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Agency: UM

Function: Strategy

Seniority Level: Director

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Los Angeles, United States

Job Ref#: 14592

Beschreibung und Anforderungen

Position Summary

RED is a new full-service media agency that creates customizable solutions for ambitious brands by balancing the needs of intelligent strategy, data-driven insights, and innovative creative ideas. RED brings together discipline expertise from across the marketing landscape to take media planning and buying to new heights. RED is a proud collaborator within the Mediabrands/IPG network.

The ideal candidate is someone who is entrepreneurial and doesn’t mind that the day to day is a bit fluid. Ambitious brands seek us out when they have big ideas and need a nimble team that can execute through a streamlined process that makes it easy for clients. In this role, you’ll be part of a growing team and have the opportunity to implement processes, develop talent, and participate in building an agency with brands you’re passionate about. This role is ideal for someone who thrives on bringing ideas to the table, is a natural hand-raiser, and is comfortable in bringing proposed solutions to a client or tackling agency challenges. The Strategy Director’s has a strong working knowledge of media across all channels, are data driven in your approach and can easily identify the most effective strategies to address client need. This role will be responsible for planning audience-first, holistic communication strategies and campaign. To be most successful at RED, you must be driven, collaborative, creative, and a solid communicator.

Lastly, we are looking for unique personalities who love marketing, challenging clients and know there is always a better way to get the job done.

Key Responsibilities

·       Lead the creation and execution of strategic deliverables for key client and new business pitches

·       Drive and own adoption and execution of the organization’s Objectives & Key Results across the RED team, including a review process and alignment to key Mediabrands/IPG company-wide initiatives.

·       In addition to client work, this role will be expected to be a contributor to content and use cases for new business

·       Analyze large amounts of information and data quickly and effectively to reduce complexity and make actionable recommendations

·       Steer large, cross-functional projects and build consensus with senior leadership across the organization.

·       Systems thinking and the ability to imagine and drive the creation of new structures or processes required for business success

·       Establish and maintain relationships with core and emerging media partners

·       Involvement with pitch development, prep and presentation.

·       Have ideas, back then up and always be ready to contribute beyond your role. We believe ideas come from everywhere and everyone.

Desired Skills & Experience

·       7+ years of experience in a media or brand strategy role

·       Demonstrated excellence guiding high-performing executives / teams of executives in working together to achieve company and/or business unit goals

·       Advanced influencing skills as well as ability to communicate directly to drive accountability where required

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills; previous experience with board & executive communications a plus

·       Interest and curiosity with the media industry up to date on new and breaking marketing news and client opportunities.

·       Comfort with data analysis (Excel, Google Sheets, etc.)

·       Project management fluency

·       Significant entrepreneurial drive, ability to create order from chaos, and willingness to roll up sleeves to directly solve challenging problems where required

·       Agility to multitask and prioritize in a rapidly changing environment in the face of many competing priorities

·       Trustworthiness to handle confidential information with a high degree of integrity

·       Experience with new business and the client pitch process

Wage and Benefits

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plans, flex spending, life insurance, disability, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and paid family benefits to support you and your family. To give you the ability to better meet your personal needs, and in support of your physical and emotional well-being, you will receive discretionary time off days and company-wide Appreciation Weeks and Wellness Days.

We also offer a competitive Total Compensation package, including a competitive salary and eligibility for an annual discretionary incentive award or a relevant incentive award.

The salary range for this position is $130,000 to $150,000.  Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, tenure and standing with the Company (applicable to current employees), as well as the employee’s/applicant’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications.  

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Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

For applicants to jobs in the United States: In compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Mediabrands, please email

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Über uns

UM is a global media agency committed to Futureproofing our clients' businesses. We leverage the transformational power of rich business analytics and real-time intelligence to maximize growth and activate the full consumer journey across content and connections. As the leading global media network in IPG Mediabrands, UM operates in over 100 countries, with 3,500 people innovating on a roster of global clients including Accenture, American Express, GoPro, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss & Co, Mattel, Sony, and Spotify. UM is globally headquartered in New York, with North American offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Birmingham, Detroit, Montreal, and Toronto.

At UM, we know our employees are our greatest asset. We are committed to fostering a culture rooted in Diversity, Equity & Belonging, where everyone feels they belong, and their contributions are valued. We prioritize personal and professional growth, encourage an entrepreneurial spirit to pursue passion projects, and celebrate our people and community with moments of joy and spontaneity. Our leadership is dedicated to building a culture of care that permeates every element of the company, from work flexibility to career planning to regular talent reviews, and more. Our DNA, forUM, helps guide us in all that we do:

Fearless: We bring our authentic selves to work and put our whole selves into the work

Optimistic: We approach challenges with empathy and curiosity, infusing joy into everything we do

Relentless: We’re unwavering in our pursuit of the right solution, eager to reimagine what’s possible

Unified: We band together to accomplish what we could not otherwise do alone

Masterful: We’re constantly growing in our craft, setting new standards for our industry and our world

We are proud to be named an AdAge Best Place to Work several times over, a Top Workplace in the US by Great Places to Work, a top 10 FORTUNE 2022 Best Workplaces in Advertising & Marketing and She Runs It’s 2021 Outstanding Company for Working Mothers. But feedback is most meaningful when it comes from our own people: over 90% of our employees say the agency is a great place to work and 95% say they are proud to work at UM.