MERGE Careers

Are you a dreamer? A visionary? Someone who seeks boundless possibilities at every turn? If you think you fit into our cultural DNA, let’s connect. We’re always in search of new ideas and thinking.

Below is a list of our current open positions. Expand the job title to learn more about the postion. If you think you're a fit, click the apply button and send us your resume and cover letter. Feel free to include any other information that shows you're a great candidate for this role.

  • 3-6 years experience
  • Full-time
  • Start date: ASAP

Reports to: Chief Talent Officer and Chief Financial Officer

INTRODUCTION

MERGE is a unified creative and media agency with an uncommon combination of capabilities in strategy, creativity and technology. With offices in Chicago, Boston and Atlanta, MERGE has 300 staffers servicing an impressive client roster. For more information, visit mergeworld.com.

Our internal resources bring expertise across the spectrum of our clients’ needs. We dig deep into our clients’ businesses so that we can provide thought leadership that elevates brand offerings through intuitive interfaces and powerful workflows. It’s all about the user experience.

We take the same approach with our people. We want your experience here with us to be filled with inspiration and impact. In order to service our clients effectively, we’ve organized teams and built processes that match the needs of both our people and our clients. We empower and challenge every employee to pressure test our tools and ways of working, to spark discussion on improvement opportunities, and to keep each other accountable to bringing our best selves to our work every day. 

OVERVIEW 

Human Resources sits at the heart of the agency. Within this HRIS role, this individual has the opportunity to partner closely with Finance and Human Resources. With responsibility to all employees as well as the company overall, our group works hard to provide our best service, always wrapped up with a strategic and organized approach.

RESPONSIBILITIES

MERGE is a collaborative company. While this description includes core functional responsibilities, all of our employees are active members of the team, flexible in assisting the company as it grows and evolves. This expectation requires each person to be capable of adapting to the dynamics of a client driven environment. We’re as interested in your human side as your technical expertise. The ideal candidate will be upbeat, optimistic and happy to help the team. Key role responsibilities include:

Core functional responsibilities include:

  • Process semi-monthly payroll for the MERGE network (Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta) using Paycom
  • Monitor the transmission of data from Paycom to the insurance carriers
  • Input and manage the flow of personnel data in the HRIS system (Paycom), the financial system (Advantage), and the performance review system (Reflektive)
  • Maintain personnel and benefits files for employees, running monthly reporting for various needs across the network
  • Remain current with changes in personnel law on the federal and state level
  • Complete employment verification and salary surveys as required
  • Administer the company 401k plan including semi-monthly funding from payroll, annual testing, and annual true-up
  • Maintain transit benefits, ensuring transit card funding occurs on time and accurately; Oversee parking pass system as necessary
  • Manage compensation programs such as merit, bonus, and commission plans; Own timelines overall to ensure payroll is executed in a timely fashion
  • Maintain all company benefits plans, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and supplemental insurance
  • Administer COBRA, FMLA, and leave processes
  • Audit insurance invoices and provide monthly billing details to the finance team
  • Participate in employee benefit planning and enrollment, working closely with brokers and vendors on an ongoing basis
  • Assist employees with questions concerning payroll, compensation, and benefits
  • Ad hoc special projects including, but not limited to, those related to taxes, EEO, company policies, training, or other human resource functional areas
  • Various Finance & HR projects as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-6 years of work experience working with Benefits, Salary Administration and Payroll
  • 1+ years leading Payroll
  • Must have strategic understanding of benefits policies and procedures including COBRA, Retirement Plans, Cafeteria Plan Administration, and other benefits issues
  • Knowledge, understanding and perspective of standard compensation and payroll practices associated with federal and state employment and labor laws, as well as salary surveys and other compensation analysis techniques
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; familiar with HRIS systems. Knowledge and experience with Paycom a big plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and the inherent nature to interact with employees across levels; Team player
  • Strong ability to organize and work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong problem solving skills and extremely detail oriented

VALUES

Ability. Ability to bring the highest level of skill and competence.

Agility. To keep us flexible, nimble and incredibly responsive to client and market demands.

Humility. Constant seekers of new ideas, amazing collaborators and builders of those around us.

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  • 5 years experience
  • Full Time
  • asap

As an Associate Media Director, you will be a driving force that sets a positive tone, motivates and develops a high-performance team, breaks down barriers, and elevates the overall agency’s work.

You will have a strong knowledge of all media channels, particularly across all digital media forms, and how they can work strategically together to address client goals.

You will have passion for your work, a high level of curiosity, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a desire to coach and mentor your team.

You will report directly to our EVP, Media Director giving you a big voice in departmental decisions and the direction of our group.

Merge is a full-service Agency so you will be the type of person that doesn’t like to work in a silo and instead, likes to include strategic input that comes from working closely with the Agency’s Creative, Strategy, and Account Management teams along with the data you use to help your decision-making.

Responsibilities

Primary client contact on key business assignments:


  • Oversee the development, execution and optimization of the media planning process

  • Help your team analyze data and strategic input that informs channel allocation recommendations

  • Lead your team in writing and presenting effective recommendations and proactive POV’s internally and externally

  • Meet with media partners to understand the media landscape and act as the channel expert for your clients

  • Work with analytics partners to help clients prove out success of your plans

  • Lead Media Supervisors, Planners and Associates while reporting to the agency’s Media Director

  • Assess and recommend software, tool and resource needs for the department


Qualifications  

  • 5+ years of strategic media planning experience

  • A proven track record in bringing innovative solutions to clients

  • Knowledge of all paid media channels including digital media

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with ability to translate data into insights

  • Thrives in a team-oriented environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to translate and present complex ideas in a simple, smart way

  • Strong problem-solving abilities and a willingness to consider unconventional ideas when recommending solutions

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel and PowerPoint) as well as other industry software

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and work under pressure to deliver high quality work within time timelines

  • Passion to learn about the latest media solutions

  • Detail oriented, organized and accurate

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  • 3 + years experience
  • Full Time
  • asap

As a Paid Search Manager, you will lead our agency’s practice in the creation, optimization and execution of client paid search campaigns.  You will work across all of the agency’s paid search assignments.  You will be both a hands-on player and coach providing direction to a paid search specialist to conduct and analyze keyword research necessary to build campaigns; recommend paid search plans to clients; QA campaigns for launch; report results, insights, and optimization strategies on a regular basis. You will have passion for your work, a high level of curiosity, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a desire to coach and mentor others.  You will work closely with our strategic media planning team and report directly to our EVP, Media Director.

Merge is a full-service Agency so you will be the type of person that doesn’t like to work in a silo and instead, likes to include strategic input that comes from working closely with all other paid media channels as well as the Agency’s Creative, Strategy, and Account Management teams.

Responsibilities

Lead discovery process to understand client overall and PPC goals

Conduct PPC audits to identify structural weaknesses and opportunities while understanding the previous team’s tactics

Ensure analytics tracking implementation is accurate and easy to manage

Review current landing pages to identify opportunities

Develop and recommend keywords as well as optimizations and/or testing plans (e.g. search query reports, negative keyword maintenance, keyword overlap, testing implementation)

Analyze program performance and KPI’s (e.g., ROAS, CTR, CPA, conversion rate)

Report on program performance and present insights and recommendations to clients by leading client status and reporting calls

Work closely with media companies including Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft

Lead QA of trafficked approved plan into search engines (keywords, ad copy, extensions), and of all components prior to launch (dayparting, bids, budget, targeting parameters)

Actively contribute to account strategy, including annual budget development, KPIs, partner selection, new tactics, and tracking industry developments

Primary contact for resolving billing discrepancies in partnership with client strategy and billing reconciliation team

Train paid search specialists and be a subject matter expert for media strategy teams

Provide POV’s on the industry both internally and externally

Qualifications

3+ years of professional paid search campaign management experience

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

Mastery of search engines and platforms

Strong skills in core Excel functions that pertain to financials, digital visualization, and bid analysis

Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Strong presentation skills

Ability to think critically and problem-solving orientation

Excellent project management and organization skills

Ability to work well with teams while managing multiple projects under tight deadlines

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We’re constantly on the lookout for new ideas and thinking. That's why we're always interested in dreamers, visionaries, realists and those who see boundless possibilities at every turn. We're giving tomorrow’s difference makers an opportunity to make an impact today.

If you don't see an open position that fits you to a T, but you are interested in working at MERGE, submit your resume and information below and we'll keep you in mind for future openings.

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