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We’ll do our part to keep things interesting with: a competitive salary, full benefits (medical, dental, vision), 401(k) match, a laptop, iPhone, summer Fridays, generous paid time off, free parking, and a dog-friendly office. If that’s not enough, we’ve also got a fully-stocked beer fridge.

Open Positions

We’re always looking for talented people. If you don’t see a current opening that fits, email your resume to contact@barkleyrei.com.

  • Senior UX Strategist

    At BarkleyREI, we understand that effective and memorable digital experiences occur at the intersection of User Experience, Design and Content Strategy. If you are passionate about contributing to the creation of purposeful digital experiences, then you’re in the right place. We are searching for a Senior UX Strategist to join our growing Experience Design Team in Pittsburgh, PA.
    The ideal candidate is a multidisciplinary blend of researcher, analyst, and strategist who will serve as an advocate for the user throughout the lifecycle of every project. Leveraging Human Centered Design, and through a variety of methods, they will conduct user research, gather key insights, distill key data, and translate findings into strategic recommendations that purposefully balance user and business needs

    Responsibilities:

    • As part of the Experience Design Team you will work alongside UX Designers, Content Strategists, Writers & Visual Designers in addition to Client Service, Development, Analytic, and Digital Marketing teams to create purposeful digital experiences for our clients.
    • Work both autonomously, and as part of a team, while demonstrating an aptitude for time management, organization, and effective communication.
    • Collaborate closely with client stakeholders and teammates to identify the proper balance of user and client business needs within the scope constraints of every project.
    • Utilize human centered design methodologies to help clients solve problems, uncover key insights, and identify potential solutions through innovation and ideation.
    • Define, structure, and lead the facilitation of Human Centered Design workshops for users, client stakeholders and internal teams.
    • Consistently act on behalf of the user advocating for their specific needs.
    • Conduct user research, including but not limited to informational interviews, contextual inquiry, focus groups, workshops and surveys.
    • Perform various audits and inventories, usability assessments, and heuristic evaluations, synthesizing findings into client-facing artifacts with actionable and strategic recommendations.
    • Lead the translation of user research, and client discovery findings into formal or informal artifacts including but not limited to user personas, sitemaps, user flows, journey maps, navigational structures, low to mid fidelity prototypes, annotated wireframes, functional requirement documentation, content outlines/matrices, and taxonomies/labeling.
    • Provide data informed, and user-centric strategic recommendations across every project.
    • Plan and conduct usability testing and site-tree testing as necessary and synthesize findings into client facing artifacts.
    • Lead the creation of documentation, reference materials, and necessary artifacts to guide internal development teams.
    • Collaborate with Content Strategists to ensure appropriate content is presented to the end user in a coherent, organized, and usable fashion.
    • Collaborate with front-end and back-end developers to ensure desired feasibility.
    • Clearly and effectively present recommendations to clients both in-person and remote as necessary.
    • Lead the development of consistent internal processes and the standardization of all client facing deliverables and artifacts.
    • Assist with new business as necessary, including the development of pitch materials & attending pitches to advocate the importance of User Experience.
    • Provide direction and oversee the work of external resources as necessary.
    • Mentor junior members of the Experience Design Team as necessary.
    • Maintain a current understanding of the latest industry, & UX trends.

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in User Experience, Cognitive Psychology, Human Computer Interaction, Library Sciences, Web Design, Communication, or other equivalent.
    • Minimum of 8 years experience in a UX related role.
    • Excellent writing, interpersonal, communication, & presentation skills.
    • Impeccable attention to detail and strong problem-solving, conceptual and brainstorming skills.
    • Ability to think outside the box and provide innovative alternatives to project, product, service or process related solutions as necessary.
    • Comfortable speaking and presenting to various audiences including C-Level executives.
    • Strong working knowledge of Human Centered Design, user-centered design principles and usability assessment methods.
    • Solid understanding of Responsive Web Design, various frameworks, and the technical constraints associated with each.
    • Experience supporting the creation of accessible products that uphold WCAG standards.
    • Ability to pivot quickly from high level strategic thinking to tactical execution.
    • Up to date knowledge of web design, UX design and content trends, techniques and tools.
    • Extremely outgoing, personable, and positive attitude toward colleagues and clients.
    • Driven to learn new skills, share knowledge and mentor other teammates.
    • Proficient in Sketch, Invision, Adobe Suite, Optimal Workshop, Usertesting.com, and other relevant UX tools.
    • Strong portfolio of work that demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of User Experience and how you have successfully implemented strategic recommendations for clients. (Approach, Methodology & Processes)

    Bonus Points:

    • Masters Degree in Communications, Cognitive Psychology, Human Computer Interaction, User Experience, or equivalent.
    • Previous management, team lead or mentorship experience.
    • Solid understanding of content management systems, and the associated technical constraints.
    • Strong working knowledge of Atomic Design methodology and supporting the creation of comprehensive Digital Design Systems.
    • Solid understanding of analytics, keywords, metadata, SEO and accessibility standards.
    • Experience working in a fast-paced agency setting.

    Barkley’s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

    • We believe being radically diverse and inclusive is the key to becoming one of the world’s great creative idea companies. By embracing everything that makes our partners who they are and what makes them unique to the world around them, we create the conditions and capacity to help creative, original thinking thrive.
    • Barkley is committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging as part of our corporate strategic goals, supported by a formal DEI+B program, Employee Resource Groups, Director of Diversity leadership and agency commitment to The Brand Lab.
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  • Digital Marketing Manager

    At BarkleyREI, we specialize in higher education marketing, bringing our clients’ stories to life through digital media. We deliver digital marketing solutions that center on measurement, transparency, and collaboration with a specialization in recruiting prospects for many of the nation’s top graduate programs and business schools.
    Our team is searching for a Digital Marketing Manager to implement and manage digital media campaigns that set our growing roster of clients apart. If you love working with clients, have a passion for all things digital, and have demonstrable experience developing and executing paid search and paid social media campaigns, let’s talk.
    This position is responsible for implementing digital marketing campaigns accurately and efficiently, with day to day management of campaigns in platform. The right candidate will coordinate with our team of strategists to ensure that campaigns are implemented precisely, follow best practice, and stay ahead of relevant trends. Most importantly, your campaigns will deliver strong results to surpass your clients’ goals.

    Priorities:

    • Responsible for campaign development, management and optimization within various platforms, such as Google Ads, Microsoft Ads, Facebook/Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.
    • Designs optimal buys in terms of targeting, creative, cost efficiency, goal delivery and client agreements
    • Keeps a pulse on all media buys and is responsible for results
    • Responsible for overseeing all campaign tracking set-up and implementation before launch of a campaign with support from Analytics
    • Ensures strict adherence to client budgets while meeting client objectives
    • Stays current on media trends and opportunities in the industry
    • Writes and edits social ad copy and selects appropriate visual assets
    • Creates and delivers timely and accurate campaign insights for reporting
    • Effectively communicates campaign results and actions taken to successfully manage campaigns

    Essential Responsibilities:

    • Earnest passion for all things digital marketing and an eagerness to grow
    • Understanding of ad platforms, up to date on current ad types/formats by platform, and strong familiarity with platform best practices
    • Demonstrable experience creating, implementing, optimizing, managing and measuring campaigns in Google Ads, Facebook/Instagram and LinkedIn. Additional platforms a plus.
    • Management of multiple client accounts across various platforms
    • Work directly with internal (agency) and external (client, partner, platform) teams to help support and deliver solutions and services as outlined by client contracts
    • Use discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance
    • Support Digital Marketing Strategists and Client Services teams as needed
    • Prioritize tasks and manage time appropriately to meet inflexible deadlines

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 2+ years of channel buying experience
    • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task
    • Facebook Blueprint, Google Analytics and Google Ads Certified preferred
    • Experience in Higher Education preferred
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
    • Must be comfortable working with remote clients
    • Exceptional ability to multi-task, prioritize and be adaptable to change
    • Exceptionally organized with a passion for spreadsheets and measurable results
    • Impeccable attention to detail
    • Genuine interest in internet trends and staying on top of digital platform updates
    • Familiarity with Google Analytics
    • Understanding of reporting and tracking methods for paid media buys
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Google Docs (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
    • Must be prepared for a fast-paced environment and be comfortable making decisions

    Barkley’s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

    • We believe being radically diverse and inclusive is the key to becoming one of the world’s great creative idea companies. By embracing everything that makes our partners who they are and what makes them unique to the world around them, we create the conditions and capacity to help creative, original thinking thrive.
    • Barkley is committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging as part of our corporate strategic goals, supported by a formal DEI+B program, Employee Resource Groups, Director of Diversity leadership and agency commitment to The Brand Lab.
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