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U.Group
2/14/2020

Job Title: Associate Director of Media Strategy
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Position Type: Full-time
Position Reports to: VP

Position Description:
U.Group seeks an Associate Director of Media Strategy with a passion for developing creative and data-driven marketing campaigns that deliver results. As part of the Marketing Strategy team, you will work alongside marketing and brand strategists, designers and user experience experts to research, plan and execute cross-platform media plans. The ideal candidate has hands-on experience in crafting and executing media plans, from planning, buying, trafficking, to reporting, so that you can recommend sound strategies based on your experience.

Objective #1: Manage and oversee all members of the media team
- Oversee, evaluate and manage media team members in execution of media planning and buying
- Create and manage career growth and performance plans for team members
- Define and hire for additional media roles as the pipeline supports team expansion

Objective #2: Utilize your hands-on media planning and buying experience to plan and execute media campaigns
- Lead priority strategic media planning, campaign design, execution, and optimization approaches for client engagements
- Lead the implementation of media plans, from strategy, execution, optimization, and measurement of social, native, video, search, display, and traditional media
- Lead the coordination of billing and invoicing between account teams, clients, and vendors through in-depth knowledge of Insertion Orders, Purchase Orders, and Invoice practices
- Lead the utilization of DSPs, self-serve platforms, and third-party vendors
- Use and share your knowledge of all ad serving platforms across channels
- Provide strategic guidance and insight across the entire media spectrum, including traditional, broadcast, digital, programmatic, OOH and mobile
- Partner with the Marketing Strategy team to ensure seamless campaign and activation design that spans owned, earned and paid channels
- Develop close working partnerships with vendors

Objective #3: Lead and execute customer research and audience segmentation to support media planning activities
- Use GfK MRI, Comscore, and other tools to uncover the key insights about audiences and end users that guide our marketing, branding, and execution recommendations
- Identify other research platforms as appropriate
- Analyze, synthesize and sharpen intelligence into research-finding briefs, reports or presentations
- Maintain an intense focus on measurement and critical insights that go beyond the numbers to strengthen strategy and campaign designs, advancing the client’s mission

Objective #4: Grow the media and strategy practice by 20% by expanding work at existing clients or adding new customers
- Work with account management and business development teams to identify opportunities to expand media and insight services
- Foster deep collaboration and realize new opportunities through media strategy and brand activation across the agency and its complete portfolio
- Contribute to proposal and pitch activities
- Scope level of effort and approach for future project work

Objective #5: Mature our media and insights capabilities
- Provide guidance to and develop skills among the media team of varying experience levels
- Keep your finger on the pulse of industry advancements, as well as technology, tool and partner opportunities to inform continuous media strategy innovation

How to Apply:
Please apply on our website: https://u.group/careers/


Brllnt
1/31/2020

Job Title: Digital Strategist
Position Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Position Type: Full-Time
Position Reports to: Marketing Director 

ABOUT THE ROLE
As an integral member of the Brllnt team, you will conceptualize, write, and manage integrated marketing and communication strategies for Brllnt and its clients. You will work closely with both marketing and design teams to conceptualize and execute strategic campaigns. Day-to-day tasks include:

  • building and pitching strategic briefs;
  • conducting market research to understand audiences and stay up-to-date on trends;
  • performing comp set analysis;
  • writing effective and converting copy for social, web, email, and print to support those strategies;
  • and advising clients on industry best practices and emerging strategies.

You must demonstrate an ability to translate client issues and objectives into executable strategies across paid and organic channels - and see them through from start to finish.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Research, Analysis, and Discovery

- Gather, analyze, and present data, trends, insights and client feedback to inform the creation of paid (social, out of home, print, etc.) and organic (social, web, email, print, etc.) strategies
- Research and analyze clients’ brand, voice, goals, competitors, market, current marketing efforts, capacity, audience, etc. to support and inform creative strategies and recommendations
- Organize and conduct client pitching and discovery meetings
- Facilitate internal and client brainstorm sessions
- Attend client and account team meetings, presents findings, gather information for projects

Paid and Organic Campaign Strategy Development
- Create ideas and tactics for communications strategies, including content calendars, best practices, and analysis
- Author paid and organic social media content, including cross-channel copy, hashtags, and ideas for accompanying images/media
- Aggregate results and prepare weekly summary and key learnings
- Prepare/present campaign reporting including evolution of all KPIs like media spent, engagement, and granular analysis

Campaign + Client Management
- Develop campaign and marketing strategy and work with marketing and design teams to manage execution
- Use storytelling to effectively communicate the team’s vision and thoughtful approach
- Prepare presentations for meetings
- Identify the campaign variables that can be optimized and execute optimization
- Educate, inform, and advise clients on the strategy and results, and communicate any changes to the strategy as needed

Overall Marketing and Communications Support
- Stay up-to-date on key opportunities for clients and Brllnt, including relevant conferences, publications, events, etc.
- Maintain a pulse on political and cultural climates, seeking opportunities for Brllnt and our clients to engage in relevant conversations
- Be the Brllnt beacon for innovation through testing, recording, analyzing, optimizing, and teaching emerging trends and tools
- Maintain clear, effective, and open communication with clients and Brllnt team members to embody a culture of trust and transparency
- Support and grow the position as needed to accommodate marketing and communication needs for ultimate success

Qualifications:
This is a mid-level position for someone with agency experience.

REQUIREMENTS
At least 3 - 5 years experience with both paid and organic marketing campaigns, including:


- SEO
- AdWords
- LinkedIn
- Twitter
- Facebook/Instagram
- Email
- Out-of-home
- Print media

Experience collaborating with teams using a project management software (preferably Teamwork, but Asana, Trello, Basecamp, etc. also relevant)

Strategy: Proven experience building and executing project plans to achieve business and communications goals
Analysis: Strong campaign performance reporting and analytics skills; Familiarity with Google Analytics and social media channel analytics and listening tools
Writing: Strong copywriting skills for strategy briefs, email, web, social, SEO, paid media, and print
Presentation: Experience researching, analyzing, and presenting data, trends, insights and client feedback to build, inform, and support creative directions
Persuasive Communication: Must know how to organize information and use storytelling skills to effectively communicate concepts and approaches to multiple stakeholders

BONUS SKILLS
Experience building email funnels and campaigns on MailChimp, Constant Contact, etc.
Experience with website management platforms including Wordpress, Drupal, Instapage, and/or Hubspot

OUR CULTURE
We believe that true creativity is an outpouring of the soul, making it essential for each member of the Brllnt team to bring their whole self to work each day. Our culture encourages, equips, and challenges team members to have the balance they need to create truly brilliant work. We value our differences, call out our challenges, and celebrate our improvement. We don’t expect perfection, we expect brilliance.


You’ll Love It Here If:
- You understand how to manage yourself and teammates within a fast-paced, open environment.
- You’re organized, focused, and communicative.
- You are curious and open to new ideas.
- You are constantly reading, listening, and watching the world around you for inspiration and guidance.
- You seek out answers to problems and aren’t hesitant to roll up your sleeves and dig for them when needed.
- You’re committed to creating work that’s f*cking brilliant.

How to Apply:
Submit your resume, a cover letter, salary requirements, performance metrics for one (1) previously managed organic campaigns and metrics for two (2) previously managed paid campaigns, and three (3) writing samples to [email protected] or via our job site at www.bebrllnt.co. Preferred writing samples include blog posts; social media samples from a campaign/initiative/or on behalf of an organization/club/brand; Anything that best shows off your creative writing chops!


SCOUT
01/16/2020

Job Title: Digital/Graphic Designer
Position Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Position Type: full-time
Position Reports to: Creative Content Director 

Position Description:
SCOUT is seeking a driven and accomplished digital and graphic designer to join our growing team. Under the direction of the Creative Content Director, and in collaboration with the Marketing Team, the Digital/Graphic Designer will be responsible for creating compelling and successful brand materials that articulate the benefits of SCOUT products to our customers. This person is comfortable tackling all aspects of the design process, from concept to execution, while working closely with teams. Work includes the creation of optimized web images for Magento (our eCommerce platform), clean CSS and HTML, and press-ready production files. This role also requires a dynamic, results-oriented individual who can handle a fast-paced environment and react quickly to changing needs and objectives.

Creative Design:

  • Use SCOUT’s brand guidelines to design and produce digital and print materials, and a wide variety of other digital and physical experiences for both the wholesale and retail sides of the business.
  • Ensure quality by committing to internal processes and standards, including presentation decks.
  • Create layouts for catalogs and other printed materials based on marketing initiatives.
  • Stay current with the latest emerging design, marketing, advertising, and branding, as well as technologies to improve upon skills and techniques.
  • Present and contribute to weekly Team Creative Review meetings and monthly Creative Reviews with Chief Creative Officer and the team.
  • Maintain, demonstrate, cultivate proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud software.

Web/Digital:

  • Wireframe, build, test, and launch email programs and one-offs using our email marketing software (Bronto).
  • Continuously update, tag, and upload assets into Canto, our Digital Asset Management platform.
  • Work closely with our in-house photographer and production artist to integrate animation, video, stop motions, and other media into emails, social media, and web pages.
  • Design and implement website landing pages using HTML and CSS, modify HTML pages within our Content Management System (Magento), inclusive of landing pages, banners, and home page graphics and callouts.
  • Maintain usability and UX best practices, capabilities, and limitations of web & mobile technologies.
  • Integrate seasonal catalogs into digital content in the form of buying guides.
  • Build and update the SCOUT Amazon Storefront and accompanying More Views and product imagery that highlight key features and selling points.
  • Help build tests for website improvements using Google Optimize and Analytics.

Print:

  • Work with in-house photographer to create print-ready imagery.
  • Work with photographer and printer to establish and verify good, consistent color.
  • Prepare and update InDesign files for catalogs and other collateral.
  • Style and format text and images using InDesign paragraph, character and object styles and make text/layout corrections in InDesign documents as needed.
  • Work with Graphic Production Artist to preflight projects and troubleshoot/correct any issues such as missing fonts, low-resolution images, wrong color space, trapping and overprinting.
  • Review blueline proofs with Senior Graphic Designer and make on-site press checks as needed.

Required:

  • 4+ years of design experience of proven creative design and digital including
  • 3+ years of experience in a designer role or capacity at an agency or for an in-house brand.
  • A portfolio that shows strong visual craft applied across a range of deliverables, both print and digital.
  • Experience working with a cross-disciplinary team in a highly collaborative environment with diverse perspectives and expertise.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office programs.
  • Experience with HTML/CSS.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or Advertising.
  • Great typography skills and an expertise and practice of design fundamentals.
  • Ability to embrace challenges and inspire new ways of thinking and approaching design problems while able to move quickly to prove out ideas.
  • Strategic problem solving skills and the capacity to distill complex information into meaningful concepts, ideas, and designs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Curiosity, humility, and a passion for doing great work.
  • Contribute and encourage a growing creative team.
  • A flexible personality that can thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred:

  • An appreciation/familiarity of the SCOUT brand
  • A strong sense of graphic style Experience in e-commerce
  • Ability to create assets and graphics for video
  • Experience with a consumer products brand
  • Experience working with or knowledge of 3D Virtual imagery

What You’ll Get From Us:

  • An opportunity to grow and evolve your career while working in a fun, and dynamic environment.
  • Professional education enrichment is part of the package.
  • Experience working with creative and motivated people.
  • We take creative engagement very seriously.
  • A team-oriented incentive plan 401K and Health and Vision Coverage Seasonal wellness credits and a seasonal credit toward SCOUT merchandise (plus a killer employee discount)

How to Apply:
Apply at https://scoutbags.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=50


Brllnt
12/20/19 

Job Title: Creative Strategist
Position Location: Washington, DC
Position Type: Full-Time
Position Reports to: Marketing Director

Position Description:
As an integral member of the Brllnt team, you will support the development of creative concepts both internally and for our clients. You will work closely with both marketing and design teams to conceptualize and execute campaigns, ensuring the vision remains clear throughout the process.

Day-to-day tasks include building and pitching creative briefs, conducting market research to stay on trend, developing communications and marketing strategies, writing effective and converting copy to support those strategies, staying educated on industry trends, performing comp set analysis, and managing and coordinating tasks as needed.

You must demonstrate an ability to understand client issues and objectives and translate that understanding into the development and execution of creative concepts. Working collaboratively with both marketing and creative teams, you will produce solutions for clients spanning platforms, including the development of content for branded social media channels, mobile, presentations, print materials, websites, blogs, and more.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Campaign, Social Media, and Communications Strategy Development
- Gather, analyze, and present data, trends, insights and client feedback to inform the creation of content and social strategies

- Write content to support proposed strategies and effectively tell the story behind it
- Analyze clients’ brand, voice, goals, competitors, market, current marketing efforts, capacity, audience, etc. to support and inform creative strategies and recommendations
- Stay up-to-date on key opportunities for clients and Brllnt, including relevant conferences, publications, events, etc.
- Maintain a pulse on political and cultural climates, seeking opportunities for Brllnt and our clients to engage in relevant conversations

Campaign + Client Management
- Organize and conduct client pitching and discovery meetings

- Facilitate internal and client brainstorm sessions
- Use storytelling to effectively communicate the team’s vision and thoughtful approach
- Prepare presentations for meetings
- Develop campaign and marketing strategy and manage execution

Overall Marketing and Communications Support
- Constantly seek educational opportunities and ways to expand Brllnt’s and its clients market share

- Be the Brllnt beacon for innovation through testing, recording, analyzing, optimizing, and teaching emerging trends and tools
- Maintain clear, effective, and open communication with clients and Brllnt team members to embody a culture of trust and transparency
- Support and grow the position as needed to accommodate marketing and communication needs for ultimate success

Qualifications:
REQUIREMENTS
This is a mid-level position for someone with marketing experience.
- Without exception: excellent time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to think creatively and innovatively
- In depth understanding of traditional and emerging marketing channels
- Excellent conceptual and copywriting skills with an understanding of creative strategy and brand insights
- Must understand how content is published and distributed
- Must understand how to research, analyze, and present data, trends, insights and client feedback to build, inform, and support creative directions
- Must know how to organize information and use storytelling skills to effectively communicate concepts and approaches

Additional Skills
- Experience collaborating with teams using a project management software (preferably Teamwork, but Asana, Trello, Basecamp, etc. also relevant)

- Experience building email funnels and campaigns on MailChimp, Constant Contact, etc.
- Experience with website management platforms including Wordpress, Instapage, and/or Hubspot
- Experience building social content calendars and scheduling content on a social media publishing platform like SproutSocial, CoSchedule, Buffer, Hootsuite, etc.
- Experience developing creative concepts and building content calendars
- Experience building strategies that support effective SEO strategies
- Experience with Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter ad platforms
- Knowledge of Google Analytics
- Ability to creatively maximize available resources to connect with audiences

Other:
Being Brllnt comes with its own set of expectations - it’s a big name to live up to both for the clients we represent, the work we produce, and the culture we embody. That means we show up every day caring about the results we impact, the designs we craft, and the stories we tell. It means knowing when we can do better, when to learn more, when to lean on our team for ideas and answers, and knowing when we need to step up. Our expectation at Brllnt is such. We don’t expect perfection, we expect brilliance. We believe in the ever-changing, the ever-evolving, and the ever-growing - both for our clients in design and marketing and for each of our team members. We believe that business is personal, especially for industries we serve. Our daily objective is to become more brilliant, individually and as a team.

How to Apply:
Submit your resume, a cover letter, salary requirements, performance metrics for previously managed campaigns, and three (3) writing samples to [email protected] or via our job site at www.bebrllnt.co. Preferred writing samples include blog posts; social media samples from a campaign/initiative/or on behalf of an organization/club/brand; Anything that best shows off your creative writing chops!