UI/UX Lead Web Designer [JRP-09212]

At drumBEAT, we believe that the best investment any company can make is in its people. After all, the most high-tech tools are useless without the right minds to use them effectively and efficiently. While we pay competitively, if all you’re looking for is a paycheck, keep looking. If you want to be challenged to expand your knowledge and take on real responsibility, you may be a fit at drumBEAT. We’re currently a small, tight-knit group and since moving into our new office space in January 2013, our client base has grown quickly. We’re protective of our clients and our culture and we’re looking for smart, passionate top performers who want to be part of a great company.

We are currently seeking to hire a UI / UX Lead Designer to join our team to work onsite at our Houston office. In this role, your major responsibility entails designing website comps for clients in different industries with designs that engage users and generate conversions, and create designs for print or digital campaigns as needed. You must have skill and passion for design in all its forms (digital or print) and also desire to continually understand user behavior and how it applies to design. As a lead web designer, you must be able to execute any design project from concept to completion, and make decisions based on design expertise and analytics data. The salary range for this role is $38,000 – $50,000 / year, which is dependent upon experience.

REQUIREMENTS:

High degree of design and conceptual skills, problem solving skills, attention to detail, and creativity (we will want to see verifiable examples and we will want to see real work examples – not a school portfolio)

Passion for researching user behavior and creating design experiences based on verifiable data

Portfolio must show a serious passion and skill for user-centered design

Able to develop designs (for website design, digital campaigns, or print campaigns as needed) that fulfill primary user goals as well as business goals

Excellent visual (sketches, wireframes, mockups, flow diagrams, etc.), verbal, and written communication and presentation skills

Ability to uphold brand requirements and goals while pushing creative boundaries

Able to communicate professionally and translate verbal ideas into concepts and designs that enhance the user experience

Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while still meeting project deadlines

Able to work independently and take direction well

Able to give and accept constructive criticism

Ability to contribute meaningfully to project planning and collaboration from initial client contact to project completion

Communicate and report project progress efficiently to others. Give time estimates for design projects to project managers and developers

Ability to collaborate effectively to ensure the successful execution of designs and the preservation of the original design intent in the final product

Able to adapt in a change-driven environment and able to reprioritize as needed

Proficiency using HTML 5, advanced CSS 3 techniques, JavaScript (jQuery), Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and a good working knowledge of an IDE such as Dreamweaver or Aptana

Experience with parallax design and/or flat design is a plus

Experience working with the LAMP stack

Experience with WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and other CMS

Understanding of on-page and on-site SEO

Knowledge of website development workflow

Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite’s Illustrator and Photoshop

Degree in related field and a year of experience, or 3 years’ experience (either requires verifiable experience)

Proficiency in user experience principles, graphic design standards, trends and techniques for web and mobile based designs

Experience with user research, information architecture, and interaction design is a plus

Membership in one professional organization is a plus

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may apply online by clicking here.  Please be sure to provide a cover letter, resume, and link to your portfolio. No phone calls, please.

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SEO Content Marketer [JRP-09211]

At drumBEAT, we believe that the best investment any company can make is in its people. After all, the most high-tech tools are useless without the right minds to use them effectively and efficiently. While we pay competitively, if all you’re looking for is a paycheck, keep looking. If you want to be challenged to expand your knowledge and take on real responsibility, you may be a fit at drumBEAT. We’re currently a small, tight-knit group and since moving into our new office space in January 2013, our client base has grown quickly. We’re protective of our clients and our culture and we’re looking for smart, passionate top performers who want to be part of a great company.

We are seeking to hire a full-time SEO Content Marketer to join our team to work onsite at our Houston office. In this role, you’ll be responsible for creating highly engaging content (that is also optimized for search) for various industries. You’ll have the support of a team to help implement high-level SEO strategies. The compensation for this role is $14/hr and up, depending upon experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Support our team in driving a quality audience to visit and engage with our client’s websites using advanced SEO, content planning, analytics reporting and analytical insights

Writing engaging blog posts and articles that are user-friendly and optimized for search

Assist with writing copy for digital campaigns

Assist with monthly Analytics researching and reporting

Researching and staying up to date with SEO best practices (you must love to learn)

Assist with varied copywriter or client tasks/duties as needed

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience creating content that is user-friendly, engaging and optimized for search engines

Degree in a related field, or at least 1-2 years’ experience (experience requires verifiable work examples)

Articulate and enthusiastic

Basic skills with Google Analytics

Basic understanding of on-page and on-site SEO best practices

Strong knowledge of content marketing best practices

Excellent writing, time management, and interpersonal skills

Able to provide writing samples

Familiarity with WordPress

Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite a plus

Team-oriented self-starter able to collaborate with different personalities

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Basic HTML knowledge a plus

Able to work in a fast-paced office and a can-do attitude is essential

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may apply online by clicking here.  Please be sure to provide a cover letter, resume, and link to your portfolio. No phone calls, please.

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Branding and Beyond: Engaging With A Technical Audience

Branding and Beyond: Engaging With A Technical Audience

Join the AMA Houston Energy SIG on Friday, September 26th to discuss branding in a B2B environment.

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Senior Manager, Marketing & Consulting [JRP-09146]

PULSE, a Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) company, is a leading debit/ATM network, serving approximately 6,000 financial institutions across the United States. PULSE links cardholders with ATMs and POS terminals at retail locations nationwide. Through its global ATM network, PULSE provides worldwide cash access for Diners Club and Discover cardholders through 1.4 million ATM locations. The company also is a source of electronic payments research and is committed to providing its clients with education on emerging products, services and trends in the payments industry. For more information, visit www.pulsenetwork.com.

We are currently seeking to hire a Senior Manager of Marketing and Consulting. In this role, the successful candidate will develop and support strategic alignment and execution of all marketing initiatives supporting Discover Debit issuer implementation, including development of marketing plans, framework, and an online turnkey marketing solution.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop a balanced scorecard that ensures tracking of monthly results associated with key performance indicators, as well as development of customer satisfaction metrics.

Develop a plan and goals to ensure enhancements are prioritized and growth plans are achieved.

Develop partnerships with outside vendors to aggregate issuer data and enable web-based creative campaigns and deploy full marketing programs for Discover Debit, as well as overall debit portfolios of issuers

Develop and support strategic alignment and execution of all marketing initiatives supporting Debit Marketing Services, including development of marketing plans ensuring optimization of all marketing channels

Develop strategies by reviewing external marketing trends and world-class benchmarks and apply them to Debit Marketing Services, creating a balanced scorecard to track return on investment of marketing budget

REQUIREMENTS:

Demonstrated knowledge in developing and implementing strategies for marketing programs with internal stakeholders, as well as with external constituencies

Demonstrated knowledge of strategic marketing plans encompassing all products and channel optimization

Demonstrated knowledge in reviewing external marketing trends and developing a balanced scorecard to track return on investment

Ability to consult with financial institutions to create a marketing strategy for their Discover Debit program, determine needs and provide consulting services to enable great customer satisfaction

Able to lead and manage a high-performing marketing team

Ability to understand and make business recommendations based on the connection between general organizational strategies and the communications tactics needed to support organizational goals and strategic plans

Experience developing and implementing strategic marketing and communications plans with measurable objectives, reporting mechanisms and budgets

Multifaceted project management skills, with demonstrated ability to build consensus, produce results in working with cross-functional teams and ensure consistent follow-through

Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively manage communications and marketing needs for diverse working groups in the PULSE business unit

Minimum of 15 years of experience in marketing, preferably with a background in marketing consulting

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may apply online at www.mydiscovercareer.com.

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Proposal and Marketing Coordinator [JRP-09145]

Shrader Engineering is a professional engineering firm focused on electrical, communications and information technology systems for critical infrastructure.

Since 1994, Shrader has maintained a firm evolution based on technology’s role in engineering for water, transportation, public safety, maritime energy and private industry clients. Our collaborative office environment of engineers, planners, designers, and project managers revolves around a contemporary, cutting-edge corporate culture. 

We are currently seeking to hire a Proposal and Marketing Coordinator. In this role, you will support the proposal/qualifications process through the opportunity lifecycle from proposal RFQ/RFP release to post-proposal activities. You will serve as the point of contact for proposal production as well as oversee all proposal activities. This includes managing proposal schedules and deadlines, and developing proposal deliverables.

This role also involves working independently and as part of a team to imagine, create, and implement strategic marketing initiatives. Assignments will include development of brochures, newsletters, client mailings, and web site materials. The selected candidate will support internal and external strategic initiatives to enhance branding and communications.

The salary for this role is dependent upon experience and qualifications. Shrader offers a diverse and energetic working environment and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) plans and wellness program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and produce proposals, as required

Regularly attend pre-proposal meetings to gain further understanding of proposal requirements and to build firm branding in the A&E industry  

Monitor, track and organize potential project leads using web-based bid notification services

Manage all aspects of the proposal process: schedule, meetings, draft reviews, and final production

Use standard best practices to increase the win probability of pursuits and opportunities

Provide consistency in proposal development for style, presentation, and RFQ/RFP guidelines

Oversee writing assignments and promote proposal quality through draft editing, feedback, and response on approach/strategy

Manage and improve corporate branding

Maintain and support content development of other marketing communications

Develop new marketing strategies within the A&E industry

REQUIREMENTS:

Strong problem solving and analytical skills

Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Exceptional organizational skills: ability to meet deadlines by prioritizing and managing simultaneous projects with competing demands

Strong working knowledge of: InDesign desktop publishing and presentation software, and Microsoft Office

Ability to define, schedule, and manage the proposal preparation process, including the ability to understand and analyze the details of an RFQ/RFP

Demonstrated ability to work within a team structure with minimal guidance and proactively seek guidance on complex tasks

Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or related field is preferred

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may submit their resume via email to: hr@shrader.net.

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