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Working at BrightCarbon involves varied and rewarding work for clients, and a healthy approach to sharing our knowledge and time more widely. We value and empower staff to act with a high degree of autonomy, and default to being open and transparent in how we run things. We offer flexible working, and are also open to part-time working.

We offer a profit-sharing annual bonus, matched retirement plan contributions, group life assurance, generous paid vacation (25 days in the UK, 20 days in the USA), professional training and inspiration funding, an art budget, health cash plan, a paid volunteering day, and paid sabbaticals. For parents who qualify, we offer four-months’ paid (90%) maternity (or shared parental) leave. Oh, and everybody gets their birthday and Christmas Eve off as extra paid leave. In the US we also offer a full health and dental benefits package at no cost to staff.

BrightCarbon is an inclusive company and we welcome applicants of all backgrounds and identities. Candidates of any nationality; of black, white, Asian, or minority ethnic heritage; of any religious belief; of any working age; those with disabilities; and all members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply to join our increasingly diverse team.

Details of any open vacancies appear below.

Full-time

Design Consultant

  • Manchester, Bristol, Remote
  • Salary: £22.5k - £30k per annum starting salary, pay reviews every six months, plus significant profit-share bonus scheme
  • Apply by: 31st May 2022
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BrightCarbon is a fast-growing business communications agency, based in Manchester, but with staff across the UK and in the USA. We help our clients with their presentations and eLearning, by taking their text-heavy content, and finding the right visuals and animations to tell their stories in ways that are compelling and persuasive.

We help our customers to launch their products, train their staff, and win big deals. Most of what we do is to create presentations and eLearning, but we also create motion graphics, infographics, and pretty much anything that uses our visual storytelling abilities. Check out the portfolio on our website for examples – we don’t use bullet points.

BrightCarbon is looking to recruit new design consultants to work with a diverse global client-base. The majority of the role consists of designing the right visual sequences to effectively convey a client’s messages. Working alone or in a small team for each project, you will help translate what a client is trying to say into the right images, graphs, charts, and animated sequences to help get the point across clearly and beautifully.

In a business world where a lot of communication is done using PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Slides, you will soon become fluent. You’ll get to work on a huge mix of projects – from informal explainer videos for new start-ups, to quick turnaround presentations and infographics for some of the world’s biggest companies and best-known brands, to sophisticated eLearning viewed by 1000s of people. You need to be comfortable with Photoshop and Illustrator. We’ll teach you presentation and eLearning software from scratch to an advanced level. Some of our designers work on Mac, and others on PC.

This is an unusual role. For the right candidate, this could be a brilliant opportunity to do varied and rewarding work with a high degree of autonomy, and as part of an interesting and transparent company. As well as a contributory pension, we offer a generous profit-share bonus scheme; individual training, art, and inspiration budgets; a ‘work from anywhere’ scheme; we offset our carbon and donate plenty of work for charities. Oh, and everybody gets their birthday and Christmas Eve off as extra paid leave. Each (regular) year we also send some of our team to design conferences in the USA and Europe – we know inspiration is important.

We are looking for a talented designer who thinks visually, works precisely, and who can make things look beautiful. We would expect you to have some real-world design experience, and a strong portfolio. Some of our design team have degrees in graphic design or animation – but others are self-taught; what we really care about is what you can do. If you want to work on six-month conceptual projects, this probably isn’t for you – our typical projects last weeks (or days) not months. We think that variety – and our collaborative culture – keeps things interesting. Because we’ve been growing fast, there’s a real chance to make progress in your career too.

The right sort of person will be fast and accurate, enjoy working on a range of projects, and be comfortable working with others. You probably have a creative side outside of work – be that in a quirky hobby or an unusual interest.

This job could be based out of our Manchester (Northern Quarter) or Bristol (Old Market) office, but for the right candidate we’ll be flexible on location. As long as the work gets done (well) – we don’t much care if it is done from home or the local coffee shop, as long as clients are happy. Not every great candidate lives – or wants to live – in a major city. We organise co-working space or office shares for our staff in a number of cities. A significant proportion of the company’s work is outside of the UK and while most of this is delivered remotely, some national and international travel may be required.

BrightCarbon is an inclusive company and we welcome applicants of all backgrounds and identities. Candidates of any nationality; of black, white, Asian, or minority ethnic heritage; of any religious belief; of any working age; those with disabilities; and all members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply to join our increasingly diverse team.

To apply, please send your DESIGNED CV IN PDF FORMAT via our email address careers @ brightcarbon.com (without the spaces) with a link to your portfolio. Again as a ‘Word’ of warning – if it seems like you really don’t care what your CV looks like, we won’t interview you. Please don’t send huge attachments (5MB limit). Mark your applications for Joby Blume’s attention.

Full-time

Communication Consultant

  • Manchester, Bristol, Remote
  • Salary: £22.5k - £30k per annum starting salary, pay reviews every six months, plus significant profit-share bonus scheme
  • Apply by: 31st May 2022
Apply now

BrightCarbon is a fast-growing business communications agency, based in Manchester, but with staff across the UK (and in the USA).

BrightCarbon helps sales and marketing teams create effective sales tools, and learning and development teams create effective training material. Mostly that means presentations and eLearning, but it can also mean motion graphics, infographics, or anything that uses our visual storytelling abilities. These tools really work – we help our customers to launch their products, win big pitches, train their staff, and grow their businesses. We use images and animations to make sure that the things we create are compelling. See our website – www.brightcarbon.com – for examples; it’s not what you think.

BrightCarbon is looking to recruit a new consultant to work with a diverse global client-base. Clients range from household names to start-ups; and across sectors including medical diagnostics, healthcare, IT, software, construction, facilities management, insurance, financial services, and pharmaceuticals.

There are three parts to the role.

A large part of the role consists of working with clients to help clarify, edit, and refine their messages to improve the stories they tell. This involves listening to what clients are trying to say, asking the right questions to strengthen their arguments, shaping and editing ideas to bring proper structure, and finally gaining agreement from the client to your version of their story.

Another part of the role consists of thinking of the right visual sequences to effectively convey a client’s messages. That means taking a written message and – working with a designer – coming up with ideas for visuals and animations that convey that message in a way that helps explain what the client is trying to say.

Finally, the role involves handling communication with clients and coordination of work internally. This means coordinating with designers to make sure that work gets done on time, and that clients are delighted.

The work is extremely varied, but mostly involves listening to and improving arguments, and understanding material and finding ways to explain it to others. A wide range of clients helps to keep the work extremely fresh.

A significant proportion of the company’s work is outside of the UK, and while most of this is delivered remotely, some national and international travel may (one day) be required.

In addition to working directly with clients on projects, opportunities exist for consultants at BrightCarbon to contribute in areas such as content marketing, training delivery, and account development.

This isn’t a job that anyone could do all of immediately – full and extensive training will be given. The successful candidate will quickly become an exceptional communicator, and expert in elements of business communication. A high-level of responsibility will be given from an early stage. Then, if we like you, we’ll invest in you.

For the right candidate we’ll be flexible on location. We have never insisted staff work from offices. As long as the work gets done (well) – we don’t much care if it is done from our office in Manchester, from our office in Bristol, from home, or from the local coffee shop, as long as clients receive an exceptional service. This job can be done from anywhere in the country. We organise co-working space or office shares for a number of our staff.

We are looking for a strong analytical thinker, who has the ability to grasp ideas quickly, and who thinks visually. We don’t much mind what you studied. You might well be one of the brightest people you know (you probably got some A*s or As at A-level) – and unsure where to look for a job that’s genuinely interesting.

The right person will be intelligent, a good listener, and like learning about new things. This role would suit somebody who can work independently, juggle work to meet deadlines, and who wants a chance to progress rapidly in their career. You should be comfortable talking to new people, asking questions, and making suggestions. Working well with others – both colleagues and clients – is important for this role.

It might be an advantage if you have a creative side – be that in art, film, photography, music, or even just a quirky hobby. Strong attention to detail is also important. If you feel the urge to remove misplaced apostrophes, and have been known to spend too long thinking about arguments that others consider pointless, then BrightCarbon might be for you.

BrightCarbon is an inclusive company and we welcome applicants of all backgrounds and identities. Candidates of any nationality; of black, white, Asian, or minority ethnic heritage; of any religious belief; of any working age; those with disabilities; and all members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply to join our increasingly diverse team.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae with covering letter to careers (at) brightcarbon . com (without the spaces) with Communication Consultant in the subject line. Address your cover letter to Joby Blume. Spending a bit of time tailoring what you send for this particular role will greatly increase your chances of being called for interview

Full-time

Presentation Solutions Developer

  • Manchester, Bristol, Remote
  • Salary: £27.5k - £37.5k per annum starting salary, pay reviews every six months, plus significant profit-share bonus scheme
  • Apply by: 31st May 2022
Apply now

BrightCarbon is a fast-growing business communications agency, based in Manchester, but with staff across the UK, USA, and a few other countries too.

BrightCarbon helps sales and marketing teams create effective sales tools, and learning and development teams create effective training material. Mostly that means presentations and eLearning, but it can also mean motion graphics, infographics, or anything that uses our visual storytelling abilities.

BrightCarbon has a diverse global client-base. Clients range from household names to start-ups; and across sectors including medical diagnostics, healthcare, IT, software, construction, facilities management, insurance, financial services, and pharmaceuticals.

Some of the role involves building PowerPoint and Google Slides automation solutions for our internal design teams and working with designers to solve project-specific problems. Many of these solutions we then package up for the wider presentation design community – often to use for free.

We’ve developed some add-in products (BrightSlide, BrandIn, ShowMaker) that help individuals, teams, and companies use PowerPoint and Google Slides more effectively, and now that we’ve found product-market fit we’re looking to grow our team so we can accelerate progress. Because we’re well-known in the presentation world, we’ve got a great opportunity to build tools that help – and are loved by – hundreds of thousands of people.

A lot of our development work is done in JavaScript in the Microsoft Office and Google Slides environments, but we also use a range of other technologies for Windows and macOS including VBA and Microsoft Graph. We don’t expect you to be familiar with all of the technologies we use, but client-side JavaScript experience in some form is essential, and knowledge of React could be a plus.

There are multiple parts to the role – understanding and refining requirements; assessing feasibility and building proof of concepts; developing new features; working on integration; testing and bug-fixing. Because our development team is still small, this job is suited to someone who wants to work across development stages, often independently, but in collaboration with other developers within a structured agile environment.

The work is extremely varied, and extremely rewarding. You will have the opportunity to become one of the best in the world at creating solutions for PowerPoint and Google Slides. Millions of companies create presentations and need what we offer.

This isn’t a job that anyone could do all of immediately – extensive training will be given. A high-level of autonomy will be given from an early stage. Then, when things work out, we’ll invest in you.

As well as a contributory pension, we offer a generous profit-share bonus scheme; individual training, art, health, and inspiration budgets; a ‘work from anywhere’ scheme; we offset our carbon and donate plenty of work for charities. Oh, and everybody gets their birthday and Christmas Eve off as extra paid leave. Each (regular) year we also send some of our team to conferences in the USA and Europe – we know inspiration is important.

For the right candidate we’ll be flexible on location. We have never insisted staff work from offices. As long as the work gets done (well) – we don’t much care if it is done from our office in Manchester (Ancoats), from our office in Bristol (Old Market), from home, or from the local coffee shop. This job can be done from anywhere. We organise co-working space or office shares for a number of our staff. We’re open to flexible working, and a number of our staff work condensed hours or part-time.

We don’t much mind what you studied, although a degree in computer science could be useful, the ability to write good code is what really matters to us. You might well be talented, but unsure where to look for a job that’s genuinely interesting.

Strong attention to detail is important. If you feel the urge to remove misplaced apostrophes, or have been known to spend too long thinking about arguments that others consider pointless, then BrightCarbon might be for you.

BrightCarbon is an inclusive company and we welcome applicants of all backgrounds and identities. Candidates of any nationality; of black, white, Asian, or minority ethnic heritage; of any religious belief; of any working age; those with disabilities; and all members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply to join our increasingly diverse team.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae to careers (at) brightcarbon.com (without the spaces) with Presentation Solutions Developer in the subject line. Address your application to Jamie Garroch.

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