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Video Producer & Editor
Onward Search is looking for a Video Producer, Editor, and Videographer to join our prominent corporate client in Charlotte!Please Note:This is a long-term W2 contract role that is expected to convert to a permanent role after 6-12 months. 40 hours/week of onsite work is expected and benefits are available throughout the life of the engagement.Job Summary:We are looking for a video producer, editor, and videographer with animation, motion, and post-production skills. You will collaborate with cross-functional creative and marketing teams to produce multimedia projects to support B2B and B2C projects for marketing, sales, operations, and other business initiatives. You will plan and facilitate studio and field-based video production work, including the storyboarding, filming, editing, sound mixing, graphic design, animation, compression output and final digital distribution of video assets that meet the objectives for any given marketing initiative. You MUST have an engaging personality and be comfortable working with many different departments and personality types. The skills are certainly important but the personality is even more important.Primary Responsibilities:Identify, storyboard and capture of needed video according to workflow established Conducts field-based video production and operation of all portable video and audio equipment Assembling raw material and providing the final product Plans and performs video post-production tasks which includes reviewing footage, making editorial decisions, video transcoding, rough cuts, audio adjustment, color correction, and final editing Transports and sets up lighting and audio equipment Utilizes computer graphics and special effects for video post-production in accordance with the overall project Compresses video projects for output Takes direction from the Creative Director to storyboard campaigns.Minimum Qualifications:BA/BS/BFA degree in design, marketing, video production, or a related field. 4-7 years of professional experience in a video studio, preferably within in a large corporate or agency environment. Expert-level proficiency in Adobe Premiere and After Effects as well as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Strong proficiency with Avid Media Composer, Cinema4D, and Final Cut Pro strongly preferred. Prior experience animating logos and similar design elements. Experience creating 3D and 2D graphics, creating visual effects, editing, video clipping, animating logos, compositing and frame removal. Ability to do post-production work, editing, and voiceover work. Must be experienced with Cannon, Nikon, Sony, and Blackmagic DSLRs and professional video cameras. Must be experienced with online/social video outlets such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and Twitch. Must operate and maintain a variety of digital video cameras and video editing equipment. Creatively plan and translate abstract concepts into effective visual form. Advise clients on effective media communication practices and adapt video products for specified media outlets. Research and remain current on the developments and applications of state of the art video production technology. Strong attention to detail is required. Core design skills; ability to establish visual hierarchy, layout, typography, and color effectively. Strong communication and presentation skills to present ideas and goals effectively. Possess professional business acumen and a high level of emotional intelligence. Must be a strong team player who is able to translate concepts into intuitive visual representations. A pro-active work attitude and ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines is also a requirement You must have a dynamic, engaging personality and be able to successfully and effectively interface with cross-functional teams, clients, and all levels of leadership. This is probably the most important qualification. A reel of sample work is REQUIRED and should be submitted at the time of application.
Senior Creative Project Manager
Onward Search is looking for a Sr. Creative Project Manager to join our agency client in Greensboro, North Carolina, for an onsite contract opportunity!Please note:Start date of December 17th; expected to run through March 15th. Extension is possible depending on project needs. This role requires 100% onsite engagement with our client in Greensboro, North Carolina. Remote is NOT an option. This is a 40hr/wk W2 contract role and is NOT expected to convert into a permanent position.Job Summary:Define and manage project scope while delivering quality assets. Serve as the primary liaison between the client Account teams and all of the Creative, Development, Interactive Design, Social Community Management, QA Testers and Analytics teams. Projects will cover a wide range of topics, including creating brand content, social assets, websites, micro sites, marketing campaigns and the like. Prior marketing/advertising agency experience STRONGLY preferred.Primary Responsibilities:Responsible for the coordination, completion and delivery of projects Oversee all aspects of a project, from initial request (prior to Discovery) through Deployment and subsequent Maintenance Manage multiple projects of widely varying time-lengths, from quick-turnaround print/marketing content initiatives to large-scale web platform development projects Define and manage project scopes, estimate costs and timelines, schedule tasks and resources Monitor budgets and help to develop strategy Prioritize tasks for product bugs, enhancement requests and maintenance updates Set deadlines, assign responsibilities, monitor progress, and periodically summarize and communicate project status for Account teams and/or upper management.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree in related field. 6+ years of experience managing creative projects. Marketing or advertising agency experience STRONGLY preferred. Prior experience working with clients in the hospitality, luxury, hotel, or travel industries STRONGLY preferred. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced agency environment. Must be able to work independently on multiple projects and also identify potential project risks via collaboration with product, technical, and creative stakeholders, including escalating where appropriate Coordinate and manager the workflow of Developers, Interactive Designers, Social Community Managers, QA Testers, and Analytics team members Able to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and efficiently; superior multi-tasking skills Experience working on teams using Agile and/or SCRUM methodologies preferred General familiarity with Development and QA processes (SDLC or PDLC) Excellent writing, grammatical/proofing, communication, presentation, and follow-up skills. Impeccable communication and organizational abilities are a prerequisite for consideration. Exceptional organization and resource planning skills Extreme attention to detail Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Familiarity in at least one Project Management suite and Time Tracking tools Familiarity with Bug Tracking tools like JIRA and at least one CMS such as WordPress, Expression Engine, Alfresco, etc. General familiarity with other tools, such as Analytics Reporting Suites (SiteCatalyst, Google Analytics), DAM (Digital Asset Mgmt), FTP utilities, and SEO products General familiarity with Internet applications and technologies preferred (HTML, .PHP, CSS, Java, Flash, social media platforms) preferredDoes this sound like you? Apply today!
Director of Retention and Loyalty
Onward Search is looking for a Director of Retention and Loyalty for an awesome healthcare client near Wilmington, NC!Job Requirements:** Ability to go on-site 3 days/week preferred.• Manage retention communications and promotions for customers in all phases of the renewal lifecycle. Improve Customer Lifetime Value (CLV).• Manage the promotions Calendar for all marketing activities.• Executes the multichannel contact streams for both new and disengaged customers, including email, direct mail, sms, retargeting & social campaigns.• Responsible for all campaign elements including creative direction, page layouts, design and copy.• Must be highly collaborative, working with cross functional leaders to gather their input in the development of new projects.• Oversee all marketing initiatives for companies Rewards programs.• Able to manage multiple vendors to optimize the yield from those relationships.• Present performance data and insights to full Marketing team.• Location flexibility: non-local candidates may travel to be onsite 3 days per week.Does this sound like your skillset and experience? Apply today!
Media Buyer / Planner
Onward Search is looking for a Media Buyer/Planner to join our client in Charlotte for an onsite contract-to-hire opportunity!Job Summary:Prepare and implement client media plans of all media types for existing clients and new business. Conduct research, development, and presentation of media plans and media buying. Execute and monitor media buys and make media optimization recommendations as appropriate.Primary Responsibilities:Research, develop, and plan media for specified clients. Present media plans to internal and client audiences. Gather, organize and present competitive research and spending data. Take ownership of and retain accountability for client media plans and budgets. Work closely with cross-functional team members to frame and participate in strategy development, set goals and participate in the measurement process. Negotiate the best possible rates, individual parameters, value-added sponsorships, and promotions and justify all media recommendations. Take a lead position in the campaign review process. Maintain effective relationships with external clients and internal teams.Minimum Qualifications:3-5 years of demonstrated excellence and proficiency in the development of media plans and executing media buys. Previous experience in an advertising agency STRONGLY preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in media negotiations. High degree of skill in media planning and buying across mediums – including television (national and spot), radio, print, digital, programmatic, mobile and social media. Skilled at understanding trends and best practices within the omnichannel media world and across the full media landscape including print, digital, outdoor, broadcast, etc. Excellent communication skills, highly collaborative, and a positive attitude.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search is looking for a Motion Designer to join our client in Charlotte for an onsite multi-year contract role! Benefits are available throughout the life of the engagement.PLEASE NOTE: This position sits onsite in Charlotte, North Carolina, but candidates from outside of that market are encouraged to apply. However, please also note that this is a contract role and relocation assistance will not be provided.Job Summary:You will work closely with the Creative Director and cross-functional design teams to concept, design, and animate on-air graphics packages. You must be highly collaborative with an outstanding eye for design and an ability to concept and execute across all stages of the project. This is a design role first and foremost. A great portfolio and fantastic eye for design are critical.Primary Responsibilities:Develop and concept storyboards and style frames and then bring them to life with motion design. Develop comprehensive tool kits to be used by multiple Editors. Develop concepts in a collaborative team environment, maintaining a balance between artistic, and strategic style and vision. The concept, art direct, and execute on-air, broadcast, promotional, and marketing design packages.Minimum Requirements:3-7 years of experience in hands-on design and art direction focused on 2D motion design in either an agency or broadcast environment. Experience within the sports industry is a plus but is not required. Expert level of proficiency in After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator, specifically in a Mac environment. Experience with Premiere strongly preferred. Strong understanding of aesthetics and design, layout, typography, and color correction. Working knowledge of media broadcast file formats and technology. Strong written and verbal communications skills. Highly organized and internally motivated with a high level of attention to detail. The ability to multitask and work effectively under tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment. Collaborative team player who is comfortable exchanging ideas, feedback, and constructive criticism with colleagues and project leaders. A portfolio of innovative, modern, cutting-edge motion design work showcasing both static designs (including storyboards and style frames) AND the final animated products is REQUIRED at the time of submittal.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Senior Digital Social Media Strategist
Onward Search is looking for a Sr. Digital Social Media Strategist with our agency client in Charlotte. NC.The lead social strategist will plan, manage and execute social media governance and programming for our international client. An experienced professional who drives business results through social listening platforms, and in building communities and in engaging online audiences.He or she understands social networks and can create social programs that target and maximize the reach of brands or specific communications campaigns. This individual will work with other communicators to incorporate social strategies as part of larger integrated programs that include traditional media relations, public relations, websites, and other digital activations, advertising, and mobile technologies. The social lead can not only conceive and execute social strategies but also measure their impact and effectiveness.Skills:Fulfill the social media content and community management needs. Ensuring all content is on brand and consistent in style, quality, and tone across all client social properties. Creating and maintaining content calendars for client, encompassing major themes, day-to-day content, industry events, and other trending topics. Writing and posting daily content for an array of social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Houzz, and YouTube). Using client voice to engage with the community across platforms. Tracking weekly and monthly performance, including critical community feedback and analytics to make optimizations to content and strategy based on results. Pushes all partners to enhance earned media optimization and measurement approaches. Collaborating with other departments to create, execute and integrate social media campaigns to support client goals and objectives (e.g., paid media, creative, content, etc.). Assisting with the development of comprehensive social media strategies for clients. Work as a creative member of the content team to generate strategic ideas for clients. Demonstrate knowledge of social media trends, sharing new tactics and ideas with departments. Strong understanding of social media ecosystem and how insights, paid, earned and owned social media inform, involve and amplify one another Able to explain and recommend digital marketing strategies and analytics. Experience in participating in all phases of new business from ideation and program development through to presentation. Superior client service skills, able to manage multiple clients and projects and advise them.Requirements:Candidates must have a minimum of five years experience in social strategy and/or digital strategy. Must be a Social Subject Matter Expert! An experienced professional engaged in social networks, digital media, online forums, and blogging. Knows how to integrate communications strategies across several channels specifically earned, shared and owned media. Skilled in creating social initiatives that meet brand objectives along with increasing web traffic, boosting sales, producing a return on investment and/or demonstrating measurable consumer awareness. Familiarity with leading social listening platforms and able to analyze, measure and report on engagement with social programs. An avid subject matter expert who can educate clients and internal teams on social trends, tools, and programs.Accountabilities:Effectively manage all deliverables (e.g., on deadline, high-quality content). Deeply appreciate the nuances of brand authenticity and voice Understand paid search and social ads! Work well in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment, spanning multiple disciplines (e.g., creative, PR, digital strategy, media, and video/photo production).Does this sound like your experience and skills? Apply today!