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Manager of People & Culture – NY Based

Posted 2 months ago

As our first Head of People & Culture, you will identify, develop and advocate for the talent we need to grow across two locations. You’re passionate about providing our team with the right support to develop in their careers, and you will provide the vision for growing the organization and building our culture of innovation & open, empathetic communication.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recruiting & hiring: understand the skills & experience necessary for each role; write & maintain JDs for all roles in the organization; identify & interview talent; manage relationships with headhunters and maintain our presence on LinkedIn and with headhunters; explore new avenues for talent, including industry gatherings
  • Performance management: partner with leadership to define annual performance review process; clarify goals for meeting & exceeding expectations; communicate expectations to broader organization
  • Compensation & incentives: negotiate packages at time of hire; manage raise & bonus process; communicate benefits & policies; maintain corporate handbook; administrate & improve benefit offerings, in partnership with COO and Managing Partner
  • Employee relations: develop orientation plans & on-boarding strategy; ensure successful integration of new talent into existing teams and culture; serve as a sounding board for employees, and resolve conflicts between individuals; identify opportunities for individual & team growth & development, and facilitate training and enrichment; manage exit interview process and help leadership team learn from executives’ departures
  • Company culture: manage all internal communications to keep employees informed & aligned; establish regular cadence of company-wide meetings & offsites to educate and connect teams identify & recognize individual and group contributions to success; manage remote locations and balance time appropriately between offices; develop leadership playbook for standardizing operations across offices and functions

REQUIREMENTS

  • You have a minimum 7-10 years of functional experience across the full spectrum of People management, ideally within an agency environment. Experience with change management and organizational design is a plus
  • You understand how to operate and scale People programs across different geographies, and you’re comfortable taking responsibility for the full lifecycle of employment from onboarding to exit
  • You have an established network for identifying and recruiting new talent, and you’re able to articulate new roles and train for new capabilities
  • You hold people accountable for measurable impact, and you analyze performance based on clearly communicated metrics and expectations
  • You demonstrate the ability to build rapport and trust with people at all levels in an organization, and you represent employees fairly and empathetically. You’re comfortable having difficult conversations, and you can facilitate productive outcomes in moments of conflict

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DIGITAL MANAGER

Posted 2 months ago

Factory seeks an Account Manager to join its growing Digital+Social Media team. The candidate should possess an insatiable hunger for innovation in the digital world, an impressive portfolio of content-driven campaigns you’ve ideated and facilitated, a keen understanding of the latest measurement tools, social media and influencer marketing trends. The position calls for an experienced communicator, a strong creative strategist, enthusiastic social media consumer and participant whose contact list is filled with influencer friendlies. This position will be New York or Los Angeles-based and report to the Head of Digital. You will be implementing impactful campaigns and tactics for clients in fashion, beauty, tech, and design.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conceive innovative and brand-appropriate social content ideas and develop captions to support
  • Collect assets and schedule content on respective social platforms
  • Plan and maintain weekly/monthly social media calendars for multiple clients
  • Proactively think about ways in which we can work towards increasing brand awareness, optimize engagement and drive revenue for clients based on their brand needs
  • Develop and maintain lists and contact databases (NY & LA influencer/agents/creators)
  • Work in tandem with other members of Digital & PR teams to conceptualize and implement influencer programming (both organic seeding and paid)
    • Negotiate fees and deliverables
    • Manage contracts, invoices and budgets
    • Package and seed mailers
  • Monitor for and clip all influencer posts as it pertains to client campaigns and always-on strategies
  • Research upcoming talent and influencers across all social platforms
  • Create reporting for all divisional clients
  • Follow digital industry news to keep wider agency informed
  • Maintain client agendas

REQUIREMENTS

  • Genuine interest in beauty, tech, innovation, fashion, pop culture, influencers and communications
  • Strong work ethic and eagerness to learn
  • Ability to multitask and not let things fall through cracks
  • Exemplary organization skills
  • 5 years of relevant Agency experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Photoshop
  • Have positive can-do attitude
  • Be an avid observer of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and media trends

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ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – FASHION/BEAUTY/LIFESTYLE

Posted 5 months ago

Factory PR seeks an Account Executive to work across a dynamic mix of Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle clients. The candidate should be an avid consumer of media and popular culture, and have a deep affinity for fashion, design and beauty. The position calls for an expert publicity strategist and relationship builder. This position, which reports to the VP of Fashion, will supervise, develop, coach and mentor a dynamic team including an assistant and intern.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Secure strategic press coverage – including feature stores, news announcements, brand/designer/Founder profiles, and product placement in top national, regional and online media outlets
  • Develop relevant brand assets used to secure coverage, including pitches and press kits
  • Maintain strong relationships and actively network with key fashion and market editors, news & beauty editors, relevant fashion stylists and influencers
  • Create innovative seasonal strategies for large national and global brands, as well as niche designers
  • Conceptualize and assist in execution of special events and activations
  • Cultivate relationships with celebrity stylists and place product on relevant targets
  • Accompany clients and editors on domestic and international press trips
  • Manage day-to-day client interaction, serving as primary point of contact on accounts

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 3-years fashion PR experience—preferably at an agency
  • Superior knowledge of fashion/consumer media practices, as well a phenomenal track record of garnering top-tier coverage in print and digital media
  • Deep understanding of fashion & beauty trends and market
  • Experience with event planning with big brand/big budget a plus
  • Experience with supervision/mentoring junior staff
  • Strong writing, communication and presentation skills to effectively articulate ideas to clients, agency principals and colleagues
  • High level of interest and proficiency in new media landscape including pitching conferences and podcasts
  • Bachelors degree, preferably in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing or a related field
  • Proficient in Powerpoint, Photoshop, Excel, Word, Cision, Fashion GPS and social media networks
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, deadline oriented, high-energy environment with a consistent YES attitude

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