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Brand Director

| Chicago


We’re looking for a Brand Director who is passionate about telling the stories and creating the content that unites our community of discoverers. You will be the guardian of our commerce, product and media brands, and ensure a clear voice and alignment with the products we offer. You will also own our multimedia content strategy and overall approach to brand as a function. You will have a direct impact on our reputation, customer experience, and growth.


What you will do:

  • Understand and evolve our brands’ positioning in the market
  • Translate brand positioning into multi-media marketing and content strategies
  • Establish brand guidelines and work tirelessly across functions to make sure that every brand voice application is clear and consistent, working especially closely with:
    • Digital experience
    • Design
    • Merchandising
    • Owned brands
    • Customer acquisition
  • Directly manage execution of the content-related portion of brand strategy (digital video, influencer, social media, blog), using and expanding upon our in-house content team of three and pool of independent contributors
  • Ensure that the conversation within our community is well moderated
  • Use primary and secondary research to develop consumer insights and monitor market trends
  • Recommend additions or subtractions to our brand portfolio based on market opportunities


What makes this a special opportunity:

  • The Brand Director will be the first fully-dedicated brand-focused position for a brand-focused company with a brand-focused CEO in a brand-focused market
  • As a function leader, you will have the opportunity to be an integral member of Catch Company’s leadership team very quickly
  • We are a dynamic early-stage startup with tons of momentum (ranked #435 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies)
  • We place a premium on building a high performance culture made up of great people
  • You will work with and learn from experienced leaders who have a track record of building successful companies
  • We are surrounded by delicious food in Chicago’s West Loop, with easy access to all major public transportation systems


What experience you need:

  • 5-10 years of brand or content strategy experience
  • MBA with a concentration in Marketing/Brand from a top program preferred but not required
  • Experience building, managing and motivating a brand team
  • Experience managing across departments to achieve results
  • Experience working closely with creatives to execute brand strategy
  • Experience developing consumer insights using primary and secondary research
  • Deep understanding of digital media and social engagement strategies
  • Experience working for high-growth, early-stage companies is a plus


What will make you successful:

  • Curiosity: Always seeking to understand “why”. Always looking to make things better
  • Passion: You are driven by a love for what you do
  • Optimism: The ability to bounce back quickly when something doesn’t work
  • Action: Knowing when to shift from planning to doing. Willingness to get your hands dirty
  • Honesty: Transparency with customers, partners and teammates
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with the latest trends, technologies and methodologies in digital content, graphic design, web design, production, etc.
  • Ability to flex between big picture brand strategy and tactical execution
  • Data-driven mindset
  • Ability to add structure to ambiguous situations
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and scrappiness... we are a startup!


  • Competitive Medical Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(K)
  • Flexible working hours
  • "Take what you need" vacation policy
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We are located in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood across the street from the French Market and Ogilvie Transportation Center.

An Insider's view of Catch Co.

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Out of all of the things I do as Senior Content Manager at Catch Co, the most fun (and challenging) is creating content around Karl VonDibble. Karl is the official face of our company. With him being a larger-than-life character, it gives us an endless opportunity to create content around his hi-jinks. This can be both overwhelming and exciting.

Brett Forde, aka MTB Hat Guy

Senior Content Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Catch Co. continuously encourages me to expand my skill set and advance my career, particularly when I transitioned into my new role within the company. I have the opportunity to work on high-impact projects, collaborate with senior leaders, and drive company culture – all while collaborating with team members across functions.

Natalie Robinson

Special Projects Manager

What is your vision for the company?

We believe the unknown is best explored together. We exist to create a community of discoverers. Our vision is for every angler in America to discover something great, unexpected or memorable through one of our brands.

Ross Gordon


How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

One of our key objectives is to put the right data in the hands of our decision makers via our self-service analytics platform. We’re constantly talking to our peers in marketing, operations, etc., about the issues they’re trying to solve, building tools to help them analyze those issues, and improving those tools through a constant feedback cycle.

Nick Johnson

Strategy and Analytics Manager

What are Catch Co. Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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