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Send your resumé and a cover letter (we actually read them, and they actually count) to careers@worksdesign.com. If you qualify for a specific position, we’ll contact you.

No phone calls, please.

Why The Works

The Works Design Communications is a full service studio with expertise in brand development and stakeholder reporting, serving some of the world’s best companies. Our passionate, diverse and committed team is made up of subject matter experts, consultants, designers, writers and strategists who come together to create great work with purpose.

The Works’ custom-built offices sit in the heart of Toronto’s Corktown, just minutes from some of the best markets, parks and dining in the city. With all the bells and whistles of a brand new space, The Works’ studio comes with extras that keep our award-winning team smiling through their sweat – above and beyond the all-you-can-drink coffee.

This is not a nine-to-five kind of place and knowing that, we make sure we offer some pretty awesome perks. Summertime rooftop BBQs (yes, we have a deck up there), kitchen bake-offs, and the occasional beverage cart are a few ways we keep the creative juices flowing at The Works. We support a limited flexible hours policy to encourage interests outside of what’s in your inbox. We trust that pride in producing great work means you recognize when the work/life balance shifts. We are a dog friendly workplace, and there are a few of them here. Some of them are big. You need to be okay with that. They like people as much as we do.

Job Postings

Project Manager

Summary of Responsibilities

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. We are a dog friendly workplace, and there are a few of them here. Some of them are big. You need to be ok with that.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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

Skills and Abilities

  • 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

Production Coordinator

Summary of Responsibilities

The Production Coordinator will assist in print and web production as well as be responsible for purchases and schedules of ongoing projects and deliverables. The position is intended to aid in fostering a more creative and productive environment for the design and production teams to meet the needs of multiple printing and web schedules and ongoing internal responsibilities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the design and production teams to provide support in the accurate and timely completion of all production materials
  • Provide support to the senior design team with purchase orders, managing costs and organization
  • Work with outside vendors when necessary; liaise with suppliers through production stages
  • Participate in production scheduling and interim review meetings
  • Collect necessary information to develop print and digital job specifications before design begins
  • Provide asset management support for the studio (i.e., version control through cataloguing, tagging/labelling, archiving)
  • Monitor status of creative and production timelines and milestones
  • Provide production and QA support for the creative team (i.e., conducting final QA checks of files before sending to client, exporting/packaging files)

Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in MS Office, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat on Mac platform
  • Able to handle multiple projects and perform under tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills with good working knowledge of print production
  • Able to stay abreast of industry changes and technological advances in printing processes and web
  • Attention to detail, interest in technical work and strong work ethic
  • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS an asset

If you’ve got what we’re 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.

Want to learn more about us? Check out our website, worksdesign.com, and follow us on Twitter.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, The Works Design Communications will provide reasonable accommodation, to the point of undue hardship, to employees and prospective employees 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.