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Branded Content Editor
Our client, an entertainment studio, is seeking a Branded Content Editor to join their team. Responsibilities: Author and/or oversee the development of client-specific content, including articles, video scripts, infographics, and beyond, and help craft creative design and flow Develop a strong understanding of the tech vertical and the main trends evolving in the space Take lead on RFP’s / brainstorms that pertain to your expertise, and your internal company vertical Build client relationships and trust, demonstrate an understanding of their business and how to drive revenue through branded content Work with Product Marketing and Sales to develop new ideas for clients- both proactively and reactively (in response to RFPs) while ensuring that they are realistic and profitable Work to create a unique approach/look to our videos and other Custom Content products that showcase the quality and differentiates us in the marketplace Understand how to create content for desktop vs. tablet vs. smartphone environments Explore and help test new technologies and partners around the creation, promotion, distribution, and measurement of content Review site side analytics data to gauge the effectiveness of your content, optimizing results to drive ROI Musts: 4-5 years of experience in tech content creation preferably involved in the ideation phase Bachelor’s degree in one of the following a plus: Journalism, English, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing/Advertising Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and fluent in the language and culture of the B2B community Well-versed in new and upcoming technology that will impact the tech sector Driven to develop compelling and innovative custom content programs for the tech community Experience developing 360 campaigns for different audience segments, that include online, live, and social media activations Experience in video production, specifically for online consumption/distribution, is key - On-camera experience is a bonus Strong strategy, negotiation, and analytical skills Developed contacts within the tech space from both a new business (ex. Potential clients) and partner (ex. Freelancers/Contractors) perspectives Excellent interpersonal skills and capability to build productive relationships across the business and all levels of management as well as with third parties, domestically and internationally Comfortable with a fast-paced environment and changing business priorities Ability to maintain a high degree of self-motivation and tenacity and a passion for problem-solving Knowledge of multiple business software applications (Adobe, Microsoft Office, Google, etc.) is important Ability to quote pop culture movies and recognize quotes when spoken Does this sound like you, apply now to learn more!
Our client, a luxury mobility company, is looking for a UI/Visual Designer with 3-5+ years of experience. They are looking for a full-time UI Designer with a strong passion for creating amazing experiences in the digital space and an equally strong interest in the future of User Experience in the next-generation connected cars. Responsibilities: Help define the visual language and interaction model for the product's infotainment system and mobile app Collaborate constructively with designers, engineers, researchers, and external partners Develop high level and/or detailed GUI, wireframes, and motion graphics to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas Develop a design style guide for UX and usability testing as needed Sketch with hand or tablet for High-level concept to articulate stories Experience: 3-5+ years of experience in mobile, product, interaction, or information design Portfolio demonstrating exceptional visual communication/ interaction design experience with motion graphics Be a taste maker Extremely detailed in visual Experience building prototypes Expert knowledge of design tools (Sketch, 3D, Adobe suite, etc. – whatever makes you the most effective designer) Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills Experience designing in automotive interfaces or applications is a huge plus, but ABSOLUTELY NOT REQUIRED BA/BS in Design (Human Interaction, User Experience, graphic, product, industrial, etc.), HCI, or equivalent related experience. BONUS POINTS: Experience with Luxury Automotive Brands Experience with Luxury Products in the US, EU, and China Voice user interaction experience a plus Crafting a high-level visual concept for Consumer Electronic Products a plus Experience creating multi-lingual digital product interface Experience in shipping products a HUGE plus Apply to learn more today!
Onward Search has a client that is looking for a Graphic Designer. He/she will support the internal creative team and be a problem solver and conceptual thinker. This role is responsible for creating design concepts for all seasonal design efforts, to be adapted through our omnichannel. He/she will work both independently and in collaboration with producers, copywriters, art directors, and sr. designers to ensure consistency in quality of work and be able to manage multiple projects. Position Description: • Self Manages and prioritizes projects to meet pre-established timelines and deliver assets on-time • Designs graphics solutions for projects • Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity • Review revisions/comments for multiple projects via an online proofing system • Edit existing files with product changes, copy changes and design modifications • Be comfortable working independently and as part of larger teams Minimum Qualifications: • BA in Graphic Design or other relevant education • At least 3 years of professional experience in the design/creative field • Must show examples of work/portfolio • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign • Must understanding both print and digital design • Ability juggle multiple projects and multiple timelines • Ability to distinguish good layout/typography, apply color theory, hierarchy and balance • Ability to troubleshoot minor problems with typography, layout, applications, hardware Apply now to learn more today!
Associate Business Manager
Onward Search is looking for an Assoicatie Business Manager for a 12 month contract. This is a general business manager role that requires the ability to develop a holistic understanding of the business and industry. The associate business manager will be responsible for managing seller analytics in order to hit financial and operational goals, measuring performance metrics, building strong internal and external relationships, and manage partner accounts. Responsibilities will also include measuring optimization of assortment to improve marketplace growth, while enhancing the customer’s experience. Successful candidates should be quick learners, strategic thinkers, and have an entrepreneurial spirit. This is an ideal role for a candidate who loves analytical projects that can influence and drive significant financial growth. Position Description • Manages the analysis of partner assortment by creating and evaluating financial reports to identify actions to drive incremental sales. Collaborating with partners to optimize product assortment; analyzing information related to product performance, trends, forecasts, competitors and industry information. Conducting price and shipping evaluations to offer recommendations to partners. Developing strategies for promotional activities; • Creates, manages, and executes Marketplace support issue; collaborate on new feature and product development roadmaps with department leadership and technical teams; developing business requirements; advocating for partners; evaluating and quantifying changes. • Ensures the alignment of multiple cross-functional teams to ensure the achievement of business objectives by partnering with Legal, Finance, Marketing, Site Merchandising, Project Management, and third party partners; ensuring legal compliance from partners. • Manages partner operations (for example; customer service, fulfillment timeliness, service level agreement (SLA) compliance) for assigned business areas; identifying potential efficiencies; implementing corrective actions • Managing day-to-day activities of third-party partners; reviewing the site and developing strategies to improve the customer experience; monitoring and defining strategies to act on customer feedback; and providing strategic and operational recommendations to senior staff • Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders; identifying business needs; determining and carrying out necessary processes and practices; monitoring progress and results Qualifications • 2-3 years of related work experience years of related work experience • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience • Online ecommerce experience a plus • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to persuade, communicate vision and motivate people at every level • Strong general business knowledge base • Strong analytical and quantitative skills • Passion for serving customers and understanding their needs • Good project management skills • MBA preferred
Product Design Lead
Our client, a global digital product design powerhouse, has an amazing opportunity for a Product Design Lead. This is for a long-term freelance assignment that will require you to site onsite at their well known client. In this role, you will work with a team of five other designers and work across various projects and divisions within the organization. Requirements: Exceptional UI skills and level of craft Have solid grounding in interaction design Ability to set design direction at pace Be motivated to get your hands dirty going beyond just design, product and research to enable actual delivery of user value Comfortable with presenting ideas to clients Have strong analytical research skills to understand the domain in order to make effective decisions on what the right thing is to build Experience in shaping and running user testing sessions Be able to prototype efficiently to test ideas with appropriate level of fidelity Have experience working with agile & scrum methodologies Have good communication skills Strong team player with a willingness to teach ways of working to others within your team
Our client, a global B2B marketing agency, is looking for a full-time Account Director. The client is growing and their San Francisco office is looking for an Account Director to support their technology clients, guide their team and represent their global work. This person will be reporting into the agency's General Manager. This Account Director will lead an integrated team and own the primary relationship across one or more pieces of business, across their core areas of focus: activating brands, motivating buyers and educating influencers. This person should be an expert in their clients’ businesses, technology, and the marketing landscape. This person is an innovative marketer that looks at ways to evolve his/her clients, team and the agency. This person is responsible for partnering with their strategy and creative teams to deliver the best plans and the most powerful creative work while achieving business objectives and financial goals. Responsibilities: Function as liaison to senior clients on behalf of the agency concerning strategic, service-related, legal and agency policy issues Provide strategic leadership to both clients and internal agency teams and help to identify growth opportunities and action plans for client’s marketing communications goals Partner with other departments to meet key client marketing objectives Leverage expert knowledge of client business issues and industry/category to provide key intelligence on business direction and how to maximize the agency’s role Interact with relevant agency department heads to clearly outline current and projected workload periodically for resource planning purposes Provide leadership and facilitate training and growth opportunities for junior and mid-level team members. Lead and contribute to annual performance evaluation. Contribute to agency-wide training and development activities on an as-needed basis Provide leadership across multiple marketing disciplines and channels to support client goals and key business objectives Provide leadership within the larger agency while contributing to larger initiatives outside of assigned team and businesses Play a key strategic role in new business efforts, as needed To look for ways to grow existing client’s business and to think proactively on behalf of clients and agency Responsible for ensuring that all aspects of agency work are of superior quality and are conducted under agency procedures To have an in-depth knowledge of the client’s business and the sector in which they operate To maintain and develop extensive knowledge of all aspects of marketing including new channels, trends, strategies and technologies/tools To take an active role in the growth planning on dedicated clients Experience: Experience working within an integrated B2B marketing agency Experience of working with technology clients is a must Global program management Campaign, content, demand generation and/or global campaign experience is essential Successful at managing a team at different levels Confident in presenting and communicating ideas in various ways Natural problem solver Apply now if interested!
Director of Public Relations
Onward Search is partnering with a leading extended warranty service provider in San Francisco to identify a Director of Public Relations with a B2B Focus. You will be responsible for the strategy and execution of their public relations program, in addition to collaborating with their Senior Social Media Manager. You’ll work closely with leadership and stakeholders across the company. RESPONSIBILITIES: Strategize and execute an overarching public relations strategy that ladders up to business goals (primarily B2B) Run point on all PR campaigns that support brand and product initiatives Develop and execute thought leadership programs for leadership execs Proactively identify new opportunities and develop new programs to elevate the brand among current retail and carrier partners, potential new partners, media, and consumers Cultivate and manage relationships with top-tier business, consumer, and trade outlets Counsel internal stakeholders on proper expectations and external messaging Occasionally work with parent company on joint messaging/communication efforts Provide internal and external support to corporate partners in the US Manage US-based PR agency for support QUALIFICATIONS: 8+ years of experience in driving communications strategies for tech-focused companies. In-house experience is a must, a combination of in-house and agency experience is great Strong previous experience with B2B/trade-focused PR/comms strategies Excellent written and verbal communication skills Able to quickly build rapport with senior management and provide proper counsel for external communications matters Experience managing external agencies Strong attention to detail with excellent time management skills A proven track record for pitching and cultivating media relationships A strategic and thoughtful storyteller who is always thinking about the headline and correct target Bachelor’s degree required, ideally in communications, public relations, or journalism Apply now to be considered!
General Manager, Creative Production Studio
Our client, one of the Bay Area's pre-eminent creative production studios, is looking for a General Manager, Creative Production Studio. Their expert team is a proven strategic partner to some of the world’s largest brands, to whom they provide industry-leading Marketing Communications Production Design, Project Management, CG/3D/VFX, and Post Production services. They engage and collaborate locally, while also providing global scale by leveraging their network of more than 60 studios worldwide. The ideal candidate is a dynamic leader with a proven track record of executing global strategic creative operational workflows & processes with a mix of 80% marketing communication collateral (print, signage, OOH, sales sheets, technical brochures) and 20% 3D/VFX for digital (static or motion graphics in retail signage or online display ad units). Responsibilities: Client Engagement through Marketing Communications Production as well as multiple client onsite teams - the General Manager, Creative Production Studio will foster a positive and creative culture with a measured sense of accountability while recruiting both rising and proven stars that share those same values As a leader of one of principle Creative Content hubs, you’ll serve as beacon and guide for the Executive Leadership Team into the burgeoning Bay Area market and the opportunities found within. Provide a clear point of view and corresponding value propositions for companywide initiatives and technological development Add to their existing relationships by providing value through expertise and the vison required to create custom client-focused solutions. Seek out and respond to opportunities to grow their business and expand client engagements Experience: 5+ years proven success as a General Manager of Creative Production, overseeing Marketing Communictions Collateral (print, OOH, signage, digital) and 3D, VFX or Post Production Studio with an annual revenue between $20-$50 million 5+ years proven success as a General Manager of Creative Production leading global marketing campaigns Primary architect for workflows that service Client Engagement & Project Management, Marketing Communications Collaterla, 3D (Maya, Post Production and Render farms), Retouching and Production Art Excellent verbal and written communication with a strong ability to negotiate and influence a wide range of creative, budgetary, and operational stakeholders Direct responsibility for meeting revenue and profitability goals Working with global resources and a network of San Francisco / Bay Area creative and client servicing talent Negotiating contracts - Union Collective Bargaining, Master Service Agreements, lease negotiation and buildout/construction. Mentoring and developing teams of creative professionals A Master’s Degree in a Creative field or Business is a plus
UX Researcher (Qualitative)
Our client, is a visual bookmarking internet company, is looking for a UX Researcher with 6+ years of experience. This role is 40 hrs/wk onsite in San Francisco. They are seeking a short term [3 months] Qualitative UX Research Contractor who is passionate about digital experiences. Specifically for senior qualitative researchers who have worked on digital and mobile consumer products and brings a breadth of qualitative methodologies to the table (i.e. UX evaluations, contextual inquiries, focus groups, participatory design methods, etc). This role will be embedded within the Growth Product team working directly with PM Leads, designers and engineers to propose, scope, plan, lead, conduct and communicate tactical and strategic research in a fast paced development process. This research will focus on one key initiative over the course of the contract building upon one project to propose another. Responsibilities: Conduct research that varies in approach, scale, scope, timeframe and methodologies from beginning (ideation) to end (launching products) Collaborate as a strategic partner on a multidisciplinary team including Design, Engineering, Writing, Marketing, Business Analytics, Sales, and PM Proactively communicate and share your research findings with team members, executives, and other audiences Lead research projects from beginning to end (including ideation, brainstorming, prototyping, feedback cycles and launching products) Some of the qualitative approaches will be formative, and some of this will be tactical and evaluative Experience: A senior qualitative researcher who can run projects from start to finish independently, a researcher with at least five or more years experience at least some researching digital consumer products Expertise in conducting end-to-end research on digital products & experiences Familiarity with experiments data a plus 6+ years of experience
Onward Search is currently seeking an UX Design professional for a 6 month extendable contract working out of our clients San Francisco, CA office. Apply today to speak with one of our associates to learn more about this incredible brand and opportunity! Day to Day Overview: RESPONSIBILITIES · Create world-class, user-centered designs incorporating business requirements, product learning and customer feedback. · Develop conceptual diagrams, wireframes, visual mockups, and prototypes. · Communicate your design work and negotiate future direction with peers, researchers, design leaders, product partners and executives. WE VALUE · Curious minds and an appetite for learning · A strong point of view paired with a healthy dose of humility · Fearless brainstorming · Passion for the craft and the ability to showcase ideas with the latest design and prototyping tools · A user-centric and strategic approach · A point of view on the design and technology trends that will shape the future of our industry ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS · Bachelor’s degree in Interaction Design or equivalent · 3+ years of experience as an interaction designer or similar role · A portfolio that showcases relevant design projects and includes your process, design explorations and final work. · Able to understand detail and find radically simple solutions that delight users · Experience with Sketch, Figma, Zeplin, Invision or equivalents · Experience partnering with product and developers to deliver great experiences PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS · Able to work independently, manage uncertainty and switch between discovery and delivery tracks in a single conversation. · Experience in visual design, prototyping, user research, motion design, design sprints. · Experience designing for small businesses, financial products or with complex information sets.