Careers

Do Work That Matters

At Russell Herder, we love helping great companies and great causes succeed – and we have fun doing it. That attracts an eclectic group of professionals, and it’s why we keep growing. Join us and become part of our ethics-driven team that makes good things happen across the U.S. every day.

BENEFITS

It takes great people to do great work.

We firmly believe business can be a force for good. And the way we do this is just as important as our bottom line. Not many ad agencies are internationally-certified B Corps like we are. It takes focus, hard work and commitment. And we’re always striving for a higher standard and a better outcome for everyone, especially the talented people that work for us.

Marketing Agency Jobs in Minneapolis, MN
A Creative Universe

Having an office in International Market Square is special. This iconic location is home to studios, showrooms and eye-popping creativity (plus annual sample sales!). While the atmosphere of downtown Minneapolis is bustling, this historic space is inspiring, and perks like convenient free parking seal the deal!

RH Fridays
Working together in a creative and dynamic environment helps us produce the best work for our clients. But working from home has its benefits too. So, on Fridays, you get to work wherever you want. At home, in the office, by the lakes—it’s totally up to you.
Health
A healthy work/life balance is a basic necessity. To aid your well-being, we offer a comprehensive health and dental plan and provide short-and long-term disability and life insurance at no extra cost to you. In addition, our company-sponsored retirement account is available to all team members for before-or-after-tax contributions.
Flex Time Off
Who wants to juggle PTO tracking? Flex Time Off (FTO) just makes sense. With FTO, time doesn’t accrue or expire. Instead, you take the time you need. FTO is available to all full-time employees after their first year. In your first year, however, we’ll give you 15 days of PTO plus paid company-observed holidays.

OPEN POSITIONS

Join us!

Become a member of a team doing work that matters in Minneapolis, MN. If you combine great talent and skills with strong ethics and drive, you’ll fit right in. Take a look at our openings, below.

Don’t see an open position that matches your skillset?

We’re always on the lookout for top-notch talent, so even if you don’t see a current opening that aligns with your expertise, we’d still love to hear from you.

Send your résumé, along with a nice introduction and note about what kind of position you’re looking for, to:

[email protected]

Summer Internship

Visit our internship page to learn more about this opportunity and apply.

Art Director
Overview

You’re a gifted visual storyteller. From pixels to Bezier curves, photos to videos, and everything in between, you’re a wizard of the visual arts. You know how to captivate and engage audiences through impactful ideas executed with eye-popping visuals that drive action.

For nearly 40 years as a full-service advertising agency, Russell Herder is committed to creating Work That Matters for our clients and community-at-large. We’re seeking an experienced art director to work within our creative group, developing and executing smart, disruptive, and engaging visual concepts and solutions for our clients. You’re a quick learner and energized team player, capable of bringing abstract concepts to life in engaging, relevant, and visually impactful ways. As an organized person, you’re a self-starter and someone people can rely upon. Your previous agency experience reflects empathy, curiosity, speed, adaptability, and a devotion to pushing boundaries. You know how to listen, learn, and are always willing to grow.

Status: Reports to the Creative Director

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement innovative conceptual ideas and visual stylistic directions across all media platforms for a wide variety of clients
  • Create and adopt visual styles and tonal personalities that reflect the nuances of client’s brand and voice
  • Work collaboratively with Account, Strategy, Digital, Social and Project Management teams to successfully produce creative within time constraints and on budget
  • Actively analyze concepts against client requests to ensure they meet strategic goals, objectives, and timing
  • Develop and execute ideas from strategic concept development to project completion
  • Integrate current and contemporary visual trends and media into day-to-day assignments
  • Present work internally to the agency and externally to clients in a confident and professional manner
  • Produce work worthy of industry recognition and client praise
  • Strictly adhere to timelines, schedules, and budgets

Performance Standards:

  • Concepted materials meet agency and client strategic objectives
  • Work continually enhances our firm’s reputation
  • Projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Client presentations are organized and effective

Location:

In-person work Monday-Thurs at our Minneapolis office, with a remote work option on Fridays.

TO APPLY
Please send your resume to: [email protected]. Any information you send us will be kept private and confidential.

Apply on LinkedIn

PPC Digital Strategist

What We’re Looking For:

An experienced, motivated PPC Digital Strategist with a deep grasp of marketing. You are ad agency experienced, a seasoned collaborator, able to identify meaningful trends and opportunities to advance client strategies. You have strong experience managing paid search and paid social advertising campaigns and budgets. You are committed to delivering exceptional insights and outcomes. Of equal importance is your agency experience and understanding of fast-paced team environments. You are ready to make a difference within a dynamic, close-knit team.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Report to Digital Director, providing timely updates on assigned client accounts and collaborating on solutions as needed.
  • Collaborate on agency projects to plan online advertising strategies including developing strategy decks.
  • Manage online advertising campaigns including account setup and conversion tracking, campaign builds, optimization, A/B testing, and budgets across multiple clients and channels.
  • Report on client analytics across multiple clients and channels, including developing key insights and ongoing recommendations, as needed (weekly, monthly, annual or campaign-to-date)
  • Collaborate with all internal teams including client services, creative, organic social and finance, to drive client results.
  • Demonstrates growing knowledge of clients with an understanding of historical performance when assessing current performance.
  • Team player in a multi-discipline, high performance environment.
  • Keep fully informed of emerging digital trends and practices within PPC such as ongoing updates to ad platforms, online consumer privacy, Google Analytics 4, etc.

Technical Qualifications

  • Strong experience with Google Analytics, Google Ads, Facebook Ads Manager, and Facebook Business Manager, with additional social channel advertising dashboards considered a plus.
  • Experience with Google Tag Manager including creating tags to track key website metrics.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Experience in basic data analysis and trend identification.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.

The following qualifications are considered a plus:

  • Experience with Google Search Console and SEMrush.
  • Experience with email/SMS marketing automation and audience segmentation on platforms such as Mailchimp, SendinBlue, or Klaviyo.

Professional Qualifications

  • Ability to translate client goals into actionable plans.
  • Demonstrate measurable value to the client through the online advertising strategy implementation.
  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and analytic skills.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Proven ability to develop well-written documents, reports and presentations.
  • Detail-oriented, provides error-free work; ability to proof for typos, formatting errors, consistency, and checking algebraic calculations including basic spreadsheet formulas (sums, averages).
  • Self-starter, capable of working independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to explain complex and technical concepts using laymen’s terms, bringing along both internal and external stakeholders on the story of the account performance.

Required Certifications

Upon start date, the following certifications are required:

  • Google Ads Search Certification
  • Google Ads Display Certification
  • Google Analytics Certification
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Meta Certified Media Planning Professional
  • Meta Certified Media Buying Professional

The following qualifications are considered a plus:

  • Microsoft Advertising Certification
  • Google Ads Video Certification
  • Google Ads AI-Powered Performance Ads Certification

Who We Are

Russell Herder is a collaborative, strategic, AAAA agency located in Minneapolis, providing market research, digital marketing, creative development, social media and public relations excellence to our regional and national clients. Minnesota’s first certified B Corporations® ad agency, we attract highly skilled talent by offering the opportunity to make meaningful contributions that change lives. Our clients include innovative organizations in the finance, healthcare, built environment and nonprofit spaces. Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements.

Job Type: Full-time

TO APPLY
Please send your resume to: [email protected]. Any information you send us will be kept private and confidential.

Project Manager
Overview

Russell Herder is seeking a self-motivated, experienced project manager. Ad agency experience is essential, with the ability to partner with multiple team members – including creative, social and digital. This role supports our team with tracking all aspect of work related to high quality campaigns.

Responsibilities:

  • General knowledge of project management processes, tools and technologies (Smartsheets), including asset management
  • Manages simple creative projects independently and complex projects with guidance
  • Technology proficiency including driving improved reporting and measurements to track projects and automate management activities
  • Ability to track against a timeline and when necessary, develop risk mitigation plan for programs to stay on track and within budget
  • Experience producing content – digital, social and print
  • Proposes way to improve processes for own work
  • Manages financial details of client work assigned and continuously monitors overall budget in-line with job scope
  • Supports contract management and identification of internal and external resources (agency partners, vendors, etc)
  • Fosters collaboration with internal teams to manage project expectations
  • Is a champion of positivity of change; imperative to create an environment that provides motivation and support to our partners

Qualifications

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

About Russell Herder

Founded 39 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. Our clients include innovative organizations in the finance, healthcare, built environment and nonprofit spaces.

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 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, sex or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.

TO APPLY
Please send your resume to: [email protected]. Any information you send us will be kept private and confidential.

Account Manager

Opportunity

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 finance, healthcare, government, built environment and nonprofit spaces.

We are 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.

Qualifications

We are looking for experience - someone who has a demonstrated ad agency track record. 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

About Russell Herder

Founded 39 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. Our clients include innovative organizations in the finance, healthcare, built environment and nonprofit spaces.

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 developed. You’ll be a major contributor to the success 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, sex, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.

To Apply

Please send your resume to: [email protected]. Any information you send us will be kept private and confidential.

Apply on LinkedIn

Content Developer

What We’re Looking For:

We are looking for a skilled content specialist with a deep understanding of stylistic requirements for email, news, collateral, website, and other strategic deliverables for assigned brands. The position requires superior writing ability, innovative strategic thinking, client relationship-building and project planning skills. Experience is essential, with proven ability to partner with multiple team members – including creative, brand planning, media relations and digital. Candidate must have excellent writing and presentation skills with a commitment to building client relationships.

Responsibilities

  • Writes clear, concise, and stylistically correct content on a holistic basis for client websites, collateral, emails and more.
  • Accountable for helping maintain client satisfaction and management of expectations while ensuring that the work is on strategy, on time and on budget.
  • Demonstrates good listening skills, fostering an environment of professional commitment and mutual trust, communicates upstream and downstream in a manner that is timely, respectful, productive and supports overall project goals.
  • Collaborates closely with client services, creative, media relations, digital and social media teams.
  • Participates in client planning sessions to generate innovative content ideas for the agency and its clients.
  • Provides creative team with clearly defined visual specifications that contain concise information on the goal, audience and strategy, and suggestions for how to promote the content most effectively.
  • Monitors and interprets secondary data as needed to mine cultural and social trends for valuable marketing insight relevant to client business.
  • Assists with proofing agency/client content on an as needed basis.
  • Clearly and persuasively communicates thoughts and ideas to clients and helps present content strategy in new business meetings.
  • Develops and persuasively communicates content portions of communications plans and other recommendations.
  • Understands the complexity and profound opportunity of great creative and advocates for its role in growing brands and producing good, meaningful work.
  • Monitors overall timeframes and deliverable milestones for assigned projects to meet client expectations.
  • Proactively becomes intimately familiar with client business and marketing objectives.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Several years agency, PR firm, media, or related content development experience required
  • Thrives in a collaborative, creative, fast-paced environment
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented with strong verbal and written communications skills

About Russell Herder

Founded 39 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. Our clients include innovative organizations in the finance, healthcare, built environment and nonprofit spaces.

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 developed. You’ll be a major contributor to the success 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, sex, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.

Apply on LinkedIn

Brand Planner

What We’re Looking For:

Interested in doing work that matters? Russell Herder is seeking an experienced, innovative brand planner. We are specifically looking for a strategist / researcher who is a rockstar analyst, planner, and writer. This professional on our team will work with both client services and creative to shape campaigns based upon their audience research findings. Ad agency experience is essential, with a proven ability to partner with multiple team members. And as a Certified B Corp, we’re looking for someone who can work with a wide range of constituents, from C-suite and upper management to cultural communities and consumers.

Strategic and Research Skills

  • Participates in strategy development initiatives.
  • Provides creative team with clearly defined brief and plan that contains concise information on the campaign, audience and creative strategy, and suggestions for media channels that will promote the ideas most effectively.
  • Designs and helps monitor the design of survey questionnaires and is proficient using SPSS.
  • Moderates focus groups, analyzes data, and develops implications and recommendations.
  • Monitors and interprets secondary data to mine cultural and social trends for valuable marketing insight relevant to client business.
  • Recommends initiating consumer research and provides appropriate staff with results of research/trend analysis.
  • Helps lead the development of marketing plans.

Communications Skills

  • Clearly and persuasively communicates thoughts and ideas to both staff and clients; helps present research/strategy findings in client meetings.
  • Writes accurate, thorough, stylistically correct reports.
  • Develops and persuasively communicates brand/positioning/consumer perception portions of communications plans or other recommendations.
  • Works closely with client services to provide relevant findings that support strategic recommendations, ensure alignment on budgets for research.

Creative Insight

  • Understands the complexity and profound opportunity of great creative and advocates for its role in growing brands.
  • Partners with the creative team to optimize internal and external resources to produce good, meaningful work.
  • Experienced at objective creative testing within a structured research environment.

Organizational Skills

  • Demonstrates good listening skills, fostering an environment of professional commitment and mutual trust, with a focus on being timely, respectful, productive, and supportive of overall project goals.
  • Monitors overall timeframes and deliverable milestones for research projects, planning components, etc. to deliver according to client expectations.

To Apply

Submit resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and any other materials demonstrating the value that you could provide to Russell Herder and our clients to Carol Russell, CEO: [email protected]

Apply on LinkedIn

About Russell Herder

Founded 39 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. Our clients include innovative organizations in the finance, healthcare, built environment and nonprofit spaces.

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 developed. You’ll be a major contributor to the success 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, sex, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.

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.