Branding and Creative Services Manager

Hartford, Connecticut | Freelance | Job ID #44320 |
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Onward Search is looking for a Branding and Creative Services Manager for a premier client of ours in Hartford, Connecticut. This person will be responsible for developing and maintaining the visual expression of the company brand and culture. S/he ensures print and online media aligns to our brand standards, as well as designs new (and redesigns outdated) materials to support the brand across the whole company.

Principal Job Duties:

  • Develops and maintains the company website and the internal website
  • Designs and develops print and online media/collateral
  • Supports trade show efforts with booths, materials and other branding needs as requested
  • Designs magazine-style proposals by regional request
  • Partners with regions on advertising strategies and designs campaigns as needed
  • Collaborates with People and Culture Department to brand materials for internal/employee communication, including HR system home page
  • Manages vendor relationships for promotional items, print material and other marketing collateral (and does custom designs for things as requested)
  • Supports recruiting efforts by designing and delivering ad campaigns for attracting new talent
  • Maintains company’s organizational charts and “ticket spitter” business cards
  • Maintains the marketing page of internal sites
  • Manages the company photo library and maintains images to be used for various campaigns, collateral, etc.
  • Supports the visual expression of the client across digital platforms
  • Partners with stakeholders to develop ad campaigns and/or design items/collateral as needed for various events (internal and customer/client-facing)
  • Helps Business Development efforts as needed and by request for proofreading, formatting and branding proposals
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Maintain and manage social media pages
  • Maintain and execute Stay Connected
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associates or Bachelor's Degree preferred or equivalent work experience


  • 3-5 years marketing and design responsibilities with proven results in a multi-site environment
  • 2+ years leading projects and/or participating in large, multi-site campaigns
  • Copy writing experience is required


  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to encourage open expression of ideas and opinions
  • Ability to influence results in a multi-site, multi-state environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to document policies, procedures and standard business practices
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and timeliness
  • Ability to use various design software, including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Knowledge of Word, Power Point and General Microsoft Office Applications

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift, push and pull at least 85 pounds

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential duties/functions.

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  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V