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Team Manager - Motorsports Experience (AE/ Account Supervisor)
Phelps is looking for a talented mid-level (3 to 7 years) Account Manager/ Account Executive/ Sr. Account Executive 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. Experience in Motorsports is highly desirable.

The individual will manage the administration of client assignments on a day-to-day basis both internally with agency resources and externally with supplier partners and client stakeholders.

In addition to managing the day to day client partnership, major responsibilities include: planning, analyzing, evaluating information and agency output relevant to agreed-upon client needs. The selected candidate will also be responsible for coordinating and managing 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.

This is an opportunity to grow your career with one of the best IMC agencies in the nation.

Desired Skills and Experience:
• 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)

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 34 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.
 


Talent Acquisition/ People Operations Specialist
You are a people person and a business oriented individual who understands the intricacies of marrying talent with company needs for maximum ROI and employee satisfaction.

You think bigger than the recruitment picture in front of you because you have the holistic picture ahead of you.

It’s more than recruitment; it’s about building and maintaining a solid team through strategic thinking, partnerships and overall execution.

Phelps, an integrated marketing communications agency located in Santa Monica (moving soon to Playa Vista) is looking to hire a full-time Talent Acquisition/People Operations Specialist to lead the charge within our internal team. This person will be working with every VP in the building and partner with our CEO, COO, CFO and Operations Specialist to ensure excellence in the Talent Acquisition/People Operations role.

Some of the basic qualifications:
• Experience within the Advertising/ Marketing industry
• 3 to 5 years working in a recruitment and/or HR role
• The ability to work with Applicant Tracking Systems
• Previous experience with sourcing tools like Indeed and LinkedIn Recruiter
• Employee Relations capabilities
• Established partnerships with local Universities for recruitment opportunities throughout the year.

Sounds like you? Let’s chat!
 


Brand Strategist Coordinator (Jr. Strategic Planner)
Are you inspired by insights? Curious to the core? A believer in brand strategy and bringing fresh thinking to the forefront? Can you also magically multitask and manage projects?
If so, then you’re the kind of passionate person we need for our Brand Strategist/Team Coordinator (Account Management) role.

This is a coveted role – fast-moving, constantly changing and always exciting. As a Brand Strategist/Team Coordinator, you’ll use research, trends and market data to help define the strategy and positioning across various brands – with both current clients and new business prospects. You will be critical in bringing new thinking to accounts for pitching, onboarding, executing and continually evolving brands. You will also be counted on to package and present the thinking internally to your team, as well as externally to clients. Additionally, you will support and coordinate client projects and new business efforts as needed.

Does this sound like you?
• You’re a naturally inquisitive person who always questions the “why” behind the “what” and synthesizes findings to find the greater story.
• You have an impeccable project management process that is solidified by experience coordinating campaigns.
• You love to dive into research and leverage those key findings into insights and strategic thinking.
• Identifying trends and helping to create an ownable brand positioning is what you’re passionate about.
• You appreciate a good challenge and are eager to take on a project, make it your own and make it a success.
• You have an amazing ability to see the big picture, while at the same time, handle all the little details of any project.
• Multitasking and being detail orientated is in your blood. The more research, clients and projects, the better.
• You possess robust presentation skills in organizing data, telling a story and making it relevant.
• Your communication skills are excellent and you have proven analytical thinking skills.
• You’ve worked with some research tools (MRI, Simmons, e-Marketer, Netbase, Kantar or others) – and if not, you can’t wait to learn
• You can pour through pages of syndicated research with enthusiasm.
• You’ve had at least a year learning from talented associates in account planning, research and analysis, strategy and account management and are ready to have increased responsibility and the ability to grow (this could also include internships).

From day one, you’ll be hands-on, helping to craft and steer the next brilliant brand – being mentored by seasoned strategists and account leaders who will accelerate your learning curve and arm you for life. Your voice will be heard, your creativity will be applauded, and every moment will be a moment of opportunity.
 


Lead Marketing Data Analyst
You understand that data is what makes the world go round. You know that data in marketing is one of the primary components to a brand’s success. You have the ability to take raw data, translate it into business insight and create strategy from it. You can dive into the intricacies of a website’s analytics in the morning, look at the data from Digital Marketing campaigns during lunch and conduct A/B testing in the afternoon. You are the person everyone in your office runs to for in depth analysis of any kind. You have the ability to make smart, strategic recommendations based on a user’s behavior, derived from both quantitative and qualitative research and are able to translate this directly to clients to show opportunity and return.

If the above paragraph describes you then we, Phelps, would love to have a conversation with you.

Phelps, an integrated marketing communications agency located a few blocks from the Santa Monica coastline is actively seeking a Lead Marketing Data Analyst to join and our team on a full time basis.

We are looking for someone to join us with the following experience:
• A hybrid individual who can help lead our agency’s Analytics Discipline in conjunction with rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done. We’re looking for more than just the voice of Analytics but also the hands to lead the charge alongside an elite team of digitally savvy associates. In essence, can you talk the talk and walk the walk?
• Is highly analytical and driven by finding key insights by data mining large and complex data sets
• Is able to work closely with our client-based teams and help them define key metrics, by identifying trends and opportunities across various types of media such as SEO, SEM, Display and video; along with being able to analyze Website traffic from those channels
• Able to synthesize data from various sources and deliver actionable insights based on both qualitative and quantitative sources, or work with partners that are able to inject predictive modeling to our workflow
• Assist and build requirements, definition, project scoping, timeline management, and results documentation to ensure great practice
• Predict and understand customer patterns through metric and statistical analysis
• Use advanced data visualization techniques to communicate solutions to business stakeholders (Tableau is a plus!)
• Superior verbal and written communication skills, ability to convey rigorous mathematical concepts and considerations to non-experts

Requirements:
• 5+ years organizing, analyzing and interpreting marketing or customer data
• Working knowledge of knowledge of R (GNU S), SAS, SQL, SPSS, Python or other data-extraction and analysis tools (Tableau)
• Able to provide detailed and accurate reporting to both clients and internal teams
• Advanced experience in Microsoft Excel, Tableau and other graphical interfaces
• Strong background in data analysis and quantitative thinking
• Advanced knowledge of web analytics tools including Google Analytics, Adobe Site Catalyst implementation and maintenance, Google Tag Manager, Webtrends,
• Strong knowledge of DCM, Adwords, Bing Ads, Google Search Center (formerly Google Webmaster tools), Crazy Egg Heat mapping, Google Tag Manager, Facebook Reporting, Twitter Reporting, and other relevant industry tools
• Recommend enhancements to campaigns and track ROI
• Social Listening experience through Netbase is a plus
• Google Analytics Certification is a plus


Phelps: 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 34 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.
 


Public Relations Specialist
You:
• A do-er, an independent thinker, pro-active team player, and all-around PR superstar.
• You thrive in a fast-paced agency environment and have experience developing and executing tactics for a variety of PR clients.
• You have excellent written and verbal communication skills and three to four years of agency experience.
• You’re skilled at developing compelling, creative pitches, building relationships and pitching local and national reporters, bloggers and influencers across industries.
• You’re fluent in social media and can and leverage social channels to research and reach media and target audiences.
• You have the ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize effectively, and meet deadlines and goals.
This position is for a rockstar PR team for a leader in the motorsports category.

Us: Phelps has long been the West Coast’s largest independent integrated advertising and PR agency. Our mission is to do great work for deserving clients, in a healthy working environment, to realize our clients’ goals and our potentials. We’re a collaborative, award-winning, integrated marketing communications agency with a unique model of organizing specialists in self-directed client teams, which are inspired and informed by feedback from the entire agency. Our clients include several category-leading national brands with notable client loyalty rates. Phelps has been widely recognized for its unique, flat organizational structure, integrated model, creative feedback mechanisms and generous employee benefits. The agency has been voted “One of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles” for seven years in a row.

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 34 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 Coordinator (Assistant Account Executive)
Hi there. We are Phelps, an integrated marketing agency located in Santa Monica whose focus is to deliver cohesive campaigns through Advertising, Public Relations, Digital Production, Social Media, Media Planning/Buying, Video Production, Radio Production, Brand Strategy, Creative, Analytics and the list goes on.

We don’t have departments here, we have client teams that are composed of different specialists who work together to do awesome work for their client and it just so happens that we’re hiring a Team Coordinator to work on a few of those teams.

The Team Coordinator will be responsible for providing project management support on integrated accounts for our agency’s 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 campaigns and their delivery a smooth process that yields great results.

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 project management concepts and processes in the advertising agency setting. 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 both digital and traditional channels.

Strong communication skills (written and oral), organizational skills and client service skills are required. The ideal candidate will have at least 1-2 years account management or project management coordination experience in a mid/large size advertising agency on interactive or integrated accounts – other experience a plus.

Position requires a Bachelor’s degree plus strong Word, Excel, PowerPoint and marketing skills.

Responsibilities include:
• Managing client requests regarding campaign needs, deadlines and budgets
• 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 34 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.
 


Media Planning/Buying Entry Level Hire
Phelps is currently looking for a Paid Media (Media Planning/ Buying) Entry Level Hire (Advertising).

We are a team-oriented Santa Monica agency with a great reputation and several quality clients. We’re the only marketing communications agency in Los Angeles to be ranked in the Top 10 for both advertising agencies and public relations firms by The Los Angeles Business Journal.

We are looking for a talented, organized and energetic candidate to work with us in paid media planning and buying. This is a great opportunity to learn all facets of paid media planning: digital, print, broadcast, for clients in retail, travel, healthcare and utility industries. As well as gain familiarity with general marketing.

Description of the position: working with the paid media team to assist in different aspects of project coordination and execution and for our clients. This may include preparing media authorizations, insertion orders, spreadsheets, compiling analysis, reports and proof of performance metrics; filing; researching; brainstorming concepts; running errands; trafficking interactive media. We also ask that all of our trainees participate in administrative duties on a rotational basis.

In your cover letter kindly indicate the hours you are available to work Monday through Friday, this is a full-day position with the intent to hire full-time.

Preferred qualifications: Bachelors’ degree. Excellent Word, Excel, Powerpoint skills; attention to detail; comfortable working with numbers/analysis; willingness to do what it takes to get the job done; team player; and organization, written/verbal skills a must. HTML and other web skills are a plus.

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 34 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.
 


Integrated Media Planner
Phelps is currently seeking an experienced media planner, with 3+ years of experience, to join a team of multi-media planning specialists. Qualified candidates have worked at an ad agency or media buying company with a desire to further their media planning knowledge, engage with deserving clients and help in the development and execution of plans that drive results.

Responsibilities include:
• Contribution to development of strategies for integrated media planning (digital, broadcast, print, outdoor, other)
• Works within a team to develop detailed media plans to include objectives, strategies, evaluation criteria, recommendations, testing and metrics implementation
• Monitors and maintains all aspects of media plan on a daily basis such as flowcharts, budgets, performance metrics, and client invoicing.
• Client contact and follow-through
• Acts as coach and mentor to junior staff
• Commitment to the Phelps corporate culture - task forces, cross training, continued education participation

Requirements include:
• Bachelors Degree with 3+ years of Media Planning experience
• Some familiarity with all media vehicles (digital, broadcast, print, out-of-home, guerilla)
• Thorough understanding and ability to teach media concepts (especially with regard to digital media)
• Planning and broadcast buying experience a plus
• Talent for thinking strategically
• Ability to work independently and problem solve
• Interpersonal skills and ability to work with external suppliers and in a team environment
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong math skills including experience with Excel and ability to analyze ROI data
• Computer proficiency mandatory including MS Office Suite
• Experience with media planning & buying/research software including Strata, Telmar, Nielsen Products, Comscore, DoubleClick DART

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 34 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.

We offer a range of progressive workplace benefits, including: reimbursement for education classes and programs; ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan); telecommuting; pet-friendly work environment; green workplace program; full-feedback environment; competitive pay and health benefits; weekly educational seminars; and hosted lunch twice a week.
 


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.