Kick off the strategy department at our young & growing agency
Flying Object is not a conventional ad agency, and we don’t intend to become one. We’re a creative agency whose ideas earn attention for clients, by being original, interesting, entertaining and unusual.
What we create communicates organically, through social networks, word of mouth and press, rather than through the interruption of paid media. It might be a ten minute guided meditation narrated by a drag queen for RuPaul’s Drag Race, a decade of YouTube in 75 references, 18 animation styles and 2 minutes for the world’s largest video site, a multisensory art exhibition deemed “small but mighty” by the Guardian for Tate, or any other of our projects for clients like Google, British Council, Penguin Books, the RSC or the BBC.
We are looking for our very first strategist to join the team and start the strategy department. Top of your to-do list will be to figure out what strategy at Flying Object means in the first place. You’ll need to shape this as an offer to clients, and establish how strategy fits into and evolves our creative process. You will see the impact your work has on the company and our clients on a daily basis and will be a key part of determining our future as an agency. A part of this role will be acquiring new work for the business. We believe in sharing in the joy, the hard work, and the profits created by a startup creative business as it grows.
Right now, we are six creatives and producers, which means we’re good at coming up with ideas and then making them. A strategic mindset underpins all this, but to reach the next level Flying Object needs a brilliant, insightful strategist who can challenge the conventional approach and increase the effectiveness of our work.
Our ideal candidate:
- has 4+ years experience in a strategy role at an an agency, with demonstrable experience leading strategy work for clients
- deeply understands technology and modern media, and is able to offer strategic thinking that works across platforms, channels and technologies - especially outside the world of interruptive advertising
- is happy and able to work across multiple projects at different stages simultaneously
- has a desire to grow the business they work at, by bringing new clients into the agency, in order to show directly how much they need us
We’re not looking for someone who needs to be told what to do, or who is afraid to get stuck in to work outside their job description, such as creative sessions, new business or talking to clients.
You’ll get a competitive salary with bonus structure. You’ll work from a nice office in Farringdon, with friendly, clever co-workers. And you’ll get to join the crazy adventure ride of a startup just at the point where things are taking off -- and where the right hire can propel us to the next level of growth.
Sound interesting? Drop us a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and please include a cover letter that outlines why you’re interested in this job in particular. We’re looking for just the right person, and so will leave applications open until we find them.