Will Code For Six Figures And Six Weeks Vacation

Got digital chops? Great, your’e in high demand.
According to Clickz, R/GA lists over 60 vacancies for its New York office, 13 for its San Francisco office, and nine in Chicago.
ZenithOptimedia hired around 35 staff on the digital side in 2010,” said John Nitti, the company’s SVP and Managing Director of integrated planning. “We have about 12 or 15 vacancies open right now, and we’re also focusing on staff retention. We’re always focused on retention, especially at the junior levels,” said Nitti. “Lots of companies are hiring, and [staff] are being thrown 10 thousand dollar increases at a time,” he explained.
Tim Cecere, human resources director for WPP-owned agency conglomerate GroupM, described similar experiences, stating, “Digital folks are very aggressive about their careers. They understand that they have a tremendous value to the agency. They’re very sure of what they want to do, and not afraid to make demands on the organization.”



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.