20 essential job sites for creative careers

in Tips / Career

So, you’re ready to take the plunge and secure your first step on the ladder to a creative career? Or perhaps you’re just looking for the next step? Regardless of what stage you’re at, job hunting can be daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. To help the process we’ve picked out 20 of the top job sites for securing a career in the creative industries:

1. The Dots

Covering a myriad of creative roles, from PR and marketing, to broadcast journalism, The Dots collates a range of jobs from some of the world’s most renowned brands, such as Adidas and Selfridges.

2. The Drum

A staple job site for the marketing and design industries, if there’s a creative role on offer in these sectors, you can guarantee The Drum will have it listed.

3. The Guardian Jobs

The Guardian’s dedicated job page has long been the go-to for budding creatives seeking roles within arts, heritage, media and technology.

4. Creative Pool

Creative Pool is particularly useful for designers, with roles at all levels being listed from a range of established agencies and brands.

5. It’s Nice That

For those local to London, the It’s Nice That job board is a goldmine of creative roles, in the design, PR, advertising, development and broadcast sectors.

6. Smashing Magazine

Covering creative jobs on an international scale, Smashing Magazine’s job board is a fantastic tool for designers and programmers looking for the next step.

7. Creative Review

In line with the magazine’s values, the Creative Review job page highlights exciting roles that will appeal to creatives, from brands such as Lego.

8. Behance

In addition to its hugely popular portfolio site, Behance also offers a job board, which collates creative roles on an international scale, in the design and development sectors.

9. Hold The Front Page

Ever dreamt of working in the newspaper industry? Hold The Front Page should be your first port of call. From regionals to nationals, journalists will be sure to find their dream job here.

10. Arts Council

The Arts Council advertises job opportunities within the art and culture sector, and is perfect for those seeking a role within a theatre or gallery environment.

11. Arts Jobs

Arts Jobs curates the most enticing roles from across the web. You can expect to find vacancies at the National Theatre, the Barbican and the National Trust.

12. Arts Job Finder

Arts Job Finder creates and curates the most relevant content for those with a professional interest in the arts sector. If you’re looking for the next step, it’s a must visit.

13. Monster

Although not specifically targeting the creative industries, Monster is a comprehensive and highly-regarded job site, which posts roles from an extensive list of reputable brands.

14. English Heritage

If you’ve dreamt of working in one of the UK’s historic properties, then English Heritage is the best place to start.

15. Design Week

If you’re looking for a role in advertising, architecture, branding, design or digital, then Design Week is a one-stop-shop.

16. Drapers

Aimed specifically at those working in the fashion industry, Drapers is the staple job site for graduates and experienced designers alike.

17. Dezeen

Much like Dezeen’s content, its job board focuses on roles within the design and communications sector. Expect to see established brands such as Transport for London.

18. Gorkana

Alongside offering a comprehensive database of journalists and PR professionals, Gorkana also boasts an extensive job board – offering roles in public relations, media and communications.

19. Creative Opportunities

For graduates seeking their first role in the creative industries, University of the Arts London's Creative Opportunities page is the perfect place to help get a foot in the door.

20. Brand Republic

Hosting over 2,000 creative jobs, Brand Republic covers all creative sectors, on an international scale.

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