We need a super-skilled Researcher ✨

About us

Bright Little Labs is building a kids’ media giant for the 21st Century. We make all sorts of kids’ stuff which promotes critical thinking, computer science, equality - and diverse identities and experiences. Our flagship story is about Detective Dot - an 11-year-old coder who is on a dangerous mission from the CIA (Children’s Intelligence Agency). Kids can join the CIA and carry out personalised activities on and offline. We’re on our way to publishing more books, mobile games and expanding our digital platform. We also just partnered with Turner (who own Cartoon Network!) so we’re making cartoons and games too.

What we’re looking for

We need a Researcher to thoughtfully research diverse British-Indian perspectives that may inspire our character and story development. Our stories are based around our main character, Detective Dot. Dot was born in Brent, and her parents were born in England too, but her grandparents are from Gujarat, India (on one side, via Kenya). When telling Dot's story, it is important to us that we have an authentic vision for the culture of her world.

You will research and collate broad opinions and experiences to help inform the creation of Dot's world, and her family’s world. You can watch old newsreels, trawl internet forums or read your aunt’s diary - we’re open to your approach. However, we believe the most valuable research will be via 1:1 conversations with people who can speak to the British-Indian experience. You will explore subjects including but not limited to: multigenerational experiences, identity formation, language, food and religion.

THIS IS IMPORTANT: Our character - Detective Dot - is a third-generation British Indian girl. We want to work with people who believe in authentic character creation and we’re actively looking to work with people with lived experience of our characters and her family.

THIS IS ALSO IMPORTANT: We’re now hiring a creative team to help turn Dot into games and cartoons. We’re actively looking to work with people who have lived experience of our character's culture, and her family life. We value merit, initiative and values over qualifications or industry experience. All of our roles (designers, producers, animators, illustrators etc.) are here. Please share or apply, and help us to create something amazing.

Apply ASAP

If you’re interested, please apply ASAP. Keep you cover letter short and sweet - please include a description of the steps you would take to approach your task described above (in less than 150 words).

This is a contract temporary role. This can be a remote role (but you will need to come in to the office relatively regularly to feedback to the team) or you can be based in our cosy office in Old Street.

We offer

  • An awesome role helping to define the future of a very exciting brand that promotes diversity
  • Exposure - we’re a high-ish profile project and we work with exciting people
  • Flexible working arrangements. Mums, dads, and pregnant people, please apply