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PLACED: Producer, Integrated; $75-90K, NYC

A hardworking, personable bunch, this laid back shop generates big work for innovative brands; all with minimal bureaucracy and a family feel. A small enough agency to run a tight ship, but big enough to boast a diverse group of creative thinkers and makers. The rules: collaborate well with clients, strive to improve daily, make work that is simple, memorable, and beautiful. This is an office where music is always playing, dogs are part of the culture, patio BBQs are the norm, and excessive imagination is a must. They believe that every great relationship starts with a single job and grows over time with consistent care, hard work, and at least a little fun. A full-service creative production agency, they’ve tackled everything from multi-channel campaign creation, to complex site and app builds, to fashion shoots and retouching. They like a good challenge, and have the creative resources to meet them.

The Producer has 3 primary roles:

Account Management: This client-facing role requires effective and professional communication between the client and agency team. Being a highly connected liaison between client and creative team is a must, as well as being able to interpret and communicate feedback. Maintaining status reports, scheduling and leading conference calls, presentation preparation, post-presentation follow-ups, etc. are just some of the daily, routine tasks. Experience in agency account management (or similar client-facing roles) is a plus; please be able to maintain and grow client relationships through excellent communication, creative thinking, and problem solving.

Project Management: Using a PM system for creating and maintaining project schedules, OOP estimates, resource allocation, checking for quality control, tracking brand style updates across many projects, and keeping internal teams on-task to meet schedules. Proactive at managing expectations of Production, Creative, Strategic and Account teams, as well as Client teams. Comfortable with fast-paced project turnarounds.

Producer: Experience as a producer in the traditional sense in a variety of tactical mediums is essential. Creative feasibility and budget awareness are also primary responsibilities. Experienced with creating budgets and tracking costs, and successful at delivering projects on time, to spec and within budget.

The Producer manages various Digital and some Print projects for new and existing retail clients. They are responsible for the work from kickoff thru final production. High-volume experience including, email, print and digital initiatives is mandatory. Having an overall understanding of 360-degree production is important, as many projects often contain several deliverables of varying media types. Candidates should have at least 3 years experience as a Producer. You should collaborate effortlessly, self-manage, and partner well with others.

Most importantly! You are a nice, normal human being that is easy to get along with and work with, as this shop has a No Ego policy.

Great, right? Please shoot a resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please share with someone in your network.

PLACED: Strategy Director, B2B, to $140K; NYC

Award-winning business communications agency is seeking a Strategy Director for their mid-sized B2B branding shop. This role will manage US and global projects for clients in finance, consulting, technology and healthcare, etc. This person will help guide other junior Strategists in crafting engaging client deliverables. Qualified candidates will be part of an established team with a track record of strong client relationships and streamlined, proven methods and processes in brand strategy disciplines.

You’ll spearhead projects that transform leading B2B companies, serving as the clients’ trusted resource, balancing blue-sky ideas with on-the-ground realities. Supported by junior strategists, and working closely with agency and other departmental leaders, you are redefining not only your clients’ futures, but also the branding industry, creating new methodologies and writing provocative thought leadership. We’re looking for whip-smart thinkers who can inspire clients, prospects, and colleagues; for polished communicators who can create compelling and effective deliverables; and for detail-oriented executors who can manage teams and ensure success.

The nitty gritty:

  • Develop role as a strategic partner to multiple B2B clients, advising on diverse brand issues such as positioning, brand architecture, marketing strategy, research and analytics, and employee engagement
  • Lead the creation and presentation of strategic solutions to complex brand and communications challenges
  • Oversee the planning and execution of research initiatives, including desk research, client interviews, on-site workshops, and online surveys
  • Collaborate with the creative team to influence creative expression
  • Work with in-house teams and external partners to execute strategic recommendations across channels
  • Partner with project management teams to ensure projects are resourced appropriately and delivered on time and on budget
  • Mentor junior strategy team leaders, and set an example by staying up-to-date with industry trends and news
  • Identify further business opportunities within existing client relationships
  • Lead the new business pitch process, conducting preliminary research and contributing a strategic viewpoint in proposals and presentations

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A balance of strategic thinking and confident communication; the ability to both create and present compelling ideas
  • Excellent writing skills and strong attention to detail
  • Poise and presence
  • Ability to develop, nurture, and expand client relationships
  • Enthusiasm for managing and mentoring junior team members
  • Self-direction; ability to manage long, complex projects
  • Passion for and knowledge of the B2B branding space preferred
  • MBA or comparable industry experience; 7+ years in brand strategy (open to a Senior Strategist as well)

Sounds great? Shoot a resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please share with your network and get someone working!

 

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PLACED: Project Manager, Media; $55-65K, NYC

Named a “Top Entrepreneur” by Crain’s magazine, this boutique independent media agency is seeking a smart, motivated Project Manager to assist in creating long-lasting consumer connections. This person will focus on engaging audiences across all media channels, from social to traditional. As such, your background should be truly integrated, including digital. And you better like hats, because you’ll be wearing plenty – client-facing, building out media strategies, ad trafficking, financials, production, etc. To succeed in this collaborative and casual environment, please be a self-starter and quick learner with a sense of humor. Previous media or ad agency experience is required – preferably 1-3 years. You’ll…

Assist with advertising operations (particularly digital): coordinate with external vendors, provide QA/functional review of digital creative assets, traffic ads. Exposure to digital and social campaign set up/tracking a plus.

Manage advertising and production projects from inception to completion: create and maintain schedules and deadlines, keep projects on track across cross-functional teams, create estimates, manage budgets.

Support client accounts: summarize meetings/calls, communicate project action items and updates, keep media plans updated, proactively collect and manage all client project details, update media decks.

Conduct media, consumer, market, and brand research; coordinate and administer new business development system and operations. Contribute to daily office management: calendar management, phones, etc.

Sounds great, right? Shoot your resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and get someone working!

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PLACED: Qual Researchers, Strategic Planners, $60-90K, NYC

Boutique research and strategy shop is seeking to add mid-level magical thinkers to their nimble team. This is a fast-growing shop who thinks research should be fun! The firm specializes in utilizing digital technology and creative qualitative methodology to help clients solve their biggest challenges. Work tends to focus on new product development, communications development and consumer empathy building. You’ll connect with consumers to understand what they want/need and how they live, to better create products, services or marketing and then turn this insight into powerful strategy.

We are looking for real people who share a passion for problem-solving, interest in understanding people’s motivations and behaviors, and talent for storytelling; creative, interesting and talented people who want to do great and innovative work. The major offering of the agency is the creation, engagement and mining of bespoke, closed online consumer communities; offline work generally takes the form of 1-on-1 interviews or focus groups. Your role will involve moderating on/offline research, managing clients, working within an entrepreneurial team to create business-changing insights, creating beautiful reports and writing like the wind. Current clients include: General Mills, Pepsico, UBS, Delta, Coca-Cola, Reebok, Vans, Gap, Kipling, ABInBev, AXA, etc.

Please be human, creative and energized; resourcefulness, flexibility, individual passions, and confidence mixed with quirkiness are highly valued. Previous qualitative market research, preferably agency-side, required; online community experience is a plus, but not essential. Anywhere between 1-5+ years relevant experience, but this crew is open to meeting anyone smart with qual-based chops. Intelligence and cultural awareness a must.

Sounds perfect? Shoot your resume and a work sample to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and get someone working!

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PLACED: Research Director, ~$150K, NYC

Ready to join a new breed of qualitative research company?

Global insight and strategic branding group is seeking to add an inspirational Research Director to their nimble and entrepreneurial team.  These folks believe research should be creative, rigorous, and flexible.

The Research Director will have various responsibilities including client management and drafting proposals, to workshops and creation of documentaries, reporting, new business pitches, invoicing, strategic initiatives, conducting various modes of research (ethnographies, shop-alongs, in-depth interviews, moderation of focus groups, etc.), development of junior staff, operations/P&L.  An important aspect of this role will also be helping to develop and secure new business either through existing or forged relationships.  Present projects touch on myriad categories such as CPG, spirits, technology, retail, hospitality, lifestyle, etc.  Enjoyment is key; please love what you do.

YOU are a talented senior researcher, planner or strategist with an involved, passionate, connected, collaborative spirit. You are smart, ambitious, exciting, a strategic thinker up for the challenge of growth.  You’ll need to be able to win business from and work with some of the most cutting edge clients that are out there. You’ll want to work on some of the most exciting projects in research and brand development with some of the most experienced practitioners. Experienced in tackling strategic, high profile briefs and projects, you’ll be happy working in a creative, informal but intellectually demanding environment.

Further, a forward-thinking qualitative researcher with 10+ years experience (planning, brand consulting and/or research), involved in all stages of the research process, from designing and setting up projects and conducting fieldwork, through to analysis, report writing/storytelling and presenting findings. You must have experience leading projects and being the main client point of contact.  You should relish the idea of working in a small growing team that offers progression through achievement and attitude rather than moving up a static career ladder. You will be fully supported by a well developed project management team, back office support team, film team and a very ambitious group of qualitative researchers and brand consultants who delight in getting on planes to go to places to solve client problems. Please be human, creative and full of energy; resourcefulness, flexibility, individual passions, and confidence mixed with quirkiness are highly valued.

Sounds great?! Shoot your portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com.

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