Job specification

Strategist - New York

United States Kairos Media

We’re Kairos Media, a global award-winning, social-first creative agency headquartered in London with offices across the United States and Europe. Founded in 2015 by Forbes Under 30 winners Mike Craddock and Chris Parnell, Kairos Media works with some of the world's biggest brands, including King, JBL Quantum, Samsung Odyssey, Rovio and Pizza Hut. The agency is part of Kairos Group, the global gaming media company with a vision to become the go-to media group connecting businesses to gamers, chosen for its agency services, intellectual property and expertise within the creator economy.

Kairos Media works with US teams for some of the biggest brands to implement strategies that help them speak to gamers. We’ve experienced rapid growth since inception and are in the process of scaling up our operations with a focus on the East Coast. Our dedicated New York location aims to further grow our North American operations and continue to deliver best-in-class service to US-based clients.

In addition to providing world-class service to some of the world’s biggest brand names, we’ve also taken the time to create a work culture that really resonates with our team. Our bespoke benefits are based directly on employee feedback (think healthcare, therapy resources, and awesome vacation packages we actually want you to use).

But enough about us, let’s talk about you…

We’re looking for a Strategist or Planner with a passion for gaming and the know-how to use the power of social media to bring our clients brand to life. To date we’ve worked with some of the biggest gaming publishers and non-endemics playing in gaming - your job will involve coming up with ideas that make these brands come back for more, every time.

Working alongside our planning & insights, sales and campaigns teams you will be responsible for coming up with strategies that answer the brief from our international clients, whilst continuously challenging the team around you to maximise our potential.

You may be the kind of person who finds creative solutions infuriating unless they’ve been backed up with a strategy. Or, you might be the kind of person who knows when a snippet of strategy will suffice, and you’ll know exactly how much we need for each individual client and their individual needs.

As a Strategist or Planner, you’ll bring your wealth of experience working with widely recognised brands to support not only our clients but the wider business to understand that STRATEGY ALWAYS WINS. You’ll have experience facing clients on pitches, have a horror story to tell, and can stay cool when getting pressed on the data that you’ve spent weeks* perfecting.

(*”weeks” is not reflective of our standard turnaround times - we work fast… hyper-fast, faster than Usain Bolt on wheels, and hope you’d be up to the challenge)

So what will it take...

  • Collaborate with our Data & Insights and Creative Strategy teams to develop strategic recommendations that deliver against the KPI requirements of the brief.
  • Push the boundaries of strategic recommendations when it’s necessary in order to balance fame and fortune.
  • Run strategic workshops with the wider business during proposal building (to help shape proposals) but also during down-time (to help share your wealth of knowledge).

What we’d love you to know

  • You’ll have a thorough understanding of the social landscape, you don’t need to be glued to your phone all day every day - after all we have work to do, but you’ll know the differences between TikTok and IG Reels, and Twitch and YouTube.
  • The differences between CPA, CPM, CPI, CPE, C-3PO and how to calculate them.
  • What’s happening in the social industry, what’s working well and what sucks.
  • Data platforms, such as GWI, Newzoo & Google Analytics, if one of those freaks you out don’t worry we can help.

Requirements

  • Ideally 3+ years experience in a creative agency role, but don’t be put off if you’ve got the creds.
  • Excellent written and verbal English
  • Experience working in Social Media (Influencers, Paid Media, Content, Creative will all form part of your day).
  • Don’t be a dick. We love team players.

When you apply:

  • Provide us with a case study of a project you’ve worked on that will grab our attention. It’s not just about the brand, it could be about the results, the process or even what learnings you took from it. BE BOLD!

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and bonus compensation
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits
  • 401K with 4% company match
  • 25 days PTO annually
  • 13 company holidays annually
  • Flexible work hours
  • Remote / hybrid work
  • Monthly spending allowance
  • Basic Life Insurance
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