Junior Marketing and Communications Specialist

John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK) John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK) Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Feb 9 '21Posted on:

John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK) is looking for a Junior Marketing and Communications Specialist with a passion for architecture, design, and art. If successful, you will work closely with the firm’s leadership to help develop and execute the firm’s marketing and public relations strategies, to create business development materials, and to curate the firm’s brand. The successful candidate will be considered as a Manager-in-training and expected to grow into a creative individual who can work collaboratively with minimal supervision. 

About JFAK:

Founded in 1996, JFAK is a boutique architecture firm located in the heart of DTLA’s Arts District. JFAK creates architecture that communicates and inspires, expresses identity, and encourages social interaction. The firm’s work spans schools, university research and activity centers, commercial ventures, custom homes and multifamily housing, and public space installations. JFAK’s projects have been widely published and internationally recognized for their material and sustainable intelligence as well as for their spatial fluidity, quality of light, and social significance.

The Opportunity:

JFAK is seeking a Junior Marketing & Communications Specialist to support the growth of the full range of its projects. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in architecture and design and a demonstrated ability for marketing and communications. This position is hands-on and the successful candidate will assist with implementing the creation of proposals and other marketing materials. This person will be expected to:

  • Execute public relations strategies to generate positive coverage across various media platforms for JFAK’s projects, events, and personnel

  • Assist in the maintenance of internal and external marketing resources (awards, conference, editorial calendars)

  • Assist with awards submittals and surveys

  • Assist with presentations and interview preparation

  • Manage and update social media websites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.)

  • Keep current marketing collateral and project database

  • Coordinate, design, and distribute ongoing newsletters and/or email blasts

  • Assist in coordinating new project photography

  • Assist with all activities related to documentation of the firm's work through Photography, Film, and Video

  • Assist with all graphic and written assets of the firm (print + digital) adhering to firm’s graphic standards

  • Assist in coordinating the proposal process and submissions, including drafting proposals and preparing responses to RFQ’s and RFP’s:

    • Coordinate with subconsultants

    • Keep team organized and updated on project status

    • Work collaboratively with the firm’s leadership to track RFQ/RFPs


The ideal candidate is:

  • A fast learner and action-oriented team player who is creative, motivated, and highly collaborative

  • A detail-oriented communicator who is highly organized with a positive attitude, and ability to work independently

The ideal candidate has:

  • Excellent written, oral, and design communication skills and the ability to successfully handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven, quality-focused environment

  • Experience developing compelling graphic presentations and engaging proposal documents with an eye for graphic style and quality, creative enthusiasm, and photography skills

  • Proficiency a must in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook

  • A degree in Marketing, Journalism, Advertising, Architecture, Design, or similar

  • 2+ years of experience in coordination and preparation of marketing materials for a professional service company (AEC industry or related a plus) 

This is a full-time position. Must possess all legal permits and visas required to work in the U.S. and be a Los Angeles area resident. Fluency in written and spoken English required. The firm offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health insurance and performance-based bonuses. We hire carefully and for the long term. Salary commensurate with experience.

If interested, please e-mail your resume with cover letter and selected graphic work samples to Please do not exceed 5MB total. 

Please: No phone calls, drop-offs, or agencies.


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