Job title Media Strategist
Based New York
Reporting to VP, Media Strategy & Executive Comms
The company is an integrated communications agency that has gone from start-up to multi-national in a little over two decades. The company now rank in the top 40 agencies worldwide with 29 offices, 550 employees and revenue of $64m. Its success is due to a combination of factors: talented people delivering award winning campaigns; expanding client relationships into new markets or services; making strategic acquisitions. Its people, agency and campaigns have won many prestigious awards in the last 18 months including Cannes Lions, Holmes Report, ICCO, PRCA.
Central to the growth has been the policy of reinvestment, with the majority of profits returning to the company to propel development. This is possible because the company is independently owned.
What we look for in our people
Agile, bold, collaborative, inquisitive and spirited. These are the values sought in every person at LEWIS. As the company evolves, grows and expands, it wants people who recognise the need to think differently. To understand the full marketing communications mix, even if a specialist in a particular aspect. We want all our people, whether a paid media specialist or media strategist, graphic designer or analytics manager to have an appreciation of the wide and deep capabilities available to clients that work with LEWIS. Our people need to be agile to opportunities; bold in their approach; collaborate with colleagues across different services or offices to deliver amazing work; keep learning and challenging the norm; be spirited and committed to develop themselves, their colleagues and the agency.
About this role
As part of a strategic plan to expand our Media Strategy area of expertise in the New York market, the Media Strategist will be responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing media campaigns on behalf of LEWIS clients. This role will act as the press offices for our clients and thrive on successfully pitching their clients’ stories to the media. The Media Strategist is client facing, and must be able to fine-tune projects and campaigns in the wider context of their clients’ business goals. They also have the presentation skills necessary to communicate effectively with their clients, teams and the media. Reporting to the Vice President, Media Strategy and Executive Communications, the role works across east coast offices. Some travel on the East Coast is required, with occasional travel to the West Coast.
You have experience working at a manager level or equivalent in Media Strategy at a PR agency, planning and executing media campaigns and building strong relationships with journalists. You are ever curious, passionate and constantly strive to produce exceptional work. You are driven to continue learning about your chosen field to enhance and expand the work that you can produce. Inherently collaborative, you engage your colleagues to achieve success for employees, clients and the business. High energy and dedicated, you are able to work to tight deadlines to get the work done. Experience of working in a fast-paced and changeable environment is essential.
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