Freelance Studio Manager

Job description

With the ability to cross borders and unite global communities we foster a movement of diverse and like-minded individuals sharing their passions and celebrating their own roots and champion inclusivity. The diverse and deep-rooted diaspora culture is the bedrock of our brand, echoing in every collection - and always portrayed through the lens of the youth.

Daily Paper is seeking a Freelance Studio Manager to join the Content Creation Department within the Marketing organization for a period of 8 months. As a studio manager at Daily Paper, you will be responsible for creating and managing the future in-house content creation team. Your future team needs your help to ensure project alignment from the brief up to the final delivery. This role is integral in working with the Marketing and .com teams to bring the brand story to life with creative assets from shoots to copy and more.


  • Build and manage a newly (yet to be) created Content Creation team by hiring and developing team members
  • This future in-house content creation team will consist of: Art Directors (Creative, Culture and Digital), Producers, Artworkers and Copywriters
  • Develop project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders, and ensuring communication is done at the right time and with the right person
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the content creation life cycles including the performance of the team
  • Owning the content creation calendar to ensure content is delivered on time, within budget and most important has the Daily Paper brand voice
  • Execute the strategy as presented by the Head of Marketing to drive and deliver the brand visual identity
  • Working closely with the Head of Marketing and the Head of Ecommerce to deliver premium, globally recognized and locally relevant content that is ‘always on’ and effectively delivers against brand and commerce KPI’s
  • Working closely with the teams around the business to drive and develop fully considered briefs for Content Creation Team
  • Create an agile fast paced culture within the content team that is output orientated and has a digital first mind-set
  • Develop new process and workflow to assure we deliver more assets will also improving the quality and not losing the DailyPaper voice
  • Research and source new and improved ways of content creation to ensure

Job requirements

  • 7+ years’ experience as a Studio Manager at an agency or in-house
  • 4+ years’ experience managing a small to medium sized team
  • Able to ’sell’ a creative idea internality & externally
  • Experience in managing and communicating with agencies and third parties
  • Ability to build a winning team
  • Great organizational and collaborating skills with excellent project management experience and a track record of establishing successful workflows and processes
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Creative mindset and eye for detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple, and sometimes, conflicting priorities and needs
  • Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to make informed and strategic decisions