Job Opening: Copywriter/Producer

Wirestone has an opening for a Producer-level Copywriter in their Boise office.  From the job description on their website:

Regardless of how you ended up on the business end of a keyboard, as our new Producer-level Copywriter, you’ll be on the front lines of brand-defining opportunities and essential to the day-to-day success of our solutions delivery teams. To be successful, come to the table with a good understanding of current business and marketing challenges, the ability to articulate a wide range of technically driven solutions, as well as the creative mental horsepower to develop concepts and strategy in a collaborative digital agency environment.


We don’t need you to be all things to all people, just be:

  • Fast and fluent in conceptual sell-in rationales, strategic copy guidance and tactical copy elements
  • Comfortable collaborating with design, motion graphics and technical teams to bring ideas to life
  • Able to meaningfully participate in conceptual and strategic brainstorming sessions
  • Skilled in communicating with peers and client contacts to ensure expectations are met
  • Adept at proper application of the client’s brand standards in project-specific situations
  • Confident managing creative and technical resources for projects-providing purpose, motivation and direction to teams of 2 to 5 people

Full details about the position can be found on Wirestone’s website.

Job Opening: Graphic Designer

Recently posted on the Idaho Ad Agencies job board:

Graphic Designer, Oppenheimer Companies/Golbon

Job Summary

The purpose of the PrintSmart Graphic Design Associate is to create and produce marketing materials for internal and external customers that meet or exceed customer expectations and delivered on stated timelines. Materials for divisions of Golbon must be produced within stated budgetary guidelines. Marketing materials for all other customers must be produced within quoted charges to maximize profitability and margins. PrintSmart Graphic Design Associates will be involved in the growth and profitability of PrintSmart through Sales and Marketing initiatives.


The scope of the Graphic Design Associate is to produce visual solutions to the communication needs of internal and external clients, using a mix of creative skills and commercial awareness. Associates require a working knowledge of the latest computer packages and an understanding of material costs and time limits, all of which will impact the final design. All materials for internal division of Golbon must be produced within stated budgetary guidelines. External clients marketing materials must be produced within the quoted charges to maximize profitability and margins. PrintSmart Associates will be involved in the growth and profitability through sales and marketing initiatives.

More details and how to apply can be found in the original job listing.

Friday Find: 1994 Rockies Intro

We came across this classic during a recent stroll through YouTube, produced by North by Northwest for the 1994 Rockie Awards.

From the video’s description:

In 1994, the Idaho Ad Federation asked vendors to produce openings for that year’s Rockies Show. North By Northwest chose “Newspaper”. The piece was shot in one night and was Jeff Noble’s first “day” on the job. It won for Best Intro.

Job Opening: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Journalism/Mass Media

The University of Idaho has an opening for a Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Journalism/Mass Media (Advertising).  From the job description:


The School of Journalism and Mass Media invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor with a specialty of advertising to begin in August 2011.


Teach five or six courses per year; summer teaching is optional at additional pay.  The primary teaching area will be advertising, including Principles of Advertising and other courses.  The position may include advising the School’s NSAC Advertising Competition Team.  The successful candidate will also be qualified to teach Media and Society (the School’s survey course for first-year students) and to develop new courses in Advertising and PR.  All tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop a program of scholarly research or creative activity, to advise undergraduate students, to maintain strong professional contacts, to pursue external funding, and to serve on School, College and University committees.

Full details about the position, qualifications and how to apply can be found on the University of Idaho’s Human Resources website.

The things that happen when we’re not paying attention

For regular readers of the Idaho Ad Agencies blog, you’ve not doubt noticed that updates and new posts have been few and far between.  Or, at the very least, they haven’t kept up with the pace that you’ve come to expect from this site.

Even though that’s been the case as of late, there have still been quite a few things happening in and around the marketing, advertising and communications industry.  Here’s just a sampling:

SOVRN Creative added a new staff member recently.

SOVRN also won a National Silver ADDY Award for their work on Todd Meier’s “Rapture in Six Cantos” Direct Mail, and completed several spots for the “Go On” campaign from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.

Red Sky Public Relations welcomed two new folks to their team in the past month or so.

Both the Boise Advertising Federation and AIGA Idaho look to be ramping up events for the season.  The Magic Valley Advertising Federation is also maintaining an active schedule, and the Eastern Idaho Advertising Federation looks to be picking up as well.

All in all, there’s a lot going on these day, with more yet to come.

Even if some half-rate hack blogger isn’t covering it nearly as much as they should…