Digital Production Specialist - Ascend offices in Grapevine, TX


Ascend is looking for a Digital Production Specialist to support our Marketing Operations and Digital Production teams. A strong candidate must have a minimum of 1-3 years of experience building, coding, testing and executing email campaigns using HTML/CSS programming. This includes, but is not limited to - email channel, data/list management, dynamic email programming, responsive email design/programming concepts, SMS/MMS initiatives, requirements authoring, testing, optimization and deployment.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in meetings and discussions with strategic partners to build strong working relationships
  • Collaborate with business sponsors to understand project scope and define sponsor requirements
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive business requirements
  • Develop and/or optimize emails using HTML & CSS based on business sponsor requirements
  • Ensure that email functionality works within a variety of browsers and devices
  • Develop and execute detailed test strategies and test plans
  • Facilitate and participate in continuous process improvement initiatives
  • May solve routine support problems
  • Assist Marcom team with various aspects of the production work
  • Work independently with minimal supervision, while also being a strong team player
  • Multitask and prioritize projects in a fast-paced environment with conflicting deadlines
  • Bring strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills

 

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong HTML and CSS knowledge is required
  • Strong understanding of responsive email design and programming concepts
  • Working knowledge of ESPs like Marketo, Eloqua, Kitewheel, and Exact Target
  • Working knowledge of campaign management tools
  • Performing data entry while checking for accuracy
  • Ability to convey technical information clearly and concisely to variety of audiences
  • Experience with project and document management tools like Basecamp and SharePoint
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with FTP clients is a plus
  • Working knowledge of programming languages such as C#, C++, Java, JavaScript, SQL, Python, Ruby, Visual Basic (VBA) is desired
  • Bachelor degree in business or technical discipline

Please note, being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment for this position.

 

About Ascend Marketing

Ascend Marketing is a TX-based company with offices in Grapevine and Austin. Ascend has established itself as an expert in the Customer Engagement arena, specifically within Journey Marketing. Ascend Marketing provides a range of services including marketing, data, digital, creative services, and advanced technology. Founded in 2004, Ascend employs close to 50 professionals and services companies that range from well-funded startups to the Fortune 100, including Verizon, Frontier, Nokia, and Acorda Therapeutics among others.

If this describes you, send your resume to Victoria Milner at vmilner@ascend-marketing.com  with a cover letter that communicates your interest in the position and highlights your qualifications in the areas above. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

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