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Associate Director, Story - Portland


Do you craft stories 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 of Story to join our growing team. The right candidate is an ambitious, organized self-starter with creative agency experience. At your core, you’re a storyteller. You have a way with words. It doesn’t matter the medium, you can connect to an audience in a 1x1 square, a Tweet — even a Giphy sticker. You’re ambitious, take pride in your work, and go the extra mile (or three) to ensure that our clients are serviced in the best way possible. You’re flexible, used to wearing many hats, juggling several projects, and balancing multiple metaphors. You work fast and are a master of collaboration. You get excited by the idea of working in a learning environment with the opportunity to grow, furthering your skills and career.

Our company culture is what makes every day, Day One. We offer a highly collaborative environment where smart and passionate people come together and innovate new solutions to creative communications challenges. 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 Cannes Lion-winning E.l.f. collab come to life and reshape the iconic Keebler brand for the digital age.

We stand behind every Day One team member and believe in creating a supportive culture where diversity is prized and everyone thrives. So if you want to join a fast-growing, forward-thinking, award-winning creative team dedicated to pushing culture forward, we’d love to hear from you.

This position is full time and only available in Los Angeles or Portland.


The ideal candidate will help us arrive at stories that stop people in their scrolls. Their work should be deeply grounded in culture and focus on connecting to the things people care about. As an Associate Director of Story at Day One should be ready to take on a fresh challenge every day, whether it’s relaunching a signature product, concepting a video game that goes viral, supporting small businesses when they need it most, or launching new digital communities for iconic brands.

  • Lead ideation and land the big idea

  • Bring ideas to life through the platforms, channels, and conversations that reflect where culture is happening now

  • Turn ideas into smart, simple presentations that get clients hyped

  • Roll up your sleeves with copywriting and content direction from one-off posts to integrated campaigns—no project is too small, no ambition too big

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

  • Build and nurture a team of creative and strategic minds

  • Always be searching for consumer insights, new platforms and cultural trends

  • Multitask and prioritize workload with quick turnarounds

  • Work closely with clients, applying creative solutions and evolving the work all while remembering the big picture

  • Learn a brand voice and innovate how the voice can be flexed to better speak for different products and services


  • 5-7 years relevant experience as part of a creative team. Agency experience preferred.

  • Strong copy / writing background

  • 2+ years in a role overseeing a team and leading campaigns

  • Strong network of freelance writers, makers, and creative talent

  • Familiarity working across platforms from digital, print, and experiential

Major Bonus If You

  • Have creative agency experience

  • Have a network of creators that you can connect us to

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)

  • 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