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No two days are ever the same at WJ and that’s just how we like it. Every day presents a new challenge that we tackle with passion, and with that challenge comes the chance to learn and grow.

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We believe in long-term partnerships – not only with our clients, but with our employees as well. As WJ continues to grow, so do the opportunities.

  • Marketing Strategist Grande Prairie, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Vancouver, & 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 find marketing strategies, develop brands, and create marketing strategies, as well as perform continuous 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 with 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 a further focus for the strategic direction of the 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 pertaining to a client’s marketing situation from a variety of sources
    • Find 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 maintains 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 the 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 a timesheet
    • Maintains a positive attitude during periods of heavy 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
    • Endeavours to meet William Joseph’s core competencies
    • Observes and respect all William Joseph processes and templates in place
    • Confirms approaches to client work and changes to company processes 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 and analysis, including using various frameworks, such as SWOT, Positioning Tables, and Business Model Canvases
    • Possesses a 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
  • Senior Marketing Strategist Grande Prairie, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Vancouver, & Calgary

    The Senior Strategist uses marketing research and analysis to create complex marketing strategies and implements tactical marketing programs for clients. The Senior Strategist takes advantage of different techniques to get to the core of a client’s business, industry, and customers for clients in various industries and of diverse sizes to create unique brands, campaigns and marketing strategies. Along with the Director of Strategy, they are responsible for supporting the client and project teams, ensuring the overall objectives of the client are met. They support, guide, and inspire the rest of the team whenever needed.

    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 Client’s Strategic Direction

    • Creates strategic direction for client’s brand and marketing programs, using research to build complex brand and marketing plans
    • Helps clients devise strategies to increase sales and market share
    • Determines how all facets of a client’s marketing must be changed to align with strategic direction
    • Uses research of the external environment (including competition) to provide a further focus for the strategic direction of the client
    • Acts as an extension of the client’s marketing team, consulting on and considering all aspects of their marketing initiatives
    • Develops strong brand concepts that are authentic, differentiating, and compelling
    • Develops complex, go-to-market and brand-launch strategies
    • Uses creative language to help craft brands that are poignant, unique, and expressive
    • Leads projects, providing guidance and reviewing the work of other team members as necessary
    • Follows up daily with client and project teams to ensure smooth workflow and that timelines and budgets are being met
    • Meets with clients one-on-one to obtain marketing information and understanding
    • Creates an understanding of a client’s internal and external environments, using research
    • Maps out trends that will affect clients based on research
    • Sets industry standards and benchmarks for a client’s marketing
    • Obtains quantitative data pertaining to a client’s marketing situation
    • Acquires qualitative information that gives context and insight into the client’s marketing situation
    • Coordinates suppliers of marketing tools and information to generate project information
    • Presents reports to clients and receives feedback from them, in conjunction with the account representatives

     

    Supports Leadership and Business Development Teams

    • Works closely with the Director of Strategy to support the business development team with proposal writing and project scoping
    • Works closely with the Creative Director to develop strategic marketing campaigns
    • Provides constructive feedback to client and project teams in an empowering and motivating way
    • Contributes new sources of strategy inspiration to the strategy team on the whole
    • Defuses problems and puts forward solutions that are in the best interest of the client, William Joseph and staff

     

    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 in Intervals
    • 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 occasional evenings or weekends to meet deadlines
    • Communicates efficiently and effectively with the rest of the team

     

    Increases Efficiencies in the Strategy Department and William Joseph

    • Writes formal marketing plans for clients, based on the marketing strategy that was created
    • Formats all reports according to William Joseph brand standards
    • Ensures that all reports are well-written, tactful, and succinct
    • Proofs and edits all reports thoroughly using supervisor feedback and professional proofing from a copywriter
    • Ensures that client copies of reports are printed on high-quality paper, in colour, and bound in a proper William Joseph report cover
    • Guarantees that reports are completed, printed, and ready to hand to clients by the pre-arranged deadline

     

    Proficiencies and Attributes

    • Highly adaptable and extremely self-motivated
    • Excellent communicator
    • Experienced with creating new ideas and solutions and applying existing ideas in new ways to solve business problems
    • Strong analytical and leadership skills
    • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Administrative and organizational skills
    • High attention to detail
    • Remarkable teamwork skills, as well as written and interpersonal communications skills
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to apply them in marketing contexts
    • Great understanding of business to perform thorough research and analysis, including using various frameworks, such as SWOT, Positioning Tables, and Business Model Canvases
    • Possesses a passion for the job, professionalism in their role and a drive to excel
    • Demonstrated understanding and ability to provide research assistance
    • Experience working with Google Analytics and other digital performance software

     

    Qualifications

    • A minimum of a master’s degree in business, economics, or communications is required, as strategy requires a great deal of theoretical understanding
    • 5 or more years of experience in a strategic position is required
    • Agency experience is preferred but not required
  • Art Director Grande Prairie, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Vancouver, & Calgary

    The Art Director is expected to take a creative brief, sketches, or even a conversation and turn it into a creative solution that addresses the client’s identified objectives and requirements. The job entails overseeing the design of branding and advertising for clients and ensuring that the new branding and advertising fits in with the client’s requirements and the image they wish to promote for their company or product. The main aspects of this role are to interpret a client’s communications strategy and then develop proposed creative approaches and treatments that align with that strategy. Another is to initiate and stimulate creative ideas for and from the creative designers. This position is considered 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

    Art Direction

    • Participates in brainstorming sessions to develop creative concepts that speak to the clients’ and end users’ goals
    • Works with Creative Director to address performance issues in a timely, professional and effective manner
    • Develops creative concepts, client projects, and campaigns through sketches and graphic design
    • Communicates creative concepts clearly back to the Creative Director to ensure that they reflect the value proposition
    • Contributes new sources of creative inspiration for the creative team overall
    • Identifies development opportunities for staff to ensure that William Joseph utilizes innovative design and creative concepts

     

    Graphic Design

    • Interprets creative briefs and design material as requested by the Creative Director and Client Services team
    • 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
    • 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 the 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 the 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

    • Understands and clarifies briefs; meets with clients as needed or at the discretion of the Creative Director; participates in initial client meetings to fully understand the client’s needs
    • Presents completed work to the clients

     

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

    • Exemplifies William Joseph’s Experience through day-to-day actions
    • Acts as a company advocate and embodies William Joseph brand standards
    • Demonstrates attention to detail, leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the client receives excellence in service and quality design, 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 a timely and professional manner
    • Supports other team members in a fast-paced, controlled chaotic environment, sometimes working long hours and occasional evenings or weekends to meet deadlines
    • Logs all hours to Intervals daily
    • Observes and respects that all William Joseph process are in place; working with other Account Managers and Department Managers to improve and streamline processes wherever possible
    • Drives the constant evolution of William Joseph and related internal projects as needed

     

    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; strong problem-solving skills
    • Works well independently and in a team environment
    • Takes ownership of tasks and drives tasks through to completion
    • Is accountable for their actions
    • Experience working with print and/or digital media
    • Demonstrates an understanding of how to provide constructive feedback, while continuing to inspire creative thought
    • Demonstrate knowledge of information and interaction design, including site architecture, user interfaces and navigation schemes
    • Experience combining business and creative goals when developing a unique design solution

     

    Qualifications

    • BA or BFA in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, Computer Graphics, Multimedia, or Illustration
    • Five years experience in the business
    • Demonstrated excellence in graphic design skills and a high degree of innovation through professional portfolio Graphics/Page Layout software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign
    • Experience in directing professional photographer services

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Though this job is being posted in multiple cities, there is only one position available within the company. Our teams collaborate remotely, wherever the individual employee may be located.

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