w+k london are doing their excellent side project again, and Neil asked me to stick up the recruitment details. So here they are:
"WK Side is a talent scheme that gives four people from outside of the advertising world the chance to be part of Wieden + Kennedy London for 3 months. We believe that good ideas can come from anyone and from anywhere. We want to give bright, curious and enthusiastic people the opportunity to prove us right. (And maybe to learn a few things from us along the way.) Creative Director Tony Davidson says, 'WK Side is our way of opening up advertising. Because we feel that the best advertising agencies aren't just staffed with people who only know advertising. And we think that people on the outside could maybe teach us a thing or two.' We've done two rounds of WK Side previously and we're now inviting submissions from people who'd like to be part of the third round of this ongoing experiment. This time we're specifically looking to find new talent from the world of digital. We want people who create films, photography, animation, web content - anything from blogs to web design.
Over 3 months, the four people chosen will work on a broad range of projects, including live briefs, pitches and in-house briefs and experience all aspects of advertising and communications along the way. From planning to creative to account management. The two previous WK Side seasons have been valuable experience and fun. WK Siders have even won a Silver Pencil at D&AD for work done during their time at Wieden + Kennedy.
If you are interested in becoming part of the third intake, then here's how to apply. All you have to do is create an answer, in any digital format, to the question 'can anything be beautiful?' Send a link to your answer to WKSide3@wk.com Your submission must be sent no later than 09.03.07 and you must be available for interviews in London w/c 02/04/07. If successful you need to be available to start your 3 month stint w/c 10/04.07. You will be paid for the 3 months and will receive mentoring and training throughout your time with us. If you're not a resident of the UK you'll need to have a valid working visa up till September '07. Good luck!