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Marketing Operations Specialist
Onward Search is currently hiring for a Marketing Operations Specialist! This is a one year contract in Dunwoody with the potential to extend. Benefits available during the contract period.The primary purpose of this position is to plan, distribute, QA and deploy content across digital channels. This includes, but is not limited to, prioritizing, scheduling and deploying content on the web, mobile, app, e-mail, and social channels. Also, the Omni-Channel Operations Specialist will elaborate with relevant campaign managers on the personalized targeting and segmentation strategies for IHG digital channels as well as QA content before launch. Once in the market, the Omni-Channel Marketing Specialist will work with relevant teams to optimize content, fix defects and document relevant processes for testing and deployment.Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Excel. 3+ years’ experience in digital marketing-related area and/or agency. Ability to evaluate and test digital functionality and content according to channel and brand specifications. Experience managing content across a variety of digital channels including web, mobile web, apps, e-mail and social. Knowledge of web/mobile/app standards, browser compatibility issues, and accessibility issues. Excellent communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Must possess superior problem-solving skills combined with team facilitation skill and demonstrated experience leading and developing people. Must be able to prepare and deliver solid presentations to small groups. Responsibilities: In-depth knowledge of digital marketing principles and concepts and demonstrated creative problem-solving ability and demonstrated creative thinking skills as evidenced by prior digital campaigns. Coordinate content throughout the lifecycle, including channel planning, project resources, monitoring progress, QA and execution of marketing content. Serve as liaison for iterative content revisions, consolidating & negotiating feedback from critical stakeholders. Partner with team members to resolve the identified channel or content-related issues. Ensure content compliance with digital brand usage guidelines. Perform quality assurance checks on published content. Manage, document and communicate key processes as it relates to digital operations. Develop and present data-driven recommendations successfully, promote items persuasively, and shape the opinions of others.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search is looking for a UX Designer to join our State of Georgia client in downtown Atlanta for a long-term onsite contract opportunity! Job Summary:You will help support ongoing initiatives to re-platform on Drupal 8 and migrate existing websites to a digital platform with better-defined content structures. You will be working closely with the team’s Senior UI Designer to research best practices, enhance through design iteration, and conduct usability tests for the state’s enterprise Drupal platform. You will be dedicated to problem-first solutions development; you will need to understand the functionality and offerings of the platform and use that knowledge to test current and future solutions for state customers. You will need to study user behavior and patterns, and meet with customers to understand business goals, review web analytics, write documentation, and write usability test scenarios. You will be our user expert and champion on how the system should work for our end users, keeping an eye on what is being developed and ensuring that it is on target and easy to use by the targeted end users. The ideal candidate is someone with experience in Drupal and a passion for researching, testing, and designing user-focused solutions based on business problems.Primary Responsibilities:Participate in UX Design and User Research and testing across all teams. Be an active participant in planning and conducting content migrations for websites migrated from legacy system to the new digital platform. Collaborate with the platform team to design innovative, user-centric product solutions that satisfy our end users and meet agency business goals. Conduct training for agency content managers using UX training materials and framework. Work closely with the business, product, and technical teams to develop product strategy, use cases, and high-level requirements. Ensure that anything that goes live meets a consistently high bar for the brand, design, copy, and overall UX. Ensure our cross-platform web, mobile, and conversational user experiences support customer needs as well and drive towards measurable business goals. Use market analyses and customer research findings to drive design decisions and reduce ambiguity. Collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary vendor teams to evaluate the feasibility of proposed designs and champion effective UX in the face of technical constraints. Participate in customer requirements gathering and discovery meetings. Support the acquisition team in presenting design work to stakeholders and executive leadership and gain buy-in on the proposed approach. Participate in content migrations for future sites to ensure sites adopt appropriate content models and types to be effective. Participate in internal and external projects as needed. Interact with agency stakeholders to gain buy-in and understand user best practices. As needed conduct testing, write test scripts, and synthesize reports.Minimum Experience:Bachelor’s degree in Design, Information Sciences, HCI, Psychology or equivalent combination of education and experience. 5-7 years of experience as a UX designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar. Prior public sector or nonprofit experience is a plus. 3+ years of experience conducting UX analysis for Web CMS applications which leverage emergent technologies, consumer electronics and/or mobile devices. Knowledge of web-based content management systems, specifically within Drupal 7 and 8. Knowledgeable in user-first design methodologies, and able to speak to best practices in UX and UI. Ability to collect, evaluate, and present data and information from multiple sources, resolve conflicts and differentiate between user goals and agency goals. Deliver results after thorough user research by collaborating and communicating with customers and site users. Prior experience closely collaborating with technical teams. Ability to communicate effectively in writing at a technical level as well as non-technical level. Familiarity with technical aspects of UX across iOS, Android, mobile and desktop web platforms. Familiarity with Agile (Scrum) project methodologies. Self-motivated with a proven track record in customer requirements gathering and documentation. Organized and analytical, adept at working in a team environment, able to design and implement a project schedule, and able to handle multiple priorities in a fast moving environment. You are a team player, and enjoy working closely with others to report, research, and explore solutions to challenges. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills including the ability to present design concepts clearly and persuasively to colleagues, partners, stakeholders, and especially to senior executives. Strong conceptualization ability, strong visual communication ability, drawing skills preferred. Ability to create wireframes and a strong working knowledge of prototyping tools. Experience with user interface design patterns and best practice. Experience conducting usability tests, card sorts, field studies, survey analysis, and journey map analysis. Understanding of common software project management and development practices and tools. Updated with industry trends and best practices and an ability to translate that to how we can lead by example within the realm of web solutions A portfolio demonstrating your ability to research and design.Does this sound like your experience and skill set? Apply today! *Prior experience working within Drupal 7 or 8 is REQUIRED for this position.
Production Artist/ Graphic Designer
Onward Search is hiring a Production Artist/ Graphic Designer for a Sports Licensing Company located in Vinings. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience to fill the role. Responsibilities:Developing graphics concepts for new product collections. Preparing and sending artwork for production. Creating and submitting artwork to licensing. Working with sales to create customer specific designs. Photographing and editing product images for catalogs and websites. Monitoring and updating logo files.Experience:Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field. Excellent MAC computer skills in Adobe Creative Suite programs (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign). Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. Basic web design and HTML skills are a plus. Knowledge of graphic design for apparel applications, pattern creation, screen print, and embroidery design is highly preferred.Does this sound like you? Apply today with your portfolio!
Digital Content Strategist
Onward Search is looking for a Digital Content Strategist to join our State of Georgia client in downtown Atlanta for a long-term onsite contract opportunity!Please Note: Prior experience managing and developing content in Drupal 7 or 8 is REQUIRED for this position.Job Summary:You will help support ongoing initiatives to replatform on Drupal 8 and migrate existing websites to digital platform with better defined content structures You will partner with multiple state agencies to ensure all websites follow best content practices by hosting on the state’s enterprise digital platform You will need to understand the business needs, map them to the end-user needs and work with agencies to create a content strategy for individual websites You will refine and advance our editorial vision and mission and help plan, produce, and analyze written content You will help build our editorial calendar and written guidelines as well as determine sources for content both internally and externally You will create a network of state agency communication personnel and go-to influencers within the state, coordinate content, and show a strategic vision for our digital presence You have experience in Drupal and a passion for writing, content strategy, and promoting content on social media You are a resident content expert that can drive outreach efforts by creating content for existing client channels You will need to be acquainted with web publishing best practices, accessibility, and social media You should keep yourself updated with industry trends and best practices and translate that to how we as a state can lead by example within the realm of web solutions You are a team player and enjoy working closely with others to report, research, and explore solutions to challengesPrimary Responsibilities:Act as a liaison between the organization and multiple external clients Be an active participant in planning and conducting content migrations for websites migrated from legacy system to the new digital platform Collaborate with identified agencies to create a content strategy and playbook the agency content managers can follow Conduct training for organization content managers using content training materials and framework Determine and manage sources for content creation, both internally and externally Serve as an exemplary writer, consistent with organization tone and mission Write clean, concise, well-polished content that includes factual pieces, articles, blogs, and social media updates Edit and proofread content produced by teammates, including conceptualizing the projects upfront and copy-editing prior to publishing Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, content performance metrics, and customer challenges in order to build a more effective editorial calendar Manage content and social media presence for the organization website Collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary vendor teams to evaluate ongoing content enhancements in the face of technical constraints Participate in customer requirements gathering and discovery meetings Support the acquisition team in presenting content strategy to stakeholders and executive leadership and gain buy-in on proposed approachMinimum Qualifications:5+ years of experience of content strategy and management preferably in either government, public sector, or nonprofit organizations Knowledge of web-based content management systems, specifically experience with Drupal 7 and 8. Self-motivated with a proven track record in customer requirements gathering and documentation. Organized and analytical, adept at working in a team environment, able to implement a project schedule, and able to handle multiple priorities in a fast moving environment Knowledge of industry best practices in writing for the web Proven experience in plain language writing Proven experience participating in large projects with cross functional content, design, and development teams Strong presentation skills Ability to create content models and work with design and development teams Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills Strong team player with significant collaborative work experience Familiarity with Agile (Scrum) project methodologies Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills including the ability to present content concepts clearly and persuasively to colleagues, partners, stakeholders, and especially to senior executives Familiarity with Social Media platforms and developing and managing content across social channels Familiarity with JIRA or similar product management tools preferred Experience conducting field studies preferred Understanding of common software project management and development practices strongly preferred A portfolio demonstrating your ability to research, write, and strategize content is required and should be submitted at time of application
Sr. Product Designer
Onward Search is looking for a Sr. Product Designer to join our A-list client in Atlanta for an onsite contract-to-hire opportunity!Job Scope:This is a W2 contract-to-hire role expected to last for 3-6 months on contract before converting perm. 40 hours/week are anticipated. All work must be completed onsite in Atlanta.Position Summary:As a member of the Product design team working on Enterprise-level publishing tools and services, you’ll drive design from early-stage feature discovery through usability testing, delivery, launch, and iterative improvement. You’ll work in a collaborative, cross-functional environment with product management, engineering, and editorial teams to create intuitive, feature-rich experiences for our enterprise platforms teams. Comfort with an agile, sprint-based workflow and a relentless focus on working with product teams to develop use-cases, high-level requirements and user-validated deliverables will be required.Primary Responsibilities:Practice user-centered research, discovery and design methodologies in order define and visualize product-related hypotheses and recommendations Facilitate workshops, elicit ideas, build shared understanding, and reinforce the development of use cases and high-level requirements Create storyboards, user flows, and wireframes to effectively conceptualize and thoroughly communicate detailed user behaviors Conduct light usability research and synthesize feedback into iterative design enhancements Analyze user interface problems and prototype design solutions that meet measurable business goals and requirements Contribute to and collaborate with developers and other product designers on pattern-based design system design deliverablesMinimum Qualifications:7+ years experience as a user-experience designer in an Agile-driven product environment Bachelor’s degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent professional experience A portfolio demonstrating strong visual and UX design solutions to real-world business cases Comprehensive knowledge of best-practices around information architecture, workflow, optimization, user-centered design and stakeholder research techniques Excellent communication, facilitation, interpersonal and analytical skills including the ability to breakdown complex problems and clearly communicate with diverse, multi-disciplinary teams Ability to work pro-actively and efficiently in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment Proficiency in a variety of digital product design/prototyping tools and frameworks, including Sketch, InVision, Axure, Abstract, and Material Design.Apply today for consideration!
Senior Freelance Graphic Designer
Onward Search is hiring a Senior Freelance Graphic Designer for a Financial Client located in Midtown. Must be able to go on-site 3 days a week minimum.Job Summary:The Graphic Designer will create a variety of print and electronic marketing pieces, including but not limited to fliers, brochures, advertisements, and website graphics. This position must have a creative flair, a strong visual sense with a commitment to upholding organizational brand strategies and confidence to present and explain ideas to colleagues.Job Responsibilities:Understand the company mission statement and adhere to core values Adheres to company policies and procedures to ensure consistent delivery of products and services Manage graphic design projects by creating designs, and producing sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type Define standard elements of the company style guide and apply these standards to maintain consistent development and application of the company visual brand Maintains brand integrity and consistency throughout portfolio Develop graphics and layouts for marketing which includes company logos, and Internet websites Develops and modifies illustrations for various materials Maintain archive of images, photos, or previous work products Provide regular project status updates to ensure deadlines are met Attend project-related and marketing team meetings to proactively asses the graphic design and printing needs of the department Work collaboratively to determine new methods for improving efficiency; seek continual process improvementsJob QualificationsFour-year degree in graphic design, visual communication design, or related area of study Will consider relevant associate degrees with at least 2 years’ experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience Excellent written and oral communication skills Ability to write correspondence in a professional manner Decision Making/Reasoning Ability Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral format Responsible for asking for more information or details when the task or project is unclear Prioritize multiple projects and workflow, in order to meet project deadlines and satisfy the customer with the deliverable Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously Strong attention to detail Knowledge of international printing standards and paper sizes preferred
Freelance Presentation Designer
Onward Search has a Freelance Presentation Designer for a Financial Client. Must be able to work on-site at minimum 3 days a week in Midtown, AtlantaJob Description:The Presentation Designer is responsible for contributing to the company's efforts to give powerful presentations with top-notch execution. The Presentation Designer helps the team translate business objectives into online graphic design solutions with an understanding of visual communications for both digital and print. He or she will work in a dynamic group environment to support a multi-disciplinary team in accomplishing both internal and external client tasks. Example tasks include assisting on pitch presentations and internal presentations.Responsibilities:Assist team with preparing/editing PowerPoint presentations and provide quality assurance of all deliverables Content Editing Meets design standards for brand Manages creative responsibilities of assigned projects Responds well to feedback Effectively works on multiple projects at the same time and meets overlapping deadlines as they arise. Must know the status of jobs being worked on, and be able to prioritize their completion Collaborates with cross-functional teams Create production-ready digital assetsQualifications:Graphic Design Experience is strongly preferred 5+ yrs. Presentation Design Experience is strongly preferred Demonstrates passion for PowerPoint and Presentation Design AA/BFA in graphic design is preferred, but not required Must be highly proficient in PowerPoint, Word and Excel Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign Excellent written and verbal skills. Able to receive direction, and to communicate effectively with peers and management Able to plan, prioritize and organize work effectively and efficiently Accurate attention to detail: must be aware of evolving creative guidelines, and adhere to the latest direction
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist
Onward Search has a client in the Alpharetta GA area that is hiring an experienced Senior Digital Marketing Specialist who has worked in an agency or in-house setting. We're looking for someone who has experience doing a bit of everything including digital strategy, social media, data analytics and paid ad platforms among other things.Our ideal candidate is also dialed into the current trends in marketing tech. The ideal candidate would be someone who is wanting to work with a large team with large clients. The ideal candidate should be ready to both create the strategy and take the lead in the execution for the clients.Requirements:Must have agency or in-house experience. Experience with social media from creating the campaign strategy and managing the platforms to campaign execution (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn are primary marketing platforms). Experience in leading digital strategy overall platforms for multiple clients. Experience with Adwords / Facebook / LinkedIn paid ads from strategy to execution and reporting. Experience with Google Analytics. Experience with web strategy and content strategy. Familiarity with Wordpress CMS. Must be plugged into digital trends and always learning. Must be resourceful and able to work both independently and as a part of a team on a variety of projects in the digital sphere. Must be able to keep timelines in an agency environment. Experience interacting with clients in pitch meetings and day to day.Plusses:Web development/web hosting experience particularly Wordpress. Google Adwords / Google Analytics / Facebook ads certification. Digital design, UI/UX experience. SEO experience. Some of the platforms we work in: (not necessarily requirements). Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads, LinkedIn Ads, Wordpress, WPEngine, Sketch, InVision, Moz, SEMRush, DataStudio, DashThis, Google Apps, MailChimp, SharpSpring. Experience: Looking for 5-10 years experience. Important that this person (whether they come from an agency background or in-house) have been in the trenches for a while and had more surface on their resume. Someone who understands the good and bad when it comes to the environment of working in a marketing agency. Someone who can take accountability and responsibility and REACH Deadlines. Someone who can execute with little oversite. Willing to wear multiple hats. Work with little direction.Does this sound like your skill set and experience? Apply today!
UI Developer Lead
Onward Seach is looking to fill a role for our client, a global firm in Atlanta, who is seeking a UI/front-end developer to join an ongoing contract. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and competencies to fill the role. Skills and Requirements:Angular 2 experience required. Bootstrap is a must have. This developer will also lead a team of 2-5 developers (onsite and offshore). Participate in daily scrum activities.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Web Services Developer / Lead
Onward Search's is looking to fill a role for our client, a Global business in Atlanta, who is seeking a contract to join a 12 month + project as a Web Services Lead. We are looking to for candidates with the following skills and competencies to fill the role. Local Candidate only, onsite interview required. No 3rd parties!This developer will lead a team of 2-5 onsite and offshore developers. Experienced in Java, RESTful web services, spring, and Oracle. Additionally, you will be participating in scrum activities.Does this sound like you? Apply today!