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

Digital Strategist & Developer

Posted: November 13, 2017

The Digital Strategist & Developer will be required to have in-depth technical knowledge and the ability to work effectively with the Digital and Video Director, Digital Designer, Media and Social Media teams. The role is responsible for increasing ROI for all websites and digital/social campaigns and to strategically advise clients on the best solution to achieve their digital goals.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, prioritize and execute roadmaps for long-term strategic website enhancements and immediate tactical improvements.
  • Manage all aspects of web experience across web properties to promote the brand and maximize traffic, engagement and conversion.
  • Develop web page infrastructure, utilize applications to ensure technical performance and assess new technologies to determine clients needs
  • Perform navigation analysis and browser compatibility assessments & testing.
  • Coordinate web functions, monitor web activities, incorporate new technologies into the web site, and enhance existing websites.
  • Partner closely with the Content Director to grow organic inbound traffic through strategic content development.
  • Build, test, launch & maintain simple web applications and web forms.
  • Consult with and assist digital team with designing, developing, streamlining and maintaining web pages using HTML, Javascript and other similar programming languages.
  • Provide excellent customer service to clients and encourage timeliness and accuracy of web page information and resolution of problems.
  • Troubleshoot with clients to ensure website availability.
  • Work with clients on issues of hardware/software affecting websites.
  • Manage hosting service account for 20+ client websites.
  • Manage corporate website redesign project and engage key stakeholders.
  • Create, optimize and manage campaigns for multiple clients using digital advertising platforms such as AdWords.
  • Proactively implement strategy work plans, revising as needed to meet changing client needs and requirements.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly client reports and provide new and creative recommendations for improvements and best practice solutions.
  • Occasional travel on-site to client meetings and presentations.
  • Mail Chimp, SurveyMonkey, Campaign Monitor, Constant Contact and Pardot.
  • A proven ability to use search, display, mobile and video advertising to drive website traffic, fundraise and build lists.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a web development role.
  • 5+ years of experience in a strategic leadership role for digital marketing preferably at an agency.
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience required.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, ability to use data and analytics to understand and improve performance.
  • Demonstrable skills in strategic planning and execution for website and digital campaigns.
  • Hands on experience leading and developing information architecture and designing user experience.
  • Developing strategies involving frontend and backend development for websites.
  • A strong leader who can present to clients and execute projects. Interpersonal skills are a must. Knowledge and technical skills are not enough.
  • Continually review and make strategic decisions based on the changing content and media landscapes, as well as consumer needs and behaviors.
  • Strong problem-solving & analytical thinking skills.
  • Understanding of SEO implications, best practices and strategies.
  • Understanding of paid digital strategies (blogger programs, SEM, social paid media).
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Development skills, especially HTML, CSS, Javascript, Expression Engine, WordPress and Web content management systems
  • Development of small websites, landing pages, emails, and banner ads.
  • Google Adwords Certified or willing to pursue certification
  • Experience with Mail Chimp, SurveyMonkey, Campaign Monitor, Constant Contact and Pardot.
  • A proven ability to use search, display, mobile and video advertising to drive website traffic, fundraise and build lists.

Front End Digital Designer & Developer

Posted: November 13, 2017

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: November 13, 2017

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