Why Collective Alternative?

Want to know what it’s like to work at a company that cares about you, your ideas and your work?

We’re a team full of talent, passion, and creativity that likes to work hard and have fun while we’re doing it. From impactful graphic design, cutting-edge web development, organized account management and buzz-worthy messaging, we do it all—and we want you! We’re always looking for new top talent that’s ready to contribute to our growing team.

Where do you fit in?

If you have a creative mind, a passion for helping local small and medium-sized businesses grow and initiative to make a big impact, then you might be the next person we’re looking for!

Collective Alternative (CA), a full-service marketing, public relations and advertising agency located in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking an Account Manager to serve as part of a dynamic, creative and collaborative team. Established in 2008, we specialize in creating comprehensive grassroots marketing strategies for small-to-medium-sized local businesses with a commitment to creating meaningful relationships and delivering valuable results. We serve a client base that spans a wide range of industries, including healthcare, medical equipment, real estate, finance, education and more. Our office is located in the buzzing area of Fort Benjamin Harrison, surrounded by a beautiful state park, great local restaurants, historic relevance and thriving local businesses. At CA, we think creatively, work passionately and are ready to welcome a talented, driven and forward-thinking individual to our team!

Job Overview:

We’re growing! And we’re looking for an experienced Account Manager to join our team! As our Account Manager, you will serve as the liaison between our clients and our agency team. You will be responsible for maintaining day-to-day contact with clients to manage expectations, solve problems and ensure all client objectives are understood and met. Our Account Managers are always in the know of where projects stand and work closely with members of our creative teams. This role will focus heavily on collaboration, following direction and understanding the bigger picture while excelling at managing the details. You will be responsible for several client relationships and will be directly responsible for each project the client has in process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct and manage several client accounts and provide input on all account activity
  • Serve as the main point of contact for clients and as liaison between client and agency team, gathering and disseminating necessary information to both parties
  • Responsible for ensuring timely deliverables and successful completion of projects, consistently meeting client needs and objectives
  • Responsible for ensuring all deliverables align with client’s set strategy
  • Support Strategist in creation and development of overall client strategy, identifying objectives, tactics, target audiences and assisting with budget and resource planning
  • Manage Traffic Manager on assigned accounts and clearly communicate priorities, expectations and needs across departments and with all employees
  • Manage challenging client requests, maintain excellent relationships and resolve conflicts
  • Understand and direct overall strategy of clients, determining priorities and uncovering additional/future opportunities for clients
  • Work with a dynamic team of creative thinkers in fast-paced agency

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, sales, communications, business, or related field strongly preferred
  • 3-5 years professional experience
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate, present and influence clients and colleagues
  • Proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects at once and react quickly to changing demands and environments
  • Excellent customer service skills and good business acumen
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Desire to work in fast-paced, forward-thinking work environment
  • Must be reliable, deadline-driven, and willing to simultaneously consider the needs of the client and agency’s bottom line
  • Must have ability to manage time, prioritize tasks and work under pressure/own initiative
  • Personal alignment with CA core values: Transparency, Integrity, Initiative, Accountability, Partnership and Relationships
  • Harbor a deep affinity for dogs (or at least a willingness to tolerate them)

Collective Alternative (CA), a full-service marketing, public relations and advertising agency located in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking a Project Manager to serve as part of a dynamic, creative and collaborative team. Established in 2008, we specialize in creating comprehensive grassroots marketing strategies for small-to-medium-sized local businesses with a commitment to creating meaningful relationships and delivering valuable results. We serve a client base that spans a wide range of industries.  Our office is located in the buzzing area of Fort Benjamin Harrison, surrounded by a beautiful state park, great local restaurants, historic relevance and thriving local businesses. At CA, we think creatively, work passionately and are ready to welcome new talent to our team!

Job Overview:

We’re looking for a Project Manager to join our talented and driven team at Collective Alternative! The ideal candidate for this position will have keen attention to detail and be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment. In this role, you will be in close communication with all internal departments, staying on top of project workflow and team capacity to ensure that proper timelines are being set and deadlines are hit. You will ensure strategic objectives are being met and collaborate with the team to drive results. If this sounds like your dream job, we want to hear from you!

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide assistance and support to Account Managers in the day-to-day management of assigned accounts 
  • Prepare documents and reports prior to client meetings
  • Respond to client communications and manage production and creative deadlines to ensure continued progress of client workflow
  • Serve as liaison between clients and agency team, gathering and disseminating necessary information to both parties
  • Manage client projects in project management system, consistently updating with changes, approval, etc.
  • Understand strategy and direction of clients to communicate with agency team
  • Work with a dynamic team of creative thinkers in fast-paced agency

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, sales, communications, business, or related field strongly preferred
  • 1-2 years professional experience
  • Proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects at once and react quickly to changing demands and environments
  • Excellent customer service skills and good business acumen
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Desire to work in fast-paced, forward-thinking work environment
  • Must have ability to manage time, prioritize tasks and work under pressure/own initiative
  • Personal alignment with CA core values: Transparency, Integrity, Initiative, Accountability, Partnership and Relationships

Harbor a deep affinity for dogs (or at least a willingness to tolerate them) 

Collective Alternative (CA), a full-service marketing, public relations and advertising agency located in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking a Social Media Specialist to serve as part of a dynamic, creative and collaborative team. Established in 2008, we specialize in creating comprehensive grassroots marketing strategies for small-to-medium-sized local businesses with a commitment to creating meaningful relationships and delivering valuable results. We serve a client base that spans a wide range of industries.  Our office is located in the buzzing area of Fort Benjamin Harrison, surrounded by a beautiful state park, great local restaurants, historic relevance and thriving local businesses. At CA, we think creatively, work passionately and are ready to welcome new talent to our team!

Job Overview:

We’re looking for a Social Media Specialist to join our talented and driven team at Collective Alternative! As our Social Media Specialist, you must be a marketing professional with a strong writing background and desire to learn. In this role, you will conduct thorough research, develop engaging content for a wide variety of industries and stay up-to-date on the latest marketing trends. You will work closely with our content team and other internal departments to strategize, build and execute social media strategies through competitive and audience research. Plus, set up, optimize and monitor company pages within each social media platform.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification
  • Write and proofread social media posts for a variety of tones, styles and structures along with creating editorial calendars and syndication schedules
  • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content for a variety of clients (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action
  • Set up and optimize company pages within each platform to increase the visibility of company’s social content
  • Moderate all user-generated content
  • Continuously improve by capturing, analyzing and reporting the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, then acting on the information
  • Collaborate with other departments to manage online reputation
  • Monitor industry-related topics and publications to stay current with trends and identify new content topics of interest
  • Identify client needs and gaps in our social media strategy and recommend new ideas

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, public relations, communications or related field
  • 2 years of professional experience working in social media marketing or as a digital media specialist
  • Confident in ability to write for a wide variety of industries and produce creative content
  • Provide a portfolio of social media calendars and engagement
  • Excellent research, writing and editing skills
  • Proficiency in social media platforms and distribution platforms
  • Ability to manage and work on multiple projects and be flexible with changing demands
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, forward-thinking environment
  • Reliable, goal-oriented and deadline driven
  • Must love dogs!

Creative Director

Collective Alternative (CA), a full-service marketing, public relations and advertising agency located in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking a Creative Director to serve as part of a dynamic, creative and collaborative team. Established in 2008, we specialize in creating comprehensive grassroots marketing strategies for small-to-medium-sized local businesses with a commitment to creating meaningful relationships and delivering valuable results. We serve a client base that spans a wide range of industries, including healthcare, medical equipment, finance, education and more. Our office is located in the buzzing area of Fort Benjamin Harrison, surrounded by a beautiful state park, great local restaurants, historic relevance and thriving local businesses. At CA, we think creatively, work passionately and are ready to welcome new talent to our team!

Job Overview:

We’re looking for a talented, driven and forward-thinking individual to join our team as our Agency Creative Director! As a Creative Director, you will be responsible for overseeing clients’ branding and marketing efforts, working with Agency strategists, and managing detailed schedules of client projects including deadlines and budgets.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with our Strategy, Account Management and Creative Implementation teams to get client deliverables done on time and within budget
  • Efficiently and effectively manage day-to-day problems, and communicate effectively in difficult and time sensitive situations; Understand when (and why) to escalate issues
  • Facilitate meetings, and ensure the team receives clear direction for next steps
  • Deliver multiple, often concurrent projects: error free, on time or early, on or under budget, all while meeting or exceeding creative objectives and expectations
  • Collaborate with internal members of content, design and development teams
  • Schedule projects and manage capacity of Implementation department
  • Communicate and collaborate with external vendors
  • Conduct quality assurance reviews and other activities to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of projects
  • Oversee and manage internal and external employees

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business and/or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Proven ability to motivate and create positive team environments
  • Experience with print, digital, video, content management, design
  • Experience managing design and creative process
  • Ability to think strategically, generate creative solutions, manage multiple projects and achieve successful business results rapidly
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects and customer deadlines with accuracy
  • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills with impeccable eye for detail
  • Ability and desire to learn quickly and work independently with minimal direction
  • Personal alignment with CA core values: Transparency, Integrity, Initiative, Accountability, Partnership and Relationships
  • Harbor a deep affinity for dogs (or at least a willingness to tolerate them)
  • Benefits offered 90 days after employment

Collective Alternative (CA), a full-service marketing, public relations and advertising agency located in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking an Account Manager to serve as part of a dynamic, creative and collaborative team. Established in 2008, we specialize in creating comprehensive grassroots marketing strategies for small-to-medium-sized local businesses with a commitment to creating meaningful relationships and delivering valuable results. We serve a client base that spans a wide range of industries, including healthcare, medical equipment, real estate, finance, education and more. Our office is located in the buzzing area of Fort Benjamin Harrison, surrounded by a beautiful state park, great local restaurants, historic relevance and thriving local businesses. At CA, we think creatively, work passionately and are ready to welcome a talented, driven and forward-thinking individual to our team!

Job Overview:

We’re growing! And we’re looking for an experienced Account Manager to join our team! As our Account Manager, you will serve as the liaison between our clients and our agency team. You will be responsible for maintaining day-to-day contact with clients to manage expectations, solve problems and ensure all client objectives are understood and met. Our Account Managers are always in the know of where projects stand and work closely with members of our creative teams. This role will focus heavily on collaboration, following direction and understanding the bigger picture while excelling at managing the details. You will be responsible for several client relationships and will be directly responsible for each project the client has in process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct and manage several client accounts and provide input on all account activity
  • Serve as the main point of contact for clients and as liaison between client and agency team, gathering and disseminating necessary information to both parties
  • Responsible for ensuring timely deliverables and successful completion of projects, consistently meeting client needs and objectives
  • Responsible for ensuring all deliverables align with client’s set strategy
  • Support Strategist in creation and development of overall client strategy, identifying objectives, tactics, target audiences and assisting with budget and resource planning
  • Manage Traffic Manager on assigned accounts and clearly communicate priorities, expectations and needs across departments and with all employees
  • Manage challenging client requests, maintain excellent relationships and resolve conflicts
  • Understand and direct overall strategy of clients, determining priorities and uncovering additional/future opportunities for clients
  • Work with a dynamic team of creative thinkers in fast-paced agency

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, sales, communications, business, or related field strongly preferred
  • 3-5 years professional experience
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate, present and influence clients and colleagues
  • Proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects at once and react quickly to changing demands and environments
  • Excellent customer service skills and good business acumen
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Desire to work in fast-paced, forward-thinking work environment
  • Must be reliable, deadline-driven, and willing to simultaneously consider the needs of the client and agency’s bottom line
  • Must have ability to manage time, prioritize tasks and work under pressure/own initiative
  • Personal alignment with CA core values: Transparency, Integrity, Initiative, Accountability, Partnership and Relationships
  • Harbor a deep affinity for dogs (or at least a willingness to tolerate them)

Collective Alternative (CA), a full-service marketing, public relations and advertising agency located in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking a Project Manager to serve as part of a dynamic, creative and collaborative team. Established in 2008, we specialize in creating comprehensive grassroots marketing strategies for small-to-medium-sized local businesses with a commitment to creating meaningful relationships and delivering valuable results. We serve a client base that spans a wide range of industries.  Our office is located in the buzzing area of Fort Benjamin Harrison, surrounded by a beautiful state park, great local restaurants, historic relevance and thriving local businesses. At CA, we think creatively, work passionately and are ready to welcome new talent to our team!

Job Overview:

We’re looking for a Project Manager to join our talented and driven team at Collective Alternative! The ideal candidate for this position will have keen attention to detail and be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment. In this role, you will be in close communication with all internal departments, staying on top of project workflow and team capacity to ensure that proper timelines are being set and deadlines are hit. You will ensure strategic objectives are being met and collaborate with the team to drive results. If this sounds like your dream job, we want to hear from you!

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide assistance and support to Account Managers in the day-to-day management of assigned accounts 
  • Prepare documents and reports prior to client meetings
  • Respond to client communications and manage production and creative deadlines to ensure continued progress of client workflow
  • Serve as liaison between clients and agency team, gathering and disseminating necessary information to both parties
  • Manage client projects in project management system, consistently updating with changes, approval, etc.
  • Understand strategy and direction of clients to communicate with agency team
  • Work with a dynamic team of creative thinkers in fast-paced agency

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, sales, communications, business, or related field strongly preferred
  • 1-2 years professional experience
  • Proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects at once and react quickly to changing demands and environments
  • Excellent customer service skills and good business acumen
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Desire to work in fast-paced, forward-thinking work environment
  • Must have ability to manage time, prioritize tasks and work under pressure/own initiative
  • Personal alignment with CA core values: Transparency, Integrity, Initiative, Accountability, Partnership and Relationships

Harbor a deep affinity for dogs (or at least a willingness to tolerate them) 

Collective Alternative (CA), a full-service marketing, public relations and advertising agency located in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking a Social Media Specialist to serve as part of a dynamic, creative and collaborative team. Established in 2008, we specialize in creating comprehensive grassroots marketing strategies for small-to-medium-sized local businesses with a commitment to creating meaningful relationships and delivering valuable results. We serve a client base that spans a wide range of industries.  Our office is located in the buzzing area of Fort Benjamin Harrison, surrounded by a beautiful state park, great local restaurants, historic relevance and thriving local businesses. At CA, we think creatively, work passionately and are ready to welcome new talent to our team!

Job Overview:

We’re looking for a Social Media Specialist to join our talented and driven team at Collective Alternative! As our Social Media Specialist, you must be a marketing professional with a strong writing background and desire to learn. In this role, you will conduct thorough research, develop engaging content for a wide variety of industries and stay up-to-date on the latest marketing trends. You will work closely with our content team and other internal departments to strategize, build and execute social media strategies through competitive and audience research. Plus, set up, optimize and monitor company pages within each social media platform.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification
  • Write and proofread social media posts for a variety of tones, styles and structures along with creating editorial calendars and syndication schedules
  • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content for a variety of clients (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action
  • Set up and optimize company pages within each platform to increase the visibility of company’s social content
  • Moderate all user-generated content
  • Continuously improve by capturing, analyzing and reporting the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, then acting on the information
  • Collaborate with other departments to manage online reputation
  • Monitor industry-related topics and publications to stay current with trends and identify new content topics of interest
  • Identify client needs and gaps in our social media strategy and recommend new ideas

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, public relations, communications or related field
  • 2 years of professional experience working in social media marketing or as a digital media specialist
  • Confident in ability to write for a wide variety of industries and produce creative content
  • Provide a portfolio of social media calendars and engagement
  • Excellent research, writing and editing skills
  • Proficiency in social media platforms and distribution platforms
  • Ability to manage and work on multiple projects and be flexible with changing demands
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, forward-thinking environment
  • Reliable, goal-oriented and deadline driven
  • Must love dogs!

Creative Director

Collective Alternative (CA), a full-service marketing, public relations and advertising agency located in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking a Creative Director to serve as part of a dynamic, creative and collaborative team. Established in 2008, we specialize in creating comprehensive grassroots marketing strategies for small-to-medium-sized local businesses with a commitment to creating meaningful relationships and delivering valuable results. We serve a client base that spans a wide range of industries, including healthcare, medical equipment, finance, education and more. Our office is located in the buzzing area of Fort Benjamin Harrison, surrounded by a beautiful state park, great local restaurants, historic relevance and thriving local businesses. At CA, we think creatively, work passionately and are ready to welcome new talent to our team!

Job Overview:

We’re looking for a talented, driven and forward-thinking individual to join our team as our Agency Creative Director! As a Creative Director, you will be responsible for overseeing clients’ branding and marketing efforts, working with Agency strategists, and managing detailed schedules of client projects including deadlines and budgets.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with our Strategy, Account Management and Creative Implementation teams to get client deliverables done on time and within budget
  • Efficiently and effectively manage day-to-day problems, and communicate effectively in difficult and time sensitive situations; Understand when (and why) to escalate issues
  • Facilitate meetings, and ensure the team receives clear direction for next steps
  • Deliver multiple, often concurrent projects: error free, on time or early, on or under budget, all while meeting or exceeding creative objectives and expectations
  • Collaborate with internal members of content, design and development teams
  • Schedule projects and manage capacity of Implementation department
  • Communicate and collaborate with external vendors
  • Conduct quality assurance reviews and other activities to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of projects
  • Oversee and manage internal and external employees

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business and/or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Proven ability to motivate and create positive team environments
  • Experience with print, digital, video, content management, design
  • Experience managing design and creative process
  • Ability to think strategically, generate creative solutions, manage multiple projects and achieve successful business results rapidly
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects and customer deadlines with accuracy
  • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills with impeccable eye for detail
  • Ability and desire to learn quickly and work independently with minimal direction
  • Personal alignment with CA core values: Transparency, Integrity, Initiative, Accountability, Partnership and Relationships
  • Harbor a deep affinity for dogs (or at least a willingness to tolerate them)
  • Benefits offered 90 days after employment

Operations Manager (COO)

Collective Alternative (CA), a full-service marketing, public relations and advertising agency located in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking a Chief Operations Officer to help lead and serve as part of a dynamic and collaborative team.

Established in 2008, we specialize in creating comprehensive grassroots marketing strategies for small-to-medium-sized local businesses with a commitment to creating meaningful relationships and delivering valuable results.

We serve a client base that spans a wide range of industries, including healthcare, medical equipment, finance, education and more. Our office is located in the buzzing area of Fort Benjamin Harrison, surrounded by a beautiful state park, great local restaurants, historic relevance and thriving local businesses. At CA, we think creatively, work passionately and are ready to welcome new talent to our team!

Job Overview:

This individual will serve as the right hand to our President and Owner, planning and overseeing company financials and operations to ensure production efficiency, quality service and cost-effective management of resources. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources. With their experience and talents, our Chief Operations Officer will develop a strategic plan to promote revenue, profitability and growth as an organization and advance the company’s objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee company’s operations, HR, accounting and other operational needs
  • Review financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement
  • Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with the President and other company leaders as necessary
  • Determine staffing requirements, and interview, hire and train new employees, or oversee those personnel processes
  • Monitor business to ensure that it efficiently and effectively provides needed services while staying within budgetary limits
  • Direct and coordinate organization’s financial and budget activities to provide operational resources, maximize investments, and increase efficiency
  • Monitor performance with tracking and establish corrective measures as needed, and prepare detailed reports, both current and forecasting
  • Ensure effective recruiting, onboarding, professional development, performance management, and retention
  • Evaluate performance of team for compliance with established policies and objectives of the company and contributions in attaining objectives
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Ideal candidate has extensive experience within industry and this role
  • Successful experience as a servant leader who enables their entire team to reach their full potential
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.
  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures
  • Experience in formulating policy and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
  • Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data
  • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects
  • Must be reliable, deadline-driven, and willing to simultaneously consider the needs of the client and agency’s bottom line
  • Must have ability to manage time, prioritize tasks and work under pressure/own initiative
  • Personal alignment with CA core values: Transparency, Integrity, Initiative, Accountability, Partnership and Relationships
  • Harbor a deep affinity for dogs (or at least a willingness to tolerate them)
  • Benefits offered 90 days after employment

 

Perks

We have an endless supply of coffee, offer paid vacation days, benefits, a 401K plan, and a business-casual dress code. Located in the lively Fort Benjamin Harrison—there’s plenty to see and do right outside our window.

If none of the positions sounds like the best fit for you, select other under the “Position I Am Interested In” and tell us a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in Collective Alternative.

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