we are hiring a brand strategist

5+ years’ experience of developing and overseeing brand strategies, including positioning, identity and communications. If your experience is not specifically in brand development but you can demonstrate it is relevant or transferrable to the requirements below, we would welcome your application.

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for leading on all aspects of strategy development and consultancy on your client projects, and for contributing as part of a team to the development of the client relationship alongside an Account Director and Senior Designer or Creative Director
  • Work with the Strategy Director to continually develop and improve the agency’s services and practices, and to support colleagues in other disciplines to ensure the agency’s output is as effective as possible
  • Support new business activities when needed, including pitch presentations and proposal writing
  • Support agency marketing activities when needed, including writing targeted articles

Required experience and skills:

  • Commissioning and/or conducting qualitative and quantitative research with audiences and stakeholders, analysis and presentation of findings
  • Developing and presenting your own insights, strategies and proposals
  • Collaborating effectively with creative teams, senior client teams (beyond the marketing department) and media partners in development and delivery
  • Writing and delivering creative briefs and supporting creative development through reviews and presentations
  • Excellent writing, presentation and teamworking skills
  • Delivering effective and inspiring creative projects across platforms and across organisations
  • Interest in cultures and wider social and economic influences on audiences
  • Being able to adapt your working methods to a range of market sectors, project scopes and budgets without losing focus on the quality of outputs and outcomes

About True North:

True North is an independent brand and design consultancy, established in 2001 and based in Manchester. We create more valuable relationships between organisations and people, by integrating brand and business strategy beautifully

We work collaboratively with clients involved in culture and heritage, education and innovation, public and professional services

Additional information:

  • Salary: £35-45k according to experience
  • We are flexible in terms of your location in the UK, though some regular presence in the central Manchester studio or at client premises will be required. To note, most of our team work 3 days in the studio, 2 days at home per week
  • Ideally looking at full-time but can be flexible for the right candidate

Please send your CV and a covering letter to ab@thisistruenorth.co.uk with subject: Senior Brand Strategist

Ed Dunsdon
January 2023