Careers

We staff a seasoned team and extensive network of niche specialists that seek to produce great things in a trust-forward environment where transparency and equity are of the utmost importance. Yes, we work hard to produce great work, but we believe the best way to produce great work is to work hard for one another and show up for our communities and the planet we all share. TLDR; we only hire really nice folks.

Responsible resourcing and fearless transparency are what make Johnnie a great team to work for. Trust and empathy are what make Johnnie a great team to work with.

Johnnie teammates are provided stellar equipment, flexible work environments, growth opportunities, and industry-leading benefits.

We can’t wait to meet you.

Working at Johnnie has been so refreshing—I feel like we are truly able to partner with our clients, working to help meet their goals and implement stronger strategies. This is something I’ve seen promised many times elsewhere, but not executed. I’ve really enjoyed seeing how this works in practice, as strategy grounds everything we do with our clients.

A great team makes you love coming to work every day, drives you to do your best, and pushes you to grow – this team has done all of that and more and I count myself lucky every day to work with them.

Open Positions

Don’t see a position of interest listed? Reach out and say hello.

We’re always looking for top talent.

Vice President, New Business Development

Johnnie Studio is looking for an experienced, versatile, and excellence-driven account and new business lead to help our agency take the next step in its development. This role will have three primary responsibilities: 1) serving as the primary strategic and account lead for our newest client relationships, 2) ownership of all agency new business and RFP opportunities, and 3) serving as a fierce advocate of quality work across all owned workstreams.  

This individual will be a core agency leader who will need to be able to intake new business requests, concept the appropriate response, and lead the pitch process from start to finish as a core response team member and, where appropriate, content creator. All of our agency leaders are hands-on workers, and we need a lead-from-the-front type who shares that mindset and isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and thrive in the complexity of strategic and creative response details.  

This individual may also have client lead responsibilities for our newest client engagements, serving as a day-to-day lead for assigned work and, when relevant, leading a team of strategists in the execution of that work.  

 

Responsibilities—new business: 

  • Source and lead new business opportunities for net-new or prospective clients 
  • Produce and customize agency materials for net-new business responses 
  • Evaluate agency’s creative and strategic response to RFP requirements 
  • Lead presentations as core response lead 
  • Develop response timelines and response resourcing plans 
  • Serve as a versatile and experienced representative for the Johnnie brand in agency responses 

 

Responsibilities—client service: 

  • Serve as day-to-day client lead and contact for—and offer strategic leadership on—assigned account(s) 
  • Work with clients to define project goals, build briefs, and develop execution strategies for assigned and prospective work 
  • Play supporting role in developing a creative team of FTEs and contractors 
  • Develop and support assigned clients for organic growth opportunities 

 

Qualities we’re searching for: 

  • Deep industry experience, paired with a wide contact list of potential growth opportunities 
  • Ability to process client needs and requirements and synthesize impactful responses 
  • Comfort and confidence in presenting new ideas  
  • Strong writing and editing skills 
  • A collaborative spirit 
  • Eagerness to grow and adapt  

 

We require: 

  • 10+ years of digital strategy and/or account lead experience at an agency or brand  

 

We offer: 

  • A flexible workspace that can be partially remote 
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits  
  • Unlimited vacation policy 
  • Competitive compensation models that reward new and organic business growth 
  • An incredible team of dedicated creatives who love what they do 

 

jobs@johnniestudio.com

Freelance/Contract Opportunities

As a growing studio that thrives on flexing and molding our resources to organically suit our client and studio needs, we constantly call upon our fantastic team of talented freelance/contract teammates. If you’re interested in a flexible work schedule or occasional/ongoing freelance opportunities, please reach out and introduce yourself!

We currently offer ongoing opportunities of this nature to experienced designers, writers, strategists, and developers.

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Executive Creative Director

The Executive Creative Director serves as the company’s senior design resource, operating as the primary overseer of client and internal design projects. The ideal candidate will fulfill a mix of executional, managerial and new business needs, producing and overseeing fresh, innovative work that translates complex ideas and products into clear and motivating creative strategies and visuals while ensuring deliverables meet project objectives. Simultaneously, the ideal candidate will be a talent-developing manager capable of finding the right skills for the right job— and then guiding that talent to the best possible project. Work will include traditional company pitch work as the overall design voice for the agency. 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee all Johnnie Studio visual creative and design initiatives, including work for external client accounts, internal brand marketing needs, and new business efforts 
  • Source, evaluate, and identify contract/freelance visual creative and design talent for appropriate project needs 
  • Source, evaluate, and manage full-time visual creative and design resources as they become needed 
  • Serve as the senior visual creative and design voice on all company work, seeking to elevate our approach to creative and push the boundaries on our clients’ current standards while maintaining and adhering to clients’ brand story and guidelines. 
  • Build, lead, and review work of the design team, ensuring team’s deliverables effectively address marketing goals and challenges 
  • Conduct brainstorming sessions with team, maintaining strategic and creative thinking to develop innovative and actionable creative initiatives 
  • Serve as senior visual creative and design voice on all agency new business objectives, including pitches, presentation decks, and proposal ideation 

 

Skills: 

  • Leadership of and ability to coach and develop a skilled design team 
  • Understanding of project management and familiarity with work management platforms, e.g. JIRA, Workamajig, Smartsheets 
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 and cloud document management, e.g. OneDrive, SharePoint 
  • Expert knowledge of design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, PowerPoint (note PowerPoint is a critical skill for many of our B2B clients) 
  • Skilled and confident presenting creative work during internal and client-facing meetings and presentations 
  • Well-rounded design experience, across branding, UX, media, and content activations 
  • Skilled at presenting the strategic reasoning behind the creative and articulate how creative solutions ladder back to business goals and align with strategy 

 

Experience: 

10+ years of related experience: creative development in integrated content across all marketing channels and UI/UX work as part of a client or in agency or corporate setting, is preferred.