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So You Want to Be a Marketing Coordinator at Stryve

So you’re thinking about applying to be a Marketing Coordinator. It’s the gig I started out at, and I’m involved in bringing in new Marketing Coordinators too. So it’s safe to say that I know a lot about how to get the job. And I’m going to tell you it all.

Make Sure You Actually Want to Work Here

We’re a pretty unique bunch of people working in a busy yet thrilling industry. Read some stuff about working at an agency. Then throw most of it out of your brain and read what we say and do about it:

Hopefully you’re not completely terrified by the content (or the amount of reading) and will want to put the time into applying.

Make Sure Your Application Stands Out

Although it boggles our minds a bit, a lot of people apply to work here. But even with our well-exercised marketing brains, we still fall victim to the basic tricks. So apply your marketing skills by getting our attention and keeping it.

Keep it short and sweet! Even if it all fits on one page, I don’t want to read one-thousand words of 9pt font. If you can get the same point across with fewer words, do it. Run your cover letter through Hemingway app to make sure your language is strong and easy to read. Cut out info that’s not relevant to a job in marketing. (I’m looking at you summer job in high school… seeya!)

Make it beautiful! Marketing Coordinators aren’t expected to be graphic designers, but they do need to have an eye for design. Dedicate some time and energy into making your resume stand out visually. You don’t even have to start from scratch – there are great resources and sources of inspiration out there.

Be yourself! Yes, everyone says that. We really mean it. In case you didn’t know, we are looking to hire a human, not a robot – so don’t talk like one. Picture how you’d speak to someone on the phone and write that way. Let your personality show in what you say, but also how you say it.

Highlight your side projects! Additional hustle really buffs up an application and catches our eye. We love it when a potential Marketing Coordinator has non-business skills in something like photography, blogging, or coding. It makes us think about pancakes… because the candidate could be a great full-stack marketer. Sorry, you should read that blog too.

We’ll get in touch with the people we want to talk to. So if you get an email asking for a phone interview, you followed these tips pretty well. Best of luck!

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Stryve is hiring a Marketing Coordinator (Full-Time)

Are you hungry to get your hands dirty in B2B digital marketing?

Working at Stryve is a great opportunity to rocket-launch your marketing career. That’s not an empty statement. We’ve hired three people in this exact position before, and years later they’re still here kicking ass.

We’re looking for someone stoked to apply their marketing know-how—someone who has big ideas and wants a chance to run with them. From tech to agriculture, we work with a wide range of clients. There’s no question the job will provide you with a ton of variety and interesting work.

The successful candidate will start working with us full time at our Kitchener office in as soon has he/she is available.

What you’d be getting yourself into

As a Stryve Marketing Coordinator, you’ll support our Account Managers with planning and executing on client deliverables. You’ll also work on Stryve-related marketing activities and eventually get your feet wet with a client or two of your own. So what does that all look like? Well, in any given week your tasks could include:

  • Blogging about something you’ve learned about recently in digital marketing or working smarter
  • Planning, launching, optimizing, analyzing, and reporting on campaigns for a client of ours
  • Wireframing, building, or making changes to a WordPress website
  • Kicking off a design project, providing feedback on it, and liaising with the client about it
  • Working with the team to improve the way we work together and for clients

What we’re hoping to find

Our future Stryve Marketing Coordinator will come to us with…

  • A degree/diploma in business, marketing, or a related field
  • Experience that speaks to your ability to manage a project to completion
  • A natural flair for writing

And we’ll show him/her the ropes for everything else! That being said, it would be really nice (but certainly NOT required) to have some bonus skills/experience in:

  • Design software such as Adobe Creative Suite
  • WordPress and web development languages such as HTML or CSS
  • Google Analytics & AdWords
  • Social PPC advertising
  • Marketing automation platforms such as HubSpot or Pardot

A lot of skills can be taught over time, but we want to click as a team right away. You’re a natural born Stryve’r if…

  • You’re always learning new things and sharing your knowledge
  • You’re confident in sharing your opinion
  • Humour is a part of how you get through the day
  • You are hyper-organized
  • There are things outside of work you’re passionate about
  • Your fifth food group is burritos and sushi

Ready to rock?

Apply with your resume and cover letter through the form below. Don’t be afraid to be yourself and have a little fun with your application. You can even check out our blog to learn more about what we’re looking for.

Please make sure you submit your application before 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, March 22nd. If you have any technical difficulties, please contact us at knockknock(at)stryvemarketing.com.

This job posting has closed.

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Stryve is Hiring a Part-Time Office Manager

Are you an organized person looking for a part-time job at a fast-growing marketing agency?

We’re looking to add a part-time office manager to our team. All candidates must have a car, a valid driver’s license and be willing to do tasks such as:

  • Maintain the appearance of the office
  • Assisting with marketing-related tasks and other office responsibilities
  • Reordering and picking up office supplies
  • Analyzing and managing office costs such as phone and internet expenses

Job Requirements

  • Car and driver’s license
  • Personable and friendly
  • Organized and reliable
  • Likes to keep an office space clean and organized
  • Willing to run errands on behalf of the business
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Willing to work P-T at the Stryve office for 1-2 days a week/ 4-6 hours a week beginning December 2016 or January 2017.

Compensation

  • $15/hour
  • $0.50/KM for mileage driven during the completion of Stryve-related tasks

Company Description

Stryve is a fast-growing and recognizable marketing firm in the Waterloo region. Some of our clients include Miovision, Communitech, and Wilfrid Laurier University, to name a few. We love to make things happen, do great work; and eat burritos. We love burritos.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume in an email to Sourov De at sourov(at)stryvemarketing.com with the subject line “Office Manager” or submit your application below.

The deadline to apply is November 30, 2016 at midnight.

This job posting has closed. But check out our careers page where you can be notified of future postings.

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Stryve is hiring a Copywriter and Content Producer (Part-time/Freelance)

“The first draft of anything is shit.”- Ernest Hemingway

Stryve is a digital agency specializing in B2B marketing. We’re a team of artists, techies and strategic thinkers who create digital experiences that drive sales for our clients. Our clients’ businesses are diverse, ranging from technology to law and higher education.

We’re looking for an amazing writer to join us to transform ideas into compelling content. The right candidate will be passionate about perfection and eager to work in a creative environment where skills are valued. He or she will be able to write in multiple tones and styles to fit different clients and media forms.

The successful candidate will start working with us part-time at our Kitchener office as early as this July. The time requirement will be two days a week, ideally Tuesday and Thursday, and up to 16 hours per week.

What you’d be getting yourself into

As a part-time copywriter and content producer at Stryve, you would be supporting an account team when it comes to:

  • Producing marketing copy for websites, digital ad campaigns and marketing assets such as explainer sheets or brochures
  • Researching topics and producing written content for blogs, whitepapers, and eBooks
  • Providing advice regarding clients’ content strategies
  • Providing proof reading and editing expertise
  • Contributing to Stryve’s thought leadership in digital marketing

What we’re hoping to find

Our future copywriter and content producer will come to us with…

  • A degree/diploma in journalism, PR, advertising, marketing, english or communications
  • Experience that speaks to your ability to hit deadlines and stay on task
  • A natural flair for writing that grabs attention
  • An ability to understand the client’s brand and write in that personality and tone
  • 2+ years of experience in copywriting or content production

And we’ll show him/her the ropes for everything else! That being said, it would be really nice (but certainly NOT required) to have some bonus skills in:

  • Staying up-to-date with technology and tech trends
  • Working in the B2B marketing world
  • Digital and content marketing

A lot of skills can be taught over time, but what isn’t easy to develop is a good cultural fit. Our tight-knit team needs to stay this way. You’d fit in well with our team if…

  • Your fifth food group is burritos and/or sushi
  • You’re always learning new things and sharing your knowledge
  • Humour is a part of how you get through the day
  • You’re confident in sharing your opinion
  • There are things outside of work that you are passionate about

Are you ready to apply?

Send us your resume, portfolio and cover letter through the form below. Please make sure you submit your application before 11:59 PM (EDT) on July 11th, 2016. If you have any technical difficulties, please contact us at knockknock(at)stryvemarketing.com.

This job posting has closed.

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How New Grads Can Get a Job in Marketing

The trouble with graduating and finding a job right out of school is that literally thousands of other students are graduating and trying to find a job at the exact same time with a similar degree or diploma as you. Think about it, you’re all graduating in April, right? If you’re going to land a job in marketing, you need to stand out and differentiate yourself.

Here are 4 tips to help you differentiate yourself and land a job in marketing.

Tip 1: Consider “working for free” first

The phrase “one step backward today, two steps forward tomorrow” comes to mind for this tip. If you’re having trouble getting the job you want right out of school, consider offering your services to a company free of charge. Notice how I used the term “services free of charge” as opposed to “volunteering”.  When you’re a volunteer you often have to wait to have someone tell you what needs to be done.  On the other hand, “services free of charge” communicates that you will be managing yourself and delivering something of value at no cost.

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Your next steps:

  1. Think of an organization you have an “in” with and talk to a decision maker there
  2. Tell them that you’d like to apply what you’ve learned in school to their business and build a digital or social media marketing strategy for them. If you didn’t learn how to build a social media or digital marketing strategy in school, I recommend picking up a book like Inbound Marketing, reading it, and then applying what you learn in this book to the company you’re proposing your services to.

This approach requires a little more effort but could pay off in a bigger way later because you’ve shown the desire to contribute even it means not getting paid at first.

Tip 2: Research the company you’re applying to

The students who have been successful in landing co-op positions and internships here at Stryve have all done one thing very well in their cover letter or initial email to us: They’ve researched our company and can tell me why they want to work at Stryve.

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Your next steps:

  1.  One recent successful candidate mentioned in an initial email to me that she researched all the other marketing agencies in town and wanted to do her internship with us because she specifically wants to build her career in digital and social media marketing.
  2. The candidate in this example took the time to research our company values in the About Us section of our website as well. She gave me specific examples how those values lined up with her values.

Tip 3: Tell stories, don’t “interview”

People don’t remember stats and accomplishments recited in bullet points, they remember stories. It also helps your personality shine through, which is an important part of how a company will evaluate you.

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Your next steps:

  1. When you’re preparing for your job interview think of the job requirements listed in the job posting
  2. Then, think of stories in your job experience, school experience or volunteer experience that demonstrate you have experience related to the job requirement listed
  3. Lastly, use the STAR method to tell stories how you met that job requirement in the past

Tip 4: Be mindful of your social media footprint

Your potential employer will Google your name if you’re being considered for a position at their company. A company’s online presence is a big part of their marketing mix, so it’s important for you to show an employer that you use social media and are (somewhat) findable online. If you’re completely unfindable online, an employer will think one of two things:

  1. You don’t like or understand social media and you’re not inclined to use it
  2. You might be an axe murder and you have something to hide

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Your next steps

  1. It’s okay to make some of the content on your personal social media profiles such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter public content. Just make sure the content portrays you in tasteful way (i.e. no profanity, rants, drunken pics, etc.)
  2. You’ll definitely want to have a fully filled out LinkedIn profile with a high resolution professional profile pic. If you don’t know what to put in your LinkedIn profile, look for others with at least 5 years of experience in the industry and then emulate their profiles.

Happy job hunting!

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Stryve is hiring a Creative Designer (Full-Time)

“Design is thinking made visual.”- Saul Bass

Stryve is a digital agency specializing in B2B marketing. We’re a team of artists, techies and strategic thinkers who create digital experiences that drive sales for our clients. Our clients’ businesses are diverse, ranging from technology to law and higher education.

We’re looking for an amazing designer to join us to transform ideas into compelling creative. The right candidate will be passionate and eager to work in a fast-paced, growing organization where skills are valued. He or she will be able to design in multiple environments, including digital and print.

Essentially, we’re looking for a design rock star.

What you’re getting yourself into

As a Stryve Designer, you will work directly with clients, account managers and the senior team to deliver creative that wows our clients. A typical day might see you working on:

  • Web design
  • Information Architecture / Wireframing
  • Branding/logo design
  • Print ads
  • Social media ads
  • Interactive App design

But that’s not all you’ll be asked to do.

  • Blogging is part of our ongoing, online presence. You must be comfortable producing blogs or infographics on a variety of topics related to new marketing and design trends.
  • As a team, we work together to create the best work we possibly can. You must be comfortable taking direction from and providing feedback to the team.

What we’re hoping to find

We’re not specifying required years of experience. We’re more interested in a strong portfolio and skill set. We’re seeking a confident, talented designer who will bring expertise to our company, but is also clearly focused on being the best they can be.

Because of that, the following will be key:

  • Degree or diploma in graphic design
  • Impressive portfolio of previous digital and print work
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)
  • Demonstrated written communication skills (blogging experience is an asset)
  • Solid understanding of the creative and print production processes (proofing and pre-flighting)
  • Experience in corporate branding, layout, and typography in both print and digital media
  • Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills, with a fine eye for detail

A lot of skills can be taught over time, but what isn’t easy to develop is a good cultural fit. You’ll love working at Stryve if…

  • You’re always learning new things and sharing your knowledge
  • Your fifth food group is burritos and sushi
  • Humour is a part of how you get through the day
  • You’re confident in sharing your opinion
  • There are things outside of work that you are passionate about

Are you ready to apply?

Send us your resume, cover letter and portfolio through the form below. Please make sure you submit your application before 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 14th. If you have any technical difficulties, please contact us at knockknock(at)stryvemarketing.com

This job posting has closed.

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Stryve is hiring an Office Assistant (Part-Time)

Are you an organized person looking for a part-time job at a fast growing marketing agency?

Stryve Digital Marketing is looking to hire an office assistant who will work with their team on a part-time basis. All candidates must have a car, a valid driver’s license and be willing to do tasks such as:

  • Analyzing and managing office overhead costs such as telephone, internet and business travel expenses
  • Booking meetings and managing Stryve team member schedules
  • Reordering and picking up office supplies
  • Helping with the redesign of the office environment
  • Maintain the appearance of the interior of the Stryve office space
  • Other general office tasks as required

Job Requirements

  • A car and a driver license
  • Personable and friendly
  • Organized, reliable and an attention for detail
  • Willing to run errands on behalf of the business
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Willing to work on location at the Stryve office for 1-2 days a week/ 5-7 hours a week

Compensation

  • $15/hour
  • $0.50/KM reimbursement for mileage driven

Company Description

Stryve is a fast-growing and recognizable marketing firm in the Waterloo region. Some of Stryve’s clients include: Wilfrid Laurier University, Del’s Restaurant, University of Waterloo, Miovision, and Communitech, to name a few. We pride ourselves on “getting things done” to show measurable results quickly.

Are you ready to apply?

Send us your resume and cover letter through the form below. Please make sure you submit your application before 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, August 31st. If you have any technical difficulties, please contact us at knockknock(at)stryvemarketing.com.

This job posting has closed. But check out our careers page where you can be notified of future postings.

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Stryve is hiring a Developer/Tech Lead (Full-Time)

Are you a tech-savvy person who’d like to put their web development skills and IT knowledge to good use at a fast growing marketing agency?

What we bring to the table are sharp marketing and design minds, but what we need is someone who can bring in the technical expertise. Beyond being our web developer, we’re looking for someone who wants to step in as our technology lead.

The successful candidate will work with us full-time at our Kitchener office and will be responsible for:

Web Development Duties

  • Consulting on UI/UX choices during wireframing
  • Creating custom WordPress themes based on our designer’s PSD/AI files
  • Utilizing the Custom Fields plugin (or something similar) to build a user-friendly WordPress back-end for our clients
  • Building responsive WordPress websites that work and look amazing on all devicesMaking recommendations on how to optimize Stryve’s website, then making it happen

If you’d like to see our approach to web design as well as past projects, head on over to http://stryvemarketing.com/power-website-design/

Tech Lead Duties

  • Meeting with Stryve clients and providing strategic direction regarding the technical, programming and development aspect of a marketing execution
  • Connecting with a client’s technical lead to understand their infrastructure and how Stryve can work within it
  • Helping us predict the number of development hours required for a proposal
  • Being in an advisory role when it comes to internal meetings regarding integrating marketing with technology
  • Bringing infrastructure or apps to our attention that can increase collaboration and productivity
  • Go beyond web development and think about how technology can make Stryve client’s lives easier and help Stryve’s clients better connect with their target customer. Said differently, if you put a lot of thought into how digital tools like smartphones, tablets, laptops, software and apps can fit into a target consumer’s life, this is the job for you.

If you’d like to see some of the technologies we are currently working with, head on over to http://stryvemarketing.com/partners/

Job Requirements

  • A degree/diploma in computer science, web development, or similar field
  • 1-3 years of experience making websites
  • WordPress mastery, including the most popular plugins
  • You understand how finicky responsive design and cross-browser compatibility can be, but are committed to flawless user experiences
  • You understand how IT infrastructure, SAAS and cloud-based applications work
  • Highly organized and able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • You may not enjoy it, but you can work in Photoshop and Illustrator (if only to get the design out of there and on the web)
  • You know that bug-free code is important, but also know that sometimes you have to break things before you can make them better
  • You can interact with clients and can make recommendations regarding how technology and digital tools can lead to a better connection with their customers.

Company Description

Stryve is a fast-growing and recognizable marketing firm in the Waterloo region. Some of our clients include: Wilfrid Laurier University, Moose Winooski’s, University of Waterloo, Ye’s Sushi, and McLeish Orlando, to name a few. We pride ourselves on “getting things done” to show measurable results quickly.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume, and any applicable work examples in an email to Sourov De sourov(at)stryvemarketing.com with the subject line “Developer and Tech Lead”.

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Stryve is hiring a Social Media Marketing Associate (Part-Time)

Are you a student or recent grad looking to get your feet wet in the world of marketing? Are you interested in learning digital marketing by actually doing it? This is the job for you.

We will be hiring a part-time candidate to join our team and jump in to help us do great work for our clients.

What you’ll get here is a variety of experiences to add to your resume. Some of the successful candidate’s first tasks will be:

  • Blog writing
  • Managing the nationally recognized LinkedIn Group Social Media Marketing Canada
  • Copywriting for eBooks, websites and other online content
  • Researching new clients and their industries
  • Office management tasks

Job Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in or graduated from a degree/diploma program in Communications, Public Relations, Business, or English
  • Proficient writing skills are a must. Should enjoy both business and creative writing
  • Organizational skills
  • Self discipline and can work independently
  • Understanding of social media and technology
  • Must be able to attend in-person meetings at the Stryve Group office in Kitchener and work remotely when necessary
  • Bonus: Graphic Design skills

Duration

The position will be 10 hours each week from September 2, 2014 – December 31, 2014 with the possibility of future renewal.

Company Description

Stryve Group is a fast-growing and recognizable marketing firm in the Waterloo region. Some of our clients include: Wilfrid Laurier University, Moose Winooski’s, University of Waterloo, Ye’s Sushi, and McLeish Orlando, to name a few. We pride ourselves on “getting things done” to show measurable results quickly.

How to Apply

Please forward your cover letter and resume to sde(at)stryvegroup.com with “Social Media Marketing Associate” in the subject line.  Deadline to apply is 11:59pm Friday August 22nd, 2014.