Hiring: Creative Associate

Springwave Studios is searching for a creative associate. The position is part-time (20 hours per week) and based in Downtown Long Beach, California with flexible hours and remote-work optional. Pay starts at $23/hour. Springwave Studios is in the process of transitioning to a worker-owned cooperative structure, and this position is eligible for worker-owner status. Primary responsibilities include website design and development, copywriting, and social media management.

What we're looking for

  • Education and/or experience in copywriting & visual design
  • Strong creative problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated passion for social justice issues
  • Interest in social media communications, website design and development
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Residence and eligibility for legal employment in California

What you'll do

  • Create marketing campaigns
  • Design and build websites
  • Write copy!
  • Collaborate with our small team, learn as you go, and shape the future of your own job

The numbers

  • Start as soon as June 1, 2021
  • $23 per hour to start
  • 20 hours per week available with optional additional hours if desired
  • 80 hours of PTO per year for Part Time employees

About Springwave Studios

  • Our ideal clients are change-makers: community-based organizations, progressive political candidates, nonprofits, BIPOC-owned businesses, or green companies. Those don’t make up all our clients all the time, but that’s what we go after.
  • We’re a small, relatively new company run by millennials + gen Z’ers. We take pride in the intentional way we run things and we always want help doing them better. We’re experts at the work we do for our clients, but we’re pretty new at being employers. We want to work with people who help us build a company they’re proud to be a part of. 
  • We’re all working remotely during the pandemic, but we are supportive of remote work in general. Once it’s safe to gather in person again, we invite you to come work with us in our office in Downtown Long Beach. 
  • We value rest. Startups are notorious for overworking their employees, and we have experienced burnout ourselves before. Because of this, we collaborate to create balanced workloads, we encourage each other to carefully consider overtime, and to make full use of our PTO policy.

Springwave strives to be an inclusive, equitable agency and will consider all qualified applicants.

To apply, fill out the form below. The position is open until filled; applications received by the end of the day (11:59PM) on Sunday, May 16, 2021 will be prioritized. 

For more information, please visit: www.springwavestudios.com.

Springwave Studios is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and seek to hire qualified staff who reflect the rich diversity of the community and clients we serve. 

The Creative Associate is responsible for handling a variety of creative work, ranging from graphic and website development to copywriting and social media management. The CA may also be asked to contribute to marketing and brand strategy work, creative research, and business planning. Daily responsibilities of the job vary depending on the current workload, and are likely to evolve over time. The position will involve client-facing communications, and may include leading design presentations, attending networking events, and meeting with clients independently. 

Here’s a glimpse into one possible “day in the life” as a Creative Associate for Springwave.

10:00AM-10:30AM – While attending the weekly “team huddle” meeting via video conference from your home, you are given a creative brief for a new client project tasking us to create a marketing campaign to encourage faster adoption of solar installation projects in Long Beach. 

12PM – Arriving at the Downtown office, you reply to a couple of client email requests, and then begin visual research to generate campaign ideas for the solar installation client.

1PM – With a pinterest board overflowing with creative research, you have a quick meeting with the Design Lead and Creative Director to decide on two initial creative concepts to bring back to the client. You spend a half-hour drafting some initial copywriting, and the Creative Lead takes this away to go work on visual mockups of a print and digital advertising campaign.

2PM – You spend an hour planning social media content for a local nonprofit company. After coming up with 10 basic post ideas, you draft copy for each and send it to the Creative Lead for graphic design.

3PM – The last hour of the day is spent making client-requested edits to some website pages that you had submitted for approval the day before. The client asks if you can add a new “donation” page to their site, and after getting the scope-increase approved by our Project Manager, you begin building this new page using WordPress. By 4pm you’ve got a draft ready to send to the Creative Director for feedback or approval.


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