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Junior Content Strategist - Gallagher & Associates

Junior Content Strategist - Gallagher & Associates

Gallagher & Associates (G&A) is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary design studio with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Portland and Singapore. For over 20 years, we bring transformative experiences to life.

JOB SUMMARY:

All successful projects start with good stories. As Junior Content Strategist, you will gather the research and help identify the best material for telling them. You will be the person a project team relies on to uncover the best images and information available for exhibit experiences, keep track of it, and work with an interdisciplinary of designers and technologists to use it all in the most meaningful way.

We take mentorship seriously, and this job provides ample opportunity for growth. 

THE ROLE:

Conduct and synthesize background research from libraries, archives, and online sources 

Locate images and artifacts in archives and online databases 

Track and organize assets for use in digital and physical exhibit elements 

Secure permission from repositories and negotiate licensing deals with them to use assets

Gather information on audience and stakeholder perspectives

Track, organize, and help find solutions to client feedback

Work with team to help develop storytelling approaches 

Assist with user testing through preparing material, observations, and note-taking

Assist with writing and editing 

Assist in presenting content deliverables to clients 

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree desirable

1-2 years experience working on exhibits, informational displays, or educational media projects 

Interest in and/or familiarity with the physical and digital design industries 

Eye for what makes a good story

Engaging and pithy writer 

Experience conducting research in physical and online repositories 

Experience working collaboratively on projects in a multidisciplinary setting 

Ability to handle several projects concurrently

Excellent communication skills

Organizational skills are critical: must have an eye for detail and be comfortable working in spreadsheets

Effective time management skills to balance project schedule with fast-paced deadlines

Knowledge of Google Drive Suite and Microsoft Office Suite

Please send a cover letter, resume and relevant writing sample (no academic papers, please) as a PDF file to: igutierrez@gallagherdesign.com

Benefits Include:

Competitive Salary, Vacation, Sick and Personal Holiday, Company Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Employee Referral Bonus Program, Medical & Dental Plan, Summer Fridays and more…

OUR CULTURE:

It is an exciting time to join the G&A team and we have the core values to prove it — Excellence, Impact, Integrity & Balance shape our future and are designed and defined to help our team understand the link between strategy and culture. These values explain how the day-to-day translates into supporting aligned efforts and goals across the board. Join us as we continue to develop our culture together, to fit our style and your success!

OUR VISION: 

We will synthesize the digital and physical worlds in innovative ways like no one else.

OUR MISSION: 

We integrate our diverse capabilities in order to deliver unrivaled experiences.

OUR VALUES & WAYS OF WORKING @ the Individual Contributor Level:

EXCELLENCE

We are committed to creating our best work:

Build working relationships with team members and cross-functional colleagues to come up with your best work 

Seek different perspectives, inputs and feedback when working through hurdles 

Get out there and see what’s new in the world of design; request a conference or team field trip for inspiration  

We create a culture of curiosity and learning:

Be passionately curious; show eagerness to learn 

Challenge assumptions and suggest different approaches 

Stay current in our area of expertise; G&A. and our industry 

Applaud others for their accomplishments 

Share helpful information and best-practices with team members 

Always be proactive:

Do not over-commit yourself; speak up

Utilize resources (i.e. people, templates, workshop request, supplies) to meet your goals and needs

Be detail oriented in all that you do (spell check!) to put your best foot forward

We are true ambassadors:

Follow G&A on social media (“like” our photos; make suggestions for improvements)

Give marketing something cool to post about your or your work contributions 

Be credible and always put your best foot forward 

IMPACT

We are locally and globally conscious:

Say no to plastic and use less paper around the office

Bring a new perspective to our clients - think sustainability where it counts

Inclusion brings us together:

Take ownership of how your work  supports the shared objectives of the team

Understand the work of your team and how it contributes to the project/team priorities 

Look for opportunities to help your neighbor when in need: printing, guidance, support, get out and go for a walk or take a lunch break together to break up the monotony 

INTEGRITY

Trust and respect is a must:

Be intentional, and respectful in all conversations 

Listen with an open-mind to different viewpoints

Be responsive, on time, and on task for your team; work together to be honest with each other when challenges arise

We have open lines of communication:

Stay up-to-date on company news (e.g. newsletter, Instagram - follow GandA)

Ensure that manager and team members are kept informed of progress or hurdles - they can help!

Listen and ask questions to gather information and understand other viewpoints  

Explore new ways to be more efficient


BALANCE

Adaptability is key:

Always think beyond the problem and toward the solution

Be flexible and responsive to changes in priorities 

Embrace new ways of doing things

Work-Life blend for success:

Take time to unwind

Take lunch

Participate in a wellness activity or challenge