The Hired Guns is seeking a growth-oriented Managing Director to come in and take our client, a product-oriented digital agency, to the next level. If you’ve got a track record for scaling-up agencies and helping them reach their full potential, look no farther. And by the way, you’ll get to come in as a partner and will get equity in the company.
Are you a rising star or respected visionary in marketing, design, product or project management, content or other digital creative field? We can help you find your next dream job or game-changing gig.
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One of the biggest players in digital and lifestyle media is looking for a Social Media Marketing Manager to head up its various social and digital campaigns. You will be responsible for crafting a smart and practical social-media strategy that takes into account the importance of mobile, the uses of paid and earned media when it comes to growing numbers and engagement, and the guidance that analytics provides.
One of the largest players in global media is aggressively expanding their US operation, and they need an extremely well-rounded and talented UX Designer to help them continue to grow the ways in which their content is created and read.
This young, Europe-based e-commerce player is making a big splash across the pond, as they have already surpassed their top competitor in online sales. The time is right for global expansion, and New York has been established as the center of their North American operations. This is where you come in. We are looking for a Lead Product Manager who can take ownership of its US products to ensure that they are truly world-class while also locally relevant.
The Hired Guns are looking for a client-focused Digital Strategy Practice Lead to take the helm of the digital practice of our client, a top brand-engagement agency based in NYC’s Meatpacking District. Why work on Madison Avenue when you could be strolling the High Line at lunch sipping a latte?
Here’s a short assignment for a UX Designer who can examine existing app prototypes and designs, focus in on optimizing anything that needs improving, and then get an effective solution in place.
Our client, a household name that in the past couple years has been revolutionizing the world of digital and streaming radio and music, is after a Senior Director of Product Design to ensure it keeps innovating like crazy, while also holding it to its commitment to making products that remain as unputdownable and fun to use as they can be.
The Hired Guns is looking for a smart and strategic Email Marketing Manager for our client, a global media player with great lifestyle and pop-culture brands. You will be charged with building out the email marketing function at the company (and its stable of 14 properties).
We’re after an intellectually curious Product Manager for our client, which happens to be one of the oldest names in American publishing. They’re looking for you to come in and completely rethink their online games in order to make them totally addictive and monetizable.
Our client, a major player in consumer entertainment and technology, seeks an art director with serious chops in mobile-centered visual and interaction design. The AD will have end-to-end responsibility over the design/interaction and the look and feel of the mobile apps our client is developing. You’ll be working closely with the developer, product, and business teams to provide produce enhancements and an excellent user experience. If you and the rest of the team do this right, this company’s products will be changing the way we watch media—yet again.
The Feedback Sandwich — a compliment, some negative feedback, and yet another compliment — is a time-tested way of delivering constructive criticism. Some critics think it waters down the message or coddles the recipient unnecessarily. Todd Cherches, however, thinks it’s still a great way to make bad news more palatable.
As a product manager, my job is as much about deciding what features not to put in a product as it is about what features to add. I might even venture to say it’s sometimes more about what not to put in, or — dare I say it aloud — about what to take out. Stakeholders will bristle when their pet feature is headed for the chopping block, but product managers have to press on, because the simplest and most elegant solutions are often the most powerful. The same goes for your career.
You, too, are a product manager. It may not be your actual job title, but you are the architect and manager of your career. And the last thing you want is a 60% bounce rate on your professional endeavors. Here are three rules of product management to apply to your own career.
Sooner or later, you’re going to be laid off. Not because you’re not working hard enough, not because you’re not staying late enough, and not because you don’t do great things for your company and your team. You’re going to be laid off because rapid growth and equally rapid contraction is the new norm for businesses, especially those in the digital world. You can’t prevent it, but you can see it coming.
The Freelancers Union just launched their National Benefits Platform–and it looks very, very promising. It’s a curated suite of benefits focused on the needs of freelancers, ranging from 401(k)s to dental plans to liability insurance. It’s also expected to be available in all 50 states in time for this fall’s enrollment period.
Over the years, we’ve seen many talented professionals climb right up to the very last step, only to slip and tumble all the way to the bottom. 99 times out of 100, this is because they made some rookie mistake during the negotiation process. Here are the five most common — and most deadly — negotiating mistakes made by professionals at all levels. Any one of these will annoy an employer into taking another look at their second choice.
Applying to a job with a bad cover letter actually does you more harm than applying with no cover letter at all. So how do you make sure that your cover letter does you more good than harm? Start with these five cover letter tips.
The Hired Guns recently brought you the first installment of 5 Skills I Use Every Day, featuring strategic UX consultant Tammy Sachs. In our second installment, Todd Cherches, the co-founder and CEO of consulting firm BigBlueGumball, adjunct lecturer at NYU, and long-time Hired Guns blogger shares his 5 best tips to enhance your productivity.
There are five different types of workers in the modern office. Some personas you recognize. Others sound familiar. Some, you may have only been warned of. While people are complex and may not fit neatly into one of these buckets, these personas can help you better understand today’s changing workforce.
WIE connects established trailblazers with emerging leaders, providing a toolkit for success for tomorrow’s CEOs. Meet fellow executives, high filers, entrepreneurs and potential collaborators, and learn from the best! WIE, which stands for Women, Inspiration and Enterprise, launched its first symposium in New York City…
World Maker Faire New York 2014 is right around the corner! We’re putting the finishing touches on everything to ensure you have an amazing experience learning all about making at the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth. We just announced the Program & Speaker Schedule…
Gotham Writers Workshop has been the go-to place for writers wanting expert instruction and an artistic community for the past twenty years. Come see what we’re all about at our Fall Open House. Our open houses offer free one-hour sampler classes in our most popular…
Come join the party at the Right-Brain Business Plan® workshop! You’ll roll-up your sleeves and craft a visual plan that lets your head know where your business is going AND inspires your heart to sing with joy. This fun and interactive workshop is perfect for…
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