We have spent over a decade building ELK into an iconic brand with a distinct personality. We are driven by a creative passion and dedication to cultivating a unique brand experience. These qualities are embedded throughout the company and the ELK label is a strengthening influence across a loyal, ever growing customer base. With an established platform and a clear, long-term vision the next phase of the Elk journey is one of significant growth and huge potential. We are excited about the future and to see our plans to cement ELK’s status as an emerging International brand.
To create enduring value through a design philosophy exemplified by stylish, intelligent simplicity, crafted with an artisanal aesthetic. Live a conscious and considered life that creates a positive impact on the local and global community.
ELK, a pioneer of independent Australian design was founded by husband and wife duo Marnie Goding and Adam Koniaras in 2004 in Melbourne, Australia. Founded on a belief in creativity, innovative design and an authentic approach where people are at the heart of every decision.
ELK creates bi-annual collections that are informed by a design ethos where simplicity meets innovation. Seasonal collections typically lean towards natural hues and maximise the use of fine quality raw materials sourced from all over the world.
Beyond their commitment to great design, ELK has a strong ethical foundation. As a family owned and operated business, there is a great respect for all persons that work within and for the business. ELK has garnered a loyal customer base and a global reach that sees ELK collections sold in over 1200 independent retailers across 20 different countries.
ELK has cultivated a work environment in which our employees are constantly challenged to do their best. Through a creative approach, ELK has created a strong brand identity, and we nurture this quality in others by employing people who share our keen interest in design, our love of nature and simplicity and our commitment to an ethical and sustainable business. Just as each piece in our range is carefully created; we seek out individuals who can bring their own life experience and inspired ideas to our company.
In return, ELK provides employees with a unique work culture. Our culture is open and friendly, which promotes a happy work place. Staff retention is high and many team members have been with the company for long periods of time. Operating in this transparent fashion ensures everyone can be instrumental in helping steer the business towards future opportunities and growth. We live, create and work in a world surrounded by like-minded people, by peers that inspire us and aim to create a positive impact on all those that work with and for us.
We encourage our employees to integrate ELK products into their lives outside of work through offering product discounts, allowing ELK staff to act as brand ambassadors.
We encourage all employees to participate in our Health and Wellbeing Initiative which provides weekly organic local fruit and vegetables, social activities, community and charitable initiatives and health and wellbeing activities.
All employees are kept up to date with our ethical and sustainability drive and are informed about ELK products – from the design process, through the materials used-to craftsmanship and traditional skills utilised in making them– and are confident communicating about ELK to others.
ELK supports employees' involvement in activities outside of work, whether it be to study, artistic pursuits or volunteer work.
Learn the Elk story and meet the group of people that make up Elk.
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
The role of the Marketing & Communications Coordinator is to plan, coordinate and schedule integrated marketing content and activities in both the local and international markets across all ELK brand channels encompassing; online, social, retail and wholesale.
The objective of this role is to help increase customer engagement, sales and brand equity and streamline workflow from start to finish by coordinating the production process, scheduling and reporting of all marketing activities.
The role is also required to continuously liaise with internal and external parties to ensure the appropriate projection of the brand. As an ELK brand ambassador, key to this role is ensuring that all marketing collateral enhances the brand image and creates a cohesive and engaging brand story.
Your daily responsibility will involve working across all areas of the business to coordinate the production and delivery of engaging and tailored content, events, promotions and communication, fit for purpose and audience. Key to your role is a team focused approach, an organised workflow, a passion for consumer behaviour and digital innovation.
Social Media & Content Production
·Daily planning, content production, copywriting, creative briefing, approvals, uploading and activation of marketing activities and seasonal campaigns on ELK digital, retail and wholesale channels.
·Utilise digital and traditional channels to optimise audience engagement.
·On-brand, accurate and engaging copywriting for all ELK channels including; social media, EDM campaigns, website, brochures, sales information, long and short video content, product labelling, presentations, stakeholder interviews, internal communication and other content as required.
·Create, update and manage the following marketing tools:
1. ELK Marketing & Trade Calendar
2. ELK Communication Planner
3. ELK Social media board
4. ELK Creative briefs
·Liaise with key areas of the business to ensure clear communication and brand cohesion.
·Establish a strong relationship with the ELK sales/wholesale, planning, online and retail teams to understand their marketing needs and integrate into your daily workflow and output.
·Ensure the relevant ELK team members and relevant third parties (Sales Agents, PR Agency etc.) are provided with marketing activity updates.
·Coordinate the development, fulfilment and distribution of all marketing related materials and tools required to support marketing activities including: samples; PR agency needs; requests from media, Sales Agents, wholesalers and charities; influencer engagement; international marketing requirements; online marketing collateral; retail promotional flyers; retail signage as well as event materials.
·Work with the Graphic Designer and Social Media Content Creator to coordinate brand assets and post to the appropriate channel.
·Provide support for e-commerce shoots when the Online Manager is away.
Brand, Retail & Wholesale Event Marketing
·Working with the Retail Event Planner, execute the marketing promotion of all retail-related events across ELK retail, wholesale and third parties.
·For all brand events, take the lead in coordinating the end-to-end workflow including organisation, execution and promotion.
PR, Media & Influencers
·Manage the ELK office PR samples to maximise local media, influencer and social media opportunities.
·Provide the PR Agency with their seasonal PR samples and related collateral including a digital edit of the catalogue and any additional promotional materials.
·Liaise with the PR Agency to ensure they are using and working with the ELK Marketing & Trade Calendar and Communication Planner.
·Coordinate and fulfil media and influencer requests.
·Update the marketing budget invoice tracker and organise payments with the accounts team.
·Share with the accounts team monthly billing information from social media expenses.
·Manage the social media marketing budget and deliver efficient return on investment.
Reports & Insights
·Implement tracking and reporting across campaigns including the creation of customised links to track the success of individual Influencers and media channels.
·Use analytics and reporting to understand how audiences are interacting and engaging with different types of content and adapt and optimise future content accordingly.
·Prepare reports and gather insights for the trade and marketing meetings, management meeting and ROI’s to help inform strategic decision making.
·Work with the Online Manager to develop and cross-reference insights and reports to connect the dots between markets and channels.
·Develop and maintain competitor analysis, gaining a detailed understanding of the retail and customer landscape.
·Report on consumer trends and behaviour and how they may affect ELK brand activities.
·Increased engagement, followers and online traffic.
·On time delivery of brand-enhancing content into the marketplace that maximises sales and brand equity.
·Exceptional attention to detail and copywriting that clearly communicates the ELK brand image and marketing goals.
·Consistent and clear brand narrative across all consumer touch points.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A love of consumer marketing, creative ideas and bringing campaigns to life.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Skilled in social media content production and coordination with a demonstrated ability to translate this through the written word and visual imagery so it is relevant and engaging to the target audience.
- Proactively researches and stays up to date with social media trends and developments with the skills to manage social media activity accordingly.
- Interested in sustainability and ethical practices.
- Two to four years experience in a marketing, communications or an advertising role preferable in fashion or homewares.
- A Diploma or Degree in Marketing, Media, Communications or similar.
- Experience working with CRM tools and social analytics with a thorough understanding of business marketing tools used to optimise marketing communications.
- A talented copywriter with a passion for creativity and an innate understanding of brand identity and tone with the ability to write on brand consumer relevant content.
- Excellent time management with the ability to work calmly, quickly and efficiently whilst handling multiple projects with varying deadlines.
- Self-motivated, analytical and excellent stakeholder management.
- A team player but with the ability to work autonomously.
- Takes initiative and has an outgoing and sociable personality.
- High level of attention to detail.
To apply for this role please send your CV and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title Marketing & Communications Coordinator by 21st January.