Director, Story at Day One Agency (LA)

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.

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 DTLA

  • Laptop provided

  • Cell phone service, data provided

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