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CONTRACT: GRAPHIC / FRONT END WEB DESIGNER

Seeking talented graphic wizard for contract work with growing branding agency. Potential for full-time hire as growth accelerates.

WHO WE ARE
Bear Paw Creative is nearing the completion of our third year in business. We’re a bootstrapped creative marketing agency run by a few many-hat-wearing and fine individuals. We offer branding services, web development, strategy and content creation to small to medium businesses in the Charleston area and beyond. At Bear Paw, respect for our clients is a sacred value company-wide. Producing work that we are proud of is our ultimate mission. Solving problems for our friends, creating new things and sharing the hilarity and insanity of life with one another are our daily blessings.

OUR NEED
We are looking for a like-minded individual to take over much of the hands-on client work so that founders can dig into the development of our larger vision. The needed skill set is vast, so please only apply if you fit and enjoy the many-hats mold. As a small team, the right fit is incredibly important. We’re kind and respectful of each other and are intrinsically motivated to give our best for the common interest of growing Bear Paw and ourselves.

THE JOB
Contract Graphic Designer needed to conceptualize, communicate and execute creative pieces from logos to websites and everything in between. Contractor will have an opportunity to bid all client jobs ahead of time. No hourly tracking or micromanaging. Individual is expected to operate as a professional contractor, providing reasonable job estimates in a timely manner and delivering on deadline.

  • Flexible hours with a few required virtual meetings per month.
  • Contract job with potential for full-time hire.
  • Must have your own computer (with camera), software subscription and any other needed tools.
  • Position will work closely with and report to the Founders and Director of Content and Strategy on a weekly basis.

YOUR SKILLS

  • Minimum of 2 years real-world experience working in graphic design and web development
  • Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with WordPress and Divi Builder
  • Basic knowledge and interest in Information Architecture and UX
  • Google Workspace proficient
  • Organized and clean presentation of work

YOUR SOFT SKILLS

  • Interpret client requests into creative and functional design options
  • Ability to collaborate, receive direction/feedback openly and execute or edit as needed
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to communicate verbally and over chat and email in a concise and clear manner

YOUR PERSONALITY

  • You have a deep respect for the marriage of form and function.
  • You are a bottomless pit of creative ideas (most of the time) and never get married to your work.
  • You believe collaboration and constructive feedback only make your work better.
  • You are pretty entrepreneur-minded and have probably contemplated setting up your own shop more than once.
  • You don’t get your feathers ruffled easily.
  • You aren’t afraid to ask questions but also feel empowered to make decisions when it’s necessary.
  • You like to try new things and feel comfortable in an ever-changing and fluid environment.
  • You’re a grown up and can handle working remotely without hand holding.
  • You have very little ego but plenty of confidence.
  • You have hidden talents that may come in handy.
  • You own your shit and you show up for your team.

COMPENSATION
All jobs will be bid by the contractor prior to winning the client. You set your own prices as a contractor. Please provide a ballpark hourly fee when you apply but know that all jobs will be bid by you in full, not hourly.

  • All contracted work will be paid 50% up front and 50% at project completion.
  • Contractor will be supplied with a 1099 at the end of the year.

EXPECTATIONS

  • A good fit will be with us for a year and help us level up along the way with their excellent design skills.
  • A great fit will be with us for 1-3 years, offer the above and will bring ideas to the table that improve how we operate.
  • The perfect fit will jump in head first and sleeves rolled up with skills, ideas, opportunities and a willingness to touch all aspects of the business as we grow.

If you are pumped at this opportunity, please send your cover letter, resume, desired hourly rate and a link or PDF of your portfolio to our Head of Creative & Community: Bainie Brunson at theden@bearpawcreative.com. This remote position is open to individuals in the Charleston, SC area. We will review all inquiries and respond if you fit the qualifications. No applicants will be accepted without a portfolio of work.

Bear Paw is committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants. We believe that Black Lives Matter, that Love is Love and that neurodiversity can be a super power. Supporting a diverse team is a powerful marker for our success and we encourage people from all walks of life to consider joining the Bear Paw Family.

CONTRACT: PAID SEARCH / SEO WIZARD

Seeking talented SEO and Paid Search wizard for contract work with growing marketing agency. Potential for full-time hire as growth accelerates.

WHO WE ARE
Bear Paw Creative is nearing the completion of our third year in business. We’re a bootstrapped creative marketing agency run by a few many-hat-wearing and fine individuals. We offer branding services, web development, SEO and digital ads, strategy and content creation to small-medium businesses in the Charleston area and beyond. At Bear Paw, respect for our clients is a sacred value held company-wide. Producing work that we are proud of is our ultimate mission. Solving problems for our friends, creating new things and sharing the hilarity and insanity of life with one another are our daily blessings.

OUR NEED
We are looking for a like-minded individual to take over some of the hands-on client work so that founders can dig into the development of our larger vision. The needed skill set is vast, so please only apply if you fit and enjoy the many-hats mold. As a small team, the right fit is incredibly important. We’re kind and respectful of each other and are intrinsically motivated to give our best for the common interest of growing Bear Paw and ourselves.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Contract SEO and Paid Search Manager needed to develop, track and manage digital strategies and ad campaigns. Contractor will “bid” for an allotted amount of time for every project. We will set up quarterly strategies together and meet once a month via Google Meeting for reporting. Weekly updates will be required via email. No hourly tracking or micromanaging. Individual is expected to operate as a professional contractor, providing reasonable job deliverables in a timely manner.

  • Flexible hours with a few required virtual meetings per quarter.
  • Contract job with potential for full-time hire.
  • Must have your own computer (with camera).
  • Position will work closely with and report to agency founders.

YOUR SKILLS

  • Minimum of 2 years real-world experience working in SEO and Google Ads management
  • Expertise with keyword research, Google Ads campaign setup
  • Maintain a working knowledge of search engine updates, advancements and SEO best practices
  • Google Workspace proficient
  • Organized and clean presentation of work

YOUR SOFT SKILLS

  • Assess and make necessary edits in a timely manner
  • Translate data into digestible reports that will be client-facing
  • Ability to collaborate, receive direction/feedback openly and execute or edit as needed
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to communicate verbally and over chat and email in a concise and clear manner

YOUR PERSONALITY

  • You are a highly analytical thinker and search out unique approaches and ways to position clients.
  • You believe collaboration and constructive feedback only make your work better.
  • You are pretty entrepreneur-minded and have probably contemplated setting up your own shop more than once.
  • You don’t get your feathers ruffled easily.
  • You aren’t afraid to ask questions but also feel empowered to make decisions when it’s necessary.
  • You like to try new things and feel comfortable in an ever-changing and fluid environment.
  • You’re a grown up and can handle working remotely without hand holding.
  • You have very little ego but plenty of confidence.
  • You have hidden talents that may come in handy.
  • You own your shit and you show up for your team.

COMPENSATION
You set your own prices as a contractor. Please provide a ballpark hourly fee when you apply but know that all jobs will be bid by you in full, not hourly.

  • First month, your pay will be split into two payments. Subsequent months, you will be paid once in advance of the month.
  • Contractor will be supplied with a 1099 at the end of the year.

EXPECTATIONS

  • A good fit will be with us for a year and help us level up along the way with their outstanding search engine wizardry.
  • A great fit will be with us for 1-3 years, offer the above and will bring ideas to the table that improve how we operate.
  • The perfect fit will jump in head first and sleeves rolled up with skills, ideas, opportunities and a willingness to touch all aspects of the business as we grow.

If you are pumped at this opportunity, please send your cover letter, resume, desired hourly rate and some examples of your experience to our Head of Creative & Community: Bainie Brunson at theden@bearpawcreative.com.

This remote position is open to individuals in the Charleston, SC area. We will review all inquiries and respond if you fit the qualifications. No applicants will be accepted without some demonstration of their experience.

Bear Paw is committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants. We believe that Black Lives Matter, that Love is Love and that neurodiversity can be a super power. Supporting a diverse team is a powerful marker for our success and we encourage people from all walks of life to consider joining the Bear Paw Family.

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