Video Editor / Assistant Animator

Video Editors…here’s your opportunity to work with one of the fastest marketing and advertising firms in the country and get a head-start in your career. The chosen candidate will work directly with Potenza Studios, our in-house commercial video and film company. This particular position is an entry level position in which the chosen candidate will assist our team of senior animators and producers in hopes of eventually developing into a more prominent role. Helping businesses and brands thrive, Potenza is one of the largest agencies in the region and one of the fastest growing firms in the country.…and we’re not done yet. We’re just getting started. If you’re ready to get on this bus and go with us apply now.

Responsibilities and Duties
– Primarily Editing and cutting TV commercials and web video content
– Motion graphics creation
– Sound Design

Qualifications and Skills
-Proficient in Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere is preferred
-Experience in Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D software is a Plus
-Reel with Samples Demonstrating Your Best Work
-Able to work in a super-fast environment- Team Player
– Organized
– Video work in retail or the automotive industry
Ad Agency, Production House, or Post-Production Experience

What Will put you at the Top of The List! –
You’re super talented and ambitious, have worked harder than your peers, really need an opportunity, are cool playing a supporting role as we help you develop into a headlining act.

Benefits
After an Evaluation Period include:
• Health Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Retirement Packages
• Paid Time Off
• You can bring your dog to work
• Happy Hour at 4:30 Every Friday

Graphic Designer / Production Artist

We’re looking for a talented rockstar graphic designer! This particular position is an entry level position in which the chosen candidate will assist our team of senior designers in hopes of eventually developing into a more prominent role in our creative company. Helping businesses and brands thrive, Potenza is one of the largest agencies in the region and one of the fastest growing firms in the country.…and we’re not done yet. We’re just getting started. If you’re ready to get on this bus and go with us apply now.

Responsibilities and Duties
• Create and execute retail-driven graphic design
• Execute designs of direction set by art director
• Basic client and internal revisions
• Resizing existing digital and print designs created for other applications
• For print, executing preflight tasks ( bleeds, color profiles, image resolution, asset gathering including fonts, illustrations, and images etc.)
• Building physical presentation samples (cutting and gluing blackboards, sample packaging and brochure mockups)

Qualifications and Skills
• Entry-Level, Recent Graduate to 2 yrs out
• Adobe Creative Cloud Proficient
• Online portfolio with student, internship, agency, and or freelance work.
• Working knowledge of typography, color, and layout
• Understanding of Fundamental Graphic Design Principles• Workhorse mentality
• Student Addys and Other Graphic Design Awards
• A love for finding inspiration beyond the computer and in the world around you
• Team Player

What Will Put You Over the Top on Our List!
• You’re super talented and ambitious, have worked harder than your peers, really need an opportunity, are cool playing a supporting role as we help you develop into a headlining act.

Benefits
• Health Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Retirement Packages
• Paid Time Off after an evaluation period
• You can bring your dog to work
• Happy Hour at 4:30 Every Friday

 

Director of Software Development

Potenza Innovations, based in Lafayette, LA, is pleased to announce we are hiring for the position of Director of Software Development.

Job Description: Envisions product development and manages projects through completion; analyzes and designs software enhancements and new modules; manages development project from initial design through testing while providing strategic management direction. Manages developers and the completion of projects, resources, capacity, and deadlines. Interacts with customers at a strategic level primarily focused upon new products and features rather than order fulfillment or bugs.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills, experience and/or capabilities:

• Experience with Jira or similar project management software.
• Experience working with software development teams.
• Experience planning and scoping software features, including the use of wireframing software (Pidoco, MyBalsamiq, Gliffy or similar)
• Basic understanding of HTML/CSS/Javascript is a plus.
• Experience with capacity management, pipelines, dependency management and software roadmapping.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must.
• Ability to manage multiple deadlines with constant communication to various stakeholders is a must.

About Potenza Innovations:
We are the software development division of Potenza Inc., an advertising and branding agency founded in 2007. Potenza Innovations develops and supports the marketing automation and intelligence platform Return Flight, which services hundreds of small to medium sized businesses across the country. With special emphasis upon the automotive dealer industry, Potenza Innovations provides the technical backing behind DriveAuto, a joint venture with Sinclair Broadcast Group. We are growing rapidly and are looking for high quality people to join our team to help lead our company to the next level in 2018. Potenza has made the INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America four years in a row, and was recently honored by the Independent as one of the Top 50 companies in Acadiana.

Please send resumes to Aaron@potenzainnovations.com.

POTENZA Internships!

We’re all about internships at POTENZA!

Interning with our POTENZA Marketing team is a great opportunity to learn more about the advertising and marketing industry with hands-on experience! We’re all about giving our interns important tasks that deal with real-life clients.

From copywriting to planning exciting events to making social media campaigns, interns will gain tons of knowledge from the POTENZA pros that will be useful in the future. Students currently enrolled in school will be offered to gain course credit during their time at POTENZA. Interns will be eligible for both part-time and full-time internships depending on their course load. We only ask that each intern spends a minimum of 15 hours in the office with us!

POTENZA offers Marketing internships in the Fall, Spring, and Summer. Interns will be given multiple tasks that will require independence, initiative, organizational skills, and professional communication skills. Marketing interns also need to be social media savvy with a strong background in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms.

If you’re interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to noelle@potenzamarketing.com! We will contact you to set up a formal interview and give you a tour of our office!


BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Potenza Innovations, the software development division of Potenza, Inc., is currently seeking to fill a position for a full time Business Development Manager. Potenza, Inc. is a rapidly growing company, earning a rank in the Inc 5000 fastest growing companies in America 3 years in a row. We are currently the 7th fastest growing company in Louisiana.

Our work focuses upon the ongoing development and support of a marketing/advertising intelligence and automation platform “Return Flight” (ReturnFlight.com). Our business development manager would focus upon the following objectives:

  • Devise innovative ways to bring in new customers or offer new products to existing customers.

  • Nurture existing customer relationships, ensuring questions, concerns or problems are addressed and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Work with Product and QA/QC teams to ensure their priorities and scheduled are in line with the needs of existing customers.
  • Work with vendors to ensure they are providing their services in a timely and cost effective manner in to meet the needs of our business and our customers.

Your daily responsibilities would include:

  • Provide quick how-to support over screen share for existing customers as needed to answer questions or resolve problems

  • Write documentation for the software using illustrations and other visual aids
  • Create screencasts walking through various features of the software which will be made available to customers
  • Answer general questions from customers via phone or email
  • Direct feature requests and/or bugs to appropriate teams, and keep the requesting customer regularly updated on their status
  • Build and conduct demos for customers
  • Complete miscellaneous managed service requests and communicate with customer
  • Manage incoming leads from website form submissions
  • Additional support of new customers who need special attention
  • Use product support software to monitor open issues and ensure those being requested by customers are expedited as appropriate

Our vision for the Business Development Manager is to be an in-house “customer advocate,” who is above all passionate about the needs of our existing customers and growing our business. This individual should be organized, punctual, self-motivated and excited about technology. A bachelor’s degree in business and/or the liberal arts is strongly desired. Excellent writing and other communication skills are a must. The ideal candidate would also have a moderate technical background, with the ability to adapt to and learn new software quickly.

Salary D.O.E. Email resume and salary requirements to aaron@potenzainnovations.com

PHP APPLICATION DEVELOPER

Potenza Innovations, the software development division of Potenza, Inc., is currently seeking to fill a position for a full time PHP application developer. Potenza, Inc. is a rapidly growing company, earning a rank in the Inc 5000 fastest growing companies in America 3 years in a row. We are currently the 7th fastest growing company in Louisiana.

EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING TECHNOLOGIES (OR SIMILAR) IS REQUIRED:

* Object-oriented PHP
* Zend Framework (1.x, 2.x)
* Doctrine (1.x, 2.x)
* git/git flow feature development (Driessen branching model)
* JQuery
* HTML5
* CSS
* Linux (command line/bash scripting)

In addition, experience with the following API’s is STRONGLY DESIRED:

* Google Analytics/AdWords/YouTube
* Facebook/Facebook Ads
* Bing/Yahoo
* Twitter
* Constant Contact
* MailChimp
* Amazon AWS
* Google Machine Learning, Amazon Machine Learning, or similar

Our work focuses upon the ongoing development and support of a marketing/advertising intelligence and automation platform “Return Flight” (ReturnFlight.com). Responsibilities include:

* Development of new features
* Troubleshooting and correcting bugs
* Integration with new API’s
* Development of automation jobs based upon ML algorithms
* Working with Product and QA/QC teams to recommend efficient solutions
* Daily stand-up meetings
* Ongoing development using the AGILE sprint-based methodology

Salary D.O.E. We also have paid and unpaid internship opportunities for students or less experienced candidates. Email resume and salary requirements to aaron@potenzainnovations.com.

POTENZA, Inc. is a family of creative, marketing, digital and technology companies who will help you build, implement, and manage an innovative strategy for your business.

contact@potenzacreative.com

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