Cult NYC

Creative Strategist

Based: New York
Level: Mid-Weight
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 12 May 2018
Twitter: @@cultldn
Job Listing Added: 13 April 2018

Cult NYC is looking for a big thinker, someone who can drive and develop our strategic guiding thoughts across our client's accounts. Your goal is to deliver on our client’s requirements, to define and solve their business challenges and transform brands. You are highly knowledgeable in the digital/social space - the first to know about breaking news, trends and emerging technologies. Learning how these can impact brands excites you. 

Our Creative Strategist will assess and evaluate all challenges with pure objectivity, and be adept at working and performing under pressure, whilst contributing creative and effective ideas. All strategies will be rooted in consumer and environmental insights which will be the fuel that drives and generates business results.

Cult is a collaborative agency with all facets working in synchronicity, so you will have the full support and work alongside our Creative & Client Services teams to drive forward innovative and brave campaigns for our clients.

As a Creative Strategist at Cult, your responsibility is to own and drive the strategies across both existing client work and new business pitches. Working hand in hand with our teams you will have the freedom to shape, frame and define our strategic approach to our client's challenges. Participating and executing brainstorms, social listening and research phases, right through to pitch and delivery of work, you will be involved in all parts of the strategic cycle.

You will combine visual and verbal creativity and experience with a get-it-done attitude, and stay organised and calm under pressure. You will be expected to communicate with clients, maintaining a strong and friendly relationship but also act as the strategic voice across key accounts.

Lead the creation and development of the creative brief, defining the problem, articulating key insights and defining a strategy.
Lend gravitas and presence with senior clients and internal teams alike, successfully influencing and steering thought
Utilise market research tools, with an always-on approach to new sources of information to provide trends & market analysis
To effectively build and frame relationships internally & externally
Working with our Client Services team to determine clear & measurable objectives, with a definite purview to provide ROI
To work synonymously with Creative and Client Services to ensure effective communication
To be the protagonist of strategic design, creating quantitative and qualitative avenues to drive and nurture the foundation, of brand growth
Lead throughout pitches & client work, with a view to creating persuasive strategic execution.
Turn data and information into original brand narrative & ideas which inspires our clients and deliver brand results
Responsibility & management of strategic amplification.

Digital and Social Sector knowledge and understanding of best practice
Understanding of Influencer strategy is a bonus
Excellent presentation skills with the ability to communicate a concept or idea
An ability to communicate knowledgeably about social and digital strategies
An acute eye for detail
Strong ability to provide clear creative direction and provide timely and helpful feedback
Take ownership of the campaign - take initiative to pitch new ideas for it, and be an active brainstorming partner
Stay aware of emerging trends and technologies, why they are important and understand how they can impact our clients business
Be excited by solving problems and willing to take on a challenge
A team player with the ability to work under own initiative
Able to work quickly, accurately and under pressure
Strong ability to prioritise work and resources across engagements based on short- and long-term need.
Flexible, adaptable and diplomatic
Professional attitude to work at all times

How to Apply

Contact Jason Armstrong [email protected]