Director of Strategy

Ghost Note is seeking a highly talented Director of Strategy to lead branding, campaigns, and storytelling.
Starting at $150k
Full Time


Ghost Note is a Black-owned and led creative agency born and based in the District of Columbia. While our roots are in DC, our team is fully remote and extends from DC to Los Angeles, NYC, Chicago, and Central America. We create impactful brands, stories, campaigns and experiences that celebrate undertold perspectives and communities from higher rooftops. We believe that when good people come together, they can create truly great things.

The Role

Ghost Note is seeking a highly talented Director of Strategy to lead branding, campaigns, and storytelling. As the head of our strategy team, you will lead the development of our strategy offering and approach, manage a team of strategists, and lead award-winning work across our portfolio of clients.



Department Strategy

  • Clearly outline the philosophies and approaches that guide the work of the department
  • Work with Managing Director to document and optimize internal and cross-departmental workflows
  • Develop a staffing strategy in accordance with the available budget and projected budget to maximize outputs for current and future services
  • Work with company leadership and consider industry trends to iterate on current and position future strategy service offerings and related deliverables

Client Execution

  • Ensure the strategic output of the company is maximized through effective structuring of engagements, collaborative strategy sessions, and work reviews
  • Consult with clients on a range of strategic brand and storytelling initiatives, including discovery, branding, content, social media strategy, experiential and campaign strategy
  • Develop a role as a strategic client partner and advisor to top-tier accounts in our portfolio

Employee Management

  • Mentor team in service of maximizing their potential and experience at the agency
  • Conduct evaluative exercises in service of performance management of the department
  • Clearly set goals and provide individuals on the team with actionable plans toward their growth, professional development, and trajectory at the agency
  • Collaborate with project management to ensure that initiatives have appropriate resources for development and are ultimately delivered on time and on budget

Shaping of new opportunities

  • Collaborate with business development and project management staff to create staff plans that ensure initiatives are being planned with the appropriate resources, approach, and estimated labor
  • Work with business development to ideate approaches and recommendations for new opportunities


  • Work with Managing Director and Creative Director to ensure alignment on management and leadership approach
  • Participate in weekly leadership syncs with Partners to identify opportunities, potential issues, or roadblocks
  • Have a strong voice in shaping the culture of the agency



You have at least 10+ years of relevant professional experience, with 4+ years of leadership experience, including experience at an agency or consultancy, and you thrive on working with multidisciplinary teams in a fast-paced, highly creative environment. Specifically:

  • You’re a brand builder and storyteller that excels at crafting strategy, creative, and stories for large and emerging brands and institutions.
  • You’re a strong and supportive manager who leads with empathy as well as pragmatism and is passionate about helping people grow.
  • You are action-oriented and know how to use data and past experiences to make informed decisions about approaches to work.
  • You possess excellent writing skills and hold a high standard for the written word.
  • Whether with start-ups or Fortune 100s, you are adept at engaging with senior level clients and their teams to realize ambitious outcomes.
  • You have a contemporary understanding of the evolving role of brand and what it means to build brands in the digital age.
  • You thrive on continually innovating and modernizing brand thinking, approaches, and tools to get to the best outcome.
  • You’re skilled in or have the ambition to learn co-creation processes, and believe that working in true partnership with clients and their teams leads to the best outcomes.



  • Currently, as the U.S. response to COVID-19 evolves, this is a remote position
  • Please note that candidates must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Salary range starts at $150,000 and is negotiable (commensurate with experience)



To use our platform to create visual stories, experiences and digital campaigns that lift up underestimated stories and creatives and allow us to reinvest in our communities. Through our work, we’ll create pathways for new and impactful storytelling, inclusive and representative of our people.

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