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Interactive Developer

The Interactive Developer works with development and creative team members to develop and extend interactive projects throughout the SDLC. The Interactive Developer assists in the creation, development and maintenance of interactive work with experience designing front-end interfaces leveraging backend infrastructure to meet the needs of the project. The Interactive Developer must have a solid understanding of current programming and object-oriented approaches. Work includes content creation and preparation for, but is not limited to the following:

  • Websites, including: microsites, portals, interactive visual aids and immersive experiences
  • Cross-platform mobile web applications
  • Native iOS and Android applications
  • Convention engagement pieces
  • Banner advertising & mobile engagement
  • Augmented reality

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Creative Development
  • Assists Associate Developers to recreate and prepare visual layouts for programming
  • Ensures creative integrity of visual mockups is maintained in programmed templates and interfaces
  • Assists in execution of application models to standards set by Manager of Interactive Development
  • Works collaboratively within Art Director/Copywriter/Producer/Developer team
  • Programming and Animation
  • Program using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, ActionScript 2, ActionScript3, Flex and other scripting languages, including: Objective-C, ASP.net and PHP
  • Develop creative animations using CSS3 that are appropriate for various delivery platforms with a fallback to jQuery animations for legacy browsers
  • Ability to hand-code and troubleshoot technical problems
  • Work in Object-Oriented Programming model/environment
  • Establish code classes to facilitate scalable, reusable code
  • Project Management
  • Assists in determining programming needs based on creative and functionality requirements
  • Ensures timeliness of development process and delivery of assets
  • Reviews each project for accuracy, functionality and ensures code quality before releasing to Quality Assurance team
  • Documents all work according to standards for distribution
  • Core Job Requirements
  • Minimum three (3) years professional development experience
  • Demonstrated success in the development of interactive projects, including
  • Strong working knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3
  • Strong working knowledge of JavaScript, AJAX and JavaScript libraries (jQuery, node.js, etc.)
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator able to translate layouts into programming templates
  • Understanding of best practices and code standards for web and local delivery
  • Working knowledge integrating HTML5 video, including optimizing file size and playback quality
  • Experience integrating front-end programming with middleware or back-end applications
  • Experience with version control, preferably Subversion
  • Experience with brand advertising, medical advertising, direct marketing, or promotions agencies
  • Self-starter with excellent time-management skills and the ability to meet challenging deadlines

Additional Desirable Talents and Skills

  • Experience developing native applications for iOS and/or Android
  • Experience customizing Wordpress, Drupal or other CMS modules and templates
  • Experience developing responsive and/or adaptive web projects
  • Able to deliver capabilities and other types of code-specific presentations to internal and
    external clients

Personal Characteristics/Attributes

The Interactive Developer is vital to the development process. Possessing an excellent eye for detail, this individual will consistently produce high quality work that meets both creative and technical requirements. The Interactive Developer is extremely organized and maintains files in a systematic fashion and controls versioning as a project progresses. This individual is self-directed and self disciplined; able to work without supervision while continuing to meet all deadlines. The Interactive Developer is able to communicate effectively with other creatives and technical developers. Finally, good all-around interpersonal skills are a requisite criterion for success.

 

 

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Clinical Research Associate

Clinical Research Associate

 

The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) for our Pharmaceutical Ad Agency is responsible for the scientific accuracy of biotechnology and pharmaceutical advertisements. Since the advertisements are produced for the professional market, all material must be checked for factual accuracy as well as adequately supported with current scientific research from leading journals and publications. Therefore, the CRA primarily works with the copywriter to confirm the content of ads for the medical professional and consumer markets. The CRA also works directly with all members of the brand team and provides complimentary support for other CRAs, all of whom work on a diverse range of pharmaceutical products. This position provides general knowledge of the marketing field as well as a fun and driven work environment which encourages participation in outings, team sports, and $2 Friday lunches.  Ideally, one must have a general interest in analyzing material presented in research publications as well as an overall attention to detail. A biology or life sciences background is required..

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Account Planner

Opportunity: HCP focused Account Planner/Senior Account Planner

Account Planning brings the customer to the forefront of the advertising process. Planners inspire the team to work with the customer in mind at every stage of advertising development—from strategy/positioning through creative.   The planner plays an important role in creating a deeper understanding of human behavior—customer insight. Planners have the ability to bridge together their understanding of the customer and the awareness of how this knowledge can be used within their business/brand. Planners are fully integrated members of the account team, working closely with account management and creatives.

Position:

  • Account Planner/Senior Account Planner with primary responsibility to focus on Healthcare Professional target for new business and potentially account related work
  • Reports to Director of Account Planning

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide customer understanding/insights and strategic implications for new business pitches and potentially client account work (as time allows)
  • Key contributor to:   new business insights/target development, communication strategy/positioning, messaging development
  • Contributor to pitch presentations, creative briefs
  • Drive/consult on research related needs; HCP moderating critical part of position
  • Travel required with new business pitches

Qualities of a Good Planner:

  • Curiosity about what makes people think and act the way they do
  • Intuitive about people, brands and advertising
  • Ability to conceptualize and think strategically
  • Eclectic user of information—able to visualize meaning of numbers and generate hypotheses; accepts nothing at face value/challenges assumptions
  • Able to communicate well and argue a point of view coherently and concisely

Requirements:

  • Account Supervisor or Senior Account Supervisor level experience
  • Well versed in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies; experience with moderating a plus
  • Strong strategic skills
  • Experienced with/comfortable giving presentations
  • Good oral and written communication skills

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Project Manager

A Project Manager typically work across several small brands or one large brand leading the internal team to ensure projects are executed at the highest quality level, on time, and within budget. Distinctly, the Project Manager II roles can accomplish their work more autonomously and will begin to take on more complex projects. The PM II is an experienced PM who has demonstrated a high level of proficiency in managing projects from initiation to completion and is consistently effective in obtaining results from their project teams.

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Secures all information necessary, including functional and business requirements, to create  job start documentation including development of project timelines, necessary contingency plans, and proactively manages timeline based on scope changes and work breakdowns
  • Develops project estimates and when necessary works with production and other agency departments (ie, art buying) on identifying and compiling outside vendor costs
  • Manages project budgets and ensures projects stay within budget by monitoring scope progress, identifying work breakdowns, ensuring appropriate resources are being used, and proactively estimating for project changes
  • Generates required financial reporting and tracking as required for the project
  • Compiles or acquires all necessary production and technical specifications and requirements at the onset of the project necessary to develop and deploy all media projects and partners with production on creating production schedules
  • Identifies potential risks by identifying work breakdowns and scope changes and proactively works to mitigate these risks
  • Provides recommendations and solutions for project contingencies or re planning project needs
  • Identifies appropriate agency resources and staff needed for project-related meetings throughout the lifecycle of the project
  • Manages agency resources to ensure all key milestones are being met and appropriate staff is being engaged at the various steps in the job
  • Leads all internal project-related meetings and leads the discussion and negotiation around project timing, budget, and deliverables
  • Drives decisions and actionable output during project-related meetings by leveraging collaboration, negotiation, and critical thinking
  • Works closely with their Account Management counterparts to assess client needs and deliverables and ensuring project expectations are met Works with their Account Management counterparts to run all project initiation meetings and begins the process in Electronic Routing System (ERS) and to assess appropriate financial reporting needs for their accounts and leads the monthly development of these reports, including providing top-level summaries
  • As part of the project initiation meetings and project status meetings
  • Attends client MRL reviews (client dependent) to document client changes and ensure comments are consistent across the piece and will be understandable to the internal team
  • Aligns with Account Management on conference reports issued to clients
  • Oversees Project Coordination on routing and approval process, on documenting all client changes and requests and elevates any related issues to Project Director
  • Leads all project close-out meetings communicating any necessary action items and provides insights and recommendations for future project optimization and process improvements
  • Accepts responsibility for tracking and adhering to AbelsonTaylor’s PTO and all Human

Requirements

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in advertising/marketing and/or communications
  • Preferably, at least 2 years (3-4 years for the Project Manager II role) of agency or client-related pharma experience that provides an understanding of advertising, marketing, media, creative, production, public relations, research, agency finance, etc
  • It is imperative that this individual have a complete understanding of the principles of marketing and communications planning
  • Periodic travel is required

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Manager Social Media Strategy

Job Summary: Abelson Taylor is seeking a passionate, experienced Social Strategist. This is a key role within the Engagement Strategy team, providing thought leadership and innovation for internal and external communication. Internally, this individual owns the social marketing footprint for the Agency, and develops the strategy for Agency expansion. Externally, this role delivers sound strategies, ideation and planning for our clients and brands.

The right candidate is tenacious and recognizes the role that social places in the marketing communication mix. This individual is a thought leader in the organization, and requires sound understanding of current and emerging interactive vehicles that impact relationship marketing. Experience applying social media strategy to healthcare experience is preferred, as this role will lead the charge in integrating social media strategy in the pharmaceutical marketing mix.

Desired Experience

  • Extensive experience in developing social strategies
  • Experience with leading social media marketing campaigns and accounts, online communities and social analytics
  • Deep experience in advanced social audience targeting and media planning
  • High level of comfort with data, analytics, and digital/social metrics
  • Successfully delivered paid multi-platform social campaigns designed to meet the goals provided in briefs from client/planning teams; including comprehensive reporting and optimization recommendations
  • Experience with online monitoring and measurement dashboards
  • Have conducted audits and competitive analysis resulting in recommendations
  • Strategically developed content calendars, cadence, ensuring content is relevant and appropriate for each social channel
  • Experience engaging with users online and growing communities

Responsibilities

  • Develop social engagement strategies and tactical plans for pharma/healthcare clients ensuring that they are consistent with the larger integrated engagement strategy
  • Manage and execute client social campaigns; leverage team Community Manager and/or vendor partners for supported accounts
  • Analyze campaigns ensuring all social programs ladder up to your defined clear measurement objectives and deliver insightful and actionable reports; collaborate with Engagement team to weave into larger ecosystem analyses
  • Spearhead social intelligence and listening audits for agency clients providing actionable insights through regular reports to engagement and account teams
  • Provide thought leadership in annual planning exercises and new business pitches. Evangelize, educate, and sell-in social programs with both internal teams and external clients
  • Lead the agency’s social media practice; evolve service offerings and processes that deliver on client and business needs
  • Stay up-to-date on platforms, trends, and opportunities in the ever-evolving social landscape
  • Create client-specific assets like a social media playbook outlining best practices and roadmap to engage, monitor and moderate

Key skills and tools

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience developing and executing social marketing campaigns, including quantitative measurement of programs. Some health care experience required. Pharma experience desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, preferably quantitative or business/marketing with quantitative work experience.
  • Strong understanding of how audiences behave on social channels and how to influence them and be relevant
  • Highly developed skills in research and insights, creative ideation and presentation, copywriting, and content creation
  • Ability to handle a wide variety of tasks and assignments in a dynamic, fast-paced agency environment
  • Knowledge of the capabilities and best practices of key social media platforms including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat
  • Experience with social media management tools and/or vendors
  • Familiarity with social media analytics and insights tools
  • Big picture thinking plus relentless attention to detail

 

Key Attitudes and Behavioral Traits

  • Naturally curious and highly proactive
  • Passion for pop culture, news and what's trending online
  • Autonomous, yet highly communicative team player
  • Thrives in a multi-tasking deadline driven environment
  • Focused on the “Why”, then the “What”, and then the “How”
  • Ability to think on your feet and "out of the box"
  • Understands and strives to perfect the art of storytelling in marketing
  • Strong passion to become a SME in the projects you own and areas you work on

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Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager (SPM) oversees the day-to-day operations for their assigned brands ensuring that projectsare executed at the highest quality level, on-time, and within budget. They have the autonomy and experience to lead programs independently, requiring little direction from PM Director.

– Leads the annual SOW from a project management perspective to identify appropriate assets, project dependencies, resources, and timing needed to execute individual projects and estimates for all media types, including digital
– Oversees Project Coordination on routing and approval process, on documenting all client changes andrequests, and elevates any related issues to Project Director
– Oversees all aspects of employee lifecycle of the Project Coordinators assigned to their accounts, including the onboarding, training and development, administering reviews to their team, and handling all human resource issues
– Collaborates with the client, client IT, and other partner agencies and third parties in discussions and meetings representing a project management perspective, providing insights and information related to project deliverables, contingencies, and implications of scope changes in order to effectively deliver scope
– Secures all information necessary, including functional and business requirements, to create job start documentation including development of project timelines, necessary contingency plans, and proactively manages timeline based on scope changes and work breakdowns
– Develops project estimates and when necessary works with production and other agency departments (ie art buying) on identifying and compiling outside vendor costs
– Manages project budgets and ensures projects stay within budget by monitoring scope progress, identifying work breakdowns, ensuring appropriate resources are being used, and proactively estimating for project changes
– Compiles or acquires all necessary production and technical specifications and requirements at the onset of the project necessary to develop and deploy all media projects and partners with production on creating production schedules
– Identifies potential risks by identifying work breakdowns and scope changes and proactively works to mitigate these risks
– Provides recommendations and solutions for project contingencies or re: planning project needs
– Identifies appropriate agency resources and staff needed for project-related meetings throughout the lifecycle of the project
– Manages agency resources to ensure all key milestones are being met and appropriate staff is being engaged at the various steps in the job
– Leads all internal project-related meetings and leads the discussion and negotiation around project timing, budget, and deliverables
– Drives decisions and actionable output during project-related meetings by leveraging collaboration, negotiation, and critical thinking
– Works closely with their account management counterparts to assess client needs and deliverables and ensures project expectations are met
– Works with their account management counterpart to assess any monthly or quarterly financial reporting needs and partners with the Project Manager to ensure these reports are completed and accurate and holds monthly financial meetings with their Project Management Director
– Works with their Account Management counterparts to run all project initiation meetings and begins the process in Electronic Routing System (ERS) and to assess appropriate financial reporting needs for their accounts and leads the monthly development of these reports, including providing top-level summaries as part of the project initiation meetings and project status meetings
– Attends client MRL reviews (client dependent) to document client changes and ensure comments are consistent across the piece and will be understandable to the internal team
– Aligns with Account Management on conference reports issued to clients
– Leads all project close-out meetings communicating any necessary action items and provides
recommendations for future project optimization based on these meetings and provides insights and recommendations on process improvements
– Accepts responsibility for tracking and adhering to AbelsonTaylor’s PTO and all Human Resource policies
– All other duties as assigned

Requirements
– Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in advertising/marketing and/or communications
– Preferably, at least 4 years of agency or client-related pharma experience that provides an understanding of advertising, marketing, media, creative, production, public relations, research, agency finance, etc
– It is imperative that this individual have a complete understanding of the principles of marketing and communications planning
– Periodic travel is required

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Clinical Research Associate

Clinical Research Associate

The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) for our Pharmaceutical Ad Agency is responsible for the scientific accuracy of biotechnology and pharmaceutical advertisements. Since the advertisements are produced for the professional market, all material must be checked for factual accuracy as well as adequately supported with current scientific research from leading journals and publications. Therefore, the CRA primarily works with the copywriter to confirm the content of ads for the medical professional and consumer markets. The CRA also works directly with all members of the brand team and provides complimentary support for other CRAs, all of whom work on a diverse range of pharmaceutical products. This position provides general knowledge of the marketing field as well as a fun and driven work environment which encourages participation in outings, team sports, and $2 Friday lunches. Ideally, one must have a general interest in analyzing material presented in research publications as well as an overall attention to detail. A biology or life sciences background is required..

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Account Supervisor

The Account Supervisor role is to be the day-to-day strategic and tactical lead for assigned client’s brands.This person will work with the client and the agency teams to determine and implement the strategies and tactics that will achieve brand objectives. This individual proactively engages clients in discussions regarding strategy, tactical options, finances/budget and conflict management using a proactive, solution orientation. The Account Supervisor builds and maintains positive, lasting client relationships based on helping the client achieve marketing objectives with a continual view on the future needs of the brand. The Account Supervisor effectively manages agency resources to meet and exceed client expectations while maintaining appropriate agency profitability.

 

The Account Supervisor develops, coaches, trains, supervises and oversees the job functions of the Senior Account Executive, Account Executive and Assistant Account Executive, establishing direction and priorities as required. As the agency team leader, the Account Supervisor also establishes direction and priorities for the creative team and other indirect reports.

 

Functions and Responsibilities

 

  • Professionally represent the agency to current and potential clients, industry peers and vendors
  • Gain a thorough understanding of clients’ business and competition to provide strategic planning anddirection on assigned accounts
  • Effectively supervise accounts with the primary goal being the achievement of clients’ marketing objectives
  • Ascertain clients’ marketing communications needs, and effectively communicate them to Creative, Media and other appropriate departments and/or executives, all the while serving as client advocates within the agency
  • Write and prepare of marketing communications plans and proposals
  • Communicate clearly and concisely in formal and informal verbal presentations and written documents
  • Provide clients with unsolicited team-generated ideas on improving their business
  • Develop and present the agency’s recommendations and point of view to clients
  • Ensure that accurate notes are taken at meetings so that key points and required action steps are concisely summarized in conference reports or other appropriate communications and are distributed on a timely basis
  • Be proactive in recognizing and reporting new business opportunities
  • Manage the AT team’s contribution to market research projects — both qualitative and quantitative
  • Supervise the development and administration of the clients’ budgets and ensure that the agency team operates within those budgets
  • Negotiate changes in client budgets to reflect changing client demands
  • Maintain efficient and cost-effective management of agency resources and personnel, with a minimum of stress
  • Monitor and evaluate the cost of outside services vs. market value and client value
  • Work successfully with other client agencies and partners to develop and manage synergistic strategies, programs and tactics
  • Utilize appropriate agency departments as required, and skillfully delegate without giving up responsibility, control and authority
  • Continually keep management/supervisors informed and involved in assigned accounts
  • Effectively interact with appropriate agency executives and staff, making recommendations to management in reference to the redistribution of workloads
  • Ensure that team members are familiar with, and are following, established agency policies and procedures, i.e., maintenance of account files, approval processes, maintenance of timesheets, status reports, etc.
  • Be ready, willing and able to travel frequently to the clients’ place of business, market research events, conventions, etc. as needed to maintain and grow the business
  • Participate, where time permits, in new business pitches


Personal Characteristics/Attributes

The Account Supervisor is required to possess a minimum of a Bachelors degree with emphasis in advertising/marketing and /or communications with at least 4 years of agency or client-related pharma experience that provides an understanding of advertising, marketing, media, creative, production, public relations, research, agency finance, etc. He/she will be expected to analyze, apply and implement strategic thinking on all assigned brands, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills (including formal presentations), demonstrate good interpersonal and personnel management skills, as well as have the ability to work independently. It is imperative that this individual have a complete understanding of the

principles of marketing and communications planning. The Account Supervisor is expected to model leadership within the agency and with clients in managing daily responsibilities, and in making sound business decisions and marketing recommendations.

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Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager (SPM) oversees the day-to-day operations for their assigned brands ensuring that projectsare executed at the highest quality level, on-time, and within budget. They have the autonomy and experience to lead programs independently, requiring little direction from PM Director.

– Leads the annual SOW from a project management perspective to identify appropriate assets, project dependencies, resources, and timing needed to execute individual projects and estimates for all media types, including digital
– Oversees Project Coordination on routing and approval process, on documenting all client changes andrequests, and elevates any related issues to Project Director
– Oversees all aspects of employee lifecycle of the Project Coordinators assigned to their accounts, including the onboarding, training and development, administering reviews to their team, and handling all human resource issues
– Collaborates with the client, client IT, and other partner agencies and third parties in discussions and meetings representing a project management perspective, providing insights and information related to project deliverables, contingencies, and implications of scope changes in order to effectively deliver scope
– Secures all information necessary, including functional and business requirements, to create job start documentation including development of project timelines, necessary contingency plans, and proactively manages timeline based on scope changes and work breakdowns
– Develops project estimates and when necessary works with production and other agency departments (ie art buying) on identifying and compiling outside vendor costs
– Manages project budgets and ensures projects stay within budget by monitoring scope progress, identifying work breakdowns, ensuring appropriate resources are being used, and proactively estimating for project changes
– Compiles or acquires all necessary production and technical specifications and requirements at the onset of the project necessary to develop and deploy all media projects and partners with production on creating production schedules
– Identifies potential risks by identifying work breakdowns and scope changes and proactively works to mitigate these risks
– Provides recommendations and solutions for project contingencies or re: planning project needs
– Identifies appropriate agency resources and staff needed for project-related meetings throughout the lifecycle of the project
– Manages agency resources to ensure all key milestones are being met and appropriate staff is being engaged at the various steps in the job
– Leads all internal project-related meetings and leads the discussion and negotiation around project timing, budget, and deliverables
– Drives decisions and actionable output during project-related meetings by leveraging collaboration, negotiation, and critical thinking
– Works closely with their account management counterparts to assess client needs and deliverables and ensures project expectations are met
– Works with their account management counterpart to assess any monthly or quarterly financial reporting needs and partners with the Project Manager to ensure these reports are completed and accurate and holds monthly financial meetings with their Project Management Director
– Works with their Account Management counterparts to run all project initiation meetings and begins the process in Electronic Routing System (ERS) and to assess appropriate financial reporting needs for their accounts and leads the monthly development of these reports, including providing top-level summaries as part of the project initiation meetings and project status meetings
– Attends client MRL reviews (client dependent) to document client changes and ensure comments are consistent across the piece and will be understandable to the internal team
– Aligns with Account Management on conference reports issued to clients
– Leads all project close-out meetings communicating any necessary action items and provides
recommendations for future project optimization based on these meetings and provides insights and recommendations on process improvements
– Accepts responsibility for tracking and adhering to AbelsonTaylor’s PTO and all Human Resource policies
– All other duties as assigned

Requirements
– Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in advertising/marketing and/or communications
– Preferably, at least 4 years of agency or client-related pharma experience that provides an understanding of advertising, marketing, media, creative, production, public relations, research, agency finance, etc
– It is imperative that this individual have a complete understanding of the principles of marketing and communications planning
– Periodic travel is required

Apply

Account Planner

 

Opportunity:

 

  • Exciting opportunity  within top pharmaceutical ad agency
  • Accounts: TBD—Pharmaceutical (Existing Clients and New Business Projects)
  • Working across broad array of marketing disciplines: broadcast media, direct and interactive marketing (CRM), point-of-care (in-office materials)
  • Reports to Senior Planning Staff

  

Key Responsiblities:

 

  • Provide consumer understanding/insights both internally and to clients
  • Key contributor to communication strategy/positioning and messaging development
  • Creative brief development
  • Drive/consult on research related needs both internally and with clients
  • Keep abreast of key cultural and category/business related trends
  • Run idea generating sessions
  • Some travel

 

Requirements:

 

  • 4 to 6 years account planning experience
  • Hands on experience in planning at every stage of brand and communication strategy
  • Well versed in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Experience in brand positioning/creative strategy development
  • Healthcare/pharmaceutical experience preferred (direct-to-consumer or over-the-counter)
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to influence diverse teams and build strong business relationships both internally and externally
  • Good oral and written communication skills

 

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