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Web Developer

Essense Partners is looking for a skilled front- and back-end web developer to join our growing team. We are looking for someone with a portfolio of work that includes professionally built web properties that have been carefully coded from design templates. You will work across multiple platforms and be open to taking on new challenges as we expand beyond our core web properties into app and touchscreen development and database architecture. Knowledge of all core web languages is essential, as well as an open mind to new approaches in the field. Ideal candidate will be open to learning new programming languages, is a creative problem solver, and can thrive in a collaborative environment.

Essense Partners is a performance – based organization. We hire those who are career oriented and interested in professional development and career advancement. Strong performance is rewarded. If you have what it takes to be included in our hard-working diligent team, we’d love to have you. If you are looking to remain stagnant and “squeeze by”, Essense is not the place for you.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create fully responsive websites from designs created with the Adobe Creative Suite and/or Sketch.
  • Front- and back-end development work based around building custom themes for WordPress sites and/or other CMSs.
  • Assemble email campaigns from design templates and integrate them with popular email marketing platforms and CRMs.
  • Conduct database management duties.
  • Work on large scale custom builds of touchscreen devices, display screens, and kiosk applications.
  • Help with general office IT duties such as network and server maintenance.
  • Work closely with our design team to convert their endeavor into practical online portals for our client base.
  • Develop new methodologies within our core infrastructure by collaborating with our growing web development team.

Skills/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 3+ years professional experience as a back- and front- end web developer.
  • Strong front and backend development skills, including excellent knowledge of core web languages and database management systems – JS, HTML, CSS, PHP, and MySQL. Knowledge of Apache and Windows servers a plus.
  • Working knowledge of modern JavaScript frameworks such as Gatsby, React, and/or Vue/Angular highly desired, as well as experience with GraphQL and Webpack.
  • Intimate knowledge of preprocessor scripting languages and build systems such as SASS and GULP.
  • Detailed knowledge of Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, and a proven track record of extracting analytics data to display on web platforms.
  • Experience building sites using a CMS such as WordPress and plugging into the REST API.
  • Knowledge of Drupal and/or .NET/Sitecore frameworks a plus.
  • Competency in turning designs built in the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) and Sketch into responsive websites.
  • Experience using a version control system such as git.
  • Comfortable using the command line.
  • Willingness to take on new challenges and build on current skillset.

Job Type: Full-time

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Strategist

Reporting to the Senior Director of Strategy, this position plays a pivotal role in supporting the development of strategy recommendations and marketing campaigns. This role is a unique opportunity to help lead the energy market transformation for some of the most iconic utilities and energy service companies. The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a creative collaborative environment who not only brings value to the team, but also appreciates the value brought by their team members.

Essense Partners is a performance – based organization. We hire those who are career oriented and interested in professional development and career advancement. Strong performance is rewarded. If you have what it takes to be included in our hard-working diligent team, we’d love to have you. If you are looking to remain stagnant and “squeeze by”, Essense is not the place for you.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support client engagement teams and help execute strategy development
  • Develop compelling and engaging communications that speak to broad audiences, spanning many channels including print, email, web, video, digital, and social media
  • Work with design teams to convert topics into visual content
  • Work with project lead to help clients through the editing and approval process
  • Support new business development efforts and contribute to proposals
  • Develop thought leadership for the company

Skills/Requirements

  • Prior experience as a marketing/communications strategy consultant or a strategist at a marketing agency
  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 2+ years of highly relevant experience
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience working with client organizations
  • Previous energy and technology sector experience are preferred but not required
  • Experience managing creative development projects
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and desire to change status quo
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Takes initiative and is a team player – willing to contribute to all aspects of the company, as needed

Job Type: Full-time

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Motion Graphics Designer / Videographer

Reporting directly to the Director of Motion Graphics, the Motion Graphics Designer / Videographer will play an instrumental role at Essense Partners’ day-to-day creative video services. This position will assist in all aspects of our video productions from planning to on-site shooting to production and final delivery across different types of videos including promotional videos, explainer videos, and showreels. Additionally, the successful candidates will need to have the willingness to learn new skills and grow with the team.

Job Responsibilities

Video Production

  • Delivering outstanding video storytelling content that drives business and brand as a whole
  • Creating beautiful and customized motion sequences that convey compelling narratives, and build an emotional connection with audiences
  • Edit raw footage to create videos that match the projects strategic and creative objectives
  • Post-production duties including color correction, sound mixing, etc.

Videography

  • Coordinate and execute on-site video production for a wide variety of clients at various locations
  • Handle all aspects of on-site production including camera operation, lighting, audio setup, etc.
  • Must be capable of being a ‘one-man operation’ shooting video at a client’s location. Also, will work as a part of a team on larger shoots or shoots that require multiple camera setups.

Media Management

  • Properly organize, import, and back up raw media from all shoots and projects
  • Synchronize media organization and storage across various databases including Box and the agency’s internal media servers

Bonus Points

  • Tracking & Compositing
  • Live streaming

Skills/Requirements

  • A demo reel or portfolio showcasing your video capabilities and previous work
  • 2+ years of motion graphics, video editing, and camera operation experience
  • Highly skilled in Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Working knowledge of DSLR, cinema cameras, lighting, audio equipment, and other essential videography gear
  • Ability to communicate with team members to maintain timeline, budget, and deadlines.
  • Superior organizational skills and high level of attention to detail with flexibility and openness to design
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Travel Requirement

This position requires semi-frequent travel to several domestic locations. Essense Partners takes the safety of its employees very seriously and will ensure that all travel assignments comply with current regulations. By applying for this position, the candidate understands that travel (including air travel) will be required for various projects.

Job Type: Full-time

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