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Our client, a nationally branded association, is seeking an editor to come in and help out with a 2 week project. In this role, you will be working on editing training materials to disseminate across the country.The ideal candidate will:Work closely with the training and development team, edit training materials for content to ensure understanding. Have 2 + years experience working as an editor, ideal in a training department. Knowledge of and experience with EBooks. High attention to detail.
eCommerce Marketing Manager
Our client, a family owned company in the northern suburbs of Chicago, is seeking an eCommerce Marketing Manager to handle the online efforts of their business.This role is responsible for e-commerce development and management, effectively driving and growing sales specifically within Amazon.com and their e-retail partners. The e-Commerce Manager will focus on coordinating digital efforts with regards to search and display/banner campaigns and affiliate marketing efforts to drive online sales. This position will also be the primary developer of comprehensive digital and promotional e-commerce plans and content, collaborating with internal marketing and e-comm sales staff as well as any outside partners and third party agencies. The e-Commerce Manager will be responsible for creative and compelling incentives, offers and messaging, etc., targeted to consumers through existing and new digital channels.Essential DutiesOnline Product Sales and Strategy Responsible for developing and implementing sales building programs at Amazon.com and our strategic e-retail partners across Lawn and Garden portfolios of products. Responsible for evolving our digital footprint, emphasizing the conversion path to purchase, and ensuring strong integration with and across our other brand campaigns. Stay abreast of cutting edge solutions to enhance our product marketing identity that will be meaningful to consumers. Set up of all new items, promotional calendar development and implementation, post-performance and weekly analysis, and other duties as assigned. Oversee the tracking and analysis of e-Commerce sales and analytics to ensure we are constantly learning and improving the process. Work closely with sales teams, e-Commerce partners and retailer accounts to develop strong promotional strategies and unique product offerings that will enhance presence on their sites. Act as point person with the sales team and online retailers (Amazon. Com), providing them with necessary assets and marketing support. Assist with developing promotion and product innovation calendar to align brand campaigns, new product launches, brick and mortar retail events and promotional initiatives.Lead and Sales Generation Work alongside internal marketing partners and digital agency on a daily basis to optimize key terms and banner ad performance. Generate competitive, integrated, research-based and data driven insight that increases consideration and sales with potential online buyers. Assists in the development and management of the e-commerce P&L to deliver company top and bottom line results for this channel of business.Knowledge Strong knowledge of Amazon.com platform and tools – particularly A+ pages. Broad knowledge of online and e-Commerce space and best-in-class third party providers. Strong knowledge and working experience of web analytics packages. Strong knowledge of data manipulation tools particularly Excel. Knowledge of forecasting and business analysis (including but not limited to; site traffic, conversion, spend, click-through rate etc. to identify growth and optimization opportunities). Knowledge of negotiating methods, principles and concepts. Knowledge of financial analysis, modeling, budgeting and business planning.Qualifications Bachelor’s degree with a discipline in marketing or business from accredited college/university preferred. 5+ years’ experience in e-Commerce Marketing and Sales. Must have direct Amazon.com experience with a successful record of managing accounts and developing brands.Does this sound like you? Then apply today, we cannot wait to meet you!
Onward Search is looking for a Creative Copywriter who can successfully handle both highly conceptual and detailed work. In this role, you will be partnering with an Art Director to work on a variety of digital & traditional based projects; Projects will include everything from manuals, how-to-guides, direct mail and emails, prospecting materials, banner ads and product page channel. You will also be involved in creating, building and presenting multi-channel integrated campaign experiences. This role is a 6 month extendable contract position working onsite in Chicago, IL.To be successful in this role you will be a problem solver; be able to think out of the box; collaborative; be comfortable selling your work to stakeholders.Your Experience should include:Multi-channel copywriting, copyediting and proofing talents. Great communication skills, positive attitude, team-oriented mentality. Good understanding of advertising with a strategic approach to the creative process. Ability to manage multiple priorities, internal workflow, deadlines and client expectations.Additional skill set:Be comfortable writing both a clever headline as well as longer copy. Understand tone and be able to quickly adapt your writing style. You understand the importance of strategy and use it to create eye grabbing work. You understand the benefits of process and you use it to your advantage.Basic QualificationsExpert in written marketing communications – long and short form. Bachelor’s degree specializing in advertising, journalism or similar discipline; or military.ExperienceBe detail oriented and making sure to check for product, consistency, brand standards adherence, spelling, production concerns, other errors. Manages his/her own time effectively and autonomously. Can work with little regular oversight from Creative Director. Flags concerns in a timely manner and brings solutions to the table. 2 years of experience working in an advertising agency, or 4 years of experience working with a corporate in-house creative team.If you feel you are a fit for this role, please apply with your portfolio and resume. Portfolio should include produced work for integrated marketing campaigns and/or product/technical copywriting.
Onward Search has an exciting opportunity for a Junior to Mid-Level Art Director. Our client, a well-known financial institution is at the forefront of the financial technology industry and is consistently regarded as one of the top places to work.Job Description: We are looking for a self-motivated, inquisitive, and resourceful Art Director who is eager to improve their craft and grow with the team. This person must be capable of balancing multiple jobs at a time, and equally comfortable handling both conceptual and production-oriented projects. Applicants must be able to articulate their design choices, thought process, etc. A strong sense of typography and composition are musts.Portfolio Requirements: Must display both creative and strategic thinking and show attention to detail.If you possess a good eye for design and work well in collaborated environments, then apply today to speak with one of our associates!
Onward Search is seeking a Junior Graphic Designer for a consulting company in the heart of the Chicago Loop. This full-time contract role is responsible for creating banner ads, case studies, marketing materials, presentation templates and print ads. You will report to the Creative Director. Their ideal candidate will have the following:Degree in graphic design, marketing, advertising, communications, or related degree At least 1-2 years of graphic design experience with one year of print experience Intermediate experience with Adobe CC, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines Outstanding verbal, writing, communications, customer service, and organizational skills Excellent attention to detailDuties will include:Handling logo design / poster layout / brochure layout and design for marketing collateral Assistance with graphic design, content development, and print production projects Focusing more on print deliverable projects is main duty, but experience with digital is helpful PowerPoint experience is a plus Photo editing abilities is a bonusDoes this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client, a nationally recognized brand with headquarters in Chicago, is seeking a senior Interaction Designer to join their growing UX team.In this role, you will be responsible for balancing business and product requirements, making sure to consider market analysis, user feedback, site metrics, and usability findings to create purposeful content organization and design simplified experiences for an ecommerce site.Responsibilities include:Participate in user research planning and execution to identify user needs, goals, and preferences, and collect feedback to incorporate into deliverables Create user scenarios to develop process and user flows Lead the delivery of concepts on paper, wireframes or detailed prototypes to communicate solutions and test with users Lead the development of design specifications and standards in the form of journeys, storyboards, site maps, wireframes, and prototypes to ensure the digital experience flows seamlessly from one step to the next and clearly communicates the information architecture and intended interaction behaviors Ability to navigate and facilitate conversations with various stakeholders Present designs to product teams and stakeholders in a meaningful way that shares the vision and goals of the designs and clearly articulates design decisions Work closely with developers to ensure technical feasibility and quality of design execution, and collaborate on alternative solutions when scope or technical implementation challenges arise Participate as needed in QA testing, providing clear descriptions of issues and opportunities Work with analytics team to determine post launch success metrics and use the collected data to suggest improvements Help to create and maintain our pattern library, design system, documentation and templates Work in iterative processes, including agile and lean methodologies Experience required:Minimum 5 years of work experience in information architecture and/or interaction design, creating digital solutions for complex web and mobile applications Excellent portfolio showcasing information architecture and interaction design artifacts for desktop and mobile devices; candidate will be required to show a few projects from conception to completion, talk through their process, and the role they played Strong communication and presentation skills, self-motivated with the ability to work with a team and independently and able to perform multiple tasks under minimal supervision Proficiency in wireframing and prototyping tools (i.e. Axure, Omnigraffle etc.) Experience working on an agile team Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Interactive Design or other design-related field or equivalent work experience E-commerce experience preferred Experience with user research, usability testing and site analytics is a plusDoes this sound like you? Apply today!
Mid Level UX Architect
Our client, a nationally recognized retailer garnering accolades for their cutting edge approach to customer engagement is seeking a User Experience Architect to join their team on a project basis.In this role the ideal candidate is a highly motivated, creative and versatile individual with experience designing intuitive workflows. The candidate carries a thorough understanding of his/her end users, a passion for user-centered design, and a critical eye toward clear visuals and text that meet the needs of customers across all of our client's digital brands.Responsibilities:Analyze business needs and produce detailed wireframes that meet strategic objectives Optimize information architecture to promote usability, while accommodating technical needs/constraints Develop user flows and personas to facilitate feature design process Ensure all creative deliverables are clear of errors; meet user needs and business requirements. Maintain a high-level view across the business and understand the complexities, dependencies, and opportunities beyond the CX UX Design team. Translate abstract ideas and business requirements into data-driven and human-centered solutions based on HCI fundamentals and design principles. Create high-fidelity mocks and interactions for responsive web and native apps based off flows, wires, prototypes, and user research. Work closely with UI Designers to understand detailed standards Participate in creative brainstorm sessions.Qualifications:Minimum 3 years of experience in UX design. Relevant experience in designing for iOS, Android and/or Web applications. A portfolio that demonstrates a strong understanding of best practices in UX, developments, and trends in web design. Proficient in Sketch, Zeplin, Axure, and Adobe Creative Suite. Experience working for retail or web-based companies, interactive/ad agencies or start-ups is a plus. Experience in user testing and user research is a plus. Past experience in a digital retail environment a plus. Experience working in an agile environment a plus.Does this sound like your skill set and experience? Apply today!
If you’re a usability researcher, we have multiple opportunities for you with one of our favorite clients, a national retailer winning major accolades currently for the work they are doing in customer engagement. You will design, build, administer and assess usability research studies across this organizations 8 brand websites and applications. This is role is viewed as a critical part of the UX team, and as such the ideal candidate needs to have a strong understanding of what UX is, and how to work as part of a User Experience team.Skills:Experience designing, building and running usability research studies. Insight into user behaviors and expectations as well as different methods of conducting studies. Ability to interpret findings and recommend action items. Exceptional communication and presentation skills.Requirements:1 - 3 years of experience conducting user research studies. Knowledge and understanding of how to create wireframes so as to be able to externalize research findings. Up-to-date resume. Experience using analysis and analytics to uncover usability issues.If you have the experience, skills, and desire to join a growing company, apply now.
UX Content Strategist
Our client, a national retailer who is being recognized globally for how they are shaping a new customer experience, is seeking a UX Content Strategist to join their growing digital team.In this role, you will help define rules of engagement around the content across all brand websites and apps. The prime candidate will not only have a love of providing guardrails for content and crafting effective calls-to-action, but will also harbor a passion for understanding user behavior as this position is a critical component of the UX team.Job Description: Conduct routine content audit to ensure the communication across our digital product is consistent and cohesive with the brand direction Collaborate with UX designers and UI designers to ensure realistic content is presented in wires and visual comps Includes writing instructional copy and CTAs but not marketing copy Improve communication of key research findings Initiate and plan content-related research Create guard rails for content creators across multiple brands while ensuring quality and consistency for the key target users Produce customer journeys, personas, and content style guides to aid in business alignment Identify gaps in current content to increase customer engagement and conversions Communicate rationale for strategy with business leaders across an organization without having the authority to dictate a direction Establish connective language and a unified voice. Systems and strategic thinker willing and able to dive into the weeds of tactics Works collaboratively and curiously with cross-functional team members, including UX designers, UI designers, user researcher, and product managers. Ability to “herd cats” to gain alignment with cross-functional teams on a strategy A self-starter who identifies opportunities and potential problems – addressing them effectively and efficiently Professional, flexible, and able to succeed in a rapidly changing environment Seeks out opportunities for self-development and continuing educationRequirements:Have 3+ years of experience working as a content strategist or UX writer with a deep knowledge of eCommerce. Passion for helping companies meet their goals and improve their focus on their target market. Experience crafting content taxonomies. Experience collaborating with design teams. Experience consuming or creating customer journeys and personas. Vast understanding of SEO and accessibility. Knowledge of CMS structures along with the limitations and advantages. Knowledge of utilizing UserTesting.com for iterative feedback. Experience conducting and writing about the results of research findings both to inform content strategy and to evaluate content.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Marketing Communications Coordinator
Onward Search has an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Communications Coordinator with a strong background in consumer marketing and project management. Our client, a well-known Financial brand is seeking an individual to come on board for a 9 month extendable contract working out of their Chicago, IL office. Apply today to speak with one of our associates and learn more!Job Description:The Marketing communications Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the flawless execution of customer communications for the Card Partnership business. The successful candidate is customer-centric with an understanding of multi-channel best practices in developing, managing, and executing multiple customer communications across several customer segments.The ideal candidate will be able to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously with an attention to detail in a highly cross functional delivery team. She/he will have a strong background in executing multi-channel communications within a similar organization. This candidate will have a talent for getting things done efficiently and quickly under tight deadlines.Responsibilities:Execute customer communications for retail card partnerships seamlessly Manage all aspects of direct-to-consumer communication plan including creative development, legal routings, execution, budget management, and results gathering Plan and execute against strategic recommendations Work collaboratively to guide cross functional teams to ensure timelines and intent are delivered Communicate with key stakeholders to ensure visibility and approvals are gained Support cardholder lifecycle campaign executionBasic Qualifications:At least 4 years managing execution for marketing campaigns or customer communications At least 2 years of experience in direct to consumer marketing At least 1 year experience working with external clients or partnersPreferred Qualifications:Financial services experience Retail industry experience a plus