Careers

Careers at Wallop

We work with elite brands from all over the world, with a focus on travel and hospitality. If you like to travel, this would be a great home for you. We are experts in this field, and we strive to do creative work that executes on strategic goals. We’re always looking for people who are wired to do great work. Here you’ll be provided with a comfortable work environment, creative team, room to grow, a flat management style, extended Christmas holidays, and a competitive wage.

Send us your resume if you qualify for any openings – but we strongly encourage you to send us your resume on a periodic basis because we always compare them against our openings. We also want to hear from you, contractors: especially designers, developers, writers, photographers, and digital marketing strategists.


Digital Strategist

We’re looking for a skilled, well-rounded digital marketing guru. The following skills are required for this position:

Analytics

  • Really know your way around Google Analytics.
  • You love to crunch data, make sense of it, and know how to act on it.
  • Capable of doing reporting and presentation of data to clients.
  • Strong understanding of goals, events, tracking, conversions, and ecommerce optimization.
  • Basic understanding of UX and usability principles as it applies to websites.
  • Experience with heat maps, multivariate testing, and landing page optimization a bonus.

SEO

  • Ability to do basic SEO and manage a portfolio of clients.
  • Able to build a strong SEO campaign and tweak on an ongoing basis.
  • Strong understanding of search engine algorithms and white hat techniques.
  • Capable of doing keyword research and analysis.
  • Strong understanding of content and its effect on organic rankings
  • Strong knowledge of Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools, in addition to software like Moz or SEM Rush.
  • Oversee the technical implementation of websites from a search engine optimization standpoint.

PPC/Digital Marketing

  • Ability to build campaigns, write strong ads, and manage campaigns on a day-to-day basis on Google Adwords and Bing.
  • Experience with advertising platforms like Facebook, TripAdvisor, Yelp, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
  • Knowledge or experience with retargeting.
  • Experience with ad buying or display advertising an asset.

Personal

  • People like you, and you’re not an asshole.
  • Must be team oriented and willing to learn.
  • Willing to work until it’s done right.

2-3 years of experience preferred, but we’re willing to consider the right candidate if you’re smart, ready to roll up your sleeves, and learn. You should have a portfolio of SEO clients with at least mildy competitive keywords.

We encourage all interested candidates to submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@wallopcreative.com with attention to Stephen.

Designer

We’re looking for a Designer to join our team, someone who’s been around the block few times. It’s a full time position in the Gastown area.

You will be planning and designing responsive websites in collaboration with our Art Director. We’re looking for someone that’s equally adept at solving business problems through design as they are setting type.

The fundamentals of good design is agnostic to medium, and we prefer a candidate who is well rounded. Your work should be crafted with purpose and utility, and you will be expected to present work regularly to the internal team and clients alike. The ability to articulate ideas and communicate directly with clients is paramount.

You will be on our information gathering and discovery team, write creative summaries, assemble mood boards, build wireframes, design responsive websites, present work and collaborate with developers. You’ll often work on very interesting and unique products. You may have to stay in some of the nicest resorts in the world, but there are certainly worse things in life to ponder.

We want to make it clear that we’re not looking for a Dribbble super hero. We are looking for a person that looks at design holistically, uses it to solve real business problems, and is not bound by a single aesthetic or trend.

Must have:

  • 2 – 3 years professional experience designing for the screen
  • Ability to translate brand characteristics, personalities, and business goals into successful design solutions
  • Know your way around Adobe Suite
  • General familiarity with HTML and CSS (at the very least, a rudimentary understanding of how things work under the hood)
  • A fundamental understanding of usability principles for the web, awareness of the opportunities and limitations of designing for the multiscreen world
  • The ability to write meaningfully about the strategy and purpose of design
  • Comfortable communicating with client teams, leading discussions on design and translating needs into solutions
  • A great attitude and a lack of ego. Design prima-donnas need not apply

Bonus:

  • Ability to write code. A willingness to jump into the mark-up and make tweaks to type, layout, colours, etc is huge.
  • Experience building working prototypes and testing layouts with Foundation
  • Building practical IA using analytics data, heat maps, and best practices
  • An active interest in photography
  • An interest in concepting and storyboarding video projects

We encourage all interested candidates to submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@wallopcreative.com with attention to Stephen.

Web Developer

Wallop is seeking an experienced Web Developer to join our team. This is a full time position in the Gastown area. This is not an entry level position.

The focus of this position is front and back end programming, and the lion’s share of your duties will be the development of responsive websites, writing javascript and PHP, maintenance and upgrading of existing client sites, and the install/customization of CMS. You will be expected to work in a team under the guidance of the Project Manager and Art Director.

One of the most important characteristic we’re looking for is attention to detail. The successful candidate will be religious about testing and QA. This means that when you close a ticket, it works, and is thoroughly tested.

Candidates with experience in a similar role will be preferred. We’re a small company, so you’ll be expected to wear many hats. You should be a self starter and be comfortable making decisions. We expect you to participate in information gathering and client meetings, contribute to technical and planning documents, and provide leadership on the technical side.

We build responsive websites using Foundation/LESS/Compass/WordPress on a LAMP stack – so candidates with experience developing with those technologies is highly coveted.

Please include a cover letter with your salary expectations. Benefits include extended health and dental.

Skills required:

  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • CSS3/LESS
  • HTML5
  • Experience developing for mobile devices
  • Experience building responsive websites
  • Lots of experience with debugging and browser based debugging tools
  • Ability to optimize responsive websites to perform well across various screen sizes
  • Understanding of responsive design, and pixelless CSS (percentages or ems)
  • Experience with development frameworks such as Foundation or Bootstrap
  • Good grasp of data formats (JSON & XML) and AJAX
  • Experience with WordPress and customizing plugins
  • Solid problem-solving and coding skills
  • LAMP stack development experience
  • Client-side and server-side technology
  • Version control experience (we use SVN)
  • Understanding of cross-browser/device compatibility
  • Functional knowledge of web standards, usability, and best practices
  • Know your way around Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Charm, civility, and basic communication skills
  • Independently manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Email & phone étiquette
  • At least 2 years working in an agency setting or similar

It would be nice if you had these:

  • Know your way around a Mac
  • Knowledge of SEO basics
  • Basic .htaccess skills
  • Experience with social media API’s
  • Server management/configuration

We encourage all interested candidates to submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@wallopcreative.com with attention to Stephen.