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Digital Ads Strategist

OVERVIEW

At Do Big Things, a Digital Ads Strategist develops and implements multi-platform paid media campaigns for a set of clients. 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Do Big Things is looking for a Digital Ads Strategist to join our ads team. The ideal candidate will be a well-organized self-starter who stays obsessively up-to-date on the digital advertising industry, and is constantly working to push the envelope.

Candidates should have experience with planning digital buys. The ideal candidate is an eminently adaptable worker who can make independent decisions about how to use clients’ budgets effectively and ensure that every dollar is spent to its best and highest use.

The Digital Ads Strategist will report to DBT’s Director of Ad Strategy. This person will work closely with our team of strategists to determine paid media campaign goals for multiple clients, and craft media plans to see that they’re accomplished. The Digital Ads Strategist will work with our Digital Tech team to help traffic, checklist, troubleshoot, and report on advertising campaign performance across clients. In addition, the strategist will maintain digital advertising vendor relationships, and keep the rest of the DBT team up-to-date on planning & buying best practices as ad technology evolves. Finally, the Digital Ads Strategist will be responsible for staying on top of billing issues and reconciliation as needed.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in digital advertising planning
  • Hands-on experience with Facebook Ads Manager, DoubleClick Marketing Stack and Google AdWords
  • Knowledge of media planning tools to forecast digital inventory availability and pricing
  • Ability to be a real systems thinker who can comfortably hop between platforms
  • Ability to independently project manage the successful execution and launch of a paid media campaign
  • Ability to solve new problems and find answers to questions independently 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent project management & organization skills
  • Excellent reporting and analytical skills
  • Ability to multitask and manage time effectively against multiple (and sometimes competing) deadlines 
  • Experience with progressive politics is preferred but not required

ADDITIONAL ROLE DETAILS:

Do Big Things is a remote company with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C. While preference will be given to Chicago-based applicants, we welcome remote applicants as well. Do Big Things offers flexible work-from-home options, excellent insurance benefits and unlimited vacation days. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. 

At Do Big Things, we believe the diversity of ideas, perspectives and cultures that our employees contribute to our company is among our strongest assets. We are proud to be an inclusive, equal-opportunity workplace. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and others are strongly encouraged to apply.

WANT TO APPLY?

We’d love to hear from you. Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Digital Ads Strategist” in the subject line.

DBT Senior Director of Digital Strategy

Do Big Things is hiring a Senior Director of Digital Strategy to develop strategy and messaging for our clients, to project manage and lead client teams, and to oversee the execution of large-scale digital programs for our clients. 

At DBT, we help the good guys—leading campaigns, causes, and mission-driven companies—leverage innovative digital strategies to lead online and win. We believe in digital-first strategies that meet people where they are online with well-crafted, honest, and personalized digital content. We’re not big fans of the churn-and-burn, copy-paste, or deceptive content strategies employed elsewhere in our space, and we don’t think old school advertising playbooks will win today’s fights. 

We’re on the hunt for experienced digital strategists who share this sensibility—and who are eager to help craft and implement tailored, innovative digital strategies that move the needle for some of the most exciting progressive candidates and causes across the country. 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Running strategic planning processes and creating actionable deliverables that equip clients to bring those strategies to life. Includes leading message development processes and building strategic communications campaigns and calendars that are driven by and responsive to a client’s goals.
  • Leading and project managing the implementation of large-scale, multi-channel digital campaigns, including tracking progress toward goals and adjusting plans based on results and key metrics.
  • Providing excellent client management via responsive, timely, and strategic counsel to full slate of diverse clients, including providing strategic and messaging guidance during rapid-response moments.
  • Managing large internal client teams, including partnering with our ads, creative, and production teams to bring strategies to life and ensure flawless execution of content across platforms.
  • Drafting and/or editing email and social media content that is unique to the client’s mission and tone of voice, and meets our internal high-quality standards.
  • Following industry trends to stay on top of the latest in social media, email, and digital platforms—and integrating new ideas into our work.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in digital strategy work. Client management and/or political experience preferred but not required. 
  • Deep expertise in at least one of the following areas: digital fundraising, messaging, advocacy & organizing, or media. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent project management & organization skills
  • Excellent reporting and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to manage complex projects and large teams
  • Ability to comfortably multitask and manage time effectively against multiple (and sometimes competing) deadlines

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Do Big Things is a remote company with no location requirement for this role. We have staff in offices in both Chicago and D.C.

Want to apply?

We’d love to hear from you. Send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to [email protected] with “Senior Director of Digital Strategy” in the subject line.

Digital Project Manager

Location: Flexible (Distributed Workplace)

Do you want your work to make a difference? Do you want to make a measurable impact on the world? Do you like the idea of jumping into an amazing team and collaborating with like-minded, passionate, exceptional people to engage digital communities and create social change? Welcome to Fission.

Do Big Things builds digital-driven movements that succeed through the power of people. We specialize in helping the world’s leading nonprofits and foundations tell powerful stories, engage their supporters and implement strategic digital platforms to drive social change in their communities. We’ve participated in 2 successful social enterprise startup exits and bring the best ideas from startups to the nonprofit sector. Our mission-oriented company is virtual and consists of team members who are powerhouses in our field.

Our clients are fantastic and the projects are exciting. Some of our recent and current clients include ONE.org, MomsRising, Everytown for Gun Safety, Greenpeace, Define American, and many more.

Why You?

Do you enjoy helping teams succeed?  Do you excel at problem-solving, at finding the best solution for complex problems?  Do you excel at turning complex ideas and strategies into reality? Can you work in a fast-paced environment where every day is different?  Then this position is for you. 

Do Big Things is looking for someone who will manage projects as our Digital Project Manager.

Project Managers provide the structure and support the overall vision for website and app design and development projects. In this role you will serve as the primary client contact and interface heavily with our client’s senior marketing, technical, and executive management teams. You will be the go-to person for everything involving a project’s organization and timeline.

As Do Big Things Digital Project Manager, You Will:

  • Plan, run, prioritize, and support the launch of valuable and profitable projects/products
  • Adeptly forecast project revenue, potential risks, and resources needed
  • Play an active role scheduling and leading all stakeholder meetings including kickoff
  • Support the development of the product vision while scoping, managing, and prioritizing requirements
  • Work with the team to build the product roadmap and strategy
  • Assess the efficacy of business models on products you manage
  • Develop detailed project plans to ensure that they are completed within defined time and budget
  • Monitor progress of projects to ensure they meet targets and client expectations
  • Ensure all stakeholders have a clear view of activities, milestones, costs, and risks at all times
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
  • Check in with teammates to ensure they are not over-scheduled on project tasks and have everything they need to work effectively and efficiently
  • Collaborate and communicate regularly with internal team leads on project resourcing, progress, and challenges
  • Provide regular status updates during standups, check-ins
  • Actively work to reduce and manage risk on projects
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of projects, including:
    • Allocate appropriate resources
    • Review and update project schedule
    • Plan and manage project timelines and budgets
    • Supervise and review work done by the project team
    • Maintain project documentation (as little as the team/client requires)
  • Ensure smooth onboarding and offboarding processes with stakeholders
  • Establish and support positive work and stakeholder relationships
  • Provide estimation and planning support for business development roles
  • Facilitate presentation of milestones/deliverables to the client
  • Interact closely with leaders and clients on any issues or questions that arise day to day

Qualifications

  • Four year college degree from an accredited institution OR relevant work experience  
    5 years account, campaign or project management experience, or other relevant experience
  • 3+ years of agency project management experience in the digital space 
  • Experience working on multiple projects (5-7) and staff at one time with strict attention to detail
  • Demonstrate accountability and top-notch communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate at ALL decision-making levels
  • Experience working in an extremely fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of the digital marketing and social media landscape
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate staff/project team, inspire teamwork and take a leadership role
  • Ability to solve complex problems with keen instincts and organizational experience
  • Must be able to simultaneously focus on big picture, details and driving results
  • Familiar with Lean, Agile, Waterfall and hybrid approaches and methodologies
  • Understanding of latest technology, principles, and approaches: lean PM, responsive design, rapid prototyping, digital style guides, content with design approach, UX design, people centered design, design thinking, accessibility (VR/AR, AI a nice to have)
  • Clear understanding of other teammates’ roles: research, content, design, development, QA testing, data collection, social media
  • Ability to successfully scope and estimate digital products (both apps and websites)
  • Comfortable setting clear boundaries, liaising and negotiating with the team, executive decision makers, contractors, vendors, and clients
  • Clear focus on people and communication (budgets and process fall in line when your PMs know how to handle people)
  • Personal qualities: leadership, great sense of humour, excellent communication skills, emotionally intelligent, empathetic, masterful expectation management, great attention to detail, fantastic negotiation skills, process adaptable, organized, willingness to learn new things

Compensation + Perks

  • Competitive compensation. We are a mission-driven, for-profit organization that can offer you a strong base salary of $75K-$85K, incentive-based bonuses and full health, dental and vision and a 401k.
  • Amazing team. The Do Big Things family is an inspiring & award-winning group of brilliant, motivated, principled, good-spirited people.
  • Work-life balance. We’re family-friendly. You can work from home and/or in a co-working space.
  • Live healthy. Take a vacation whenever you need one. 

Equal Opportunity

At Do Big Things, we believe the diversity of ideas, perspectives and cultures that our employees contribute to our company is among our strongest assets. We are proud to be an inclusive, equal-opportunity workplace. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and others are strongly encouraged to apply.

Want to apply?

We’d love to hear from you. Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Digital Project Manager” in the subject line.

Digital Technology Strategist

Do Big Things is hiring a Digital Technology Strategist

At Do Big Things, a Digital Tech Strategist leads day-to-day production and execution across all aspects of our clients’ digital programs.

Do Big Things’ Digital Tech Strategists pride themselves on taking a strategic approach to digital production. That means using their close connection to the execution of and reporting on clients’ digital programs across all platforms to inform broader strategy.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Digital Technology Strategist works across teams and wears many hats. Above all, the ideal candidate is a quick learner with a passion for doing good and a willingness to geek out over interesting code, new tactics, and using digital strategy to change the world for the better. 

Digital Tech Strategists work across clients and are responsible for building, trafficking and monitoring paid media campaigns, setting up, checklisting, audience targeting and sending of all emails, and posting across social media accounts. They also are responsible for compiling email, social, digital ads and website metric data into client-facing reports and helping to surface strategic insights about our clients’ campaigns.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-3 years experience in digital advertising and/or email production
  • Experience with quantitative reporting and analysis and a genuine love of data, metrics, and optimizing
  • A reverence for quality assurance and a zealous attention to detail
  • Ability to troubleshoot independently
  • Comfort multitasking and managing their time effectively against multiple (and sometimes competing) deadlines
  • Ability to communicate complex, technical issues in understandable, human terms

DIGITAL ADS

  • Experience trafficking campaigns in common self-serve advertising platforms including Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and Twitter Ads

REPORTING

  • Working knowledge of Excel and an interest in presenting email, social, and ads data in a meaningful way
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics
  • Familiarity with Google Tag Manager

EMAIL

  • Familiarity with or experience in using common CRMs and mailers used in the political & non-profit spaces, including Blue State Digital, NGP, NationBuilder, EveryAction, Salsa, MailChimp, et al.
  • Understanding of and interest in optimization and A/B testing

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Familiarity with major social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and managers like GAIN, HootSuite, and TweetDeck

Note: Candidates with more experience in certain areas than others will still be considered, but a willingness to learn the other areas of work is a prerequisite.

ADDITIONAL ROLE DETAILS:

Do Big Things is a remote company with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C. While preference will be given to Chicago-based applicants, we welcome remote applicants as well. Do Big Things offers flexible work-from-home options, excellent insurance benefits and unlimited vacation days. Annual compensation for the Digital Technology Strategist is between $50-60k. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:

DBT is women-owned and women-led, and our staff is 50% people of color. We recognize that our continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to clients and constituents. Do Big Things is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.

WANT TO APPLY?

We’d love to hear from you. Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Digital Technology Strategist” in the subject line.