Seeking Talented Creatives

We are a scrappy South Sound agency, paying competitively with great benefits, in a fun and inspirational working environment that will keep you constantly engaged and challenged. Do you think you have what it takes to join our talented team? If so, here’s what we are looking for:

ACCOUNT MANAGER

We are on the hunt for a smart, ambitious, energetic, strategic-thinking Account Manager with a passion for great work and customer service. You will be responsible for day-to-day interfacing with clients, budget tracking and billing, as well as timely execution of projects. But most importantly you will be accountable for building strong relationships with clients and vendor partners that result in flawless execution of all account specific programs.

Position Description:

The Account Manager serves as the primary business contact for the client and is responsible for client satisfaction. The AM is expected to consistently provide excellent customer service to accounts, as well as represent client needs and goals within the organization to ensure quality. In addition, the AM will should build relationships with clients to encourage new and repeat business opportunities.

You will be responsible for:

  • All client communications, conflict resolution, and compliance on client deliverables and revenue.
  • Review all major deliverables (i.e. strategic brief, creative, etc.) to ensure quality standards and client expectations are met.
  • Own the contract and contract renewals for new work for an existing client.
  • Approve change orders and invoices, and be responsible for payment collections.
  • Work closely with the project team in order to maintain a continuous knowledge of project status in order to identify potential issues and/or opportunities within or related to the project.
  • Must be flexible, adaptable and easily acclimate to evolving processes and timelines.
  • Ensure that all processes and procedures are completed, quality standards are met, and that projects are profitable.
  • Be continually be aware and in pursuit of opportunities for account growth and new business.
  • Communicate the client’s goals and represent the client’s interests to the team.
  • Provide regular two-way communication between the client and team, to provide strong team representation and set proper client expectations.
  • Understand company capabilities and service, and effectively communicate all offerings to the client.
  • Report to management as well as the team, providing regular input on all account activity, including status and call reports on a weekly basis.

Requirements:

  • Account management experience at an agency or within related field preferred
  • Proven Account Management skills required to create, maintain and enhance customer relationships
  • 3-5+ years of marketing and/or promotion agency experience
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Technical competence (proficient in modern communications, scheduling and reporting software and have competence to grasp (and ultimately master) our agency time-management software (FunctionPoint))
  • Motivated, goal oriented, persistent and a skilled negotiator
  • Proactive with ideas, diligent with follow-through, planning and managing timelines/ workflow, updating team on project developments
  • Must have high level of initiative and work well in a team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be able to handle stressful situations and deadline pressures well
  • Ability to plan and carry out responsibilities with minimal direction
  • Preferably a Bachelor’s degree in marketing or advertising, with a solid grasp of fundamentals in marketing and advertising

If you believe you have the caliber of talent required to join our team we invite you to send your resume and portfolio to jobs@rustygeorge.com. No phone calls please.

ART DIRECTOR

Rusty George Creative, a top agency in the South Puget Sound, is looking for an innovative Art Director to help take our output to the next level. We’re on the hunt for a humble, collaborative genius with a business savvy to listen to our clients and develop the perfect campaigns to grow their businesses.

Qualifications

You should be a seasoned pro from the front lines of an agency or in-house team, with an inherent drive to seek out new and exciting advertising ideas. You should have a strong grasp of the latest modern marketing vehicles, yet be veteran enough to know the difference between a tagline and a C.T.A. In short, you must:

  • Have strong design skills, creative imagination and artistic ability.
  • Be proficient in storytelling from headline to copy, including grammar, spelling and syntax.
  • Have command of modern & traditional marketing tactics.
  • Have the experience and business savvy to listen to and identify clients’ goals and challenges, and then develop powerful strategies, concepts and tactics to solve them.
  • Be able to confidently lead, critique and collaborate with a team of design professionals. You must be able to challenge the team to produce the best work possible, boldly represent their product to clients, and foster an ongoing environment of motivation and enthusiasm.

What you’ll be doing

Routinely conceptualizing creative solutions to fulfill the business goals of clients. You’ll be expected to:

  • Attend client kickoff meetings to ask constructive questions and instill confidence.
  • Collaborate to develop brand stories, drivers, creative concepts and tactics to meet client goals.
  • Develop overarching themes for campaigns, websites or other activities.
  • Present concepts, along with justification and education as necessary, to clients.
  • Solicit and absorb client feedback, and then oversee revisions with team as necessary.
  • Provide direction on photo and video shoots, audio recording sessions and other creative tasks.

Oversee Creative Team and offer direction, feedback, inspiration and insight, through

  • Collaboration with account team to monitor resources and ensure projects are on time, on budget, and on point with client objectives.
  • Facilitation of internal kickoff, brainstorming and creative meetings.
  • Detailed direction to creative team, including truly useful feedback throughout the development process. We want you to challenge the team to always produce top-quality solutions.
  • Assisting in the education and development of designers.
  • Reporting to Creative Principal about creative team’s performance, company culture and project statuses. You’ll also recommend staffing adjustments, as necessary.
  • Manage challenging situations, both internally and with clients.

Participating in RGC marketing and business development, through:

  • Assisting in the conception and development of RGC marketing, advertising, and community activities.
  • Presenting in new business pitches as necessary.
  • Facilitating and promoting company initiatives and values.

If you believe you have the caliber of talent required to join our team we invite you to send your resume and portfolio to jobs@rustygeorge.com. No phone calls please.

DESIGNER

Skilled In Brand Strategy, Print, Digital, Advertising. We are also always on the lookout for a qualified can-do creative talent with a natural ability to interpret our clients’ visions and deliver dazzling visual solutions. The ideal candidate will have proficient knowledge of the protocols of branding, print, environmental, advertising web and digital media. A relentless enthusiasm, passion for design and positive attitude are essential.

Qualifications

  • Must have strong design skills, creative imagination, artistic ability and talent in the art of communicating
  • Must have solid understanding of how to design for digital media (web design, UX, e-marketing tactics, video production, etc. Know virtual reality? You’d be a real rock star!)
  • Video production or animation is a major plus, but not necessary
  • Must be able to collaborate in team environment and be receptive to instruction and critical feedback
  • Proactive, self motivated, not afraid to take initiative
  • Proficient knowledge in industry software
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Solid command of proper grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to self-monitor and record time via company’s time tracking software
  • Demonstrate confidence and poise; must not be afraid to stand up for and sell your ideas (sometimes to clients if necessary)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Take prepared brief and research and solve client problem creatively, effectively and efficiently
  • Generate concepts that meet or exceed Agency standards
  • Must think in larger brand-building campaign platforms across all media
  • Professionally execute concepts across a variety of media, including print, advertising, and digital platforms
  • Learn to operate efficiently within the Agency’s process of production and workflow
  • Be dedicated to ongoing learning and honing of knowledge and craftsmanship

If you believe you have the caliber of talent required to join our team we invite you to send your resume and portfolio to jobs@rustygeorge.com. No phone calls please.

COPYWRITER

Skilled In Campaigns, Marketing, Content Strategy In addition to strong copywriting skills you must have a robust knowledge of branding and advertising, social media and new media marketing. You will also be relentlessly curious, imaginative, conceptual and driven to own our clients’ challenges, dreams, goals and pain points. You will be interacting directly with the Creative Team, participating in brainstorming conversations and critique sessions, developing everything from slogans to headlines, body copy, website content, blog posts, plus many more duties. Experience and a passion for marketing and creating brand loyalty is a must.

Responsibilities

  • Help the creative team (led by Art Director) develop an excellent story that encapsulates the spirit and essence of each client’s brand and defines the purpose and strategy behind every project
  • Collaborate with creative team to produce effective work for a variety of clients across multiple media types including print, digital, outdoor, television, radio, and collateral, and others
  • Help the agency win new business through bold, innovative work, as well as effective presentations. Assist with proposal language and development
  • Translate concepts to compelling content in a variety of tactics, from website copy to social media posts, blogs, catalogs or sell sheet descriptions, just to name a few
  • Proofread all communications developed by the agency and ensure information accuracy
  • Maintain a positive attitude and continually contribute to a positive, productive and inspirational environment

Qualifications

  • Strong writing skills in both strategic and creative capacities- developing campaign messaging (headlines, taglines, copy, etc)
  • Must be able to manage several projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in English or communications and agency experience is a plus, as well as experience in manufacturing, transportation or human resources industries
  • Understanding of latest communications trends (social media, digital media, SEO)
  • Must be solution-oriented and not afraid take initiative and push innovative ideas
  • High organizational skills
  • Ability to self monitor time and record via company’s time tracking software

If you believe you have the caliber of talent required to join our team we invite you to send your resume and portfolio to jobs@rustygeorge.com. No phone calls please.

Secret To The Universe: PLEASE NOTE: E-mailed or physically mailed correspondence only. An automatically sent link from your Linked In profile displays a lack of initiative unworthy of our ideal candidate and will be immediately discarded. Unsolicited phone calls are not appreciated. Thank you!