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Senior Editorial Strategist - NY/LA/CHI/PDX

New York City

Do you curate 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 a Senior Editorial Strategist 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 is available in any of our markets (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Portland).


At its core, is the need to top edit and curate. There is no shortage of information, news or ideas, but this role will require a near real time ability to identify what can break through via a deep understanding of different consumer audiences and keeping tabs on consumer-facing publications and newsletters. We want this person to be able to put themselves into the consumers/readers/fans/audiences of multiple brands and think about what will get them to care, and ultimately share.

You will help manage a Creative Strategy team and work closely with our Editorial Director. Your job will be to brainstorm monthly editorial themes, top edit articles, newsletters and ensure our editorial output demonstrates thought leadership for our clients and Day One. You will need to be a self starter, able to take an initial lead or direction and run with it.

This role will report into the Editorial Director and touch work from all Day One offices in NY, LA, Chicago and Portland.

  • Write and edit stories on where conversation is happening today with a fluency and understanding of social channels, as well as rising formats like audio and short-form film

  • Create the conditions for content programs to work, ensuring all creative ties back to brands needs and mission

  • Set vision & have a high standard for storytelling led creative

  • Be a leader and trusted voice to our Story team

  • Create guidelines and ‘publishing rules’ for how we interact with unique audiences for brand on social and beyond

  • Develop editorial board of freelancers and creators to bring to life brand vision

  • Top edit and review content

  • Oversee content programs and commissions from long form, to film

  • Write and support hands on in copy and creative

  • Expand Day One thought leadership & voice


  • 5-8 years in an editorial/story role with a minimum of 2 years running a team and owning the editorial vision

  • Expertise in content production process, operations and team management

  • Strong and deep roster of freelancer content creators and resources

  • Experience in client management, team management/mentorship

  • Highly organized and systematic when it comes to project management

  • Good presentation skills

  • Energetic leader + collaborative + 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 production

  • Excellent problem solving skills, able to comfortably contributing to creative and ideas

  • Ability to create budgets & timelines

Major Bonus If You

  • Have audio production/podcasting experience

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