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

    President

    Nathan Imperiale

    President

    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

    Partner

    Josh Shultz

    Partner

    As Partner and Director of Client Services at NJI Media, Josh Shultz has charted an innovative approach to strategic service. 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 helps shape the creative concepts, architectures and interactive strategies instrumental [...]

  • Ryan Howell

    Partner

    Ryan Howell

    Partner

    Ryan Howell brings his passion for photography and his years of experience in event production to his role as head of NJI Media’s leading-edge digital communications team on Capitol Hill.

  • Jeff Hubbard

    Managing Director (NYC)

    Jeff Hubbard

    Managing Director (NYC)

    In this role as Managing Director, Jeffrey Hubbard manages the day-to-day operations of the NJI Media New York City office. Specifically, Jeffrey oversees the core business development and works with his in house team to deliver award-winning products and services for NJI Media’s clients. Jeffrey’s professional experiences include new business development, digital strategy, project management, [...]

  • Dave Tate

    Director of Development

    Dave Tate

    Director of 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 [...]

  • Alex Sailer

    Creative Director

    Alex Sailer

    Creative Director

    Alex Sailer oversees the visual direction for all of NJI Media’s projects by combining client requests with supporting research to define the goals and constraints of each project. From start to finish he is involved with the entire process of product development, including the initial planning, research and design. He provides direction for the design [...]

  • Phillip Herndon

    Director of Strategy

    Phillip Herndon

    Director of 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 [...]

  • Jason Glisson

    Senior Account Manager

    Jason Glisson

    Senior Account Manager

    Jason is originally from Goldsboro, North Carolina. Having earned a BA from East Carolina University, Jason studied a wide range of subjects including web development, archaeology, music and German. His previous work includes Drupal development for a Washington, D.C. based insurance company, web developer for Texas State University and East Carolina University, IT Associate for [...]

  • Derek Timmerman

    Senior Developer

    Derek Timmerman

    Senior Developer

    Derek Timmerman is a full-stack developer who joined the NJI Media development team in 2011, after attending Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Va. Derek’s skill set includes extensive experience with CMS platforms such as Drupal and WordPress paired with a strong knowledge of programming languages and frameworks such as PHP, Javascript, jQuery, and Backbone JS, [...]

  • Drew Ellis

    Designer

    Drew Ellis

    Designer

    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

    Junior Designer

    Mason Plunkett

    Junior Designer

    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.

  • Brea MacIsaac

    Strategy Associate

    Brea MacIsaac

    Strategy Associate

    As a Strategy Associate, Brea works with the all teams to ensure NJI’s clients reach their goals over campaigns’ lifetimes. Using data analysis, she delivers personalized strategic recommendations identifying points of success and opportunities for improvement. A recent M.S. Commerce graduate from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, Brea contributes her expertise in [...]

  • Ida Rosenthal

    Project Manager

    Ida Rosenthal

    Project Manager

    As Project Manager, Ida works with the Director of Strategy and account teams to help ensure that client initiatives are launched with all assets in place. Ida also dabbles in copywriting, analytics, and content management. In May 2013, Ida graduated from American University with a Bachelors of Arts from the Ward School of Public Affairs. [...]

  • Marie Formica

    Senior Project Manager

    Marie Formica

    Senior Project Manager

    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.

  • Neil Kempin

    Developer

    Neil Kempin

    Developer

    Neil is a Junior Web Developer at NJI Media who loves challenges and thoroughly enjoys solving them with code. Neil began developing websites as a way to put ideas into action using code as he studied software development.

  • 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.

  • 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

PHP Web Developer

We seek a versatile web developer with demonstrable experience who enjoys a broad range of both frontend and backend development responsibilities. The ideal candidate is able to quickly, independently, and precisely build a PHP-driven website from design assets and functional documentation. Maintenance and updates to existing sites also factors heavily into the responsibilities of this position. PHP experience is a must – we frequently build on proven and popular content management systems like Drupal and Wordpress. We want to hire a smiling face to join our exceptional crew each morning here in Old Town. (No agencies or remote contractors, please.)

Responsibilities:
  • Works with team and independently to build PHP-driven websites from design assets and functional documentation
  • Maintenance and updates to existing sites
Qualifications:
  • HTML - Demonstrated correct and semantic application of markup, including headers, lists, forms, etc. Table-less layouts
  • CSS - Mastery of clean and efficient cross-browser styling techniques
  • Javascript - Strong knowledge of syntax, variables, and operators. Experience using basic features of debugging tools such as Firebug, or another inspector required
  • jQuery - Capable of leveraging jQuery to modify existing UI behaviors and interactions and to create brand new ones from scratch
  • Linux - Some familiarity working from shell or terminal in Mac or linux
  • Apache - Background with Apache web server, knowledge of basic configuration, optimization and authentication techniques
  • MySQL - Knowledge of schemas, tables, users and privileges, principles of relational databases, and SQL commands. Able to migrate legacy data from unlike management systems
  • Very strong with PHP syntax and features. Understand variables, constants, arrays, loops, internal functions, php configurations, error logging/reporting, and OOP principals
  • Drupal/Wordpress - Demonstrated experience installing and developing quality sites in Drupal 7 or Wordpress 3
  • Analytics - Familiar with implementing and evaluating results from metric gathering technologies such as Google Analytics
  • JSON - Familiar with JSON syntax, asynchronous javascript, and encoding/decoding JSON data in PHP
  • XML - Understand how to properly structure and use XML for transferring data

If this sounds like you, please send an informal email to Dave at jobs@njimedia.com with a brief message introducing yourself, and attach your resume. If you have a portfolio, include the link, and especially include any code samples that reflect your abilities. Thanks! We're excited to hear from you.

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.