Head of Creative Strategy

ImgurinSan Francisco, CA

Hello internet friend, we are Imgur's "find wonderful people" team (or "talent acquisition" if you wanna get technical), and we're on the lookout for an incredible Head of Creative Strategy. Sound good? Good.

Imgur?

Let us introduce ourselves we are Imgur. The place where memes are born and selfies get downvoted into oblivion. We have a community of bajillions (this is a somewhat official estimate), who visit every day and leave with smiles on their faces. A community where anyone can post a picture of their dog's butt and be internet-famous the very same day, the American Dream is alive and well folks. The magic of the internet.

Imgur's mission is to lift the world's spirits and we like to bring that mentality to our work every day. We see it as an honor and a privilege to work on a tech product that genuinely makes people happier.

Or in the much more succinct and professional sounding words of our communications team...

Imgur is the easiest way to discover and enjoy the internet's most entertaining content. It's where you'll find the internet's funniest, most informative and inspiring images, memes, GIFs, and visual stories.Powered by a passionate community of people from all around the world, we put smiles on the faces of over 250m people around the world each month.

You?

You areDr. Seuss.Okay, that's not realistic. Jokes aside, you are a wonderful person with a wonderful attitude who can dream up big ideas and craft incredible stories (so you're kinda like Dr. Seuss after all).

You have a deep understanding of creative advertising and are a thought leader in digital media. You can weave magic out of the latest trends, internet speak (ideally of the Imgur variety), and a brand's objectives. You can inspire and manage a team of strategists responsible for the ideation and execution of content that forms the backbone of Imgur's native advertising. This team works with brands and strives to create ads that our audience likes - yes crazy, we know!

You are a partner to Sales and Marketing teams with experience championing and communicating the benefit of marketing strategies to global brands. You have experience performing or managing a range of creative positions, such as graphic designer, art director, and copywriter and can roll up your sleeves and work alongside your team.

You are comfortable working on a number of different projects and are solutions-focused, energetic, hilarious, and have a strong strategic vision. Having a personal project or two that you've done that has gotten press is a plus.

More importantly - you're excited about working with a tight-knit team to develop branded content campaigns that our highly-engaged community love.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead a team of creative strategists to develop campaigns through ideation and execution

  • Work cross-functionally to develop key messaging and go-to-market strategies

  • Review, troubleshoot and provide feedback to creative strategy team to ensure that we are delivering the best ideas for brands and our community

  • Present and communicate across agency, media, and client teams

  • Manage and cultivate team's career development

  • Identify opportunities to evolve and improve our branded content offerings or process

What you bring to the table:

  • 8+ years of agency/marketing/creative advertising experience with a knack for understanding the difference between advertising and great advertising

  • 8+ years in digital media

  • 5+ years of management experience with an ability to inspire creativity and work well with different roles and personalities

  • A demonstrated track record of doing awesome, viral things on the internet, either for fun or for brands.

  • Passion for advertising, with the ability to strategize, write, edit, articulate, and champion ideas to a client - please send an example of your writing!

  • Experience performing or managing a range of creative positions, such as graphic designer, art director, and copywriter

  • Stellar communication, presentation, problem-solving and project-management skills

  • Comfortable, adaptable, and can thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • You speak fluent internet, better yet, you are familiar with Imgur and live for the lulz

  • Willingness to be primarily based in San Francisco and legally able to work in the USA

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, fully covered medical/dental/vision

  • 401k matching

  • Flexible PTO per year

  • Wellness stipend

  • Commuter/parking benefits

  • Opportunity to work on the world's largest image-sharing community!

  • Dogs in the office

  • Work from home Wednesdays!

  • Work the way that works for you! Work in the office or remote.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, we appreciate you - here take an imaginary upvote.

Above all: As we grow, so will you. Interested? Click apply and let's begin the journey together. Note: if you don't meet these requirements we are still open to hearing from you.

To Apply

Email johnc@imgur.com

Candidates only! It is NOT OK for recruiters or others to solicit this company.

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