Director, Story at Day One Agency (NYC)

Day One is a creative communications agency launched in 2014 by combining the best pieces of traditional public relations, digital & social media agencies.

Day One works with the world’s leading brands to shape, share & fuel stories that stop people in their scrolls. While some of their work is always-on content as the social AOR for a few major brands, by ignoring tradition, they also create campaigns that impact culture as well as business results. They represent a growing client roster including American Express, Nike, Chipotle, Bacardi, H&M, and Facebook.

Day One is in search of a new senior hire to lead ideation and direct our work as it relates to storytelling. We are a company obsessed with harnessing insights and new and varied channels to create opportunities for brands to connect with culture and make an impact. The Director, Story will act as a leader in defining how narrative and human understandings can come together with brand insights to help shape our campaigns—leading a team of writers and creative strategists.  

The role is a non-traditional one and the right candidate could come from a variety of backgrounds with at least 7-10 years of experience, potentially leading as a Copywriter at an agency, an Editor at a magazine, or having driven vision in-house at a brand.

The right candidate will be one who can act as a visionary, a content producer and an editor. You should have a proven track record for using stories to cultivate conversation, fluent in the digital and social story formats of today, and curious for the ones to come tomorrow. You’ll be a key component in defining how we Shape, Share and Fuel narratives that engage our audience and consumers—connecting them to our brand partners and clients through creative executions. This role would report to the VP, Story in New York.

The Highlights

  • Partner with leads across the agency to integrate storytelling into all of our initiatives

  • Provide oversight on ideation, content strategy, and execution alongside production, communications and digital strategy leads

  • Stretch our team’s and our clients’ approach to creative executions

  • Bring fresh thinking and collaborative spirit to team when developing work

  • Build and nurture a team of creative and strategic minds

Skills & Experience

  • 7-10 years relevant experience as part of a creative team

  • 2+ in a role overseeing a team and leading campaigns

  • Ability to take consumer insights and turn into creative ideas

  • Strong networks of freelance writers, makers and creative talent at the ready

  • Familiarity designing across platforms from digital to print to experiential

  • Multi-task and prioritize workload with quick turnarounds

  • First-hand experience taking projects from concept to production

  • Ability to present concepts and to work closely with clients, applying creative solutions to strategic business problems

  • Ability to iterate and evolve concepts with constructive feedback

Schedule & Notes

  • Full time

  • Dedicated desk/workspace @D1A New York

  • Laptop provided

  • Tech Stipend to cover cell phone service / data

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive annual salary

  • 10% new business referral bonus*

  •  New hire referral bonus*

  • Fully sponsored health care coverage (vision, dental also offered)

  • TransitChek program, Life insurance, Long Term Disability available