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  • Position: Senior Copywriter
    Job location: Scottsdale, AZ
    Job type: 3-5 years agency experience
    Employment type: Full-Time, in office
    Start date: ASAP
    Salary: DOE

    The Senior Copywriter works within the creative department under direct supervision of the creative director, collaborating with the creative team to conceptualize and write copy for TJA’s full roster of clients in various mediums including, but not limited to, print, broadcast (radio + television), web/digital, social media, outdoor and more.

    In addition, the senior copywriter works closely with the administrative, media, web and public relations departments to:

    • Strategize and concept campaigns
    • Support brand development initiatives
    • Create new business materials and occasionally participate in new business meetings
    • Produce internal documentation
    • Create compelling social media content
    • Write award nominations and additional materials upon request

    This position requires extensive market research, understanding of all clients and brainstorming to produce copy that captures each brand’s unique voice to deliver a strong return on investment (ROI) and increased conversions.

    Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with creative team to create and conceptualize ideas and campaigns
    • Perform research initiatives and compile findings for team and client usage
    • Write and edit copy, for both clients and internal TJA projects
    • Collaborate with and mentor junior copywriter
    • Participate in client meetings, new business presentations and internal strategy sessions
    • Proofread all final copy prior to release
    • Incorporate client and team feedback into copy, while maintaining consistency and objectives

    Requirements:

    • Understand various writing styles for different mediums and how/when to apply them
    • Have experience working with a creative team, preferably in an agency environment
    • Know AP style
    • Possess impeccable grammar and punctuation usage, and strong research skills
    • Be able to meet or beat provided copy deadlines
    • Have a passion for writing, the willingness to learn and the ability to easily adapt to quickly changing priorities
    • Is cool as a cucumber under pressure and tight deadlines
    • Has a sense of humor

    Experience:
    3–5 years of specific copywriting experience. Please be prepared to provide samples of your work.

    Education:
    College degree required

    Salary:
    DOE

    Time of Hire:
    ASAP

    To Apply:

    • Send cover letter, resume, and 3 creative writing samples to info@thejamesagency.com
    • Subject line: Senior Copywriter – first and last name
    • No calls or drop ins please
  • Position: Graphic Designer
    Job location: Scottsdale, AZ
    Job type: 3-5 years experience
    Employment type: Full-Time, in office
    Start date: July 2019
    Salary: DOE

    Please submit your resume to info@thejamesagency.com and state the job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Job Description:

    As a graphic designer for The James Agency, you will be tasked with creating and delivering a range of creative work including (but not limited to) social media ads, programmatic display ads, traditional branding, production work, print ads and logo design. Experience with production, traditional and digital design is a must.  It involves working closely with creatives, copywriters and our entire team. This role requires someone who is comfortable with working in both a traditional and digital landscape. You should be versatile and multifaceted, with a deep passion for solving problems with both creativity and an eye for detail. Having a team-oriented mentality and understanding of how your role and work plays into the broader integrated experience.

    Candidate Requirements:

    • Working from pure design-led projects, creating a range of cross-platform design work
    • Working collaboratively with creatives, copywriters and the digital team to deliver creative work  of the highest quality
    • Strong production background or experience
    • Staying on track with emerging design trends and culture, attending events and engaging with the wider creative community
    • Articulating and presenting creative ideas and concepts internally
    • An exceptional online portfolio showcasing experience in designing traditional & digital work
    • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite
    • Knowledge/understanding of HTML/HTML5 and CSS can be beneficial but is not essential
    • Proficiency in working in Google Web Designer
    • Proven understanding of typography, layout, color and grid structures
    • High attention to detail
    • Strong ability to stay focused and produce high-quality work in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to execute on simultaneous projects with tight deadlines
    • Ability to thrive in a collaborative atmosphere

    Required work experience:

    We are looking for candidates with with 3-5 years of graphic design experience. Prior agency experience is not required but a definite plus.

  • Position: Junior Web Developer
    Job location: Scottsdale, AZ
    Job type: 2-3 years experience
    Employment type: Full-Time, in office
    Start date: July 2019
    Salary: DOE

    The ideal candidate is an individual who is interested in a compelling career in front-end web development. You will be expected to be fluent in HTML, CSS, Javascript and up to date on the best coding practices. Knowledge of custom WordPress theme development and experience coding HTML emails is a plus. The James Agency is looking for passionate people who are driven to do the best work possible in a timely fashion. 

    Why We Need You

    Our web team is growing and we’re looking for a front-end web developer to supplement on website development and web maintenance/enhancement initiatives.

    How You Contribute to Our Vision

    • Work with our Director of Web and web team to develop custom WordPress websites
    • Make monthly updates to retainer client websites
    • Create custom landing pages on client websites
    • Stay up to date on the latest website best practices and new technology available 

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s / Associate’s degree in a related major or relevant job experience
    • 2+ years experience
    • Proficiency in WordPress
    • Ability to cleanly code HTML, CSS, Javascript
    • Responsive design and coding
    • Detailed understanding of cross browser support issues
    • Knowledge of Adobe Programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, XD)
    • Ability to save out assets for web
    • Ability to translate approved designs for other page layouts
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment that requires a fast learner and flexible thinker
    • Desire and ability to learn processes and protocols of the agency
    • Works well in a team environment (you have to be cool) 

    Bonus Skills

    • Creative eye for design
    • Experience coding and cross-testing HTML emails
    • Knowledge of GTM and Google Analytics dashboard set up

      

Why we love it here.

Working at TJA comes with benefits that are anything but average.

  • Company-matched 401K plan
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage
  • 10 non-accrued PTO days and 18 additional paid days off (national holidays, July 4th week, week between Christmas and New Year’s)
  • Employee wellness initiatives, including professional massages and an onsite gym
  • Child and pet-friendly office
  • Bi-monthly team building activities (like indoor skydiving, hot air balloon rides and annual overnight trip to Prescott, AZ)
  • Epic holiday party for employee + guest
  • A casual, flexible environment that encourages a positive work/life balance
  • Group interview process to encourage team input on new hires
  • Open communication, including annual reviews that provide an open forum to discuss career and life goals
  • Collaborative environment with weekly icebreakers and regular brainstorm sessions
  • Weekly “TJA Beer Lab” on Fridays, where the team brainstorms, researches and shares tips
  • Casual work attire
  • Awesome, creative team of people to work with
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Monthly M.V.P. award, which includes covered parking and additional 1/2 day of PTO
  • Baby, wedding, birthday and other special moment gifts and recognition
  • Agency celebrations of large milestones (i.e. all expense paid staff trip to Disneyland for 10-year anniversary)
  • Open floor plan with an abundance of natural light (and no cubicles)

Don’t see your dream job?

We’re always scoping out new talent.

Send your résumé to info@thejamesagency.com and we’ll be in touch if something catches our eye.

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