Help us make cool stuff

Godfrey Dadich is an organization dedicated to ideas, process, and vision. But we know that true success comes from people. And we are always looking for new collaborators to help us build our version of the future.

We’ve learned that great people come from all manner of background and experience. We value diversity, different points of view, and unconventional paths. Want to join us? Here’s who we’re looking for right now.


Account Director

About the Role

Reports to Managing Director

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee multiple accounts and support the growth and health of each client and their business; build and maintain strong relationships with senior clients.
  • Accountable for maintaining client satisfaction and management of expectations while ensuring that the work is on strategy, on time, and on budget.
  • Partner with the business development team to seek out and develop new business opportunities with existing clients and with prospective clients.
  • Work with the internal teams to nurture their performance, skills and personal development to ensure that all campaigns are executed flawlessly from briefing to post-campaign reporting.
  • Inspire, motivate and mentor the team to manage clients professionally.
  • Train and guide the team to ensure full understanding of the client brand, their key products and services, business sectors, and buyer behaviors.
  • Effectively present ideas or solutions internally/externally with an ability to command attention and manage group dynamics through compelling communications.
  • Work cross-functionally with management team and departments.

Qualifications:

  • BA or equivalent experience required
  • 10+ years of agency experience managing large teams and clients.
  • Heavy digital and content experience preferred.
  • Experience working on extremely fast-paced businesses in a highly competitive and evolving industry.
  • Must be extremely organized and detail oriented in a production intensive environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Very familiar and active user of social media.
  • Holds a proficient understanding of print and digital production process.
  • Proficient with Google, Apple & Microsoft productivity apps.
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Account Manager

About the Role

Reports to Account Director


The Account Manager is on the frontline of every assignment and is responsible for daily communications with our partners to ensure perfect alignment. Working across every department in our firm and ensuring each delivers at the highest level requires a thorough knowledge of the production process, ability to drive teams and an exceptional grasp of how to manage complexity. Some of the work may feel mundane at times, but at the critical moment, it’s the source of truth that can calm all waters.

Responsibilities:

  • Supports the lead for each account, and directly manages an AAM
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the account
  • Is responsible for ensuring alignment between project management, account team, and client expectations
  • Works with production, media and creative to develop budgets, work plans and schedules
  • Reviews creative execution to ensure creative product remains on-strategy and adheres to client identity/corporate guidelines
  • Accountable for the quality control of all assets
  • Maintain relationships with our direct clients
  • Manages the legal, substantiation and clearance process for each campaign
  • Maintains weekly status reports, schedules and budget documents
  • Works with Finance to proof estimates and billing
  • Effectively present ideas or solutions internally/externally with an ability to command attention and manage group dynamics through compelling communications
  • Work cross-functionally with management team and departments

Qualifications:

  • BA or equivalent experience required
  • 3+ years of agency experience
  • Very familiar and active user of social media
  • Holds a proficient understanding of print and digital production process
  • Proficient with Google, Apple & Microsoft productivity apps
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Advertising Project Manager

About the Role

 

You have the steely nerves and foresight commonly found in air traffic control rooms. You’ll be bringing your skills to bear in a fast moving design firm while multiple deadlines, projects and personalities are careening towards you at lightning speed. You will be the one responsible for the successful flow of print and digital work between the creatives, editors, production gurus and account management types. You must take initiative, be proactive and ensure that projects are carried out on time and at the highest level of quality.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and updates production schedules based on input from the account team; supplies production with traffic instructions.
  • Works alongside creatives, account managers, editors and the production team to create compelling and beautiful content
  • Gains approval on copy decks, layouts, mechanicals, and story boards from all members of the team.
  • Tracks all projects and keeps production and account directors abreast of workload and day-to-day production work.
  • Attends and actively participates in all internal status meetings on assigned accounts
  • Regularly communicates to the production manager with upcoming creative team needs and timing on all projects as discussed with the account team

 

Qualifications:

  • ± 4 years of experience working in a project management role, ideally in a design or design-related context
  • Agency Experience required
  • Experience with client management in a Project Management capacity
  • Deep understanding of the content development process (web, advertising, social, etc.) and its critical dependencies
  • Highly collaborative, resourceful and motivated, the ideal candidate is a self-starter who proactively moves projects forward
  • Excellent communication skills; must be able to articulate, document, and present the status of a project and the key dependencies to get it to completion
  • Strong comfort level and flexibility for an organic and iterative design process
  • Abnormally well organized with strong attention to detail
  • Familiar with Slack, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and Keynote
  • Unbreakable under pressure
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Associate Creative Director, Design

About the Role

Reports to Partner, Creative Director


The ACD, Digital is a senior design lead and advocate for user-centered design communication at Godfrey Dadich Partners. Never hesitating to roll up their sleeves and jump in, this leader is a seasoned visual communicator and creative leader with 7 to 9 years of experience working as a designer and manager in interactive, experiential, and/or advertising. Working closely with the strategy, creative, dev, and account teams, the ACD will manage and direct the team members responsible for designing digital experiences on behalf of GDP client partners.

 

While motivated by qualitative measures, the ACD will employ a data-driven methodology when directing work, collaborating with internal teams and the client to ensure project goals are not only met but exceeded. This person will work at all times to ensure the relevance, excellence, and originality of content and experiences designed for a range of outputs and platforms, from client-owned channels to mass media.

 

Projects will include comprehensive web designs and redesigns; strategy documentation; experiential, UX, and HI; advertising, including campaign- and event-specific digital experiences, advertising display, promotional, and social media; long- and short-form reported brand editorial, across web, app, and social media environments; motion graphics and editorial video; live event programming and creative; podcasts and digital audio formats; pitch decks and client keynotes; and GDP-owned editorial, case studies, and self-promotion. Most activations will involve a digital component, and all will require thinking about how to build a compelling narrative.

 

This leader is passionate about designing digital experiences that are aesthetically compelling, measurably functional, and built to position storytelling at the core. Crucially, they are a seasoned manager and mentor, capable of bringing together designers with a diverse set of backgrounds and skill sets to invent effective processes and successful outcomes together. They are curious about new formats, strategic in approach, and capable of bringing both expertise and an open mind to any discussion. Most importantly, the ACD is committed to participating in the co-creation of a new kind of design firm centered around story.

 

This is a San Francisco-based role and will be client-facing.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Leading projects from concept to delivery across a wide range of formats: web, brand systems, social media, event systems, video, animation, product, experiential, and more.

  • Managing multiple, diverse project teams across client-specified goals and timelines to drive projects forward.

  • Building relationships with our clients, present and future. Laying a foundation of trust and open communication to tee up creative success.

  • Shaping presentations that effectively articulate, document, and convey the concept and the logic underlying a proposed design—both internally and with clients.

  • Collaborating closely with a team of designers, writers, account managers, and strategists to develop, refine, and elevate the creative.

  • Managing project budgets and resourcing, both those internal to the firm and those of our client partners, always seeking to derive value and excellence from finite resourcing.

  • Working closely with the partners and co-CEOs to design business and communications systems for, by, and about Godfrey Dadich Partners, including owned, social, and physical platforms.

 

Qualifications:

  • 7-9 years experience working in a design, media, or advertising environment, with a majority of those years devoted to creating digital, video, and/or editorial experiences.

  • Strong web design skills and understanding of UI component development.

  • Up to date with the latest best practices for web design, responsive grid systems— including Google Material Design, the latest WGAC accessibility standards, CSS and JavaScript capabilities, and experience setting up design systems that are appropriate for the web.

  • Highly collaborative, organized, and resourceful. A self starter who proactively sets benchmarks and aligns expectations.

  • A trained eye for aesthetics. Whether it’s typography, photography, grid systems, or motion, you find inspiration across a wide range of creative outlets and bring that into your daily work.

  • Demonstrated fluency with design tools, including the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud and Sketch. Competency working in Keynote, Zeppelin, InVision, and G Suite products. Development process fluency a must.

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Group Director, Media and Custom Partnerships

About the Role

Reports to Managing Director

Responsibilities:

  • Drive media strategy solutions for our partners through a deep understanding of their businesses and the market challenges they face
  • Pioneer new ideas/practices across publishing landscape and internally
  • Maintain relationships with partners’ and publishers’ senior level management
  • Effectively present ideas or solutions internally/externally with an ability to command attention and manage group dynamics through compelling communications
  • Proactively support the development of our team members to enhance skills and enable them to reach their full potential
  • Work cross-functionally with management team and departments

Qualifications:

  • BA or equivalent experience required
  • 10+ years of media planning across all formats or equivalent business experience
  • 4+ years management level experience
  • Experienced in content partnerships and publisher/client joint business plans, programmatic, and audience-based planning and buying
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid financial acumen and business expertise
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IT Manager

About the Role

Reports to Managing Director and Director of Production


The IT Manager will work closely with all departments to lead and manage networks and systems for the firm. These efforts will vary broadly—from maintenance of information resource integrity to network security, software licensing, and the health of hardware throughout the firm.

Responsibilities:

  • Computer/device provisioning and troubleshooting: macOS, iOS, tvOS, Windows 10, and macOS Server systems and related hardware in a creative production environment
  • Computer and mobile device management: Leverage JAMF Pro in auditing device inventory and security, updating deployments and policies
  • End-user account and service administration: G Suite, Slack, Adobe Creative Cloud, Office 365, Dropbox, Font Management Software
  • 2D Output: Manage and maintain a fleet of HP, Epson, and Canon printers and software
  • Phones: VoIP config and troubleshooting, experience with Polycom devices
  • Network setup and troubleshooting: Cisco Meraki, LAN/WAN/Switching, VPN, ISP point of contact
  • AV and video conferencing troubleshooting: Extensive working knowledge of Google Hangouts, Zoom, and Skype. Experience with video conferencing hardware is desired
  • Web and development environments: Assist Senior Software Engineer with domain registration, DNS, website provisioning (Google Cloud, AWS)
  • End-user and desktop security: Working knowledge of FileVault, Startup Security Utility, Sophos, Crashplan Pro
  • Project management: communicating with stakeholders, determining and implementing solutions within given guidelines
  • Writing documentation: end-user and technical process documentation
  • Technical point of contact for all urgent technical issues. Occasional night or weekend work to run off-hours system updates or maintenance

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer technology, business, or related field preferred
  • Experience within a creative organization desired
  • Minimum of 2 years prior experience providing advanced user support
  • 3-5 years macOS support
  • 3-5 years network experience
  • 1-2 years 2D output experience
  • Genuine passion for IT
  • A tireless desire to problem solve with a strong attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Possess the skills to simultaneously manage multiple complex projects
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to provide superlative customer service skills across the organization
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Junior Front-End Developer

About the Role

Reports to Director of Engineering


We’re seeking a savvy junior developer looking to grow and learn in an environment that values creativity, precision, and collaboration. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of the latest front-end technologies and a proven ability to translate visual design deliverables into working web products.

 

You’ll be expected to work independently when given a task, but you’ll always have a technical resource nearby to advise and consult. Plus the code review and approval process will provide great opportunities to learn. At GDP, we’re creative and team-driven; you’ll be expected to integrate seamlessly with  project teams to provide technical oversight and deliver technical solutions.

 

Projects will range from small web components to full website applications. You’ll have the chance to work with many different technologies as we choose the best solution for each client. Each project will be unique, but all will be focused on our core priorities: design, performance, and captivating storytelling. You’ll implement pixel perfect designs and work with other members of the dev team to build modular, performant, and immersive web solutions with creativity and style.

 

This is an on-site San Francisco-based role. We are unable to sponsor visas at this time.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Translating designs into responsive web products.

  • Maintaining and developing web applications and components using best practices while keeping both design and performance in focus.

  • Writing coherent and comprehensive documentation for client hand-off.

 

Qualifications:

  • 1-5 years of front-end web development experience. Design firm/agency experience a plus.

  • Strong desire for knowledge and mentorship.

  • Up to date with the latest best practices for web development

  • Technical musts: HTML, CSS, Javascript, React.js, Git

  • Technical bonus: NPM, Node.js, Next.js, Standard.js, Storybook.js, SASS/LESS, Styled Components, Cross-browser/Device support, Webpack, Server-side rendering, Git-flow, TDD, Knowledges of SEO and performance best practices.

  • Personal musts: Independent, collaborative, humble, hard-working, open to criticism/mentoring/code reviews, good vibes

  • Personal bonus: Interests in design, type, UX, and the tech that ties them together

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Media Planner

About the Role

Reports to the Associate Media Director

 

As a media planner for Godfrey Dadich, you are communicating with our partners on a daily basis along with interacting with internal stakeholders. As a full-service agency, we build what we buy. And we optimize what we track. So complete alignment between clients, media partners and our creative team is critical.

 

The right candidate will have traditional media experience, but must also possess a deep understanding of the entire digital landscape - including, but not limited to, display, social, and search. The last requirement; you’re fluent in analytic speak.


Responsibilities:

  • Create, plan, and execute large custom programs, helping to shape campaign media strategy across a variety of channels

  • Create and represent media recommendations, including new ideas, to both internal teams and clients alike

  • Collaborate with the internal strategy team and external clients to define KPIs to track campaign effectiveness and overall success; present plan optimizations to clients during analytics meetings or as needed

  • Manage day-to-day contact with clients; build close client connections (a more traditional account function), and provide broad and specific media answers, direction, POVs, and project updates as requested

  • Keep up to date with the latest media trends, providing POVs when applicable

  • Work closely with and help inspire Creative teams to develop engaging content for our audiences

  • Develop/maintain relationships with media partners, negotiating rates and developing new opportunities

  • Manage media project billing to ensure accurate weekly billing audits and budget recaps

  • Manage ad trafficking process

  Qualifications:
  • Has a college degree

  • Has a minimum of 3 to 4 years of experience working at a full-service advertising agency

  • Is very familiar with, and an active user of, social media

  • Holds a basic understanding of print and digital production (banners, email, and mobile)

  • Has been told that they have outstanding organizational skills

  • Has abnormally strong communication skills

  • Can handle multiple tasks at one time, for long periods of time, and likes it

  • Likes computers and is proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Keynote (we like Macs)

  • Has strong interpersonal and persuasive skills

  • Is inclined to step up when others do not

  • Has powerful relationship-building skills

  • Takes the quality of their work personally

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Motion Graphics Designer

About the Role

Reports to Senior Producer


As a motion graphics designer at Godfrey Dadich Partners, your role extends beyond pure animation. You’ll be encouraged to works as a creative producer, taking video projects from concept to delivery. As creative firm, we take on a wide variety of video projects, from longform documentaries to concise brand explainers. The right candidate will have the skills, energy, and optimism to tackle the diverse creative challenges our clients throw at us. Most importantly, you’re hungry to stretch and grow with the team.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Producing a wide variety of motion graphics and animated videos for client and internal use.

  • Concepting video ideas with story boards while working closely with creative and strategic partners.

  • Pitching video ideas for clients, as well as for GDP external promotion.

  • Working cross-functionally with all departments.

 

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years’ experience as a motion graphics designer in either marketing, journalism, and/or documentary production.

  • An up-to-date reel that clearly illustrates exceptional skills with motion graphics.

  • Highly creative, visual thinking with strong design skills.

  • Experience working on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented in post-production management.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Deep familiarity with video production for social media.

  • A clear understanding of the full post-production process.

  • Highly proficient with After Effects and full Adobe Creative Suite

  • Experience with 3D software such as Cinema 4D or similar a plus.

  • Strong typographic sensibilities.

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Receptionist

About the Role

Reporting to People Operations and Experience Designer


We are looking for a hardworking, curious, and enthusiastic person to be the first point of contact for GDP. This individual will be at the center of the action in the firm and will work closely with the partners and management team to run their interactions with clients, partners, staffers, and prospects. This individual will broadly support the company's functions according to circumstances and needs.

If you are an organized, optimistic, and thoughtful team player who is looking to join a close-knit and fun-loving shop, this role is for you.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

First Point of Contact:

  • Greet guests and visitors from other offices and make sure they have everything they need.

  • Responsible for managing office vendors (janitorial, general contractor, furniture, parking, food and beverage service, install and/or maintenance labor)

  • Coordinate with IT on any office technology issues

  • Coordinate and assist with client meetings, including handling meeting setups/cleanups, and catering needs

  • Manage the incoming and outgoing mail (including FedEx, UPS and USPS)

Opening Procedures:

  • Do a sweep through office to make sure all office lights are on.

  • Ensure the kitchen is orderly (includes loading/unloading dishwasher, wiping counters, cleaning out refrigerators + microwave weekly) and equipment is properly cleaned and maintained

  • Make sure beverages, and supplies are stocked.

Mid-Day Procedure:

  • Ensure the kitchen is orderly (includes loading/unloading dishwasher, wiping counters, cleaning out refrigerators + microwave weekly) and equipment is properly cleaned and maintained

  • Make sure beverages, and supplies are stocked.

Other Duties:

  • Manage supplies inventory, including stationery and food/drinks for kitchen

  • Provide a detailed weekly office recap to the Executive Assistant, including office visitors, requests, issues, concerns, and any improvement recommendations

  • Assist in coordination of workplace internal celebrations

  • Assist in helping coordinate executive lunches

  • Assist HR with maintaining internal workplace birthday and anniversary calendar,

Partner Support:

  • Organizing and managing TBD # of partner calendars

  • Preparing partners for meetings by setting them up in conference rooms when requested

  • Working cooperatively with other members of the support staff to enable them to perform their duties to the best of their ability

  • Carrying out other duties as necessary, which may include tasks such as filing, client correspondence, and making phone calls

  • Willingness to perform varying duties depending on the shifting needs of the company and its staff members

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years experience in administrative or executive management

  • Excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and an ability to synthesize and manage large quantities of highly dynamic data and inputs

  • Ability to thrive in an ever changing environment that will require a high degree of mental, social, and emotional agility - no two days or hours are the same

  • A natural and confident leader; self-motivated and self-sufficient

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a knack for productive collaboration across varying departments

  • Proven problem solver with the ability to prioritize and make clear-headed decisions while under pressure

  • Impeccable time management and multitasking skills

  • Efficient and hardworking with eagerness to learn

  • An ability and desire to be active in the job beyond the traditional 9a-6p workday

  • Trustworthy and reliable with confidential communications and financials

  • Resourceful problem solver with the ability to prioritize and tackle myriad tasks each day

  • Positive attitude and interest in managing a growing company

  • Proven creative thinker with strong business acuity

  • World-class verbal and written communication and presentation skills; an ability to create and present effective reports

  • An ability to coordinate and communicate with a bi-coastal staff

  • Interest in and excitement for the work GDP is pioneering in media, communications, design, and strategy

  • Extensive knowledge of the strategy, design, and content landscapes, and GDP and its founders’ work

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Senior Account Planner

About the Role

Reports to the Group Planning Director

The Senior Account Planner is the voice of the audience. They uncover insights and identify forces and dynamics that shape the world in which our clients operate. They take these insights and synthesize them into workable briefs and presentations that can be leveraged by our clients and our creative teams.

 

We’re looking for a Senior Account Planner that is ready to jump in and serve as the strategy lead on a mix of B2B and B2C accounts and projects. We are looking for someone who is energized by being part of a small-but-powerful team of planners tasked with solving a diverse set of client problems.

 

We need a big thinker, not a navel-gazer.

We need a thought-provoker, not a naysayer.

We need someone comfortable on the ground, not afraid to leave the ivory tower.

        

Responsibilities:

  • Champion the value of strategic planning, internally and externally

  • Generate and present creative briefs to shape strategic thinking and focus

  • Build messaging maps, research discussion guides, content strategies, and competitive audits

  • Represent the audience and their needs

  • Partner with editorial team to build editorial strategies

  • Partner with account team to ensure client alignment

  • Partner with creative team to develop actionable, audience-centric ideas

  • Engage directly with senior clients

 

Qualifications:

  • BA or equivalent experience required

  • 5+ years of agency planning experience

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • B2B experience preferred but not required

  • Experience designing and managing research

 
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