Brand Strategist

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

Do you have a knack for being able to take abstract ideas or conversations and put them into words that clearly articulate exactly what you or someone else was hoping to say especially when you are at parties or speaking with colleagues? Did that sentence really bother you? Are you able to quickly identify the core underlying narratives of brands you encounter? Are you still thinking about rewriting that first sentence? If so, we’re going to get along just fine.

One North is looking to add a Brand Strategist to our growing team. With this role, you will be on the front lines of helping our clients clearly articulate a visual and verbal message that resonates with all of their stakeholders while striking fresh ground in the marketplace. As part of our Brand team, you’ll be at the epicenter of every project and connected all of the way through from concept to site, or campaign deployment. We’re looking for detail-oriented creatives and writers who love doing primary and secondary research all day, and who dream of competitive analysis at night. Now stop thinking about that first sentence.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Brand Strategist:

  • Create deep relationships with our clients in order to maintain alignment to the brand voice and character
  • Develop positioning recommendations, guide market research analysis and establish a brand tone that fulfill a client’s objectives
  • Incorporate research and analytics into conceptual, creative ideas
  • Understand the most important audiences and identify their key motivators
  • Identify personnel to interview and consult with to support your brand research
  • Craft and execute research endeavors to help understand a client’s market, competitors, trends, character, reputation, etc.
  • Extend client insights through a digital brand strategy
  • Resourcefully problem solve everyday (extra-ordinary digital experiences on a shoestring – we’ve seen it happen and we’ve done it)

As part of the Brand Team:

  • Collaborate on brand-focused projects in addition to daily requirements of content creation
  • Must be able to synthesize quickly and deliver ideas and concepts in a clear, client-focused way
  • Contribute to One North internal marketing and brand efforts
  • Collaborate with both the Strategy and Creative teams in order to produce compelling content that is grounded in the brand 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • 1-4 years of experience in a brand-specific role, whether internal or within an agency
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably related to marketing or writing/journalism
  • An analytical mindset with strong business acumen
  • Experience conducting research and competitive market analysis
  • Experience conducting user research interviews
  • The ability to navigate between collaborating with cross-functional teams, to sitting down, focusing and grinding away autonomously

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • WordpressCMS
    • SitecoreCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

One North's office is located just off the Chicago Riverwalk at the corner of Wacker & LaSalle.

An Insider's view of One North Interactive

What projects are you most excited about?

I really enjoy working with “managed apps,” which keeps clients’ sites and applications the most updated. These projects enable me to get a variety of expertise in all the different platforms we support. I’m a part of all our clients’ implementations, which is challenging and rewarding, and enables me to work with all kinds of clients and teams.

Stephanie

Technical Lead

What makes someone successful on your team?

Employees are most successful when they connect our business goals to their personal growth and career goals. One North continues to evolve in a strategic way to develop quality solutions for our clients’ most complex business challenges, so we’re always looking for new ideas and approaches to solve problems.

Sarah

Manager, Talent Development

What is your vision for the company?

Our aim is to help our clients develop and advance their brands through digital strategy, brand & experience design and technology. Whether it’s helping our clients drive revenue, create stickier client relationships or attract, grow and retain talent, we are the glue that helps our clients engage their most important audiences.

John

CEO

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I collaborate with other teams at One North by helping identify everyone's strengths. When we are able to trust each other and collaborate independently, we can do a lot of great things (really efficiently)!

Ryan

Front-end Developer

What are One North Interactive Perks + Benefits

One North Interactive Benefits Overview

Spoiler: it’s more than just swag (although, we have that too).

At One North, we recognize that our employees are more than just digital experience geniuses—they are regular people, too (with regular lives). That's why we've set up a generous employee benefit package to help them maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
One North offers an FSA benefit for health, dependent care, and commuter spending.
Disability Insurance
One North offers free short-term and long-term disability insurance for all full-time employees.
Dental Benefits
One North offers free dental insurance through Principal Financial to all full-time employees.
Vision Benefits
One North offers vision insurance through Principal Financial.
Health Insurance Benefits
One North's insurance through BCBS offers three plans: HMO, PPO, and HSA.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
One North offers a discount on monthly health insurance costs for employees who receive an annual physical.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs

Additional Perks + Benefits

We recognize that our employees are more than digital experience geniuses – they are regular people, too (with regular lives). That's why we've set up a generous employee benefit package to help them maintain a healthy work/life balance. One North offers flexible health plans to fit your needs, including the option to choose from a PPO, HMO or Health Savings Account. We also offer Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Life insurance, Short & Long Term Disability insurance and flexible savings accounts.

One North's 401(k) plan allows employees to save for retirement through pre-tax contributions along with employer-matched funds for maximized savings potential. Employees are immediately eligible for this benefit, and the plan has no vesting schedule for both employee and employer contributions.

We know how important unwinding can be for inspiration, innovation and productivity. Our full-time employees earn 3 weeks of paid time off in addition to sick time and company paid holidays.

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