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Account Manager

McKim.Sherpa is a fully integrated, full-service advertising agency that works with major clients locally, across Canada, and around the world.  

Recognized and awarded internationally for our work, McKim.Sherpa’s expertise includes advertising, branding, strategy, digital marketing, media placement, social, web development and PR. 

We are looking to hire an experienced Account Manager to become part of our growing, dynamic, and creative environment. As the ideal candidate, you will display exceptional customer service skills and a strong sense of business acumen. You will also have experience leading the process of creating effective marketing programs in multiple media, as well as proven project management abilities. 

Typically managing a client portfolio of accounts, you will work closely with industry-leading strategic, creative, digital and web development teams to develop innovative campaigns for a broad range of clients.   

Your primary role will be to assist clients in identifying their needs, and then, in collaboration with agency teams, implementing and executing strategies and tactics specific to client assignments to achieve results. 

Responsibilities

  • Foster strong relationships with agency clients that result in ongoing revenue growth 
  • Manage client projects from inception to completion 
  • Participate in the development of strategic plans, new business proposals and presentations 
  • Collaborate with the agency’s creative, digital, strategic, web development and media departments to fulfil client engagement objectives 

Qualifications

  • Proven track record working within a full-service advertising agency
  • A marketing/business degree from a recognized post-secondary institution or a combination of education and experience 
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills and proven written and oral communication abilities 
  • A high degree of business acumen 
  • Understanding of the advertising process and related disciplines 
  • Experience working on campaigns that involve a broad range of media 
  • Demonstrated success working as a leader of teams and working with mid to senior level executives 

For more information or to submit your CV please reach out to Jesse Cringan at Jesse.Cringan@mckimcg.ca  
Due to the number of applications received, only applications who are selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Senior Motion Graphic Designer

Two of Canada’s leading digital and creative marketing agencies, McKim and Sherpa, have joined forces. And now we’re looking far and wide to find great minds who want to join the momentum.

A bit about us: McKim.Sherpa works with some of the farthest-reaching brands in the country. We enjoy collaboration. We emphasize envelope-pushing. And we ensure progress by our team and for our clients.

A bit about you: Sheesh. You’re one of the best. You have an open mind and positive vibe. And you want fulfilling work, mutual respect from colleagues and leaders, and fresh opportunities.

We’re excited for our future because we work hard to make every project and every day better than the one before. So, the questions is: do you want to do the same?

Job Summary and Scope

Reporting to the Art Creative Director, you will work collaboratively with other members of the McKim.Sherpa team to create and deliver complex graphics, animation, and live video content for a diverse array of media, including smartphones, handheld electronic devices, the web and television, among others, from conceptualization to storyboard and editing.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Develop, test, document, and deploy high performance creative that drives ROI for McKim.Sherpa clients using a variety of tools and techniques
  • Ability to tell stories through creative execution of graphic design, video and illustration
  • Build animatics and storyboards
  • Collaborate with art directors on conceptualizing and ensuring brand consistency
  • Edit music, SFX and VOs to work with visuals, with precise timing
  • Work independently
  • Ensure projects meets company standards and client goals
  • Deliver tasks within given deadlines and budgets

Required Competencies

  • Strong typography skills
  • Great portfolio of work
  • Creativity
  • Excellent communication, time management, troubleshooting, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Diligence and commitment to quality assurance and self-assessment of your own work

Technical Requirements

  • Adobe Creative Suite – Premiere, After Effects, Animate, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Cinema 4D, Maya, Blender
  • Publish/code HTML5 animations
  • Understanding of special effects, 3D and compositing
  • Windows 10
  • MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Bonus Skills

  • Illustration
  • Lightroom
  • InDesign
  • HTML, CSS, Wordpress

Job Qualifications
Education, Skills and Experience

  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in graphic design/digital media
  • 5 – 7 years experience
  • Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment
  • Ability to work under pressure, and quickly assimilate large quantities of information
  • Detail-oriented
  • An optimistic attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and team skills
  • A thorough understanding of the creative process

Etc.

  • McKim.Sherpa is a growing company. As with growing companies, employees are expected to help fill any gaps in work as each person’s capabilities allow
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment. We have a vaccination policy for employees, vendors and visitors
  • In the spirit of Reconciliation, our staff have undergone training
  • We care about the environment and believe in climate change. Sustainability and best practices for our planet are in place at our workplace. We are proud to support and champion our many clients who are doing great things for us all

Please submit your CV as a PDF to jcampbell@sherpamarketing.ca
Due to the number of applications received, only applications who are selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Art Director/Senior Designer

Two of Canada’s leading digital and creative marketing agencies have joined forces. And now we’re looking far and wide to find great minds who want to be in the middle of the momentum.

A bit about us: Our agency works with some of the farthest-reaching brands in the country. We enjoy collaboration. We emphasize envelope pushing. And we ensure progress, for both our team and our clients.

A bit about you: You’re one of the best. You want fulfilment from what you work on, mutual respect from who you work with, and everyday opportunity from where you work. And it all starts with your open mind and positive vibe.

  • You have 7+ years of advertising experience working as a graphic designer at an agency, as well as a post-secondary diploma/degree in graphic design
  • You’re creative, a communicator, troubleshooter, analytical, and have great time management and interpersonal skills
  • You’re familiar working as part of an art director/writer team but are also self-driven and can work independently
  • You bring a great portfolio of campaign work
  • You are adept at translating a brief into brilliant advertising concepts and can execute from start to finish always considering next steps
  • You work within budgets and deadlines and can juggle several
    tasks at once.
  • You have a strong competency in Adobe Creative Suite, but get bonus points for having diverse skill sets
  • You thrive under pressure and in an environment that is constantly changing

This is a Senior position, requiring experience working in an agency environment. Reporting to the Creative Director, the Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer will also work collaboratively with other members of the McKim.Sherpa team taking part in brainstorms, creative development and the production process. The Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer will have many projects under their belt, and will have strong leadership skills.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please email your resume to Jaime Campbell-Cushnie, jcampbell@sherpamarketing.ca by April 30, 2022. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those individuals who best meet our qualifications will be contacted.