Some of you may have seen a similar post on Jaffe's blog yesterday, but I wanted to make sure everyone knows that Powered is hiring. If you're a super solid rockstar and would like to join our band, we may have a place for you on the stage. If you're a marketing strategist, a senior level account person or even a freelance writer, we want to hear from you. Read on for the full details and note the application instructions (including the email addresses!) for each position.
Please please please, don't drop your resume in the comments, Tweet your interest or DM me. You might get lost in the shuffle and -- well -- that would suck for both of us.Strategy Opportunities
Account Director Opportunity
I figure I'll start with the most personal angle. As you know, crayon was best known for our kick-ass social strategy work. It's what we did; it's pretty much all we did; and by most standards we did it pretty well. The Powered merger -- along with the acquisitions of Drillteam and StepChange -- brought killer execution capabilities to the table and put us in position to take on full-scale social AOR relationships with big brands.
But strategy is still a key offering, my sole focus at the company, and naturally a discipline that is near and dear to me. I believe we are building a world class social strategy capability (even compared to what we had at crayon) and we're looking for strategists of all levels to join our already solid team.
First, I should probably give you a sense of our take on strategy. On the one hand we're all about vision, the groundbreaking idea and the innovative approach; on the other hand we're about insights and planning and building the brand; on the third hand we're all about research, analytics and getting deep into the data that tells us what's working and where to go next.
Now, I should probably give you a sense of our take on you:
- You are whip-smart, not just about social but also brand strategy, digital marketing, media, trends, research and analytics
- You're a critical thinker who is good at solving complex challenges
- You understand that all good strategy starts with a clear understanding of the client's business, the key business drivers and a solid set of marketing objectives
- You have deep personal knowledge of social media tools and platforms, but know that at the end of the day we're not getting paid to Tweet, blog and share shit with our Facebook friends all day -- we get paid to help our clients navigate the always-changing social media landscape and find the best, most effective ways to infuse social and conversational thinking into everything they do
- You know you're not a social media expert, but you've done such amazing work for clients that your client-side contacts might call you one behind your back
- You've probably worked at other social media companies (but got tired of leading with tactics); served in brand, marketing or digital strategist roles at an agency or marketer; worked as an account planner or maybe even in communications or channel planning; or you're a square peg that refuses to fit in a round hole, but know you're a damn solid marketing strategy guy or gal.
- You are equally comfortable writing decks, pounding out detailed strategy documents (you can write!) and burrowing into reams of research and data to draw out the key insights (you're analytical too!)
- You're probably in the New York area. Sure, we are open to hiring the best talent regardless of location, but the rest of us are in NY and we actually like to spend time together. That said, no matter where you live you work well with others and can hold your own in a client meeting.
If this sounds like your dream job, you might be our dream candidate. We're looking for strategists at a variety of levels: director (8+ years with management experience), senior (maybe 4-5 years) and junior (2-3 years is ideal, but if you're impressive we're interested.)
Let us see your resume, links to your main social presences (your blog, your Twitter account, your Slideshare or whatever) and a cover letter that does all the things a cover letter is supposed to do. You can email me directly. I'm firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're looking for a senior-level client services gun to join (and manage) a solid team and lead the execution of comprehensive social marketing programs for a couple of our biggest, baddest accounts. You'll need to understand and enjoy the opportunity to develop strong client relationships, and take pride in partnering with your client-side counterparts to build and deliver successful social media programs. You will need 8+ years of online and offline marketing experience (including a stint managing a team) and at least 2 years managing social media programs. No social newbies - but also nobody who joined the industry after the launch of Facebook.
- Understanding online and social media trends, and how to tap into the power of social (and digital) to solve client business and marketing challenges
- Managing all client communications, proposals and reporting
- Leading a cross-functional team of Powered people and partering well with outside companies
- Maintaining, sustaining and (most importantly) growing your accounts in ways that benefit both the client and our company
Your skills should include:
- Marketing planning and the ability to work closely with Powered's strategy team to translate business goals, brand strategy and marketing insights into social media goodness
- Listening and response; the ability to observe patterns within online communities and social media conversations, and understand how to shift strategy based on what you see and hear
- The ability to develop creative briefs, an interface with designers and developers to create programs that deliver against the client's strategic objectives
- Project and budget management
- Ability to work within a Fortune 1000 organization (you've done that before, right? it's a hard and fast requirement for this position) to build alignment, court senior stakeholders, gain buy-in and make stuff happen (often across departmental and functional divides)
- Hands-on knowledge of social media from both a personal and a professional perspective. We want to know you "live this stuff" just like we do, but also that you know how to make it work for big brands (strategically, tactically and technically)
If you're interested in applying for the Account Director job, email your resume, along with a cover letter that includes a link to s site, social network profile, community or blog you created or contribute to and an explanation for why you have chosen to participate there.
That email should go to email@example.com.
Freelance Writing Opportunity
Last but not least, our content team is looking for superstar freelance content creators who can crank out compelling, well written articles about home entertainment topics. Know all about home theater, HDTVs, cameras and video? We might have some work for you.
If you're interested in learning more about this freelance writing gig email firstname.lastname@example.org.