SmithGroupJJR is an international idea-oriented design firm that is committed to creating inspiring places that enrich the human spirit. We believe extraordinary environments are created when the design process is based on the principles of exploration, experimentation, innovation, sustainability, research, and collaboration. Our expertise in providing thoughtful and innovative solutions keeps SmithGroupJJR at the forefront of architectural, engineering and planning firms around the world. According to the 2017
Building Design Construction
magazine “Giants” ranking, SmithGroupJJR is the 7th largest architecture/engineering firm in the U.S.
We have a current opportunity for a Senior Marketing Coordinator in our Washington, DC office to join our Shanghai, China marketing team. This position is an integral part of our marketing team that supports the Shanghai office, and promotes the urban design, workplace, science & technology, resort tourism, and healthcare
markets. We are seeking a talented individual who is committed to design excellence, who thrives in an environment of collaboration, and who demonstrates a high degree of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
Works closely with the China Market Manager and studio principal(s) designated to lead specific marketing and business development activity in China
Serves as project manager for the coordination, writing, editing and production of statements of qualifications, proposals, presentations and other marketing materials, or assists with such efforts
Composes narrative for marketing materials such as proposals and collateral using creative and persuasive writing skills
Creates concepts for and coordinates production of collateral materials (i.e., brochures, direct mail and website) ,
Develops strategy on project- and studio-specific marketing activities, which may include content marketing plans
Assists in research of target markets and clients as directed
Gathers, formats and maintains accurate, up-to-date firm marketing information including staff bios, project descriptions and statistics, and other information for marketing purposes
Updates firmwide database (Deltek Vision) with project and proposal information on an ongoing basis
Develops award submittals and public relations initiatives as needed, including social media participation (primarily WeChat for China audience)
Oversees coordination and planning of photography shoots. and management of projects and staff images (formatting, filing)
Maintains high quality of work products, in terms of accuracy, content and compliance with customer requirements
An ideal candidate:
Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, management and clients
Has the ability to read and understand requests for proposals (RFPs) and qualifications in order to organize and develop a relevant, thoughtful response
Is detail-oriented, excellent proofreader and editor; well organized, persistent, tactful and enthusiastic
Has an interest in and ability to learn about global industry-related concepts and ability to apply that understanding to written marketing materials
Has the ability to adapt to accelerated deadline schedules, and manage communication across a 12-hour time zone difference
Has an eye for design details and can guide development of persuasive graphics that tell concept-based stories
Can solve problems and work independently, and as a team player
Shares knowledge with others and seeks out knowledge that can be gained from others
Is proactive, resourceful, a self-starter and can easily multi-task against deadlines
Thrives in a collaborative, engaging and fast-paced environment
A bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English or related field
A minimum of three years of experience in an A/E/C firm
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe InDesign, Acrobat are required
SmithGroupJJR offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer three weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 7 or 8 federal holidays. We also offer an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 14 or 15 days off per year (usually Fridays) to help with work/life balance.
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Please submit a letter of interest, current resume with salary requirements, and examples of recent work. For the work/writing samples, we are looking for examples demonstrating writing ability related to the requirements above. Applications without a work/writing portfolio will not be considered.
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