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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
Manager, Digital Marketing Job Listing Apr 15, 2014 Category : Marketing
Location/City : ON - Toronto

Now hiring! Our downtown client continues to grow year after year! A key player in the financial industry is immediately hiring a Manager for their Digital Marketing team. This is a newly created role for their Marketing team and is a full-time/permanent role.

As Manager of Digital Marketing, you will have accountability for all website content and direction as well as developing all online marketing strategies to raise awareness, strengthen client relationships and improve brand awareness. You?ll be required to stay current with all digital marketing practices and trends in order to effectively drive the company?s digital marketing strategy. As Manager of Digital Marketing, you?ll also be responsible for identifying opportunities to launch innovative digital marketing platforms to leverage the brand and support sales. You?ll also be responsible for overseeing the online media advertising which would include banner ads, microsites and content marketing opportunities, as well as generating leads through SEO, SEM and target campaigns. Lastly, you?ll have accountability to develop and grow the online social media community leveraging Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube as appropriate.

To be considered for the Manager of Digital Marketing, you should have a minimum of 3 years? experience working as an online, digital Brand Manager or Community Manager, and be able to demonstrate your ability to be the steward of all facets of online digital marketing. Due to the highly visible nature of this role, you must have impeccable communication skills suitable for senior executive and public consumption.



Junior to Intermediate Rails Developer Job Listing Apr 14, 2014 Category : Application Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto

Our client is an innovative post startup digital production company located in the King and Spadina area of downtown Toronto. The client has a history of very creative full scale production with a strong emphasis on digital innovation and they are looking to augment their existing small team with a dedicated rails resource to support ongoing work with one of their larger clients.

What we are looking for:

  • 3+ years with Ruby on Rails experience
  • 5+ years overall development experience with open source preferred.
  • Experience with full Rails stack including MySQL, Memcache and/or other caching strategies,
  • Working knowledge of frontend / JavaScript experience
  • Knowledge architecting a large Rails application
  • Interest in working on a large application to help children learn

Interested parties should be available to interview and work onsite in their downtown location. If this sounds like a good fit, please apply online with your up-to-date resume and any relevant work samples.



Intermediate - Senior Digital Copywriter Job Listing Apr 14, 2014 Category : Copywriter
Location/City : ON - North York


A fully integrated advertising and communications agency located in North York, Ontario, is seeking a creatively-talented and passionate copywriter 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 writing for a variety of both digital and traditional mediums, you will be expected to push boundaries, challenge co-workers, and create breakthrough copy that truly resonates 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: - 4+ years of professional agency experience for a variety of mediums - Experience writing for CPG brands or brands from a relatable sector - 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 witty sense of humour and the ability to collaborate in a team-driven environment If this sounds like an opportunity of interest to you and you meet the necessary skill set in order to be successful in this role, do not hesitate to apply! Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Thank you in advance to all interested applicants.

Full-Time Senior Designer Job Listing Apr 14, 2014 Category : Art Director
Location/City : ON - Toronto


An integrated agency located in uptown Toronto is seeking a highly talented Senior Designer with a flair for creating awesome designs to be used in retail, display, print, and digital media. This is a full-time permanent role starting as soon as possible.


The successful candidate should have 5 years of design experience including a solid record of working within a fast-paced agency environment. Experience designing for clients in the CPG vertical would be a strong asset.


Required Skills:

- 5+ years of integrated design experience

- Advanced skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

- Demonstrated creative flair, originality, and strong visual sense

- Experience presenting and/or explaining your awesome ideas to colleagues and clients


If you have a passion for helping build brands through great creative and strategic work and have the necessary skillset we should probably connect! Please apply online with your up-to-date resume and portfolio and we'll be in touch if you look like a great fit.



Senior HTML5 Java Script Developer Job Listing Apr 11, 2014 Category : Web Developer
Location/City : ON - Richmond Hill

Senior HTML /JavaScript Front-End Developer

Our client an online software gaming company is looking for a front-end Web application developer experienced in building interfaces to rich Internet gaming applications.The ideal candidate would bring a strong work ethic to the position, incorporating both visual and technical excellence and a deadline driven mentality. We are looking for an individual skilled in highly dynamic web interface development (using the latest HTML/JavaScript technologies). We need someone who is not only adept at developing the frontend of elegant solutions, we also need that person to have a good business sense and have people skills as well.Responsibilities

Builds software applications - Follows coding standards, builds appropriate unit tests, integration tests and deployment scripts Assists in defining software architectures - Collaborates with leads to explore existing systems, determines areas of complexity, potential risks to successful implementation, learns the applications capabilities Communicates continually with the client and project teams - Explains progress on the development effort Owns success - Takes responsibility for successful delivery of the solutions Translates designs and style guides provided by the UI/UX team into functional user interfaces, ensuring cross browser compatibility and performance Contributes to continual improvement by suggesting improvements to user interface, software architecture or new technologies Performs general system administration tasks in the development environmentsQualifications

Bachelor's Degree in one of: Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics Passion and enthusiasm for web based games development Well versed in software engineering principles, frameworks and technologies Highly skilled at front-end engineering using JavaScript, various JavaScript libraries and micro frameworks, HTML, CSS language to build large-scale applications in an enterprise environment Expert understanding of HTTP, Web Caching, Cross Domain Integration, Web Application Security Experience in developing web UI and code on different browsers and screen sizes Experience in game development using HTML5, CSS3 Familiar with parallel development team environment and version control software Solid communication skills, solid writing skills and solid people skills Achiever - you say what you do and then do what you say

Interactive Production Designer Job Listing Apr 9, 2014 Category : Web Designer
Location/City : ON - Toronto

A large agency in downtown Toronto has an available position for a junior to intermediate interactive production designer. This will be a 3 month contract to start but will likely turn into a full-time permanent position. This is on-site, full-time for the duration of the contract.The successful candidate will have 2-3 years of experience as a digital designer, preferably within an ad agency environment.You will be working closely with a team of producers, developers, and traffic coordinators to get out top notch designs for a vast array of notable clients in the financial, health, retail, technology, and CPG sectors. You must be detail oriented and have a drive for perfection down to the last pixel. You should also have a positive attitude and be resourceful.Required Skills and Experience:- Photoshop experience, particularly setting up files for web production and adhering to graphic design standards- Excellent design and typography sensibilities applicable to web pages and HTML email- Solid standards-based HTML, CSS and general web publishing knowledge- 2 - 5 years of experience in a hands-on, high-volume web or HTML email design and publishing environment (or equivalent)- Ability to travel to the US for several weeksThe location is close to transit and they offer a great working environment and fun perks. If this sounds like a role for you please apply with your up-to-date resume and digital portfolio!

Front-end Web Developer Job Listing Apr 9, 2014 Category : Web Developer
Location/City : On - Mississauga


Our Missisauga client has an immediate and urgent need for a Front-end Web Developer. This is a great opportunity to work with a fabulous team of highly proficient developers and creatives to deliver award-winning web marketing solutions to their clients. This does have a small possibility for extending beyond the 3 weeks.


Responsibilities for the Front-end Web Developer include working from already well established wire-frames to complete this project's user-interface functionality, and ensure that all content meets business specifications. The focus of this project is building a slick marketing site with minor animations using JQuery and other Javascript libraries.


To be considered for the position, you must have a minimum of 3 years experience as a Front-end Web Developer, and have proven abilities in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. You must also be able to show examples of responsive design, parallax scrolling, and any other examples of Front-end Web Development that showcase your strong coding abilties and design sensibilities.




Contract Senior Mobile Front End Developer Job Listing Apr 2, 2014 Category : Web Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto

A major 5 financial institution is looking to add 3 top-notch contract mobile web developers to their team. This is the perfect role for a senior front-end web developer who has at least 5 years of experience and who has experience building mobile web apps using Phonegap/Cordova. The contract will be on-site, full-time at their downtown location and will have you working with 9 other developers with a similar skillset. The project will start in April and run until October with the possibility of extension beyond this time.Required Skills:- 5+ years of experience with HTML(5), CSS(3), JavaScript, AJAX, JSON- Experience with PhoneGap/Cordova- Very strong OO Javascript skills and experience using libraries/frameworks such as Dojo, JQuery, or others- Experience with SVN, GIT- Due to the nature of the application being built, knowledge or interest in investments is a strong asset.If you are excited about this project and have the necessary skillset, please apply online with an up-to-date resume!

Business Analyst Job Listing Apr 1, 2014 Category : Business Analyst
Location/City : ON - Richmond Hill

Senior Business Systems Analyst job description

 

Major Responsibilities

 

  • Design and analyze complex business processes
  • Plan and co-ordinate project delivery between business units, development team and 3rd party providers
  • Prepare and write business requirements and functional specifications

 

Mandatory Skills

 

  • 5-8 years of experience as Senior BA/BSA in a large volume on-line environment
  • 2-5 years of hands-on project management experience in a fast paced geographically distributed environment

 

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Previous experience in the on-line gaming or sports book industry
  • Previous experience designing tools & reports for business users and operations
  • PMP designation
  • Good understanding of database design
  • Basic understanding of programming


Pharma Account Supervisor Job Listing Mar 27, 2014 Category : Client Services - Agency
Location/City : ON - Toronto


A boutique downtown Toronto agency has an exciting full-time permanent opening for an Account Supervisor. This role is highly focused on digital but could have some integrated aspects. A minimum of 4-6 years in client services is required and experience within the pharma vertical is essential.


A large portion of your responsibilities will be to grow accounts and manage the relationship with clients but you will also be involved in strategic planning, project participation, hiring, mentoring, and forecasting potential project and revenue possibilities.


If you're interested in learning more about this opportunity please reply with your up-to-date resume.



Account Supervisor Digital - Calgary Job Listing Mar 27, 2014 Category : Client Services - Agency
Location/City : AB - Calgary

Job TitleAccount Supervisor Job Type Full-time Location Calgary Description POSITION: Account Supervisor Digital DEPARTMENT: Account Management REPORT TO: Account Director 3 Degrees Creative Resourcing is Canada's premier choice for digital media and marketing executive search and consulting services. We are currently representing an internationally known marketing firm with offices across Canada and the US. Our Calgary based client is looking for an Account Supervisor to join one of their larger account teams and contribute digital marketing expertise on a national level. The digital Account Supervisor oversees day to day execution and manages strategic direction of digital campaigns/programs while nurturing client relationships. The AS is also responsible for mentoring more junior client services staff including Account Executives and Account Coordinators. The Account Supervisor is responsible for the relevance and quality of every activity associated with client services delivery on a particular client.. Responsibilities: Account & Production Development Leadership Ensure that the Agency's digital work is a lead reflection of our integrated expertise and that input and contribution from the integrated team has been sought out Ensure Client work is executed to the highest level of quality - on time and on budget. Review all materials prior to Client review Responsible for updating the Account Director on the status of account activities, the AS will have an ongoing handle pn managing issues and opportunities as required The Supervisor will Partner with creative leads to develop breakthrough work and ensure creative excellence and prepare Client for creative work. The Supervisor will Partner with Project Managers to ensure integrity of the process is being respected while delivering on flawless digital executions Responsible for personally briefing integrated creative resources and overseeing creative development process with creative leads. To act as a Gatekeeper for all digital channels, ensuring they support brand and overall strategy To provide council to team and Client on communication projectsClient/Agency Relationship: Take an active role in the Clients business, anticipating Client needs and ensure sufficient resources in place to effectively manage those needs Nourish and safeguard the Client relationship, maintaining contact and building rapport with various departments Build Client's confidence by knowing the objective and status of every Client related activity, even those that have been delegated. Stay abreast of Client results. If objectives are not being met, find out why and initiate appropriate action. Resolve internal team issues as they are identified and utilize the support of the leadership team as needed Challenge the status quo for the best results for the agency and the client Mentor junior staff to develop strong succession planningAdministrative: Write contact reports Traffic work around the agency as necessary Owns the status report - obtains team input, authors the report and prepares/prints for meetings Owns schedule delivery and development with project management - obtains team input and finalizes Open job numbers Owns internal meetings - sets up meetings, organizes required logistics, and owns development of meeting notes Provide strategic analysis of campaign performance; develop campaign tracking, analysis and measurement for Client upon each campaign completion with support of the planning team. Take responsibility for providing Client point of views on marketing/business /communication issues Responsible for overall budget management on the responsible piece of business Update his/her job forecasts regularly Work with finance on a monthly basis to manage invoicing - which jobs to close & invoice, proportional performance, assistance on obtaining payment Manages burn reports - responsible for monitoring time posted to his/her jobs with project management and works with agency team to advise of available time & time transfers if necessaryQualifications: 5-7 years of experience in a marketing agency environment Demonstrated strategic, creative and innovative thinker with ability to lead a business Track record of building strong Client relationships Previous experience in digital display, social strategy and site CMS builds Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills Demonstrated fiscal management skills Superior organizational and time management skills with strong attention to detail Proven ability to multi-task and set priorities in fast moving environment Ability to maintain composure in high stress situations Results and quality driven

Intermediate Front-End Flash/JS Developer Job Listing Mar 21, 2014 Category : Web Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our client is looking for an Intermediate Front-End Web Developer to join their growing marketing communications agency located in Toronto?s Distillery District.


The successful Developer will be working in an exciting, fast paced environment. The front-end developer will work closely with the designers to build creative and innovative web pages for digital media campaigns.


This is a 3-6 month contract position with the possibility of converting to a permanent role.


Responsibilities:

  • Working with interactive Ad Units and working with Ad Servers to get traffic to the Ad Units
  • Building websites and ad units
  • Maintaining and expanding existing websites
  • Some authoring of web content

Technical Skills:

  • Experience with Flash
  • Strong HTML5 and JavaScript
  • Knowledge of current JS technologies is a major bonus (eg. node.js, angularJS, etc.)

If you have 3+ years of front-end development/flash development experience and are looking for an exciting position with a growing marketing agency, don't wait, apply online today! Please include your up-to-date resume and a link to your online portfolio.



Mobile App Developer Job Listing Mar 3, 2014 Category : Mobile Developer
Location/City : On - Mississauga


Our extermely sought-after client, a leader in loyalty-based marketing, 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 great brands! Located in Mississauga, 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 design, build and deploy an entire suite of solutions across multiple platforms. 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 app, to a large enterprise solution 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 3 years' experience with Android and iOS native development, along with a strong understanding of Android SDK performance tools and optimization techniques. It is expected that you will have experience with MVC development frameworks and web services (REST and SOAP). 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.




Senior Flash Designer Job Listing Mar 3, 2014 Category : Web Designer
Location/City : ON - Richmond Hill


A privately held software development company in Richmond Hill has an available position for a full-time permanent Senior Flash UI and Game Designer to work in their office. The company works with many corporate clients who require innovative and specialized solutions at the enterprise level. They specialize in customer relationship management software and massive e-commerce applications. The designer will have the opportunity to design applications that reach over 40 million users in over 100 different companies!


The successful candidate will design and create visual application interfaces and game components. In addition, they will have the opportunity to provide guidance and mentoring to the junior designers.

Technical Skills:

- 5+ years of professional experience in software/internet user interface design

- Ability to create professional artwork for a variety of visual styles and markets

- Design and development experience with Adobe Flash/AS3 for desktop and mobile applications

- Professional experience and knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

- Experience with UI design for Windows and Mac platforms


If you have a passion for interactive visual design and gaming and have the above skills we want to hear from you! Please apply online with your up-to-date resume and portfolio of samples of current artwork including designs and flash solutions.




Search Specialist Job Listing Jan 28, 2014 Category : Technical Architect
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our client is immediately looking to hire a Search Specialist to join their successful team. This is an exciting permanent opportunity located in downtown Toronto. As Search Specialist, your primary goal is to improve the quality of search results and experience for a large ecommerce website. Working directly with the business team to gather and define requirements for search priority, and configuring the search tools to ensure these business requirements are met. You will be managing search projects, and architecting technical solutions to the business requirements, utilizing the search tools and technologies at your disposal. This could include Endeca and Google Commerce.


To be considered for the role of Search Specialist, you must have a proven track record of bringing marked improvements to ecommerce search on a number of websites. It is imperative that you are an excellent communicator and able to work closely with the business teams as a technical steward for the ecommerce search capabilities. It is expected that you will have a minimum of 7 years' experience in a Senior Technical consultant/Architect role, and be able to show great accomplishments in the area of solution delivery.



Senior Mobile Front End Developer Job Listing Jan 13, 2014 Category : Web Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto

A major 5 financial institution is looking to add a top-notch senior mobile web developer to their team. This is the perfect role for a front-end web developer who has at least 5 years of experience and who has experience building mobile web apps using Phonegap/Cordova. The position will be full-time permanent at their downtown location and will have you working with 9 other developers with a similar skillset. You will have the opportunity to work on major web applications for all mobile devices including android, iOS, windows8 and blackberry platforms. One of the first projects you will have a hand in tackling will be an investment app for the ipad.

Required Skills:

- 5+ years of experience with HTML(5), CSS(3), JavaScript, AJAX, JSON

- Experience with PhoneGap/Cordova

- Very strong OO Javascript skills and experience using libraries/frameworks such as Dojo , JQuery, or others

- Experience with SVN, GIT

- Due to the nature of the application being built, knowledge or interest in investments is a strong asset.

If you are excited about this opportunity and have the necessary skillset, please apply online with an up-to-date resume!



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