Strategist Prints & Graphics

Brand
WGSN
Job function
Content
Job type
Perm Full Time
Job location
Shanghai
Salary
Competitive market rate salary
Job ref
R5336

We're looking for a Strategist Prints & Graphics to join our team in Singapore, Hong Kong or Shanghai as part of our Content function.

We're looking for an individual to join our Prints and Graphics apparel content team based in one of the following three cities: Singapore, Shanghai or Hong Kong. You must have personal eligibility to work in one of these cities. The role is predominantly for a men’s and youth specialist, however from time to time you will be required to create content for women’s, kid’s, swim, active and intimates. You’ll be primarily producing trend reports; however, you’ll be required to edit artworks and occasionally design too. This role sits at a level that is equivalent to an in-brand prints and graphics designer.

With proven industry experience, you will have a deep understanding of the prints and graphics market, with a minimum of three years working in either a brand, a supplier, a retailer or a design studio. Primarily you will be producing your own content, however the role also entails some collaboration with our team of international experts to support their content output.

You will have an in-depth understanding of trends, commercial market segments and sustainability. We are looking for someone who will be excited to work with WGSN’s preparatory data and analytics to help inform their trend output.

You will need to be proactive in presenting new ideas and delivering innovation, with the ability to pinpoint trends that will have commercial impact across all levels of the fashion market.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Researching and creating solution-driven content, showing a clear understanding of client needs across all product categories. To deliver this content in either written, visual or video format
  • Editing print and graphic designs using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, for the men’s, youth, women’s, kids’, swim, active and intimates’ markets
  • Working with international freelancers to commission and edit content
  • Forecasting and tracking with quantitative and qualitative data within all markets and demographics
  • Active participation in WGSN trend days
  • Consistently evaluating internal data and WGSN client feedback to improve our content standards and relevance
  • Edit team’s content, ensuring standards are met and ready for sign-off, as directed by the Head of Prints and Graphics
  • Collaborate with the department and wider content team
  • Travel nationally and internationally to cover industry trade shows, conferences and other events when required
  • Work with the commercial teams to support client relationships
  • Present to and speak with clients to understand their needs
  • Work with WGSN’s consultancy arm on research when required
  • Provide quotes for press and broadcast media as required
  • In the future, the role may require some line management responsibilities in partnership with the Head of Prints and Graphics

 

Your Experience

  • A proven ability to sketch and design, with good Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop skills
  • Proven experience of research, analysis, writing and editing content
  • Good written English
  • Proven career experience within the apparel print and graphics industry
  • A good understanding of how macro and micro trends and social media platforms are impacting print and graphics output within the apparel industry
  • Understanding of print and graphics applications and techniques as well as sustainable alternatives
  • Ability to analyse visual and text data to identify emerging print and graphics trends
  • Ability to take ownership of personal assignments, prioritise workload and informally support other members of team
  • Good organisation, communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work remotely while supporting colleagues in London and the US
  • The ability to manage your own time effectively to meet exacting content deadlines
  • Willing to invest time to build strong working relationships with the wider content team as well as sales, client services and marketing
  • Technical skills: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Google Workspace

 

What We Offer

Our benefits package incorporates what we’re passionate about – unlocking your future, overall well-being and sustainability – whilst giving you control over your benefits.

Hong Kong Benefits:

  • Annual leave
  • House and rental tax benefit
  • Fitness subsidy
  • Private medical insurance
  • Great learning and development opportunities

Shanghai & Singapore Benefits:

  • Annual leave
  • Private medical insurance
  • Great learning and development opportunities

 

Inclusive Workforce

At Ascential, our goal is to create a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel comfortable in bringing their authentic selves to work. We want all Ascential people to feel included and truly empowered to contribute fully to our vision and goals.

Everyone who applies will receive fair consideration for employment. We do not discriminate based upon race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

For more information on our culture, visit Ascential.com.

 

About WGSN

We offer insights and inspiration from around the globe. We help our customers stay ahead and informed through trend forecasting and data science. We believe inspiration comes from the monumental and the mundane.

If you’re passionate about fashion and lifestyle this is a great place to be, giving you the opportunity to work with the world's most creative trend experts, designers, editors, account managers, marketers, product developers, customer service experts and much more in a meritocratic, high performance company.

 

 

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