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

Copywriter (Vancouver)

What we’re looking for
We’re searching for the next creative, talented and motivated Copywriter to join our growing team. This is an intermediate-senior 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 creative, storytelling and cultural trends. You must have the ability to ideate on video concepts, websites, social media, and marketing campaigns. Naturally, we’d love to see portfolio of inspiring work in a variety of mediums.

About You
You are a passionate writer and storyteller looking to take the next step in your career. You are an entrepreneurial self-starter, who is looking to push their skills to the limit to create compelling and engaging work for a host of exciting brands including BC Lotteries, Viacom, Arc’teryx, SAP, TELUS and many more.

You are platform agnostic and can engage audiences across any medium the brief calls for. You are experienced with marketing, branding, content creation and social strategies 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 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

  • 4+ years copywriting specifically for video, web, print and digital
  • Previous Agency experience or related industry experience
  • Incredible attention to detail
  • Up-to-date on current trends & best practices
  • Passionate about creating amazing work
  • Ability to communicate and defend creative decisions
  • Ability to present work and engage in thoughtful dialogue with clients
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to take a strategy-lead approach

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

Digital Brand Planner (Toronto or Vancouver)

What we’re looking for:
We are looking for a mid-level planner/ strategist at Pound and Grain, a boutique strategy driven digital shop.

Strategically the job is super diverse, expect one day to be developing a new brand positioning for a TV channel, the next day to be digging deep on how to tell a story in VR and the next pitching lululemon. You will always be learning, always be understanding a new brand and always working with great people.

The role will be part strategic planner, part data geek and projects will range from big picture brand thinking, through to tactical, data driven projects.  You will be joining a team passionate about the power of digital to build brands and strive to lead the industry in building emotionally engaging digital spaces, campaigns and engagements.

About You:
You are passionate about solving problems and doing what it takes to get to the best solution for clients. You are an entrepreneurial self-starter, who is looking to push their skills to the limit to ensure our work gets results on behalf of our clients.You are happy to jump into any project and love finding that unique truth, exciting user insight or vital data point. You enjoy working at any level, from building a basic analytics report to presenting to a senior board member at our biggest client.

You should love digital, have deep knowledge of paid digital media and analytics, and be fascinated by human behaviour. The role will be part strategic planner, part data geek. You will be joining a team passionate about the power of digital to build brands and strive to lead the industry in building emotionally engaging digital spaces, campaigns and engagements.

Skills:

  • Able to manage primary research as required and compile and analyze secondary research for projects. Analyze and present competitor reviews and best in class examples
  • Be comfortable developing Brand, campaign and messaging strategies for our clients and supporting creative briefs. Write action briefs for creative and production teams
  • Able to conduct thorough secondary research with tool available to create informed recommendation and briefs.
  • Experience working closely with clients, building relationships and being their go to person.
  • Able to use key reporting platforms such as Google Analytics, SEM Rush, Social listening tools etc. Can analyze website analytics data and create reports
  • Have worked in digital comms and passionate about all things tech.
  • Happy to drive projects forward and make the best of any situation to get to a great result.
  • Bonus experience: UX planning, SEO knowledge, eCRM, Digital Media buying and management.

The Role:

  • Work across a variety of key accounts such as Fountain Tire, Petcurean, OutTV, TELUS, Nevro and BCLC with a view to build relationships with a core set of brands.
  • For larger and more complex projects you will work with the strategy lead to research, analyze and build recommendations for our clients. With a future view to lead these initiatives as you get up to speed with the clients and process.
  • For smaller projects you will take the lead to drive these forward, using the strategy lead to bounce ideas off and for strategy approval/ check ins.
  • Look for ways to optimize our strategic process where you see opportunities and help educate others on best practices.
  • Look after reporting on your clients, owning effectiveness and optimization.
  • Stay up to speed on the latest digital trends and behaviours to keep our clients updated. As well as identify strategic opportunities using data and propose innovative solutions to optimize our campaigns.
  • Present your recommendations to clients and become a trusted partner for them to turn to.
  • Aid new business initiatives and attend pitches as needed.
  • Some travel is required: Canada & US
  • Be up for all our five rules: Work Hard, Be Nice, Think Big, Love Digital and Have Fun.

 

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

And fit within our culture of “When hustle meets heart”.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Great Health Coverage
  • The latest tools and equipment
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Days
  • Continued growth through conferences, events and continuing education
  • A casual work environment where you can be yourself and your team members have got your back

Location: This role can be in Toronto or Vancouver

Sound like you?

Apply now

Planner & Digital Media Specialist (Toronto or Vancouver)

What we’re looking for:
We’re looking for a new planner with a specialty in acquisition and analytics to join our strategy team. This is a mid-level position where you’ll work on a variety of projects with multiple outputs, and cross-functional teams. This role is a great opportunity for someone heavily focused on data and acquisition to gain experience across broader planning disciplines (Campaign, Brand, UX) and to see their work come to life creatively.

About You:

You are passionate about solving problems and doing what it takes to get to the best solution for clients. You are an entrepreneurial self-starter, who is looking to push their skills to the limit to ensure our work gets results on behalf of our clients.

You should love digital, have deep knowledge of paid digital media and analytics, and be fascinated by human behaviour. The role will be part strategic planner, part data geek. You will be joining a team passionate about the power of digital to build brands and strive to lead the industry in building emotionally engaging digital spaces, campaigns and engagements.

Skills:

  • Deep experience planning and executing digital campaigns on paid search channels and established and emerging paid social platforms
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams like creative and technical development
  • Media buying experience on programmatic platforms
  • Experience in analytics, attribution platforms and reporting
  • Knowledge of SEO, A/B testing, eCRM, landing page optimization
  • Strong client service sensibilities
  • Ability to drive projects forward to get to a great outcome.

The Role:
Your projects will be diverse. With a focus on performance marketing and data projects to start, you will also work on UX, campaign and branding projects.

  • Work closely with the strategy lead to understand the strategy, objectives and goals of each project.
  • Work closely with our acquisitions & data lead, to support and implement key projects.
  • Own certain projects from original strategy through to creative execution, and optimization.
  • Build great relationships with key clients
  • Own reporting and tracking on key accounts.
  • Identify strategic opportunities using data and propose innovative solutions to optimize our campaigns.
  • Stay up to speed with the latest in digital trends and behaviours.
  • Help educate others on best practices.

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

And fit within our culture of “When hustle meets heart”.

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Great health coverage
  • The latest tools and equipment
  • Paid vacation & sick days
  • Continued growth through conferences, events and continuing education
  • A casual work environment where you can be yourself and your team members have got your back

Sound like you?

Apply now

Full Stack 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)
  • Full stack development skills:
    • 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
  • DevOps: Virtualization, Vagrant/Ansible, Docker
  • Miscellaneous: Selenium, Jira, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Analytical and creative problem-solving skills

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