aka NYC: Developer

Posted by | July 11, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: New York City

URL: www.akauk.com

Position Purpose
To develop and maintain websites, emails and digital assets for aka and its clients. Contributes to the achievement of client satisfaction and departmental business objectives.
Position Purpose
To develop and maintain websites, emails and digital assets for aka and its clients. Contributes to the achievement of client satisfaction and departmental business objectives.
Living the Values
All members of staff are expected to make a shared commitment to understand, support, and model the agency values and to demonstrate application of the values in their daily work.  The aka values are Client Centricity, Empowerment, Passion, Teamwork, Creativity and Accountability. 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities of Developer
Clients & Partnership delivery:
  • Working with Client services and the digital team, to develop effective digital marketing creative for client campaigns and aka.
  • Responsible for amending and implementing small- and large-scale digital initiatives.
  • Educating the designers on development languages and techniques – WordPress, Drupal, MySQL, knowledge of sequel a bonus.
Website Development
  • The role has responsibility for prioritizing work, complex problem solving & delivering a satisfactory & creative solution.
  • Use a high degree of technical & professional judgement in order to resolve design & technical challenges.
  • Excellent attention to detail with technical and creative principles.
  • Have  knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Excellent knowledge and proven experience of rich media platforms
  • Experience of designing / building mobile websites
  • Test websites, emails and banners and work with the team to fix code and design errors.
  • Ensure that the set up and coding of the site is clean and well documented, including very good SEO, usability, WC3 and accessibility rules.
  • Build CMS-driven websites (experience with WordPress is vital) using MySQL, HTML, HTML5, CSS, PHP/MYSQL – backend. Flash and Java Script.
  • Deliver work in a timely fashion to agreed timelines where appropriate.
  • Have an awareness of current accessibility and usability guidelines.
  • Ensure pages work equally well across multiple browsers and emails deliver equally well across all mail clients.
  • Have knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and be able to build and structure websites  that are search engine friendly.
  • Deploying and optimizing web servers running Apache, Nginx or Ruby on Rails.
  • Implementing and maintaining security best practices for servers and databases.
  • Maintain an EXCELLENT understanding of existing and emerging Internet technologies.
  • Able to research and stay abreast of current technologies.
  • Reports regularly to the Project Manager on client and team activity.
  • Reports to the team on all project work in progress.
  • Has a thorough awareness and understanding of departmental objectives.
  • Advises individual team members as required on digital activity across agency client base.
  • Influences the improvement of systems and process within the department.
  • Works effectively with others and contributes to team success.
Responsible for ensuring digital activity is in accordance with the clients’ budgets.
Contributes to departmental rate cards and overall profitability.
    Represents the agency with clients, and represents the agency at Digital invite events.
    Strives to ensure clients and partners perceive aka as leaders in the industry.
        Other Duties as Assigned
        aka is a fluid and rapidly changing organization.  This position profile reflects the general nature and level of work assigned to the role.  It does not restrict management’s right to reassign duties or responsibilities at any time based on business needs if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
        Qualifications & Attributes
        Effective creative, prioritization, written, communication, presentation, influencing and negotiation skills. Excellent decision making and problem solving skills. Tact, diplomacy, maturity in relating to and interacting with people at all levels.
        Technology: This job requires excellent design and creative skills, proficiency with HTML, HTML 5, XML,CSS, PHP, Flash, Javascript, MySQL and any experience working with WordPress/Drupal. Experience with mobile platforms including  ios, android and Blackberry a bonus.
        About aka:
        A 360°integrated marketing and media agency, dedicated to smart thinking, strategic planning and selling tickets! With offices in the US, UK and Australia, aka has provided innovative media and marketing solutions to the theater and live entertainment industry since 1995. The global team has grown to over 150 of the industry’s best minds, delivering effective and innovative theatrical marketing, sales and advertising solutions around the world. Our international client base reflects an exciting cross-section of the arts and entertainment industry worldwide, representing prestigious UK companies such as The Old Vic Theatre Company, The National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company, in addition to award-winning plays and musicals such as Billy Elliot the Musical (London, Australia, US), Hairspray (London, Australia), Jersey Boys (London), Shrek (London), Jerusalem (London, US), Rock of Ages (US, London) and War Horse (London).
        aka NYC was established in 2008 in response to our clients’ requests for integrated campaign strategy and fulfillment on Broadway productions being handled by multiple agencies. In summer 2010, we expanded our offering to that of a full-service agency delivering effective solutions across media, marketing, partnerships, digital, creative, box office and ticketing and campaign management.  The office is headed up by three managing partners who oversee a team of experienced, dynamic and passionate Broadway professionals. 
        Our current, recent and upcoming US projects include: Billy Elliot the Musical, A Little Night Music, Memphis, In the Heights, West Side Story, Rock of Ages, Time Stands Still, Fela, God Of Carnage, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Time Stands Still, Sister Act, The Book of Mormon, Wonderland, Leap of Faith, Elf, Jerusalem, Arcadia, The Mother Fucker with the Hat, The House of Blue Leaves, Private Lives, Stick Fly and Afraid of the Dark.
        We are a results driven organization that specializes in creating innovative, client specific marketing and promotional strategies. Our team carefully constructs and manages all the elements of a campaign to maximize exposure and sales. We are passionate, creative, dedicated and experienced. Our unique, integrated and sales-focused approach enables us to deliver more effective work across all departments, provide greater value to the client and, most importantly, sell more tickets! 

        To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to hannahscott@akanyc.net

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