Career Opportunities


Are you our next rising star?

We are one of the best and brightest, strategic, digital, advertising, marketing communications, PR companies in the South. Just in the past two years, our talented team has won 71 local and regional Addy Awards and 14 top PR awards from the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) and Public Relations Association of Mississippi. With each hire we make, we try to identify the most talented individuals possible to help us grow and keep our clients on the cutting edge. Take a look at the jobs below and send us a cover letter and resume if you think you have what it takes.

NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL

We are seeking a highly driven business development professional who thrives on closing new business and has experience in our field. The successful candidate will be able to identify opportunities for the agency’s services, develop relationships, and write compelling and thoughtful proposals based on a thorough understanding of the prospect’s needs and challenges. The new business development professional will generate research on prospects, assemble reports, work with the team to prepare plans and estimates designed to achieve the client’s goals. The new business development professional will maintain in the CRM a prospect database and use best practices to continue to find and add new prospects and follow up with existing prospects.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Skilled at identifying new business opportunities through strategic identification of targets, networking in business and civic groups, and other means of uncovering opportunities.
  • Excellent written an oral communication skills, including speaking in front of groups and senior level prospects.
  • Track record of creative problem solving and developing strategic solutions.
  • Fluent in current marketing, advertising, PR, digital media, social media and traditional media terminology, techniques, platforms and strategies.
  • Comfortable representing agency in the community through business/civic organizations.
  • Experience analyzing performance metrics along with developing client reports for all platforms.
  • Understands how to work within a CRM to maintain a new business prospect database, using CRM’s capabilities for follow-ups, reminders, communication and more.
  • Experience winning profitable new accounts for an agency with similar services (or equivalent).
  • Track record of keeping timely contact with prospects through regular emails, mailings, phone calls, and appointments.
  • Self-motivated, driven, ability to work independently and good attention to detail.

Education and Experience: BA/BS in from an Accredited four-year college or university. Degree in Business, Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communications or Advertising, a plus but any degree considered.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in an advertising or digital marketing agency or corporate environment.
  • Strong track record of closing new business and new business growth in previous position(s).
  • Ability to meet deadlines effectively.

Compensation based on experience and potential.

EMAIL COVER LETTER AND RESUME 

Full-Stack Website Developer

We have a growing our web development department and are seeking an additional developer. Our ideal candidate is an advocate for great user experience, has strong collaborative skills, and is organized and methodical. Theideal candidate can demonstrate strong experience with web programming and WordPress and is able to troubleshoot issues and deliver solutions. Working within the creative department offers opportunities for this developer to assist designers and offer strategy.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the creative team from start to finish on web development projects
  • Code custom websites with the latest technology with UX, function, and security in mind
  • Maintain current, live websites safely and without supervision
  • Give input on architecture, user-experience, content strategy, and design
  • Capable of bringing a design to life with code
  • Work and manage DNS records for various websites
  • Communicate effectively to team and clients
  • Self-motivated to keep up with latest trends and best practices for web
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve

Experience

  • Experience coding websites from start to finish
  • WordPress
  • Javascript, jQuery, PHP, CSS and HTML
  • MySQL and ability to work with control panel and DNS records
  • Ability to work and integrate APIs, libraries, and frameworks
  • SVG animation is a plus
  • Application (mobile or web) programming is a plus

A portfolio, Github profile (or similar such as Codepen), or personal website showcasing previous work is preferred.

Compensation based on experience and potential.

EMAIL COVER LETTER AND RESUME 

DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST

We are growing and are looking for a motivated, passionate, knowledegable Digital Marketing Specialist looking to make an impact for our agency and our clients. We have a positive, collaborative environment and are on the cutting edge of creativity, digital strategies and tactics.

We seek a candidate with at least 3-5 years of experience working directly in digital with current, working knowledge and a successful track record with all aspects of digital marketing and media placement — social media (growing and engaging audiences), display advertising, including programmatic and campaigns, email marketing, SEO, SEM and more Candidate needs to have current knowledge of multiple social media and other digital platforms and current algorithms. The ideal candidate will also have knowledge of best digital and social media practices, front-end web development and digital media production in all formats along with knowledge and skills with CMS website platforms like WordPress.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with content marketing techniques
  • Experience analyzing performance metrics along with developing client reports for all platforms
  • Track record of developing creative content and successful strategies and tactics
  • Natural curiosity and ability to formulate content for a variety of clients
  • Comfortable meeting with and working clients, explaining the sometimes complex digital space in ways the client can understand.
  • Self-motivated, driven, ability to work independently and good attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines effectively.

Education and Experience: BA/BS in Integrated Marketing Communications, Mass Communications, Marketing or similar.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in a digital agency or in a digital marketing role in a corporate environment.
  • Experience with or working knowledge of general web development specifically working knowledge of CSS and HTML/HTML5

Compensation based on experience.

EMAIL COVER LETTER AND RESUME 

PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST

We are looking for a motivated public relations professional with at least 3-5 years of experience to join our team. This person needs to be an expert at persuasion through all forms of media, social media, printed, events, relationships and other strategic communications. We want both a savvy and proven storyteller who likes working with and understanding the challenges of a variety of clients to help protect, build or enhance their reputations, shape their image, finding positive messages and turning those into positive stories.

This professional also needs to understand and have experience when the news is bad — formulating the best responses and helping mitigate the damage when a crisis or negative situation arises.

The ideal candidate must have excellent written and oral communcations skills and will need to provide samples of previous work.

Other job duties:

  • Write and distribute press releases
  • Write speeches
  • Write pitches about companies and products and work with journalists to get coverage
  • Create and execute special events
  • Conduct market research on clients, their competitors, their markets, to formulate messaging
  • Expand of business contacts through personal networking and attending events
  • Write and blog for the web for both The Focus Group and clients
  • Crisis PR
  • Social media promotions and handling of negative online opinions or comments
  • Analytics and measurement of media coverage

Education and Experience: BA/BS in Public Relations, Integrated Marketing Communications or Mass Communications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in a public relations role for an agency or in a corporate environment
  • Experience with or working knowledge of all social media and newswire services and other information dissemination methods

Compensation based on experience.

EMAIL COVER LETTER AND RESUME 

Spring Interns

Are you graduating from college in December and looking to get some experience in an agency setting? Or maybe you want to take a semester off and work in an agency environment. If so, we can put you to work in a variety of areas. We are taking applications for the Spring semester. Send us your pitch as to why we should hire you as one of our next interns.

EMAIL COVER LETTER AND RESUME 

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