Freelance - Manager, Social Strategy


Freelance VP/Director, Social Strategy

Digitas is a highly-caffeinated playground where brilliant minds come together to make bold, award-winning creative. We use data-driven insights to guide our work, but we also believe in a healthy dose of spirited storytelling as we strive to transform the marketing landscape. Right now, we’re looking for an VP/Director to help us bring that transformation to life through social for one of our fastest-growing clients.

What you’ll do:  

You’ll be leading the creation of a global social strategy, ecosystem and operating model for a portfolio of brands that helps them bring their recent brand architecture refresh to life.  With your expertise, research and collaboration with clients, you’ll help them develop a point of view on the ideal social approach for brand growth and customer acquisition.

Day to day, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Discovery and analysis of the brand’s current global footprint, social strategy and processes
  • Leading workshops with clients to refine objectives, priorities and strategic decisions
  • Crafting strategic and operational recommendations for social based on your research, discovery and workshop outcomes
  • Persuasively communicating and packaging those recommendations to clients and company stakeholders

We’re looking for incredible strategic mind with strong social experience, including:

  • 5 - 8 years of social experience in advertising, newsroom or community management —if you have experience on a brand that does business via franchisees or distributors, even better
  • Experience developing social strategies at a regional or global level
  • Experience living in the social media universe—you’re in-the-know on all social platforms, and can identify trends in social media across countries and cultures
  • Excellent research and writing skills—and the ability to create smart content quickly (please include links to examples of your work in your application)
  • The ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external partners
  • A nose for new technology, new content solutions, social media events and developments
  • An ear for consumer insights—you get what makes people tick
  • The ability to back up great ideas with sound analytical reasoning
  • Willingness to travel—you’re open to new places, new faces and new ideas


About Digitas 

We have 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to upend and redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re pumped about the accolades we’ve earned – cue Titanium Lions, Gold Pencils and making LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employer List of 2014 – but what energizes us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing creative, day after day. On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’re proud to offer many great perks – things like flex vacation days, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts and anniversary gifts for the many people who’ve been with us 5, 10, 20 years and more. And while we celebrate those who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the creative force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us.

Digitas is an equal opportunity employer.