Job opening: Front-End Developer / Designer

c308 in Boise is looking for a Front-End Developer/Designer. Is it you? Details about the job from their website:

Looking for a front-end designer/developer with a strong work ethic. At least 3 years experience.

Will be asked to design and develop websites (and accompanying content management systems, if applicable). Familiarity with php/MySQL and Expression Engine is desired. Ideally, applicants will have above average understanding of UX, marketing, and front-end best practices/latest trends.

Must be proficient in:

  • CSS
  • HTML5
  • JQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • Mobile-first/ Responsive design
  • Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop

Must be able to collaborate. Should be comfortable working with clients — both in new business pitches or regular web maintenance concerns.

Work environment best accommodates highly driven personalities, with a relaxed hierarchy where individuals are expected to keep track of and meet their deadlines with little supervision.

To inquire, send information to jobs@c308.com. Please attach resume, cover letter, and/or portfolio.

Ernie Monroe calls it a career

Ernie Monroe, a fixture in the marketing and advertising industry for the past four decades, is now kicking his cowboy boots up in retirement.

Last week, Ernie officially retired from DaviesMoore, where he’s spent the last seven years, following the merger of Davies Rourke and MMG into DaviesMoore.

Before joining Davies Rourke in 1994, Ernie spent 15 years in advertising business in the Midwest, where he created and produced campaigns for national and regional consumer and business-to-business products, including food, beverage, financial services, and hospitality.

In his blog post about Ernie’s retirement, Edward Moore wrote:

…But, eight years ago, I got the opportunity to work with Ernie. I discovered something about what was inside the large artist in cowboy boots I’d met years earlier.  It turns out, Ernie is a sweetheart.

I’ve learned this through late night, heart-to-heart talks about the industry. I’ve learned this by watching his desire to do good work. I’ve learned this watching him take younger designers, illustrators, and creative directors (some who were technically his boss) under his wing to impart knowledge and advice that can only be gained through years of the hard knocks in this business. I’ve learned this by watching him dance with Mary and by listening to Mary talk about her husband. I’ve learned this by watching his eyes as he talks about his son, Ted.

Ernie is blunt, but speaks the truth. He is wickedly talented with a pencil in his hand, yet unafraid to learn the ways of the mouse. Ernie has cheated death and found true love.  He has driven fast, taken lots of chances and made a career out of what he loves. Ernie has made an impact on me and our business.

We’ll miss him around here. Congrats on your retirement.

Also, a few weeks earlier, the crew at DaviesMoore gathered to hear stories from Ernie and advice accumulated throughout his career:

Enjoy your retirement, Ernie. You’ve earned it.

Job opening: Senior Writer

Oliver Russell in Boise is looking to add a Senior Writer to their team. From the job listing on their website:

We’re on the hunt for a senior writer with 10+ years experience.

You’ll be working with clients that have a product, service, or business model that benefits society. We’re looking for someone with a desire to change world through social or environmental impact and has demonstrated this commitment in her or his life.

Versatility is a must. You will sharpen your pencil on writing everything from email subject lines to copy editing to product naming to campaign concepts.

Positive attitude and a healthy, not unruly, ego required. You’ll be working in a team environment. Not all the work will be glorious. Some of it requires day-to-day workmanship and commitment to craft. Other times, you’ll be seeking the sublime.

You should be comfortable meeting tight deadlines and prioritizing a varied workload in a fast-paced, sometimes unpredictable, and demanding environment.  Strong experience with online writing techniques and best practices is a plus. 

In other words, they’re looking for “an ass-kicking, well rounded, experienced writer who wants to work for a socially responsible company committed to making a social impact.”

Check  out the job description on their site for more information and how to apply.

New hires at CLM

Jessica Holmes has joined CLM Marketing & Advertising as Senior Copywriter, according to a recent post on Facebook and her LinkedIn profile. She was previously a freelance copywriter, working with a variety of clients — both directly and through agencies — and the co-founder of Story Story Night.

Two other recent additions to CLM are Heidi Kelly as a Senior Account Executive, and Sean Luster as a summer intern.

Heidi was previously Creative Director, Corporate Communications at POWER Engineers, where she directed the strategy and development of both print and digital communications. Prior to that, she was an interactive producer at Oliver Russell. She began her career on the client side at Albertsons, where she directed digital strategy and brand development enterprise-wide, including a corporate website redesign.

Sean is pursuing an MBA from Boise State University, and will be “spending his summer working hours doing research projects and getting hands-on marketing experience.”

Congratulations to all.