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Director of Content Strategy

D Custom, a Dallas-based content marketing agency, is looking for a strategist who can maximize the potential of a great content team combined with our leading B2B and B2C client brands. This is a client-facing leadership position overseeing content marketing initiatives across multiple platforms to drive engagement, leads, sales, and positive customer behavior. The Director of Content Strategy will report to the President of D Custom and be an expert in all things related to high-value content, social media, metrics, and optimization.

Ultimately, the job of the Director of Content Strategy is to think like a publisher/journalist, leading the development of content initiatives in all forms to drive new and current business on behalf of our clients. This includes:

  • Ensuring all content is on-brand; consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice; and optimized for search and user experience for all channels of content, including online, social media, email, mobile, video, print, and in-person.
  • Mapping out a content strategy that supports and extends marketing initiatives, both short- and long-term, determining which methods work for the brand and why. Continuous evolvement of strategy is a must.
  • Developing functional content calendars.
  • Working closely with editors and art directors and supervising a social media team; being an arbiter of best practices in content marketing, social media, messaging, writing, and style.
  • Conducting ongoing usability tests to gauge content effectiveness. Gathering data and handling analytics (or supervising those who do) and making recommendations based on those results.
  • Developing standards, systems, and best practices (both human and technological) for content creation, distribution, maintenance, content retrieval, and content repurposing, including the real-time implementation of content strategies.
  • Leveraging market data to develop content themes/topics and executing a plan to develop the assets that support a point of view and educate customers that leads to critical behavioral metrics.
  • Conducting periodic competitive audits.
  • Ensuring consistent global experience and implementing appropriate localization/translation strategies.

The Director of Content Strategy requires a combination marketing and publishing mindset, with the most important aspect being the ability to think “customer first.” Specific skills required include:

  • Proven editorial skills. Outstanding command of the English language.
  • Training as a print or broadcast journalist and a “nose” for the story. Training in how to tell a story using words, images, or audio, and an understanding of how to create content that draws an audience.
  • Ability to create long-form content and real-time (immediate) content, as well as being well-versed in distribution strategies and tactics.
  • Ability to think like an educator, intuitively understanding what the audience needs to know and how they want to consume it.
  • A passion for new technology tools (aka, using the tools you preach about) and usage of those tools within your own blogs and social media outreach. Social DNA a plus!
  • Ability to be articulate, particularly when explaining the business goal behind the creation of a piece (or series) of content.
  • Incredible people skills.
  • Fluency in web analytics tools, social media marketing applications (HootSuite, Tweetdeck, etc.) and leading social media monitoring platforms (Radian6, etc.).
  • A willingness to embrace change and to adapt strategies on the fly.
  • Great powers of persuasion and presentation (PowerPoint).
  • Experience and Education Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Public Relations, or related communications field. MBA in marketing a plus.
    • 7-10 years of experience as a respected leader in content marketing.
    • Expertise in all major business software applications (Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, etc.).

    Send a cover letter and résumé to Paul Buckley, President, at paul.buckley@dcustom.com. No phone calls, please.

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Front End Developer

DESCRIPTION

We’re looking for a talented front-end developer to join our team at D Magazine, a city magazine publisher with a focus on Dallas living. Our motto is “Making Dallas Even Better” and we believe we can achieve this in our printed publications as well as online with positive user experience that benefit the reader. The front-end web developer is responsible for helping maintain and improve all of D Magazine’s online offerings—the primary focus being enhancements and ongoing maintenance of dmagazine.com, corporate site, and various WordPress blogs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The front-end web developer will be responsible for the requirements gathering, planning, development, collaboration and documentation of web-related projects. Projects can range from full build of micro sites to slight style tweaks based on user-behavior. Will work directly with digital design team to translate flat design comps, wireframes, and prototypes to production-ready interactive interfaces at (near) pixel-perfect resolution. Also not afraid to provide design feedback if necessary. Stay current with latest technology and communicate key elements to team when appropriate.

Some topics being discussed in the past month:

  • mobile ad placement and strategy
  • better integration of event listings within editorial content
  • new and improved corporate site that is easily maintained by sales staff
  • mobile-friendly newsletters
MUST HAVES
  • Strong knowledge of modern Web Standards (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Twitter Bootstrap).
  • Responsive design experience a must
  • Understand both the front and back end of WordPress
  • Experience translating graphical comps (Photoshop/Illustrator) into HTML5/CSS
  • Experience designing for cross-browser compatibility
  • Write clean, well-documented code
  • Support, extend and/or enhance existing code
  • Identify areas that can be automated/improved
  • Strong desire to continue improving skill sets and to stay current on the cutting edge of web development
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understand user behavior and strive to maintain a good experience when developing the front-end/user interface
NICE TO HAVES
  • Experience (2+ years) in either a creative agency or the internal development department of an established company
  • PHP Experience highly desirable
  • An appreciation of music, art, good food, and Dallas as a whole is a plus
  • Fluent in mobile & responsive design & development practices
  • Hands-on experience with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator
  • Additional beneficial past experiences include building mobile applications and familiarity with open source libraries and frameworks.
THE PERKS
  • Small team in an entrepreneurial environment (be heard and have an impact)
  • Scheduling flexibility and remote working opportunities
  • Company sponsored learning opportunities (e.g. resources, conferences, etc.)
  • Casual attire, team lunches, group outings
  • Employee benefits (health/dental/life/disability insurance)

Please send an email with your resume, cover letter to Ricky Ferrer at Ricky.Ferrer@dmagazine.com.

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Multimedia Managing Editor, D Custom

Do you have the skill of a storyteller and the efficiency of an editor on deadline? D Custom, a Dallas-based content agency, is hiring a managing editor to oversee daily multimedia editorial operations.

Join a close-knit team of creative professionals responsible for producing award-winning digital and print content. We’re looking for a seasoned managing editor who is able to:

  • Write and edit with flair and finesse.
  • Edit articles and content all the way from assignment to production. .
  • Copyedit with the tenacity of a true wordsmith. .
  • Manage a mountain of paperwork, deadlines, and meetings. .
  • Collaborate deadlines and workflow with multiple departments. .

This job is an exciting opportunity that merges brand journalism, content marketing, and best editorial practices. The topics covered are as diverse as the job’s duties. Whether it’s petcare or personal finance, our content must be creative, accurate, and strategic. Additionally, the managing editor will be responsible for overseeing fact-checking and quality-control measures.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant editing experience. Excellent client-facing communication skills required. Must be proficient in AP Style, Word, and Adobe InCopy/InDesign.

Send a cover letter and résumé to Amy Robinson at amy.robinson@dcustom.com. No phone calls, please.

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Direct Sales Account Executive

D Magazine Partners is looking for several smart, creative advertising sales people to join our team. Candidates must be self-starters, resourceful and have experience thriving in high pressure, but fun, environments.

SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and execute an outbound lead generation plan to reach sales goals within a specific time frame
  • Manage relationships throughout the entire sales and production cycle, from initial contact through execution of the client campaign
  • Prospect and close advertising contracts
  • Negotiate for favorable rates with clients

REQUIREMENTS, EXPERIENCE, AND SALES ATTRIBUTES OF IDEAL CANDIDATES

  • Bachelor’s degree+ 1-2 years sales experience, preferably in a high pressure sales environment
  • Very strong prospecting skills. Committed to consistent daily selling behaviors including cold-calling
  • Must be able to thrive in an environment with deadlines
  • Must be proficient in Excel, PPT and web-based communication software
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Loyal, honest, high-energy, driven, strong work ethic, good sense of humor

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Very competitive comp plan and uncapped incentive program
  • D Magazine benefits include medical, dental insurance, disability, retirement savings, paid holidays, and personal days.

To apply for this position, email cover letter and you resume to Suzanne.LaForgia@dmagazine.com. Phone calls are encouraged: 214.523.5282

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General Sales

D Magazine Partners is looking for several smart, creative advertising sales people to join our team. Candidates must be self-starters, resourceful and have experience thriving in high pressure, but fun, environments.

SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create new business opportunities through personal selling activities and effective networking
  • Thoroughly qualify new opportunities to determine whether prospects are good potential clients for D Magazine product portfolio
  • Manage relationships throughout the entire sales cycle, from initial contact through execution of the client campaign
  • Develop creative campaigns / proposals that help clients achieve their business objectives
  • Consistently win new business and achieve personal revenue goals
  • Expand and maintain existing client relationships

REQUIREMENTS, EXPERIENCE, AND SALES ATTRIBUTES OF IDEAL CANDIDATES

  • Bachelor’s degree + 3 – 5 years sales experience in a local
  • Very strong prospecting skills. Committed to consistent daily selling behaviors
  • Well-networked in the Dallas marketplace. Should be involved with industry associations and have a strong personal network
  • Ability to get in front of high-level decision makers
  • Consultative selling experience a must
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Experience with and comfort entertaining clients in social setting
  • Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Loyal, honest, high-energy, driven, strong work ethic, good sense of humor

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Very competitive comp plan and uncapped incentive program
  • D Magazine benefits include medical, dental insurance, disability, retirement savings, paid holidays, and personal days.

To apply for this position, email cover letter and you resume to Suzanne.LaForgia@dmagazine.com. Phone calls are encouraged: 214.523.5282

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Web Developer, D Custom

D Custom seeks a hard working, creative, and deadline-driven individual to develop interactive web sites. You should have multiple years experience writing custom (X)HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Expertise writing semantic, modular front-end code using HTML5, CSS3, and W3C coding practices is a must. Understanding of the concepts of progressive enhancement, mobile-first, and future friendly design highly encouraged.

Requirements and Qualifications:

 

  • Minimum of 2 years experience at an interactive agency.
  • Current with web technologies and advanced media solutions, particularly pertaining to the digital media sector.
  • B.A. or B.S. in computer science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of the WordPress platform and the ability to develop custom themes.
  • Familiarity with browser testing and debugging.
  • Understanding of responsive development.
  • Experience with client-side technologies (HTML5, JavaScript/Jquery, CSS).
  • A firm grasp of SEO/SEM best practices.
  • Experience with creating sitemaps and wireframes.
  • Basic understanding of PHP.
  • Willingness to learn latest web technologies.
  • Knowledge of Version Control Systems.
  • Commitment to and experience in standards-based development, including accessibility standards.
  • Effective team player who can also work independently.
  • Effective communication, organizational, and motivational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-departmental and interdisciplinary teams.

 

Applicants should send a link to their github repo, portfolio or related work to Kyle Phelps, Director of Design, at kyle.phelps@dcustom.com . No phone calls please.

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Digital, Multimedia & Animation Designer, D Custom

D Custom, D Magazine's in-house custom content marketing agency, serves clients by developing and distributing branded content through social media, print, and digital media channels. We are looking for a knock-your-socks-off digital/multimedia designer for either full-time contract work, or a full-time position with our agency. Candidates must have experience in creating the overall look and feel of a wide range of interactive communication products using text, data, graphics, sound, animation and other digital and visual effects. This position may work on projects from concept to completion, such as internet sites, videos, commercials, post-production effects, motion graphics, electronic games, online learning materials, interactive touch screen design, web or television assets. 3D rendering expertise is necessity. Must have experience in digital design for websites, iPad/tablet and smartphone apps, online webisodes, display advertising, touch screen kiosks and any other screen-based media.

Requirements

  • Candidates must be based in Dallas, as the position entails working in the office and remotely at times (flexible workplace).
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience with current tools of the trade.
  • Up-to-date equipment to support working remotely or work from home.
  • Committed to creating new business opportunities

 

Technical skills/Technology Examples include:

  • Candidates must be based in Dallas, as the position entails working in the office and remotely at times (flexible workplace).
  • HTML5
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Apple Keynote
  • Prezi
  • PowerPoint
  • Multimedia optimized for web use
  • Interactive design working with programmers

 

Other software/skill examples:

  • Candidates must be based in Dallas, as the position entails working in the office and remotely at times (flexible workplace).
  • Expert-level skills with Maya
  • 3-D Studio Max
  • CAD experience or SolidWorks models
  • Final Cut Studio/Premiere
  • Adobe Shockwave Player
  • Strong knowledge of visual and sound mapping, and/or tools like After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Zbrush
  • Joomla
  • Fireworks
  • CSS
  • ActionScript 3
  • Python

 

To Apply
This position must be able to source templates, combine templates and other visuals, create visual effect, integrate multimedia assets seamlessly, and be able to work well with developers/programmers. Candidates should be able to communicate with team members and clients in the design of digital assets for any purpose and platform, including but not limited to websites, apps, mobile sites, eDMs, and display banners. The right candidate must possess great teaming skills and polished personal presentation suitable for client meetings. Apply only if you are:

  • A highly creative talent
  • Strong with a variety of design software
  • Great at working collaboratively on a team
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Focused on meeting deadlines

Please send your resume Kyle Phelps, director of design, at kyle.phelps@dcustom.com. No phone calls please.

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D Magazine Account Executive

D Magazine Partners is seeking a highly motivated, seasoned Advertising Sales Executive to drive sales revenue and growth for the company.  This is a “hunter” role and provides exceptional players with uncapped earning potential as well as professional development.

Key Account Executive Responsibilities

  • Create new business opportunities through personal selling activities and great networking
  • Thoroughly qualify new opportunities to determine whether prospects are good potential clients for D Magazine
  • Manage relationships throughout the entire sales cycle, from initial contact through execution of the client campaign
  • Develop creative campaigns / proposals that help clients achieve their business objectives
  • Consistently win new business and achieve personal revenue goals
  • Expand and maintain existing client relationships

 

Requirements, Experience, and Sales Attributes of Ideal Candidates

  • Bachelor’s degree + 3 - 5 years sales experience in a B2B environment
  • Very strong prospecting skills. Committed to consistent daily selling behaviors
  • Well-networked in the Dallas marketplace.  Should be involved with industry associations and have a strong personal network
  • Ability to get in front of high-level decision makers
  • Consultative selling experience a must
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Experience with and comfort entertaining clients in social setting
  • Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Loyal, honest, high-energy, driven, strong work ethic, good sense of humor

 

Compensation and Benefits

  • Very competitive comp plan and uncapped incentive program
  • D Magazine benefits include medical, dental insurance, disability, retirement savings, paid holidays, and personal days.

 

To apply for this position, email cover letter and resume to kim.elenez@dmagazine.com.

 

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