Builders wanted:

Innovators, storytellers and marketing geniuses, lend us your resumes:

We believe in giving clients everything we’ve got, but we also believe in having a life. So we do our best to enrich the lives of our employees through continuous education, generous time off policies, “Karma” days and having fun at work.  We offer our share of perks like happy hours, summer Fridays and free breakfasts.  But mostly, we strive to create a culture where everyone feels they are making a difference for our clients, our industry and our community.

Don’t see your dream job, but still think you might fit the bill? Drop us a note and let us know what you’ve got.

Openings

  • Account Executive

    Your entrepreneurial spirit is as infectious as a great laugh. Poet Laureates read your marketing plans and weep with envy. You’ve been around the agency block and mastered the diplomatic art of letting clients have your way. Want to have your way with us, too?

    We’re RP3, a full-service ad agency with an emphasis on digital and social marketing, located in Bethesda, MD about a mile from the DC line. We believe in giving clients everything we’ve got, but we also believe in having a life. Seems we’re doing something right because we’ve grown a lot in our short 8-year history.

    401k, health, dental, paid time-off, etc. come with the job. Oh, and please be nice. Life’s too short not to work with cool people.

    You will be expected to:

    • Flawlessly manage the day-to-day activities of agency accounts in order to ensure the delivery of great, effective work
    • Build strong relationships with key clients, prospects, internal teams and external partners
    • Become an expert on all aspects of our clients’ businesses: operations, objectives, performance, competitive landscape, industry trends, etc.
    • Take an active role in future planning and idea generation for clients, providing strategic input and formulating innovative solutions to existing marketing and advertising problems
    • Support the business development team in efficiently and effectively preparing proposals and new business pitch materials
    • Be the curator of our library of agency assets, including creative materials, past proposals, team bios, etc.
    • Be a champion for great creative work
    • Think strategically – and proactively – on behalf of both the agency and our clients

    Responsibilities

    Specifically, the responsibilities of the Account Executive are as follows:

    • Day-to-day management of key accounts and business development needs
    • Develop meaningful relationships with clients and “own” the relationship and communication with key contacts
    • Partner with Strategic Planning and Account lead on creative brief development; independently develop assignment briefs for smaller projects
    • Work with production to develop project schedules and budgets
    • Support creative teams as needed throughout the creative development process
    • Assist Account lead in ensuring that campaign ideas are integrated across all facets of client’s marketing
    • Manage the client budget projections, tracking and billing
    • Work with Account Lead to draft scope of work documents and estimate budgets for new projects and prospective clients
    • Write and distribute conference reports following all meetings
    • Maintain weekly client status report and meetings
    • Manage development and proofreading of new business proposals, pitch decks and client presentation materials
    • Ensure all assets (schedules, briefs, decks, new business materials, etc.) are being housed in an organized manner on the server
    • Develop and maintain schedules for RFP response, pitches, outbound pursuits, etc.
    • Organize internal teams to meet deadlines for new business initiatives.

    Skills

    • 3-5 years of account service experience and the ability to form trusting, lasting relationships with clients and internal teams
    • A natural tendency toward enthusiasm, fresh thinking and creative solutions
    • You work well with others – collaboration is the name of the game
    • Persuasive, polished presentations that don’t sound like you’re just regurgitating the brief
    • It goes without saying that you’re fluent in social media and digital marketing, but we’re saying it anyway, loud and clear
    • You can write your way out of a paper bag

    We (all 40 of us) are located in Bethesda, MD about a mile from the DC line. 401(k), health, dental, paid time off, etc. come with the job. Oh, and please be nice. Life’s too short not to work with nice people.

    If you’re reading this and thinking, “I’m the one,” we’d love to meet you. Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@rp3agency.com. Thanks.

  • Account Supervisor

    Let’s start with the most important piece of the equation: you. You’re reading this because you have Account experience in the advertising/marketing realm. (If not, be sure to check back in a few years.) And with that experience, you’d like you to join a rapidly growing team of forward-thinking, creative and strategically minded individuals. Here, you’ll maintain and grow our client relationships and support business development initiatives—identifying key business challenges and formulating marketing strategies that drive results. Plus, you’ll play a role in helping the agency develop relationships with new clients.

    Obviously, all of this takes the right kind of person. If you’re reading this and thinking, “yes, I’m the one,” we’d love to meet you.

    We’re RP3, a full-service ad agency with an emphasis on digital and social marketing, located in Bethesda, MD about a mile from the DC line. We believe in giving clients everything we’ve got, but we also believe in having a life. Seems we’re doing something right because we’ve grown a lot in our short 8-year history.

    401k, health, dental, paid time-off, etc. come with the job. Oh, and please be nice. Life’s too short not to work with cool people.

    Responsibilities

    • Handle all aspects of client relationship management for specific assigned accounts
    • Gain a thorough understanding of the client’s business and industry, becoming the “subject matter expert,” and lead the agency team in understanding/knowing this information and translating it into opportunity for the client and agency
    • Collaborate with other team members to develop and present strategies and appropriate POVs to clients
    • Lead a client, rather than take orders
    • Be able to organize and map out the work needed to answer RFPs for the agency team and support other new business efforts.
    • Demonstrate dedication, passion and commitment for this crazy business
    • Work in partnership with agency senior leadership to strengthen relationships.
    • Communicate effectively in both a verbal and written manner
    • Manage and mentor account executive and coordinator
    • Develop and manage the client budget projections, tracking and billing

    Skills

    • 5-7 years of account service experience and the ability to form trusting, lasting relationships with clients and internal teams
    • Strategic thinking and strong understanding of all components of an integrated marketing program
    • Extremely detail oriented and organized
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. You communicate early and often to make sure the key people are in the loop.
    • A natural tendency toward enthusiasm, fresh thinking and creative solutions
    • You work well with others – collaboration is the name of the game
    • Persuasive, polished presentations that don’t sound like you’re just regurgitating the brief
    • It goes without saying that you’re fluent in social media and digital marketing, but we’re saying it anyway, loud and clear
    • Strong problem solving skills

     

    We (all 40 of us) are located in Bethesda, MD about a mile from the DC line. 401(k), health, dental, paid time off, etc. come with the job. Oh, and please be nice. Life’s too short not to work with nice people.

    If you’re reading this and thinking, “I’m the one,” we’d love to meet you. Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@rp3agency.com. Thanks.

  • Creative Technologist

    Do you see opportunity where everyone else sees digital trash? Are you tired of splitting your resume into a creative version and a tech one? We are looking for a budding creative technologist to join one of the hottest creative agencies in town. This next-generation hybrid role unites skills across the digital landscape to help solve our clients’ marketing challenges through the thoughtful application of modern technologies. We don’t just make websites, we create digital experiences across media. You have real digital skills and are ready to take them to the next level. Give us a shout if you are interested and we can learn more about each other.

    Responsibilities

    • Help deliver outstanding digital (and sometimes analog) experiences for our clients and their customers.
    • Work as part of interdisciplinary project teams to create engaging and measurable campaigns.
    • Expect and enjoy variety in your work. Be able to switch between projects weekly or stick with a long project over the course of a few months.
    • Write and maintain clear, sufficiently commented code.
    • Produce clear and meaningful work product for technology development and consensus building.
    • Strive to work smarter, not longer—but be willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
    • Be curious, and willing to discover the intricacies and standards of our craft. But also know when to engage in creative destruction.
    • Identify and explore trends that can contribute to creative technology solutions on behalf of the agency and our clients.
    • Use data to make art, inform strategy, and drive change.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Skills

    • Proficient in a back-end programming language (Java, PHP, NodeJS, .NET – or make an argument for a technology you feel is equivalent).
    • Proficient in modern front-end technologies (HTML5, CSS3, Javascript/jQuery), including media queries and responsive web design. Experience with Bootstrap and Angular a plus.
    • Able to use Git proficiently, and preferably familiar with git-flow already.
    • Quick to learn new technologies, and able to adapt to changing circumstances.
    • Capable of presenting your work to various audiences including project stakeholders and customers, inside and outside the technology department.

    Bonus Skills:

    • Proficiency in a creative coding environment (Processing/Wiring, Max/MSP, Pure Data, OpenFrameworks, Cinder, vvvv) or make an argument for a technology you feel is equivalent.
    • Experience in physical computing, electronics or robotics.

    We (all 40 of us) are located in Bethesda, MD about a mile from the DC line. 401(k), health, dental, paid time off, etc. come with the job. Oh, and please be nice. Life’s too short not to work with nice people.

    If you’re reading this and thinking, “I’m the one,” we’d love to meet you. Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@rp3agency.com. Thanks.

  • Public Relations Manager

    You’re so insightful, Pulitzer Prize winning reporters come to you for story ideas. You can create an earned-media frenzy as fast as an exploding piñata at an eight year old’s birthday party. You don’t just know the influencers in every category, you influence them.

    If that’s the way you’re wired, you belong with us. More than a cat wants to get rid of the dog, we want to add a Senior PR Associate who can get our clients (and us) the attention we deserve. If this sounds right up your alley, we want to talk to you. Now!

    You won’t just be building successful PR campaigns, you’ll be helping to build a successful PR practice!!

    Responsibilities

    Provide a high-quality public relations strategy and tactical execution that compliments the integrated services provided by other operating divisions of RP3 in a manner that maximizes our other capabilities to existing and prospective clients:

    • Manage public relations activities for assigned account(s): assist in strategic planning, research of industries and issues, development of PR plans, budgets and timelines, implementation, communications, coordination of projects, writing, editing, media relations, broadcast production, and account relations
    • Participate in media relations’ functions and maintain media contacts with the highest profile national, trade and/or regional targets
    • Write/edit a variety of communication and PR materials for print, broadcast and online media, including press releases, creative briefs, pitch letters, fact sheets, executive bios, conference reports, PR plans, editorials, op-eds, speeches, multi-media presentations, technical and industry white papers, message points and other assignments
    • Remain informed on of developments related to the client’s business and its competitors
    • Provide monthly reports of activities performed on client behalf
    • Initiate proper paperwork for launching assignments internally, and for the proper execution, follow-up, delivery, and billing of these services for the client

    Support the creation and development of a successful growing PR practice within the company:

    • Assist the Director in the strategic direction and planning for the PR practice
    • Assist in PR business development and help cultivate leads for future business

    Represent the agency in a manner that is infectious and innovative attracting new business prospects both for public relations and advertising services:

    • Maintain contact with stakeholders in a positive manner
    • Scout new business opportunities, analyze research, assist in writing public relations proposals and plans, and make presentations to potential clients

    Skills

    • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, Advertising, or related field. Masters preferred
    • 4-6 years’ experience in PR function. 2+ years’ AD/PR Agency experience. Career level: Senior Associate
    • Ability to write for a variety of media and stakeholder audiences
    • A strong understanding of the media and a proven ability to garner media coverage
    • A self-motivator who works independently with an Insatiable appetite for news and information concerning a variety of cultures and consumer culture
    • Be knowledgeable beyond public relations and have a working knowledge of advertising and integrated marketing principles
    • Entrepreneurship: you have interacted with client stakeholders and developed new client services within agency environment
    • Leadership: You can articulate a vision for a successful PR campaign and can bring it to bear. You can spearhead a PR campaign in a senior role, inspire colleagues, take responsibility for advancing the client’s business, and take great care to develop the very highest quality work the agency can deliver
    • Consulting: You bring consulting experience working for clients on complex PR needs and issues. You are intimately familiar with all aspects of the PR discipline
    • Persuasion: Your experience is inclusive of a wide variety of client industry and verticals wants and needs, and you have successfully engaged PR campaigns by insightfully executing the most valuable and appropriate solutions
    • Media contacts: You have engaged with national and regional media contacts and has a record of pitching a variety of issues to broadcast, print reporters and online influencers

    We (all 40 of us) are located in Bethesda, MD about a mile from the DC line. 401(k), health, dental, paid time off, etc. come with the job. Oh, and please be nice. Life’s too short not to work with nice people.

    If you’re reading this and thinking, “I’m the one,” we’d love to meet you. Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@rp3agency.com. Thanks.

  • Director of Delivery

    Your motto as our Director of Delivery: have the right people in the right place at the right time to allow the agency to produce great work – on time and on budget with the high level of quality we are known for as an agency.
    You should possess understanding and knowledge of:

    • The planning and execution of integrated marketing communications: Strategy development; branding; advertising; production; traditional media; social media, digital marketing; content marketing; lead generation; reporting; measurement
    • Project scoping, scheduling, budgeting, and resourcing; team communication techniques; project status reporting; risk management; quality assurance
    • Leading integrated delivery teams to the finish line with vision, clarity and compelling communications

    Responsibilities

    • Develop and maintain detailed project schedules and budgets using collaborative requirements gathering and historical project data
    • Manage project scoping activities across functional teams
    • Control project scope and manage changes to scope
    • Assess and optimize production process during and after life-cycle
    • Simultaneously lead multiple cross-functional teams through project life-cycle
    • Forecast weekly resource allocations
    • Report on project status to agency executives
    • Identify and escalate project risks
    • Ensure functional teams follow established quality control procedures
    • Ensure effective project team communication

    Skills

    • 8 – 15 years’ project management experience – preferably at a traditional advertising agency or digital marketing agency
    • In depth understanding of print, digital, broadcast, social and guerilla marketing
    • Extreme attention to details, exceptionally organized, strong communicator, time manager
    • Thorough understanding of project performance metrics (budget and schedule control)
    • Proficient in: MS Office, Adobe Acrobat Professional, MS Project or other Scheduling tool, Atlassian tools JIRA and Confluence. Familiar with team collaboration tools such as InVision and CreativeCloud
    • Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Marketing, Communications, IT or equivalent a plus
    • PMP, CSM, CAPM or related certification a plus

    We (all 40 of us) are located in Bethesda, MD about a mile from the DC line. 401(k), health, dental, paid time off, etc. come with the job. Oh, and please be nice. Life’s too short not to work with nice people.

    If you’re reading this and thinking, “I’m the one,” we’d love to meet you. Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@rp3agency.com. Thanks.

  • Account Director

    Are you a client whisperer? Is your obsession with advertising a match only to the tabloids’ obsession with the Royal family? Are you the love child of a marketer who pushed against the status quo, and a brand builder who never settled for “safe” ideas? Do integrated marketing strategies get you giddy with excitement? Lastly, do you speak fluent Swahili? Well, the Swahili is optional (though only marginally), but the rest is not so if your answer is yes, we have a budding place for you at the hottest agency in town and we want to talk to you. Now!! (Oh, and by the way, please be nice. Life’s too short not to work with nice people.)
    We seek a leader with an entrepreneurial mindset, a passion for happy and delighted clients, and an infectious energy that inspires collaboration, creativity and excellence across the agency.

    The Account Director should possess a deep understanding and thorough knowledge of:

    All aspects of integrated marketing communications:

    • Strategy development; branding; advertising; production; media; digital marketing; content marketing; lead generation; reporting; measurement

    Advertising management and processes:

    • Market research techniques; brand strategy & positioning; creative brief development across traditional and non-traditional media; budget management; project scoping

    Responsibilities

    • Lead development and oversee implementation of an annual Client Development Plan
    • Understand clients’ business to the highest level, bringing forth bold business advertising ideas
    • Become intimately familiar with clients’ business, key issues, competitive situation, industry trends and campaigns
    • Actively listen, plan, conceptualize and research to drive and achieve measurable results
    • Demonstrate confidence, authority and level-headed decision-making as the agency’s leadership voice on assigned accounts. Encourage and demonstrate unity behind team and agency decision-making
    • Confidently balance ambiguity and change
    • Anticipate and address potential client relationship or revenue issues, advising agency management in time for agency to act proactively
    • Provide a model of leadership and collaboration by being prepared, proactive, thorough, accurate and open-minded
    • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to lead positive, spirited debates of ideas and points-of-view in order to push “your team” and the “agency at large” to deliver a continuously improved product, both counsel and creative
    • Anticipate problems, surface them, and effectively resolve issues
    • Communicate early and often to ensure all stakeholders are informed
    • Develop and mentor staff; direct account staff in the performance of their operating responsibilities
    • Partner with Creative Director, Brand Strategist and Research Team and guide the creative development of campaigns
    • Participate in new business functions
    • Forecast revenues, agency costs and staffing needs

    Skills

    • 8+ years account service experience in advertising agency environment and the ability to form trusting, lasting relationships with clients and internal teams
    • Fluency in social media and digital marketing; deep experience with large-scale traditional, digital and technology projects (it goes without saying but we’re saying it anyway)
    • At home with our values
    • Strategic thinking and strong understanding of all components of an integrated marketing program
    • Strong planning and process skills with the ability to implement a vision through close team collaboration
    • Communicator, leader, collaborator: meticulous detail attention, highly organized, problem solver, ability to mentor and get the best out of the team
    • A natural tendency toward enthusiasm, fresh thinking and creative solutions
    • Persuasive and polished client presentation and meeting facilitation skills

    We (all 40 of us) are located in Bethesda, MD about a mile from the DC line. 401(k), health, dental, paid time off, etc. come with the job. Oh, and please be nice. Life’s too short not to work with nice people.

    If you’re reading this and thinking, “I’m the one,” we’d love to meet you. Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@rp3agency.com. Thanks.

  • Agency Intern

    V.I.P. Calling All Budding Agency Interns

    RP3’s Victorious Internship Program (V.I.P.) is looking for emerging stars from all majors, with a demonstrated passion for marketing communications. This may be evidenced by relevant course work, job experience, extra-curricular activities, or the unexplainable propensity to be the best at everything. Agency Interns will have exposure to the following business disciplines, on both a traditional and digital level: Account Management, Production, Strategy/Planning, Creative and New Business.

    This opportunity is right for you if:

    • You have completed 4 semesters or more at a college or university
    • You can commit to working 4 or more days a week at a minimum of 32 hours total
    • You have a strong interest in the world of marketing and advertising. Adweek is your fuel
    • You have unlimited access to a laptop

    Responsibilities

    Agency life is unpredictable, and exciting. Agency Interns will be handling real projects and at a minimum expected to:

    • Participate in creative and strategic brainstorming
    • Gain familiarity with our client roster
    • Become an expert on assigned brands
    • Help with compiling research across departments for different clients
    • Present projects to senior level team members
    • Meet deadlines
    • Ensure quality of deliverables (proofreading/editing)
    • Keep up with industry trends and news
    • Craft presentations
    • Take meticulous notes during meetings; these will be distributed to keep the team informed
    • Adapt quickly to Agency processes and programs
    • Contribute to office well-being

    Skills

    • Demonstrated leadership skills. Are you a BOSS?
    • Strong organizational skills; you are almost obsessive about labeling.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; you could be writing presidential speeches… and giving them.
    • Goal-oriented with a commitment to follow-through. You don’t sleep until the job is done.
    • Self-motivated, go-getter; no one tells you when to do your best, because you already are.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Your PowerPoint presentations should win Academy Awards.
    • Team player. Plays well with LOTS of others.
    • Optimistic outlook/positive energy; be happy.