Posted November 12, 2019

Tonic – Multiple Positions

Maybe you haven’t heard of Tonic yet. No worries. Because we haven’t heard of you either. This post aims to change that.

Tonic is the in-house agency for Highmark Health. We’re new, we’re hungry, we’re all about doing great work, and we need talented people to help us create it.

As Pittsburgh’s fastest-growing agency, Tonic is looking to hire talented people across several departments and disciplines. In exchange for your great work, we offer competitive benefits, incredible flexibility, and plenty of opportunity to grow.

Let’s see if you’re the type of person we’re looking for:

Copywriters: You’ll collaborate with art directors and designers to create everything from award-winning, boundary-pushing ad campaigns to friendly, consumer-facing brand communications. Bring us your words and your ideas—we need both.

Creative Project Managers: All these projects aren’t simply going to manage themselves. Tonic needs your skill for keeping teams and timelines organized as we collaborate on game-changing work.

Account Executives: Around here, we refer to account people as creative account liaisons (CALs). The job is the same, it’s just the name that’s different. You’ll outline consumer journeys, guide business insights, and lead the charge toward smart, creative solutions to Highmark’s communication challenges.

Business Affairs Manager: At Tonic, we produce a lot of broadcast work. As a result, we need help managing all the parts and pieces of these important projects. As business affairs manager, you’ll help with broadcast trafficking and talent management across all lines of business. Familiarity with Extreme Reach is ideal.

If any of those roles describe your next career move, we want to hear from you today—especially if you’re interested in joining our account team as a project manager. At Tonic, project managers work closely within business-line pods to manage workload and the flow of all creative work across the enterprise. A number of formal job profiles are live, but feel free to reach out at tonic@highmarkhealth.org to discuss how you may be a great addition to our team. 

 

 

 

Posted November 8, 2019

Associate Digital Media Planner/Buyer

About the Position

Chemistry is searching for an Associate Digital Media Planner/Buyer to join its team. This position will have the opportunity to work on National and Local clients placing, trafficking, and reporting on digital media including, but not limited to social, paid search, video, native and display media. As a part of our Media Team, you will work with our Digital Supervisors and Digital Media Planner/Buyer’s to create best practices and be an industry expert for our clients. This position will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other advertising disciplines including account management, creative, interactive, PR, and others. Join the team and create a reaction!

 What are we looking for?

  • Some hands-on experience setting up, managing, and optimizing programmatic performance media campaigns via DSPs (DoubleClick Bid Manager, Media Math, Trade Desk or comparable) and Paid Social (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, LinkedIn).
  • Consistent and proven track record with performance display buildouts, targeting & audience segmentation strategies, campaign ramp-up and expansion, budget growth, revenue scaling, and conversion optimization, focused on ROI.
  • Formal digital advertising and paid media training and/or certification a big plus (ex. DoubleClick stack certification, Facebook Ads certification).
  • Strong analytical capability in data analysis with fundamental knowledge/experience with web analytics, data visualization Google Analytics, Facebook Analytics.
  • Passion for Technology – excitement for new technology, bleeding edge applications, and a positive attitude towards solving real world challenges.
  • Resourceful – able to find solutions and deliver results within a rapidly changing, entrepreneurial, technology-driven culture.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field required
  • 1-2 years of Digital Media Buying/Planning experience
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Suite including PowerPoint, Word and Excel as well as Google Suite of business products required
  • Excellent organizational/written/oral communication skills
  • Experience with Advantage billing system a plus
  • Google AdWords Certification preferred

 Apply for this position

 

Posted November 5, 2019

NFM+Dymun 

Marketing Account Contractor

Job Type: Entry Level Marketing Support; Six-Month Contract with Opportunity for Full-Time Employment

Start Date: Immediately

Summary

Report to client’s corporate headquarters in O’Hara Township (Pittsburgh area) and work directly with client Marketing Managers, Marketing Operations and Product Management teams. The candidate will provide 40-45 hours/week of marketing and administrative support during normal business hours to setup and build successful marketing campaigns for our personalization initiatives. The candidate will assist in the support of client initiatives and campaigns including but not limited to organizing projects, coordination, research, development and execution.

This position requires a professional who is able to facilitate and assist with internal project coordination and setup and working with multiple internal promotional tools as well as the day- to-day tasks necessary in ensuring the department functions at maximum efficiency, including creative briefs, offer set up, campaign asset management, and digital campaign execution.

Job Duties

  • Provide entry-level marketing support to client Account Marketing Team
  • Assist in the development and management of internal departmental relationships
  • Assist in the execution of client’s events, promotions, and marketing campaigns
  • Communicate daily with existing partners and teams
  • Write creative briefs, gather project assets, set up promotions and manage offer status
  • Disseminating marketing materials
  • Entering data for records
  • Handle requests for information and data
  • Assist with light CMS work with web updates

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations or related degree
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in a professional manner with agency personnel, clients and the general public
  • Ability to self-organize and manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to take direction and develop skills on the move
  • Problem assessment and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Attention to detail and accuracy

Compensation

  • $2,100 flat rate paid bi-weekly for six-months.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Wendy Maletta at wmaletta@nfmdymun.com Position is available for immediate hiring

About the Agency

NFM + Dymun creates unforgettable, branded experiences through the strong foundations that we build with our clients, vendors and consumers. From launching a new brand or product to negotiating celebrity contracts, we’re here to forge and nurture relationships.

Our team of full-service marketing professionals consists of project managers, event and media experts, writers and designers who are passionate about personal performance but driven by client success.

We value uncompromising standards and believe execution is paramount.

Through dedicated talent, training and tenacity, we strive to:

  • Exceed marketing goals
  • Launch, build and protect brands
  • Broaden consumer base
  • Deepen community roots
  • Drive sales on a local, regional and national basis NFM + Dymun is an equal-opportunity employer.

Visit us at nfmdymun.com

Follow us on Facebook @nfmdymun

 

NFM + Dymun

Title: Account Executive

Department: Account Service Department

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Summary

NFM + Dymun is looking for an Account Executive for our active, fast-paced, full-service marketing agency. The ideal candidate is someone with an agency background and possesses an entrepreneurial spirit with a focus on building and maintaining relationships. He or she is relationship driven and has knowledge and understanding of the creative and strategic process for full-service campaign development including broadcast, print, outdoor, events, promotions and digital campaigns. This individual will assist with an assigned client base and assist with the coordination of internal as well as external resources needed to service projects, build strategic plans and balance the expectations of clients with the execution of creative work.

This position will also be asked to report to client’s corporate headquarters in O’Hara Township (Pittsburgh area) and work directly with client Marketing Managers. The candidate will provide marketing and administrative support to build successful marketing campaigns. The candidate will assist in the support of client initiatives and campaigns including but not limited to conceptualization, research, development and execution.

The Account Executive’s following roles and responsibilities will be executed from our agency offices in Downtown Pittsburgh and will report directly to the agency’s Account Service Department’s Account Director. He or she will be responsible for assisting with the management of agency accounts on a day-to-day basis and will provide support to the agency’s Account Director and Managers.

Job Duties

  • Provide entry-level marketing support to NFM+Dymun’s Account Service Department.
  • Provide entry-level marketing support to client’s corporate community relations team, with focus on community relations and sports marketing.
  • Work closely with Account Director and Account Manager(s) to provide support for clients’ marketing and advertising strategies on both a project and campaign level.
  • Collaborate with a team of internal and external resources to provide the utmost level of client service.
  • Work with agency production manager and digital account coordinator to develop budget estimates and campaign timelines.
  • Disseminating marketing materials internally and externally.
  • Provide support in writing and distributing creative/project briefs.
  • Assist in the development and management of internal departmental relationships.
  • Assist in the execution of client’s promotions, and marketing campaigns.
  • Assist in writing strategic briefs, gather project assets, and set up promotions.
  • Coordinate fulfillment of sports marketing inventory.
  • Ensure proper stakeholders are included in approval process.
  • Able to incorporate occasional travel/retail location visits into weekly schedule.
  • Maintain and update calendars and tracking systems through internal programs.
  • Entering data for records.
  • Handle requests for information and data.
  • Schedule and coordinate inner-departmental meetings, appointments and travel arrangements.
  • Use skills to elevate clients and the agency, creatively and strategically.
  • Promote the expansion of business with existing clients.

Compensation

  • Competitive base pay
  • Excellent health, dental and vision insurance
  • Retirement package opportunities upon qualification
  • Paid vacation

Ideal Qualities

  • You must be passionate about your work and demonstrate an ability to support concurrent campaigns of varying size and complexity
  • You have excellent communication skills, and are comfortable communicating in person, via phone, email or text
  • You’re flexible when presented with challenges
  • You thrive in a deadline-driven environment and can demonstrate the poise, professionalism and confidence required to move projects forward respectfully
  • You are a positive, solutions-oriented individual

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of professional agency experience in client and campaign execution
  • Experience in client and vendor relationship building
  • Experience in motivating agency account service and creative departments
  • Experience in broadcast and print production
  • Basic knowledge of cultivating relationships with external creative resources including freelancers and production houses.
  • A persuasive and confident approach to projects
  • Basic knowledge of creative processes and techniques – including broadcast, print, experiential and digital platforms
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations or equivalent job-related experience

Interested?  Please send resume and cover letter to Wendy Maletta

 

Posted October 23, 2019

RJW Media is looking for an experienced Digital Media Manager to expand their team.

The ideal candidate will be a passionate digital media expert who is willing to lead clients as they continue to expand their commitment to digital media channels.  We are looking for a strategic thinker, problem solver, and someone who is not afraid of a little bit (or a lot) of data.

The Digital Media Manager will be responsible for developing, executing, analyzing, and reporting on digital media campaigns across all of our clients, either as digital-only executions or part of holistic media plans.

The daily activities of the Digital Media Manger might include:

  • Developing and delivering strategic recommendations and digital media plans to clients in support of overall business or communication goals
  • Launching complex media buys quickly and accurately across multiple platforms
  • Tracking and optimizing delivery of campaigns to maximize clients’ digital investments
  • Educating clients and developing POVs on new and existing digital platforms
  • Coordinating analytics implementation with development partners to best measure campaign performance
  • Analyzing online and offline data to develop insights for campaign strategy or optimization
  • Presenting plans, recommendations, or reports to clients
  • Creating and refining capabilities presentations for new business opportunities

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field

3+ years of experience in digital media planning/buying or analytics; agency experience preferred

Expert-level proficiency with MS Excel; strength in PowerPoint, Google Docs

Strong written & oral presentation skills

Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously

Significant experience on one or more of the following platforms:

  • Google – Ads, Analytics, Tag Manager
    • Bonus points for Data Studio
  • DoubleClick Campaign Manager
  • Facebook Ads Manager
  • Snap Ads Manager
  • Twitter Ads
  • LinkedIn Ads
  • Programmatic/DSP

Strong, positive attitudes wanted!

Interested, please send resume and cover letter to hr@rjwmedia.com

 

Posted October 16, 2019

NFM + Dymun

Title: Art Director Department: Creative Full/Part Time: Full Time

Summary

We are looking for a creative Art director who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and thrives when presented creative challenges. The position will work with our talented agency creative team to create an overall concept. The goal is to translate your vision into marketing and branding strategies to create campaigns that stimulate targeted audiences.

This is a mid-level position in the creative department and you will work up concepts and fulfill layout assignments according to supplied strategic and creative input. The art director will work directly with the creative director and the creative team to complete design requirements and supervise any freelancers or design contractors.

NFM + Dymun is a full-service advertising agency with a rich, 30-year history in Pittsburgh. We create and implement powerful, strategic marketing campaigns, events and sponsorships that develop enduring, emotional connections.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and link to creative portfolio to wmaletta@nfmdymun.com

Anticipated start date for this position is December 2019 or sooner.

Ideal Qualities

  • Must be passionate about your work and demonstrate an ability to manage concurrent projects of varying size and complexity
  • Must be able to work in a deadline-driven environment and can demonstrate the poise, professionalism and confidence required to move projects forward respectfully
  • Individual should be positive, organized, resourceful and detail/solutions oriented

Salary

  • Competitive base pay, experience driven
  • Health and dental
  • Retirement package opportunities upon qualification
  • Paid vacation

Responsibilities

  • Designs for print/digital/experiential and more, according to strategic plans provided by the creative director
  • Meets, as needed, with creative director to ensure coordination between traditional and interactive advertising and marketing efforts.
  • Works with production manager in selection of design elements, papers, vendors, and any outside sources/purchases needed to fulfill production.
  • Strives to meet assigned deadlines. Alerts creative director if deadlines cannot be met for any reason, or if an extension is required.
  • Works with vendors, providing complete input, and any instruction and supervision required to smoothly complete production of approved design, providing all required specifications (colors, fonts, papers, sizes, etc.).
  • Meets with creative director /account executives/ production manager.
  • Provides design and illustration (digital / traditional /experiential) from conception to completion as required.
  • Maintains high skill levels in software programs required to perform assigned job functions; takes training in the use of new design and illustration software as the agency requires.
  • Generate clear ideas and concepts in tandem with the creative director and copywriter.
  • Creates sketches, storyboards, or by other means to visualize concepts.
  • Understands branding, marketing, strategy and target audiences.
  • Coordinates processes with the rest of the creative team across all media outlets.
  • Take work from concept to final execution within deadlines.
  • Manage and delegate responsibilities to other designers and provide directions.
  • Presents completed ideas to the creative director.
  • Stays current on all art direction and design trends and maintain best practices.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures

Required Skills

  • BFA (preferred)
  • 7+ years’ experience in design-related field (Fine Arts preferred)
    • Proven working experience as Art director
  • Experience in digital illustration and layout software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and other industry design and production software
  • Strong digital design experience. Well-versed in creating art for, but not limited to, digital display ads, landing pages, social media platforms and apps.
  • Reasonable drawing skills
  • Experience in printing and production processes and specification (paper, ink, typestyles, type design, type specification, stock photography, computer retouching and image manipulation, art direction of original photography)
  • Hands on experience with logo design, typography, color, web layout design, print production, image selection and package design
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio
  • Incorporate feedback and take/give direction well
  • Team player with strong communication and presentation skills

More about the Agency

We are based in downtown Pittsburgh in a creative and fun office space that matches our personality and our clients love to visit us in.

WE ARE DRIVEN…and we are obsessed with providing our clients unparalleled performance.

Visit us at nfmdymun.com

Follow us on Facebook @nfmdymun

We are an equal-opportunity employer.

 

Posted October 2, 2019

Marketing Manager – Armstrong Comfort Solutions

Job Description:

The Marketing manager for Armstrong Comfort Solutions will assist the company in its efforts to secure new customers and retain current customers. He/She will report directly to the President with a dotted line to the Vice President of Marketing at Armstrong. He/She will lend support and have direct impact on sales and marketing plans and initiatives and must poses a strong knowledge of current marketing tactics and strategies as well as the ability to work with other departments in the company and outside agencies.

Responsibilities

Create and Execute Marketing Plans

  • Work closely with operations and sales to understand needs and conditions
  • Build plans to facilitate growth and help even out workload
  • Use the resources available from partners and suppliers
  • Understand nature of industry and seasonality to best present our products and services
  • Manage coop dollars

Media

  • Schedule and place all media buys
  • Evaluate and recommend additional media opportunities
  • Work with the Armstrong team to utilize available advertising opportunities

Digital Marketing

  • Work with third party agencies to insure steady leads channel
  • Manage website
  • SEM/SEO reporting
  • Email marketing
  • Reputation managament

Reporting

  • Be able to track and report on results
  • Analyze and recommend changes in tactics and media placement
  • Manage budgets and track expenses
  • Gather market intelligence on industry trends and competitive information         

Creative

  • Help design and create marketing brochures and advertisements
  • Write copy as needed
  • Work with Armstrong creative team

Events

  • Directly support events
  • Evaluate and choose events for participation
  • Liaison with event producers
  • Coordinate staffing, literature and other materials

Customer Relationship Marketing

  • Create and manage customer communications
  • Manage POM Club
  • Post sales/install communications

Other Duties Include

  • Work closely with suppliers and take advantage of their marketing strategy and support
  • Assist efforts to market our services to the commercial and business communities
  • Help evaluate future growth opportunities
  • Help evaluate new products and services
  • Order marketing materials and premium items
  • Share marketing plans with team
  • Help CSRs with scripts and education of products and services
  • Contribute to annual budgeting and business planning efforts

Qualifications

  • Degree in Marketing or degree in relevant field of study and 10+ years of marketing experience
  • Experience with and focus on consumer-oriented marketing (B2C). 
  • HVAC or Plumbing industry work experience strongly desired
  • Digital marketing and ecommerce background valued
  • Excellent communications and organizational Skills
  • Strong customer experience orientation
  • Must be capable of critical thinking and able to work with limited supervision
  • Willing to work occasional nights/weekends for event support
  • Willing to travel for business-related needs

Compensation

  • $57K – $64K based on experience
  • Full time employment
  • Benefits as described by HR

Please send resume & cover letter to Brandon Hoffmann

 

Posted September 19, 2019

Brunner – ACD/Art Director

Description

We’re looking for a seasoned art director/designer who can help create powerful brand ideas. Ideas that transcend traditional media and come to life as meaningful user experiences across web, social and in store. You’ll drive the conceptualization, visual design, presentation and implementation of these ideas. You’ll play an integral role in guiding clients down a progressive path to growth for them and us. If that sounds good to you and you can thrive in a high-energy, collaborative team environment, let’s talk.

Requirements

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS: 

• Provide creative solutions from concept and design through execution that support business-building strategies 

• Partner with cross-functional teams to define strategies and consumer insights.

• Develop creative ideas that extend across all platforms to engage consumers and drive results for clients.

• Ability to extend strong visual look and feel across all consumer touch points

• Develop and deliver engaging presentations for internal and external audiences.

• Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior members of client teams.

• Participate in new business efforts.

• Maintain high quality standards for all creative output. 

• Maintain high level of proficiency in new and relevant technologies and software applications.                                                                                                                 

• Problem solve on a daily basis – “think on your feet”.

• Manage multiple projects while proactively communicating with team members. 

• Foster positive relationships and collaboration between all departments through day-to-day interaction.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

• 5+ years of experience including traditional, social, point of sale, web.

• Category experience including restaurant/food, health care, financial, retail

• Experience interfacing with senior clients.

• Experience directing junior creatives.

• A portfolio chock full of award-winning, result-producing work.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES REQUIRED:

• Deep understanding of all digital channels.

• Strategic and stunning visual design 

• Well-versed in UX/UI design principles.

• Self-motivated to stay current with industry trends and emerging technologies and the ability to teach others.

• Excellent presentation skills.

INTERACTIONS:

Success in this position also requires interpersonal skills for frequent interactions with work team, peers, managers, clients, and prospective clients. 

PERKS:

We offer your full traditional benefits including health, dental, vision, and life insurance. We also offer a matching 401K, commuter benefits, and flex funds for you to enjoy your life outside of work. Add to that a good deal of PTO, including half day summer Fridays and all the holiday time off you would expect. Oh yeah, and weekly happy hours of course.

We like everyone, so we are an equal opportunity employer. We do not consider your race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status when deciding to hire you. We just want you to be you.  

Apply now

 

Posted August 27, 2019

Pittsburgh Opera, Inc., a Level II member of Opera America and a constituent organization of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, has an immediate opening and is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Digital Marketing Manager.

Purpose

The Digital Marketing Manager will run all Pittsburgh Opera’s digital initiatives, including managing our website, mobile app, social media accounts, digital marketing campaigns and e-newsletters. The Digital Marketing Manager will report to the Director of Marketing and Communications.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee Pittsburgh Opera’s social media strategy, and create compelling social media content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest).
  • Create and oversee effective Digital Marketing Campaigns, using your analytic skills and creativity to identify and test innovative opportunities for campaign growth and improvement.
  • Create, monitor, measure, and improve Pittsburgh Opera’s e-newsletters, including subject line testing and personalized content.
  • Create and optimize Google Ad Words campaigns.
  • Website content updates, maintenance, and enhancements. Devise strategies to drive online traffic to pittsburghopera.org.
  • Mobile App content updates, maintenance, enhancements, and ‘at the venue’ experiences. Increase app downloads and usage.
  • Track, measure and report on key metrics.
  • Plan, execute, and measure experiments and conversion tests.
  • Stay current on industry trends and best practices. Review new technologies and keep Pittsburgh Opera at the forefront of developments in digital marketing.
  • Evaluate emerging technologies. Provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate.
  • Collaborate with both internal and external constituencies and partners.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 2-4+ years’ experience, either client-side or at an agency
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated, with a passion for excellence
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking
  • Up-to-date with current online marketing and measurement trends and best practices
  • Experience using website Content Management Systems
  • Demonstrable experience leading and managing SEO/SEM efforts
  • Email marketing  experience, including track record of continual improvement
  • Adept at social media marketing, including paid Facebook ad campaigns
  • Proficient at Google tools such as Analytics, Webmaster Tools, Tag Manager, Google for Business, AdWords, and Google for Nonprofits
  • Must be available to work at off-hour events at various locations in Pittsburgh, e.g. the Benedum Center

Helpful, but not required:

  • Knowledge of opera
  • Passion for the arts
  • Prior experience in specific 3rd party systems used by Pittsburgh Opera:
    • Expression Engine (our website CMS)
    • Instant Encore (our mobile app CMS)
    • Tessitura ticketing software/CRM
    • Prospect2 (enewsletter software)
  • Rudimentary knowledge of HTML

Salary and Benefits:

The position is full-time exempt. Salary is commensurate with experience and demonstrated skills. Benefits include medical, and vision; paid vacation and holidays.

The Pittsburgh Opera is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply:

Please respond by email to Kristin Gatch.  Your application package should include a cover letter providing your salary requirements/expectations and resume.

 

Posted August 26, 2019

Visiting Endowed Faculty Position in Advertising / Integrated Marketing Communications

The West Virginia University Reed College of Media seeks an energetic, innovative faculty member for the Harrison Omnicom Visiting Professor in Advertising or Integrated Marketing Communications with a start date of January or August 2020.

The College of Media prides itself on its innovative, experiential curricula. Ideal candidates should have extensive national-level professional experience and a passion for collaborative engagement. Primary teaching assignments will include Advertising Campaigns and advising the student-run Martin Hall Agency.

Credentials:

Candidates should have a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in a relevant field. Significant and recent high-level national experience may be substituted for an advanced degree. College teaching experience is a plus.

Candidates with an advanced degree must have at least 5 years of national and/or international experience. Candidates without advanced academic credentials should have at least 15 years of relevant advertising and/or integrated marketing experience. Expertise should include some or all of the following:

  • Creative agency experience
  • Agency account planning
  • Media planning, including digital media and programmatic buying
  • National level campaign planning & management

The college values intellectual diversity and demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and colleagues.

Rank

This is a 9-month visiting professor position at the assistant/associate professor level and is renewable for up to three years.  

Applications:

Qualified applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, and list of three references to https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=12827&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York.  Review of application materials will begin September 30, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Located in Morgantown, WV, about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA, West Virginia University is home to some 30,000 students. The WVU Reed College of Media is an ACEJMC-accredited program with more than 1,200 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The College supports experiential student learning and community outreach and houses and supports a collaborative Public Interest Communication (PIC) Research Lab as part of its new Media Innovation Center.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; applicants of diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Questions should be addressed to Dr. Lee at sang.lee@mail.wvu.edu; 304-293-6053.

 

Posted August 21, 2019

Manager, Eat’n Park Marketing

Job Summary:

This position serves as the Eat’n Park marketing point-person for all activities and collateral related to the Eat’n Park brand promotional and menu activity. This person works with the marketing team to ideate and execute on sales-building ideas and works in a fast-paced, strategically-driven environment. They are responsible for the management and execution of all ENP marketing activity; from communication, to creative execution, to reporting on effectiveness. They manage and upkeep the promotional marketing calendar and all related components, as well as the collaboration of cross-departmental teams for successful promotion and menu-launch.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Manages all components of promotional marketing for Eat’n Park restaurants
  • Manages all marketing communication with CSC departments and restaurant managers
  • Develops pricing strategy recommendations based upon strategic analysis
  • Facilitates cross-departmental promotional planning meetings
  • Oversees creative development of all pieces from request, to photo shoot, to proofreading, to print
  • Conducts ongoing analysis and reporting of program performance, menu projections, pricing, trends, etc.
  • Manages several key marketing projects/programs, such as takeout, pricing, bakery, kids, marquees, suggestive-selling contests, promotional partnerships, etc.
  • Maintains Eat’n Park brand marketing budget
  • Supervises Promotional Marketing Coordinator

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in marketing, communications or related field
  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience in marketing
  • Excellent project manager
  • Capability to manage several complex projects simultaneously with competing priority levels
  • Analytical thinker with the ability to independently conduct analysis to measure marketing performance and also identify opportunities
  • Self-starter who has strong time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possesses natural attention to detail
  • Team / direct report management experience a plus
  • Skillful in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
  • Passion for marketing and for food!

Apply now!

 

Posted August 19, 2019

Digital Marketing Specialist

BarkleyREI is growing its digital marketing team and is looking for a paid search media specialist to implement and manage campaigns for our growing roster of clients. 

The team at BarkleyREI delivers best-in-class digital marketing and advertising services that center on measurement, transparency, and collaborative client engagements with a focus on the Higher Education, Tourism, and Non-Profit industries.

We are looking for applicants who are passionate about all things digital marketing and have hands-on experience developing keyword strategies and directly implementing and managing paid search campaigns. 

If you have paid search media experience, love working with campaign analytics, and using your multi-tasker DNA to play well in collaborative groups while managing independent projects, we have a great opportunity for you to become a part of our growing team.

Duties

  • Assist team in creating sound, innovative paid search plans based on client objectives 
  • Independently implement and optimize paid search campaigns
  • Conduct keyword research and provide volume and bid summaries to guide campaign recommendations
  • Recommend and implement bid strategies, ad scheduling, and targeting based on client objectives and campaign analytics
  • Write and edit paid search text ads, dynamic text ads, keyword insertion ads, ad extensions, structured snippets and more
  • Create and deliver timely and accurate campaign insights for reporting
  • Effectively communicate campaign results and actions taken to successfully manage campaigns
  • Work directly with internal (agency) and external (client, partner, platform) teams to help support and deliver solutions and services as outlined by client contracts
  • Use discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance
  • Develop strategic and long-term relationships with clients and platform partners
  • Support Digital Marketing Strategists and Client Services teams as needed
  • Provide expanded support for social, display, retargeting, video, and list-based strategies as needed. (with mentorship from existing team of strategists/specialists)
  • Support other Digital Marketing Strategists and Client Services teams as needed
  • Prioritize tasks and manage time appropriately to meet inflexible deadlines

Responsibilities

  • 2+ years of relevant paid search experience
  • Google Ads certified
  • Experience in higher education a plus
  • Must be comfortable working with remote clients
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Exceptional ability to multi-task, prioritize and be adaptable to change
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Passion for paid search and all things digital with an eagerness to learn
  • Genuine interest in internet trends and staying on top of digital platform updates
  • Thorough understanding of Google Ads Advertising best practices and technical requirements
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics
  • Understanding of reporting and tracking methods for paid media buys
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Google Docs (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Bachelor’s Degree

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Growth Marketing Manager

The Growth Marketing Manager is responsible for leading media and content strategy for the Barkley REI and Barkley Brand. They will work closely and collaboratively across disciplines to help our agency grow by developing, executing and scaling lead nurturing, paid and organic marketing programs, content development and delivering against key growth targets. 

This role requires a strategic thinker and an excellent communicator with a strong drive towards execution. The successful candidate will have hands-on experience with content marketing, marketing automation, measurement and attribution, and a technical aptitude for data and analytics.

Responsibilities

  • Manages strategic oversight of content across digital/social ecosystem
  • Strategizes and implements lead generation efforts through inbound and outbound marketing campaigns
  • Works with Barkley Growth team to plan strategic content goals
  • Assists in strategic oversight of new business opportunities
  • Evaluates paid social channels to build short-term and long-term demand for the agency’s services and products
  • Outlines and implement strategies to source new leads
  • Identifies ways to publicize the agency
  • Creates and manages a library of rich and compelling content (including an agency blog, webinars, whitepapers, eBooks, reports, infographics, etc.) that attracts defined buyers through each phase of the sales funnel
  • Optimizes our marketing automation and lead nurturing processes
  • Manages and develops monthly content calendar that aligns with strategic growth goals
  • Manages major content projects that extend beyond Millennials
  • Manages relationships with partner publishers
  • Assists in managing our speaker series  
  • Manages execution and necessary resources
  • Overseas Email newsletters
  • Manages syndicated partner publications including bloggers and influencers
  • Trade show execution

Qualifications

  • College degree or equivalent experience required
  • 5+ years of experience creating and managing content marketing strategies, demand generation strategies, lead nurturing campaigns and other digital marketing activities
  • B2B experience required
  • Agency or start-up experience preferred
  • Expert user of Salesforce
  • Self-starter with the ability to build programs from scratch. A deep understanding of campaign design and omni-channel marketing and distribution.
  • Highly analytical with an understanding of business drivers to focus on business metrics that move the needle.
  • Excellent written, visual and verbal communication skills
  • SEO and analytics experience is recommended but not required

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Senior Content Strategist

At BarkleyREI, we understand that effective and memorable digital experiences occur at the intersection of User Experience, Visual Design and Content Strategy. If you are passionate about providing users with the right content at the right time, then you’re in the right place. We are searching for a Senior Content Strategist to join our growing Experience Design Team in Pittsburgh, PA. The ideal candidate is a perfect blend of strategist & storyteller, and will be responsible for developing comprehensive digital content strategies for a variety of clients.

Job Duties

  • As part of the Experience Design Team you will work alongside UX Architects, UX Designers, Content Managers, Copywriters, Content Writers & Visual Designers in addition to Client Service, Development and Digital Marketing teams to ensure the successful integration of content strategy throughout every facet of every project. 
  • Collaborate closely with clients at the forefront of every project to identify content needs, content authors, content requirements, content sources, content limitations, content creation feasibility, content risks and success factors for all projects. 
  • Create taxonomies and metadata frameworks for labeling, grouping and effectively tagging content. 
  • Create comprehensive digital content strategies to support web and digital marketing projects that balance user needs with the client’s business objectives. 
  • Perform content audits, gap analysis, ROT analysis, competitive analysis, content inventories & assessments to inform strategic recommendations for the planning, creation, distribution and governance of content. 
  • Successfully inform, educate and guide content authors long after the completion of the project by developing Content Outlines, Style Guides, Page Templates, Editorial Calendars, Training Materials, Governance Plans and Workflows. 
  • Lead the development of consistent internal processes and the standardization of all client facing deliverables and artifacts. 
  • Collaborate closely with team members to ideate and develop creative concepts for the web, social channels, email and digital advertising campaigns by identifying key messages, voice, tone and by writing supportive copy. 
  • Present strategic content recommendations to various clients, ensuring alignment with creative approach and brand strategy. 
  • Effectively rationalize content choices based on clear logic and data. 
  • Write various styles of copy that appeal to different target audiences across multiple industries by tailoring the style, voice and tone appropriately to support a client’s brand and business objectives through creative copywriting, content writing, technical writing, and UX writing. (Persuade, Influence, Inform, Entertain, Etc.) 
  • Provide direction and oversee the work of external copywriters, content writers, technical writers and UX writers as necessary. 
  • Assist with new business including the development of pitch materials & attending pitches to advocate the importance of Content Strategy 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Marketing, Communications, English, Writing, or other equivalent. 
  • Strong portfolio of work that demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of content strategy, and how you have successfully implemented it for clients. (Approach, Methodology & Processes) 
  • Minimum of 8 years experience in either content writing, copywriting or content strategy for web. 
  • Versatile writing abilities to include creative copywriting, content writing, technical writing and UX writing. 
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, communication, presentation skills. 
  • Solid understanding of analytics, keywords, metadata, SEO and accessibility standards. 
  • Up to date knowledge of digital marketing and content trends, techniques and tools. 
  • Extremely outgoing, personable, and positive attitude toward colleagues and clients. 

Bonus Points

  • Experience developing brand strategy including positioning, purpose, mission, vision & values. 
  • Previous management, team lead or mentorship experience.

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Senior Digital Marketing Strategist

BarkleyREI is looking for a senior digital marketing expert to develop best-in-class digital strategies for our growing roster of clients and mentor our team of strategists and specialists. 

The team at BarkleyREI delivers digital marketing and advertising services that center on measurement, transparency, and collaborative client engagements with a focus on the Higher Education, Tourism, Services and Non-Profit industries.

We are looking for candidates who have hands-on expertise directly implementing ad campaigns and managing a broad-range of digital marketing channels that include Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Programmatic and Display to lead our digital media practice. 

Candidates will independently develop and oversee digital marketing strategy, oversee the implementation of campaigns, manage supporting strategists and specialists, and work directly with clients to define goals, make campaign and platform recommendations, measure success, and retain and grow business.

If you love talking digital strategy and using your multi-tasker DNA to play well in collaborative groups while managing delivery of complex digital campaigns, we have a great opportunity for you to become a part of our growing team.

Responsibilities

  • Exhibit and champion a thorough understanding of the client’s business and industry 
  • Develop strategic and long-term relationships with clients and platform partners and 
  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of supporting strategists and specialists
  • Independently develop, present, implement and oversee digital strategies
  • Connect campaign insights to client business goals
  • Independently develop media plans aligned with strategic goals
  • Proactively make campaign optimization and strategy recommendations to improve ROAS based on analysis of performance metrics and results
  • Coach and mentor strategists and specialists with expert ad platform experience
  • Develop strategic and long-term relationships with clients and platform partners
  • Analyze and communicate insights based on campaign reports
  • Develop budgets and SOWs for client projects in conjunction with the other members of the team
  • Check all client services and media billing for accuracy and review against estimate(s)
  • Use discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance
  • Participate in FRP responses, proposals, and new business pitches
  • Develop campaign budgets and recommended project scopes in collaboration with project manager 
  • Oversee the implementation, optimization and provide expert support for client campaigns
  • Oversee key channel-level functions including research, audits, ad development, training, optimization and more in Facebook, LinkedIn, Google AdWords, display and emerging media channels
  • Lead the presentation of campaign results and actions taken to successfully manage campaigns
  • Work directly with internal (agency) and external (client, partner, platform) teams to help support and deliver solutions and services as outlined by client contracts
  • Provide expanded support for social, display, retargeting, and list-based strategies as needed. (with support of existing team of strategists/specialists)
  • Support other Digital Marketing Strategists and Client Services teams as needed
  • Prioritize tasks and manage time appropriately to meet inflexible deadlines

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Hands-on experience creating, implementing, and measuring campaigns in Google Paid Search, Facebook/Instagram, LinkedIn and Display
  • Expert understanding of Google Paid Search
  • Ability to independently create strategic briefs and media plans
  • Experience overseeing accounts and working directly with clients
  • Experience managing teams or leading direct reports
  • Ability to travel an average of 6 times per year
  • Google Analytics and Google Ads Certified
  • Experience in Higher Education preferred
  • Experience speaking at conferences a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Must be comfortable working with remote clients
  • Exceptional ability to multi-task, prioritize and be adaptable to change
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Passion for all things digital and eagerness to learn
  • Genuine interest in internet trends and staying on top of digital platform updates
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics
  • Understanding of reporting and tracking methods for paid media buys
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Google Docs (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required

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Senior User Experience Strategist

BarkleyREI is looking for a senior user experience strategist to join our growing digital design and marketing agency.  The ideal candidate is an intellectually curious individual that enjoys working in a fast-paced environment on a variety of Web and product development projects.

This person will be part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary project team working directly with clients and users to create user centered websites and web applications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct user research, including but not limited to informational interviews, focus groups and surveys.
  • Translate user input and goals into formal or informal documentation such as user profiles, user flows or personas.
  • Assist with development of digital strategy.
  • Develop architectures and interaction methods that contribute to a positive, interesting, and purposeful user experience.
  • Create information architecture documentation or artifacts such as content outlines/matrices, sitemaps and flows, navigation structures, taxonomies and labeling.
  • Collaborate with Content Strategists to ensure appropriate content is presented to the end user in a coherent, organized, and usable fashion.
  • Create interface design documentation such as wireframes, paper prototypes and functional requirements.
  • Work with visual designers to ensure user experience requirements are accurately captured.
  • Work with front-end and back-end developers to ensure feasibility of the full experience.
  • Utilize Human-Centered Design methodologies to help clients solve problems and innovate.
  • Act as an advocate for the user.
  • Plan and conduct usability testing and site-tree testing. Report findings and provide recommendations.
  • Facilitate Design Thinking workshops both internally and with client stakeholders.
  • Mentor younger members of the Experience Design Team
  • Reports to the VP/Executive Design Director

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university or equivalent
  • 6+ years of experience in the industry is preferred.
  • Online portfolio or relevant work samples required.
  • Strong knowledge of user-centered design principles and usability assessment methods
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Agency experience a plus
  • Comfortable speaking and presenting to various audiences including C-suite executives.

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Senior User Interface Developer

BarkleyREI, one of Pittsburgh’s leading digital design agencies, has an immediate opening for an experienced Senior User Interface Developer on its web development team. The right candidate must be able to manage multiple priorities, work within deadlines and provide accurate estimations of effort. In a fast paced collaborative environment, they will work closely with multiple teams within the organization to launch best-in-breed websites.

If you live and breath all things web, love to push the envelope and have a passion for technology, we want you to be a part of our team.

Responsibilities

  • Write semantic HTML and CSS from Photoshop design documents with a strong focus on web standards and accessibility
  • Contribute to existing projects within their respective frameworks
  • Work with back-end developers, user-experience architects, as well as the design team to come up with the best solutions for a client
  • Staying abreast of new web standards, interface technologies and media technologies
  • Mentoring and guiding other team members on best practices
  • Prepare estimates on required work
  • Improvise, troubleshoot, and learn new skills on the job

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of web related software development
  • Extensive experience writing standards-based, semantically correct HTML and CSS
  • Extensive experience with responsive / mobile web design
  • Extensive experience with JavaScript/DOM, building interactive user interfaces
  • Very strong attention to detail
  • Strong focus on web standards and accessibility
  • Strong understanding of mobile first web practices
  • Strong understanding of cross-browser issues and debugging
  • Experience with common web frameworks and libraries such as Bootstrap, Foundation, jQuery, Vue, Angular, Knockout, Lodash
  • Experience with Less/Sass
  • Experience with CSS coding styles such as BEM, OOCSS and SMACSS
  • Experience with PHP and/or C#
  • Experience and familiarity with GIT for version control
  • Experience with Content Management Systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience writing and maintaining build scripts using NPM, Gulp and Grunt a plus

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Posted August 7, 2019

ADVERTISING COORDINATOR – Rivers Casino

Assists in furthering promotional and brand messaging among several media including but not limited to: radio, TV, print and on property. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Advertising Supervisor and PR/Advertising Manager in coordination of all elements of advertising including collateral and direct mail.
  • Works closely with Marketing Special Events Team ensuring all Marketing Service Request forms are submitted to outside advertising agency with precise details and efficient timelines.
  • Coordinates all digital signage on-property including scheduling and creative.
  • Coordinates signage and collateral needs for all departments including last minute in-house requests.
  • Conducts in-house photography as well as photo touch-ups.
  • Assists with copywriting and proofing of all collateral as well as direct mail.
  • Assists the Advertising Supervisor and PR/Advertising Manager in furthering promotional and brand messaging among several media including but not limited to: radio, TV, print and on property.
  • Assists Digital Media Strategist in ensuring all entertainment collateral is listed in the advertising campaigns.
  • Demonstrate outstanding organization skills to actively manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously, all while in a fast-paced, fluid environment.
  • Performs all other duties as required.

Requirements/Qualifications: (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Bachelor Degree in Marketing or Public Relations preferred
  • A minimum of 1 – 3 years of casino marketing or equivalent experience preferred
  • Proficient in Adobe Design Suite including Adobe InDesign and Photoshop as well as LightRoom REQUIRED
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
  • Requires excellent writing and grammatical skills.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move objects of 25 lbs.
  • Ability to successfully fulfill the pre-employment process
  • Ability to work flexible shifts and days of the week including holidays
  • Ability to obtain and maintain all necessary licensing

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Posted August 2, 2019

NFM + Dymun: Production Manager Job Description

Title: Production Manager

Department: Creative Services

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Salary: $45,000+

 

Summary

NFM + Dymun is looking for a Production Manager for our active, fast-paced agency. We need a detail-driven, highly-organized individual to traffic a wide range of creative jobs through the agency and keep colleagues motivated and on task.

The ideal candidate is someone with an agency background who has strong organizational skills and knowledge of the creative process for print, outdoor, events, digital projects and broadcast production. This individual will help guide all projects through the creative process, building schedules and keeping teams to timelines, budgets and scopes, assuring that deliverables adhere to client’s brand standards,  while handling multiple projects at once. A strong working knowledge of agency creative departments and strong proofing experience is a must.

The Production Manager will report to our agency offices in Downtown Pittsburgh and work directly within the Account and Creative Service teams, (while reporting to the agency’s Creative Director). He or she will be responsible for estimating, planning, coordination, trafficking, implementation, execution, and completion of design, production and deliverables for specific marketing campaigns, ensuring consistency with company standards and client commitments.

Compensation and Perks

  • Competitive base pay, experience driven
    •    Generous incentive compensation package
    •    Excellent health, dental and vision insurance
    •    Retirement package opportunities upon qualification
    •    Bonus(s) at management discretion
    •    Paid vacation
    •    Donut Fridays
    •    Free snacks and beverages
    •    Give and take scheduling system
    •    Unique office setting including multiple lounge areas and rooftop patio

Ideal Qualities

  • You must be passionate about your work and demonstrate an ability to lead concurrent projects of varying size and complexity
  • You’re a very organized, detail-oriented, and resourceful individual with excellent communication skills, comfortable communicating in person, via phone, email or text
  • You live for process, but are flexible when presented with challenges
  • You thrive in a deadline-driven environment and can demonstrate the poise, professionalism and confidence required to move projects forward respectfully
  • You are a positive, solutions-oriented individual

Job Duties

  • Planning, scheduling, and execution of all relevant agency and client projects/campaigns including, but not limited to, print, digital, outdoor, broadcast and events
  • Collaborate with account directors, creative team, project managers to determine plans/needs and execute deliverables
  • Lead internal weekly production meetings
  • Plan, scope and ensure respective project schedules, estimates and timelines
  • Generate digital and/or hard copy project tracking files, assigning project numbers, issuing project instruction sheets and opening job workflow files
  • Track campaign and project deliverables using appropriate, vetted tools
  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of projects to all stakeholders
  • Enhance department and organization by accepting ownership for, and the accomplishment of, new and different business goals, objectives and practices
  • Provide process and procedure instructions, and solve practical problems in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Participate in creative reviews and lead production executions
  • Generate internal weekly status reports
  • Work closely with our external partners to manage production budgets and logistics, compliance and content distribution
  • Issue and record purchase orders for all outside buys for client projects
  • Supervise work performed by suppliers (freelance artists, copywriters, printers, photographers, etc.) and evaluate on-going relationships, costs and quality of work for all external agency production vendors
  • Ensure all artwork is proofread, both before submission to the account managers, and prior to use or publication
  • Coordinate with media director to ensure publication deadlines are met
  • Manage internal and external digital/physical content
  • Manages and maintains internal server structure to ensure all client, creative and agency files are organized and accounted for, while constantly looking for potential improvements

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional experience in a marketing agency production-related environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations or equivalent job-related experience
  • Strong proofreading, research and quality assurance skills
  • Rich experience in vendor relations
  • Rich experience in dealing with creative and graphic design teams
  • Experience with Advantage advertising agency software is a plus

Contact

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to wmaletta@nfmdymun.com.  Additional collateral is welcome. 

About the Agency

NFM + Dymun is a full-service advertising agency with a rich, 30-year history in Pittsburgh.  We create and implement powerful, strategic marketing campaigns, events and sponsorships that develop enduring, emotional connections.

WE ARE DRIVEN…and we are obsessed with providing our clients unparalleled performance. 

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We are an equal-opportunity employer.

 

Senior Media Connections Strategist – Fahlgren Mortine

The Senior Media Connections Strategist is responsible for developing results-driven strategies that deliver meaningful connections between a brand and its audience(s). This individual is responsible for developing cross-channel media strategies and must understand how that intersects with owned, earned and shared media. Our ideal candidate is a well-organized, detail-oriented person with the ability to multi-task, and manages deadlines, budgets and timelines.

Responsibilities

  • Partners with engagement and creative teams to develop strategic recommendations for connecting a brand to their audience(s)
  • Pursues innovative solutions for solving client needs
  • Provides thought leadership and education to both clients and internal audiences
  • Possesses a deep knowledge of both traditional and digital advertising
  • Utilizes research tools to provide consumer and competitive insights and recommendations
  • Ensures fiscal accuracy of all media buys
  • Accurately produces, optimizes and maintains multi-channel programs
  • Provides key insights based on campaign data
  • Identifies anomalies, meaningful data events and trends for further analysis
  • Demonstrates ability to reliably support multiple clients

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant media experience, including audience understanding and research
  • Strong multi-channel understanding and experience are critical
  • Proven digital negotiation and buying skills
  • Demonstrated drive and passion for uncovering and identifying connection points – no matter the medium
  • Uses a creative approach to solving marketing challenges
  • Proven presentation skills
  • Ability to take initiative and assume responsibility, consistently meet tight deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Desire to understand and provide insights from campaign data and analytics
  • Must be a team player
  • Ability to manage others and has the skills required for effective communication and delegation of tasks
  • Strong skills and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Nielsen, MRI, Scarborough, Kantar and Google Marketing Platform
  • BS/BA Business Management, Marketing, Media Studies, Communications or related fields
  • Some travel may be required – up to 35%

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume for this position here: https://careers-fahlgrenmortine.icims.com/jobs/1447/senior-media-connections-strategist/job

Please, no phone calls. Relocation assistance will not be provided.

Fahlgren Mortine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Posted July 10, 2019

Director of Advertising

Reports to: The Publisher

Pittsburgh Magazine was founded in 1969, evolving to become a multi-channel media powerhouse in Western Pennsylvania. Through the power of print, digital, events and custom publishing, Pittsburgh Magazine customizes programs that reach a highly educated and affluent audience as well as creating best-of-class targeted digital advertising programs that reach beyond Pittsburgh Magazine audiences — and beyond the Pittsburgh marketplace as needed. We are passionate about our town, the people who live here, the businesses that thrive here and the stories we tell.

We are seeking a proven advertising sales leader, manager and motivator who will oversee our advertising sales efforts. The Advertising Director will be responsible for meeting print, digital and event sponsorship sales goals and will work with magazine senior management to drive revenue. The Advertising Director will also be fully accountable for managing and developing the Pittsburgh Magazine sales team.

The ideal candidate must have an exceptional record of generating media sales, demonstrated digital expertise and cross-platform selling and strategy. We are looking for someone with an upbeat, collaborative leadership style and an entrepreneurial spirit. The Advertising Director will work closely with the Publisher on setting a course for sales strategy and success.

Expectations are that this sales leader will meet or exceed revenue targets through consultative selling and will build positive relationships both internally with all Pittsburgh Magazine departments as well as externally with clients and agencies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for attaining established print and digital ad revenue and sponsorship sales goals through innovative, creative, strategic and consultative selling.
  • Motivate and manage an integrated sales team to promote maximum sales coverage and activity.
  • Determine appropriate account lists for each member of the sales team, shifting accounts as necessary to maximize account engagement and sales outcomes.
  • Work with staff to develop and execute individual sales action plans.
  • Help the sales team understand and manage all phases of the selling cycle and regularly report accurate revenue projections. 
  • Accompany members of the sales team on account calls as part of the coaching process and to assure the company is aware of account needs and expectations.
  • Build strong relationships with senior agency and client contacts in support of the sales team and to meet personal sales goals.
  • Work with the leadership team to ensure that stated strategies drive advertising revenue objectives.
  • Work with leadership and various team members to develop effective client solutions.
  • Work with marketing, design, and digital to develop sales collateral and promotional materials in support of sales efforts.
  • Work with the appropriate members of the magazine senior management to establish workflow and processes for advertising forecasting, budgeting, goal setting and ongoing advertising operations.
  • Form a solid and positive working relationship with the digital, marketing and editorial staff to encourage collaborative selling.
  • Ensure the sales department adheres to internal administrative procedures and requirements including but not limited to credit applications, insertion orders, collections and meeting production deadlines.
  • Identify and address other operational and staff issues that become apparent in the course of the company’s evolving business plans.

Qualification, Experience and Skills:

  • Experience hiring and managing a sales team with a proven record as a strategic and effective leader and coach.
  • Superior consultative sales skills, with a proven ability to meet and exceed sales goals.
  • Demonstrated success crafting integrated brand strategies resulting in robust ad sales.
  • Proven record translating marketing and promotional objectives into results for advertisers.
  • Track record of structuring and managing negotiations to successful closure.
  • Self-starter who instinctively takes charge and has a positive and collaborative approach.
  • Well-connected in the business community with strong relationships among top-tier ad agencies, local advertising accounts and marketing executives at the client level.
  • Analytical/strategic thinker, creative problem solver and willingness to demonstrate leadership by example.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task.
  • 10 years of ad sales experience desired, with at least 5 in a management capacity.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Base salary plus commission and bonuses
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Outstanding company culture

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Betsy Benson bbenson@pittsburghmagazine.com

Be sure to place “Advertising Director” in the subject line.                                             

 

 

Advertising Brand Manager

Pittsburgh Magazine, ranked as the No. 1 magazine in the region with more readers and advertisers than any other, has an opportunity for an Advertising Brand Manager. We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated person with vision and interest in the media world. The right person will contribute to Pittsburgh Magazine’s rapid growth in print, digital and events, and will benefit from our 50 year history and standing as the most trusted magazine in Pittsburgh.

S/he will be able to demonstrate a pattern of success in building revenue and establishing relationships. The ideal candidate will have a 2-5 years experience in media sales, including an understanding of digital, print and event sponsorship and advertising. This position will oversee an established territory as well as develop new business. Pittsburgh Magazine offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

About Us

Founded in 1969, Pittsburgh Magazine shares the stories that define our region, featuring its most fascinating people and places and encouraging residents and visitors to explore a delightful and surprising place. Pittsburgh Magazine is a leading multimedia brand and has built a market reach of more than 700,000 people a year through its digital, print and event channels.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Betsy Benson bbenson@pittsburghmagazine.com

 

Posted June 18, 2019

Marketing & Promotions Coordinator 

Primanti Corporation – Primanti Bros. Restaurant & Bar
 

The Marketing & Promotions Coordinator manages the completion and execution of key projects within the Marketing Department here at Primanti’s. Setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, monitoring and summarizing projects are just a few of the deliverables. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected and will require taking ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; while exploring opportunities that add value to the team.

  • Oversees internal resources, third parties and Vendors for flawless, on time and accurate execution of planned marketing initiatives
  • Assists in the definition of project scope, required manpower, and timing of project
  • Manages and tracks project progress through the use of on-line project oversight and task management software
  • Manages relationships with all project stakeholders while building relationships with all staff internally
  • Reports on project performance and escalates issues when necessary
  • Communicates regular status updates to internal team as well as restaurants and Vendor partners
  • Oversees production and distribution/shipping of final deliverables to restaurants and manages design, printing, and shipping relationships with Vendor partners
  • Acts as a liason when needed, between all creative Agency partners, internal resources and material production Vendors. Core responsibilities include ensuring tight adherance to deadlines by both internal resources and with all third party Vendors
  • Manages the marketing and promotions calendar, keeping up-to-date and ensuring timely deliver of marketing assets
  • Acts as the inventory manager of all in-house retail and promotional items
  • Provides communication to key organizational stakeholders and restaurant Operations team
  • Provides department support related to expense and budget tracking
  • Participates in meetings and provides reporting as needed
  • Assists in other duties as needed and directed

Proven working experience in promotion and production management

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and project management software

Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with essential job functions

Skill in exercising high degrees of initiative, judgement, and discretion

Bachelors degree and/or 2-4 years in a corporate marketing team or Advertising Agency

If interested in working for an iconic brand, originally founded right here in Pittsburgh, PA and now in 6 states, please send your resume through Indeed, we would love to speak with you!

We offer competitive wages, benefits, PTO, a great place to grow your career, and of course a free sammich now and again!!

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Marketing: 2 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Location:

  • Pittsburgh, PA (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules

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Posted May 23, 2019

POSITION: Manager, Development and Marketing Communications

STATUS: Full-Time, Exempt

REPORTS TO: Director of Development

GENERAL SUMMARY: Family House seeks an experienced, take-charge team member with the ability to build relationships with internal and external constituents. As part of the Family House (FH) Development Department, the Manager, Development and Marketing Communications will have a wide range of fundraising and marketing responsibilities in order to achieve FH goals. This includes, but is not limited to, fundraising via special events, individual and foundation giving, and developing marketing collateral and campaigns. The Manager, Development and Marketing Communications also maintains an awareness of the FH Guest Standards and applies them when the opportunity arises.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Development

In collaboration with the Senior Director of Development and the Director of Development, help develop and implement the Family House annual Development plan, including evaluating corporate and foundation prospects and recommending funding opportunities. Other primary Development responsibilities include:

  • Event Planning
    • Plan and execute fundraising events that meet or exceed budgeted goals.
    • Manage volunteer planning committees.
    • Adhere to timeline for securing sponsorships and in-kind gifts, scheduling vendors, contractors, and caterers, and marketing for each event.
    • Cultivate and manage positive and professional sponsorship, donor, and vendor relationships.
  • Fundraising
    • Coordinate and manage annual donor appeal calendar and solicitations (digital and direct mail).
    • Work with Development Director to coordinate and, on occasion, write corporate and foundation grants.
    • Oversee grants calendar and proposal process.
  • Stewardship
    • Develop and manage annual donor stewardship calendar and process.
    • Coordinate and manage all donor acknowledgments.
    • Oversee the development and submission of all foundation grant reports

Marketing Communications

In collaboration with Senior Leadership Team, develop and implement Family House’s external marketing communications plan, including:

  • Draft and execute the Family House social media strategy.
  • Manage and execute online content and presence for the FH website.
  • Design and develop copy for newsletters (digital and print), donor appeals (digital and print), and other marketing materials, including, but not limited to, donor menus, hospital brochures, fact sheets, news releases, etc.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate department intern(s).
  • Maintain accurate donor and prospect data in FH’s Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Generate reports as needed for updates, mailings, progress reporting, and analysis.
  • Serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

SPECIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong written and oral communications, including familiarity with business writing standards and proper usage of grammar and vocabulary.
  • Proficiency with social media and online best practices.
  • Self-motivated and able to work collaboratively with a team or independently.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Proficient in utilizing software packages and programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) and online search engines. Familiarity with WordPress and Raiser’s Edge fundraising database a plus.
  • Able to organize and manage work efficiently and consistently while maintaining organized records.

KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years’ experience in nonprofit Development or Marketing Communications required.
  • Proven success in managing and prioritizing a variety of assignments simultaneously while maintaining strict attention to details and deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge fundraising database preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Endurance and ability to stand, walk, climb, and position oneself in order to set up for, carry out, and disassemble special events or to conduct other marketing activities.
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to perform outdoor work duties despite seasonal weather conditions.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this position. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions associated with this position.

Interested?  Please submit your resume and cover letter here .

 

Posted April 8, 2019

Account Manager, Ad Agency

LarsonO’Brien – Pittsburgh, PA

Looking to develop the firm’s next generation of leaders

Experience: 4-6 years – agency experience

  • Be part of a specialized ad agency focused on the building products industry
  • Work in a challenging, fast-paced environment
  • Build new skills, refine your strengths, fortify your weaknesses, and take your career to the next step
  • Join an outstanding team of supportive co-workers to produce results for clients who are industry leaders in their category
  • Play a part in making a meaningful impact in large, fascinating category
  • Manage a group of LO Accounts
  • Be the day-to-day contact on the account portfolio
  •  Manage relationship, all projects from start to completion, budgets, billing
  • Lead weekly production meeting and client status calls for your accounts
  • Work closely with senior leaders on the business to organize and proactively plan for upcoming activity and new opportunities
  • Work with senior management to develop client monthly reporting
  • Contribute to continued growth of the AM function at LO, creating process improvement, consistency and overall leadership of accounts
  • Manage projects, ensuring profitability, communicating and addressing any potential over-budget issues
  • Keeping all projects on task – from timing and budget perspectives, communicating to team and senior management any gaps
  • Develop presentations and marketing plans – acting as the owner – with support from senior LO staff and team collaboration
  • Strong digital acumen including digital strategy, implementation and reporting – experience with Google Analytics a plus
  • Possess a can-do spirit and an intellectual curiosity to learn and uncover market intelligence
  • Possess a hunter mentality to grow current client business by recognizing new opportunities for growth
  • Maintain regular relationships with client contacts and keep senior management aware of the client relationship

Apply here

 

Posted April 8, 2019

Digital Marketing Specialist

BarkleyREI is growing its digital marketing team and has an immediate opening for a paid search and paid social media expert to help execute digital advertising campaigns for our growing roster of clients. The team at BarkleyREI in Pittsburgh delivers best-in-class digital marketing and advertising services that center on measurement, transparency, and collaborative client engagements.
 
We are looking for applicants who are passionate about all things digital marketing. If you have paid search and social media experience, love working with campaign analytics, and use your multi-tasker DNA to play well in collaborative groups while managing independent projects, we have a great opportunity for you to become a part of our growing team.

Essential Responsibilities

    • Manage the implementation and optimization of client Google AdWords, Facebook Ads, and Display Advertising campaigns.
    • Write and edit text ads in Google AdWords and Facebook Ads campaigns as needed.
    • Create and deliver timely and accurate campaign reports using tracking platforms, including Google DoubleClick and Google Analytics.
    • Communicate effectively and lead the presentation of campaign results and actions taken to successfully manage campaigns.
    • Work directly with internal (agency) and external (client, partner, platform) teams to help support and deliver solutions and services as outlined by client contracts.
    • Develop strategic and long-term relationships with clients and platform partners.
    • Support Digital Marketing Strategists and Client Services teams as needed.
    • Support a highly collaborative team where work is often delegated between client groups and work responsibilities can change on an ongoing basis.
    • 2 or more years of relevant paid search and social media experience.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Exceptional ability to multi-task, prioritize and be adaptable to change.
    • Passion for social media, curiosity for all things digital and eagerness to learn.
    • Genuine interest in internet trends and staying on top of digital platform updates.
    • Thorough understanding of Google AdWords, Facebook and Instagram Advertising best practices and technical requirements.
    • Familiarity with Google Analytics.
    • Understanding of reporting and tracking methods for paid media buys.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Google Docs (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent industry experience

Apply here

 

Posted April 8, 2019

Senior Digital Marketing Strategist

Join the Team at BarkleyREI
 
BarkleyREI is growing its digital marketing team and is looking for a senior digital marketing expert to work alongside an existing team to help execute digital advertising campaigns for our growing roster of clients. The team at BarkleyREI delivers best-in-class digital marketing and advertising services that center on measurement, transparency, and collaborative client engagements with a focus on the Higher Education, Tourism, Services and Non-Profit industries.  
 
We are looking for candidates who have hands-on experience directly managing a broad-range of digital marketing channels that include Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Display. Candidates will manage campaign strategy, implementation and work directly with clients to measure success.
 
If you love talking digital strategy and use your multi-tasker DNA to play well in collaborative groups while managing independent delivery of complex digital campaigns, we have a great opportunity for you to become a part of our growing team.

Essential Responsibilities

    • Lead the implementation, optimization and provide expert support for client campaigns.
    • Lead key channel-level functions including research, audits, ad development, training, optimization and more in Facebook, LinkedIn, Google AdWords, display and emerging media channels. 
    • Lead the transition and/or development, launch and testing of client campaigns.
    • Create and deliver timely and accurate campaign reports using a variety of tracking platforms, including Google AdWords, Facebook and Google Analytics.
    • Manage daily client communications and projects and lead the presentation of campaign results and actions taken to successfully manage campaigns.                    
    • Work directly with internal (agency) and external (client, partner, platform) teams to help support and deliver solutions and services as outlined by client contracts.
    • Provide expanded support for social, display, retargeting, and list based strategies as needed. (with support of existing team of strategists/specialists)
    • Develop strategic and long-term relationships with clients and platform partners.
    • Support other Digital Marketing Strategists and Client Services teams as needed.
    • Work with a highly collaborative team where work is often delegated between client groups and work responsibilities can change on an ongoing basis.

Qualifications

    • 8+ years of relevant experience
    • Experience with account management and working directly with clients
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
    • Exceptional ability to multi-task, prioritize and be adaptable to change
    • Passion for paid search, but curiosity for all things digital and eagerness to learn
    • Genuine interest in internet trends and staying on top of digital platform updates
    • Familiarity with Google Analytics
    • Understanding of reporting and tracking methods for paid media buys
    • Experience in Higher Education is a plus
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Google Docs (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
    • Bachelor’s Degree

Apply here

Posted April 8, 2019

Senior User Experience Strategist

BarkleyREI is looking for a senior user experience strategist to join our growing digital design and marketing agency.  The ideal candidate is an intellectually curious individual that enjoys working in a fast-paced environment on a variety of Web and product development projects.
 
This person will be part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary project team working directly with clients and users to create user centered websites and web applications.

Job Responsibilities

    • Conduct user research, including but not limited to informational interviews, focus groups and surveys.
    • Translate user input and goals into formal or informal documentation such as user profiles, user flows or personas.
    • Assist with development of digital strategy.
    • Develop architectures and interaction methods that contribute to a positive, interesting, and purposeful user experience.
    • Create information architecture documentation or artifacts such as content outlines/matrices, sitemaps and flows, navigation structures, taxonomies and labeling.
    • Collaborate with Content Strategists to ensure appropriate content is presented to the end user in a coherent, organized, and usable fashion.
    • Create interface design documentation such as wireframes, paper prototypes and functional requirements.
    • Work with visual designers to ensure user experience requirements are accurately captured.
    • Work with front-end and back-end developers to ensure feasibility of the full experience.
    • Utilize Human-Centered Design methodologies to help clients solve problems and innovate.
    • Act as an advocate for the user.
    • Plan and conduct usability testing and site-tree testing. Report findings and provide recommendations.
    • Facilitate Design Thinking workshops both internally and with client stakeholders.
    • Mentor younger members of the Experience Design Team
    • Reports to the VP/Executive Design Director

Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university or equivalent
    • 6+ years of experience in the industry is preferred.
    • Online portfolio or relevant work samples required.
    • Strong knowledge of user-centered design principles and usability assessment methods
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Agency experience a plus
    • Comfortable speaking and presenting to various audiences including C-suite executives.

Apply here

 

Posted April 8, 2019

Digital Project Manager

BarkleyREI has an immediate opening for a Digital Project Manager who will play a critical role to ensure that our team members are working together to produce great solutions that clients love.
 
We are looking for a positive, proactive candidate with a sincere interest in building a career in the digital space who enjoys working in a team-oriented environment.
 
The Digital Project Manager will report to the Director of Project Management and will support our growing digital marketing and strategy team. They will be expected to effectively manage projects to ensure that quality solutions are delivered on time and on budget.

Responsibilities

    • Maintain overall project timeline, timeline/scope shifts and budgets throughout project lifecycle
    • Manage day-to-day coordination with the digital operations manager related to contracts, proposals, team/client communications during production lifecycle, ad operations and QA
    • Lead efforts for development of business requirements, measures of project success, change management, communications, and project analysis for projects
    • Help develop, revise, and distribute schedules for high volumes of all interactive projects
    • Uses discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance
    • Ability to prioritize projects and deliverables with digital marketing team
    • Process advocacy, working with team to ensure project milestones are met on time and on budget
    • Track team resource load/pipeline load and work on conflict resolution when required
    • Maintaining weekly job status report and review weekly with Director of Digital Strategy
    • Conducting weekly project meetings involving personnel from cross-functional departments
    • Making sure all jobs are properly approved by Digital Strategists and clients during key project phases
    • Ensure server organization, file naming, and routing procedures are consistent between groups and coordinate dissemination of assets from clients to Digital Strategists
    • Manage projects with vendors and contractors and facilitate integration with team schedules
    • Archive project files and assets with responsible parties

Resource Management

    • Contribute to organization-wide production schedule for creative and technical resources
    • Help to eliminate bottlenecks to maintain steady flow of billable work
    • Work with internal partners to resolve scheduling conflicts
    • Provide ideas for optimizing the production workflow

Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university or equivalent experience required
    • Minimum 3 years working as a Project Manager in an interactive environment
    • 5+ years working with and managing complex digital projects
    • Solid understanding of the digital marketing process and supporting technologies
    • Ability to organize information quickly and at a high level
    • Experience managing large teams
    • Flexibility in accommodating rapid change
    • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly
    • Proven effectiveness when working under pressure
    • Facility for communicating effectively one-on-one and in small teams
    • Ability to manage through diplomacy
    • Project Management experience in a technology or marketing related field is preferred
    • Formal Project Management training is a plus

Apply here

Posted April 4, 2019

Director of Marketing & Communications

Reports To:    Chief Advancement Officer

Supervises:    Communications Specialists (2), Communications Liaison, Community Reception Associate

Job Summary: Strategic, collaborative and dynamic professional will set and guide the strategy for all communications for Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (Food Bank) to ensure that the organization is viewed as the leader in mobilizing our community to solve hunger in southwestern Pennsylvania and as the primary source of information about hunger in our region.

Holds overall responsibility for designing and implementing a communications plan for the Food Bank and oversight of the Food Bank’s varied and integrated communications products and services including: print publications, online, website, social channels, media and public relations. Directly manages communications activities that promote, enhance and protect the organization’s brand. Responsible for the development, integration and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership. Will be an ambassador for the organization with established relationships with the media and relevant constituents to drive broader awareness, motivate advocacy and build stronger relationships with the Food Bank.

Accountable for further developing a high-performing team that is structured like an agency with staff members operating as communications generalists assigned to meet the marketing and communications needs of several departments and functional areas.

Will demonstrate passion for social services, adhere to the highest ethical standards, have an empathetic disposition and model respect for people we serve.

Principal Responsibilities:

Leadership, Planning and Strategy

  • Develops, implements and monitors performance of an integrated strategic communications plan that addresses both short- and long-term objectives and tactics to advance the Food Bank’s brand identity, broaden awareness of its programs and priorities and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences
  • Creates marketing and public relations strategies that will enable Food Bank leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including media and key influencers
  • Identifies challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization; works with executive team, senior leaders and staff to identify internal and external communications opportunities and solutions
  • Serves as strategic communications counselor to Food Bank leadership
  • Works closely with Chief Advancement Officer to ensures that marketing communications initiatives throughout the organization are connected to the Food Bank’s overall strategic plan
  • Keeps abreast of emerging trends and developments in marketing communications and in the areas of food banks and hunger
  • Builds relationships with thought leaders to grow industry awareness
  • Maintains a keen understanding of industry trends affecting food banks and hunger and makes appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy surrounding them
  • Oversees development, distribution and maintenance of all Food Bank print and electronic communications; establishes and manages relationships with appropriate vendors
  • Leads and oversees the content that engages audience segments and results in measurable action; decide to whom, where and when to disseminate
  • Serves as lead point person on media interactions that help promote and/or advance the organization and exercises judgment to prioritize media opportunities
  • Actively engages, cultivates and manages media relationships to ensure coverage surrounding Food Bank programs, events and fundraising

Duties and Responsibilities for Assigned Departments and Functional Teams

  • Regularly meet with representatives of assigned departments and functional teams to develop effective strategies to meet goals and objectives and to advance the Food Bank strategic plan
  • Coordinate all marketing communication and public relations activities including:
    • Meet established deadlines and work within determined budgets
    • Develop content for items that may include brochures, one-sheets, fliers, mailers, web pages, blog posts and other tactical approaches
    • Manage design production by interfacing with a variety of designers, sharing layouts, managing edits and securing approvals prior to releasing to print; and maintain the adherence to established Food Bank graphic and content standards
    • Report status and updates on all jobs to appropriate department or function area representatives
  • Provide strategic counsel and/or manage and support events; this may include planning event timeline, managing logistics, collateral, media relations and registration needs as well as event set up
  • Coordinate social media efforts to engage audiences across traditional and new media
  • Execute media relations strategy seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media including:
    • Leverage existing media relationships and cultivate new contacts within business and industry media
    • Manage media inquiries and interview requests
    • Create content for press releases, byline articles and keynote presentations
    • Monitor, analyze and communicate PR results on a monthly basis

Management and Team Building

  • Establishes work plans, performance objectives/measures, goals (and regular reporting mechanisms) for each staff member supervised, undertaking regular supervision and training to achieve those goals
  • Provides day-to-day leadership of all marketing and communications efforts to ensure that the performance of each effort is tracking to meet/exceed goals
  • Ensures that technology systems are in place to meet program needs
  • Ensures policies and procedures for the marketing and communications function are complete and accurate
  • Manages the performance of all direct reports, with particular emphasis on the productivity measures and tracking against goals. Also pays particular attention to activity of those individuals. Ensures that each staff member is managing his/her assignments effectively in relation to goals.
  • Prepares and manages annual budget for programs supervised.  Reviews and approves expenditures in these areas
  • Promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality
  • Mentors and develops staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis

Required characteristics, abilities and skills:

  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Effective communication skills
  • Proven media relations success and relationships
  • Extensive knowledge of social media platforms, analytics and opportunities
  • Self-awareness
  • An ability to think critically and strategically
  • Tenacity
  • Thoughtfulness about organizational culture
  • A focus on excellence
  • An ability to motivate, inspire, and influence
  • An ability to tolerate ambiguity
  • An ability to accept responsibility and lead by example
  • A belief that talent management should be a high priority
  • A passion for the mission of the organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of communications experience ideally within a complex nonprofit entity
  • Ability to transform information into meaningful messages and to disseminate to targeted audiences through the best distribution channels
  • Experience in acting as a company spokesperson; comfortable and skilled in both broadcast and print media interviews
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors and service population
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently
  • High energy, maturity and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels
  • Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality
  • Bachelor’s degree, masters preferred; significant work experience can substitute for the degree
  • Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; email and social media platforms
  • Valid driver’s license.  A car is required, as is proof of current car insurance.  Mileage reimbursement will be paid by the Food Bank.
  • Clearances:  Act 33 and Act 34 Background checks
  • Ability to move or lift 25-50 pounds and stand for 3-4 hours

Disclaimer

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

How to Apply: Go to https://cssgpfb.sentrichr.com/?requisition=115 click apply, create a login, fill out our online application, and attach a cover letter and resume.

 

Posted April 4, 2019

Communications and Public Relations Specialist

Reports To:     Director of Marketing & Communications

Summary of Position: Work with the Chief Advancement Officer, Director of Marketing & Communications and other Food Bank personnel to create and maintain a favorable public image for Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank by communicating programs, accomplishments and/or points of view.

The Marketing & Communications team is structured like an agency. Staff members operate as communications generalists and are assigned to meet the marketing and communications needs of several departments and functional areas. The Communications and Public Relations Specialist provides the following support to all assigned departments and functional teams: strategic planning and counseling related to public relations and marketing initiatives, development and execution of print collateral, creation of speeches and talking points, planning and supporting events, maintaining and building media relations initiatives. This includes fielding media questions and pitching stories to the media, preparing media and ambassador kits, managing social media communication and organizing press conferences.

The incumbent should demonstrate passion for social services and have a proven record of building relationships with internal and external constituencies. Will adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrate empathetic disposition and perseverance and respect people we serve.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with director of Marketing & Communications to develop a communications and public relations plan including strategy, goals, budget and tactics
  • Evaluate opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships and advertising on an on-going basis
  • Build relationships with thought leaders to grow industry awareness
  • Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends affecting internal clients and make appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy surrounding them

Duties and Responsibilities for Assigned Departments and Functional Teams

  • Regularly meet with representatives of assigned departments and functional teams to develop effective strategies to meet goals and objectives and to advance the Food Bank strategic plan
  • Coordinate all marketing communication and public relations activities including:
    • Meet established deadlines and work within determined budgets
    • Develop content for items that may include brochures, one-sheets, fliers, mailers, web pages, blog posts and other tactical approaches
    • Manage design production by interfacing with a variety of designers, sharing layouts, managing edits and securing approvals prior to releasing to print; and maintain the adherence to established Food Bank graphic and content standards
    • Report status and updates on all jobs to appropriate department or function area representatives
  • Provide strategic counsel and/or manage and support events; this may include planning event timeline, managing logistics, collateral, media relations and registration needs as well as event set up
  • Coordinate social media efforts to engage audiences across traditional and new media
  • Execute media relations strategy seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media including:
    • Leverage existing media relationships and cultivate new contacts within business and industry media
    • Manage media inquiries and interview requests
    • Create content for press releases, byline articles and keynote presentations
    • Monitor, analyze and communicate PR results on a monthly basis

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of public relations experience ideally within a complex nonprofit entity
  • Proven track record executing successful marketing communications and public relations campaigns at both a local and regional level
  • Strong relationships with both local and regional media outlets
  • Experience in acting as a company spokesperson; comfortable and skilled in both broadcast and print media interviews
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Solid experience with social media including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Event planning experience
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors and service population
  • Fantastic customer service ethic
  • Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; email and web searches
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications or related discipline preferred; significant work experience can substitute for the degree
  • Valid driver’s license. A car is required, as is proof of current car insurance.  Mileage reimbursement will be paid by the Food Bank.
  • Clearances: Act 33 and Act 34 Background checks
  • Ability to move or lift 25-50 pounds and stand for 3-4 hours

Disclaimer

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

How to Apply: Go to https://cssgpfb.sentrichr.com/?requisition=116 click apply, create a login, fill out our online application, and attach a cover letter and resume.

 

Posted April 4, 2019

Communications Liaison

Reports To:          Director of Marketing & Communications 

Summary of the Position:    The Communications Liaison splits time between front desk services and project support for the Marketing & Communications team.

The Marketing & Communications team is structured like an agency. Staff members operate as communications generalists and are assigned to meet the marketing and communications needs of several departments and functional areas. The Communications Liaison centralizes coordination of production, design and project management for marketing and communications efforts at the Food Bank.

At the front desk, the Communications Liaison is the first point of contact many people have with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (Food Bank) and handles the flow of visitors, calls and communications through the Food Bank in an accurate, high quality and timely manner.

The incumbent should demonstrate passion for social services, provide outstanding customer service, demonstrate empathy, enthusiasm and perseverance and embody the respect we have for people we serve as well as for our partners and community members who join us in this effort.

Marketing and Communications Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works alongside Communications and Public Relations Specialists (2) and Director of Marketing & Communications to complete the following:
  • Coordinates all print jobs – includes writing print specifications; getting print bids; having the right individuals review and approve proofs and ensuring on-time delivery
  • Manage design and print production for all signage requests including banners, easel signage and any other requests that come through the Marketing & Communications function area
  • Makes updates to marketing material templates
  • Ensures accuracy of project management system
  • Assists with special events as necessary
  • Responsible for ordering and monitoring supplies of all Food Bank-branded materials; coordinating inventory management and ordering with appropriate staff
  • Maintaining Lands’ End Store by working with HR to ensure vouchers are available, updating store inventory seasonally and pushing out store updates to staff

 

Front Desk Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve visitors by greeting, welcoming, directing and announcing them appropriately
  • Answer, screen and forward any incoming phone calls via a multi-line telephone system while providing basic information as provided by the Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Receive and sort daily mail/deliveries; maintain postage machine; train pertinent staff in outgoing and incoming mail procedures
  • Maintain security by following procedures and controlling access (monitor logbook, issue visitor and volunteer badges)
  • Update appointment calendars and schedule meetings/appointments
  • Perform other clerical receptionist duties such as filing, photocopying, collating, faxing etc.
  • Maintain an adequate supply of all common office supplies and manage special-order requests from staff
  • Maintain schedule of front desk coverage
  • Provide back-up administrative support for the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer; support general Development Department efforts, which may include seasonal gift entry and other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Proven working experience in similar roles
  • Skill in InDesign or other design software a plus, or training will be provided
  • Print production knowledge a plus; or training will be provided
  • Proficient using the latest versions of Microsft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and web searches
  • Solid communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive in dealing with issues that may arise
  • Ability to organize, multitask, prioritize and work under pressure
  • Work schedule flexibility; availability on some weekends and evenings
  • Valid drivers’ license
  • Associates degree or equivalent experience required
  • Valid driver’s license.  A car is required, as is proof of current car insurance.  Mileage reimbursement will be paid by the Food Bank.
  • Clearances:  Act 33 and Act 34 Background checks
  • Ability to move or lift 25-50 pounds and stand for 3-4 hours

Disclaimer

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

How to Apply: Go to https://cssgpfb.sentrichr.com/?requisition=114 click apply, create a login, fill out our online application, and attach a cover letter and resume.

Posted April 1, 2019

DIGITAL SALES COORDINATOR:

Job Description:  The Digital Marketing Coordinator will support the advertising sales team with the coordination, organization, execution, management, reporting, analysis and optimization of digital campaigns; which may include, programmatic display, social advertising (Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter), and website advertising. For this entry-level position, he/she is expected to be a highly motivated individual with a demonstrated knowledge and/or interest in digital marketing and possess the drive to learn and master skills.

  • Support sales team: Collect creative from client’s monthly web programs, e-blasts, e-newsletters, sponsored content, targeted display and any other digital product
  • Upload advertising to website monthly
  • Prepare Magazine Manager (CRM) digital reports for weekly sales meeting
  • Do end of the month analytics reports for each client for web programs, e-blasts, e-newsletters, sponsored content, targeted display and any other digital product
  • Prepare Monthly digital OVR reports
  • Collaborate with Social media coordinator and collect assets for social media advertising
  • Work with Digital Director for all assets due for all contests and promotions
  • Work as key contact with Recrue Media for all targeted display advertising campaigns
  • Work as key contact with Site Impact for all email advertising campaigns
  • Coordinate advertising schedules monthly
  • Job reports to the Digital Director

Qualifications:

  • An inquisitive nature. You should be excited to check the data on all accounts each day and curious to find out the causes and effects of any data anomalies you spot
  • Strong excel skills necessary and comfortable working with numbers
  • Passionate about learning digital and interactive marketing strategies and integrated marketing
  • Impeccable attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to own projects – making sure they get done correctly and on-time
  • Analytical thinker who can use data to execute and improve campaign performance
  • Results-oriented, self-starter with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong desire and ability to learn and grow within the team and the company
  • 4-year college degree required

 

To Apply: Candidates should send a cover letter and resumé to Rich Cook at rcook@pittsburghmagazine.com

Posted March 22, 2019

Account Supervisor

Pipitone Group is a marketing and communications firm that does great work with great people. How do we do it? We InteGREAT. Brand building and business building. Marketing and sales. We develop multi-disciplined, integrated approaches—and then execute them flawlessly—to help clients achieve results.

Can You Cultivate? Integrate? Motivate? We are seeking an Account Supervisor who knows how to grow and nurture strong client relationships. We are looking for someone who understands integration and knows how to apply marketing strategy across all media. Someone who knows how to organize, inspire a team and drive better thinking. This individual will supervise the development of integrated marketing, advertising and communication programs for key accounts.  The Account Supervisor will be responsible for:

  • Assuming a leadership role within the Account Services team, helping to prioritize and manage overall client assignments and department workflow. Serve as a mentor to Account Executives and Assistant Account Executives.
  • Utilizing client and industry expertise to strategize, supervise, plan, and execute strategic marketing activities for clients.
  • Ensuring comprehensive and concise communication between internal and external Client teams by assuming a leadership position in client calls and meetings (i.e., internal status meetings).
  • Consulting with other departments as needed to be certain client objectives are clearly understood and effective strategic solutions are developed.
  • Reviewing Client team members’ work to ensure that it reflects the client’s approved strategy and objectives prior to submission to the Executive team and client.
  • Staying abreast of general marketing trends and best practices.

As a dynamic team player you will work in collaboration with the executive team to create this company’s absolute best work, bringing innovative bold ideas to life coupled with service excellence.

Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or a related field with a minimum of 5 years B2B/B2C experience in Account Services required.  Strong technical skills in MS Office, word processing, spreadsheets, Internet software, email, database software required, as well as strong perceptive and analytic abilities.

Please submit resume, references and salary requirements to pgjobs@pipitonegroup.com. No phone calls please.

Posted March 20, 2019

Elisco’s Creative Café is looking for a Graphic Designer with two to five year’s experience, solid design skills, and an appreciation for Italian food and a Mediterranean lifestyle. The designer will work independently and as a member of a project team. Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud software.

Send samples and resume to jelisco@elisco.com

 

Job Title: Marketing Operations Technology Lead
Job ID: 1900009V
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Health Plan
Department: Marketing Communications
Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

UPMC has an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Operations Technology Lead at its downtown Pittsburgh location at the U.S. Steel Tower. This position will be responsible for the day-to-day technical operations of various marketing platforms, platform reporting, and managing technology projects to meet business goals. The Marketing Operations Technology Lead will work as a liaison between IT support staff, marketing staff, and staff from different lines of business to build and maintain configurations utilizing marketing technology platforms. This role should be well versed in concepts such as technology integration, Application Programing Interfaces (APIs), data quality, and workflow processes. This position reports to Sr. Manager, Marketing Operations and Technology.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage aspects of various marketing technology platforms including vendor relationships, administrative functions, process improvements, user account permissions, reporting, IT needs, and assist in championing the use of these technologies in the department.
  • Perform the configuration and testing of audience “journey” tracking for CTA’s between communication tactics & various systems that support campaign analysis, dynamic content, reporting, and personalization.
  • Be the first line of support for marketing technology issues, and coordinate with internal and external support staff only when needed.
  • Manage ad-hoc projects for marketing technologies such as integration into our portals, single sign-on functionality, and system updates.
  • Be aware of vendor platform upgrades and how they impact the department, including writing the department communications about these changes and provide support to staff when needed.
  • Perform a business analyst function to evaluate marketing technologies that fill the gap for various business needs.
  • Work as a liaison between internal departments and vendors to implement cross-departmental marketing technologies and develop operational processes around marketing technology with marketing administration and operations staff.
  • Develop efficient data structures, inputs, and processes for Marketing platforms owned and implemented by Marketing Operations, including the upstream and downstream effects of data format changes.
  • Maintain platform utilization statistics and reporting to assist with implementation strategies for increased use of these systems by marketing staff.
  • Act as the subject matter expert on API documentation & platform data elements across all technology platforms during implementation projects, or for departmental reporting and analytics needs.
  • Lead or assist on the communication between IT and Marketing staff for technical issue resolution of different severity, through access to the IT Department ticketing systems.
  • Document technical processes and maintain platform information in the Marketing Knowledgebase as the primary contact in Marketing Operations for all technology platforms.
  • Translate permission differences to staff who create or revoke user accounts in various Marketing platforms.
  • Support the other team members from the Marketing Operations and Marketing Administration teams as needed, including project management efforts, operational reporting requests, marketing automation, channel readiness, and operations leadership.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Business Administration, Marketing, or Information Technology, with a proper understanding of Marketing department functions.
  • Minimum 4+ years’ experience in supporting marketing automation, marketing system deployment, or technical integration between marketing and business platforms.
  • Knowledge of the evaluation process for technology selection, and experience writing business requirements for technology integration.
  • Knowledge of the data used in Marketing reporting and operations, the various functions of different IT roles, and the general marketing system landscape.
  • Ability to take business processes and align them to technical processes and capabilities.
  • Must be able to document project and task work appropriately, and present information in both technical and non-technical formats for different audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional technical projects, implementation and maintenance of marketing platforms.
  • Must be structured, organized, proactive, and able to work independently with little direction.
  • Experience with managing technical calls with vendor support staff and making configuration changes in marketing systems as needed.

Apply for this position.

Posted March 14, 2019

UX/UI Designer

At MarketSpace Communications, we thrive on turning out the kind of creative work that can stop people in their tracks. Part of how we do this is through our digital work. We are committed to thinking outside of the box—or the page, for that matter—and coming up with ideas that drive traffic, generate sales, and meet any other needs clients demand.

With so much interactive coming through, we’re ready to boost our team with the addition of a UX/UI Designer.

We’re looking for a well-rounded designer with experience specifically in the digital space. But at MarketSpace, the client commitment is just as important as the work itself. So we’re seeking someone who loves maintaining robust relationships and exceeding client needs. This role requires someone who has experience in designing websites that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but are outstanding in functionality and UX/UI. Experience in responsive design is a must. Design experience should also extend to other digital and traditional outlets, with overall skills in typography, iconography and art direction. These are things that the designer will work closely with our developers on to ensure best-in-class executions.

A UX/UI Designer’s responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Experience in website design, including responsive/mobile first
  • Experience in other digital channels and applications
  • Ability to apply best practice UX/UI into design
  • Excellence in design principles, including typography, illustration, iconography, art direction, photography selection and application, etc.
  • Work with Developers on creating best user experience through design, including UX/UI
  • Work with the Digital Director and Developers on project planning, which includes defining project scope, timeline and estimated hours
  • Creating relationships and trust with clients
  • Managing day-to-day workflow on digital projects to ensure that all project milestones are achieved and deadlines are met
  • Presenting work to clients and being able to speak to design rationale
  • Collaborate with other MarketSpace team members – digital, creative and account – working on projects for the same client to ensure cohesion of message and brand.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Advertising or other related field
  • 5-7 years experience as a designer, with at least 2 of those years focused in digital design
  • Required software skills include Microsoft Programs and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated with proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in a team environment

Please send resumes to:
Jen Yavorsky and John Miller

Posted March 11, 2019

Marketing Coordinator

Schell Games is a highly talented group of artists, programmers, producers, and game designers led by game industry veteran Jesse Schell.  We like creating family-friendly games that are transformational and fun.  Presently, we focus on creating a wide variety of innovative gaming experiences including theme park installations, web-based MMO’s, next generation consoles, social games, and mobile platforms.

Do you believe games can be fun and emotionally engaging?  Would you agree that games can positively affect people?

If you answered “YES!” to both questions, you might be a fit for our studio!

MARKETING POSITION

We are seeking a skilled marketing coordinator to join an energetic, fast-paced marketing department. The Marketing Coordinator will support the department’s initiatives as it promotes its services and games to B-to-B and B-to-C audiences.

This tech-savvy individual possesses outstanding communication and organizational skills. They will be friendly, curious, and adaptive, and enjoy working in a team-driven environment. The candidate will have a passion for games and understand the complexities of various game and social communities.

This position will report to the Sr. Director of Marketing.

This position is a full-time (40 hours per week), temporary position (6 to 9 month engagement).

Primary Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Conceive, develop, and implement marketing campaigns that align with overall strategic marketing efforts of the department
  • Develop strong written content that aligns directly with the target channel and audience (e.g. writing blog posts, articles, email newsletters, communications materials)
  • Create compelling visual content for use on various channels and platforms (e.g. infographics, videos, gifs, and other visuals)
  • Develop and execute social media campaigns using the proper tone and voice of the channel
  • Develop and execute email marketing campaigns
  • Assist with various PR activities, including award submissions, online media kits, and list maintenance
  • Maintain content on the company’s various websites
  • Handle sponsorship requests
  • Coordinate with Marketing and Development Teams to ensure brand consistency
  • Respond to informational requests, comments, and customer queries in a timely manner
  • Use various measurement tools to report on campaign and channel effectiveness

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of traditional and digital marketing, content marketing, email marketing, and social media marketing
  • Strong communication, copywriting, and organizational skills
  • Solid understanding of popular social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram
  • Ability to interact as part of a team and to contribute to increasing productivity goals and efficiencies
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Prior work experience as a marketing coordinator or a similar role
  • Familiarity with content management systems (CMS)
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite is essential

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with video production and editing would be valuable
  • Graphic design experience preferred
  • Game industry experience preferred

Apply for this position

Posted February 12, 2019

Social Media & Digital Brand Manager – Primanti Bros. Restaurant & Bar

The Social Media & Digital Brand Manager is responsible for advancing a cherished, home-town favorite Primanti Bros. brand image across paid and owned social & digital channels, which ultimately drives sales, Guest (Fan) traffic, frequency, and loyalty.

We have a rich history going back to our first location in the Strip District back in ’33 and are now in 6 states!

Just a few of your responsibilities would include:

Ensuring a cohesive digital experience aligning with Primanti Bros. established and documented marketing & messaging strategies.

Managing multiple projects related to the digital presence of our brand.

Accountable for the growth of Primanti Bros. social influence and audience in both core & expansion markets.

Engaging in brand-building community involvement.

Monitoring, responding, tracking, and analyzing on-line restaurant reviews, elevating issues when necessary.

Coordinating content creation with internal Team, partner agencies, and operations staff.

Proactively create social content pillars and underlying story-lines that are deployable in both paid and organic execution, to which our Fan base will respond positively.

Ensuring all major campaigns and initiatives launch correctly across all digital touch-points, including website, app, email, social & digital media.

We offer very competitive pay, PTO, health benefits, a crazy-fun environment to work in, and a free “sammich” now and again, along with much more!

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Social Media Marketing: 2 years (Preferred)

Location:

  • Pittsburgh, PA (Preferred)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Gym memberships or discounts
  • Flexible schedules
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules

Apply here

Posted February 1, 2019

Public Relations Manager Position – Blender, Inc.

About Blender

Blender, Inc., is Pittsburgh’s leading integrated marketing firm specializing in work with non-profits, arts organizations and educational institutions. We’ve taken our combined decades of results-driven marketing work in the corporate, commercial, and retail industries and blended it with heart for our community. That’s why Blender is like no other advertising agency in Pittsburgh. Learn more at www.blenderadv.com.

At Blender, Inc., the selected candidate will join an experienced team of innovative communicators to produce powerful, results-oriented work. The individual will manage the development of public relations plans and tactics for a variety of clients. Potential for growth within the company.

Responsibilities

  • Lead development and execution of integrated communication plans including strategy, goals, tactics and measurement
  • Develop effective media relations strategies, seeking prominent placements in print, broadcast and digital media
  • Coordinate and execute all public relations activities
  • Develop and cultivate strong media relationships across relevant media
  • Manage media pitches, follow-up, inquiries and interview requests
  • Thoroughly prepare clients for media appearances through practice sessions, development of key messages/talking points
  • Conduct interviews and author journalistic style articles
  • Work in cooperation with social media team to engage audiences across traditional and new media
  • Create content for press releases, byline articles, thought leadership pieces, key messages/talking points
  • Develop and send email campaigns using Constant Contact
  • Monitor, analyze and communicate PR results on an ongoing basis
  • Maintain a current understanding of industry trends affecting clients

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, public relations, or a related field with 3-5 years of experience
  • A positive, enthusiastic, self-starter with a strong desire to do good
  • Experience in media relations, writing, editing, project management is required
  • Must possess a strong attention to detail and the ability to manage various assignments for multiple clients at once
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Passionate about finding new and interesting ways to tell stories
  • Strong communicator (written and verbal) with a solid understanding of media relations
  • Comfort and ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Interested?  Please send your resume and a cover letter to kris@blenderadv.com

Posted January 8, 2019

Pittsburgh Opera, Inc., a Level II member of Opera America and a constituent organization of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, has an immediate opening and is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Manager of Graphic Design.

Purpose

The Manager of Graphic Design will design and create the majority of Pittsburgh Opera’s marketing and promotional materials, with the ultimate goal of making our mission and message engaging, interesting, and compelling to our patrons, donors, and the public at large.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design, creation, and finished production of marketing and promotional materials
  • Program Books for six operas a season, plus for community events such as our Brown Bag concerts, and various other recitals/performances
  • Print ads (magazines, newspapers)
  • Out-of-home ads (billboards, transit ads)
  • Direct mail pieces (brochures, postcards) for subscription, group, and single ticket sales
  • Posters
  • Promotional flyers
  • Event/in-theater signage
  • Digital ads
  • Various Development materials to promote individual, corporate, and foundation giving and related fundraisers/events
  • Miscellaneous collateral materials
  • Contribute new ideas, suggest and implement improvements, bring to life Pittsburgh Opera’s visual identity and message
  • Gather content, concept layouts, prepare finished copy and art, prep files and final layouts · Serve as Pittsburgh Opera’s primary liaison to printers/publishers for the above – get quotes for jobs, submit artwork, review proofs, confirm delivery
  • Collaborate with both internal and external constituencies and partners; take feedback from stakeholders and incorporate into designs/revisions
  • Stay current on industry trends and best practices, including keeping up-to-date with the latest software and computer technologies
  • Serve as a Pittsburgh Opera representative at company events and performances – greet patrons, answer questions, etc.

The Manager of Graphic Design will report to the Director of Marketing and Communications.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree or equivalent
  • 3-5+ years’ experience, either client-side or at an agency
  • Fluency in relevant Adobe Creative Cloud products– InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro
  • Creativity · Attention to detail
  • Deadline-oriented and self-motivated, with a passion for excellence
  • Graphic Design, layout, and typography skills · Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work off-hours for company events and performance

Helpful, but not required:

  • Knowledge of opera
  • Passion for the arts

Salary and Benefits:

  • The position is full-time exempt. Salary is commensurate with experience and demonstrated skills.
  • Benefits include medical, dental, and vision; paid vacation and holidays.

The Pittsburgh Opera is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply:

Please respond by email only to Kristin Gatch at kgatch@pittsburghopera.org. Your application package should include a cover letter providing your salary requirements/expectations and resume

Posted December 6, 2018

Digital Designer

Description

UPMC Health Plan has an exciting opportunity for a Digital Designer in its downtown Pittsburgh location at the U.S. Steel Tower.

The Digital Designer utilizes artistic, analytical, and technical skills to design art, direct, and manage the production of intermediate and advanced graphic materials such as public microsites, landing pages, social media assets and other digital needs. This position will interact with design and editorial staff, division directors, clients, vendors, and other UPMC faculty and staff to produce high quality products that meet project objectives.

Through web design and user experience best practices, this role will support maintenance of existing and creation of new public web properties for the UPMC Insurance Services Division. Commitment to the user, a passion for technology and design, and a knowledge of changing digital and device trends to create effective online experiences will be characteristics of a strong candidate.

In addition, the Digital Designer leads the design staff in all technology matters specific to design and provides technology training to other designers as needed on the implementation of new technologies. He/she will also function as the key intermediary between technology and design. Responsibilities include keeping current with technology and software to ensure timely updates, and problem-solving technology issues in coordination with other technology staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to interact with IT for quality assurance experience and debugging.
  • Apply current campaign standards to visuals on web and other digital channels.
  • Collaborate with interdepartmental workgroups to establish a comprehensive digital design system and an icon library.
  • Create visual narratives for marketing and social media campaigns.
  • Curate photography used on the web, portals, and social media.
  • Design and develop microsites for targeted marketing campaigns and external clients.
  • Design landing pages and components to integrate with existing web grids.
  • Incorporate Human Centered Design methods into Digital team sessions and lead departmental sub-groups in Human Centered design exercises/workshops.
  • Liaison with Consumer Innovation, Marketing Communications, and IT to establish cohesive digital practices.
  • Prototype user experience improvements for web interactions and make recommendations for optimal experience.
  • Update existing web content with visual modernization, inclusive design for accessibility, and to improve technical SEO standards.

Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of experience.
  • B.A. degree in Graphic Design.
  • Knowledge of and experience in using computer graphics and electronic imaging hardware and software to perform basic and complex graphic design and production functions required.
  • Well-rounded portfolio of actual projects that demonstrate design and production abilities required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Full vision capabilities; Knowledge of working with CMS systems such as WordPress required, Adobe Creative Cloud software suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and related tools.
  • Email automation software, online template automation applications Digital Asset Management applications.
  • Stock photo portal applications and photo library software variable-data design tools.
  • Cloud technologies as they relate to design or file storage and transfer preferred.
  • Skills: Knowledge of accessibility standards including Section 508 and WCAG best practices Fluency with code and markup language: CSS, HTML, and JavaScript Familiarity with web design prototyping and project management tools: InVision, Sketch, Zeplin, VSTS Web portal for linking design with ID card vendors FTP file transfer protocol Workflow software as it relates to design.Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Please click here for more information and to apply.

Posted December 6, 2018

Posted December 3, 2018

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT 

Auberle is seeking a passionate, mission-driven, servant-leader to be part of the agency Executive Team.

Organization: Auberle is a dynamic, award-winning human service agency operating 20+ services from multiple sites with 266 staff serving 4,000 at risk people annually in Southwestern PA. The agency launched 5 new programs since July 1, 2017. Auberle is a collaborative force in the region with 80+ partners in our 412 Youth Zone and 100 businesses and 48 agencies in our Employment Institute. The success of those we serve has been recognized with many awards including the national Aramark Organizational Leadership Award this February for “great leadership, strategic governance, a focus on equity, a culture of partnership and innovation, and a commitment to values-based advocacy;” national Agency of the Year by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities; Wishart Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management; Smart 50 company by Smart Business magazine; and the Innovation Award from the Pittsburgh Business Times, the only human service agency recognized. Six years in a row the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has named Auberle a Best Place to Work.

Position Overview: The focus of the Director of Development is on achieving results which are aligned with the larger picture of the organization and its strategic goals. Initiative, coupled with a sense of competitive drive, and the ability to stay focused on results despite changing conditions, is the key to achieving the performance objectives of this job. Because environmental and organizational conditions change rapidly, the work involves innovation and creativity in generating ideas for quick response. Decision-making is focused on implementing practical, timely solutions. The Director will be expected to participate on a national level in our networks.

This position is important to Auberle. With the growth of Auberle services noted above, fund raising creates sustainable programs to solve seemingly intractable problems, drives innovation and upgrades to programs, facilities, and staff development. The job requires getting things done quickly and handling a variety of activities. Self-assurance and the confidence to purposely drive toward results while problem-solving and engaging the commitment of others is essential. A leadership style that is firm and goal oriented, and yet motivates, trains, and engages others in an enthusiastic way is important. The emphasis on building rapport and relationships with individuals and groups requires an outgoing, poised and persuasive communication style.

The Director of Development will lead the efforts of fundraising, marketing, and volunteer management. The Director provides agency wide leadership, reports to the Chief Executive Officer and supervises 3.5 other professionals. The position supports the development efforts of two dedicated Boards of Directors and a large base of volunteers. The position benefits from being in an agency that documents successful outcome data in every program. Development raises in excess of $1.4 million annually.

Key Performance Objectives:

1. Create and execute a comprehensive development plan that utilizes performance metrics in conjunction with the agency Strategic Plan.

2. Lead and inspire the development team with positive reinforcement and help them develop their skills and abilities.

3. Market the agency using outcome data regularly to all constituencies, including donors, referral agencies, key decision makers and clients.

4. Expand our network to increase the number of individual and corporate donors and our level of unrestricted donations to support innovation.

5. Establish and sustain internal and external relationships: Use strong communication skills and marketing abilities to establish and manage relationships professionally, both within and outside the organization.

6. Administer the department: Manage the budget. Review and create departmental policies and procedures as needed.

7. Participate in agency planning: Offer insight and guidance to the short and long-term planning of the agency and participate as an active member of the agency executive team regarding key agency strategies. Be a servant leader competent in the Sanctuary Model and committed to following the precepts of our mission.

8. Lead and follow as needed.

Principal Qualifications and Skills

1. Five or more years of experience in the following: Fundraising, Marketing or Sales; Managing staff and budgets; Performance-based organizations; and Mission-based environments

2. Holistic approach to development to raise friends, funds, and awareness

3. Proven track record of creating and executing a development plan with a history of securing unrestricted funding and direct solicitation of gifts. Comparable sales experience also considered

4. Outstanding relationship building skills with internal and external constituents

5. Excellent verbal and electronic communication skills

6. Ability to communicate a passion for Auberle’s mission of working with children and families

7. Proven ability to research and benchmark practices and employ data to guide decisions

8. Knowledge of database management and understanding of systems to support the position

9. Experience with managing budgets

10. Act 33/34 clearances required

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume with salary history to Suzanne Taleff, suzannet@auberle.org. Only candidates selected for interviews will be notified. Auberle is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted November 27, 2018

Laravel Developer

Senior Level Back End Developer

Actual Size is looking for a full-time in-house PHP/Laravel Developer to join our team. The candidate needs to be detail-oriented, driven, with the ability to work with a team and perform at a high level. We are looking for a thinker as much as a developer, someone that will determine technical solutions alongside the creative team for client projects.

Responsibilities

  • Lead meetings with clients; answer questions, provide input
  • Establish schedules, estimate effort and write a plan to meet project needs
  • Lead internal meetings collaborating with other developers, designers, writers, etc
  • Work together with team members to develop functionality plans
  • Delegate development tasks with available resources and/or source additional resources to complete projects on time and within budget.
  • Prioritizing conflicting needs; handling matters proactively, and following through on projects to successful completion

Qualifications

  • 3-5 (minimum) Years of Experience in the following:
    • PHP
    • Laravel or similar MVC experience
    • js
    • Redis
    • YARN
    • JS
    • Version Control
  • Strong understanding of full lifecycle PHP development including coding, testing, and deployment
  • Must be organized, work gracefully under pressure and switch between projects seamlessly in a fast-paced environment
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Bonus Points

  • Mobile App Development Experience
  • AWS Knowledge
  • Version Control System including GIT
  • WordPress Development Experience
  • Front-End Development Experience

Must be organized, work gracefully under pressure and switch between projects seamlessly in a fast-paced environment.

Please pass along any relevant links, work samples and resume at actualsize.com/jobs.