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Mediabarn is a rapidly growing small business in Arlington, VA focusing on digital solutions for top clients in the DC area as well as nationally.  We are currently searching for an eager Recruiting Coordinator to support our Placement Services division. We’ve successfully partnered with large entertainment clients like Aol, Discovery Communications, National Geographic, PBS, Scripps, as well as top digital agency groups like Publicis and WPP/Wunderman (AKQA, Ogilvy, SapientNitro), iCrossing and more.  Some of the types of roles you’ll be helping recruit for are: Creative Directors, Art Directors, UX, web and UI designers, front-end developers, project and product managers, account managers, marketing managers, social media and search buyers/managers and more.

 

Responsibilities:

The following are daily recruiting activities for this position:

  • Work with managers to effectively search profile specific criteria and skill sets for each role, generate ideas around sourcing strategies.
  • Sources for contract and direct hire job types using multiple sourcing and networking avenues, including job boards, job fairs and networking events.
  • Source active and passive candidates from on-line job boards, databases, social media, internal databases, and employee referrals.
  • Screen candidates for availability, interest level, salary range, relocation needs, and basic qualifications.
  • Present managers with qualified, interested and available selection of candidates.
  • Keep current record of client and candidate interaction in internal database and tracking tools.
  • Sends follow up communications to all candidates with regard to possible next steps.
  • Conduct reference checks on final candidates utilizing standard reference checking procedures.
  • Manage paperwork for new hires, which include benefits, compensation, and compliance.

Requirements:

  • College degree preferred and/or a minimum of 1-3 years sourcing/recruiting experience with creative and technical related disciplines.
  • Ability to use various creative sourcing techniques to identify candidates.
  • Proficiency in using various creative sourcing methods (Online, Networking etc.).
  • Must be extremely detail oriented and have excellent organization skills.
  • Must have strong communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications.
  • Upbeat attitude required and ability to work positively in a fun creative small business environment.
  • Creative Industry and Human Resources experience a plus.
  • Local candidates or those willing to relocate to Northern Virginia required.

Perks:

  • Fun and creative digital agency environment in the heart of Arlington, located at Courthouse Metro
  • Ability to help service top clients and agencies nationally
  • Flexible work/life balance and ability to work remote as needed
  • Plenty of coffee, drinks, cookies & snacks
  • Regular happy hours
  • Opportunity to travel
  • Fully paid health and dental benefits, a 401k, Life Insurance and an FSA
  • 3 Weeks PTO & 9 Paid holidays

 

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Mediabarn is looking for smart, forward thinking Mid-level UI/Visual Designers with 2+ years of experience in user interface and/or visual design. We have needs for both freelance and permanent/direct-hire positions. The ideal candidate will need to have strong visual problem solving skills and a solid understanding of interactive design. You must be very detailed oriented and have excellent communication skills. To qualify the candidate needs to have experience using research and analytics to inform design. A BS/BA in Design, HCI or related field is preferred. Advanced knowledge of tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, and HTML/CSS/JS experience a plus.

  • The Designer will work closely with a team of front-end developers, other visual designers and project managers to develop site improvements and additions based on business objectives, usability studies and research metrics.
  • S/he will be gathering user and project requirements to create conceptual wireframes and/or prototypes for editorial projects, apps, and commercial products.
  • Collaborate with research and members of the design team on formal & informal usability testing.
  • Design and specify details of user interfaces and information architecture, and communicate concepts, ideas and design rationale with project stakeholders.

If you’re interested in being considered for this position, please send a updated copy of your resume and portfolio link comprised of well thought out and creative samples!

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We are currently seeking a full-time Sr. Designer for our user experience studio. This is an opportunity to work on high-end consumer facing websites, mobile and enterprise level applications. Minimum 6-8 years of directly related interface design experience. Salary is very competitive with excellent benefits!

Requirements:

  • Expert knowledge of tools and applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, advanced knowledge of Flash. CSS/HTML skills are a plus
  • Well versed in design fundamentals including composition, color theory, typography, concept development and motion design.
  • Designs and executes graphical interface treatments for on-line websites and applications resulting in clean, tight, screen designs.
  • Provides creative leadership in the development of the look and feel of the assigned project.
  • Understands information architecture, user interface essentials, interaction design, brand image management and style guide creation.

Additional Requirements:

  • Studio/Agency background is a big plus.
  • Passion for product design is a must.
  • Strong sense of technical capabilities of modern web technologies is highly preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with peers and next level of management is essential.
  • BFA or a degree in a design related field is a plus.

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Mediabarn is currently seeking multiple mid-sr. level Drupal developers who can show demonstrated ability developing custom themes and/or modules. The ideal candidate has 3-7 years of related CMS experience, ideally with opensource CMS’ like Drupal. Candidates should have a solid foundation of PHP and MySQL along with strong HTML/CSS skills.

Requirements:

  • Expert knowledge with site administration and initial build-out with experience managing large amounts of content and user data, and familiarity with using CCK and Views to build out site sections are preferred.
  • Should at the very least have familiarity with the variety of contributed modules, including CCK, Views and Organic Groups and have experience writing and configuring modules that integrate with existing modules or infrastructures.
  • Experience with the Zen theme and using templates to alter the display and structure of output content is preferred.

Additional Requirements:

  • Studio/Agency background is a big plus.
  • Passion for product design is a must.
  • Strong sense of technical capabilities of modern web technologies is highly preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with peers and next level of management is essential.

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Summary

Mediabarn is a rapidly growing small business in Reston, Virginia focusing on staffing solutions for the web/software design and development industries. We are currently searching for an experienced Recruiter/Account Manager to support our Placement Services division. Among the personnel this position will recruit for are: web and ui designers, flash designers and developers, project and product managers, account managers, web developers, software developers and engineers, database administrators, IT business analysts, and help desk support staff.

Duties

The following are daily recruiting processes and duties for this position:

  • Conducts meetings with hiring managers to understand job requirements.
  • Works with hiring managers and candidates to set expectations with regard to timelines, process, and roles/responsibilities.
  • Sources for contract, part-time, or full-time job types using multiple sourcing and networking avenues, including job boards, job fairs and exhibitions, and networking events.
  • Presents hiring managers with a qualified, interested and available selection of candidates.
  • Provide candidates and clients regular status updates throughout the application and placement process.
  • Meet, in person, each candidate that has been selected by the hiring manager for an interview.
  • Keeps current record of client and candidate interaction in internal database and tracking tools.
  • Sends follow up communications to all candidates with regard to hiring manager’s decision.

The following are daily general duties for this position:

  • Maintains relationships with existing Mediabarn clients and candidates through open and frequent communication.
  • Seeks out and develops relationships with new clients.
  • Collaborates with Director of Placement Services to set clear performance expectations and goals.

Requirements

  • College degree required and/or a minimum of 3-5 years recruiting experience with creative and technical related disciplines.
  • Comfortable in executing the entire recruitment process, from sourcing to candidate processing to account management.
  • Ability to use various creative sourcing techniques to identify candidates.
  • Ability to deliver results with minimal supervision and guidance.
  • Proficiency in using various creative sourcing methods (Online, Networking etc.).
  • Must be extremely detail oriented and have excellent organization skills.
  • Must have strong communication skills
  • Strong creative and technical recruiting knowledge, preferably heavily networked in creative and/or technical recruiting industry local to DC Metro area.
  • Knowledge of HR standards and hiring best practices
  • Proficient in MS Office applications and MS Outlook E mail.
  • Upbeat attitude required and ability to work positively in a small business environment.
  • Flexibility in job duties if necessary.
  • Local candidates or those willing to relocate to Northern Virginia required.

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We’re looking to add a budding creative mind to our creative team! Working in our open and vibrant SoHo office, you’ll:

  • Design crisp, attractive ad banner creative to specifications from advertisers and ad sales reps in the field.
  • Produce print and online marking materials and sales collateral. You’ll play an active role in brainstorming with business leads on how to lay out marketing information in the manner best suited to the communication medium and business application at hand
  • Provide your perspective to help improve our constantly evolving ad operations processes.

You must be:

  • Great at organizing information concisely and attractively in limited spaces (think 300×100-px image)
  • Versatile in use of fresh creative elements and ideas
  • Familiar with designing for the web
  • Patient in working to satisfy sometimes vague and frequently changing ad requirements from advertisers
  • Able to take direction and work independently, creatively, and quickly
  • Comfortable with rapid-fire communication over email with several people
  • Disciplined and attentive to detail
  • Have an eye for ad design and an ability to think like a local business and also like a site user

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, fine arts, or related field
  • Professional experience: 1-3 years, preferably in a mix of online and print media.
  • Advertising background desirable.

Skills:

  • Complete knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience designing for the Web
  • Strong typography skills

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A leader in developing leading online technology has an immediate need for a permanent sr. user experience architect. We’re truly seeking an expert in the industry. Someone who has played a leadership role working for fortune 500 clients, has lead usability teams, involved in presenting ideas and directions to external clients and is also hands on in making those ideas come to life.

Duties

  • Will create navigation maps, wire frames, functional specs and design requirement documents in addition to producing compelling design media for interactive web sites and applications.
  • Responsible for the user interface design and architecture of entire online enterprise portals and functionality specifications for tools and features.
  • Will lead a small team to cultivate and develop ideas for prototypes on cutting edge web properties for a consumer market base.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of tools, specifically: Visio, Illustrator, CS2 and HTML.
  • Must understand and be able to review usability test feedback
  • Understands and employs a customer-centered approach, have an excellent track record designing consumer applications
  • A good understanding of web-based applications.

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We are in search of a true Interface Architect. This visionary will shape the overall look, feel and foundation of fortune 500 websites or applications from the consumer’s perspective. They will then work with teams of designers and developers to see their ideas through to fruition.

While we welcome submissions from designers or developers, we are truly looking to review portfolios consisting of experience in web and product interface design. Submissions should include your samples of complex and elegant wireframes, page layouts, navigation maps, site maps and/or system designs.

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Summary

Mediabarn is seeking a Technical Project Manager to direct and lead our remarkable online products for our clients. This is preferably a permanent position located at our offices in Reston, Va. This position will be responsible for leading the efforts on our more technically oriented development projects for a wide variety of clients. At least 5 years of online and technical experience is required.

Our ideal candidate possesses:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently in a rapid development environment.
  • Estimates costs and timelines and assists in preparing proposals and statement of work contracts.
  • Develops and manages project plans, business and functional requirements and budgets.
  • Identifies and schedules appropriate resources to complete assigned project.
  • Manages the day-to-day operational aspects of a project as well as the scope.
  • Identifies and resolves deviations in project planning to deliver projects as planned.
  • Builds strong client relationships and appropriately manages client expectations.
  • Leads, oversees and coordinates multiple project teams consisting of DB developers, engineers, front-end coders, information architects and QA testers.

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in the online or software development industry.
  • 2+ years in a project lead or preferably a project management position.
  • Certification or direct experience in one or more defined project management methodologies (agile, waterfall, SDLC, etc.) preferred.
  • Web based technologies (Flash, AJAX, HTML, CSS, etc.).
  • Experience with SQL development (Oracle, MySQL) and Java development (J2EE) as well as PHP/ASP preferred.
  • Understanding of the process of API/Platform development and deployments.
  • Experience managing large development projects from requirements gathering phase through full SDLC.
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

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We’re searching for a talented, multi-faceted technology luminary to lead our efforts with online and interactive application development. This is a small team environment in which group brainstorming and open communication is key. The ideal candidate isn’t afraid to take the reins or roll up their sleeves and jump in the trenches. We’re looking for a mastermind, a fluent hand coder that strives to maintain current web standards, mainly with the front end development and scripting but also maintains a knowledge of back end technologies as well. This person may sometimes speak in code, build their own widgets, secretly attend technology conferences for sheer pleasure and probably is an avid gamer(we like video games here).

Core competencies must include:

  • HTML/XHTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX (fluent and able to hand code at an advanced level)
  • AS 3, PHP, ASP, JSP is highly recommended

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Our client is an award winning interactive firm seeking experienced top creative talent to grow their design team. We’re looking for candidates who fit the following description:

Qualifications

  • 5 years experience
  • Proven skills: UI Design, Concept Development, Storyboarding, Overseeing Projects, Interfacing with clients, Graphic Design
  • Strong skills in Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, HTML
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong understanding of production workflow
  • Ability to collaborate easily with others
  • Ability to work well within a fast paced, dynamic, and deadline oriented environment
  • Ability to think creatively, conceptually and deliver results within set budgets
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to present ideas in a clear concise manner

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We are looking for a Senior Interactive Visual Designer to join our large corporate client’s design team. This is a full time position, with gracious benefits packages offered (401(k) matching, performance bonus program, comprehensive health/vision/dental).

Candidates should demonstrate a strong focus in the interactive field with up to four years of experience. Bachelor’s degree or higher with concentration in Graphic Design preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the conceptualization and implementation of design concepts, graphic images and branding of company products for web-based communications and promotions
  • Possesses basic understanding of information architecture and user interface essentials and how they relate to visual design
  • Works with Art Director, Visual Designers, User Interface Designers and Developers to create and design visual treatments and interaction solutions that meet client specifications.
  • Solves complex visual interaction problems with technically viable solutions
  • Articulates multiple concepts and ideas quickly and uses communication skills to influence decisions. Actively solicits feedback to ensure that all activities and deliverables meet expectations.
  • Keeps current with the latest design trends and new media technologies

Requirements

  • A solid understanding of design fundamentals including color theory, typography, composition as well as branding and logotype skills
  • Works well with design direction and is comfortable working in a team environment
  • Mentors junior visual designers and provides general guidance
  • Exhibits the ability to execute design tasks in alignment with style guides and standards
  • Exhibits a thorough understanding of optimization and production of art assets for the web.
  • Exhibits fluency in standard interactive design tools: Adobe CS, Microsoft Office as well as entry level understanding of Flash and Action Script.
  • Able to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment and meet deadlines
  • Methodical, detail oriented, efficient, organized, self-starter, highly productive
  • Able to solve complex interaction problems with technically viable solutions
  • Able to collaborate with others in a cross-functional team and foster a positive collaborative environments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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The Project Manager position is a full time contract opportunity. Hands on client interaction and an atmosphere that promotes learning and teamwork are a few examples of the benefits you will find working on this project. The key to our clients’ growth is the creation of an environment that is thriving, challenging, and positive.

The Project Manager will support clients in the commercial and public sector by managing one or more teams in the execution of business process transformation activities and/or technology implementation projects. Location is onsite with federal client on 13th Street in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate is flexible with varying degrees of travel.

The successful candidate will:

  • Support our client’s business initiatives by providing change management, organizational consulting, process design and optimization, and the development of technology strategies to support our client’s business objectives
  • Anticipate & prevent problems
  • Generate alternatives and implements solutions
  • Understand priorities in task execution/problem solutions
  • Provide customer satisfaction leadership, tracking and reporting for department
  • Anticipate how project team decisions impact the customer
  • Establish and maintain quality and performance standards and measurements.

To be qualified for this opportunity, candidates must possess:

  • 6-8 years project management experience
  • Experience working with or applying OMB circulars in federal grant making organizations
  • Prior experience managing teams and multiple projects
  • Ability to articulate and teach Process Mapping Methodology
  • Risk and Quality Assurance Management Skills
  • Experienced in Public Speaking
  • Experience in PMBOK knowledge areas – Initiation, Planning, Execution, Controlling and Closing
  • Proficient in MS Project, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Prior Management Consulting experience.

We are looking for:

  • An efficient, energetic, driven candidate with strong presentation skills and prior experience in roles with high visibility
  • A professional with the ability to obtain a security clearance
  • A professional passionate about the customer experience and interested in building great relationships focused on value and quality
  • A professional with the ability to handle high levels of stress under deadline-sensitive situations
  • MBA or equivalent experience
  • PMI or equivalent certification.

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Engagement Overview

Mediabarn Placement Services has reoccurring needs for a multitude of clients and industries seeking top-notch User Interface Designers. Positions will vary from onsite or offsite projects to direct hire.

Responsibilities

Responsible for the information architecture of online content areas and functionality specifications for tools and features. UI designers create wireframes, navigation maps, userflows, functional specifications and design requirement documents in addition to producing compelling design media for interactive web applications, including graphic elements and overall look and feel. Candidate will work in a collaborative team environment with other product specialists to optimize the UI design component of various products with a focus on creating easy and engaging end user experiences.

Experience Requirements

User center design experience, knowledge of human factors and user interface concepts; successful track record in the implementation of user interface models’ excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

Software Skill Requirements

Knowledge of tools, specifically: Visio, Omnigraffle, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop are preferred. Must understand and be able to review usability test feedback; must understand and employ a customer-centered approach, have an excellent track record designing consumer website or application UI; and a good understanding of web-based applications.

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Engagement Overview

Mediabarn Placement Services, has been engaged by a large, multinational media company to assist in placing Web Designers for onsite contracting assignments for various lengths of time.

Responsibilities

Designer will work within a larger creative studio under the direction of an Art Director or another Senior Designer. Designer will work with an assigned internal client to create and design visual treatments that meet client specifications. Designer will design and execute graphical interface treatments for on-line multimedia software products. Designer will design screen treatments, navigation and structure of interactive multimedia projects. Designer will serve as a member of a project team to define and meet established deadlines and milestones and may be called upon to provide creative direction and technical design leadership to the members of the project team. Designer will also identify, address and solve technical problems as they relate to interface, screen design and/or the web.

Experience Requirements

Uses knowledge associated with Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience. Minimum of 4 years directly related experience including screen art and interface design. Possesses strong screen design skills including execution of clean, tight screen designs.

Possesses a thorough understanding of interface design. Previous computer design experience. Must be able to design under parameters of applicable publishing. Possesses knowledge of a broad range of tools, work procedures and in-depth knowledge of the on-line industry. Originates new concepts, strategies, or innovative approaches that have significant impact on the company.

Software Skill Requirements

Must be expert or proficient in following tools: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and/or Fireworks.

Educational Requirements

B.A., Fine Arts or related field of study.