Kiri Wysynski

Now Hiring: Account Lead

At FKA, the people you work with matter more than anything else. That includes you — our new Account Lead.

We are Edmonton’s newest marketing communications agency with over 170 years of experience. But we could really use yours to bolster our ambitious team. You’re a confident, strategic thinker. As a seasoned Account person, managing change is your forté and you thrive in an agile environment. You have a minimum of seven years of experience, preferably in an advertising or interactive agency. A related post-secondary degree or diploma would be great but is not mandatory.

You manage the best creative solutions through your strategic thinking, and your rock-solid organizational skills instill confidence in your team as well as your clients/partners. Candidates should be strong communicators because marketing communications is all about, well… communicating.

We’re seeking individuals inspired to innovate new ways to help our clients reach their objectives and solve their business problems. From morning scrums to cross-discipline mentoring, we’re dedicated to a collaborative environment fostered by a culture of support.

FKA offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program. We provide our team members with many opportunities for training and professional development. Interested applicants are asked to send their cover letter and resume with “Account Lead” in the subject line to recruitment@fka.agency no later than 5pm on Wednesday, May 9th, but apply early because if you pique our interest, we’ll call you right away.

Kiri Wysynski

Now Hiring: Account Coordinator

Start as an Account Coordinator at FKA and grow from there.

We’re committed to a culture of support that cares about your personal growth just as much as you do.

FKA has an opportunity for a dynamic and organized Account Coordinator based out of our Edmonton office. Candidates must be confident communicators, from day-to-day email to client presentations, with a passion for marketing communications, strong attention to detail and an interest in social, digital and interactive marketing. We’d prefer you have one or more years of experience, preferably in an advertising or interactive agency, with a marketing-related degree or diploma.

We’re seeking individuals inspired to innovate new ways to help our clients reach their objectives and solve their business problems. From morning scrums to cross-discipline mentoring, we’re dedicated to a collaborative environment fostered by a culture of support.

FKA offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program. We provide our team members with many opportunities for training and professional development. Interested applicants are asked to send their cover letter and resume with “Account Coordinator” in the subject line to recruitment@fka.agency no later than 5pm on Friday, May 4th.

 

Kerry Bezzanno

Now Hiring: Communications and Content Specialist

FKA’s Edmonton office is seeking a Communications and Content Specialist with at least five to seven years experience in marketing and communications, including social media management.

Reporting to the Communications Director, the Communications and Content Specialist is responsible for communications strategic planning and implementation across a variety of formats, including digital.

The successful candidate will provide strategic counsel and support the whole team within FKA, as well as for clients, while showcasing their writing prowess across a variety of formats — whether strategic documentation and reports to media releases, brochure copy and social media posts that compel and persuade.

The Communications and Content Specialist will work with colleagues in departments throughout our agency — creative, interactive, communications, media, and account service to understand and articulate our strategy and approach to integrated marketing communications initiatives that drive results for clients. This will require cultivating collaborative working relationships with FKA’s clients, as well as vendors, partners and internal team members.

Put simply, we’re looking for a well-rounded communicator who can make the complex seem simple and who loves strategizing and writing inspiring content. And above all — someone who can keep up with our pace, wants to be part of an ambitious team and is eager to continue learning.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements communications strategies (both short- and long-term) in support of clients across a range of sectors.
  • Writes and edits a wide variety of communications materials, including communications plans, reports, news releases and backgrounders, social media, key messages, web content, feature articles, brochures, speaking notes and presentations, newsletter copy, as well as promotional items for diverse audiences.
  • Monitors and evaluates communications initiatives and activities against benchmarks.
  • Serves as a senior writer and editor on a variety of marketing and communications projects and activities.
  • Collaborates with client teams, as well as with the FKA team.
  • Builds social media strategies across various platforms, monitors and develops reports on progress.
  • Develops traditional media materials (e.g., media advisories, news releases and backgrounders), handles distribution (either directly or via wire services) and knows how to effectively pitch media.
  • Assists in new business development activities, including drafting RFP submissions and presentation pitches.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 to 7 years experience in a communications role.
  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in a related discipline (marketing, communications/PR, journalism or related field).
  • Exceptional technical writing and editing skills, including solid proficiency in adhering to the CP style guide and knowledge of communications best practices.
  • Proven ability to build social media strategies, implement, monitor and evaluate/report, as well as create dynamic, engaging social media content for a wide variety of audiences, across diverse sectors and industries.
  • Proficiency and experience with computer software and technologies, such as the Google platform, Microsoft Office and Apple products (e.g., Keynote, Pages, Numbers, etc.) and social media applications.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity, trust, tact and diplomacy with a commitment to high standards of professionalism.
  • Proven relationship-building skills and service-minded focus for clients.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse range of people, including senior executives, management teams and committees.
  • Proficiency in project management including leading and managing print and digital communications processes to successful completion.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven to be someone who takes initiative and is detail-oriented, a creative problem solver, a critical thinker and self-organized.
  • Membership in the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) or Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is an asset.

We’re seeking individuals inspired to innovate new ways to help our clients reach their objectives and solve their business problems. From morning scrums to cross-discipline mentoring, we’re dedicated to a collaborative environment fostered by a culture of support.

FKA offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program. We provide our team members with many opportunities for training and professional development. Interested applicants are asked to send their cover letter and resume with “Communications and Content Specialist” in the subject line to recruitment@fka.agency no later than 5pm on Wednesday, May 9th, but apply early because if you pique our interest, we’ll call you right away.

Brenna Voogd

Now Hiring: Senior Art Director

As FKA’s new Senior Art Director, we’d like you to change the way we all think about marketing and design.

We’re looking for a creative leader who thrives on change and will inspire the entire team through their craft. Your work has purpose. You have impeccable, award-winning design skills rooted in strong, strategic thinking. You’re an ambitious problem solver who’s up for pretty much any challenge, evolving your thinking over the course of a project — delivering the best possible results.

You’re well-suited to a team environment and you’re interested in collaborating within an integrated shop. You’ll be expected to brainstorm with team players from all of our five departments — creative, interactive, communications, media and account service.

You have a minimum of seven years of experience, preferably in an advertising or interactive agency. And a related post-secondary degree or diploma would be great but not mandatory.

We’re seeking individuals inspired to innovate new ways to help our clients reach their objectives and solve their business problems. From morning scrums to cross-discipline mentoring, we’re dedicated to a collaborative environment fostered by a culture of support.

FKA offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program. We provide our team members with many opportunities for training and professional development. Interested applicants are asked to send their cover letter and resume with “Senior Art Director” in the subject line to recruitment@fka.agency no later than 5pm on Friday, May 4th.

 

Asim Ahmed

Now Hiring: Full-Stack Developer

You are a leader who possesses a strong technology stack. You are sociable and a great communicator. If new ideas and technology and the thought of building interactive, responsive websites and applications excites you, and if you like working in a supportive, creative culture with people who are as passionate about their work as they are about beer — FKA is the place for you.

FKA is looking for Full-Stack Developer with five to seven years of experience to join our team. This opportunity is a full-time, on-site position either in our Edmonton office or in Calgary. We are looking for someone who is proficient in HTML, CSS, SASS, PHP, Javascript, server administration and MySQL. The ideal candidate will have experience working with designers, project managers and quality assurance. You will also be responsible for working with the development team on problem solving and creating unique solutions based on client needs. These include estimating time and writing clean and quality code.

The majority of your day-to-day work will involve developing fully responsive websites, defining the technical architecture of the back-end, working on configuring and developing web projects, dealing with ad hoc maintenance updates and configuring server management and hosting. While WordPress is our go-to CMS for websites, we believe in choosing the best tool for the job.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for working with the development team on problem solving and creating unique solutions
  • Work with the Development Lead to provide realistic estimates
  • Perform system administration duties including server management
  • Be able to work efficiently with the creative team
  • Create new database-driven websites using web/PHP frameworks
  • Build templates in responsive front end frameworks and work with existing templates
  • Debug code and quickly troubleshoot problems
  • Be comfortable working under tight deadlines and timelines
  • Understand the process of executing a vision into web (design, develop, test, deploy)

Mandatory Requirements:

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • SASS/LESS
  • Javascript/jQuery
  • PHP 5.4/7
  • Solid understanding and experience in writing and debugging MySQL and supporting MySQL databases
  • Experience with Apache Configuration
  • Experience with PHP frameworks (Laravel, Symfony)
  • Experience using PhpMyAdmin
  • Experience with bug-tracking software
  • Front end frameworks (Foundation, Bootstrap)
  • Linux administration
  • Server management, server hosting and domain management
  • Familiarity with cloud infrastructure (AWS, Microsoft Azure)
  • Extensive experience with WordPress
  • Familiarity with Geolocation techniques

Desirable:

  • DevOps experience
  • Working knowledge of NodeJS, Grunt or Gulp
  • Experience with Angular or React
  • Experience with GitHub flow
  • Experience with Continuous Integration
  • Experience using static site generators (Jekyll, Middleman, etc.)
  • Experience with version control systems (GitHub, SourceTree, SmartGit)
  • Experience with Google Analytics and SEO best practices
  • An understanding of build automation (TeamCity)
  • Familiarity with third-party API integration

Nice To Have:

  • A digital agency background
  • Experience with Ruby/Rails
  • Experience with Agile methodologies (Sprints, Kanban)
  • Experience with Drupal or other CMS platforms

We’re seeking individuals inspired to innovate new ways to help our clients reach their objectives and solve their business problems. From morning scrums to cross-discipline mentoring, we’re dedicated to a collaborative environment fostered by a culture of support.

FKA offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program. We provide our team members with many opportunities for training and professional development. Interested applicants are asked to send their cover letter and resume with “Full-Stack Developer” in the subject line to recruitment@fka.agency no later than 5pm on Friday, May 4th.