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Brainstorm Creative Resources
10/11/19

Job Title: Production Artist 
Position Location: Washington, DC
Position Type: Temporary

A well-established advocacy and lobbying organization with a focus on foreign affairs and national headquarters offices in Washington, DC is looking to engage a Production Artist in a four-month, on-site temporary role that will offer full-time hours and a guaranteed weekly wage. We are hoping to identify someone who can start in the mid-November through early December timeframe. 

This position will support the development of wide range of materials for the organization's annual policy conference, which will be held in Washington, DC in early March. The conference, one of the largest to take place in DC each year, will welcome more than 15,000 participants from all 50 states and all over the world. Guests and speakers at the conference have historically included world leaders, among them heads of state. 

Brainstorm Creative Resources is recruiting for this position at the request of the hiring organization -- a group we have supported on an annual basis, on a wide variety of hiring efforts for more than ten years. We typically post salary and rate ranges in public-facing job descriptions (see below), but we do not typically include employer names. If you are interested in applying for this position, we hope you will allow us to represent you, rather than working independently to identify the hiring organization so that you can inquire with them directly. 

Finally, while this position is currently defined as “temporary,” and we are not actively offering it as a “temporary-to-permanent” transition opportunity, we can share that our client his hired temporary Brainstorm Creative Resources employees into full-time positions in years past. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Collaborate closely with art directors, designers and developers. 
* Prepare final press-ready files based on supplied specifications for several types of printing.
* Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve artwork issues that arise during production.
* Provide image retouching, clipping paths and additional image manipulation.
* Package and preflight files for release to printers or media partners.
* Create PDFs for print and client review.
* Prepare images for online and mobile applications.
* Catalog and reference art for future projects.
* Follow a timeline to ensure tasks are being completed on time.
* Troubleshoot problems as they arise with creative team members, regional colleagues and vendors.

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Strong typographic and layout skills, strict attention to detail, and outstanding organizational, project management, file-organization and archiving skills are a must.
* A bachelor’s degree in design or other related positions is preferred for the production artist position. 
* Significant coursework in graphic design, print production, visual arts or a related field, along with an outstanding portfolio and experience that demonstrates clear knowledge of print production and design, may suffice in the absence of a degree.
* Knowledge of printing processes and high level of proficiency with software applications such the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
* Experience with digital content such as websites, social media, online advertising, and email campaigns. 
* Basic knowledge of HTML5, Adobe After Effects and web-development software.
* Strong analytical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. 
* Process-oriented self-starter, up-to-date with new production techniques and trends.

HOURS / LOCATION:
We are seeking well qualified individuals who are interested in the following work situation: 

(1) a temporary role with full-time hours starting mid-November to early December; 
(2) with services to be performed at the employer’s offices in Washington, DC;
(3) very close to a Metrorail and Metrobus-accessible location;
(4) continuing through early March 2020. 

As noted elsewhere in this job description, this role will feel like a full-time position for the duration of the assignment. All work will be done at the employer's workplace, which is in a contemporary, privately owned office building a short distance from Union Station. Candidates must be interested in working roughly 40-hours/week -- typical full-time hours. Individuals who can only work part-time or who are interested in working from home should not apply. The workplace is easily accessible via car, Metrorail and Metrobus and there are many parking garage and metered on-street parking options.

RATE:
We are suggesting a broad weekly pay rate range of between $1000 and $1300. These weekly rates, when annualized, are the basis for salaries ranging from $50,000 to $65,000. Alternatively, when considered on an hourly basis, the weekly rates are equivalent to $25.00/hour to $32.50/hour.

Brainstorm Creative Resources strives to pay competitively. However, it is unlikely (but not impossible) that we will be able to pay early career applicants near the top of the stated salary range. Alternatively, highly experienced professionals whose resumes indicate substantial, relevant experience can expect that we will make a strong case to our client, to pay you at or near the top of the range. 

The actual weekly rate offered will be commensurate with your experience and will largely be based on the following factors: credentials as detailed in your resume, your interview experiences with Brainstorm Creative Resources and the client organization, and quality of reference providers and references provided.

RATE TERMS:
This engagement is structured differently than most temporary assignments. Instead of being paid only for the hours you work (which is a staffing industry norm), you will paid for working 40 hours each week -- even if you actually work fewer hours. This policy extends to all days that the employer's office is officially closed for vacation and also to personal and sick days within reason, but not to long strings of days when you might be away from work for personal reasons. It's worth mentioning that the organization's offices are sometimes closed for the entire week between Christmas and New Year's Day. So you may have up to one full week of paid vacation over the holidays. The engagement also offers a limited overtime differential. Overtime will be calculated under a federally mandated formula that indicates different rates each week, depending on how many hours were actually worked during that week. We will gladly provide documentation regarding the overtime policy and explain the specifics of it to the most well qualified applicants. 

APPLICATION:
Brainstorm Creative Resources is a recruiting and staffing firm that has been focused on placing creative and editorial professionals into freelance and full-time positions with Washington, DC-area employers since 2003. 
 
If you are reading this job description at our Application Portal please follow the instructions included below. If you are reading this job description elsewhere please visit us at http://www.brainstormresources.com. Within our website you can click anywhere you see "Find Work" buttons or text to view all currently open positions. Please follow these steps when you apply:

1) Closely read the complete job description to ensure that you are a terrific fit for the opportunity.
2) If you are a returning applicant please enter your e-mail address and password, and then add the opportunity to your "My Jobs" list.
3) If you have not applied with Brainstorm previously, click the "Apply For This Position" button.
4) During the application process please make sure to:
    > Provide all details requested as you are completing your personal profile (including links to sample work online),
    > Upload a resume and cover letter.

We expect all interested parties to support their application and salary request with a cover letter that clearly indicates their fitness for the position. Only candidates currently residing within a commutable distance of Washington, DC should apply. Applicants not currently living in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia, or who inquire without a cover letter, resume and/or work samples should not expect to receive a response. Brainstorm Creative Resources and the hiring organization are EEO employers.


Fors Marsh Group
9/26/19

Job Title: Corporate Social Responsibility Marketing Coordinator
Position Location: Arlington, VA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Reports to: Marketing Supervisor 

Position Description (Duties, responsibilities, and requirements):

  • Reporting to the corporate communications marketing manager, collaborate with the SERV division director on the build-out of the FMG SERV team.
  • Track to ensure FMG remains or exceeds B Corp certification standards and promotes our initiatives through corporate communication channels.
  • Manage the administration, staffing and execution of corporate communications and FMG SERV projects and topics (e.g., NOAC/opioid crisis, B-Corp, SERV).
  • Define and document program requirements, scope and objectives, assigning timelines, expectations and budgets for each.
  • Create and maintain project work streams using project management tools to ensure deliverables are completed in a consistent manner, and dates and deadlines are communicated to relevant team members.
  • Write and maintain comprehensive project documentation, news releases, blog posts, social media posts, project plans and progress reports. This will include, but is not limited to: PowerPoint decks, FAQ, Employee Expressed Interest Forms, FMG SERV announcements, Style Guide, and Employee Volunteer Hours.
  • Serve as the point of contact for all internal and external information requests.
  • Assist with the scheduling of all project related meetings and Bi-weekly team meetings. Work in tandem with the corporate communications team to integrate content into FMG’s internal and external communication publications.
  • Proactively communicate with FMG internal and external stakeholders with guidance from Director

Qualifications (Skills, experience, education):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics or related preferred.
  • Demonstration of strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Minimum 2-3 years relevant work experience.
  • Experience using a range of project management tools such as Asana, Trello, SharePoint, Microsoft Office, Smartsheet or others.
  • Ability to work well with others, as well as independently under minimal supervision, as well as with large internal and client teams.

Other:
Citizenship preferred. 0-15% travel.

How to Apply:
Apply for the Marketing Coordinator, Arlington, VA position at https://www.forsmarshgroup.com/careers/available-positions


Towson University
9/11/19

Job Title: 
Lecturer, Advertising
Position Location: Baltimore, MD

Department of Mass Communication
College of Fine Arts and Communication
COFAC-N-3314L

Position Description:
 
The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer position in Advertising in the Department of Mass Communication beginning August 2020.

Qualifications:

Earned M.A., M.S., or M.F.A. in mass communication, advertising, graphic design or related field, and demonstrated success or potential as a classroom teacher.  Professional and teaching experiences in copywriting, advertising creative, content creation, digital advertising, and/or integrated marketing communications are highly desirable.  Experience in AAF (American Advertising Federation) advising is a plus. 


Responsibilities:
Teach four three-credit courses per semester in the undergraduate track in Advertising among the following: Advertising Copywriting, Principles of Advertising, Mass Media Graphics, and Advertising Campaigns, in the order of priority.  Opportunities might exist to teach other courses depending on the applicant’s area of specialty and the need of the department.  Undergraduate advising is part of teaching responsibilities.  Service to the department, college, and university is expected.  The successful candidate must have the ability to work with a diverse student population and be sensitive to the educational needs of these students.

The Department:

The department (https://www.towson.edu/cofac/departments/mass-communication/) offers an undergraduate major in Mass Communication with three tracks in Advertising, Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communication, and Journalism and New Media.  At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Science in Communication Management.  The department annually enrolls over 700 majors served by 21 full-time and 20 part-time faculty.


Towson University:
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System.  TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 900 full-time faculty, and offers 65 bachelor’s, 42 master’s, and 4 doctoral programs.  Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Review of applications begins on October 15th, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.  Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of potential for teaching effectiveness, contact information for three references, and an unofficial copy of graduate transcripts to:

Chair, Lecturer Search—Advertising
Department of Mass Communication
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

All or part of the application may be submitted via email to [email protected]. Please indicate “position number” (i.e., COFAC-N-3314L) in the subject line. 

For candidates who advance to the next stages of the search process, three letters of recommendation (sent under separate covers) are required. Official transcripts are required prior to hire.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit https://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/employment/data.html to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form.  The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only.  The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: COFAC-N-3314L.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity.  Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Centro
9/10/19

Job Title: Performance Analyst
Position Location: Washington, DC
Position Type: Full Time
Position Reports to: Manager, Performance Analytics 

Position Description:
The Campaign Performance Analyst will be responsible for working with internal teams on specific accounts to align campaign objectives and KPIs, develop performance measurement plans, and recommendations for campaign optimization. This position is responsible for developing and delivering insightful and actionable reports that tell a performance story. It will have a strong focus on insights vs. observations with responsibility for driving performance outcomes and optimized media investment priorities.

The priority for this position is working across the internal team to deliver optimal performance to drive client growth, retention and high levels of client satisfaction. The Performance Analytics team has a passion for analytics and a common vision for improvement and growth. As trusted advisors to both our internal teams and clients, our time is split between diving deep into rows of data, showing off our reporting dashboards, and educating our clients on KPIs, tools and evolving methodologies. Among our supportive team network you can often find us showing off the creative reporting templates and custom dashboards that make us proud.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years digital media experience, especially in client facing buying or media measurement departments
  • Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Marketing, Business, Statistics or Economics preferred
  • Strong independent thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Highly motivated with a strong record of project or process management
  • Strong qualitative skills with ability to demonstrate quality data organization and analysis techniques
  • Understanding of media buying and ad serving landscape
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, under tight deadlines
  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • A fun, positive attitude that embodies the Centro’s culture

Other:
Centro is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and support an inclusive workplace diverse in thought, perspective and culture. We celebrate all team members regardless of gender/identity, sexual orientation, race or cultural background, religion, physical disability and age. We are better together.

How to Apply:
https://centro.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Centro/job/Washington-DC/PERFORMANCE-ANALYST_R3172


Havit Advertising
9/4/19

Job Title: Art Director / Designer
Position Location: Arlington, Virginia
Position Type: part-time and full-time
Position Reports to: Group and Executive Creative Director

Position Description:
Problem solvers who have killer creative and design instincts – We want you. We are looking for a passionate Art Director to join our team. The ideal candidate will be adept at working on many creative projects -- digital, traditional and video -- and can handle responsibility. Collaboration is a must, so you will partner with account and creative on a daily basis. Being able to juggle projects and shift gears from one client to the next will ... well this is advertising. You get it. You: 

• Self-motivated and love seeing great ideas come to life
• Strong design skills, innovative thinker, and a hunger to do great work
• Have the ability to lead and mentor junior members of the team
• Come to work with a strong sense of humor and love for what you do.

Qualifications & Skills:
• Minimum of 5-7 Years’ experience, so ... you've got the chops
• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite CS5
• Experience with photo retouching and manipulation
• Skill in traditional and non-traditional advertising mediums, multimedia projects.
• Experience with motion and video a huge plus
• Open minded team player with a positive attitude

Other:
You're not in witness protection or on any reality show that requires you to lose all your dignity or give roses to unsurely people.

How to Apply:
Please send resume and portfolio or web link to [email protected].


Brainstorm Creative Resources
8/27/19 

Job Title: Senior Designer .:. PR & politics
Position Location:
 Arlington, Virginia
Position Type: Freelance; project-by-project; work from home; ongoing through 2020

Position Reports to: Design Director

Position Description:
A strategic public relations and political communications firm that Brainstorm Creative Resources has supported since 2014, is interested in building working relationships with freelance Senior Designers who could be available to work on projects starting immediately and continuing into the new year. Projects will likely be focused on the design and production of: digital ads, print handouts, and presentations. All work can be done remotely (i.e. from home), although there might be justifiable requests every now and then, for on-site meetings at the firm's offices in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, VA.

Qualifications:
When applying or inquiring with us please share links to an online portfolio or separate online work examples that demonstrate your SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE designing and producing:

(1) banner and social media ads and/or
(2) print handouts and/or
(3) PowerPoint / Keynote presentations.

We are ideally looking to connect with designers who can help with all three of these distinctly different types of deliverables, but we will also be glad to talk with designers who have demonstrable strengths in two of these areas. We are not interested in reviewing your general portfolio at this time, if it does not include specific examples of the type of deliverables discussed in this announcement.

Other:
Based on bill rates we have established with our client, we can offer pay rates within the range of $50/hr. to $90/hr. Brainstorm Creative Resources strives to pay competitively. The actual rate offered will be commensurate with your experience and will largely be based on the following factors: example work that you share with us, credentials as detailed in your resume, interview experiences with Brainstorm Creative Resources and/or our client, and quality of reference providers and references provided.

How to Apply:
Brainstorm Creative Resources is a recruiting and staffing firm that has been focused on placing creative and editorial professionals into freelance and full-time positions with Washington, DC-area employers since 2003. If you are reading this job description at our Application Portal please follow the instructions included below. If you are reading this job description elsewhere please visit us at http://www.brainstormresources.com.

Within our website you can click anywhere you see "Find Work" buttons or text to view all currently open positions. Please follow these steps when you apply:

1) Closely read the complete job description to ensure that you are a terrific fit for the opportunity.
2) If you are a returning applicant please enter your e-mail address and password, and then add the opportunity to your "My Jobs" list.
3) If you have not applied with Brainstorm previously, click the "Apply For This Position" button.
4) During the application process please make sure to:
-> Provide all details requested as you are completing your personal profile (including links to sample work online),
-> Upload a resume and cover letter.

We expect all interested parties to support their application and salary request with a cover letter that clearly indicates their fitness for the position. Only candidates currently residing within a commutable distance of the workplace should apply. Applicants not currently living in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia, or who inquire without a cover letter, resume and/or work samples should not expect to receive a response. Brainstorm Creative Resources and the hiring organization are EEO employer.


MDB Communications, Inc.
8/19/19

Job Title: Graphic Designer/Sr. Designer
Position Location: 
Washington, DC
Position Type: Full-time
Position Reports to: Creative Director

Position Description

MDB is staffing a full-time position for a Graphic Designer / Sr. Graphic Designer role with 3-7 years of experience and skills in advertising, design, concepting, digital and social graphics, websites, posters, banners, corporate branding, identity and print production.

Working under the Creative Director and Chief Creative Officer you’ll be developing appropriate creative ideas and concepts for our client’s objectives.

The work demands a creative and professional approach to time, costs and deadlines, up-to-date knowledge of industry software, organization and a great attitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision
  • Interact professionally with other employees, clients and vendors
  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations
  • Provide multiple solutions to each assignment taking into account any/all restrictions included in art direction
  • Assist in preparing materials necessary for client presentations
  • Perform miscellaneous tasks as directed by art department

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Time and Project Management: Able to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume, deadline-oriented place
  • Problem solving and conceptual thinking
  • Multi-disciplined
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple assignments at one time
  • Creativity
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Detail Oriented
  • Strong design point of view
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles, page composition (typography, layout, color, composition, etc.)
  • Demonstrate originality for branding across multiple media in print and online
  • Online experience: website design, social, banners, mobile, rich-media
  • Proficient in Adobe CC InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator (Mac)
  • Computer photo-retouching and image development skills
  • Print production process
  • Strong work ethic

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with Premier, After Effects, HTML, coding
  • Familiarity with web CMS design (Squarespace, WordPress)

Please submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio. We are located in Washington, DC – one block from the Metro. MDB is an EEO employer and offers health, dental and life insurance, 401K, paid time off, etc. E-mail resume and cover letter to: [email protected]. No calls please.


The Brand Guild
8/15/19

Job Title:
Marketing Coordinator
Position Location: Washington, DC
Position Type: Full Time
Position Reports to: Marketing Director
Position Description:

The Brand Guild is seeking a Marketing Coordinator with 2-4 years of experience to join our growing team.

Why join our team?
We are a creative and passionate group of experts across Public Relations, Marketing, Events and Creative that builds strategies, creates experiences and influences audiences to win for our clients. This is your chance to work with the most innovative, cutting-edge brands in the country–companies who are truly revolutionizing how we work, play, and live. We are an entrepreneurial team and are looking for someone who embodies that spirit. The ideal candidate is a creative self-starter who has marketing and advertising experience in a fast-paced agency setting. A detail-oriented individual and a proactive problem solver with a strategic mind and strong research skills who can collaborate with teams in other disciplines (public relations, events, social media, creative).


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Perform research and audience development (including developing lists of influencers, performing influencer outreach and building fact sheets)

- Assist with creation of roadmaps and annual plans
- Assist with the development of results-driven integrated marketing campaigns
- Produce and manage timelines, project challenges and ensure deadline and budget adherence
- Exhibit knowledge of and interest in current events, industry news and trends
- Support senior marketing staff on multiple projects simultaneously
- Proactively manage individual tasks/timelines as part of an overall project
- Assist in coordination of marketing events, and attend and provide support for events
- Assist in managing marketing internship program

Qualifications (Skills, experience, education):
- B.S/B.A in Marketing, Communications or related field
- 2-4 years of experience in a marketing or communications role, influencer relations experience a plus
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work across departments
- Knowledge of current events, industry news and trends to effectively conceptualize thoughtful campaigns/ideas
- Proficiency across all social media platforms
- Highly resourceful, proactive and creative problem solver with ability to work in multi-faceted, fast paced environment
- Strong initiative with ability to self-manage and organize daily tasks and long-term planning

How to Apply:
Please apply via our website here: https://thebrandguild.com/career/marketing-coordinator-wdc/