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Strategist

Summary:

Manifest in New York is looking to hire a Strategist. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a tangible impact on our key clients, while developing the finer points of strategy at a progressive and innovative challenger agency. You’ll be responsible for supporting senior strategy team members, through mastering primary and secondary research and insight development.

Responsibilities:

Lead the execution of research initiatives, which are central to Manifest’s work:

--Administrative: Set up research methodologies, write research plans and timelines, work with vendors, and estimate costs

--Qualitative: Write discussion guides and screeners, learn to moderate focus groups, and conduct executive interviews

--Quantitative: Write surveys, work with panel vendors, work with analytics and learn to interpret results

--Secondary: Master all agency tools including social listening, Mintel, and others, and be a savvy and creative user of public information

--Storytelling: Have a knack for weaving findings into compelling ideas and coherent stories

Be an important and committed contributor on key accounts for the NY office, working in close collaboration with account management and creative teams
Contribute to new business efforts by writing “get smart decks” and other background research documents
Support and contribute to stakeholder workshops and interviews to immerse team in business goals, objectives and current strategy
Add value to the department and agency by keeping everyone abreast of interesting innovations and trends in culture
Actively learn the art of presenting, and ability to present strategy/POV documents
Help inform and learn to write pointed and powerful creative briefs

Requirements:

2 – 4 years of strategy experience, including experience in a marketing or advertising agency
Demonstrated passion and curiosity for abstract thinking and trend spotting
Baseline understanding of content and content strategy
At ease working on multiple accounts at once, and across different categories, from retail to healthcare to finance and beyond
Experience performing competitive analyses and audits
Experience writing inspiring trend reports
Bachelor’s Degree required

Manifest is an equal opportunity employer. Manifest does not sponsor employment visas.

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