Careers at MERGE Boston

You understand the healthcare or financial services categories. You’re curious, smart, talented, and a grown-up. Entrepreneurial, self-directed, and don’t have to be told twice. And, last but not least, you would like to have both a job and a life.

  • 3-6 years experience
  • Full-time
  • Start date: ASAP

Reports to: Chief Talent Officer and Chief Financial Officer


MERGE is a unified creative and media agency with an uncommon combination of capabilities in strategy, creativity and technology. With offices in Chicago, Boston and Atlanta, MERGE has 300 staffers servicing an impressive client roster. For more information, visit

Our internal resources bring expertise across the spectrum of our clients’ needs. We dig deep into our clients’ businesses so that we can provide thought leadership that elevates brand offerings through intuitive interfaces and powerful workflows. It’s all about the user experience.

We take the same approach with our people. We want your experience here with us to be filled with inspiration and impact. In order to service our clients effectively, we’ve organized teams and built processes that match the needs of both our people and our clients. We empower and challenge every employee to pressure test our tools and ways of working, to spark discussion on improvement opportunities, and to keep each other accountable to bringing our best selves to our work every day. 


Human Resources sits at the heart of the agency. Within this HRIS role, this individual has the opportunity to partner closely with Finance and Human Resources. With responsibility to all employees as well as the company overall, our group works hard to provide our best service, always wrapped up with a strategic and organized approach.


MERGE is a collaborative company. While this description includes core functional responsibilities, all of our employees are active members of the team, flexible in assisting the company as it grows and evolves. This expectation requires each person to be capable of adapting to the dynamics of a client driven environment. We’re as interested in your human side as your technical expertise. The ideal candidate will be upbeat, optimistic and happy to help the team. Key role responsibilities include:

Core functional responsibilities include:

  • Process semi-monthly payroll for the MERGE network (Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta) using Paycom
  • Monitor the transmission of data from Paycom to the insurance carriers
  • Input and manage the flow of personnel data in the HRIS system (Paycom), the financial system (Advantage), and the performance review system (Reflektive)
  • Maintain personnel and benefits files for employees, running monthly reporting for various needs across the network
  • Remain current with changes in personnel law on the federal and state level
  • Complete employment verification and salary surveys as required
  • Administer the company 401k plan including semi-monthly funding from payroll, annual testing, and annual true-up
  • Maintain transit benefits, ensuring transit card funding occurs on time and accurately; Oversee parking pass system as necessary
  • Manage compensation programs such as merit, bonus, and commission plans; Own timelines overall to ensure payroll is executed in a timely fashion
  • Maintain all company benefits plans, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and supplemental insurance
  • Administer COBRA, FMLA, and leave processes
  • Audit insurance invoices and provide monthly billing details to the finance team
  • Participate in employee benefit planning and enrollment, working closely with brokers and vendors on an ongoing basis
  • Assist employees with questions concerning payroll, compensation, and benefits
  • Ad hoc special projects including, but not limited to, those related to taxes, EEO, company policies, training, or other human resource functional areas
  • Various Finance & HR projects as needed.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-6 years of work experience working with Benefits, Salary Administration and Payroll
  • 1+ years leading Payroll
  • Must have strategic understanding of benefits policies and procedures including COBRA, Retirement Plans, Cafeteria Plan Administration, and other benefits issues
  • Knowledge, understanding and perspective of standard compensation and payroll practices associated with federal and state employment and labor laws, as well as salary surveys and other compensation analysis techniques
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; familiar with HRIS systems. Knowledge and experience with Paycom a big plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and the inherent nature to interact with employees across levels; Team player
  • Strong ability to organize and work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong problem solving skills and extremely detail oriented


Ability. Ability to bring the highest level of skill and competence.

Agility. To keep us flexible, nimble and incredibly responsive to client and market demands.

Humility. Constant seekers of new ideas, amazing collaborators and builders of those around us.


  • 5 years experience
  • Full Time
  • asap

Is this your dream job?

You’d like to work in a full service marketing services firm that will appreciate your talents (and provide great views of Boston Harbor and the Atlantic).

You don’t want to be hidden in a corner.   You want to be an integral part of a creative team and do it all including concepting, designing, and pitching projects to clients.

You’d like to make an impact. In our work with financial services and healthcare brands, we specialize in helping people make the most important decisions in their lives: those related to their physical health and financial wellbeing. We see it as an awesome responsibility, but one that we deliver with a big dose of camaraderie and fun. We enjoy onsite yoga/pilates, engage in friendly competition with our Fitbits, eat lunch together on Fridays, and plan creative nights out in and around the Innovation District

You value: Ability, Agility, Humility. You have an absolute, unending respect for your remarkable colleagues and clients.

Works in conjunction with Creative Director or Associate Creative Director, Account Management, Project Management, Production, and Technology teams to develop and execute innovative content for website and video projects and copy for print, radio, and digital marketing.

Job Responsibilities:

Develop creative concepts and design layouts for all marketing channels - including print, OOH, direct response, collateral, broadcast, social, landing pages, websites, email, banners

Collaborates with assigned copywriter to concept and execute final project

Develop work that is on strategy and on brand

Work on new business initiatives as needed

Ability to prepare and present concept/layouts internally and to Clients

Execute art direction and design for existing concepts initiated by others on the creative or client team

Ability to conduct effective image search for concepts and for final materials

Assists Creative Directors with execution details of client photoshoots and works closely with shoot production from casting to onsite creative direction as needed


  • 5-7 years agency or creative department experience

  • Experience in Healthcare, Life Sciences, or Financial marketing a plus

  • Able to think conceptually and strategically

  • Portfolio / samples of produced and spec work in all mediums

  • Excellent art direction and design skills with an emphasis on versatility

  • Able to develop creative from start to final delivery

  • Able to art direct/design for any medium including web and digital media production, direct response (digital and print).

  • Be proficient with InDesign as well as the Adobe CS family of programs

  • Able to art direct photography/illustration

  • Familiarity with print production



  • 3-5 years experience
  • Full Time
  • asap

As a Copywriter you will work with Creative Director or Associate Creative Director, Account Management, Project Management, Production, and Technology teams to create engaging content for web, social and video projects and copy for print, radio, and digital marketing. On strategy and on brand, and mindful of measurement objectives.


Job Responsibilities


  • Edit and improve supplied content from various sources and deliver concise messaging

  • Collaborate with art director to create and execute conceptual projects

  • Assist Senior Writers with execution of radio and video projects

  • Execute copy and versions for existing concepts initiated by others

  • Present concepts/content internally and to Clients

  • Stay ahead of digital and social trends

  • Write in-house materials including biographies, case studies, web copy, etc.

  • Work on new business initiatives as needed

  • Deliver all assignments on time and on budget


  • Entrepreneurial

  • Strong work ethic, positive outlook

  • Acute attention to detail

  • Play well with others

  • Think conceptually, strategically, and fast

  • Experience in Healthcare, Life Sciences, or Financial Services a plus


Organizational Relationships

·       Reports To: Creative Director or Associate Creative Director depending on the project.




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