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Current Opportunities

Production Coordinator

As a Production Coordinator, you will assist in print and web production as well as be responsible for purchases and schedules of ongoing projects and deliverables. In addition, you will foster a creative and productive environment for the design and production teams to meet the needs of multiple printing and web schedules and on-going internal responsibilities.

What will you be doing, specifically?

  • Collaborate with studio teams for timely completion of all materials. Assist in resourcing support for the internal studio team and forecast any conflicts. Independently procure external support when necessary.
  • Lead task planning, production huddles, and review workload meetings.
  • Schedule supplier tasks and projects.
  • Collect necessary information to develop job specifications, source supplier quotes at a competitive rate.
  • Create RFQ’s and PO’s for suppliers. Maintain organization of contracts including NDA’s, and negotiate payment terms with suppliers.
  • Act as primary contact outside vendors from initial RFQ to final PO/invoice, troubleshoot any issues with suppliers before escalating with the internal team, if necessary.
  • Ensuring all requests for external support are to specification and within budget, flagging any errors or inconsistencies. Approving supplier invoices for print jobs.
  • Run traffic on incoming supplier proofs. Do an initial check on proofs before circulating for review. Traffic proofs for client review.
  • Order stock samples & manage sample library.
  • Book couriers to traffic proofs.
  • Keep internal database up to date with all the relevant supplier info.
  • Update billing projects document.

What experience, special skills and personal traits do you absolutely need?

  • Minimum 2–3 years of print production experience in an agency setting across our main practice areas (stakeholder communications, brand and collateral development).
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite on Mac Platform.
  • Excellent communication skills and personable attitude.
  • Able to handle multiple projects, under long- or short-term deadlines.
  • Attention to detail, interest in technical work and strong work ethic.
  • Able to stay abreast of industry changes and technological advances.
  • Experience with production quality assurance, maintenance and troubleshooting.

Sustainability Consultant

The Role

As a sustainability consultant at Works Design, you collaborate with colleagues and clients alike on smart, timely and industry-leading sustainability engagement and communications. You bring to the position a commitment to client service and collaboration; to high-quality, original research; to provide candid, well-informed counsel; and to concise and to communicate with concise, well-written content.

The Place

Ours is an engaged and creative team of 35. We’re dedicated to teamwork and collaboration – and that means this isn’t your typical nine-to-five culture. Our workload fluctuates throughout the year, and sometimes we’re here longer than others. But even when it’s busy, we make time for team activities, rooftop barbecues, group dinners and other celebratory get-togethers.

If you join us, you’ll need to be okay with dogs: we are a dog-friendly studio, and several come to work every day. (They’re all harmless, but some of them are big.)

The Day to Day

  • Advising clients on a range of projects – from engagement and materiality to performance measurement and reporting
  • Reading, interpreting and applying standard sustainability frameworks and guidelines (e.g., GRI, CDP, SDG/UNGC, TCFD)
  • Writing clear, concise and engaging content – for things like websites, ESG reports, summary documents and social media
  • Identifying and communicating key messages, while structuring content to meet engagement and reporting objectives
  • Watching for and evaluating developments in sustainability communications – and letting clients know about the next big thing
  • Researching and critically analyzing sustainability-related topics
  • Supporting the studio’s annual sustainability trends and best practice research project

The Ideal Canadidate

You have a forward-thinking mindset and collaborative instincts, plus genuine curiosity about sustainability policies, trends and practices. Your resumé likely includes:

  • A master’s degree (e.g., MSc, MA, MBA), with a specialization in sustainability, ESG or a related field
  • Prior experience with corporate, public or stakeholder consulting, and/or as an in-house sustainability practitioner

What Else You’ll Bring to The Table

  • Solid research, interviewing and presentation skills
  • Verifiable writing skills – for proposals, consulting reports/summaries and external communication
  • Genuine curiosity and ability to evaluate trends and strengthen sustainability policies and practices
  • Practical understanding of sustainability and reporting frameworks (e.g., GRI, TCFD, SASB, SDGs)
  • Effective project management skills including time management know-how and attention to detail

Project Manager, Communications

As the job title suggests, this is a challenging role which blends the higher level strategy of account direction, with the detailed problem-solving of day-to-day project management. Managing the conflict between these two parts of your job will be key to your success.

What will you be doing, specifically?

  • Preparing quotes, briefs, estimates, proposals, schedules and invoices
  • Participating in client and internal meetings and presentations
  • Delegating tasks to a team of design, web and print productions specialists
  • Obtaining approvals and sign-offs both internally and from clients
  • Communicating project objectives and scope to design, development and production teams
  • Facilitating decisions and encouraging co-operation in a fast-paced environment

What experience, special skills and personal traits do you absolutely need?

  • Minimum 5 years managing online and print projects in a busy agency environment
  • Must have experience with projects in an agency setting across our main practice areas (stakeholder communications, brand and collateral development)
  • Proficiency organizing and orchestrating complex projects
  • Ability to juggle multiple (and competing) clients, projects and priorities
  • A sense of humour, collegial approach and passion for client service

Social Media Manager

As a Social Media Manager, you have superior writing skills, enjoy developing a relationship with the client and learning their business, an excellent handle on emerging technology and what it means for building strategies to meet a client’s goals.

What will you be doing, specifically?

  • Work closely with a specific client to develop and propose appropriate communication strategies
  • Develop communication plans and create monthly social calendars
  • Write and manage daily postings and produce listening reports
  • Develop content and collaborate with the design team to develop weekly blogs / videos
  • Manage daily tasks through a cloud -based project management platform
  • Develop and implement influencer and social media ad strategies
  • Coordinate with delivery teams for SEO, social, content and design
  • Utilize analytical abilities to measure, track and report performance against goals such as site engagement metrics, sources of traffic, landing page conversion rates, social engagement rates and organic searches.
  • Stay on top of digital trends and determine how to apply these to client and company business needs

What experience, special skills and personal traits do you absolutely need?

  • Minimum 3 years of digital marketing experience in an agency setting across our main practice areas (stakeholder communications, brand and collateral development)
  • Experience in corporate communications
  • Post-secondary education in communications or related area
  • Proven success and creativity developing and executing digital strategies
  • Demonstrated experience across all social platforms
  • Knowledge of SEO tools, optimization tactics, testing and web analytics
  • Experience with social media conversion and retention campaigns
  • Proficiency with Web-based applications; and knowledge of Web analytics software tools

If you’ve got what we are looking for and like the sound of how we work, then we want to see your resumé and cover letter (really important to us!). We appreciate all interest but cannot respond to all applicants. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, The Works Design Communications will provide a reasonable accommodation to employees and prospective employees to the point of undue hardship upon request and as required in respect of the individual’s particular restrictions and limitations.  If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please advise us in your application.