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FRENCH | WEST | VAUGHAN

WHY FRENCH | WEST | VAUGHAN?

  • Fascinating work for clients ranging from large national brands to small growing startups.
  • A team of creative and passionate brand marketers.
  • Competitive compensation, including a complete benefits package.
  • Opportunity for professional development and career advancement.
  • A culture of continuous improvement.

Account Supervisor

French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV) is seeking an experienced public relations and social media associate. The right candidate will oversee accounts and supporting team members; develop and manage strategic public relations and social media programs; pitch national, regional and local media outlets; serve as the day-to-day contact for agency clients. Candidates should have five to eight years of relevant experience, with preference shown to candidates with agency experience and creative and digital project management skills.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead role in executing public relations and integrated marketing plans to achieve client goals 
  • Manage and mentor junior level team members
  • Communicate with clients on a daily basis and provide ongoing strategic counsel
  • Develop and manage schedules for multiple clients and deliverables including creative, social and digital projects
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing and editing communications
  • Create press releases, pitches, and other communication materials
  • Utilize and leverage online technologies, especially social media

Specific Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in public relations, journalism, marketing or related field
  • Five to eight years of public relations or social media experience (agency experience is strongly preferred, but not required)
  • Strong writing skills
  • Proficiency with online medium including social media
  • Experience with direct client relations/​communications
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Recruiter/​HR Manager

French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV), one of the nation’s leading integrated marketing agencies, is seeking an HR Manager to further develop its talent recruitment and evaluation/​selection process. FWV is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Job responsibilities would include: 

  • Planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices with a focus on talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing and training and development.
  • Establishing a recruiting, testing, and interviewing program; counseling managers on candidate selection; conducting and analyzing exit interviews; and recommending changes.
  • Updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.
  • Building applicant sources by researching and contacting community services, and colleges, providing agency information, opportunities, and benefits; and maintaining rapport.
  • Attracting applicants by placing job advertisements and using newsgroups and job sites.
  • Determining applicant qualifications by interviewing applicants, analyzing responses, verifying references, and comparing qualifications to job requirements.
  • Ensuring planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results by training managers to coach employees; scheduling management conferences with employees; hearing and resolving employee grievances; and counseling employees and supervisors.
  • Supporting management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions; analyzing information and applications. 
  • Guiding management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values. 
  • Complying with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions. 
  • Enforcing management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures.
  • Enhancing department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. 
  • Updating job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.

Skills/​Qualifications

Human Resources Management, Hiring, Promoting Process Improvement, Building Relationships, Organizational Astuteness, People Skills, Retaining Employees, Benefits Administration, Recruiting and Interviewing Skills, Phone and Online Meeting Platform skills, Support of Workplace Diversity, Familiarity with Relevant Employment Law

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university or similar work experience required
  • 5+ years of experience in progressively responsible Human Resource roles
  • 3+ years of experience in Labor Relations and Employee Relations
  • 3+ years of experience in a supervisory role
  • PHR/SPHR certification a plus
  • Marketing or communications industry experience would be welcomed, but is not required
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Content Strategist

French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV), one of the nation’s leading integrated marketing agencies, is seeking a Content Strategist to lead and execute the strategic development of brand content for the agency, which encompasses some of the most recognized brands worldwide. Working collaboratively with Account Management, Creative and Social Media teams, you will leverage brand/​client category, competitor and audience insights along with marketing trends and insights to craft content strategies that will deliver upon brand/​client goals and work to help brands/​clients break through their respective category clutter in memorable ways. 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a connector between account, creative and social media teams to guide and lead the strategic development of content plans, ensuring the various touchpoints of such content plans and subsequent execution, deliver upon the core strategy, and the brand’s/client’s marketing and business goals 
  • Guide brands/​clients in identifying and articulating their content strategy, and ultimately crafting the core content platform and associated messaging
  • Lead the development of content activation from inception to execution 
  • Research, identify and bring to light inspiring insights, briefs and narratives for internal teams and clients 
  • Lead ongoing category, competitive, consumer/​target audience and industry analysis 
  • Facilitate and direct brainstorming sessions in collaboration with creative, social/​influencer, digital and account management teams 
  • Guide content strategy and brand positioning/​concept testing via primary, secondary and audience qualitative and quantitative research to determine potential impact 

Desired skills and experience: 

  • 5+ years of experience in strategic content planning in an agency environment 
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, Public Relations, Advertising or Marketing or related field 
  • Experience presenting to and directly supporting senior level clients 
  • Passionate, curious and enthusiastic about consumer behavior, marketing industry trends, research, branding and strategy 
  • Excellent persuasive writing skills, crafting compelling messaging and clear and relevant call to actions 
  • Experience leading brainstorming sessions and leveraging data to inform strategic decisions 
  • Deep knowledge of digital channels and consumer interaction within such channels 
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French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV), one of the nation’s leading integrated marketing agencies, is seeking a Paid Media Manager to lead media planning and buying on behalf of agency clients to drive towards their goals and objectives. In this role, you will join a paid media team that plans and buys across digital and traditional channels, while working against measurement plans to assess impact and uncover insights. The paid media manager is expected to stay on top of current and forward-thinking trends, in new distribution channels, consumer privacy policy, as well as client-specific industries. 

This position is a client-facing role, which requires flexibility, organization, strong time management skills, presentation skills, attention to detail, commitment to deadlines, negotiation prowess, analytical and self-learning skills, and the ability to lead. We are very focused on driving our client’s success, and for that reason develop custom solutions for their needs. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Creation and implementation of paid media strategies using a variety of tactics, which may include digital, traditional, out-of-home, and analytics tactics 
  • Act as paid media lead on multiple accounts, leading planning and buying
  • Develop paid media plans that cover multiple channels including traditional, out-of-home, digital (CPC, CPM, CPL etc.) 
  • Develop measurement plans and KPIs, including plans for website tracking (pixels, UTM codes etc.), conversion tracking and lead reporting process
  • Building and managing client and partner relationships
  • Mentoring internal teams on paid media trends and tactics
  • Present plans and presentations to clients and stakeholders
  • Build out plans, track and reconcile plans in agency ERP system
  • Oversee internal and external partners, vendors and resources to meet deliverables
  • Act as the in-house paid media subject matter expert staying on top of trends and best practices

Required Skills, Background and Education

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is highly motivated and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrated client services/​account management experience; ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Demonstrated experience planning cross-channel
  • Experience in digital/​programmatic planning and buying
  • A positive personality and willingness to contribute in a team setting
  • Identify and articulate client needs, and build and maintain client relationships
  • Excellent organization and time management skills as well as verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel / Google Sheets
  • Experience with Google Tag Manager or other tag management platforms
  • Strong understanding of paid media channels, tactics and analytics
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to analyze performance data and develop recommendations for marketing programs across multiple channels 
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 – 5+ years of experience in media planning and campaign/​program execution
  • Travel and tourism experience is a plus
  • Google Analytics experience (5 years)
  • Experience with media planning and buying tools including: Strata, Google Marketing Platform including DoubleClick, Advantage
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Account Executive

French | West | Vaughan is seeking an experienced, integrated marketing account executive. The right candidate will support a range of integrated accounts involving public relations, creative projects, advertising/​digital media, social media community management/​content creation and website project management. Candidates should have 2 – 4 years of marketing/​public relations experience, with preference shown to candidates with agency and project management experience.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead role in executing integrated marketing plans and strongly supporting project management activities
  • Project management and trafficking of initiatives with agency’s advertising and creative departments
  • Project management of client website projects, primarily new site builds (coordinating content, design and copywriting workflow)
  • Manage client social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more
  • Create and maintain social media content calendars
  • Ideate and write email marketing content
  • Develop press releases, pitches and other materials such as backgrounders, fact sheets, etc. for media distribution
  • Pitch national, regional, local and trade outlets on behalf of a range of clients
  • Compile and maintain strategic, targeted media lists
  • Monitor and report on media coverage
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing and editing communications
  • Develop schedules and comprehensive reports for multiple clients and deliverables

Specific Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in public relations, communications, marketing or related field
  • 2 – 4 years of marketing/​public relations experience (agency experience strongly preferred, but not required)
  • Very proficient with online channels including social media community management
  • Very proficient in project management involving creative, advertising and web projects
  • Attention to detail and strong organization skills
  • Strong communication, writing and editing skills
  • Strong media relations experience
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REACH OUT

Are you interested in joining French West Vaughan but don’t see a match for your expertise with any of our current opportunities? Don’t worry! We are always looking for top talent, especially with industry experience. Apply to this position and we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities. A member of our Human Resources team will review your resume and contact you immediately if an opportunity arises.

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INTERNSHIPS

We are seeking a diverse group of bright and eager students to join our agency and experience the fast-paced environment of an award-winning Marketing & PR agency. Interested candidates should apply with an updated resume, writing samples and design work, if applicable. We are currently accepting applications for the following internships:

Public Relations Intern(s):

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Aid in the development of ideas in support of public relations, advertising and marketing initiatives for clients (conduct research, brainstorm ideas, etc.)
  • Draft press materials (press releases, media alerts, pitches, etc.)
  • Build and maintain media lists and conduct media outreach
  • Strong writing, speaking, research and creative thinking skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
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Social Media Intern(s):

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Draft/​Research social media content and strategies
  • Execute, monitor and report on social media campaigns
  • Perform research on digital trends for current and potential clients
  • Strong writing, speaking, research and creative thinking skills
  • Social media savvy
  • Knowledge of social media planning/​reporting tools
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Creative Intern(s):

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Concept engaging graphic communications for print and web
  • Design logos, posters, social graphics, websites and other marketing materials
  • Provide research on creative projects and trends

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent time management skills
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