first off- have been wanting to share this quick iPhone snap, from the most beautiful photoshoot I've worked on to date. more to come, but for now- doesn't this just feel perfectly fall? Many thanks to Simone, who's been holding down the fort while I travelled through most of August. Can't wait to update everyone and share some images here soon.
secondly- what a crazy (and wonderful!) six months it has been for The Merchant Home! We have a packed holiday schedule coming up, and I'm looking for a Bay Area-based freelance assistant to help with merchandising and creative tasks through the rest of the season.
more details on the opening below- if you think this is the role for you- I'd love to hear from you!
The Merchant Home is looking for a freelance merchandising and creative assistant for the holiday season!
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Basically, a right-hand man! Someone who is (of course) super-creative and visionary, and (most importantly) able to balance style with analytics and organization. A person with interest/experience in the retail and ecommerce space, who holds a true passion for beautiful products, retail presentations, and customer experiences, and who is looking for an awesome opportunity to learn about the creative and entrepreneurial side of the merchandising/buying industry.
WHAT WILL YOU BE WORKING ON?
Developing client-facing presentations, including: art direction/styling direction/prop direction for ecommerce photoshoots; tradeshow recaps; competitive research; strategy documents; concept presentations.
Support in assortment development, production timeline/WIP management, and vendor discovery.
Looking for a fellow data junkie! We need help with data input, compiling analytics, and reporting in Excel.
Researching new products, potential retail partners, and the competitive market landscape.
Organizing visual data (photos/sketches) within company systems, as well as developing new systems.
Opportunity to contribute written work to client briefs, our website, and other projects, as relevant.
We’re looking for some who is confident working remotely, completely responsible, and driven to go above and beyond. Initially, the role will be 8-12 hours per week, contracted monthly through December 2014. For the right person, there is opportunity to continue into 2015 and beyond. Most important personal qualities are: a well-honed personal aesthetic, innate capability to discover new trends, super-organizational powers, a love of the makers and handmade movement, and yes, ability to multi-task. Experience working in buying, merchandising, or assisting on a lifestyle blog is a plus.
Interested? Great! Please send me a note directly at email@example.com with the phrase “Creative Assistant” in the subject line. I’d love to hear more about you, and what makes you a great fit for this position. I’m looking for someone with a great aesthetic and ability to discover new products- so links to portfolios, websites, blogs, or your gorgeous Pinterest and Instagram feeds are more than welcome. Show me what you’ve got (in under 5MB please)!
ABOUT THE MERCHANT HOME
At The Merchant Home, we work with a carefully selected group of brands, makers, and product businesses to launch ecommerce websites, develop beautiful products, merchandise online and pop-up shops, and deliver meaningful value to businesses and customers. We turn bright ideas in to physical products, direct inspiring consumer experiences, curate and buy for brand launches, scout for the newest and best, and collaborate with a worldwide network to bring new products to life. Our clients stand above the rest through innovative product assortments and initiatives- intriguing, enticing, and engaging their customers for the long term.