No egos.

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.

Digital Copywriter

New York, NY

We’re looking for a Digital Copywriter with at least 3 years of experience to join our creative team in NYC. The focus of this role is organic/paid social and community management, with the opportunity to work on other accounts and new business.

Are you a curious Digital Copywriter who loves coming up with new ways to leverage social platforms? Do you love crafting smart copy, concepting new campaigns, and presenting your work? Do you see the big picture in a small brief as much as you’re obsessed with the nitty-gritty details of a big project? If you’re sitting there thinking “all of the above,” and you have a solid portfolio with social media work to prove it, read on!

What you’ll do:

  • Proactively conceptualize and strategize new, intriguing, and effective campaigns
  • Craft exceptional social-first copy, setting the bar for creativity and passion while distilling key messages down to their essence and staying on brief
  • Work directly with clients, lead presentations, own deck copy, help with new business work, contribute to conceptual brainstorms, and more
  • As Community Manager, respond quickly with thoughtful, on-brand responses that help foster brand equity and loyalty
  • Develop standards, systems, and best practices for social content creation, as well as maintain a monthly content calendar
  • Pivot quickly and seamlessly between brand voices, and effectively manage timelines and turnaround
  • Be ahead of the curve with social media trends, language, outlets, and resources to achieve the best performance on social platforms
  • Be the first to know about emerging social media platforms/technologies and how our competitors are using it
  • Be the first to experiment with new features across platforms and educate the team on your learnings
  • Leverage SEO knowledge to ensure your work reaches the right audience
  • Apply social-media analytics in order to write more effective copy
  • Become a key member of a highly collaborative team of creatives, including other copywriters, designers, animators, developers, and more

You’ll be:

  • Experienced in all areas of digital copy with the ability to think through user journeys across channels
  • Demonstrably skilled in social media writing for all platforms, working for multiple clients on tight deadlines
  • Well-versed in creating and owning social strategies and calendars
  • An expert in best practices across social platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.)
  • Confidently able to speak to the nuances of brand voice and easily able to shift between brands
  • A strategic thinker who’s focused on delivering solutions for our clients that go above-and-beyond the brief
  • Comfortable managing the priorities and needs of multiple time-sensitive projects, as well as self-motivated with exceptional follow-up skills
  • An intuitive communicator with high emotional intelligence who’s as tactful and dynamic responding to a social comment as you are in a client presentation
  • Someone who thrives in a collaborative team environment, willing to go above and beyond to help your colleagues succeed

What you’ll get:

In addition to working with some really awesome brands and appreciative clients, we’ll be thrilled to have you as a key member of 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, like to solve problems, and are as passionate about teaching our craft as we are about making great work. 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.

A little bit more about what you’ll get working with us:

  • An awesome place for you to grow, in an environment that will support you.
  • Great pay and benefits, including full medical, dental and vision, as well as 401k with match
  • Generous PTO
  • Fun employee events, including monthly game nights, outdoor BBQs, and more
  • An awesome work environment with helpful coworkers, lots of snacks, and the occasional friendly pup

 

APPLY HERE

Digital Designer, Junior

NEW YORK

We’re looking for a Digital Designer (2+ years relevant experience) to join our amazing team at our NYC Hudson Yards office!

What you’ll do:

The Digital Designer will report to the Creative Director and work with a team of designers, copywriters, developers, and producers on new and current projects. We’re looking for a range of design and creative capabilities, which include:
  • Digital design experience: Banners, email marketing, and social campaigns make up the bulk of our work along with the occasional responsive website or landing page. 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.
  • An understanding of motion design. We don’t necessarily need you to animate, but we would like someone who can think through animation that enhances everything from landing pages to client social feeds.
  • Conceptual thinking: All ideas welcome. If you can make it, we’ll pitch it.
  • Grace after the 10th round: Some clients are easier than others. A big part of this job is being okay with client feedback and revisions.
  • A grown-up attitude: we don’t do drama here ☺
  • Extra credit: Experience with photo and video shoot production.
You are:
Excited about digital design, naturally! You have experience with responsive sites, follow the latest and greatest in motion graphics, and delight in dynamic typography and color palettes. A well-designed email makes your heart flutter, and your Instagram saved folder is full of great social ads. You’re a self-starter and team player who understands how to manage up. And you keep your photoshop files well organized, because it’s The Right Thing To Do.  You might even be able to convince your Creative Director that Instagram Shopping is the future of ecomm.  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.

A little bit more about what you’ll get working with us: 
  • great pay and benefits, including full medical, dental and vision, as well as 401k with match
  • generous PTO
  • fun employee events, including monthly game nights, outdoor BBQs and more
  • an awesome work set up, with helpful co-workers, lots of snacks, daily breakfast and the occasional friendly pup

About us:
We are an agency of makers with deep expertise in solving creative, production, and technology challenges. Our focus is on making better work, to help brands work better. We partner directly with clients to think big, build from scratch, and design for reality. From branding & design to ecommerce builds or anything in between, thelab mixes inspiration and hard work to produce results that mean business.

 

APPLY HERE

Digital Designer, Mid level

NEW YORK

We’re looking for a Mid Level Digital Designer (4+ years relevant experience) to join our amazing team at our NYC Hudson Yards office!

What you’ll do:

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

  • Digital design experience: Responsive sites, email marketing, banners, 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.
  • Motion design knowledge: We don’t need an After Effects powerhouse, but we would like someone who can think through and execute on motion design to enhance everything from landing pages to client social feeds.
  • Conceptual thinking: All ideas welcome. If you can make it, we’ll pitch it.
  • Presentation skills: Making something is only half the battle. You’ll be responsible for creating thoughtful decks and will present your work directly to the client.
  • Grace after the 10th round: Some clients are easier than others. A big part of this job is being okay with client feedback and revisions.
  • A grown-up attitude: we don’t do drama here
  • Extra credit: Experience with photo and video shoot production.

You are:

Excited about digital design, naturally! You have experience with responsive sites, follow the latest and greatest in motion graphics, and delight in dynamic typography and color palettes. A well-designed email makes your heart flutter, and your Instagram saved folder is full of great social ads. You’re a self-starter and team player who understands how to manage up. And you keep your photoshop files well organized, because it’s The Right Thing To Do. You might even be able to convince your Creative Director that CG influencers are the future of social. 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.

A little bit more about what you’ll get working with us: 

  • great pay and benefits, including full medical, dental and vision, as well as 401k with match
  • generous PTO
  • fun employee events, including monthly game nights, outdoor BBQs and more
  • an awesome work set up, with helpful co-workers, lots of snacks, daily breakfast and the occasional friendly pup

About us:

We are an agency of makers with deep expertise in solving creative, production, and technology challenges. Our focus is on making better work, to help brands work better. We partner directly with clients to think big, build from scratch, and design for reality. From branding & design to ecommerce builds or anything in between, thelab mixes inspiration and hard work to produce results that mean business.

APPLY HERE

Digital Producer

NEW YORK
We are a creative production agency, which consists of developers, designers, writers, animators, inventors, technologists, producers, retouchers, artists, photographers, musicians, and new-media strategists working collaboratively on projects as varied as we are. We solve creative problems as a multi-disciplinary collective, and our unified goal is to make work for which both we and our clients can be fiercely proud. We rely on discipline, experimentation, perspective, and a good attitude as the key ingredients to a great creative product.
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. We like to keep things interesting and have a few products of our own as well. 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. And you’ll generally finish your day with plenty of time leftover to meet your friends for a drink. Or grab one with your new team.
Responsibilities
●  Manage both small and large-scale interactive projects for web and mobile.
●  Ensure projects stay within timelines and budget
●  Participate in client meetings, take notes and create follow up tasks as needed
●  Engage with the Creative, Development, and QA teams to track their progress and ensure any blockers are addressed in a timely manner
●  Communicate with Senior Producers on a daily basis on overall project health
●  Attend weekly resource planning meetings
●  Review deliverables to ensure project goals have been met before delivery
●  Develop clear and concise weekly project reports
●  Stay up to speed on multiple projects and deliverables at once
●  Assist in turning client strategy and goals into project briefs
 
You Are
●  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
●  Experience managing in house development teams, including complex business and backend logic.
●  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

Digital Producer - Project Management

NEW YORK

Do you enjoy juggling a wide variety of website development tasks while working collaboratively with teams ranging from product managers to creatives to developers?  

Our Digital Producer/Project Managers are amazing people who drive interactive e-commerce projects from conception and design to development and implementation. They communicate effectively to plan and prioritize deliverables and resources. Digital Producers/Project Managers consistently manage client expectations, schedules, budgets, assets and scopes — organization and attention to detail are essential. More than anything, our Producers/PMs love working in a fast paced environment, interacting with clients, and driving results.

Sound like you? Read on.

What you’ll do

  • Be client facing and enjoy managing client relationships
  • Build and lead ecommerce website projects of medium-high complexity
  • React positively to changing demands and deadlines
  • Participate in client meetings, take notes, and create follow up tasks, as needed
  • Communicate clearly and succinctly, both verbally and by writing weekly project reports
  • Ensure alignment and support of the ‘big picture’ for the customer & multiple channels
  • Juggle multiple priorities with your superior organization and time management skills

What you’ve done:

  • Managed ecommerce platform technology website builds, including scope and requirement definition
  • Worked in a client facing role, ideally at an agency, where you successfully translated client objectives into project goals for the dev team
  • Managed schedules, budgets, assets, and overall project organization to ensure requirements and project deliverables dates are clearly communicated, understood, and executed upon
  • Actively monitored project risks and scope creep to foresee/identify potential problems and proactively identify solutions to address them in advance
  • Consistently identified needs that clients didn’t recognize and ensured approaches and solutions were linked to objectives and future needs
  • Consistently manage client expectations, ensure delivery of the highest quality service, and solicit and act on client feedback

What you bring:

  • Ability to communicate fearlessly
  • 3+ years related experience in a digital marketing or integrated agency
  • 2+ years leading development of large-scale websites and a strong understanding of web development technologies, third-party applications and platforms, and social media (e-commerce site builds experience is strongly preferred)
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • An ability to enjoy and easily work with everyone from clients to product managers to tech developers to creatives to QA folks
  • A familiarity with planio, MS Office, bug tracking, wiki and other related project management and common communications tools

What you’ll get:

A chance to really make a difference working as part of a super fun, creative agency located in Hudson Yards!  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.

A little bit more about what you’ll get working with us:

  • great pay and benefits, including full medical, dental and vision, as well as 401k with match
  • generous PTO
  • fun employee events, including monthly game nights, outdoor BBQs and more
  • professional development and training opportunities
  • an awesome work set up, with helpful co-workers, lots of snacks, daily breakfast and the occasional friendly pup

About us:

We are an agency of makers with deep expertise in solving creative, production, and technology challenges. Our focus is on making better work, to help brands work better. We partner directly with clients to think big, build from scratch, and design for reality. From branding & design to e-commerce builds or anything in between, thelab mixes inspiration and hard work to produce results that mean business.

APPLY HERE

Fullstack Developer

NEW YORK
We are looking for an onsite, fullstack developer with 3-5 years of experience. The ideal candidate would have experience/interest with backend codebases (like Python/Django) and Typescript/Javascript. We are looking for someone who is eager to learn and is able to work with more experienced developers while providing fresh ideas to the team.

About thelab

We’re an agency of makers with deep expertise in solving creative, production, and
technology challenges. Our focus is on making better work to help brands work better, and our production roots ensure that every great idea gets delivered right. From branding & design, photoshoots and video production, e-commerce builds or anything in between, thelab mixes inspiration and hard work to produce results that mean business. Oh, and we host a mean barbecue too.

We will be

An awesome place for you to grow and learn. We stay open-minded about ideas and make sure our technology is always up-to-date, because we believe the best work gets made when we evolve our skills together. thelab is large enough to get an amazing variety of work, but small enough to stay flexible and work with smaller brands and startups too—we even have a few products of our own. You’ll work on a lot of different kinds of projects, and you’ll do it with reasonable timelines, surrounded by an inclusive community who wants to see you succeed (no brogrammers, please!). And you’ll generally finish your day with plenty of time left over to meet your friends for a drink—or grab one with your new team.

What our interview process looks like:
  • We’ll schedule an initial phone interview so we can get to know you, answer any questions you may have, and see if we might be a good fit for you and vice versa.
  • At the onsite interview, we’re looking to understand your thinking process—not your knowledge of algorithms. That’s why we won’t be asking you to do whiteboard problems, but instead, we’ll ask you to explain your high-level approach to various problems and discuss the advantages/disadvantages of the technologies you know.
You are/can
  • A team player who thrives in a collaborative environment—no lone wolf mentalities!
  • Work together with a team to architect new projects
  • Eager to help your teammates and pitch in to get the job done
  • Be an effective code reviewer and pair programmer
  • Not afraid to fail and always looking to learn from those failures
  • Experienced with popular backend scripting languages like Python or Ruby and frameworks like Django or Rails
  • Experienced with frontend languages including HTML, CSS, and Javascript, as well as frameworks and libraries like React, Angular, and Redux
  • Able to understand different approaches and comfortable using older tech when it’s a better fit
  • Contribute to existing and new applications and microservices.
  • Deploy and manage web services and infrastructure (DevOps) using Docker, AWS, Terraform, and Ansible

APPLY HERE

Mechanical Artist

NEW YORK

We are looking for a highly motivated mid-senior Mechanical Artist to join our amazing production team at our NYC Hudson Yards office.

@ thelab we are an agency of makers with deep expertise in solving creative, production, and technology challenges. Our focus is on making better work, to help brands work better. We partner directly with clients to think big, build from scratch, and design for reality. From branding & design to e-commerce builds or anything in between, thelab mixes inspiration and hard work to produce results that mean business. 

A Typical Day

  • 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.

Do you have what it takes?

  • 2-5 years experience at an advertising agency in a mechanical studio environment.
  • Superior Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator skills required.
  • Must be familiar with and understand the print production/pre-press processes.
  • 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.

We’ll be:

Thrilled to have you on the team, and excited to nurture and grow your skills. We all love what we do @ 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.

A little bit more about what you’ll get working with us: 

  • An awesome place for you to grow, in an environment that will support you. 
  • Great pay and benefits, including full medical, dental and vision, as well as 401k with match
  • Generous PTO 
  • Fun employee events, including monthly game nights, outdoor BBQs and more 
  • An awesome work set up, with helpful co-workers, lots of snacks, daily breakfast and the occasional friendly pup.

APPLY HERE

Production Designer, Quality Control

New York, NY

We are looking for a highly motivated Production Designer, Quality Control to join our amazing production team at our NYC Hudson Yards office.

Our Production Designer, Quality Control acts as the resident Brand Guardian, ensuring that all work meets brand guidelines, best practices, and the written or verbal brief.  

What you’ll do:

  • Reviewing work against brand guidelines, best practices, and the written or verbal brief.
  • Clarifying and discussing any issues–objective or subjective. Ensuring brand standards are adhered to and job specifications are met.
  • Adhering to client-supplied or internal style guidelines. Ensuring the correct color breaks (palettes) are in use. Helping to interpret and enforce. You will be the resident studio Brand Guardian.
  • Ensuring that all mechanical elements conform to the intended reproduction specifications (SWOP, SNAP or Gracol) including color space, Dmax, resolution, file type/size, and proper separation.
  • Performing alterations of presentation and production files as directed.
  • Using workflow systems to successfully generate press-ready output files, routing prints, and certifiable retouching and contract/publication proofs.
  • Recording accurately and in a timely manner all labor, materials, and required comments in job management/timesheet system.

Do you have what it takes?

  • 2-5 years experience at an advertising agency in a mechanical studio or Quality Control environment.
  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator skills required.
  • Must be familiar with and understand the print production/pre-press processes. Digital production standards for HTML5 banners, email and static is a plus.
  • 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.

We’ll be:

Thrilled to have you on the team, and excited to nurture and grow your skills. We all love what we do @ 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.

A little bit more about what you’ll get working with us:

  • An awesome place for you to grow, in an environment that will support you.
  • Great pay and benefits, including full medical, dental and vision, as well as 401k with match
  • Generous PTO
  • Fun employee events, including monthly game nights, outdoor BBQs and more
  • An awesome work set up, with helpful co-workers, lots of snacks, daily breakfast and the occasional friendly pup.

APPLY HERE

Senior Graphic Production Designer

NEW YORK

We’re looking for a Senior Graphic Production Designer (4+ years relevant experience) to join our amazing team!

What you’ll do:

The Senior Graphic Production Designer is a key player on a small team working on innovative print and web marketing content for a large retail brand.   Building on experience in Print, OOH, Digital, POS, and packaging formats, the Production Designer will create:

  • packaging for point-of-sale displays
  • social media content
  • concept and key visuals for new marketing campaigns
  • internal event invitations and signage
  • dynamic web banners

An appreciation for the creative process is key for this role, as this person will often provide creative input while also ensuring top quality production design.  Being able to work effectively under pressure with both design and creative teams, while adhering carefully to client-supplied or internal style guidelines, is also critical.   We work fast and accomplish a lot — so the Senior Graphic Production Designer is someone who both enjoys learning and is able to learn quickly.

What you bring: 
  • 4-7 years agency experience across integrated campaigns (experience within liquor industry a
    plus)
  • familiarity with and understanding of print production/pre-press processes
  • familiarity with and understanding of Digital display; DOOH processes
  • advanced skills in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Powerpoint
  • good understanding of typography and layout
  • superior written and verbal communication skills with internal teams
  • ability to re-prioritize and respond to changing demands
  • knowledge of Adobe Premiere, After effects, Esko and 3d skills a plus


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 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.

A little bit more about what you’ll get working with us:

  • great pay and benefits, including full medical, dental and vision
  • 401k with match
  • generous PTO and summer Fridays

About us:
We are an agency of makers with deep expertise in solving creative, production, and technology challenges. Our focus is on making better work, to help brands work better. We partner directly with clients to think big, build from scratch, and design for reality. From branding & design to ecommerce builds or anything in between, thelab mixes inspiration and hard work to produce results that mean business.

Sr. Frontend Developer

NEW YORK
We are looking for an experienced developer to work with our client’s e-commerce business. The ideal candidate would have experience with large codebases of Sass/CSS and Typescript/Javascript. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and is able to work with the product team early on in a project, plan and identify requirements, see a project through to completion, and mentor junior members of the team along the way.

About thelab
We’re an agency of makers with deep expertise in solving creative, production, and
technology challenges. Our focus is on making better work to help brands work better, and our production roots ensure that every great idea gets delivered right. From branding & design, photoshoots and video production, e-commerce builds or anything in between, thelab mixes inspiration and hard work to produce results that mean business. Oh, and we host a mean barbecue too.

We will be
An awesome place for you to grow and learn. We stay open-minded about ideas and make sure our technology is always up-to-date, because we believe the best work gets made when we evolve our skills together. thelab is large enough to get an amazing variety of work, but small enough to stay flexible and work with smaller brands and startups too—we even have a few products of our own. You’ll work on a lot of different kinds of projects, and you’ll do it with reasonable timelines, surrounded by an inclusive community who wants to see you succeed (no brogrammers, please!). And you’ll generally finish your day with plenty of time left over to meet your friends for a drink—or grab one with your new team.
You are/can
  • A team player who thrives in a collaborative environment—no lone wolf mentalities!
  • Eager to help your coworkers and pitch in to get the job done
  • Not afraid to fail and always looking to learn from those failures
  • Able to understand different approaches and comfortable using older tech when it’s a better fit
  • Develop client-side functionality in Typescript and React.
  • Be a technical lead on front end focused projects, including digesting and documenting project requirements, breaking development tasks into smaller pieces, and delegating work to less experienced developers
  • Work together with other Sr. front end engineers to architect Javascript and Sass based solutions
  • Manage multiple projects and deliverables occurring concurrently during a sprint
  • Mentor less experienced developers through code review and pair-programming

APPLY HERE

Sr. Backend Developer

New York, NY

We are looking for an experienced back-end developer to work with our client’s e-commerce business. The ideal candidate would have experience working with large Python codebases. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and is able to work with a team early on in a project, plan and identify requirements, see a project through to completion, and mentor junior members of the team along the way.

About thelab

We’re an agency of makers with deep expertise in solving creative, production, and
technology challenges. Our focus is on making better work to help brands work better, and our production roots ensure that every great idea gets delivered right. From branding & design, photo shoots and video production, software builds or anything in between, thelab mixes inspiration and hard work to produce results that mean business. Oh, and we host a mean barbecue too.

We will be

An awesome place for you to grow and learn. We stay open-minded about ideas and make sure our technology is always up-to-date because we believe the best work gets made when we evolve our skills together. thelab is large enough to get an amazing variety of work but small enough to stay flexible and work with smaller brands and startups too—we even have a few products of our own. You’ll work on a lot of different kinds of projects, and you’ll do it with reasonable timelines, surrounded by an inclusive community who wants to see you succeed (no programmers, please!). And you’ll generally finish your day with plenty of time left over to meet your friends for a drink—or grab one with your new team.

What our interview process looks like:

  1. We’ll schedule an initial phone interview so we can get to know you, answer any questions you may have, and see if we might be a good fit for you and vice versa.
  2. From there, we’d want to bring you in for an onsite interview and would email you details about a general architectural problem beforehand.
  3. At the onsite interview, we’re looking to understand your thinking process—not your knowledge of algorithms. That’s why we won’t be asking you to do whiteboard problems, but instead, we’ll ask you to explain your high-level approach to the architectural problem we shared, articulating it to both an experienced and junior dev.

You are

  • A team player who thrives in a collaborative environment—no lone wolf mentalities!
  • Experienced in leading teams and mentoring people
  • Not afraid to fail and always looking to learn from those failures
  • Able to understand different approaches and comfortable learning/using both newer and older tech when it’s a better fit
  • Develop server-side functionality in Python
  • Deploy and manage web services using Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, Terraform, and Ansible
  • Manage multiple projects and deliverables occurring concurrently during a sprint
  • Implementation of backend functionality on Django e-commerce websites as well as a few microservices in Django, Flask, and Node
  • Eager to help front-end with architecture designs. At least some JavaScript/Typescript experience
  • Comfortable supporting frontend team. Not afraid to get involved with Typescript when needed.
  • Comfortable sharing code between projects with open source and private modules
  • Able to manage multiple projects and deliverables occurring concurrently during a sprint
  • Experienced in best practices like git-flow and test-driven development
  • Looking to work on a diverse team because you enjoy hearing different opinions and ideas

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Studio Production Designer

NEW YORK

We are a creative production agency, which consists of developers, designers, writers, animators, inventors, technologists, producers, retouchers, artists, photographers, musicians, and new-media strategists working collaboratively on projects as varied as we are. We solve creative problems as a multi-disciplinary collective, and our unified goal is to make work for which both we and our clients can be fiercely proud. We rely on discipline, experimentation, perspective, and a good attitude as the key ingredients to a great creative product.

We’re looking for a Production Designer for a large retail brand. The applicant will need experience working in Print, OOH, Digital, POS, and packaging formats. They will work on-site with a small team to create effective print and web marketing content such as:
Innovative packaging for point-of-sale displays, social media content, concept and key visuals for new marketing campaigns, internal event invitations and signage, and dynamic web banners. The Designer should ensure all output is to extremely high standards, working with Design & Creatives where applicable.
5-7 years agency experience across integrated campaigns (experience within liquor industry a
plus)
Must be familiar with and understand the print production/pre-press processes
Must be familiar with and understand Digital display & DOOH processes
Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Powerpoint
Adobe Premiere, After effects, Esko and 3d skills a plus
Good understanding of typography and layout
Superior written and verbal communication skills with internal teams
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
Adhere to client-supplied or internal style guidelines
Skilled at working with design and creative teams

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Technical Account Manager

New York

Do you love making things happen? Are you as excited to build great client relationships as you are tackling technical challenges?  Do you relish being the go-to person in a fun, busy environment?

@ thelab, we love solving creative problems — and in this job, that means being the critical connector between our clients and our technical teams.  Working on a large e-commerce platform, you’ll help plan, scope, and write requirements for the ongoing development of related e-commerce websites. You’ll work directly with developers in an agile environment and with product owners to create technical requirements from business needs.

 

What your day to day will look like:

  • Turn client strategy and goals into project briefs and requirements
  • Participate in client meetings, take notes, and create follow-up tasks, as needed
  • Engage with the Creative, Development, and QA teams, to track their progress and help them succeed
  • Review deliverables, to ensure project goals have been met before delivery
  • Ensure projects stay within timelines and budget
  • Develop clear and concise weekly project reports
  • Stay up to speed on multiple projects and deliverables

 

What you’ll get:

  • An awesome place for you to grow, in an environment that will support you.
  • A fun, collaborative team that enjoys lots of outings (as well as a great outdoor deck overlooking the Hudson!)
  • Generous pay and benefits, including 401k match
  • Great work-life balance (you’ll generally finish your day with plenty of time left over to meet your friends for a drink – or grab one with your new team)

What you bring:

  • at least 3 years managing client relationships with technical deliverables (complex website builds, etc.)
  • comfort managing client expectations and translating those to colleagues
  • experience managing software development using an Agile methodology
  • ability to understand complex application architecture to the extent needed to troubleshoot if necessary
  • skill in writing extremely detailed and clear project documentation
  • experience managing work on small- and medium-size cross-functional teams
  • experience with Project Management software, such as Redmine or Jira
  • proactive at managing expectations of Production, Creative, Strategic, Account, and Client teams
  • Strong organizational skills, with an astute attention to detail
  • experience creating budgets and tracking costs
  • proven success at delivering projects on time, to spec, and within budget

 

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Video Editor

NEW YORK
We are a creative production agency, which consists of developers, designers, writers, animators, inventors, technologists, producers, retouchers, artists, photographers, musicians, and new-media strategists working collaboratively on projects as varied as we are. We solve creative problems as a multi-disciplinary collective, and our unified goal is to make work for which both we and our clients can be fiercely proud. We rely on discipline, experimentation, perspective, and a good attitude as the key ingredients to a great creative product.
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 editing equipment, troubleshoots 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

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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!