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About Us

Codeword is a communication design agency that helps brands create breakthrough comms, content, and community experiences.

We’re a fast-moving team of writers, editors, designers, strategists, videographers, PR mavens, and even a few traditional marketers.

Our incredible roster of big and small tech clients trust us to launch their startups, run multi-channel campaigns, grow their user bases, and lead comprehensive PR and marketing initiatives. We’re storytellers and brand engineers, and we love big ideas that serve a real purpose.

Codeword is a remote-first agency, though we have physical offices in NYC and SF that we won’t make you visit.

About You

  • You have 5+ years experience
  • You’re an expert in brand positioning and messaging, who’s led client workshops to that effect
  • You always set smart, specific, measurable objectives
  • You build persuasive stories and know how to influence senior executives to follow your recommendations
  • You make stunningly clear slides that prioritize the right information
  • You work fast and have worked at an agency or in another fast-paced environment
  • You’re constantly honing your craft
  • People love working with you

About This Role

The Senior Strategist will report to Strategy Director Brandon Carter (who is incredible) and will be leading the content and comms strategies for a variety of clients. In that capacity your responsibilities are as follows:

  • Partner with a team of PR and communications account people, writers, designers, and data analysts on meeting our clients’ goals
  • Lead strategy on as many as 4-5 accounts at a time and proactively communicate your ideas for driving success
  • Create and collaborate in a lot of decks and other strategy documents
  • Establish the themes, POVs, and campaign concepts that guide your team’s creative and tactical work
  • Help your Insights & Analytics counterparts generate powerful human truths and provide strategic context for reporting and results.
  • Present brand, creative, and PR strategies to clients that differentiate them in the market and produce noteworthy experiences

Your Compensation

We believe a culture of pay transparency benefits both Codeword and our team members’ careers.

For this role we’re looking to pay $85K – $115K, depending on experience.

Codeword Benefits

  • Flexible work hours
  • Minimum 20 days paid vacation annually
  • 401k + financial wellness support
  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, life, pet, mental health services)
  • Home office allowance
  • Bi-annual Wellness Credits
  • Monthly Technology Credit (to offset internet / phone costs)
  • Comprehensive Parental Leave Policy

A few more things you should know about Codeword

  • The Codeword dream: Make good money doing work you care about with people you like.
  • We love our clients (they write the checks!), which means maintaining a high bar for the creativity, smarts, responsiveness, and communication skills we offer them.
  • We’re around 100 people, big enough to handle large-scale marketing programs, small enough that you’ll have an impact on our culture.
  • We’re a friendly team, we look after each other, and we grow our careers together.
  • We respect everyone’s personal life. After-hours emails are strongly frowned upon, night and weekend work is very rare, and employees are encouraged to pursue their side-hustles.
  • We’re all grownups here, and we trust each other to get the work done, whether at home or in an office or a time zone on the other side of the world.
  • We believe in defaulting to openness. Our calendars, our salary tiers, and our doors are open for all to see. (Except for secret client stuff, which we guard with our lives.)
  • We’re a proud member of the global WE Communications family.

Equal Opportunity: Codeword provides equal employment opportunity and doesn’t discriminate against employees or applicants because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or other legally protected class status.

Diversity and Inclusion: Codeword works hard to foster a diverse team and an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.

We aren’t a traditional agency, so we like to hire people who don’t necessarily fit the agency mold or check all the “right” boxes. If you’re on the fence about applying, please do!