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VICE Media

Communications Strategy Director

3+ months agoNew York, NY


Communications Strategy Director (Virtue)



The Communications Strategy Director leads a team of comms strategists within our integrated strategy department and helps define our comms offerings within the agency. They have a mix of media knowhow, cultural insight, and experience in working with creative campaigns at creative agencies to help shape how breakthrough work can, well, breakthrough in the world.



  • Works to define and implement comms offerings within the agency on new business pitches and all accounts.
  • Leads team of comms strategists to help ensure each project has a clear framework and plan of how to achieve goals.
  • Works closely with brand strategy, intelligence/data strategy to bring integrated strategic thinking to every project.
  • Collaborates with creative department to help shape campaigns and idea roll outs.
  • Is able to represent comms offerings in new business pitches.
  • Works to develop breakthrough ideas for key accounts, along with new business.
  • Understands clients’ businesses work across multiple verticals and can create long and short-term strategies that help reach business goals.
  • Owns, manages, and runs the strategy on multiple accounts seamlessly --- you are comfortable overseeing a team and have done so before.
  • Manages and mentors junior strategists on the team – being the person on the team they strive to be like.
  • Always strives to make the work better.
  • Constantly looks for ways to bring our briefs and frameworks to the next level, and increase visibility of the team within the agency, and across clients.



  • 10+ years of relevant experience, especial experience leading teams.
  • Has experience in working with creative teams, on creative campaigns, in creative agencies beyond just media experience.
  • Understands how the comms discipline operates in an integrated agency.
  • Is able to work autonomously and entrepreneurially on a variety of assignments.
  • Can originate groundbreaking thinking based own data and findings
  • Can develop an insight or framework that becomes fundamental to our client’s business and worldview
  • Can adapt approach in real-time to ensure a winning outcome, regardless of the situation or dynamic
  • Can lead a group and contribute meaningfully to the growth and well-being of every person connected to them, while realizing an ambitious shared goal.
  • Works on the most complex, and largest client opportunities.
  • Has the respect and ear of SVP+ clients.
  • Leads pitches on our largest agency-changing opportunities



  • You are building on all the things you’ve learned and accomplished thus far in your career and helping to grow and shape our business by applying them.
  • You aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty and still write briefs/decks/frameworks.
  • You work as a unit with your account and creative partners.
  • You represent the agency at industry events.
  • You are an essential part of the agency’s growth and future.
Job ID: 2994924
Employment Type: Other