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Sr. Account Director
Onward Search is looking for a digitally-focused Senior Account Director with experience in the financial services industry to join our agency client in Atlanta!PLEASE NOTE:Prior experience working with clients and accounts in the financial services industry is required. Prior advertising agency experience is required. Deep experience managing digital campaigns, projects, and products is required.Position Scope:This is a full-time, 40hr/wk W2 contract role that sits onsite in Atlanta, Georgia. Remote candidates will NOT be considered. This is an ASAP start and is expected to run through the end of the year. It may extend at that point, depending on project needs. The client hopes to have someone in place by Labor Day. Benefits are available throughout the life of the engagement.Position Summary:We are seeking a digitally-savvy Senior Account Director to provide strategic and tactical day-to-day leadership and oversight of a key financial services account. You should have a strong background in digital marketing, search, and analytics. You should also be well versed in web development, ad creative, and social media marketing. You will work with the client partner to drive marketing strategy and strategic growth for the account and manage client level P&Ls. You will serve as a key contact with the client while managing across different functional teams, including members from both web dev and web media, in collaboration with senior client partners. You will work closely with the client to identify their specific needs and business objectives and then help identify and implement products and services that help achieve the client's goals. Ultimately we need an independent, motivated, driven self-starter. This person is a critical thinker with a creative streak who lives to dig into a client’s deepest challenges. Once engaged, this born problem-solver is driven to stimulate client growth through innovative and effective solutions.Primary Responsibilities:Develop an overall engagement strategy to collaborate across domains and deliver strategic solutions for the client. Work across disciplines to ensure account work is projected accurately and effectively Efficiently plan and staff projects with all deliverables prioritized accordingly. Help the team prioritize work based on strategic imperatives and client objectives. Coach, guide, and mentor more junior team members. Develop strong relationships with clients to grow long-term relationships Identify needs that the client may not recognize and ensure that approaches and solutions are linked to objectives and future needs. Consistently manage client expectations, ensure delivery of the highest quality service, and solicit and act on client feedback. Manage portfolio profitability, working with clients to develop and negotiate statements of work, ensuring the work is delivered on budget. Manage overall program delivery Provide guidance and oversight for other PMs on project Manage financials, guidance projections, and reporting Work with client and PS Security teams to ensure protocols are met and completing audits as requiredMinimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Project Management, or a similar field. 8+ years of professional account management and client services experience in an advertising agency environment. 3+ years of client executive experience with primary accountability for peer-level client relationships at the Director and Vice President levels Prior experience working on financial services accounts within a digital marketing agency is REQUIRED. A strong digital/interactive background is REQUIRED. Extensive experience with overall account management, account growth, and leadership of cross-functional teams. Accountability for budget or client revenue of $4mm+ Experienced with multiple campaign lifecycles from business development to final delivery Experience leading teams with multiple discipline representation (especially technology, creative, media, and strategy) Strong presentation, verbal and written skills as well as proven ability to develop well-positioned and thoughtful documents and presentations. A genuine eagerness to work with a mentor, while encouraging and learning from a diverse and talented team.Does this sound like you, apply now to learn more!
Full Stack Developer
Onward Search is looking for a Colorist to join our A-list client in Atlanta!PLEASE NOTE: While this role sits onsite in Atlanta, candidates from outside of that market who meet the qualifications and are willing to relocate to Atlanta are encouraged to apply. Remote candidates will NOT be considered.Position Scope:This can either be direct hire or contract-to-hire role, depending on the candidate. If contract-to-hire, it would be a W2 opportunity expected to last for around 6 months on the contract before converting into a perm role. Benefits are available in either structure.Position Summary:We are looking for an outstanding Colorist who excels in creative storytelling as well as technical proficiency, ensuring visual consistency throughout the production. You will create and deliver content based upon requests put forth by our clients and partners, utilizing your own creative and technical prowess, experience, and talent in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. You should be independent with highly effective communication skills and an ability to thrive in a highly collaborative team environment. Creativity and teamwork are key to success in this role. It is important to understand that there will be NO feature or series work in this role.Primary Responsibilities:Create, develop, and apply color schemes to pull shots together in a stylized, visually cohesive fashion that aligns with the brand’s voice. Provide original and creative solutions to picture-related issues. Provide advice and creative input into the overall look of each production. Understand the psychological effect of color and how to use color to enhance the narrative. Have a thorough understanding of post-production processes including file delivery formats. Ability to troubleshoot technical or creative issues. Take creative risks with each project.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Motion Design, Video Production, or a similar field preferred. 3+ years of professional experience as a Colorist, preferably in a broadcast or agency environment. Distinct and finely-honed talent to create tone, mood, and emotion through color along with a deep understanding of color and color grades. Prior experience in post-production with a specific focus on broadcast content. A conceptual thinker who isn’t afraid to bring new ideas to the table and evangelize for their implementation. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, deadline-driven environment and work independently across multiple concurrent projects. An easy-going personality and eagerness to grow and learn.Apply to learn more about the job today!
Onward Search is looking for a Senior Colorist to join our A-list client in Atlanta!PLEASE NOTE: While this role sits onsite in Atlanta, candidates from outside of that market who meet the qualifications and are willing to relocate to Atlanta are encouraged to apply. Remote candidates will NOT be considered.Position Scope:This can either be direct hire or contract-to-hire role, depending on the candidate. If contract-to-hire, it would be a W2 opportunity expected to last for around 6 months on the contract before converting into a permanent role.Position Summary:We are looking for an expert Colorist who excels in creative storytelling as well as technical proficiency, ensuring visual consistency throughout the production. You will create and deliver content based upon requests put forth by our clients and partners, utilizing your own creative and technical prowess, experience, and talent in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. You should be independent with highly effective communication skills, the ability to lead and mentor teams and team members, and an ability to thrive in a highly collaborative team environment. Creativity and teamwork are key to success in this role. It is important to understand that there will be NO feature or series work in this role.Primary Responsibilities:Create, develop, and apply color schemes to pull shots together in a stylized, visually cohesive fashion that aligns with the brand’s voice. Provide original and creative solutions to picture-related issues. Lead, guide, and mentor a team with regard to the concept and execution of creative production goals. Provide advice and creative input into the overall look of each production. Understand the psychological effect of color and how to use color to enhance the narrative. Have a thorough understanding of post-production processes including file delivery formats. Ability to troubleshoot technical or creative issues. Effectively lead and produce new and innovative productions. Take creative risks with each project.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Motion Design, Video Production, or a similar field preferred. 6+ years of professional experience as a Colorist, preferably in a broadcast environment. Distinct and finely-honed talent to create tone, mood, and emotion through color, along with a deep understanding of color and color grades. In-depth experience in post-production with a specific focus on broadcast content. A highly conceptual thinker who isn’t afraid to bring new ideas to the table and evangelize for their implementation. Prior experience leading, guiding, and mentoring teams and team members. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, deadline-driven environment and work independently with minimal supervision across multiple concurrent projects. Natural leadership ability and an easy-going personality.Sound like you, apply now for more info!
Onward Search is hiring for an E-Commerce Manager! This is a contract position until the end of the year. The client is a non-profit located in downtown Atlanta.Responsibilities: • Responsible for merchandising and set up of products in various platforms • Ability to manage projects and meet deadlines • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to bring products to increase revenue • Develop and track key metrics and tools to deliver results and optimization opportunities • Provide administrative support when needed • Set up and manage Amazon and eBay storesRequirements: • Must be proficient with Magento platform • Must have 5 years + of E-Commerce experience • Self-starter and entrepreneur mentality and work ethic • Strong facilitation skills • Strong understanding of E-Commerce • Excellent project management skills • Great written and verbal communication skills • We are an organization that has a very important mission • Flexible environment • Amazing team and friendly people • A great growth opportunityDoes this sound like you, apply now to learn more today!
Onward Search is looking for a Community Manager to join one of our Top non-profit clients on a part-time//4 month contract opportunity in downtown Atlanta! This is a 30 hour work-week. This role is a detail-oriented job which includes monitoring social channels, engaging on social media according to guidelines and developing relationships across all of the company’s social channels. Job Functions:Will need to monitor social communities to address customer service issues and answer questions, ascertain various levels of issues (urgent/non-urgent) and be a key member of the response team direct to consumer in company’s brand voice and tone. Develop and grow consumer relationships and grow brand relevance through timely and genuine one-to-one interactions through social channels Monitor social channels for opportunities to proactively drive consumers to company’s mission information, programs and services Support individual fundraisers through prompt and quality engagement Support real-time engagement surrounding campaigns, influencer activations and partnerships in conjunction with the Community Manager. Prioritize and route social media escalations to internal stakeholders and identify appropriate solutions and responses. Assist in curating content across social media accounts, including but not limited to Instagram, Facebook, TwitterJob Requirements:Must have experience and robust knowledge with social platforms, specifically Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Strong communication and customer service skills Self-starter with the ability to work independently Exceptional organizational and multitasking skills Ability and passion to connect with people; warm and approachable Good time-management skills, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking Reliable, thorough, patient and professionalDoes this sound like you, apply now to learn more today!
Sr. UX Researcher
Onward Search is looking for a senior-level UX Researcher to join our prominent corporate client here in Atlanta for a long-term onsite contract opportunity! The client is looking to start someone in the next 2-3 weeks.Please note: This is a senior-level resource and you must be comfortable, capable, and savvy while working directly with research and business partners in complex projects. You should also be senior and experienced enough to come in and independently-run a usability (or similar basic methodology) study end-to-end.Job Summary:You will plan, coordinate and conduct user research including, but not limited to, observation lab studies, ethnographic research, iterative usability tests, phone interviews, as well as co-design, ideation and other types of workshops with groups of customers, designers and/or business stakeholders. You will be responsible for identifying and communicating user needs, behaviors, frustrations, confusions and insights as well as act as the user advocate within the organization. The users include external customers as well as internal stakeholders. This team does a significant amount of ethnographic field research and domestic travel of up to 25% may be required.Scope and Scale:This would be a 40hr/wk onsite W2 contract role expected to last 6 months initially. Extension for multiple years in 6-month increments is expected. All work would need to be completed onsite. Domestic travel of up to 25% is likely.Primary Functions:Plan, coordinate and facilitate user research studies leveraging various methodologies including, but not limited to, observation lab studies, ethnographic research, iterative usability tests, phone interviews, and co-design, ideation and other types of workshops Compile study data and conduct analysis to develop personas, behavioral patterns, user stories, actionable findings and other relevant insights to communicate the user perspective Prepare and present insights and user stories to infuse empathy, engagement, and passion for the human experience in design and business decision making Collaborate and communicate with team members and stakeholders throughout the processMinimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree in psychology, human-computer interaction, human factors or a related field. Master's or Ph.D. strongly preferred. 8+ years of experience in conducting primary and secondary qualitative and quantitative research including observational studies, focus groups, and similar sessions; 5+ years of experience acceptable if paired with an advanced degree. Prior experience serving as the sole or lead researcher on UX projects is strongly preferred. An ability to independently run usability (or similar basic methodology) study end-to-end Knowledge of methods for gathering and analyzing UX research data Knowledge of relevant software such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and specialized industry tools. Willingness to travel up to 25% Deep experience in ethnographic research studies Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills Ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines Strong oral and written communication skillsApply now to be considered!
Marketing Project Manager
Onward Search is looking for a Marketing Project Manager to join one of the leading manufacturer companies in the Global Wellness Industry! It is a great opportunity to come join a team that is spearheading the most transformative movement in the industry! In this role you will work directly with the marketing, communications and product teams to execute and distribute marketing content for internal and external audiences for multiple mediums and channels. This role is located in Norcross, GA. Your key responsibility in this role will be to turn the strategist’s vision into reality. This is a supervisory position and will be responsible for managing both people and projects daily. You will specialize in the planning and execution of all projects related to marketing including the coordination of release of new products with internal stakeholders. Job Responsibilities:Help define project scope, goals, and deliverables for Websites product release and other marketing projects and events Create and manage the content calendar Collaborate with writers and designers to produce content Contribute to content development by writing blogs emails social posts editing a variety of other content pieces to ensure tone and brand are properly represented Develop and maintain external vendor relationships Ability to define tasks and required resources for a variety of tasks and projects going on at the same time Report project budget, schedule and status to internal and external stakeholders upon request Set up and drive internal and external project meetings Ensure all internal and external marketing channels reflect the latest in product and program news and content Allocate project resources Create schedule and project timelines using GANTT Charts and project management tools such as Trello, etc. Set up meetings between different teams and ensure all stakeholders are informed during all stages of a project Monitor and report on project progress Support and direct the team and enforce organizational methods Lead reviews for quality assurance on work produced Implement and manage change when necessary to meet project outputs Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Business or Management with a concentration in Marketing or equivalent Minimum of 3 years in Project Management role within a marketing agency or equivalent Must have demonstrated an ability to motivate and lead teams Organization and prioritization skills Decision-making skills Analytical skills needed to collect and prepare reports on marketing metrics Experience in a small company and start-up work environments which are often fast-paced and rapidly changing Proficiency with Salesforce and inbound marketing tools such as HubSpot, Marketo, Salesforce Marketing Cloud or equivalent Proficiency with GSuite or similar tool such as Excel, Word, Strong Powerpoint /slide skills Proficient with Wordpress as a CMS Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator a plus Treats everyone with respect, Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values. ? Travel requirements: Position resides at the Pulse Centers / Pulse Equine office; must be able to travel ~20%.
Email Marketing Specialist
Onward Search is looking for a Freelance Email Marketing Specialist to come work with one of our Education Clients in Northeast Atlanta for a contract opportunity! This is a part-time role with 20-30 hours a week.In this role, you will help build-out and launch new email marketing campaigns in our clients' new marketing automation platform ActiveCampaign. You will primarily be responsible for building, launching, and analyzing dynamic email campaigns based on an existing roadmap while providing input to help refine and improve the campaign. Throughout the process, you will also provide input on design, creative/messaging. The initial phase of work is expected to last 3 months, with likely follow-on work. Potential 40 hrs/week for the first couple of months and then PT hours after that. This is a contract role with remote availability 2 days/week.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Build new email campaigns as defined in email marketing roadmap Test, launch, monitor, and analyze initial campaigns day-to-day to optimize Develop basic email marketing reporting and provide weekly updates to key marketing team members Recommend further email file segmentation in order to optimize marketing and triggered email opportunities Provide input on potential optimizations/improvements of initial campaigns – including: Design Creative Messaging campaign rules/structure, etc. REQUIRED:Demonstrable experience building & executing email marketing campaigns in a robust marketing automation platform Strong understanding of email marketing best practices, including segmentation, data management, frequency tactics, and email file health Exposure to broader digital marketing principles and tactics and the related interplay between digital channels Experience with A/B email testing Excellent organizational and time management skills MUST HAVE: Strong work and business ethics; reliable and dependable POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor’s degree preferred 2+ years of relevant experience Competency in HTML a plus Detail-oriented with strong project management skills Good written and verbal communication skills Excellent time management and organizational skills Works well with others and independentlyDoes this sound like you apply today!