Careers

Art Director

You are a graphic designer’s designer, a consummate pro and a phenomenal creative that’s as much at home with scissors, a sharpie, paper, and some glue as you are with Adobe Creative Suite. In other words, you can use your hands to mock interesting things up, and you can use Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign to knock really cool stuff out. Your coworkers don’t know how you do it, although you’re happy to show them; you believe in making those around you better. That’s because you’re also a good person. People like you. They want to work with you, and want you on their team. Like us, for instance. If you’re all that we say you are, we want to pay you to work with us.

We’re SimpsonScarborough, the first and last name in higher education research, strategy, and creative. Yes, in that order. In other words, we’re higher education marketers. We’re researchers who answer questions, strategists who question answers, and, like you, creatives who connect the dots, transforming questions into exclamation points, and building living, breathing higher education brands that inspire and endure. Brands that stand for something real. Brands that stand for something more. Brands that stand for something true. Brands that stand for something. What do you stand for? We’d love to hear all about it, about you.

We don’t care about how long you’ve worked as a designer, your current title, or for whom you’ve worked (although experience in or with higher ed is a huge plus). What we care about is that you’re really good at what you do and it shows, and that you care passionately about your work and genuinely for your coworkers and clients. Care enough to tell us a little about it?

By the way, although our headquarters are in Old Town Alexandria, we also have offices in Oakland and Columbus.

Please email Steven Lovern at sl@simpsonscarborough.com to apply.

 

Analyst Intern 

SimpsonScarborough, a higher education marketing firm headquartered in Old Town Alexandria, is seeking spring and summer analyst interns. SimpsonScarborough interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with market research projects that have a direct impact on colleges and universities.

As a SimpsonScarborough intern, you will:
* Be a valuable member of a research team that produces insightful market research for clients
* Work in a collaborative environment where you will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts
* Have opportunities to participate in client calls, webinars, or meetings
* Learn how to create compelling data visualizations that brings market research data to life
* Learn the fundamentals of analyzing and reporting on survey data
* Test surveys and proofread reports for quality control

Requirements:
* Candidates should be in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college, or in the process of earning a graduate degree
* An academic background in at least one of the following areas: quantitative research, data analysis, and/or data visualization
* Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
* Acute attention to detail
* Responsible, hard worker

Pluses (not required):
* Talent for data visualization and creating captivating charts and graphs
* Ability to express yourself creatively and think outside the box

Spring interns are expected to work 20 hrs/week and will receive a $600 stipend per month.

Summer interns are expected to work 40 hrs/week and will receive a $1200 stipend per month.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Wanda Hoath at wh@simpsonscarborough.com to apply.

 

Account Executive Intern

SimpsonScarborough, a higher education marketing firm headquartered in Old Town Alexandria, is seeking a summer intern with academic background in marketing and/or communications. Candidates should be entering their junior or senior year and/or have completed at least three quarters of their marketing and/or communications studies. Position is also open to graduate students. SimpsonScarborough interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with market research projects.

Interns will:
* Work with account executives directly, with the creation and formatting of client presentations and reports
* Learn how to recruit for focus groups
* Learn how to work with qualitative analysis
* Learn how to test surveys
* Travel to at least one client meeting with SimpsonScarborough staff (if the opportunity arises)

Summer interns are expected to work 40 hrs/week and will receive a $1200 stipend per month.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Wanda Hoath at wh@simpsonscarborough.com to apply.

 

Interviewers

SimpsonScarborough, a marketing firm that works primarily with colleges and universities, is looking for organized, personable individuals to conduct one-on-one phone interviews for research projects. The ideal candidate must be willing and able to:

  • Email interviewees from a provided contact list
  • Cold call potential respondents from a provided contact list
  • Schedule interviews between 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays and possibly weekends
  • Record interviews for feedback and transcription purposes
  • Provide verbatim written transcriptions from each interview in Microsoft Word or Excel
  • Provide regular updates on interview progress
  • Summarize key themes and takeaways uncovered in the interviews
  • Adhere to the project timeline

This is a remote contract position usually spanning 2-4 weeks per project. Interviewers will be expected to complete and transcribe 20-40 interviews per project.

Interviewers will be paid $70 per interview completed, recorded, and transcribed. Interviewers will be added to SimpsonScarborough’s pool of interviewers and will be assigned when a need arises for a project, which could be frequently or infrequently depending on project scope and demand. The ideal candidates will have interviewing/moderating experience and/or project management experience requiring frequent phone interactions. Candidates must be able to represent themselves in a professional manner over the telephone.

Please email Wanda Hoath at wh@simpsonscarborough.com if interested in learning more about this position or with additional questions.