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Sr Strategist/Copywriter

West Hollywood, California
Permanent | Job ID #68483 | Posted Last Month

Our client, a strategic influencer & experiential agency, is seeking a Sr Strategist to join their team.

You will report to the Founder, and be responsible to:

  • Be a leader at the agency working with & across all teams including Creative, Strategy, Account/Brand, and Production on both existing work and new business
  • Find trends, brand research and insights, and translate those into creative ideas for both new business pitches and existing client campaigns, programs, and activations
  • Work closely with the Account, creative and production teams, participating in all stages of the strategy and creative process, from ideation to conceptual development
  • Produce creative briefs and concept frameworks as guide for internal teams collaboration and ideation
  • Ability to evolve creative frameworks to impactful, executable creative across platforms both for existing accounts and new business pitches
  • Work with the CEO and Leadership to refine strategic and creative processes across the organization
  • Work with CEO and leadership to drive agency growth; build pitch decks with strategic insights and creative ideas
  • Ability to clearly link creative strategy with measurable results and KPI’s clearly
  • Comfortable presenting to clients and leading strategy discussions speaking to client goals and driving ongoing, lasting-relationships


  • Must have at least 7+ years of relevant experience in a marketing agency, integrated marketing firm, creative ideation company, or for a publisher in a capacity where you helped develop content strategies
  • History of relevant experience in brand marketing with knowledge of social and influencer marketing, and/or related fields including content, advertising, and consulting
  • Demonstrated ability to bridge the strategic and creative process, from assignment brief through activation at all stages of campaign lifecycles
  • Proven track record of setting direction and leading ideation of on-brand, forward thinking creative solutions
  • Strong presentation skills, ability to articulate smart and sometimes complex solutions in a straightforward and lucid manner to existing and prospective clients alike
  • Skilled at briefing and collaborating with creative teams
  • Client facing experience ideally with consumer brands, including pitching to C-suite executives
  • Passionate about pop culture and infuse that knowledge into every aspect of the planning process
  • Possess a foundational understanding of how people consume media in its various forms and the psychology behind why people use platforms
  • Leadership experience, able to set clear expectations and deadlines and can help motivate and coach teams to produce quality work and meet client objectives
  • Proven ability to manage large projects—often two or more simultaneously—under extremely tight timelines and where client expectations and deliverables may change at a moment’s notice
  • Ability to prioritize, problem solve, and stay calm, positive, and productive in high-pressure situations
  • Experience leading strategy for accounts focused on social, experiential and influencer campaigns
  • Sound business acumen; ability to think and negotiate strategically
  • Strong understanding of physical production and experience working closely with production teams
  • Fun and collaborative, looking to help lead and mentor
  • Presentation design skills are a plus but not required
  • Live in culture – and encourage staff to do so – by exploring and being active in the world outside of work, including the arts, culture, politics, literature, charitable organizations and/or other personal passions

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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