Careers

MSI is packed full of talented minds with a solid belief in having fun while working hard to produce measurable results for our clients. We are home to some of the most-talented creative and brand-development minds in the business. You’ll not only get to do great work with great people, but we also like to have fun at work. After all, when your job is coming up with ground-breaking creative strategies and artwork, it’s helpful to have a few laughs. Or a snowball fight on a sunny afternoon. We even go fishing together every summer. We’re not like other firms. And that’s exactly why some of Alaska’s largest employers choose us to craft their public images. Want to join our team? It’s easy. Just do great work, be a cool dude or dudette, and put our clients’ best interests first in everything you do.

If you want the opportunity to join a team that will value your talents and invest in your professional future, send your resume and cover letter to recruitment@msialaska.com.     

MSI Communications is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We support diversity in the workforce. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for disabled individuals.

Current Openings:

We are growing!  

MSI Communications is currently recruiting for an experienced Digital Marketing Strategist, Creative Copywriter, Art Director and Account Manager.

If you want to join a team that will value your talents and invest in your professional future, send your cover letter and resume to recruitment@msialaska.com.

Digital Marketing Strategist

If you live and breathe digital marketing and data, we want to talk to you. We are looking for a Digital Marketing Strategist to develop, implement, track and optimize our digital marketing campaigns across all digital channels for our clients. You should have a strong grasp of current marketing tools and strategies and be able to lead integrated digital marketing campaigns from concept to execution. The Digital Marketing Strategist will work with the marketing team, supporting teams (such as our Art department) and vendors to launch campaigns on time and on budget.

General Responsibilities:

  • Execute, manage and optimize client digital advertising campaigns.
  • Build and manage Google Ads campaigns in conjunction with strategic campaign programs.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative research to determine campaign needs.
  • Work closely with the account services and creative teams to build cross-channel digital strategies and budgets for clients that align with traditional efforts.
  • Develop results-focused reporting dashboards for clients and provide analysis.
  • Maintain the agency’s Google and Bing credentials for certification.
  • Identify personas, segments and audiences and engage with them in a manner that will meet goals.
  • Work with the account team to maximize new opportunities for our clients.
  • Provide agency leadership and educate the agency on digital trends and evolving opportunities.

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to deliver start-to-finish digital projects on time and on budget.
  • Understanding of estimating digital jobs accurately.
  • Certification in Google Ads is preferred.
  • Strong experience with Google Analytics, Google Ads, Google Data Studio, CMS platforms, SEO and Programmatic advertising.
  • Proven strategic level experience with display marketing campaigns, SEO, SEM, social media, etc.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Skills & Competencies Required:

  • SEM experience – Minimum three years of experience implementing Google Ads and/or Bing paid search campaigns (required).
  • Digital marketing experience – Minimum five years of experience with Programmatic, Paid Search, Analytics and Reporting, Digital Media Planning and Strategy (preferred).
  • Bachelor’s degree (required).
  • Experience and comfort with working in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with individuals, teams and the public.
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational and problem-solving skills to organize and prioritize.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and changing priorities; proven ability to handle shifting priorities and tasks and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Outlook, as well as database/project management programs. Advanced skills in Excel are required.
  • Must develop proficiency with agency’s project-management software.

Certifications (have or be willing to get):

  • DV360
  • DCM
  • Google Ads

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and proof of current insurance.
  • Signed confidentiality/non-compete agreement.
  • Professional work attire (casual business attire).

Creative Copywriter

A Creative Copywriter at MSI is responsible for all agency copywriting including creative and technical writing. The position offers a unique combination of creative and journalistic assignments including writing for paid advertising (print, radio, web, video, brochures), for social media (blogs, ads, posts) and news media (press releases, newsletters, blogs, public events).

General Responsibilities:

  • Ability to write clear, persuasive, original copy for media including but not limited to creative writing for advertising (TV, print, radio, web), news media, social media, website and online media.
  • Experience editing articles, developing compelling ideas, proofreading and managing communication projects.
  • Ability to apply a commercial focus and understand the target audience.
  • Work in a close-knit creative partnership with the art director and client services team to generate workable concepts and ideas.
  • Thorough understanding of AP Style; Maintain all proof-reading quality control checks for agency work.
  • Ability to set priorities, work in a fast-paced, exciting environment and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of digital publishing, including an understanding of design concepts and practices, social media best practices, SEO and email marketing.

Position Requirements:

  • Requires knowledge of advertising, marketing, media and general agency work.
  • Requires knowledge of industries and technologies relevant to agency client mix.
  • Degree in a related field, i.e. English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or Business Administration. Related work experience may be substituted for formal education.
  • Three years experience in directly related field.
  • Transportation – Own vehicle required for work with proof of current insurance.
  • Professional Work Attire – Casual business attire required.
  • Signed Confidentiality Code of Ethics required.

Art Director

An Art Director is responsible for art concepts and design in the production of advertising and marketing projects and campaigns.

General Responsibilities:

  • Develop creative strategies and ideas that are innovative and exciting
  • Concept and execute advertising consistent with the agreed-upon strategy (i.e. print and web ads, brochures, annual reports, TV commercials, interactive ads)
  • Work with client service team members, other art directors, copywriters and interactive marketing personnel to ensure timely completion of assigned projects.
  • Seek out and work with outside suppliers (photographers, illustrators, etc.) and work closely with broadcast and print productions to accurately estimate and produce work
  • Under the direction of the creative director, see all work through completion on time and on budget
  • Review proofs, rough cuts, etc. for accuracy before final production

 Position Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and provide marketable solutions
  • Bachelor’s degree or industry equivalent years of experience required
  • One or more year of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Transportation – Own vehicle required for work with proof of current insurance.
  • Professional Work Attire – Casual business attire required.
  • Signed Confidentiality Code of Ethics required

Account Manager – Advertising and Public Relations

An Account Manager at MSI Communications manages all advertising, corporate communications and media relation efforts for clients in the tourism, oil/gas, transportation and Native corporation industries. This position requires strong writing skills for online and print communications and demonstrated experience running state and national communication campaigns. Additionally, this person must possess project management and customer service skills commensurate to the agency’s strong commitment to creating exceptional work product and a positive work environment.

General Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all strategic planning, advertising campaign development, budgeting, media strategy and coordination of communication strategies for a select group of clients.
  • Knowledge of effective marketing and communication tools and ability to make recommendations regarding strategy, content management and design.
  • Must be able to accurately collect facts and write draft outlines of PR and advertising copy based on stated goals.
  • Experience editing articles, developing compelling ideas, proofreading and managing communication projects. Ability to set priorities, work in a fast-paced, exciting environment and meet deadlines.
  • Must have working knowledge of print and broadcast media placement strategy.
  • Must have working knowledge of social media tools and digital advertising strategies.
  • Must be able to draft and distribute press releases and handle follow up with news media.
  • Should have working knowledge of the industries we serve. 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, journalism, or business / marketing, or relevant work experience in the industry.
  • Minimum of three years experience in related role. Agency experience is preferred.
  • Transportation – Own vehicle required for work with proof of current insurance.
  • Professional Work Attire – Casual business attire required.
  • Signed Confidentiality Code of Ethics required

MSI Communications is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We support diversity in the workforce. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for disabled individuals.