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Since 1998, “the WD” has helped some of America’s favorite premium brands grow and excel in their categories by delivering innovative advertising, marketing and public relations solutions. Our award-winning combination of industry veterans and rising stars can provide you with a complete menu of the strategic, research, media planning, PR, Social Media, creative and interactive services your brand needs to truly thrive in the marketplace.

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The back-end developer is responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users.  Your primary focus will be development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end.  You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the applications you build.

Details

What You’ll Do

  • Demonstrate proficiency in all stages of web development, from conception to deployment
  • Assists in creating technical documentation for projects
  • Maintains and updates existing applications and websites
  • Develops creative and elegant solutions to client needs
  • Delivers high quality, production-ready code
  • Provides direction for upcoming projects
  • Achieves project deadlines within established budget parameters

Education & Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a web developer
  • Familiar with Ruby and Ruby on Rails
  • Familiar with Version Control systems (Git, or similar vcs)
  • Proficient in HTML, CSS, SASS
  • Proficient with JavaScript
  • Experience developing with at least one major JavaScript framework (examples include:  Angular, React)
  • Experience with MVC frameworks and OO
  • Thorough understanding of RESTful APIs
  • Experience with TDD/BDD
  • Skilled working with relational and non-relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, NoSQL)
  • Familiar working with Gulp and Grunt
  • Familiar with Agile methodologies (Scrum and Kanban)
  • Familiar developing WordPress Themes
  • Ability to consider all aspects of a project
  • Ability to learn new technologies
  • Utilize established code best practices
  • Excellent communication/listening skills
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly and to work autonomously

Personal Characteristics

  • Trust – Demonstrates character and competence at every point of interaction or delivery
  • Humility – Appreciates others with an attitude of service and responsiveness.  Is proud of the results delivered to the clients, demonstrated in collaboration and without arrogance
  • Relevance – Adapts to the changing needs of our clients and our industry
  • Innovation – Brings new ideas and solutions proactively and regularly
  • Vision – Knows the desired outcome for the client and the individual
  • Excellence – Is dissatisfied with ‘average’ and willing to invest the required effort for greatness.  Isn’t afraid to put in the extra mile to achieve and exceed
  • TEAM player – Works collaboratively across departments to turn ideas into action and have fun doing it!

Digital Thrive, the development arm of Warren Douglas Advertising, is looking for a budding full-stack developer to help us build intelligent, passion-fueled websites, web apps, and dashboards. The ideal candidate is a naturally inquisitive tinkerer who likes to know how things work; a technology enthusiast looking to build a breadth of knowledge and experience in both front-end and back-end development.

Details

As an applicant, you should have a solid foundation in modern web development, including JavaScript (vanilla, and preferably some React, Angular, or Node), HTML, and CSS. You may also have a bit of experience with another language like PHP or Ruby. As an ideal candidate, you are already familiar with GitHub and TDD. As a super candidate, you have a background in defining technical requirements or some other business-centric technical skillset.

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate with project leads and creative designers to understand our clients’ requirements, and help plan the best approach to meet and exceed their expectations
  • Work with designers to convert their creative vision into a functional product
  • Build and maintain web sites and web apps across various IP projects
  • Deploy releases with newly added features or hotfix patches
  • Connect to APIs to efficiently tap into third-party data sources
  • Develop optimized, client-side code for a polished front-end experience
  • Explore creative solutions to difficult challenges
  • Help scope new business opportunities, providing technical recommendations and participating in project pitches, as needed
  • Contribute to optimizing our development workflow
  • Grow your technical and professional skillset

Who You Are

  • You care about the well-being of your colleagues and are excited to contribute as an active and important member of the team
  • You feel the allure of both front-end and back-end development: They’re both too good to choose just one!
  • You’ve been working in JS/HTML/CSS/etc. for at least a year or two now
  • You’ve got an eye for design and a good understanding of what makes a thing amazingly usable instead of frustratingly confusing
  • You can’t stand the idea of releasing anything less than a top-notch product for your users
  • You tinker away on side projects of your own, and have something to show for it

Who We Are

Digital Thrive is a boutique development studio on West 7th St. in Fort Worth, TX, operating as the development arm of Warren Douglas Advertising. From UX strategy and creative design to enterprise application development, we build an expansive range of digital solutions for our diverse roster of amazing clients. We place significant emphasis on delivering high-quality products that beat our clients’ expectations, always ensuring our core values of trust, humility, relevance, innovation, vision, and excellence are at the heart of every project we work on.

Think our hunt for the perfect candidate might be over? Apply for the position today.

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The Marketing Analyst runs paid search, display, and video campaigns on Google and Bing for clients. Along with managing SEM, the Marketing Analyst will also help with SEO. Although working on Google and Bing will be the primary work, help on other platforms, such as Amazon or programmatic will be requested as needed.

Details

Responsibilities

  • Run and Report on Paid Campaigns
    • Select keywords, write ads, and fully design and load paid search campaigns
    • Select targeting, write ads, and fully design and load display and YouTube campaigns
    • Manage paid campaigns daily
    • Help set up tracking for campaigns
    • Report monthly on paid campaigns and ad hoc requests, as needed
    • Meet with clients as a subject matter expert, as needed
    • Manage relationships with Google reps
  • SEO Support
    • Select organic keywords
    • Write title and description tags
    • Make content suggestions
  • Learning & Knowledge Sharing
    • Use data sources to help with strategy for current and future clients
    • Manage, develop, and coordinate website reporting KPIs
    • Perform keyword research in coordination with client business objectives to optimize existing content and uncover new opportunities
    • Identify marketing trends and collaborate with the team to create innovative ways to enhance and grow the clients’ brands

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or above (Marketing, Business, Science, or Mathematics degrees, a plus)
  • 1+ years of experience buying campaigns through Google
  • Working knowledge of Google Adwords and Analytics
  • Ability to work within a team to provide excellent service to the client
  • Mastery of Excel (vlookups, pivot tables, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Mac and Word
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Understanding of Google and Bing
  • Understanding of paid ads on Amazon, a plus
  • Pursues understanding of changes in internet and media platforms
  • Familiarity with mathematical equations

Personal Characteristics

  • Trust – Demonstrates character and competence at every point of interaction or delivery
  • Humility – Appreciates others with an attitude of service and responsiveness.  Is proud of the results delivered to the clients, demonstrated in collaboration and without arrogance
  • Relevance – Adapts to the changing needs of our clients and our industry
  • Innovation – Brings new ideas and solutions proactively and regularly
  • Vision – Knows the desired outcome for the client and the individual
  • Excellence – Is dissatisfied with ‘average’ and willing to invest the required effort for greatness.  Isn’t afraid to put in the extra mile to achieve and exceed
  • TEAM player – Works collaboratively across departments to turn ideas into action and has fun doing it!

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The Account Executive exists to create a buffer between the agency departments and the client, serving as a liaison for project completion. The Account Executive keeps projects on track and communicates goals and objectives while managing final deliverables.

Do you have what it takes to join our dynamic team of star players?

Details

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Expresses enthusiasm for the agency and for the client
  • Employs exceptional problem-solving ability
  • Executes project briefs and provides deliverables for the client
  • Clearly communicates project goals and objectives, using agency project briefs
  • Maintains consistent management of project timelines and budgets
  • Initiates and maintains trust with the client, displaying a professional presence in dress, language, and availability
  • Holds the client in high esteem, ensuring the client’s sense of importance with the agency
  • Proactively directs the agency team in serving the clients
  • Negotiates difficult client issues with integrity, ensuring continued client trust in the agency
  • Manages multiple personalities and activities
  • Develops creative solutions to difficulties

Qualifications/Skills/Experience

  • 2+ years experience on the agency side of the advertising model
  • Articulate in written and oral communication
  • Relational and composed in various settings
  • Excellent judgment in agency and client needs assessments
  • Experience in consumer packaged goods, a plus
  • Sales experience, a plus
  • Flexibility in working with a variety of clients
  • Self-starter
  • Excellent communication/listening skills
  • Lifelong learner
  • Ability to adapt quickly
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Mac experience, a plus)

The Account Coordinator provides administrative and client support to account executives. The Account Coordinator assists in the day-to-day administration of creative and digital initiatives on client accounts. The Account Coordinator maintains a high level of awareness of client activities, managing excellent communication with client contacts.

Do you have what it takes to join our dynamic team of star players?

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Duties/Responsibilities 

  • Provides administrative support to the account team in creative and digital projects
  • Assigns tasks and deliverables to the creative and digital teams
  • Proactively communicates and manages communication with clients (timelines, project status, deadlines)
  • Pursues, develops, and maintains a working-level understanding of client industries
  • Attends to client needs and seeks to add value to the client-agency relationship
  • Fields and processes internal and external information requests
  • Provides input and documents client meetings and conference calls
  • Generates estimates

Qualifications/Skills/Experience

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Self-starter
  • Excellent communication/listening skills
  • Lifelong learner
  • Ability to adapt quickly
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Mac experience, a plus)

The Receptionist provides a welcoming first impression for the agency, greeting visitors and routing calls. The Receptionist ensures that all supplies are ordered and available to agency employees. The Receptionist may be responsible for light accounting responsibilities. The Receptionist executes all tasks to the highest quality standards.

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Duties/Responsibilities

  • Greets and welcomes all visitors to the agency, displaying a pleasant personality to employees and visitors
  • Operates agency telephone system with a pleasant, positive tone, routing calls and taking messages
  • Posts, receives, and distributes mail daily
  • Maintains the tidiness of the agency to a high standard
  • Monitor visitor access and maintain security awareness
  • Provide general administrative and clerical support
  • Prepares packages for mailing
  • Coordinates the pick-up and delivery of express mail services (FedEx, UPS, etc.)
  • Maintains knowledge of agency calendar, preparing for client visits and knowing when guests are expected
  • Prepare conference rooms for client meetings, lunches, etc.
  • Organizing catering for in-house meetings and client meetings, as needed
  • Prepares lunches for employees per schedule
  • Monitors and maintains office equipment
  • Arranges courier services, as necessary
  • Orders necessary office, kitchen, and mailing supplies regularly
  • Performs light accounting responsibilities
  • Ensures that plants are watered and healthy
  • Filing

Qualifications/Skills/Experience

  • College hours or higher education
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures
  • Knowledge of Mac, QuickBooks, Excel, and Word
  • Skilled use of computer keyboard
  • Skilled management of phone system
  • Takes direction well
  • Pleasant telephone voice
  • Pleasant demeanor toward employees, clients, and visitors
  • Ability to adapt quickly
  • Self-starter
  • Detail-oriented

Key Competencies

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional personal presentation
  • Customer service orientation
  • Attention to detail
  • Organization and planning
  • Reliability
  • Initiative
  • Stress tolerance
  • Flexibility
  • Collaborative
  • Accepting of appropriate criticism

The Social Media and PR Strategist will create, schedule, monitor, and report on organic social content. Along with organic social responsibilities, the Strategist will assist with an assortment of influencer relationships, brand partnerships, general writing projects, and traditional public relations efforts (press releases, media alerts, etc.). Although this organic and influencer content execution will be the primary work, there is an opportunity to be trained to assist with paid social media campaigns as well or to assist in miscellaneous writing projects for the company.

Details

Responsibilities

  • Plan and Write Organic Social Content
    • Research trends in social conversations and client industries to support organic social content strategy
    • Develop monthly content calendars for organic social platforms, for both clients and for the agency
    • Coordinate with the WD creative team to select image/video assets to accompany social posts
    • Monitor consumer comments/messages on organic social and respond on behalf of the brand, using the appropriate brand tone
    • Report on organic social results and analyze for performance optimizations
    • Meet with clients as a subject matter expert, as needed
  • Influencer/Brand Partner Management
    • Analyze consumer trends in order to propose strategic brand and influencer partners for clients
    • Maintain consistent communication with partners and coordinate content releases, contract fulfillment, and invoicing (with the WD accounting team)
  • Traditional Public Relations
    • Write and disseminate press releases and media alerts to appropriate media contacts (Cision software provided by WD)
    • Identify marketing trends and collaborate with the team to create innovative ways to enhance and grow client brands
  • Miscellaneous Writing Projects
    • Assist the media buying teams in writing paid social copy, as needed
    • Write blog posts for WD website and market publication, as needed

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or above (Writing, Communications, Marketing, or Graphic Design degrees, a plus)
  • 1+ years of experience writing organic social content, managing PR
  • Highly skilled writer, AP-style proficient
  • Thorough understanding of best practices for posting on social platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, TikTok, and Snapchat
  • Pursues understanding of changes in internet and social media platforms
  • Proficient in Mac and Word
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work within a team to provide excellent service to the client
  • Detail-oriented and able to handle quick client requests

Personal Characteristics

  • Trust – Demonstrates character and competence at every point of interaction or delivery
  • Humility – Appreciates others with an attitude of service and responsiveness.  Is proud of the results delivered to the clients, demonstrated in collaboration and without arrogance
  • Relevance – Adapts to the changing needs of our clients and our industry
  • Innovation – Brings new ideas and solutions proactively and regularly
  • Vision – Knows the desired outcome for the client and the individual
  • Excellence – Is dissatisfied with ‘average’ and willing to invest the required effort for greatness.  Isn’t afraid to put in the extra mile to achieve and exceed
  • TEAM player – Works collaboratively across departments to turn ideas in to action and has fun doing it!

 

The UI/UX Developer is responsible for applying interactive and visual design principles on websites and web applications for a positive and cohesive user experience. This individual observes user behavior to improve the visible design of an application. Primary goals include raising user satisfaction, decreasing user churn, and ensuring user-based company goals are reached.

Details

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Creates and maintains digital assets
  • Develops UI and UX strategies based on goals
  • Conducts research and deconstruct the user’s digital interactions and habits
  • Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g., responsiveness)
  • Research and track advancements in mobile application design patterns
  • Achieves project deadlines within established budget parameters
  • Executes planning, design, and development of client and internal projects
  • Overcomes client challenges relating to current industry standards and user expectations
  • Delivers high quality, production-ready code
  • Explains the dynamics of website development to project managers and account executives in order to facilitate communication with the client and to fulfill client expectations
  • Adapts to new technologies and processes in order to accomplish projects dependent upon technical requirements

Qualifications/Skills/Experience

  • Proficiency in designing interfaces and building clickable prototypes
  • Demonstrative history of deconstructing user behavior to create an improved experience for users
  • 2+ years of experience as a UI/UX designer
  • Basic knowledge of CSS, CSS extension languages, and CSS preprocessor tools
  • Basic knowledge of HTML5 and its best practices
  • Excellent understanding of browser compatibility issues
  • Agile development methodology
  • Passion for quality, clean design
  • Detail-oriented

The Comptroller is responsible to provide accurate financial and regulatory reporting for Warren Douglas. The Comptroller will ensure the maintenance of an efficient and scalable system of accounting records.

Details

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Implement appropriate controls to mitigate risk and ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Provide effective and timely preparation, maintenance, and reporting for internal and external financial records and analyses
  • Ensure a reliable cash flow project process and reporting mechanism
  • Monitor and manage agency tax reporting and compliance
  • Provide financial analyses, as needed
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Ensure timely collection of receivables and payment of payables
  • Issue timely and complete financial statements
  • Recommend benchmarks for measuring agency operations
  • Analyze, organize, summarize, and articulate complex legal and financial information
  • Read and interpret agreements, implementing relevant provisions, as needed
  • Maintain effective business relationship with vendors, creditors, outside auditors, and regulators
  • Operate as a strategic partner by providing strategic financial input related to decision-making issues
  • Oversee the activities of the corporate accounting department for the accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to, internal and external monthly financial statements and annual audits and budgets
  • Oversee the activities of the disbursement department, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, core employee expense reports, cash control, core payroll processing, and total corporate payroll tax compliance
  • Assure corporate income tax compliance to assure the accurate and timely completion of all corporate income tax returns, taking full advantage of all favorable tax codes
  • Establish and maintain systems and controls that verify the integrity of all systems, processes, and data, and enhance the company’s value
  • Respond to CEO, as assigned, with accurate and timely work to facilitate his financial needs
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions

Qualifications/Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 2+ years of QuickBooks experience
  • 2+ years of direct accounting experience
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting, payroll, and tax laws
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Word, Excel, QuickBooks (Mac experience, a plus)
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Self-starter
  • Lifelong learner
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Able to work well with all levels of the organization

Certificates/Licenses

  • MBA preferred
  • CPA preferred

The Creative Intern works with the Creative team and assists with the development of new creative as well as the potential to work on new business pitches. The Creative Intern experiences opportunities across the spectrum of agency creative work.

Details

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Assists in development of a range of creative assets for marketing materials, using design and art direction skills for end use in a variety of tactics
  • Exercises good judgment and aesthetic sensibilities when interpreting instructions and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions
  • Utilizes strong written skills and brings effective visual ideas from concept through to execution

Qualifications/Skills/Experience

  • Working toward a BA or certificate from a Fine Arts program/Graphic Design School
  • Proficient in working with the Adobe Creative Suite and with Mac OS
  • Utilizes a keen understanding of typography and layout best practices for web and print
  • Possesses working knowledge of CMS (WordPress preferred)
  • Functions as a team player and flourishes in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Receives constructive criticism and feedback with an eagerness to improve
  • Exhibits an aptitude for conceptual big-idea thinking

The Web Developer Intern gains hands-on experience coding websites for a variety of agency clients. The intern will assist the development team with client projects and implementations as well.

Details

Duties/Responsibilities 

  • Maintain and update current sites, including WD website
  • Assist in providing technical consultation and support to team
  • Assist with website development, QA, content population, and testing
  • Collaborate with other developers to handle client requests
  • Develop and publish electronic newsletters

Qualifications/Skills/Experience

  • Previous experience in HTML5, CSS3 and Adobe Suite
  • Knowledge of React, WordPress, Ruby, JavaScript, JQuery or PHP, a plus
  • Eagerness to identify, learn, and use new and emerging technologies
  • Ability to learn new technologies
  • Capable of working in Mac OS