Our friend, speaker and author Sally Hogshead, wrote a book called Radical Careering. We love it so much that anyone who starts a position here at Burdette Ketchum gets a copy of it on their first day. Sally writes that “Careerists are people who take action to become the most powerful, valuable, fulfilled version of themselves.” We like careerists. “They view a job not as a task or a duty, but a step in a long-term journey.”

If you’re a careerist and you’re interested in bringing your talents to our agency to help us do big things for great clients, please contact Liza Kleven at [email protected].

Current openings & internships

Art Director

Posted: June 10, 2018

We’re looking for an Art Director who has a passion for creativity and a critical eye for layout, type and design. Someone who is a proactive, ambitious individual, who thrives on high performance. The Art Director will work hand in hand with the creative team working across print, mobile, digital, video, social media and other marketing channels.

Responsibilities

  • Diligent, organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to adapt to fast-changing situations
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • 3+ years of agency experience (preferred)
  • Can navigate multiple deadlines and prioritize tasks
  • Has an understanding of the internal workings of an agency and the processes of implementation
  • Understanding and knowledge of the agency’s clients and processes
  • Has an understanding of design and art direction for digital media
  • Ability to communicate ideas at a conceptual level through clear roughs and layouts
  • Pitch in on anything else we need!

Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of the standard software packages in the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat)
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work through a tough problem
  • Knowledge of production requirements across mediums and experience in preparing/reviewing mechanical files
  • Strong Typesetting Skills
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Experience in logo design and brand identity
  • Able to think conceptually and work well with copywriters and other art directors
  • Drawing. Able to sketch out concepts in a clear way
  • Organized. Able to keep art files properly managed
  • Able to work efficiently and meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment

Front End Digital Designer & Developer

Posted: March 19, 2018

As the Front End Digital Designer & Developer you will design and implement assets and perform design implementation and development. You will stay on top of modern design trends, UI/UX standards and development practices.

Responsibilities

  • Create interactive designs to include the creation of sitemaps, wireframes, emails, banner ads and design concepts.
  • Web Development work to include design implementation and both frontend and backend development practices.
  • Work with the Digital Client Services Director and the Content Director from start to finish on all interactive projects.
  • Collaborate with Creative Team to ensure designs fit within client’s brand standards.
  • Prepare business requirements, sitemaps and wireframes to outline the user experience.
  • Prepare final web designs and collect graphic assets to be utilized during development.
  • Develop small websites, landing pages, emails, and banner ads.
  • Stays current with best practices for the design and implementation of digital applications; usability, browser limitations and strengths, mobile for phone and tablet devices, desktop, online advertising using re-marketing and display banners.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, User Experience, or other related fields with a strong interactive portfolio.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in an agency/design firm environment and, or corporate in-house creative department having produced advanced work (i.e. developing integrated campaigns for email, landing pages and banners, A/B testing).
  • User interface design and user experience design expertise.
  • Expert with Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Expert knowledge of HTML/CSS/JS, as well as strong understanding of PHP/MySQL.
  • Experience with MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, Constant Contact and Pardot.
  • Strong familiarity with CMS platforms including WordPress and Expression Engine.
  • Strong eye for detail and organizational skills, able to work well under deadlines in a changing environment and perform multiple tasks effectively and concurrently.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work independently, but also collaboratively.
  • Highly motivated and self-disciplined to stay informed on cutting edge digital technology, design, and development.

Videographer/Editor Digital Storyteller

Posted: March 19, 2018

The Videographer/Editor Digital Storyteller will handle video production and postproduction needs. The role is responsible for proficiency in crafting a narrative arc through shooting, editing and basic animation/motion graphics.

Responsibilities

  • Create video and multimedia solutions that enhance and support the Agency mission and strategy, to include full service video productions, 2-D animation and audio production.
  • Work alongside a professional team in a fully equipped production environment.
  • Travel to client locations across the US and International (as needed).
  • Work within a dynamic, collaborative and fast paced agile environment.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Participate in meetings with customers, team members, contractors, and others to exchange information, make decisions and/or provide updates.
  • Manage multiple tasks at once and meet deadlines when required.

Requirements

  • B.A. in TV/Film, Communications, Multimedia, or preferred years of relevant experience producing video based solutions.
  • 5+ years related experience in video production house or agency that includes at least two years supporting full-service video production that includes scriptwriting, location setup and takedown, operating video and audio equipment, and editing captured video.
  • 5+ years related experience in digital photography and professional lighting setup for headshots, group shots and product shots, etc.
  • Provide video reel and portfolio of photography work.
  • Strong organizational skills and comprehension of the required steps to effectively produce, capture, edit and post video solutions.
  • Experience creating 2D animation and audio production.
  • Strong proficiency in video production software applications to include: Advanced knowledge of Adobe Premiere/Final Cut Pro, Photoshop and After Effects.
  • Advanced capabilities in editing and motion graphics.
  • Have a desire for educating self to grow your knowledge and skills.

Marketing and Account Management Internship

Posted: October 17, 2017

Burdette Ketchum is an integrated marketing agency that helps our clients discover and amplify the compelling truth in their brands and then share those truths through powerful, varied experiences across all media and throughout the customer journey.  Ultimately, we create PathwayBrands that build trust, show the way and inspire confident decisions.

We are seeking a high-energy, enthusiastic intern ready to dive deep into the agency environment. The internship program is an opportunity to work on real projects and gain valuable professional experience in the marketing and communications industries.

Our internship program is intended to be educational, exciting, and purposeful.  Interns will be immersed in client projects, assisting client leads with daily tasks. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Interacting with client contacts and attending meetings
  • Conducting industry and client research
  • Writing copy for the Burdette Ketchum and client websites
  • Designing presentations
  • Creating social media content
  • Summarizing work through client reports

Candidates should be current undergraduates or recent graduates with majors in marketing, communication, journalism, public relations, management, or related field. Internships run for three months averaging 20-25 hours a week. We work around course schedules but require interns be available at least three days per week. The internship is unpaid, but can be redeemed for course credit. Please send a cover letter and resume to Amanda Trotenberg at [email protected].

Requirements

  • Ability to work with others
  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously
  • Ability to assist on projects from concept to production
  • Willingness to contribute to the overall operation of BK
  • Ability to generate, share and follow through on assignments

Freelancers - Creative

Posted: March 17, 2017

We are looking for experienced, talented people to augment our creative team capabilities from time to time. Local freelancers preferred. Some assignments may require in-office work with a team, while for other assignments remote work will suffice. Competitive hourly compensation, great creative opportunities, flexible work schedules.

Let us hear from you! Please tell us how much availability you might have and how many hours per month you are looking for. Also, your hourly rate. Submit your information, resume or credentials to Anita Carter, creative services manager, at [email protected]. Please indicate “Creative Freelancer” in the subject line.

Desired Disciplines

  • Graphic Design
  • Art Direction
  • Studio Artist
  • Print Production
  • Broadcast Production
  • PowerPoint and Keynote
  • Motion Graphics
  • Copywriting long form
  • Website content/copy
  • Event management