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.

Social Media Coordinator

About the position:

The Focus Group is an award winning, full-service advertising agency with local, national and international experience, based in Gulfport, MS. We are currently seeking an entry-level, full-time, and in-house Social Media Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

The Social Media Coordinator will support the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of social media campaigns for client accounts, as well as creating compelling and engaging copy for multiple social media platforms. A strong work ethic, communication and organizational skills are imperative to this role. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Assist with creation of social media content and content calendars
  • Post and schedule across various platforms
  • Monitor and respond to customer inquiries and comments across various platforms
  • Assist with measuring and reporting effectiveness of social media campaigns
  • Research, monitor and report current and emerging social media trends
  • Understand clients’ social media needs, goals and strategies
  • Provide support to team as needed with projects
  • Work with Social Media Manager for direction and success

Skills Desired/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Mass Communication, Social Media or related degree
  • 1-3 years of social media experience
  • Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and strategies
  • Passionate about social media trends (paid and organic)
  • Creative and professional writing, editing and communication skills
  • Organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Compensation based on experience and potential.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: kscott@focusgroupms.com.

EMAIL COVER LETTER AND RESUME 

Full-Stack Website Developer

We have a growing 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 

Internships

Are you an upcoming or recent grad and looking to get a few months of 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. 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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