We're hiring

A Senior Marketing Specialist who’s built to make others matter more. 

The human we’re looking for:

  • Is open and collaborative;
  • Can generate their own ideas;
  • Doesn’t mind flushing out someone else’s ideas;
  • Can give and take constructive feedback;
  • Has a strong sense of craft;
  • Loves the web;
  • Can easily work across core disciplines (research, strategy, positioning, content development) and loves to play and improve at their intersections;
  • Has client whisperer skills and is always at the ready to run a meeting or initiate important conversations;
  • Has a strong understanding that modern marketing operates at the intersection of psychology, creativity and technology and has the chops with tools of the trade to get shit done;
  • Can communicate like Morpheus speechin’ to Zion (note: if the end of the world is imminent, you’ll likely have the day off).

About the gig

Senior Specialist, Marketing & Brand Management
Responsible for holding the integrity of our promises to clients by translating strategy into effective marketing plans and assets, this role is a key driver to ensure the successful completion of projects and positive relationships with clients and vendors/partners.

This role specializes in on-message, on-brand and on-time planning and implementation in a way that builds and stewards brand positions. This includes research, client discovery, tactical marketing (traditional and digital), content planning and development, and client relations throughout the life of a project. Project execution and timelines are held sacred by this role, ensuring that the strategy delivers on its promise. This means asking critical questions and carrying the banner for solutions that make practical, real-world sense, as well as overseeing their implementation. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Discovery and client meetings; 
  • Translation of strategy into implementation plans and key driver of implementation;
  • Key author of content, in partnership with special team subject matter experts;
  • Stewardship of visual, verbal and experiential elements of client brands;
  • Collaborative partner of creative and technical team members;
  • Overall project management, communications and client relations, including leadership of project special teams and problem solving.

Skills and Expertise

  • 5-7+ years progressive experience in marketing-communications industry; 
  • Killer copywriting skills;
  • Project and account management experience;
  • Desire and skills to manage 700 priorities at once (seriously);
  • Ability to work with a Fortune500 in the morning and near and dear non-profit in the afternoon, an asset.

Perks

  • We work in the downtown core, with the best restaurants and shops only steps away;
  • We serve healthy lunches free, everyday;
  • We have a quarterly health bonus paid to each full-time employee;
  • Thunderbolt displays, stand-up desk and Mac hardware is the office standard;
  • We have an in house yoga instructor; 
  • We listen to bad [ass] music, but drink good whisky & wine;
  • We have a culture coach and we take that action seriously.

Sounds rad, how do I apply?

Write a short email outlining why you and your marketing chops matter.

Persuasive is good. Almost everything else is bad. Include work history and relevant work samples you think best make your case. That said, we’re just as interested in how you think as we are in your finished product. 

Phase 1 Close Date: January 30, 2017

 

About sagecomm

sagecomm is a strategic marketing and communications provider specializing in brand, service and cause positioning, marketing strategy and community engagement.

Our work is rooted in a strategy-first approach, supported by a foundation of market research, audience-focused design, and a high-touch relationship model that treats our clients as partners.

Insider Insights

Here’s your chance to find out about this role from a team member who's walked the walk. We hope the insights help you better identify if this place might be a fit for you.

Case of the Mondays? Not here. Not when you work with fun, nerdy types who become your friends and who love to collaborate. And not when you have wicked clients who take on awesome projects and ask for your help.

It’s an exciting (never boring) place that feels like a second home. Every day offers a different challenge and a different opportunity. A positive attitude and the ability to change your approach quickly will give you the foundation you need to go from client meeting to creative flow. You will be the centre of projects and it’s your job to keep things moving. Knowing your clients, and helping them solve their problems, is the key to being successful, while balancing priorities, resources and timelines.