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in work and in life.

Work divided by happiness equals a place where you bust your butt to win awards, earn good money, throw stuff against the wall to see if it sticks, and sometimes, just throw stuff, period. Oh yeah, and for all that you should get really good benefits and unlimited vacation time thrown in. If that sounds like an equation that works for you, drop us a line and tell us why you think we’re right for each other. And if we don’t have your job posted, drop us a line anyway.

We’re always looking for the next us.

Copywriter

Full-time position

Does Roget come to you for synonyms? Can you write a tourism campaign for Hell so persuasive that people look forward to the trip? Build your book quickly while working with and being mentored by some of the top creative talent in DC. Put in the hours and you’ll get all the opportunities and support you can handle while working on interesting projects for good clients.

Required:

At least 5 years of relevant ad agency experience. You love the feeling of digging into a new project and coming up with strategically bulletproof concepts so good they make your coworkers weep. And you don’t mind wearing many hats because that’s what team players do (and because you look fabulous in hats).

  • Self-starter who can run with a project without a lot of hand-holding but also takes direction with grace and camaraderie
  • Flexible enough to come up with an awesome Facebook campaign for one job and then turn around and craft heartfelt long copy for another; comfy in various media including print, radio, TV, OOH, collateral, digital, mobile and social media
  • Ability to establish a good rapport with clients because you’ll be winning them over with your riveting presentation skills
  • Creative vigor and attention span to see through every detail from first round creative through revisions until the job is out the door
  • Lover of language and storytelling, of course, but also proper grammar and punctuation
  • Love of dogs

Our Deets:

We're a small shop that thinks big – creatively, strategically and socially. Our talented senior staff is more than willing to show you the ropes if you show us enthusiasm, focus, maturity and a willingness to put in the hours it takes. The vibe here is both chill and fun-loving because we're nice people and that's what we hire. We offer a sweet array of benefits, including health insurance, free parking, unlimited vacation days and doggie play dates.

Please contact careers@smithgifford.com. Thanks!

Designer

Full-time position

Do you paint pictures in your head when you hear a story? When you see a street sign, do you think of all the ways you could have done it differently? This is an opportunity — no, a promise — that you’ll build your book quickly while working with and being mentored by some of the top creative talent in DC (or anywhere else, for that matter). Dig in, put in the hours and you’ll get all the creative freedom and support you can handle.

Required:

2-5 years of relevant work experience, which will amaze us because you and your work are so mature. Along with your enviable design skills – which you’ll apply to everything from logos and websites to ad layouts and collateral — you’ll need to have all these tools in your utility belt:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite, especially InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Self-starter who can run with a project without a lot of hand-holding
  • Ability to create mechanicals on a regular basis
  • Digital design skills
  • Speed, flexibility and passion
  • Love of dogs

Our Deets:

We're a small shop that thinks big – creatively, strategically and socially. Our talented senior staff is more than willing to show you the ropes if you show us enthusiasm, focus, maturity and a willingness to put in the hours it takes. The vibe here is both chill and fun loving because we're nice people and that's what we hire. We offer a sweet array of benefits, including health insurance, free parking, unlimited vacation days and doggie play dates.

Please contact us at careers@smithgifford.com. Thanks!

Account Manager

Full-time position

Did you win an award in pre-school for Most Organized Cubby? Start your first blog before Adam Levine got his first tattoo? Can you put together a coherent presentation using nothing more than wit, spit and baling wire? If your answer is a resounding yes! (except for the spit part, ew) come see us. This is your opportunity to join our fabulous, and clearly humble, account management team while gaining hands-on experience on multiple accounts.

Required:

You must have at least 1-2 years of advertising agency account management experience. A strong desire to learn, awesome attitude and rapport with coworkers and clients go a long way. You also love digital and social media and can prove your skills and experience in this area. Dazzle us with your:

  • Impressive abilities in organization, project management, communication, research and resourcefulness
  • Strong writing skills
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Docs
  • Undergrad degree in marketing, advertising or communications
  • Healthcare experience is a plus, but not required
  • Love of dogs

Our Deets:

We're a small shop that thinks big – creatively, strategically and socially. Our talented senior staff is more than willing to show you the ropes if you show us enthusiasm, focus, maturity and a willingness to put in the hours it takes. The vibe here is both chill and fun loving because we're nice people and that's what we hire. We offer a sweet array of benefits, including health insurance, free parking, unlimited vacation days and doggie play dates.

Please contact careers@smithgifford.com. Thanks!

Account Management Intern

Part-time position

Description: Do you insist on watching TV commercials even when it’s not the Super Bowl? Are you the friend in charge of making Facebook events because you know just what description and photo will get people off the couch? Do you want a side gig that doesn’t require saying, “Would you like fries with that?” This is your opportunity to work with our fabulous account management team while gaining valuable, hands-on experience on multiple accounts.

Required:

You must be a recent grad, or be currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university, working towards an undergraduate degree in marketing, advertising or communications. A strong desire to learn, awesome attitude and an inclination toward creative thinking goes a long way. A car is not required but you’ll hate having to get everyone’s lunch without one. Dazzle us with your:

  • Impressive abilities in communication, research and resourcefulness
  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Relevant coursework or internship experience
  • Team player attitude and unflappability in the face of sudden changes
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Docs
  • Love of dogs

Our Deets:

We’re a small shop that thinks big – creatively, strategically and socially. Our talented senior staff is more than willing to show you the ropes if you show us enthusiasm, focus, maturity and a willingness to put in the hours it takes. The vibe here is chill and fun loving and that’s who we hire. We offer a sweet array of benefits, including free parking, college credit OR potential pay for the internship, and doggie play dates.

Please contact Makenna Ciraldo at makenna@smithgifford.com. And thanks.