Senior Creative Strategist

Something Special Studios

New York City, NY 10002




Aug 05, 2022
The Senior Creative Strategist will lead incoming creative marketing and strategy projects for select clients at SSS, supporting the growth of SSS and the Creative Strategy department. The Senior Strategist has a deep understanding of brand, strategy, and planning for creative marketing. They will lead projects from research through insights to concept and tactical launch planning for multidisciplinary briefs and projects. They can translate complex ideas and information into compelling, insight-driven narratives that inform creative concepts. The Senior Strategist will help lead strategy best practices across SSS endeavors and client projects. They have a keen sense of culture, as well as great communication and presentation skills. We are looking for someone interested in growing with SSS, building the studio, and the team. You will bring new ideas, processes, and initiatives to the table to strengthen SSS and the Creative Strategy department, also helping to build internal SSS initiatives, including but not limited to SSSpecial Projects and VentureSSS.


Responsibilities include:

  • Blending strategy and conceptual thinking, lead projects from research through insights to concept and tactical launch planning for client and SSS’ initiatives, working across creative, cultural, brand, campaign, and digital strategies.

  • Translate strategies and concepts into engaging, narrative-driven decks (with visual support from SSS’ design team) and lead client presentations and workshops

  • Lead creative briefings, partnering with Creative Leads to ensure concepts translate into strategically grounded, insight-driven creative from idea to execution

  • Managing and leading primary and secondary project research, the Strategist will use both quantitative and qualitative methods as needed, introducing new methods and innovative approaches to the team.

  • Manage and mentor junior staff, contributing to their growth and development.


  • 7+ years of relevant experience in a Creative Strategy role or Strategy role that incorporated creative thinking.

  • Highly creative, yet analytical individual with a deep understanding of creative marketing and strategy.

  • Resourceful, out-of-the-box, innovative thinker, ready to apply your flexible strategic approach to any number of creative problems and briefs.

  • A nuanced understanding of culture and what moves the needle.

  • A strong storyteller who excels at building brand narratives and concepts.

  • Comfortable working independently on projects end-to-end, as well as experienced in leading teams.

  • Experience managing multiple clients/stakeholders across multiple work streams.

  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • A collaborative team player with a great attitude and strong ambition for yourself, your team, and the Studio, always committed to making an idea better.

  • Ample experiential and/or digital strategy experience a plus.