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Zag

Careers

We hire great people to do great work.

We come to work every day to solve challenges, and we lean on our teammates to do it. We all have titles, but we’re not defined by them. By working together and bending our disciplines, we bring unique perspectives to the table, learn from each other, and ultimately, stick the landing.

We have six guiding principles that help keep us grounded along the way:

Be Better.
We strive for unicorn-level greatness.

Own It.
We care about what we create.

Think Beyond.
We outsmart challenges with creative and forward thinking.

Get Real.
We dare to show up as ourselves.

Team Up.
We take the carpool lane, working together to achieve the best results.

All In.
We make it count. Every day.

 

More about working at zag

We know agency life can be fast-paced so are intentional about making sure that we are investing in our culture through tech-led solutions such as Coach and ongoing employee-driven engagement activities (S’mores and ghost stories! Escape rooms! Virtual Friday hangs!). Additionally, we offer great benefits, including paid personal days and competitive holiday time.

At zag, we believe in inclusivity, and it’s a key part of how we conduct ourselves within our team and in the industry. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance and business needs.

Senior Graphic Designer (UX Focus)
Closes: Feb 04

The Position

The Senior Graphic Designer helps grow a client’s brand on an ongoing and project basis, spanning all areas of integrated communication and digital. They’re creative visionaries who are highly effective at staying on top of multiple projects, each with various moving pieces, thanks to their proactive thinking skills, exceptional verbal and written communication abilities, strong attention to detail and keen design sense.

Overall Accountability 

The primary purpose of this position is to provide users with an exceptional and intuitive online experience through research, planning and design. This includes working with the team on strategy, leading and executing cutting edge design solutions, and ensuring that projects are executed on time and on budget. In this role, the Senior Graphic Designer ensures that the agency provides work that exceeds clients’ expectations, by constantly and consistently adapting and anticipating industry trends and delivering a consistently superior product.

Responsibilities & Duties

Areas of responsibility for the Senior Graphic Designer will include:

  • Demonstration of strong analytical abilities to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across multiple channels and customer touch points
  • The ability to recognize upcoming opportunities and threats to projects
  • Demonstration of a detailed approach to projects and a keen eye for errors
  • Create effective UX design solutions through planning, site maps, wireframes and style guides
  • Experience in WordPress specifically with Elementor and an aptitude for learning new softwares on the fly
  • Create engaging, impactful and thoughtful design solutions that meet project requirements
  • Work alongside Art Director to monitor project constraints (schedule/scope/resources)
  • Collaboration with internal teams to create and deliver tailored experiences for the digital user
  • Championing internal processes for better efficiency
  • Evaluating emerging technologies and provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate
  • Stay up-to-date with design trends

Applying

Send your resume to careers@atozag.ca and tell us why you’re the perfect fit.

To be considered for this position, you will need a minimum of 5 year’s-experience as a working Graphic Designer, ideally in an agency setting. While you can be located anywhere in Canada, you will be expected to work within an MST time zone.

Shortlisted applications will receive an email from us requesting a 30-minute phone interview within five business days. Following the phone interview, successful applicants will receive a request for a formal interview.

We understand how uncertain the application process can be, so we promise not to leave you hanging. If at any time you are not selected to move forward, you will receive an email from us letting you know.

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Account Coordinator
Closes: Feb 04

The Position

The Account Coordinator provides support on all facets of project planning and execution, facilitating the necessary processes with internal team members and clients to see the success of projects through. They ensure information is captured and relayed appropriately on assigned accounts and action out the steps required to fulfill client deliverables in an efficient, timely manner. They’re expert organizers who are highly effective at staying on top of multiple projects, each with various moving pieces, thanks to their proactive thinking skills, exceptional verbal and written communication abilities and a strong attention to detail.

Overall Accountability

The purpose of this position is to collaborate with other key members of the Client Services department, assess client needs and manage the administrative functions associated with deliverables, activities, budgets, and deadlines for creative campaigns and individual client projects. This includes developing a comprehensive understanding of all assigned accounts’ activity, upholding detailed program and project management and maintaining professional communication with clients as well as production and media suppliers as needed.

Responsibilities & Duties

Areas of responsibility for the Account Coordinator will include:

  • Interpret proposals and develop clear actions with appropriate deadlines for client deliverables
  • Source media and production quotes as needed and verify specifications
  • Conduct market and industry research as needed and assist with developing media budgets
  • Solicit metrics and program performance measures to evaluate campaign/project effectiveness to integrate into future client initiatives
  • Proactively consider strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for assigned accounts and how this could impact clients’ businesses and dealings with the agency
  • Work alongside Account Manager(s) to monitor project constraints (schedule/scope/resources)

Applying

Send your resume to careers@atozag.ca and tell us why you’re the perfect fit.

To be considered for this position, you will need a passion for marketing and be able to think on your feet. Experience in an agency setting will be considered an asset. While you can be located anywhere in Canada, you will be expected to work within an MST time zone.

Shortlisted applications will receive an email from us requesting a 30-minute phone interview within five business days. Following the phone interview, successful applicants will receive a request for a formal interview.

We understand how uncertain the application process can be, so we promise not to leave you hanging. If at any time you are not selected to move forward, you will receive an email from us letting you know.

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Graphic Designer
Closes: Feb 04

The Position

The Graphic Designer helps grow a client’s brand on an ongoing and project basis, spanning all areas of integrated communication, branding and digital. They’re creative visionaries who are highly effective at staying on top of multiple projects, each with various moving pieces, thanks to their proactive thinking skills, exceptional verbal and written communication abilities, strong attention to detail and keen design sense.

Overall Accountability 

The purpose of this position is to provide design solutions from concept to completion. This includes participating in brainstorms, leading and executing creative deliverables, and ensuring that projects are executed on time and on budget. In this role, the Graphic Designer ensures that the agency provides work that exceeds clients’ expectations, by constantly and consistently adapting and anticipating industry trends and delivering a consistently superior product.

Responsibilities & Duties

Areas of responsibility for the Graphic Designer will include:

  • Demonstration of strong analytical abilities to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across multiple channels and customer touch points
  • The ability to recognize upcoming opportunities and threats to projects
  • Demonstration of a detailed approach to projects and a keen eye for errors
  • Experience in preparing files for print and optimizing graphics for the web
  • Create engaging, impactful and thoughtful design solutions that meet project requirements
  • Conceptualize and execute on a wide variety of design projects from campaigns, branding, print collateral to social media graphics and websites
  • Work alongside Art Director to monitor project constraints (schedule/scope/resources)
  • Collaboration with internal teams to create and evaluate design approach
  • Championing internal processes for better efficiency
  • Evaluating emerging technologies and provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate
  • Stay up-to-date with design trends

Applying

Send your resume to careers@atozag.ca and tell us why you’re the perfect fit.

To be considered for this position, you will need a minimum of 2 year’s-experience as a working Graphic Designer, ideally in an agency setting. While you can be located anywhere in Canada, you will be expected to work within an MST time zone.

Shortlisted applications will receive an email from us requesting a 30-minute phone interview within five business days. Following the phone interview, successful applicants will receive a request for a formal interview.

We understand how uncertain the application process can be, so we promise not to leave you hanging. If at any time you are not selected to move forward, you will receive an email from us letting you know.

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Strategist
Closes: Jan 29

At zag, we know all good things start with strategy. That’s how we make sure every campaign, social post and line of copy is expertly crafted and aligned with purpose. To that end, we’re looking to add +1 to our strategy team! Strategists are responsible for developing solutions to meet clients’ objectives based on research, consumer insight and data. If you’re an expert organizer who is highly effective at staying on top of multiple projects, exercising proactive thinking skills and possesses some exceptional verbal and written communication skills and strong attention to detail — you sound perfect. Can we chat?

Key activities include:

  • Provide sound and responsible strategic solutions and planning
  • Create well-researched brand identities that incorporate in-depth brand and market knowledge, personas, organizational processes and competitive analysis
  • Assist in campaign measurement to ensure clients and agency are aligned on key performance metrics and realistic goals
  • Help provide accountability through reporting and analytical-based insights

As a Strategist, you’ll ensure the agency provides work that exceeds clients’ expectations by constantly and consistently adapting and anticipating industry trends and delivering a superior product. You’ll report to the Co-Creative Directors and work closely with internal team members involved on assigned agency clients. Work will take place in the Edmonton office but you can be located anywhere.

We’re looking for a candidate with a minimum of 5 years under their belt, experience working at other agencies or firms, copywriting know-how, and an eagle eye for all things words (punctuation, spelling, etc.).

If you’re an experienced Strategist willing to work hard on behalf of our clients and team, send your resume to careers@atozag.ca and tell us why you’re our next great hire.

Short listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

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We're always scouting for the best in the biz to join our crew. We may be dreamers, but we know the stars don't always align. If you don't see a position you're a fit for right now—apply anyway! We'll keep your info at the ready and reach out if something opens up.
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