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Senior Art Director
Our agency client, is seeking a Senior Art Director to join the team. This person will report to the VP/Creative Director and be responsible for: Holding a leadership role among our Creative team managing 4 designers, in addition to managing your own projects. Lead the charge in the development of engaging social media marketing concepts and approaches, oversee multiple projects from conception thru execution for film and tv clients 60% of the time. Overseeing the day-to-day responsibilities of the Creative Department being instrumental in translating a brand’s identity to the digital and social media space. Creating on-brand, compelling creative campaigns. Provide mentoring, training, and best practice recommendations. Direct all phases of creative work for major brands from concept through production. Serve as creative lead and help Art Directors manage teams on small and large projects. Work collaboratively and lead cross-discipline teams of various levels of seniority. Serve as point of escalation both internally and with clients. Direct external partners and production teams. Experience: 5-8 years experience in marketing, advertising or social media with at least 1 year managing a team. Thorough understanding of features, behaviors, best practices, and analytics offerings across popular social networking platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snap. Killer design chops with proficiency in AfterEffects, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign Ability to understand, communicate and execute against content and engagement strategies. Enthusiasm and knack for nurturing client relationships and growing repeat business. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to a variety of situations and subjects including technical information and creative ideas. Ability to think strategically, conceptualize creatively, and execute flawlessly. Strong communication design sensibilities and an understanding of how motion, composition, information hierarchy, color theory, and typography work together to drive home a message. Social fluency and a solid understanding of how to drive conversation and engagement across existing and emerging social platforms. Strong leadership qualities, including a team building approach and a problem solving and client-focused attitude. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly with clients and individuals from other departments. Energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, hustle, hunger and an amazingly curious attitude that is consistently seeking out creative opportunities above and beyond the day-to-day asks. The ideal candidate will also feel comfortable interfacing with and presenting to both internal and external stakeholders in a way that makes big ideas deliciously digestible. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Junior Motion Designer / Animator
Onward Search is on the hunt for a Motion Designer/ Animator to start with our corporate client for a temp-to-hire opportunity. You will report to the Creative Director and be responsible for the design and animation of videos for online content. You will work from pre-existing assets to create animations, etc. You will also create original assets from scratch and be tasked as the lead motion designer to develop new concepts. Skills and Requirements: 2+ Years experience designing/ animating/ editing video content for YouTube and other online channels. Expert in After Effects. Can edit video. A Collaborative team player, who can take direction, and be flexible. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Print Packaging Designer / Production Artist
Our client, a Consumer Products Company, is seeking a freelance Print Packaging Designer/Production Artist to join the team. Responsibilities: Create final mechanical artwork for the printing of packaging. Working on the design, layout, artwork manipulation, and color correction. Sourcing artwork, working on approvals, proofing color and for package integrity. Experience: BA/BS preferred. 3-5 years of experience working in packaging design and production. Entertainment or CPG background with a portfolio featuring final print packaging projects is required. Strong in Photoshop and Illustrator. High attention to detail to QA all packaging before going to print. Comfortable collaborating with a team and working independently when needed. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
3D Character Animator Maya
Our client, a transmedia studio that creates digital character, is seeking a 3D Character Animator to join the team. You will report to the Director of Design, and be responsible for: Creating facial and full body keyframe animation in Maya. Working with facial and bull body motion capture data to clean, apply and implement data. Creating appealing character poses in Maya based on reference photos. Working closely with other artists to help improve pipeline, rigs, and animations. Collaborating with other artists across disciplines to solve problems and proactively find new opportunities for improvement. Working closely with developers to bring animations into real-time environments. Musts: 3-5 years VFX experience with strong understanding of animation pipelines, including character and motion capture setups. Strong Maya chops, with Standard 3D generalist skills a huge plus. Portfolio should showcase animation experience of human, Pixar-like characters including faces Solid technical fundamentals, including debugging and problem-solving skills with Excellent communication skills Experience with motion capture pipelines, as well as experience with game engines and animation for games a big plus. Candidates who will be the best fit for the team are kind and endlessly curious. Passion for music, contemporary art, fashion, and/or pop culture is a huge plus. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
VFX Generalist - Lighting / Rendering / Compositing
Our client, a transmedia studio that creates digital character, is seeking a VFX Generalist to join the team. You will report to the Director of Design, and be responsible for: Creating facial and full body characters, lighting, rigging and compositing into various environments Working in Nuke and Maya on character poses based on reference photos. Working closely with other artists to help improve pipeline, rigs, and animations. Collaborating with other artists across disciplines to solve problems and proactively find new opportunities for improvement. Musts: 3-5 years VFX experience with strong understanding in lighting, rigging and compositing Strong Maya and Nuke chops, with Standard 3D generalist skills a huge plus. Portfolio should showcase animation experience of human, Pixar-like characters including faces Solid technical fundamentals, including debugging and problem-solving skills with Excellent communication skills Experience with motion capture pipelines, as well as experience with game engines and animation for games a big plus. Candidates who will be the best fit for the team are kind and endlessly curious. Passion for music, contemporary art, fashion, and/or pop culture is a huge plus. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client is seeking a solid Account Manager, preferably with pharma experience, to work directly with clients and staff in creating and overseeing creative briefs from start to finish, ensuring project goals & objectives are met on time and on budget. RESPONSIBILITIES: Understand the site financial targets, analyze trends, identify shortfalls, and help to create action plans to recover revenue or cut expenses Support the Director with managing the revenue & EBIT of the account including: be accountable for the overall financial performance of projects against budget Assist department and clients with budgeting process Assist in helping to manage cash flow & assist in preparing and reviewing the monthly invoices Forecast monthly results at the mid-month timeframe Analyze the monthly performance and progress reports, including expense management and achievement of financial targets Oversee creative briefs from start to completion, ensuring quality at every stage Manage the client relationship, assessing needs, making recommendations and managing budget and timeline. Be the central conduit for all project communication and status updates Interact with design team as well as external print and production vendors to oversee project delivery from start to completion Use creativity to solve client communication challenges, resolve service delivery issues and improve productivity. Identify and troubleshoot technological bottlenecks in workflow and/or asset management systems Work closely with the design team to insure designs are branded properly and meet highest quality standards Resolve issues escalated by the client and escalate significant issues Use feedback from monthly and quarterly client meetings to deliver on client expectations Advise customers as to potential benefits, features and capabilities of new or revised services and service enhancements Build relationships with end users; manage their perception and expectations Accurately quote all jobs and keep the client updated regularly with any additional costs Invoice all projects on final delivery. REQUIREMENTS: 2+ years of experience in handling client briefs from start to completion A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Media, Design, Sociology degree or equivalent. A combination of education and work experience can be substituted Understand production processes and the essentials of a good brief Excellent customer service skills Excellent written and verbal skills Be highly organized, detail oriented and be able to multitask and prioritize workload Previous experience of project management applications Understanding of job-tracking systems Solid understanding of Microsoft Office suite Understand the client billing process Pharma experience preferred Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Senior Performance Marketing Manager
Onward Search is on the hunt for a Senior Performance Marketing Manager with an expertise in Paid Social Media to join the team of a fast-growing eCommerce beauty company. Responsibilities: Head-up budget, strategy, creative, and reporting for all digital performance media Manage media spend and optimization across all channels including paid social, SEM, display/DSP, influencer, affiliate and direct to publisher Partner with leadership to plan monthly, quarterly, and yearly P&Ls Oversee and train three entry-level employees Bring in new media partnerships Create the digital marketing scorecard, track & report on the strategy/results, and provide recommendations to improve performance Lead daily actives to ensure metrics are met or exceeded Collaborate with the creative team to develop videos and ads for campaigns Present to the executive team on a regular basis Plan and execute A/B testing Requirements: 5-8 years’ experience in digital performance marketing, managing a team in B2C and eCommerce environments Background with 80% of responsibilities in Paid Social (Facebook, Instagram). YouTube is a plus! Currently managing budgets of $1.5M+ a month, with about $1M of it coming from Facebook Bachelor’s degree (preference for quant backgrounds: math, economics, etc.); MBA or other master’s degree preferred Expert in optimization strategies and leveraging data across all media channels, mainly paid social Proven track record of channel expansion Strong knowledge and experience in attribution models, LTV, ROAS, and media payback models 5+ years’ experience with all Paid Social, SEM, native, and demand-side platforms as well as influencer programs Proficient in pixels & Google Tag Manager Expert in web tools like Google Analytics, Tag Manager, Optimizely, Shopify, Facebook Analytics, and Google Merchant Center Fluency in media buying metrics like CAC/CPA, ROAS/ROI, LTCV, Media Payback Windows, Attribution Models A passion for numbers and the personality of a leader Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search is on the hunt for a Packaging Designer to join our corporate client for a long-term freelance assignment that starts immediately. You'll report to the Director of Creative Operations and be responsible for designing on-brand package design from the beginning thru production-ready files. Responsibilities: Create conceptual designs for collateral materials and other projects. Manage the overall production timelines for each product in development to ensure that projects produced on time. Must be able to juggle multiple projects. Must be able to work within the guidelines of R&D, legal, for your designs. Requirements: Must have at least 2 years of professional design experience. Must be an expert in print packaging design and understand the processes of preflight and press checks. Must be an expert in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Senior Finance Writer
Our client, A top financial company located in Downtown LA, is looking for a Sr. Writer. This person will be responsible for helping develop content for social media and digital channels. Experience in search/native ad copy for large corporate brands is a plus. Strong attention to detail, good organization and a deadline-focused attitude is important. Writes original content by conducting necessary research and ensuring content aligns with the business goals and communicates the desired message. Executes core content that may be leveraged through print and digital channels. Responsibilities: Keeps abreast of company, industry and regulatory changes, and internal initiatives Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively communicate with a diverse group of associates and senior business leaders; strong grammar and syntax skills; strong presentation skills; strong inter-personal skills Demonstrates the ability to work in a team environment; initiative to work and learn independently and proactively contribute to department goals; and ability to lead others while maintaining effective business relationships with associates throughout the organization Demonstrates strong detail orientation, process orientation, organizational, and multi-tasking skills; ability to effectively manage an unpredictable workload and meet established deadlines Demonstrates sound judgment in resolving matters of moderate complexity Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of multiple content channels Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of financial and investment concepts Requires at least 5 years of financial writing experience in a creative, corporate environment Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Paid Search Marketing Manager
Our client, an Entertainment Studio, is seeking a freelance Paid Search Marketing Manager to join the Customer Engagement team Responsibilities: Working on a team that is leading the development and implementation of marketing and sales outbound communications with our consumers across the offline, digital (including display, social, search and streaming) and direct relationship channels (including Email, Direct Mail and text) Lead the growth and the maximization of the revenue generated by the direct sale of physical branded CPG products through search channels. Develop and implement paid search strategies to attract new and returning customers/users to generate incremental revenue, while maintaining efficiency. Continuously evaluate performance and optimize. Manage partnerships including relationship development and ongoing communication with paid search vendors. Coordinate creation & delivery of required assets (copy, creative) between internal and external creative teams and paid search partners. Secure required approvals internally from key stakeholders for executions. Grow the channel. Develop new partnerships with brand-compatible partners that will contribute materially to our growth, expand our reach to new audiences, and drive new business. Discover, explore, evaluate, and execute compelling new executions with existing partners. Build out campaigns for expanded breadth and depth. Review performance of campaigns using internal and external reporting and analytics tools. Distill data into actionable insights against which can be executed. Requirements: 4-6 years experience withing paid search management Extensive ad words and e-commerce experience being able to speak to both Comfortable balancing ad spend and revenue Experience running reports daily Strong problem solving and communication skills Ability to use data and analytics to assess and inform recommendations on strategies/plans A team player with a positive can-do attitude with strong relationship building skills Ability to work well with cross-functional teams and prioritize time Comfortable working with team members at various levels Ability to quickly adapt and learn Does this sound like you? Apply today!