11 June 2017
Trend Bible forecast trends for global retailers and brands to help them identify how people will live at home in the future. We produce seasonal trend publications and deliver bespoke trend insight through consultancy relationships. Our trend publications sell in 22 countries and our consultancy work spans recognised brands in the UK, Europe, USA and South Africa.
Our company culture is a unique blend of people, behaviours, attitudes, systems and processes that equate to our globally renowned reputation. We are a high growth company that embraces and adapts to change through a genuine enthusiasm for learning. We strive for excellence and source the best talent. The character of the organisation is one of deep integrity, where quality trend forecasting information is combined with excellent customer service. We are natural collaborators who seek to inspire each other and our audiences.
Creative Trend Editor – Home + Interiors
Role Reports to Joanna Feeley, CEO with monthly coaching sessions.
Trend Researchers, Freelance contributors and Interns report to Creative Trend Editor.
This is an exciting and unique opportunity to drive and develop our Home & Interiors trend publication business. Based from our Newcastle upon Tyne headquarters, the Creative Trend Editor will be accountable for driving the creative direction of these bi-annual trend books to maximise sales across the UK, USA, Europe and South Africa.
Working to our publishing deadlines and critical path, you will lead a small team of freelance contributors and other team members to craft highly creative yet commercially powerful trend concepts and colour palettes appropriate to the home and interiors industry. This role is very much that of a ‘visual storyteller’ where an emotional connection to imagery, mood and colour draws the audience in. You will demonstrate a strong understanding of up-and-coming designers and makers, with strong image sourcing skills and a good knowledge of materials across all home interior substrates.
You will have experience of identifying Macro trends and future consumer needs and translating these into design and colour stories that resonate with companies from high-end retailers and brands right through to the value sector. You will understand how trends are picked up by different groups of consumers and be able to identify when these will impact our global audiences.
We are looking for evidence of strong creative writing ability to help shape the most emotive and impactful trend stories possible. Our seasonal forecasts are published in printed and eBook format.
The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years previous experience of working on trend publications or in the publishing industry, including art direction, pagination and colour palette development.
We are looking for a pro-active creative visionary, who is commercially astute and quick to grasp commercial concepts and product strategies. You will exhibit infectious enthusiasm and be naturally inquisitive. This role is best suited to someone who is a natural problem solver, able to work quickly and effectively with a ‘can-do’ positive attitude. You will be a highly-motivated self-starter that takes pride in leading a team and inspires trust.
You will have a good understanding of the broader trend forecasting industry and a passion to grown Trend Bible’s presence within it.
Educated to Degree or Masters level in the creative and/or business field.
Salary dependent on experience.
We offer flexi-time to all employees, when you travel for work you can add an extra day to your trip at the company’s expense and you get your birthday off. We offer salary sacrifice schemes for mobile phones and have a cycle to work scheme. Senior team members enjoy free parking.
Please send your CV, covering letter and appropriate examples of your work to Joanna@trendbible.com
The deadline for applications is Friday 30th June 2017.
Overall a great day which involved getting everyone's thoughts, ideas and reservations down on paper. I am looking forward to seeing how this information will be overlaid with the vital trend insights we need to drive new product development and long-term business growth.