JOB POSTINGS

Visit Jackson – PR and Social Media Manager

Apply online here.


Ergon – Designer

Ergon’s Corporate Communications Department is currently recruiting for a Designer to oversee the art direction, development, and production of Ergon collateral materials and online assets.

Located in the headquarters office in Flowood, Mississippi, this position works with the Communications team to develop creative strategy that will effectively convey a consistent Ergon brand experience across all media. This position guides Ergon projects from concept to completion including photography, video, collateral materials, social media assets, trade shows, web/interactive design, and brand standards.

The person selected will partner with product and marketing stakeholders to develop our brand strategy, identity, and direction; work with content development and project management teams to understand client objectives and target audiences; and develop creative content for client social channels.

A bachelor’s degree in art, graphic design, or related field, and five plus years of marketing experience are required, with a master’s degree being preferred. Familiarity with design trends and best practices, excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail are musts. Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) is required. Periodic travel may be required.

This position is open to both internal and external applicants. For external applicants, the employment offer is contingent upon a pre-employment drug test, background check, and MVR.

Interested applicants should apply through LinkedIn and include a cover letter and resume in one PDF. External applicants must submit salary requirements in order to be considered. We are an EEO/AAP employer.

To apply, please contact Megan Langley at megan.langley@ergon.com or visit linkedin.com/jobs/view/719280849


Development Director – St. Anthony Catholic School

St. Anthony Catholic School in Madison is searching for a Development Director. The position is responsible for public relations, fundraising activities and  the teacher schedule. The position does work half days in the summer months. Experience with event planning is preferred as the position coordinates an annual Starry Night Gala in December and a golf tournament in April in addition to smaller events. 
 
Salary: $30-$40K 
 
For more info and to apply, visit www.stanthonyeagles.org.

Account Executive – Ad Mix, LLC

Responsibilities Include:

Position requires sales skills in developing new accounts , servicing accounts with creative assistance in copy writing, media planning, target market meeting small businesses or individuals who need guidance in Advertising vision, positioning their services in the marketplace. 

Requirement and Experience:

  • Salesmanship skills in Advertising preferred however will offer training
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, PC literate
  • Ability to persuade people, upbeat outgoing extrovert personality traits, must be able to  attend meetings at JAF, Rankin C of C ribbon cuttings & luncheons
  • Ability to work independently without constant supervision, goal oriented, high expectations, positive mental attitude, desire to earn higher income each quarter, ability to speak to all types of small businesses and individuals, ability to work from home or auto
  • Prior Sales Experience calling on Small Businesses is a plus
  • Animal rights activists are welcome!
  • Prefer College 4 year degree in Business with emphasis in Marketing, or comparable Sales experience of at least 2 years of proven track record will compensate for less than 4 year degree
  • Will consider all college degrees with our with out sales experience

To apply, please send your resume to Wes Smith at wsmith@admixms.com.  


Video Production Project Manager – Mad Genius

Purpose of Position

A ship is nothing without a captain. It could be the latest, greatest, most state of the art vessel, but without a leader it’s just a giant aimless floating chunk of metal. A video production is not much different. Lots of great equipment and crew, but if no one is at the helm, look out. Do you have what it takes to be a captain?

Responsibilities:

As a video production project manager, you will be responsible for overseeing every aspect of any given production from start to finish. Sometimes it’s a small half-day video shoot that’s seemingly over as soon as it begins, other times it’s a month-long process that involves numerous preproduction meetings, tons of moving parts and a large crew. Whatever the job, it will be up to you to keep tabs on everyone and everything. While you’ll have department heads in charge of their respective areas, you are the ultimate orchestrator.

Desired Skills and Experience

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills – Due to the multitude of jobs that will be in various stages of production at the same time, organization is key.
  • Proficient with Word and Excel – Most of our forms are Excel based and our scripts, contracts and other breakdowns are all done in Word. A healthy knowledge of both programs is essential.
  • Strong work ethic – No replacement for this. Most all other aspects can be taught. This cannot.
  • Proactive – This is paramount. Most jobs require constant follow up and often times, an extra nudge to keep things moving. The “sit and wait” approach is not acceptable. The producer will need to be able to keep track of all aspects of each production. Progress from pre-production to final delivery runs on multiple parallel paths. The producer must be able to keep track, assign milestones and follow up to ensure completion.
  • Ability to make last minute audibles with good judgement – There are times where a producer will be put into a position where he/she must make a quick decision that will have a hefty impact on a given project. That decision must be made with thought for efficiency, project integrity, and a mind for the budget.
  • Well spoken and comfortable speaking to clients – In addition to the AE, the producer is essentially the liaison between the client and the production company. Acting as the face of the company, the producer must be cordial and able to remain calm and collected even in escalating situations.
  • Comfortable speaking to strangers – Whether it’s a potential cast member, the owner of a location, or an irritated motorist wanting to know why a production is blocking the road, a producer must be comfortable when conversing with new people.
  • Ability to do field work – In addition to prep in the office, it’s essential that the producer be present on production scouts, client meetings, and of course, the production itself. Sometimes this is out of the city, sometimes it’s out of the state, and on rare occasions, it’s out of the country.
  • Strong negotiating Skills – Because we often deal with thin margins, every dollar counts. A producer must be prepared to negotiate rates for everything.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience – Much of what the role requires can be taught, but nothing will ever replace solid experience. It’s always a preference.
  • Technical know-how – We always appreciate someone with a basic understanding of the technical aspects of video production. Whether it’s operating a camera, running audio, setting a light or even editing, we can always use an extra knowledgeable hand.
  • Ambition for the industry – Most of us have a passion for the film and video industry. It’s what led us here in the first place. It’s always a plus to share that with someone else.

Interactive designer – Mad Genius

Purpose of Position

Have you ever visited a website and thought “That brand deserves better.” Do you get excited about the notion of creating art that is fluid, reactive, and viewed by millions of people? Have you ever had big dreams for a design, but were limited by capabilities?

If so, you might be the Genius we’re looking for.

We’re seeking a talented Interactive Designer to join a growing lab of Geniuses creating beautifully functioning digital solutions for an expanding list of clients. Someone who regularly says “I want to try this.” Someone who can generate innovative ideas that can realistically be applied to across all media. Someone who loves what they do, and is aching to team up with others of kindred spirit.

Responsibilities

As an Interactive Designer, you’ll work within the digital team to establish the identity for our client’s websites, social media, and the occasional application. No two jobs will be the same. Scopes vary from one-day projects to one-year projects. You will collaborate with developers, designers, animators, illustrators, video producers, and copywriters to provide users with a great digital experience. You will be involved in client meetings to help develop insightful digital strategies. You will be challenged to pursue what is next over what is now. You’ll also feel peer pressure to have Star Wars toys in your workspace.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in design, technology, or communications related field
  • 2+ years experience in a web design field
  • Passion for creating great interfaces that fuel an excellent user experience
  • Desire for staying up-to-date with the latest best practices
  • Passion to experiment with new development techniques
  • Ability to prioritize time across dozens of active projects to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud / Sketch software
  • A knowledge of how HTML/JS/CSS interact with design
  • Knowledge of Responsive Web Design techniques
  • Experience working with Content Management Systems (predominantly WordPress)
  • Ability to develop a brand’s identity and apply standards to digital media
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and highly developed problem solving skills
  • Exceptional online portfolio showcasing grasp of typography, design, and composition

Nice to Haves:

  • Coding skill to take a project from start to finish
  • Photography experience
  • Experience leveraging google analytics as a design tool
  • Presentation skills

This position is for in-house only. Remote candidates will not be considered at this time.

To apply, please visit Mad Genius at their website here


Senior Internal Marketing Strategist – CSpire

Responsibilities Include:

Proactively developing, aligning and executing communication plans that deliver consistent, effective messaging around strategic themes. This should result in helping leaders set tone and expectations, as well as connect and engage employees with company efforts and the C Spire vision.  

Requirement and Experience:

A minimum of five years marketing experience covering strategy, planning, content creation, delivery and measurement required, extensive practical experience in internal communications preferred. Four year degree in communications field in Marketing or Advertising or equivalent experience required. MBA strongly preferred.

Must have demonstrated proficiency in communications planning and implementation including copy development, video, social media, high-impact emails, print collateral, face-to-face and virtual meetings, and mobile technology. Experience with editing, layout, design and print production a plus.

Understanding of messaging strategy, storytelling and brand development within an organization

Must have excellent organizational skills with the ability to quickly gather information and effectively communicate concise, detailed information verbally and in writing. Exhibit high degree of initiative and critical thinking skills in order to manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, detail-oriented work environment

To apply, please contact Hunter Flynt at hflynt@cspire.com.
Additional information is available here: http://aafjackson.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Sr-Internal-Marketing-Strategist.pdf


Web Development/Graphic Designer – Mississippi Development Authority

The Marketing & Communication Department is currently recruiting for a Web Development/Graphic Designer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design of advertisements, promotional/marketing materials, graphics and displays across a wide range of subject areas and mediums
  • Adhere to established brand standards.
  • Layout, design, coding and updating of web pages
  • Other duties assigned

Requirement and Experience:

  • Experience with WordPress, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and/or Dreamweaver are desired.
  • A Master’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university; OR
  •  A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university; AND One (1) year of experience related to the described duties.

The recruitment is open to agency employees as well as the general public. Applications should be submitted on-line at the Mississippi State Personnel Board (MSPB) website: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mississippi/default.cfm and the position will be listed as MDA Program Manager I.


Account Executive – Busby Companies

Busby Companies is seeking self-motivated, service orientated, innovative, and organized account executives across Mississippi, with immediate needs in the Holly Springs, Greenwood/Greenville, Columbus/Louisville and Jackson areas. If you have a passion for sales and are looking to grow your career with an industry leader, this position is for you. This is a fun, fast paced, deadline driven position with a short sales cycle. This is a work from home office position with some travel involved. Pay is based on sales commission on collections and a monthly draw. To be considered for this account executive position, applicants must have 1 plus years of advertising experience and a Bachelor’s degree.

Responsibilities include:

  • Achieving sales quotas and goals
  • Prospecting for new business by identifying and qualifying leads generation from cold-calling, networking, marketing, referrals, and lead databases
  • Working to book appointments with new clients
  • Developing and managing your residential and commercial network
  • Managing and developing projects thru to installation
  • Researching and cold-calling to develop new business
  • Prospecting thru email marketing
  • Continually advances product knowledge through required perpetual training and self motivated training
  • Work as a team member to achieve sales goals

Requirements and Experience:

  • 1+ years of advertising sales experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience cold calling, prospecting, and consultative sales
  • Proven sales experience securing new business
  • Results driven individual, high energy, self starter
  • Strong commitment to customer service and follow-­‐ups
  • A reliable motor vehicle and clean driver’s license
  • Professional appearance and attitude
  • Ambitious and eager to succeed
  • Ability to stay organized
  • High level of interpersonal persuasive skills

Artist/Graphic Designer – Dig

Local Marketing Company looking for an Artist/Graphic Designer with strong experience in Photoshop and all Adobe Creative Suite programs. This is a Great opportunity in a fun work environment. Online portfolio required, please include in your resume submission.
 
Job Tasks
  • Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts utilizing Adobe Suite for use in large format print production.
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type most suitable to design and function of printed graphics.
  • Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design desired to achieve client’s brand goals.
  • Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and internet websites.
  • Review Final layouts and suggest improvements as needed from a conceptual design aspect and overall functionality of print products.
  • Prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material, discussing them with clients or supervisors and making necessary changes.
  • Maintain archive of images, photo’s, or previous work products and designs.
  • Mark up, paste, and assemble final layouts to prepare layouts for large format print production.
  • Prepare notes and instructions for print production workers who produce or install end product.
  • Draw and print charts, graphs, illustrations, and other artwork, using creative software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, or in-design.
  • Research new software or design concepts.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Marketing or equivalent experience required.
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of related professional experience.
  • Strong proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat)
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Must be able to learn brand identity and design accordingly.
  • Confident understanding of the print industry and production process.
  • Ability to take direction and work independently with tight deadlines, while communicating progress.
  • Detail-oriented with great self-motivation, organization and communication skills.
  • Portfolio that demonstrates strong elements in design, layout typography and brand.
  • HTML/CSS proficiency a plus, but not required.
Please send an online version of your portfolio and resume to Chase@dig.us.com.

 Freelance Graphic Designer – The Clinton Courier

We are looking for a freelance graphic designer for a 12- to 20-page monthly newspaper. Designer can work from home, but must be available to come to our corporate offices in Clinton for an interview and occasional meetings. Job duties include ad design and full layout of all text, graphics, ads, etc. of the newspaper.

Requires the ability to respond to occasional requests during standard business hours, as well as some weekend work during upload weekend. Maybe evening hours required occasionally if changes/work cannot be completed during normal working hours — as necessary to meet deadlines.

Overview of major deadlines:
23rd of each month, advertising layout proof of paper (ad info to designer by 20th)
25th of each month, full proof of paper, with all ads and copy (copy to designer by 20th)
Updates to proof due within 24 hours of changes sent to designer
First Monday of the month, final proof (with all updates)
First Tuesday of the month, upload paper to printer

Must use InDesign and have your own computer and high-speed reliable internet connections. Prefer a designer with newspaper or other page layout experience and proficient time management skills.

Pay is $275 per 12-page issue, with increases of $50 for every additional 4 pages.
16 pages = $325. 20 pages = $375.

Job starts ASAP. Previous versions of the InDesign files for the paper are available (in other words, designer would not be starting from scratch; existing ads are already designed, layout and banners are set, etc.)

Apply or express interest by sending your resume, samples of your work, and contact information (direct email and phone number) to TheClintonCourier@gmail.com. Replies to this posting that do not include resume, contact information and work samples will not be considered.


Web Developer — Mad Genius

Purpose of Position

Whenever you check out a new website, do you reserve judgement until you have viewed the source? Do you consider the use of a mouse “optional”? Do you thrive on the challenge of efficiently solving challenging problems?

We’re seeking a talented web developer to join a growing lab of Geniuses creating beautifully functioning digital solutions for a growing list of clients. Someone who rarely says “No, I can’t build that.” Someone who can accurately communicate how long it WILL take to build. Someone itching for the chance to have their brilliant code out in the world put to awe-inspiring use. Someone who can take innovative ideas and translate them into realistic application. Someone who loves what they do, and is aching to team up with others of kindred spirit.

Responsibilities

As a Web Developer, you’ll work closely with the digital team to build websites and the occasional application. No two jobs will be the same. Scopes vary from one-day projects to one-year projects. You will collaborate with other developers, designers, and strategists to provide users with a great digital experience. You will be involved in client discovery meetings to help develop insightful digital plans. You will get to be creative with your code. You’ll also feel peer pressure to have toys in your workspace.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience in website/application design and development
  • Desire for staying up-to-date with the latest best practices
  • Passion to experiment with new development techniques
  • Ability to prioritize time across dozens of active projects to meet deadlines
  • Strong Frontend HTML/JS/CSS skills
  • Knowledge of Responsive Web Design techniques
  • Experience with PHP frameworks (such as Laravel)
  • Experience with AJAX and XML
  • LAMP stack proficiency
  • Linux administration
  • Experience integrating APIs
  • Experience working with, extending, and integrating Content Management Systems (predominantly WordPress)
  • Experience with version control systems (Git preferred)
  • Self-motivated problem solver
  • Ability to appreciate terrible puns

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with E-Commerce SAAS (such as Shopify or Magento)
  • Windows server management
  • Experience with asp.net
  • Javascript frameworks (such as React or Angular)
  • Mobile application development
  • HTML5 Canvas development
  • Design/Photoshop skills
  • Client interaction skills

APPLY TODAY

Email us your resume, send us links to samples of your work, and tell us why you’re a good fit for this job (in around 250 words). Please send to jobs@madg.com referencing “Web Developer” in the subject line.


Client Strategy B2B Marketing Manager

Opportunity

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious marketer with digital experience to join a growing team and company and make a significant impact on the business.

Summary

The new Gannett Company, a leading provider of media and marketing solutions, seeks a B2B Client Strategy, Marketing Manager responsible for leading, developing and implementing all B2B marketing and client strategy initiatives for assigned markets outside of metros/clusters.

The Client Strategy, B2B Marketing Manager will work with the Group B2B Marketing Manager or Regional B2B Client Strategy Director on strategy to execute locally. This position requires a hands-on approach to execution and direct customer interaction.

The Client Strategy, B2B Marketing Manager leads client strategy efforts and B2B direct marketing tactics aimed at engaging customers; manages the development and execution of local marketing and sales support strategies; partners with Regional Director of Insights and Research teams to provide actionable market analytics and custom research insights.

The incumbent will utilize centralized Group resources, coordinate the production and implementation of local creative development, digital and print media planning/buying, communication, advertising, marketing promotions, social media and public relations. The Client Strategy, B2B Marketing Manager is also responsible for building a deep and productive relationship with key clients external B2B community partners.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop B2B marketing and sales support plans, including implementation of regional and corporate segment and client strategies and market development strategies.
  • Oversee development, communication and training of reports and tools for field access to market intelligence and information working with company’s Insights and Research teams.
  • Oversee the lead generation, direct marketing and sales support strategies of CRM/SalesForce automation. Provide leadership in the design and production of all aspects of B2B digital marketing.
  • Manage the development and execution of local B2B marketing campaigns to ensure content and brand messages are consistently built across multiple channels meeting lead generation and revenue volume goals and brand perception objectives.
  • Manage relationships with local market B2B related employee engagement, communication, external community partners and special events/sponsorships.
  • Manage and execute B2B marketing events to generate leads, increase retention and improve brand perception in the business community.
  • Manage business-to-business social media strategies to support and evaluate local market’s marketing efforts, service issues, content engagement and overall messaging; building the ‘voice of the customer’ in everything that we do.

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, business or related field. Note: A comparable combination of education/experience and/or training will be considered equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience in B2B and B2C marketing and/or business development experience.
  • Prior management experience.
  • Demonstrated responsibility and accountability for delivering significant revenue in a competitive business-to-business environment.
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a sales support organization and the ability to gain and maintain a deep understanding of the markets and associated industry trends.
  • Negotiation skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a matrix organization with local and remote stakeholders.

Link to apply

Email: mduhrssen@gannett.com

The Company

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a next-generation media company committed to strengthening communities across our network. Through trusted, compelling content and unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 100 million people monthly. With more than 110 markets internationally, it is known for Pulitzer Prize-winning newsrooms, powerhouse brands such as USA TODAY and specialized media properties. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.


The Radio People: Outside Sales

The Radio People of Jackson have an outside sales position available with an established client list.  The Radio People offer high commission rates and great benefits.  Email your resume to: nancy@radiopeople.net. EOE.


Premier Bride – Graphic Designer

In search of a full time Graphic Designer to head the creative team at a multi-state publishing group. Designer will provide creative guidance throughout the publication and show processes, manage flow of design work, work with team to develop and help produce styled photo shoots for print and web, oversee design interns and provide extensive graphic design services for all publications, expositions, ancillary products, and marketing initiatives under the direction of the editor and publisher. Preferred candidate will possess publishing experience, knowledge of website and online graphics, interest in fashion/design, and photography experience a plus. Position is full time M-F, 8:30 – 5:00pm with occasional travel opportunities.

Please send resume/portfolio to editor@bridems.com

 


 

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