Guru Media Solutions is always looking for the right people to join our team. If you submit your resume, we will review your information and contact you as we have opportunities that may be the right fit. Please write to careers@weareguru.com.

Current Opportunities

 

• Account Lead

• Project Manager

• Senior Graphic Designer

• Junior Graphic Designer

 

THE COMPANY

Guru Media Solutions is a creative, nimble  marketing collective. We are a mindfully-different creative agency, focused on empowering purpose-driven campaigns, experiences, organizations and businesses. We choose to work exclusively with brands and movements leading the way to a better future. This should give you a sense of Guru’s core skill sets and capabilities:

  • Business Strategy
    • Business plan, growth strategy, fundraising collateral, fundraising, innovation
  • Brand/Audience Insights
    • Digital research, digital surveying, digital audience analysis, message testing
  • Brand Strategy
    • Naming, taglines, key messaging, visual identity, content strategy, digital architecture
  • Web & Mobile App Development
    • Ideation, UX, design, copywriting, production, launch
  • Digital Strategy
    • Campaign ideation, communications strategy, engagement strategy, partnership strategy, social media strategy, technology strategy
  • Digital Marketing Activities
    • social media, lead/donation generation, media planning/buying, CRM/Email marketing activities, SEO, SEM, influencer programs, experiential integration

ACCOUNT LEAD

Location: Position is ideally based at our headquarters in San Francisco, CA; there is flexibility for the right candidate.

We are looking for an experienced Marketing Account Lead with experience working in the food/beverage consumer packaged goods space to join our team and hit the ground running. The candidate who would excel here is compassionate, humble, and excited about the potential of building brands, campaigns and experiences for our clients. We are looking for someone capable of relationship building, with a nimble and solution-oriented work-style and a long-term outlook for success and an eye for detail as well as clear communication capabilities.

He or she will be responsible for establishing overall roadmaps and driving multiple projects through strategy, creative development, final production and delivery. This person will be responsible for managing both the client expectations and the internal teams to ensure we are delivering on time and on budget. This individual will report to the Managing Director who oversees the agency / client relationship from the most senior level.

Furthermore, the Account Lead will be a great communicator, a creative problem solver and team leader who brings multi-disciplined teams together to deliver successful, brand-driven experiences. They thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial business environment and have a proven ability to adapt to changing priorities and strict deadlines.

On the whole, this is an office-based role and you will spend time in meetings and briefings, as well as remaining in close contact with key clients. Occasional travel is usually required for client visits, new business presentations, planning and brief taking.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises tactical planning and direction on assigned account; builds and maintains positive, lasting client relationships; ensures that client perceives that agency is always providing value-added services.
  • Develops project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Coordinates all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Drives agency participation in client business planning process
  • Ensures ongoing positive communication with client; raises any issues promptly and provides recommendations for solutions
  • Spearheads the presentation to client of annual plans and significant interim programs
  • Ensures sound strategic planning, timely and accurate implementation, good service and a solid client/agency relationship.
  • Writes creative briefs and creates clear strategic direction to creative team
  • Evaluates creative product against strategic direction, and provides constructive feedback
  • Provides ongoing financial direction to agency and client with respect to staffing, changes in client budget, clients’ financial expectations, supervises hours and expense tracking
  • Follows market conditions to provide revised strategic recommendations to client against changing market dynamics
  • Cultivates relationships with appropriate thought leaders to help maintain solid knowledge of client’s business
  • Keeps management informed of account status, problems, plans, and meetings and gets senior management involved as needed.
  • Actively pursues new business opportunities within existing clients
  • Develops additional business organically
  • Coaches account team by providing regular feedback, development opportunities, and training as needed to enhance team’s skills and performance.
  • Creates and Implements agency policies and procedures.
  • Delegates responsibly but remains accountable for outcomes.
  • Measures project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
  • Stays abreast of industry best practices for digital design and processes, and gathers sufficient information to support suitable digital design for any given project platform and technology.
  • Performs KPI-tracking and reporting both internally and externally: to the client for the work itself and internally on success and profitability of the account

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Great educational background, preferably in the fields of marketing, digital media or social media
  • Proven working experience (7+ years) as an account lead in the consumer packaged goods sector
  • (food/beverage experience a plus)
  • Solid digital background, with understanding or hands-on experience in integrated marketing development, social media and web technologies
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Strong ability to get things done on time and accurately, both personally and monitoring others.
  • High emotional intelligence, be able to anticipate needs, strong intuition
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Background in advertising, design or marketing. Full awareness of creative processes and techniques – including digital platforms.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, or Business-related field.
  • Compassionate, Understanding, Passionate
  • Adobe Suite a plus

Time commitment and compensation to be determined based on skills and experience. If interested, please email careers@weareguru.com with your cover letter and resume.


PROJECT MANAGER

Location: Position is ideally based at our headquarters in San Francisco, CA; there is flexibility for the right candidate.

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager (preferably with experience working in the food/beverage consumer packaged goods space) to join our team and hit the ground running. The candidate who would excel here is compassionate, humble, and excited about the potential of building brands, campaigns and experiences for our clients. We are looking for someone capable of relationship building with a long-term outlook for success and an eye for detail as well as clear communication capabilities.

He or she will be responsible for establishing overall roadmaps and then driving multiple projects through strategy, creative development, final production and delivery. This person will be responsible for managing both the client expectations and the internal teams to ensure we are delivering on time and on budget. This individual will report to the Account Lead and Managing Director who oversee the agency / client relationship from the most senior level.

Furthermore, the Project Manager will be a great communicator, a creative problem solver and team leader who brings multi-disciplined teams together to deliver successful, brand-driven experiences. They thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial business environment and have a proven ability to adapt to changing priorities and strict deadlines.

On the whole, this is an office-based role and you will spend time in meetings and briefings, as well as remaining in close contact with key clients. Occasional travel is usually required for client visits, new business presentations, planning and brief taking.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to track progress
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Staying abreast of industry best practices for digital design and processes, and gather sufficient information to support suitable digital design for any given project platform and technology.
  • KPI-tracking and reporting

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven working experience as a project administrator in the consumer packaged goods sector (food/beverage experience a plus)
  • Solid digital background, with understanding or hands-on experience in integrated marketing development, social media and web technologies
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skillsExcellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong ability to get things done on time and accurately, both personally and monitoring others.
  • High emotional intelligence, be able to anticipate needs, strong intuition.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Background in advertising, design or marketing. Full awareness of creative processes and techniques – including digital platforms.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, or Business-related field.
  • Compassionate, Understanding, Passionate
  • Adobe Suite a plus
  • PMP certification is a plus

Time commitment and compensation to be determined based on skills and experience. If interested, please email careers@weareguru.com with your cover letter and resume.


SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Location: Position is ideally based at our headquarters in San Francisco, CA; there is flexibility for the right candidate.

At Guru Media Solutions, we help brands empower movements through robust, integrated creative campaigns, apps and other digital products and experiences using cutting-edge thinking and technologies. If working on a highly creative team to develop digital solutions for brands with a cause, then go ahead and apply to become a Senior Designer.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with our Creative Director (Brand Guru) and the creative team, including freelancers, to develop and present digital product and experience solutions for a range of cause-based clientsWork with our marketing strategists to assemble integrated campaigns that align with business plans and strategies to get media/press/influencer mentions and build awareness
  • Work with our account managers to facilitate scheduling and execution of refinement steps and final deliverables
  • Work with our developers to ensure that final digital products maintain design vision and integrity
  • Create engaging pitch presentations and attend pitches to aid new business ventures
  • Keep current on new techniques and technologies, and constantly seek inspiration around you
  • Help create a positive, fun, playful working environment through your unique personality and passions

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5+ years of design agency experience with clients in a variety of industries
  • Extensive understanding of graphics programs (e.g., the usual suspects such as the Adobe Creative Suite) and Mac platform, basic understanding of programming and willingness to be resourceful and extend technical knowledge where needed
  • Undergraduate degree (BFA) or equivalent
  • Strong communication skills for both translating creative and strategic vision and for client engagements such as presentations
  • Ability to manage time, stay on budget, stay on deadline and delegate to freelancers and more junior designers where needed
  • Develop clean, professional-level mechanical files for submission to developers and/or clients Allow time for travel and additional working hours as needed

Time commitment and compensation to be determined based on skills and experience. If interested, please email careers@weareguru.com with your cover letter and resume.

JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Location: Position is ideally based at our headquarters in San Francisco, CA; there is flexibility for the right candidate.

We are looking for a Junior Designer to create engaging designs and presentations for our purpose driven clients. If working on a highly creative team to develop digital solutions for brands with a cause and impactful organizations sounds inspiring, then go ahead and apply to become a Junior Designer. In this role, you should be highly creative and have a sharp eye for visual detail. If you are passionate about design and are eager to learn more through various projects, we’d like to meet you.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create engaging pitch presentations to convey creative ideas to clients
  • Work with our creative team, including freelancers, to develop and present digital product and experience solutions for a range of cause-based clients
  • Work with our marketing strategists to assemble creative presentations on time in an organized way
  • Work with our account managers to facilitate scheduling and execution of refinement steps and final deliverables
  • Keep current on new techniques and technologies, and constantly seek inspiration around you
  • Help create a positive, fun, playful working environment through your unique personality and passions
  • Understand project requirements and concepts
  • Produce final design assets (e.g. banners, emails, print, etc.)
  • Pitch creative ideas that enhance projects
  • Use feedback from leaders to improve work

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3+ years of design experience; in school or few years out of school
  • Extensive understanding of graphics programs (e.g., the usual suspects such as the Adobe Creative Suite especially InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) and Mac platform, basic understanding of programming and willingness to be resourceful and extend technical knowledge where needed
  • Strong ability for translating design or creative direction into creative assets
  • Ability to organize and design client facing presentations
  • Ability to manage time, stay on deadline and communicate effectively
  • Develop clean, professional-level mechanical files for submission to developers and/or clients
  • Teamwork skill
  • A keen eye for detail

Time commitment and compensation to be determined based on skills and experience. If interested, please email careers@weareguru.com with your cover letter and resume.

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