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Full-Stack Web Developer

Markstein, a strategic communications agency based in Birmingham, Ala., seeks a full-stack developer with 3 to 5 years of development and search engine optimization experience specializing in HTML, CSS, JS, Java, PHP, Bootstrap and MySQL. Successful candidate will be able to build robust, maintainable websites and applications for internal and external clients, while working on a team within a multi-faceted and fast-paced environment. Marketing/communications/advertising related experience preferred.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Programming logic, good code-writing style and commenting are a must
  • Expert knowledge of HTML5
  • Experience with CSS, CSS3, Java, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap and PHP
  • Exposure to WordPress, Site Core and/or Square Space a plus
  • Experience with HubSpot a plus
  • Database architecture and implementation with MySQL or similar databases
  • Development and maintenance of web-based applications using Java, PHP, Python and Oracle PL/SQL
  • Data migration, transformation, and scripting
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Social API experience (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram etc.)
  • Understanding of search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and AdWords, tagging and event tracking
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with graphic designers to bring client vision to life using coding best practices and development recommendations to find efficiencies and maximize return on investment
  • Drive to move ongoing client relationships beyond maintenance and find creative ways to continue bringing value
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated go-getter with a positive attitude
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Deadline-oriented and shows initiative in taking on new tasks and projects
  • Ability to recognize tasks that need to be completed and willingness to take responsibility for them
  • Able to seek out information, solutions to problems and other relevant opportunities
  • Serves as an active team player who demonstrates a commitment to excellence and ensuring client satisfaction

Responsibilities

  • Collaboratively work with graphic designers and account managers to plan and develop websites and landing pages and other digital marketing initiatives
  • Review and optimize  existing websites and landing pages, identifying changes to enhance SEO
  • Code e-newsletter templates

To apply, please send your resume to careers@markstein.co.

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Associate/Art Director

Markstein is seeking a design-focused Associate/Art Director with 3 to 5 years of art direction experience to join our Birmingham, Alabama-based team. Our ideal candidate is a positive, creative individual with the ability to work across multiple platforms to create compelling visual materials that tell our clients’ brand stories in a way that supports strategic communications objectives.

The candidate must be a strategic, independent, self-motivated creative professional, capable of adapting quickly in a fast-paced environment. This is an active hands-on role that requires someone who can solve complex challenges. The candidate should have excellent communication skills and be able to articulate his/her ideas among team members and to executives. A developed sense of design that bridges multiple styles and impeccable attention to detail are required.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field
  • Expert level skills in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Print, digital and UX experience preferred
  • Comfortable in a variety of mediums from napkin doodles to short films
  • Experience with WordPress development a plus
  • Experience in art direction for a design studio, agency, or in-house creative department
  • Experience in print production
  • Comfortable with a broad range of design aesthetics
  • Understands the role design plays in an integrated communications strategy
  • Highly detail-oriented and well organized, able to balance and prioritize multiple projects in a fast – paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Takes ownership of projects from beginning to end and manages time effectively
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Conceptually driven
  • Thrives in an energetic, team environment; highly collaborative and collegial
  • Thinks critically and conceptually
  • Passionate about design, communication and client service
  • Has a sense of humor

Responsibilities

  • Creatively implements consistent brand messaging and visual design executions across a wide variety of collateral and media including traditional and emerging media
  • Leads conception and execution of customer-centered creative deliverables that support strategic business objectives
  • Leads and mentors existing creative team members, as well as holds self responsible for assigned projects large and small
  • Works on multiple concurrent projects and ensures that deadlines are met
  • Serves as a creative liaison between multiple internal departments including development, digital influence, public relations, marketing, etc., by building strong relationships and providing creative oversight as necessary on collaborative projects
  • Confidently presents ideas and deliverables internally and to clients
  • Monitors emerging trends in interactive technologies, content marketing, graphic design, user experience, etc.
  • Communicates job specifications with print vendors and accurately checks pre-press laser proofs prior to printing
  • Works with vendors to procure estimates and recommends project partners
  • Inputs time daily

To apply, please send your resume and portfolio (link or PDF) to careers@markstein.co.

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Graphic Design Intern

Markstein is seeking a Graphic Design Intern for the summer of 2017 to work with our Birmingham, Alabama-based team. Our ideal candidate is a positive, creative individual with the ability to work across multiple platforms to create compelling visual materials that tell our clients’ brand stories in a way that supports strategic communications objectives.

The candidate must be a strategic, independent, self-motivated creative professional, capable of adapting quickly in a fast-paced environment. This is an active hands-on role that requires a designer who can solve complex visual and interactive design challenges. The candidate should also have excellent communication skills and be able to articulate their ideas among team members and to executives. A developed sense of design that transcends multiple styles and impeccable attention to detail are required.

Qualifications 

  • Students entering their junior or senior years in graphic design or a related field preferred
  • Strong Adobe Creative Suite skills: Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Experience or classwork in designing for online user experience
  • Previous graphic design for a design studio, agency, or in-house creative department experience preferred
  • Highly detail-oriented and well organized, able to balance and prioritize multiple projects in a fast – paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Thrives in an energetic, team environment
  • Highly collaborative and collegial
  • Thinks critically and conceptually
  • Passionate about design, communication and client service

Responsibilities

  • Creatively implements consistent brand messaging and visual design executions across a wide variety of collateral and media including printed materials, interactive media, Web, etc.
  • Produces design specifications, storyboards, scenarios, design prototypes, etc.
  • Develops wireframes and website designs
  • Works with vendors to procure estimates and recommends project partners

To apply, please send your resume and portfolio (link to PDF) to careers@markstein.co.

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