Careers

Together we build, create, explore and have our fair share of donuts and hot sauce. And, yes, so can you.

Why You’ll Love One North

One North is very efficient with project tasks and is always mindful about where time is being spent. While “Efficiency” and “Time Management” might not seem like exciting qualities of a company, they're critical for developers to have time to innovate, improve their skills and apply them to new and existing projects.

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Perks

In addition to exciting work, inspiring colleagues and amazing views of the Chicago River, our employees enjoy a host of other perks and benefits when they join the team. Below is a brief snapshot of what we have to offer; one of our Talent team members will share the full list of benefits during the interview process.

  • Our comprehensive benefits program includes Health, Dental and Vision insurance, as well as a health savings account with employer-funded contributions.
  • Life/AD&D Insurance and Short Term/Long Term Disability benefits are offered to all full-time employees free of cost, with the option to add additional voluntary coverage if desired.
  • One North's 401(k) plan allows employees to save for retirement through pre-tax contributions along with employer-matched funds.
  • We know how important unwinding can be for inspiration, innovation and productivity. Our full-time employees earn 4 weeks of paid time off, in addition to company paid holidays. Employees also begin to accrue additional time off once they reach their 3-year and 10-year anniversaries with the business.
  • Our Transportation Benefits enable employees to make pre-tax contributions to pay for parking and public transit needs.
  • Did we mention free lunch every other week? Sweet treats are also never far from reach (luckily, we also have a gym in our building).

Join the Team

We are a team of fervent listeners, intensely focused on raising the bar for every client we serve, and for ourselves. We are innovators, engineers, explorers and guides – with one foot in the present and the other firmly in the future. We exceed expectations, not just in terms of what we do, but also how we work together. As a diverse collective of technologists, creatives and strategists, we are fiercely committed to inspiring and supporting our clients. Interested in adding your voice and thoughts to the mix? Check out our current open positions below or reach out to us at joinus@onenorth.com.

Digital Strategist
open position
Digital Strategist

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

One North is a digital agency that helps B2B and professional services organizations grow revenue, drive client engagement and attract/retain talent. We believe that brand, strategy, design and technology must all work closely together to create truly compelling and engaging digital experiences.

Our Digital Strategy team helps organizations innovate, optimize and transform their digital capabilities. As a Digital Strategist, you partner with clients to understand their business goals, discover their user’s perspective and guide them as to how these can be connected through future digital interactions. We take a data-informed, human-centered approach that combines skills from several disciplines to produce visionary, but pragmatic, advice.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Form a significant presence in long-term client relationships.
  • Lead collaborative workshops to set the vision for a client’s digital capabilities, with a broad or narrow focus.
  • Develop short- and long-term roadmaps for enabling our clients’ visions.
  • Partner with brand strategists, user experience architects, technologists and other team members to perform qualitative and quantitative research on our clients, their markets and their users.
  • Provide strategic perspective and analysis during brand, content, design and technology engagements.
  • Formulate capability-specific strategies (e.g., content strategy, personalization strategy, etc.)
  • Analyze digital performance, and consult on optimization and improvement opportunities for digital properties.
  • Research new digital capabilities and tactics.
  • Serve as a thought leader, idea generator and source of inspiration.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in areas of digital marketing, strategy, design, design thinking and/or consulting
  • 3-8 years of experience working in a professional, collaborative environment
  • Experience delivering presentations and guiding meetings with executive-level participants
  • Superb communication skills
  • A demonstrated passion for solving problems
  • Experience working in both quantitative (data) and qualitative (brand, design) frameworks
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that values an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Passion for the future of Digital
  • Ability to travel to client sites as projects require, up to 15% of the time
Senior Digital Designer
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Senior Digital Designer

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

A Senior Digital Designer at One North works within, and across, a team of diverse problem solvers. You will work with many different brands, services and digital mediums to help solve complex design problems. You will be expected to participate across the process – from concepting and prototyping to building out large experiences. We're looking for a passionate digital thinker who wants to grow and have fun creating good work with good people.

RESPONSIBILITIES

What you can expect:

  • Design for diverse and strategic brand and digital experiences.
  • Collaborate with peers, mentors and managers in a highly digital environment.
  • Take the lead on projects from concept to delivery, with some oversight from a Creative Director.
  • Understand the goals and objectives of the client, and tactfully assure that the best outcomes benefit the client and its audiences.
  • Participate and/or conduct design research, design testing and design reviews.
  • Be an advocate for thoughtful digital design.
  • Manage multiple projects ranging in size and scope simultaneously.

Some skills we expect from you (if you have more, we’ll take them too!):

  • Firm understanding of design fundamentals, good design trends and the ability to translate these skills into interactive experiences for our clients
  • Firm understanding of design systems, including design libraries and component-level page layouts
  • Digital best practices, including components of brand expression and production processes
  • Ability to thrive in a multi-disciplinary environment with design, account, strategy and technology teams
  • High-quality execution of work in all areas
  • Being a self-starter and pushing the vision for our clients

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • 4-7 years of digital design experience in an in-house group, consultancy or agency
  • A deep knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Prototyping tools
  • Very good working knowledge of HTML, CSS, Pattern Libraries (coding is not a requirement.)
  • Working knowledge of the different digital devices across desktop and mobile
  • A BFA in a design-related foundation preferred, but not required
Senior Project Manager
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Senior Project Manager

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

The Senior Project Manager plays a vital role as both an expert on the Strategic Accounts team and as the person responsible for overseeing and executing complex projects on a focused client team. The Senior Project Manager must be confident about, and have extensive experience with, leading and structuring multiple engagements with parallel work streams, spanning digital strategy, brand development, creative, design, user experience and development.

The Senior Project Manager must be solution-focused and deliver on goals both big and small. As the leader of complex client projects, this person will play a critical role in helping to execute the development and growth of the Project Management discipline at One North. We are looking for an energetic leader with an entrepreneurial spirit.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Scoping and estimating: work collaboratively as part of a cross-functional team to scope and estimate new projects for new and existing clients and assume ownership of final Statements of Work.
  • Execution: manage cross-functional work streams across multiple projects and clients/phases, from discovery and strategy through design, build and implementation.
  • Budget management: manage and report on project budgets against revenue and margin targets. Grow towards agency-wide responsibility for project profitability.
  • Documentation: help produce project lifecycle documentation, including project plans, status reports and all other documentation defining individual project requirements.
  • Quality: monitor the quality of all aspects of all projects: scope, risk, schedule, budget, delivery and all associated client communication.
  • Establish strong relationships with clients and translate their day-to-day project needs clearly to the internal team to drive high-quality deliverables and client experience.
  • Contribute to and help manage internal process improvement initiatives, especially those involving tools and knowledge management standardization and solutions.
  • Collaborate within the Strategic Accounts team to develop guidelines and processes that advance the agency’s Project Management discipline.
  • Proactively identify issues and risks; know when to escalate issues and when to work through them on your own.
  • Assist Account Management leadership staff in client communication and management by developing and distributing conference notes/reports, scheduling client meetings and communicating the status of initiatives to relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Pursue opportunities to both lead by example and foster the talents of high-performance team members.
  • Assist in efforts to mentor future Project Management team members.
  • Assist with the internal change management initiatives and knowledge management associated with Client Services, Project Management, and QA processes and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 7-10 years of professional, project management and client relationship management experience
  • Experience in a client services organization or interactive agency, preferably on projects with top-tier professional services firms or B2B clients (including web, mobile, video, brand and strategic consulting projects)
  • Solid track record of successfully developing multi-faceted projects from start to completion, on time and within budget
  • Must be a detail-oriented self-starter, with strong planning and organizational skills
  • Professional presentation, training and client-facing skills
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in conjunction with workflow steps and internal and external processes
  • Effective negotiation and conflict management/risk mitigation skills
  • Experience in proposal creation, planning & estimation, and execution of projects
  • Accountability and flexibility, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Experience with the development of large-scale websites and a strong understanding of web development technologies, third-party applications and platforms, and social media
  • Experience delivering projects on Sitecore and Wordpress content management systems advantageous, but not required
  • Experience working with agile methodology a plus, but not required
Developer
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Developer

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

Enjoy building great things with great people? We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our tech team in problem solving, building, designing and architecting advanced technical solutions for our clients. Apply emerging tools and technologies, and grow your career, with an organization interested in seeing what you can do.

One North is structured in an open office environment with room to collaborate across a number of different teams and functions. Overlooking the Chicago River, our office is located in the loop of downtown.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Please bring:

  • A love for the culture, process and craft of web development – we enjoy sharing what we learn with each other and the open source community at large.
  • A true empathy for the client experience, appreciating what it takes to form long-term, deep client relationships. These are large-scale projects for high-profile clients, allowing you to take a consulting approach to your development.
  • The ability to engineer for performance, maintainability and efficiency, while also creating beautiful end-user experiences.

This is a team sport:

  • Work with architects, account managers, other developers and our clients to deliver full-featured, data-driven websites, utilizing the latest technologies, frameworks and tools.
  • Coordinate and participate in the implementation, testing and support of web-based projects using MVC, Node, Knockout, React, MongoDB, .NET/C# , ASP.NET, JavaScript/JQuery, CSS, SQL Server, GIT and Visual Studio.

Blow us away with your brain powers:

  • Leverage industry-leading content management systems to focus on delivering new and creative solutions to clients.
  • Utilize your deep knowledge of the .NET page lifecycle/MVC, of object oriented programming concepts, browser compatibility considerations and web performance optimization tools.
  • Note: We will not ignore you if you have alternative, but relative, experience [Java, php experience, Python] – as long as you’ve got that solid background in tech with transferrable skills, a penchant for learning quickly and a passion for solving problems.

Your weapons (wield them wisely):

  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3 (SASS)
  • Experience with JavaScript, JQuery
  • Extensive use of modern CMS systems (Sitecore, Wordpress, Drupal, Adobe CQ or similar)
  • Expert in .NET MVC, ASP.NET
  • Broad knowledge of capabilities across different browsers, devices
  • Multiple Javascript frameworks, and when to use (or not use) each one
  • A desire to work in a place where creativity (and humor) is consistently appreciated
  • Many of the items in the archives here: webtoolsweekly.com
  • No web experience yet? We do love computer science degrees.
Senior Brand Strategist
open position
Senior Brand Strategist

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

Writers, thinkers and tinkerers wanted.

One North is looking to add a Sr. Brand Strategist to our growing team. In this role, you will be on the front lines helping our clients clearly articulate a visual and verbal identity that resonates with all of their stakeholders while striking fresh ground in the marketplace. Ideally, this candidate will have strong and demonstrated writing chops (headlines, taglines and catchy copy, both short- and long-form) and storytelling skills.

As part of our Brand team, you’ll be at the epicenter of every project and connected all of the way through from concept to site or campaign deployment, making adjustments as we make our way forward. We’re looking for detail-oriented creatives and writers who love research and can turn insights into concepts – and turn concepts into solid platforms.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Sr. Brand Strategist:

  • Create deep relationships with our clients in order to maintain alignment to the brand voice and character.
  • Establish a consultative relationship with clients, understanding their needs and making sure everyone is on the same page moving forward with projects.
  • Help clients define the core building blocks of their brand, including purpose, positioning, persona and brand essence.
  • Work with clients to crystalize digital marketing goals.
  • Incorporate research and analytics into conceptually driven, creative ideas.
  • Understand what drives key audiences.
  • Help design and execute research that helps the team understand a client’s market, competitors, trends, character, reputation, etc.
  • Extend client insights and brand platform into the digital brand strategy.
  • Problem solve every day. 

As part of the Brand Team:

  • Contribute to the development of the Brand team through mentoring junior team members.
  • Collaborate on brand-focused projects in addition to daily requirements of content creation.
  • Must be able to synthesize quickly and deliver ideas and concepts in a clear, client-focused way.
  • Contribute to One North internal marketing and brand efforts.
  • Collaborate with both the Strategy and Creative teams in order to produce compelling content that is grounded in the brand.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • 5-9 years of experience in a brand or writing-specific role, preferably within an agency
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably related to marketing or writing/journalism
  • An analytical mindset with strong business acumen
  • Experience conducting a broad range of in-depth research and competitive market analysis
  • The ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
Proposal Writer
open position
Proposal Writer

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

One North is seeking a Proposal Writer with a strong written and creative acumen to work closely with our Sales & Marketing teams in developing winning proposals and presentations. The Proposal Writer’s main responsibility will be to translate One North’s solution and value proposition into written, professional presentation materials for current and prospective clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with colleagues in marketing and sales, principals, and senior staff to design, write, and produce proposals and presentations.
  • Attend solution planning meetings and translate solutions into easily communicable and compelling materials.
  • Create customized, competitive proposal concepts by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposals (RFPs), attending strategy meetings and conducting market research.
  • Develop and own the proposal management process for both RFPs and proactive proposals.
  • Construct, organize and own library of templated proposal sections and RFP answers, updating regularly as content evolves.
  • Meet proposal timelines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review and approval; entering and monitoring tracking data; coordinating requirements with contributors; contributing proposal status information to review meetings; and transmitting proposals.
  • Coordinate printing and shipping of proposals if necessary.
  • Develop proposal by assembling key information – including project nature, objectives, outcomes, deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing and budget – and writing, revising and editing drafts – including executive summaries, conclusions and credentials.
  • Maintain brand standards and quality content by constructing and using templates; following proposal-writing standards, including readability, consistency and tone; and maintaining proposal support databases.
  • Obtain approvals by reviewing proposal with key providers and project managers.
  • Evaluate and redesign processes, approach, coordination and boilerplate; implementing changes that constantly improve proposals.
  • Accept ownership for new and different responsibilities as business priorities shift, exploring and building opportunities to add value.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, graphic design, communications, or related field
  • 2+ years of relevant professional experience in creating proposals
  • Fluent in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft PowerPoint and Word
  • A creative eye for layout and typography is a must
  • Strong detail-orientation
  • Ability to produce effective visual solutions in response to complex requests for information
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Strong writing and editing skills
One North Interactive is an equal opportunity employer and selects individuals best matched for the role based on job-related qualifications. We do not discriminate based on gender, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other protected class. Though we think this kind of common decency ought to be obvious in 2019, we’re happy to say it because we really believe it.

One North Interactive 
222 North LaSalle St, #1500
Chicago, IL 60601

+1 312.469.1740