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

  • Social Media Strategist

    Your connections plans are so beautiful they end up on the creative team’s refrigerator doors. You often find yourself contemplating philosophical questions such as “what makes a brand influence, followed, liked, shared, pinned, converted, engaged, commented”? You’ve been baptized by fire in the intricacies of integrating social with overarching brand strategies.

    If that’s the way you’re wired, we’d like to hear from you. Now!! More than a cat wants to get rid of the dog, we want a Social Media Strategist who can get our clients (and us) the social attention we deserve. (Oh, and by the way, please be nice. Life’s too short not to work with nice people.)

    Reporting to the Media Director, The Social Media Strategist should possess a deep understanding and thorough knowledge of conceptualizing, executing and reporting on organic and paid social media campaigns.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop paid and organic social media recommendations for RP3 clients based on budget, channel, content and audience parameters with an eye on achieving measurable ROI.
    • Design social strategies that fit into larger paid, earned and owned media campaigns that requires coordination with Strategy and Creative departments.
    • Monitor social media ad budgets to ensure that they spend according to expectations and work with the Finance team on processing and reconciliation of monthly vendor invoices and credit card statements.
    • Research and analyze social media monitoring data and provide insights about relevant conversations that work to uncover opportunities for RP3 clients and for new business pitches.
    • Collaborate with the creative team on the development of required creative assets (copy, image and video) for organic and paid promotion on behalf of client and agency social media programs.
    • Direct ongoing agency promotion using available social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, (and others) – involving other team members, as needed.
    • Demonstrate a knowledge of social media best practices (organic and paid) and stay on top of trends. Translate this knowledge into actionable insights for strategy, creative and connections teams.
    • Manage relationships and engagement with social media and influencer marketing vendors.
    • Create case studies highlighting results from successful client social media campaigns as needed.
    • Work with the Digital Media Strategist on RP3’s social media reporting dashboard (powered by Datorama), to ensure that key performance metrics for client social media campaigns are being tracked.
    • Attend industry conferences, presentations and webinars to stay current with industry trends
    • Research new social media channels and analytics vendors for RP3’s social media clients
    • Educating the account team on social media best practices and emerging platforms
    • Accomplish all tasks as assigned by management
    • Contribute to agency blog with new perspectives on social media trends and developments

    Skills

    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required
    • 3-4 years’ experience in known brand social media management (agency experience preferred)
    • Proficiency with social media ad platforms – Facebook/Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat required (LinkedIn and Pinterest are a plus, but not required)
    • Experience working with social media listening tools such as Crimson Hexagon, Sysomos, Meltwater, or similar tools (we currently use Infegy Atlas)
    • Experience in social media reporting using Facebook Insights, Google Analytics, etc.
    • Entrepreneurial minded with the ability to multi-task and handle multiple campaigns at a time
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a mind for problem solving
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills to foster client, vendor and internal relationships

    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.

  • Social Media Manager

    You speak fluent Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Swahili. Well, the Swahili is optional, but knowing and loving social channels is not. If you have an interest in social and integrated media strategies, then you are looking in the right place, where a desk and social brand campaigns await. (Oh, and by the way, please be nice. Life’s too short not to work with nice people.)

    The Social Media Manager reports to the Sr. Social Media Strategist, and assists with the setup and reporting of organic and paid social media campaigns for RP3 clients (and the agency), as directed.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist the Sr. Social Media Strategist with the setup, optimization and reporting of paid and organic social media campaigns on behalf of our clients.
    • Provide support with internal agency promotion using available social media channels as needed.
    • Demonstrate a knowledge of social media best practices (organic and paid) and stay on top of trends.
    • Monitor client social media campaigns to ensure they stay on-budget and perform according to goals.
    • Create case studies highlighting results from successful client social media campaigns as needed.
    • Work with the Digital Media Strategist on RP3’s social media reporting dashboard (powered by Datorama), to ensure that key performance metrics for client social media campaigns are being tracked.
    • Attend industry conferences, presentations and webinars to stay current with industry trends
    • Research new social media channels and analytics vendors for RP3’s social media clients
    • Educating the account team on social media best practices and emerging platforms
    • Accomplish all tasks as assigned by management

    Skills

    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required
    • 1-2 years’ experience in social media management (agency experience preferred)
    • Experience with social media ad platforms – Facebook/Instagram required (Twitter, LinkedIn and Snapchat are a plus, but not required)
    • Entrepreneurial minded with the ability to multi-task and handle multiple campaigns at a time
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a mind for problem solving
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills to foster client, vendor and internal relationships

    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.

  • 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.

  • Brand Planner/Brand Strategist

    Do you plug into the zeitgeist the way Hendrix plugged into a Marshall stack? Are you so curious even the NSA couldn’t make sense of your search history? Can you empathize with anyone, from Wabi Sabi Mommies to young LARP-ers? (Did you not even have to look up “LARP”?) If the answer is yes, we’ve got a place for you to do all brand everything. We want someone with a natural affinity for big ideas and mad skills in finding new ways – online and offline – to understand cultural, business and consumer trends. You will help us uncover useful insights and strategies that address our clients’ challenges.

    The Brand Planner crystalizes strategies to connect brands and consumers by bringing a clear, total and creative understanding to how the two connect. A successful candidate must:

    • Possess a deep understanding of brand awareness and the ability to use data, insights, analytics and tools of the planning craft to generate strategies that reach consumers and generate results
    • Develop brand awareness strategies in all aspects of integrated marketing communications: advertising; production; traditional media; social media; digital marketing; content marketing; lead generation; reporting; measurement

    Responsibilities

    • Develop creative briefs to guide the creative concept team based on audience insights and the client’s brand positioning
    • Set goals for collecting, synthesizing and distributing consumer and cultural information
    • Make proactive, innovative recommendations for both primary and secondary research
    • Bring a solid understanding of the client’s business and consumer to the table, but also bring perspective from other business and target consumers
    • Review and provide feedback on creative and technical product to ensure the product is targeted to the audience and reinforces the client’s brand positioning
    • Analyze research and social listening to formulate brand strategies for the client and the team
    • Leverage insights and analytics to develop holistic strategies that encompass a variety of platforms

    Skills

    • At least 5 years’ experience developing brand strategies for B2B and B2C clients
    • Innovative in research design and execution
    • Fluent in quantitative and qualitative methodologies
    • Proficient in social listening tools
    • Proficiency using data to formulate brand strategies
    • Knowledge of the difference between observations and insights, and ability to inspire the team to get to insights
    • Expert at presenting and writing for a wide variety of audiences
    • Excellent communicator, a natural collaborator

    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 Winter 2018

    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.