Careers

Want to work in job that powers good for a change?


To apply to any of the career opportunities below, please send any application materials, a cover letter and your CV to careers@kriticalmass.com.  Please do not forget to state the role you are applying for.


Digital Designer

London, United Kingdom

Design for Good

Do you believe in great design as an agent of change? Do you want to have real impact and be a pillar of a thriving business, rather than just executing briefs? Do you want to work with inspiring people and causes? Then read on.

This role is suited for an ambitious digital designer we who can weave their vision through all strands and channels of a fast-paced startup.

Our requirements include the UI, the stories that our audience comes away with as well as the economics and ergonomics of sharing. We want you to become the visual brand voice across all channels and customer touch-points, from kriticalmass.com to social media, partner presentations and project videos. We will expect you not only to execute but also shape our identity and represent the kriticalmass ethos through all things design and visual communications.

We will hire someone who can both tell a story and fix a problem, who can lead ideas and can find the proof that they are worth pursuing.  It's UX with a focus on growth, and it's work done quickly and well and tested and measured and repeated.  It’s brand management mixed with empathy, knowing what our users are interested in and delivering on it. It's someone with a passion for how things look and work, for users and their goals, and for creating interactions that lead to growth, both on our platform and in wider media. 

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to help shape the future of a fast growth business that empowers positive impact ideas and projects. It is a unique chance to join an ambitious team and start-up that counts Tom Teichman (first backer behind lastminute.com and notonthehighstreet.com) and Sir John Hegarty (a creative legend and founder of BBH) among its backers. The business not only aims to power good but to completely disrupt the sponsorship and crowdfunding industry. We want to hire somebody who believes in our long-term vision, somebody who does not see this as a one-year item on a CV but a defining opportunity to grow, succeed and have impact.

Requirements

THE ROLE

-  Work closely with our Product and Marketing teams to aid in the implementation of all aspects of design, from product design and UX to brand communications. 

-  Create branding materials for use both on and offline, and adapt your approach to suit different types of content and channels.

-  Lead social media content and strategy across multiple platforms (FB, Twitter, Instagram). Monitor impact and present findings, issues and solutions to the broader team.

-  Manage our design partners and networks. Including crowd-sourced design competitions and design workshops for hero projects. 

-  Utilise your existing skills and have a thirst to acquire more.  We think deeply about design and interaction – we want you to love what you do.

ABOUT YOU 

-  You will have received excellent training at a top-tier design school or agency. You can prove the impact of your work in the real-world during 2+ years of industry experience

-  Experience using Adobe Creative Suite, (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.). Knowledge of web development languages, incl. HTML, CSS, responsive and app design, is desirable

-  A strong understanding of design concepts, methodologies and UX/iterative thinking – eagerness to keep learning, exploring and pushing yourself and your design understanding

-  You need be excited by the idea of working in an entrepreneurial environment.  Fast-paced, sleeves-up, high-energy and constantly changing

-  Enjoy working in a team but comfortable with driving and owning work independently when required

-  Excellent communicator. Enjoy speaking to the world about your work, from networking events to brand partners or project creators

-  Love all things digital. From social media to design tools and content platforms.

The position is London-based and requires a UK working permit.

If it sounds like a big, exciting challenge, that’s because it is. Are you up for it? We'd love to hear from you.

 

How to Apply

 

We are looking for someone with a very particular set of skills and goals, not to mention an attitude that befits our company.  You will be working with a small and passionate team who founded this start-up, working with targets, independence and a connected drive to reach the next step of the journey. The correct person needs to fit this mould.

 

After reviewing the questions below, put together your best effort in a PDF document, along with your CV/LinkedIn profile and email it to careers@kriticalmass.com.

Questions you might answer: Don't answer them all, but help us understand where your skills lie, what you do, how you do it and why.

Point to your personal website, blog or 5 million follower Instagram account.

Show us the work you are the most proud of and the impact it has had.

3 magazine-style websites you think are both effective and beautiful.

Find a particularly bad example of UX on the web and let us know you would fix it.

What's the best lesson you've learned from Steve Krug, Eric Ries, Jonathan Ive or any other design/UX/Start-up Guru?

Have you created anything worth watching on Vimeo/YouTube?

Take one of our projects, and tell us how you'd make it spread virally?

 

Marketing Intern

London, United Kingdom

Do you see marketing as a way to tell inspiring stories, drive emotional connections and build engaged coumunities? Do you want to work in an environement where your can constantly test, measure and adapt new marketing ideas? Then read on.

We are looking for a graduate or MBA intern to become part of our Marketing team. You will work with some highly experienced Marketers and leading agency partners. You will support brand building and marketing activities designed to increase brand awareness and drive audience engagement and conversion. Some of the activities you are likely to be involved in include social media management, strategic partnerships, SEM and SEO, public relations, audience insights and project based marketing campaigns.

kriticalmass is an environment where creativity and curiosity are celebrated; we constantly thrive to take advantage of the newest tools, strategies and trends. Marketing plays an essential part in creating our inspiring stories and engaged communities. We are looking for a Marketing Intern who is eager to push themselves in a fast moving an entrepreneurial environment.  The ideal candidate is a great communicator, who gets stuff done while consistently working on improving themselves and kriticalmass's marketing activities. If you enjoy working in a sharing team environment but are comfortable with working independently and prioritising your own workload, this might be an opportunity you should not pass. 

This role is a great opportunity for the right candidate, providing the opportunity to help shape the future of a fast growth business that empowers positive impact ideas and projects. It is a unique chance to join an ambitious team and startup that counts Tom Teichman (first backer behind lastminute.com and notonthehighstreet.com) and Sir John Hegarty (a creative legend and founder of BBH) among its backers. The business not only aims to power good but to completely disrupt the sponsorship and crowdfunding industry.

ABOUT YOU

  • Eager to make a difference and work in a positive impact environment
  • Desire to take on responsibility and thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Enthusiastic about all things digital, technology and the web
  • Excited about building communities and the power of story-telling
  • Good knowledge of social media platforms
  • A great communicator – both written and oral 
  • Organised, with good time-management skills
  • Previous SEM, SEO or social media marketing experience a plus
  • Native English speaker or highest professional proficiency

The position is London-based and requires a UK working permit.

How to Apply

Send your CV and a cover letter/email to careers@kriticalmass.com.