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Director of Strategy job in New York City

Matter Unlimited jobs
New York City, New York
Company Name:
Matter Unlimited
Company Type:
Certified B Corporation
Advertising & PR Services
Impact Area:
Cause Marketing
Job Type:

United States
State / Province:
New York
New York City
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Matter Unlimited is an award-winning bi-coastal creative agency focused on purpose-driven work. We are the catalyzing and creative force behind many global leaders, brands and organizations making strides to create a better world. We strive not to be the best “impact agency” but to be the best in the business. In 2017, our work was recognized and awarded with Clios and Cannes Lions, but most importantly, it cast much-needed spotlights on some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

As a small, highly collaborative team, we pride ourselves on being nimble and smart in how we work. Our culture is unusual in the business: we value passion, innovation and sincerity over the meaningless grind. We look out for each other, and with big doses of guts and ambition, sell big ideas that matter to the world. Our favorite proverb is: “If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together.” 


  • You are a seasoned strategist with 8+ years of experience and you’re ready to apply your skills - finally - to work that matters (pun intended)

  • You like to get your hands dirty when it comes to a strategic problem - not simply delegate it to a team

  • You are an original thinker and ask a lot of questions without making assumptions

  • You are an excellent writer - ideally already published/blogging and excited to contribute writing regularly

  • You want to nurture and grow a business and work in a boutique environment that has less layers, cubicles and indecision

  • You like to geek out on insights and analytics

  • You thrive in new business pitches

  • You are excited to move the needle in the ad industry and leave a positive mark on the planet


You will be responsible for delivering breakthrough purpose-driven brand and communication strategies across our brand and non-profit clients, becoming a key partner in Matter Unlimited’s leadership team. You will be integral and responsible for driving our business forward through new business wins. You will be leading strategy for all current clients, projects, and new business pitches while growing the agency reputation as thought leaders in the space.

Specifically you will be:

  • Leading purpose-driven workshops and salon-style project dinners

  • Uncovering insights on the new conscious consumer for client and internal creative inspiration

  • Creating innovative and breakthrough strategies and briefs for non-profits and brands at various stages on the shared value spectrum

  • Working closely with creative teams to develop innovative solutions not just ‘campaigns’

  • Delivering impact measurement plans

  • Working with our research partners to deliver sound methodologies and to analyze results

  • Working with our partners to deliver creative distribution plans

  • Reporting on creative performance and recommending optimizations

  • Writing detailed creative briefs, briefing creative teams and overseeing the creative development process through to execution kick-off

  • Creating thought leadership pieces on behalf of Matter Unlimited, appearing on panels etc

  • Driving new business pitch presentations

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