Careers

Careers at Wallop

We work with elite brands from all over the world, with a focus on travel and hospitality. 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, 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.


Front End Developer

We’re looking for an experienced front-end developer to join our team in the Gastown area full time. This is not an entry level position.

The focus of this position is front end coding, and the lion’s share of your duties will be markup, CSS, writing javascript, mobile dev, and the install/customization of open source CMS. You will work alongside other developers in a team environment. For this role we are looking for someone who also has some strength with design.

Attention to detail is crucial. We do high-end work, and it takes a lot of love to keep it tight.

Candidates with experience in a similar role will be preferred.

You gotta have these:

  • PHP
  • Javascript/jQuery
  • CSS (CSS2 and CSS3)
  • HTML/HTML5
  • SASS/LESS
  • Experience developing for mobile devices
  • Experience with WordPress and customizing plugins
  • Solid problem-solving and coding skills
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot client-side problems using browser-based developer tools
  • LAMP Stack development experience
  • Client-side and server-side technology
  • Version control experience (SVN/GIT)
  • Responsive web development including understanding of cross-browser/device compatibility and limitations
  • Functional knowledge of web standards, usability, best practices, and responsive frameworks such as Foundation or Bootstrap
  • Know your way around Photoshop and/or Illustrator
  • Know your way around a Mac
  • Charm, civility, and basic communication skills
  • Independently manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Email & phone etiquette
  • At least 2 years working in an agency setting or similar

Nice to have:

  • Drupal
  • Javascript frameworks such as (Mootools/Dojo)
  • Experience with social media api’s (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram)
  • Experience using text replacement technologies such as Google Fonts, Typekit and icon fonts
  • Knowledge of SEO/SEM
  • Knowledge of advanced tracking and optimization

What we provide:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Extended medical and dental
  • Extended Christmas holidays
  • A casual work environment in a nice office
  • Free coffee and snacks

NO RECRUITERS OR STAFFING AGENCIES PLEASE.

SEO / SEM Specialist

Wallop is seeking an experienced SEO / SEM Specialist, someone who’s passionate about search marketing and has a strong interest in usability, making sense of data, and optimizing for conversions.

We approach search marketing differently. While it’s important that you have the fundamentals of SEM, you will be expected to approach each project in a solution agnostic manner that puts emphasis on increasing revenue as efficiently as possible within the confines of each budget. There is less focus here on selling off the shelf products and more emphasis on building tailored solutions that take into account the many nuances of an organization, the vertical it operates in, its customers, and of course its fiscal confines. We are big on measurement and changing course to address new opportunities or trends in the marketplace.

This position requires the planning and implementation of organic search engine optimization and pay-per-click campaigns for a growing roster of clients. You will assist the Digital Strategist with the execution of targeted campaigns and tailored digital strategies.

On a day to day basis, you will be managing SEO and SEM campaigns, performing keyword research, writing ad copy, building reports, and providing clients with strategic advice.

Skills required:

  • Strong understanding and experience with SEO, SEM, and Google Analytics
  • Experience doing keyword research, setting up and managing Google Ad campaigns
  • Strong understanding of the technical implementation of SEO strategies and tracking
  • Experience setting up dashboards, funnels, events, and goals in GA
  • Capable of doing reporting and presentation of data to clients
  • Strong understanding of goals, events, tracking, conversions, and ecommerce optimization
  • 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
  • Must be a strong writer, with ability to write good ad copy
  • Independently manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Strong understanding of content and its effect on organic rankings
  • Excellent communication, research and analytical skills
  • Charm, civility, and basic communication skills
  • Email & phone étiquette

Bonus points for:

  • Google AdWords certification
  • Knowledge of Webmaster Tools, Moz, and SEM Rush
  • Basic understanding of UX and usability principles as it applies to websites
  • Know your way around a Mac
  • Knowledge of SEO basics and tracking
  • Experience with heat maps, multivariate testing, and landing page optimization

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

Senior Interaction Designer

We’re looking for a Creative Director to join our team. The role demands a strong strategic and conceptual thinker who can develop ideas and effectively communicate with clients and team members alike.

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. In a nutshell, you’re there every step of the way, ensuring projects are on track and the studio is producing the best work possible. You’ll often work on very interesting and unique products. You may have to visit and stay in some of the nicest resorts in the world, but there are certainly worse things in life to ponder.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead multiple projects; oversee planning, concept development, design and implementation; assign tasks and monitor progress
  • Work closely with clients; listening to them and translating their situation, goals, and requirements into compelling visual design
  • Work alongside developers to ensure standards are being met throughout the development pipeline
  • Mentor and support team members; understanding their strengths and weaknesses; recommend promotions and growth opportunities
  • Experiment with new tools and techniques to improve our work

You:

  • 5+ years of professional experience in design and interactive
  • At least 2 years experience in a leadership role
  • Portfolio that represents a range of design styles and diversity of projects
  • Ability to translate brand characteristics, personalities, and business goals into successful design solutions
  • Know your way around Adobe Suite
  • Solid grasp of HTML, CSS, web fonts, optimization methods and responsive design
  • A fundamental understanding of usability principles for the web, awareness of the opportunities and limitations of designing for the multiscreen world
  • The ability to speak and write meaningfully about 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
  • Have strong personal organization skills and attention to detail

We encourage all interested candidates to submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@wallopcreative.com with attention to Stephen. Include your portfolio (and writing samples) that show your best work.