Online Marketing Specialist- Contract- SF Bay Area

Key Responsibilities:
• Be/become the “product expert” in SEM. Be on top of new developments and features released by the major search engines and make recommendations to the rest of the team on what needs to be done next.
• Manage the day-to-day search marketing activities across Adwords/Adcenter. Based on performance review of the campaigns, coming up with and testing new ad copies (headlines, descriptions etc), keyword expansion in the appropriate campaigns, negative keywords etc. to drive improvements in campaign performance.
• Working with the SEM engineering team to provide the data/design direction required to implement new features from the search engines.
• Develop strong communication with key internal and external stakeholders
• Interpret business needs of stakeholders, and translating them into marketing campaigns

Key Qualifications:
• Most important skill we need is to be a self-motivated individual who takes accountability and ownership of his/her own work. Be proud of what he/she does and hold himself/herself to a very high standard.
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering with a business background (consultant, banker etc.) with interest to go on for an MBA OR 3+ years of experience managing paid search programs.
• Proficiency in MS Office – especially Excel. Specifically, needs to demonstrate having built complex models in Excel, perhaps including macros.
• Experience analyzing large data sets using Excel, or any other data analysis tool.

Nice to have experience:
• Having very basic experience with SQL would be nice.
• Google Adwords Certification, Adcenter Accreditation, Google Analytics Certification, Yahoo Ambassador, etc.
• Hands-on knowledge of best practices in SEM and a proven track-record of delivering qualified traffic from both an acquisition and conversion standpoint.
• Experience managing SEM campaigns internationally, specifically UK and Brazil, would be a plus.

Please email resumes to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Mobile Game QA-Contract-San Francisco, CA

  • Test mobile games for bugs by playing and running functionality tests on iOS and Android devices.
  • Support the QA effort by being productive each day and providing constructive feedback to improve the gaming experience.
  • All testers are expected to be supportive of the QA efforts, build a strong working relationship within team, and increase the productivity of other testers on the project.
  • Help to keep the QA team organized, on task, professional, and focused on helping the game ship on time.
  • Maintain an open dialogue with the Lead Tester, Project Point Person, and Operations Manager through email and database feedback.
  • Effectively support the qualitative effort by gathering solid gameplay feedback and submit constructive reports to the QA Lead team.
  • Effectively support the quantitative effort by consistently being productive in the database and completing all tasks in a timely manner.
  • Test the assigned games for defects through executing test plans and thoroughly debugging all gameplay functionality prior to final submission.
  • Excel as a team player and strive to maximize team/department performance.
  • Support QA and Production during the final submission process to hit the company set ship date.
  • Proactively seek a solution for all problems or project challenges.
  • Be the epitome of professionalism, flexibility, and understanding while representing the QA department, the game and the company.
    Requirements:
  • 1-3 years experience in gaming industry preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of the top mobile games.
  • Database input experience required
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Solid time management skills required.
  • Online and wireless testing experience a plus.
  • Strong familiarity and experience with iOS and Android devices preferred.
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments at a time.
  • Must be willing to work 50+ hours per week as needed

Up to $16/hr

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Visual Designer-Contract Position- Remote

Nelson is seeking a Visual Designer for our client in San Bruno. This is a contract position which can be done remotely.

Responsibilities:

  • Uses knowledge of current graphic design software to produce graphic art and visual materials for promotions, advertisements, films, packaging, and informative and instructional material through a variety of media outlets such as websites and CD-ROMs.
  • Generates and manipulates graphic images, animations, sound, text and video into consolidated and seamless multimedia programs.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications

  • Must remain abreast of technological advances in the field and be able to identify areas of use in the organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and 2-4 years of experience.
  • Can work with a “remote” individual this does not involve “print work” only design for “interactive on desktop and mobile”
  • Must know Sketch 3. Please review the job description. Sketch is required. Proficient with Sketch 3 graphic design software from Bohemian Coding.
  • Must have design and production skills using Sketch including the use of Sketch Measure for specifications.
  • Experience with mobile design desired but not required.

 

Compensation: $38 per hour

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Content Specialist- Contract San Bruno, Ca

Position details
– Supports Content Team in the weekly publishing of content across multiple content centers.
– As a subject matter expert in the Ektron CMS tool and similar enterprise tools, defines publishing requirements and actively partners with product management to refine process and tool improvements as the needs of the business and technology change.
– Conducts regular audits to ensure content accuracy and user experience and coordinates with content managers to make updates.
– Troubleshoots content management tools, resolves technical issues autonomously and escalates to Ektron support team as needed.
– Trains associates to use the enterprise CMS and sets best practices/workflow for the team.
– Collaborates with content managers to advocate for the development of display-side innovations.
– Provides consultancy on new page layout, new page/template design and tool integrations.
– Collaborates with internal and external product manager teams to support content integration with proprietary back-end systems and from third-party providers.
– Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity.

Minimum Qualifications
– Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Information Management or related field and 1 year experience in editorial content management or related field OR 4 years experience in editorial content management or related field.
– Must have experience working within content management systems. Knowledge of web principles, online marketing best practices HTML/CSS, basic Java, Linux/Unix, Photoshop skills, mobile design required.

Preferred Qualifications
– 2 years experience in editorial content publishing in an online creative or related digital field.
– 1 year experience working with content management systems or third-party systems/enterprise platforms.
– 1 year experience working for or with developers and product managers.
– 1 year experience project management for website or online tool development.
– 1 year experience of all major browsers and the special considerations required for all various quirks.

Pay Rate-$35/hr

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Unity Expert in Menlo Park, Ca

  • Work with virtual reality researchers to build out highly customized Unity experiences, projects and plugins
  • Design plugins to interface with web content from within Unity
  •  Design plugins that support novel interaction modalities and interface with new hardware devices
  • Prototype basic art for scenes
  • Experience writing shaders for Unity
  • 3+ years of related / recent work experience
  • 1+ year programming
  • Proven track record with the following but never limited to:
  •  C#
  • Javascript [+]
  • Must demonstrate initiative with the proven ability to execute on multiple tasks simultaneously
  •  Demonstrates attention to detail
  •  Be independent and thorough with design
  • Resourceful, action-orientated with the ability to get things done and overcome obstacles
  •  Develop creative solutions to problems
  • Degree preferred
    MIS, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or a related field
  • Must provide portfolio with examples of work ie. Code samples of Unity Plug-ins etc.

Pay Rate-$56/hr

Please email resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Copywriter Contract- SF Peninsula

Responsibilities

  • Write engaging and persuasive (headlines, taglines, banner copy, etc.)
  • Communicate complex technical data in a clear and compelling manner to our target audiences
  • Develop compelling copy that differentiates the consumer brand and stays true to the brand voice.
  • Ensure copy is right for our customers and helps to aggressively drive key initiatives. Create concepts that are extendable into campaigns and synchronize extensions across other collateral.
  • In-depth understanding of industry marketing strategy and business principle.

You will need:

  • Agency experience
  • Bachelor degree required, preferably with English/Journalism focus
  • 1-3 years of copywriting experience in both print and web, with emphasis in branding
  • English proficiency and excellent grammatical, writing and editorial skills
  • 2 years of experience copywriting in a retail environment
  • Ability to understand technical content and quickly learn new material
  • Solid understanding of consumers’ interaction with various media, and strength in adjusting language based on medium

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

UI/UX Designers Needed! Various Positions in the SF Bay Area!

We are looking for a UI/UX designer with a passion for experimentation and innovation. This UI/UX designer will be responsible for all phases of the design process from brainstorming interaction models through producing high-resolution comps for desktop, mobile, and web environments. This individual must be able to quickly grasp complex problems and present smart, holistic design solutions that hold against an array of software platforms. This designer must have an appetite for next-generation technologies and their interaction with the physical world.

Responsibilities
Work with the product and design teams to develop a cohesive visual story across multiple software products
Translate product requirements, user goals and behaviors into designs
Produce workflow diagrams, wireframes, storyboards, and mock-ups rapidly and at an appropriate level of fidelity
Evaluate constraints and opportunities, and adjust design approaches accordingly
Work with engineering teams to bring designs to fruition
Prioritize and manage work to adhere to critical timelines
Be the voice of the user and spokesperson for usability

Qualifications
5+ years industry experience as a member of a UI/UX or related team
Deep understanding of design heuristics and strong visual design sensibilities
Portfolio of great, usable design solutions for desktop, mobile, and web environments
Experience with a breadth of graphic and motion design tools
Opinions on where to innovate in the field of software design
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Please email resume and portfolio to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net
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