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Marketing and Communications Manager

GGLO GGLO Employer:
Seattle, WA, USLocation:
Thu, Oct 4 '18Posted on:
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GGLO Design, a collaborative design firm with offices in Seattle and Los Angeles, seeks a Marketing and Communications Manager situated in our Seattle office. We are an innovative firm of architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and urban designers practicing at the intersection of people + place. We are recognized in the design community for the quality and thoughtfulness of our work, and for being focused on outcomes that build healthy communities and cities.

About this Role 

The Marketing and Communications Manager works collaboratively with our Principals, under the direction of our Business Development (BD) Director, to lead a team that executes SOQs, proposals, interview media and client facing collateral, as well as marketing communications/promotional activity such as media relations, social media, website, conference exhibits, etc. The position is involved in strategic marketing communications planning with the BD Director and interacts daily with firm Principals.

Important Soft Skills

We’re looking for someone who is the go-person to manage GGLO’s promotional/reputation management efforts (PR, advertising, social media, etc.) and supervise marketing team workflow to support business development activities of both the Seattle and LA offices, and be the champion for GGLO’s brand. We need a strategic thinker who is not opposed to rolling up their sleeves when the workload demands it.  We want grace under pressure and the ability to both manage and communicate ever-shifting daily workload priorities.  Detail orientation and strong interpersonal communication skills are essential to succeed in this role. This is someone who knows how to keep both the urgent and important on track.  You will handle what’s going on in marketing inside the firm so the BD Director and Principals can focus on developing relationships and new business outside the firm.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead our Seattle and LA marketing teams in the preparation of proposals, award entries, and presentations with a focus on marketing strategy, brand consistency, quality, and efficiency.
  • Partner with GGLO’s Principals in the pursuit of world-class projects, including project pursuit strategy and proposal/interview preparation.
  • Collaborate with our project teams to extract, understand, and communicate our project stories.
  • Assist BD Director with strategic marketing planning.
  • Steward and monitor the execution of GGLO’s brand for both internal and external audiences.
  • Strategically assess and advance GGLO’s website and other marketing efforts with focus on strengthened engagement of potential clients, guests, and colleagues.
  • Champion, promote and protect GGLO’s brand and reputation.
  • Demonstrate superior writing, editing, management and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to exhibit independent judgment and superb problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to make timely decisions and exhibit grace under pressure.
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong organizational skills. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with high degree of professionalism.
  • Skilled in balancing multiple deadlines and changing and competing priorities.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to shifting priorities.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be comfortable working with a variety of creative and technical personalities.

Key Characteristics:

  • Ability to exhibit independent judgment and superb problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to make timely decisions and exhibit grace under pressure.
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong organizational skills. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with high degree of professionalism.
  • Skilled in balancing multiple deadlines and changing and competing priorities.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to shifting priorities.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be comfortable working with a variety of creative and technical personalities.

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience in marketing/communications, with at least 3 years managing staff.
  • Strong understanding of the business of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and planning/urban design. Experience in A/E industry is preferred.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite with special emphasis on InDesign.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Deltek Vision proficiency is preferred.

Work Environment:

GGLO’s collaborative, open workspace is located in downtown Seattle at the top of the Harbor Steps near the waterfront.  We respect work/life balance and integration with flexible schedules, remote work, and other tools available for our staff. We simply trust our staff to perform meaningful, quality work in collaboration with their team. Ours is a friendly and collaborative culture where we pay attention to employee needs and “play well with others.”

We offer paid licensure and industry memberships, professional development, mentorship programs, ORCA commuter passes, bicycle parking, office bicycles for use, casual dress code, relaxed atmosphere, pet friendly atmosphere, indoor gym, pool, sauna, summer concert series in our outdoor space, and a collaborative, stable environment.  Along with competitive salaries, we offer a generous benefit package including fully paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance, 401K with employer match program, annual Profit Sharing contributions, as well as an annual discretionary bonus opportunity for all employees.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and any relevant work samples as PDF attachments (5MB or less) to employment@GGLO.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

GGLO, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and maintaining an inclusive culture.

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