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Jr. Front End Developer
Jr. Front End Developer

Job Description

Want to be part of an agency that is creating cutting edge experiences for some of the best companies in the world? Interested in building websites and mobile apps, augmented reality and voice-enabled solutions, creating emails and advertising for some of the nation’s top Fortune 500 companies? Upshot is an agency in the heart of downtown Chicago that has been around for over twenty five years. We’re seeking a highly motivated developer that can embrace what we call “thriving in the gray” to join our growing digital center of excellence. We’re interested in a creative thinker with development skills who enjoys getting their hands on a wide array of projects and platforms where you’ll bring your thirst to learn, grow and hone your skills and innovate while we provide you with new challenges daily. An ideal candidate will be a natural problem solver, interested in building digital experiences, and knows enough to get the job done, but knows the real challenge is embracing and learning what you don’t know.

Agency Background

We are a Chicago based full-service creative agency with 150 employees that drives consumer participation in brands by making them more daring, imaginative and of the moment. We are part of the marketing arm of Advantage Solutions, a newly listed public company with over $4B in revenue across 40 countries, which means we have an incredible amount of exposure and support to the brands we work with. Upshot however, continues to be rooted in our home-grown agency start-up, where Culture is a major part of our secret sauce. And with a highly collaborative team engrained with an entrepreneurial spirit, we have passion for everything we set out to do. Minds wide open, we are a gang of instigators, makers, all-in creative thinkers, and problem solvers.

Take this opportunity to join an award-winning creative agency and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry!

What we offer:

  • Virtual and collaborative work environment with all the technology support you need to do your job
  • Matching 401K
  • Competitive benefits
  • Employee-activated culture

What you should expect:

  • Participating in project kickoffs, flagging any design or functionality issues that don’t align with best practices from a development standpoint
  • Building full websites, microsites, HTML5 animated banners and emails
  • Ongoing maintenance for existing digital properties
  • Testing sites built by you or another member of the dev team
  • Generating documentation for a project you are working on or have just completed
  • Participating in creative digital technology solutions with agency teams
  • Ability to collaborate and work self-directed
  • Willingness to learn quickly and continuously

What we need you to do:

  • Build reusable code for future use
  • Ensure projects are built responsively, elegantly scaling for cross-device appeal
  • Create user-friendly web / mobile web pages or mobile app experiences, adhering to industry standards for best practice
  • Determine project architecture and research any third-party plugins or libraries needed

What you should bring:

  • 2 -3 years of experience in Front End or Full-Stack development
  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as SASS, SCSS and LESS is a plus
  • Experience building in client-side Javascript frameworks, such as React, Vue, Angular
  • Experience with backend technologies such as PHP, Node, etc is a plus
  • Database experience, such as MySQL, Mongo, etc is a plus
  • Working with 3rd party APIs is plus
  • Experience with WordPress, Drupal, other CMS site development is a plus
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git, Bitbucket, Github
  • Experience with application build/package solutions (webpack, Yarn, Npm)
  • Experience deploying applications to Heroku or AWS
  • Familiarity with design tools such as Photoshop
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Visual design acumen a plus
  • You are a natural problem solver with a strong desire to learn new code and best practices

What else is nice for us to see:

  • General understanding of DNS fundamentals
  • Experience setting up/maintaining web services (Elastic Beanstalk, Heroku)
  • Experience building custom animation timelines using GSAP and Tweenlite
  • Experience testing email rendering and performance using tools like Litmus
Information Graphic Designer - Business Development
Information Graphic Designer - Business Development
Mid-Level

Job Description

Ever wanted to be part of the engine that helps fuel an agency into its next great chapter? We are looking for the right person who believes “a picture is worth a 1000 words” to lead presentation design as well as brand content creation across digital touchpoints including email, website and our social media platforms.

Agency Background

We are a Chicago based full-service creative agency of approximately 130 employees that drives consumer participation in brands by making them more daring, imaginative and of the moment. Culture is our secret sauce, and we work collaboratively with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for what we do. Minds wide open, we are a gang of instigators, makers, all-in creative thinkers, and problem solvers.

Take this opportunity to join an award-winning creative agency and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry!

What we offer:

  • Matching 401K
  • Competitive benefits
  • Collaborative working environment (as best we can during COVID!)
  • Employee-activated culture

What Daily Life in the Position Requires:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in marketing/design/advertising
  • This position will report to the SVP of Business Development & EVP, Executive Creative Director
  • Comfort in knowing every day is going to be different
  • Excellent presentation design skills - translating complex stories into visual designs that are smart yet easy to understand
  • The ability to design, edit digital content leveraging channel and platform best-practices
  • Collaboration with other departments at Upshot and client teams to develop Case Studies engaging digital content in a variety of formats
  • A detail oriented mind with superb multitasking and organizational ability
  • The ability to take a concept and visualize through design across all marketing channels
  • Experience editing photo and video content, designing in Powerpoint/Google Slides, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and InDesign and publishing content within Hubspot
  • Graphic Designer by training - deep understanding of the power of typography, illustration and photography

Outputs

  • Assist in branding and design of all agency properties from website, to corporate I.D. working directly with the agency's lead designer and ECD.
  • Expression of branding and agency marketing efforts in all channels: social media, landing pages, campaigns, OOH
  • Develop Digital case studies
  • Create new business and out-of-scope client presentations
Client Finance Manager
Client Finance Manager

We are a Chicago based full-service creative agency that creates brand excitement. Culture is our secret sauce, and we work collaboratively with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for what we do. Minds wide open, we are a gang of instigators, makers, all-in creative thinkers, and problem solvers.

The Client Finance Manager works across internal teams to ensure excellence in budgeting, financial tracking and reconciliation. A successful Client Finance Manager must possess strong written and oral communication skills to work with agency partners and third-party vendors. Strong attention to detail and a passion for financial rigor are a must.

Take this opportunity to join an award-winning creative agency and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Training and Career Development
  • Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities:

  • Act as cross-functional lead for finance processes, working with people across job levels within the agency and client teams.
  • Lead strategic evaluation and analysis of vendor payment and processing costs/invoices as well as real-time reconciliation. Manage reconciliation process, ensuring timely invoicing (includes billing of commission/fee and hard costs) and developing reports as needed.
  • Manage budget changes and period close processes, monthly financial adjustments and auditing.
  • Develop and maintain budget tracker to track budget vs. actual spend (media fee/commission and vendor hard costs), including monthly reconciliation.
  • Ensure payment and invoicing in accordance with payment terms / client contracts (media/account team to provide details by client).
  • Training / use of Deltek

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent job-related experience required
  • 2-3 Years of experience in finance within an agency environment; agency experience strongly preferred.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills with clients, customers, agency partners, and third-party vendors.
  • Understanding of agency financial processes
Account Manager
Account Manager

Upshot is a Chicago based full-service creative marketing agency that creates brand excitement. Culture is our secret sauce, and we work collaboratively with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for what we do. Minds wide open, we are a gang of instigators, makers, all-in creative thinkers, and problem solvers. We specialize in total brand engagement, brand initiatives and shopper marketing that flow through digital, social, mobile and in-store environments.

We are seeking a highly dynamic Account Manager to be the liaison for client accounts, working with the client and across the agency to coordinate job/project completion and delivery. Your role is that of a problem solver and executional maven. You must have the ability to work independently as part of a team in a fast-paced dynamic environment and be able to make decisions and meet stringent deadlines. This is a client facing role, including some independent client communication, so outstanding communication skills are a must. You also need to provide flawless management of day to day project tasks while growing your marketing acumen and business strategy skills.

We are a division of Advantage Solutions. Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Training and Career Development
  • Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities:

  • Establish proactive, trusted working relationship with clients
  • Liaise with the client and across the agency to coordinate job/project completion
  • Own small to medium projects and oversee execution
  • Become competent at financial job estimates and timelines
  • Begin to outline, assemble and write presentation decks
  • Timely communication of contact reports and status reports
  • Management of team meetings
  • Prepare materials for creative review sessions
  • Begin to learn how to evaluate creative work through agency and client filters and provide feedback that is actionable and betters the work
  • Participate in monthly financial close meetings
  • Cultivate marketing passion into action and identify areas to learn and grow for added team value
  • Immerse and involve yourself in the agency culture beyond your direct team

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required
  • 1-3 years of experience in agency account services role
  • Process-oriented/strong follow-up/ highly organized approach to managing/prioritizing tasks and day-to-day activity
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate and communicate across both internal and client teams
  • Proactive, analytical thinker to anticipate and resolve project challenges
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Power Point, Excel, Teams)
Upshot General Application
Upshot General Application

We’re always looking to speak with great candidates who are interested in future opportunities at Upshot. So please submit your résumé and be sure to let us know your area of expertise —creative, account management, digital, media, production, planning, administrative—. If you’re a great fit, you’ll be hearing from us.

Please provide us with your contact details including phone number, a link to your portfolio if available and attach a copy of your resume.