We’re looking for a Creative Strategist to join our Running with Scissors Auckland office. Your primary focus will be to help build successful advertising campaigns for our local clients but you’ll also get to collaborate with our London office.
You’ll be a strategic thinker, a creative problem solver and someone that inspires confidence.
• You’ll have good business acumen and a genuine interest in how our clients make a buck
• You’ll have a deep understanding of the full marketing mix and what drives consumer behaviour
• You’ll happily consume large amounts of information and turn it into a clear strategy that everyone can understand
• You’ll be able to find the insight on which to build original creative campaigns
• You’ll have imagination and will love creativity, both as a problem-solving tool and as a way to engage people
• You’ll appreciate that good ideas can come from anywhere and will recognise and nurture the great ones
• You’ll be empathetic, confident and collaborative, working with a diverse mix of client and supplier partners to bring ideas to life
• You’ll be self-motivated, flexible and comfortable in your own skin
At Running with Scissors we have a pioneering approach to advertising and a desire to produce the most effective campaigns possible, no matter what they are. With offices in London and Auckland we’re working 24/6 to help our clients achieve commercial success.
The role is open to applicants looking for a full time or part time position. We’re looking for people with ability, not how much time you can sit behind a desk. We embrace flexible working practices and offer a great deal of autonomy.
To apply please email Friday@rws.agency with a copy of your CV.
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