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Team Leader (Account Director) with Finance & Hispanic Marketing Experience
Team Leader (Account Director) with Finance & Hispanic Marketing Experience:
This position requires an experienced (10+ years), talented account manager specializing in the Hispanic market, to provide excellent business leadership within the finance/banking vertical.

You will work with client-centric, self-managed teams thriving in a full-feedback environment where the best business-building ideas rule. Advertising, public relations, digital -- distributing our work via online and offline media -- all working together to collaborate, strategize and execute fully-integrated campaigns for socially responsible clients.

Desired Skills & Experience:
• Previous experience in the Financial industry is preferred
• Self-starter with proven ability to indentify, engage and pitch client strategy in line with a solid marketing approach and plan
• Dynamic, intuitive, and strong team player
• Communication (written and oral), organizational, project management and client service skills required
• Understanding of client needs and requirements and proven ability to develop creative solutions
• Ability to craft engaging strategies and execute them through to the production level (brief development through to final delivery)
• Reports/analyses, as needed, by the client and team (status reports, estimates, production schedules, billing, web traffic analysis, performance metrics, etc)
• Strong attention to detail
• Must know how to manage, allocate and report on budgets and project projections

Qualifications:
• The ideal candidate will have at least 10+ years of account management experience in mid/large size advertising agency
• Position requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of education plus strong Microsoft office skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
• Familiarity with leading integrated efforts
• Solid knowledge and experience in Hispanic marketing
• Spanish-speaking capabilities a plus
 


Computer Systems Analyst
We're Phelps; an integrated marketing communications agency in Santa Monica, CA.

We're a company whose been voted one of LA's "best places to work" seven years in a row. We pride ourselves on our innovative structure, collaborative culture, and ability to deliver cross-channel solutions that exceed our clients' goals.

If this sounds like the kind place that you want to be, let us know!

We're looking for a Computer Systems Analyst (with 10+ years of experience) to assist in both new and ongoing projects within the agency.

The Computer Systems Analyst works across our multiple client based teams that are lead by the agency’s Team Leaders/Program Managers.

The job duties of the Computer Systems Analyst are as follows:
• Analyze data processing problems to implement and improve the company's computer systems.
• Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems.
• At least 10 years of experience in this field
• Review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations.
• Also, recommend software (both custom and commercially available).
• In addition, this candidate will work closely and oversee the work of a five-member team, consisting of:
1. Web Developer
2. Marketing Data Analyst
3. Experience Designer
4. Motion Design Specialist
5. Graphic Artist
• Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science or related field
• Familiarity with .NET and ASP.NET is a plus

Please send résumé to: Phelps Recruitment, 901 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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
 


Accounts Payable (A/P) Coordinator
Phelps, an Integrated Marketing Communications Agency located 9 blocks from the Santa Monica coastline is currently looking to hire an Accounts Payable Coordinator for our team. If you want to work at a company which truly fosters collaboration and creativity then this is the place for you.

Duties:
• Coding and entry of both expense reports and supplier invoices into accounting program.
• Assist billing specialists as necessary with supplier invoice entry and billing process
• Assist with check runs
• Daily/Weekly filing of supplier invoices and check copies into accounts payable files.
• Setup of new suppliers in accounting software as well as supplier A/P file.
• Collection of supplier paperwork for setup file
• Annual supplier cleanup and prep for new year
• Respond to supplier inquiries on payment status via phone and email
• Call suppliers for missing invoices as needed
• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
• Minimum of 1-2 years of accounts payable experience
• Familiarity with General Ledger structure and basic accounting knowledge
• 30-40 wpm typing and 10key skills
• Ability to work independently without a lot of supervision
• Advertising or media invoice entry a plus but not required
• Ability to lift 20-30 lb filing boxes as necessary

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.
 


HTML/CSS Developer
Phelps, an Integrated Marketing Communications company located 9 blocks from the Santa Monica coastline, is in need of a Front End 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:
• 1 to 2 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
• Understanding of and experience with quality assurance processes
• Firm grasp of working within a team environment
• Experience in responsive design for multiple devices
• Ability to manage one’s own time and project responsibilities
• Ability to effectively communicate with other members of a team
• Great attitude, and the desire to expand one’s skill set and abilities
• Experience with CSS pre-processors, preferably SCSS.

Bonus experience
• Experience with Marketo platform
• Experience with Campaign Monitor ESP
• Experience with NodeJS utilities such as Grunt or Gulp for pre-processing
• Experience with other Email Service Provider platforms
• Experience with Litmus email testing platform
• Experience with Active Server Pages, .NET or PHP

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.
 


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.
 


Production Artist
92 people under one roof working diligently, collaboratively, and strategically to deliver campaigns across all channels. 92 people with different skills and different backgrounds with one common goal who come together to ensure that we deliver the results that drive our client’s brands forward. These 92 people all work at Phelps and we’re growing.

With that being said… Hi, we are Phelps, an integrated marketing communications agency located alongside the Santa Monica coastline. We are an agency who works across all channels for our blue chip clientele. The campaigns we work on span across PR, creative, media planning, brand strategy, video production, digital production and others.

We’re looking to grow our team and hire a Production Artist that can help us with both digital and print production projects on a full time basis. This person will improve the deliverables and make them impeccable. He or She will be responsible for working across all teams and ensure that every asset is proofed and stored according to internal guidelines.

Here are the specifics:
• Acute attention to detail is an absolute must
• The ideal candidate will have experience working across multiple client teams to improve, proof, and deliver all digital and print assets.
• Prior experience with delivering final assets to internal teams, clients and vendors is necessary
• At least 2-3 years of experience in a Production Artist role within an advertising/marketing agency
• Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is an absolute must
• Thorough understanding of web intricacies of the web and how they can affect functionality

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.
 


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 and 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 analysis

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

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

We are looking for someone to join us with the following experience:
• 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 email marketing, direct mail campaigns and web
• Able to synthesize data from various sources and deliver actionable insights based on both qualitative and quantitative sources
• 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.
• Superior verbal and written communication skills, ability to convey rigorous mathematical concepts and considerations to non-experts

Requirements:
• 1 or 2 years organizing, analyzing and interpreting marketing or customer data
• Working knowledge of knowledge of Tableau, R (GNU S), SQL, or other data-extraction and analysis tools
• Able to provide detailed and accurate reporting to both clients and internal teams
• Advanced experience in Microsoft Excel
? Must understand basic and advanced formulas
? Past experience in building out marketing dashboards and automated reports.
• Strong background in data analysis and quantitative thinking
• Advanced knowledge of web analytics tools including Google Analytics, Adobe Site Catalyst, and web trends
• Basic understanding in Digital Marketing across google DCM (AKA DFA), Google Adwords, Atlas, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
• Social Listening experience through Netbase
• Recommend enhancements to campaigns and track ROI
• 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 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.
 


Public Relations Specialist - 2 yrs+
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.

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, managing and driving strategies and tactics for multiple PR clients. You’re self-motivated and results-focused, with a track record of successful PR programs and coverage for a range of high-profile clients. You have excellent written and verbal communication skills and two to three years of agency experience as a PR coordinator or manager (in addition to college internships).

You think beyond traditional PR strategies and have a strong grasp of consumer, lifestyle, entertainment and/or technology PR. 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. Cause-marketing/corporate social responsibility experience 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 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.
 


Search Engine Optimization Specialist
Hi. We’re Phelps, an integrated marketing communications agency in Santa Monica, CA.

We’re seeking an experienced Search Engine Optimization Specialist

The person we hire for this role will be responsible for all aspects of optimizing our client’s interactive efforts for optimal search engine performance. The role encompasses aspects of strategy, content creation, and interactive development.

Plainly said, we’re looking for an SEO rock star.

As part of consideration for this role you must be willing to share case studies and results from past accounts and projects. Innovation and creativity are just as important to us as methodology and project lifecycle, so please keep that in mind.

Candidate should be prepared to speak to and provide examples of:
- Research techniques in staying on top of market trends
- SEO copywriting
- SEO architecture audits
- Strategies and techniques for identifying SEO opportunities, recommendations, and implementations
- Thorough understanding of interactive development best practices relating to SEO; and ability to work with a dev team in the implementation of SEO updates
- Understanding of the relationship between paid and organic search strategies and the ability to optimize the cross-channel mix

Responsibilities and Skill Set
- Oversight and management of onsite and offsite SEO resources
- Provide technical guidance and specification during the development of web sites and other online projects, in accordance with SEO best practices, for both client sites and in an advisory capacity agency-wide
- Staying abreast of (and sharing) changes and algorithm updates in the search industry
- Reporting to clients and upper management on KPI's and web analytics
- Knowledge of link building, social and local SEO
- Ability to develop and evangelize creative, design, and technical SEO specifications to be shared with key stakeholders across the organization.
- Ability to develop internal programs to give visibility to technology/content stakeholders on current SEO initiatives
- Experience in partnering with data analyst to find areas of growth/improvement for SEO
- Ability to create SEO and web development proposals
- Strong analytical skills with attention to detail; self-starter
- Proven understanding with skills in applying statistical analysis principles to business challenges.
- Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
- Excellent with customer relationship management and able to upsell search services, both to clients and other agency stake holders


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Proven track record of successful SEO strategy and implementation (at least 3 years) for national brands, and on large sites with the goal of increasing sales and traffic
- Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of holistic search ranking factors and critical updates
- Bachelor's Degree or greater in Business, Computer Science or other relevant field
- Thorough technical know-how and understanding of SEO coding best practices and implementation as it relates to web site development
- Understanding of web server, analytics, and search engines technologies.
- Understanding of technical website development elements (HTML, JavaScript, CSS, WordPress, etc.) and their implication to SEO efforts.
- Experience with content management/web production systems (CMS)
- Strong background in keyword research & ranking, site audit, and link building tools (e.g., Moz, Google's Keyword Planner, Wordtracker, Majestic SEO, Google Webmaster Tools, etc.), as well as other analytic platforms (Omniture Site Catalyst, Google Analytics
- Experience coordinating efforts across teams to drive execution.
- Ability to consult and problem-solve individual issues when needs arise.
- Exploit organic traffic growth and develop website to enhance process.
- Research and develop SEO best practices to identify new market opportunities and maximize traffic growth
- Strong command of the Microsoft Office suite of tools, particularly Excel.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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.