Careers

Why join us?

Great question, and to answer that, we propose the following brief:
What’s the business problem?
The math isn’t adding up and we’ve got too much work for the amount of people on the team.

Who’s our target?
Only the hardest working, hustle infused, strategic thinking, tech-forward, production-focused, creative peeps who aren’t afraid to do things differently.

What’s our POV?
We’re tired of the typical, so as we continue building our team we look for what makes people individuals.

What does success look like?
A dedicated team of innovative thinkers who want to blaze a trail into the future of digital.

Open Positions

Designer (Toronto or Vancouver)

About Us
We’re Pound & Grain, a digital creative agency located in Vancouver & Toronto. We hustle to build hardworking, results-driven creative solutions for our clients. And we infuse everything we do with heart because Pound & Grain is where hustle meets heart.

What we’re looking for
We’re searching for the next creative, talented, and motivated designer to join our growing team. This is a mid-level position where you’ll work on a variety of projects with multiple outputs, challenging you to be versatile, nimble, and up to date on the current design, cultural and technological trends. You must have the ability to ideate on user experiences, websites, social media, and marketing campaigns, as well as a killer portfolio showcasing work that you have completed in the past.

About You
You are a passionate and enthusiastic designer looking to take the next step in your career. An entrepreneurial self-starter, who is looking to push their skills to the limit to create beautiful, thoughtful, and personality-infused work for a host of exciting brands including BCLC, ViacomCBS, Arc’teryx, Save-On-Foods, and many more.

You are platform agnostic and can create eye-grabbing experiences across any medium the brief calls for. You are experienced with marketing, branding, website design, and content creation and have a desire to find a balance between creativity and innovation in the future of marketing.

You are curious and looking to expand your creative horizons. You want to be a part of a team that is highly collaborative and equally passionate about the work they are doing. You work with intent and are always able to concisely articulate the “why” behind your work.

Requirements

  • 3+ years designing specifically for the web, print and digital.
  • Previous Agency experience is an advantage.
  • Incredible attention to detail.
  • Up-to-date on current trends & best practices.
  • Passionate about creating amazing work.
  • Ability to communicate and defend creative decisions.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to take a strategy-lead approach to execute visual concepts.
  • Working knowledge and experience with motion design, and ability to translate design concepts into storyboards.
  • Expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. Experience with Sketch, Invision, and other User Experience design tools.
  • Illustration skills and/or experience in traditional media production would be an added bonus.

You must be willing to adhere to our five rules:

  1. Work Hard
  2. Be Nice
  3. Think Big
  4. Love Digital
  5. Have Fun

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunity for career growth
  • Great health coverage
  • The latest tools and equipment
  • Paid vacation & sick days
  • Paid closure over Christmas Holiday in addition to vacation
  • Continued career development through conferences, events, and continuing education
  • A casual work environment where you can be yourself and your team members have always got your back

Does this sound like we’re talking to you?

If you think you’ve got what we’re looking for please provide your online portfolio showcasing your work and share your CV with us.

Apply now

Web Developer (Vancouver)

What we’re looking for:
We’re looking for a problem solver that likes a little bit of everything to help support and grow the team. This is a senior position where you’ll be working on a variety of projects and with a variety of teams. You must have the ability to put out fires, help team members squash bugs, and collaborate with our strategy, creative, account leads and clients to create, develop and deliver digital marketing projects on a variety of digital platforms.

About You:
You love code and people. Your philosophy is striving to make the lives of others on the team easier and simpler. You bring experience with web hosting and an understanding of hosting technology (AWS, GC, Digital Ocean, etc) and are excited about mentoring other developers, participating in peer and code reviews, and contributing to the agency’s output.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of WordPress experience: development and development operations (deployment, troubleshooting, team support)
  • Front end: Javascript, CSS3, HTML5, Bootstrap, Sass, Webpack, npm, gulp, Babel, React.js, Redux, TypeScript
  • Back end: PHP/MySQL, NGINX, Apache
  • Web Services: Rest
  • Source Control: Git, Github, Assembla
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Analytical and creative problem-solving skills

Your bonus skills might include:

  • DevOps: Virtualization, Vagrant/Ansible, Docker
  • Miscellaneous: Selenium, Jira, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager

You must be willing to adhere to our five rules:

  1. Work Hard
  2. Be Nice
  3. Think Big
  4. Love Digital
  5. Have Fun

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunity for career growth
  • Great health coverage
  • The latest tools and equipment
  • Paid vacation & sick days
  • Paid closure over Christmas Holiday in addition to vacation
  • Continued career development through conferences, events, and continuing education
  • A casual work environment where you can be yourself and your team members have always got your back

Does this sound like we’re talking to you?

If you think you’ve got what we’re looking for please provide some coded examples showcasing your work and share your CV with us.

 

Apply now

Senior Producer (Vancouver)

Pound & Grain was born in 2010 with a simple idea that viewing the world digitally would create a better marketing agency. Our culture is still one where hard work, thinking big, loving digital, being nice and having fun is part of who we are. As we move into our 2nd decade as an agency, we are still obsessed with creating work that exploits the creative, technology and media of right now to connect brands with their customers. Today we do this for brands across North America. 

We work best when we have talented, motivated, and entrepreneurial day to day producers quarterbacking the entire project experience with our clients and our internal teams to create a seamless environment of delivering great work and better results. We are looking for a senior producer who has that perfect balance of calm hands-on management and the ability to see the forest through the trees. We aren’t zealots about where we communicate with our target audiences along the user journey (from above to below the line), just that we treat each touch point as a place to build the right content to move the needle. 

Who are you?

An experienced and solutions-oriented senior leader with a solid agency background and a track record for managing and shipping multiple digital projects at once, on budget and on time by managing resources, schedules, clients and external suppliers. You’ll work directly with our strategic, creative, and tech teams to develop digital marketing solutions that meet marketing KPIs and business objectives while keeping a level head.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Manage high volume and fast paced delivery of traditional & digital campaigns, digital marketing and complex web development projects including websites, apps, social, and video projects. 
  • Prepare project documentation: scoping, schedules, budgets, proposals, project plans, Statement of Work (SOWs), resourcing and status reports for satisfied clients and happy project teams, and ensure pixel perfect projects are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Add strategic value to all elements of projects and lead teams through successful completion of project goals.  
  • Collaborate with project teams on strategic planning, pitch materials, budgets, estimates, flawless project delivery, risk management, resource management and strategic account growth and new opportunities within our client relationships. 
  • Can provide a detail oriented look at all aspects of the process and share proactive analytical and financial updates in order to forecast and report revenue, expenses, and project completion milestones. 
  • Working directly with our roster of great clients, you will own relationships (in partnership with an Account Lead), daily communication, and manage projects and teams on an ongoing basis and ensure project requirements are met, understood, and then executed. 
  • Support the agency leadership team over the company’s two offices on creating, pitching, and winning new business initiatives. 
  • Show leadership within the agency and within the account/production team by guiding the junior team. 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • 4+ years of direct online or advertising agency digital project management/producer experience.
  • Experience managing multiple campaigns at a time, effectively and with flawless delivery. 
  • Experience managing clients directly and ability to have strategic conversations directly with clients about an array of marketing solutions.
  • Ability to guide and direct production teams to keep them on budget and schedule, while  continually inspiring them to innovate for our clients. 
  • Ability to identify risks, analyze options to mitigate risks, and raise concerns to senior management appropriately. 
  • Extensive experience working within the digital landscape with an understanding of the design and development process from start to finish, and experience managing technical projects with multiple developers.
  • Knowledge and experience working in traditional and web mediums. 
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of talents, personalities and teams. 
  • Ability to work under pressure, within extremely tight deadlines and maintain a good sense of humor, tact and professionalism.
  • Knowledge of standard project management tools and methodologies. 
  • Knowledge and experience working in an agency model. 
  • Ability to balance client needs and project needs. 
  • Expertise in managing multiple projects effectively. 
  • Strong writing and communication skills.

The P&G Difference: 

  • We celebrate diversity and inclusion
  • Casual offices, dress code, and flexible environments 
  • Competitive compensation and physical and mental health benefits
  • Annual training and conference opportunities 

Does this sound like you?

If you’re our next talented producer please share your details and interest with us.

Apply now

Social Media Community Manager (Vancouver)

We’re Pound & Grain, a digital creative agency located in Vancouver & Toronto. We hustle to build hardworking, results-driven creative solutions for our clients. And we infuse everything we do with heart because Pound & Grain is “where hustle meets heart”.

Social media works best when we have a talented and motivated team of people creating great content and flawlessly posting it at the right times and creating and responding to brand conversations in real time. We are looking for a Social Media Community Manager who has an amazing balance of social media management know-how and the desire to engage and nurture brand audiences for our clients. 

At the end of the day, we’re looking for those who are passionate about social media and building branded communities in a variety of channels. Someone who is truly excited about translating client’s needs into amazing and engaged audiences. 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Nurturing and growing social communities and leading engagement in all social channels and on all posts. 
  • Scheduling, posting, and monitoring branded response for community management for all content on various client channels
  • Assisting in the creation of the monthly social media content calendar for Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, Instagram Stories, Twitter and YouTube.
  • Collaborate with Creative Director, Designers, Social Content Writers, Social Media Strategist to create content for social media calendars.  
  • Be able to wear a few hats and create content for multiple brands simultaneously in short turn around times.  
  • Ability to flawlessly write social content, answer community questions, and post content on all channels. 
  • Ability to create content beyond just social including long form articles, blogs, emails, videos, and digital ads with SEO and best practices in mind.  
  • Influencer outreach & relations: monthly influencer/media scouting, pitching and management. 
  • Be a leader and expert in social media by knowing and continuously reviewing our client’s brand, competitors, digital channels, social trends and the culture at large. 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • 2+ years of professional experience as a content creator and community manager
  • Excellent writing skills for social media; with expert knowledge of the various social platforms and the content types that work on each
  • Strong research skills, creativity and collaboration skills 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Openness to flexible schedule to deal with real time content beyond 9-5
  • The confidence and ability to create real-time content at events for various social channels 
  • Understanding the role of paid media for social content and how to promote Facebook and Instagram posts is a plus

The P&G Difference: 

  • We celebrate diversity and inclusion
  • Casual offices, dress code, and flexible environments 
  • Competitive compensation and physical and mental health benefits
  • Annual training and conference opportunities 

Sound like you?

If you’re our kick ass future Social Media Community Manager please share your details and interest with us.

 

Apply now

Producer (Toronto or Vancouver)

Pound & Grain was born in 2010 with a simple idea that viewing the world digitally would create a better marketing agency. Our culture is still one where hard work, thinking big, loving digital, being nice and having fun is part of who we are. As we move into our 2nd decade as an agency, we are still obsessed with creating work that exploits the creative, technology and media of right now to connect brands with their customers. Today we do this for brands across North America. 

We work best when we have talented, motivated, and entrepreneurial day to day producers quarterbacking the entire project experience with our clients and our internal teams to create a seamless environment of delivering great work and better results. We are looking for a producer who has that perfect balance of calm hands-on management and the ability to see the forest through the trees. We aren’t zealots about where we communicate with our target audiences along the user journey (from above to below the line), just that we treat each touch point as a place to build the right content to move the needle. 

We are looking for a seasoned and experienced leader with a solid agency track record for managing and shipping multiple projects at once, on budget and on time by magically managing resources, schedules, clients and external suppliers. You’ll work directly with our account leads, strategic, creative, and tech teams to develop digital marketing solutions that meet marketing KPIs and business objectives while keeping a level head and a positive attitude. 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Manage high volume and fast-paced delivery of digital marketing, web development, video and general marketing & advertising projects. 
  • Own the day-to-day client relationships (sometimes in partnership with an Account Lead), daily communication, and manage projects and teams on an ongoing basis and ensure project requirements are met, understood, and then executed. 
  • Prepare project documentation: scoping, schedules, budgets, proposals, project plans, Statements of Work (SOWs), and status reports for satisfied clients and happy project teams, and ensure pixel perfect projects are delivered on time and on budget. 
  • Collaborate with project teams on strategic planning, budgets, estimates, flawless project delivery, risk management, resource management and strategic account growth and new opportunities within our client relationships. 
  • Deliver detailed process, analytical and financial updates in order to forecast and report on revenue, expenses, and project completion milestones. 
  • Contribute to the ongoing wellbeing and growth of Pound & Grain and Pound & Grainers by making daily strategic decisions designed to solve our client’s problems. 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • 5+ years of delivering digital projects on budget and schedule, while continually winning praise from your clients. 
  • 3+ years experience managing clients directly and ability to have strategic conversations directly with clients about an array of marketing solutions.
  • Have extensive experience working within the digital landscape with an understanding of the design and development process from start to finish.
  • Track record for delivering all types of work: marketing campaigns, social media, broadcast, branding, paid media, and major web design and development projects.  
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbally.
  • Impeccable attention to detail and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to identify and mitigate risks, analyze options, and raise concerns to senior management appropriately. 
  • Proven ability to work under pressure while maintaining a great sense of humor.
  • Knowledge of Google Suite and standard project management tools (Jira, Basecamp, Mavenlink) and methods. 

The P&G Difference: 

  • We celebrate diversity and inclusion
  • Casual offices, dress code, and flexible environments 
  • Competitive compensation and physical and mental health benefits
  • Annual training and conference opportunities 

Does this sound like you?

If you’re our next talented producer please share your details and interest with us.

Apply now