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  • Account Supervisor


    Cargo, founded in 2006, is a leading North American (NA) marketing agency working with global brands that include Lenovo, Mercedes-Benz, 3M, RBC, and other Fortune500 brands. From the start, Cargo believed creativity and strategy were a mindset vs a department. And ideas can be born from anywhere or anyone at any time. That same problem-solving, passionate, entrepreneurial spirit is what has driven our day-to-day and our growth and is what we hunt for in the people that join the Cargo team.

    The Account Supervisor serves as the primary contact between client and agency. The Account Supervisor identifies client needs and opportunities, leads and manages client expectations, and provides strategic direction to the agency team. The Account Supervisor is ultimately responsible for managing projects, client expectations, and the quality of Cargo work.

    • Responsibilities
      • Works with Team Lead and keeps them informed of the status of accounts including plans, meetings, and current/future projects
      • Resolves client issues or escalates them to Team Lead
      • Leads and manages the client and works directly with the client daily
      • Leads, manages, and collaborates daily on work with client-centric team
      • Works with Team Lead to coordinate strategy and planning for clients by involving necessary team (dedicated or shared) members
      • Creates client documentation including Meeting Agendas, Status Reports, Call/Meeting Reports, Proposals, Presentations, and other client communications/correspondence
      • Monitors client business, competitors, and industry to gather research and intel
      • Reports intelligence and POV to client and Cargo team when appropriate
      • Provides client research necessary for brief development and Cargo team education
      • Reviews analytics data and tracking metrics for campaigns and projects
      • Supports New Business Team as requested
      • Responsible for monthly billing for assigned clients
    • Project Management
      • Works with Producer/Project Manager to develop estimates: scope, time and cost
      • Monitors and manages the profitability of projects
      • Supports and participates in the strategic briefing and planning process
      • Leads team production briefing
      • Reviews/routes projects for quality control (content proofing, on strategy, on objective, and meets client needs/expectations) before presenting to client
      • Works with team to meet schedules and milestones
      • Schedules client presentation and review meetings as necessary
      • Routes projects to clients for review/feedback/approval
      • Updates team directly and via Workspace on client feedback

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  • Designer/Art Director


    Cargo, founded in 2006, is a leading North American marketing agency working with global brands that include Lenovo, Mercedes-Benz, 3M, RBC, and other Fortune500 brands. From the start, Cargo believed creativity and strategy were a mindset vs a department. And ideas can be born from anywhere or anyone at any time. That same problem-solving, passionate, entrepreneurial spirit is what has driven our day-to-day and our growth and is what we hunt for in the people that join the Cargo team.

    The Designer/AD visually builds Cargo’s marketing efforts on both an evergreen and project basis. S/he is an integral member of the dedicated Business Development (BD) team and works side-by-side with fellow thinkers and doers.

    This role reports to the Chief Growth Officer (CGO) and, in collaboration with the dedicated BD team, helps plan, execute and optimize Cargo’s US and Canada BD marketing efforts. The Designer/AD will be based in Cargo’s Toronto office but will also support Cargo’s US efforts and will interact with the US office on a frequent basis.

    • In this role, the Designer/AD ensures that the BD team provides:
      • Conceptual visual creation of ideas spanning all areas of integrated communication, branding, interactive activities and content
      • Proper and innovative execution of work in all areas on schedule
      • Deliver a consistently superior visual product
      • Innovative ideas and experiences
    • The Requirements
      • Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts, Media Arts, Interactive Design or equivalent education and experience
      • The ideal candidate will have 5 or more years of broad visual and interactive design experience
      • Strong experience in online and offline content creation and production
      • Proven experience in interactive/mobile/web and email design
      • Experience with UX/UI, IA and web design
      • Familiarity with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
      • Experience in animation, motion graphics and post-production (photo/video) a plus
      • Passion and aptitude for creative business and marketing answers to problems
      • Understanding and aptitude in creative A/B testing
      • Self-motivated and driven to expand knowledge and skills
      • Ability to self-manage assignments and projects
      • Works well in an agile, cross-disciplined and cross-functional team environment
      • Capability to work on simultaneous projects and meet tight deadlines
      • Comfortable with short build cycles and flexible with shifting priorities
      • Illustration and drawing skills preferred

    As assigned by the Senior Marketing Manager and Project Manager, the Designer/AD is responsible for delivering great work on time and budget. They are also the visual design leader for the BD team, working side-by-side with the BD team copywriter and works closely with all agency personnel in concepting and executing great work.

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  • Marketing Data Analyst


    This is an excellent ground floor opportunity as Cargo is building out our analytics practice. The Marketing Data Analyst (MDA) will work with our entire marketing team to leverage and expand on Cargo’s data and tools to help drive smarter insights and actions for current and future clients.

    The MDA performs research, develops reports and supports the development of strategic programs and thinking for our clients on an ongoing and project basis. Core responsibilities for the MDA will be managing the creation, successful implementation, and ongoing optimization of competitive research, marketing campaigns and new business programs to ensure clients and agency are aligned on key performance metrics, establishing realistic business goals, and providing accountability through benchmarks and trends.

    The goal of the MDA is to help build and deliver digestible stories with data to the internal Cargo marketing and new business team and to clients to assist in understanding “what does this mean?”, “how will it affect what we do next?”, “why is it happening?” and “what should we expect?”.

    • Skills and Qualifications
      • BS or BA in Business, Marketing or Statistics
      • Knowledge or demonstrated interest in search marketing landscape
      • 1 year or less of demonstrable success in digital advertising campaign management (or relevant experience)
      • Proficient in web analytics concepts and tools (Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, Adobe Analytics, etc.)
      • Capable in Tableau, Google Data Studio or other data aggregation software
      • Understanding of campaigns in search engines and/or social media platforms
      • Familiarity with online display or media agencies processes and tools
      • Solid data analysis experience
      • Advanced Excel skills
      • Understanding databases and ability to use SQL queries
      • Familiarity with GREP, REGEX or data manipulation
      • Extremely attentive to details
      • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research
      • Ability to self-manage and develop realistic timelines/budgets
      • Strong communication skills with the ability to explain technical data results
    • Additional Traits
      • Bring new and innovative ideas. Loves data!
      • Create effective presentations with focus on insights and actions
      • Willingness to roll up your sleeves – equal part thinker and doer

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  • Project Manager


    The Project Manager (PM) has a passion for creating and managing best in class interactive and content experiences and have produced multi-platform, small to large-scale experiences (digital, content, experiential/events, print, publishing, and entertainment/branded content). The PM also gets the right people in the right place at the right time to allow the agency to produce great creative work—on time, on budget and as efficiently as possible.

    On a day‐to‐day basis the PM will drive the implementation of both large‐scale projects and multiple smaller assignments, sometimes interacting directly with the client, while developing and managing project/program schedules and helping with scope and budgets. The PM works directly under the Client Engagement Managers and is a critical member of the client-centric team. A core focus is to manage resource allocation and utilization, provide integrated collaborative leadership with the internal and external team (production, creative, client engagement, developers, etc.), identify and mitigate project/program risks and provide direction for clients. The PM must be able to balance longer term strategic issues with day‐to‐day tactical project issues while coordinating the needs of the entire team. Project management experience is a must – experience managing digital campaigns and video production is a plus.

    • Focus
      • Brand/project knowledge & expertise
      • Supporting weekly client status meetings
      • Client briefings & meetings
      • Scoping & planning
      • Strategic, creative and production resource planning in partnership with team
      • All phases of production from ideation to distribution, including pre-production kick-offs
      • Standards, specs & guidelines for both online and offline activities
      • Tech requirements & responsibilities – heavy focus on ad tech and dynamic/contextual digital
      • Budgets
      • QA and efficiencies across the work
      • All deliverables
      • Outside partner and shared resources alignment and relationships
    • Desired Skills and Experience
      • 3+ years of experience in leading the development of interactive web sites, online multi-media campaigns and creative content (visual, written and motion)
      • Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Marketing, Communications, Information Technology or equivalent training is required
      • Experience working with video and social networking functionality / technology is highly desirable
      • Self-starter, very detailed oriented and have the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, quickly process information, and maintain confidential information
      • Solid track record of successfully developing and/or driving projects from start to completion
      • Ability to lead or guide teams in high-pressure situations
      • Professional, outgoing, friendly, fearless
      • Strong teamwork and communication skills
      • Outstanding organizational, written, and verbal communication skills are required
      • Strong computer skills including proficiency with MS Office
      • Prior interactive agency experience is highly desirable

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  • PHP Developer


    Cargo is seeking a mid-level PHP developer eager to take on their next challenge. They will function as a key member of the development team responsible for creating, iterating, presenting, and delivering exceptional front-end and back-end programming and system integration that exceed client expectations.

    • The Requirements
      • Multiple years with MVC Frameworks (Server, Debugger, Optimizer)
      • Candidate MUST be at the expert level with OO PHP (4+ years)
      • Experience developing large, robust and high volume customer facing web sites in OO PHP
      • Proven experience in a fast-paced, team-development environment is critical
      • Considerable real-world experience working within a LAMP development environment
      • Experience with JavaScript Frameworks (Server/Client side: NodeJS/React)
      • Robust Experience with HTML5 or CSS3
      • Convert design into standard-compliant HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
      • Full understanding of operating systems (preferably Linux)
      • Ability to write functions, triggers and queries to MySQL
      • Working knowledge of web standards and usability best practices
      • Familiarity with subversion or code repositories (GIT, Subversion)
      • Familiarity with Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator & InDesign
      • Ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines
      • Superior problem solving skills
      • Detail-orientated and able to produce results independently as well as in a team environment
      • Develop workable budgets, development plans and realistic timetables
      • Collaborates with the other marketing functions on preparation of marketing recommendations, visual design strategies and actions for the client
      • Assist in producing technical specs, frameworks or additional elements on new projects, based on client requirements in collaboration with other team members
      • Ability to recognize upcoming opportunities and threats to their projects
      • Assist in translating complex business requirements, user requirements, and specifications into technical actions
      • Contribute to all aspects of a project: requirements gathering, service development, front-end development, data design, overall architecture, QA, server setup and administration
      • Monitors all budget, research and design related activity to their individual projects
      • Maintains communications with appropriate agency and client personnel to ensure positive workflow
      • Educating agency and clients on development and technical aspects of the project when they arrive
      • Self-manage projects from concept to finish, ensuring successful project completion against deadlines
      • Project quality assurance - testing and review of output, reviewing outputted deliverables against scope
      • Understands: visual design, UX, UI, development needs, timeline, journey maps, sitemaps, wireframing, roadmap planning and any additional elements the agency uses to proceed with digital project creation
      • Strong back-end skills to develop web applications, functional prototypes, interactive demos for a variety of web and mobile-based projects
      • Work as point of translation between external and internal, technical and non-technical audiences
      • Serve as a guide and arbiter of good architecture throughout the course of a project
      • Provide constructive design and code review for other developers, both in-house and freelance
      • Ability to create or better one’s own task list
      • Personal time tracking
    • Bonus Points
      • Familiarity with Laravel
      • Experience creating HTML 5 banners/online display, working with Google Web Designer and DoubleClick
      • Understanding of analytic software (Google Analytics, Hotjar, Tableau)
      • Multi-Faceted type person to assist in creativity and idea thinking
      • Ability to read French

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  • Thinkers & Doers

    (Greenville and Toronto)

    At Cargo, we’re all creatives. No we don’t all use crayons, wear beanies, and write poetry. Well, some of us do. But all Cargonians need to think strategically and work creatively.

    Whether you are an art director, copywriter, client engagement manager, planner, strategist, developer, project manager, designer, information architect, or even cultural observationist, we may have a role for you.

    Send us a note and show us how you can think

  • Interns

    (Greenville and Toronto)

    Cargo, an idea generation & brand engagement firm, is always looking for interns — advertising, PR, design or development. Juniors, Seniors and above are welcome to apply.

    Direct resumes, portfolios, links, etc. to

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