Senior Strategist

Strategy / Performance · Portland, Oregon
Department Strategy / Performance
Employment Type FT Exempt
Minimum Experience Experienced

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Who are we?


Thesis, a digital agency in Portland, OR. We’re hell-bent on humanizing the relationship between people and brands, which starts with our teams: real people making real work.

Come as you are. Bring what you bring.


We've been around for 17 years. Thesis at its core is a full-service agency that believes our strength is in our approach—that the work we make is only as strong as the thought—and data—we put behind it.

 

That sounds intense. But make no mistake, we also play real hard.


The Job

 

The Senior Strategist will play a key role leading the creation of digital experiences and campaigns. You excel at extracting insights from data and building thoughtful frameworks that ground creative work in what is. UX is your passion. You balance user and client needs to craft experiences that deepen brand-to-consumer connections. Whether working across dotcom, app, or social, you simplify the complex to guide clients and teams to inspiring and authentic solutions. 

 

The Senior Strategist is an expert in leveraging consumer insights and UX best practices to create data-driven narratives that drive actionable recommendations and results for our client partners.

 

You should care intensely about your work without conflating work ego with personal ego. While you'll be working closely with clients, our agency's integrated teams collaborate equally and share accountability in success and failure alike.

 

Be prepared to let the best ideas rise to the top.

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As a person, you are

 

Someone who's been in the field for a bit, you know more than just the ropes. You are an expert in research, data analysis, and strategy design, and possess killer instinct and team leadership skills. You communicate clearly and know how to inspire. Along with your experience, you bring talent, technique, and an unflinching pursuit of excellence. 

 

As a worker, you will

 

  • Lead strategy for dotcom experiences and social campaigns.
  • Define what user experiences should be through the creation of thoughtfully-considered user journeys, content maps, sitemaps, and personas.
  • Develop brand positioning, campaign frameworks, and channel strategies. 
  • Conduct research and competitive/industry analysis that dimensionalizes your approach.
  • Create and deliver compelling briefs and presentations that inspire teammates and clients 
  • Work within a team environment but be comfortable leading work independently
  • Informally mentor teammates and shape up new ways of thinking within the agency



As for experience, you need


  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, advertising, journalism, communications, anthropology, or a related field
  • 7+ years of experience in digital marketing, preferably within an agency setting.
  • Extensive background in strategic planning and implementation of insights-driven campaign and digital marketing tactics, including development of KPIs, messaging testing strategies for continued optimization of email, .com, in-app, and other digital channels.
  • Extensive experience in digital marketing and integrating digital, traditional, and OOH channels into executable and measurable strategies.
  • Ability to identify key research sources, proactively analyze and communicate key findings.
  • Solid experience writing actionable creative briefs and brand plans for campaigns that are highly conceptual, highly tactical, or at times a combination of both.



But even better, you have

 

  • High knowledge in digital channel best practices: dotcom (U/X, Information Architecture), social, email, and paid media. Know how to orchestrate omni channel campaigns that deliver ideal customer experiences.
  • Ability to contribute to work at each of its stages and ensure business and creative goals align. 
  • Familiarity with the digital build process, its supporting documentation, and deliverables. 
  • Strong written and verbal skills. Experience pitching work and leading internal teams to solutions.
  • Well versed in writing inspiring creative briefs and strategy presentations for conceptual and tactical campaigns.
  • Experience working with various analytics platforms and partnering with software engineers, data analysts, copywriters, and designers on complex projects. 
  • Have working knowledge of research methodologies and processes that unearth relevant insights within tight turnaround times.
  • Understanding and belief in the value of a diverse workforce.   



Above all, be hungry to learn and grow beyond this job description.

Still with us?

Cool! Let's talk.

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Workplace equity is not a single checkbox.

 

It's a new way of thinking, of working, and of moving through the world. At Thesis, we prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion. You'll see this in our hiring practices, growth plans, and workplace programs—because our agency, our work, and our society are better when diverse perspectives come together.

 

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  • Location
    Portland, Oregon
  • Department
    Strategy / Performance
  • Employment Type
    FT Exempt
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced