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Associate Director, Digital Strategy - Chicago


Do you stop scrolls 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 Associate Director, Digital Strategy 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 our clients are serviced in the best way possible. We’re looking for self-starters with creative agency experience 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 only available in Chicago.


The Associate Director is responsible for day-to-day leadership, planning and strategic recommendations across a number of social accounts. They will also provide hands-on support with the successful delivery of creative work. The right candidate will be fluent in the digital and social story formats of today, and curious for the ones to come tomorrow. They will have an understanding of paid programming in social, a track record for creating digital first campaigns, and an appreciation for solving challenges big and small.

  • Provide oversight on digital strategy

  • Partner closely with production, communications and creative leads

  • Understand complex business challenges and bring a positive attitude towards solving them- Stretch our team’s and our clients’ approach to creative executions

  • Bring fresh thinking and collaborative spirit to team when developing work

  • Build and nurture a team of creative and strategic minds

Skills & Experience

  • 6-8 years of experience

  • Ability to take consumer insights and turn them into integrated strategies

  • Background leading digital campaigns and executing award-winning campaigns

  • Energetic and collaborative with a great work ethic

  • Thrive in a diverse environment and contribute to the overall culture of Day One

  • Multi-task and prioritize workload with quick turnarounds

  • First-hand experience taking projects from concept to execution

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Ability to present concepts and to work closely with clients, applying creative solutions to strategic business problems

  • Ability to iterate and evolve strategy with constructive feedback

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong knowledge of all social platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook ,Pinterest) including native analytics (Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics etc.)

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to follow through

Major Bonus If You

  • Have worked in an agency

  • Are proficient in any 3rd party measurement tools

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