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We’re looking for a Senior Frontend Developer.

The Sr. Frontend Developer is responsible for the development of graphic applications from concept to completion as it relates to all digital materials, including websites, landing pages, microsites, emails, and apps.

OVERVIEW

  • In collaboration with the team, write code that meets the business objectives of our clients and advances their brand strategies

  • Participate in the development of digital projects as needed across the agency

  • Seek the support and coordination of outside resources as needed

  • Manage and coordinate the handoff of finished work to account team, ensuring projects are delivered on time

  • Follow up with team members and project leads to ensure daily deliverables are met

  • Understand project scopes and track hours appropriately

  • Work with Digital Designers and Developers for all projects

  • Continually strive to grow development skills and explore new technologies and educational opportunities to enrich yourself and the team

  • Share knowledge of relevant emerging technologies and trends with the broader team

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the account team as necessary (or independently) to drive projects forward

  • Take static designs or sketches and translate them into responsive and fully functioning digital experiences

  • Hold responsibility for development on all digital executions and theming

  • Hold responsibility for establishing and guiding websites’ architecture, ensuring high-performance and availability, while managing all technical aspects of the WordPress CMS

REQUIREMENTS

  • Programming skills include PHP, HTML, CSS, and JS and comprehensive knowledge of the WordPress CMS

  • Comprehensive knowledge and use of Git version control or equivalent version control

  • Experience with debugging tools like Devel, Xdebug, Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.

  • Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications from static layouts

  • Experience building responsive websites using the WordPress CMS, HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, and JavaScript/jQuery

  • Experience executing in a LAMP environment

  • Experience with HTML/CSS development and extensive client testing of HTML e-blasts within Litmus and browser

  • Experience with MailChimp, Outlook, Exact Target, Constant Contact and other email programs for development, testing, and deployment as needed

We’re looking for an Associate Creative Director - Copy.

We're looking for an ACD/writer/brand strategist to join Pivot's growing writing and strategy practice. You'll ask thoughtful questions, embrace grey area, and co-lead all aspects of creative development with exceptional care and craft.

REQUIREMENTS

Here’s what we’re looking for in our new associate creative director/copy: 

  • Minimum 10 years of agency experience with at least two years experience leading cross-functional teams
  • Experience leading the development of differentiating positioning strategy and brand narratives
  • Exceptional portfolio with compelling concepts, multi-channel activation, and crisp short- and long-form copy
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in critical thinking, complex problem solving and navigating the grey area
  • Experience framing research and discovery phases to shape brand strategy, facilitating client workshops, and taking a lead role in the synthesis
  • Fluency in research methods such as audits, interviews, surveys, journey mapping
  • Proven success cultivating strong client relationships and influence
  • Ability to absorb disparate information and translate into clear, organized thought
  • Comfort handling multiple projects and reprioritization in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident and persuasive presentation skills
  • Passion for learning and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Positive, solution-oriented outlook
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Healthcare experience a plus

We’re looking for a Senior Copywriter.

We're looking for a senior copywriter to join Pivot's growing writing and strategy practice. You'll bring a portfolio of unique concepts, integrated activation, and concise and moving copy.

REQUIREMENTS

Here’s what we’re looking for in our new senior copywriter:

  • Minimum 5 years of agency experience
  • Demonstrated ability to develop unique concepts, integrated activation, and crisp short- and long-form copy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for systems thinking and problem-solving
  • Ability to absorb disparate information and translate into clear, organized thought
  • Experience supporting research and discovery phases to shape brand strategy, including a basic understanding of research methods such as audits, interviews, surveys, journey mapping
  • Experience presenting to clients
  • Success working in cross-functional teams
  • Comfort handling multiple projects and reprioritization in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Passion for learning and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Positive, solution-oriented outlook
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Healthcare experience a plus

We’re looking for an Account Director.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering unmatched client service, building, and growing accounts, and thriving in fast-paced, ever-changing environments. We need the right person who can help us grow our business and engage with clients in our Chicago office.

OVERVIEW

We need a leadership-oriented professional to ensure the smooth production of campaigns and projects from a strategic point of view—from briefing designers and copywriters to managing budgets and executives. As the senior point of contact for our agency’s clients, this role builds strategic operational plans and balances the expectations of clients with the execution of creative work. You will be expected to develop and drive relationships with existing clients. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Take a lead role in building clients’ marketing and advertising strategies. Guide a team to provide the utmost level of client service. Liaise with clients at a senior level on a day-to-day basis. Proactively promote the expansion of business with existing clients. Use your skills to push clients—and the agency—both creatively and strategically. Complete projects on a specific schedule and within an agreed-upon budget. Manage the direction of activities for accounts, including client needs, staffing, strategy, and quality of work. Develop and manage client budgets. Write proposals, strategy documents and client correspondence, including status and progress reports. Maintain clear and consistent communication between the client and the account team.

REQUIREMENTS

Significant experience in client relationship management, advertising, and marketing (specifically in the pharmaceutical space). A persuasive and confident approach to creative projects. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Effective management capabilities. Keen attention to detail and budgetary restraints. Full awareness of creative processes and techniques. The ability to build business and drive organic growth. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and 7+ years of work experience in marketing, branding/internal communications.

We’re looking for a Senior Account Manager.

Are you a super talented account person that can balance day-to-day tactical management and strategic acumen? Are you detail and process-oriented, organized and efficient? Do you have a great attitude and a positive outlook? Are you looking to be a long-term team member?

OVERVIEW

We’re seeking a highly organized go-getter Senior Account Manager. You’ll be tasked with managing client accounts, liaising between team members, coordinating with vendors, managing budgets and schedules, collaborating with and supporting senior management, and a host of other responsibilities that come with working for a smaller firm.

In return, we offer a dynamic and fun environment where you’ll learn a ton and have a great work/life balance. If we're speaking your language, then our growing River North marketing agency needs you right now.

REQUIREMENTS

The person we’re seeking will encompass the following:

- a true team player with an entrepreneurial spirit and a solid knowledge of the agency process

- serve as a vital link between client and agency to assure client satisfaction

- plan and execute client activities in an efficient and high-quality manner under the direction of a higher-level supervisor

- keep client programs on track and ensure deadlines are met through maintaining status reports, budget spreadsheets, timelines, etc.

- exhibit independence and autonomy with respect to their responsibilities and a deep understanding of client accounts

- can manage many moving parts/client deliverables and can effectively prioritize 

- is excited about the creative process

- is a strategic thinker who’s not afraid to share ideas

- has 3-5 years of agency experience