Made Media Ltd. 9 Regent Place, Birmingham B1 3NJ

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Made Media Ltd

Posted in jobs by Chris Unitt on November 26th, 2013

Wanted: Front-End Developer

We’re looking for a sharp Front-End Dev to join our team in Birmingham, working on high profile websites for clients in the Arts and Media.

Salary negotiable based upon experience. Email work@mademedia.co.uk with your CV and a link to your portfolio.

To get our attention you must:

• Get UX specs.
• Slice with precision.
• Love great design.
• Know LESS is more.
• Comply to standards.
• Perform IE defying stunts.
• Render our dreams on every device.
• Respond responsively.
• Know your Isotopes from your JQuery.
• Deliver the detail.

Experience & Skills

• User Interface Design
• Experience in developing across multiple devices
• Experience with responsive web design
• Understanding of the process within interaction design
• Used to working with wireframes and following technical specification documents
• Experience in visual prototyping and wireframing
• A good knowledge of usability principles and techniques
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Bonus Ball:

• Experience with coding (PHP templating languages)
• Have Brand Experience

Project & Team Responsibilities

• Responsibility together with your team for delivering visual design components on time within projects.
• Communication with clients both directly and through a project manager.
• Work with presenting concepts and ideas for clients.
• Able to talk confidently with clients about UX design and usability.
• Manage your time wisely, time track and keep your team and account managers up to date.

The Tools We Use

• Designing & Developments Tools: Photoshop, .less, CSS3, HTML5.
• Project Management Tools: Basecamp, Wrike.

Character Requirements

• Obsessive about detail – this is much more than a job to you.
• Able to work independently as well as in a team.
• Know when to look at the bigger picture and when to focus on fine details.
• Easy going, sociable and outgoing.
• You see constructive feedback from team members as a route to improving and developing.
• Interested in developing your skills and sharing knowledge with your peers.
• Prefer to work in a fast-paced environment.
• A unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Always learning.

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Posted in jobs by Chris Unitt on June 3rd, 2013

Wanted: CTO, developers, designers and account/project managers

Due to a period of rapid growth, we’re recruiting for new roles in development, design, project and account
management.

About Made

Made is an award ­winning digital creative agency. We help clients in the Arts, Media and Advertising to connect with their audiences and do better business.

To put that in plainer terms, we design, build and host websites (and sometimes mobile and related apps) for creative clients. Traditionally that’s been TV and Advertising, but over the past two years we’ve really grown in the field of Arts Venues, where we’re one of a handful of specialists worldwide. For this reason we serve clients in the US and Australia as well as in the UK. Closer to home we have offices in Birmingham and London.

Made is ten years old and currently employs over 20 people – a mixture of designers, project managers and developers. We’re very busy, partly because we’re specialists, but mostly because we’re very good at what we do. We hold ourselves to extremely high standards and we want to be the best in the world. If you want that too, you should get in touch.

Roles

Download the relevant job specification below (PDF).

Chief Technical Officer, London or Birmingham
Lead Developer: Platforms, London or Birmingham
Lead Developer: Projects, London or Birmingham
Lead Designer: London or Birmingham
Graduate Web Developers
Account Manager: London
Project Manager: Birmingham
Support Manager: Birmingham

How to apply

Please apply by email to jobs@mademedia.co.uk by June 21. Please use the role you’re applying for as your Subject Line. In the email we will need:

• Your CV
• A letter (or covering email) explaining why you want the job, why we would want to employ you, and how your attributes and experience match the role.
• Your salary expectations and current package
• Applicants for the Lead Designer role should provide a portfolio in PDF format, or as a link.
• Applicants for Developer roles should provide links to previous projects.
• Interviews will be scheduled throughout July and August.

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Posted in jobs by Chris Unitt on March 22nd, 2013

Wanted: web designer

We’re looking for a sharp web designer to join our team working on high profile websites for clients in the Arts and Media. Salary negotiable based upon experience. Email work@mademedia.co.uk with your CV and a link to your portfolio. We know our website’s rubbish. We’re too busy doing fantastic work for our clients to show it any love. Come here and turn it around with us.

Experience & Skills

• Interest in designing for different platforms
• Comfortable with visualising concepts to demonstrate ideas
• Experience in designing across multiple devices
• Experience and understanding of Typography and type on the web
• Experience in designing responsively
• Understanding of the process within interaction design
• Used to working with wireframes and following technical specification documents
• Experience in visual prototyping and wireframing
• A good knowledge of usability principles and techniques
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

We’ll love you even more if you have

• Experience with coding (html, php templating languages)
• Basic understanding of PHP, JS, JQuery
• Research and good user testing skills
• Experience in motion graphics and animation.

Project & team responsibilities

• Responsibility together with your team for delivering visual design components, on time within projects
• Communication with clients both directly and through a project manager
• Work with presenting concepts and ideas for clients
• You’ll need to be able to talk confidently with clients about UX design and usability.
• Manage your time wisely, time track and keep your team and account managers up to date

The tools we use

• Designing & Developments Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, .less, css3, html5.
• Project Management Tools: Basecamp, Wrike.

Character Requirements

• Obsessive about design, much more than a job to you
• Being able to work independently as well as in a team
• Knowing when to look at the bigger picture and when to focus on fine details
• Ability to inspire colleagues and clients
• Easy going, sociable and outgoing
• You see constructive feedback from team members as a possibility to improve and develop
• Interested in developing your skills and sharing knowledge with fellow peers
• Prefer to work in a fast-paced environment
• A unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Always learning.

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Posted in jobs by Chris Unitt on March 4th, 2013

Wanted: Office Manager / PA

1. About Made Media
Made is an award-winning digital creative agency. We help clients in the Arts, Media and Advertising to connect with their audiences and do better business.

To put that in plainer terms, we design, build and host websites (and sometimes mobile apps and related gizmos) for creative clients. Traditionally that’s been TV and Advertising, but over the past two years we’ve really grown in the field of Arts Venues, where we’re one of a handful of specialists worldwide. For this reason we serve clients in the US and Australia as well as in the UK. Close to home we have two offices in Birmingham and one in London.

Sounds nice doesn’t it? The Arts. Pretty relaxed you’d think. But it’s not uncommon for one of our websites to take over £1m in a day. So the websites are business critical engines, not just pretty brochures. It can be quite exciting. It’s exhilarating when it goes well and it’s quite stressful when it goes wrong.

Made currently employs 20 people in Birmingham and London, a mixture of designers, project managers and geeks. We’re ten years old and we typically grow by about 20% each year. We’re very busy, partly because we’re specialists, but mostly because we’re very good at what we do. We hold ourselves to extremely high standards and we want to be the best in the world.

2. About The Role
We need a smart, organised and energetic individual to act as the glue that holds the company together and looks out for us whilst we look out for our clients. That means keeping our three office locations humming along and maintaining our organisational systems. Practical, recent examples of tasks would include:

• Organising insurance cover: Employer’s Liability, Professional Indemnity, Office contents
• Coordinating our attendance/sponsorship at a conference in London, Melbourne or San Francisco
• Purchasing consumables to keep printers fuelled with ink and developers fuelled with caffeine
• Collating monthly invoicing
• Finding a nice but cheap table football table
• Organising celebrations for birthdays, Christmas
• Talking to the Home Office about sponsoring migrant workers
• Collating job applications and scheduling interviews
• Setting up an apprentice and/or placements process to track and manage the daily deluge
• Routine HR processes like tracking and collating holiday, sick, maternity leave and overtime
• Booking flights and hotels
• Resolving scheduling clashes in the diary of the Managing Director
• Maintaining our HR, H&S and Environmental Policies
• Assisting with the collation of proposals and briefs
• Talking to air-conditioning suppliers
• Organising repairs, alarm audits, etc.

You’ll report to the Managing Director. This role is based in Birmingham, because that’s where the majority of Made Media is.

3. What This Isn’t
This role is not:

• A route into a job as a web designer. The role of web designer is not all it’s cracked up to be, but really it’s a very rare and specific skill-set. We actually think you can be just as creative in your approach to insurance renewals and health and safety policies. That’s only half a joke. We want someone to bring a smart design approach to our internal processes. It requires creative thinking. You’re going to design the processes, not just follow them. There is a career path available, we’re a growing company and our internal operations will grow. You need to be dedicated to growing with the company and improving what we do. You’ll be one of a handful of employees reporting directly to the MD.

• An admin job at the council. We are a creative, dynamic, lean enterprise. Tasks will fly at you relentlessly. You’ll need to get a grip on different time zones and currencies. There will be nowhere to hide. You’ll need to manage conflicting priorities and take control. You will need to devise strategies for this, or you’ll already have them.

• A book-keeping job. We have excellent book-keeping support and credit control (invoice chasing). But you will need to coordinate with the book-keeper, and you’ll be involved in tasks such as invoicing and payroll.

• A receptionists’ job. We use an agency to pick up the phone and route the right call to the right person. But you will need to coordinate with the agency, and you’ll need to welcome the occasional guest. So a sunny disposition will help.

4. Who are we looking for?
We’re pretty open. You might be straight from school, or you might have a masters degree. We don’t care about your gender, orientation or colour of course. We’re even open as to whether this is a full time role or a part time role. (We think the job can be done effectively part time, but you can push it to a higher level full-time). That aside you must be:

• Literate
• Numerate
• Organised
• Enthusiastic
• Committed

5. What will you pay?
It depends how experienced you are and whether you’re full time or part time. Pro rata we expect your salary to range from £16K to £27K depending upon whether this is your first proper job or you’re battle-hardened from life in the admin trenches. We’ll consider every case separately. Other than that our benefits are fairly standard:

• 20 days holiday, plus bank holidays.
• 20 days sick-pay at full rate
• Stakeholder pension (we’ll match your contributions up to 4%)
• A basic healthcare insurance plan (covers eye tests, scans, small claims etc.)
• Monthly accupressure massage
• High quality caffeine on tap.
• Childcare vouchers based on salary-sacrifice arrangement.

6. How do you apply?
If you’re interested, please apply by email to jobs@mademedia.co.uk by Thursday 7 March. We will need:

• Your CV
• A letter (or covering email) explaining why you want the job, why we would want to employ you, and how your attributes and experience match the role.

Interviews will be scheduled for the week commencing March 11.

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Posted in jobs by Chris Unitt on July 18th, 2012

Wanted: junior sysadmin

We’re looking to take on a junior system administrator.

Ideally, you’ll have completed some relevant studies and perhaps tinkered with your own web server – now you want to build up your skills and take on regular server administration. Working at Made you’ll learn the ropes in a busy, growing agency doing work for high profile, international clients.

Essential skills and traits

• A minimum of 1 year Linux or Mac OS CLI experience
• Knowledge of the basics of shell scripting and DNS
• Knowledge of the functionality of the sudo and rm commands
• Good communication skills (you’ll be required to thoroughly document and script out procedures)
• A passion to learn the rest of our systems

Advantageous skills / traits

• Solid knowledge of shell scripting, Apache configuration, ruby and/or PHP
• 2+ years experience of looking after a Linux web server (not necessarily commercial experience)
• Experience in CentOS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers
• Managing DNS either via a web interface or BIND
• SSL Certificate Procurement
• Experience of Amazon AWS, MySQL servers and Version Control

If you’ve also contributed to online projects in the past then we’d be interested in hearing about that.

If this sounds like you then please get in touch with us at work@mademedia.co.uk.

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