Senior Communications Strategist

VICE Media

Multiple Locations


0 year(s)
Full-Time
N/A


Job Description
<h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Senior Communications Strategist (Virtue Americas)</strong></span></h3>
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<p><strong>JOB SUMMARY</strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Senior strategists are the MVPs of a healthy communications strategy department. You are becoming a self sufficient strategist who has a deep understanding of a variety of touch-points, and can handle leading conversations, developing comprehensive frameworks, making sense of complex ecosystems and working with client and creative teams without significant supervision.</span></p>
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<p><strong>ROLES + RESPONSIBILITIES</strong></p>
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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work closely with a Strategy Director to develop breakthrough and actionable communication and channels plans.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Own, manage, and run client deliverables on your accounts.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Inform planning projects from inception to completion: create landscape/brand/competitive audits, mine for behavioral insights and trends, write briefs, collaborate with creative to inspire tactics and guide with best practices, work with account and client teams, facilitate and direct brainstorming sessions, and continue to see the project through across all its subsequent phases.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Establish strong and collaborative relationships with key department heads and employees across the business including account, creative, analytics, and more.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Support new business growth on existing and prospect accounts alongside the account lead and other team members within VIRTUE.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can play a lead role in thought leadership initiatives.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can be impactful in sharing knowledge and working with junior strategists.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Always striving to make the work better.</span></li>
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<p><strong>EXPERIENCE + SKILLSET</strong></p>
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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">4-7 years of relevant experience.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can identify comms-specific research needs, recognize partners/platforms required to get necessary information, and aggregate findings into an actionable document with some oversight.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can uncover unique ways of reaching/speaking to consumers that inspires creative.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can develop a communications frameworks from scratch, presenting business objectives, messaging, channel, consumer and KPI details in a format that's account-specific with some oversight.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can craft a cogent and compelling argument in email, document, or conversation.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can lead strategy on at least 3 projects of varying complexity and sizes, with regular oversight and feedback coming from manager.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can support pitches and larger clients.</span></li>
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<p><strong>YOU</strong></p>
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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have a voice in writing, thinking and presenting.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can create inspiring briefs and comprehensive comms slides that flow in/out seamlessly with the larger presentation.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can handle client meetings on your own, as appropriate.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Are able to work closely with creatives throughout the process.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can lead platform research, have established relationships with channel/vendor partners, and can consolidate information uncovered in the process without guidance.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Understand business and market dynamics and how to affect them.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Are an early adopter of marketing trends, technological advancements and have a well-informed opinion on the ever-evolving media landscape.</span></li>
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