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Join our Team and work with communities looking to be heard. We are a group of skilled professionals working in Economic Development helping communities grow and thrive. For a list of open positions and to apply scroll down. Don’t see anything? Send us your resume and email and if we have a fit we’ll reach out.

Current open positions: 

Gatekeeper Representative

Golden Shovel Agency is seeking to contract with an individual who will provide monthly customer relations. This contract will allow an individual to work independently from a location of their choice and schedule monthly meetings with Golden Shovel clients.



  • Project management experience in a relevant field, 2 years of customer service, and a bachelors degrees in marketing, communications, or economic development is preferred.


  • Schedule monthly calls with clients to review their Golden Shovel services
  • Solicit feedback on the quality of service being offered
  • Introduce Golden Shovel features and services as requested by the client to solve their issues
  • A successful contractor will learn and understand the economic development marketing services offered by Golden Shovel and be able to articulate the appropriate services to the Golden Shovel Clients.

*This position is required to be able to examine on a monthly basis, website and social media analytic reports.

*This position is required to be able to make basic graphic and content changes to a client's website and social media accounts.

Golden Shovel is seeking a beginning contract of 20-30 hours a month anticipating the contract will grow as a contractor demonstrates the ability to effectively manage the client base.

If you are interested in learning more, please send an email to Amelia Kresha, HR Specialist

Sales Representative 

Golden Shovel Agency is the national leader in digital communications for economic development organizations. Our cutting-edge technology and marketing strategies help economic developers promote their community and gain the attention of businesses, site selectors and emerging workers. Our team is passionate about the success of our clients. We are looking for salespeople who want to build relationships and make a difference for communities. 


  • Understanding the customer's needs and offering Golden Shovel solutions.
  • Adjusts content of sales by studying client needs and providing a custom solution.
  • Keeps management informed and can accurately assess where sales prospects are in the sales pipeline.
  • Monitors competition by gathering marketplace information and comparing industry solutions.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending webinars and learning Golden Shovel's solutions. 
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing sales goals and communicating with the team.

This is a contracted work position and the salesperson has the ability to set their own schedule.  This position has a monthly contracted amount and commission for sales.  Contracted amount is based on experience. 


  • Customer Service
  • Ability to offer solutions to prospects and provide value conversations.
  • Closing skills
  • Prospecting skills
  • Territory management
  • Negotiation skills. 

If you are interested in learning more, please send an email to Amelia Kresha, HR Specialist

Website Designer

Golden Shovel Agency is looking for a Website Designer to bring a fresh and different design aesthetic to our team. The ideal candidate is someone who is specifically a web designer and is well-versed on the requirements and abilities of design within the web environment. They need to be able to work independently and meet their deadlines. We are looking for someone who is able to produce a polished, professional tone in their designs, and be able to design to accommodate a lot of content.


  • Conceptualize and create intuitive, engaging, and brand-consistent web experiences
  • Produce a polished, professional tone in their designs
  • Be able to design to accommodate a lot of content
  • Be able to create a homepage and subpage design


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in web design
  • Bring a new and creative look to the job
  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Ability to work with Bootstrap 4 responsive framework
  • Preference is given to designers with 2+ years of experience

To Apply

To be considered for this role, please submit a portfolio of previous website design work. Interested applicants should send a PDF resume and their portfolio to

Website Populator/Tech Position

Golden Shovel Agency is seeking a patient and self-motivated individual to populate, generate, and format website content (primarily text copy and graphics) through a CMS. The successful candidate will be someone with a passion for the web industry and who constantly seeks to expand their skill set, knowledge, and experience.


  • Working knowledge of HTML5/CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and other relevant web design coding languages
  • Familiarity with website Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Ability and willingness to learn a new CMS
  • Familiarity with (and own copy of) Adobe PhotoShop
  • Ability to produce conversational-level English copy

Preference will be given to candidates with website population experience, design background, and practical knowledge of SEO and social media marketing. Familiarity with (and a copy of) Adobe Illustrator also a plus.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Website Data Entry/Population
  • Content Formatting/Layout
  • Content Research/Collection
  • Website Graphics Generation
  • SEO-related Population
  • Create and test applications for websites
  • Collaboration
  • Present design specs
  • Work with graphics and other designers
  • Troubleshoot website problems
  • Maintain and update websites

The Content Specialist will work entirely over the internet and must provide their own work space, equipment, software, and internet connection. Work schedule is somewhat flexible but will require partial availability during standard business hours in the continental U.S. for meeting/collaborating with other team members.

Interested candidates should email and provide their resume and portfolio/examples of population work they have completed.

Website Content Writer

The Content Division of Golden Shovel Agency is recruiting for a Website Content Writer on a contract basis. The Writer will be responsible for working directly with the Director of Content and Marketing team to complete priority web content for Golden Shovel clients. 

One of the most important aspects of this job is the ability to be creative! As a website content writer, you are given information on the client, along with their key priorities. It is then up to you to create the content from scratch. The words you write will help to shape people’s perceptions of communities, organizations and initiatives. That’s powerful and so we need a writer who trusts their own voice, their ability to paint a picture, to tell a story and communicate in a persuasive manner. 

Website Content Writer Responsibilities

  • Plan, research, write and edit website content
  • Coordinate and meet with designated content authors/managers across the organization to assist departments in creating and maintaining site content 
  • Develop/write content that demonstrates a strong understanding of the client's brand, target audiences, and their message and communication standards 
  • Develop content for websites working from a sitemap
  • Research communities, programs and initiatives. You must enjoy learning to work here!

Website Content Writer Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required. 
  • 1-3 years of experience developing content for websites 
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills required

To Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume and links to websites they have written content for to Amelia McGrady, HR Specialist at

About Golden Shovel

Golden Shovel Agency is a full-service communications firm, working exclusively with economic developers, chambers, city, county, and state governments. We bring creative energy to the work of economic development. Whether the goal is to attract and support great businesses or great talent, we are specialists in your world: We’ve helped hundreds of communities across the globe to shape and tell their stories in order to strengthen the vitality of their regional economies.

We are knowledgeable experts and communications specialists. Our team understands the economic development world and we use this expertise to support our client’s daily activities, whether they are engaging the press, attracting investment and workforce, or communicating with stakeholders and board members. Our focus is on our client’s success and our clients are winning. 

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