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Hochanda, The Home of Crafts, Hobbies AND Arts is a Shopping Channel dedicated to educating, entertaining and inspiring Craft and Hobbies enthusiast of all kinds. Our head office, including UK based contact centre, warehousing and state-of-the art TV facilities is based in Peterborough, with easy train links to London and road links to the A1 & A14. Hochanda are passionate about providing high quality TV content focusing first and foremost on demonstrations, and then providing high quality and fair price products for crafters and hobbyists to create their own.

We currently broadcast 24/7 Sky 673, Freesat 817, & Freeview 85 as well as streaming Live in HD though IPTV technology online at www.hochanda.com. Broadcasting live for 12 hours a day, we offer a huge variety of shows and products. Our website is fully transactional and our in-house call centre with Sales and Customer services is open 24/7.

Launched in August 2015 we now have a 90 strong team across all departments. We outsource very little as we pride our self in Hochanda staff providing Hochanda services to the Hochanda consumer. This we feel is the best way to see the passion throughout and ensure it reaches the end user. We are very proud of the team we have who have come from all corners of the Direct Response, Shopping TV, and Retail industry. Hochanda being in its infancy allows our team to really spread their wings and stretch their imaginations to bring the best out of their skills and experience.

We are a fast growing business and are always on the lookout for exceptional talent. So you think you can be part of the Hochanda family, can work in the fast paced, pressured, Live TV environment? Are you bursting with motivation and energy and can bring something special to the table? ...if you answered yes to at least one of these questions please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

Any roles we currently have available are listed below. If your ideal role isn’t listed send us your CV and a covering letter to [email protected].

We will keep your CV on file for 6 months.

Creative Designer

Location: Hochanda Limited, Nene House, Nene Valley Business Park, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4HN

Position type: Full time

Closing Date: 11th January 2019

DESCRIPTION:

A Creative Graphic Designer is expected to bring creative ideas and design solutions to both new and existing campaigns across digital and onscreen. You will work within a small marketing team across digital projects including, animations, HTML emails and social media. You will have input into brochures, event collateral and email automation. With monthly on-air events, you will need to work fast and have exceptional standards of your own.

MAIN DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Concept generation and designing artwork for emails, website promotions and TV graphics
  • Design and manage print of point of sale for on air events
  • Design and manage print of event collateral
  • Produce graphics for social media use
  • Create collateral/presentations for sales and marketing teams
  • Preparation of accurate PDF documentation of products, user guides and presentations.
  • Research and source imagery to use across all materials
  • Assist with any other relevant marketing activities

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • The ability to use initiative and creativity in devising brand / campaign strategies to achieve objectives
  • The ability to conceive and create innovative, high-quality communication through creative design
  • Advanced Adobe creative suite and to be outstanding with InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role would be advantageous.
  • A qualification in graphic design would be advantageous.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working across social and email platforms beneficial
  • A good understanding of marketing practices
  • Creative thinking with confidence to express vision
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, hard-working, trustworthy and committed to the task at hand

PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING WHEN MAKING YOUR APPLICATION:

  • We reserve the right to close vacancies early in light of a large response
  • Ensure you have an up-to-date CV
  • We do not accept CV`s sent through from Recruitment Agencies

Hochanda is a TV Home Shopping channel, broadcasting on Freeview, Sky and Freesat, specialising in crafts, hobbies and arts. You will be working in our bright modern headquarters in Oundle, easily accessed from the A1.

Please attach your CV & cover letter in a word document.

Temporary Buying Assistant

Location: Hochanda Limited, Nene House, Nene Valley Business Park, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4HN

Position type: Temporary (maternity cover)

Hours: Full Time

Closing Date: 11th January 2019

DESCRIPTION:

If you are passionate about starting a career in buying within a fast-paced innovative environment, this is the perfect role for you. We are seeking well motivated candidates with excellent administration skills to be able to communicate at all levels.

You will need to be IT literate a strong team player and be proactive in managing your own time effectively.

MAIN DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Provide accurate, timely and thorough buyer and supplier support across the whole spectrum of product administration.
  • Use numeracy (excel) and text (Word) PC skills to work with your buyer and supplier to input product data accurately, check and cross check data supplied in numerous and different formats.
  • Research and learn product information to check and monitor product information documents supplied via our supply partners.
  • Ensure all data entry and product descriptions are accurate, spelt correctly, presented in the correct format and all numerical data is correct.

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Outgoing
  • Excellent Administration skills with a strong attention to detail within a fast-paced environment.
  • Experienced in all Microsoft packages – Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint.
  • Flexible in approach, ability to work to deadlines and responds well to working under pressure.
  • Ability to work as part of a team but equally comfortable to use own initiative when required.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in person, over the telephone and in writing.

PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING WHEN MAKING YOUR APPLICATION:

  • We reserve the right to close vacancies early in light of a large response
  • Ensure you have an up-to-date CV
  • We do not accept CV`s sent through from Recruitment Agencies

Hochanda is a TV Home Shopping channel, broadcasting on Freeview, Sky and Freesat, specialising in crafts, hobbies and arts. You will be working in our bright modern headquarters in Oundle, easily accessed from the A1.

Please attach your CV & cover letter in a word document.

Gallery Producer

Location: Hochanda Limited, Nene House, Nene Valley Business Park, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4HN

Position type: Full Time

Closing Date: 11th January 2019

DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for a talented Producer to join our enthusiastic team to plan, deliver editorial content and deliver hourly live shows to maximise sales potential for our live output.

This role is on a seven-day fortnight shift pattern.

MAIN DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Maximize sales by cross selling upsell items and monitoring live sales data, adjusting the live show format where necessary to capitalize on potential sales and increased ‘basket’ spend.
  • Has a full understanding of the full production process and limitations, reacting to and problem solving
  • Attends forward planning meetings, preps with buyers to ensure accurate product knowledge is ascertained.
  • Develops Creative formats, builds guest relationships and confidence to ensure educational and successful demonstrations are delivered and extra studio requirements are acknowledged.
  • Identify all products USP’s and construct a clear show format to be delivered to the TV team during the pre-production meeting.
  • Briefs presenters to ensure successful show format and accurate product knowledge is achieved.
  • Supports Presenters throughout shows whilst adopting the role of the viewer ensuring all product information is delivered accurately and concisely. Consistently promoting and managing audience interaction.
  • Exercises creative flair to ensure that channel branding, identity and motto is retained.
  • Works under own initiative and juggles multiple tasks in order to prioritise daily responsibilities.

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Experience of working within a Production role within shopping television.
  • A good team player is essential for this role.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Previous sales experience and working within a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to utilise initiative is essential for this role.

PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING WHEN MAKING YOUR APPLICATION:

  • We reserve the right to close vacancies early in light of a large response
  • Ensure you have an up-to-date CV
  • We do not accept CV`s sent through from Recruitment Agencies

Hochanda is a TV Home Shopping channel, broadcasting on Freeview, Sky and Freesat, specialising in crafts, hobbies and arts. You will be working in our bright modern headquarters in Oundle, easily accessed from the A1.

Please attach your CV & cover letter in a word document.

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