Godfrey Dadich Partners (GDP) brings together the best of journalism, strategy, and design to deliver The New Editorial—engaging and meaningful communications. From documentary films and long-form journalism to corporate strategies and brand campaigns, GDP helps brands, organizations, and movements tell better stories. GDP was founded in February 2017 by co-CEOs Patrick Godfrey and Scott Dadich. Godfrey co-founded Godfrey Q in 2003, and fourteen years later Dadich joined to lead a new kind of firm. Godfrey Dadich Partners is a part of the kyu Collective. And we’re looking for a Senior Director, Strategy to join our team.

The firm is purpose-built for the complex times we live in. Organizations need to know who they are, what they stand for, and what they’re here to do. Godfrey Dadich Partners offers “The New Editorial” to its clients, taking a journalistic approach to helping organizations tell their authentic stories. These narratives come to life in compelling ways—such as long-form articles, printed magazines, documentary films, podcasts, photo essays and editorial illustrations—with the firm’s deep expertise in design. 

As a Senior Director of Strategy, you’re the voice of the audience. You uncover insights and identify forces and dynamics that shape the world in which our clients operate. You take these insights and synthesize them into workable briefs and presentations that can be leveraged by our clients and our creative teams. 

The senior director, strategy is ready to jump in and serve as the strategy lead on a mix of B2B and B2C accounts and projects. You’re energized by being part of a small but powerful team of planners tasked with solving a diverse set of client problems. 

We need a big thinker, not a navel-gazer. 

We need a thought provoker, not a naysayer

We need someone comfortable on the ground, not afraid to leave the ivory tower.

We need someone who is motivated to partner with the President and the Head of Strategy to build a strategy practice in NY

A central part of this role is also growing the business at GDP. You will be connecting with clients to organically grow accounts as well as identify new potential clients and business opportunities.

This is a New York-based role.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Champion the value of strategic planning, internally and externally
  • Generate and present creative briefs to shape strategic thinking and focus
  • Build messaging maps, research discussion guides, content strategies, and competitive audits
  • Represent the audience and their needs
  • Partner with editorial team to build editorial strategies 
  • Partner with account team to ensure client alignment
  • Partner with creative team to develop actionable, audience-centric ideas
  • Engage directly with senior clients
  • Generating and cultivating leads
  • Identifying and creating new client opportunities
  • Work closely with their direct report to optimize any revenue opportunities within the agency at large

Qualifications:

  • 7 -10 years of equivalent experience required
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience building out assets for client workshops and business development
  • Experience designing and managing research
  • Experience working on extremely fast-paced businesses in a highly competitive and evolving industry
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to manage team and drive alignment across diverse functions and geographies

Godfrey Dadich is an organization dedicated to ideas, process, and vision. But we know that true success comes from people. We’re always looking for new collaborators who believe optimism is a strategy for making a better future, and we recognize that great stories come from people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We’re committed to building a more diverse and inclusive team; we value different points of view and welcome unconventional paths. If your experience doesn’t entirely conform to the qualifications listed above, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the GDP team.

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