Junior Strategist

  • Mixcloud
  • London, UK
  • Aug 12, 2019
Full time Advertising Marketing Researcher

Job Description

At Mixcloud, our purpose is to amplify culture and community. Mixcloud is a global audio streaming platform with a unique catalogue of over 15 million DJ sets, radio shows and podcasts handcrafted by expert creators. With LOUD, our in-house cultural strategy studio, we help global brands embed themselves within culture. We have worked with Adidas, Marriott, Dr. Martens, Eventbrite, Sonos and more on driving creative and strategic solutions.

We live the culture we champion.  We’re an agile and entrepreneurial group of technologists and creatives united by a love of music and audio culture. We’re a culturally active bunch, with many of us pursuing our passions as DJs, producers, radio hosts, promoters or creatives. We host DJ lessons in the office, cater weekly lunches and host social team mixers. We offer a great benefits package that includes unlimited holiday, flexible working and a kitchen packed with healthy snacks. Wellness at work matters to us and our team also organises meditation sessions, yoga and a running club.     

The Role

We are looking for a Junior Strategist with a deep understanding and love for culture to join LOUD. Working within our London office, you’ll play an integral role in the development of cultural understanding and building strategy for our clients.  You will sit within LOUD’s Strategy team, building solid relationships with clients you are delivering for, and supporting the team on proposal-writing, idea generation and output.

This is initially a 6-month full-time contract. Thereafter a permanent position within LOUD could become available.

What You’ll Do:

  • You will perform research into key topic areas and interpret gathered information into clear, provocative insight
  • You will gather creative material that ensures briefing sessions are inspirational and productive
  • You will support the development of strategic thinking for our clients on an ongoing and project basis
  • You will support the team in proposal writing, idea generation and the production of creative outputs
  • You will help manage consumer research processes, including casting and facilitating of sessions
  • You will develop workable budgets, project plans and realistic timelines
  • You will create and maintain relationships with existing and potential clients
  • You will gain a strong understanding of our clients’ business, needs, expectations and requirements
  • You will ensure every project has defined KPIs and coordinate ongoing optimisation and productivity
  • You will help to find opportunities to generate additional revenue with current and potential clients

Who You Are

  • You have 1-3 years of relevant experience at an agency, brand or consultancy
  • You are a self-starter and excel at taking on new tasks & challenges
  • You are a confident communicator with excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • You like thinking differently, making new rules, and surprising with solutions
  • You care deeply about people, culture and the world around you
  • You are perceptive and analytical with a strong creative eye
  • You are competent and comfortable identifying robust evidence to support proposals
  • You can manage both upwards and your own time with ease
  • You are happy to get stuck in with creative and production when necessary
  • You are highly knowledgeable about culture and current trends
  • You are an amazing project manager with meticulous attention to detail, delivering work that is of a high standard, on time and in budget
  • You have brilliant multi-tasking abilities and are able to prioritise workload
  • You have design and Keynote proficiency (or a willingness to learn)
  • You have loads of passions and interests, and probably a side hustle or two

This is a London-based position. You will sit in LOUD, within the Brand Partnerships team, reporting to one of our Strategists. Salary offered is competitive and based on experience and competency.

Mixcloud is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applicants of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities and perspectives to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.