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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
Front End Developer Job Listing Apr 17, 2015 Category : Web Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto

Front End Developer

 

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Collaborating with internal teams in product development and testing
  • Writing clean, responsive HTML/CSS/JavaScript code for implementation within web platforms
  • Ensuring web pages are cross-browser compatible and degrade gracefully on older browsers
  • Creating high quality code that delivers performance and adheres to specifications
  • Creating clean, structured code to ensure the ease of maintenance and future enhancements
  • Occasional responsive email coding may be required
  • Providing trouble-shooting analysis & resolution in a timely manner
  • Keeping Team Lead and Project Managers up to date on progress

Education, Skills and Experience

  • College or University Degree in Computer Science, Math, Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum 3+ years' experience  a in web developer capacity
  • High proficiency with HTML5, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience with SASS and Grunt a plus
  • Experience with Responsive Email coding and testing
  • Experience using GIT for source control
  • Ability to develop applications with a high degree of attention to user interfaces and knowledge of usability best practices
  • Experience developing responsive web pages for multiple platforms, mobile devices and browsers
  • Experience and good understanding of best practices in Google Analytics
  • Experience working with Social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google+
  • Experience with WordPress, including setup and building themes and plugins
  • Experience with web accessibility standards (WCAG)
  • Adaptable learning ability to work with and understand new technologies as new tools
  • Effective written and communication skills


Front End Developer with Angular Job Listing Apr 17, 2015 Category : Web Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our client is a dynamic, fast paced and very well respected creative technology solutions firm.
We are currenty supporting a number of projects conquerrently which are in need of some additional horse power on the coding side of things.
Projects range from the lower end of complexity to mini-site creation with straight content delivery to more complex web applications. Most work is currently being conducted for clients in the financial space.
The engagement needs to be on-site and is west of downtown. Intial commitme nt will be 2 - 4 weeks in duration depending on seniority.

Front-End Development Manager Job Listing Apr 16, 2015 Category : Management
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our client, a major financial institution in downtown Toronto has a very exciting opportunity for a full-time permanent Front-End Development Manager. The successful candidate will have strong front-end specific knowledge, agile experience, and management/team lead experience. This role would be ideal for someone who is managing a small team and still coding but who wants to make the move into a full-time manager position.
The FED Manager will not be coding day-to-day but will be responsible for managing a team of 10 full-time front-end developers and 8 contractors. They would provide time estimates, work with stakeholders within the business to determine the best technical solutions, and decide the approach/front-end architecture.Required Skills:- 5+ years of hands-on front-end development, ideally within an advertising agency type of environment- formal experience managing a team of front-end developers- experience working in agile environment- strong front-end knowledge specifically of HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, LESS/SASS, Bootstrap- exposure to javascript libraries/frameworks such as angularJS, backboneJS, etc.- experience with responsive web- experience with fast builds
If this sounds like an exciting opportunity to you and you have the necessary front-end and management skills, we want to hear from you! Please apply online with your up-to-date resume.

Senior HTML5/Javascript Front-End Developer Job Listing Apr 16, 2015 Category : Web Developer
Location/City : ON - Richmond Hill


Our client is a large software company located in Richmond Hill who is looking for their next senior javascript developer. This is a full-time permanent position that comes with tons of perks, benefits and bonuses! You will be responsible for developing highly dynamic web interfaces using the latest HTML and javascript technologies. This is an awesome opportunity to work alongside a talented team of knowledgeable front-end engineers.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics
  • Excellent understanding and extensive hands on experience using various JavaScript libraries and micro frameworks
  • HTML, CSS
  • Understanding of HTTP, Web Caching, Cross Domain Integration, Web Application Security
  • Understanding of OOP in JavaScript
  • Great communication and written skills

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Ccos2d-js or Phaser.js
  • ActionScript 3 and professional level experience working with Flash
  • Experience with UML

Please apply with an updated resume if this sounds like the perfect fit for you!



Scrum Master Job Listing Apr 16, 2015 Category : Project Manager
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our downtown Toronto client is immediately hiring for a tenured Scrum Master. This is a permanent full-time opportunity to join an exciting team of extremely talented designers and developers.


As Scrum Master, you'll be working within a successful, large digital production team, and will be responsible for running stand-up meetings, managing every aspect of pushing through a successful sprint, and be able to think strategically from the organization's viewpoint. You will be running all scrum master rituals and successfully bring a team together to hit aggressive project timelines.


To be considered for the Scrum Master position, you must be able to show how you have used your skills to successfully bring a team together and consistently run sprints that achieve the desirable outcome. Being an Agile practitioner, you must have a strong understanding of the core principles of Agile methodology, and be able to speak to your success running sprints.


If you are interested and meet these requirements, please apply with your up to date resume!



Contract - Technical Digital Project Manager Job Listing Apr 10, 2015 Category : Project Manager
Location/City : AB - Calgary

Our client, a full service creative marketing and digital agency with a proven track record of success for its clients located across North America, is seeing a Contract Resource to fulfill the role of Technical Digital Project Manager.
The right candidate will lead the development and implementation of a sales support module complementary to their client's main corporate website, ensuring best practices and advocating for the client and end users.The successful candidate will:
Serve as project lead, collaborating with internal and external teams to develop schedules, manage processes, and monitor scope in order to meet project milestones.
Lead the development of a key web solutions for the client and end users.
In collaboration with senior management and stakeholders, define project scope, objectives, and deliverables that support client goals.
Develop and deliver project plans, process flow diagrams, progress reports, and requirements documentation to the client and internal project team.
Manage schedules, work assignment, status reports, project budgets, scope of work, milestones, risk, change control, allocated resources, etc.
Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
Coordinate a multidisciplinary team of developers and content professionals.
Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
Understand client needs, and advocate on behalf of clients to ensure project success.
Communicate issues to both technical and non-technical individuals, managing expectations throughout the development process.
Ensure that the project's initial and subsequent phases are implemented on time and on budget.
Desired Skills and Experience
Required:
5+ years technical experience in digital project management
Demonstrated understanding of interactive best practices, usability, mobile, and responsive design
Solid understanding of UI / UX
A demonstrated track record as a project manager on large web projects
Ability to demonstrate completed web projects and explain the role played in these projects
Experience in creating websites that effectively sell products or services
Experience with Front End development, mobile, and content management systems
Strong interpersonal and communications skills and ability to effectively communicate rationale and needed courses of action to engage diverse audiences and influence senior executives
Ability to adapt to changing business conditions and priorities, as required
Technical expertise with the integration of Salesforce.comPreferred:
Experience with SilverStripe CMS
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certifiedIf you are interested in this position, and meet the minimum requirements as listed above, you are encouraged to apply for this role.Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Google Tag Manager Job Listing Apr 9, 2015 Category : Web Analyst
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Are you familiar with the term Google Tag? If so, one of our clients (an ad and marketing agency) is looking for a Google Tag Manager for a quick 1 month contract to start early May in downtown Toronto! This individual will need to know Google Tag inside and out.


Key Requirements/Responsibilities:

  • Working directly with a strategist to implement a large tagging strategy for a large client
  • Have the ability to train and mentor strategists on understanding of Google Tag
  • Solid understanding of Analytics is a bonus

If this sounds like the perfect fit, please apply with an updated resume!



Digital Content Marketing Specialist Job Listing Apr 2, 2015 Category : Marketing
Location/City : ON - Toronto


A global lawfirm is looking for a digital content marketing specialist to join their team for a one year contract ! As the digital content marketing specialist, you will have the chance to work on a variety of large-scale global campaigns across various digital platforms. Located downtown Toronto, this is a full-time onsite contract. You must have a minimum of 3 years experience within a similar role.


RESPONSIBILITIES

Websites, Blogs, Content Management and Intranet


Works with cross-functional teams to deliver large-scale thought leadership campaigns, acting as the project manager and overseeing all elements, from project intake and planning to execution and reporting;
Functions as global website publisher and takes an advanced role in ensuring all content posted to the firm?s websites adheres to Firm standards;
Makes content updates on the Firm?s website and microsites using the firm?s CMS, Sitecore, as well as using direct HTML coding;
Provides assistance and guidance to other Sitecore users;
Leads global digital content projects, as assigned;
Assists in the build, launch and maintenance of the microsites and WordPress blogs;


Email Marketing and Lead Generation


Formats, optimizes and distributes email marketing campaigns, internal and external, including announcements, thought leadership and newsletters and event invitation;
Ensures distributions adhere to brand standards, marketing best practices and applicable regulations, including anti-spam laws;


Social Media


Serves as an advocate for social media within the Firm;
Coordinates with the Social Media workstream on campaign planning, execution and reporting;

Analytics and Campaign Measurement


Creates, analyses and interprets reports using Google Analytics, the CRM, email marketing and social media management platforms;
Provides colleagues with assistance in the interpretation of content marketing metrics;


Other Responsibilities


Puts forward recommendations for improvements to the department?s systems, business processes and procedures;
Owns and manages the production and distribution of relevant departmental reports as instructed;
Builds strong relationships with key stakeholders, such as the Business Development team and partners;
Develops and maintains documentation relating to role and team function;
Deliver presentations and training when required;
Manages supplier relationships, as instructed;
Other duties as assigned.


If you have worked for a corporate and are interested in this opportunity, please apply today with an updated resume!







Digital Manager Job Listing Mar 31, 2015 Category : Project Manager
Location/City : ON - Toronto


A boutique digital agency in downtown Toronto has an exciting opening for a full-time permanent digital manager . What does a digital manager entail you may wonder? A digital manager is responsible for managing digital projects from a technical standpoint. They must have a solid background and knowledge in web development and be able to lead the web team members through the process of launching a digital project from start to finish.


Requirements:

- 4+ years of experience ideally combining project management and web development

- Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, MySQL, cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility

- Knowledge of AODA (accessibility standards)

- Experience conducting final QA on websites and digital components

- Experience working with clients to gather all technical requirements

- Experience managing multiple concurrent projects and maintaining schedules and budgets


The successful candidate will have outstanding communication skills, be proactive, and have a strong attention to detail. As a digital manager, you will work well with a team of digital natives and be able to work together to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced agency environment.


If you're looking to make the next step in your career and have the necessary qualifications, we want to hear from you to chat more about this amazing opportunity! Please apply online with your up-to-date resume .



Senior Integrated Designer Contract - 6 Months Job Listing Mar 27, 2015 Category : Creative/Design
Location/City : ON - Toronto

Our client, a major law firm, located in downtown Toronto (walking distance from Union Station), is looking to bring a talented senior designer on board for a 6 month on-site full-time contract. The designer will work with the global marketing team to produce high quality and best-in-class designs - both digital and traditional. In addition, the successful candidate will advise internal stakeholders on how to apply the firm's brand and corporate visual identity by acting as a brand ambassador across all of their channels.Requirements:- 5+ years of experience managing design, layout, and production of collateral such as brochures, newsletters, invitations, web pages, social media initiatives, etc.- Experience supporting and mentoring other designers on work allocation, process best practices, brand identity application, and meeting timelines- College or University degree/diploma in graphic or web design- Strong design portfolio showcasing print and web experience- Experience with branding and corporate identity- Understanding of information design, interface design, and interaction design- Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite - Mac/PC- Top notch communication skillsIf you have worked for a corporate client and have the required skills, let's chat about this amazing opportunity! Please apply online with your up-to-date resume and link to your portfolio.

Keynote Presentation Developer Job Listing Mar 26, 2015 Category : Marketing
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our client is an international Consumer Packaged Goods company. In conjunction with strategic marketing objectives, our client is looking to bring aboard an experienced creative presentation builder with significant hands on experience with presenting marketing strategies / pitches and an undertanding of creative content generation and presentation thereof.


The position will require this individual to work in conjunction with the Director of Marketing to liase with key stakeholders internally on the development and presnetation of material for delivery to senior executives within the company. This is a high profile positon and will require a keen eye for developing captivating presentation material. The succesful candidate will likely have been involved in similar projects either internally for a marketing department or for agency pitches.


Interested parties will have at least 2+ years hands on with Keynote, and Adobe Creative Suite and will have significant attention to detail and likely some proofreading capabilites.



 



Senior Front-End Developer - 3 Month Contract Job Listing Mar 25, 2015 Category : Web Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto

Our downtown Toronto beverage client is expanding their digital team and are seeking a strong Front-End Developer for a 3 Month Full-Time Contract with strong chance of extension. They are looking for talented, yet humble individuals who are smart, passionate, and want to help drive the disruption of the spirit and wine industry. The successful candidate will be deadline-oriented, have a high-ceiling of excellence, and will be able to manage multiple deliverables when needed.You will work alongside a small digital team including a designer, back-end developer, and project manager to craft and control the experience users have across all of their digital properties, applying high standards for accessibility, performance, and browser compatibility.Requirements- 4+ years of experience with HTML(5), CSS(3), Javascript- Ability to understand and work with PHP from an integration stand-point- Experience with Wordpress Theme Development- Strong understanding of UI, UX, and design concepts in order to build out pixel-perfect sites- Experience with responsive design- Experience with Git and experience with UAT testing- Experience with BackboneJS, NodeJS or other libraries would be a strong assetThe role will start immediately and run until about the end of June with strong possibility for a long term extension beyond.If you have the necessary skills and are available to take on a longer term project like the one above we want to hear from you right away! Please apply online with your up-to-date resume and relevant samples .

Senior Design Lead Job Listing Mar 20, 2015 Category : Creative/Design
Location/City : ON - Toronto

Our client is a large and reputable ad agency in downtown Toronto. They are growing their current design team and are on the hunt for an exceptional senior design lead with UX experience to work on high profile brands in the retail, food and beverage, CPG, and technology spaces.

As an integral part of the design team, you'll be committed to making sure the work produced is useable, intuitive and intelligent. You will have the natural ability to motivate teams to create better, more forward-thinking work. What will you get in return? You'll be working alongside some of the most talented people in the industry, crafting tier-one digital experiences and influencing the brands of world-class clients!

You should apply if...

- You have a strong background with at least 5+ years of user interface design experience, preferably in an ad agency setting

- You have a strong knowledge of user interface design, process and methodology
- You're passionate about design as a vehicle to motivate behavior
- You're a team player and understand that great experiences come from collaborative decision making with clients, producers, developers, information architects, copy writers, art directors, data analysts and social experts
- You have the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
- You have razor-sharp attention to detail and a keen eye for design
- You are able to articulate, present and sometimes defend your design decisions
- You can adopt the voice, brand standards and personality of multiple brands seamlessly
- You have an egoless passion for design and want to work with a likeminded team with an unwavering commitment to their craft

If you think you have what it takes and want to learn more, please apply online with your up-to-date resume and a link to your online portfolio.

User Experience Design Job Listing Mar 20, 2015 Category : Creative/Design
Location/City : ON - Toronto

Our client is a large and reputable ad agency in downtown Toronto. They are growing their current design team and are on the hunt for a couple of exceptional intermediate UI/UX designers to work on high profile brands in the retail, food and beverage, CPG, and technology spaces.

As an integral part of the design team, you'll be committed to making sure the work produced is useable, intuitive and intelligent. You will have the natural ability to motivate teams to create better, more forward-thinking work. What will you get in return? You'll be working alongside some of the most talented people in the industry, crafting tier-one digital experiences and influencing the brands of world-class clients!

You should apply if...

- You have a strong background with 3-5 (intermediate) years of user interface design experience, preferably in an ad agency setting

- You have a strong knowledge of user interface design, process and methodology
- You're passionate about design as a vehicle to motivate behavior
- You're a team player and understand that great experiences come from collaborative decision making with clients, producers, developers, information architects, copy writers, art directors, data analysts and social experts
- You have the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
- You have razor-sharp attention to detail and a keen eye for design
- You are able to articulate, present and sometimes defend your design decisions
- You can adopt the voice, brand standards and personality of multiple brands seamlessly
- You have an egoless passion for design and want to work with a likeminded team with an unwavering commitment to their craft

If you think you have what it takes and want to learn more, please apply online with your up-to-date resume and a link to your online portfolio.

Business Analyst Job Listing Mar 18, 2015 Category : Business Analyst
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our client, a large online retailer, is hiring an intermediate to senior Business Analyst to join their innovative and collborative environment. This is a full-time permanent position located in their beautiful downtown Toronto office. The ideal candidate should have a high level of interest in the retail industry and have excellent critical thinking ability to analyze and creatively solve technical or business-related problems. You will be working with IT stakeholders to understand and execute on business requirements for key strategic projects.


Key Responsibilities:

  • On-time and on-budget delivery of business requirement documents for projects and strategic initiatives
  • Act as a liason between business and IT by understanding all business needs and acting as a consultative partner to define best-in-class technology solutions
  • Create business requirement artifacts including detailed user stories, process flows, and wireframes
  • Manage the User Acceptance Testing effort
  • Support the prioritization process for IT projects by understanding business priorities and the cost-benefit analysis of new requests.

Qualifications:

  • University degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related degree program
  • 4-6 years of experience in a technology-related role (Business/QA Analyst, Project Manager, Developer, or Consultant) in dynamic fast-paced environment
  • Excellent critical thinking ability to analyze and creatively solve technical or business-related problems
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent knowledge of e-commerce, mobile, social, and multi-channel retailing trends
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Experience in Agile is preferred

If you're ready for a challenge and would like to apply for this opportunity, we would love to hear from you. Please apply today with an updated resume!



Digital Account Director Job Listing Mar 17, 2015 Category : Client Services - Agency
Location/City : ON - Toronto


MAJOR: Our client, a boutique downtown Toronto agency has an exciting full-time permanent opening for a Digital Account Director to lead a cross-functional team for one of its largest clients in the financial sector. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a fast-paced, agile agency and take on responsibility for a very high profile account.
Reporting to the VP Client Services, the Account Director is a professional, experienced strategist with a proven track record in growing financial accounts and who can be entrusted to lead clients and large teams to success.
Having a dynamic personality, sound business judgment, deep vertical expertise, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to consistently and creatively exceed client expectations, are the cornerstones for success in this role.In order to be considered for this role, you must:- Have a minimum 5 - 7 years in an Account or Product Leadership position with a focus on requirements-gathering and analysis experience, un-supervised client management, and the development of strategic plans.- Demonstrated success in growing accounts in the financial sector and delivering on new business quotas
- Strong familiarity with best practices in digital marketing and user experience- Show people leadership and mentoring abilities to build motivated and successful account and project teams- Have a proven track record of owning the digital strategy of a client or brand- Post-secondary education required, MBA an asset
If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please apply online with your up to date resume.

PHP Developer Job Listing Mar 5, 2015 Category : Web Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto

Our client, the coolest new start-up in Downtown Toronto, is looking for an awesome Junior to Intermediate PHP Developer to join the team! This is a full time opportunity to join an organization that is growing at break neck speeds, and needs help in the process.

REQUIREMENTS:

- 1-3 Years of PHP

- Experience with MVC Frameworks

- Experience with JSON

- Experience working with large data sets

- Familiarity with Twitter and FB APIs

- Bonus if you have a background in Computer Science

If you are interested in this amazing opportunity, and meet the above requirements, please apply with your up to date resume.



Digital Marketing Manager Job Listing Feb 18, 2015 Category : Marketing
Location/City : ON - Toronto

Our client, a leading Canadian luxury retailor, is looking for a Digital Marketing Manager to join the growing digital team. This is the opportunity to work alongside a very talented team in a dynamic and fast paced environment at their amazing downtown Toronto central officeThe Mission: Digital Creative Management (website, app and mobile): In collaboration with partners, manage and determine content for homepage, and oversee that brand pages are updated seasonally E-Mail Development and Home Page assets: Lead and oversee content, objectives, target, quality and creation of emails with partners, including Merchandising group, E-Commerce group, and Art Director SEO Management: Work with internal partners and lead initiatives to ensure that key metrics that impact search are developed and monitored. Continuously develop in SEO best practices and identify external opportunities to improve SEO ranking. Keyword Practices: Monitor and oversee keyword position and existing lists, determine relevant keywords for each season, and keep partners abreast with updates. Paid Search: Review of paid ads with SEO partner, for traffic and CTR. Make recommendations based on success rates and manage ad creation with SEO partner.Requirements: University Degree in Marketing, E-Commerce, or a related discipline 4-5 years of demonstrated project management and coordination experience Minimum of 2 years of work experience in a similar position/scope within a Marketing or Advertising teamIf you are interested in this fantastic opportunity and meet the above requirements, please apply with your up to date resume.

Visual Designer Job Listing Feb 11, 2015 Category : Web Designer
Location/City : ON - Oakville


Our client is a leader in creating innovative products in the mobile, tablet, and TV space. Located west of the Toronto area, they are a nimble team of talented product managers, user experience designers, visual designers, mobile developers, and software developers who push the boundaries of consumer experiences.
They are hiring full-time permanent visual designers who will work as a part of their design and user experience team to meet the demands of a retail product lifecycle and deliver high quality designs and product experiences. You will be responsible for delivering and encouraging stunning and visionary digital concepts for consumer products within the consumer electronics market. You will be expected to structure, lead, and assist with both design activity and product management related tasks.
Required:- 2-3 years of provenvisual design experience for desktop and mobile applications (smartphones and tablets)- thorough understanding of interaction and motion design in relationship to visual design and device OS standards- passion for colour, typography, and style- ability to work in agile and waterfall methodologies in a product development lifecycle- ability to travel to visit customers when needed- fluency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Fireworks- a design thinker with a can-do attitude- one or more superpower- desire to learn
They have a culture that actively nurtures and develops designers through group coaching, one-on-one skill development, and individual mentoring. As well, they haveoptions to work remotely up to 2 days a week.If you're looking to join a smart and ambitious team to contribute and grow your visual design skills and have the necessary qualifications, let's chat! Please apply online with your up-to-date resume and portfolio link .

Interaction Designer Job Listing Feb 10, 2015 Category : Information Architect
Location/City : ON - Oakville


Our client is a leader in creating innovative products in the mobile, tablet, and TV space. Located west of the Toronto area, they are a nimble team of talented product managers, user experience designers, visual designers, mobile developers, and software developers who push the boundaries of consumer experiences.
They are hiring 2 full-time permanent interaction designers who will work as a part of their user experience team to meet the demands of a retail product lifecycle and deliver high quality designs and product experiences. You will be responsible for developing high level and detailed storyboards, wireframes, mock-ups, and prototypes to effectively communicate interactions and design ideas for products within the Consumer Electronic space.
The successful Interaction Designer will have the opportunity to demonstrate excellence in leadership, communication, collaboration, and above all, champion the user experience.
Required:- 2-3 years of user experience/interaction design within a product focused environment- experience designing for mobile (native iOS and Android)- ability to work in agile and waterfall methodologies in a product development lifecycle- ability to travel to visit customers when needed- fluency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Fireworks, Omnigraffle- a design thinker with a can-do attitude- one or more superpower- desire to learn
They have a culture that actively nurtures and develops designers through group coaching, one-on-one skill development, and individual mentoring. As well, they have options to work remotely up to 2 days a week. If you're looking to join a smart and ambitious team to contribute and grow your user experience design skills and have the necessary qualifications, let's chat! Please apply online with your up-to-date resume and portfolio link .

.Net Team Lead Job Listing Jan 26, 2015 Category : Application Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Located in downtown Toronto, our client is rapidly growing and they have an immediate need for a .Net Team Lead.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly productive and talented team of web developers.  This is a permanent, full-time opportunity and is approved to start immediately.


As .Net Team Lead, you will be responsible for enhancing two integral systems to their core business.  These are large applications leveraging web services and REST-based architecture, including complex queries.  You'll be working with the business units and architect to design and develop solutions utilizing WCF, among other technologies.  The .Net Team Lead will be responsible for building Technical Requirements Documents, Project Plans, costing and time estimations, and running weekly meetings.  It is imperative that you have great communication skills to effectively communicate and fit in well with the team.


To be considered for the .Net Team Lead position, you should have a minimum of 5 years' experience building .Net solutions utilizing Web Services and WCF.  Experience with MVC is preferred.  The .Net Team Lead should be a highly skilled a proficient developer in building business solutions and solving business problems with technology.  You should be able to show your strength in .Net solutions and have examples of how your coaching and mentorship of other developers added to the success of development teams in the past.  Lastly, the .Net Team Lead should be able to illustrate specific examples of how you have been responsible for thinking up your own solutions and not simply following someone else's methodology to solve issues. 


 



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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