Careers – Very Polite – Creative Agency in Toronto & Vancouver

Very Polite is an internationally integrated communications and creative agency with studios in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada.

We help brands forge lasting relationships with consumers across a network of media-technology platforms using targeted content. We think differently, with a focus on emotional resonance, connection and responsiveness.

Thank you very much.

Careers

Join the Team

Hello, it’s very nice to meet you.

If you’re on this page, you already know who we are – an integrated creative agency specializing in a range of services from creative design and branding, photography and film production, and to marketing and PR.

Very Polite has a uniquely dynamic office culture that promotes creative thinking, strategic ideation and collaboration. (We also have a fully-stocked open bar, and if this speaks to you – you’re definitely in the right place).

As an agency, we always want to push the limits of what’s possible and be inspired to deliver our best for each client. Our roster of diverse and innovative work has been featured on various platforms – most recently Dezeen, Creative Boom and Dieline.

Now, it’s your turn. We are always seeking to meet top talent as we continue to expand. All available roles posted below.

Current Roles:

We are looking for a talented in-house photographer for our Photography & Production team. This role reports to the Co-founder/Partner of Photography Production and works closely with our Project Manager and our Graphic Design team. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, fast-learning and highly organized. This is a fast-paced position, and you must possess the ability to “go with the flow” as your day-to-day is constantly changing – flexing between in-office work to production support and on-set demands. You will be shooting on-set with exciting clients across industries like fashion and apparel, real estate development, and world-class hospitality.

Skills + Qualifications:

  • 2+ years’ experience in a professional photo studio
  • Experience in studio lighting and eCommerce photography for both on-model & off-model
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized, and able to manage several projects at a time
  • Team player that can take direction and work independently
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Proficient with Capture One, Adobe Creative Suite and Mac OSX
  • Knowledge of video and Adobe Premiere a plus
  • Able to provide portfolio of original work showcasing photography and retouching skills
  • Degree/Diploma in photography or equivalent experience is not required but good to have

Responsibilities:

  • Supports the agency with creative content production and capture for internal projects and client work
  • Owns deadlines and key calendar dates for content required by the Partner of Photography Production in order to meet all calendar objectives
  • Produces high-quality images in line with the Very Polite Agency guidelines
  • Works closely with the partners of Very Polite and with relevant teams and departments
  • Owns and manages all required image editing with our retouching teams and ensures all images are up to agency standards – as assigned by the VP of Production & Photography
  • Manages work flow from on-set to project completion in order to meet all by when’s

Benefits:

  • Extended health benefits
  • Wellness program
  • Polite co-workers
  • Sake Fizz fridge

Application:

We’re excited to meet you! Send us an email introducing yourself, including your CV and any relevant work samples, to [email protected], please and thank you.

Very Polite is looking for an Executive Assistant. This is a full-time one-year contract position and requires someone that can work from our Vancouver office.

Skills + Qualifications:

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to conduct research and create reports or presentations
  • Time management
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion
  • Basic computer and office equipment skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing all incoming and outgoing communications, including emails, phone calls, reports, and internal correspondence
  • Filing important documents, such as reports, meeting notes, emails, and letters
  • Keeping the executive’s calendar up-to-date, including adding events, rescheduling appointments and providing daily briefings
  • Acting as the gatekeeper for internal and external contacts, including vendors, colleagues, clients, and customers
  • Conducting research and creating reports on various topics based on the needs of the executive
  • Planning and organizing events that take place internally – agency driven events – as well as externally for agency’s clients.
  • Keeping important information and documents organized physically, and electronically
  • Maintaining a high degree of discretion and confidentiality

Benefits:

  • Extended health benefits
  • Wellness program
  • Polite co-workers
  • Sake Fizz fridge

Application:

We’re excited to meet you! Send us an email introducing yourself, including your CV and any relevant work samples, to [email protected], please and thank you.

We’re looking for a polite, assertive, driven, and organized veep — have you seen them?

Very Polite is looking for a Project Manager. This is a full-time one-year contract position and requires someone that can work from our Vancouver office. In this role, you’ll oversee 20-25 client projects and relationships, and rally our tight-knit creative team towards big outcomes. This comes naturally to you because you’re creative, proactive, and entrepreneurial. You see the big picture, but also sweat the details – and see ten steps ahead. Your standards are high, you trust your gut, and aren’t afraid to go back to the team if you don’t think a project is up to snuff. You set goals and you achieve them. Coming to work every day and making things happen with a small, collaborative, highly motivated team in a creative studio sounds like a dream to you. You’re also not afraid to have fun along the way.

Skills + Qualifications:

  • BA/Diploma in Marketing, Advertising, Communications or a related discipline
  • PMP or Project Management Certification preferred but not required
  • 2+ years’ experience running projects at a creative or digital studio
  • You’re an incredible communicator—maybe even an over-communicator
  • You pay exceptional attention to detail and have high-level organizational skills
  • You’re assertive and willing to give direction
  • You’re incredibly process-driven. You not only love processes, you love documenting them too
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit
  • You have the ability to work collaboratively with different departments and creative types

Responsibilities:

  • Set, track and manage timelines and budgets for 20-25 simultaneous projects (including strategy, content, design, and experiential events)
  • Manage team’s workflow ensuring everyone knows what they need to do, and by when they need to do it
  • Lead weekly team meeting and identify and fill resourcing gaps where needed
  • Keep clients informed of project status and stay one step ahead of their questions
  • Maintain and manage Very Polite’s project management platform (Teamwork)
  • Identify and secure new opportunities to partner with existing clients
  • Liaise with contractors as needed, brief them on project requirements and keep them accountable to deadlines and budgeted hours
  • Act as a final set of eyes on documents before they go out to clients
  • Track project budgets and give both the client and the team plenty of warning about overruns—make plans as necessary to stay within scope
  • Issue change requests when the client changes the scope
  • Book and arrange key project meetings
  • You have a proven ability to work with a cross-functional team and collaborate

Benefits:

  • Extended health benefits
  • Wellness program
  • Polite co-workers
  • Sake Fizz fridge

Application:

We’re excited to meet you! Send us an email introducing yourself, including your CV and any relevant work samples, to [email protected], please and thank you.

Say hello anytime at [email protected] and we’ll keep in touch.

Please and thank you!

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