We’re always interested in hearing from people who might be looking for a new place to call home. If you don’t see an opportunity posted, go ahead and reach out anyway. We do keep resumes on file for future consideration.

About our team.

Accurate Creative is an Ottawa-based agency with a diverse business focus. We’re big on strategy, digital video, web development, social media content creation, as well as a wide range of branding and design-related projects. Our focus is on creating an environment that offers a diverse range of creative and tech challenges that foster individual growth, learning, and excellence. It’s the perfect place for people to reach their full potential and beyond. We’re friendly, respectful and collaborative. We compensate fairly, offer an excellent medical and dental benefits plan, and invest in your future.

Who we’re looking for:

We’re looking for a motivated, detail-oriented, and organized Front-end Developer. While this is a 6-month contract position, our digital marketing and web development services are our fastest-growing business line. This position could become full-time/permanent at any time.   

What your work life would look like:

No two days at Accurate are the same. We’re a creative agency that offers a wide range of services. That translates into an equally wide range of challenging assignments. Our front-end developers are vital collaborators. They are an integral part of the creative team that includes: digital designers, UI/UXers, illustrators, writers, photographers and videographers, video and motion graphics editors, SEO/SEM leads, content developers, and social media leads.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the UI/UX team, project managers, and the Creative Director to translate business requirements into technically- and visually-stunning web experiences.
  • Work closely with project managers and/or senior developer to meet target deadlines.
  • With the guidance of the Senior Developer, complete front-end development tasks and contribute to problem-solving or time-saving solutions.
  • Edit & customize Elementor themes for WordPress sites.
  • Create AODA/WCAG 2.1 AA compliant, accessible templates for the Government of Canada (including WET and custom templates) and other organizations required to meet legislated accessibility standards.
  • Perform monthly/quarterly web maintenance on live sites (plug-ins updates, backups, manual site check via FTP or cPanel, performance/speed check, malware checks, Google Analytics/SEO reports, etc.).
  • QA testing: UX experience, technical issues, security issues, content review (proofreading).
  • Troubleshooting and solving website issues on live client sites (e.g. speed/performance issues, glitches, etc.).

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Diploma or degree in front-end development or applicable training.
  • Minimum 3 years of on-the-job experience as a front-end developer (bonus points for marketing or creative agency experience).
  • Intermediate knowledge of WordPress, including 2+ years of on-the-job work experience with the Elementor page builder.
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML/CSS, using both to create designs from scratch.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Javascript and jQuery.
  • Basic-level back-end experience with PHP, MySQL and APIs (e.g., Google Maps API).
  • Intermediate knowledge of creating custom WordPress theme templates without a page builder (e.g., custom templates with Advanced Custom Fields – ACF).
  • Competent using Adobe XD or Figma to create UX prototypes, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Experienced at optimizing web pages for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Basic familiarity with code management and workflow environments, such as Git (Github/Bitbucket).
  • Working knowledge of cPanel and/or Plesk, hosting and server environments.
  • Experience implementing accessible websites that conform to legislated standards (e.g., AODA, WCAG 2.1 AA).

 Soft Skills

  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Strong (English) verbal and written communication skills (bonus points for French as a second language).
  • An eye for detail and accurate translation of UI prototype designs to functional sites (i.e., padding, margins, fonts, colours, etc.).
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating your web design and development capabilities.

 Bonus skills

  • Experience with the Canadian Government Web Experience Toolkit (WET).
  • Experience with inbound marketing and/or social media scheduling software.
  • Modern development tools (Gulp, Grunt, Bower, NPM).
  • React, Angular, or other Javascript frameworks.

 Work arrangements:

  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Work in-office (our office is in the south Ottawa, ON area), from home, or both.
  • Day shift.
  • Monday to Friday.
  • Overtime pay.

Does this sound like you? If so, we’d love to meet with you (virtually, of course!).

Expected Start Date: Immediately

Job Type: Full-time, 6-month contract

Send us a covering letter describing why you feel you’re well-suited for the position and up for the challenge, as well as a detailed CV and portfolio link to Doug Jackson, Creative Director.

Who we are:

Accurate Creative has been in the industry for over 30 years. We work with some pretty amazing clients across all industries in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Our team delivers a wide range of communications solutions. From brand and website development to campaign strategy and execution, we do it all. How do we do it all? Our phenomenal team made up of the best creative minds. Don’t believe us? Check out our work and meet the gang.

Who we’re looking for:

We’re looking for a motivated and organized Digital Graphic Designer. Agency life involves a wide range of creative projects and we need someone to add to the strength of our team. Digital Graphic Designers at Accurate play an integral role, developing initial concepts and taking them to their full potential. They work closely with the Creative Director, Art Director and other Digital Designers, multitasking on a wide range of creative projects. If you’re friendly and energetic, love pizza, and are super-creative and organized, this role could be for you. Preference will be given to candidates with agency experience.

What your work life would look like:

No two days at Accurate are the same. We’re a creative agency that offers a wide range of services which translates into an equally wide range of challenging and creative assignments. That means our creative team, including Digital Graphic Designers, are often multi-skilled.

This role is a key player on the creative team because it requires someone that loves to adapt to diverse tasks, developing conceptual solutions to complex problems and applying them to a wide array of digital media.

We recognize our agency is unique and expecting candidates to have experience with each of the following responsibilities may not be realistic. Don’t worry, we’re good at spotting talent and related work skills and provide extensive hands-on training to help you succeed!

Here’s a brief outline of the responsibilities that come with this exciting role:

  • A diploma or degree in Graphic Design or equivalent on-the-job training and experience
  • 5+ years of creative agency experience or similar fast-paced work environments
  • Bilingual (English/French) preferred but not essential
  • The ability to develop creative concepts from scratch using text or other assets provided
  • A solid background in data visualization creating infographics from raw text content, as well as converting Excel files into easy-to-understand tables and figures
  • Expert-level Adobe Creative Cloud skills in:
    • InDesign, including the proper application of style sheets and master page elements
    • Adobe Illustrator, including the ability to create figures, infographics and to edit supplied asset files as needed
    • Photoshop, including the understanding of layering, editing techniques, the use of actions, and exporting proper file types
    • Adobe XD, including building website prototypes
  • A keen eye for quality control, with a solid understanding of proper typesetting rules and conventions
  • Practical, hands-on experience in the application of accessible design principles
  • The ability to multi-task, excellent organization and time management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Does this sound like you? If so, we’d love to meet with you (virtually, of course!).

Expected Start Date: Immediately

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

COVID-19 considerations:

  • Masks are worn at all times in the studio.
  • Hand sanitizer is available upon entry into our space, as well as on all desks
  • All workspaces are equipped with shields and are generously spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart.

Send us a covering letter describing why you feel you’re well-suited for the position and up for the challenge, as well as a detailed CV and portfolio link to Doug Jackson, Creative Director.