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May202018

Career and Internship Opportunities - Glendale, Los Angeles, Calif.; New York City; Minneapolis, Minn.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Washington, D.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; Chicago

Bill Imada Chairman and Chief Connectivity OfficerThe Walt Disney Company
Senior Financial Systems Analyst-Project Hire
Glendale, Calif. (Los Angeles Area)
 
From Ms. Juanita Martinez, Senior Recruiter, The Walt Disney Company.
 
At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.
 
At Disney Financial Systems, you will team with the best in the business to create and build in one of the most innovative teams in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of The Walt Disney Company, the forward-thinkers at Financial Systems constantly pursue new ideas and cutting-edge technologies to help The Walt Disney Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. An opportunity exists to support this dynamic organization as a Sr. Financial Systems Analyst – Project Hire in the Disney Financial Systems team based in Glendale, CA.
 
The Sr. Financial Systems Analyst -Project Hire(SFSA) will support the Plan To Consolidate (PTC) process and enhancements for the company. The SFSA’s key focus will be to support the PTC strategy, governance, and support PTC end users. The SFSA will also assist in enforcing policies and standards for the Enterprise and the individual Segments. He/she will participate in the design, evaluation, testing and implementation of system break fixes, enhancements, projects, and other system changes. The SFSA will provide daily support to end user community, identify continuous improvement opportunities and develop training/communication materials.
 
The ideal candidate should have a strong accounting or finance background with experience in SAP and finance system implementations at a Corporate, Segment or Business Unit level. This candidate should be familiar with financial process best practices and be able to work with various entities to streamline existing processes.
 
 
Job No. 555366BR
 

 
The Walt Disney Company
Senior Financial Systems Analyst
Glendale, Calif. (Los Angeles Area)
 
From Ms. Juanita Martinez, Senior Recruiter, The Walt Disney Company.
 
The Senior Financial Systems Analyst (SFSA) Planning & Reporting, will support the Business Intelligence Planning & Reporting for Enterprise Reporting (Corporate), Studio, Consumer Products & Interactive (DCPI), ABC TV (DATG), ESPN and our enterprise financial systems (e.g. SAP, Business Warehouse, Business Objects, Cognos/TM1). They will build financial analysis and reporting tools through the implementation of business intelligence solutions. They will design, build and support the analysis and reporting process improvements, system enhancements, and transaction automation tools to meet the segment/client needs. They will also participate in sustainment support activity for planning applications. The SFSA will provide daily support to end user community, identify continuous improvement opportunities and develop training/communication materials.
 
Strategic Focus: He/she will serve as a strategic business planning partner working with business process owners, business units and IT to formulate options to address specific reporting and analysis issues/requirements. The SFSA’s key focus will be to support the reporting and transaction automation strategy and solutions for the Corporate, DATG, ESPN, DCPI and Studio segments.
 
Report Automation/Process Realignment/User Support: Provides support to finance planning and accounting system users and develops/delivers localized segment training as needed. Works with segment partners to understand and support their transaction processing, reporting process, and data needs. Gathers requirements, conducts testing, and leads change management and training activities. Provides technical support for SAP BW custom queries and develops complex Excel workbooks utilizing VBA for the Corporate, DATG, ESPN, DCPI and Studio segments.
 
Experience: The ideal candidate should possess experience in large organizations utilizing SAP, Excel with VBA and financial reporting (Cognos/TM1, Business Warehouse and Business Objects). This individual should be able to develop and deliver well laid out presentations, and tailor communication to fit varied audiences.
 
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in query and report development, conducting process reviews and be familiar with current business analytics and finance process best practices and be able to work with various entities to streamline existing processes.
 
 
Job Number: 525775BR
 

 
Padilla
Account Executive – Health
New York City
 
From Ms. Victoria Gibbs, Human Resources Contractor, Padilla.
 
An AE is responsible for defining and organizing work, delegating assignments to other staff members, writing and editing copy, digital and social media content management, reporting and documenting results, establishing and monitoring client budgets, maintaining quality work standards, establishing good working relationships with clients, the media and vendors. They also oversee client and company initiatives implemented by assistant account executives, and interns.  In addition, the AE begins to implement fully “managing up,” or making sure his or her supervisors are doing their part to support job performance and meeting of commitments.
 
An AE actively participates in generating new business for the firm.  This primarily involves research, writing and presenting proposals, but may also include prospecting and lead generation.
 
An AE demonstrates a willingness to handle work that falls outside of the official job description, when necessary, including aspects of the AAE and Intern positions or temporary assignments involving other accounts.
 
SCOPE
  • Reports to: Multiple senior account team members
  • Billability/day: Based on company standards
  • Role: Day-to-day program/account management
  • Areas of Expertise: Tactical planning and execution, writing, managing
  • Supervises: Programs
  • Responsible for Retention & Growth of Account(s)
  • Participate in NBS Development     
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of marketing and communications and public relations, including the components of a plan and the differences between objectives, strategies and tactics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write effective web and digital content, social media postings, press releases, pitch letters, client memos, and other materials with editing by supervisors.
  • Budget projects and timelines accurately and manage the project within the budget and deadlines.
  • Ability to assist in developing presentations, delivering pitches and participation outreach.
  • Establish and build strong relationships with key media who are important to clients.
  • Meet all deadlines and keep supervisors informed of progress on projects.
  • Ability to analyze a client’s situation and develop sound recommendations.
  • Able to delegate assignments and bring in senior people where appropriate.
  • Implement all major company initiatives, including media interviews/tours, brochures/newsletters, surveys, special events, social and digital media initiatives, etc.
  • Understand new digital and social media and how to effectively use it to achieve client objectives.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of how the print/broadcast/ online media works and how to successfully pitch stories that might feature or include clients.
  • Create/pull high quality media lists.
  • Join a marketing/communications professional organization and/or a client industry trade organization and attend functions staged by these groups for the purpose of professional skills/knowledge development, agency promotion and new business prospecting for PadillaCRT.
  • May manage one or more employees at the Intern or AAE levels, delegating assignments and being responsive to issues/concerns/workload of employees supervised.
  • Manage-up: Making sure your supervisors are doing their part so that your needs are being met and you are being supported in delivering upon your obligations to clients, colleagues, the media, business partners, etc.
  • Manage and direct outside vendors.
  • Travel as needed for client meetings and/or media/special events.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor degree in communications, marketing, public relations, business or related field
  • Three or more years of progressive professional experience
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Demonstrated desire for continuous learning
 
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
 
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
 
For more information and to apply, visit:
 

 
Padilla
Associate Designer
Minneapolis, Minn.
 
From Ms. Victoria Gibbs, Human Resources Contractor, Padilla.
 
We need help. We need you.
 
We need an associate designer; someone one to two years out of school and in search of mentoring in all aspects of design conception and implementation.
 
What we do have already is a dynamic creative team within Padilla. We are a fully-integrated, cross-office collection of writers, designers, developers, strategists, producers, production artists and external partners creating world-class, award-winning work.
 
Responsibilities
  • Work on a variety of print projects including identity and brand development, print campaigns/collateral and infographics as well as social media graphics and digital marketing campaigns.
  • Produce materials using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Understanding of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Keynote programs is also important. The associate designer should also be growing in understanding of creating press-ready production files and should have all files reviewed by a production artist prior to final delivery, and be growing in understanding of printing and digital technologies.
  • Support the creative lead or creative director to ensure that each project aligns with client visual brand guidelines and the strategic objectives set forth in the creative brief.
  • Seek to grow, learn and experiment with new and innovative ways to solve client problems, and how to turn those solutions into innovative creative executions.
  • Seek opportunities to grow technical and professional skills relevant to the creative team and will coordinate with supervisor to do so.
 
Competencies
  • Problem Solving/Analysis – engage with internal team and assignments to understand client business challenges and project goals
  • Financial Awareness – approach design opportunities with an eye toward cost effectiveness and value for each promotional dollar expended
  • Communication Skills – growing writing skills and the ability to communicate how design solutions align with strategic goals. Working on oral presentation skills with opportunities to present own design work during internal meetings.
  • Time Management – meets project milestones and deadlines with timely and open communication with team when progress is lagging or at risk. Maintains current timesheet entry of hours logged to assigned projects
  • Self-Development – motivated to keep learning and sharing with teams to improve the agency
 
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, advertising or equivalent creative background
  • A portfolio of school and freelance work that demonstrates conceptual problem solving
  • Good communication skills and the ability to express design thinking
  • Strong skills in Adobe Creative Suite, Keynote and Microsoft Word & PowerPoint
  • An understanding of requirements and practices of digital design
  • Openness to receiving and interpreting design feedback
 
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
 
 
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
 
For more information, please visit:
 

 
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Executive Assistant - Government and Community Relations
Los Angeles
 
From Mr. Isaac Cuevas, Associate Director, Immigration Affairs, Office of Government and Community Relations, Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
 
Department: Gov’t & Comm. Relations
Supervised By: Department Director
Employment Status: Full Time
 
Position Summary
The Executive Assistant, under the supervision of the Department Director, assists in the ongoing review and strategic response to legislation and government policies that affect the Archdiocese. The Executive Assistant will be responsible for performing a number of administrative duties for both the Office of Government and Community Relations and the Office of Immigration affairs. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, professional, and capable of prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the goals and mission of the Church as they carry out their duties and responsibilities. The Executive Assistant:
  • Serves as the principal contact and source of information for anyone contacting the department.
  • Answers and routes phone calls, mail and e-mail messages and may handle wide-range information dissemination.
  • Purchases and maintains inventory of supplies for office
  • Maintains a database of new legislation introduced at the state and federal levels.
  • Coordinates daily calendars, plans and schedules meetings, and coordinates travel arrangements
  • Supports the offices in reaching out to congressional, state and local elected officials
  • Maintains a database of all elected officials whose home districts are within the boundaries of the Archdiocese.
  • Collaborates with other Archdiocesan departments and at times takes the lead on coordinating and monitoring projects and events
  • Monitors budget including tracking expenditures; and prepare spreadsheets for budgets
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be delegated from time to time by both offices.
  • High standards of ethics and confidentiality to handle sensitive information.
 
Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
Any combination of experience and education likely to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities, typically:
  • Bachelor’s Degree,
  • Two years of related administrative experience,
  • Fluency in English and Spanish,  Proficiency with Adobe, Outlook, and Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, and Power Point.
 
Knowledge of:
  • The teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Archdiocesan and Church policies, procedures and organization.
  • Basic civics; and structure, function, and processes of government
  • Office procedures and business etiquette.
 
Ability to:
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Display sensitivity to various situations and needs.
  • Work with a wide range of communities within the Archdiocese
 
Resumes may be sent to: eorozco@la-archdiocese.org
 

 
Iora Health
Regional Marketing Manager
Phoenix, Ariz.
 
From Ms. Kathleen  Haley.
 
Other regional manager openings in Massachusetts and Washington.
 
The Role
The Regional Marketing Manager is a key member of the Marketing & Communications team, as well as the Arizona market team. S/he will act as the local marketing expert and will be responsible for generating marketing qualified leads and increasing brand awareness and consideration. S/he will develop and implement a comprehensive local marketing strategic plan.
 
S/he will work very closely with Market leadership, Marketing and Sales teams and practice teams.
 
The position will be based in the Phoenix area and will report directly to the Senior Manager of Regional Marketing in Boston, MA with a strong dotted line report into the Arizona Operations Lead. This role will cover all nine practices in Arizona (seven practices in Phoenix and two in Tucson) so travel within market is frequent and required. The Manager will have no single office but instead will typically spend time between practices.
 
Specific Responsibilities & Expectations
This is an amazing opportunity for someone with significant—and broad—Marketing experience who would like to play a key role in a high growth, innovative healthcare company. Specific responsibilities will include:
                    Identify, understand and communicate specific market communities and nuances including SWOT
                    Identify, present and implement local marketing plan to drive measurable brand consideration and patient growth, which may include local partnerships/sponsorships, advertising and events, etc.
                    Drive patient referral channel working closely with practice teams
                    Support Channel Sales team with marketing to Agents
                    Lead marketing program directives and facilitate feedback to and from local teams
                    Manage local marketing budget
                    Manage and track against key performance indicators
                    Develop local story ideas and content for social media, blogs, PR and other content opportunities
                    Support website content and updates
                    Develop patient-facing communications around updates and changes
                    Responsible for ensuring all in-market messaging and materials remain on brand
 
Qualifications
                    Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or Business preferred
                    5-8 years of marketing experience required
                    Deep understanding of the local communities
                    Proven track record in a lead generation environment
                    Experience and success with lead generation and marketing within the healthcare industry a plus
                    Must have strong communication skills and able to work across cross-functional teams.
                    Strong attention to detail and ability to execute on multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
                    Strong analytical and project management skills required.
                    Creative thinker and problem solver
                    Self-starter
                    Team player who is driven by our mission to restore humanity to healthcare
 
Regional Marketing Manager - Iora Health -- For Arizona, Washington and Boston area (3 separate roles) - Below is the job description for the Arizona position. Please apply online at www.iorahealth.com/join-team/search-jobs/
 

 
The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)
Senior Communications Manager
Washington, D.C.
 
From Mr. Fields Jackson of Racing Toward Diversity magazine.
 
Job ID: 41142901
 
Description
The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the nation's leading national park advocacy organization, seeks a results-oriented professional to join our Communications team. The Senior Communications Manager will develop and implement strategic, integrated communications campaigns that advance NPCA’s conservation and legislative priorities, and are consistent with and elevate the organization’s brand. Ability to translate complex conservation and government policy into compelling, actionable messages for a variety of audiences utilizing traditional, social and digital media.  Priorities include but are not limited to leading communications strategy related to clean air, energy development, national park funding, national monuments defense and centennial initiatives. Work with regional and communications staff to help regionalize national issues. Work with external coalitions to achieve collective objectives.
 
Please visit our website at www.npca.org for a full job description.  Qualified applicants please submit your resume and cover letter directly online to www.npca.org  under “Job Opportunities” No phone calls please. NPCA is an EOE.
                                                                                                           
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications, Competencies, Skills, Education and Traits:
 
  • At 4-5 eight years of strategic communications experience, including communications campaign development and execution.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated success generating earned media.
  • Self-motivated, able to perform a variety of tasks well, in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrated expertise using social media in a strategic, creative way to support integrated communications campaigns to enhance brand recognition and programmatic priorities.
  • Proven ability to think creatively and strategically to solve complex challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability in building and maintaining media relationships.
  • Ability to translate complex conservation and government policy into compelling, actionable messages for a variety of audiences.
  • Experienced in conservation policy.
  • Experience working on Capitol Hill preferred.
  • Proficiency in using software including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel, Cision/or similar reporter database.
  • Baccalaureate degree in communications, journalism, or related field
 
For more information and to apply:
 

 
Nielsen
Vice President – Client Services and Sales
Goodlettsville, Tenn. (Nashville, Tenn.)
 
From Mr. Andrew McCaskill, SVP - Global Communications and Multicultural Marketing, Nielsen.
 
Location:
Goodlettsville, TN, US.
 
Client Services and Sales - USA Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
 
Have you ever walked down an aisle in your favorite store and wondered why the products you buy moved, changed price or are on promotion? At Nielsen, we work with U.S. retailers to help them understand their consumers, and to optimize their business down every aisle.   On the Nielsen Retail Team you will work face-to-face with major retail players and use Nielsen solutions to support the architecture of their corporate growth strategy and create best practices to elevate their analytics capabilities. Every day brings a new challenge when working in the fast-paced retail environment.
 
Be curious. Be collaborative. Be forward thinking.  Join the Retail Team and work with our clients as a consultant, a problem solver, and the voice of Nielsen at our clients.  When you join the Nielsen team, you’re signing up for an experience that requires flexibility, curiosity, and passion.
 
As a Vice President you will:
  • Drive success across client relationships, build engagement through proactive consultation and add value to establish Nielsen as a valued strategic partner while managing and cultivating a high-performing team
  • Recruit, build and maintain a strong, diverse team of people to meet ever shifting business needs, as well as, continuously assess organizational structure and alignment of talent to strategic business objectives
  • Exhibit highly-developed probing, listening and feedback skills, resulting in clarification and confirmation of client needs. Guide others to do the same.
  • Act as a role model for the Nielsen Values of Simple, Open and Integrated and instill value in broader team
  • Build a culture of strategic collaboration across the Nielsen organization to identify and install best practices
  • Handles sensitive client discussions, including those related to crisis situations
  • Own and manage team’s operating plan and revenue targets
  • Apply analytic problem-solving and solution creation to Retail industry business issues
 
General Skills
  • Mastery in leading positive client relationships in complex situations, resolving client issues & growing client engagement                                                                                                            
  • Proven track record in retail strategy, market research, project management, sales/business development and/or consulting
  • Superior in senior level communications, influencing & negotiation
  • Revenue accountability. Expert in financial & contractual management                                        
  • Able to manage, motivate, develop & inspire large teams                            
  • Excellence in developing & executing strategic plans for a business unit
  • Able to work collaboratively with internal & external teams
  • Strong sense of urgency and accountability to drive client outcomes while managing multiple priorities
  • Highly developed blend of proactive mindset, consultative client engagement and forward-thinking analytic vision
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, adapt and apply analytic solutions to client business issues
  • Able to work collaboratively with internal & external teams
  • Strong presentation, negotiation and influencing skills
 
Background and Technical Skills
  • Bachelor's degree required                                                              
  • MBA preferred                                                                                                
  • 10+ years’ experience
  • Preferred industries: Consumer Packaged Goods, Retail, Consulting, Information, Analytics           
  • Strong analytical aptitude
  • Consultative, fact-based and persuasive engagement style         
  • Position based outside of Nashville, TN (Goodlettsville)
 
About Nielsen:
Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content — video, audio, and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement.
 
By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com
 
Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
 
Job Type: Regular
Primary Location:  Goodlettsville,Tennessee
Secondary Locations: Chicago
 
Travel:  No
 
For more information and to apply:
 

 
Nielsen
Director, Talent Acquisition
Chicago
 
From Mr. Andrew McCaskill, SVP - Global Communications and Multicultural Marketing, Nielsen.
 
Director, Talent Acquisition - 12168
 
Human Resources - USA Chicago, Illinois
 
There’s never been a better time to be a part of the excitement at Nielsen.  While the company is working hard on the “Science Behind What’s Next,” our Talent Acquisition (TA) team is attracting the best and brightest talent to drive what’s next at Nielsen.
 
We’re looking for an experienced Talent Acquisition professional to join us as a Director, Talent Acquisition and lead our US Commercial Watch & Buy recruiting team.  We have a strong group of enthusiastic recruiters dedicated to finding sales, analytic, and client service/consulting talent across our Consumer, Media, Digital, and Product organizations.   In this role, you will help build our talent and recruitment strategy for these critical parts of the business, lead key initiatives, and develop and lead a team dedicated to providing a high level of service.
 
Additionally, as part of the TA Leadership team, you will assist in transforming the Talent Acquisition function at Nielsen and taking things to the next level – completely delighting our clients with outstanding service, creating a uniquely positive candidate experience, pursuing progressive and innovative approaches to attracting the best talent in the most efficient ways – and providing exciting career opportunities to our team. 
 
Here’s what you’ll be doing:
  • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships with HR Business Partners and Business Leaders
  • Driving continuous improvement in the applicant/candidate experience, reporting, data and analytics, productivity, planning and forecasting of hiring
  • Building capacity and opportunity by bringing innovative ideas and recruiting techniques to the Talent Acquisition function
  • Understanding and leveraging Talent Acquisition technology advancements to augment recruitment processes, efficiency and ways of working
  • Providing direction and consultation to the management team on strategic and emerging staffing trends
  • Leading diversity initiatives partnering with the HR team, business leaders, and Nielsen’s Diversity & Inclusion team
 
Here’s what’s in it for you:
  • Working alongside some very clever and dedicated people who love what they do
  • Great opportunities to learn and grow your career - we invest in people and we’re proud to see our associates’ careers flourish
  • The chance to bring ideas to the table - we’re constantly looking at how we can enhance what we do and how we do it, so we love to investigate and implement new ideas
  • Global perspective - we’re always looking for associates to join our numerous global project teams, working on ideas and solutions that we will implement across our global TA community
 
Here’s what we’re looking for:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7+ years of recruiting experience; sales/commercial/analytics experience preferred
  • Prior experience managing, developing, and motivating a team of recruiters
  • Excellent client service, relationship-building, and collaboration skills; ability to engage stakeholders at different levels
  • Strong written communication skills including presentation of management reports and ability to articulate data/metrics in a meaningful way
  • Able to manage and deliver on multiple projects simultaneously; adhere to deadlines
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and ability to work within a fast-paced business
 
About Nielsen:
Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content — video, audio, and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement.
 
By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com
 
Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
 
Job Type: Regular
 
Primary Location:  Chicago, Illinois
 
Secondary Locations: NY - New York City
 
Travel:  Yes, 10% of the Time.
 
For more information and to apply:
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Bill Imada
Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer
6300 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2150
Los Angeles, CA  90048 USA
 
 
May 4, 2018
 
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The Pollack PR Marketing Group
Digital Marketing Manager
Los Angeles
 
From Mr. Stefan Pollack, President of The Pollack PR Marketing Group.
 
Join Los Angeles office of The Pollack PR Marketing Group, a dynamic, fast-paced PR and Marketing agency with a focus on consumer products and services and professional services.
 
Description of organization:
The Pollack PR Marketing Group (PPMG) is a full service public relations and marketing agency serving client needs throughout the United States and abroad. 
PPMG has served clients from innovative start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.  The agency has assisted established companies and organizations in maintaining visibility among their many publics, enhancing and/or retaining mind and market share in the process. 
 
PPMG offers the gamut of PR and marketing services, including content creation, social media, paid social, paid search, SEM, SEO, marketing automation, media relations, market research and launch strategy development, corporate communications strategy and implementation, corporate identity, community relations, crisis management and employee communications.
 
Public relations, marketing, digital, social, and brand agency with offices in Los Angeles and New York, a partner in Worldcom Public Relations Group.

 
The Pollack PR Marketing Group is looking for a full-time Digital Marketing Manager to support clients and staff in the delivery, monitoring and optimization of online marketing programs. Digital Marketing Managers are responsible for providing oversight to the daily operations of digital advertising, SEO, and analytics practice. The DMM position is a contributor in the development of client strategies, and see strategies through to execution and evaluation, providing resources, training, and support to our digital staff.
 
Additionally, the DMM will work cross-functionally with our account services teams to manage the overall scope, allocation of resources, and execution of the digital campaigns and projects.
 
Responsibilities:
                     Oversee the daily operations of digital projects, including research, scope development, project management, and execution
                    Stay on top of the latest tools and trends in digital marketing, social media community management and marketing, SEO, and analytics
                    Identify and pursue required and recommended training and certifications
                    Work cross-functionally with account and content teams to develop strategies, approve proposals, determine budgets, and allocate staff
                    Serve as an advisor to account managers and coordinators, providing technical expertise in the implementation and evaluation of campaign strategies
                    Manage key programs and campaigns
                    Work to further develop analytics and reporting capabilities, employing best practices and ensuring quality standards are met
                    Manage design & development work as necessary
 
Professional competencies:
                    Exceptional qualitative / analytical skills
                    Strong communication and interpersonal skills
                    Creative and innovative mindset
                    Desire to learn new skills
                    Self-motivated to work independently
                    Effective time-management skills
                    Detail-oriented
                    Adaptive to change, flexible
                    Positive attitude and team spirit
 
Qualifications:
                    Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, communications (or a related field)
                    Qualified candidates will generally have 3-6 years of hands-on digital marketing experience
                    Demonstrated proficiency with digital marketing tools such as Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Facebook Insights, YouTube advertising and Analytics, Twitter Analytics, social media metrics and other relevant measurement tools
                    Experience with Microsoft Excel or comparable data analysis tools
                    Basic understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript is preferred
                    Familiarity with marketing automation is preferred
                    Experience in developing and executing against strategic objectives
                    Agency experience preferred
 
Candidates will need to forward a resume and personalized cover note to careers@ppmgcorp.com.
 

 
Verizon
Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Basking Ridge, N.J.
 
From Ms. Anuradha Hebbar, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Verizon.
 
What you’ll be doing...
 
The Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Manager drives the Verizon brand, reputation and market presence as a leader in diversity and inclusion, assuming overall responsibility for all aspects of communications, external relations, event management and production including content design, program development, vendor management, community sponsorships, and much more. As a subject matter expert in diversity and inclusion communications and external partnerships, the D&I Manager will collaborate with internal stakeholders to conceptualize and manage strategic initiatives, reenergize the organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and help develop a culturally competent workforce. The D&I Manager will also establish external partnerships with key industry organizations and work with executives in their sponsorship of strategic alliances and events.The D&I Manager will cultivate a robust outreach strategy creating pipelines of reliable platforms that propel action oriented diversity and inclusion efforts across the globe.
 
Internal and External Communications
                    In collaboration with the diversity and inclusion, marketing, communications, human resources, and other relevant departmental teams, develop multifaceted, action oriented, outreach methods leveraging social media, innovative and consistent messaging, captivating web presence and efforts to broadly communicate all initiatives and further promote Verizon’s brand equity and messaging around diversity and inclusion.
                    Manage overall look and content of the company’s Diversity and Inclusion website.
                    Lead content creation and work with internal stakeholders including Corporate Communications (internal and external), Public Policy & Government Affairs, Verizon Foundation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Resources and others to ensure a constant supply of compelling diversity and inclusion content to tell the company’s story.
                    Create communications strategy for leveraging reputational surveys internally and externally in collaboration with Corporate and HR Communications team and provide communications expertise for survey responses, including testimonials.
                    Provide communication talking points and guides for leaders around strategic diversity and inclusion messaging to ensure consistent messaging across all business units.
 
Event Management
                    Conceptualize, produce and execute highly effective events that communicate the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, overseeing all aspects of event promotion, management and production in collaboration with the internal teams and external key partners.
                    Collaborate and partner with effectively with all key stakeholders including the D&I team, Corporate communications and senior leaders.
                    Measure programs and sponsorship for effectiveness and conduct post-event reporting.
                    Manage key stakeholder relationships and contract negotiations (including staffing companies, venue & operations teams, A/V, décor, entertainment, etc.) and event budgets.
                    Diversity and Inclusion Community Engagement
                    Optimize external partnerships to drive progress of the global diversity and inclusion strategy.
                    Maintain knowledge of industry best practices and trends through research, external networking, and participation in key organizational meetings, events and activities.
                    Proactively assess new and existing sponsorships information to aid strategic development and investments. Evaluate and determine which sponsorships should be established and / or continued that align with the business needs and D&I strategy.
 
What we’re looking for...
You are subject matter expert in diversity and inclusion. You are a keen analytical and critical thinker. You’re adept at influencing others, both directly and indirectly, and you are able to establish and maintain trusted partnerships with clients and colleagues by leveraging both your strong judgement, business acumen and interpersonal skills. You have excellent prioritization and time management skills, and you’re used to managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. You are skilled in and have experience in communications. You are a team player that is willing to help out wherever needed and loves to collaborate.
 
You’ll need to have:
                    Bachelor’s degree or six or more years of work experience.
                    Six or more years of relevant work experience.
                    Talent management or human resources experience or D&I certification.
 
Even better if you have:
                    Bachelor’s or advanced degree in human resources, industrial/organizational psychology, or an MBA.
                    Marketing communications experience.
 
When you join Verizon...
You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity
We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status. Different makes us better.
 
For more information and to apply for this great opportunity, please visit this link:
 
Job Number: 482035
 

 
reDEFINE
Insights & Ideation Activator
Los Angeles
 
Requisition ID: 
1018
 
From Mr. Eljay Feuerman, Director of Insights & Ideation, reDEFINE (an IW Group initiative).
 
Dear Applicant:
 
For more than two years, the National Millennial Community has been working with corporations, marketing and public relations agencies, governmental entities, and non-profit organizations to
“change the conversation” about the millennial generation. But now it is time for us to help redefine the way these organizations communicate and connect with younger generations.
 
Working with IW Group, I have founded a new division that focuses on targeted generational research and creative marketing. The purpose is simple: find the disconnects between industry and younger
generations, then use perspective and ingenuity to help reimagine a brand’s role in the lives of young consumers.
 
Please know that building this organization will not be easy! We are starting from the ground up, which means there will be many twists and turns as we navigate our journey. So, I am looking for a
partner who has the following characteristics and more:
 
                    Strong public speaking skills;
                    Indepth understanding of market research best practices;
                    Understands what it takes to work in a small, start-up environment; and,
                    Believes in broadening our views about diversity through research and conversation.
 
The hiring process will be managed by the H.R. Department of IW Group. After applicants are reviewed and screened, decisions will be made by me in consultation with IW Group leadership.
In the following pages you will find the job description for our open position with reDEFINE.
 
Please read it carefully and apply.
 
Eljay Feuerman
Director of Insights & Ideation
 
POSTION SUMMARY:
Reporting directly to the Director of Insights & Ideation, reDEFINE, the Insights & Ideation Activator will help with insight reporting, new business development, organizing the National Millennial Community and managing accounts for reDEFINE, an initiative launched by IW Group.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
                    Play an essential role on agency accounts and client relations.
                    Assist with the creation and execution of reports focusing on consumer insights.
                    Contribute big ideas and creative thinking to accounts.
                    Support agency events and activations.
                    Assist with the management of program budgets.
                    Engage in and help coordinate client meetings and presentations.
                    Co-lead new business pitches.
                    Engaged with professional and community organizations related to the agency’s and client’s business/industry.
 
OTHER FUNCTIONS:
                    Stay abreast of advertising, business, social and cultural trends.
                    Engage in professional and community organizations related to the agency’s and client’s business/industry.
                    Other duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM JOB REQUIRMENTS:
Education:
                    Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Advertising or a related field of study required.
 
Experience:
                    A minimum of one-to-three (1-3) years of professional work experience (or equivalent) in a related field, preferably in a client or an agency setting.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
                    Possess good organizational skills, demonstrated initiative, flexibility, sound judgement, and a positive attitude.
                    Possess the ability to multi-task and effectively adhere to deadlines.
                    Be willing and able to travel.
                    Have a sound understanding of basic PR functions (influencer/media pitching).
                    Experience managing social and digital-focused projects.
                    Computer knowledge required (MS Office/Adobe Suite).
                    Have excellent client relations/people skills.
                    Possess basic research skills.
 
For more information and to apply, visit:
 

 
American Express
Campus Recruiter
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
New York City
Phoenix, Ariz.
 
From Mr. Fields Jackson of Racing Toward Diversity magazine.
 
American Express is hiring a Campus Recruiter for its Global Campus Recruitment Team.
 
The Global Campus Recruitment Team is responsible for developing and executing campus recruitment strategies for American Express. These strategies include enhancing the prospective and full-time student experience, and partnering with senior business leaders and Human Resources to attract and retain the best talent for American Express.
 
The U.S. Campus Recruiter will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with targeted colleges/universities and managing the campus recruitment and selection process for those schools. This person will manage recruiting activities and events, and will develop an on-campus marketing strategy to promote the American Express brand and on-campus opportunities. The U.S. Campus Recruiter will be an advisor to internal business partners, responsible for understanding and assisting those groups in attracting and building a Campus talent pipeline.
 
In addition, the Campus Recruiter will analyze recruiting metrics and external data for their schools, and develop new recruiting strategies based on this information. This person will support the Summer Intern Program, with respect to both in planning and execution.
 
Responsibilities Include
                    Create and execute on-campus and virtual recruiting events to attract students into summer intern and full-time roles with strong emphasis on technology students
                    Represent American Express on campus by traveling to core schools and industry forums, facilitating recruitment events
                    Build new relationships and cultivate existing relationships with a school career services offices, university faculty, and targeted student organizations
                    Lead and coordinate with internal teams on American Express' participation in all campus activities
                    Own the end-to-end experience for business leaders and interns for the Summer Intern Program
                    Drive the conversion of high-performing Summer Interns into full-time American Express roles upon graduation
                    Design and deliver process improvement initiatives
                    Own the candidate management process for all campus hires through the applicant tracking system Qualifications
                    Minimum of 2 years of campus recruitment experience
                    Preferred campus technology (software engineer) recruitment experience
                    Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple, complex projects, events, and other initiatives with a high attention to detail
                    Proven competency in driving results through strategic thinking and collaboration with others
                    Ability to analyze data and draw conclusions to drive strategy and identify new opportunities for campus recruiting efforts
                    Demonstrated relationship management skills and ability to manage relationships across all levels of a large organization, including senior leadership
                    Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint
                    A passion for recruiting and the drive to learn in a fast-paced environment
                    Bachelor's degree required
                    Preferred Locations: Phoenix, New York, Fort Lauderdale
                    Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.
 
ReqID:
18005501
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
 
Visit this link for more information and to apply:
 

 
 
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Thursday
Apr262018

Subject: Career and Scholarship Opportunities - Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, San Francisco, Calif.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Houston, Tex.

 

 
Greetings from New York!
Here are a few job opportunities and a special sports journalism scholarship opportunity.
All the best,
Bill Imada

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Wells Fargo
Communications Senior Manager, Southern California 
Los Angeles

Deadline to apply: April 30, 2018.
From Mr. Paul Gomez, VP - Corporate Communications, California & West Coast Regions, Wells Fargo.
JOB DESCRIPTION 
Leading a team, this newly created position reports to the VP of Corporate Communications, West Coast Region and will focus on promoting and protecting Wells Fargo’s reputation through creative storytelling and collaborating with multiple lines of business, proactive external placement of executives and stories, strategic media relations, and internal and external communications planning. This position will be located 333 South Grand Avenue in Los Angeles and does not offer relocation. 
Specific responsibilities include: 
  • Develop and implement strategic communications plans that incorporate internal and external media, social, executive and branded channel communications 
  • Create a master regional narrative, update on regular basis, and leverage with communicators and other stakeholders 
  • Identify proactive external engagements to advance storytelling and best position executives and company
  • Seek opportunities to fully leverage internal and external channels to tell and amplify our story 
  • Serve as a trusted and strategic advisor on messaging, reputation and issues management, media relations, and crisis communications 
  • Track and measure results of plan to ensure that results are in line with intended outcomes and business objectives 
  • Develop and maintain solid working relationships with key local print and broadcast journalists 
  • Develop strategic responses to media inquiries and provide heads-up notifications to leaders as appropriate Partner with other Corporate Communications teams and across other business lines of Wells Fargo to ensure coordination, consistency, and efficiency of resources.
The Regional Communications team is responsible for internal and external storytelling, encompassing our corporate narrative, developing and executing a strategic communications plan, creating an executive thought leadership platform, cultivating and managing relationships with key media outlets, providing media coaching and training, collaborating across the broader communications team, and measuring results for continuous improvement opportunities. 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 
  • 10+ years of communications experience in one or more of the following disciplines: public relations, media relations or corporate communications 
  • 4+ years of management experience.

OTHER DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 
  • Experience leading, high-performing geographically dispersed, cross-functional teams within a matrix organization 
  • Experience developing integrated communications strategies and plans that align with business objectives  Experience with issues management and crisis communications 
  • Experience prepping and counseling senior executives for high profile/high stakes media interviews  
  • Experience presenting information in a manner that persuades, educates, and enhances understanding at all levels 
  • Experience developing compelling content and leveraging multiple channels for creative storytelling 
  • Experience building strong relationships and working across large organizations. 
Interested Parties: 
Visit our careers site and search Job Opening ID 5401445 to apply.
For further information and to apply, visit:
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Health Net
Local Government and Public Affairs Manager
Woodland Hills, Calif.

From Ms. Carol Kim, VP - Community Investments and Public Affairs, Health Net.
I am looking for a strong candidate to join my team as a Local Government and Public Affairs Manager for Health Net, based in Woodland Hills. Reporting directly to me, the manager will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with local elected officials and their staff; effectively collaborating with internal business leaders and cross-functional teams, particularly the Medi-Cal business; and developing key talking points, messaging, and collateral on Health Net’s value proposition. Candidates with experience in managed health care and established LA County relationships are strongly preferred.
 
All candidates must apply online:  www.centene.com/careers

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Asian American Journalists Association
AAJA Sports Task Force
National AAJA Convention, Houston

From Mr. Cary Chow, Anchor/Report, ESPN (via Ms. Kathy Ko Chin).
In an effort to promote newsroom diversity and perspectives, the AAJA Sports Task Force is offering 2 free scholarships/stipends to attend the AAJA National Convention in Houston from Aug 8-11 for free! Please share with anyone who might benefit from this scholarship worth $900! But apply soon as the deadline is the end of the month.
WHAT:
For the 3rd consecutive year, the AAJA Sports Task Force is pleased to offer one scholarship to a current college student interested in sports journalism, and one scholarship to a recent college graduate (within 3 years) to help cover expenses related to travel, accommodations, and registration fees for the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston, August 8 - 11, 2018. The scholarships, $900 each, are made possible thanks to Don Yee (of sports talent agency Yee & Dubin Sports, LLC.).
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (explain journalism experience – if any – academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement and financial need)
  • Essay (1,000-2000 words) –What do you hope to accomplish as a journalist and how has your ethnicity/cultural background helped to shape these professional goals?
  • References (names and contact information)
HOW TO APPLY:
There are 2 versions. One for students, one for grads. Details listed on AAJA’s website: https://www.aaja.org/jimmie-suey-fong-yee-scholarship
 
Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018
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Padilla
Project Coordinator - SMS Advisors
Minneapolis, Minn.

From Ms. Victoria Gibbs, HR Contractor, Padilla.

Are you detail-oriented and like to understand "how things work"…from people to process and ultimately to business strategy? If so, our Project Coordinator role may appeal to your sense of curiosity.  This is a hands-on, collaborative entry into our research team, supporting day-to-day activities for multiple projects and coordinating efforts of project team members.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Work with and provide support to Operations team members during all phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Translate client requirements to project plan.
  • Participate in project launches, internal meetings, and project post-mortems.
  • Assist Operations staff in project pricing activities such as procuring 3rd party bids and entering data in pricing application.
  • Work with clients and/or vendors to procure sample databases.
  • Conduct CATI quality checks of telephone vendor surveys and web quality checks of online surveys.
  • Monitor the quality of telephone interviews; monitor survey quotas.
  • Assist in the development of interviewer training materials.
  • Assist in the development of study reports.
  • Work closely with 3rd party suppliers to ensure projects remain on time and on budget. 

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Above average written and verbal communication skills.
  • Above average MS Office skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure while completing tasks on time, on budget.
  • Initiative, patience, diplomacy.
 
Performance Indicators:
  • Ability to manage priorities and resources in a high volume, client-driven environment.
  • Facilitation, coordination, scheduling and managing of internal and external resources on all production issues.
 

Minimum Qualifications:
  • four-year college degree; Psychology, Sociology, Economics or other research-related major preferred
  • 1-2 year(s) experience in a project coordinator/management role

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

For more information and to apply, visit:
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Padilla
Account Executive - FoodMinds
San Francisco

From Ms. Victoria Gibbs, HR Contractor, Padilla.

FoodMinds, a division of Padilla and an award-winning food and nutrition consulting and communications company, has an immediate opportunity at the Account Executive level in its San Francisco office.  The position provides the opportunity to work on large-scale nutrition and sustainability communications programs for high-profile brands, trade associations and organizations.   

Qualified candidates will have experience managing the day-to-day aspects of communications programs with strong attention to detail. Candidate experience is preferably in the areas of food, nutrition, health, and/or agriculture public relations, including working with government agencies and non-government organizations, as well as with food, nutrition, health, and policy thought leaders, stakeholders and various constituencies.  Expertise in managing influencer outreach programs is preferred.  

The right candidate also will have experience monitoring food and nutrition science, policy and industry events and news to shape communications strategies.   They should also have experience working with teams to manage multiple projects and responsibilities, and the ability to identify and anticipate client needs, ensure flawless execution of details and deliver projects on time and within budget.

Candidates should have 2 to 4 years of experience within a fast-paced food and nutrition communications setting. Registered dietitian and/or advanced degrees in communications, business, public health, nutrition or policy is preferred, but not required.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

For more information and to apply, visit:
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Padilla
Designer - Creative
Minneapolis, Minn.

From Ms. Victoria Gibbs, HR Contractor, Padilla.
We need help. We need you. 

We need a graphic designer; someone with 3-4 years of experience and in search of an opportunity to both apply and grow their skills in strategic thinking applied to brand, campaign, and communications.

What we do have already is a dynamic creative team within Padilla. We are a fully-integrated, cross-office collection of writers, designers, developers, strategists, producers, production artists and external partners creating world-class, award-winning work.

Responsibilities:
Primary duties will be split between print and digital mediums, the designer will work on a variety of projects including identity and brand development, print campaigns/collateral and infographics as well as interactive assignments such as social media graphics and digital marketing campaigns.

Designers primarily produce materials using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, but proficiency in creating sophisticated template designs within Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Keynote programs is also important.  The designer should also have experience in creating press-ready production files and an understanding of printing and digital technologies.

The designer should seek to grow, learn and experiment with new and innovative ways to solve client problems, and how to turn those solutions into innovative creative executions.  Minimal travel may be required.

Competencies
  • Problem Solving/Analysis – engage with internal team and assignments to understand client business challenges and project goals.
  • Financial Awareness – approach design opportunities with an eye toward cost effectiveness and value for each promotional dollar expended.
  • Communication Proficiency – demonstrate writing skills and the ability to communicate how design solutions align with strategic goals.
  • Self-Development – keep learning and seeks to share with teams to improve the agency.
  • Motivated - demonstrate willingness to go above and beyond, putting in hours beyond the normal business week in response to project urgency or in assuring the highest quality of work.

Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, advertising or equivalent creative background
  • 3– 4 years agency experience as an associate designer or equivalent experience
  • Proven track record in design with strong work samples in print and interactive mediums
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate design thinking and strategy
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with time constraints
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Keynote and Microsoft Word & PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with internal and external partners
  • Openness to receiving and interpreting design feedback
  • Professionalism and awareness with regard to time, costs and deadlines

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.