LOOKING FOR GOOD PEOPLE

Join our team! We’re a diverse group of digital marketing professionals from across the US working together to challenge and support each other and our clients. Originally founded as a web design and development agency more than 20 years ago in Chicago, IL, we strive to meet the needs of modern small to mid-sized businesses looking for high quality strategy and digital marketing.

JUNIOR TO MID-LEVEL DESIGNER

Part-time Design Freelancer, Hybrid or Remote (Tampa Bay Area, FL preferred)

Method Engine is looking for a remote or hybrid freelance digital designer with 2+ years of experience. Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, website design, or related field preferred.

Candidates should be passionate, innovative, and thrive in a collaborative environment, but also work independently. The ideal candidate will have a strong portfolio showcasing creative thinking, proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, a firm understanding of design principles, excellent communication skills, and a desire to grow in the field of graphic design and brand marketing. 

Although the role is primarily digital design and supporting tasks, it will include a wider scope including non-digital, creative, and marketing support tasks.

Method Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable environment for all employees. All employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business needs.

Seeking candidates who can:

  • Bring a positive attitude and a proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Work independently as well as in partnership with the account director, art director, and team
  • Attend online internal and client meetings during business hours 
 

Mandatory Design & Personal Skills

  • Strong creative thinking, graphic design, and typography skills demonstrated in your portfolio
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Ability to meet all internal/external deadlines
  • Ability to take constructive feedback and make revisions as necessary
  • Ability to adapt time used for different types of projects and budgets
  • Stays up to date with industry trends and best practices in digital marketing and design 
 

Mandatory Technical Skills

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Prior use of Microsoft Suite
  • Knowledge of web standards, optimization, and web design best practices
  • Basic understanding of WordPress for content changes and updates
 

Bonus Skills (Not Required)

  • Experience in both B2B & B2C
  • Animation skills
  • Video editing skills
  • Experience using AI
  • SEO knowledge
  • Illustration capabilities
 
 

Initial hours for this role will fluctuate; please estimate 8-10 hours per week to start. Note this is intended to be an ongoing role with an increase in hours. Candidates need to be available for internal and client meetings Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm CST. Hourly rate starting at $40 per hour or project flat rates. Candidates with more experience and wider skill sets will be based on fair market rates.

If interested in this position, please send a resume, link to your digital portfolio, and provide a unique introduction!
 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LEAD

Contract, Chicago Area

The Business Development Lead reports to the Founder & Managing Partner and is responsible for helping to develop the methodology for researching, identifying, and connecting with potential business opportunities and prospective clients. They will help develop new marketing initiatives, assess new markets, and analyze business opportunities. This person connects potential clients with an engagement strategy that is unique to Method Engine.

Method Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable environment for all employees. All employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business needs.

Responsibilities

  • Help modify and execute Method Engine’s growth plan with the Founder, Managing Partner and Client Engagement Lead.
  • Drive the pitch process, including helping cultivate a strategy to win, casting, and presentation/pitch approaches.
  • Lead RFI/RFP responses as the main point of contact throughout the process, including development, implementation, and vetting standards.
  • Develop and maintain an extensive pipeline of qualified prospects in priority categories.
  • Work to build prospects/contacts through existing clients and through the Client Engagement group. Seek out and support opportunities for organic growth.
  • Work with the team to help build and manage the agency’s marketing and business development materials, as well as updating the internal resource library including case studies.
  • Manage internal teams during the pitch process.
  • Develop relationships with agency search consultants.
  • Understand the business and marketing challenges of key prospects.
  • Utilize, update and report progress from the CRM.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Business or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of client service experience preferred in an agency environment with proven business development.
  • Consistent track record and demonstrated ability to be forward-thinking and innovative, while understanding client needs and the capabilities of Method Engine’s business processes and technologies.
  • A dedication to high-quality work and to positive and productive relationships with all – clients, team members, peers, managers, etc.
  • Strong presenter and communicator, able to develop powerful presentations, and articulate in a confident manner.
  • Skills in sophisticated problem solving, judgment, critical thinking, and decision making.
  • Self-starter, capable of setting goals and reporting progress against them.
  • Ability to maintain self-motivation and to work independently in team environments.

COPYWRITER / CONTENT CREATOR

Employment Type: Part-time, Freelance/Contract, Off-site
Experience: Mid to Senior level

We are looking for a mid to senior level writer / content creator to join our digital marketing team. This role would include social media, blogs, emails, and website copy. Candidates must be strong in writing and idea generation.

You will use your content development and storytelling expertise to strategize, plan, and create fresh and compelling media content. You will work hand-in-hand with our strategy, design, and digital teams to strengthen client brands and grow target audiences.

Method Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable environment for all employees. All employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business needs.

Responsibilities

  • Stay up to date with best practices, current technologies, and trends in social media and email marketing, emphasizing lead generation
  • Create and oversee media calendar(s) for social media, blogs, and/or email campaigns as needed
  • Communicate with internal marketing team and the client as needed
  • Strategize, create, and upload content to media platforms
  • Copywriting & coordination of visual assets
  • Interact with audience responses to posts
  • Analyze and interpret traffic data
  • Excellent time management skills and communication skills
  • Ideally experience with marketing both services and products
 

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of copywriting and social media experience in marketing, advertising, or related field
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively
  • Strong familiarity with social media platforms, methodologies, and best practices
  • Experience seeing projects through full lifecycle
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline
  • Strong communication skills
 

Aside from technical skill, we care deeply about the personal values of our employees. When we select a candidate for review, you’ll be vetted for your skills as much as for the fit to the team. Some of the values we care about are:

  • You like to receive and give constructive feedback
  • You have a continual thirst for knowledge and desire for self-improvement
  • You are a self-starter and are driven by purpose
  • You take initiative and champion projects and causes
  • You contribute to your team and the greater good concurrently

Daphne Rothlisberger, Fractional CMO

As a Chief Marketing Officer, Daphne is a seasoned leader who has successfully navigated companies through various phases of growth and development for over 20 years. With her deep understanding of strategic planning and team dynamics, she has delivered transformative results that have reshaped organizations’ trajectories and improved their bottom lines. Having worked with top-tier agencies such as Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide, Daphne has collaborated with several iconic brands, including Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Intel, American Express, Allstate Insurance, Starbucks, and many more. She is passionate about driving business growth and specializes in overhauling organizations at their core by crafting comprehensive plans that optimize operations and set them up for long-term success. Her collaborative leadership and relentless pursuit of excellence make her impact enduring and profound. Above all, Daphne is dedicated to revolutionizing businesses’ digital marketing landscapes. She champions strategic innovations that amplify team productivity, elevate brand visibility, and integrate robust, strategy-driven methodologies to drive performance.