We’re Hiring:

Freelance Front-End Designer & Email Marketing Specialist


Do you have a passion for digital marketing?

Are you inspired to create a quality online presence for a business? Do you have a mind for user experience analysis and optimization? Do you continually seek to improve the quality of your work?

If you are ready to work for a fast-growing, close team of marketing gurus, we want to talk to you.

Catalyst is a full-service marketing agency serving off-campus student housing properties, multifamily properties, universities, residential, and commercial real estate clients. We specialize in branding and marketing efforts that assist our clients in leasing up to their desired goal.

The pace at Catalyst is fast, and we are incredibly dedicated to our clients, so we are looking for someone that can work well independently, is self-motivated, has a great attitude, and loves working in a team-oriented environment.


Freelance Front-End Designer & Email Marketing Specialist

This individual will be responsible for designing and developing websites and landing pages for a range of clients. This role requires understanding and experience with HTML, CSS, WordPress, and responsive design. The individual must have an eye for modern design, a mindset for user experience, and the capability to produce high-quality content in a fast-paced environment. Experience with JavaScript or the Divi WordPress theme is a plus.

In addition to website development this role will also include supporting digital marketing campaigns — developing, optimizing, and executing email marketing initiatives for each of our clients using our agency-level marketing tool, Act-On. In this role, you will be responsible for building out email campaigns with the provided assets from the creative team, including copy and art.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in web development, computer science, marketing, or a related field


Required Experience

  • 2+ years of web development experience
  • Must demonstrate a knowledge of basic coding languages, including HTML and CSS
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of the WordPress CMS
  • Must demonstrate an ability to quickly create high-quality web content
  • Experience with other digital marketing services is a plus (email, SEO, SEM, social media, etc.)


Please provide samples of previous web development work.



Web Design/Development Skills

  • Demonstrated ability with both HTML and CSS
  • Demonstrated ability with WordPress
  • Ability to quickly develop online content
  • Ability to design user-friendly webpages
  • Experience with responsive design
  • Experience with the Divi WordPress theme is a plus
  • Experience with jQuery or JavaScript is a plus
  • Understanding of user experience principles is a plus

Email Marketing Skills

  • Create, test, and schedule email campaigns within our agency-level marketing platform, Act-On
  • Build landing pages in WordPress (using the Divi framework)
  • Build a form within WordPress as well as within the marketing platform
  • Integrate WordPress forms with the marketing tool via JavaScript and confirm that it is working properly
  • Report on email metrics and provide recommendations on next steps
  • Capacity for creating email mock-ups and landing pages
  • Responsible for being the last person to see an email and deploy the message to the correct audience
  • Experience with A/B testing is a plus

Other Digital Marketing Skills

  • Experience with Google Analytics is a plus
  • Experience with creating email, SEO, SEM, or social media campaigns is a plus

Communication Skills

  • Communicate clearly on project statuses and deadlines
  • Accurately estimate project timelines and deliver accordingly
  • Contribute openly regarding recommendations, research, strategies, and efficiencies

Organizational Skills

  • Demonstrate an ability to organize workload and workflow
  • Effectively plan and organize your day-to-day priorities — handling multiple projects efficiently, effectively, and productively
  • Prepare thorough, accurate, and consistent work for clients reflective of the agency’s quality standards
  • Be able to adapt to workload and working conditions while maintaining a positive attitude and professional demeanor

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].