Interested in joining the VIVA Creative team? View our available jobs below and send your résumé to the VIVA Creative associate listed in the description.
Job Title: Assistant to Creative Division
B.A./B.S. with a communications/marketing/video production degree preferred, proficient in both Mac & PC, Microsoft Office, and strong organizational skills. Must be an expert multi-tasker and able to travel while working nights and weekends when needed.
Viva Creative is seeking a full-time Assistant to support the Creative division of our agency. This position offers tremendous growth potential for anyone who has talent, is willing to learn, and excited about taking the initiative to go above and beyond in execution of responsibilities.
Responsibilities: Assist with scheduling, thoughtful note taking and the flow of creative content development activities including meeting planning, travel planning, and coordination of input sessions for Creative division. Assist Creative division with acquisition and organization of creative content, which may include multimedia research, project briefs and artwork. Creative content development activities may include research, assisting with proposals, client and vendor meetings as well as coordination of pre-production, production, postproduction and on-site event support. This is an opportunity to show value to the overall Viva organization by providing support and assistance to the division responsible for developing communications and marketing messaging content for our diverse range of international clients.
Qualifications: We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with a background or interest in communications, marketing, advertising creative production. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to work first hand with project leads on large-scale communications, marketing, advertising and live event projects from concept though execution. We prefer recent communications, marketing or production graduates with solid work experience or candidates with at least 2-4 years of communication, marketing, advertising or production experience. Reliability, passion for what we do and a determination to learn and succeed are key qualifiers. Some travel required.
Applicant Instructions: Interested candidates please email resume and cover letter ASAP to Michelle Yanni at email@example.com.
Job Title: Content Producers - Freelance
5+ years producing media for business communications, demonstrated record of producing on-message content using traditional & new media tools, excellent verbal & written communication skills, ability to organize multiple projects on deadline, BA/BS degree
If you're a producer with boundless creativity and energy, VIVA wants to hear from you! We're looking for content producers with at least 5 years of media production experience to fill a variety of freelance positions. Candidates MUST have knowledge of the ENTIRE production process, including content development, pre-production, strategy, research, and writing. Most importantly, candidates must have passion for the industry and a desire to learn and grow in the profession. Content Producer will be responsible for strategic production in each of our core service areas, including content, live, virtual, and on the move. Candidates will lead and ORGANIZE the entire production process including concept development, writing, budgeting, facilitating logistics for on-site production, field interviews, VO recording, music composition, post-production oversight … and everything else in the production mix for ALL TYPES OF PROJECTS – including videos, live events, and interactive. This position liaises heavily with creative and post teams and candidates MUST be team players who collaborate and listen well. An entrepreneurial spirit and “whatever-it-takes” attitude will thrive in our creative work environment.
Candidates must have solid experience (5+ years) producing media for business communications. Applicants must also have a demonstrated track record producing on-message content using both traditional and new media tools and techniques. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple projects and maintain tight deadlines a must. Tasks include taking a project from a creative brief to the final deliverable, maintaining an accurate budget and schedule, managing internal/external resources, and liaising with clients to ensure great customer service. College degree required. Upbeat personality, love for detail a must. Junior candidates with exceptional drive, ability, and potential will be considered.
How to Apply:
Interested? Please send resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. VIVA often requires freelance producers on short notice. We anticipate a continuing need for freelance producers in the future. Extensive travel may be required. Salary commensurate with experience.
Job Title: Experienced Account Manager
Degree in communications, marketing or related field. 5+ years experience in an agency. Ideal candidate has outgoing personality, outstanding time management skills, and great attention to detail. Travel required.
VIVA has immediate openings for experienced Account Managers to develop and execute projects for national B2B and B2C clients. Our Account Managers lead VIVA's interdisciplinary teams to deliver projects across our service lines of experiential, content, and digital marketing.
Ideal candidates will have 5+ years of experience in an agency environment servicing client accounts. Individuals must be hardworking, organized, open-minded, and excellent at managing multiple competing priorities. Most importantly, ideal candidates will possess positive attitude, upbeat energy, and the general philosophy that work should be fun!
As an Account Manager you will work closely with clients throughout campaigns. The role will involve handling the accounts of three to four mid-sized clients or, just one or two larger accounts. You will manage the overall client relationship and ensure client satisfaction on all deliverables - always making sure that projects are completed on time and on budget.
You MUST be an experienced consultative thinker who can assist with the formulation of marketing strategies. You will be responsible for discussing individual client needs and recommending solutions to help clients achieve intended outcomes. This means you MUST have a strong understanding experiential, content, and digital marketing - please only apply if you feel 100% confident of your knowledge in our industry.
Day to day, you will be responsible for the administrative and organizational tasks associated with Account Management, including SOWs, change orders, project plans, timelines, etc. You will set up meetings with clients and other agency staff; delegate work to other members of the agency team; create briefs for creative, production, and freelance staff, and liaise with the client on behalf of the agency by maintaining regular contact, ensuring that communication flows effectively.
You will present creative work to clients for approval or modification; meet deadlines and prioritize tasks; handle budgets and manage costs; write reports, keep records and financial details; and be responsible for having a deep understanding and knowledge of clients' products, business culture and competition and understanding the possibility of changes to these; and monitor the effectiveness of campaigns; arranging and attending meetings and reporting on key decisions.
How to Apply:
If you are ready to work in a fun, challenging, and creative environment in the Washington DC area, please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Job Title: Experienced Live Event Producer
Bachelor’s degree. 5+ years as an event producer or PM. Ability to handle high pressure situations. Superior organizational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, and excellent verbal/written communication skills. Upbeat personality a must.
VIVA has an immediate opening for experienced, passionate, and creative Event Producers with at least 5 years of professional event production experience. This means you have been on the ground and in the trenches producing business meetings, conferences, and product launches and have the resume to prove it. Ideal candidates will be active go-getters who bring a sense of urgency to their work and a "let's get things done" mentality to every project. To be clear, this is NOT a meeting planning position. Please read the job description carefully to understand necessary qualifications.
Detailed Position Description:
You enjoy producing strategic corporate events. You thrive when things get busy and have mastered the organizational skills required to coordinate the many details that go into a large scale live production. You are cool under pressure, quick to solve problems, and always push hard to exceed client expectations. People love to work with you because you are upbeat, friendly, and positive in even the toughest of situations. Why? Because you love the thrill of the live experience!
As an Event Producer, you will lead live event programs for global brands. This is a hands-on role. You will multitask and manage several projects simultaneously, including large projects containing multiple elements. In the pre-production phase, you will identify client goals and develop a creative approach to meet those goals. You will be part of RFP response teams to present creative concepts to clients and demonstrate why our solutions are on target. This means you must be a strategic thinker who can explore and develop new and innovative ways to communicate messages to target audiences, and apply these ideas to live event environments.
In the production phase, you will lead project teams to execute all deliverables and manage the budget and timelines for production. This means you must have a strong understanding of what it takes to produce a big show (lighting, A/V, entertainment, media, presentations, etc). This position liaises heavily with creative and post-production teams. Candidate must be a team player who collaborates and listens well.
On-site you will lead production teams in producing flawless shows, while at the same time ensuring that client expectations are exceeded time and again. After the show, you will diligently follow up to measure the success of our efforts, prepare reports, and close out all billing details. Previous experience is absolutely fundamental to success in this role. We are an interdisciplinary agency that produces a wide range of creative media to solve the needs of our global client portfolio - versatility, creativity, and ingenuity is key.
The ideal candidate will bring an innovative spirit and a vision for the future of this exciting industry - with an eye for mobile, virtual, and media integration in live experiences.
Our offices are easily accessible via Metro and parking is available on-site at no cost. Typical office hours are 9am to 6pm. Travel is required. There will be occasional need for evening and/or weekend work as projects demand.
How to Apply:
If you are ready to work in a fun, challenging, and creative environment in the Washington DC area and can demonstrate your ability to direct, produce, and manage large corporate productions, please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Title: Freelance: Creative, Experienced Graphic Designer
Bachelor's in Graphic/Multimedia Design with 5+ years experience, trained graphic artist with understanding of design/layout principles, strong knowledge of business concepts, Mac-proficient with expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, PPT and Flash.
VIVA Creative wants YOU to join our talented team delivering strategic communications programs for Fortune 500 and government clients. Here, you can do what you love doing best: creating excellent graphics for presentations, proposals, stage designs, storyboards, print, identity, web, flash, and other assignments as required.
Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor's degree in graphic/multimedia design with 5+ years of industry experience. He/she must be a trained graphic artist with a true understanding of design/layout rules and principles. A strong knowledge of today’s business concepts and the ability to interpret requirements and anticipate client needs is a plus. Mac-proficiency with expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Flash and very strong PowerPoint design skills are mandatory.
Applicants should be able to work independently, but also love collaboration. He/she must have a proven track record to operate effectively under time constraints and meet deadlines. A sense of personal responsibility and accountability for the high quality of work you produce is desired, as well as the ability to remain calm during a storm, maintain perspective, and respond in a professional manner when faced with tough situations.
How to Apply
Please submit an email with your cover letter, resume, and portfolio as an attachment to email@example.com. Position available now.
Job Title: Graphic Designer / Presentation Guru
Expert knowledge of Adobe CS, PPT & Keynote. Mac & PC proficient. Excellent verbal and presentation skills. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple projects and maintain tight deadlines. Minimum of a BA/BS degree or equivalent experience.
You possess strong Powerpoint/Keynote design skills. You hold at least a Bachelor's degree in Graphic/Multimedia Design with 3+ years of industry experience. You are a trained graphic artist with true understanding of design/layout rules and principles. You also have a strong knowledge of today's business concepts and ability to interpret requirements and anticipate client needs.
You are able to work quickly and accurately in live event situations, and maybe even have experience operating PPT during live shows. You must be Mac-proficient with an expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint, and Keynote. Although you can work independently with a lot of autonomy you love collaboration. You have a proven track record to operate effectively under time constraints and meet deadlines.
You have a sense of personal responsibility and accountability for the high quality of work you produce, plus, the ability to remain calm during the storm, maintain perspective, and respond in a professional manner when faced with tough situations.
How to Apply
Please submit an email with your cover letter, resume, and portfolio as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position available now.