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Careers

REASONS TO WORK AT ELEMENT

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Be Challenged

contribute game-changing thinking, daily

Connecting is King

reach various audiences, and then move them

Breakthrough Work

use emerging technologies to make an impact

Ideas Not Egos

passion is required;
teamwork is expected

Good for Your Soul

our rural location and unique interior are inspirational

Cold Beer on Tap

need we say more?

Graphic Designer/Production Designer

Element is looking for a Graphic/Production Designer who knows how to think creatively; assist in the development of design concepts, graphics, and layouts; and perform in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment.

You will work on a variety of projects, including websites, print collateral, product packaging, trade show booths, corporate identity, etc. (you get it, a huge variety of projects). The candidate must have the ability to work with a team of copywriters, account executives, web developers, as well as take direction from the creative director and other designers.

The candidate must have working knowledge of production processes that create and fulfill approved design work and complete digital artwork that meets pre-press requirements. Skills include knowledge of printing techniques, typography, photo cropping/sizing, image manipulation, and digital pre-press. Knowledge of simple image and icon preparation for interactive/web applications is desirable.

Key Responsibilities/Performance Requirements:

  • Provide original designs from conception to completion as required
  • Complete all digital artwork/layouts assigned by the art department supervisor
  • Make all requested changes/corrections promptly and correctly
  • Review all work for errors/omissions internally prior to providing to outside vendors or for client approval
  • Maintain high standards of file construction/management both internally and for vendors
  • Coordinate projects with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc.
  • Assist account teams with presentations of creative for new business pitches
  • Maintain high skill levels in software programs required to perform assigned job functions
  • Confirm all production deadlines with the creative director and traffic manager
  • Prepare digital images for use by the interactive and PR departments

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of experience in an agency or design setting
  • Professional proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office is desirable
  • An understanding of the capabilities of web browsers and email
  • Capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously

Benefits:

  • Paid vacations and paid holidays
  • Health insurance with dental and vision
  • 401(k) benefits with company match
  • Competitive compensation based on demonstrated skills and experience

Candidate must provide a résumé with recent work samples and/or links to current online projects. Applications submitted without work samples will not be considered.

 

Or, send your Resumé and Cover Letter to: careers@goelement.com
Public Relations Specialist

Element Creative, an advertising and marketing agency in De Pere, WI, is looking for someone with an outgoing personality, excellent networking skills, and a nose for newsworthy stories. If you’re a communications professional who loves connecting with people and promoting big ideas while working in a fast-paced environment – keep reading.

Under the direction and supervision of the director of public relations, the public relations specialist is responsible for assisting in developing public relations plans, including writing, conducting research, preparing materials, maintaining contacts, and responding to inquiries. The public relations specialist requires strong writing skills, excellent communications skills, and a good working knowledge of publicity and public relations skill sets.

Responsibilities:

  • Writes client press releases, media alerts, story pitches and prepares media kits.
  • Initiates the paperwork assigning the writing of publicity stories, as requested by the public relations director, to various writers. Follows up periodically with writers to make sure stories will be completed on schedule.
  • Distributes proofed, edited releases or feature story draft documents to director of public relations for review and final editing.
  • Distributes edited releases and story drafts to account executives and client approval.
  • Produces final, client-approved releases and story documents.
  • Orders, through the agency traffic manager, any digital photography, art, or other materials needed for distribution with publicity stories.
  • Research and maintains client media lists. Distributes publicity stories weekly to media, determined by the director of public relations.
  • Creates a weekly public relations production schedule for director of public relations and account service review and approval.
  • Oversees the clipping/archiving of agency-generated publicity stories for clients, and provides monthly recap of placement results.
  • Assists in creating video, slide shows, or other visual presentations for meetings and business gatherings; helps plan events and press conferences.
  • Provides general administrative support to the public relations director.
  • Maintains current files of the Public Relations department and regularly backs up digital files.
  • Prepares and reviews meeting agendas with the public relations director and account executive prior to client meetings.
  • Maintains current computer skills related to public relations department daily functions; notifies public relations director of necessary hardware/software upgrades or purchases or training needs.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience as a writer, public relations professional, marketing communications specialist, journalist, or editor.
  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or marketing.
  • A passion for writing and a journalistic approach to story ideation and creation.
  • A very strong editor and proofreader with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Understand the fundamentals of conducting research and interviews.
  • Have a thirst for knowledge and be comfortable working with unfamiliar industries and audiences.
  • Proficient knowledge of public relations practices, tactics, and strategies.
  • Extensive experience with copywriting and editing for publicity campaigns.
  • Experience with CisionPoint a plus.
  • Media relations experience is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated with proven ability to multi-task and solve problems.
  • Be capable of working in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Be highly organized.

Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and three recent project samples.

Or, send your Resumé and Cover Letter to: careers@goelement.com
Account Executive

We’re on the hunt for a rockstar marketer, with a proven track record, to join our rapidly growing team. You not only live by your to-do lists and focus on #winning but also understand how to craft strategic marketing plans you can own and defend combining both traditional and digital tactics. In addition, you understand the importance of building and maintaining client relationships. (Heck, that’s the fun part about being an Account Executive!)

An Account Executive keeps clients in-the-know and internal teams on their toes; translates marketing plans into timelines and tasks; and identifies opportunities to expand and enhance relationships with existing clients. Above all, an A.E. is a proponent of process, a pillar of organization, and a complete team player. Have what it takes? Keep reading!

Reports to the Director of Account Services.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the primary client contact on assigned accounts and is responsible for all ongoing communications: establishing weekly meetings/calls, creating agendas, setting kickoffs, and responding promptly to all client contact
  • Coordinates and implements multiple projects and programs from kickoff to creative briefs to completion — with minimal supervision
  • Proactively seeks feedback from clients to keep projects moving
  • Leads client meetings and follows up with detailed notes and to-dos, both internally and with client teams
  • Actively participates in the strategic planning process in conjunction with the Director of Account Services, translating marketing plans into timelines, budgets, and task lists
  • Partners with Creative Director, Director of Digital Marketing, and Director of Public Relations to ensure strategies are integrated, deadlines are met, quality of work is up to standard, and the account is running profitably
  • Is the conduit of information between the client and all internal subject matter experts
  • Effectively presents and sells all agency work and proposals to clients; speaks eloquently about the strategic value of everything from a logo to a tweet
  • Keeps apprised of clients’ brands/products/services/marketing developments as well as trends and competition within the industry
  • Maintains client revenue level against the business plan and quarterly projections, including maintenance and reconciliation of client budgets and billing/approval of invoices
  • Serves as quality control on all deliverables to ensure they are on-strategy, on-message, up-to-par with client expectations, and always catered to the strategic marketing objective
  • Actively seeks additional projects/new business from client contacts; completes marketing proposals and plans; and participates in face-to-face new business/client pitches
  • Attends client and industry events to show support of client
  • Demonstrates a passion for digital trends and an understanding of consumers/brands
  • Provides direction and inspiration to the creative team in project briefings
  • Balances analytical thinking/approaches with creative thinking/long-term vision
  • Consistently promotes a positive work environment and culture

 Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in marketing
  • Ability to strategize and confidently make marketing recommendations
  • General knowledge of digital marketing, public relations, and social media
  • Highly responsive and service-focused
  • Ridiculously good time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve in any situation to keep the ball rolling
  • Strong meeting facilitation and presentation skills
  • Passion for working with people (the good, the bad, and the ugly)
  • Creative sensibility; while you gravitate toward process you also consider yourself a creative person at the end of the day
  • Friendly, outgoing personality who enjoys developing and maintaining relationships
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Agency experience preferred

Benefits:

  • Paid vacations and paid holidays
  • Health insurance with dental and vision
  • 401(k) benefits with company match
  • Competitive compensation based on demonstrated skills and experience
Or, send your Resumé and Cover Letter to: careers@goelement.com
Content Marketing Specialist

Are you curious about everything? Can you turn the dullest idea into a captivating story? Would you rather create things online than consume like everyone else?

If you’ve got strong writing skills, an imaginative mind and enjoy working in a fast-paced creative environment…keep reading.

The role of the content marketing specialist will be to research, write and develop engaging and relevant content across multiple communication channels and social platforms. They will assist in the development and execution of an overall content strategy while producing high-quality short, medium and long-form copy that incorporates best practices for digital use.

The content marketing specialist position will be located at our Neenah office.

Key Functional Areas of Responsibility

  • Research, write and edit copy for a variety of content including but not limited to: blogs, press releases, social media, websites and email.
  • Develop a distinct and unique tone of voice for each client and brand.
  • Determine the most impactful way to re-purpose content for a variety of channels.
  • Analyze campaign results using social media monitoring tools and make recommendations to maximize the effectiveness of the campaigns.
  • Work with the creative team to develop visual assets.
  • Collaborate with SEO/SEM Analyst to ensure content meets established SEO guidelines, implementing keyword research and optimization recommendations into content pieces.
  • Perform ongoing research on industry trends to maintain fresh and relevant perspective in all communications.
  • Interact with various agency teams to ensure successful client outcomes.
  • Be responsible for editing all copy and overseeing the proofing process for the content marketing team.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience as a writer, public relations professional, marketing communications specialist, journalist or editor.
  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or marketing.
  • A passion for writing and a journalistic approach to story ideation and creation.
  • Have a general understanding of marketing fundamentals and strategies.
  • Understand the fundamentals of conducting research and interviews.
  • Have a thirst for knowledge and be comfortable working with unfamiliar industries and audiences.
  • Proficient knowledge of content marketing practices, tactics and strategies.
  • Extensive experience with copywriting and editing for marketing campaigns.
  • A strong understanding and experience using WordPress CMS.
  • Experience using Photoshop to modify, resize and create web friendly images.
  • A working knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g. Google Analytics, WebTrends)
  • Understanding of SEO and keyword optimization.
  • Be a very strong editor and proofreader with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated with proven ability to multi-task and solve problems.
  • Be capable of working in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Be highly organized.

Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter and three recent project samples.

Or, send your Resumé and Cover Letter to: careers@goelement.com

We look for talented individuals who want to do great work on an amazing team. Through true collaboration with our clients, what we create deepens their customer relationships, drives loyalty, and generates bottom-line results.

Although we live in a digital world, we know nothing will ever replace emotional connections. If you share our passion for crafting connected brands using strategy, social media, copy, art, public relations, digital media, or perhaps a nontraditional tactic—get in touch with us.

Element’s environment is inclusive. We celebrate diversity and the uniqueness of all people. We hire and promote without regard to race, religion, gender, age, color, citizenship, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or preference, marital or family status, ethnic or national origin, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any legally protected categories according to state, federal, and/or local laws.

REASONS TO WORK AT ELEMENT

No need to review numerically ... get nuts, you rebel

( click a number, any number )

Be Challenged

contribute game-changing thinking, daily

Connecting is King

reach various audiences, and then move them

Breakthrough Work

use emerging technologies to make an impact

Ideas Not Egos

passion is required;
teamwork is expected

Good for Your Soul

our rural location and unique interior are inspirational

Cold Beer on Tap

need we say more?