Careers

Do work that matters.

You’ve come to the right place! At Russell Herder, we learned long ago (nearly 40 years, to be exact) that using your talents to help great companies and great causes succeed is what counts. And having fun doing it. Which is why we’re continuing to grow. Join us and be part of an outstanding team making good things happen across the U.S.

Benefits

It takes great people to do great work.

At Russell Herder, we firmly believe business can be a force for good. The way we do our work is just as important as our bottom line. As one of a select group of internationally certified Benefit Corporation (B Corp) ad agencies, we’re always striving for a higher standard, including how we take care of our employees.

A Creative Universe

We’re privileged to work in the International Market Square, an iconic location that’s home to studios, showrooms, and eye-popping creativity. While we find the bustling, historic space inspiring, in downtown Minneapolis, the convenient free parking is a game-changer!

RH Fridays

No question, working together in a creative and dynamic environment helps us produce the best work for our clients, but we get it – sometimes it’s nice to work from home. So, our team members have the option of doing so on Fridays. Of course, we’re also flexible about working remotely when personal situations arise.

Medical & 401k

In addition to emphasizing a healthy work/life balance, we offer a comprehensive health and dental plan. And we provide short-and long-term disability and life insurance at no extra cost to you. Our company-sponsored retirement account is available to all team members for before-or after-tax contributions.

Flex Time Off

Flex Time Off (FTO) just makes sense. With FTO, time doesn’t accrue or expire. You take the time you need, with paid time off that can be used for vacations, illness, bereavement, or other personal matters. FTO is available to full-time employees after their first year. In the first year of employment, new team members receive 15 days of PTO and paid company-observed holidays.

Open Positions

Join our team.

You’ll be a vital part of a growing team where your talent will be appreciated and utilized, your input will be valued, and your skills even further developed. You’ll be a major contributor to the success of a deep variety of fascinating initiatives and have an opportunity to grow with an agency that does superior-quality work that matters.

Account Supervisor

Russell Herder is a collaborative, strategic, AAAA agency located in Minneapolis, providing market research, digital marketing, creative development, social media, and media relations excellence to our regional and national clients. With nearly four decades in business, we are one of only a very few internationally certified B Corporations® in Minnesota and attract highly skilled talent by doing work that matters. Our clients include innovative organizations in the hospitality, association, finance, healthcare, government, and corporate sectors.

Our leadership is seeking an experienced, dynamic strategic communicator with proven client relationship-building skills and strong leadership abilities. It’s a great opportunity for a proven professional who thrives working with a talented and supportive team. You’ll not only serve excellent clients, but you will also be an integral part of our firm’s growth and continued evolution.

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Qualifications

We are looking for experience – someone who has a demonstrated track record. This position is a senior client-facing role. Must have ad agency experience and manage several key clients. The ideal candidate will have top-notch relationship-building and financial skills, be an excellent presenter and written strategic communicator, and value the power of good planning, strong creative, and strategic insight.

  • Responsible for overall management of assigned clients
  • Entrepreneurial, self-motivated and detail driven
  • Ensures that the strategic goals of client work are communicated internally and met with every deliverable
  • Intimately familiar with client business, marketing objectives, and strategic ways to accomplish them
  • Financially responsible for assigned client work
  • Entrepreneurial, fostering innovative solutions
  • Identifies short-term and long-term organic revenue growth opportunities as well as contributes to agency business development efforts
  • Works collaboratively with internal teams to produce quality, strategic work
  • Accountable for maintaining client satisfaction and management of expectations while ensuring that the work is on strategy, on time and on budget

Requirements

  • Industry leader with high visible profile, multiple years of experience within an advertising agency setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills to optimize relationships
  • Proven management experience
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree or MBA

Account Manager

Our leadership is seeking an experienced, dynamic strategic communicator with proven client relationship-building skills and strong leadership abilities. It’s a great opportunity for a proven professional who thrives on working with a talented and supportive team. You’ll not only serve excellent clients, but you will also be an integral part of our firm’s growth and continued evolution.

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Qualifications

We are looking for experience – someone who has a demonstrated ad agency track record. Must have agency experience. The ideal candidate will have top-notch relationship-building and financial skills, be an excellent presenter and written strategic communicator, and value the power of good planning, strong creative and analytics.

  • Responsible for management of assigned clients
  • Entrepreneurial, self-motivated, and detail-driven
  • Ensures that the strategic goals of client work are communicated to the team and met
  • Intimately familiar with client business and marketing objectives
  • Financially responsible for assigned client work
  • Fosters innovative solutions
  • Supports short-term and long-term organic revenue growth opportunities
  • Accountable for maintaining client satisfaction and management of expectations while ensuring that the work is on strategy, on time, and on budget

Requirements

Proven professional with multiple years of experience within an advertising agency

  • Strong interpersonal skills to optimize relationships and management experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Team builder
  • Strong problem-solving skills and detail-oriented
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree or MBA

Account Executive

We need another self-motivated, career-driven professional with at least 3-5 years of ad agency experience. We are specifically looking for an experienced, nimble communicator with proven client relationship-building and strong project management skills. Strong writing ability essential and the ability to partner with multiple team members – including creative, brand planning, social and digital. This role supports our senior team with developing and implementing high quality campaigns.

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Responsibilities

  • Fosters partnerships with clients and internal teams to manage project expectations
  • Ensures project requests and deliverables are strategically sound, on time and on budget
  • Attends client meetings, creates agendas and drafts recap reports documenting client decisions to be shared with the internal team
  • Manages financial details of client work assigned and continuously monitors and communicates project needs with the internal team
  • Keeps projects on track through clear task lists, project timelines, issue tracking, status reports and meeting notes
  • Coordination with outside partners and vendors

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field
  • 3-5+ years of ad agency experience required
  • Thrive in a collaborative, creative, fast-paced environment
  • Project financial and project management capabilities
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented with strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, social media

Front End Web Developer

The Opportunity

Russell Herder is a collaborative, strategic, AAAA agency located in Minneapolis, providing market research, website development, digital marketing, creative, social media, and media relations excellence to our regional and national clients. With nearly four decades in business, we are one of only a very few internationally certified B Corporations® in Minnesota and attract highly skilled talent by doing work that matters. Our clients include innovative organizations in the hospitality, association, finance, healthcare, government, and corporate sectors.

Our leadership is seeking an experienced front end web developer with proven experience. This is a great opportunity for a motivated professional who thrives working with a talented and supportive team. You’ll not only serve excellent clients, but you will also be an integral part of our firm’s growth and continued evolution.

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Qualifications

We are looking for an experienced Front End Web Developer to build engaging experiences and content-driven digital solutions for our clients. This position is also responsible for modifying and testing programs in the development environment, troubleshooting issues reported in the production environment, and working closely with client services’ teams, designers, and writers to architect web solutions. The ideal candidate will have top-notch technical skills, be a strong, collaborative team player, and value the power of good planning, innovation, and strategic insight. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Write and maintain the front-end code of web applications.
  • Build and style responsive WordPress and Webflow websites based on designs provided by creative team.
  • Maintain hosted websites and domains, adhering to monthly maintenance contracts.
  • For projects requiring CMS handoff to a client, create user-friendly page and module templates via either custom themes or visual page builders, such as Divi or Elementor.
  • Write code for HTML5 emails and display ads based on art provided from creative team.
  • Collaborate with UI designers and contribute to the overall design review process of digital products to ensure successful and effective implementation.
  • Collaborate with content writers to apply SEO best practices to website builds including but not limited to meta tags, descriptions, and titles.
  • Comply with GDPR best practices when required, maintain base level of ADA compliance on website projects (alt text, proper heading hierarchy, contrast, etc.) and be able to research and provide solutions to meet greater levels of ADA requirements as outlined by the WCAG.
  • Implement client-side development methodologies for optimum performance and tracking.
  • Debug code and optimize web applications for modern devices and browsers.
  • Develop reusable standards and libraries.
  • Adhere to project schedules and meet challenging deadlines.
  • Stay knowledgeable of the industry standards and trends.

Requirements

  • Experience developing front end code and creating front-end solutions.
  • Experience managing hosted website environments on a hosting platform such as WP Engine.
  • Proficient with the latest versions of HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
  • Expertise with WordPress and/or other mainstream Open Source CMS.
  • Familiarity with inspecting design elements in Figma or similar web design program.
  • Strong Photoshop and image optimization skills.
  • Strong understanding of user experience design.
  • Experience with SEO Meta tag implementation.
  • Experience with Google Analytics.
  • Familiarity with Google Tag Manager.
  • Experience with PHP, MySQL, and mobile development a plus.
  • Experience with ecommerce implementation and Google merchant center a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to optimize relationships.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Systems or related degree.

To Apply

Submit resume and salary requirements.

Why Work with Us?

You’ll be a vital part of a growing team where your talent will be appreciated and utilized, your input will be valued, and your skills will be even further developed. You’ll be a major contributor to the success of a deep variety of fascinating initiatives and have an opportunity to grow with an agency that does superior-quality work that matters.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Russell Herder is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in our hiring or employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.

Senior Social Media Strategist

Russell Herder is seeking an experienced,  self-motivated social media strategist. We are specifically looking for someone with a deep understanding of social platforms, content strategy, client relationship-building and project planning skills. Must have excellent multi-tasking ability and creativity to promote client brands through multiple social media channels. The position requires strong communication, management and analytical skills, and ability to create, post and manage social content. Experience is essential, with a proven ability to partner with multiple team members – including creative, brand planning, media relations and digital.

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Responsibilities

  • Work strategically to understand business goals and create solutions across social media
  • Manage social channels for clients, including strategy, content development and community management
  • Monitor user engagement and content optimization
  • Partner with internal teams to maintain wholistic campaigns
  • Report results
  • Educate clients and team members on the latest social trends and technology

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field
  • Several years agency or direct social media experience required
  • Thrive in a collaborative, creative, fast-paced environment
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented with strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Proficient in Google and social analytics, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and all social media channels

About Russell Herder

Founded 38 years ago, Russell Herder is an award-winning strategic ad agency providing market research, digital marketing, creative development, social media and public relations excellence to our clients. One of only a very few internationally certified B Corporations® in Minnesota, we attract highly skilled talent by offering an excellent work environment and the opportunity to make meaningful contributions that change lives.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Russell Herder is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in our hiring or employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.