We are…

an award-winning interactive agency that specializes in website design, web development, User Experience (UX) design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), multimedia production and online communications strategy in the Washington, D.C. area. We provide our services to some of the most high profile political, corporate and non-profit organizations across the country and internationally.

Our team of sharp-minded strategists, visionary designers, technology fanatics, and analytics fiends work together to implement seamless solutions to our clients’ digital communications challenges.

  • Best Government Website
  • Best Issue Advocacy Website
  • Best Non Profit Website
  • Best Political Website

25 Things You Didn't Know About NJI Media

  • Our Director of Development is a former Hibachi chef.
  • Our clients are always welcome to come work out of our office when they need a little creative inspiration.
  • We keep no fewer than twelve varieties of hot sauce in the Warehouse kitchen.
  • Two of the NJI team members are from California. Neither of them knows how to surf.
  • We enjoy making lists.
  • We pride ourselves on our customer services (and good looks).
  • Our team ate 165 ½ tacos in one sitting.
  • We keep rawhide toys in the office, in case you want to bring your dog to visit.
  • Our doors are always open. Unless they’re locked because we’ve gone home. Even then, you might find a developer on the couch.
  • NJI’s Client Services team believes that each client is unique. Each solution we provide is tailored to our specific clients’ needs.
  • Thanks to our high Employee Engagement Success Rate, we may soon offer matchmaking services.
  • One of our partners began as a NASCAR reporter.
  • Our designers don’t believe in cookie-cutter solutions. Except when baking cookies, of course.
  • Should we ever start an office band, we’d have one really great drummer, and a whole lot of people playing the tambourine.
  • We have the beginnings of a motorcycle gang starting in the Warehouse. With the tats to match.
  • Our office space, the Warehouse, was used to grow bamboo in the 19th Century.
  • We designed and constructed our own desks using solid cedar, galvanized steel and glass. We won’t be doing that again.
  • We keep a panda as our mysterious and surly mascot. He delivers gifts.
  • Our beverage fridge is stocked with everything from juice boxes to Perrier.
  • We brew our own beer. Most of the time it’s delicious.
  • We have a department dedicated to propaganda.
  • One member of our crew is a former child model… You’ll never guess.
  • We’re looking for more left-handed clients.
  • We’ve outlawed decaf at the Warehouse.
  • Our clients have been known to stop by the warehouse during an all-out Nerf war.

The Team

  • Nathan Imperiale

    CEO

    Nathan Imperiale

    CEO

    Throughout his career, Nathan Imperiale has been a trailblazer in the digital media industry. He has been lauded as “one of the youngest and most talented operatives” in the field of digital communications. Imperiale has advised top congressional leaders, executive branch officials, corporations and issue advocacy groups on digital communications strategies. Nathan has served as […]

  • Josh Shultz

    President

    Josh Shultz

    President

    As President of NJI Media, Josh Shultz has charted an innovative approach to strategic services and team management. While at NJI Media, Josh has directed online communications campaigns for some of the largest non-profit groups and associations in D.C. In his position, Josh manages all three divisions of NJI Media, helps shape the creative concepts, […]

  • Dave Tate

    Partner| Vice President, Development

    Dave Tate

    Partner| Vice President, Development

    As Director of Development, Dave Tate brings to NJI Media a broad range of digital media expertise with a focus on open-source web technologies; his wealth of understanding in PHP-based content management systems such as Drupal and WordPress puts him at the forefront of developing state-of-the-art online communities. Dave’s technological leadership has been vital to […]

  • Phillip Herndon

    Partner | Vice President, Strategy

    Phillip Herndon

    Partner | Vice President, Strategy

    As Director of Strategy at NJI Media, Phillip Herndon makes sure clients’ online outreach and engagement programs are based on a sound understanding of the current political, digital and competitive landscapes. He is responsible for optimizing clients’ campaigns to gather and activate vocal support for their issues and brands online. Phillip brings experience from a […]

  • Jennifer Hoang

    Operations Manager

    Jennifer Hoang

    Operations Manager

    As the Operations Manager, Jen Hoang brings to NJI Media dual knowledge and experience in both fields of Marketing and Accounting.  A jack-of-all-trades, she handles all things operational. With her sharp attention to detail and organizational skills, Jen continues to implement internal standards and practices within the company. She’s currently working on a paperless, green-friendly […]

  • Drew Ellis

    Art Director

    Drew Ellis

    Art Director

    As part of the Creative team, Drew Ellis adds innovation and creativity to the already stellar lineup. While at NJI Media Drew has worked on client’s brand identities, websites, illustrations and various other creative concepts. Drew graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Graphic Design, where he won numerous awards for his design. It […]

  • Mason Plunkett

    UI/UX Director

    Mason Plunkett

    UI/UX Director

    After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2010 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Mason Plunkett discovered a passion for visual communication, and shifted gears to pursue a career in graphic design.

  • Marie Formica

    Director of Marketing

    Marie Formica

    Director of Marketing

    As Senior Project Manager, Marie works with each department to ensure the projects for NJI's clients are properly envisioned and executed. From initial framework to final launch and post-launch traffic measurement, she weaves requests from clients with recommendations from fellow Strategy Team members.

  • Debbie Kan

    Developer

    Debbie Kan

    Developer

    Debbie’s passion for web development sparked during her teenage years when she found an interest in creating blogs and the culture that it entailed.

  • Ruben Leija

    Junior Developer

    Ruben Leija

    Junior Developer

    As a junior developer at NJI, Ruben is always learning. He comes with a knowledge of  PHP, Javascript and Nodejs. Ruben Leija found his passion for web development a few years ago when he saw his younger cousin do magic with a computer. Since then Ruben has dedicated the last three years learning the best practices programming.  […]

  • Andrew Greeson

    Designer

    Andrew Greeson

    Designer

    Soon after obtaining his degree in Visual Communications Design from Virginia Tech in 2012, Andrew began work in the real world designing websites and applications for various non-profits and corporations located in the Washington D.C. area. After a couple years of learning the ropes he joined the creative team here at NJI Media as a […]

  • Leo Bauza

    Senior Web Developer

    Leo Bauza

    Senior Web Developer

    Leo Bauza joined NJI Media after over two years of building sites and applications for non-profits and associations in the D.C. area. Before that, he started his career at a three person Facebook Application startup where he doubled as developer and graphic designer. Leo graduated with a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and […]

  • Natasha Flint

    Senior Strategist

    Natasha Flint

    Senior Strategist

    As a Senior Strategist, Natasha Flint advises and plans the full lifecycle of digital projects for NJI’s clients. Specializing in the creative ideation, she ensures your client’s internal and external stakeholders needs are key, and uses traditional and digital solutions to meet them. Natasha’s seven plus years of agency experience has provided her with a wide array of client experience from Fortune 500 companies to Latino HIV community clinics in Northwest D.C. She’s worked on a creative team her entire career and thrives when given...

  • Nate Politi

    Senior Project Manager

    Nate Politi

    Senior Project Manager

    Nate has worked on complex strategy, branding, digital and print campaign execution, and web development for clients ranging from large corporations to small not-for-profits.

  • Katie Miller

    Project Manager

    Katie Miller

    Project Manager

    Serving the NJI Strategy team as a Project Manager, Katie works to provide clients with their digital project needs. From social media tools to website design, she ensures that clients receive the best possible results.

  • J. B. Jezewski

    PHP Developer

    J. B. Jezewski

    PHP Developer

    As a Full Stack Developer, Joni dynamically designs features and resolves issues for Drupal and WordPress projects. Her experience with development on a variety of stacks informs her adaptable resolution methods and empowers the client vision. Joni holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics, with which she fine-tuned her analytical frameworks to sync her solution […]

  • Synclair Maye-Key

    Strategy Intern

    Synclair Maye-Key

    Strategy Intern

    Fresh out of four years of film school, this creative sponge chooses passion over all else and her specialty – all things creative. From content management to communications and strategy, Synclair Maye-Key is our go-to Strategy & Client Services Intern. After receiving her B.A. in Media Studies/Film from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, […]

  • Nicole Staffin

    Design Intern

    Nicole Staffin

    Design Intern

    During journalism school, Nicole had the opportunity to explore the relationship between content creation and content delivery, opening the door to disciplines like information architecture and human-computer interaction. Years later, she realized her passion for visual communication positioned her well to transition to a career in web design. As NJI’s newest design intern, Nicole is […]

  • Sheryl Lun

    Development Intern

    Sheryl Lun

    Development Intern

    With a background in marketing and event planning, Sheryl found her interests pointing her more toward technology and web development so she began to embark on the journey to becoming a web developer. As a dev intern at NJI Media, Sheryl has a passion for learning everything about the world of web development, picking up […]

  • Hamilton Porter

    Morale Officer

    Hamilton Porter

    Morale Officer

    Hamilton, or Hammy as he's affectionately called at NJI Media, is a formally trained motivational speaker designer stuck in an Olde English Bulldogge's body. Whether there's a deadline is looming nearby, a code error, or designer's block, Hammy is always ready to let our team know that he's so excited to see us today. He can always cheer us up, that's the magic of "The Great Hambino." Hammy is often seen walking around the parks of Old Town Alexandria with NJI teammate Drew Ellis....

  • Panda

    Mascot

    Panda

    Mascot

    I am no longer responding to emails, messages, or tweets about where I am from, where I went to school, or what I do in my free time. That goes for you too, Derek. If you want to know anything about me, you can find it here.

Careers

Open Positions

Creative Director

The creative director is charged with determining the best ways for us to visually represent our client’s identity online. As department director, you will guide and oversee the responsibilities of our entire design team. The Creative director will work closely with account managers and clients to develop high-level concepts for design projects all while monitoring workflows, schedules and budgets along the way. It's a people-oriented role, working with external clients, pitching designs, and understanding client needs. We require you to develop visual designs, be responsible for recruiting and managing our design team as well as coordinate production needs.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage multiple projects from concept through completion
  • Generate ideas for pitching and proposals
  • Lead creative brainstorming sessions for project kick-offs
  • Motivate and inspire the creative team
  • Help the account team and strategy team determine project estimates and production limitations
  • Provide quality control over concepts and projects
  • Provide insight to the creative process during pitch meetings
  • Continuously evolve the creative process
Qualifications:
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
  • Knowledge of development foundations - HTML, CSS, Javascript/jQuery
  • Experience with design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Omnigraffle
  • Experience with content management systems (Wordpress, Drupal)
  • Ability to lead projects from concept to completion. Apply industry best practices in user interface and interactive design
  • Experience site planning, site mapping and wireframing
  • A strong working knowledge of experience design, brand development and interactive design
  • Print and web design capabilities: must know how to work in both media
  • Experiencing managing a team
  • Prior experience working for an agency, corporation or for a similar organization
  • Passion, integrity, energy and a good sense of humor

The ideal candidate for the Creative Director position would be highly creative, energetic and outgoing. He or she will need to represent the passion and enthusiasm that our company has for exceptional design.

NJI Media is a digital creative agency based in Old Town Alexandria, VA. We are headquartered in a converted warehouse that was built in the 1880’s. Some highlights of the office include a 30ft atrium, a complete kitchen and all the cool perks you would expect from a creative agency. We provide excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401k (with matching) and even life insurance. In addition we provide maternity and paternity leave along with a substantial amount of vacation time. Oh, and we give vacation bonuses and force you to leave the D.C. metro area.

We strongly believe that our company is only as good as our team. To that end, we put a significant amount of emphasis on employee happiness. From regular team meals (sometimes prepared by our CEO) to our monthly Learn at Lunch series, we provide many ways to foster a family environment and provide growth opportunities.

How to Apply: We can’t wait to hear from you! To apply for the position, please send a cover letter, resume and portfolio samples to jobs@njimedia.com.

Couple insider tips: We’d love to learn something unique about you through your cover letter. Do you like eating kimchi burritos or go ice fishing in Poland? We’d also like to hear about your passions and more about who you are as a human being (if you feel comfortable sharing with us). Your resume should give us the more minute details of your career and experience.

Account Manager

NJI Media is a creative digital agency in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. We're looking for an Account Manager to join our Strategy team. At NJI we work with some of the most influential corporate, political and non-profit organizations. Take a look at our work at NJIMedia.com.

Account Managers are the main strategists and liaisons between our clients and NJI's creative and development teams. You'll be guiding clients' digital strategy while managing projects and making sure tasks are on time, meet the client's goals, and are of the highest quality. Projects generally include full web builds, digital creative, and long-term online messaging and outreach.

To be a great candidate, ask yourself, do you:

  • Thrive in situations where the correct answer isn't obvious?
  • Have a passion for digital communications, whether web, social, mobile, advertising or anything else?

I hope so, because we'll need you to:

  • Learn and teach how and why to use new technologies, and explain how it will affect an organization's communications tactics
  • Manage multiple urgent tasks in a fast-paced environment, assessing priority on the fly
  • Distill nebulous ideas into concrete tasks and deliverables
  • Wow clients with excellent poise and a 'we got this' attitude
  • Be the best cheerleader for our work, itemizing its brilliance
  • Be the harshest critic of our work, ensuring only our best gets out the door
  • Be part Yoda and part Han Solo – dishing out deep, zen wisdom, but always ready figure out how to get it done right and insanely fast when it's crunch time

This is a job that requires a lot of writing, and a lot of talking. Clarity and persuasiveness are a must.

While the buck will stop with you for many things, we rely a lot on each other. You should be someone who’s comfortable being relied on, and reaching out for support when you need it.

Resume-wise, we'll be looking for someone with a few years experience in the field, or experience in a related client-facing role and digital chops of another sort. While we're a casual office, we will be looking for the professionalism we will expect you to convey to our clients.

To apply, please send your resume and a few paragraphs explaining why you have what it takes to jobs@njimedia.com. Consider including a link to a writing sample, website, or other project you're proud of having worked on.

If you call us or drop by, our front desk will very politely point you to jobs@njimedia.com, so save us both the trouble.

Project Manager

NJI Media is a creative digital agency in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. We're looking for a Project Manager to join our Strategy team.

Candidates must have an understanding of brand development, website design and online communications strategy. This position will be responsible for maintaining client relationships, managing projects from proposal to launch, providing general support and top level strategy.

We are looking for someone with copywriting experience, communication skills, advanced organizational skills, an outgoing personality and the ability to think creatively in a team environment.

We want someone who can bring big ideas to the table and react quickly and efficiently to our clients’ needs.

Responsibilities:
  • Serving as the main point of contact on new brand development projects
  • Lead the design, development, and deployment process for online platforms
  • Estimating, scheduling and defining project deliverables
  • Assisting with concepting new websites and interactive features
  • Consulting clients on online communications and social media strategy
Qualifications:
  • 1-3 years of experience on a team creating for technology-, design-, or communications-focused projects
  • Familiarity with the metrics that signify effectiveness online
  • Must be an effective time, resource and technology manager
  • Must be able to work across teams to respond to ever-changing client needs

For Bonus Points

  • Experience with open-source CMS solutions like WordPress and Drupal
  • Experience with one or more of these: HTML, Google Analytics, Excel
  • Portfolio of projects on which you have worked
  • A sense of humor

To Apply

To apply, please send your resume and a few paragraphs explaining why you have what it takes to jobs@njimedia.com. Consider including a link to a website, writing sample or other online profile you’re particularly proud of.

If you call us or drop by, our front desk will very politely point you to jobs@njimedia.com, so save us both the trouble.

Intern

NJI Media hosts non-traditional, paid internships throughout the year. Internships are generally available in all departments whether operations, strategy, client services, design or development. Interns work directly with our teams on client-relevant work. Some experience with design and/or web development is a must. You don’t need to have a portfolio of websites under your belt, but we do require that you have a strong desire to learn quickly. We want the kind of person looking to work in a fast-moving environment where the quality of work is paramount, and the opportunity to grow is large. Expect to work hard and have lots of fun at the same time.

Responsibilities:
  • Responsibilities vary by internship, but all include:
  • Dreaming up good, creative ideas for clients
  • Assisting with department organizational and administrative tasks
  • Running the occasional errand
Qualifications:
  • Must have a college degree or currently be enrolled in school
  • Advanced computing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to think creatively in a team environment
  • A sense of humor

Internships at NJI Media generally last for three months. However, start and end dates are flexible. Interns earn $9 per hour and generally work at least three days per week. We’re also open to taking candidates who can work full time. Please send your resume to jobs@njimedia.com with a brief cover letter written like you’re a real person. Copy/pasting a cover letter that makes you sound like you wear a suit seven days a week won’t get you too far. We want to hear who you are, really. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.