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We’re always on the hunt for the most talented, eager team builders that we can find. Come join our diverse group of specialists and help change the world for the better. Don’t see something that fits your skillset? We still want to hear from you, just click the button to shoot us an email with your resume and background.

Open Positions

Account Executive / Account Strategist

Are you experienced? Not in the Jimi Hendrix way but, say, 2-3 years of experience working with clients in marketing roles?

Can you develop integrated marketing campaigns? Manage an account? Keep clients happy and projects moving?

We want to talk to you.

Tell us how you build strategies and marketing programs that exceed expectations and stick to the budget.

Tell us why strong communication matters on the client side AND internally. (And show off some of those communication skills when you tell us.)

Tell us you’re detail-oriented, but everyone tells us that, so maybe tell us you know why that matters and how it has worked for you in the past.

Tell us that you’re the kind of person who’s able to work independently. We’re small. You’re going to have to hold your own hand sometimes. And yeah, everyone’s a team player come interview time, but would your past coworkers agree?

Oh, and do you have agency experience? It’s not a must, but it’s a nice-to-have.

The stuff you’ll do:

  • Build client relationships and be their most adamant agency ambassador
  • Project manage work between the client and our creative team
  • Develop strategy and ideas around opportunities and planning
  • Be the brand enforcer for each of your clients, ensuring things align with brand guides
  • Manage client/project budgets and internal time management
  • Be proactive and make sure things are moving forward 
  • Work on new business pitches 
  • Organically grow existing client business

The stuff you want to know about:This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonuses, major medical benefits, paid vacation accrual, retirement, and ongoing professional development.

And diversity matters, so we encourage women, LGBTQ+, and candidates of color to apply.

Interested? Send your resume to hr@thespearsgroup.com

Public Relations Account Manager

Do you pride yourself on paying attention? We’re looking for a PR Account Manager to plan, polish, and execute strategies that shape and maintain the public image of our clients. 3-5 years of experience would be great.

Do you have experience building and keeping up relationships with the media? Keeping them interested while keeping them talking about your clients?

Can you ideate and execute campaigns, digitally and in print?

That’s important, but do you know how to measure success across social, ads, news stories, and other promos?

Can you switch between brand voices to make sure each client is speaking the right way to the right people?

Do you play well with others? Can you also point yourself in the right direction and figure out how to get there?

Tell us about yourself. It’s great if you have agency experience, though not totally required.

The stuff you’ll do:

  • Build client relationships and be their most adamant agency ambassador
  • Write creatively on behalf of your clients and the agency
  • Project manage work between the client and our creative team
  • Develop strategy and ideas around opportunities and planning
  • Pitch to local, regional, and national news outlets
  • Bring a book of media relationships and opportunities for your clients
  • Manage client/project budgets and internal time management
  • Be proactive and make sure things are moving forward 
  • Work on new business pitches 
  • Organically grow existing client business   

Now, the stuff you’re looking for: This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonuses, major medical benefits, paid vacation accrual, retirement, and ongoing professional development.

And diversity matters, so we encourage women, LGBTQ, and candidates of color to apply.

Interested? Send your resume and portfolio to hr@thespearsgroup.com

Art Director
Spears Group is seeking a highly conceptual Art Director to join our creative team.

Applicant must be able to effectively communicate and collaborate with art directors, creative directors, writers and account manager to formulate conceptual campaigns that meet specific objectives. He/She must also be ale to create a visual style across brands in print, web, packaging, video content, and social campaigns.
This position requires the ability to sometimes work in a fast-paced environment with constantly changing priorities. Art Directors must be able to help develop campaigns by conducting research, coordinating with other members of the creative team, and designing cohesive, brand-specific initiatives that appeal to the target demographic. He/She needs to have the ability to take part in the entire campaign development process, from establishing objectives until the project is completed and presented to the client.
He/She must be able to help provide creative recommendations and solutions to client concerns with the goal of producing the best possible work for them.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Create visual styles for branding and identity initiatives, advertising campaigns, publications, and other visual elements for the client
  • Create highly conceptual campaigns
  • Being good brand ambassadors
  • Ensuring a high standard of visual execution across all media and campaigns
  • Work with the Creative Director to help present creative concepts and finished projects to clients for review
  • Ability to present creative concepts to the client
  • Strong understanding of design principles, including type, layout, use of color, etc.
  • Attention to detail
  • Reviewing work by other designers while also mentoring them
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field.
  • 7-10 years art director experience, some of that experience being in an agency
  • Solid skill level in Adobe creative suite, including but not limited to: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, After Effects.
  • Good understanding of traditional digital and print production practices.
  • Knowledge of mechanical file specifications and familiarity with all file formats
  • Strong critical thinking skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Team player with a strong sense of personal accountability.
  • Digital and/or hard copy portfolios are required of all applicants.

This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonuses, major medical benefits, paid vacation accrual, retirement, and ongoing professional development.

And diversity matters, so we encourage women, LGBTQ+, and candidates of color to apply.

Interested? Send your resume to hr@thespearsgroup.com

Paid Media Specialist

The Spears Group is a full-service advertising agency, that also owns several experiential products, headquartered in New Orleans, LA. We build and execute strategies that build lasting relationships and improve society. Over the thirteen years, we have won over 150 coveted industry awards from the American Advertising Federation, Public Relations Society of America, American Marketing Association, and a host of others while working with marquee brands.

We’re looking for a mid-level Paid Media Specialist who can help to elevate the agency’s capabilities. This role would be essential in building, maintaining, and growing our media department as well as being our in-house expert in all things digital, traditional, and non-traditional. You’ll will work closely with the Account Services team to create successful and strategic paid media strategies for our clients. This role will be responsible for creating, planning, negotiating, and placing media buys, fostering relationships with media vendors, reporting, and ensuring all buys are compliant with each client’s budget.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Strategize with the Creative and Account Services team on annual and recurring media plans
  • Provide omni-channel media recommendations for attaining client goals
  • Build vendor relationships and secure competitive pricing and added value placements
  • Research and implement internal media processes, technology, and DSP tools
  • Provide internal teams with detailed specifications for implementation
  • Assist in trafficking and delivery of media materials to vendors
  • Ongoing monitoring and optimization of placed media
  • Create and deliver client media reporting presentations when necessary

Desired Qualifications:

  • BA in Marketing, Advertising, or similar degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience running in-house programmatic media buys through DSPs
  • Familiar with Google Data Studio reporting
  • Google Analytics Certified
  • Experience setting up and managing Google Tag Manager
  • Implementing paid social media ads across all platforms

Experience:

3-5 years of experience in media buying at an advertising agency with at least $1,000,000 of gross media secured annually.

Perks and Benefits:

  • Annual off-site retreat
  • Remote and office options
  • 18 days of PTO in year one
  • Health insurance benefits including a 75% employer contribution
  • 401(k) plan matched up to 4% 
  • Annual bonus structure

This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonuses, major medical benefits, paid vacation accrual, retirement, and ongoing professional development. 

And diversity matters, so we encourage women, LGBTQ+, and candidates of color to apply.

Interested? Send your resume to hr@thespearsgroup.com.

Website Developer

The Spears Group is a full-service advertising agency, that also owns a number of experiential products,  headquartered in New Orleans, LA, with offices in Houston, TX. Our firm specializes in multicultural and cause-related marketing and communications. We build and execute strategies that build lasting relationships and improve society. Over the years, we have won over 150 coveted industry awards from the American Advertising Federation, Public Relations Society of America, American Marketing Association, and a host of others while working with marquee brands.

We’re looking for a mid-level website developer who can help to elevate the agency’s capabilities. This role would be essential in building, maintaining, and growing our digital development as well as being our in-house expert in all things web related. This role includes a combination of both front-end and back-end responsibilities, from developing new digital experiences that attract, engage, and convert visitors on multiple WordPress-based websites, to managing CMS updates and back-end infrastructures. You’ll partner with our design team to drive world-class UX/UI and ensure the websites are technically sound, optimized, and successful in helping clients achieve their goals and KPIs. This role also includes ongoing WordPress maintenance and help desk support – including plugin and theme updates, content edits, and technical troubleshooting.

Reports to: Senior Vice President of Client Services

Your strengths:

  • Front and back-end experience building and managing WordPress and Joomla CMS sites
  • Experience developing custom WordPress themes and integrating plugins
  • Experience using premium front-end builders (YooTheme)
  • Solid understanding of usability, responsive design, testing, and technical SEO
  • Strong understanding of performance optimization best practices and tools
  • Proficient using HTML/CSS/Javascript/PHP/MySQL
  • Experience with Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, and other data analytics tools
  • Proven track record of understanding goals and requirements and delivering solutions
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and manage various projects based on changing business requirements

What you’ll do:

  • Help influence UX/UI design and website functionality for new and existing digital properties
  • Build new WordPress sites using custom post-types and native development 
  • Maintain, update, and improve multiple WordPress and Joomla sites using YooTheme
  • Participate in digital project onboarding, including estimation and functionality scoping
  • Server and web hosting oversight, capacity and traffic management, technical support, upgrades for back-end platforms, and optimization
  • Collaborate with our creative leads to develop website designs and page components that provide amazing web experiences
  • Build responsive, optimized pages in HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP
  • Continually update and monitor client CMS plugins and upgrades
  • Manage integrations and APIs
  • Recommend and implement technical SEO updates
  • Research and provide insights into digital best practices, security, and new technologies
  • Review and respond to operational issues, escalating as necessary

Desired Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or similar degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with modern front-end UI frameworks
  • YooTheme front-end builder or similar experience
  • Basic knowledge of graphical tools, such as Photoshop and Illustrator, to crop, resize, and perform small adjustments to assets
  • Experience with Agile development process

Experience:

Preferred: 3+ years of WordPress development experience building small to medium websites, managing back-end platforms, and proficient in CSS

Perks and Benefits:

  • Annual off-site retreat
  • 50/50 work from home policy 
  • 18 days of PTO in year one
  • Health insurance benefits including a 75% employer contribution
  • 401(k) plan matched up to 4% 
  • Annual bonus structure

Spears Group embraces diversity as a core value. Women, LGBTQ+ and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates please send portfolio and resumes to hr@thespearsgroup.com.

Account Coordinator

Can you help? We’re looking for an Account Coordinator to help our Account Services team implement marketing plans for our clients.

We’re looking for someone who is ready to dive in head first in strategic planning, communication, and organization to keep our clients looking good. Are you forward-thinking? A planner?

How’s your communication? (Now’s a great time to show it off.) Why’s it important to be able to let clients know what’s up, and also be able to keep the internal team up to speed?

Are you organized? Can you keep track of multiple projects at once? Keeping all the plates spinning is crucial – and there are a lot of plates!

Would your past coworkers call you a team player? We’re a small agency, and nobody has time to say “that’s not my job.”

The stuff you’ll do:

  • Support the account team across multiple clients and projects
  • Help manage client project deadlines and build schedules
  • Own ongoing client research and competitive analysis
  • Work to understand each client’s brand inside and out
  • Manage internal time, deadlines, and deliverables
  • Be proactive and make sure things are moving forward
  • Help support new business efforts
  • Take great notes

Now, the stuff you’re looking for: This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonuses, major medical benefits, paid vacation accrual, retirement, and ongoing professional development.

And diversity matters, so we encourage women, LGBTQ+, and candidates of color to apply.

Interested? Send your resume to hr@thespearsgroup.com

Executive Assistant

Are you the one? The one who pulls everything together – who everyone always depends on to make sure the plan goes right? Do people feel like you’ve always got life under control (even if you don’t always feel that way!)?

Wow us. Tell us the stories about how you saved the day. This is the place to brag. We’re listening.

Because we’ll need you to handle a lot:

  • Manage meetings, travel, special events for the agency.
  • Maintain the President & CEO’s schedule, track billable hours, and provide admin support to the leadership team as necessary. Run errands, sometimes. 
  • Write correspondence and communicate on the President & CEO’s behalf.
  • Keep the office running day-to-day.
  • Handle the mail. We still get plenty!
  • Take great notes in meetings.
  • Be responsive to emails/texts/phone calls.

Exercise good judgment in screening phone calls, taking accurate messages, and forwarding requests to the appropriate team members.

Speaking of judgment, you’ll also need to exercise it around confidential info, so it’s doubly important.

It’s fast-paced. It’s fun. We do great work. If that’s what you’re into, let’s work together.

We believe in diversity as a foundational piece of our business, so we encourage women, LGBTQ+, and candidates of color to apply!

And as for the stuff that’s important to you: This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonuses, significant medical benefits, paid vacation accrual, retirement, and ongoing professional development.

Want to do this? Interested candidates should submit their resume AND Salary Requirements via e-mail to hr@thespearsgroup.com

Director of Federal Business Development

The Spears Group is an award-winning, 8a certified, full-service advertising agency. We believe deeply in culture, and our people, are our greatest assets.

The company received our federal 8a designation in October of 2020. We are currently looking for a dynamic business development professional with substantial experience and a proven track record in federal government contracting and business development. The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Previous experience leading business development efforts for a professional services firm transacting business with the federal government
  • Previous experience working inside the federal government in leadership or contracting capacity
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of government procurement processes, procedures, etc. 
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the various procurement vehicles the federal government utilizes
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of federal procurement sites and tools, including FedBizOpps, Beta.Sam.gov, and others
  • Deep experience in writing proposals
  • Substantial experience developing responses to requests for proposals, sources sought, requests for qualifications, etc.

We offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonuses, major medical benefits, paid vacation accrual, retirement, and ongoing professional development.

Diversity is at the core of our company, we encourage women, LGBTQ+, and candidates of color to apply.

Interested candidates should email their resume, portfolio, and supporting materials to substantiate their qualifications to hr@thespearsgroup.com.

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    Our goal is to amplify your superpowers and create an open, diverse working environment that drives award-winning client work, builds long-term careers, and keeps you laughing.

Nick Payne
Senior Vice President of Client Services

Spears Group

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New Orleans, LA
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Houston, TX
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