Marketing Content Manager [JRP-12215]

A centrally located company in the oil and gas/energy industry is looking for a versatile Marketing Content Manager to join their growing marketing department. At its core, this is a writer who is capable of managing and executing content strategy that enriches the company’s brand and ensures content is consistent in quality, tone-of-voice, style, and is properly optimized across digital and print channels.


Manage company’s entire content portfolio including print and digital content directed internally to employees and externally to customers and other company stakeholders

Ensure consistent voice and tone throughout the company’s content portfolio

Research and make recommendations for new topics and content based on trends within the company’s competitive landscape

Maintain a macro view of all content related to the company corporate brand and Business Unit brands around the globe

Work with marketing leadership to identify the most appropriate methods for distributing digital and print media content to employees, customers and other key stakeholders

Research and write content for online and offline marketing deliverables such as customer and product brochures, customer and employee testimonials, white papers, case studies, advertising materials, presentations, video and animation scripts, email campaigns, executive speeches and major internal company announcements

Develop a strong understanding of the company’s products and services, creating unique content and messaging

Gather technical information through research and Subject Matter Expert (SME) interviews to develop the messaging and positioning of the company’s products and services; work with multiple business units as well as local and international personnel

Interpret large amounts of information and distill into powerful presentation content for various stakeholders including investor relations, employee relations and for marketing/customer relations

Write persuasive copy that encourages action in prospects and customers and strengthens brand awareness for the company’s products and services

Actively participate during project kick-off meetings, brainstorming sessions, and marketing strategy meetings


Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Technical Writing, Marketing, English, or Liberal Arts

5+ years of experience writing for a B2B corporate environment (agency or corporate side) using creative, technical and journalistic styles

Writing portfolio which showcases a variety of B2B writing experience within print and digital platforms

Able to quickly grasp narrative and message intent and recognize if a key point has been left or missed

Possess knowledge of the different communications channels that can be used to effectively deliver information to different audiences with varied levels of access to technology

Ability to research and gather information and interview SMEs and customers as needed

Develop content policies which govern when certain areas or kinds of content should be regularly updated

Ability to manage projects from conception to implementation and communicate key milestones as progress is made

Able to communicate effectively and professionally within a large corporate environment; both verbally and in writing

Advanced proofreading skills and attention to detail

Strong influence and interpersonal relationships skills; able to form alliances and build rapport with key contacts within other departments and the marketing department


Qualified candidates may submit their resume with a customized cover letter outlining their relevant experience via email to

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Web and Graphic Designer [JRP-12214]

drumBEAT Marketing is an award winning integrated marketing firm with a gifted creative team. We are currently seeking to hire a Web and Graphic Designer. The selected candidate will have a minimum of one-year’s recent, uninterrupted full-time experience in a collaborative environment for one company. Experience in an agency environment is a plus. Your portfolio will show experience working in multiple media and specific web design examples not from a school portfolio. You will be asked to discuss your beliefs around design as a business tool. The hired candidate will work with branding, print, video, websites, and email to name a few areas we create in. Our client companies are involved in ecommerce, retail, wholesale, service to businesses and/or consumers, and non-profits. They include public companies, financial institutions, Inc. 1,000 companies, and they come in every type imaginable. The salary range is $36,000 – $50,000 / year, dependent upon experience.


A high degree of design and conceptual skills, problem solving skills, attention to detail, and creativity

Portfolio must show a serious passion and skill for user-centered design (real work examples – not a school portfolio)

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

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

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

Able to uphold brand requirements and goals while pushing creative boundaries

Ability to work independently and also able to take direction well

Able to give and accept constructive criticism

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

Able to accurately project time needs for a given project

Ability to collaborate effectively to ensure the successful execution of designs

Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite’s Illustrator and Photoshop

Experience with website development workflow

Advanced understanding of best design practices as it relates to user behavior and CRO for websites

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 WordPress, Drupal, Joomla or other CMS systems

HTML 5, advanced CSS 3 techniques, JavaScript (jQuery), knowledge are a plus

Working knowledge of an IDE such as Dreamweaver or Aptana is a plus

Experience with parallax design is a plus

Membership in a professional organization(s) is a plus

Able to work onsite at our Houston office


Qualified candidates may apply by email to:  Please include a cover letter (keep it short & sweet but please avoid using a template; we want to see a personal touch), resume with link to online portfolio and salary history. No phone calls, absolutely no recruiters.

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Marketing Manager [JRP-12213]

Houston Grand Opera is currently seeking to hire a Marketing Manager. Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the selected candidate will assist in the development, management and execution of an integrated multi-channel marketing campaign that supports subscription and single ticket sales. You will also assist the Director of Marketing in the overall daily operations of the department.


With the Director of Marketing, develops and executes all ticket sales campaigns, including, but not limited to, direct mail, print, digital, and broadcast advertising, along with e-marketing and promotional events and activities.

Acts as main liaison between all paid media partners to schedule and buy all paid media, oversees the timely delivery of creative to media outlets, and analyzes all metrics following the campaign

Manages and coordinates the activities of the in-house marketing team, consultants, agencies and vendors for the production of all sales campaign collateral including the annual season brochure.

Oversees comprehensive e-marketing strategy and efforts, including copywriting and providing design direction

Manages sales leads for all single ticket direct marketing campaigns with data providers and is responsible for direct mail list management and hygiene.

Traffics creative work developed in-house or outsourced for internal corrections and approvals.

Tracks sales numbers against goals, and monitors all paid media efforts for ongoing ROI evaluation.

Assist Director of Marketing with marketing expense budget forecasting.

Supervises and manages the tasks and daily workflow of the Marketing Coordinator position

Marketing Coordinator is responsible for general department administrative duties including daily reports, part time payroll, coordinating the human resource details of the department etc.

Other duties as required and specified by the Marketing Director


Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years’ experience in direct marketing or sales in a performing arts or agency environment

Ability to write, edit and proof marketing/sales copy

Knowledge of and proficiency with customer retention databases (TESSITURA is preferred)

Proficient with Word and Excel

Experience managing multi-channel advertising and promotional campaigns is strongly preferred

Supervisory experience is a plus

Self-motivated and detail oriented

Ability to organize and prioritize projects, meet deadlines and sustain productivity under pressure

Able to work some evenings and weekends

Proficiency with languages is a plus with preference given to Italian, German, French, Spanish and Asian languages

Experience in audience development and advertising is preferred as is a strong background or interest in opera and/or classical music


Qualified candidates may submit their cover letter, resume, and references via email to:

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Market Researcher, Lot Development & Pricing Survey [JRP-12212]

CDS Market Research has an opening for a market research person to manage and implement an established survey program.  Individuals to be surveyed are employed by home building companies and land development firms. The position requires self-management and organizational skills, verbal and written communication/data collection skills, basic computer skills and a mind for attention to detail.  This semi-annual survey has been on-going since 1976 and most respondents are very familiar with CDS and the type of information being collected.  Our immediate need is for January – April of 2015 with the possibility of continuation on a part or full-time basis.


Qualified candidates may submit their resume via email to:

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UX Designer and Developer [JRP-12211]

Blinds.commers love confections of all sorts and we are looking to sweeten our marketing team with a creative, energetic UX/UI designer (with a bit of developer thrown in for spice). An extensive knowledge of great UI, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and more is essential to this role. Can you use your profound graphic skills to create a drool-worthy online shopping experience? Then keep on reading, because you may have found something just to your taste.

If you have that perfect mix of skills, why work for us, you ask? We’ve repeatedly been awarded a Best Place to Work by both local and national organizations, PLUS all full-time employees are eligible for health & dental insurance, Section 125 plan, life/AD&D/long-term disability insurance, FSA plan, 401k plan, fitness program and paid time off (not to mention, working with some pretty awesome coworkers).


Bake new, fresh user experiences. (design, develop and rapid prototyping)

Work with the creative team to form new ideas to increase the usability of our site

Fearlessly AB test new experiences

Take it as your personal mission to make the experience for our customers surprisingly easy and exciting

Continuously improve yourself and others around you

Contribute to the company by providing great ideas and feedback


3-5 years of professional experience using creating unique, persuasive Web sites with tools like Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop and Illustrator

3-5 years experience designing and coding Web sites, using HTML, XHTML, JavaScript and CSS

Familiarity with CDATA, jQuery,  .NET and PHP

Experience with online testing software, specifically Omniture Test&Target

Able to design/code and troubleshoot for all major browsers

Ability to rapid prototype wireframes, designs, and development

Experience with GIT

Work extremely well collaboratively; take constructive criticism

Excellent communications skills

Must demonstrate exemplary organizational skills

Ability to carry out tasks independently

Online portfolio with design and Web examples

Enjoy cake, pie, cupcakes, lollipops, king cake, peppermints, ice cream, macaroons (you get the picture)

Must live in the Houston area


Qualified candidates may apply online by clicking here.

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