Derris is a brand consultancy headquartered in New York City and London. We approach our work methodically, telling stories with universal impact through strategy, positioning, content and communications. We challenge conventional thinking and seek to work with people who have an open mind for new ideas. We have a dual-pronged approach: first we help clients shape their message and then we help them communicate that story through media, only working with people, companies and causes we believe in.

 

About Derris

Derris is here to help build great brands. From lifestyle and fashion, to food, health & wellness, home & hospitality, technology, non-profit, finance, real estate, sports and more — we work with both new and established companies to develop narratives that stand out in cluttered industries. We create unique messaging and execute strategic media relations programs that blend traditionally separate practice areas to offer clients a holistic approach to both consumer and business storytelling. A few of the clients on our roster include: Warby Parker, Reformation, Everlane, SKIMS, Good American, Harry's, Bombas, RSE Ventures, Juxtapose, Ruggable, and DeepMedia.

Responsibilities:

Derris is looking for a Director of Influencer Marketing who will… 

  • Ideate, build and execute on multi-faceted influencer campaigns (from one-off executions to long term, relationship-based programs) across a variety of industries; from fashion, beauty, wellness and lifestyle to fin-tech, real-estate, health and more. 
  • Bring, develop and maintain strong relationships with influencers across all of the aforementioned industries, working with them to create engaging, authentic, branded content. Manage all influencer outreach, budgets and negotiations. 
  • Work closely with the PR and content teams to integrate influencer strategies and messages into brand communication, and establish consistency across all channels. 
  • Consistently provide a top-tier client experience; building and maintaining a working relationship, presenting concepts, delivering clear recommendations on digital trends evidenced by data and experience, while managing expectations and providing timely communication. 
  • Read and research voraciously, maintaining an expertise on emerging technologies, platforms (Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitch, Discord, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Clubhouse, Snapchat, etc.), influencers and trends.
  • Generate client-facing social media reports on campaign/influencer performance and present results. Optimize future campaigns for performance by analyzing learnings. 
  • Establish and maintain a positive interaction and perception between the client/brand, influencers and consumers.
  • Assist in the agency's new business process for influencer marketing; fielding calls, supporting proposals and drafting scopes of work. 
  • Act as agency liaison to maintain relationships with top social platforms, digital influencers and influencer teams and agencies. 

Note: Our team will also consider Vice President candidates with 8-10+ years of experience for this position. We are eager to speak with candidates with diverse backgrounds and can assess role leveling on an individual basis. 

Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in influencer marketing, social media and/or PR with a demonstrated track record of success. 
  • Strong knowledge of all social media platforms, KPI’s and best practices. Basic knowledge of paid social and optimization.
  • Strong relationships with influencers and/or influencer teams and agencies across a variety of subject matters. 
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills when communicating with influencers and brands. 
  • Comfort working across multiple brands, managing several brand initiatives.
  • Proficient with time management and budget stewardship to drive effective, efficient campaigns.
  • Must be collaborative, proactive and creative, with the ability to generate fresh thinking, identify risks and be a problem solver. 
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e. at least two weeks after last dose, plus booster) and, if hired, present proof of vaccination before start date. Candidates may request an accommodation due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief or an exception required under applicable law. 

Compensation: Derris offers competitive, industry rate salaries with the goal of retaining and growing talented individuals.

The salary range for this role is commensurate with experience and is as follows:

Director: 

  • Minimum: $110,000
  • Maximum: $130,000

Vice President: 

  • Minimum: $130,000
  • Maximum: $170,000

Employees are eligible for a competitive end of year bonus, employee referral bonuses, annual merit increases and commission for any referrals that lead to formal client partnerships. Derris is also committed to providing each employee with continued training and education as you grow within your careers with our Education Reimbursement Policy.

Benefits & Perks

  • Employer-sponsored Health, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits via JustWorks 
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • 401K program after 1 year of employment - We match dollar-for-dollar on the first 3%, then 50% of everything you contribute between 4% - 5%
  • Parental leave
  • Partial monthly cell phone reimbursement 
  • Summer Fridays 
  • 13 company-paid holiday days
  • Free lunch 2x week 
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Flex Weeks - Work from anywhere (on EST hours) for up to four weeks (12 days) a year

Benefits of Working for Derris

Our office is located in the Flatiron district of New York City and is an easy commute from most train lines. We work in a beautiful, open space with natural light and communal working areas that provide access to all levels of the organization. We maintain a hybrid approach to work life in order to offer flexibility; a minimum of three days per week in the office.

The cornerstone of our company is our culture — where we place a large amount of emphasis on growth, collaboration and professional development. We offer top-notch benefits and perks. From summer Fridays, catered lunches and discounted gym memberships to company-sponsored sabbaticals, wellness and mentorship programs, we value and facilitate a fully inclusive and holistic employment experience.

Derris provides equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

 

 

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