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Account Director, Thought Leadership - New York

New York City

Do you pitch ideas like it's your job? It could be.

Day One Agency—Campaign Magazine’s Agency of the Year and PRovoke Media’s Creative Agency of the Year—is hiring! We’re looking for an Account Director to join our rising team. The right candidate will be ambitious, hard-working, and dedicated to telling stories that stop people in their scroll. You’ll take pride in your work, show initiative, and go the extra mile to ensure that we creatively tell stories that break through and “earn it” for our clients.. We’re looking for self-starters who are willing to work collaboratively and quickly with our squad. Excellent organizational skills are imperative. In return, you’ll be in a rewarding learning environment with a great opportunity to grow and further your knowledge and career.

Our company culture is at the core of everything we do. It defines our vibe. It’s what makes every day, Day One. We offer a highly collaborative environment (even as we work from a distance in this new remote world) where smart and hyper-passionate people come together to solve creative communications challenges. It’s no secret; we work hard, but only on the things we love. From the day this agency was created, we vowed to only work on projects that fire us up and that’s still true. It’s how we make projects like Chipotle’s multi-award-winning Freeting campaign come to life.

We emphasize and value all of our relationships—they’re what powers us. Our colleagues, clients, and partners are the most important part of our business. So if you want to join a fast-growing, award-winning, creative team, we’d love to hear from you.

This position is full time and is available in our New York and/or Los Angeles offices.


The ideal candidate will help us arrive at stories that earn a reaction, by sharing the narratives of our clients through the executive voices that are driving the brands’ visions forward. Their work should be deeply grounded in brand storytelling and connecting that to culture and what our clients’ key audiences care about. An Account Director of Communications at Day One should be ready to take on a fresh challenge every day.

Responsibilities for this senior role include serving as a day-to-day client and team lead on select clients as well as team support on others, who will be instrumental in developing and executing thought leadership-driven earned storytelling strategies that builds a platform for our clients and their key executives:

  • At least 8 years of relevant experience as a PR professional.

  • Ability to lead ongoing and announcement-specific earned storytelling, finding creative ways to integrate brand narratives, key voices and news moments to break through.

  • Strong media relations skills, deep relationships with relevant press and an ability to get creative in the way we tailor stories to them

  • Expertise in written/verbal communications internally and externally across mediums and channels, from key messaging to press materials to executive blog posts to social copy

  • Ability to work/thrive in fast-paced environment while paying close attention to every detail

  • Excels in client relations and communicating with senior level, client-side executives

  • Enthusiasm for the C-Suite, advertising, marketing, tech and emerging digital worlds

  • Self-motivated, proactive and deadline-oriented

  • Must be able to work — and thrive — in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness.

  • The ideal candidate will be able to transition and/or also support success across a wide range of assignments and client categories — including travel, financial services, lifestyle, consumer tech, B2B, sustainability, DE&I.

  • Relentless curiosity is a must -- we’re always looking for what’s new, next and never been done before and are open to experimentation and pushing the boundaries.

Compensation + Benefits

We value all of our employees and are happy to provide comprehensive benefits to help support them holistically in the best way we can. We offer all our employees:

    • Health Care (Medical, Dental, Vision)
    • “Take-As-You-Need” Paid Time Off and Company Paid Holidays
    • Fresh Thinking Fridays
    • Summer Fridays
    • Annual Technology Stipend
    • 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Commuter Benefits
    • Company Credit Card
    • Uber Business Account
    • New Business Referral Bonus
    • Employee Referral Bonus