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MERCHANDISING COORDINATOR

Poketo is looking for a full-time Merchandising Coordinator who will work at the Poketo studio located in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles.

Responsibilities:

Ecommerce Merchandising
Maintain product list for photo shoots
Work with photo team to coordinate product images
Upload all product descriptions and images to ecommerce site
Curate categories and collection pages according to ecommerce marketing initiatives
Organize product on category pages to create new opportunities for highlighting product

Strategy
Implement OTB strategy with monthly and quarterly sales plans
Work with operations and finance to determine OTB targets
Develop processes and systems for inventory management and track progress to inventory targets
Optimize inventory allocation across ecommerce, retail, and wholesale channels

Reporting and Analysis
Create product-level and category-level reporting with performance and profitability metrics
Analyze sales data to identify new opportunities and trends
Make purchasing recommendations based on selling performance, seasonal forecasting, and current inventory position
Manage purchasing budget

The Person We’re Looking For:
Minimum of 2 years experience in buying or merchandising for a retail store or ecommerce site
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Degree in Merchandising a plus

Application Process: 
If you fit the profile above, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@poketo.com with the subject line: Merchandising Coordinator. Include in your cover letter, resume, and salary history. Let us know a little bit about yourself and why you think you’d be a good match for a position at Poketo.


IN-HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER

Poketo is looking for a part-time photographer (with the potential to grow into a full-time position) who will work at the Poketo studio located in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles.

The Job:
Shoot and edit studio and lifestyle product photography for e-commerce, email newsletters, and social media
Document events for Poketo at either the Flagship store or at the Line Hotel location, and occasionally at off-site events
Maintain brand identity in all photos with clean, high-quality imagery, and an on-brand aesthetic
Communicate clearly with the Marketing and E-Commerce departments so that all images are completed in a timely manner
Produces visuals for email campaigns
Shoots lifestyle imagery for social media promotions and e-commerce product pages
Research and implement new visual ideas, such as integrating video in e-commerce and social media

The Person We're Looking For:
Must be expert in Photoshop and Lightroom
Prior experience with studio lighting and image retouching
High standard for excellence in photography
Always open to learning new things and pushing the team toward growth and efficiency
Able to commute to our studio in downtown Los Angeles 
Works quickly and strategically, prioritizing according to the needs of the team
A creative problem solver, very willing to adapt if new needs arise
Self-motivated, dependable, communicates well, and takes initiative
Excited to be part of the Poketo community and be an active participant in the company lifestyle

Application Process: 
If you fit the profile above, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@poketo.com with the subject line: In-House Photographer. Include in your cover letter, resume, hourly requirement and online portfolio. You will not be considered without an online portfolio. Let us know a little bit about yourself and why you think you’d be a good match for a position at Poketo.


EXPERIENCED RETAIL ASSOCIATE

Poketo is looking for a part-time retail associate who will work at its flagship store in Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. 

The Job:
Responsible for sales and customer service in an energetic retail store and gallery setting.
Customer service is the main focus: welcoming customers into the store, creating an upbeat and positive store environment.
Process credit card and cash transactions using a POS system ensuring accuracy of the inventory and POS systems.
Replenish products, and keep the store looking clean and displays fresh.
Maintain visual merchandising standards including signage, fixtures and product merchandising.
Maintain a safe and clean retail store work environment and ensure proper working of all fixtures, systems, and equipment.
Assist with special store/gallery events as needed. Assist all departments as necessary.
Communicate clearly with store manager.
Maintain a high level of product knowledge by asking questions and doing research.
Maintain brand identity and integrity.
Be able to perform all store opening and closing duties.

The Person We’re Looking For:
1 -2 years of previous customer service experience a must in a preferably specialty/ boutique setting.
Excellent communication skills, positive attitude, friendly, upbeat, helpful demeanor a must Able to operate an electronic point of sale system.
Cash-handling skills a must.
Creative, self-motivated, assertive and takes initiative, dependable, trustworthy and consistent.
Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule based on business needs which may include evenings, weekends and holidays.
Someone interested in art and design is a plus.

Application Process: 
If you fit the profile above, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@poketo.com with the subject line: Retail Associate & Your name. Include in your cover letter, resume, and hourly requirement. Let us know a little bit about yourself and why you think you’d be a good match for a position at Poketo.

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP

The graphic design intern will design online promotions and marketing collateral for Poketo’s brand, products, and events. Poketo works closely with their interns making them a valuable part of the team. Interns will work on real projects and gain important hands-on experience. No coffee making or running errands! This is a fantastic opportunity for interns to build their portfolios and resumes with projects from Poketo, an internationally recognized artist brand.

Graphic Design interns should meet the following minimum qualifications:
A comprehensive expertise with InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
Strong Typography, acute command of color theory, composition, and overall design concepts
Competence in web design, with fluency in HTML, CSS, and WordPress is a huge plus
Access to digital video camera. Access to a laptop preferred
An informed interest in fashion and product design is a must!


Application Process:  
Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and your online portfolio to jobs@poketo.com. In the cover letter and tell us why you want to work at Poketo. Please write “Graphic Design Internship” in the subject heading of the email. Internship positions are unpaid but school credit is given.

 

COPYWRITING/PR COORDINATOR INTERNSHIP

Poketo is looking for an art/design copy writer who can write and edit content for a variety of platforms – from product descriptions, marketing materials and press releases, to blog posts and Tweets. This position plays a critical role in not only research, writing, and fine-tuning all kinds of content, but also the distribution of information in an effective and timely manner to press and various online media outlets. The candidate should be extremely familiar with Poketo, art, design, products, fashion, pop culture, and also be knowledgeable in social media, online culture, shopping, and blogs. You must reside in the Los Angeles area as this is an in-house part-time to potentially full-time position.

Application Process:
Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@poketo.com. with the subject line: Copywriting/PR Internship & Your name. Include a cover letter, resume, and links to your website/blog and/or writing samples and your Twitter handle. Tell us about yourself and why you think you would be a good fit for Poketo.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEO INTERNSHIP

The photography intern will be responsible for shooting and photographs for Poketo products and events. Poketo works closely with their interns making them a valuable part of the team. Interns will work on real projects and gain important hands-on experience. No coffee making or running errands! This is a fantastic opportunity for interns to build their portfolios and resumes with projects from Poketo, an internationally recognized artist brand.

Photography interns should meet the following minimum qualifications:

Expertise in photographing and lighting, color correction skills and experience a must
A comprehensive expertise with Photoshop and Illustrator Graphic Design and typography skills and experience a huge plus!
Access to digital camera. Access to a laptop preferred.An informed interest in fashion and product design is a must!

Application Process: 
Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and your online portfolio to jobs@poketo.com In the cover letter tell us why you want to work at Poketo. Please write “Photo Internship” in the subject heading of the email. Internship positions are unpaid but school credit is given.

 

ILLUSTRATION INTERNSHIP

The Illustration intern will assist in designing Poketo’s line of products in line with Poketo aesthetics and brand. Poketo works closely with their interns and makes them a valuable part of the team. Interns will work on real projects and gain important hands-on experience. No coffee making or running errands! This is a fantastic opportunity for interns to build their portfolios and resumes with projects from Poketo, an internationally recognized artist brand.

Illustration candidates should meet the following minimum qualifications:
A comprehensive expertise with Illustrator and Photoshop
Illustration skills a must along with an acute command of color theory, composition, and overall design concepts
Competence in web design, with fluency in HTML, CSS, and Word Press is a huge plus
Access to a laptop required.
An informed interest in fashion and product design is a must!


Application Process:
Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and your online portfolio to jobs@poketo.com In the cover letter tell us why you want to work at Poketo. Please write “Illustration Internship” in the subject heading of the email. Internship positions are unpaid but school credit is given.