New NMS Job List

NMS students: For some of you, graduation is only a few months away. Start exploring employment opportunities now! Here’s a new job list to help you with your search, courtesy of our fantastic NMS Graduate Assistants.

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Graphic Design

Graphic Designer – Chicago, IL
Design online marketing materials to promote company’s services and products to existing user base as well as new customer acquisition initiatives; Develop, design, and provide final assets for online promotions, web banners, email campaigns, newsletters, landing pages, registration pages, etc.; Design and produce promotional assets for key co-branded partner sites; Create and maintain design assets across web and mobile applications.

Must have experience in graphic design and web design; A strong, professional portfolio; Understands principles of typography, photography, illustration, color, and design; Experience with consumer products, B2C, and B2B online marketing; Expert proficiency in Adobe CS5 (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign); Experience with Web 2.0 design, interactive and digital media; Experience in HTML5 and Flash (CSS and ActionScript a plus); Strong PowerPoint and presentation skills; Online marketing experience, including designing email and online banners is a plus.

Interactive Visual Designer – Chicago, IL
Use current design software to produce high quality graphic art and designs for the interactive medium; Concept and design UI of websites and digital applications; Manage external content and production resources; Combine design theory with a user-centered design process that includes consideration for content, navigational structure, and usability issues to create a powerful and integrated customer experience.

Must have related experience in graphic design, web development, multimedia design, and/or multimedia development; Must be proficient in Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat); Experience partnering with UX designers and ability to design with usability principles in mind.

Graphic Design Specialist – Vernon Hills, IL
Responsible for recommending and creating effective print and web-based content to support organizational goals; Focus on growing web and interactive trends and maintaining strong print delivery; Create dynamic web content, landing pages, and email templates to enhance member experience and increase engagement; Design and produce promotional materials including branch merchandising, signage, and direct mail pieces.

Must have experience in web and graphic design; High proficiency with Adobe CS; Working knowledge of Adobe Flash and Dreamweaver; Proficiency in MS Office; Knowledge of HTML and CSS preferred; Financial services experience is a plus; Bilingual (Spanish) translating skills a strong plus.

Web Design/Development

Web Developer – Chicago, IL
Responsible for front-end development and client-side interactions using coding languages and other related interactive technologies; Leverage best practices and accurately estimate and track time across multiple simultaneous projects.

Software requirements include HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, handwritten AJAX, and JQuery; Ruby on Rails and PHP are a plus; Understanding of user-centered design principles; Professional experience collaborating with design and development teams on large-scale projects; Ability to create clean, precise browser-compatible code; Experience in rapid prototyping, Agile environment, and content management systems; Expert knowledge of front-end debugging tools.

Web Designer – Lake Forest, IL
Generate and maintain front-end code; Develop new and effective interactive design solutions on time and in scope; Make recommendations on front-end technologies and leverage best practices; Collaborate with information architects, visual designers, and developers on new design concepts and consult with stakeholders on design enhancements.

Must possess strong skills and/or experience in HTML, DHTML, CSS, and XML; Proficient in JavaScript, Dojo, and jQuery; Proficient in Adobe Photoshop; Basic understanding of interaction design and user-centered design methods and practices; Experience working with the Agile development methodology; Experience in e-commerce, retail merchandising/marketing, advertising, product development, or related fields; Experience with Web Accessibility Standards is a plus.

Web Developer – Chicago, IL
Interprets user requirements in the development of innovative creative solutions and great interactive ideas such as new websites and enhancements to websites using the content management tools as assigned; Design, development, and implementation of webpage content; Maintain and improve current systems written in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as we as architect, develop, test, implement, and sustain next generation, highly data drive, secure applications; Design and develop email templates, online display banner ads, landing pages, icons, graphics, and other marketing vehicles that meet business goals and utilize best practices.

Must have professional web development experience; Expert level in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, JSON; Experience using ASP, ASP.NET, JSP, PHP or other frameworks used to develop dynamic webpages; Experience with Flash or other front-end technologies; Knowledge of user interface design and web design constraints; Strong experience with cross-browser and cross-platform issues; Experience with OOJS, JS templating (such as Handlebars or Mustache), and XML/XSLT are a definite plus; Mobile and responsive design experience (both graphically and in code) is also desired; Knowledge of SEO practices preferred.

User Interface (UI)/User Experience (UX)

UI/UX Designer – Skokie, IL
Utilize web analytics data, consumer insights, market research, and proven user-centered design principles in the creation of user interface designs; Develop site maps, detailed navigation flows, storyboards, use-case scenarios, process flows, and wireframes to effectively conceptualize and communicate interaction behaviors; Assess and optimize the performance of new and existing features by actively participating in usability testing and interpreting analytics data; Create conceptual designs and oversee the development of working prototypes.

Must have experience in user interface design with mobile and web applications; Experience with feature/use-case development, wireframe/flow creation, information architecture, rapid prototyping, conceptual design, and UI specifications; Understanding of HMTL, XML, CSS, and JavaScript; Knowledge/skills in Adobe CS (Photoshop and Illustrator is a must); Experience working with an e-commerce company is a plus.

Web Project/Art Management

Web Project Manager – Northlake, IL
Work with management, IT, and across departments to gather, assess, and document detailed project requirements, develop timelines, and determine phasing for recommended releases; Drive project initiatives to delivery on time, on budget, and with excellence, coordinating between external and internal teams and third party agencies/contractors; Personally responsible for project plan and deliverables, budget, timelines and delivery, and risk and mitigation plans; Work with management and across departments to define and prioritize website modifications.

Must have direct experience as an online project manager, preferably for a brand focused on e-commerce and/or lead generation; Fluent in an Agile development life-cycle process; Project Management Professional (PMP), or proven relevant work experience; Knowledge of information architecture, web usability, visual/graphic design, web programming/development, technical infrastructure, and related technologies; Understanding of Web analytics software (Site Catalyst, Google Analytics, etc.), search engine optimization techniques, mobile applications, content management systems; Fluency in MS Office Suite.

Webmaster – Darien, IL
Manage existing website, various applications, and oversee functionality and redesign; Manage projects in regards to annual budget, timelines, vendors, scopes of service and deliverables, monitor analytics, and collaborate with marketing staff; Manage e-commerce, CMS, and all email campaigns; Manage daily, weekly, and monthly reports and online monthly giving program.

Must have experience in web design and knowledge of innovations related to web design and marketing; Thorough knowledge of web management, specifically a platform; Proficient in e-commerce; Experience in the implementation and management of email campaigns, segmentations, software, and marketing; Experience in Adobe CS (Dreamweaver, Photoshop), Google Analytics, MS Excel, PayPal, text editors, and browser functionalities; Excellent documentation and communication skills.

Digital Project Manager – West Chicago, IL
Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope, and analyzes project profitability, revenue, margins, bill rates, and utilization; Provides analysis, definition, and direction to application development and maintenance activities; Develops detailed business user requirements, system documentation, and workflow procedures.

Must have project management experience in a commercial development environment (preferably in a high-volume or critical production service environment, focused on technology); Must be an expert across all phases of project management (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing); Must possess general understanding in the areas of application programming, database, and desktop- and web-based system design, and understand basic internet, Intranet, Extranet, and client/server architectures; PMP, Project Server, TFS, and Agile Methodology experience desired but not required.

Social Media Marketing/Management

Social Media Manager – Chicago, IL
Drive strategy and execution of all social media programming; Lead evolution of Mission Control (strategy, tools, reporting, integration); Work with Mission Control team, stakeholders, and agency partners to establish company-wide process and protocol for publishing and measurement of social media activation; Drive social media competency across the business; Proactively stay connected to evolving digital monitoring and measurement technologies.

Must have robust social media experience; Understanding of best practices and emerging trends within digital/social space; Experience with digital measurement and research for consumer brands on agency and/or client side; Knowledge of digital monitoring and reporting processes and tools (Omniture, Nielsen, DynamicLogic, Compete, Insight Express, Atlas, DART, SocialRadar, Radian6, etc.); Ability to leverage data and analytics to influence marketing activity.

Social Media and Public Relations Analyst – Chicago, IL
Support the Social Media, Public Relations, and HR communication efforts through Twitter and Facebook; Address quarterly corporate updates needed for various social media platforms and company websites; Assist in the development and implementation of social media campaigns for one-time events and raise company’s brand awareness and online profile; Manage daily Meltwater newsfeed on website and PR Tracker (press releases, clips, interviews, etc.).

Must have professional experience in social media, public relations, and/or marketing; Knowledge of social media platforms as well as MS Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word); Strong verbal and written communications skills; Familiarity with media relations tools.

Social Media Marketing Specialist – Deerfield, IL
Create overall social media presence; Fan engagement on all social feeds (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc); Create promotions and contests on social media outlets; Stay up-to-date on latest social media developments, consumer behaviors and trends, identify current and future opportunities, and develop business cases, plans, and proposals for implementing social media solutions; Create strategies that create traffic flow to company website; Active participation in social networks, communities, and forums.

Must have experience of online marketing with a focus on social media, and working with content management systems; Proven track record in social media including blogging, blogger relations, podcasting, or other means of evangelizing on behalf of a large enterprise; Excellent presentation skills to regularly report on company’s social media programs.

Web Content Management/Writing

Web Content Specialist – Oak Brook, IL
Responsible for visual design of new website (i.e. design, structure, workflow, and maintenance); Participate in needs assessment; Select and establish content management system and ensure that all content is delivered, proofed, edited, uploaded, and published in a timely manner and is also in compliance with company’s branding and style guidelines; Recommend best practices, develop guidance and content standards.

Must have experience assisting or leading creative design activities for a comprehensive website; Experience developing and implementing content management systems to include migration, archiving, and deleting guidelines; Experience planning, designing, and performing content enhancements and/or updates to websites; Experience with HTML and CSS coding; Proficient in MS Office Suite, Adobe CS (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver), and content management systems; Experience with web analytics and archiving document guidelines preferred.

Custom Content Editor – Oak Brook, IL
Responsible for editing “advertorial content,” sponsored content (print and online), and social media content; Secure and post online video content provided by a client; Some involvement in scheduling, populating, producing, and finalizing for transmission of all single-sponsor or customized e-newsletters; Manage production of ID Report; Develop production schedules and client timelines; Work with group publisher/director of marketing on new content ad packages and program; Identify editorial themes for new newsletters or content packages.

Must have editorial experience; Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Adobe Dreamweaver; Publishing experience and knowledge of the food service industry are a plus.

Online Managing Editor – Oak Brook, IL
Responsible for all editorial and content, including internally-generated content, re-purposed, and coordinated from third-party contributors (freelance, information, and data-stream vendors as well as user-generated content); Generate and post web-only news articles as needed; Work with VP of Content & Group Editor, GM of Digital Media, and other parties to continually update and evolve digital strategy; Perform e-newsletter setup, tests, and deployments; Implement and maintain corporate SEO strategy.

Must have journalism experience (web-based and/or e-newsletter required); Experience managing daily content production; Proficient with web and feature style writing; Experience with basic HTML and comfortable working within a content management system; Strong experience using MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook); Excellent writing, project management, and communication skills; Understanding of the benefits of SEO and possesses content production skills; Understanding of email and web metrics including Google Analytics; Drupal experience and video editing skills are a plus.

Interactive/Internet Marketing

Marketing Coordinator – Chicago, IL
Responsibilities include: copywriting (newsletters, blogging, white papers, ads, documentation); designing and creating visual presentations, ads, and other collateral materials; updating marketing and internal websites; executing promotional, lead generation, branding and nurturing campaigns (email, blogging, social networking, in-person networking, direct mail); prepare meaningful reports from CRM and marketing analytical data; plan virtual and in-person events.

Must have strong writing and grammar skills, proficient with the computer and the internet; Preferred: knowledge and experience in CRM process (Salesforce, etc.), marketing campaigns and collateral, creating reports for marketing and sales departments, graphic design (bitmap and vector art), web experience (HTML, CSS, CMS), event planning (logistics, etc.), and audio/video experience (motion graphics, videography, audio editing).

SEO Specialist – Skokie, IL
Working with marketing leadership to implement strategy and SEO action plan for company web assets, data syndication, including Intranet, agent desktop, and third-party online tools; Coordinate and/or manage online initiatives through web design, development, and content; Ensure effective search optimization of company website and online marketing content; Proactively identify opportunities to increase traffic through online search methods; Support and implement SEO best practices and advise future direction of company SEO.

Must have experience in an applicable web-related function; Experience performing analysis and writing functional specifications; Knowledge of full Google Analytics toolset and additional web metrics; Understanding of best practice search engine optimization strategies and tactics; Background in web technologies, HTML/CSS/Dreamweaver; Knowledge of website administrative tools; Effective oral and written communication skills.

Digital Marketing Web Specialist – Chicago, IL
Implement content updates across public and internal websites; Collaborate with marketing team to guide projects/ideas with regards to web production, presence, SEO, and layout; Manage analytics and ad-hoc reports using Google Analytics and SiteCore; Work with digital marketing team to integrate website with CRM and other marketing systems/services; Apply and maintain quality assurance standards for copy and media management.

Must have experience in content management, web project management, and/or digital marketing; Strong experience/knowledge of HTML and CSS required (JavaScript strongly preferred); Strong experience/knowledge of SharePoint and Google Analytics; Experience with SiteCore of other major CMS applications is a major plus; Experience with mobile platforms and UX design and testing a major plus.

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