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In early 2015, ISL moved into a new 17,000 square foot office in the heart of Washington, DC.


A place for creating and magic making. We inhabit a historic warehouse filled with nap pods, collaboration rooms, studios, workshops, meditation lounges and skateboard-ready polished concrete. We have a stage for live music and community events. There are a couple of secret doors. It’s pretty ridiculous actually.

Part skate park, part event space. 4,000 square feet dedicated to hosting our parties, talks, and the occasional video shoot.
Our custom built design studio is our home for photography, stop motion video, and anything else we can think of.
Our gorgeous kitchen complete with a banquet table for twenty, and catered lunch on mondays.
Just one of many PS4 equipped 80 inch televisions scattered throughout the office.
Decked out maker workshop
Tons of bike parking
  • Our office was built from the ground up to be a laboratory for invention — not just a workspace. From the production studio to the maker workshop, ISL's headquarters has become a home for creativity. Peter Corbett, ISL Founder & CEO
  • Our Benefits

    We work hard, smart and care about each other. We’re big on diversity. We’re pro-dog and pro-nap. We’re big into supporting the community and do so everyday.

    100% of Health, Dental, Vision

    WMATA commuter benefits

    50% of family health premiums

    Catered lunch and stocked fridge

    17 Paid Company Holidays

    Slush “Fun Fund”

    Unlimited Vacation & Sick Days

    Paid Maternity / Paternity Leave

    Profit share and 401(k)

    Professional development

    Dogs dogs dogs!

    Shorts, flip flops and naps encouraged

    Current Openings

    • strategy
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      washington dc 5-10 years Permalink

      ISL seeks an Associate Creative Director with the talent, experience and poise to deliver stunning creative concepts.

      A little bit about you: You have impeccable taste, razor-sharp communication skills and are a highly-seasoned designer. Pushing the envelope comes naturally to you, and you have a knack for encouraging your fellow team members to step up their game. You’re comfortable overseeing a variety of projects and collaborating across departments to ensure a finished product that makes the competition swoon and exceeds client expectations (but not their budget). You have a track record of transforming projects from “good to great” without having to touch a mouse. You are bright, engaging and can represent the best of ISL both internally and in the eyes of our clients and public stakeholders. You’re a leader. You’re a mentor. You’re all around awesome.

      The Perfect Candidate

      • You are an extremely compelling presenter.
      • You can manage a small team of designers, strategists and technologists from project kick-off to launch.
      • You value UX and are a believer in the importance of a diligent, focused design process.
      • You are able to distill complex problems into actionable tasks and delegate responsibilities clearly.
      • You have the confidence to make tough decisions and prioritize short-term vs long-term goals without losing speed.
      • You are capable of guiding more junior designers and inspiring them to produce their very best work.
      • You have a preternatural awareness for current trends and best practices in a variety of digital media.
      • You have extensive real-world, client-facing agency experience.
      • You are good at selling your ideas and explaining design rationale to a client.

      Is this you?

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      washington dc 0-3 Years Permalink

      You’ll create killer social and experiential campaign concepts for Fortune 500 brands, non-profits and for internal projects. You’ll manage and create chaos masterfully. You’ll have fun and work hard. Your friends will be jealous.

      Skills

      Social Media Management, Writing, and Ideation. Highly organized, detail-oriented, incredibly thorough and diligent. Must be super social media savvy. Retail or CPG marketing experience a plus.

      The Perfect Candidate

      • Is incredibly smart, charismatic and a natural networker/conversationalist
      • Is an entrepreneurial fountain of ridiculously good ideas
      • Is not satisfied with good enough—will stop at nothing to crush it
      • Is a great writer
      • Is obsessed with social media and wants to learn more
      • Bonuses: Knows how to produce content for web distribution (photos, videos, vines, blog posts etc.)

      Is this you?

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      washington dc 7-10 Years Permalink

      Account and team lead for social media clients in Fortune 500 retail and CPG brands. Covers all day-to-day aspects of account and team management to execute social media strategy across content production and publishing, community management and customer service, and regular reporting and analysis.

      Skills

      You’re an effective and dedicated team leader. Highly organized, detail-oriented, incredibly thorough and diligent. Strategy-focused and results-oriented. You can manage big, complicated projects and clients with ease and stay poised under pressure. You love working with people, managing teams and processes, providing mentorship, recognize great work and don’t shy away from delivering constructive and critical feedback. You solve problems and resolve conflicts elegantly, simply and efficiently.

      7-10 years relevant agency or in-house (client-side) experience managing Fortune 500 clients. Team management of 15+ people across multiple departments including content production, community management and customer service, data analysis and reporting. Retail or CPG marketing experience a plus.

      The Perfect Candidate

      • Manages day-to-day client relationship and account maintenance.
      • Works with clients to proactively guide social media strategy and implementation.
      • Manages strategy and creative team of 20+ people to cover all aspects of day-to-day content production and publishing, social media community management, and regular data analysis and reporting.
      • Continuously evaluates, refines and manages internal production processes to reach full potential in execution of social media strategy.
      • Develops and refines high-level social media marketing strategy and tactics, as well as campaign concepts and execution that supplement regular retainer work and support overall social media strategy.
      • Oversees development, implementation and execution of client Social Media Strategy.
      • Coordinates content creation by production and creative teams for ~5 social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) across 10+ Brands under a single account.
      • Coordinates, evaluates and manages implementation of social media engagement process and response across social media channels.
      • Reviews and refines regular reports on social media performance for client delivery and internal evaluation.
      • Consistently reviews and and refines process and creative implementation to optimize social media strategy execution.

      Is this you?

    • design
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      washington dc 1-2 Years Permalink

      ISL is on the hunt for a (supremely) talented interactive designer to join our 14-person design team. You’ll help to design lush websites, beautiful-yet-functional interfaces, expansive web applications, native iOS apps and more. Front-end skills are a huge plus; deep knowledge of current web technology and tools is a must.

      We’re working on projects for Fortune 500′s while also building our own products and projects we find interesting. Join us.

      Skills

      An undisputed gift for designing for screens. HTML/CSS/JavaScript skills a huge plus. 1 year of agency or freelance web and interface work, or a very strong web portfolio of personal projects.

      The Perfect Candidate

      • Is as good as they are passionate, and as passionate as they are good
      • Formal design training
      • Wants to make their mark on the words as a true craftsman
      • Has real-world, client-facing experience
      • Is a believer in the importance of a diligent, focused design process
      • Is good at selling their ideas / explaining design thinking to a client

      Is this you?

    • engineering
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      washington dc 3-5 Years Permalink

      No ninjas or rockstars need apply. ISL is looking for a skilled, hard-working front-end engineer to help build amazing experiences for some of the biggest brands in the world.

      We move quickly. We are not married to any particular set of technologies, but we do utilize Angular, jQuery, Gulp, Sass, Jasmine and browserify for our front end stack. Our CSS is BEM’d out and we live and die by component based development. We have a JavaScript style guide and we use it. We are a down-to-earth, hardworking team that’s not afraid of challenges. We listen to each other, we respect each other, and we really like each other. We push one another to make great things. We have a set of values to which we hold each other accountable. We’re looking for someone who shares and believes in these same ideals.

      We’re small, but growing quickly, so we’re still working out the best ways to stay fast and collaborate easily while keeping a solid footing. We’d love to hear your ideas on how we can work together even better. You’ll inspire us with new approaches to tough problems, and we’ll inspire you with some of the most daring client work around.

      If this job sounds like something you’d enjoy, drop us a line below and let us know why. Please make sure to include a link to a GitHub account and a portfolio or resume.

      Skills

      JavaScript, HTML, Sass (and CSS), Angular, Gulp, Jasmine. Ideally, you have a deep background in traditional web development in addition to having launched a number of production websites using client-side MVC frameworks. You’ve successfully led the front-end development process for numerous large-scale client builds.

      The Perfect Candidate

      • Has a deep understanding of the JavaScript language. We do utilize jQuery, but you should be comfortable working outside of that context
      • Writes clear, clean, semantic HTML
      • Has an eye for design
      • Takes fancy photoshop documents and creates their mirror image in any browser
      • Obsesses over performance
      • Has an opinion about promises vs callbacks
      • Is always looking to learn something new

      Is this you?

    • engineering
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      washington dc 3-5 Years Permalink

      ISL is looking for a talented Software Engineer to join our growing fifteen-person development team. You’ll help build applications that power digital campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the world, using the best technology for the job. You’ll have fun.

      As a Software Engineer in Test, you will be responsible for creating and implementing end-to-end test plans, setting up test environments, developing automated tests, and analyzing test results. In addition you’ll hold and facilitate test plan / test case reviews with cross-functional team members and work with the development team to ensure issues are addressed. Who doesn’t like to tell developers when their code is broken? By helping make the development process more productive, you’ll ensure that projects ship on time and are of the utmost quality.

      We are a down-to-earth, hardworking team that’s not afraid of a challenge. We listen to each other, we respect each other, and we really like each other. We push one another to make great things. We’re looking for someone who shares and believes in these same ideals.

      If this job sounds like something you’d enjoy, drop us a line below and let us know why. Please make sure to include a link to a GitHub account and a resume.

      Skills

      Some of the tools and technologies we use every day include: Python/Django, PHP/WordPress, SASS, Node.js/Express/Socket.io, Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB, AWS/S3, GitHub. You should know enough about these tools to be able to review functional and design specifications to ensure full understanding of individual deliverables.

      You should have experience testing complex systems and effectively communicating the results.

      The Perfect Candidate

      • Is a clear communicator (written and verbal) to ensure ability to write test plans and test cases and communicate bugs to developers and other stakeholders.
      • Can focus on deadlines and deliverables in order to track down the bad defects and bugs quickly.
      • Has the ability to think abstractly and not conform to the norm; norms do not expose bugs quickly.
      • Is looking to help inspire, build, and learn from a team that strives for the best possible quality in our work.

      Is this you?

    • marketing
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      washington dc Permalink

      ISL is made up of five teams – each of which is related to Operations, Marketing, Design, Strategy and Engineering respectively. Many of us cross over one or more of these teams in terms of skills and passions. We’re all aligned by delivering great work for Fortune 500 clients and on inventing new things we love.

      The Wild Card might join one of these teams – or span them. We’re not sure. What we’re looking for is someone who is devastatingly creative, insightful, and energetic with a technical orientation.

      Submit for this role if you’re…well…a wild card that doesn’t fit the typical boxes of life.

      Skills

      Just one: being able to absorb the chaos of the world and distill it into amazingness. Startup or Agency experience required.

      The Perfect Candidate

      • Is technical – understands code, APIs and how web things work – but is not necessarily a dev
      • Is a design-thinker but is not necessarily a designer
      • Is a terrific writer and expresser of ideas
      • Can sell people on their vision like a pro
      • Has tons of relationships with interesting creative/technically oriented people

      Is this you?

    • strategy
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      washington dc 5+ year of agency experience Permalink

       

      Account and team lead for liquor and retail brand clients. Leads all day-to-day aspects of account and team management to execute social media and digital agency of record responsibilities across content production and publishing, community management, customer response, and regular reporting and analysis.

      Must be a strong client manager, and charismatic leader of colleagues. You’re the glue that makes the biggest clients at ISL stick, and keeps internal team members motivated and producing great work.

      SKILLS

      You’re an effective and dedicated team leader. Highly organized, detail-oriented, incredibly thorough and diligent. Strategy-focused and results-oriented. You can manage big, complicated projects and clients with ease and stay poised under pressure. You love working with people, managing teams and processes, providing mentorship, recognize great work and don’t shy away from delivering constructive and critical feedback. You solve problems and resolve conflicts elegantly, simply and efficiently.

      You will serve as one of the client’s central points of contact, coordinating with executives and managers in multiple their divisions and departments, such as Relationship Marketing, PR, Sales, and Customer Service, to guide the development of cross-divisional social media/digital activities. You will serve as a leader and evangelist for social media/digital activities both within the client’s organization as well as within ours.

      THE PERFECT CANDIDATE

      • Is a fountain of ridiculously good ideas
      • Manages day-to-day client relationship and account maintenance.
      • Works with clients to proactively guide social media strategy and implementation.
      • Manages strategy and creative team of several people to cover all aspects of day-to-day content production and publishing, social media community management, and regular data analysis and reporting.
      • Continuously evaluates, refines and manages internal production processes to reach full potential in execution of social media strategy.
      • Oversees development, implementation and execution of client Social Media Strategy- determining how and where to engage with automotive customers through social channels
      • Develops campaign concepts and executions that supplement regular retainer work and support overall social media strategy.
      • Coordinates content creation by production and creative teams for ~5 social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), managing implementation of social media engagement process and response across supported channels.
      • Manage enterprise wide social media management tools and social monitoring
        Reviews and refines regular reports on social media performance for client delivery and internal evaluation.
      • Consistently reviews and and refines process and creative implementation to optimize social media strategy execution.

       

      Is this you?

    • design
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      washington dc 2+ Years Permalink

      ISL is looking for a talented Shooter/Editor to assist in the production of compelling, high-quality content throughout all phases of the video process.

      SKILLS

      You’re a shooter. You’re an editor. You have hands-on experience in the field, and in the studio driving projects forward through each stage of the video production process. You have an eye for aesthetic and a mind for storytelling. You’ve been professionally involved with video work for 2+ years and you’re looking to sharpen your skills on Fortune 500 clients and national campaigns. You have a solid understanding of the production workflow from filming to final delivery.

      THE PERFECT CANDIDATE

      • You are well-versed across the Adobe Creative Suite platform (Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop) – 3D gfx experience with Cinema 4D or Maya is a super bonus.
      • You have a strong editing background with experience cutting fast-paced commercial pieces, as well as assembling intricately complex narratives for documentary work.
      • You have shooting experience on a wide variety of project types, using a wide range of cameras including RED, Canon, Sony – and an understanding of  the associated post-production workflows (offline editing etc.)
      • You’re proficient with After Effects, and have animation and motion graphic experience
      • You understand Codecs in and out. The Media Encoder queue… you know what I’m talkin’ about.
      • You have a strong understanding of recording audio in studio and in the field. Boom operating, setting LAVs etc.
      • You’re self-motivated, you successfully meet tight deadlines, you manage priorities and your time effectively with minimal supervision in a fast paced, team environment
      • You’re painstakingly organized and attentive to detail
      • You research programs, practices, industry news and have a passion for constantly improving your work.

      Is this you?

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