Jobs and Talent

For the long-time readers of Idaho Ad Agencies, you may remember that there used to be a page inside the Jobs and Talent section of the site that listed a variety of folks who were either looking for jobs, available for freelance work, or in other similar situations.

Unfortunately, that section was neglected for far too long, and much of it was outdated at best.

I’m wondering, however, if there’s enough interest in resurrecting that part of the site again, either in its original format or as something different. I’m still a fan of having an area where those who are looking for work or talent can find each other.

Thoughts? Leave a comment and let me know.

Job Opening: Media Buyer/Coordinator

CLM Marketing & Advertising in Boise has an opening for an entry-level Media Buyer/Coordinator.

From the job description — also available on their website:

CLM Marketing & Advertising, located in the historical Boise Fire Station, is looking for a media team member to take on a variety of functions within our media team. Some of the roles the ideal candidate will provide include:

  • Jr. Media Buyer
  • Media Traffic Coordinator
  • Social Media Implementer
  • Research Assistant

Ideal candidate will be an analytical thinker that uses a combination of data analysis and common sense to negotiate and implement media buys that deliver results. The candidate must be detail-oriented to effectively perform media buying and traffic responsibilities ensuring accuracy and accountability for millions of media dollars. The candidates should be excited to learn and share new ideas in an ever-changing media landscape. The candidate must be a good communicator with the ability to juggle various forms of relationships internally, with media partners, and with clients.

For more information and how to apply, see the full job listing on their website.

New hire at Hanna & Associates

Hanna & Associates in Coeur d’Alene has added Ian Shea to their staff.

Ian was most recently at 14Four in Spokane, Washington, and joins Hanna & Associates as a web developer. He has worked on interactive campaigns for clients such as Harley Davidson, the NFL, Slim Jim, McDonald’s and the Department of Homeland Security. Ian is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a BA in graphic communication.

Congratulations Ian.

Editor’s note: This was originally written as a “new hires” (plural) post, but after a quick spin through LinkedIn, it appears that the second one was a short-lived stint an Hanna.

Job Opening: Art Director

Mitchell + Palmer is at it again. This time they’re looking for an Art Director to join their team, with 4+ years of agency experience. From their job listing:


  • 4+ years of agency art direction experience

  • Have BIG IDEAS after weeks of careful consideration or in only 2-minutes

  • Produce original creative work of a consistently great standard

  • Have the chops to inspire the creative team to do the best work they’ve ever done

  • Confidently present creative work in new business pitches and in client meetings

  • Encourage a positive and stimulating working environment

  • Don’t be an asshole or a prima donna

Full details about the job, and how to apply, can be found either on Monster or Craigslist.

Client-side job opening: Creative Services Manager

Update: We got word recently that this position has been filled.

Blue Cross of Idaho has an opening for a Creative Services Manager. From the job listing posted on the Idaho Ad Agencies job board:

To determine the best ways for BCI to visually represent the companys identity online, in print, on posters and in all graphic executions, involving development of high-level concepts for design projects. Work with internal and external clients, pitching designs, and understanding client needs. Recruit and manage third party design firms and internal design resources.

Ability to:
Storyboard or translate ideas to designers and develop innovative motion graphics solutions
Lead projects from concept to completion. Apply best practices in user interface and interactive design, including image optimization and site mapping
Make evaluative judgments
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Train and provide lead responsibilities to more junior employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments

In reading through the job description – and between the lines a bit – this position appears to be part account manager, part project manager, and a hint of creative director all lumped into one nebulous job.

Full details about the position and how to apply are available here.