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At 3 Degrees, we connect the right people with their next employer. From web designers to digital project managers, interactive ad agencies to game publishers, we specialize in delivering exceptionally personalized and effective service to clients and candidates in the digital realm. Whether you’re looking for direct-hire, contract-to-hire or freelance, you’ve come to the right place.

April 16, 2014
You've Hired Your New Employee! Now, How Do You Retain Them?

We love helping people find the right candidates. But what happens after they're in place? How do you keep them? 

Retention is a real issue for companies everywhere. No matter what you do, what you sell and where you are, it's who you work with that matters most. Like all people in relationships, teams thrive on good chemistry, clear communication, and regular contact. A sudden change to that dynamic can set back projects by weeks.

So if you have a good thing, how do you preserve it? In such a mobile, competitive and candidate-centric market, it's important to develop solid strategies for keeping the right people once you've found them. 

So, what do you do? Bill Conerly at Forbes has some amazing tips. Among them: start tracking retention, train first-level managers to retain great candidates, and offer the things that your candidates value (like benefits, flexibility and sensitivity). 

Beyond basic benefits, the Wall Street Journal suggests providing small perks like free coffee, snacks and even dry cleaning delivery, and conducting "stay interviews." These interviews are designed to help candidates articulate what helps them stay with an employer. That way, the both of you can be on the same page. And no matter how things turn out, you're creating a pool of data from which you can shape future employment policies for the betterment of the company. 

If you've done all these things, and are still experiencing a retention issue, it's time to examine the corporate culture. While it's often said that employees don't leave companies, they leave managers, that's not the whole story. As HR expert Josh Bershin notes, retention requires more than just perks -- it requires strategic thinking. According to Bershin, every company or organization should create a "retention model," a narrative about why people stay and how to keep them there that works on all levels of the business. This narrative should inform all hiring decisions.

Every company or organization has a culture, and those hires who stick around for the long haul are usually a good fit for that culture. As Mozilla's recent history proves, there's more to retention than perks. There's a mission, and a sense of community. Bershin addresses this when he says that

Ultimately the most successful and enduring organizations in business are those that have a common sense of mission, a deep respect for their employees (and customers of course), and put time, energy, and money into building a highly engaging environment. They carefully select the "right people" with lots of hard work, and once people join they take the time to make sure they have development opportunities to move up the value curve.

A thoughtful recruiter can help you find the best fit for your organization. That includes a nuanced understanding of your culture. When you're hiring, it's important that everyone understands the feel of a workplace: the mood, the dynamic, that special something that distinguishes it from somewhere else. A good recruiter is creating a new relationship between the candidate and the company. And like any good matchmaker, a good recruiter wants the relationship to last.

April 6, 2014
Toronto Is Full Of Amazing Tech Opportunity. Here's Why.

When you think of creative uses for technology, you might think of places like Palo Alto, Berlin, or Brooklyn. But Toronto has an extremely strong, vibrant community of developers and creative technologists, with significant personal investment in bringing experimental and captivating new ideas to life. 


It shouldn't come as a surprise that Toronto has such a thriving developer community. Places like Toronto HacklabSite 3 coLaboratory, the Toronto Tool Library and Makerspace, ThingTank Lab, Bento Miso, and Interaccess Studio provide supportive co-working spaces for people of all skill levels to prototype new ideas at all stages of development. From messing around with Raspberry Pi to working a laser cutter, these spaces let Toronto's creative technology community thrive and hone their skills - and the proof is in the local result. For example, the folks at Rethink developed a special beer fridge for Molson that opens at the swipe of a Canadian passport, and installed it in Sochi for the Olympics. 


There's also Arts & Science's contribution to TIFF's David Cronenberg exhibit , a "DNA booth" that appears to merge the user's DNA with that of the master himself, then sends the genetic "mashup" to Facebook. 


And for truly mind-blowing projects, there's the MUSE, a headband by Toronto's InteraXon that senses brainwaves and allows wearers to play games, hone their focus, and interact with other devices.


Toronto is a great place to be involved in creative technology, and a great city to develop your next project, especially for newcomers to Canada . So the next time your out-of-province friends want to know where to develop their next big thing? Tell them all about what’s happening here.

Interested in coming here to join the creative community? Already here and looking for the next big thing for your own career, or want to know who the magic makers are and how you can get involved? Get in touch with us .

February 19, 2014
What You Need To Know about AODA in 2014

It's strategic planning season. As companies and organizations focus on their plans for 2014, they will also have consider how to comply with new or changing government regulations in the new year. 

Specifically, one major challenge facing businesses and organizations of a certain size this year, one that will be getting a lot of attention within digital communications, is the evolving compliance requirements with the Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act or “AODA”. This is an extension of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2001) and the earlier Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), the ultimate goal of which is to make the entire province easily and freely accessible to those with disabilities by 2025. 

Why are we realizing the impact of this more significantly in 2014? According to recent reports, 70% of private businesses with more than twenty employees are in a state of non-compliance with the Act. In 2012, businesses had to file an electronic report with the province detailing their efforts to make themselves accessible to customers and employees with disabilities -- everything from ramps and rails to web design and new fonts on brochures. An overwhelming majority of businesses failed to comply or even report, and not one of the businesses in question was investigated. That means that the $24 million dedicated to assuring compliance has gone unspent. When the AODA Alliance filed a Freedom of Information request on the matter, they brought the issue to public attention and the province vowed to enforce the Act more vigourously. 

What does this mean for hiring managers and those seeking new employees in the field of creative technology? If you're an Ontario business of over 50 people, you need to make your websites and content compliant  with WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.0 . And that's not all: when a person with disabilities asks an Ontario business for brochures, literature, or other "communication supports," they must be provided as quickly as possible and at no extra cost. This includes feedback -- if your company's website has a feedback or review option, it also needs to be accessible. The same goes for educational institutions and libraries. If this is all sounding like a bit much, consult the AODA Compliance Wizard to learn exactly what you need to do and when. And don't forget to file your 2014 report early. 

What does this mean for interactive and digital content? Businesses will need, primarily, to ensure that digital content includes alternatives for disabled users. For instance, text alternatives must be provided for any non-text content such as images or videos. Captions should be provided for video. For text-based content such as CAPTCHA logins, an auditory alternative should (and usually is) provided. Colour contrast should be high enough to ensure that all users are able to distinguish text from background. You can see a much more complete list of guidelines at the WCAG website.

The reality is that demands for particular skill sets often evolve commensurate with changes in government standards, regulations and compliance needs… remember Y2K and what it did for the tech sector? As such, designers, coders, technologists, project managers, and other candidates with AODA experience specific to interactive media and digital communications will be in higher demand as more and more existing companies come into compliance. Further, as Toronto still enjoys its status of having one of the largest digital start up communities in the world, the next Mark Zuckerbergs will have to pay very close attention to what the government has to say about the user experience of their new brainchildren.

How 3 Degrees can help:

Part of our ongoing mandate at 3 Degrees is to gear our networking strategy to be ahead of evolutions in the industry. As such, when it comes to compliance with AODA, we know exactly who you need to help get your products up to date with evolving regulations. So: if you are looking to make new hires in these areas, or are figuring out how to make your business more accessible, give us a call. We know how to make your customers - and the province - happy. 

February 11, 2014
For Valentine's Day, Here's How To Love Your Job - Or Find A Job You Love.

It's almost Valentine's Day - the season of love. Some things are easy to love: your partner (if you've got one), your family, your pets, chocolate. But your job? According to a recent US study, 70% of Americans don't love the work they do - and although we're a bit of a happier bunch in the Great White North, at least half of us are also likely to be unhappy at work. 

The thing is, if you want to be happy overall, loving your job is important.  It's where you spend an average of 1900 hours a year, after all. And if you spend your days in a place you don't like, you'll end up stressed out, burned out, and no fun on dates. 

Maybe you've just fallen out of love with your work. It happens. You get bored. Things become too routine…too mundane. You wonder where you're going, or what you're getting out of it. You start thinking about all the other things you could be doing -- whether it's pursuing a personal project or finally catching up on Scandal. And just like any relationship, you've got to take stock and ask yourself some tough questions. What's different? Why do I feel this way? And what can I do to change it?

The likelihood is, loving your job more than golf, horseback riding or scuba-diving isn’t realistic for the vast majority of us. After all, it’s still work. However, having a realistic level of job satisfaction is very important to both your work and your personal relationships. If you feel a return to the honeymoon phase of your relationship with work is what you need, your first step might be to question your perspective. It might sound silly or overly simple, but there can be enormous power in a simple shift in outlook - particularly in a situation where the basic facts (micromanaging boss, boring work) are unlikely to change. 

You might also look at changing the people you work with. Your colleagues can make or break almost any job. Whether it's your team or your customers, they're the ones who have the most influence over how your average day is going to rank on the satisfaction scale. So if you're not happy, maybe you need a different crowd. Ask about working with a different team, or try to make new friends at work. Or find a new job entirely - one where the culture fits your personality and working style. 


Finally, here's something you can do right now to get results by Valentine's Day: you can make the decision every day to build positive relationships with your coworkers. This in turn will create a happier work environment, and closer ties to your co-workers, the people you spend the bulk of your time with, in turn translating to greater on-the-job satisfaction and a burgeoning network. Simple things you can try include making eye contact, asking follow-up questions, learning who the people in those pictures on your co-workers' desks are. When you start making core value connections at work, you'll probably start loving your job, and the people you share it with, a whole lot more.

If none of this resonates, and the bottom line is that you simply need a job you love (almost) every single day - then get in touch.

December 15, 2013
Hiring During The Holidays - The 2 Biggest Problems, And How To Fix Them

It's the holiday season, and many employers have added a third contender to their "Naughty" and "Nice" lists: "Positions to Be Filled." And just like all forms of end-of-year procrastination, the consequences can be dire -- do you want to wait until Christmas Eve to find the perfect candidate? Of course not. And yet, so many employers find themselves doing just that, and losing candidates as a result. Here's why. 

Ideally, organizations who know they have positions to fill by the end of the year should start the recruitment process in October or November. This gives them plenty of time to find the right candidate, and it's usually a time of year when candidates, hiring managers, and decision makers are less likely to be traveling. This is key, because starting the recruitment process on time means having open, honest communication between hiring management and the decision makers who will ultimately do the hiring. It's all well and good if HR has found the right candidate, but if a decision can't be made, the candidate is likely to either find something better, or drift away.

Drift is the other problem with hiring late in the year. Considering change at the end of the year is difficult for many employees who might actually have a better opportunity somewhere else. It's the season for both corporate parties and end-of-year bonuses, which means employees are at the peak of their warm-and-fuzzy feelings for their co-workers. Also, employees are often imagining at their credit card bills at this time of year, and aren't looking forward to a gap in pay or entering a probationary period. This creates a powerful inertia that can be tough to overcome. 

That inertia is especially dangerous for departments that must spend their budgets on new hires by the end of the year in order to justify and maintain those budgets. While this is primarily a problem for those looking to hire contract or freelance work, keep in mind that contractors may be expecting full-time positions at their current workplace, and may be less inclined to start over from scratch when facing the prospect of a new job. 

So, how do you overcome that inertia? It may be expensive, if you're in the position to buy out a bonus. Or you may have to add something sweet to the hiring package, like extra personal days or lieu time -- especially if the new arrangement means a change in location or commute. The most important thing to do when trying to make a hire at this time of year is to build a relationship between your organization and the candidate. Spend time together. Send emails. Take them on tours. Invite them to the holiday party! Give them a taste of what life could be like with you, and give them a vision of where they would fit into your team. Remind them that the New Year is a great time to re-consider career paths, and give them something to look forward to.

December 12, 2013
CEO Harry Manson in Marketing Magazine on the Rise of the Digital Strategist

Our very own CEO, Harry Manson, penned an article in Marketing Magazine's Salary Benchmarks series on why it really is possible to hire a digital strategist who knows what s/he is doing:

"Requests for digital strategists have reached an all-time high and I’m happy… I think. This is a great indication of the maturity of digital as a marketing discipline, but as more agencies strive to keep up with the Joneses, the increased demand for the market’s latest and greatest digital discipline is bound to trend towards inflated compensation or substandard quality.

(Remember when IA’s with two wireframes under their belt were charging $80 an hour? Shh. Never speak of it again.)

So who has the real goods?"

To find out, read the full article at the Marketing Magazine website.

December 4, 2013
What Makes 3 Degrees Different?

There are so many different recruitment firms in Toronto that it can be tough for individual firms to distinguish themselves, to stand out in the crowd. How do we do it? 

First, we do one thing, and we do it well. When the recruitment industry first started up, most firms focused on older, more established jobs. That's not true of us. We focus on bringing people in the creative technology field together with the people who need them. Typically we work with ad agencies, marketing firms, communications companies and digital product staff to find them the best, most ground-breaking talent that our area has to offer. And that's all we do. We don't do IT. We don't do finance or accounting. We work with digital people, for digital people. And that's it. And because we're not distracted, we perform better.

If anything, how we do what we do is as much about what we don't do. Unfortunately, the combination of  market saturation and a surplus of job sites means that many other firms have simply lost the art of recruitment. We haven't. If the Internet were to suddenly short out and stop functioning tomorrow, we would still be able to do business. That's because we don't scrape listings from job boards. We aren't constantly searching Craigslist or Monster for people who don't know how what their true talents are or how to market themselves properly. We actively hunt for the best candidates, instead of passively waiting for the open market to deliver them to us. So by the time our candidates reach you, they're already the best. 

And bringing the best staff to you means having the best staff here at home. Before our staff can perform their duties, we test them on the latest tools, trends, and technology to make sure they understand the context they're working in and the placements they're making. And then we follow up regularly with our placements to make sure that everything is going just as well as we thought it would. That's how we've maintained double the win : loss ratio of our competitors. 

Is it easy? No. Being the best is never easy. We just make it look that way.

August 27, 2013
Marketing Magazine's 2013 Salary Survey

3 Degrees is proud to announce its participation in Marketing Magazine's upcoming salary survey. After a record breaking year, 3 Degrees continues to be a trusted source for information on growth and change within the digital sector.

August 27, 2013
We're Expanding

3 Degrees is pround to announce its expansion into the Calgary marketplace. We are excited to expand our existing service level offering in the west coast and we are actively seeking staff in this geography for the following positions:

Managing Director

Account Executive

Digital Recruiter


We'd love to hear from you so please reach out!

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Current Opportunities

Job title Link Posted Description
Intermediate Integrated Copywriter Job Listing Nov 21, 2014 Category : Copywriter
Location/City : ON - Toronto

Our client, an extremely innovative advertising and marketing agency located in mid-town Toronto is seeking an Intermediate Integrated Copywriter to joint their dynamic team immediately!

This is a full-time permanent position for someone who is ready to bring their original thinking and creative skills to the table.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with a team of creatives, that has the ability to wear multiple hats, having experience in all facets of copywriting; from Digital in all forms to Traditional. They will bring creative thinking beyond the written word and originality that will make a meaningful contribution to big name campaigns in a fast-paced, fun, and encouraging environment.

If you fit this description and would like the opportunity to work on clients in a variety of sectors including Not-For-Profit and Consumer Packaged Goods, we want to hear from you! Please apply with your updated resume and a link to your portfolio.



Senior UX Designer Job Listing Nov 18, 2014 Category : User Experience
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our downtown Toronto client has an immediate opening for a Senior UX Designer. This is a permanent, full-time opportunity at an extremely exciting and rapidly growing startup!


This ground-breaking start-up is making waves with their creative application development approaches, and sees the value in design-centric development. They need you to help build and establish the UX practice! The Senior UX Designer will be responsible for working closely with the Development teams, as well as the account teams to lead all design capabilities for projects. In addition to being a hands-on designer, you will be mentoring other designer and leading all the design processes for projects. The Senior UX Designer will understand what motivates the users, understand the business goals, and understand the product team to effectively conduct user interviews, and present all ideas to the product team.


To be considered for the Senior UX Designer, you must have a minimum of 5 years experience designing user interfaces and user experiences for online applications, and be responsible for the design processes. You must be able to demonstrate your experience leading other designers and your mentoring abilities, as well as show how you are able to solve business user problems with design. Communication skills are key in this role, especially being able to convey your ideas clearly and dig deep into end-user requirements. The Senior UX Designer should be able to work efficiently, be responsive to tight timelines and be able to work independently with minimal supervision. It's important to be a self-starter in this role and not only know what needs to be done, but have the initiative to do it.



HTML5 Developer Job Listing Nov 18, 2014 Category : Web Developer
Location/City : ON - Richmond Hill

Javascript/GUI Developer

MUST HAVE SKILLS:

Extensive Knowledge in JavaScript development (EXT JS, angular.js, ember.js, node.js, etc.,)
Knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 (HTML4 and CSS2 will be considered).
Experience with Groovy or similar language (Ruby, Python)
5-8 years of Java/J2EE development experience
3-5 year of Spring/JSF/Grails development experience
In Depth Experience and Good understanding of RDBMS (preferably DB2) and SQL

NICE TO HAVE sKILLS:

  • Experience with ORM (Hibernate, MyBatis)
  • Familiar with PCI standards and programming practices.
  • Previous experience with JS frameworks, preferably EXTJS 3 or 4/Sencha
  • Touch but other frameworks will be considered such as: jQuery or angular, or ember, or node, or Dojo, etc.,
  • Experience with Tomcat 6 and above in UNIX/Windows OS.
    Experience in building applications for mass public access.
  • Anti-Hacking practices, i.e. developing with regard to Code and SQL Injection/Cross site scripting


Web Developer Job Listing Nov 14, 2014 Category : Web Designer
Location/City : AB - Calgary

Looking for your next web development opportunity? We have an exciting job in Calgary and would love to hear from you if you possess the skills outlined below.

The ideal candidate has over 5 years' experience in web development with an in- depth applied knowledge of various languages, such as PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS3 and HTML5. You have a solid understanding of UI/UX and user behaviours and experience with back-end development or integration with .NET. As a successful candidate you possess  excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong analytical skills and demonstrates critical thinking capabilities.

If you are enthusiastic about modern tech, have lots of open source experience, and love having control over your own projects this could be the perfect move for you! If you have the necessary skills and are interested in this position please apply online with your up-to-date resume and links to your work.



Marketing Account Manager Job Listing Nov 14, 2014 Category : Marketing
Location/City : AB - Calgary

Looking for a new opportunity to be a part of a highly-creative team and contribute to a passionate group of professionals who share the same vision? Our client, a marketing solutions provider is looking for a self-motivated and innovative Account Manager to start in their Calgary office.

In this role, you will be expected to drive new business, deliver presentations and identify new and creative ways to add value to your clients. You will be responsible for maintaining your accounts and providing them with excellent communication and customer service.

To be considered for this role you will have a Degree/Diploma in Business with a minimum of 1-3 years outside sales experience. A solid understanding in Marketing will benefit you in this role. On a more personal note, you are someone who thrives on setting their own goals and is always pushing themselves. You need to be motivated to succeed and you take satisfaction in a job well done.

This is a commission based role that includes benefits and a monthly allowance. If this opportunity sounds like the next step in your career, please start by applying with your updated resume.



Intermediate Full Stack PHP Developer Job Listing Nov 13, 2014 Category : Application Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto

A downtown Advertising Agency has an open spot for a talented intermediate full stack PHP developer. The successful candidate should have 3+ years of development experience with strong PHP and MySQL skills. This is a great full-time permanent opportunity for someone who has a passion for learning new technologies, specifically in the mobile space.Technical Skills:- Minimum 3 years of experience as a web developer with a high proficiency in PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, MySQL/SQL (for database integration)- Experience using GIT for source control- Experience with advanced Javascript frameworks and CSS frameworks- Experience with Wordpress- Experience with PHP frameworks, bonus points if those are Codeigniter and Laravel- Experience working with multiple API'sNice to Haves:- Experience with back-end development or integration with .NET- Exposure to the MEAN stackThe role would involve developing web applications and mobile applications in a team of 5-10 developers. This candidate will be involved in the development, release, and support of custom built and third party applications. You will be responsible for delivering high quality code on time and within the allotted number of hours. The company offers great perks such as flex work hours, ample vacation time, and catered food. They are also accessible by TTC or walking distance from Union Station.If you are enthusiastic about modern tech, have lots of open source experience, and love having control over your own projects this could be a perfect next career move for you! Please apply online with your up-to-date resume.

Senior UX/UI Designer Job Listing Nov 9, 2014 Category : User Experience
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our downtown Toronto client has an immediate opening for a Senior UX/UI Designer.  This is a permanent, full-time opportunity at an extremely exciting and rapidly growing startup!


The Senior UX/UI Designer will be responsible for working with the Product and Development teams, as well as the account teams to lead all design capabilities for projects.  In addition to being a hands-on designer, you will be leading all the design processes for projects.  The Senior UX/UI Designer will understand what motivates the users, understand the business goals, and understand the product team to effectively conduct user interviews, and present all ideas to the product team. 


To be considered for the Senior UX/UI Designer, you must have a minimum of 4 years experience designing user interfaces and user experiences for online products, and be responsible for the design processes.  Communication skills are key in this role, especially being able to convey your ideas clearly.  The Senior UX/UI Designer should be able to work efficiently, be responsive to tight timelines and be able to work independently with minimal supervision.  It's important to be a self-starter in this role and not only know what needs to be done, but have the initiative to do it.



Marketing and Communications Coordinator Job Listing Nov 7, 2014 Category : Marketing
Location/City : AB - Calgary

An international oilfield service company, a major competitor in the global oil and gas market, is looking for a Marketing and Communications Coordinator to join their team in downtown Calgary. This role is looking for someone with a strong understanding of the principles of marketing and related technologies with a passion for what you do.  

The main responsibilities will be to contribute in developing the Corporate Marketing and communication initiatives, programs and processes. You will coordinate and participate in company trade show and conferences and preparing digital communication strategies while developing content for intranet and website. Another important aspect of this position will be to actively seek editorial and story opportunities while coordinating brand representation.

This job is a great opportunity to gain oil and gas experience and be able to bring your own expertise to the table. To be considered for this position, you will have a Bachelor's Degree in a related field, a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience and be able to demonstrate well executed project management skills

To apply for this opportunity please apply online with your up-to-date resume.

 



Android Developer Job Listing Nov 7, 2014 Category : Mobile Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our client, an exciting and innovative agency located in Downtown Toronto, is urgently seeking an Intermediate Android Developer to work with them on a highly visible and challenging 3 month project. This is an on-site, contract position looking to start as soon as possible .


The Android Developer will be responsible for building applications using native Android API, specifically interface components, and have experience working with native video playback.


The ideal candidate should also be able to show experience with dynamic interface layouts and have shipped at least 2 natively built applications (not including games) into the App store.


If you are a qualified and interested Android Developer, please apply with your most up to date resume and any google play links to your work you may have!



Digital Art Director Job Listing Nov 7, 2014 Category : Art Director
Location/City : NY - New York


Our client, an international advertising and marketing agency, is seeking to hire an Intermediate-Senior Digital Art Director. This is a full-time permanent position located at their Downtown Toronto office, walking distance from Union Station.


From websites and digital activations to social content and TV, the ideal candidate will have a breadth of experience and beexcited by their ideas being wrapped by 360 campaigns! They should have maturity to run with projects, with ownership, accountability and innovative thinking. Lastly, the ideal candidate should have the natural ability to work well with a number of Copywriters while reporting to the Associate Creative Directors and the Chief Creative Officer.



Responsibilities:
- To come up with big award-worthy ideas; ideas that break through and meet the strategy.
- To be articulate in presenting and selling work.
- To possess strong design and typography skills.
- To bring concepts to life in a variety of channels.
- To mentor more junior members of the team.


Requirements:


- 5+ years agency experience, preferably digital.
- Proficient in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.
- Knowledge of HTML and Flash.
- Strong conceptual and time management skills.


B2B experience would be an asset


If you have the required skills and are interested in bringing your unique abilities to this award winning agency, please apply with your up to date resume and link to your portfolio!



Creative Group Head Job Listing Nov 7, 2014 Category : Creative Director
Location/City : ON - Toronto

Our client is a leading creative agency located in downtown Toronto and they are currently hiring a Creative Group Head. This is an exciting permanent full-time position with the opportunity to work with an award-winning team of dedicated and passionate creative professionals, known for their big and bold ideas. This role is looking for someone with a strong digital and copywriting background.

You will have the opportunity to work on industry leading clients in the CPG, retail, food and beverage, and technology sectors to name a few. The successful candidate will be responsible for mentoring other copywriters and helping with their craft while remaining very hands-on in the projects. The Creative Group Head will take the lead on larger projects and manage overall campaigns ? these could be 360 with a digital slant.

This role is all about having the right attitude, being collaborative, AND having the creative chops desired. If you have 6+ years of solid writing experience in digital agencies and are looking to make your next big career move I want to hear from you! Please apply online with your up-to-date resume and online portfolio link .



iOS Developer Job Listing Oct 31, 2014 Category : Mobile Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our extremely sought-after client, a leader in online retail, is immediately looking to add a Mobile App Developer to their highly productive team. This is an awesome opportunity to take your proven skills and apply them to some great projects! Located in downtown Toronto, our client is looking to fill this full-time opportunity immediately!


The Mobile App Developer will be responsible for connecting with the products team to add additional functionality to existing apps, as well as design, build and deploy new apps as business requires it. You'll be actively engaged in project meetings, team brainstorming sessions and problem solving. Business challenges and hurdles that the Mobile App Developer could face can range dramatically from a quick, rapidly built apps, to a large enterprise solutions leveraging multiple technologies, various frameworks, and all of your cunning. The Mobile App Developer will also provide ongoing support of production applications.


To be considered for the Mobile Application Developer, you must have at least 4 years' experience with iOS native development, along with a strong understanding of Android SDK. It is expected that you will have experience with MVC development frameworks and web services (REST and SOAP). In addition, it is preferred that the Mobile Application Developer should be able to show examples of strong JavaScript, HTML5, CSS and other Internet technologies they have used to solve business problems. As this is a highly productive and communicative team, it is expected that the Mobile Application Developer will have excellent verbal and written communication skills.



UX Designer Job Listing Oct 31, 2014 Category : User Experience
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our client, an award-winning medical interactive agency, is looking for an Intermediate UX Designer to join their outstanding team in Liberty Village. This is a full-time,permanent position located in Toronto.


Working with our highly talented team in our dynamic and fast-paced environment, the ideal candidate would be an essential addition to our interdisciplinary UX team. The UX team works closely with Graphic Designers and Illustrators, Writers, Developers and our Client Services team. Therefore, the candidate will work collaboratively in the development of creative projects and initiation of creative solutions for clients.


Primary Responsiblities:


The Intermediate UX Designer will be responsible for leading the development of wireframes, sitemaps, user flows, and other UX artifacts, an well as creating and maintaining design documents based on client revisions through the project life cycle.


The designer would also work collaboratively with the UX team and Creative Director, providing support and direction as required to other members.
He or she would also participate in client meetings with respect to the presentation of wireframes or other UX related works.


Lastly, the UX designer will be responsible for c onducting user research, performing requirement engineering, and generating functional specifications.


Requirements:
Post-secondary education required, with formal education in human computer interaction, usability, human factors, interaction design, new media, or equivalent discipline. B.Sc./B.A./B.Des. or above preferred. Vocational experience may serve as substitute.
Minimum of 3-5 years of previous experience as a User Experience Designer in a digital agency setting.
Strong mobile background essential. Application design experience is favourable.
Knowledge of diagramming and wireframing tools (eg Omnigraffle), as well as prototyping tools or environments (eg Axure RP).
Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated leadership within a creative team preferred.
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite.
Ability to decompose complex systems to elegant, atomic components and actionable goals.


If you are an interested UX designer with the required skills, we want to hear from you! Please apply with your up to date resume and portfolio!



C++ Developer Job Listing Oct 28, 2014 Category : Application Developer
Location/City : ON - Richmond Hill

Our client in Richmond Hill is seeking a strong programmer with exceptional C++ experience. This is a full-time permanent position onsite.Required Skills:* Masters, or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Engineering Minimum 6 years of experience as a C++ developer . Exceptional C++ programming skills Basic knowledge of SQL Capable of supporting current applications in a C/C++ in a Windows or Linux/Unix environment Ability to follow coding standards and properly document source code and other engineering solutions Write Specifications and design documents, unit tests. Participate in formal design and code reviews. Algorithm development with C++ Experience working within a team environment Proven ability to manage multiple IT projects at a time with significant complexity Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail Excellent understanding of event driven programming techniques in multi-threaded environmentsThis client offers an excellent working environment with lots of perks including personal and company bonuses, flexible hours, and catered lunches. If you have the necessary skillset and are interested in learning more please apply online with your up-to-date resume.

Account Director Job Listing Oct 24, 2014 Category : Client Services - Agency
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Award-winning, downtown agency seeks Account Director!  An innovator in digital media solutions to the pharmaceutical and medical services industries is seeking someone to lead client accounts and extend their unparalleled reputation as an industry leader.  This is a full-time permanent position and is scheduled to start in November.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly successful group of very talented minds.  Collectively, this company continues to innovate and deliver incredible solutions to client obstacles.  AsAccount Director, you will be responsible for building client relationships and managing a team to develop digital solutions that align strategically with their client's challenges. The Account Director will earn and keep each clients' respect and confidence as a trusted advisor bringing value to their business through expert knowledge of digital and technology platforms, consistent performance and the ability to develop a wide range of ideas and solutions.  Further, the Account Director will keep clients informed on all projects and identify solutions to emerging issues, seeking to continually develop a strong client relationship.  You will also be required totrack the financial performance of projects against forecast, maintain profitability and ensure client satisfaction. 


To be considered for the Account Director role, you must have a minimum of 7 years of client services experience, in addition to specific examples of experience within the healthcare of scientific industries.  It is paramount to the success of the Account Director to have at least 5 years' agency experience within the digital media arena.  It is expected that you have experience managing client service professionals and identifying and securing new business with existing clients.  You must also be able to show your ability to think strategically, and have a strong understanding of digital marketing, tactics and strategies.  Showing a passion and deep understanding for the healthcare and digital media industries are required.



Intermediate Integrated Art Director Job Listing Oct 23, 2014 Category : Art Director
Location/City : ON - Toronto


A fully integrated advertising and communications agency located in mid-town Toronto is seeking a creatively-talented and passionate Intermediate Integrated Art Director to join their team full-time onsite. This is a permanent position and a good fit for someone with an awesome and witty sense of humour and an outgoing and driven personality.

Working with the creative director and designing for a variety of both digital and traditional mediums, you will be expected to push boundaries, challenge co-workers, and create breakthrough designs that truly resonate with consumers. You can also expect to work with many notable brands from the Consumer Packaged Goods sector and focus on promotional, experiential and digital marketing. Requirements: - 3+ years of professional agency experience designing for a variety of mediums - Experience with CPG brands or brands from a relatable sector would be an asset- A strong branded and diversified portfolio with video, micro/contest sites, e-newsletters, social media executions, in-store displays, traditional advertising, brochures, consumer promotion examples and more- Excellent communication skills, a sense of humour and the ability to collaborate in a team-driven environment If you are seeking an opportunity to work on big integrated campaigns and are hungry for leadership as well as meet the necessary qualifications, please apply online with your up-to-date resume and portfolio. We thank all those who apply but only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Senior Designer/AD Job Listing Oct 23, 2014 Category : Art Director
Location/City : ON - Toronto


A major financial institution in downtown Toronto has an available contract position for a senior digital designer/art director. This is a 6 month contract and it is set to start in November.


This is a very exciting digital group to be a part of and you will be working on high-profile, consumer facing properties. The ideal candidate will be very knowledgeable in digital design, be polished, fast, and is someone who can present to clients. This person should also have experience working on mobile websites or applications.


If you are interested in learning more and are a senior level digital designer with the necessary skills we want to hear from you! Please apply with your up-to-date resume and portfolio.


We thank all those candidates who apply but due to time constaints we will only be able to contact those selected to move forward in the process.



QA Manager Job Listing Oct 2, 2014 Category : Quality Assurance
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our client, a dynamic and reputable financial institution, is seeking a Quality Assurance Manager to join their team at their Toronto office. This is an engaging and permanent, full-time position located in the heart of downtown.


The Quality Assurance Manager will be responsible to lead and assemble a high preforming Quality Assurance team. Focusing on all digital solutions developed from Digital & Channels Marketing, the candidate will be responsible to ensure that all solutions are tested to delivery standards. In addition, the candidate will be accountable to provide project planning, administration, strategy and leadership for the enterprise's digital properties. The individual will be responsible for setting the quality bar for all initiatives; ensuring projects are delivered on time and to expectations.


Requirements:
Possesses a university degree/college diploma in Computer Science and/or minimum 5 years systems experience with some business knowledge, and/or completion of internal Quality Assurance Analyst Accreditation Program Level 2, or industry equivalent
Possesses knowledge of Functional Testing processes and methodologies
5+ years of progressive experience in Software Quality Assurance and Analysis
Minimum of 3 years demonstrated experience testing and leading mobile-based applications.
People management / experience managing small teams of individuals
Strong understanding of the Software Development LifeCycle (SDLC) Methodology
Strong planning, problem solving and analytical skills with attention to detail
Understanding and experience in applying risk based testing techniques and methodologies
Minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience testing web-based applications
Experience on Web Accessibility testing
Excellent communications skills both written and verbal, along with a strong comfort level in presentations
Experience working on large, complex sites
Exceptional organizational skills


If you meet these requirements and feel this role could be right for you, please apply with your most up-to-date resume.




Senior Front-End Developer Job Listing Sep 16, 2014 Category : Web Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto

A major downtown financial client is seeking a talented Senior Front-End Developer with leadership potential. This role will work within their digital marketing group and will be responsible for technical solutions on the front-end. This is a full-time permanent position. The perfect person for the role will have 5 years of experience, be technically sound, and vocal. They will be able to take projects and run them as well as have experience with time estimates.Required Skills:- 5+ years demonstrated web development experience (provide URLs of sites worked on), preferably with HTML5/?CSS3/jQuery/?JavaScript and development at W3C standards- Solid experience with Responsive Design development- Expert knowledge with JavaScript programming (jQuery and/or similar JavaScript libraries) and solid understanding of DOM, and DTHML- Expert knowledge with AJAX and data models XML and JSON- Solid understanding of object-oriented development.- Ability to improve load efficiency from both a front-end and back-end perspective- Experience and understanding of API- Experience with source control tools - preferably Git, SVN, TFS, VSTS, VSSNice to Haves:- Experience working with MVC Frameworks (Angular, Knockout, Ember, Backbone, or ASP.NET MVC)- Familiarity with Cross-Platform runtime environment Node.js- Experience with high volume consumer web site development preferred- Experience integrating the front-end with a Java environment would be a bonus- Experience working in a Test Driven/Agile Development environment- Experience in functional and QA testing concepts would be an assetThis position is client-facing so the ideal candidate will have a professional demeanour and be very polished. This group is focused on building a team of energetic and positive people who are driven, creative, and resourceful in achieving results. Ideally, the client would like someone with some leadership or management experience, or at least the potential to grow into this type of role.If you have the necessary skills and are interested in this position please apply online with your up-to-date resume and links to your work.

Junior Account Coordinator Job Listing Aug 5, 2014 Category : Sales/Business Dev.
Location/City : ON - Toronto

Junior Account CoordinatorHave you ever thought about being a Recruitment Sales-person?Executive search is a billion dollar international industry that offers a lot of exciting potential for the right person, including:Great Career GrowthIndividual FreedomAn Entrepreneurial EnvironmentThe Opportunity to Work with Industry LeadersAdvancing Compensation3 Degrees Creative Resourcing is a boutique recruiting and consulting firm dedicated to the digital marketing, creative and communications professions. Within these specialties, we are a trusted partner for executive search, direct-hire, contract-to-hire, and freelance recruitment consulting. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, 3 Degrees has solidified a reputation for finding the best candidates for the job, every time. We are seeking a recent graduate to join our team as a Junior Recruitment Coordinator. We are interested in outgoing professional individuals who are motivated by achievement and thrive on the idea that they can control their own level of success while contributing to the overall growth of our business.At 3 Degrees, we are constantly striving towards improving the quality of our corporate culture and individual achievement while maintaining our core values which include:
Championing our client's interestsDoing the right thingHonesty and integrityBehaving fairly and equitablyRewarding Merit Responsibilities include:- Establishing relationships with prospective clients- Engage clients through proper and prospective business development practices- Work with recruitment team to identify successful candidates for your client- Working directly with senior staff towards mentorship and advancement- Advancing towards promotion, and increases in responsibility- Participation in technical training seminars and creative/tech events- Management of client relationships and contract administrationQualifications:- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written- Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to meet new people- Interest in digital media, interactive media and/or digital and creative communications- Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs- Strong organizational skills- Ability to work independently and as part of a team- Ability to work with minimal supervision- Desire to work in an entrepreneurial environment with opportunities for advancementIf you feel you have the motivation, skills and attitude to be a successful contributor to our team, we definitely want to hear from you.

Junior Recruitment Coordinator - Digital Media Job Listing Aug 4, 2014 Category : Sales/Business Dev.
Location/City : ON - Toronto

Have you ever thought about being a Head Hunter?Executive search is a billion dollar international industry that offers a lot of exciting potential for the right person, including:- Great Career Growth- Individual Freedom- An Entrepreneurial Environment- The Opportunity to Work with Industry Leaders- Advancing Compensation3 Degrees Creative Resourcing is a boutique recruiting firm dedicated to the digital marketing, creative and communications professions. What does that mean? We recruit top notch candidates in the areas of social media, web development and design, digital strategy, client services, project management, and more for our clients. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, 3 Degrees has solidified a reputation for finding the best candidates for the job, every time. We are seeking a recent graduate to join our team as a Junior Recruitment Coordinator. We are interested in outgoing professional individuals who are motivated by achievement and thrive on the idea that they can control their own level of success while contributing to the overall growth of our business.At 3 Degrees, we are constantly striving towards improving the quality of our corporate culture and individual achievement while maintaining our core values which include:- Championing our client's interests- Doing the right thing- Honesty and integrity- Behaving fairly and equitably- Rewarding MeritResponsibilities Include:- Supporting Recruitment Activities by identifying and qualifying potential candidates- Reviewing resumes and performing interviews- Phone Screening and Reference Checking- Working directly with senior staff- Advancing towards promotion and increases in responsibility- Participation in technical training seminars and creative/tech events- Management of candidate relationships and contract administrationQualifications:- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written- Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to meet new people- Interest in digital media, interactive media and or digital and creative communications- Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs- Strong organizational skills- Ability to work independently and as part of a team- Ability to work with minimal supervision- Desire to work in an entrepreneurial environment with opportunities for advancementIf you feel you have the motivation, skills and attitude to be a successful contributor to our team, we definitely want to hear from you. Please apply with your up-to-date resume and a cover letter outlining why you are our next junior recruitment coordinator.

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