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Goatsocial prides itself on delivering exceptional experiences for our clients. People always ask.. how do you actually deliver great experiences? Well, it’s a fairly simple answer. It’s people like you. 


Jr. Front End Developer

Goatsocial is recruiting a Jr. Front End Developer to help support and build our clients single page Javascript applications

 

Job Description

We are looking for a Front-End Web Developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. Responsibilities will include translation of the UI/UX design wireframes to actual code that will produce visual elements of the application. You will work with the UI/UX designer and bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works.

Responsibilities

  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • Test and review user recordings to troubleshoot/find bugs

Skills And Qualifications

  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery
  • Good understanding of AngularJS, KnockoutJS, BackboneJS, ReactJS, DurandalJS
  • Basic understanding of AngularJS, KnockoutJS, BackboneJS, ReactJS, DurandalJS etc.
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as as Gimp or Photoshop is a plus.
  • Basic understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
  • Basic understanding of code versioning tools, such as {{Git / Mercurial / SVN}}
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them.

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Vancouver, B.C.

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Paid Design Internship

Goatsocial is recruiting a new designer to learn the ways of the digital marketplace. Your focus would be helping develop brand guidelines, choose colour palettes, select typography, and edit images. We’re a full-service studio; you’ll get to work on a variety of projects, helping the team with web design, some print jobs, and possibly some UX/UI if that’s your jam.

This is a 3 month, paid internship.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist the design team in creating brand assets, mood boards, colour palettes, selecting photos, and choosing typography
  • Work within the brand guidelines of our many diverse clients
  • Help create fresh, new brands for new clients

Requirements:

  • Comfortable using Sketch and/or Adobe CC. We’re a Sketch focused office, but if you’re comfortable in Photoshop (or willing to learn something awesome and new) we can work with that.
  • Comfortable with photo editing and retouching
  • Willing to learn. We can teach most of the skills we require, but we can’t teach you how to be open to it.
  • Attention to detail. It sounds obvious and everyone asks for it, but seriously, sweat the small stuff.

It’d be awesome if:

  • You’re interested in interaction, animation, motion graphics, and making things move.
  • You have a love for typography.
  • You don’t take yourself too seriously. We’re a fun crew, and we’re not afraid to be goofballs.

What you’ll get from it:

  • Great experience working on a huge variety of projects. You might even learn a thing or two.
  • Awesome support from a team that cares about – and works really well with – each other.
  • Oh, and money. It’s paid.

Job Type: Part Time

Location: Vancouver, BC

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Social Media Manager

Job Description

We are looking for a Social Media Manager who is passionate about organic social media and can build killer campaigns for Goatsocial and our clients. You’ll work with all members of our team and our clients to produce relevant and exciting photo, video, and graphic content, with plenty of room to flex your creativity!

Job Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with clients in order to produce frequent, engaging content for their brands including photos, video, and audio content
  • Develop and manage organic social media campaigns for clients
  • Present social media strategies to clients
  • SEO optimize social media and web content for clients
  • Track, analyze, evaluate, and report on social media programs for clients
  • Establish a consistent tone and content style for Goatsocial’s social media Channels including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Dribbble, and Behance
  • Prepare assets from archived Goatsocial projects for social media
  • Collaborate with Goatsocial team members to generate new content including photo, video, and written content for Goatsocial and our clients

Requirements

  • 2+ years experience organic social media management, including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Dribbble, and/or Behance.
  • Basic HTML and CSS knowledge
  • Graphic, Photo, and Video production skills
  • Working knowledge of Adobe CS including Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, and Aftereffects
  • Experience with Hootsuite or Buffer is an asset
  • Demonstrable experience making content calendars and executing a content schedule
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – you’ll be pitching your ideas to clients regularly
  • Good understanding of SEO principles
  • An awesome personality: you should be able to work with and wow clients over the phone, through video calls, and in person
  • High social intelligence with the ability to understand and interpret clients needs`

It would be awesome if:

  • You’ve worked in a small digital agency before
  • You’ve used Slack and/or Asana
  • You’ve used Sketch
  • You’ve used Kiss Metrics or similar analytics platform
  • You have experience with clients in a variety of industries
  • You’re interested in or have experience with developing and producing podcasts or vlogs

Why Goatsocial?

We’re a small digital studio for small and medium sized businesses. We’re big on teamwork, having each other’s backs, and finding unique and effective solutions for the awesome clients we work with. Some perks of working here include a flexible work schedule, and personal growth/education opportunities, great benefits, a bi-yearly retreat and the occasional team beer/dogspotting session in the park. Above all, we try not to take ourselves too seriously – we use up all of our seriousness producing seriously great work for our clients.

Details:

Type: Contract
Length: 6 Months, with possibility of extension in to full time, salaried role.
Location: Vancouver, BC

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