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    We’re Hiring: Production Manager / Sensei

    THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED

    We want
    A mid- to senior-level production master interested in bringing his or her Miyagi-like wisdom to our boutique dojo of designers and developers. In other words, we want a producer to come aboard to manage the studio’s day-to-day operations while also helping to formulate and execute the big picture.

    We are
    A small, tight-knit group of makers who share a mutual obsession for typography, texture, patterns and all things interactive. We like Red Velvet Oreos a whole lot too. We excel at designing and building for the web. We love branding and print projects. We’re all about data and social media visualization. Our clients range from startups and small businesses to some of the world’s most recognizable brands.

    You are
    An experienced interactive producer or project manager, preferably with agency experience. You run projects, manage timelines and resources, deal directly with clients and can speak intelligently to designers and developers. You’re organized and detail oriented. You possess exemplary verbal and written communication skills. Above all, you have a good sense of humor and feel right at home in a fun and casual, but fast-paced environment.

    You will

    • Run the studio’s production schedule and manage the schedules and workload of team members, full-time and freelance
    • Manage the timelines of all projects
    • Manage the majority of projects
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for the majority of projects and clients
    • Lead the discovery phase on the majority of projects that require it
    • Schedule and run regular team meetings
    • Manage inter- and intra-departmental communication (i.e., make sure the developers are talking to each other and meeting regularly; make sure designers and developers are talking to each other and meeting regularly)
    • Curate a network of freelancers to leverage when necessary, which may involve writing and posting job listings and interviewing candidates
    • Source and manage interns and apprentices. Keep them busy
    • Oversee the creation of instructional manuals/videos/wikis/etc. for clients (see point above about keeping interns busy)
    • Foster team spirit (i.e., organizing nights out, giving lots of high fives, etc.)

    Compensation

    • This is a full-time position in our New York office
    • Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
    • Two weeks paid vacation, holidays, sick days, plus five additional days off of the company’s choosing (the day after Thanksgiving, etc.)
    • Company matched retirement plan
    • Health and vision plan with up to 50% of your premium paid by company

    How to apply
    Email us at info@northstreetcreative.com, provide your resume and include a few choice tidbits about yourself. To confirm you read this job posting thoroughly, include a reference to “Jabba the Hutt” somewhere in your response. Otherwise, your resume will be fed to our pet sarlacc.

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    Sony Instagram + Twitter Heat Map Visualization

    For the San Diego, CA, headquarters of Sony Electronics, North Street was commissioned to conceptualize, design and develop this projected installation that highlights Sony-related Instagrams, Tweets, news content and in-store purchases in a geographical context.

    A custom content management system allows Sony staff to scrape Instagram and Twitter content and to upload custom news and in-store purchase updates — all plotted accurately to a visually customized Google Map of the United States. Content updates made through the content management system are reflected on the front-end map in real time (no refresh or reboot required).

    Built on AWS S3, Bootstrap, Google Chrome, Google Maps, Heroku, jQuery, MongoDB, Ruby on Rails.

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    Le Parker Meridien Website Relaunch

    North Street partnered with L. Mazur & Co. to modernize the website of landmark luxury NYC hotel, Le Parker Meridien. The site formats itself intelligently for phones and tablets, and features a heavily tailored WordPress backend to allow the Le Parker Meridien staff to administer the entire site internally. A custom Careers application was also built to tie the site into third-party HR provider, Indeed.com.

    Built with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, WordPress, XML. blood, sweat, tears.

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    GolfDigest + TopGolf Social Media Wall

    North Street is thrilled to be partnering with GolfDigest magazine to bring our Socialpulp Instagram and Twitter wall to TopGolf locations throughout the country. Displayed on big screen TVs throughout each venue, our Socialpulp feed is a highly-engaging animated social wall that allows users to engage with both brands by hashtagging posts on Instagram and Twitter. The Socialpulp display — which now supports up to five hashtags in a single feed — is updated in real time as user content is approved through our easy-to-use moderation panel.

    Check out our Socialpulp.com website for more details on how it all works.

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    Wise Matchmaking Website and Branding

    Wise Matchmaking is in the business of creating long-lasting partnerships, and when it came to the NYC and Miami-based matchmaker’s own choice of branding and interactive partner, North Street was the clear choice. We developed the intertwined WM heart logo, then designed and built this responsive, WordPress-based site. Positive qualities? Too many to name!

    Built on HTML, CSS, LESS, JS, jQuery, Masonry,Wordpress and Gravity Forms.

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    Real-Time Twitter Map Dashboard

    North Street’s latest adventure in social media design and development is this real-time Twitter dashboard we recently built for a client. Designed for display on a 1080p big screen (in, say, a social media war room setting), the dashboard monitors Twitter activity around a given search term. In the example shown, we’re watching for all mentions on Twitter of “apple,” we’re showing where in the world those tweets are coming from, which three countries lead the pack and what Apple’s stock is doing today.

    The widgets are draggable, which allows them to be rearranged and collapsed. The dashboard is also responsive, allowing social media war to be waged on tablets while on the go.

    We built this using Dashing (Shopify’s Sinatra/Ruby-based framework), Twitter API, Google Maps API and Yahoo! Query Language, plus plenty of Quaker Oats and bacon.

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    Socially-Powered Testimonials for NYDJ.com

    Fans of women’s denim line NYDJ are, well, fanatical. And North Street was called in by the jeans outfitter to capture that excitement by transforming a static HTML testimonials page into a live feed of ecstatic fan praise sourced from Twitter and Facebook.

    Users can now post a testimonial to the site AND to their own social channels by authenticating via either Facebook or Twitter. They can fill out a form and submit their testimonial directly. OR, they can simply hashtag any tweet #NYDJlove to bypass the web form and submit a testimonial directly via their preferred Twitter client.

    As testimonials are submitted, they are sent to a moderation dashboard for approval. While testimonials submitted via Twitter and Facebook appear on a user’s feed immediately, they don’t appear on the NYDJ.com site until a moderator allows them to. The dashboard can also be used to activate a promotional graphic, change the Twitter hashtag and export submissions to a spreadsheet.

    But, why stop there? We also built a Facebook app for NYDJ’s fan page using the same exact HTML as the NYDJ.com site, save a few CSS and JavaScript tweaks for the Facebook ecosystem.

    Built on HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, Masonry, Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails, Heroku, Facebook API, Twitter API.

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    We’re Hiring: Junior Front-end Developer

    (Part-time to full-time)

    We’re looking for a junior-level front-end developer. This jack of all trades should eat HTML, CSS and JavaScript with their cornflakes every morning and be interested in learning and experimenting with fun new tech when the opportunity arises. Design skill and/or WordPress chops would be icing on the occupational cake.

    Primary responsibilities would be:

    • QA of websites and web applications
    • Front-end development of responsive websites, responsive emails, microsites and web applications
    • Development of WordPress templates (if that’s your thing)
    • Design of graphics, websites, emails and microsites (if that’s your thing)

    The office atmosphere is casual. Our team is small (four people), and this junior developer would quickly become an integral part of the agency. The position starts as part time, with the goal of transitioning to full time within three months.

    Pay is commensurate with experience. Start date is ASAP.

    This is an on-site position. Remote candidates will not be considered.

    Interested? Send some work and a few sentences about yourself to: info@northstreetcreative.com

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    Socialpulp Instagram Wall in Times Square

    North Street recently teamed with Glamour Magazine and Sephora to bring our real-time Instagram wall, Socialpulp, to Times Square for the launch of Sephora’s Color IQ color-matching system. Displayed on the ABC SuperSign at 44th and Broadway, the Instagram visualization pulled in photos taken by Sephora fans at two different Times Square stores that were hashtagged #MyColorIQ.

    As with all Socialpulp social media walls, the photos were first pulled into a moderation dashboard, which the North Street team operated from iPads on the ground.

    The event was a huge success, so big thanks to the folks at Glamour for putting it all together.

    For more information on Socialpulp, its Twitter capabilities, moderation panel, branding opportunities and analytics reporting, check out northstreetcreative.com/socialpulp.

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    Lantern’s Keep Branding

    For the Midtown cocktail bar, Lantern’s Keep, North Street created a logo that captures the aesthetic of the early 1900’s period in American drinking culture that the bar pays homage to, mixed with the craftsmanship and encyclopedia-like knowledge its bartenders pour into every drink.