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Posted September 22, 2022

Manager of Digital Strategy – Wall-to-Wall Studios

The Manager of Digital Strategy will play a key role in collaborating with the design/creative, UX, development, and account teams to provide strategic support across a range of dynamic and growing client relationships & projects. This person will also help lead decision-making with regard to W|W’s digital ecosystem, platforms, processes, and infrastructure.

The ideal candidate for this role can synthesize multiple, diverse inputs (qualitative, quantitative, and best practices) into actionable and cohesive strategic recommendations.

The Manager of Digital Strategy must be able to architect and facilitate client discovery sessions, and present ideas, insights, and recommendations internally and externally to the client. Key attributes for the position are the ability to think strategically, a naturally curious and questioning nature, attention to detail, multitasking proficiency, and a strong team-player orientation.

We are seeking candidates currently residing in the greater Pittsburgh, PA, or Honolulu, HI areas. (Sorry, no relocation package)

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Day-to-Day Responsibilities

Strategy:

• Support the discovery process and help develop strategic recommendations for diverse digital projects (websites, systems, campaigns, experiences, and applications)

• Assist with the development of client workshops, presentations, and working sessions to present insights/opportunities, define goals, and present strategic recommendations

• Develop an understanding of a client’s business and audiences, helping define their digital and marketing objectives

• Perform competitor reviews

• Contribute to the development of project/creative briefs

• Develop strategic frameworks

• Bring research and insights to collaborative working sessions with cross-discipline teams

• Develop measurement strategies for digital and marketing goals

• Lead efforts to keep W|W team current on digital trends and technologies and evaluate opportunities for use in client work

Digital Marketing:

• Develop digital media strategies for campaigns and retainer clients

• Manage media planning and placement

• Manage ongoing digital campaigns across paid search, social, display, and audio

• Support campaign reporting

Web/UX:

• Assist in the development of web content strategies, helping to ensure that clients’ brand strategy & positioning is accurately articulated in all touchpoints

• Collaborate with UX and visual designers to guide the implementation of strategy into sitemaps, wireframes, and UI prototypes

Other:

• Contribute to new business opportunities

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About You

You’re looking for a creative branding agency because you love impactful work. You understand that creativity is best practiced across the agency – UX, strategy, design, media, and account management. You’re a great manager of time, space, and people. You have that magical ability to think big picture one minute and get into the weeds the next. You’re curious and an excellent communicator. You’re someone everyone wants to work with. You have an intense work ethic; you take great pride in your work and your agency. You thrive in a constantly changing environment. You are competitive and driven. You have a desire to learn and grow. You have an opinion. You like to have fun.

• You work best with others. You do your best work when collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to bring great things to life.

• You’re a clear, polished communicator. You can convey your ideas clearly (both written and spoken), especially to non-technical stakeholders.

• You want to grow. You’re always learning something new. You look for opportunities and welcome feedback.

• You’re flexible. You can handle ambiguity. You can learn new things to deliver on a project. • You deal well with changing scopes and project goals.

• You’re a problem solver. You relish finding sustainable solutions to real-world problems that help businesses and organizations meet their goals. You’re invested in the outcome.

• You have a passion for technology, innovation, and audience-centered design.

• You have the ability to effectively manage time, prioritize work, multi-task across many assignments, and work in a fast-paced environment.

• You have an enthusiastic and dedicated approach to connecting with stakeholders to gain an understanding of their needs and translating those into actionable business requirements and recommendations.

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Requirements:

• 5 Year’s Experience working in an Interactive / Marketing / Advertising / Branding agency
• Experience managing budgets of various sizes
• Experience developing media plans and communicating/negotiating with media reps
• Experience managing digital campaigns that include a variety of components (i.e. online, broadcast, social media)
• A clear understanding of the web design and development process, and digital marketing best practices
• Proficiency in Apple Mac computing environment
• Must be organized and very detail-oriented
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Works efficiently, accurately, and independently
• Proactive, creative, resourceful, reliable, and organized
• Strong organizational and multitasking skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Strong sense of ownership with a bias for action and willingness to roll up your sleeves
• Desire to learn and continuously stay current with industry trends, technologies, etc.
• BA/BS required

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Perks include:

• Great learning and collaborative environment
• Hybrid working model
• A diverse range of clients and assignments
• Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plan, and more

At W|W, we celebrate and are inspired by our differences. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We’re always interested in meeting creative, smart, talented, dedicated team players with a sense of humor. (Hey… maybe that’s you.) Good luck.

Wall-to-Wall Studios, Inc. is an EEO/AA employer

Interested?  Apply here.

Posted September 15, 2022

Strategic Communications Manager – HDR

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

Watch Our Story:‘ https://www.hdrinc.com/our-story’

We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is seeking a client-facing communications professional who is passionate about communications, public relations, marketing and all communications-adjacent disciplines; has a drive to innovate; and a habit of thinking outside the box. This person will serve as a Strategic Communications Manager delivering external communications for infrastructure projects on an industry-leading team.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Strategic Communications Manager we’ll count on you to:

• Develop marketing communications materials by creative design and writing services to effectively represent our brand to customers and prospects

• Apply various communication strategies to create an impression, raise awareness, and encourage a preference and response by the target audience for the organization and its products, services, and brands

• Develop and coordinate multimedia presentations for internal communications

• Create, implement and manage employee communications programs and support efforts across all offices, with a focus on employee engagement, building culture and communicating critical corporate information

• Provide communications support for strategic business and company-wide initiatives

• Run internal survey/feedback initiative and report results

• Build and manage relationships with key internal stakeholders across a range of businesses and geographies

• Write and edit communication materials such as presentations, employee emails, FAQs, talking points, key messages and scripts

• Manage internal communications channels

• Provide recommendations on and oversee implementation of new internal communications resources, including technological tools

• Support events of all sizes, including both internal and external events

• Use metrics and data to drive improvements to communications initiatives

• Perform other duties as needed

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Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or closely related field

• 10+ years relevant communications experience

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Comfortable and competent while working with senior leaders and managing cross-functional efforts

• Demonstrated ability to operate both strategically and tactically in a high-energy, fast-paced environment

• Excellent organizational, project, and event-planning skills

• Passion for big challenges and a good sense of humor

• Extreme attention to detail

• An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Why HDR

At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible.  When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Interested?   Apply here.

Posted August 29, 2022

Digital Design Manager – Allegheny County Airport Authority

At the Allegheny County Airport Authority, it is our vision to reflect and serve the community, inspire the industry, and advance the region’s role as a world leader. We look for talented people who are uniquely qualified to serve our mission of becoming a global aviation leader, driving innovation, regional growth, and prosperity.

Under the limited supervision of the Director, Creative & Interactive, responsible for concepting and designing digital campaigns, website experiences, social media content, and digital advertising materials that creatively and cohesively reflect the innovation taking place at Pittsburgh International and Allegheny County Airports.

At the ACAA we all have a role in the ambitious transformation of becoming a smarter airport that will enhance the passenger experience and deliver on our mission of being a global aviation leader. Here is how the Manager, Digital Design role will help:

  • Manage multiple design projects simultaneously that involve collaborating and supporting cross-functional business partners in creating necessary artwork related to campaigns and/or branding initiatives.
  • Design all digital projects from concept to production.
  • Create and evolve the brand aesthetic from an omni channel perspective.
  • Collaborate with the Director, Creative & Interactive, as well as photo/video teams and writers on the design and production of all digital campaigns and web assets.
  • Develop and design posters, brochures, annual reports, special event programs and invitations, power point presentations, and any supplementary materials needed for marketing efforts related to the airport and its partners.
  • Design and update web pages on existing sites as well as creative concepts and designs for other interactive projects.
  • Develop the overall design layout and production for internal and external publications.
  • Act as a design editor for all company documents containing imagery/graphics for the purpose of creating consistency across all branded content and marketing initiatives.
  • Coordinate with outside agencies / vendors as needed for final production of deliverables.
  • Edit and modify raster/bitmap graphics (JPEGs, PNGS and GIFs) for use in designs, including cropping, color-correcting, resizing and editing images and photos.
  • Manage paper supply vendors, external printing companies, and promotional items provider.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned or required.

Our culture is innovative and customer centric. We are a learning and performance culture where how we accomplish our priorities is equally important as what we accomplish. The successful candidate in the Manager, Digital Design role will exhibit the following key competencies:

  • Communication – Proactively conveys a clear, convincing, and timely message; Communicates effectively using two-way communication through strong verbal, written, and listening skills
  • Strategic Thinking – Thinks “big picture”; Forward thinking and adept at seeing future outcomes and results; Commits to a course of action to accomplish individual, team and organizational goals
  • Team Builder – Recognizes the value of teamwork and being an effective contributor to the team that drives desired results
  • Customer Centricity – Aware of customer needs and the prioritization of our customers both internal and external; Makes decisions with customer in mind; Builds strong customer relationships

The successful candidate in the Manager, Digital Design role will exhibit the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Extensive writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Considerable knowledge of a wide range of digital design capabilities including a solid understanding of responsive web design, UX, digital creative branding, and layout/typography.
  • Considerable knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, and internet applications.
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to operate independently while establishing strong working relationships with co-workers and cross-functional teams.
  • Extensive analytical, organizational, and prioritization skills and the ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment.

The minimum requirements needed to qualify for the Manager, Digital Design role are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Digital Graphic Design or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Five (5) years related experience in agency or in-house creative design.
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite programs. Experience in Sketch, Figma, and other developing content creation platforms a plus.
  • Possess or obtain prior to employment a valid Pennsylvania Class C driver’s license. Note: license must be maintained throughout employment.

Interested?   Apply here.

Posted August 17, 2022

Senior Creative Account Manager – Tonic by Highmark Health

This job is a part of the Account Management Team at Tonic, Highmark Health’s internal creative entity. The incumbent will support the account team that brings a creative idea to life that strategically resonates with our audiences while delivering on business needs. Strive to understand not only our business, but our competitors and the pulse of each of our markets and audiences. Support collaboration within their teams to ensure all internal and external stakeholders understand the creative strategy and progress Tonic develops. The incumbent will work closely with the creative project managers and the creative development teams (internally and externally) to ensure work is on time and on strategy, escalating issues and potential solution within teams. Support managing the overall team priorities with their strategic marketing partners and keep marketing and creative leadership updated, ensuring work remains on strategy, differentiated, and on-brand.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• Provide oversight and guidance for the portfolio of programs and projects in assigned team POD that are designed to improve marketing effectiveness and our brand+B19:B27.
• Serve as Tonic’s point of contact for partnership with external agencies and internal stakeholders at all levels of enterprise at the onset of any given project to develop the plan, process and implement all creative campaigns, activations, and events.
• Plan and manage budget of internal and external agencies and suppliers as required based on the creative campaign and activation or event needs.
• Lead creative strategy efforts such as monitoring/creative/managing creative competitive analysis of similar and adjacent or influential industries, and monitoring and reporting/sharing influence of related cultural themes.
• Lead effort to access current processes and implement performance improvement programs across all areas of responsibility, including internal BAU activities and pain points identified by other marketing teams.
• Collaborate cross-functionally with internal teams and partners to improve operational practices and ensure timely execution of business as usual (BAU) duties, including workforce planning and delivery.
• Proactively manage risks and issues as they arise.
• Other duties as assigned or requested.

EDUCATION

Required
• Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising, Marketing, Graphic Design, or related field
Substitutions
• 6 years of related and progressive experience in advertising, marketing or creative management in lieu of Bachelor’s degree
Preferred
• Master’s Degree in Advertising, Marketing, Graphic Design, or related field

EXPERIENCE

Required
• 3 years of coordinating Creative Campaign Execution/Activation for a variety of creative design, marketing projects or advertising activations
• 1 year with project management tools
• 1 year of budget planning and tracking
Preferred
• 5 years of coordinating Creative Campaign Execution/Activation for a variety of creative design, marketing projects or advertising activations
• 3 years of Account Management experience at an Advertising Agency or Internal Advertising Agency

Questions?  Contact Corri Gross.

Interested?   Apply here.

Posted August 5, 2022

Digital Designer (Remote/Contingent) – Tonic by Highmark Health

Job Profile Summary:
The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker who has strong design skills. Our Digital Designer designs and QAs code for digital advertising that includes advanced features like video, audio, or other elements that encourage viewers to interact and engage with the content. Must have a keen eye for detail and work quickly and efficiently in a production role. Requires a hybrid skill set for quick-turn projects as well as collaboration with creative and strategy partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Design original content and components based on brand standards using Adobe Creative Suite.
• Use software development and user experience principles and tools to design unique, interactive digital solutions that engage our target audience.
• Monitor and uphold consistency, as well as brand integrity across design & development channels for all campaigns.
• Evaluate and adapt designs based on feedback.
• Champion best processes and behaviors for the Digital Marketing channel.
• QA assets prior to release and approve final assets before launch. Report and optimize post launch.

Qualifications:
• Demonstrated ability to create effective designs
• Detail-oriented
• Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Design or related degree with 2-3 years of related experience OR 4-6 years of related experience in lieu of degree
• MUST have proficient design experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop & Illustrator required)
• Display advertising experience
• Developer experience with HTML5 preferred but not required
• BONUS: Healthcare, insurance, and/or government industry experience (not required)
• Portfolio of work is required

This is a long-term, full-time contingent/temporary, 100% remote opportunity. You will be paid as an employee, not a contractor, through a temp agency that offers benefits. This could lead to an offer of full-time employment. Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested?   Send resume and portfolio to Corri Gross.

Posted July 28, 2022

Account Executive – A to Z Communications

Our next Account Executive will fill a key role on our account services team and may also contribute to strategy, bringing our clients innovative solutions to their creative and communication challenges. This person will bridge clients and our creative/digital teams and should be upbeat, personable, and excited to collaborate. An ability to develop relationships and offer professional counsel to all levels of client contacts, from the C-suite to the interns is highly desired. This person is based in Pittsburgh.

Main Responsibilities:
• Manage a portfolio of client accounts, building strong, trusted relationships with their stakeholders
• Assist with tracking client budgeting and estimating
• Communicate and coordinate with the internal teams at A to Z to deliver solutions that meet the clients’ needs
• Lead meetings with confidence and clarity
• Develop and launch marketing and public relations campaigns
• Identify opportunities to grow accounts
• Develop relationships with existing and new vendor partners
• Recognize opportunities for improvement and voice your own ideas
• Understand distribution channels and their associated metrics, specs, best practices, and requirements including media outlets, social media platforms, and ad platforms

Pre-Requisites:
• 3 -5 years of account service, preferably with experience in public relations and marketing
• Previous agency experience is strongly desired
• Proven experience building relationships with clients
• Ability to create marketing and public relations plans with measurable goals
• Energetic and organized presentation skills
• Familiarity with AP style
• Strong researching, writing, and editing skills
• Ability to work with a range of different clients and industries
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to liaise with colleagues and clients
• Ability to work to strict deadlines and schedules, and problem solve along the way
• Willingness to occasionally travel to client sites for meetings

Why Work at A to Z?
• New Pittsburgh office space in the Bank Tower, built for us in 2021 with the highest quality air filtration and ventilation system
• Competitive wages and flexible paid time off policy
• Opportunities to grow and learn
• A to Z covers 100% of major medical for our employees
• You can also count on a company-managed 401K with a generous match

About A to Z
A to Z Communications delivers “Creative that works” by transforming brands with striking creative, powerful storytelling, and data-driven integrated marketing. Our agency’s full suite of services includes content and social development, programmatic distribution and other forms of paid media, and data-driven insights to inform strategic planning and measure go-to-market plans. We also provide comprehensive strategic communications & marketing services. Please review our website and scope out the variety of brands we have worked with over the years.

A to Z Communications was founded in Pittsburgh by Alan Boarts in 1988 and continues evolving and thriving under his “client-first” leadership. Now with offices in Pittsburgh and South Carolina (in Bluffton, not far from Hilton Head and Savannah, GA), A to Z partners with brands and leaders across many industries, including higher education, healthcare, financial, technology, and business services. We also dedicate our time and talents to several NFP community and advocacy groups throughout the year in a collective effort to leave the world better—and more creative—than how we found it.

We are excited to explore new opportunities with you!
To apply, please send your résumé and portfolio to careers@atozcommunications.com

A to Z Communications is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. A to Z does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Posted July 26, 2022

Creative Design Manager – The Children’s Institute

Careers at Our Amazing Place
Amazing Kids. Amazing Place. At The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, we’ve built our legacy on being “amazing.” After more than a century of the highest quality care and service to children and their families, we’re forever proud of our team members who don’t just make a career here – they make a difference.

The Creative Design Manager is a new position within our team and will be a key contributor to the organization’s Marketing team, providing a consistent branding look and identity across a wide range of public-facing digital and print assets.

The Creative Design Manager will create materials that are fun, engaging, professional, and showcase unified branding across a wide range of service lines, programs, events, and initiatives, including social media and internal communications. Ultimately, these efforts will help to increase public awareness and to drive referrals to the organization.

If you’re looking for a fun and engaging opportunity to make a difference, then The Children’s Institute may be a great fit for you. At The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, we believe in the power of play. With work centered around the well-being of amazing kids and families, we take great care in the serious work we do – and we have fun working together as a collaborative team with diverse expertise.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual communications, marketing or equivalent.

Experience:
• Required minimum experience of 3 years in graphic design, marketing and communications.
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, and other graphic design tools, such as Canva, required.
• Professional photograph and videography experience strongly preferred.

Additional requirements:
• Ability and means to travel to external appointments and events on a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends, as appropriate.

Please note, this position is currently hybrid, including both remote and on-site work, until further notice.

Act 73 FBI*Act 34 Criminal Clearance*Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance required.

The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We serve a diverse population of children and families, and we want our workforce to reflect that same diversity. We want all interested individuals to feel welcome in applying for a career at our amazing place – we can’t wait to meet you!

The Children’s Institute does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious creed, AIDS or HIV status, disability, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, union membership, or veteran/military status in employment.

Interested? Apply here.

Marketing and Media Manager – The Children’s Institute

Amazing Kids. Amazing Place. At The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, we’ve built our legacy on being “amazing.” After more than a century of the highest quality care and service to children and their families, we’re forever proud of our team members who don’t just make a career here – they make a difference.

The Marketing and Media Manger works in close collaboration with the Director of Marketing & Magic and as a key member of the organization’s Institutional Advancement team, the Marketing & Media Manager plays a key role in strategizing, developing, and executing marketing and communications efforts for The Children’s Institute.

Among the responsibilities in this fun and forward-looking position are:
• developing and implementing marketing plans and budgets across multiple service lines;
• developing engaging new content across all communication channels;
• managing and implementing digital strategies including website, social media, videos, blogs, and e-newsletters;
• project managing the organization’s yearly Amazing Kids magazine;
• serving as primary liaison for external marketing partners, including digital and creative agencies;
• and maintaining proper clearances and compliance across all marketing materials.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual communications, marketing or equivalent.

Experience:
• Required minimum experience of 5 years in marketing and communications.
• Demonstrated success in marketing, advertising, public relations, digital media, social media, project management, analytics, and reporting.
• Experience with content management systems (CMS) and HubSpot and/or other customer relationship management (CRM) systems and automation.
• Candidate must be savvy with social media platforms, trends, and related scheduling and creative tools (i.e. Canva).
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite preferred.

Additional requirements:
• Ability and means to travel to external appointments and events on a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends, as appropriate.

Please note, this position is currently hybrid, including both remote and on-site work, until further notice.

Act 73 FBI*Act 34 Criminal Clearance*Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance required

The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We serve a diverse population of children and families, and we want our workforce to reflect that same diversity. We want all interested individuals to feel welcome in applying for a career at our amazing place – we can’t wait to meet you!

The Children’s Institute does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious creed, AIDS or HIV status, disability, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, union membership, or veteran/military status in employment.

Interested? Apply here.

Posted July 18, 2022

Print Production Coordinator – Nium, Inc.

Nium is looking for a Print Production Coordinator to lead our in-house production department. We are a graphic design firm that produces and coordinates print production and fulfillment for our clients internally with our own production capabilities, and also with the help of outside vendors. The ideal candidate will have good problems solving skills in both strategic and tactical thinking. Our in-house equipment consists of Konica Minolta production presses, wide-format plotters, and related finishing equipment.

This is an on-site (not remote) position that works with our account managers and designers to collectively think and solve problems for our clients. We offer a pleasant work environment with nice people and generous benefits.

These are the four primary areas of focus.

  1. Pricing and Estimation
  • Sourcing materials and vendors
  • Internal quotes and estimates for customers
  • Cost accounting
  • Fulfillment estimates
  1. Printing and Production
  • Hands-on work with production and finishing
  • Understanding of color and substrates
  • Equipment maintenance, calibration, and selection
  • Color and quality control, pre-press knowledge
  • Familiarity with InDesign and Illustrator
  1. Project Management and Communication
  • Coordination with fellow employees and external clients
  • Update projects in tracking software software
  • Spreadsheet and database management for coordination and fulfillment
  1. Logistics
  • Manage incoming supplies and outgoing fulfillment
  • Utilize UPS, USPS, LTL Freight, and other shipping methods
  • Coordinate direct mail campaigns

Interested in this position?  Send your resume to Bill Stabnau.

INI Communications Specialist – Carnegie Mellon University

The Information Networking Institute (INI) provides technical, interdisciplinary master’s degree programs in information networking, security and mobility. With extraordinary agility, the INI has navigated the changing landscape of technology from wired communications in the 1980s to wireless, mobile and Internet of Things in today’s world. What began as a small fledgling program has evolved over the past three decades to become an integral part of Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering and home to over 300 students each year from across the world.

The INI cultivates an inclusive culture that is welcoming, encouraging, and inspiring for our students, faculty, staff and alumni across all program locations: Pittsburgh, Silicon Valley and Kobe, Japan. Our people are our core strength ­– the fabric of the INI.

We are seeking a skilled writer and editor to join our team as a Communications Specialist. This is an exciting opportunity if you thrive in a dynamic and collaborative work environment and excel at translating complex concepts into clear, compelling language. In this role, you will primarily support the INI Director’s Office with departmental and business communications, including drafting correspondence, speeches (e.g. graduation script), talking points, annual reports, presentations, and other writing and editing projects as required. You will lead communications efforts related to grant proposal and report writing, and demonstrate the ability to write a compelling and persuasive narrative when telling the INI story. You will also be responsible for academic-related communications tasks (e.g. student handbooks, student letters, curriculum sheets, etc.) and recording, formalizing and archiving meeting minutes and other documentation. As a member of our team, you will closely collaborate with staff and faculty from across the INI’s functional areas: academic affairs, career services, strategic initiatives, and business operations and administration.

Reporting to the INI Senior Director of Strategic Engagement, you will assist with the planning and implementation of all strategic communication initiatives. This includes event photography, conducting background research for presentations, articles, marketing materials and other communications, providing proofreading and editing support, and collaborating on social media management. Additionally, you will serve as the primary website editor, implementing content updates/edits and maintaining version control.

We are looking for someone who is an excellent, versatile writer and editor with strong organizational skills and the ability to think creatively. You should be flexible and adaptive, demonstrating a willingness to complete both routine and high-profile tasks with enthusiasm and energy.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Creates and supports the preparation of official correspondence, speeches and talking points, annual reports, briefings, presentations, and other writing and editing projects.
  • Edits documents by reviewing content for completeness, accuracy and correctness of language use, and revises documents to meet predetermined standards of style.
  • Gathers background information, including interviewing and outreach to define and clarify the objectives of writing or editing projects.
  • Implements edits and updates content on the INI website, while maintaining content version control. Evaluates and edits documents for relevance, completeness, and accuracy.
  • Leads communications efforts related to grant proposal and report writing.
  • Plans and manages production processes, establishing production schedules, adhering to budgets, and prioritizing work in order to produce a high-quality product.
  • Supports departmental communication efforts, including but not limited to: curriculum-related content for print and web (e.g. student handbooks, academic letters, curriculum sheets, etc.), workshop materials, and surveys.
  • Records, formalizes and archives meeting minutes and other documentation (e.g., handbook).
  • Supports strategic communication tasks, including proofreading and editing, event photography, information design, social media management, and conducting background research for presentations, articles and other initiatives.
  • Uses graphic design software to produce content.
  • Works closely with customers and multimedia staff throughout planning and production.
  • Writes journal articles, documents and web-based materials. May write portions of research proposals.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

You will demonstrate:

  • Excellent written communication skills, research skills, and the ability to think creatively and proactively
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Familiarity with web‐based communication techniques and strategies, including website content management system (CMS) and email marketing platforms (MailChimp)
  • Capability to adhere to INI’s written style and content expectations, and to accept and apply constructive criticism gracefully

Qualifications: ​

  • Bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing, Technical Writing, Communications or equivalent discipline required
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Or a combination of education and relevant experience from which comparable knowledge is demonstrated
  • Content management and style/standards experience
  • MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and InDesign)
  • Familiarity with graphic design and video editing a plus

Additional Requirements:

  • Successful Background Check
  • Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within CMU’s Information Networking Institute. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today!

Posted July 13, 2022

Copywriter – Vendilli Digital Group

Vendilli Digital Group is a veteran-owned digital marketing agency that helps small to medium-sized businesses and organizations improve online visibility. Our primary services (and ways we do that) include website design and development, search engine optimization, digital advertising, and HubSpot consulting. We’re also a Platinum-tiered HubSpot Solutions Partner. Our team frequently provides HubSpot training, consulting, and implementation services with all aspects of the HubSpot software.

Our agency is looking for a copywriter who gets it, wants it, and has the capacity to do the job. Vendilli Digital Group has built a group of individuals that believe strongly in working together as a team to accomplish tasks and objectives on behalf of our clients while having fun doing it.

The copywriting position primarily entails being able to understand, connect and write for an audience, while having the ability to alter the style of writing between clients and projects. You will be responsible for identifying goals, plans, challenges and timelines with clients to ensure they get ongoing value from their relationship with our agency.

Through great content, you will help incrementally improve our clients’ web presence and visibility to help them gain a competitive advantage in their respective niche or industry.

Why Work Here? We offer a flexible working environment full of good people, great teamwork, and a strong desire to help our clients succeed.

Requirements:
• Create compelling content for web, blogs, landing pages, and marketing campaigns that is SEO friendly and optimized for conversion
• Ability to write creative as well as technical content
• Collaborate with designers, account managers and creative teams
• Ability to manage projects and juggle multiple deliverables
• A desire to truly own your objectives and work as an integral part of a fast-moving team
• Passion for writing with an excellent portfolio of work
• Experience with digital marketing tools and software, and the ability to master new tools/platforms quickly
• Experience with HubSpot, WordPress, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Advertising platforms (Google, FB, Bing) SEMRush, Slack, Zoom and other tools of the trade are strongly preferred
• 5+ years relevant work experience (5-10 years preferred)

Benefits:
• Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
• 11 paid holidays (we follow the federal holiday schedule)
• 14 days of paid time off, usable in 4 hour increments
• Flexible work schedule
• The ability to work remote routinely
• The opportunity to play a crucial role in a company focused on growth
• Eligibility for sales commission and/or discretionary bonuses

Location:
This is a hybrid position. We work approximately half the time in-office, and half the time from home. The ideal candidate will be within driving distance of our Pittsburgh-based office and willing to work in person at least some of the time but we would consider waiving this requirement for a highly experienced fit.

Salary:
$40,000-$50,000 (based on experience) and opportunity for sales commission and/or discretionary bonus.

Vendilli Digital Group is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Interested in this position?  Apply here.

Account Executive – Mt. Lebanon Magazine

Join our professional team as an independent contractor! Earn excellent commission and bonuses as an account executive for the print and online Mt. Lebanon Magazine, the official publication of Mt. Lebanon Municipality for more than 40 years. Work from home with a flexible schedule and a great support staff. Need motivated self-starter with excellent presentation, organizational, and computer skills who can meet deadlines and make quotas.

Sales experience and own transportation required.

Interested?  Send resume and cover letter to Stu Chaban.

Posted July 7, 2022

UX & Digital Strategist – Wall-to-Wall Studios

This is a hybrid role. It’s part strategy, part UX, and part project steward.

On any given day you may find yourself:

• Leading digital projects (websites, apps, and products) from start to finish
• Writing project briefs
• Facilitating discovery workshops
• Creating UX deliverables: site maps, user flows, wireframes, etc.
• Collaborating with visual/UI designers and developers
• Conducting competitive or user research
• Presenting work to client stakeholders
• Providing ongoing support to clients
• Writing copy and managing content
• QA testing
Note: This is not a visual design role.

Skills & Experience:

We encourage you to apply even if you only have some of the skills and experience listed below.

• 2+ years experience as a digital strategist, UX designer or strategist, or information architect, ideally with some agency experience
• BA/BS or higher
• Digital experience with all phases of the design and development process from discovery and planning through design, development, and beyond
• Demonstrated understanding of UX best practices and emerging trends, and experience producing deliverables such as site maps, user flows, and wireframes
• Experience managing projects and communicating with internal teams and stakeholders

Tools we use:

• Sketch
• Basecamp
• A variety of CMS platforms
• Anything else it takes to get the job done

Interested?  Apply here.

Posted June, 2022

Digital Content Manager – Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences – Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences is searching for a Digital Content Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in working for a college situated at the intersection of humanity and technology, where our shared passion for improving the human condition is woven throughout our education and research.

Working under the direction of the Assistant Dean for Communications, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Digital Content Manager plays an important role in optimizing and deploying engaging content across multiple channels to drive brand growth and operational efficiency. The Digital Content Manger will lead strategy, copywriting and identifying visuals for the Dietrich College website and manage e-mail marketing communications.

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Collaborates with Dietrich College partners and stakeholders to develop and approve content goals
  • Works in partnership with Dietrich College’s Communications Project Manager to build, edit and implement webpages and sections in the university’s content management system
  • Develops and assesses website information architecture
  • Writes and edits compelling copy that articulates Dietrich College’s brand
  • Identifies photos, videos and other visuals for digital content
  • Incorporates UX and SEO best practices and uses metrics to make sound content decisions
  • Works within the college’s e-mail marketing platform to create, distribute and manage digital marketing materials, including a weekly newsletter, event invitations and announcements
  • Works closely with photographers, videographers, designers, writers and other website experts
  • Oversees vendors involved in the production and delivery of digital marketing materials
  • Other duties as assigned

Interested?  Apply here

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