No egos.

Room to be you. Room to grow.

We make cool stuff. We solve creative problems. And we love what we do. Especially this guy.

The perks.

From team outings to barbecuing on our deck overlooking the Hudson River, these are a few of our favorite things.

  • Your ideas count

  • Work-life balance

  • Awesome team outings

  • Dogs welcome

Let’s work together.

Administrative Assistant

New York

We are looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant to join our NYC office. The ideal candidate will be a team player with a can-do attitude, positive demeanor, and patience, as well as strong written and oral communication skills.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Reception work (answering and screening phone calls and mail, greeting and announcing visitors, etc.)
  • Coordinating appointments, conference calls, and domestic/international travel logistics (flights, accommodation, car service)
  • Scheduling and prepping conference rooms and ordering catering
  • Proactively managing multiple internal office calendars
  • Organizing and arranging internal and external events such as company outings, client events, and staff meetings
  • Ordering, maintaining, and stocking the kitchen and office areas with office supplies, coffee, and other office items needed for daily operations
  • Tracking and updating the database of clients and employees
  • Assisting in the tracking of the company’s branded materials and assets for clients and employees
  • Assisting the finance department in tracking expenses
  • Supporting company remote branch offices
  • Coordinating messenger services, mail, and shipping
  • Scanning, copying, and creating excel documents, and helping to gather branded company materials
  • Keeping the reception area and office storage rooms tidy and organized
  • Performing tasks for special projects and assignments as needed by the company

You are/have:

  • Able to work efficiently under pressure
  • Punctual, regular, and consistent attendance
  • Practical, use common sense, and anticipate company’s needs and conflicts while providing proactive solutions
  • Flexible and open to challenges and changes
  • A high level of attention to details and dedication to delivering high-quality results
  • Able to work independently, manage time effectively, and prioritize tasks
  • Accountable for tasks and not afraid of new work responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • At least 1-2 years of previous related office experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Proficiency working with Mac and Google programs
  • Proficiency working with Excel and Word
  • Knowledge of social media platforms a plus

Senior Interactive Producer

NEW YORK

This Senior Producer leads interactive creative, production, and strategy jobs and is responsible for defining and managing timeline, budget, and scope.

With support from senior team members, the Producer will also be in charge of many of our client relationships and is expected to maintain and grow those relationships by understanding their business, identifying their needs, and understanding thelab’s role in filling those needs.

Excellent communication, planning, and organizational skills are at the core of what the Senior Producer does.

You are/have:

  • Interactive Producer with at least five (5) years experience producing successful websites, apps, and online media campaigns from inception to completion
  • Extensive experience with emails, banners, social, CRM and online video
  • Able to define, plan, schedule and manage creative, production, and strategic projects
  • Able to maintain and grow client relationships through excellent communication and creative thinking and problem solving
  • Knowledgeable of UX/IA and design/development best practices
  • Adept at writing extremely detailed and clear project documentation (SOW, Functional Specs, Test Cases, RFPS)
  • Proactive at managing expectations of Production, Creative, Strategic and Account teams, as well as Client teams
  • Organized with astute attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience managing small and medium sized cross functional teams
  • Successful at delivering projects on time, to spec and within budget
  • Experienced with creating budgets and tracking costs
  • Experienced with Merlin, MS Project, MS Office, bug tracking software (e.g. Bugzilla, Jira…) or similar

Bonus if you have:

  • Experience with video/photo shoot production for web content

Creative Producer

NEW YORK

We are looking for a highly motivated Creative Producer to join us at thelab. This client-facing role requires effective and professional communication between the client and agency team. This position has three primary roles, Account Management, Project Management, and Production.

The Account Management portion will include: maintaining status reports, scheduling and leading conference calls, presentation preparation, post-presentation follow-ups, etc. are just some of the daily, routine tasks. Project Management includes: using our project management system, creating and maintaining project schedules, OOP estimates, resource allocation, checking for quality control, tracking brand style updates across many projects, and keeping internal teams on-task to meet schedules. This producer should have knowledge for both digital and print production.

You are/have:

  • High-volume, CRM experience including dynamic direct mail, email, print collateral and digital initiatives are mandatory.
  • Energetic with a positive attitude towards work
  • Define, plan, schedule and manage creative, production, and strategic projects
  • Proactive at managing expectations of Production, Creative, Strategic and Account teams, as well as Client teams
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, and an attention to detail, accuracy and follow-up
  • Successful at delivering projects on time, on brief, and within budget
  • Experienced with creating budgets and tracking costs
  • Experienced with project management software
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly
  • Proficient computer skills

Junior Print Producer

NEW YORK

We are looking for a highly motivated Junior Print Producer to join our account management and print production teams. In this entry-level role, your primary responsibilities will include estimating, planning, scheduling, and invoicing jobs, as well as maintaining and growing client relationships through excellent communication, creative thinking, and problem solving. We’re looking for a candidate who can identify opportunities to enhance internal processes, workflows, and project standards. The candidate should also be able to manage several projects at once with the ability to prioritize and meet aggressive deadlines.

You are/have:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Proactive at managing expectations of internal and client stakeholders
  • Experience managing and organizing assets
  • Organized with astute attention to detail
  • Passionate about advertising, communications, problem solving, and execution

It’s a bonus if you are:

  • Easy to get along with and work with

Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: Degree in and/or relevant experience in in advertising, production, or communications preferred
  • Other Skills: Experienced with Mac, MS Office, Adobe Suite and job tracking software

Senior Bilingual Copywriter

NEW YORK

We are looking for a highly motivated Copywriter to join our creative team. The role primarily focuses on radio/TV script writing for the retail space. We’re looking for an enthusiastic, organized person who can speak to customers through clear and concise copy, capture the season’s important fashion/cultural trends and keep our online advertising modern, innovative and inspired.

You are /have:

  • Speaking Spanish is required
  • You’re a great collaborator who can work with marketing teams to conceptualize radio/TV spots
  • You can translate client feedback into thoughtful edits (and aren’t afraid of copyediting your own work either!)
  • You know your stuff when it comes to web, email and e-commerce advertising copy
  • You’re super creative and a conceptual thinker
  • You’re experienced with new-business and client pitches
  • You’re able to manage multiple projects and work under short deadlines to keep clients happy
  • Ability to think strategically about the customer experience
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An understanding of marketing needs and consumer attitudes
  • Both technical and creative/editorial copywriting skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively within a team
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Ability to write in various styles for diverse audiences
  • Working knowledge of Macintosh, proficiency with Word, experience with database tools, knowledge of internet technology

Specialties:

Radio/TV script writing with a focus on retail copy, ranging from apparel to bedding, mattresses and more. Client presentations. Copy concepts, strategy and direction. Creative copy team leadership.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual is mandatory, Spanish/English
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Advertising, Marketing or other related field
  • Minimum 4 years copywriting experience in advertising, direct marketing, promotions or publishing
  • Background in fashion retail highly desirable

Junior Full Stack Developer

NEW YORK

We’re hiring a Junior Full Stack Developer to join our growing development group. This candidate will have an opportunity to work on a large variety of projects for some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including websites, e-commerce, mobile/tablet/web hybrid apps, and online media.

Who you are:
– Someone with 1-3 years experience building or maintaining web applications
– Experience with Python/Django or similar libraries and frameworks like Rails or Express
– Experience with javascript frameworks like Angular+ngrx or React+Redux
– Great communicator who is eager to ask for requirements clarification, coding help, and code reviews.

Nice to haves (not required):
– Experience using devops technologies like Gitlab CI, Docker, Kubernetes, Linux, ect.
– You often prefer command line interfaces over graphical
– Interest in styling and CSS, BEM ect
– Experience and interest in best practices like git flow and test driven development.
– Experience working in open source community and contributing changes

We will be: an awesome place for you to grow, in an environment that will support you. thelab is large enough to get an amazing variety of work, but small enough to be flexible in working with smaller brands and start ups. You’ll work on a lot of different kinds of projects, and you’ll learn a lot along the way. You’ll do it with reasonable timelines, surrounded by friendly people who want to see you succeed. A successful candidate will have a passion for technology and is eager to work alongside and learn from experienced development leads.

 

Mid level or Senior Python Developer

NEW YORK

We are looking for a Mid or Senior level Python Developer with a focus on development and maintenance of open-source projects we own and contribute to. Most development would be on server-side code, but some experience with front-end technologies is a big plus, as would experience with DevOps.

A successful candidate will have a passion for technology, is eager to work alongside and learn from experienced development leads, and interested in training and mentoring developers.

Things you’ll be doing:
Building Django applications that server rest api as well as traditional django template sites.
Continually thinking about application security and possible attack / exploit vectors.
Unit testing your code to ensure correctness.
Determining architecture decisions on both new and legacy projects.
Understanding requirements and delegating tasks to other devs.
Assisting frontend developers with javascript framework architecture.
Assisting other backend developers with devops

Must have:
– 2+ years experience working with backend technologies
– Excellent communication skills. You are a life long learner who isn’t afraid to take advice from and mentor junior developers
– Excel in a fast-paced environment with quick-changing needs
– Python experience
– Experience using Web framework like Django or Rails
– Experience with javascript frameworks
– Capable of deploying web applications to production

Nice to have:
– Experience working in open source community and contributing changes
– Experience using devops technologies like Gitlab CI, Docker, Kubernetes, Linux, ect.
– Typescript
– Django
– React / React Native with Redux
– Angular with ngrx

 

Digital Designer

NEW YORK

We’re looking for a midlevel Digital Designer (+4 years relevant experience) to join our NYC office.

You are:

Excited about digital design, naturally! You have experience with responsive sites, understand systematic design, and delight in dynamic typography and color palettes. You’re comfortable using a grid and interested in user testing. You might find yourself saving well-designed emails. You definitely maintain a design library of smart UI. You pay attention to the little things, whether that’s the state of the NYC subway system (how much better are the ads looking these days, amiright??) or the design of the sugar packet you added to your second coffee this morning. You might even be able to convince your Creative Director to care about Snapchat. Or not. We’re looking for people with opinions here.

We’ll be:

Thrilled to have you on the team, and excited to nurture and grow your skills. We all love what we do at thelab—we pride ourselves on craftsmanship, thoughtfulness, and flexibility. We’re inherently curious. We like to solve problems. We enjoy a good BBQ (veggie burgers too, y’all). We aim for work/life balance and keep a fairly reasonable schedule. Most of all, we’ll care about you, the work you do here, and the career we’ll help you grow.

Digital Designer job requirements

The Digital Designer will report to the Creative Director and work with a team of designers, copywriters, developers, and producers on new and current business projects. We’re looking for a range of design and creative capabilities, which include:

  • Digital design experience: responsive sites, email marketing, and social campaigns make up the bulk of our work. We’ll look for you to easily plug into our day-to-day projects.
  • A love affair with design: we’re looking for someone who is just as obsessed as we are about beautiful typography, photography, and layout.
  • Conceptual thinking: at the end of the day, we are selling products, and look for great ideas to support great design
  • Presentation skills: Making something is only half the battle. You’ll be responsible for creating thoughtful decks to use, and will present your work directly to the client.
  • Grace after the 10th round: Some clients are easier than others, and our job (within reason) is to plug away until we get it right. A big part of this job is being okay with client feedback and revisions.
  • A grown up attitude: we don’t do drama here.

Mechanical Artist

NEW YORK

We are looking for a highly motivated Mechanical Artist to join our production team. In this mid-senior role, your primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding a written or verbal brief, clarifying and discussing any issues–objective or subjective
  • Supporting the creative development process by developing layouts, composites and templates that are used to communicate a creative concept or specific execution
  • Preparing presentation materials as required for internal or client presentations (file prep, large format output, boarding/mounting, finishing)
  • Building accurate and precise magazine, newspaper, scaled outdoor, and collateral master mechanicals from a layout to supplied specifications, as well as loose, composed, and supplied proof documents
  • Adhering to client-supplied or internal style guidelines
  • Ensuring all mechanical and retouching proof slug data is accurate and all mechanical elements conform to the intended reproduction specifications (SWOP, SNAP or Gracol) including color space, Dmax, resolution, file type/size, and proper separation
  • Ensuring the correct color breaks (palettes) are in use and that the fonts in use are licensed according to the Font Policy of thelab or client
  • Performing alterations of presentation and production files as directed
  • Adhering to file and server management procedures for all supplied and working files including naming conventions, storage location, version control, and archive/restore management
  • Using workflow systems to successfully generate press-ready output files, routing prints, and certifiable retouching and contract/publication proofs
  • Participating in all published quality control measures and sign-off procedures for output, routing, proofing, and distribution
  • Distributing production files and materials electronically or via courier and provide confirmation as required
  • Calibrating color managed proofing devices as required by daily, weekly and monthly maintenance cycles
  • Recording accurately and in a timely manner all labor, materials, and required comments in job management/timesheet system

You are/have:

  • Detail oriented, accurate, highly organized and possess the ability to track multiple projects at a time
  • Ability to re-prioritize and respond to changing demands
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly
  • Proven effectiveness when working under pressure
  • Appreciation for the creative process
  • Skilled at working with account and creative teams.

It’s a bonus if you are:

  • Positive and easy to get along with

Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: 2-5 years experience at an advertising agency in a mechanical studio environment, or similar, required
  • Other Skills:
    • Must be familiar with and understand the print production/pre-press processes
    • Superior Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator skills required
    • Superior written and verbal communication skills with internal teams
    • Follow best practices

Video Editor

NEW YORK

We’re looking for a Video Editor (+3 years relevant experience) to join our team in our NYC office. We are looking for a candidate that loves what they do, is excited about joining a growing team and most importantly is a pleasure to work with.

We’ll be:

Thrilled to have you on the team, and excited to nurture and grow your skills. We all love what we do at thelab—we pride ourselves on craftsmanship, thoughtfulness, and flexibility. We’re inherently curious. We like to solve problems. We enjoy a good BBQ (veggie burgers too, y’all). We aim for work/life balance and keep a fairly reasonable schedule. Most of all, we’ll care about you, the work you do here, and the career we’ll help you grow.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Digitizes and organizes all footage for use in videos
  • Provides creative input on initial scripts and throughout post-production
  • Selects the most effective shot of a scene in terms of look, story relevance or continuity
  • Edit footage according to tight scripts and storyboards or loose production guidelines
  • Addresses all agency and /or client cut changes throughout the approval process
  • Responsible for delivering the final product to the required specifications
  • Archives all footage at the wrap of each job
  • Maintains all edit equipment, trouble shoots problems, and actively facilitates repairs
  • Maintain proper file structure and approach allowing for future edits / adaptations
  • Owns any other duties/responsibilities assigned by supervisor
  • Some long hours and travel may be required

You are/have:

  • Creative skills and ability to concept incorporating current technologies and creative forms
  • Strong working knowledge of industry-standard multimedia production technology, including software and hardware
  • Able to work under pressure and under deadlines, with strong follow through abilities
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, flexible and helpful, able to multi-task, self-starter
  • Solid communication skills and ability to work cohesively as part of a team
  • Proficient in digital photo and video cameras and systems
  • Competence with working in shared network environments and structured file systems

Qualifications:      

  • 3-5 years of experience and/or training and highly skilled in digital editing systems.
  • Competence in video editing systems including, but not limited to AfterEffects, FinalCut, Premiere, and related plug-ins and enhancement packages
  • Working ability in Adobe Creative Suite Software
  • Must demonstrate sophisticated aesthetic, technical skill, and knowledge of current media trends

What About Me?

NEW YORK

If you’re interested in working with us, but don’t see a job listing that matches your qualifications, we still want to hear from you. Our needs are ever-changing, and even if there’s not the right role right now, we’ll keep you on file for when the perfect spot opens up. Don’t be shy—let’s start the conversation.

P.S. We heart freelancers too!