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Director, Story

Los Angeles

Day One Agency—#4 on the Ad-Age A List—is hiring!

We’re looking for a Director, Story to join our growing team. The successful candidate will be ambitious, hard-working, and innately curious. 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 TikTok, a Tweet (or an X post. whatever) — even a Giphy sticker. You take pride in your work, sweat the small stuff, ask for forgiveness not permission, relish the theater of the pitch, and go the extra mile (or three) to ensure that our clients are as proud of the work as you are.

This is a job for organized self-starters with creative agency experience. You’re flexible, used to wearing many hats, juggling several projects, and balancing multiple metaphors. You work fast and are a master of collaboration, with the passion to inspire and guide creativity from those around you. You get excited by the idea of learning from your peers and relish the opportunity to grow, furthering your skills and career.

Our company culture is at the core of everything we do. It’s what makes every day Day One. We offer a highly collaborative environment where smart and 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 Corn Kid TikTok go from idea to feed in 17 hours and how we help iconic legacy brands like Nike celebrate their 50th anniversary on new emerging platforms.

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, requires a hybrid work schedule, and is only available in L.A.


The ideal candidate will help guide a small team to achieve press-worthy work across multiple channels for several brands. Much of this work will live on social, but cracking the big idea for the OOH placement or writing the brand manifesto that informs creative across channels is also part of the job. The candidate work is deeply grounded in culture and focuses on connecting to the things people care about.

A Director, Story at Day One is ready to take on a fresh challenge every day. From creating a brand swag line, to planning and launching new campaigns on TikTok; from cracking an IRL brand activation that will earn headlines, to building paid-ad concept decks; when a creative challenge arises, you roll up your sleeves and help us stay "always on."

  • Help lead ideation and find the big idea that will drive earned media across any channel. Then make it feel simple through slides.
  • Roll up your sleeves with copywriting and content direction from one-off posts to integrated campaigns. From caption to tagline, no project is too small, no ambition too big.
  • Inspire and organize a team around cultural and consumer insights that will lead to bigger and better thinking.
  • Bring fresh thinking and a collaborative spirit to the team when developing work
  • Help to nurture a team of junior creative and strategic minds.
  • Lead creative projects, helping build timelines and set meetings for various phases, share outs, check-ins, etc.
  • Always be searching for consumer insights, new platforms and cultural trends
  • Multitask and prioritize workload with quick turnarounds.
  • Present concepts and work closely with clients, applying creative solutions to strategic business problems.
  • Obsess over the journey of your idea from spark to published work, ushering quality along the way, and communicating vision to all who touch it, both clients and colleagues.
  • Iterate and evolve concepts with constructive feedback all while remembering the big picture.


  • 6+ years of experience as part of a creative team
  • Copywriting experience
  • Experience creating campaigns and communications strategies across social media platforms (Instagram, TikTok)
  • Experience working on activations rooted in earned media
  • Experience working in a creative agency setting
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills
  • Collaborative partner with a great work ethic
  • Excellent problem solving skills

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience running social channels for brands
  • Experience in CPG

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
  • Summer Fridays
  • 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Lifestyle Spending Account
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Company Credit Card
  • Uber Business Account
  • New Business Referral Bonus
  • Employee Referral Bonus

The Company is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The base compensation range for this role is $105,000-$150,000 and this position is eligible for benefits that include medical insurance (health, dental, and vision), retirement plan, paid time off, paid parental leave, new business and employee referral bonuses, etc. Please note that the compensation information provided is a good faith estimate for New York City based hires only and is provided pursuant to the New York City Pay Transparency Law. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as candidates' relevant work experience, skills, qualifications, and location.