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Let’s get to the point: Are you interested in a meaningful marketing career and the opportunity to work with hidden gems and high-profile clients in the Kansas City region, but you’re not thrilled about being another cog in a giant agency machine?

Join the Crux team instead!

Current Openings

Account Director/Senior Writer

We’re looking for a talented and energetic account director/senior writer with the writing skills to help us execute strategic and effective marketing plans for our clients. You’ll create impactful and captivating copy that connects with our clients’ audience—copy that brings their brand to life and tells their brand story in a powerful way.

You’ll work with other members of the Crux team to support integrated multi-channel marketing campaigns. You should be extremely detail-oriented; obsessed with grammar, spelling and the written word; and a champion of consistent messaging. We’re looking for someone with exceptional written and verbal communication skills and the ability to easily pivot from writing fresh creative to authoring an in-depth case study to crafting a clever blog and social media ideas to support it without breaking a sweat.

You should be a storyteller at heart, and recognize that if every piece of marketing material isn’t telling a story and communicating a clear message, they’re not worth the paper or pixels they’re on.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as day-to-day point of contact for multiple clients, and assist in the creation and communication of a marketing strategy to support each client’s business goals.
  • Create fresh, original blog content.
  • Conduct interviews and research additional information to write in-depth case studies.
  • Compose compelling and effective website copy as needed.
  • Work with the Crux digital team to create social media content for a variety of clients and online platforms.
  • Create compelling marketing copy for sales sheets, online content and email campaigns that stays true to brand positioning and messaging.
  • Write and edit press releases, and pitch stories to mainstream media outlets and trade publications, as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with journalists and editors on a local and national level, as appropriate.
  • Seek publicity opportunities, including distributing company news, scheduling media interviews, or setting up speaking engagements.
  • Assist in the preparation of award submissions, including writing and editing.
  • Work closely and build relationships with clients.
  • Produce multimedia content (videos, slideshows, infographics, etc.) to promote client services and events.
  • Optimize content using SEO best practices and stay updated with industry trends.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least five years of business experience working in a professional or corporate environment. Ad/marketing agency experience is a plus.
  • Exceptional skill in writing, copyediting and proofreading.
  • Proficient with social media platforms.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) is preferred.
  • Highly skilled in research practices and instinctively know where to access information online.
  • A self-starter (proactive versus reactive in style) and strong professional interpersonal skills.
  • Able to effectively manage projects by possessing a sense of urgency and use of best practices in meeting project deadlines.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at once to completion.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment while working independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to adapt to an ever-changing startup work environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or marketing.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of an organization, both internally and externally.
  • Proficient use of applicable technology.
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.

SALARY:

$50,000 to $60,000 per year.

Ready to learn more?
Email your résumé and at least two writing samples to: megan@cruxkc.com.

PR & Content Manager

Let’s get to the point: Are you interested in a fulfilling marketing career and the opportunity to work with some high-profile clients in the Kansas City region, but you’re not thrilled about being another cog in a giant agency machine? Join the Crux team instead!

So who is Crux? We like to think of ourselves as our clients’ in-house marketing department—outsourced. We bring the same loyalty and dedication to our clients’ mission but at the fraction of the cost of hiring and retaining a senior level marketing team. We know the traditional agency model isn’t an ideal fit for everyone, so we take a different approach.

We’re looking for a talented and energetic PR & Content Manager to help us execute strategic and effective marketing plans for our clients. Founded in 2016, Crux may be young, but our leaders have brought decades of marketing and public relations experience with them. Now we need help implementing many of the tactics and marketing strategies so our clients can truly find their own crux!

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, develop and implement media relations strategies alongside Director of Digital Marketing and VP of Content, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media outlets
  • Research, write and distribute press releases to targeted media
  • Manage media inquiries and interview requests
  • Assist in the preparation of award submissions, including writing and editing
  • Develop and maintain relationships with journalists and editors on a local and national level
  • Assist account directors with advertising and paid PR opportunities
  • Work with account and digital teams to ensure media mentions are properly broadcasted across client websites and networks
  • Conduct interviews and research to write in-depth blogs for an array of clients and industries
  • Compose compelling and effective website copy as needed
  • Assist with writing needs as appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years of experience in PR, marketing, news writing, or related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at once to completion
  • Proven ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment while working independently and as part of a team
  • Highly skilled in research practices and instinctively know where to access information online
  • A self-starter (proactive versus reactive in style) and strong professional interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Ability to adapt to an ever-changing startup work environment

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Proficient use of applicable technology

APPLY:

Ready to find your Crux?
Email your résumé and writing samples to kara@cruxkc.com.

Social Media Coordinator

Let’s get to the point: Are you interested in a fulfilling marketing career and the opportunity to work with some high-profile clients in the Kansas City region, but you’re not thrilled about being another cog in a giant agency machine? Join the Crux team instead!

So who is Crux? We like to think of ourselves as our clients’ in-house marketing department—outsourced. We bring the same loyalty and dedication to our clients’ mission but at the fraction of the cost of hiring and retaining a senior level marketing team. We know the traditional agency model isn’t an ideal fit for everyone, so we take a different approach.

We’re looking for a talented and energetic social media coordinator to help us execute strategic and effective marketing plans for our clients. Founded in 2016, Crux may be young, but our leaders have brought decades of marketing and public relations experience with them. Now we need help implementing many of the tactics and marketing strategies so our clients can truly find their own crux!

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reports to Digital Marketing Director.
  • Crafts social media content for a range of B2B clients across a variety of social platforms.
  • Writes compelling posts and tweets that contribute to each client’s overall marketing plan and goals.
  • Works with the account and creative teams to create compelling visuals to increase viewership.
  • Works with Digital Marketing Analyst to develop optimal posting schedules for each client based on web traffic and engagement trends.
  • Works with Digital Marketing Director and SEO Manager to launch and monitor paid social campaigns.
  • Understands and stays up to date with emerging social technologies.
  • Researches audience demographics and preferences to help guide digital approach.
  • Maintains an understanding of social media and digital marketing trends and best practices to inform and impact campaign performance.
  • Maintains and oversees the layout and visual elements of each social account.
  • Reports on online reviews and feedback from customers and followers.
  • Contributes strategy ideas based on best practices and trends.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least two years of general business experience working in a professional or corporate environment is preferred. Ad agency experience (even internships) is a plus.
  • Proven work experience in a social media role.
  • Proficient with social media platforms.
  • Ability to grasp emerging trends in digital technology and adapt appropriately.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop and Illustrator).
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Experience with public relations strategy and tactics.
  • Exceptional skill in writing and proofreading.
  • Highly skilled in research practices and instinctively know where to access information online.
  • A self-starter (proactive versus reactive in style).
  • Able to effectively manage projects by possessing a sense of urgency and use of best practices in meeting project deadlines.
  • Strong professional interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment while working independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to adapt to an ever-changing start-up work environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, advertising or marketing.
  • Three or more years of experience managing social media strategy.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of an organization, both internally and externally.
  • Proficient use of applicable technology.
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.

APPLY:

Ready to find your Crux?
Email your résumé and writing samples to kara@cruxkc.com.

Graphic Designer

Let’s get to the point: Are you interested in a fulfilling marketing career and the opportunity to work with some high-profile clients in the Kansas City region, but you’re not thrilled about being another cog in a giant agency machine? Join the Crux team instead!

So who is Crux? We like to think of ourselves as our clients’ in-house marketing department—outsourced. We bring the same loyalty and dedication to our clients’ mission but at the fraction of the cost of hiring and retaining a senior-level marketing team. We know the traditional agency model isn’t an ideal fit for everyone, so we take a different approach.

We’re looking for a talented and energetic graphic designer to assist our creative team in performing routine graphic design and consultation work. Work involves concept development, layout, production, and pre-press checks using state-of-the-art computer hardware and software, as well as traditional graphic methods; assisting creative director (or head of creative team) with administrative and project management needs; participating in client meetings and consultations with creative director; and coordinating with related businesses on printing and supply needs. A Designer works under the general supervision of the creative director or head of creative with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reports to VP, Creative
  • Participates in the planning, development and production of graphic materials to meet client communication needs
  • Coordinates printing needs with printers to ensure quality and cost-effective printing within client budget
  • Presents concepts and mock-ups to creative director for approval
  • Troubleshoots system hardware and software problems
  • Archives electronic production files and preliminary art
  • May make presentations of approved design concepts/solutions to clients
  • Performs related work and other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS + SKILLS:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in fine arts, graphic design, or a related field
  • Knowledge of computer-based design workstations and their design capabilities
  • Knowledge of traditional graphics production methods, techniques and equipment
  • Knowledge of design principles and HTML/CSS standards
  • Proficiency in in the use of various computer software packages, including Adobe Creative Cloud and the Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • Balance of technical understanding and visual design
  • Experience working in collaborative environment, while being capable of working self-directed and independently
  • Experience in web design and coding is a plus

APPLY:

Ready to find your Crux?
Email your résumé and portfolio to ryan@cruxkc.com.

About Team Crux

Creative copywriters, savvy storytellers, gifted graphic designers, brand strategists, email marketing pros, social media mavens—Crux has it all, and we’re here to bring your story to life.

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