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Graphic Designer / Production Artist
Onward Search is hiring a Graphic Designer / Production Artist for our client just South of Charlotte, in Ft. Mill SC. We are seeking a Graphic Designer to work in-house creating engaging, impactful designs that are strategic and assist in advancing our client's marketing goals. This role will be responsible for concepts into designs and production for everything from print collateral to advertising, event materials, corporate presentations, digital content and more. The ideal candidate is creative, passionate about design, has a sharp eye for detail and values strategic thinking.Responsibilities:Under the supervision of the Creative Services Manager, develop visuals for print and digital channels. Work collaboratively with clients and colleagues. Responsible for all aspects of assigned projects, including concept development, layout, mockups, photo retouching and preparing files for print. Adhere to all brand guidelines. Prepare rough drafts to present to appropriate internal stakeholders, obtain feedback, and adjust to gain full approval. Keep up-to-date on design trends, visual styles, art, and technological advances.Requirements:Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related on-the-job skills. Ability to apply creative thinking and sound reasoning, and to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Strong detail orientation and project management skills. Strong visual style and thorough understanding of how typography, layout, color, images and interactivity impact design. Individual contributor that is fully proficient in applying established standards. Works independently; may instruct or coach other professionals. Can multi-task; managing multiple projects and complex workflows simultaneously. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe InDesign* and Microsoft Office. Collaborative, upbeat work ethic where you can take ownership and have fun. 2+ years minimum in an agency or corporate design experience.If you are in South Charlotte, NC or able to be on-site at offices in Ft. Mill, SC, please apply with your resume AND portfolio!
Onward Search is looking for a Sr. Designer to join our prominent agency client in Charlotte for an onsite contract-to-hire opportunity!Job Summary:You will be responsible for concepting and designing for the creative team across both traditional and digital platforms You will develop innovative creative solutions and materials based on approved camp campaign creative direction and produce materials for creative and client presentations You will contribute creative input to other agency processes, such as ideation sessions and business development effortsPrimary Responsibilities:Serve as an agency expert in design Deliver high-quality work on time and on budget Evangelize for the creative team agency-wide Collaborate among multiple departments effectively and efficiently, developing strong relationships across the agencyMinimum Qualifications:BFA in visual/graphic design or formal design training 6+ years of design experience working as an Art Director or Designer in an agency or creative environment Comfortable with both hands-on design and concepting/ideation Interior design experience a plus Experience developing successful concepts and implementing them through design solutions, many of which have been adopted by clients Ability to skillfully manage a high volume of work in a deadline driven environment Passion for making it easier for people to understand complex ideas Expertise in the tools required to do your work including Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, and similar tools Strong portfolio of proven, innovative, modern design work REQUIRED and should be submitted at time of application
Graphic Designer / Web Designer
Onward Search has an urgent need for a Graphic Designer / Web Designer for an immediate project for our Agency Client in Winston-Salem, NC. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience to fill the role.Skills and Responsibilities:Graphic Designer with proven experience in web design = 70% Print 30% Digital. Ability to translate pieces into print ad campaigns & conduct quick turns on projects. Should be able to meet on-site in Winston-Salem for first few projects, then a remote option. Experience with InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite required. Experience with WordPress a bonus. Graphic Designers with 5+ years of experience minimum and freelance experience encouraged to apply. Please include an updated portfolio!Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Digital Communications Associate
Onward Search is hiring a Digital Communications Associate for a large agency in Winston-Salem, NC. This is an entry-level position with room to grow!We need you! Undertake responsibilities including researching, planning, executing and reporting on digital strategies in the areas of social media, digital advertising and website content management.This individual will enjoy staying on top of digital trends. A great candidate would actively look for opportunities to improve skills with self-study and find satisfaction in learning. Creative thinkers that can match a client’s needs to existing technologies to provide a unique solution will excel.Candidates will need to demonstrate a can-do attitude and a willingness to go above and beyond to achieve client satisfaction on projects. Individual will need to work well both in a team setting as well as individually.This position offers opportunities to grow and cross-train in many of the more traditional areas of marketing while primarily being responsible for digital properties of the agency’s clients.Responsibilities:Developing and maintaining content calendars. Managing social & digital ad campaigns. Moderating social media platforms for clients. Assisting with content management on client websites. Implementing SEO strategy plans. Generating reports for client websites, digital ad campaigns and social activity. Analytical assessment of report data to make informed recommendations to clients. Scripting content.Requirements:Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite. Regular use, and understanding of business uses for: Facebook Instagram Twitter Snapchat LinkedIn YouTube Familiarity with WordPress. Experience and understanding of Google Analytics. Equal comfort levels accessing internet content on a variety of devices. Comfortable in client facing meetings. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Impeccable organizational skills, attention to detail and follow -through. Ability to work with autonomy. Ability to effectively plan, anticipate and take proactive and appropriate action. Sense of ownership and accountability to the goals, the client and the team.Education:Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or relevant work experience. 1-3 years’ experience in digital marketing role. Google AdWords certification a plus. Google Analytics certification a plus. SEO certification a plus. Experience on the LinkDex platform is a plus.Does this sound like your skill set and experience? 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!
Video Producer & Editor
Onward Search is looking for a Video Producer, Editor, and Videographer to join our prominent corporate client in Charlotte! This is a long-term W2 contract role that is expected to convert to a permanent position after 6-12 months. 40 hours/week of onsite work is expected, and benefits are available throughout the life of the engagement.Skills:We are looking for a video producer, editor, and videographer with animation, motion, and post-production skills. You will work closely with the internal creative services team editing content for B2B and B2C marketing initiatives. You MUST have an engaging personality and be comfortable working with many different departments and personality types. The skills are certainly necessary, but the personality is even more important.Requirements:3-5 years of professional experience in a video studio, preferably within a corporate or agency environment. Expert-level proficiency in Adobe Premiere and After Effects as well as Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. 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. 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.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Biotech Writer (Part-Time)
Onward Search is looking for a Technical Writer with experience in the biotech industry to join our client in Raleigh for a remote, part-time W2 contract opportunity! Candidates from Asheville, Durham, Charlotte, Greensboro, and surrounding areas will also be considered.The workload is expected to be around 20-30 hours per week.Experience in one of the following industries strongly preferred: Chemistry, biotech, laboratory, pharmaceutical, FDA regulated practices.Skills and Requirements:Candidate must have excellent writing skills, with the ability to document technical information clearly and concisely. Candidate must be able to take complex, technical information and translate it for easy consumption and comprehension, even for users with non-technical backgrounds. Candidate must be detailed and precise at every step, making documentation and instructions useful. Candidate must be able to think about a concept, process, or procedure in the way that a person without technical experience would think about it. The job requires consistent collaboration as part of a team; with Security Program Management, Subject Matter Experts, Senior Management, and Internal Communications, Digital & Technology Team. Candidate must be able to understand and explain highly technical information in an easily digestible manner. Candidate must be able to take complex, technical information and translate it for easy consumption and comprehension, even for users with non-technical backgrounds.Does this sound like you? Apply today!