Who, or what, is Wonderbly?
We're glad you asked! At Wonderbly we're making the most technically ambitious physical books ever invented. Ever. We’re making storybooks magical for a new generation by creating impossible stories on a timeless medium; like a story that is created entirely out of a child’s name, or making a book with 10,000 illustrations, OR the world's first book that shows your own neighbourhood, your own street, your own house(!) in a book made especially for you (using NASA images). Oh, and speaking of NASA, we’d like to take this opportunity to brag that Tim Peake read Our Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home in actual space.
We write, illustrate, build, design, and sell all of our products directly, and have a terrific team working to produce our wonderful products spanning from Art Directors to Dev Ops. Working together we have sold more than 2.5 million books, games and posters in every country in the world, and we’re just getting started! With the work you’ll do here with us, we’d like to think we’re on track towards becoming the UK’s most admired creative company.
We’re looking for a story producer that would thrive working on several smaller, beautifully crafted little products at once. We plan to release a series of shorter, lighter books in 2018 and we want someone to come and manage several of these at once.
Making smaller more focused books is a new approach for us. We’d like to meet producers that can teach us new tricks. We do not want to compromise on the quality of the reading experience. We want to find ways to use art direction and storytelling to simplify production without simplifying story.
We have several exciting projects for multidisciplinary story producers at Wonderbly starting in Q3 2017 to work on our 2018 release plan.
Have a look through the opportunities below and get in touch - if there’s not an exact fit, but you think you’d be great at developing personalised story products do please reach out anyway.
Other open roles in the Story Studio -
A bit about you!
- Demonstrable experience developing high quality childrens IP
- Demonstrable experience managing multi-disciplinary creatives
- Strong budget and schedule management
- Passion for storytelling and children’s media It would probably help if you have worked in publishing or in a highly visual environment - you’ll be working with art directors but these smaller books require strong opinions about the use of visuals to tell stories
- Kind, Curious, Courageous (our three values, and we hope they’re some of yours, too!)
A note on process
Generally speaking our producers are expected to run through our entire story creation process which looks like this:
1 - Development - producers normally spend two to four weeks developing a project from the initial business / consumer brief and the goal is to quickly get a prototype story tested with consumers and in front of our NPD forum. This is a great ‘get to know each other’ kind of project.
2 - Concepting - once we greenlight for concepting we typically spend two to four months developing a story up to high fidelity. In this time we recruit the production team and run lots of tests with consumers and bring the research outputs and the overall product design back to the NPD forum.
3 - Production - once we greenlight for production we then spend two to nine months developing the final production assets. At this point the producer takes on responsibility shipping the whole product end to end, including briefing and integrating into the business across our rendering technology, marketing, manufacturing operations and ecommerce teams.
Most the projects above are at the pre-development stage or have had some development. This means we have clear briefs and maybe some ideas of creative direction. We’d expect to generally commission a short ‘get to know each other’ project of two to four weeks to start with and then we’d move to a longer contract. But we’re flexible!