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Sr Instructional Designer
Our client, a top financial company located in IRVINE, CA is looking to hire an INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN SPECIALIST for a 6+ month assignment. This person will develop sales training curricula and programs with a focus on objection handling, sales process, and methodologies, selling models, and sales positioning. Has familiarity and experience in the industry to design and develop sales curricula and lead projects for sales development. Responsibilities, Skills, and Experience required: Develops Sales Force Development curricula and programs Develops and creates learning curricula and programs based on identified business and sales needs and using various delivery modes (e.g., instructor-led sessions, eLearning and performance support tools). Packages and evaluates curriculum plan/design for effectiveness. Works with subject matter experts to align with business needs. Manages projects by scoping, estimating, identifying resources, providing status updates and mitigating risk. Builds a prototype of learning. Collaborates with subject matter experts to validate the information. Works with client groups to ensure effective program implementation and ongoing maintenance. Partners with appropriate business leaders, managers, and SMEs and conducts discovery sessions including analysis of performance issues and process improvement. Identifies training needs and designs implementation plans. It provides a roadmap of learning development. Identifies expectations, new processes and curriculum materials needed. Oversees training packaging to ensure adoption by target audiences. Researches industry best practices and stays current on trends and technologies. Ensures high-quality deliverables, efficient and effective solutions. Requirements: Experience with business technical areas such as financial services, retirement planning, advisory, insurance, intermediaries and/or similar. Expert at using Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint), Must be able to use existing templates and follow an established style guide. Experience using Articulate 360 recommended, but not required. 5 years plus experience in instructional design and development with an emphasis on sales training Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Instructional Design, or related subject is required. Effective English communications, written, verbal, and presentation. Does this sound like you, then do not hesitate to apply now!
Social Brand Strategist
Onward Search has a new opportunity for a freelance Social Brand Strategist with one of our biggest and well-known clients. This freelance Social Brand Strategist position has an immediate start at our client’s office in New York City. You will be an important asset in aiding an experienced group of creatives and brand managers navigate the ever-changing world of social marketing. If you are interested, apply right now! RESPONSIBILITIES Global brand campaigns and potentially artist marketing. Formulating social first briefs and strategies, complementary to the master brand campaign brief. Review local market plans. Ensure innovative and creative output by guiding and informing conceptual creative teams. Build trusted, strong, and positive relationships with stakeholders across business. Social measurement feedback and social results communication. Provide toolkit formulation for global campaigns. Collaborate with the Brand Strategy Lead on developing a campaign agnostic and other responsibilities as necessary. Take part in qualitative and quantitative research. Analyze the results and turn insights into brand specific strategies. Plan, schedule, and host a program. QUALIFICATIONS Must have 5 to 7 years of experience working in social and digital marketing (agency or client side). Strong understanding and knowledge of paid social strategy/social analytics. Experience working global campaigns supplied to local markets (an understanding of global marketing toolkits) Prior experience running and delivering complex social/digital marketing projects. Proven previous experience working in a fast-paced, collaborative, and sometimes chaotic environment. Strong knowledge of the streaming, music, and tech industries. Must have a collaborative mind-set and proven track record of influencing peers. Strong creative sensibility as well as ability to share and sell creative work. Impeccable ability to judge creative work mapped against a specific brief. Flexible schedule with ability to travel.
Our client, a top financial company located in Downtown LA is looking to hire a Sr. Writer for a 12+ month assignment. The Sr. Writer will be responsible for updating content of existing print, email, presentation, or web communication materials with new information to reflect current tone, statistics and timeframes. 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. Experience in digital content strategies such as blast emails, landing pages, paid and organic social, A/B testing, audience segmentation, and SEO strongly preferred. RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Develops original content. Collaborates with content stakeholders to understand and follow strategic direction, key objectives, and themes for content. Researches statistical, product, audience, and other relevant information to successfully complete writing assignments. Utilizes online information, statistical databases, and research library. May conduct interviews with senior business leaders and investment professionals. Writes original content for communications, including, but not limited to, marketing materials, reports on markets and portfolios, articles, and topical pieces for various audiences. Collaborates with Marketing and other business groups on larger campaigns or initiatives to ensure alignment with project objectives. May serve as creative lead on development and distribution of broad communication efforts to update, educate and provide direction to regionally-specific associate populations. Manages writing projects. Collaborates with others to guide process and ensure deliverables are completed in a timely manner. 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 in-depth knowledge of financial and investment concepts Expertise in retirement plan topics such as target date, advisor practice management, and fiduciary regulation desired. Requires at least 5 years of financial writing experience in a creative, corporate environment Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search has a great opportunity for an Art Director with one of our big clients. This Art Director position has an immediate start onsite at our client’s office in Chicago, IL. Our client is looking for a candidate with a passion for innovative and inspiring design. If you are an Art Director with great at sky-high concepting, who is also ok with detail oriented, day-to-day marketing work, then you apply right now! RESPONSIBILITIES Deliver compelling marketing assets for mobile, direct mail, web, and other applicable channels. Work closely with internal Account Executives, Business Analysts, Graphic Designers, and Copywriters to help formulate marketing strategy. Partner with other teams to generate ideas and creative concepts. Use Mac-based prepress programs to build preliminary layouts of marketing materials for eventual production. Articulate and sell your work. Consistently deliver quality work on time. Other responsibilities as needed/necessary. QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree or military experience. Must have at least 3 years of experience in art direction or design. Proficiency in Adobe InDesign. Must have at least 2 years of experience in Adobe After Effects (additionally 2 years in Adobe Premier is preferred). Must have at least 2 years of social media engagement and content creation experience. Must have at least 2 years of experience with B2C site marketing (landing pages, product pages or affiliate marketing). Must have at least 2 year of direct response experience. Experience with HTML is a major plus. Strong organizational and presentation skills. Ability to juggle multiple deadlines on variety of concurrent projects. A positive attitude and team player with good sense of humor. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Social Media Manager/Content Creator
Our client, a Social Content Studio, is seeking a Social Media Manager/Content Creator to join their team. You will report to the head of Strategy and be responsible for: Be the maker and organizational force who leads content creation & coordination amongst internal and client stakeholders. Be hands on daily building 5 posts per week for IG & Twitter, and likely LinkedIn Create and maintain monthly content calendars presenting to the client, along with weekly status update calls with client and PR agency who handles internal communication Create and present monthly performance reports Ongoing correspondence with client for content approvals, incoming requests for promotion, outgoing requests for media Oversight and coordination with outside production partners who may be tapped to produce additional content Management of paid promotion budget for posts around 15K per month Musts: 3-5 years experience preferably in an agency setting Able to manage a high volume of incoming and outgoing emails coordinating promotion for posts from various brands to the master brand channel. Breakdown of skills should be heavy copy, limited design, with the ability to recut video such as on iphone is a plus. Adobe Creative Suite / editing skills a major plus Perfect for a pet lover!
Digital Marketing Account Manager
Our client is a digital marketing consulting agency looking for a contract to hire account manager to join their growing team! Job Responsibilities & Requirements: 3+ years of experience with a proven track record in account management or in an equivalent role, in a creative, digital marketing or advertising agency Manage client accounts, ensuring relationships are solid and exceptional service levels are being met Conduct and run client conference calls to review results, discuss needs and make recommendations Strong digital marketing background, including knowledge of tools like Google Analytics and Google Ads Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing or related field Must be polished, professional, friendly, and have the ability to multitask and take initiative in a fast-paced, high pressure, deadline driven environment Ability to keep deadlines and meet milestones and manage necessary resources · Excellent written and oral communications skills. · Experience working in a time tracking environment · Great attention to detail and good follow-through · Demonstrated capacity to work independently · Ability to think proactively, and delivering high quality within tight deadlines · Experience with Basecamp is a plus If interested apply today!
Sr Visual Designer
Our client, a top financial company located in Downtown LA is looking to hire a freelance Senior Visual Designer for a 7+ month assignment. This person will help support the development of Marketing digital design deliverables, including banners, web page layouts, photography selection, presentations, email, and social media design deliverables. Must have experience working with Brand guidelines and complex design UI system. RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Under general supervision, leads the creation of visual design recommendation and required artifacts. Collaborates with a creative, product, technical and business stakeholders. Participates in gathering and analyzing user data (qualitative, quantitative) to inform the design. Creates artifacts such as mockups, typographic systems, animation, interactive or static prototypes, illustration and photography deliverables, and recommendations. solutions inclusive of user requirements, design patterns & best practices, technology trends, and project requirements. Gathers and incorporates feedback from end-users, project stakeholders, technical and design teams. Works with UX designers and writers to create final artifacts. Presents design concepts and explains rationale to team members and stakeholders. Receives and analyzes feedback and makes appropriate adjustments to recommendations. Provides input to technical teams during development phase to ensure interactions are developed as designed. Monitors feedback and analytics to recommend and prioritize iterative improvements. Creates prototypes to illustrate design and interaction concepts. Demonstrates advanced skills with industry standard prototyping software on Mac OS. Demonstrates user experience leadership to the creative team. Provides thought leadership, expertise, and mentorship to others. Initiates and leads projects to improve the overall digital experience by continuously evaluating user behavior, design and structure. Partners with external vendors to influence and advocate for consistency and usability standards. Collaborates within the team and other departments to leverage and share ideas and recommendations to apply broadly across multiple channels. Designs: In-depth knowledge of design and prototyping software and techniques on MAC OS 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 interpersonal skills Excellent detail orientation, process orientation, organizational, and multi-tasking skills; ability to effectively manage an unpredictable workload and meet established deadlines The ability to collaborate and develop/maintain working relationships inside and outside the organization to enable effective completion of business objectives Requires 4-6 years of experience Financial experience is a plus Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required Apply now to learn more now!
Our client, a top financial company located in downtown LA is looking to hire a Production Artist for a 7+ months assignment. You will be responsible for print and digital design or charts, graphs and presentation materials. Must have advanced experience working in Powerpoint and Excel. RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Updates data, formatting, layout, design and content for print, PDF and presentation materials based on established templates in PowerPoint using the Seismic platform Updates and creates charts, graphs, templates, and exhibits to be used in communications materials, websites, and/or presentations May prepare presentation and notes files for use in meetings and webcasts May create layout and design for new materials following specified guidelines. Demonstrates a strong working knowledge of the following software: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (advanced), Microsoft Excel (intermediate; primarily charting), InDesign (CS 5.5) (advanced), Illustrator (intermediate; charting, infographics, and icons), PhotoShop (intermediate; photo retouching/manipulation) Strong detail orientation, process orientation, organizational, and multi-tasking skills; ability to effectively manage an unpredictable workload and meet established deadlines Demonstrates ability to collaborate with diverse working styles and with team members across business units; initiative to work and learn independently; proactively contribute to department goals; and ability to lead others while maintaining effective business relationships with associates throughout the organization Ability to learn new applications, as needed Demonstrates the ability to work within established brand guidelines Working knowledge of graphic design concepts and ability to apply it to work assignments Requires at least 3-5 years of experience working in a creative, corporate environment. Apply now to learn more!
Consumer Marketing Manager
Our client, a top employer within the luxury hospitality industry is looking for a Consumer Marketing Manager to join their team fulltime. This role is on-site, in Miami, FL starting ASAP. The Consumer Marketing Manager is Responsible for building and developing tools/strategies to drive results and to streamline workflow in all print materials in collaboration with cross-functional teams. This person will implement direct marketing/consumer marketing solutions with a focus on segmentation, strategy and project management. Day-to-Day: Develop and implement consumer marketing strategies and solutions to drive business Collaborate with cross functional teams and maintain strong communications with internal customers throughout the organization. Develop and manage the execution of all collateral projects; direct mail programs, print advertising and onboard materials. Develop and review solid and comprehensive project briefs that provide clear direction, content and product information for in-house graphic design team and print and production team. Monitor competitive landscape and communicating findings and recommendations Assist in the creation of monthly and quarterly insights decks for all print efforts with a focus on monitoring Prospect strategies in direct mail and advertising. Identify and leverage new technologies, increasing marketing automation and efficiency of operations to focus people resources on the most value-add marketing activities. Communicate with and provide guidance to reporting team Oversee and optimize process in all direct mail, print advertising and collateral efforts ensuring flawless execution from planning states through delivery. Oversee and automate executive reporting for all print marketing plans. Manage media partner relationships and update/organize internal plans. Skills & Qualifications: 5+ years’ marketing experience in a corporate environment or agency 3+ years of demonstrable experience in a leadership position BS/BA in Marketing, Business Administration, Communications, Advertising or related field of study (MBA a plus) or any equivalent combination of relevant background and work experience. Strong communication and relationship skills Superior attention to detail with ability to multi-task in an extremely fast-paced environment Strong interpersonal and team centric management skills and strong project/people management skills to ensure deadlines are met with flawless execution across the team. Flawless execution and overall quality assurance of marketing collaterals generated, including proofreading, editing and follow-up skills. Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint
Site Merchandising Specialist
Onward Search has a new exciting position with one of our biggest clients. The position is for a Site Merchandising Specialist who can start immediately onsite at our client’s office in San Francisco, CA. In this position, you will be responsible for supporting the strategy, innovation, and development of the shopping experience. Our client is looking for an individual that carries a winning attitude, flexibility, action, and is results-driven. If you are passionate about creating the best-in-class member experience, apply right now! RESPONSIBILITIES Act as the liaison between the site experience team and the online media sales team(s). Work closely with category and campaign teams to provide input into promotional calendars and seasonal events or campaigns. Manage and optimize the placement of products, categories, product listing pages, and visual merchandising presentation. Tracks result against benchmarks to monitor category performance and report anomalies to Site Merch Managers for further analysis and actionable insights. Execute day-to-day site initiatives that contribute to overall business goals (resolve site content issues, execute site optimization strategies, launch campaigns, etc.). Ensure of site best practices (i.e.: SEO, site merchandising, usability, product and category content) and proper implementation across all areas within the division. Deliver recommendations related to site improvements (features, functionality, capabilities to enhance the consumer experience, etc.). Share merchandising ideas that drive site optimization as well. Review and approve supplier sponsored ad placements and creatives. Generate reports detailing operational, member-specific, and site-specific metrics across all platforms and functions. Create basic analytical reports (e.g., click-path, traffic) to identify site improvement areas. Run and drive the strategy of a minor category within the category division. Other responsibilities as necessary. QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree in business or related field, or equivalent experience. At least 2 years of experience within retail and/or e-commerce merchandising. Must have Omniture, or other analytical experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Strong organization skills with a great eye for detail and accuracy. Willingness to take on responsibilities outside primary duties. Self-motivated, and resourceful with a creative mindset. Ability to quickly learn new processes and systems and adapt to a fast-paced environment. The customer-centric mindset with strong communication skills. Proven ability to function well in a collaborative environment. Does this sound like your skillset and experience? Apply today!