Recruiter

Direct Hire

The Hired Guns are looking for a Recruiter to join our team. That’s right–not a client, but The Hired Guns ourselves. We’re growing like crazy, and a new recruiter is just what the doctor ordered. To land this gig, you’ll need to be an experienced recruiter who understands New York’s ultra-competitive scene and who has an informed POV on what’s hot in digital. If you’ve got what it takes, you could be our newest hire.

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Product Manager, Travel

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Anyone who has ever showed up at a hotel and thought “this looks nothing like the photos on their website,” knows that the travel industry needs a serious consumer watchdog. Guess what? It exists and is growing in leaps and bounds. To take the brand to the next level, they now need a four-star product manager to be in overall control of the user experience.

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Content Strategist/IA Strategist

Direct Hire

Our client, a truly prestigious med school, is sucking in its breath, poised in advance of a thoroughgoing redesign and relaunch of its website, and it’s hiring an editorial team to see to it that the final product is every bit as sterling and exceptional as the institution itself. This particular gig is for a content/information-architecture strategist whose focus will be the site’s basic structure and organizing principles. If that’s your line, and if you do it at the top of the game, we’d love to hear from you. This organization is a lovely place to work – lots of opportunity and a workplace culture that is exceedingly supportive and collegial.

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Ad Operations Manager

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Educated guesses. Informed consent. Wisdom teeth. Everyone talks about knowledge, and everyone values information, but some companies in this world actually walk the walk and produce reams of useful data. This brand leads the pack in artificial intelligence, so as Ad Operations Manager, you’ll have access to the latest in AI to help you manage campaigns from start to finish.

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User Guide Writer

Freelance

Too many technical writers seem to be all tech and no writer. But not you. No, you know how to get inside the head of a user and put things in the simplest and usefullest way possible. Which is why we’re asking you to apply for this promising gig with our client, a major presence in the medical community. Basically your job will be to undo the handiwork of a not-so-great tech-writing effort, rendering reams of cumbersome prose into immediate, cogent, useable stuff. Now, from one writer to another, I ask you without the slightest blush of shame: Doesn’t that sound like fun?

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Executive Assistant

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One of the country’s most established news brands – a powerhouse of NYC media – is on the hunt for a superbly organized individual, someone who combines the fastidiousness and aplomb of the consummate executive assistant with the desire for an entry-level foray into the news biz.

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Digital Designer

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Our client, one of the most highly respected financial services firms anywhere on the planet, is looking for a talented designer whose mission will be to support the brand across a myriad of digital experiences. This is a delectable gig for a versatile digital type seeking a stable home in a fascinating and ever-relevant field.

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Content Strategist/Brand Journalist

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As this real-estate client of ours overhauls its marketing platform, it needs a talented and seasoned editorial hand to manage digital content marketing. It’s a perfect role for someone who’s been crushing it at the agency level and is looking for a substantial in-house gig at a highly desirable firm.

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Executive Assistant

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Here comes a rare opportunity for someone interested in editorial, marketing or finance to get a foot in the door of a very of-this-moment company that does all three of those things, and all three things well. It’s an executive assistant job, so it requires above-average organizational skills, but if you’ve got that plus some hunger to make a splash in one of the above fields, this could be a great ticket in.

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Data Warehouse Developer

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One of the country’s premier academic medical facilities is looking for a seasoned Data Warehouse Developer to improve their information technology infrastructure. The right candidate for the gig has a solid foundation in computer science, a thorough knowledge of database structure and purpose and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

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The last couple of weeks of December is the perfect time to take stock – not only of whether you’ve been naughty or nice over the past year – but of what you’ve accomplished, and where you need to focus your time, attention, and energy to set yourself up for success in 2016.

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Let The Hired Guns Academy create a custom curriculum for your organization. Our breakthrough courses on personal brand management, marketing, social media, and more will get your people armed, dangerous, geared up for excellence, and ready to become thought leaders for your company. The instructors…

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