Andy Van Wagoner

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  • Marketing Strategist

    WildWorks is in need of an experienced Integrated Marketing Strategist to oversee and implement all Animal Jam media. Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Integrated Marketing Strategist will work with members of the marketing and analytics team to develop, implement, and track all marketing campaigns for Animal Jam.

     

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    • Develop and execute a cohesive integrated marketing strategy to cost effectively grow traffic and customer acquisition via digital, TV, print and other advertising channels
    • Develop and implement digital customer retention plans that abide by COPPA requirements
    • Lead development and implementation of all media, including ongoing optimizations and revisions
    • Work with external vendors to plan, purchase and optimize media
    • Deliver creative specifications and manage quality assurance
    • Maintain media budgets and media spend summaries
    • Deliver monthly marketing performance reports
    • Write POVs as needed and evaluate new media opportunities

     

    Skill and Experience Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
    • 3+ years of experience in online marketing with bottom line responsibility for ROI
    • Experience managing direct response customer acquisition marketing programs. In particular, experience with SEM, display advertising, mobile and social media marketing.
    • Excellent written/verbal, time management and quantitative/analytical skills required
    • Strong strategic thinking combined with great execution
    • Passion for gaining customer insights and translating insights into effective marketing programs

     

    >>> APPLY HERE <<<


  • Illustrator

    Wildworks is in need of an Illustrator to assist in creating collateral for both our advertising and licensing needs. Projects vary and must be completed in Adobe Illustrator. Reporting to the Marketing Project Manager, the Illustrator will work with various members of the marketing team, marketing contractors, and on occasion, other teams within the WildWorks studio. A successful Illustrator will have a keen understanding of children’s media, be able to adapt to the existing brand guidelines, and work within a team environment.

     

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    • Work with marketing and licensing team to develop compelling vector illustrations for Animal Jam property and spin-off properties
    • Abide by Animal Jam style guide and visual identity
    • Develop creative from specs provided by Creative Director and Art Director

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Minimum 3 years of full-time illustration experience or long-term experience as an established freelancer
    • Portfolio that shows range, versatility, and talent in creating art for established properties
    • Great communication skills and proven ability to work collaboratively with creative and marketing teams
    • High comfort level working on a wide range of projects
    • Experience in problem-solving and changing creative direction on the fly, with excellent results
    • Dexterity and flexibility in handling multiple projects and priorities
    • Adaptable to quick turnarounds and multiple deadlines
    • Experience and comfort with feedback and revisions when necessary
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Highly proficient in Adobe’s Creative Suite
    • Start-up and/or gaming experience is preferred

     

    >>> APPLY HERE <<<


  • Graphic Designer

    Wildworks is in need of a graphic designer to assist in creating collateral for both our advertising and licensing needs. Projects vary and must be completed in Adobe CC. Reporting to the Marketing Project Manager, the graphic designer will work with various members of the marketing team, marketing contractors, and on occasion, other teams within the WildWorks studio. A successful graphic designer will have a keen understanding of children’s media and branding, be able to adapt to the existing brand guidelines, and work within a team environment.

     

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    • Work with marketing and licensing team to develop compelling advertisements and collateral
    • Abide by Animal Jam style guide and visual identity
    • Develop creative from specs provided by VP of Marketing and other departments in the studio

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Minimum 3 years of full-time graphic design experience - must have experience in both online and offline production
    • Portfolio that shows range, versatility, and talent in creating assets for established properties
    • Great communication skills and proven ability to work collaboratively with creative and marketing teams
    • High comfort level working on a wide range of projects
    • Experience in problem-solving and changing creative direction on the fly, with excellent results
    • Dexterity and flexibility in handling multiple projects and priorities
    • Adaptable to quick turnarounds and multiple deadlines
    • Experience and comfort with feedback and revisions when necessary
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Highly proficient in Adobe’s Creative Suite
    • Start-up and/or gaming experience is preferred

     

    >>> APPLY HERE <<<


  • Web Developer

    Wildworks has an excellent opportunity for a Web Application Developer to help create and maintain our existing technology platform, website, and accompanying back-end administration portal. You will be working with a number of technologies and languages and must be demonstratively experienced in building scalable distributed web apps using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Ruby, Rails, MySQL. Opportunities to grow and improve your skillset await. Preference will be given to individuals who are enthusiastic about TDD, Git flow, Angular 2, and Agile Methodology.

     

    DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

    • Build and maintain our existing application platform and services
    • Develop applications using Ruby on Rails and other open-source platforms and technologies
    • Collaborate with different teams to successfully build and publish websites
    • Ability to work independently as well as leveraging the contributions of others
    • Use source code management to track changes, create branches, and merge patches between stable and release branches
    • Participate in all stages of software development -from early brainstorming to coding and bug fixing
    • Write excellent code and associated tests

     

    Qualifications

    • 3+ years of experience with Ruby, Java, or Node.js
    • 3+ years of experience with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
    • 2+ years of experience with Angular/React or comparable framework

     

    >>> APPLY HERE <<<