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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.


Financial Analyst Job Description

Company: PlainJoe Studios
Job Title: Financial Analyst
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer
Job Status:  Full-time

Summary

PlainJoe Studios isn’t a full- service agency; rather we’re down-to-earth specialists, artists, architects, strategists and problem solvers that know how to design brand identities, interactive experiences, architecture, and physical spaces that connects story, creates value, and captivates audiences.

We’re in need of a Financial Analyst who can champion tasks, monitor our financial movements, provide reports on our profitability, collaborate well with others and enjoy working in our casual, fun-loving family-oriented environment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Consolidate and analyze financial data (budgets, income statement forecasts, project profitability, etc.)
  • Provide creative alternatives and recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance
  • Develop financial models, conduct benchmarking and process analysis
  • Identify trends, advice company and recommend actions to a senior financial analyst based on sound analysis
  • Track and determine financial status by analyzing actual results in comparison with forecasts
  • Consult with management to guide and influence long term and strategic decision making within the broadest scope
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

 

Requirements

  • Proven working experience as a finance analyst, preferably in architectural and/or manufacturing industries
  • Experience in multi-business environment preferred
  • Expertise with QuickBooks/QuickBooks Online
  • Experience with statistical analysis and statistical packages
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office, accounting software and databases
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, project management and reporting / communications skills
  • Proven knowledge of financial forecasting and diagnosis, corporate finance, and information analysis
  • Well informed in current financial subjects, accounting, tax laws, money market and business environments
  • Results and solution oriented
  • Strong attention to detail and confidentiality
  • Ability to function and collaborate well with others in highly creative environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or related field.

 

Qualities we are looking for in a Financial Analyst

  • Analytical – Creatively problem solves both internal and external issues/situations.
  • Communication– Outstanding presentation, reporting and communication skills
  • 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 priorities.

 


Architectural Account Manager

Job Title: Architectural Account Manager
Reports To: Lead Architect

Summary:

As an extension of the PlainJoe team, the Architectural Account Manager’s primary role is to build, strengthen, and grow client relationships while helping to guide them through a project. They are the “glue” that binds PlainJoe to the client. They have a deep understanding of the client’s business, industry, customers, and/or pain points, and offer insights to the PJS team on how best to serve our client’s needs. They are the voice of the client within PJS.

Architectural Account Managers create order for the client. They offer reliable leadership, thoughtful creativity, and a consistency that breeds trust. They are responsible for helping guide clients through the overall architectural process.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Serves as the primary client contact and connect them to the experts in the Studio when needed.
  • Build relational equity with clients by getting to know them as humans.
  • Act as the voice of the client to ensure PlainJoe teams understand your client’s priorities and values.
  • Reviews all internally developed deliverables to evaluate if they are appropriate for the client’s needs.
  • Ensure client happiness/satisfaction through regular meetings, reporting, and checkpoints.
  • Initiate follow-up on production work inside of the Studio on behalf of the client.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, team members, consultants, and contractors.
  • Lead up presentation when needed. Should set clear agendas for client meetings, ensure that the correct Studio experts participate in the meeting, and have a strong understanding of their project in order to guide discussions.
  • Able to guide the client through the value engineering process and connect them with Studio experts to find appropriate solutions to scope/schedule/budget adjustments.
  • Guides and assists the client in the selection process and contract review for engineers, design subconsultants and general contractors that will sign with the client directly.
  • Coordinate and own the creation of programming documentation during the concept phase of a project.

 

Personal Qualities

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate these qualities:

  • Acquires Information – Consults the appropriate resources to obtain information. Asks the right questions and knows who to go to for information.
  • Adapts to Change – Accepts and adapts to change in a professionally appropriate and thoughtful manner. Plays the role of devil’s advocate yet knows when and how to stand down graciously and accept a well-thought out decision. Embraces change.
  • Creativity – Uses creativity appropriately to drive progress and encourages others to do the same; makes innovation a priority among team members; encourages reasonable risk taking.
  • Critical Thinking – Able to assess a problem or situation using effective logic. Able to approach problems from different perspectives.
  • Initiative – Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked. Seeks increased responsibilities.
  • Manages Time – Accurately estimates the time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedules and timetables; sensitive to the use of other people’s time.
  • Pursues Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities.
  • Team Work – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

 

Experience and Professional Qualifications:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should have the following qualifications:

  • Educational Experience:
    • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Job Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience at architecture firm.
  • Construction Administration experience highly preferred.
  • Computer Skills:
    • Required:
      • Adobe
      • Microsoft Suite
    • Preferred:
      • Revit
      • Sketchup
      • AutoCAD

Executive Assistant

Reports To: President, Blake Ryan
Summary: Reporting directly to the President of PlainJoe Studios, the Executive Assistant provides support in both his working and personal life. The Executive Assistant also:

  • Is able and required to work in the Company office daily
  • Provides secondary support, as available, to the Chief Financial Officer
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external communication
  • Responds to all correspondence with strong written, verbal, and organizational skills
  • Coordinates several company-related responsibilities including, but not limited to cell phone and credit card programs, corporate minute books, state licensure / compliance matters for various business units, personal and business errands and organization of company documents.

The Executive Assistant is a detail oriented, and results driven while driving projects and tasks to completion. Additionally, the Executive Assistant must be able to handle and prioritize a wide variety of activities while working well under pressure.

Duties and Responsibilities

An Executive Assistant should be the champion of 3 major areas: Organization, Collaboration, and Careful Attention

Organization

  • Manage and organize a broad variety of administrative tasks; including an extremely active calendar of appointments
  • Coordinate and book all travel for President
  • Maintain a list of open items of all tasks that have been assigned
  • Prioritize needs and bring projects to successful completion
  • Run business and personal errands for President / Company as needed

Collaboration

  • Coordinate and set up various meetings with clients and internal team
  • Communicate with tact and professionalism
  • Able to be assertive but polite in the face of conflicting demands

Administration

  • Oversee company cell phone plan and credit card administration
  • Assist President and Chief Financial Officer with insurance policy applications and annual renewals
  • Maintain appropriate recordkeeping of company minute books and organizational documents
  • Coordinate company state licensure, compliance matters and annual reporting requirements for various business units
  • Participate in daily processing of mail and check deposits

Careful Attention

  • Reply to email correspondence and verbal requests in a timely manner
  • Maintain and restock kitchen and bathroom supplies
  • Determine appropriate course of action, referral, or response
  • Uphold confidential information
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Qualities we are looking for in an Executive Assistant

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

  • Friendly and Professional Demeanor – Ability to build and maintain relationships with staff, vendors and clients.
  • Anticipates Needs- Ability to anticipate what’s next and takes action before being asked.
  • Customer Service – Demonstrates the highest level of client service and response.
  • Flexibility –Ability to adapt to change while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Confidentiality – Upholds information in strict confidence; does not participate in gossip

Qualifications for an Executive Assistant

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.

Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

At least 4 years holding position of Executive Assistant or in role performing Executive Assistant-type duties.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully an individual should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and various office-related software.


 

Producer

Job Title:  Producer

Reports To: Production Team Lead

Summary: 

From the point of contract conception, the Producer plays the most critical role of every project; being the tether that holds both external and internal teams together. As an external team leader, a Producer is the main point of contact for all their clients, making sure that there are always open and clear lines of communication. It’s through this communication that expectations are set and met, which lay the foundation for a successful project. Relationship is the backbone of PlainJoe Studios and a successful Producer isn’t afraid to pick up the phone to connect with their clients. Whether it’s updates on a project or checking up on an invoice, it’s the human element our clients appreciate most; allowing you to create trust and add a personal touch at the same time. 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, Directors, and Strategists, pulling all of them in at the right time to promote divergent/creative thinking ensuring a successful project. Associate Producers will be the Producer’s right hand man (or woman); working closely together to coordinate all internal efforts. Holding the keys of the scope, schedule and budget, it is up to the Producer to make sure a project reaches the finish line within its respective parameters. This requires the Producer to be the PlainJoe advocate, understanding that at times it requires healthy push back on clients and internal teams when projects start to scope creep. 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.

 

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
  • Educates clients and manages their needs and expectations through day-to-day communication
  • Uses sound judgement in all project communication and ensures that Principals, Directors and Strategist 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 Production Team Lead 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.

 

Qualifications for 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.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

At least 4 years holding position of Producer/Project Manager or in role performing project management-type duties.

Communication Ability:

Ability to effectively communicate with customers, clients, and other employees of PlainJoe.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully an individual should have a working knowledge of the Office Suite, Design, and Project Management software.

 


 

Associate Producer

Job Title: Associate Producer

Reports To: Production Team Lead

Summary:

As an extension of the production team, an Associate Producer’s main role is to work hand in hand with the Producer to make sure the details of every project are captured and executed. It’s critical that an Associate Producer has excellent organization skills. Whether it’s updating budgets or timelines, setting up internal or external meetings, or keeping up to date project notes, the production team relies on the Associate Producer for remembering the details. Over communication is good communication and when it comes to working with your Producers, that is what will help keep the project on track. Since an Associate Producer lives in the particulars, the Producer depends on you to raise the red flag when you see something going awry. In addition to working with the Producer, you will also work closely with the design and development team, helping to ensure they have all the details to complete their daily tasks.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Reviews project proposal or plan with Producer to understand the scope, schedule and budget of the project
  • Keeps the Producer and others informed about project status and issues that may impact client relations
  • Determines project risk on an ongoing basis, escalates issues as needed
  • Coordinates and prepares for internal and client meetings
  • Attends client/internal meetings when necessary and helps distribute meeting minutes to internal team
  • Assigns appropriate creative teams with project tasks
  • Creates and maintains all project reports for management, client or others
  • Helps to maintain budgets and timelines for all phases of a project
  • Completes all administrative tasks associated with projects

Qualities we are looking for in an Associate 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; Manages project team activities.
  • Organization – Shows proficient organizational skills in creating and keeping deadlines, delegation, and multitasking.
  • 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.

Qualifications for Associate 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.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

At least 3 years holding position of Associate Producer or in role performing project management type duties.

Communication Ability:

Ability to effectively communicate with customers, clients, and other employees of PlainJoe.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully an individual should have a working knowledge of the Office Suite, Design, and Project Management software.


Spatial Storytelling Graphics & Theming Contractors

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

Architectural 3D Modeling Intern

Reports To: Spatial Storytelling Studio Director
Summary: Assists the Spatial Storytelling team by generating and updating 3D spatial models.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

      • Create project site models based on site/floor plans
      • Model theming and signage assets based on artistic direction provided (with or without concept art)
      • Generate documentation of theming and signage assets for client approval and fabrication
      • Prep scenes for final rendering
      • Provides graphic support for all aspects of the design process

Personal Qualities

      • Adapts to Change – Accepts and adapts to change in a professionally appropriate and thoughtful manner.
      • Positive – Uses creativity and a glass half-full posture to drive progress and encourages others to do the same.
      • Critical Thinker – Able to assess a problem or situation using effective logic. Able to approach problems from different perspectives.
      • Strategically Creative – creates based on gut, but also an ability to build a solid rationale and narrative to solve design challenges.
      • Manages Time – Accurately estimates the time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedules and timetables; sensitive to the use of other people’s time.
      • Resourceful – Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others.
      • Team Builder – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Experience & Professional Qualifications

To perform the job successfully, an individual should have the following qualifications:

      • Strong understanding of SketchUp and working in scale
      • Additional Computer Skills (desired but not required)
        • Revit
        • Unity
        • Adobe Creative Suite
        • AutoCAD

Compensation

PlainJoe Studios provides a solid compensation and benefits package that includes health, dental and vision coverage, 401k, and exceptional growth opportunities. We are a family-oriented organization with a fantastic work environment

If you’re interested, apply and please provide your resume with sample work/portfolio

  • oProducer
  • oProject Manager
  • oAccount Manager
  • oGraphic Designer
  • oSpatial Storyteller
  • oWeb Developer
  • oAdministrative
  • oInternship
  • oFreelance
  • oOther
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