Full-Time

Digital Art Director

Ready Set Rocket is looking for a dynamic, experienced, digital Art Director (5+ Years Experience) to join our creative team.

This role is all about an outstanding portfolio - show us your best work if you like what you read here! 

Our Art Directors are a driving force behind our creative work and have a hands-on role in every phase of a project—from contributing to creative strategy and defining a creative vision, to executing and presenting work, consulting with clients and working with designers and other creative team members to see a vision through to launch.

Reporting to a Creative Director, Art Directors will find themselves on any given day working on an immersive microsite, major website redesign, a killer sports app, brand strategy, content art direction, or a 360 or social campaign. This position offers a ton of opportunity for personal growth and high-level work across a variety of top-notch clients in spirits, finance, sports, entertainment, cultural institutes and more while working with a brilliant, close-knit team in a fast, highly-collaborative (and highly dog-friendly) environment.

To take on these challenges, we’re looking for a curious, flexible hybrid creative who knows how to translate strategy into compelling big ideas and award-worthy execution. Somebody who knows how to have fun while taking responsibility to deliver consistently high-level work. Who knows that good ideas come from everywhere. And who knows that the best work comes from a team, not individuals.

If that sounds like your kind of jam, let's talk. It's all about your portfolio. We will review and be in touch if we love it. 

 

Your day-to-day will include:

  • Starting from a strategic brief, create stunning conceptual designs that define a creative vision for the project
  • Working with designers to guide projects from vision to launch
  • Executing design comps, storyboards, initial graphic concepts and final deliverables
  • Contributing to pitch opportunities with big ideas and a storytelling approach to presentations
  • Working with people across disciplines, including developers, writers, photographers, animators, strategists, marketers and account managers
  • Inspiring yourself and other team members to constantly create award-winning work
  • Staying on top of creative and industry trends to always bring fresh ideas to the table
  • Leading creative-focused meetings with clients as needed by the Creative Director
  • Contributing to creative strategy sessions by providing big ideas for campaigns or creative insights about the brand’s audience

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A drive to create award-worthy design work across a variety of clients and digital channels
  • An insatiable sense of curiosity, open mind, and sense of humor
  • An impeccable taste level, eye for typography and detail-oriented approach to design
  • A great attitude and love of collaboration to solve creative problems
  • The ability to articulate concepts and communicate effectively, both with teammates and clients
  • A strong body of work in both interactive and conceptual design, with an emphasis on quality user-centered web and digital products
  • A desire to grow and mentor younger designers in their growth as well
  • Experience planning and setting direction for photo or video shoots - a plus
  • Mastery of core Adobe Creative Suite products and an interest in learning new software tools
  • Experience with Sketch, Principle and Zeplin - a plus
  • A solid understanding of how design comps translate to responsive web and code, and general limitations of internet technologies
  • 5+ years working in the industry
  • Previous experience in a Senior Designer or Art Director role


This position is full-time and NYC-based only. No recruiters please.

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Paid Media Manager

What You'll Do - Let's Be Specific! 

RSR seeks someone who lives and breathes paid media with a skill set across paid search and paid social. Are you adept at both? We want someone with proven experience. If you have worked on paid media for an e-commerce shop or run paid media for a retailer, we want to talk to you.  

  • Lead RSR in paid media with light oversight and be impressively client-facing. 
  • Manage and run, day-to-day, all Google AdWords and Facebook Business Manager campaigns.
  • Monitor and update other platforms and their measurement formats, other measurement tools in general and Google favorability studies.
  • Drive both DMP and the customer data platform experience. 
  • You must be able to measure performance across the entire funnel. 

 

Keep in Mind: Programmatic media skills plus both B2B and B2C experience are important to us at RSR. CPG is NOT an advantageous experience for RSR's needs.

 

What You'll Contribute

  • Develop media plans for campaigns against client goals (branding / engagement, sales, audience growth, etc)
  • Develop short and long term digital advertising strategy for clients with the goal of driving new customer acquisition (sales growth), brand engagement, and/or customer retention through prospecting and remarketing campaigns utilizing search, social, premium display, rich media, video, and mobile advertising tactics
  • Manage paid search, display advertising, social advertising, and other paid media channels.
  • Develop reporting framework for all client advertising and put together weekly and monthly reports.
  • Own relationship with digital advertising vendors
  • Research and analysis on markets or ideas as assigned
  • Manage the entire marketing deliverable cycle including initial planning, implementation, monitoring, optimization, analysis and reporting
  • Work with internal marketing team to generate weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly performance reports and dashboards, and recognize and troubleshoot data anomalies
  • Ensure reporting provides an analysis of results and leads to performance insights that extend into optimization ideas.
  • Provide these results, insights, and optimization ideas to Account teams in order to grow accounts and improve client goals
  • Ensure that all client documentation is spot on, following internal documentation processes and approval process
  • Work directly with accounts team to help facilitate client meetings and provide online marketing expertise as needed
  • Maintain an understanding of industry trends and provide relevant insights to teams as to how they might affect client accounts

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years experience managing paid search, display, video, and paid social campaigns campaigns with a minimum budget of at least $50k+/month
  • Currently employed as a Marketing Manager or similar role
  • College degree in Marketing, Communications or related field required
  • Experience with optimization of paid media campaigns to hit CPA, ROI and Engagement goals.
  • Expert knowledge of Google AdWords and Bing Ads
  • Expert knowledge of Facebook Business Manager (Ads Manager, Power Editor)
  • Strong overall Digital Marketing knowledge, with a hunger to learn more
  • Extremely data driven and detail oriented
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, under tight deadlines
  • Google Analytics experience required, experience with additional platforms preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required for this role
  • Extremely analytical, detail-oriented and organized
  • Demonstrate mastery of online marketing tactics including the execution of keyword builds, bids and bid optimization strategies, implementation of new tactics, and related activities.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in the industry
  • Experience in prioritizing a heavy workload and the ability to meet and exceed client deadlines with accuracy
  • Strong history of managing large digital marketing campaigns
  • Experience creating reports and recommendations based on account performance
  • Agency experience preferred
  • Team player with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Expert Excel skills are vital to this role
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Senior Front-End Designer & Developer

What You'll Do

As a Senior Front-End Designer & Developer, you'll take a leadership position in helping create beautiful websites at Ready Set Rocket. You're an ace with JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and love to play with emerging technologies to create beautiful, immersive experiences. You're a passionate front-end expert, and have a strong understanding of visual design. Not only can you write the code, but you can translate your technical knowledge and insight with designers, project managers, and clients. You have an incredible, obsessive attention to detail and passion for delivering awesome experiences. You love to collaborate with others, but also love tackling a challenge on your own. Your creativity and entrepreneurial mentality will help shape the strategy for Ready Set Rocket, and you like to dream big.   

*SHOW US A GREAT PORTFOLIO!

Key Skills 

1. Build outstanding integrations which include server side hosting, Wordpress, tagging analytics and in depth marketing tracking code

2. Understand how to implement cutting edge marketing technology

3. Write code that makes our designs look even more unique and beautiful 

4. Award-winning front end design

Requirements

  • 5+ years of front-end development experience
  • Demonstrated track record of producing excellent quality work
  • Online portfolio showcasing your abilities and recent work on live sites
  • Accomplished ability with JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3 and related technologies
  • Passion for development with a sharp eye for high-end visual design
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to translate technical concepts to non-technical individuals 
  • Excellent attention to detail and passion for quality
  • Mobile and responsive design experience

Core Skills

  • BA/BS in CS, Visual Design, or equivalent experience
  • Basic knowledge of integrating with content management systems (Wordpress, SiteCore, etc)
  • At least 2 years of agency experience
  • Leadership experience, including setting and maintaining of elevated team standards in a fast-paced creative environment
  • Basic knowledge of full-stack technologies a plus
  • ONLY RESUMES WITH LINKS TO PORTFOLIOS WILL BE CONSIDERED

Ready Set Rocket's East Coast headquarters are based on the edge of SoHo - the chicest neighborhood in Manhattan, the perfect hub for our digital creative world. We are a happy team with weekly gatherings, staff lunches, great snacks and major growth and learning opportunities. Our benefits are top notch, too!

Ready Set Rocket is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.

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Account Director

The Ideal Candidate
Ready Set Rocket is looking for an Account Director to step in as a strategic consultant for our clients. The Account Director will lead account management efforts while contributing to the overall leadership of cross-functional teams to meet client goals. You will oversee and directly manage production teams and project managers on all accounts. The right candidate will be responsible for assessing client business needs and creating project plans and scopes of work. 

Are you a big thinker, incredibly organized, AND love to build relationships?

As our Account Director, you will...

Curate and build great relationships with your team, our staff and our clients. 
Handle many diverse clients easily, overseeing multiple accounts at a director level and monitoring producers/project managers. 
Maintain impeccable communication and organization through all channels from internal teams to the clients. 
Grow business by adding value/programs/campaigns projects.
Be proactive in seeking opportunities and building on them. 
Hold the attention of our clients in all meetings, translating a brilliant experience with RSR in a really positive and exciting way. 

 

Our ideal candidate will understand how to work closely with various departments and clients, acting as an advocate for both the agency and client. You will have full management responsibilities of ensuring client success as well as the growth and quality of our client relationships.

Your Responsibilities

  • Develop comprehensive project plans and timelines
  • Manage day-to-day communication across a range of clients and projects
  • Develop client proposals and execute Statements of Work
  • Identify and present client growth opportunities
  • Assist in development of client strategy presentations
  • Translate client requests into actionable Account Briefs
  • Coordinate with PMs and production teams to create project milestones and deliverable schedules
  • Act as primary client contact
  • Generate all meeting agendas and responsible for all client deliverables
  • Lead client training-related exercises (admins, marketing softwares, etc)
  • Manage client milestones and budgets
  • Work across departments to ensure work is completed on time and within approved budget
  • Perform final QA on major deliverables to ensure all work is delivered to spec against approved SOW or project brief
  • Act as an internal and client liaison; facilitating open communication between teams
  • Attend internal and client meetings
  • Help facilitate growth through ongoing recommendations for improvements to overall project efficiency

Our Requirements

  • At least 4 years of digital agency experience in managing relationships required
  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Solid understanding of account and project management methodology including the ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk and run team meetings
  • Proven track record in prioritizing a heavy workload
  • Able to meet deadlines with accuracy and minimum supervision
  • Superb written and communications skills are vital to this role
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Comfortable and confident acting as a product owner
  • Professional, friendly demeanor with extremely strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to solve problems with keen instincts and organizational experience
  • Positive, professional team-player who embraces team 
  • Expert knowledge of the entire digital ecosystem across entire landscape (paid, earned, owned media, social, mobile, user experience, analytics, etc.)

Ready Set Rocket's East Coast headquarters are based on the edge of SoHo - the chicest neighborhood in Manhattan, the perfect hub for our digital creative world. We are a happy team with weekly gatherings, staff lunches, great snacks and major growth and learning opportunities. Our benefits are top notch, too!

Ready Set Rocket is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.

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Digital Producer

What You'll Do

This is big, so please apply if you can say yes to this first point:

Do you have specific experience Journey Mapping? We want a producer that has a background in consumer experience projects including journey mapping with audience research in their past work.   

In addition to journey mapping, the Digital Producer leads production efforts on multiple accounts. Responsible for product quality, managing timeline, and profitability — the Digital Producer is the product owner for all assigned projects. This role requires management of the entire process from definition of estimates, scope of work, and comprehensive project plans, through to QA and launch. Working closely with various departments and clients, you will act as a communications liaison to ensure various departments succeed, and client needs and objectives are translated into effective solutions.

What You'll Contribute

  • Compile Project Estimates
  • Comprehensive project planning
  • Weekly profitability reporting
  • Weekly resource planning
  • Identify strategic growth opportunities
  • Manage production calendars
  • Manage production budgets
  • Work across departments to ensure work is completed on time and within approved budgets
  • Gather assets from clients and ensure items are organized and accessible to production resources in a timely manner
  • Lead User Acceptance Testing efforts
  • Manage deliverable deadlines and internal review processes
  • Manage QA process to ensure all work is delivered to spec against approved SOW or project brief
  • Act as an internal liaison; facilitating open communication between teams
  • Provide status of timeline, profitability and progress on all assigned projects during weekly status meetings
  • Manage client and internal weekly status updates
  • Set up, plan agendas for, and lead internal team meetings and client-deliverable meetings and provide actionable notes/recaps

Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess the following credentials:

  • At least 4 years of digital agency experience in managing web projects required
  • Solid understanding of project management methodology including the ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, develop detailed project plans and specifications, perform resource allocations and run team meetings
  • Proven track record in prioritizing a heavy workload
  • Ability to meet deadlines with accuracy and minimum supervision
  • Superb written and communications skills
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Comfortable and confident acting as a product owner
  • Professional, friendly demeanor with extremely strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to solve problems with keen instincts and organizational experience
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Positive, professional team-player who embraces team success
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