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Web Developer (3+ Years Experience)
Phelps, an Integrated Marketing Communications company located 9 blocks from the Santa Monica coastline, is in need of a Web Developer to help round out our team of developers!

We’re the type of agency that focuses on delivering high impact campaigns and applications for our clients across various industries. As such, we're looking to add to our existing team of developers who currently work on a range of consumer facing websites, applications and online media.

To be considered for this role, candidates must have:
• 3+ years of hands-on web development experience (examples of past work/projects will be required)
• Thorough understanding of HTML5 and CSS coding best practices
• Experience with JavaScript libraries and frameworks, jQuery knowledge is required
• Experience with Photoshop, and other graphics optimization software
• Thorough understanding of coding websites and HTML emails for consistent appearance across multiple browsers, platforms, and devices
• Experience with responsive design for multiple devices
• Experience working within a team environment
• Ability to manage one’s own time and project responsibilities
• Great attitude, and the desire to expand one’s skill set and abilities

Bonus experience
• Experience with Active Server Pages, .NET or PHP
• Experience with Marketo platform
• Experience with Campaign Monitor email service providers
• Experience with CSS pre-processors, preferably SCSS.
• Experience with NodeJS utilities such as Grunt or Gulp for pre-processing
• Experience with other Email Service Provider platforms

A Better Way to Work. A Better Way to Live. Celebrated as one of L.A.’s “Best Places to Work” for five years running. The only agency in L.A. in the top 15 on both the advertising and PR charts for 14 years. And 33 years as a truly integrated agency. Phelps threw out the old agency model years ago. Instead of “departments” competing with each other for our clients’ budgets, we’re organized in client-centric, self-managed teams thriving in a full-feedback environment where the best business-building ideas rule. Advertising, public relations, promotions specialists -- distributing our work via online and offline media -- all working together to collaborate, strategize and execute fully-integrated campaigns for socially responsible clients. It’s smarter. It’s powerful. It’s the edge we deliver.

 


Team Manager (Advertising AE/ Account Supervisor)
Phelps is looking for a talented mid-level (3 to 7 years) Account Manager with a background in integrated campaigns across traditional and non-traditional media programs, including experiential, TV & Radio, Digital/Social, OOH, and Print who will provide strategic thinking, excellent client service and account management.

The individual will manage the administration of client assignments on a day-to-day basis.

Major responsibilities also include planning, analyzing, evaluating information and agency output relevant to agreed-upon client needs. Candidate will also be responsible to coordinate and manage the activities necessary to meet client’s executional programs; ensure the smooth flow of work among agency teams; and coordinate preparation of media plans, research recommendations, and strategies.

Solid communication skills are essential to lead both agency and client status meetings in conjunction with being able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. Individual must be energetic, highly motivated, a self-starter, and willing to succeed.

Skills
• Build/maintain strong client relationships
• Dynamic, intuitive, a strategic thinker and strong team player
• Manage communications between clients, creative, and developers
• Understand and command agency procedures and requirements including status reports, performance metrics and analysis, estimates, production schedules, billing, website testing/QA
• Establish and manage timelines ensuring projects launch on-time and on-budget
• Create scope-of-work documents and estimates with team and coordinate client approvals
• Must have broad experience in multi-channel campaigns (Strong offline and online advertising experience a must)
• Spanish language and/or multilingual capabilities is a plus
• Experience in regulated industry categories a plus
This is an opportunity to grow your career with one of the best IMC agencies in the nation.

Please include a brief cover letter with examples of projects you've managed and a copy of your resume as a PDF or Word doc.

A Better Way to Work. A Better Way to Live. Celebrated as one of L.A.’s “Best Places to Work” for six years running. The only agency in L.A. in the top 15 on both the advertising and PR charts for 14 years. And 33 years as a truly integrated agency. Phelps threw out the old agency model years ago. Instead of “departments” competing with each other for our clients’ budgets, we’re organized in client-centric, self-managed teams thriving in a full-feedback environment where the best business-building ideas rule. Advertising, public relations, promotions specialists -- distributing our work via online and offline media -- all working together to collaborate, strategize and execute fully-integrated campaigns for socially responsible clients. It’s smarter. It’s powerful. It’s the edge we deliver.

 


Information Architect/ User Experience- Freelance
We're Phelps; an integrated marketing communications agency in Santa Monica, CA.

We've been voted one of LA's "best places to work" eight years in a row.

We pride ourselves on our innovative agency structure, collaborative culture, and ability to deliver cross-channel solutions that exceed our clients' goals.

All 91 of us work under one roof, a few blocks from the beach.

There are no egos here. Seriously.

If this sounds like the kind place that you want to be, then we'd love to talk to you.

We're looking for a rock star User Experience Designer/Information Architect… ideally wrapped up into the same person to work with us on a freelance basis.

Information Architecture and User Experience design are arguably the 2 most important components of any endeavor in the interactive space. As online executions get more complicated, intricate, and accessible on an exponentially growing number of devices, the need for IA/UX strategic brilliance becomes increasingly critical. The ability to understand the user, and how they're going to interact, react, and engage with a brand online can make or break a project at the very inception of a concept.

We need rock stars who have this level of understanding. Somebody who dreams in wireframes. Somebody who maps out user flow diagrams for fun, and is constantly thinking of how qualitative and quantitative data form user personas. Somebody who sees beyond the "big picture", beyond "what comes next?"

It goes without saying that you've got:
-At least 5 years of experience in a senior-level information architecture and user experience design role, for online executions of national and global brands
-An amazing IA & UX portfolio, that demonstrates a wide variety of brand and project experience
-Hands on experience with enterprise level application design, content strategy, and
-Experience with developing the online brand presence for national and global brands through smart IA and UX
-Experience in conducting user research, development of user personas and profiles, defining conversion paths
-Experience in adhering to and auditing of accessibility requirements
-Experience in defining functionality and interactions specifications
Experience with guiding internal staff and clients through IA/UX strategy, and providing insight into how UX drives other aspects of the project including content createn, UI design, analytics solution design, application/website development, and QA
-Experience with being hands-on with client teams, across multiple divisions and stakeholders
-Experience with government regulated industries is a plus
-Previous experience with presenting to C-Level Executives and other client side stakeholders

Pretty standard stuff. So if the above describes you, we want to talk to you.
 


Team Coordinator (Advertising Account Coordinator)
Are you the Van Gogh of digital landscapes? Does the word interactive give you a warm and fuzzy feeling? Do you just want to curl up with a brand in cozy digital space? Perfect, we’ll bring blankets, oh, and here are some specs:

The Team Coordinator will be responsible for providing project management support on a large-scale interactive account for one of our agency’s leading clients.

This position is much more than tracking schedules and timelines – you’ll be working with specialists across all disciplines to develop and execute solutions to make our site work harder and faster to provide users with an optimal online brand experience.

Candidate should be intuitive, digitally savvy, a strong team player and demonstrate smart thinking and proactive problem solving. He or she should possess a basic understanding of web design concepts and processes. This candidate should have an interest in learning the ins and outs of the digital space and how to communicate a brand’s personality through all interactive channels.

Strong communication skills (written and oral), organizational skills and client service skills required. The ideal candidate will have at least 1-3 years account management or project management coordination experience in a mid/large size advertising agency on interactive accounts – other experience a plus.

Position requires a Bachelor’s degree plus strong Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email marketing skills. Experience with Marketo is a plus, but not mandatory.

Responsibilities include:
• Email marketing
• Managing client requests regarding their partner communications with key stakeholders
• Uploading content to the internal portal
• Create, test and report on bi-monthly email campaigns
• Provide recommendations for improved and more efficient processes
• Tracking project changes and managing project schedules as agreed upon by account team
• Working closely with team members across all disciplines to initiate projects through to completion
• Preparing reports/analyses, as needed, by the client and team (status reports, marketing data, estimates, billing, traffic, performance metrics, etc.)
• Handling information requests from clients and coordinating with agency team members as needed

A Better Way to Work. A Better Way to Live. Celebrated as one of L.A.’s “Best Places to Work” for seven years running. The only agency in L.A. in the top 15 on both the advertising and PR charts for 14 years. And 33 years as a truly integrated agency. Phelps threw out the old agency model years ago. Instead of “departments” competing with each other for our clients’ budgets, we’re organized in client-centric, self-managed teams thriving in a full-feedback environment where the best business-building ideas rule. Advertising, public relations, promotions specialists -- distributing our work via online and offline media -- all working together to collaborate, strategize and execute fully-integrated campaigns for socially responsible clients. It’s smarter. It’s powerful. It’s the edge we deliver.
 


Interactive Designer
Are you an experienced Interactive Designer who is fluent in all things digital and interactive? Is your morning incomplete without a visit to bannerblog.com.au and hoverstat.es? Do you understand that all the amazing eye candy on the interweb means little without brilliant strategy, concept and a commitment to solving clients’ business challenges? Super, now let’s get to the specs.

This position requires 5+ years experience with a focus on digital advertising and website design solutions. Your role will be to provide strategic input and delivery of the final creative solution. You will execute cross-platform strategies and content to support and validate the businesses, brands, and campaigns of our clients. The ideal candidate will have an excellent creative portfolio with inspired integrated campaigns.

This is more than executing banner ads all day (although they’re very important too). This is about creating a vision for a brand’s communication across the web through impeccable execution. This is about letting your creativity help guide strategy.

Success in this role is defined by your ability to:
• Partner with multiple self-directed teams in executing effective online campaigns
• Conceive brilliant new ways for users to interact with information via a digital interface
• Concept and design websites, rich media banner ads and promotional landing pages
• Work closely with a UX/IA team to ensure proper translation of wireframes/IA and user interaction strategy
• Build working prototypes of interactive concepts, whether they be for banner ads, website interaction design, mobile applications, or anything else in the digital space
• Apply business insight and design skills to execute high-quality content delivery
• Ensure that project deliverables meet the needs of clients
• Inspire teammates and other agency associates with the power of your creativity, personality and work ethic. You will have proven ability for smart prioritization and an acute attention to detail.

To be considered for this role you must be fluent with the following tools necessary to communicate your ideas:
• Photoshop
• Fireworks
• Flash/AS3
• Illustrator
• HTML/Javascript and other front-end technologies
• Email marketing software experience
• Rapid prototyping tools

Education and Training:
A bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design is preferred along with at least 5+ years related experience in a creative design environment. You will have a basic understanding of CSS, PHP, XML, JavaScript, MYSQL, ActionScripting and InDesign along with an advanced proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and Flash.

Phelps: A Better Way to Work. A Better Way to Live. Celebrated as one of L.A.’s “Best Places to Work” for five years running. The only agency in L.A. in the top 15 on both the advertising and PR charts for 14 years. And 33 years as a truly integrated agency. Phelps threw out the old agency model years ago. Instead of “departments” competing with each other for our clients’ budgets, we’re organized in client-centric, self-managed teams thriving in a full-feedback environment where the best business-building ideas rule. Advertising, public relations, promotions specialists -- distributing our work via online and offline media -- all working together to collaborate, strategize and execute fully-integrated campaigns for socially responsible clients. It’s smarter. It’s powerful. It’s the edge we deliver.
 


The Bench
We're always looking for talented people to join our team. People like us, who have a passion to do great work for deserving clients in a healthy working environment, to realize our clients' goals and our potentials. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to join our Bench.