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Come and make it at Harris Media.

We want to hire the best and the very brightest–in both skills and creativity.

We are a communications and digital marketing firm located in Austin, Texas. We’re internationally recognized for working at the highest levels of the business, non-profit, and political worlds. With our experience at the highest levels of digital marketing, our team is uniquely positioned to help build a robust digital presence.

Harris Media works with Fortune 500 companies, large sports brands, and heads of state. Some recent clients include: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Presidential Candidate Senator Rand Paul, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Rob Portman, Senator Ted Cruz, Governor Matt Bevin, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Secure America Now, Devon Energy, Texans for Natural Gas, the American Taekwondo Association, and other prominent elected officials, not-for-profits, and corporations.

Our work has been featured by:

  • Bloomberg Politics – “The Man Who Invented The Republican Internet”
  • AdWeek – “One group backed by Secure America Now posted what could be the first 15-second political attack video tweet, complete with terrifying imagery and creepy voice-over.”
  • WIRED – “But its latest political ad, which launched today, is just plain bizarre. It’s also completely genius … in an evil kind of way.”
  • Politico – “Harris Media, which has amassed a marquee roster of conservative clients, from Sarah Palin to Rand Paul, and established itself as the buzziest GOP firm of the cycle.”

We are pioneers in our space, specializing in creative strategic messaging. To brag a little, we were the first to use Google click-to-call for advocacy, first to place a paid political Snapchat geofilter, first to use native Twitter video attack ads, first U.S. Senate ad on Instagram, and much more.

If you want to join the team and believe you will be a good fit, please click one of the job titles below for more information.

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Digital Marketing Account Executive

Us
We are a communications and digital marketing firm located in Austin, Texas. We’re internationally recognized for working at the highest levels of the business, non-profit, and political worlds. With our experience at the highest levels of digital marketing, our team is uniquely positioned to help our clients build a robust digital presence.

Harris Media works with Fortune 500 companies, large sports brands, and heads of state. Some recent clients include: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Presidential Candidate Senator Rand Paul, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Rob Portman, Senator Ted Cruz, Governor Matt Bevin, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Secure America Now, Devon Energy, Texans for Natural Gas, the American Taekwondo Association, and other prominent elected officials, not-for-profits, and corporations.

Our work has been featured by:

  • Bloomberg Politics – “The Man Who Invented The Republican Internet”
  • AdWeek – “One group backed by Secure America Now posted what could be the first 15-second political attack video tweet, complete with terrifying imagery and creepy voice-over.”
  • WIRED – “But its latest political ad, which launched today, is just plain bizarre. It’s also completely genius … in an evil kind of way.”
  • Politico – “Harris Media, which has amassed a marquee roster of conservative clients, from Sarah Palin to Rand Paul, and established itself as the buzziest GOP firm of the cycle.”

We are pioneers in our space, specializing in creative strategic messaging. To brag a little, we were the first to use Google click-to-call for advocacy, first to place a paid political Snapchat geofilter, first to use native Twitter video attack ads, first U.S. Senate ad on Instagram, and much more.

Role
You would be joining our collaborative and creative team of digital natives that works across disciplines to bring the best strategy and content to our clients. As a full-service creative agency, Digital Strategists, Account Executives, Advertising Specialists, Designers, Videographers, and Developers work hand-in-hand to accomplish the goals of our clients.

As part of our expansive Account team, you will be in charge of planning and executing digital strategy for a wide range of conservative clients. We work in teams and with other internal departments, so an eagerness to collaborate is a must. This means there are a lot of meetings. Not only do we have team meetings to discuss and strategize client work, but also weekly learnings on new technology and company-wide brainstorming for content around upcoming events.

You are not only a do-er, but a leader. You are just as confident working one-on-one with a fellow teammate as you are in arguing and winning large advertising budgets for the top races in the country. You will be interacting with mid- and senior-level clients: communicating the agency’s strategic and creative points of view, as well as managing client feedback. We don’t sit still and neither should you. This is fast-paced, proactive work in which we seek out the next great idea and stay ahead of the ever-changing news cycle. Practically, you need to seek out new information by reading blog posts, case studies, articles, commentary, conference talks, and everything else under the sun. Then you need to be able to communicate that information accurately and authoritatively to your team and to your clients.

The work hours are atypical and centered heavily around politics (i.e. primaries, general election, debates, rallies, etc). As an Account Executive, you are the first line of defense and the main point of contact for our clients. When something happens, they call you.

But as such, we provide atypical benefits. For example, we have taken days off to enjoy the Austin weather, for Austin City Limits, an extra week given after the election, and the more-than-occasional happy hour.

The day-to-day varies depending on teams and goals of the clients. This means managing and streamlining the day-to-day digital operations and success of your clients, including content calendars, project management, and communicating with the clients.

It is typically leading the strategy of social media content, planning and managing online advertising, online fundraising planning (including email), and implementing political website trends and tactics. But it also includes more intangible tasks, like daily management of client teams while collaborating with other internal agency teams, like Web Developers, Ad Specialists, Designers, and Digital Strategists.

We are a team of consultants. Our Account Executives must be proactive, not just middlemen between the client and our internal agency teams. We are looking for someone who will be active and ideas-driven, not just completing a task to check the box.

You
We want to hire the best and the very brightest–in both politics and creativity.

As such, we have high standards:

  • Supervising and teaching of Account Coordinators and others on your client team.
  • Proven strategic thinking skills and a passion for making great work.
  • Excellent oral communication skills, with the ability to speak confidently to clients
  • Excellent writing skills for both pithy social content and long-form online fundraising emails
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience pushing multiple tasks forward in different sectors and for different clients; while maintaining ongoing management of digital advertising campaigns and multiple websites.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to the changing digital landscape, in both a go-getter and workshop learner fashion
  • Familiar in both audiences, technical limitations, and content types for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms.
  • Have the ability to merge your own voice with that of the clients in order to communicate effectively and capitalize on cultural trends, real-time news, and topics relevant to our audience.
  • Comfortable working with senior clients and demonstrates potential for leadership and management of senior client.
  • The ability to lead tasks to completion, while being collaborative and motivating your teams.
  • Have client facing experience in both fulfilling their needs and consulting based on expertise.
  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience.

If you exceed our expectations, you’ll have some of these qualities:

  • Experience in marketing, especially political, advocacy, nonprofit, or corporate
  • Campaign experience
  • Previous online advertising strategy or buying experience

Schedule and Compensation
This is a full-time position in Austin, TX only. We are not accepting contract, freelance, or other part-time work. Salary will be dependent on experience. The company also helps cover the cost to you to provide you quality health insurance without having you foot the entire bill.

Future
Our team is growing rapidly and our clients are expanding–there is ample room at the top. We are seeking motivated, hardworking individuals who care not just about their clients but about their growth in the company and in the industry.

To apply, please complete the form below to forward your resume to the Hiring Manager.

Lead Web Developer

Harris Media is seeking an experienced lead web developer for a full-time position at our office located in Austin, Texas. Our ideal candidate must have a strong web development skill set and the ability to balance simultaneous projects and deadlines. This individual will be tasked with more complicated website projects for higher profile clients, and will be expected to thrive in the fast paced environment of politics.

What You’ll Do:
-Join the team as a WordPress and NationBuilder developer
-Third-party API integrations for WordPress
-Build, modify, and use in-house WordPress plugins
-Use Liquid templating for NationBuilder
-Domain management and updating DNS records for clients’ sites
-Design themes using HTML, CSS/SASS, Bootstrap
-Maintain existing WordPress client sites
-QA sites during staging and after deployment
-Create clean, DRY, and reusable code
-Keep yourself and the team up to date with JIRA Kanban workboards

Requirements:
-Fluency with WordPress, PHP, MySQL, HTML5, CSS/SASS, and Frameworks with Responsive design
-Skilled working with vanilla Javascript, jQuery, and other JavaScript libraries (Angular orReact)
-Working knowledge of version control (GIT)
-Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
-Works both independently and with other developers
-Adhere to best practices, comments in code, and create documentation
-5+ years of experience with WordPress and PHP
-1+ year of experience with NationBuilder
-Experience building custom themes, plugins, and widgets
-Experience working with third-party APIs – SOAP, REST and other (Facebook and Twitter)

Nice to haves:
-Experience working on an Agile team using JIRA
-Strong knowledge of web performance optimization, caching, and SEO
-Experience working with WP Engine Server Environment
-Experience working with local development environments (Vagrant, Ansible/Homestead)
-Experience with Sketch
-Bash Shell scripting

Schedule and Compensation
This is a full-time position in Austin, TX only. Offering will be dependent on experience. The company also helps cover the cost to you to provide you quality health insurance without having you foot the entire bill.

To apply, please complete the form below and include links to an active GitHub or BitBucket account so we can view your most recent work.

Video Editor/Animator

Us
Harris Media is a digital marketing and communications firm located in Austin, Texas. We’re internationally recognized for working at the highest levels of the business, political, and nonprofit worlds.

We work with heads of state and heads of industries. Our content studio has produced award-winning work that has been seen by billions of individuals around the world and achieved real success for our clients. We’ve launched a spectrum of industry recognized creative work that includes everything from emotional, short-form documentary style videos for oil and gas clients to action-packed, fast-paced highlight reels.

Our work has been featured by:

  • Bloomberg Politics – “The Man Who Invented The Republican Internet”
  • AdWeek – “One group backed by Secure America Now posted what could be the first 15-second political attack video tweet, complete with terrifying imagery and creepy voice-over.”
  • WIRED – “But its latest political ad, which launched today, is just plain bizarre. It’s also completely genius … in an evil kind of way.”
  • Politico – “Harris Media, which has amassed a marquee roster of conservative clients, from Sarah Palin to Rand Paul, and established itself as the buzziest GOP firm of the cycle.”

Role
We are looking for an eager editor and animator to create and edit content on our expanding video team. You are expected to be a post production specialist, with a strong concentration in motion graphics and animation. Your ability to create content from scratch is essential.

You will at times be working on a team with one of our other video producers, and other times be tasked with taking something from concept to completion. You’ll also be collaborating with our creative team to make sure videos are on brand and staying true to our quality standards.

You
We want to hire the best and the very brightest, in both skills and creativity. As such, we have high standards:

-Proven strategic thinking skills and a passion for making great work
-A portfolio showcasing talent and ability in editing, motion graphics, and animation**
-Strong competency with non-linear editing systems, Adobe Premiere preferred
-Ability to create long and short form animation content using After Effects
-Outstanding communication skills and ability to work gracefully under pressure in a deadline oriented environment
-Willingness to learn and adapt to the changing digital landscape, in both a go-getter and workshop learner fashion
-Comfortable working with senior clients and demonstrates potential for management of high-level projects
-The ability to lead tasks to completion, while being collaborative
-Define the scope of projects (goals, deliverables, schedule, and budget)
-Ability to meet deadlines and update Project Managers on ongoing status
-Work with internal teams (design, account, etc) to accomplish goals of the clients
-Bachelor’s degree in a video related field or comparable work experience
-Strong eye for design and typography
-Familiarity with working within client brand guidelines

If you exceed our expectations, you’ll have some of these qualities:

-Experience with character animation and design
-Experience working with cameras and lighting
-Experience with documentary filmmaking
-Experience with Cinema4D, Illustrator, or DaVinci Resolve
-Illustration skills are a plus
-Experience in marketing, especially political, advocacy, nonprofit, or corporate

Schedule and Compensation
This is a full-time position in Austin, TX only. We are not accepting contract, freelance, or other work. Salary will be dependent on experience.

Future
Our team is growing rapidly and our clients are expanding–there is ample room at the top. We are seeking motivated, hardworking individuals who care not just about their clients but about their growth in the company and in the industry.

**A portfolio/demo reel is required to apply for this position. Candidates who do not submit a link to their portfolio will not be considered.

To apply, please complete the form below or email our Hiring Manager at hr@harrismediallc.com.

Digital Marketing Internship – Fall 2017

We are looking for Digital Marketing Interns who are interested in learning online communication strategies and executing many day-to-day implementation and management functions. Our interns work in close collaboration with the Harris Media Account Team to create content for coordinated digital marketing campaigns for political, advocacy, business and non-profit clients.

An ideal candidate has the following qualifications:
• Excellent writing skills
• Knowledge of social networks and new media technologies
• Knowledge of the political landscape in races across the country
• Ability to get things done, on time
• Experience with graphic design and/or video editing not required, but a benefit

Internship Details:
• Timeframe: This fall semester internship runs from August 28th to December 8th
• Location: Harris Media Office, Austin, TX
• Internship positions are unpaid, but can be completed for school credit

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Graphic Design Internship – Fall 2017

Wanted:

A talented, innovative Graphic Design intern. Specifically, we’re looking for someone with experience designing websites and other digital items. This person will be a part of our creative team and design full websites, splash pages, display ads and social media graphics. An ideal candidate would also have AfterEffects knowledge or knowledge of making animations/GIFs in Photoshop.

Tasks and responsibilities:

-Work with the Design Team to create engaging digital graphics
-Using a detailed eye for design, you will create high-quality graphics and digital ads, while adhering to a strict set of brand guidelines
-Attend weekly learnings to stay up-to-date on the latest design trends and to learn best practices
-Learn from industry leading designers, how to apply design theory to a variety of campaigns and advanced techniques using the Adobe Creative Suite
-Join interdisciplinary meetings to observe and contribute fresh creative solutions
-Create layouts and compositions for animation by motion designers
-Participate in collaboration efforts for various projects and content

Requirements:

-Enthusiasm for the design process and attentiveness to different project goals
-Comfortable working in a fast paced environment
-Strong application of typography
-Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
-Knowledge of After Effects is a plus
-Web Design and Illustration experience is cool but by no means required

Internship Details:

-Timeframe: This fall semester internship runs from August 28th to December 8th
-Location: Harris Media Office, Austin, TX
-Internship positions are unpaid, but can be completed for school credit

Submit your resume below if you are interested in joining our team!

Video Internship – Fall 2017

Wanted:

A driven Video Intern. Specifically, we’re looking for someone with the desire to take this opportunity to push themselves. An ideal candidate would be someone who’s motivated to learn, not necessarily someone with a ton of experience. Although, experienced candidates are more than welcome!

Tasks and responsibilities:

-Create dynamic and engaging video content for digital clients
-Assist in filming interviews and location shoots
-Support in-house editor with various video tasks
-Possibly flying company drone (Yeah, we’re about that life)

Requirements:

-Pursuing a video-related degree
-Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (any After Effects experience is a huge plus)
-Experience working with digital video cameras
-Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
-Good communication skills are a must

Internship Details:

-Timeframe: This fall semester internship runs from August 28th to December 8th
-Location: Harris Media Office, Austin, TX
-Internship positions are unpaid, but can be completed for school credit
-Personal computer suggested, but not required

Submit your resume below if you are interested in joining our team!

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