We’re growing our team at Top Draw! Reporting to the Creative Director, the position of Digital Strategist works to create campaigns that are remarkable, clickable/tappable, and sharable by helping to define project purpose, feed creativity, define target markets and segments, align and sharpen work, sell work, and finally, helping to plan integrated campaigns.
What do we mean by a digital strategy?
A Digital Strategy is the who, what, when and where of listening and responding to consumers, that helps to define, inform, and add structure to the how of a project. In practice, Digital Strategies help to create and bridge brand channels and experiences, iterate offerings and services, while collecting and activating consumer relationships to accomplish an actionable and measurable objective or objectives.
What do we expect a digital strategist to do?
At Top Draw strategists participate in all phases of a given project, from Ideation to Production and post-implementation analysis, and will be expected to lead the production of compelling Creative Briefs, Idea Charters, Campaign Plans and Playbooks and other internal and external documents that make up (you guessed it) a Digital Strategy.
At TopDraw, a Digital Strategist develops and oversees the creation of digital strategies, while helping to inspire digital creativity by discovering insights and opportunities. Specifically, we mean that the strategist will:
Develop: through designing and conducting research, and reporting back on opportunities and insights to align and refine work.
Oversee: by monitoring Brand Health, and helping to lead the development of integrated, multi-channel branded campaigns
Inspire: through initial and ongoing briefings, as participation in a highly collaborative design process.
What makes a great digital strategist?
First, you need to “get” digital, and be able to articulate its power and shortcomings to clients and team members. Second, since the position is inherently client facing, you’ll need great soft skills that make you a capable facilitator, a great presenter, and even better writer.
More importantly, if you’re interested in and have opinions about everything, look at projects as opportunities to learn something new and awesome, as see digital problems as apple-carts waiting to be upset in the service of a bigger goal.
Philosophy aside, these are the qualities that we want in our strategists:
Nice: Jerks need not apply. You’ve got a good sense of humour, and give as good as you get, but you pick your spots, and prefer to kill ‘em with kindness.
Brave: Vigorously defend the stuff you believe in to clients and colleagues because you believe in it, and not just to win a fight.
Empathy: ‘Get’ the world as users see it, and work to design solutions that solve business and consumer problems.
An understanding of or interest in:
- Human Behaviour and Psychology
- Current Events
- Art & Design
Good taste: Knowing the difference between Fashion and Style, and being able to articulate that in an intelligent way.
You will have:
- All or most of the aforementioned qualities.
- A combination of education and 3-5 years of experience that makes you all of the above.
- A book full of sample digital projects and campaigns that you have worked on, and a plan to talk about your favorite one, and answer questions about all of them.
What you’ll get from us:
- A competitive salary
- Support from the company to help train and develop you going forward – mentoring, lunch & learns, guest speakers, webinars, and courses
- Creative, friendly place to work with an amazing team
- Hack sessions and time allocated to working on internal projects
- Quarterly profit sharing
- Comprehensive benefits
- Regular meals and drinks as a team
Please email resumes and references to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the form below. We thank everyone for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please, NO telephone calls. Top Draw is an equal opportunity employer.
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We thank all applicants for taking the time to submit a resume, and will contact all shortlisted individuals for an interview.