NMS Job List – 04.04.14

featureimage_nms1This week’s NMS job list includes positions in the following areas:

  • Social Marketing
  • Web Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Architect/UX Specialist
  • Project Management/Art Director

Social Marketing

1. Marketing Specialist: Corporate Communications and Social Media – Chicago, IL

Are you strong writer, marketer, or social media expert with a passion for developing and growing corporate brands? If you love owning a strong corporate brand and get excited about extending it to social media, recruitment efforts, corporate websites, and local events, the Marketing Specialist – Corporate Communications and Social Media role at kCura would be a great fit.

2. Digital Marketing Specialist – Itasca, IL

We are currently seeking a Digital Marketing Specialist for our Itasca, IL corporate office. Primary responsibility to create, optimize and execute daily social media marketing activities. This position would need to be aware of current social media best practices and implement them in all postings. Additionally, this position will be instrumental in updating and executing SEO/SEM best practices.

3. Social Media Manager – Chicago, IL

The University of Chicago is seeking a Social Media Manager to develop and lead social media strategy in University Communications, as part of the University’s overall efforts to enhance engagement locally, nationally, and internationally.  The Manager will oversee all aspects of social content, including writing and editing, audience engagement, social media campaigns and event promotion.

4. Jr. Social Media Strategist – Chicago, IL

Our PR client is seeking a Jr. Social Media Strategist to join their team full-time in downtown Chicago. Working with the digital and social media team you will be responsible for planning, executing and measuring all aspects of social programs. You will provide support to account teams and manage daily activities of clients to include budgets, audits and quantitative research. You will also develop strategies and content to integrate through all social media platforms. In this role you will work on a wide range of clients and industries touching all aspects of social media from strategy, content generation and execution.

5. Social Media Coordinator – Chicago, IL

The Social Media Coordinator (SMC) position at Guaranteed Rate performs the following duties:
Help Guaranteed Rate’s loan officers create a presence online with their social media sites by manually setting up their Facebook Fan Pages, LinkedIn accounts, and Twitter accounts, setting up all compliance measures and connecting their databases, troubleshooting questions/issues from LO’s via email, troubleshooting questions/ step-by-step instructions/ manual assistance via phone, and managing database for all GR LO’s and their SM sites via excel database.

Web Development

1. Web Developer – Chicago, IL

A Web Developer is desired for our reputable client in the education industry. This full-time position is located in Chicago, Illinois. This company offers many positive benefit programs to their employees, flexible hours, along with room to professionally grow within each department. If you are a qualified Web Developer with a positive and outgoing personality and possess the following skills, please apply to us immediately!

2. Front End Web Developer – Northlake, IL

The Web Developer builds and maintains the user interfaces for Empire Today’s collection of web sites.  The Web Developer will have solid HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills while also being comfortable in a CMS system.  We are looking for detail-oriented people who can’t stand to see flawed code go out to production.  The successful candidate is resourceful & creative and can reference solutions through previous experiences and/or problem solve through original innovation.

3. Web & UX Developer – Chicago, IL

SpotMe is looking for a developer with experience to build an industry-leading responsive website and contribute to the continued innovation and development of new features and formats for our mobile event apps. You understand the latest in front-end UI development, with a good eye for design detail. We’re searching for a bright, energetic Web Developer that is on the bleeding edge of development trends. You possess the ability (and passion) to work closely with our creative and engineering teams to bring complex sites and interactions to life.

4. Web Developer – Chicago, IL

A branding and design agency in Chicago’s River North neighborhood seeks an experienced Website Developer/Programmer with at least 1-2 years of professional experience. Ideally, we seek a programmer/developer who can problem solve, stay up on development trends and accurately translate designers’ layouts into well-built sites.

5. Front End Web Developer – Chicago, IL

We have an opportunity with a growing division of a larger company in the city who is looking to hire a Front End Developer for a freelance to full time position. Samples of your work is (preferably an online portfolio) is considered a MUST for this position. Candidates should be highly skilled in: HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP. Experience working with a CMS (particularly WordPress) is also of extreme interest to this client. The ideal candidate will have a combination of eCommerce work along with an eye for design and experience working for a digital agency/consulting firm. In this role you will be working on website builds and improving code/ongoing maintenance for a variety of smaller clients’ sites – working under tight deadlines regularly!

Graphic Design

1. Graphic Design Specialist – Chicago , IL

Use your artistic design expertise and join our team of best and brightest!  The Assurance Marketing Team is currently seeking a Graphic Design Specialist with excellent typography, layout, composition, color theory and information design skills to join their team. The Graphic Design Specialist will play an integral role in the development and distribution of content to all Assurance external and internal audiences. This position requires creating appropriate graphic designs for brochures, ads, direct mail pieces and more, modifying the design for use in various forms of print and electronic media and facilitating production and fulfillment. As part of the Marketing Team, the Graphic Design Specialist will interface with many different groups within the company to ensure brand integrity, message consistency and communication efficiency.

2. Associate Graphic Designer – Oak Brook, IL

Follett Higher Education Group (FHEG) is looking for an experienced Graphic Designer to join the Store Design team in the development and creation of designs used throughout our 940+ retail locations. This individual will be responsible for creatively planning, coordinating, developing, preparing, and reviewing graphic design projects for FHEG within store design standards, goals, and objectives.  Designs, produces, and reviews print and electronic artwork such as signs, posters, in-store graphics & branding, 3D illustrations to communicate to both internal and external customers of the Store Planning Department.  Applies established branding specifications to ensure work meets FHEG guidelines.

3. Graphic Designer – Chicago, IL

Seeking an organized Graphic Designer with Print Production experience. Candidates must be able to handle multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment, and be flexible in the face of changing priorities. Candidates should have an excellent eye for detail, extensive technical understanding of print production processes, and proficiency in the color correction and retouching of images. The ideal candidate will be a team player with a positive, professional attitude and very detail oriented.

4. Graphic Designer – Chicago, IL

Our client is in the design/build space and they are looking for a full-time graphic designer to work with their Business Development team and their Marketing team to ideate and execute business-winning proposals and marketing collateral. Your primary responsibility in this role will be to design beautiful proposals. This firm has never employed a full-time designer and they are looking for someone who is passionate about design and will truly elevate their brand. These proposals will primarily be laid out as brochures in InDesign. You will be asked to contribute to photography, image selection and layout of each proposal working closely with the NB Director and project managers.

5. Assistant Graphic Designer – Chicago, IL

Seeking an Assistant Graphic Designer who can utilize their design skills and experience, time management, organizational and communication skills in a fast paced team environment.
Entry Level Graphic Designer to assist Graphic Artist with production artwork, creating prints, technical packs for legacy departments, trend inspiration, color correction, and print library upkeep.

Information Architecture/UX Specialist

1. Junior UX Specialist – Chicago, IL

Our software development client located in the city is looking for a UI / Web Designer to join their team full time. This is a junior level position, so entry level candidates with strong work in the user experience space will be considered. This client is really focused on finding someone who is focused on Information Architecture and authoring the wireframes for our web applications. They have a separate team that is tasked with applying design to the wireframes. While an eye for design is something that will be looked at as a plus (in some instances the UX team does take on overflow design work), the primary goal is someone who can think about how the user will interact with the systems, not how pretty it will be.

2. Experience Architect – Chicago, IL

The Experience Architect plays an integral role in the development of our clients’ web sites. Working closely with all in-house teams involved in the Web development process, the Experience Architect will contribute to the planning process of various Web sites by organizing information, developing Web site architectures, and developing labeling/search systems.

3. User Experience Architect – Chicago, IL

Lyons Consulting Group is looking for an Experience Architect to join our growing design team. We are seeking someone who not only has a genuine interest in technology but also an innate curiosity on how people use it. An Experience Architect at Lyons Consulting Group is interested in digging into a project to understand its intent along with the underlying user expectations and needs. We are looking for an Experience Architect who is passionate about creating the next generation of eCommerce experiences and making them useful, as well as usable. Experience Architects at Lyons Consulting group are user advocates and creative problem-solvers that enjoy collaborating with an interdisciplinary team including Creative Directors, Designers, Project Managers and Developerslyonscg is looking for an Experience Architect to join our growing design team. We are seeking someone who not only has a genuine interest in technology but also an innate curiosity on how people use it. An Experience Architect at Lyons Consulting Group is interested in digging into a project to understand its intent along with the underlying user expectations and needs. We are looking for an Experience Architect who is passionate about creating the next generation of eCommerce experiences and making them useful, as well as usable. Experience Architects at Lyons Consulting group are user advocates and creative problem-solvers that enjoy collaborating with an interdisciplinary team including Creative Directors, Designers, Project Managers and Developers.

4. User Experience Architect – Chicago, IL

Experis is seeking a User Experience Architect for full-time opportunity with their client in downtown Chicago. The primary purpose of this role is to guide the enterprise user experience vision, and execute the design and development required to ensure all external facing websites, applications, mobile apps and digital services deliver an exceptional experience to constituents.

Project Management/Art Director

1. Art Director/Designer – Chicago, IL

88 Brand Partners is seeking a seasoned Art Director/Designer to join our team. In this role, the ideal candidate will be both coordinating production of seasonal catalogs, as well as leading catalog design and art direction. Secondary responsibilities include developing branding/campaign materials (e.g. collateral, advertising, digital, social).

2. Art Director – Chicago, IL

Pre-amble: Grab a cup of coffee for this one. It’s a tough nut to crack, and if you think you’re a good fit, we want to talk to you with urgancy. BUT, we wanted to be upfront with the good, the bad and the ugly right off the bat. Check out our facebook at facebook.com/jayneagency. It’s all there. The creative team eats NON-STOP. Crock pot weekly. Holidays are nuts here. If you don’t eat, don’t apply. Second, we are like a pack of wolves. We move quickly – like a championship team – it’s all for one and one for all. We are too small for one persons ego to rule the team, but healthy ego is required. No wall flowers. We THRIVE on feedback. We LOVE what we do. Love it. Our creative director moves faster than anyone we know – and we all support that. Every day. He leads with no apology and no excuses. The copy team wants an art director with serious chops in graphic design. Talk concept, lay down execution. Own it, fail early and often and don’t think twice.

3. Digital Project Manager – Chicago, IL

We are looking for an exceptional client facing project manager, skilled at managing and delivering SEO + Paid Search projects from inception to completion, to become a part of an elite team that gets projects completed on time, on budget and to our exceptionally high standards while working in a dynamic, fast-paced, and forward thinking agency environment.  Working closely with clients, subject matter experts and third party vendors, you will manage multiple concurrent projects and multi-disciplinary teams to meet our clients’ strategic and tactical search engine marketing objectives.  As a vital member of the account team, you must be proactive, have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and be confident in your ability to meticulously organize and keep your projects moving forward from the front lines, keeping all stakeholders up to date with progress and overcoming all the inevitable hurdles along the way. If you are up to the challenge, you’ll be rewarded with a competitive salary package, excellent prospects, and an exciting place to apply your trade.

4. Digital Project Manager – Chicago, IL

The Project Manager is responsible for the management and overall supervision of the development of custom web applications from concept through deployment. The ideal candidate has experience managing both clients and internal project teams on custom web application projects. As the Project Manager, you must have a passion for the world of digital engagements and working directly with customers. You will work on many new projects for a variety of clients across all different industries including retail, education, financial and healthcare. These projects are for public facing websites, intranets and online stores that are visited by thousands of users. The UPS Store, Triumph Motorcycles and L’Oreal are just an example of the type of high profile customers you will be working with. The Project Manager is a highly visible, leadership role within the company. There is up to approximately 10% regional travel for this role.

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