R\Openings

About R\West

We are an independently owned, integrated marketing agency that specializes in content-driven campaigns that elevate PR, social media presence, consumer engagement in the digital space and ultimately, sales. Founded in 1997, our offices in Portland, Oregon, New York City and San Francisco are always on the hunt for new talent that share our passion for brands across food, beverage, fashion, finance and tech industries.

How we work

At R\West we approach every day with grit, guts and grace. We believe these three qualities are not only what set us apart, but are the key ingredients to creating an inspiring workplace that makes amazing work.

Grit: The willingness to roll up our sleeves and get to work. We treat every project—no matter how big or small—with the same diligence and uncompromising standards.

Guts: The fortitude to challenge ourselves and clients to go beyond comfort zones. Daring tactics backed by sound strategy can reap big rewards.

Grace: The way we treat our coworkers, clients and colleagues. With good faith, a listening ear and a common goal to see all of us succeed.

Equity Statement

R\West is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Digital Marketing Specialist / Marketing Technologist

About this Role:

We are looking for a skilled and results-driven digital strategist to coordinate our various digital mediums and assist our agency in reaching specific goals. The digital strategist will be tasked with analyzing user experience data, initiating digital projects, reporting on planned and current strategies, leading effective digital marketing strategies, and ensuring that projects are executed within budget. You will play a pivotal role in growing our business, customer base, and improving user experience.

Ideal candidates for this position should be strong in proactive project management and web and multimedia savvy. Ultimately, the outstanding Digital Strategist should have a firm grasp of the various digital touchpoints, help steer our organization’s digital narrative, and drive highly effective digital campaigns.

You will join our Digital Strategy Department and partner with media and digital experience teams to create solutions for clients large and small, from global brands with household names to boutique projects for smaller clients.

Digital Strategist Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and implement improvements on digital strategy
  • Research the latest digital tools and interactive trends
  • Optimize SEO
  • Create integrated and cost-effective digital strategies
  • Drive value for the organization
  • Analyze and report on digital campaigns
  • Analyze customer and user data
  • Engage with clients, cross teams, and management
  • Map out how digital assets will be optimized for business results
  • Support digital event activations
  • Project Management

Qualifications:

  • Degree in advertising, marketing, communication science, or equivalent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Firm grasp of emerging digital tools
  • Thorough understanding of digital touchpoints
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Beyond excellent skills in project management
  • Insightful and perceptive
  • Business knowledge
  • Deadline driven
  • Understanding of web analytics
  • Possess broad knowledge of best digital practices

Seniority D.O.E

Compensation & Benefits:

A competitive salary that commensurates with relevant experience. Employee benefits include Health insurance including medical, dental, and vision, 401K with matching, profit sharing, education fund, volunteer time, and more.

We are excited to consider applicants who are able to work remotely and, one day, would like the opportunity to optionally work from our Portland, Oregon office! Remote team members will be expected to work out of their home office and be available to collaborate and support colleagues during key business hours.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and references with the job title in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!!

Assistant Brand Manager – NYC

About this Role:
At R\West, we call our Account Executives “Brand Managers.” They understand a successful “brand” goes far beyond marketing and advertising. From people to production lines, our brand managers look at a brand holistically. They listen, inside and outside the company to gain the insight needed to get results, while having our clients’ best interests in mind. It’s the foundation to building great client relationships at R/West and how we earn the trust and respect to keep those relationships strong.

Responsibilities:
You’ll be pivotal in bringing our client’s branding and positioning to life through account and project management.  You’ll support brand strategy dialogue across the agency, working closely with all departments including the digital experience team, public relations team, creative team, media team, and critical external partners.  You’ll then support execution, working with internal team members and creative resources to deliver the highest-quality work across all mediums, managing timelines and budgets. You’ll provide assistance for tracking the impact and learning’s of these activities and bringing your insights back to the client’s core brand strategies.

  • Day-to-day project manager for each of your client teams
  • Work with account lead (Sr. Brand Manager) to understand and execute against inter-discipline agency teams
  • Organize and participate in client meetings, including creating agendas and circulating notes as needed
  • Coordinate integrated account teams through our project management tool/system, ensuring best-in-class work delivery
  • Set account milestones and deadlines as needed
  • Ensure client briefs are clearly understood and that teams have all necessary materials to execute resulting work
  • Contribute to the development of a Client’s short- and long-term strategic plans

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years account experience in a creative advertising agency, Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Proven ability to work as part of a project team to bring creative ideas to execution, and deliver concepts to consumers
  • Excellent verbal and written communications, including meeting facilitation and presentations
  • Strong ability to quickly integrate into a team
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized, thriving in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • High integrity and strong work ethic
  • Excellent time management skills – the ability to determine where to prioritize time based on client needs of the moment
  • Be a proactive thinker, comfortable with taking significant initiative in an autonomous atmosphere
  • Ability to gain trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound critical thinking skills and maintaining composure in stressful situations
  • Burgeoning ability to analyze brand landscapes, consumers and trends, and derive innovative approaches and plans
  • Familiarity with Google/G-Suite & Microsoft Office tools

Compensation & Benefits:

A competitive salary that is commensurate with relevant experience.  Employee benefits include Health insurance including medical, dental and vision, 401K with matching, profit sharing, education fund, volunteer time and more.

We are excited to consider applicants who are able to work remotely and, one day, would like the opportunity to optionally work from our New York City office. Remote team members will be expected to work out of their home office and be available to collaborate and support colleagues during key business hours for their relevant clients/office.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please submit your resume and portfolio to newyork@rwest.com with the job title in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!

Digital Analytics Engineer

 

About this Role:

We are looking for an energetic, data-driven, innovative and experienced Digital Analytics Engineer. The Digital Analytics Engineer will join our Digital Experience Department to work alongside our digital producers, strategists and developers to support our integrated organic and performance marketing efforts. You will design, optimize and implement advanced Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager tracking in line with our clients’ business requirements, goals and agreed success measures.

Responsibilities

  • Implement technical digital tracking strategy for ecommerce and lead generation websites.
  • Work closely with Producers and Technical Leads to assess technical measurement and data requirements (e.g. web analytics coding, conversion funnels, event tracking, A/B testing etc.)
  • Advise Clients on all-things Google Analytics (GA) and Google Tag Manager (GTM); capabilities of the tool, where to find answers to business questions, and solutions for integrations with other tools.
  • Translate GA and GTM solutions to all audiences, from Marketing teams to Developers.
  • Collaborate cross-organizationally with Paid Media, Social Media and Brand Management teams on performance marketing and client analytics tracking needs.
  • Conduct technical/tag audits of clients websites and present findings and recommendations in a well-designed, clear and actionable format.
  • Manage creation, implementation, and testing of new custom tags and tracking for campaigns.
  • Implement cross-channel tracking and consolidated data analysis solutions and insights
  • Develop custom tracking solutions within GA and GTM, working with the in-house development team where needed for manipulating data using JavaScript objects, HTML markup, URLs, and Cookies.
  • Support one-off tagging/data diagnostic troubleshooting
  • Implement third-party tagging from various vendors like – LinkedIn, Facebook, etc…
  • Maintain documentation related to event taxonomy and data layer implementation requirements.
  • Diagnose issues with existing platform configurations and tags, provide recommendations for improvement and implement new structures.
  • Work with the strategy team to help analyze and interpret data to provide actionable insights to teams and clients
  • Stay up to date on industry changes, GA4 evolution, latest innovations and communicate key applicable implications and opportunities to the teams
  • Conduct user training sessions on GA/GTM implementation to team members

Qualifications

  • 3-6 years of relevant Google Analytics / Google Tag Management implementation experience
  • Advanced skills in Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager
  • Advanced skills in Auditing and tag auditing tools
  • Proficient project management skills
  • Proficient at data visualization (Data Studio, TapClicks or other similar platforms)
  • Knowledge of tracking methods such as pushing data layers and custom JavaScript to Google Tag Manager.
  • Experience working with ecommerce and lead generation sites.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks to completion within established deadlines
  • Excellent organizational, written, and communication skills with the ability to translate complex analysis into well-structured and simple to understand presentations and recommendations

Bonus Experience

  • Experience working with WordPress
  • Experience working with analytics implementations for mobile applications
  • Experience with Shopify or Magento
  • Experience with Adobe Analytics
  • Experience using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and SQL.

Compensation & Benefits: 

A competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience.  Employee benefits include Health insurance including medical, dental and vision, 401K with matching, profit sharing, education fund, volunteer time and more.

Location 

We are excited to consider applicants who are able to work remotely and, one day, would like the opportunity to optionally work from our Portland, Oregon or New York offices! Remote team members will be expected to work out of their home office and be available to collaborate and support colleagues during key business hours.

How to Apply: 

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and references with the job title in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!!

Account Executive – Lifestyle and Beverage

About this Role:

The Account Executive will support the management and execution of PR strategies and tactics, influencer engagement, and insights reporting.

This role will primarily focus on supporting communication efforts across lifestyle, spirits and wine accounts. Our ideal candidate will thrive in a team environment, but is also a self-starter and can work on projects independently. Employees in this role will work hand-in-hand with a strategic partner on the account to establish a strategy and communication plan. It is the responsibility of the AE to execute on that strategy in an effort to meet or exceed our client’s goals.

We’re looking for a self-starter, media savvy account executive to join our lifestyle and beverage communications team. If you are creative and results-oriented with a go-getter attitude who’s interested in growing their career in PR, keep reading!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Help in developing fresh creative PR and digital influencer programming ideas that help move the needle for our clients
  • Deliver high-quality writing in the form of pitches, briefs, press releases, bylines, case studies, blogs, etc
  • Identify and capitalize on editorial opportunities – we’re looking for a curious news junky that is hungry for the next piece of coverage
  • Share industry news and trends with account teams on how to use to best impact client results
  • Assist in coaching Assistant Account Executives through projects and deliverables, sharing positive and constructive feedback
  • Complete projects on time and within budget
  • Establish and deliver reports based on mutually agreed upon metrics
  • Collaborate with other departments – essential at our integrated agency
  • Anticipates client needs and keeps goal tracking top of mind

In addition to creativity, drive and self-motivation, our ideal candidates will also have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications or another relevant degree
  • Have 2-3 years of PR experience within an agency setting
  • Excel at verbal & written communications (both creative and AP style)
  • Have media relations experience, as well as a history of delivering results
  • Ability to work with multiple clients in a fast-paced environment
  • Willing to help at all levels of tasks and bring a can-do attitude to the position
  • Possesses a strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Promote a healthy and positive work environment

Compensation & Benefits:

A competitive salary that is commensurate with relevant experience. Employee benefits include health insurance including medical, dental and vision, 401K with matching, profit sharing, education fund, paid time off, volunteer time and more.

We are excited to consider applicants who are currently working remotely and one day would work from our Portland, Oregon office. Remote team members will be expected to work out of their home office and be available to collaborate and support colleagues during key business hours for their relevant clients/office.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please submit your resume and portfolio to prjobs@rwest.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Senior Account Executive (SAE), Spirits

About this Role:

Do you thrive in fast-paced environments? Do you love the spirits and lifestyle industries? Are you comfortable in situations where you have to think on your feet and be the foremost expert? Do you love to learn, think big, and contribute to a fun, dynamic team? If so, we’re looking for you!

The Senior Account Executive (SAE) — Spirits and Lifestyle, will be focused on leading spirit and lifestyle accounts across the United States. This position requires a high-level of attention to detail, built-in media relationships, understanding of how to work with local, regional, and national media, as well as experience with digital influencers and talent. This individual will be tasked with thinking strategically, solving problems and delivering results.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop fresh new PR and influencer campaigns for clients that help move the needle and reach established goals
  • Manage multiple projects and clients at one-time
  • Actively manage up to Account Supervisors and above to communicate client needs and projects
  • Goal setting and ability to get all parties on the same page in regards to goals that are simple, realistic and measurable
  • Think big when it comes to client asks but ensure block and tackle tactics are covered first
  • Identify, create, and foster relationships with media, influencers and talent to engage, pitch, partner, and build stories on behalf of our clients
  • Anticipates client needs, often communicating results and progress to clients before being asked
  • Familiarity with metics systems in place and an understanding of industry measurement trends
  • Establish and deliver analytics reports based on mutually agreed upon metrics, aligning our agency’s deliverables to specified business goals and executive leadership on a regular basis
  • Lead client calls with ease, confidence and positivity
  • Mentor and coach Assistant Account Executives and Account Executives through projects and deliverables, sharing positive and constructive feedback
  • Complete projects on time and within budget
  • Collaborate with other departments such as social media, creative, brand management, video, and paid media – an essential function at our integrated agency
  • Problem-solve tough account decisions and circumstances. Recognize when to raise a red flag and chart a new path forward

In addition to creativity, drive and self-motivation, our ideal candidates will also have the following:

  • Has mastered media relations, both locally, nationally and with trades and has a history of media relationships that results in client coverage
  • Has experience concepting, strategizing, and executing influencer campaigns
  • Willingness to help at all task levels and brings a can-do attitude to the position. This candidate will play a role in leading the account, as well as accomplish the day-to-day tasks (writing, researching, pitching, reporting, etc.)
  • Possesses a strong attention to detail and ability to multitask, balancing competing priorities across a dynamic team environment
  • Ability to manage entry-level staff members including Account Executives, Assistant Account Executives, and communication interns – guiding their development and transferring industry and media knowledge
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications or another relevant liberal arts degree
  • 4-5+ years of public relations experience – preferably within an agency setting or within the spirits industry

Compensation & Benefits:

A competitive salary that is commensurate with relevant experience. Employee benefits include health insurance including medical, dental and vision, 401K with matching, profit sharing, education fund, paid time off, volunteer time and more.
We are excited to consider applicants who are currently working remotely and one day would work from our New York City office. Remote team members will be expected to work out of their home office and be available to collaborate and support colleagues during key business hours for their relevant clients/office.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please submit your resume and portfolio to prjobs@rwest.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Project Coordinator

About this Role:

We are looking for a positive, proactive, organized, problem solver (aka an amazing Project Coordinator) to join our Digital Experience Department. Someone who is eager to develop their skills and experience within the digital project management arena and enjoys building long-lasting happy client relationships.

You will be working alongside Producers, Developers, Strategists, Designers, Brand Managers and more. Providing support across a variety of digital programs for various high-profile clients, including email marketing, website maintenance and feature enhancements, coordinating omni-channel campaigns, content updates, presentation and research support, account planning, analytics, SEO, ADA compliance optimizations and more.

This is a great opportunity to join a fast-paced, passionate, creative and talented team.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, produce and deliver ongoing website updates and email marketing campaigns – ensuring that every single deliverable is on time and executed to a high standard.
  • Support Producers and senior staff on a variety of programs. Helping to coordinate deliverables across strategy, creative, development – all while communicating any blockers or issues.
  • Able to multi-task projects, priorities, schedules, and deliverables seamlessly across multiple work streams – including, but not limited to email marketing campaigns, website updates, landing pages, performance reporting, SEO, ADA, content marketing, security and maintenance upgrades.
  • Produce accurate and concise project plans, status updates and content calendars.
  • Manage and book shared development and creative resourcing for projects, ensuring to produce concise briefs, plans and timelines.
  • Be a highly organized and systematic thinker with strong attention to detail.
  • Foster collaborative project environments that your colleagues can enjoy and thrive in.
  • Produce performance reports across platforms like Google Analytics and Salesforce.
  • Ensure excellent written and verbal communication with clients and colleagues.
  • Team player and motivator.

Qualifications:

  • 1-2+ years of relevant digital project management experience – ideally working with development and creative teams
  • 1+ years experience working on email marketing programs

Bonus experience

  • 1+ years experience working within an agency environment
  • Experience working with key project management tools including JIRA and Google docs
  • Any experience working with key technologies like WordPress, Shopify, Salesforce, HubSpot, Klaviyo is also desirable.
  • Experience working within Google Analytics

Compensation & Benefits:

RWest offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with relevant experience. Employee benefits include Health insurance including medical, dental and vision, 401K with matching, profit sharing, education and training, volunteer time and more.

Currently, we are excited to consider applicants who are able to work remotely. Remote team members will be expected to work out of their home office and be available to collaborate and support colleagues during key business hours.

Location

We are excited to consider applicants who are able to work remotely for now and, one day, would like to work from our Portland, Oregon office. Remote team members will be expected to work out of their home office and be available to collaborate and support colleagues during key business hours for their relevant clients/office.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please submit your resume and portfolio. We look forward to hearing from you!

Junior Developer

About this Role:

We are looking for an energetic junior developer to join our Digital Experience Team. You work well in a collaborative environment and have a passion for solving problems, learning new skills, bringing to life intuitive, rich, and engaging digital user experiences. You are detail-oriented, proactive and always strive to deliver high quality solutions. You are adaptable and keen to pick up new frameworks and explore new development languages and practices. You thrive in a fun, fast-paced and client-focused agency environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Creation of new client work, including HTML emails, CMS-driven website development and updates under the guidance of other dev team members.
  • Maintenance of current sites, judiciously building on existing systems, including new feature development and bug fixes

Qualifications:

  • Experience developing for at least one CMS (ideally WordPress, Shopify or Drupal)
  • Strong knowledge of PHP, HTML/HTML5, CSS (Nice to have Node.js, Angular, API)
  • Solid understanding and ability to write JavaScript
  • Understanding of Git and source control workflows
  • Willingness to learn and support new frameworks and platforms
  • Good understanding of front-end development practices, including browser compatibility issues and appropriate coding best practices
  • Ability to communicate technical information in an easily understood manner to non-technical people
  • Basic familiarity with command line usage

R\Expectations

  • Commitment to the best possible work, even the seemingly small or mundane updates.
  • Honest, proactive, and detailed communication.
  • Perpetually evolve your own skills; try new things and work inventively.
  • Use your unique experiences and skills to help push executions.
  • Courage to ask for help, experiment and try things solo.
  • Desire to learn from and listen to the team around you.
  • Be flexible and willing to assist in an array of tasks.
  • Attention to detail in everything you touch.

Compensation & Benefits:

RWest offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with relevant experience. Employee benefits include Health insurance including medical, dental and vision, 401K with matching, profit sharing, education and training, volunteer time and more.

Location

We are excited to consider applicants who are able to work remotely for now and, one day, would like to work from our Portland, Oregon office. Remote team members will be expected to work out of their home office and be available to collaborate and support colleagues during key business hours for their relevant clients/office.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please submit your resume and portfolio. We look forward to hearing from you!

Digital Experience Producer (Ecommerce Focused)

About this Role:

We are looking for a Digital Producer (aka a digital project management and client whisperer rock star) to join our Digital Experience Department. Someone with hands-on experience and success managing digital programs, who can inspire internal project teams and enjoys building long-lasting client relationships.

You will be managing the digital programs for multiple high-profile ecommerce clients – including launching regular omni-channel campaigns, feature enhancement roll outs, SKU maintenance, new content and user experience roll outs, analytics and weekly performance measurements, security updates, trends/research informed roadmap development, advanced email marketing and automations, ADA compliance and more.

This is a great opportunity to join a fast-paced, passionate, creative and talented team.

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully scope, lead, produce and deliver complex Shopify, WordPress, Klaviyo, Salesforce and Commerce 7 updates of varying sizes – ensuring that every single deliverable is on time and executed to the same high standard.
  • Team player and motivator who can work alongside brand, creative, social, PR, development, strategists and analysts to provide digital best practices and integrated plans.
  • Work closely with the development team to remove blockers, plan resources, lead briefings, ensure QA, own and manage client requests and questions.
  • Able to manage a multitude of different digital projects – including, but not limited to landing page & conversions, email marketing, user research, analytics tracking and performance reporting, SEO, ADA, content marketing, security and maintenance upgrades and small to complex website redesigns.
  • Manage a rich email marketing program from concept to delivery through Klaviyo and Salesforce.
  • Shape and implement successful project frameworks and ways of working to meet our client and internal team needs.
  • Foster productive collaboration by creating project environments where teams can thrive and produce great outcomes.
  • Be a highly organized and systematic thinker with strong attention to detail.
  • Able to multi-task projects, priorities, schedules, and deliverables seamlessly across multiple work streams.
  • Engage, lead, reassure and manage resolutions with clients and team members.
  • Ensure excellent written and verbal communication with clients and colleagues.
  • Lead engaging and productive internal and client meetings, presentations and workshops.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of relevant digital project management experience – working closely with development and creative teams
  • 1+ years experience managing email marketing programs
  • 1+ years experience working within an agency environment
  • Proficient with key project management tools including JIRA and Google docs
  • Experience working with, or/and managing projects utilizing technologies such as Shopify, Klaviyo, WordPress, Salesforce
  • Experience working within Google Analytics

Location

We are excited to consider applicants who are able to work remotely for now and, one day, would like to work from our Portland, Oregon office. Remote team members will be expected to work out of their home office and be available to collaborate and support colleagues during key business hours.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please submit your resume and portfolio. We look forward to hearing from you!

Developer (WordPress Focused)

About this Role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented developer to join our Digital Experience Department. You work well in a collaborative environment and have a variety of development experience – notable experience in WordPress, Shopify or Magento a big plus.

You have a passion for solving problems, learning new skills, helping others and bringing to life intuitive, rich, and engaging digital user experiences. You are detail-oriented, proactive and always strive to deliver high quality solutions. You are adaptable and willing to pick up new frameworks and explore new development languages and practices. You thrive in a fun, fast-paced and client-focused agency environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully develop, QA and deploy complex builds of varying sizes – ensuring that everything is executed to a consistent high standard.
  • Collaborate with Developers, Producers and creative to assist with effort estimations, wireframe and design reviews, scoping and problem solving.
  • Assist with designing, and documenting technical solutions

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience, ideally across multiple functional roles like Design, Code, Test, Deploy, and Operate
  • 1+ years experience working within an agency environment would be desirable
  • Ability to hand code JavaScript
  • Strong knowledge of PHP, HTML/HTML5, CSS, Node.js, Angular, XML
  • Strong knowledge of Git and source control workflows
  • Experience with Gulp, grunt, webpack compiler frameworks
  • Solid understanding of Web Service protocols such as REST, SOAP and API
  • Willingness to learn and support new frameworks and platforms
  • Advanced custom WordPress, Shopify or Magento experience a huge plus
  • Application experience including CRM e.g. Salesforce, Analytical Applications would be a plus
  • Recent email development and usage of systems like Klaviyo, Salesforce, Splio would be a plus
  • API integration experience a plus

Location

We are excited to consider applicants who are able to work remotely for now and, one day, would like to work from our Portland, Oregon office. Remote team members will be expected to work out of their home office and be available to collaborate and support colleagues during key business hours.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please submit your resume and portfolio. We look forward to hearing from you!