Job openings at Oliver Russell

Oliver Russell in Boise has a handful of openings at the moment, including:

Producer

We’re looking to hire a purpose-oriented all-star to complement and strengthen our team as we grow our roster of clients that currently stretches from Silicon Valley to Singapore to the Smithsonian. We’re on the hunt for a Producer to join our team and to provide a necessary conduit between the account group and the rest of the agency. Along with having a passion for all things creative, we expect you to have an outgoing, motivated personality and be willing to bring your unique style to the table.

Your primary responsibilities:

  • Guiding projects from initial client conversations through completion and ensuring projects are delivered on time and on budget
  • Managing the day-to-day account relationship with clients
  • Developing and managing production schedules and estimates for client projects
  • Gathering and assembling background information for strategic planning, creative brief development, etc.
  • Helping provide project strategy
  • Providing logistical support for, running, and documenting client meetings and calls
  • Trafficking projects between account and creative teams
  • Proofreading copy and artwork
  • Compiling and relaying client feedback to the creative team
  • Assisting with proposals

Senior Designer / Art Director

You’ll need to be strong in developing a concept and able to implement it as well—we are a small and flat organization. (You should also be comfortable getting dirty on a volunteer project to rebuild trails in the Boise Foothills or helping rearrange furniture to accommodate a speaker’s event in the office. We’re a collaborative place, we work hard, and there’s no job too big or small for anyone.)

Note: We previously wrote about this opening here.

And while not mentioned on the Oliver Russell website, we’ve heard they’re working with a recruiting firm to find a Creative Director.

Job opening: Accounting Specialist

Drake Cooper in Boise has an opening for an Accounting Specialist. From their job listing:

Overachiever seeks same for good times, good pay + hard work.

Drake Cooper is looking for that special someone. Someone who loves spending time with details and has a fondness for Strata and QuickBooks. Long walks on the beach not required.

We need a new Accounting Specialist. Someone who can help us with our AP/AR, client billing, credit card balancing and naturally enjoys getting the details right. If you’ve ever dreamed about how much fun an audit could be, you are exactly who we are looking to spend our future with.

You:

  • Balance media vendor invoices
  • Create client invoices
  • Enter accounts payable
  • Apply payments
  • Balance credit card purchases
  • Process purchase orders
  • Collaborate with the team
  • Plays well with others
  • Solver of problems
  • All about the details

Full details and how to apply can be found here.

2018 Rockie Awards Show

The 2018 Rockie Awards Show was a raucous and rowdy affair as usual, and good times were had all around.

A few notables from Saturday night’s event:

The Silver Medal Award went to Sherie Moody-St. Clair from the Idaho Lottery

Drake Cooper took home Best of Show for their J. A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation work.

Oliver Russell and Scentsy both won at the regional level as well — a Gold regional ADDY for Oliver Russell and a Silver for Scentsy. Oliver Russell’s submission has since been forwarded to the national competition.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Job opening – Senior Designer / Art Director

Oliver Russell in Boise has an opening for a Senior Designer / Art Director. From the job listing on their website:

Here’s the person we’re looking for:

You’re a team-oriented individual with a bent toward strategy and a strong identity skill set, but you should have outstanding design chops across all media, from packaging through digital.

You’ll need to be strong in developing a concept and able to implement it as well—we are a small and flat organization. (You should also be comfortable getting dirty on a volunteer project to rebuild trails in the Boise Foothills or helping rearrange furniture to accommodate a speaker’s event in the office. We’re a collaborative place, we work hard, and there’s no job too big or small for anyone.)

You’ll have a strong desire to change the world and will have demonstrated an active pursuit of social purpose in your career, which could come to life through volunteering, advocacy, past work for social enterprises, or perhaps even something else. Tell us about it!

You must have strong communication and presentation skills. Emphasis on presentation—you will need to present your ideas at the same high level of quality as the work you have created.

You’ll likely have 10+ years professional experience. While an agency or professional services background is preferred, it’s not a must.

Full details about the position and how to apply can be found on Oliver Russell’s website.

Musical chairs

We got word recently of a couple moves affecting shops in the Boise area:

Jason SIieversIn February, Jason Sievers moved from DaviesMoore — where he most recently served as Creative Director — to One Stone, where he’s Creative Director for Two Birds, the student-led creative studio. The move also reunites Sievers with Michael Reagan, who spent 17 years with DaviesMoore prior to joining One Stone.

Dan StoneDan Stone also recently moved from Oliver Russell — where he was Senior Copywriter — to Duft Watterson, in the same capacity. It also reunites Stone with a few of his former Stoltz Marketing Group colleagues, including Ward Duft, Jill Watterson, and Tony Hart.

Boomerang

Back in 2008 we wrote about Jeremy Chase’s departure from Drake Cooper and impending move to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jeremy ChaseSince then, he went on to broaden his experience with the creative agency Struck, and over 10 years honed his travel and tourism chops with clients like the Utah Office of Tourism, Experience Scottsdale, Catalina Island Company, CMH Heli Ski, Ski Utah, Snowbird, and Sundance. He also was a public speaker and presenter at state, regional and national industry events.

Fast-forward to today, and things have come full circle.

Last month, Jeremy returned to where it all began, and rejoined Drake Cooper as VP of Client Services. In his new role he leads the client services team and collaborates with clients to plan work focused on strategy and results.

Fittingly enough, his first day back at Drake Cooper — Groundhog Day.

Welcome home, Jeremy.