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Copywriter / Content Specialist

Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2018

Are you a storyteller? A yarn spinner? A self-proclaimed “master of the written word” (with the portfolio to back it up)?  If so, we should talk!

Mascola Group (that’s us) has immediate need for a highly motivated Copywriter/Content Specialist with proven experience developing copy, content and the strategy that supports it at the agency level (that’s you.)

Requirements

  • 3 – 5 years of experience writing and editing copy/content successfully in the B2C and B2B spaces – preferably in an agency setting
  • Proven ability to tell a story from different angles, to different audiences, on different platforms (READ: Online AND Offline content) and in different voices.
  • Skilled with both short- and long-form pieces
  • Excellent work ethic with an exacting attention to detail
  • Solid understanding of SEO best practices, as they pertain to content.
  • Experience thriving in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple projects/client assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to pitch your ideas with strong verbal and visual communication skills
  • Assertive enough to ask questions when needed to ensure clarity on project strategy/direction.
  • Strong working relationship with Brand Standards and Style Guidelines, however limiting they may be.
  • Enjoys research for source material, fact-checking and to identify gaps in available content.
  • Communication skills for collaborating with a variety of teams (in-house, cross-functional, freelancers, etc.)
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities or schedules and still deliver on-time and on-spec.
  • Familiarity with Marketing Automation Platforms (HubSpot, Marketo, Pardot, SharpSpring, etc.) and how they affect/assist/influence content delivery in the digital space.

NOTE: We are open to part-time/contract applicants, as well – as long as you are within (somewhat) close proximity to our offices in New Haven, CT. 

Apply

Apply online at mascola.com.

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Associate Art Director

Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2018

Serendipity is looking for a proven art director to join our growing team. As part of the parent company, Unger Media, you will have the opportunity to work on our magazine and expanding signature events. This is a great opportunity for an upbeat, enthusiastic person ready to tackle various assignments and build their portfolio.

Reports to: Editor
Full Time position

Responsibilities

  • Design issue templates
  • Design layouts for each issue from FOB to Feature stories
  • Design layouts for website
  • Design invitations and other collateral for signature events
  • Assist in production of photo shoots
  • Work with Editor ensure all issue deadlines are met in a timely manner by other designers and editorial team. 
  • Coordinate copy flow between edit and art so content is correct, on brand and properly proofed up to publication
  • Manage issue lineups and deadlines
  • Research photos for stories for each issue
  • Route files through all stages of closing
  • Prepare all pages for shipping, ship edit/ads to printer
  • Ensure brand standards and magazine content remains in line with

Apply

Contact: assistant@ungerpublishing.com to apply.

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Content Strategist

Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Julia Balfour content team is responsible for reorganizing and migrating legacy web content (big and small) onto new content management systems. They stay up to date on industry best practices and merge them with client brand guidelines to create content solutions that are functional and long lasting for online users. They make decisions that consider the front end user and technical ability of the client. Team candidates should be innate problem solvers and critical thinkers. Attention to detail and communication is paramount.

Deliverables:

  • Research: Best practices strategy
  • Training: Documentation and guided training
  • Quality Assurance: Testing and logging findings
  • Information Architecture: Sitemaps, Naming, and Navigation
  • Wireframing: Website templates in Adobe XD
  • Content: Migrating and creating web content

Qualifications:

  • Basic understanding of HTML
  • Experience with a CMS" Basic Photoshop Knowledge
  • Communicate solutions to help development team create working concepts
  • Problem solving skills and a love for organizing
  • A background in marketing is preferred

Julia Balfour, LLC is an integrated agency specializing in problem solving, award winning, and goal exceeding. We build enterprise level websites and work with some of the biggest brands on everything from strategy, to code, marketing, creative, and social campaigns.

We’ve been around for six years, now located in a gorgeous Victorian in the heart of East Haddam, CT. Our team and our clients love our scenic location. We work like a fast-paced NYC ad agency, but our office still feels like a countryside break (with two resident bulldogs.)

The Perks:

  • 401K package, 5% contribution: 100% up to 3% and 50% for the next 2%
  • 10 Days of paid vacation
  • 5 Days of paid personal/sick days
  • 12 Paid holidays
  • 10 Paid days off for the Christmas / New Years break
  • Healthcare monthly stipend
  • 3 months maternity leave / 6 weeks paternity leave
  • Work / life balance
  • Job Type: Full-time

Apply:

Visit juliabalfour.com to apply.

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Graphic Designer

Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2018

Worx Group of Prospect is looking for a graphic designer to join their team.

In this position, your duties will include, but are not limited to: the conceptual development and execution of brand communications programs, creative campaigns and design projects, including counseling internal and client-facing teams; analyzing competitive identities and visual systems; designing for all types of creative media – including identity, advertising, print, web, email, direct marketing, digital marketing, social media and broadcast; exercising web usability and best practices; taking brand strategies and creating consistent, compelling creative; working within an account team or independently, taking responsibility to uphold scopes and assignments; managing smaller projects directly with clients; creating fully-realized concepts – including strategic insight, visual concepts, calls-to-action, and copy/content direction; developing "big ideas"; pushing our agency product forward with creative and strategically-sound ideas; leading brainstorming sessions; being a vocal player in all creative discussions; and any other duties that the position may warrant. This also includes responding to and executing any requests from a senior officer as they are detailed.

Desired Skills and Experience

An overall understanding of web production and the capabilities within digital channels is desired, as well as print process and production. Expert use of Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign a must.

Apply

Visit www.worxbranding.com/careers to apply.

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Graphic Designer

Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018

Alexander Isley Inc. is looking for a designer to be part of our team.

Us:

We're a Fairfield County, CT-based identity and communication design firm. We do a spirited mix of work for corporations, not-for-profits, and everything in between. We create brand identities, editorial design, packaging, web-based communication, and environmental design. (Often all at the same time.)

You:

You’re a mid-level (4 – 6 years experience) designer with graphic design firm or agency experience. You’re eager and passionate about what you do. Detail oriented and organized. Beautiful portfolio of inspired ideas that are executed flawlessly. You have a confident command of typography. You know how to write and speak clearly. You are thoroughly familiar with Adobe Creative Suite, and know what’s involved in getting things ready for print. (If you have architectural signage and/or HTML experience it will be considered a real plus.)

You’re nice. You play well with others. You’re not a kook.

A couple of things about the job:

This is a full-time position. We offer benefits. This position is for a mid-level designer; we are not currently interviewing junior or entry-level applicants. You must live within a realistic and reasonable commuting distance from our office; we do not offer relocation.

Apply:

Is this you? If you think we’d be a good fit, we’re quite eager to hear from you.

Please send a cover letter explaining why you are perfect for the job, along with a resume and work samples (max 5 mb. or a link) to:

jobs@alexanderisley.com

We are only able to respond to applicants who meet the requirements we’ve listed. No phone calls, please.

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Sr. Digital Designer

Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Adams & Knight is looking for a proven, inspirational web/digital designer to join its award-winning creative team. This is your opportunity to play a lead role in an integrated marketing agency, helping to develop, design and front-end code a wide array of digital marketing vehicles.

Key qualifications:

  • Proven experience bringing a client’s brand positioning to life through websites, landing pages, email campaigns, online advertising, social media, applications and more
  • Exceptional interactive design skills and problem-solving abilities
  • In-depth knowledge of how to adapt designs/strategies for all types of interfaces, mobile, tablet, desktop, wearable technology, etc.
  • Ability to create exceptional user experiences that engage target audiences and drive them to specific calls to action
  • Desire and ability to work collaboratively with writers, marketing strategists, media specialists and others to create results-generating interactive experiences 
  • Innate curiosity, eagerness and aptitude to learn about a client’s business and what/who makes it successful; experience in the healthcare, financial services, travel/leisure fields a plus
  • Technical understanding of how the hosting environment, cross platform issues, and integration of other applications affect the design/experience recommendations
  • Passion for staying current with recent trends/advancements in interactive design and digital marketing
  • Ability to manage own time to deliver exceptional quality work within established budgets and schedules
  • Proven ability to deliver work that works to create measurable results
  • Established proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, CSS, Javascript; experience in other animation software and technologies highly desirable
  • 5-8 years or programming experience desired. Agency experience a plus.

We offer a dynamic, collaborative environment where you will have an opportunity to develop and execute 360-degree marketing strategies for an array of different types of clients. For consideration, please submit your resume and samples of your digital marketing work to Donna Logan-Gabel, donna.gabel@adamsknight.com.

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Content Marketing Director

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Ready to lead this well-respected agency’s push for excellence in content marketing? We’re seeking an experienced Content Marketing Director who can strategize like a publisher, think like a journalist, lead teams in the creation of engaging content, and deliver measurable results for content marketing.

At Adams & Knight, you’ll have an opportunity to work collaboratively with award-winning, in-house writers, designers, SEO specialists, programmers, illustrators, photographers and videographers to create all types of content.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and present content marketing strategies for our clients that support their efforts through every phase of the marketing funnel
  • Ensure all content marketing strategies integrate cohesively with other advertising, PR and marketing campaigns
  • Leverage primary and secondary research to define buyer personas for each client
  • Map out content marketing calendars that support and extend all of the client’s marketing initiatives for each buyer persona
  • Lead creative teams in generating a range of big ideas for engaging content series as well as overseeing the creation/execution of approved concepts
  • Develop standards, systems, work flows that define our best practices for content creation, distribution, maintenance, content retrieval and repurpose
  • Establish metrics, analyze/synthesize data, monitor performance, develop keen insights and prepare actionable reports on KPIs for content marketing initiatives

Requirements:

  • Proven track record in leading content marketing activities, with creative samples and measurable results to show for it
  • Skill in leading matrix-managed teams
  • Examples demonstrating your ability to generate big ideas for engaging content themes/topics
  • Exceptional writing and presentation skills
  • Healthcare and financial services industry experience a big plus
  • Agency/consulting experience also a plus

In return, we will offer you exciting opportunities to lead and grow in your field, working alongside a talented group of creators who truly enjoy working with each other.

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and writing samples to Donna Logan-Gabel, donna.gabel@adamsknight.com.

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Marketing Data Analytics Specialist

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

We’re looking for a Marketing Data Analytics Specialist to help us shape and grow this discipline within our agency. Must combine an expertise in marketing measurement with a passion for using data to drive practical marketing decisions. Must be well versed in the language of KPIs: what to measure, how to measure it, how to interpret data across platforms, ways to report it and how to motivate others to act on the insights.

The ideal candidate will bring to the party:

  • Proven expertise in measuring a wide array of marketing efforts, including web, advertising, PR, social media, email marketing, SEO/SEM
  • Ideas about how to shape our agency’s offering in this area
  • Ability to look beyond the numbers, connect the dots and turn data into insights
  • An eagerness to work collaboratively across a talented team of other marketing professionals
  • A deep understanding of how different marketing tactics contribute to larger integrated brand-building and lead-generating strategies
  • Proven track record of identifying and deploying the most efficient means of collecting and analyzing data for different initiatives
  • A talent for creating compelling, actionable presentations that bring data-driven reports/recommendations to life for non-technical audiences
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in the field
  • Undergraduate degree work in marketing analytics, statistics, financial analyses a plus

Here you’ll have an opportunity to work with a team that truly values each others’ strengths and has fun working together to spark results for our clients. We also provide competitive compensation, a robust benefits program and a creative work environment — all amidst one of the most attractive places to live in the Northeast.

For consideration, please forward your resume to donna.gabel@adamsknight.com.

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Sr. Marketing Account Executive

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Sr. Marketing Account Executive is responsible for the relationship between the agency and clients. This professional will generally look after client needs through direct contact, liaison, and the marshalling of agency resources as well as will be the key, day-to-day agency representative to the client, maintaining a highly responsive service orientation in all transactions. He or she must be knowledgeable in both the client’s business and the agency’s business. The Sr. Marketing Account Executive reviews all strategic and media decisions formulated by the various operating departments before they are delivered to the client.

In addition, the Sr. Marketing Account Executive will review all creative concepts to confirm whether they meet strategic goals before delivery to the client for approval and will keep regular contact with all agency accounts at an extremely high level.

This person should hold a business or marketing degree, together with successful advertising agency experience. The Sr. Marketing Account Executive needs strong verbal and written communications skills; a capability for analytical thinking; a sense of entrepreneurship; dynamic presentation skills; personal organization; and interpersonal skills.

5+ years agency experience a plus.

Duties:

  • Handles day-to-day activities for assigned clients. Regularly checks for and responds promptly to all client communications.
  • Keeps apprised of clients’ brands/products/services/marketing developments.
  • Actively seeks additional projects/new business from client contacts.
  • Receives client briefings. Summarizes client meetings and distributes to appropriate agency personnel. Quickly and accurately relays Client Change Orders to all appropriate agency personnel.
  • Briefs the Creative team and oversees execution of approved programs.
  • Checks and approves creative/production materials, copy, layouts, and production art, and coordinates client approval of same.
  • Manages project timing and budgets with all relevant agency personnel.
  • Effectively presents all agency work/proposals to clients.
  • Prepares client invoices, proposals, marketing communications and strategic plans, media and public relations plans.
  • Reviews billing prior to release to clients; ensures prompt collection of accounts receivable.

For consideration, please submit your resume to Donna Logan-Gabel, donna.gabel@adamsknight.com.

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Sr. Program Manager

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Seeking a Sr. Marketing Communications Program Manager who is a highly motivated, obsessively organized self-starter whose passion is bringing order to chaos, attention to detail and getting things done on time and on budget. Here you’ll have an opportunity to work collaboratively in an environment that truly values program management as a distinct career path.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the execution of integrated marketing programs, adapting quickly as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Identify resources needed and work with Resourcing to assign individual responsibilities.
  • Attend client/internal meetings as requested. Document change orders as necessary within agency operating system and clearly and calmly communicate changes to appropriate resources both within and outside the agency.
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope.
  • Review deliverables prepared by team before passing to client.
  • Minimize agency’s exposure and risk on each project managed. Think ten steps ahead to help avoid any potential production snags, unforeseen expenses, etc.
  • Ensure all project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately (meeting agendas, status reports, issue logs, etc.).
  • Manage project budget. Monitor project profitability, revenue, bill rates and utilization.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of advertising agency, internal agency or other related experience
  • Detail oriented and well organized, a clear communicator, quick study and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven success in juggling multiple projects across all mediums/channels
  • Unwavering attention to detail; proofread/view all creative prior to release
  • Team player with ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Solid understanding of interactive, print and broadcast production

For consideration, please submit your resume to Donna Logan-Gabel, donna.gabel@adamsknight.com.

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