Associate Director, Social Marketing & Strategy

New York, NY

We're looking for an Associate Director to join our social team to oversee a portfolio of consumer brands. Ideally, you have 7+ years of experience, love social media, and get excited to collaborate and partner with creative teams and clients. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and optimize social media marketing strategy, managing the Social Media Strategists & Associates to deliver brand right social campaigns that deliver against predetermined KPIs.
  • Provide thought leadership on emerging social media tactics and opportunities, including delivering on-time social insights to drive campaigns in partnerships with Content Lab, Creative & Influencer teams that deliver on company goals and that engage and excite a wider range of qualified consumers to the brand.
  • “Oversees” and “does” – pushes work forward from the direct reports through iteration, adding of opportunities and identifying ways to make the work better.
  • Oversee social media campaigns (by channel), ensuring that all social media best practices and tactics are fully integrated into the annual master marketing plan, key brand initiatives, and seasonal campaigns.
  • Collaborate and ideate with cross-functional teams to develop integrated social media marketing plans.
  • Direct and implement proper controls to ensure that social media marketing initiatives are implemented in a timely manner, either meeting or exceeding brand expectations.

Communication Skills

  • Actively seeks opportunities to learn and gather relevant information, eliciting information and asking appropriate questions to clarify where necessary.
  • Carefully adapts the tone and style of all communication to suit the audience.
  • Possesses an accomplished and persuasive written, presentational and speaking style. Is able to quickly turn around recommendations to turn ideas into actions.
  • Innovatively using information and communications technology to inform, persuade, and inspire.


  • Lead the development of team members to create an environment that encourages active participation, creativity, accountability, and team work with paths for advancement and improvement.
  • Provides direction and gains compliance. Includes direct reports in planning.
  • Takes responsibility for direct reports' activities.
  • Makes self available to direct reports.
  • Provides regular performance feedback.
  • Develops direct reports' skills and encourages growth.

New Business

  • Supports in new business efforts.



  • 7+ years working in social media, at an agency, or similar environment
  • Hands-on ownership when it comes to developing social media strategies 
  • Experience managing client relationships
  • Expreience managing jr. level employees 

Additional Information

Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply.

Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying.

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