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  • Marketing Strategist Grande Prairie, Saskatoon, & Calgary

    A Marketing Strategist uses marketing research and analysis to plan and create marketing strategies and implementation tactics for a client. The Marketing Strategist supports this function with thorough research and analysis, using a variety of primary and secondary research tools and skills. Under the guidance of the Director of Strategy and Senior Strategists at William Joseph, the Strategist will help prepare initial insights to found marketing strategies, develop brands, and create marketing strategies, as well as perform continued analysis of the success of clients’ marketing.

    We all have a voice at William Joseph, and we are all expected to use it. We don’t let our egos get in the way of innovation. At William Joseph, everyone’s opinion matters, and idea generation is the most important product of our collaboration as a team.

    Accountabilities

    Provide Clients Strategic Direction

    • Writes formal marketing research documents, plans, and brand strategies for clients
    • Creates strategic direction for client marketing, building on research
    • Helps clients devise strategies to increase sales and market share
    • Determines how all facets of clients marketing must be changed to align with strategic direction
    • Uses research of the external environment (including competition) to provide further focus for strategic direction of client
    • Develops strong brand concepts that are authentic, differentiating, and compelling
    • Uses creative language to help craft brands that are poignant, unique, and expressive
    • Finds quantitative and qualitative data pertinent to a client’s marketing situation from a variety of sources
    • Finds tough to find, credible information and data that is directly relevant to clients
    • Performs industry analysis, competitor analysis, and customer profiling and draws useful insights that tie directly into later marketing phases
    • Determines an ideal target audience and segments customers, with support from a senior strategist

    Increases Efficiencies in the Strategy Department and William Joseph

    • Reviews project initiatives and measures progress against goals
    • Ensures that all reports are well-written, tactful, and succinct
    • Communicates efficiently and effectively with the rest of the team
    • Manages multiple projects and maintain tight timelines, often working around strict and sometimes sudden deadlines
    • Remains within the predetermined scope and timelines set for a project and notifies Senior Strategists, the Director of Strategy, and/or Account Managers when unable to

    Meets with Clients to Understand Strategy Needs and Present Solutions

    • Meets with clients to obtain marketing information and understanding
    • Participate in initial meetings with clients to learn about their business, environment, and customers
    • Acquires qualitative and quantitative information that gives context and insight into client’s marketing situation
    • Presents reports to clients and receives feedback from them, in conjunction with the account representatives

    Maintains a Positive Influence as an Employee and Carries out General Duties

    • Exemplifies the “WILLIAM JOSEPH experience” through day-to-day actions
    • Logs all hours on time sheet
    • Maintains a positive attitude during periods of heave workload
    • Demonstrates high attention to detail in his/hers work
    • Acts as a company advocate that embodies WILLIAM JOSEPH’s values (i.e. collaboration, professionalism, excellence, brilliance and passion)
    • Demonstrates creative, dynamic, flexible approaches to problems and resolves issues in a timely and professional manner
    • Endeavors to meet William Joseph core competencies
    • Observes and respect all William Joseph processes and templates in place
    • Confirms approaches to client work and changes to company process and/or frameworks with senior strategists and/or the Director of Strategy

    Proficiencies and Attributes

    • Excellent self-motivation
    • Adaptability
    • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Good teamwork skills
    • Administrative and organizational skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Cheerful and professional
    • Good sense of humour
    • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to apply them in marketing contexts
    • A sufficient understanding of business to perform thorough research an analysis, including using various frameworks, such as SWOT, Positioning Tables, and Business Model Canvases
    • Possesses passion for his/her job, professionalism in his/her role and a drive to excel
    • Demonstrated understanding and ability to provide research assistance
    • Experience working with Google Analytics and other digital performance software
    • Great knowledge of the Microsoft package

    Qualifications

    • A minimum of an undergraduate degree in business, economics, or communications is required as strategy requires a great deal of theoretical understanding. An MBA is preferred
    • Two years of experience in a business (preferably marketing) position is required
  • Client Marketing Advisor Calgary & Grande Prairie

    As Client Marketing Advisor, the focus of the role is to manage, maintain, collaborate, and develop relationships with William Joseph’s clients. The primary goal is to ensure the smooth, effective running of the marketing services requested and the maximization of revenue through product and program development. The Account Manager serves as the clients’ primary point of contact.

    A Client Marketing Advisor is responsible for being the client’s representative at William Joseph, as well as William Joseph’s representative at the client’s organization. The Client Marketing Advisor must ensure that a client receives the best possible product and service by establishing and maintaining the William Joseph experience on each account.

    Internally, CMA must function as team facilitators and communicate the client’s needs clearly to the entire team. CMA must also develop and maintain a good working knowledge of the client’s business CMA must develop good working relationships with all clients to ensure repeat business, as well as referrals. This position is considered a management position and is overtime exempt.

    We all have a voice at William Joseph, and we are all expected to use it. We don’t let our egos get in the way of innovation. At William Joseph, everyone’s opinion matters, and idea generation is the most important product of our collaboration as a team.

     

    Accountabilities

    Client Management and Strategic Advisor

    • Develops deep understanding of client’s business, goals and objectives
    • Understanding client needs and provides strategic recommendations
    • Faithfully observes the William Joseph client service process without exception
    • Monitors projects for scope and amends contracts with client written approval
    • Executes each account’s business, listens to client, responds to calls/emails in a timely manner
    • Ensures all required materials are acquired from the client for project development
    • Provides clients up-to-date information on their projects
    • Finds innovative ways to serve clients who are non-responsive to traditional project steps and processes
    • Provides education and training to client to ensure client understanding
    • Ability to problem solve and provide recommendations and advice to client at every turn

    Project Management/Management of Internal Team and Resources

    • Oversees projects to stay on time and on budget and are completed within the assigned timeframe allocated for the project, while managing client expectations
    • Provides clear and concise direction and support to members of the project team
    • Assists in the creation of creative briefs for all projects to ensure all aspects of a project are clearly documented and confirmed
    • Reviews and oversees all proofs that leave the shop and are the last set of eyes from a quality control perspective on a project before it is finalized by the client or a printer
    • Arranges, facilitates and documents meetings between departments to complete client projects
    • Ensures clients understand and sign off on all contracts and amendments before beginning or continuing a project
    • Updates all docket contracts, pertinent changes, revisions and information relevant to the job
    • Ensures Intervals information remains current for client account projects
    • Ensures the Director team is aware of the status of all projects and deadlines
    • Communicates objectives, concerns and any changes to a project status to the Director team
    • Provide departments with client feedback at end of projects
    • Expertly manages client expectations
    • Extremely detail oriented
    • Ensures clients understand project schedule and that delays affect timelines and deliverables
    • Prepares and provides a project brief to the client to ensure all aspects of a project are clearly documented and confirmed

    Maintains a Positive Influence as an Employee and Carries out General Duties

    • Exemplifies William Joseph experience through day-to-day actions
    • Acts as company advocate and embodies William Joseph values
    • Formats all documents according to William Joseph brand standards
    • Demonstrates incredible attention to detail, leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the client receives excellence in service, remaining within the scope and timelines for a project
    • Manages multiple projects and maintains tight timelines, often working around strict, and sometimes sudden deadlines
    • Demonstrates creative, dynamic, flexible approaches to problems and resolves issues in timely and professional manner
    • Supports other team members in a fast-paced, controlled chaotic environment, often working long hours and occasionally evenings or weekends to meet deadlines
    • Logs all hours on Intervals

     

    Proficiencies and Attributes

    • Positive, professional, creative and imaginative in day-to-day work
    • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellence in written and oral communication including outstanding presentation skills
    • Excellence in interpersonal skills, especially in situations involving consensus and team building with strong problem-solving skills related to program and account management
    • Relationship management skills; demonstrated skills in negotiation and leadership
    • Works well independently and as a team; motivated self-starter able to work in a client-focused environment

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree and experience in marketing, communications and advertising
    • 5 years or more experience in an account service capacity
  • Content Writer - Social Media Calgary, Grande Prairie, & Vancouver

    The Content Writer is responsible for writing various forms of content, from social media content and blog posts, to ad and web copy. While Content Writers must have the ability to work across a range of media and formats, this position will focus heavily on social media content creation. The candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing monthly content, as well as managing engagement and growing the accounts of multiple clients across a variety of industries. The Content Writer works in close partnership with the Content Manager, Digital Analysts, the Director of Strategy, Strategists, Art Directors, and the Creative Director.

    We all have a voice at William Joseph, and we are all expected to use it. We don’t let our egos get in the way of innovation. At William Joseph, everyone’s opinion matters, and idea generation is the most important product of our collaboration as a team.

    Accountabilities

    Social Media Content Creation and Management

    • Develop and execute results-driven social media strategies for a variety of clients
    • Curate, write, and schedule engaging content for assigned clients, representing each unique client brand in an authentic, compelling and differentiating manner
    • Create and follow a system to consistently and systematically ensure content performance, continuously improving content through data and metric analysis
    • Lead the creation and editing of photo, graphic, and video content for social media
    • Lead client account engagement, including interacting with users and responding to messages, inquiries, and comments on social platforms
    • Actively engage in client relationship management, working closely with the Content Manager to ensure the quality of all project work as it aligns with client needs, the client’s brand, and William Joseph expectations
    • Review analytics and create monthly reports on key metrics and findings
    • Maintain social media timelines to keep projects on-track and on-budget
    • Stay apprised of current social media trends and best practices, continually adapting strategies to keep content relevant and timely
    • Become a trusted advisor for clients, sharing best practices and helping each client grow their business through the lens of social media

    Grow Businesses Through Persuasive Content

    • Demonstrate high attention to detail in all work
    • Work with members of the Strategy team to fully understand a client’s (internal and external) core message and target audience, developing unique content representative of each client
    • Grow account followings with targeted and engaged audiences
    • Produce original, clear, and credible ideas/messages/scripts for many mediums and channels, including blogs, web copy, and proposals where necessary
    • Proof and edit various documents following provided guidelines
    • Aid in the development of content strategies
    • Work closely with the Digital team to optimize content for search engines and lead generation
    • Support the Digital team with social media ad management and boosted posts
    • Conduct regular analytical reports and recommendations to improve content strategies/tactics
    • Responsible, along with the Content Manager and the Director of Strategic Marketing, for checking that all content being advertised is truthful and complies with codes of advertising practice

    William Joseph Culture Ambassador

    • Exemplify the William Joseph Experience through day-to-day actions
    • Observe and respect all William Joseph processes in place
    • Manage multiple projects and maintain tight timelines, often working around strict and sometimes sudden deadlines
    • Liaise with clients and colleagues, and meet with project team members to consider content requirements
    • Demonstrate creative, dynamic, and flexible approaches to problems and resolve issues in a timely and professional manner
    • Be open to feedback from multiple areas of the agency
    • Communicate efficiently and effectively with the rest of the team
    • Maintain a positive attitude during periods of heavy workload

    Proficiencies and Attributes

    • Attention to detail and good judgement
    • Passion for social media and proficiency with major platforms and management tools
    • Effective and versatile writing style that spans many mediums, channels, and platforms
    • Highly motivated, flexible, and decisive team player
    • Strong relationship management abilities, engaging with clients in a respectful and timely way
    • Adequate knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
    • Detailed knowledge of social media advertising
    • Ability to put ego aside and receive constructive feedback with a positive attitude
    • Strong time and project management skills, including the ability to multi-task
    • Fast learner with the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Accuracy in terms of grammar and information – content must not be misleading

    Qualifications

    • Degree in Marketing, Communications, or related field
    • A minimum of two years of experience in a writing role
    • Experience with Hootsuite, Planoly, HubSpot or other similar platforms is valued
    • Experience in photography and videography for social use is considered an asset
    • Computer literate in Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, Excel, etc.)

    It is essential to have an appreciation of working in the marketing industry and what it involves. A strong portfolio of work should be prepared to demonstrate abilities.

  • Senior Web Developer (Full Time or Contractor) Calgary, Saskatoon, Vancouver, & Grande Prairie

    Developers will use their expertise and knowledge of the industry practices to perform various development tasks such as coding, app development and web development. Developers must be technically savvy with a flair for creativity and innovation. They need to be able to work in high-pressure environments and adhere to strict deadlines. Being a team player and having excellent communication skills also are important. The ideal candidate will demonstrate friendly and professional interpersonal skills, is self-motivated, highly organized, and above all passionate about everything to do with the web. We are looking for a learning individual, not afraid of working in a fast-work environment.

    We all have a voice at William Joseph, and we are all expected to use it. We don’t let our egos get in the way of innovation. At William Joseph, everyone’s opinion matters, and idea generation is the most important product of our collaboration as a team.

     

    Accountabilities

     

    Increases Efficiencies in the Digital Department and William Joseph

    • Passionately follows the latest technology with a keen eye for social media trends and emerging platforms
    • Generates technical and planning documentation
    • Ability to strongly contribute to a team atmosphere, while drawing from their individual experience and skills
    • Ability to work efficiently to adhere to project deadlines
    • Capable of creating high quality and well-tested code in a fast-paced agency environment
    • Hand-coding websites using web technologies that include HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript
    • Build websites that validate in both HTML and CSS according to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards
    • Performs front-end development tasks with HTML, CSS, jQuery and AngularJS.
    • Performs back-end development tasks with PHP and MySQL
    • Slices and manipulates Photoshop documents and other art assets for development use as needed
    • Assist in QA as needed/ & able, across all projects
    • Is aware of and designs/codes to minimize cross-browser/platform rendering issues
    • Employs SEO best practices with all development efforts
    • Writes w3 validated code and adheres to defined web standards
    • Cognizant of accessibility issues and actively designs content with standards in mind
    • Cross-browser and cross-platform testing
    • Constructs rich, multi-part marketing emails
    • Documenting code
    • Responsible to ensure standards are maintained
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and assignments

     

    Understanding Client Needs

    • Delivering client training in written documentation and in person
    • Consulting and providing recommendations where appropriate to enhance functionality of client projects
    • Demonstrates incredible attention to detail, leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the client receives excellence in service and quality design, remaining within the predetermined scope and timelines set for a project

     

    Maintains a Positive Influence as an Employee and Carries out General Duties

    • Exemplifies the William Joseph Experience through day-to-day actions
    • Formats all documents according to William Joseph brand standards
    • Manages multiple projects and maintains tight timelines, often working around strict and sometimes sudden deadlines
    • Demonstrates creative, dynamic, flexible approaches to problems and resolves issues in a timely and professional manner
    • Supports other team members in a fast-paced, controlled chaotic environment, often working long hours and occasionally evenings or weekends to meet deadlines
    • Logs all hours to Intervals daily

     

    Proficiencies and Attributes

    • Ajax and JavaScript Frameworks (jQuery in Particular)
    • Mobile Web, Responsive and Application Development
    • Object Oriented Programming/Analysis/Design
    • Working with client technologies PC/Mac, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
    • Strong sense of project ownership and pride in finished work
    • High attention to detail
    • Desire to push the boundaries of our technology
    • Highly passionate about the web and technology, and take pride in everything they work on, no matter how big or how small
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Strongly organized and very professional
    • Broad and extensive knowledge of the software development process and its technologies
    • Strong background in coding
    • Strong knowledge of user interfaces, HTML technologies and web frameworks

     

    Qualifications

    • A post-secondary degree or diploma in computer science or web design certification
    • At least 8 years of professional development experience
    • Familiarity with bash and LAMP stacks
    • Depth knowledge in CSS, HTML, and JavaScript
    • Experience in PHP and MySQL
    • Existing experience with frameworks & CMSs such as Laravel, Symphony, WordPress, Drupal, Shopify
    • Experience with Amazon AWS and/or Google Cloud Computing
    • Excellent working knowledge of cross-platform browser support
    • Prior agency or production house experience a plus
    • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Illustrator with the ability to convert designs into interactive media is a plus
    • Experience building dynamic ads is a plus
    • Experience managing projects with source control
    • Experience with database technologies, particularly MySQL
    • Experience with database creation and maintenance
    • Experience with developing mobile optimized websites and apps
    • Is willing to take a programming aptitude test as part of the interview process
  • Graphic Designer Calgary & Grande Prairie

    The Graphic Designer is responsible for creating various marketing materials for William Joseph and its clients. Ultimately, they are versatile, and have strengths in a variety of traditional and digital design techniques.

    We all have a voice at William Joseph, and we are all expected to use it. We don’t let our egos get in the way of innovation. At William Joseph, everyone’s opinion matters, and idea generation is the most important product of our collaboration as a team.

     

    Accountabilities

    Increases Efficiencies in the Creative Department and William Joseph

    • Interprets creative briefs and design material as requested by the Creative Director, Operations Manager, and Account Managers
    • Clarifies design issues and thinks creatively to produce new ideas and concepts
    • Contributes ideas and designs artwork to the overall brief
    • Presents finalized ideas and concepts to Creative Director
    • Manages more than one design brief at a time and allocates the relevant amount of time according to the parameters of the job
    • Incorporates a wide range of media (including photography and computer-aided design software) into projects
    • Demonstrates consistency in overall design decisions when working on campaigns
    • Provides layout design, annual reports, logo design, illustration, and occasional magazine ad concepts
    • Chooses stock and other special print specifications such as die cuts, varnishes, foils, embosses, and metallic inks

    Manages Projects and Contributes to the Success of the Creative Team

    • Ensures clean prepress production on pieces before printing (i.e., alignment, spellcheck, etc.)
    • Methodically proofreads to produce accurate and high-quality work
    • Secures and maintains proper image size and quality
    • Ensures colour correction and management throughout project
    • Ensures that all files follow William Joseph’s filing system and clean prepress production
    • Follows department processes
    • Provides electronic files and all associated materials to printers according to their specifications
    • Ensures that all images are in CMYK format and are at a resolution of 300dpi, unless otherwise noted in original quote
    • Provides the printer with a specifications document
    • Checks the designs to make sure everything lines up and there are no discrepancies
    • Carefully checks printer proofs to ensure that quality expectations are met

    Understanding Client Needs

    • Works with the Creative Director, Accounts Team and the Strategy Team to make sure the projects created achieve client goals and objectives

    Maintains a Positive Influence as an Employee and Carries out General Duties

    • Exemplifies the William Joseph Experience through day-to-day actions
    • Formats all documents according to William Joseph brand standards
    • Demonstrates incredible attention to detail, leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the client receives excellence in service and quality design, remaining within the predetermined scope and timelines set for a project
    • Manages multiple projects and maintains tight timelines, often working around strict and sometimes sudden deadlines
    • Demonstrates creative, dynamic, flexible approaches to problems and resolves issues in a timely and professional manner
    • Supports other team members in a fast-paced, controlled chaotic environment, often working long hours and occasionally evenings or weekends to meet deadlines
    • Logs all hours to Intervals daily

     

    Proficiencies and Attributes

    • Positive and professional
    • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Creative and imaginative in day-to-day work
    • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Works well independently and works well in a team, with printers, copywriters, photographers, other designers, account executives, website designers and marketing specialists
    • Superior craft (neatness)
    • Excels at communicating a message clearly, using image and text
    • Possesses knowledge of the video production process
    • Possesses knowledge and experience with photography
    • Clearly understands image compression, file correction, and optimization techniques
    • Experience in proofing, preflighting, preparing and press-checking files are extremely important for Print Production Artists
    • Strong understanding of adjacent areas of digital marketing, including but not limited to coding, SEO, digital advertising, etc.
    • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, and Adobe XD

    Qualifications

    • Three years’ experience
    • Minimum level of education: two-year (diploma) to four-year (degree) program in graphic design/visual communications
    • Software proficiency in MAC-based programs: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, a must
    • Computer literate in Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, Excel)

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