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Motion Graphic Artist

Title Motion Graphic Artist
Location Waterloo, IA or Twin Cities, MN
The Motion Graphic Artist is responsible for developing and producing assigned visual media projects. They oversee the concept and storyboard development as well as producing, editing, and creating video elements for online, broadcast, digital publishing, and other digital medias. This includes design, creation of assets, modeling, animation, and delivery of high-quality content.

Duties Include:

  • Assisting Creative Director and Director of Video Production to ensure quality products.
  • Producing motion graphics and 2D/3D content from concept to delivery.
  • Collaborating with other personnel to produce 2D/3D elements for projects.
  • Producing/editing video/audio projects as assigned.
  • Working on multiple projects, balancing time constraints while maintaining quality.
  • Developing and creating the “look and feel” for projects as assigned.
  • Keeping and maintaining video server files/materials.
  • Keeping up-to-date on new technologies and techniques to deliver quality work.

Looking for someone who:

  • Has 3 or more years of motion graphics experience, preferably in an agency setting.
  • Is a self-starter and is passionate about their job.
  • Can take direction for or ownership of their projects.
  • Has a strong demo reel and portfolio.
  • Is highly skilled with these Programs/Plugins:
    • Adobe After Effects CC
    • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    • Adobe Illustrator CC
    • Cinema 4D R18
    • Video Co-Pilot Plugins
    • Trapcode Suite
  •  Has a good foundation of layout, colors, grids, typography, and movement.
  • Geeks out about the latest software releases.
  • Wants to know what the latest trends are and how they can apply it to their work.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send us your resume as well as a link to your demo reel / portfolio to careers@hellman.com.

Marketing Copywriter

Title Marketing Copywriter
Location Waterloo, IA
Hellman is currently seeking a copywriter who knows their way around marketing, PR and advertising concepts. While we prefer 5+ years of agency or corporate marketing/copywriting experience, we will also consider exceptionally talented graduates looking for a career in advertising. Your title and salary will reflect your experience.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Great writing and editing skills: You’re an inspired and succinct communicator.
  • Marketing strategy: It’s important to understand the difference between strategy and tactics.
  • Conceptual thinking: You’re great at brainstorming and collaborating on ideas
  • Fast learner: You can become knowledgeable about our clients’ products and industries quickly.
  • People who work well under pressure: You do what it takes to get the job done.
  • A relevant degree: You have a degree in marketing, PR, business communication or journalism

We’ll consider it a plus if you have:

  • Experience in digital marketing
  • B2B experience

Does this sound like you? Do you/can you work in Waterloo, Iowa? (On-site position only; no freelancers or contractors please.)

We want to hear from you.
Send a cover letter, resume and a few of your best writing samples to Human Resources, Hellman, P.O. Box 627, Waterloo, IA 50704. Or, e-mail your resume, cover letter and samples to the address below.

Hellman is a 49-year-old, mid-sized advertising, marketing and interactive agency based in Waterloo, Iowa, with sales offices in St. Paul, Minnesota and Denver, Colorado.

Senior Art Director

Title Senior Art Director
Location Waterloo, IA
If you’re an experienced designer/art director looking to make a career change, let’s chat about future opportunities at Hellman! We’re always looking for qualified candidates who can concept and execute highly creative designs for print and possibly Web. Computer illustration skills are a plus. This would be an on-site position only (no free-lance applications please). Salary commensurate with experience. Requirements: Mac proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite. Minimum 5 years experience. Agency experience is a plus. E-mail your resume and a PDF of your portfolio if you are interested.

Account Executive/New Business Development

Title Account Executive/New Business Development
Location Waterloo, IA
To recognize business trends, identify sales opportunities, and facilitate contacts that enable you to sell a comprehensive, integrated advertising/marketing service to Marketing Directors/Managers of major brands and blue chip companies.The successful candidate must be a consummate sales professional—experienced, motivated, and self-starting with a positive attitude, and the desire and ability to focus on purely new business. The position is suited to an individual who is “sales hungry” and who can utilize his or her exceptional skills to produce effective and successful results.

Main Duties:

  • Develop new business relationships that generate new income for the company to an agreed annual target, to increase year upon year.
  • Present to potential clients through direct communication in face-to-face meetings, telephone calls and e-mails.
  • Travel. You will be expected to spend 80% of your time out of the office in meetings, predominantly in the U.S. with overnight stops.
  • Responsible for lead generation and appointment setting.
  • Actively and successfully manage the sales process: lead generation, credentials pitch, asking questions, solution pitch, negotiation, close and handover to the account team.
  • Ensure all sales opportunities are captured and explored through drive, motivation and acute attention to detail.
  • Self-management of time and individual responsibility for new business. Support by senior agency staff is available for complex pitches and strategies.
  • Managing and maintaining a pipeline and ensuring all sales administration is current.
  • Create and be accountable for all client proposals, contracts and any further documentation, following company procedure.
  • To thoroughly understand clientメs marketing objectives, including their ROI expectations.
  • Respond to requests for information in a timely manner.
  • Effectively interact with other departments, including the account management and creative team when handing over projects, ensuring full and correct briefings on all aspects of the contract.


  • Ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of the U.S. marketing sector.
  • Exceptional sales ability and full, demonstrable knowledge of the sales process.
  • Understand how to sell a wide range of marketing and creative services to B2B and B2C clients, including Web and national broadcast.
  • Confident negotiator and ability to “close the deal.”
  • Strong client management skills and ability to keep promises.
  • Confidence in presenting technical and marketing data to clients and colleagues in a variety of media.
  • Ability and confidence to present and speak at industry events and shows to an audience of up to 500 people.
  • Capable of hands-on problem solving, with the ability to generate ideas and solutions.
  • A positive and determined approach to researching and analyzing new business opportunities.
  • Ability to use initiative and pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to cope with competing demands and to prioritize tasks.
  • Strong communication skills in all forms, including written, oral, e-mail, telephone and presentation.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Capable of working independently with individual responsibility.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Establish contact with Company Directors/Managers utilizing existing or self-generated leads.
  • Utilize all market data to identify trends and maximize sales opportunities.
  • Develop and promote sound working relationships with all external customers in order to promote the company and enhance business awareness.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with agency account and creative teams.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to junior sales team members.


  • Previous sales experience with proven record of success, ideally within an outbound, proactive sales environment.
  • Business acumen ヨ commercially aware and interested in relevant business sectors.
  • In-depth knowledge of marketing/advertising and the ability to write strategic marketing plans.
  • Strong and confident communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Target-driven approach to successful salesmanship.
  • Valid driving license.

You may have worked in the following capacities:
Area Sales Consultant, Senior Sales Executive, Agency Senior Sales Executive, Field Sales Manager, New Media Sales, Advertising Sales, New Media Business Development Manager, Agency Sales Manager, Business Development Director, Marketing Business Development.



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