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.

Agency Account Manager

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.

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

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.

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

Project Manager

Russell Herder is seeking a self-motivated, career-driven professional with at least 3-5+ years of ad agency experience. We are specifically looking for an experienced, strong 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 aspects of work related to high-quality campaigns.

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Responsibilities

  • Fosters collaboration with internal teams to manage project expectations
  • Ensures project requests and deliverables are strategically sound, on time, and on budget
  • Facilitates data entry in a project management system
  • Attends client meetings, creates agendas, and drafts recap reports documenting client decisions
  • Manages financial details of client work assigned and continuously monitors and communicates project needs
  • Keeps projects on track through clear task lists, project timelines, issue tracking, status reports
  • Helps coordinate 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
  • Budgeting, cost analysis, vendor negotiation, 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 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. Our clients include innovative organizations in 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.

Content Developer

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.

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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

Requirements

  • Writes clear, concise, and stylistically correct content on a holistic basis for client websites, collateral, emails and more.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitors overall timeframes and deliverable milestones for assigned projects to meet client expectations.
  • Proactively becomes intimately familiar with client business and marketing objectives.
  • Accountable for helping maintain client satisfaction and management of expectations while ensuring that the work is on strategy, on time and on budget.

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.

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

Motion Graphics Designer

We’re looking for a talented motion graphics designer who knows how to bring ideas to life. You know how to concept, create, and design compelling motion (and sometimes static) graphics for video, web, mobile or social media.

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Requirements

You’re fluent with Adobe Creative Suite; in particular, After Effects, as well as video editing in Premiere. Any other skills, such as 3D design and animation, are a big plus.

  • Seeking a minimum of 3 years of agency experience unless you’re so freaking talented you can convince us otherwise.
  • You’re highly collaborative and can work in an integrated, team-oriented, open office environment.
  • Must be efficient, flexible, and able to keep multiple projects in play.
  • Please include links to your portfolio, reel, or best work examples.

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. 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.

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.