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Freelance Public Relations Strategist
Onward Search is looking for traditional PR Account Managers to work remote for a virtual agency specializing in non-profit, crisis communications and faith-based organizations. Expected: 10 hours weekly Should be traditionally experienced in Public Relations working with news media, writing, and crisis communication plans. Help to mentor other PR professionals in the agency working in account management roles. Need to know to write for PR, press releases, crisis communication plans and less heavily on marketing, event, or public affairs. Please include a resume or linkedin profile and writing samples!
Onward Search is looking for a Junior Designer to join our agency client in Winston-Salem for an onsite contract-to-hire role! Job Summary: You should have a killer book that grabs our attention with thoughtful demonstrations and inspired design. You should enjoy projects with both digital and print media. We require someone with curiosity, hunger and grit; a gifted thinker who enjoys like-minded people as both co-workers and clients and is looking to grow via professional challenges and opportunities. If that sounds like you, and you’re driven to keep getting better, we’d like to hear from you Primarily Responsibilities: Collaborating with Creative Director, Senior Designer and Studio Manager (among others) Contributing to a wide variety of projects across diverse verticals Design support (all project types) Website design and development (hands-on and oversight) Multimedia animation and video (hands-on and oversight) Requirements: 1-3 years of professional experience as a graphic designer; an outstanding portfolio or agency internship experience can be used in lieu of professional experience requirement Remarkable portfolio of successful, artful design solutions across disciplines Internship experience in a professional environment (studio, agency or in-house) Freelance experience a plus Ambition to take on any project and execute it at a high level–creatively and efficiently Versatility to work across media–including print, digital, motion, and environmental Verbal communication skills to present ideas and concepts to a team Enthusiasm for all types of projects and the desire to make it exceptional Thoughtfulness, collaboration, and drive to create great work Demonstrated understanding of digital design best practices Desire to learn to art direct photography and video production
Junior. Business Analyst
Onward Search is looking for a Jr. Business Analyst with SAP experience to join our corporate client in Greensboro for an onsite long-term contract role! Job Summary: The Jr. Business Analyst works closely with Product Support management in identifying and defining key business process flows and the associated data management Provides support as needed to business users, including Claims Administration, Parts Sales, Technical Publications, Finance and Service Center personnel to successfully manage operations to achieve financial, operational and customer service objectives This role will document requirements, coordinate functional evaluations and assist in the implementation and testing of new or enhanced systems This position serves as a primary liaison between Customer Service and the IS group This person will achieve “super user” proficiency, train others, assist in the development of desk-top instructions and seek continuous improvement in all processes Primary Responsibilities: Manage master data, ensure accuracy and completeness for Customer Service System integration support of inventory management, logistics, and Third Party services tracking and financial impact Become a system business process owner for all customer web portal processes Technical data development (authoring) and deployment processes using the customer web portal and other distribution methods Collaborate with IS, Engineering and Technical Support groups as needed in process development for aircraft data capture, routing, storage and analysis Lead the creation of custom reporting tools needed to extract and analyze financial and operational data. (KPI’s and dashboards) Interact with all levels of Management across the company Support individual departments within the division while maintaining company objectives Develop and implement new system functionality to meet business requirements Prepare documentation and training for Customer Service procedures Take part in continuous improvement initiatives on an on-going basis throughout Customer Service Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Information Systems or related field from an accredited four-year college or university; 5+ years of equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of a degree 1-3 years of prior experience in business analysis, systems analysis, or similar technical roles Prior experience working within a manufacturing environment STRONGLY preferred Understanding of data and its impact on downstream processes Prior experience with SAP and advanced skills with Microsoft Excel REQUIRED Experience with Teamcenter, Quantum and/or Business Objects/Crystal Reports preferred Familiarity with web-based support and materials management General understanding of business or aviation support processes required General understanding of software and financial integration Eager to learn and understand complex business processes Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to develop and implement new technical functionality to meet business requirements Ability to create and administer training to end users
Onward Search is looking for a Programmatic Manager to join our prominent agency client in Charlotte! PLEASE NOTE: This role sits onsite in Charlotte, North Carolina but qualified candidates from around the region (Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Virginia) who are willing to move to Charlotte are strongly encouraged to apply. Job Summary: The primary role of the Programmatic Manager is to manage day-to-day operations of SEM and programmatic PPC campaigns across multiple clients, as well as contributing to SEO site audits, keyword and content strategy and reporting Tactical responsibilities include paid search campaign bid management, keyword research, paid search ad writing/optimization, paid search campaign strategy, implementation and optimization, reporting and SEO meta data writing and direction The Programmatic Manager will work directly with the Search Director, Media Planners and Buyers, Digital Content Strategist, Content Leads, and the Digital Strategy and Measurement Director to execute and optimize paid and content campaigns and reporting The Programmatic Manager will be highly skilled in keyword development, bid management, ad copy testing, budget allocations, and campaign optimization and will maintain Google Adwords Certifications for paid search, display and video marketing Primary Responsibilities: Develop and manage PPC campaigns including keyword research, and maintaining balance in bid prices, click-through rates, and quality scores Responsible for effectively managing the search spend as planned by the Search Director Maintain knowledge of client’s business, competition and latest industry news and trends. Work with the Search Director to build the strategy Communicate with the Search Director, Project Managers, Account Leads and Media Planners regarding strategy and performance metrics Perform analysis and optimization of SEM campaigns based on SEM best practices, including account structure, keyword research, landing page testing, ad text creation, bid management, and more Analyze daily programmatic PPC trends, including bid management, ad performance, and targeting optimizations Manage campaign progress and ROI for numerous accounts across multiple websites and product lines Develop reports and dashboards that monitor the performance of campaigns Perform periodic campaign audits and provide optimization insights to teams Collaborate with the Search Director and other team members on new opportunities to drive results through detailed analytic reports, audience and keyword analysis and more Communicate campaign progress to account leads and other relevant team members through the distribution of detailed client performance reports Participate in creating proposals for new and existing clients Support Account Leads with report explanations and insights, campaign recommendations and campaign performance updates as needed Support Search Engine Optimization efforts through site audits, keyword research and development, content strategy, and metadata writing Pass and maintain Google AdWords Certifications Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field strongly preferred 4+ years experience managing multiple PPC campaigns for an agency or media company Prior experience working within a high-performance team Google Adwords certification STRONGLY preferred Proficiency with Google AdWords, Google Analytics and Bing Ads Knowledge of SEO best practices and organic traffic analysis Thorough knowledge of PPC optimization techniques and best practices Proficiency with MS Office Suite (particularly Excel) Strong analytical skills and passion for details Strong ability to balance multiple projects/clients at once and prioritize work with evolving and competing timelines, budgets and availabilities and anticipate issues in process Basic web development knowledge Experience with digital marketing tools such as Moz, call tracking software, Google Tag Manager, SEMRush, Open Site Explorer, SEOquake, and various CMS systems MUST HAVE a high level of emotional intelligence and an innate ability to understand people's behavior online Required Communication Skills: Proven success fostering relationships and building confidence with clients - ability to show diplomacy, flexibility, and grace under pressure Communicate clearly with account leads, project managers and other team members regarding project objectives and deliverables Listen well and solve problems to achieve the most effective outcome for the client, team and agency Develop strong relationships across the agency, specifically with all Media, PR/Content, Digital Creative and Client Engagement team members Be a champion for agency process and best practices for the delivery of digital media and web-based experiences Soft Skills/Agency Culture: We firmly believe that internal and client relationships are a key to our success. Certain attitudes define how we work and are important in what we seek for our culture and mission. Key Agency attitudes are: We, not me We check our egos at the door. As a result, we thrive in a positive, collaborative atmosphere that welcomes diverse professionals and invites everyone to contribute their best Ask “what if?” Always going beyond what is and considering what could be, we create unexpected possibilities that differentiate our brands and accelerate their success Be fearless Creativity demands that we hold nothing back. So we mutually support each other in speaking up, taking risks and courageously contributing audacious, unedited, unconventional ideas Nail it Everything we do is about results. We not only achieve our clients’ goals, but continually exceed their expectations. Every person here shares individual responsibility for their own, our agency’s and our clients’ success Day in and day out, we will passionately create the most innovative, engaging and effective work in the home category – we will live it, we will breathe it, and we will own it
Digital Production Artist
Onward Search is hiring a Digital Production Artist for an Agency Client in Charlotte! Job Summary: Work closely with the designer and art director to execute the design. This position will involve a range of imaginative and critical thinking processes through which you will create digital and print images and or objects. Other technical duties may include scaling, cropping, retouching, repositioning and pre-flighting, or eliminating defective and excessive imaging. May also be responsible for archiving and updating graphic files. Candidate will be working on major campaign and some duties may include: Collaborate closely with art directors, designers and developers Prepare final press-ready files based on supplied specifications for several types of printing Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production Provide image retouching, clipping paths and additional image manipulation Package and preflight files for release to printers or media partners Create PDFs for print and client review Conduct press checks Prepare images for online and mobile applications Catalog and reference art for future projects Follow a development timeline to ensure tasks are being completed on time Troubleshoot problems as they arise with both the creative team and the printer editing emails editing headlines updating work packaging jobs not a lot of design work (just some) Job Qualifications: Adobe Acrobat for PDF manipulation Adobe Illustrator for drawing Adobe InDesign for page layout Adobe Photoshop for image editing Dreamweaver for design Interwoven TeamSite for content management Macromedia Flash for video editing Microsoft Project for task management Quark Xpress for page layout detailed orientated fast learner ability to meet tight deadlines follow direction working in a fast-paced environment
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