Careers

Interested in working for the baddest marketing company in Charlotte? Want to ride scooters in the office and work in the motorsports industry? Theory Communication & Design is for you.

We are a youthful Marketing, Advertising and Design Agency based in Charlotte, NC. We have a robust and exciting client roster that helps keep the work exciting and never the same.

The culture of our company is crucial to us. We love to have fun, ride scooters in the office, play pool and corn hole. This keeps our minds free and allows us to have a fun spirit about us. But our ultimate goal is to serve clients by delivering the absolute best product anywhere! We take what we do very seriously and we are constantly evolving in what we do. If any of this sounds interesting to you, please contact us right away.

Planning & Ops Manager

Do you have a passion for working in an environment that will push you to do the best work you can each day? Do you have firm understanding of team work and time management? If you hate sitting in a cube farm and have been thinking about making a life change away from non-industrialized cube agriculture, you might be the person we’ve been looking for to fill our Planning and Ops Manager position.

We’re searching for an industrious Planning and Ops Manager with 2+ years of agency experience who knows the ropes of Fortune 100 clients, processes, controls, but finds those burdens as opportunities to be even more creative in getting the work done. The candidate will be primarily focused on helping ensure our account and creative teams have the most time possible to get projects done, and to our impossible standard. Knowing full well that when the job is done, it’s the best product possible we can give to our clients. He or she will be able to coordinate with other departments to ensure all aspects of each project are on task or need to be discussed, re-approached or expedited.

Do you feel like you may fit our creative and collaborative culture? Do you have a positive attitude and are the friend in your group who always says yes and never has any time for themselves because you love to love on people? Do you enjoy working closely with a team? Email your resume to hireme@ilovetheory.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Position objective:
Schedule and oversee daily tasks on a smaller scale, while managing projects on a larger scale to achieve quantifiable end objectives.

Responsibilities include:
/ Incredibly detailed project management skills (you love you some Gantt charts), including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines despite every obstacle being in your way.
/ Professional communication with both clients and team members.
/ Provide timely high-level updates on project status and successes.
/ Developing complex and intricately-woven strategies across multiple lines of business and tying them into one cohesive tactical plan that actually helps customers buy our clients’ products.

Required skills/qualifications:
/ Minimum 2+ years of project management experience in an agency environment.
/ Strong relationship-building skills. You care about people first, not the work.
/ Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. You know what AP-style is and when people don’t use it you feel the need to bring them into the 21st century.
/ Proactive approach in communicating with team members – early, active and often.
/ Not just capable, but you thrive on adapting to change, managing multiple tasks to achieve one end goal, and continuously evaluating priorities to lead tasks/projects to completion.
/ The ability to fail. To share with others why they failed & grow personally from failures. Seriously. That’s not a cliché here. You don’t learn from your successes. You learn from getting your butt kicked.

Technologies we use:
/ Pen and paper
/ Asana
/ Microsoft Office
/ Adobe Acrobat
/ Google Analytics
/ Sprout Social
/ MailChimp
/ Google AdWords
/ Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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Videographer/Editor

Do you have a passion for video? Do you love storytelling using video as a medium? As a member of our team here at Theory Communication & Design, the Videographer/Editor will be responsible for planning, shooting and editing, engaging motorsport-focused videos for some of the largest companies in the world.

We are looking for this individual to be well rounded, but more importantly, knowledgeable about cars, car culture and racing. Collaboration here is crucial. You’ll be surrounded by a talented team of graphic designers, digital editors and copy editors who you will work intimately with on a daily basis. You’ll be expected to come in, jump on existing projects and help to lead the development of new ones going forward. You’ll be tasked with some of the greatest responsibility of your life. You will have a lot of fun, but it will be the most demanding experience you’ve ever had. We thank you for taking the time to see if you’d like to help us help others.

Preferred Skills:
/ Creative concept development, scripting, and storyboarding of video projects
/ Lighting and shooting quality video content and recording clean audio
/ Interviewing video subjects and talent from behind the camera
/ Non-linear video editing and rendering/encoding for a wide spectrum of specifications and file formats
/ Gathering of b-roll assets, researching and editing stock music tracks
/ Motion graphics manipulation and creation
/ Collaborating with creative team or working independently on concurrent projects to meet deadlines
/ Ability to tail whip a Razor scooter throughout the office

Qualifications:
/ Solid storytelling and conceptual skills
/ Strong lighting and cinematography skills
/ Excellent video editing skills
/ Strong knowledge of color correction/grading
/ Must have strong time management and problem solving skills, flexibility, and the ability to work well under tight deadlines.
/ Individual needs to be familiar with a variety of production equipment including Sony A7Sii, Sony FS7, wireless lav microphones, shotgun microphones, lighting, drone and 3-axis gimble operation, etc.
/ Should feel comfortable assisting with shooting live events
/ Must be able to review and edit footage that is given to you from another videographer
/ Professional knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is a must

Ultimately, we want you to be so dedicated to over-delivering on every task and so dedicated to our team that you grow far beyond the scope of this position here at Theory.

You are our future, and we want you to show us that future. There is a ceiling to this whole business on what you can accomplish – and the person that sets that ceiling is YOU! The ball will constantly be in your court. You will have all the chances in the world to shine and to be a part of one amazing youthfully-minded and continuously-evolving creative agency.

But it all starts with making a difference in someone’s life. If you need to do that to be happy, you’ll be happy with us.

You can email us and or send your resume to: hireme@ilovetheory.com

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Account Coordinator

If you have a passion for working in a non-boring environment that you absolutely love each day, you may be the perfect candidate for our Account Coordinator position. A love and appreciation for all things automotive is a plus but not required.

As a member of our team here at Theory Communication & Design, the Account Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in the daily administration of marketing, public relations and advertising initiatives. This includes keeping a high level of awareness with client activities while maintaining professional communication with clients and team members.

Do you feel like you may fit our creative and collaborative culture? Do you have a positive can-do attitude and enjoy working closely with a team? Email your resume to hireme@ilovetheory.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Position objective:
Assist in the daily account administration to meet partner and internal objectives.

Responsibilities:
/ Preparing account service-related documents such as meeting agendas, meeting reports and other client communications and correspondence.
/ Participating in and documenting discussions during client meetings and conference calls.
/ Assisting with vendor quotes.
/ Verifying production specs.
/ Creating and/or providing feedback on project estimates and timelines.
/ Fielding and processing internal information requests.
/ Maintaining current work-in-progress records and archives of past project information as appropriate.
/ Potentially manage a content calendar across various mediums.
/ Working closely with the Creative team and Digital team to develop assets.
/ Reporting on all activity with quantitative and qualitative metrics.
/ Creating Excel Assessments (formulas, pivot tables, etc.).
/ Creating Word Documents (spelling, grammar, AP style, etc.).
/ Creating PowerPoint Decks (slide masters, formatting, smart art, etc.).
/ Be relentless in giving others credit before yourself.
/ Enjoy and contribute to a fun and youthfully-minded environment.

Qualifications:
/ An innate desire to serve others before yourself.
/ A strong drive to continuous learning, taking instruction, growing oneself and those around you on a daily basis.
/ Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment and meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of professional standards and quality without exception.
/ Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, written and oral communications skills.
/ The ability to function in a small team and take lead on big and small tasks.
/ The ability to fail. To share with others why they failed & grow personally from failures.
/ Demonstrated organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Technologies we use:
/ Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
/ Sprout Social.
/ MailChimp.
/ Google Analytics.
/ Google AdWords.
/ Microsoft Office.
/ Pen and paper.

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Web Developer

Do you have a passion for working in an environment that you absolutely love each day? We have an exciting position that has opened at a top creative advertising agency in Charlotte, NC.

If you want to be apart of a team that makes a difference and has purpose….. make sure you reach out to us!

As a member of the Theory Communication & Design team, the web developer will be responsible for the development and support of new and existing web and mobile applications. By using a solid foundation in object-oriented programming, this individual will code and maintain applications written in the following programming/scripting languages: HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and jQuery.

Theory Communication and Design is privately owned by a young local business man that loves the Charlotte community and often looks for ways to give back. The culture of the company is extremely important to Theory and finding fun like minded team members is a top priority.

You’ll work for some of the world’s largest corporations and have a great team to work with. It’s a lot of fun, but with a good amount of responsibility, all while being surrounded by some of the most talented people you’ve ever met. We thank you for taking the time to see if you’d like to help us help others.

Responsibilities:

/ Develop compelling and cutting-edge web applications.

/ Content-management system based programming and web application development.

/ Communicate, practice, and enforce code standards.

/ Work with the in house creative team to develop needed creative assets for digital experiences.

/ Test, maintain, and troubleshoot new and existing digital properties.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

/ Demonstrated development experience with Wordpress or a similar CMS (Squarespace, Drupal).

/ Proficiency in HTML5, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, AJAX and jQuery.

/ Experience working with API's: Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

/ Ability to transform conceptual Photoshop files into webpages, including manipulating PSD's into web-ready images.

/ Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment and meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of professional standards and quality.

/ Ability to function in a small team and wear many hats in order to get the job done.

/ Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, written and oral communications skills.

/ Demonstrated organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

/ Ability to play a mean game of Corn Hole. Or sabotage the other team trying to play.

Technologies We Use:

/ Wordpress / Squarespace / Drupal: CMS, like the previously mentioned, serve as a backend for the vast majority of web properties we create, from small blogs to large corporate websites and Facebook apps.

/ GIT: Every piece of code that is developed at Theory is connected to a GIT repository. Changes are well-documented so that at any point another team member may take over development.

/ SASS: Enables us to create clean structured CSS code with the ability to reuse blocks of CSS between sites and define variables that will be used repeatedly in a stylesheet. Not only does this make the writing of CSS more efficient, but also speeds up any updates or changes to colors or common styles in a site.

/ Bootstrap: For responsive web development and a pre-defined starting point on commonly used styles, buttons, etc. While we rarely just use the default styles as-is, Bootstrap serves as a starting point or fancy zeroing for the site on which we may tweak the colors or font faces.

The above is just a small sampling of the technologies we use in development at Theory. As is the case with the ever-changing technology landscape, these tools may change at any time as better or more efficient tools present themselves.

Ultimately, we want you to be so dedicated to over-delivering on every task and so dedicated to our team that you grow far beyond the scope of this position here at Theory.
You are our future, and we want you to show us that future. There is a ceiling to this whole business on what you can accomplish – and the person that sets that ceiling is YOU! The ball will constantly be in your court. You will have all the chances in the world to shine and to be a part of one amazing youthfully-minded and continuously-evolving creative agency.

But it all starts with making a difference in someone’s life. If you need to do that to be happy, you’ll be happy with us.

You can email us and or send your resume to: develop@ilovetheory.com

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Graphic Designer

We are looking for a few hands to help us in our graphic design department which works daily to develop anything from complete visual identities, to fully integrated print and digital campaigns, to one-off vector illustrations for the world’s leading automotive companies. If you are interested in working in a creative environment with like-minded and passionate people, we want to hear from you!

The teammates we’re looking for have the following skill sets:

Second-nature adeptness with (at least two year’s experience):

/ Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

/ Mac OS X

A high comfort level with:

/ Lightroom

/ Flash

/ After Effects

/ Premier Pro

But most importantly! You need to have:

/ An eagerness to serve others and we’ll provide a limitless opportunity to grow.

/ A willingness to learn new processes and approaches.

/ An ability to execute changes quickly based on client or internal feedback.

/ Ability to work with a team and collaborate as such. No idea wins the day unless it’s the best idea.

/ An understanding of print production and file preparation for press and print.

/ The mindset for designing and optimizing user experiences for web and mobile.

/ Excellent creative thinking and problem solving skills.

Now that we think about it, the following would be a huge plus:

/ An illustrative and/or fine art background.

/ Experience and passion for cars, cameras and photography.

/ Some extent of real world and out of school setting design experience.

/ A prior level of interaction directly with clients in the past (but not needed for this role).

/ A proper sense of aesthetic and style.

You can email us and or send your resume to: art@ilovetheory.com

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