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Careers @ GEM Advertising

Immediate Openings

Design at GEM Graphic Designer

GEM Advertising is looking for a qualified, experienced Junior Graphic Designer for its in-house Design Department.

We are looking for a self-motivated lifelong learner who shares our core values of passion, clarity and integrity. Applicants should have intensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite programs and should be able to demonstrate a varied portfolio of brand identity, print collateral, print advertisements, digital advertisements, website designs and POP displays.

The Graphic Designer position is a fast-paced job that requires great communication with the team, ingenuity, and critical thinking skills. Graphic Designers are tasked with developing creative assets from a single creative brief, and should be able to take constructive feedback into account in order to produce exceptional, brand-appropriate design work for a wide variety of industries. This position will report to the Art Director.

The position is full-time, and salary is negotiable. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to begin@GEM-Advertising.com. Promising candidates will be contacted for further information.

Creative + Strategy at GEM Social Media Strategist

GEM New Haven is seeking a qualified, experienced Social Media Strategist for its in-house Social Media Department.

GEM is looking for a self-motivated lifelong learner who shares its core values of passion, clarity and integrity. Applicants must have several years of experience in social media management, including:

  • Copywriting for social media and SEO
  • Managing multiple platforms both directly and through publishers like HootSuite
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, MyEmma, WordPress, Google G Suite, Asana, and basic HTML/CSS
  • Ability to access, interpret, compile and present analytics on all social platforms and Google Analytics
  • A history of working with social media influencers and launching influencer campaigns
  • The ability to budget, place, monitor, track and analyze native advertisements on all social media platforms
  • A portfolio of work on behalf of businesses

The Social Media Strategist (SMS) position is a fast-paced job that requires independent problem-solving, excellent delivery in high-pressure situations, a passion for the highest standards of work, collaboration in a multidisciplinary team, and great communication and presentation skills. The SMS will be responsible for:

  • Daily/weekly content creation that supports and enhances a client’s social relevancy. This content will be a combination of imagery, URL’s, videos, podcasts and event promotions; all of which will pair with supporting copy that adheres to the client brand's voice and vision.
  • 24/7 real-time monitoring and responding to a client’s social media channels, acting as a social media ambassador in the voice of the brand.
  • Creating "on-brand" e-newsletters that educate and inform audiences of upcoming events and initiatives.
  • Collating monthly metrics that detail the client’s online community, providing feedback on the number of social media engagements, followers gained and number of impressions that have been made throughout the month.
  • Collaborating with team members to build inbound and outbound communications for upcoming client’s social collateral such as: eBooks, blogging and infographics.
  • Attending and managing social media event coverage, which will include: capturing imagery, crafting supportive copy, re-sharing valuable content, and populating obtained content on social media channels in real-time.
  • Executing native advertising efforts on behalf of GEM’s clients, selecting social channels, online publishing houses and inbound marketing initiatives that best achieve a client's objectives.
  • Providing analytics, recommendations and metrics to support both internal and external GEM initiatives (proposals, presentations and inbound marketing efforts).
  • Researching and implementing social media best practices as strategies and new platforms evolve.
  • Developing and managing influencers and influencer campaigns.

The SMS role is an entrepreneurial one, needing critical thinking skills, management skills, and a high degree of passion for the role, the agency and the agency's clients. Therefore, GEM is looking for flexibility, adaptability and commitment in the applicant's personality. The SMS will have the opportunity to move into the Director of Social Media role based on performance.

Interested applicants should email Begin@GEM-Advertising.com with a resume, cover letter and portfolio of work.

Digital and Web at GEM Back-End (PHP) Developer

GEM New Haven is looking for a qualified, experienced PHP back-end developer for its in-house Digital Department.

We are looking for a self-motivated lifelong learner who shares our core values of passion, clarity and integrity. Applicants must have experience developing web applications using PHP, HTML5 and CSS3. Experience with JavaScript, NGINX, Laravel, and MySQL is a big plus.

The Web Developer position is a fast-paced job that requires independent problem-solving, excellent delivery in high-pressure situations, a passion for the highest web standards, collaboration in a multidisciplinary team, and great communication skills. The position is full-time, and salary is negotiable. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to begin@GEM-Advertising.com. Promising candidates will be contacted for further information.

Broadcast at GEM Videographer/Editor

GEM New Haven is looking for a qualified, experienced Videographer/Editor for its award-winning, in-house Broadcast Department.

We are looking for a self-motivated lifelong learner who shares our core values of passion, clarity and integrity. Applicants should have experience with DSLR cameras and film/lighting equipment, as well as extensive experience in editing systems like Adobe Premiere Pro, AfterEffects, Final Cut Pro and Motion. 2D motion graphic abilities are a must, and 3D motion graphics experience with C4D or Maya is a big plus.

The Videographer/Editor position is a fast-paced job that requires great communication skills, collaboration, ingenuity, and critical thinking. The chosen candidate will be responsible for shooting and editing video projects with the highest commitment to client service, story quality, and project deadline. The position is full-time, and salary is negotiable. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to begin@GEM-Advertising.com. Promising candidates will be contacted for further information.

Creative + Strategy at GEM Executive Assistant

GEM New Haven is looking for a dynamic, brilliant Executive Assistant to the agency principals. The Executive Assistant position is a critical one for keeping a multitude of projects and initiatives moving forward. The selected candidate will work closely with GEM's principals not only for GEM projects, but also for personal projects and initiatives at the suite of brands owned and operated by the principals.

Applicants should have extraordinary communication skills, exceptional time management and organization, adaptability, flexibility and a keen sense for anticipating needs and exceeding expectations. At any given time, the position will be working on a multitude of tasks which demand timeliness and accuracy.

The position will require typical responsibilities - like taking notes, booking travel and yes, even arranging lunch - but will also be responsible for moving complex projects forward, providing valuable research and business insights, and supporting the principals in communications, operations, legal, HR and other business tasks across a suite of companies. Therefore, applicants should have an extremely positive attitude and be willing to thoughtfully execute tasks from the mundane to the strategic, with off- and odd-hours availability.

Applicants should supply character references (not family or friends) that can speak to disposition and intelligence. Thorough interviews and test projects will be given to promising applicants. The position is full-time, and salary is negotiable. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to begin@GEM-Advertising.com. Promising candidates will be contacted for further information.