PlainJoe Studios

You’re never going to kill storytelling, because it’s built in the human plan. We come with it.

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PlainJoe Studios is always on the lookout for creative and progressive individuals that embrace teamwork and set their sights high.

We provide a work environment where employees are encouraged to tap into their individual passions and strengths to move beyond the basics and to deliver truly unique and creative work that tells a story for our clients.

Here at PlainJoe Studios passion, commitment, versatility, and teamwork are core components of our DNA. If you think you have what it takes, we’d like to hear from you! Please fill out the inquiry form below and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

Spatial Storytelling Graphics & Theming Contractors

Reports To: Spatial Storytelling Studio Director

Looking for freelance designers, illustrators, or 3D artists interested in assisting the Spatial Storytelling team on a per project/part-time basis. Depending on their skill set and experience, would work off loose design direction and/or established graphic assets to help develop project assets.

All work can be completed remotely and Contractor must have their own system and software licenses.

Potential Work Types

  • Create final print files for production.
  • Assemble Graphics & Theming packages.
  • Develop concept sketches/Photoshop overlays/3D renderings.
  • Build out print ready graphics from provided sketches and design comps.
  • Create Graphic & Theming comps based on design direction.
  • Plan design concepts and direction based upon provided client information.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Desired Design Skills: (one or more of the following)
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • 3D Modeling
    • Print Production
  • Desired Computer Skills: (multiple preferred)
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Corel Draw
    • SketchUp
    • Revit

Producer (Project Manager)

Reports To: Project Management Team Lead

From the point of contract conception, the Producer plays a critical role in every project they touch; they are the master of scope, schedule, budget and resource management. As an internal team leader, a Producer champions collaboration and internal processes. Collaboration is the secret sauce of the studio. The Producer will work closely with Principals, Executive Directors, Strategists and Creatives, pulling all of them in at the right time to promote collaborative thinking ensuring a successful project. The Producer is a project driver, partnering with Executive Directors to push the project forward within its respective parameter while keeping internal and external team members on track. The true mark of a great Producer is their ability to problem solve and make decisions. There may not always be a clear way or answer, but it’s the responsibility of the Producer to constantly be on the hunt to find one.

Qualifications for Digital Marketing Producer

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Experience/Education:
At least 2-3 years holding the position of Producer/Project Manager or in role performing project management-type duties within a digital/marketing agency.

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully an individual should have a working knowledge of the Office Suite, Design, and Project Management software. Proficient in Excel. Preferred experience with MavenLink, Slack, and Box.

Responsibilities

A Producer should be the champion of 4 major areas: clarity, collaboration, careful attention and closing well.

Clarity

  • Facilitates contract reviews with internal team through a robust kickoff when a contract is executed
  • Builds initial project plans for a clear path to project execution
  • Uses sound judgement in all project communication and ensures that Principals, Executive Directors, Strategists and Creatives are up to date on project activities

Collaboration

  • Sets up various project check-ins with internal team members
  • Works closely with the Associate Producer to complete all administrative tasks associated with a project
  • Meets with Executive Directors to review project status and discuss potential project roadblocks

Careful Attention

  • Follows internal processes and keeps quality assurance docs up to date
  • Ensures that a quality product/service is delivered by facilitating design reviews
  • Replies to client communication in a timely manner
  • Proactively looks for opportunities to offer additional services (selling, while solving)

Closing Well

  • Drives projects to final stages of completion by keeping the team on track
  • Keeps updated project budgets and timelines
  • Creates robust reports on the conclusion of a project for team review
  • Facilitates project reviews on project completion to help indicate wins and areas of improvement

Qualities we are looking for in a Producer

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical – Creatively problem solves both internal and external issues/situations.
  • Project Management – Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
  • Customer Service – Responds promptly to customer needs; Manages client expectations; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.
  • Flexibility – Can adapt to changing studio and client priorities.