Not just another brick

Each person we employ is an integral part of who we are as a company. We hire people, not positions.

Every job has certain qualifications and skills that are needed, but we prefer to focus on unique aspects that would make someone an asset to our team. And, that doesn’t always fit with a laundry list of technical catchphrases. We are, and will continue to be, a collection of idiosyncratic individuals. That’s what makes Taproot different. That’s what makes us good. We’re always looking for talented, weird, creative thinkers.

We also believe in balance. That means that while we make our work a priority, it’s not at the expense of the things that mean the most to us. We believe in family, and all the good that comes with it. We ask a lot of our employees, but we won’t ask anyone to trade their families for their job.

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Web Designer + Developer

The Taproot Agency is hiring a brilliant designer/developer who is hungry to learn more, get smarter and do better. The perfect candidate will have demonstrated the ability to bridge the world of design and development, creating strong positive experiences for clients and their audiences. This candidate should have the heart of teacher, embracing the opportunity to patiently educate team members representing other disciplines as well as clients. They should enjoy and embrace collaboration and maintain passion for their craft.

The Web Designer + Developer role at The Taproot Agency will be responsible for:

Requirements

  • Ability to design and develop visually stunning, user-driven websites and web applications
  • Ability to integrate and work with content management systems and e-commerce platforms, such as WordPress, Drupal and Magento
  • Knowledge and proficiency using front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Maintain clean, well-documented, reusable and transferrable code
  • Familiarity with version control and collaborative code bases (e.g. GIT)
  • Adoption and use of task management tools to track project progress (e.g. Asana)
  • Ability to develop requirements and planning documentation in collaboration with other team members
  • Proactively perform cross-browser testing and optimizations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintain working knowledge of new development software, trends and industry practices.
  • Understanding of industry-standard analytics tools and ability to provide counsel to other agency teams (e.g. research and public relations)

Qualifications

  • While is position requires continual self-education, no formal college degree is required. We care about what you can do, not where you went to school.
  • Three or more years of relevant experience in user experience (UX), user interface design (UI) and front-end development
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills
  • Be able to define and maintain a project scope and timeline
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities
  • Ability to respectfully question and challenge teammates about ideas and prospective client approaches
  • Strong passion for design and the creative process
  • Willing to offer and receive constructive criticism, or the betterment of the agency and its clients
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Senior Account Manager

The Taproot Agency is hiring a dynamic Senior Account Manager to join our team. The perfect candidate will have demonstrated the ability to build bridges between the client and the agency while maintaining timelines and open communication with the project team. Not only are we looking for a candidate with client service in their DNA, Taproot seeks an agency cheerleader and continual learner with at least five years of agency experience.

The Senior Account Manager role at The Taproot Agency will be responsible for:

  • Supervising and managing all aspects of multiple client projects including timelines, ongoing client communications and project deliverables
  • Guiding internal teams (research, creative, web, public relations) throughout the client project
  • Running meetings between the project team and the client while presenting Taproot’s ideas in an engaging, conversational manner
  • Assisting in the development of strategies, plans and campaigns to meet client objectives
  • Tracking and monitoring project timelines and financials (budget versus actual)
  • Supporting new business development by building and maintaining professional networks, assisting with writing proposals and pitching prospective clients
  • Mentoring other project managers to ensure a high-quality Taproot experience
  • Bringing out the best in the people you work alongside

Qualifications

  • Five or more years of relevant experience in account management, client services or client engagement in an agency environment (advertising, public relations or marketing)
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, advertising or related field
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills
  • Be able to manage teams within a set project scope, timeline and budget
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities to develop client strategies and assignments
  • Ability to respectfully question and challenge teammates about ideas and prospective client approaches
  • Strong passion for design and the creative process
  • Willing to offer and receive constructive criticism, for the betterment of the agency and its clients
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and self-starting

Send your resume and writing samples to [email protected].

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Why work for us?

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Flexible time

Take off when you need to. It’s your time; we trust you to spend it wisely.

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Family first

We take this one seriously. While work is important, nothing should stand in the way of you and your family.

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Health plan

Keeping you healthy is important. That's why we pay for 100% of your health insurance. You'll need it with all the donuts we eat around here.

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401K matching

It’s never too early to start saving for the future – and we'll match a portion of your contributions. Hooray for free money.

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Staff socials

We do stuff together. Fun stuff. From our spring family picnic to our annual Kitchen Cookoff, time away from the computer is good for the soul.

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Snacks galore

We make sure the coffee is always brewing and the fridge is freshly stocked. A little 3 o’clock snack never hurt anyone.

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Dress Code

We want you to be comfortable at work, so our dress code, which is on the lax side, reflects that.

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Giving Back

From serving as board members at places like ECHO and Animal Shelter Foundation (ASF) to conducting drives for Refuge house, we love helping people.

We do mean family

We challenge each other and push each other to the limit. As they say, iron sharpens iron. At the same time, we encourage, protect and support one another. When one of us burns out, someone else picks up the slack. When one of us suffers the undue wrath of a client, we bring an army to their defense.

We’ve got each other’s backs – no matter what – and it takes a special kind of someone to enter into our circle. Someone who, for all their talent, knows how to balance swagger with humility, and selflessness with self-respect. Let us assure you, that’s no easy task.