiasm to report on and research a broad range of beauty-related subjects, including ingredients, sustainability, consumer attitudes and retail/commercial concepts. Our reporting is global, but knowledge of regional markets would be a plus.

We offer our clients a cross-industry viewpoint, so you’ll enjoy the challenge of exploring the intersections between industries, with a strong focus on creativity and innovation. 

To apply please send your CV together with writing samples and a covering letter to jobs@stylus.com.

Business Development

Stylus / London & New York

Stylus is looking to hire business development professionals in London and New York with the experience and personality to grow the Stylus membership base further. 

The role requires the ability to understand marketing, growth, strategy, NPD and design issues a B2B client may have, and position Stylus as a solution to these issues. 

Our clients’ requirements will often extend into advisory, so the role requires a candidate comfortable with a volume approach to sales, as well as one able to cultivate longer term C-level relationships.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-10 years B2B sales experience (preferably subscriptions), preferably gained selling into B2C companies and agencies. 

To be able to fully articulate the Stylus offering, the candidate must have a demonstrable interest in innovation, marketing, branding and design. Impeccable presentation skills are essential. 

Please send a cover letter, CV and details of your current salary to jobs@stylus.com.

Content Freelancers

Stylus / New York

We are looking for freelance writers to work with our US Content team. 

You will be an enthusiastic researcher and writer, with at least two years’ professional writing experience and knowledge of tracking insights and innovations in one or more of the following sectors: Food, Beverage & Hospitality; Beauty; Consumer Attitudes (US demographics); Retail; Media & Marketing; and Product Design.

Strong writing and visual analysis skills are essential, as is the enthusiasm to report on and research a broad range of lifestyle-related subjects. We offer our clients a cross-industry viewpoint, so you’ll enjoy the challenge of exploring the intersections between industries, with a strong focus on creativity and innovation.

To apply please send your resume together with writing samples and a covering letter to jobs@stylus.com.