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strategist

Strategist leading mission-driven projects with top brands

about the role

Enso is hiring a mid level strategist to join our growing team committed to creating positive impact at scale. This person will work closely with the Head of Strategy and the Insights Lead, and must have the ability to lead projects independently throughout the process with oversight and collaboration. We're especially looking for someone with experience in digital insights, channel planning, and content strategy to complement our current team.

requirements

  • Skills and experience in:
    + Data / digital /qual insights: upfront insights into users and culture
    + Brand positioning / communications strategy: big picture thinking
    + Creative strategy / creative brief development : ability to inspire creative
    + Digital / social content strategy: ability to guide digital activation
    + Facilitation : skilled in workshop facilitation. Ability to inspire and be a presence in a large group.
    + Creative development: ability to work with a collaborative creative “pod” to build and shape ideas.

  • While talent, experience and fit are most important, 5 years experience in ad agencies, PR agencies, brand consultancies or client side is preferred.

responsibilities

  • Ability to lead projects, as well collaborate with department leads on big projects / enso-level strategic work and IP

creative writer

You are a heart-led, creative writer who starts with a big idea that has purpose and gives people a reason to take action.

about the role

You start every project by looking at the potential for positive impact in the world, then generating big, disruptive ideas and conceptual solutions that shift culture. You don’t just write copy, you develop creative strategies, architect campaigns, inspire communities, craft brand identities, write content, build platforms, and invent tools — whatever is needed for brands + people to act together and create positive impact at scale. You are truly solution-agnostic. As creative writer at enso you will join with creative directors, writers, designers, strategists, and activation experts who hail from the world of politics, global not-for-profits, and some of the world’s top agencies. You will concept, craft and implement creative work that sets a new standard of excellence and meets the brand and social impact goals of each project.

requirements

  • Gets their hands dirty, crafting all aspects of ideas and executions

  • Develops innovative and effective creative solutions for digital, TV, video, print, direct response, retail and promotion channels

  • Has a distinct point-of-view on visual storytelling

  • Exhibits a range of styles and tones for a variety of executions

  • Has a broad and growing range of creative influences

  • Meets with and presents work to clients of all levels

responsibilities

  • Concepts and collaborates with a team, including visual creatives, strategists, designers, interaction designers and producers.

  • Researches, explores and writes comprehensive long-form copy, effective headlines, taglines, and engaging calls to action

  • Develops executions and content strategies for various social media platforms

  • Works with account managers and planners to ensure work is on brand and on strategy

  • Works with the broader team to deliver great work on deadline

visual creative

You are a heart-led, visual creative who starts with a big idea that has purpose and gives people a reason to take action.

about the role

Then you get to work developing how it can rally people, change behaviors and shift culture. It’s not just about pretty pictures for you. You’re about developing creative strategies, architecting campaigns, empowering communities, telling visual stories, building platforms, and inventing tools — whatever is needed for brands + organizations + people to act together in a shared mission that creates positive impact at scale.

requirements

  • Develops innovative and effective creative solutions for digital, TV, video, print, direct response, retail and promotion channels

  • Develops executions and content strategies for various social media platforms

  • Exhibits a variety of conceptual and aesthetic styles for a range of executions

  • Has a broad and growing range of creative influences

  • Is fluent in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

  • Meets with and presents work to clients of all levels

responsibilities

  • Gets their hands dirty, crafting all aspects of ideas and executions

  • Concepts and collaborates with a team of creatives, strategists, designers, interaction designers and producers

  • Has a distinct point-of-view on written storytelling

  • Works closely with designers to research, explore and establish visual languages

  • Works with account managers and planners to ensure work is on brand and on strategy

  • Works with the broader team to deliver great work on deadline

senior project manager

about the role

The Sr. Project Manager at enso will serve as the “internal engine” at the project level and will play a pivotal role in supporting enso’s initiatives, by leading the day-to-day internal management of projects. The candidate will lead the development and design of the project management team setting the organizational structure and best standards for the future department. Reports to Operations Director

requirements

  • Demonstrate problem solving skills and an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Must have a deep passion for social impact and believe in enso’s mission of creating impact at scale, with ideally experience working or volunteering intensively in the social sector

  • Comfortable working in a small, fast-paced startup environment

  • Ideally have 4-5 years experience in a creative agency environment managing multiple projects

responsibilities

  • Manage all project details of the assigned projects / retainer pieces of business

  • Keep the team organized, support the creative and brand impact departments to ensure everyone has the time and resources to thrive within each enso project

  • Assume a leadership role in designing the Project Management team

  • Work closely with Brand Impact Team and Creative Directors / team to ensure successful delivery of all client projects on time, within budget and in accordance to enso process; manage expectations if deliverables are not being met.

  • Collaborate with Brand Impact Team and Operations Manager to develop proposals to ensure proper resourcing and allocations

  • Develop overall timelines, work with every department to align resources and determine allocations (creative / strategy / production)

  • Work as partner to Brand Impact, Production, and Creative teams to ensure all team members know what they are doing, have the support / time to get to next check-point

  • Maintain overall health and profitability of project based on estimated vs. actuals, flagging to Brand Impact when project is close to going over-budget in order to secure incremental funds

  • Schedule all internal meetings (creative team check-ins, pod meetings), plus tracks and communicates internal marching orders

office coordinator / front desk

Helping to support and maintain an ecosystem where mission-driven creativity thrives

about the role

The Operations Team at enso is responsible for making sure the entire company ecosystem is thriving. We're responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the agency, which can be summed up by these buckets: Creative Operations, Resourcing, Culture/Talent, Finance, Business Affairs, Office Management and Facilities. The enso Office Coordinator is a key member of the Operations Team, helping to foster a healthy, dynamic, creative environment with a focus on facilities, finances, and culture.

This position will handle all aspects of office administration. They are the one responsible for creating the office environment and maintaining the day-to-day operations that allow great work to be made.

The ideal candidate will be able to multi-task, manage time, and communicate effectively and tactfully with employees, clients and external partners. Natural inclination toward organization and cleanliness. They will be passionate about socially responsible business, and eager to help sustain and maintain a team, culture, and workplace that allows for that mission to thrive. They will be highly detail oriented, and proactive about predicting any potential issues.

This position will handle all aspects of office administration. They are the one responsible for creating the office environment and maintaining the day-to-day operations that allow great work to be made.

The ideal candidate will be able to multi-task, manage time, and communicate effectively and tactfully with employees, clients and external partners. They will be passionate about socially responsible business, and eager to help sustain and maintain a team, culture, and workplace that allows for that mission to thrive. They will be highly detail oriented, and proactive about predicting any potential issues.

Please include a resume and cover letter in PDF form.

requirements

  • 2 - 3 years experience in a fast paced work environment

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to self-check work

  • Excellent time management skills, keeps manager informed of problems

  • Task oriented, excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize workload

  • Enthusiastic attitude, cooperative team player, adaptable to new or changing circumstances

  • Professional demeanor, sensitive to employee and clients needs, self-motivated, creative and innovative

  • High level of computer literacy including working knowledge of Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Google Docs

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Passionate about social impact

  • Seeking a creative environment

responsibilities

  • Handle all daily administrative needs, including greeting visitors, answering the main phone line, ordering daily lunches, calendaring, mail distribution, maintaining office supplies and inventory, and other tasks as needed

  • This person is responsible for maintaining facilities, which includes motivating the team to play their part and managing partners related to facilities (cleaning crew, handyman, parking vendor, landlord)

  • Work with IT resource to ensure all technology (phones, monitors, speakers, webcams) in the office is working seamlessly

  • Coordinate business travel for select staff

  • Assist with special projects as needed, including researching for client projects and other initiatives

  • Coordinate scheduling for select management staff

  • Support with internal financial management, from check signing, AR, AP, invoicing, PO management

  • Liaise with our offsite accounting, payroll, and human resources partner

  • Maintain a well organized operational process as it relates to: processing invoices and maintaining an efficient tracking system, helping to ensure weekly timesheets for all staff are up-to-date, supporting with expense processing and employee reimbursesments in accordance with proper accounting procedures for select staff

  • Keep an organized paper trail of all contracts and important documents

  • Manage confidential information

  • Supporting with time entry for select staff

  • Support in the implementation of office culture activities - planning retreats, birthdays, company events, etc.

designer

Develop narrative and conceptual ideas, and translate them into powerful visual language

about the role

We are enso, a Santa Monica based agency that unites brands and people to achieve business success and social impact by creating participatory movements around shared value.

Enso is looking for a talented designer to join our team. This will include a spectrum of brand identity work, infographics, digital, advertising and collateral. This person will participate on the creative concept level with the creative directors and creative teams across our deliverables on various projects. The position requires a strong ability to translate narrative and conceptual ideas into powerful innovative visual language. A mastery of graphic design, typography, print layout and interactive design for websites, mobile and social is essential.

requirements

  • 4+ years of experience in design across all major media

  • Extensive working knowledge of digital workflow

  • Strong skills in typography and layout

  • The ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale internally to clients

  • Diligent about organizing versions and files

  • Capacity to juggle multiple projects

responsibilities

  • Conceive and develop large and game-changing creative concepts and social innovations

  • Work with Creative Directors, Copywriters and Art Directors to concept visual for creative projects

  • Establish the overall design language of a project or campaign

  • Keep up to date with popular culture and current trends in the design, creative, advertising and social impact industries