Finally had enough of working too late, making too little, and going nowhere?

Well, we don’t roll that way. NDG is an advertising and digital marketing agency located just outside Washington, DC, in La Plata, Maryland. We offer a work environment where creatives are respected and appreciated, where schedules are reasonable, where compensation is competitive, where the office is usually empty after 6pm, and where your career can grow as fast and far as you can.

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Generous Benefits Packages
  • Work With a Team You’ll Love
  • Work Where You’ll Truly Be Appreciated
  • Family Atmosphere & Life-Work Balance
  • Take Your Career to the Next Level

What’s it like to work at NDG? Click here for some insights.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

- + Junior Account Executive

NDG Communications is searching for our next great Junior Account Executive.

We need a sharp mind and a clear communicator, someone who can listen to a client’s needs and work with team members throughout our agency to meet and exceed their expectations. We want someone with ambition, ready to work hard, have fun and grow in their career.

There’s plenty of opportunity here. The Junior Account Executive will be in touch with clients daily and will work closely with NDG’s senior account services team. You’ll be handling important projects and ensuring all client initiatives are managed efficiently and effectively.

We need someone who can break down marketing analytics, understanding what’s working now and anticipating what will work next. And we need someone who can absolutely rock a presentation.

If you can fill all those needs and you’re ready to join an award-winning team that’s growing and getting better every day, then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s make this happen.

Reports to Vice President & President

ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide account management staff with administrative support within the agency and at client meetings.
  • Handles day-to-day activities for assigned clients.
  • Keeps apprised of progress of clients’ projects through the Production Manager.
  • Receives client briefings. Fills out Meeting Minutes for all client meetings and distributes to appropriate client and agency personnel. Quickly and accurately relays client Change Orders to all appropriate agency personnel.
  • Effectively presents agency work/proposals to clients.
  • Keeps apprised of clients’ brands/products/services/marketing developments.
  • Assists in preparing client invoices, proposals, marketing communications, strategic marketing plans, media and public relations plans.
  • Plans client events and facilitate on-site event management.
  • Regularly checks for and responds promptly to all client communications, including calls and emails.
  • Oversees execution of approved programs.
  • Checks and approves creative/production materials, copy, layouts, and production art, and coordinates client approval of same.
  • Measure campaign effectiveness and website performance, and presentation of analysis to clients.
  • Conduct SEO (search engine optimization) research and develop recommendations for client websites.
  • Closely monitors and manages online advertising, including but not limited to banner campaigns, third-party listing site services, etc.
  • With Media Manager, monitor, manage and optimize CPC (cost-per-click) campaigns.
  • Reviews billing prior to release to clients.
  • Coordinates project timing and budgets with all relevant agency personnel.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Energetic, resourceful, positive attitude and a passion for learning.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and time management skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to regional client meetings.
  • Experience with SEO/SEM tactics & all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, etc.).
  • 1-3 years experience within the advertising, marketing, real estate, land/community development, or homebuilder industries.
  • Degree in Advertising, Marketing, Business, English, New Media, Journalism, or similar course of study from an accredited college or university.

To apply, use the button below. Include cover letter, resume, salary requirements (no numbers=no interview), and link to samples or include a brief PDF portfolio to be considered. NO CALLS or recruiters.

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- + Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for day-to-day management and execution of paid cost-per-click (CPC) and organic search engine marketing (SEM) campaigns for all agency clients across platforms and geographies
  • Use search engine optimization (SEO) knowledge to assist clients and the agency in generating fully optimized content and content strategies to direct web traffic and customer interactions in tandem with integrated campaigns
  • Manages organic search for all client websites to ensure optimal performance and maximum rankings for targeted keywords through continuous auditing and competitive analysis
  • Conducts SEO keyword research, develops internal linking strategies, and creates content of META titles, META descriptions, META keywords, and image ALT text to improve performance of client websites
  • Researches and generates CPC campaign keywords, writes and edits ad copy (titles and descriptions), manages bids and budgets, and optimizes landing pages to keep campaigns within performance expectations and to meet client goals
  • Grows and optimizes CPC campaigns through testing (A/B and multivariate) with ad copy, landing pages, bidding strategies, negative keywording, etc.
  • Serves as the primary contact and subject-matter expert for paid search with both internal and external contacts, including Google and Bing, and other designated search engines
  • Researches, collects and analyzes website and campaign data, leveraging internal and external resources, and data sources to report on successes and actionable opportunities for paid search programs
  • Negotiates for pay-per-conversion opportunities
  • Generates and disseminates management reporting to ensure that the account team is aware of campaign performance trends
  • Understands industry/market best practices and strives to incorporate them seamlessly in day-to-day agency processes
  • Balances analytical thinking and approaches with creative thinking and long-term vision
  • Finds opportunities to keep the rest of the agency current on the latest digital marketing trends

 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelors degree in Marketing or Technology
  • Minimum of 3-5 years in SEO or CPC-focused role
  • Must have a genuine passion for SEO and stay up to date with the latest SEO and SEM trends by studying, understanding, and implementing ethical tactics and techniques
  • Experience developing and implementing search engine optimization strategies
  • Experience working in Google Analytics, Google Adwords and Bing Ads
  • Experience within the advertising, marketing, real estate, land/community development, or homebuilder industries
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Resourceful, proactive problem solver
  • Entrepreneurial, out-of-the-box thinker who is intellectually curious with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to multitask, adapt to changing priorities, be decisive under ambiguity, and meet tight deadlines

To apply, use the button below. Include cover letter, resume, salary requirements (no numbers=no interview), and link to samples or include a brief PDF portfolio to be considered. NO CALLS or recruiters.

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- + Senior Account Executive

NDG is looking for a Senior Account Executive. You’ll need to be part marketing expert and part proactive problem solver. The Senior Account Executive is responsible for daily contact between the agency and client accounts, and makes sure clients are happy at the highest levels.

The Senior Account Executive interfaces with various agency departments to move projects through on behalf of the client. This includes meeting with the Creative Director concerning creative initiatives, the Media Manager concerning media opportunities, the Marketing Content Manager concerning social media and publicity, the Director of Digital Development concerning interactive development, and the Production Manager concerning scheduling and timing.

You have to know the client’s business and you have to know our business. You have to keep things moving smoothly. All strategy and creative concepts run through the Senior Account Executive, so we need someone who knows what really works in marketing. We need you to make sure we’re giving the client not only what they want, but more importantly what they need.

If that sounds like you, keep reading.

We’re looking for someone with a business or marketing degree, and agency experience as a senior-level supervisor. You need an analytical mind, an entrepreneurial spirit, and you need to be able to absolutely rock a presentation.

If that still sounds like you, let’s talk. Soon.


ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Keeps apprised of progress of clients’ projects through the Production Manager.
  • Receives client briefings. Fills out Meeting Minutes for all client meetings and distributes to appropriate client and agency personnel. Quickly and accurately relays client Change Orders to all appropriate agency personnel.
  • Effectively presents, sells and defends all agency work/proposals to clients.
  • Keeps apprised of clients’ brands/products/services/marketing developments.
  • Assists in preparing client invoices, proposals, marketing communications, strategic marketing plans, media and public relations plans.
  • Plans client events and facilitate on-site event management.
  • Regularly checks for and responds promptly to all client communications, including calls and emails.
  • Oversees execution of approved programs.
  • Checks and approves creative/production materials, copy, layouts, and production art, and coordinates client approval of same.
  • Measure campaign effectiveness and website performance, and presentation of analysis to clients.
  • Conduct SEO (search engine optimization) research and develop recommendations for client websites.
  • Closely monitors and manages online advertising, including but not limited to banner campaigns, third party listing site services, etc.
  • With Media Manager, monitor, manage and optimize CPC (cost-per-click) campaigns.
  • Reviews billing prior to release to clients; ensures prompt collection of accounts receivable.
  • Coordinates project timing and budgets with all relevant agency personnel.
  • Actively seeks additional projects/new business from client contacts.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Energetic, resourceful, positive attitude and a passion for learning
  • Exceptional organizational skills and time management skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel to regional client meeting
  • Experience with SEO/SEM tactics & all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, etc.)
  • 3-5 years experience within the advertising, marketing, real estate, land/community development, or homebuilder industries
  • Degree in Advertising, Marketing, Business, English, New Media, Journalism, or similar course of study from an accredited college or university


To apply, use the button below.
Include cover letter, resume, salary requirements (no numbers=no interview), and link to samples or include a brief PDF portfolio to be considered. NO CALLS or recruiters.

Apply Now

- + Production Artist

We’re NDG Communications, an award-winning advertising agency about a 45-minute commute from DC in lovely La Plata, MD. We offer a work environment where our team is respected and appreciated, where schedules are reasonable, where compensation is competitive, and where your career can grow as fast and far as you can.

You are
a talented production artist with impressive skills and near obsessive attention to detail on projects large and small.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produces all artwork according to the Art Director’s specifications; works with creative team and
  • Production Director to achieve desired results and meet deadlines
  • Contributes to concepts and designs layouts and deliverables as assigned
  • Designs and executes print and interactive projects including html emails, flyers, ads, direct mail, websites, social media, etc.
  • Collaborate with creative director, designers, programmers and account team
  • Help ensure quality and consistency across projects

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience
  • Solid portfolio of recent commercial work or student projects
  • Strong Adobe Creative Suite skills
  • Strong attention to detail and efficient time management capability
  • Strong computer skills (Mac OS platform)
  • Pre-press and file prep capabilities

To apply, click the button below. Include cover letter, resume, salary requirements (no numbers=no interview), and link to samples or include a brief PDF portfolio to be considered. NO PHONE CALLS or recruiters.

This is a full-time, on-site opportunity. Thank you

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- + ColdFusion Web Developer

Our interactive department seeks an experienced ColdFusion developer for a full-time opportunities. Applicants must be reliable, efficient, self-motivated, and detail-oriented.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, document, design and modify web applications for assigned web projects based on creative and marketing strategies stated in approved proposals
  • Modify and expand on existing admin systems
  • Transform design templates into fully functioning database driven websites
  • Test web programming to ensure functionality for active websites
  • Regularly update active websites maintained by the agency, both by programming code for new information, and updating existing programming code to ensure sites stay functional as technology and client requirements change
  • Bring new ideas and innovations to the table, based on sound research and best practices

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 4-6 years of programming experience in an advertising/marketing agency or other corporate web development team environment using ColdFusion with MSSQL Server—IF YOU DO NOT MEET THIS CRITERIA, DO NOT APPLY
  • Solid knowledge of SQL, ColdFusion, JavaScript, XHTML, XML and CSS
  • Experience with FuseBox 4+ framework
  • Understanding of cross browser issues and user interface requirements
  • Ability to work independently and to take ownership of assigned projects
  • Ability to work efficiently in a team environment
  • Ability to estimate effort and meet schedule deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and manage multiple projects and timelines

BONUS POINTS:

  • Experience with AJAX and jQuery
  • Experience/Familiarity with CFWheels framework
  • Experience with WordPress theme development and plugin customization
  • Experience with PHP/MySQL
  • Experience in a Quality Assurance/Testing role

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- + Account Supervisor

NDG is looking for an Account Supervisor. You’ll need to be part marketing expert, part proactive problem solver and part brilliant business mind. No big deal.

The Account Supervisor is a senior-level representative. You’ll make sure clients are happy at the highest levels, and you’ll keep our Account Executives at the top of their game. You have to know the client’s business and you have to know our business. You have to keep things moving smoothly.

All of our strategy and creative concepts run through the Account Supervisor first, so we need someone who knows what really works in marketing. We need you to make sure we’re giving the client not only what they want, but more importantly what they need.

If that sounds like you, keep reading.

We’re looking for someone with a business or marketing degree, and agency experience as a senior-level supervisor. You need an analytical mind, an entrepreneurial spirit, and you need to be able to absolutely rock a presentation.

If that still sounds like you, let’s talk. Soon.

ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures client relations are positive and stable; and that the director of accounts is immediately informed of any potential problems with client/agency relations, budget overruns, etc.
  • Directs the strategy of client marketing plans while managing activities of account executives and account coordinators to ensure proper agency service to clients
  • Analyzes client input, together with background knowledge, research, field feedback, etc., to produce full communications plans
  • Briefs creative, programming, production and media staff in support of account executives
  • Reviews estimates, quotes and invoices to ensure budget requirements are met and profitability maintained
  • Reviews media and public relations plans, digital development and creative strategies before submission to clients
  • Ensures that advertising strategies are clearly defined, approved by clients, and understood by the creative and media groups, and project timelines are established
  • Presents and effectively sells communications plans, concepts, media and interactive marketing plans to clients; where creative and media personnel are present, supports them in selling concepts and plans
  • Seeks out new business opportunities with existing clients
  • Keeps apprised of all relevant client, industry and market developments
  • Fosters development and gainful employment of junior account service staff where appropriate
  • Represents the agency at industry functions—promotes the agency at every opportunity
  • Is fully familiar with agency credentials and specialties

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Energetic, resourceful, positive attitude and a passion for learning
  • Exceptional organizational skills and time management skills
  • Experience with SEO/SEM tactics & all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, etc.)
  • Willingness and ability to travel to regional client meetings
  • 5+ years experience within the advertising, marketing, real estate, land/community development, or homebuilder industries
  • Degree in Advertising, Marketing, Business, English, New Media, Journalism, or similar course of study from an accredited college or university

To apply, use the button below. Include cover letter, resume, salary requirements (no numbers=no interview), and link to samples or include a brief PDF portfolio to be considered. NO CALLS or recruiters.

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- + Traffic Manager

NDG is looking for a Traffic Manager to take charge of internal scheduling throughout the agency. You’ll need to be an expert multi-tasker and a proactive problem solver. You’ll need to see the big picture and all the little ones.

The Traffic Manager, under the direction of NDG’s Production Manager, sizes up every job the agency takes on and assigns a step-by-step schedule to see it through to completion.

Each day, the Traffic Manager hosts an internal meeting to review and update the status of all new and active projects, creating a daily production schedule for each NDG team member. From there, the Traffic Manager keeps a close watch, monitoring progress and sometimes physically moving a job from one desk to the next.

The Traffic Manager gets things done. If that sounds like you, keep reading.

Reports to the Production Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reviews daily work schedule with Production Manager, creative team members, production artists, and digital development staff.
  • Reviews any creative briefs or change orders from account services team members.
  • Revises schedules and distributes to all departments a daily “Priority List,” reflecting the most pressing jobs for the day and their current status. Also publishes a weekly production status report to advise all departments of schedules and job status.  
  • Expedites all “crisis jobs.”  Majority of work should flow through creative/production on a reasonable, scheduled basis, as directed and supervised by the Production Manager and Creative Director.
  • Notifies account services team members and the Production Manager when necessary to contact clients for any materials, information, etc., required to complete scheduled projects.
  • Communicates regularly with account services team members about the current status of all jobs in progress in creative/production, based on input from Production Manager and Creative Director.
  • Reports any problems affecting job quality, due dates and costs to account services team members, after being advised by Production Manager and Creative Director.
  • Works with Production Manager in working with outside vendors for all projects, based on quality control, budget, timing, etc.
  • Proofreads all artwork/digital proofs.
  • Is notified when internally approved copy, layouts, etc., are forwarded to Production Manager/account services for client approval.
  • Makes sure all material is properly approved by account executive and client.
  • Regulates time to allow for an internal review of all concepts with account services.
  • Assists Production Manager in coordinating schedules of collateral materials to arrive before final deadlines.
  • Obtains quotes from art and photo suppliers, freelancers and other vendors as required by Production Manager.
  • Archives paperwork for all stock photography.  
  • Archives and maintains any in-house client mechanicals/original artwork, digital production file backups and photo files according to the agency archiving process.
  • Maintains updated agency sample files.
  • Arranges delivery of samples to client and agency personnel for all completed jobs.
  • Works with media department to obtain publications’ specifications and extensions when necessary.
  • Assists with billing.
  • Researches specialty items and purchases items for clients.
  • Prints, binds and collates materials for presentations and client meetings.
  • Maintains current computer skills related to daily job functions.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Energetic, resourceful, positive attitude and a passion for learning.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and time management skills.

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- + Social Media Coordinator

Are you a magnet for friends, fans and followers?

Yes? Great.

NDG Communications is on the hunt for a Social Media Coordinator who’s passionate about writing, engaging and delivering results.

Part writer, part strategist and part social media guru, you will be the agency’s content developer and “poster” for all social media channels. You should be a storyteller, a tribe-builder, someone who knows how to connect with people in a real and genuine way both online and in person.

The Social Media Coordinator also coaches clients on how to interact with prospective buyers online, keeps apprised of ever-evolving social media trends and advises clients and the agency on how to adapt and succeed.

You’ll also support our Senior Copywriter and Creative Team in developing ad campaigns and concepts for interactive, web, print and broadcast.

We want someone who enjoys writing, who can create quality content out of most anything, and who gets jazzed about “likes” and “retweets.” It a great position for someone looking to work hard, have fun and grow their career.

If you can fill all those needs and you’re ready to join an award-winning team that’s growing and getting better every day, then you’ve come to the right place. #LetsDoThis

Reports to Vice President & works under supervision of Marketing Manager & Senior Copywriter

ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Researches clients thoroughly to ensure ability to write accurate, on-target content
  • Develops engaging content daily, based on our clients’ brand voice and target audiences
  • Creates monthly content calendars aligned with clients’ marketing initiatives
  • Creates monthly reports on social performance and shares with clients
  • Experiments with new and alternative ways to leverage social media activities
  • Monitors social media trends, tools and applications, and applies knowledge to increasing client use of social media.
  • Strategizes and educates the account services team, as well as clients on incorporating relevant social media techniques into the corporate culture and into all products and services.
  • In addition to social content, assists in writing proposals, press releases, marketing plans and many other print and online deliverables.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Energetic, resourceful, positive attitude and a passion for learning.
  • Exceptional writing skills and proficient knowledge of social media channels.
  • 1-3 years experience within the advertising, marketing, real estate, land/community development or homebuilder industries.
  • Degree in Advertising, Marketing, Business, English, New Media, Journalism, or similar course of study from an accredited college or university.

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