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Big ideas. Small egos. We create brands, build websites and generally do everything we can to make our clients love us. That’s AOR in a nutshell. We LOVE what we do—and we’re always looking for ways to do it better. That’s why we’re always looking for new AORians (yes, that’s what we call ourselves) to join our ranks. We're currently hiring for the positions listed below.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@thinkaor.com.

At AOR, we’re a down-to-earth team that believes collaboration builds great brands, candid conversation creates strong teams, and that life is too short for inflated egos. We’re multi-talented and multi-faceted, working in branding, marketing, digital, video and more. We put people first. We love what we do. And we work damn hard doing it. Work-life balance is valued highly, thanks to a flexible PTO policy and we can’t imagine the office without our pups around. We look for people who jump at opportunity and embrace change to bring new ideas to our team, and who share our commitment to bringing community and connection in everything we do and everything we touch. At AOR we value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are currently working remotely due to COVID-19, however, we are working to adopt a hybrid model moving forward. For that reason, we prioritize people with excellent communication skills and the superpowers of teamwork via phone, Slack, email, text and other modes we may dream up.

Job Description

AOR’s Project Manager is the point-person in charge of assigned projects within the agency and is the bridge between account and creative teams tasked with the execution of the project. They ensure the scope of the project is sound, reporting regularly on the progress of the project and that it is staying on the approved schedule and within budget. Project managers strive to deliver every project on time and within scope. Project managers excel at keeping the peace internally and maintaining their cool during strenuous times. A great project manager is prepared to deal with pushback from all sides of the agency and provide reasoning for tough decisions. Necessary qualities include adamantly detail-oriented yet able to think long-term and big-picture, process-driven, understanding, flexible, excellent communicator…and a sense of humor doesn’t hurt.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Be a problem solver and team player
  • Coordinate internal and external resources for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensures that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring feasibility
  • Ensures resource availability and proper allocation
  • Develops a detailed project plan to track progress and completion
  • Schedules project kickoff meeting and project status meetings with key stakeholders
  • Manages changes in project scope, schedule and costs
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques and report to stakeholders
  • Manages the relationship with all stakeholders and provides clear and constant communication throughout the process
  • Performs risk management to minimize project risks
  • Maintains comprehensive project documentation
  • Always looking to reevaluate and improve processes to increase efficiencies
    *Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned as needed

Requirements

  • At least 2 years relevant project management experience
  • Experience with project management software
  • Experience with web design & development projects

Our Ideal Candidate Has

  • A passion for learning & optimizing software
  • Experience in managing digital marketing projects (ex. a conceptual understanding of industry standard, digital marketing technologies such as Google Analytics or LinkedIn ads)
  • Experience with WordPress (ex. can navigate through the admin area, understands how taxonomies work)
  • Experience with Kanban boards & agile methodologies (Asana, Trello, Bugherd, etc.)
  • Experience with Workamajig (Double Bonus points for this!)

What Traits Make this Position Successful

  • Great attitude
  • Natural problem solver
  • Self-learner
  • Ability to translate conversations into actionable steps
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable in fast-paced agency environment
  • Team-player
  • Composed and pragmatic demeanor
  • High level of personal organization and accountability
  • Understanding when to be a manager and when to be a leader

What Does Success Look Like in this Position?

With Team / Dept

    • Working with other Project Managers daily for project status updates, workload, and coordination on projects, schedules and resources
    • Working with Director of Finance and Operations on project management software set-up, efficiencies, new features, training and implementation
    • Working with Director of Finance and Operations on agency utilization monthly to insure the most efficient scheduling possible
    • Reviewing project budget/scopes regularly with Director of Finance and Operations and Account Team to keep projects clean and on-track
      With Agency
    • Keeping all lines of communication open and coordination tight on agency workflow processes – making sure all bases are covered day-to-day and with changes
    • Ensuring Account Team is well aware when tasks are out of scope and projects are running close to or over budget
    • Keeping the balance between all agency departments so that projects and budgets run as smoothly as possible.

With Client / Work

  • Timeliness of responses and turnaround for client requests
  • Providing detailed estimates on budget and deadlines
  • Accommodating time-sensitive client requests as much as possible
  • Ensure schedules and budgets are followed accurately and being proactive on follow-up/notification of said items
  • Pulling Weekly Traffic Reports to share/collaborate with account team for project success
  • Reviewing project budget/scopes regularly with Director of Finance and Operations and Account Team to keep projects clean and on-track

Reports To
Director of Finance and Operations

Salary Range
$50,000-75,000 starting salary
*Salary will be based on previous experience.

A Few Perks to Note

  • Company profit sharing (when we hit our quarterly goals as an agency)
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Ten paid holidays and office historically closed from December 24th until January 1st
  • Flex work schedule/ Work remote abilities
  • Education and conference program / Career development opportunities
  • Generous parental leave
  • Health, dental and vision insurance & supplemental accident insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)/
  • Dependent Care Account (DCA)
  • Short & long-term disability and life insurance provided to all employees
  • 401(k)
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Free parking and secure bike parking
  • Mass transit reimbursement
  • Company outings + events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Stocked bar + kitchen
  • Great Golden Triangle location (all the perks of Downtown, but with better parking)
    *Note: Some of these benefits have been paused for the time being due to COVID-19, the impact of our office moving remote, and out of caution of being fiscally responsible. We do plan to reinstate all mentioned benefits as soon as makes sense to do so.

To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and portfolio/website to jobs@thinkaor.com.

We’re looking for a Production Designer to play a key role in our creative department and continue to elevate our work. You’ll be responsible for production and delivery of branding, marketing, print and digital layouts and assets. We’re looking for someone with impeccable attention to detail, knowledge of industry standard  design software and outputs, and excellent communication and collaboration skills. We value innovative thinking, tackling challenges together, and an unrelenting desire to create the very best work. 

If you love branding, integrated campaigns, and websites, you’re in the right place. At AOR, we’re a down-to-earth team that believes collaboration builds great brands, candid conversation creates strong teams, and that life is too short for inflated egos. We’re multi-talented and multi-faceted, working in branding, marketing, digital, and more. We put people first. We love what we do. And we work damn hard doing it. Work-life balance is valued highly, thanks to a flexible PTO policy and we can’t imagine the office without our pups around. We look for people who jump at opportunity and embrace change to bring new ideas to our team, and who share our commitment to bringing community and connection in everything we do and everything we touch. At AOR we value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are currently working remotely due to COVID-19, however, we are working to adopt a hybrid model moving forward. For that reason, we prioritize people with excellent communication skills and the superpowers of teamwork via phone, Slack, email, text and other modes we may dream up.

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Version, optimize and finalize print and digital deliverables and assets (PowerPoint/Keynote Slide decks, collateral, branding systems, signage, print and digital ads, website assets, etc.)
  • Engage with the account and project team to kick off projects, attend status meetings and review work internally
  • Understand basic design principles and provide design assistance when needed
  • Keep clean, organized files across a wide variety of deliverables and platforms
  • Maintain an accurate track of daily tasks and hours worked

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in production design 
  • Experience in a fast-paced agency or marketing environment 
  • Experience in a variety of creative disciplines including branding, marketing and digital
  • Ability to work quickly and autonomously, while managing multiple projects and deadlines
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud applications, including — but not limited to — InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, as well as file types associated with each
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Apple applications, including Word,  PowerPoint and Keynote
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization
  • A consistent positive, productive, authentic attitude
  • A team player with strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Knowledge of project management software, such as Workamajig, Asana, or similar.
  • A dedicated interest in relevant industry work and best practices

Bonus Points:

  • Experience designing from scratch, for web and/or print
  • HTML/CSS coding experience. Specifically, email coding experience
  • Experience using Sketch to create digital assets

Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Salary Range: 

$50,000 – $65,000 base annual salary

Salary will be based on previous experience.

A Few Perks to Note: 

  • Company profit sharing (when we hit our quarterly goals as an agency)
  • Flexible PTO
  • Ten paid holidays and office historically closed from December 24th until January 1st
  • Flex work schedule/ Work remote abilities
  • Training and education/ Career development opportunities
  • Education and conference program / Career development opportunities
  • Generous parental leave 
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance & Supplemental Accident Insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Dependent Care Account (DCA)
  • Short & long-term disability and life insurance provided to all employees
  • 401(k)
  • Dog-Friendly Office
  • Free Parking and Secure Bike Parking 
  • Mass transit reimbursement 
  • Company outings + events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Stocked bar + kitchen
  • Great Golden Triangle Location (all the perks of Downtown, but with better parking)

 

Note: Some of these benefits have been paused for the time being due to COVID-19, the impact of our office moving remote, and out of caution of being fiscally responsible. We do plan to reinstate all mentioned benefits as soon as makes sense to do so. 

Freelance Opportunities

Don’t see a match? Even if we don’t have a full-time position available, we’re just as eager to add new freelance talent to our on-call roster. Fill out the form below and let’s talk!

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Employee Benefits

Other than an open job, you probably want to know what perks come with it. Here are just a few that show just how much we value our employees.

 

Flexible PTO: Your life outside the agency is just as important as your life inside it. AOR employees get 10 days of PTO their first year at AOR, with the flexible PTO kicking in at the start of the second year.

Paid Holidays: Full-time employees at AOR get 10 days of paid holidays: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day following, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and your Birthday (which should be a holiday, of course).

Company Profit Sharing: Our employees drive our success, so it only makes sense for them to share in our spoils. AOR offers a generous company-wide profit-sharing program.

Conference and Education Program: Our employees are super smart—but there’s always room to grow. That’s why AOR is happy to cover the registration costs and all related travel expenses for relevant conferences and educational opportunities.

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance: AOR provides health and dental insurance for all full-time employees through United Healthcare and vision coverage through Beam Vision. The company covers 60% of the employee’s monthly insurance premiums for health, dental and vision.

Retirement Plan: Currently we offer 401(k) for every employee to contribute to through our payroll system. This also allows employees to add AOR profit-sharing bonuses to their 401(k).

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