Senior Strategist – Creative Advertising Agency

New York
Job Information

Our client is a creative advertising agency and is seeking a smart, talented and ambitious Senior Strategist to work across multiple accounts in their New York office. This is a great opportunity for a creative problem-solver who can think big and is passionate about the industry. Their client base is diverse and requires a quick mind and willingness to understand their categories and businesses.


  • Engage clients through compelling brand strategy insights and serve as an internal and external advocate for brand-building
  • Understand, distill and articulate business challenges and brand opportunities for clients and new business prospects
  • Expand knowledge-base and remain current on key subject matter and/or industry areas
  • Assume key project and client-facing roles in engagements and key presentations
  • Participate in key internal project development meetings and processes
  • Identify new and innovative resources and potential client service solutions in order to expand client relationships and address branding needs and challenges
  • Partner with practice leads (account management, design and program management) to articulate brand needs, and develop appropriate strategy processes and deliverables for project proposals
  • In conjunction with leadership team, play a key role in pitch development and presentations
  • Contribute to ongoing refinement of the agency’s offering, marketing approach and communications


  • Innate curiosity and aptitude to learn about marketing, brands, advertising, communications, culture, people, etc combined with a burning desire to dig into what makes them tick
  • Experience writing creative briefs, research reports, presentations, white papers and internal company documentation
  • An appreciation for creativity, desire to be part of a creative environment and is excited about the creative process
  • Ability to convert and implement strategic plans into tactical ones
  • Be collaborative, welcoming and warm – people need to feel they can ask for your help and actively involve you in discussions with clients and amongst the team
  • Must be highly articulate, able to clearly express complex ideas
  • Must be quick thinking and smart able to debate complex issues with clients at length and under pressure
  • Must act with a natural authority and conduct working relationships in a professional way
  • Must be optimistic – positivity is infectious and attractive to both colleagues and clients
  • Must be assertive and able to shout when problems are looming
  • Demonstrate a proficiency with various strategic research methodologies and be adept at procuring, analyzing and distilling primary and secondary research, through to developing brand strategy recommendations grounded in strategic insights, guiding project trajectories and realizing the full potential of each client engagement
  • Prior experience working with financial brands is a plus but not essential

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