18 May 2021
Vacancy: US-based Strategist /
We're looking to expand our team in the US. Are you passionate about pushing the industry to do better and be better? Contagious, advertising's leading authority on creativity and effectiveness, might be the spot for you.
We’re on the hunt for someone who;
Would revel in advising marketing teams about creativity, innovation and trends
Is fascinated by the future of advertising and marketing
Has brilliant presenting, writing and facilitating skills
Would be happy and effective working remotely in the US on a full-time basis
Wants to be part of a collaborative, dynamic and hard-working team
If you’d like to apply, please carefully read the outline below and send a cover letter with your CV to [email protected]. Applications close on Friday 4th June.
We strive to inspire marketers to do the best work of their lives. And so we’re looking for someone with a good gut, a sharp brain and on-point communication skills to bring Contagious insights and perspective to our growing roster of US agencies and clients through our advisory team.
This is an ideal role for someone interested in the future of marketing & advertising, who wants to work as part of a small team of agile group thinkers. Don’t want to live in New York or LA? No problem. Our North American strategists are able to operate remotely out of any city in the US. While we’re a hard-working and tight knit team, we’re respectful of work-life balance and more interested in high quality work getting done on time and to brief than we are in the office based 9-5.
The Role /
Strategists at Contagious advise marketers on creative effectiveness, trends and innovation. Working at the heart of our Advisory team our Strategists are central to everything we do in this area of our business. You’ll use your experience and knowledge in tandem with Contagious research, tools and services to help our clients create more effective work.
You’ll support other members of the Advisory team in the US and UK with research, analysis and organisation. And there will also be opportunities to contribute to other parts of the business such as writing for Contagious Magazine, speaking at our events (e.g. Most Contagious, Contagious Livestream) and delivering Contagious briefings.
There are five levels within our Advisory operation: Assistant Strategist, Associate Strategist, Strategist, Senior Strategist and Lead Strategist, and this opening is for a mid-level strategist
Strategists report directly into the Head of Advisory, but you will be expected to support the senior team members on major projects and when ready, steer your own projects too.
Developing effective, positive working relationships with your immediate colleagues as well as the members of our content, commercial & operations teams is a must
The role demands breadth and depth of knowledge of the business of brands, marketing and the media/tech ecosystem, and the role of creativity
While we are working remotely at present, domestic and international travel will be expected
In addition to client work you will have the opportunity to represent and promote Contagious at industry events and in guest articles
The role requires that you act as an ambassador for Contagious at all times
Presenting, Writing, Facilitating
Writing, building and delivering best-in-class presentations to Contagious style and standards
Writing thought leadership articles and reports for clients
Constructing clear and engaging narratives throughout
Participating in workshops as a second facilitator and playing an active role in workshop design
Research, Analysis, Problem Solving
Staying abreast of Contagious content and aware of the key themes the content team is pursuing at all times
Clear understanding of the basic working of clients - both agency and brands - in order to provide topline guidance and advice
Deconstructing campaigns and brand strategy at a granular level, explaining articulately why insights, strategy and executional ideas are crucial to the success of the work, referencing category dynamics and trends
Joining the dots between Contagious Intelligence and knowledge, and client challenges in order to help solve problems and identify opportunities
Project Delivery and Client Relationships
Driving and delivering small and medium sized projects to time and from end-to-end with minor involvement from senior members
Playing a supporting role on larger projects, helping senior team members optimise their workload
Driving projects so that clients expectations are met and surpassed.
Building project plans that outline timings and deliverables
Creating effective working relationships with key managers and the other operating teams within the business
The ideal skills, experience and attitude for this role include /
High attention to detail
Knowledge of key marketing theory
Confident communicator; in person, on screen, on stage, on paper
Excellent Microsoft Office skills – particularly PowerPoint
Two to three years’ relevant experience
Enthusiastic about our subject matter and always curious to learn more
Additional Skills /
Industry qualifications with IPA / APG / CIM etc. looked upon favourably
Experience of writing for industry titles a bonus
Why Join Us?
The world’s leading authority on advertising creativity
The opportunity to progress your career at a fast growth company
A dynamic working culture that values hard-work and respects work-life balance
A truly positive, thoughtful, brave & collaborative organisation
The ideal mindset to thrive at Contagious /
Highly collaborative – understands the value of being part of one team
Helpful & considerate towards managers, colleagues & all team members
Share thoughts & opinions constructively
Take personal responsibility
Be hungry to learn & improve
Seek help & feedback – readily and in good time
About Contagious /
At Contagious we are on a mission to inspire and enable contagious creativity. The kind that adds value to people’s lives, grows brands and spreads like wildfire.
Through objective advice and analysis of the world’s very best marketing ideas we help deliver the knowledge, culture and skills required for our customers to see creativity thrive across their businesses.
Delivered via our online intelligence platform, advisory services and events, our insight helps marketers learn from the best, so that they can be the best. Put simply, we believe that creativity kicks the living crap out of non-creative work when it comes to selling stuff.
To apply, please send a cover letter and your CV to [email protected]
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