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Strategic Planner


You: So good at spotting KPIs, you might as well wear cheetah print. 

Us: In need of your discerning skills. 

Keep scrolling and see if we’re a match made in research heaven.


SOCIALDEVIANT is looking for a full-time Strategic Planner to join our ambitious team of DEVIANTs in our West Loop Chicago office. At SOCIALDEVIANT, we’re obsessed with helping our clients grow their brands faster with bigger impact, by creating magnetic brands (aka passionate brands that attract the right audiences).  

We are looking for a full-time DEVIANT to help us build this audacious company and work with an ever-growing roster of fascinating brands. We offer incredible benefits, a fantastic work location and space, forward-thinking work philosophies, and a chance to make a huge difference.

 Interested in trying something new–DEVIATING, if you will? See what it takes.

Role Description

  • Work closely with and report directly to the Head of Strategy 

  • Grow and support both the Strategy and Account teams by uncovering information, distilling insights and synthesizing them to create inspirational strategy for our creative teams and clients 

  • Manage multiple internal, new business, and client projects 

  • Transform client assignment briefs into strong, concise creative briefs for our teams

  • Conduct both qualitative, quantitative, and audience research

  • Lean in to brand positioning and master narrative development, including client workshops

  • Drive the planning process for new business opportunities and pitching to prospective clients

  • Collaborate effectively across Account, Analytics, Client, and Creative teams

  • Support the growth and evolution of strategic planning at SOCIALDEVIANT

  • Stay up to date on industry and cultural news

  • Work with media agencies and internal partners to drive forward paid media and tactical strategies


  • 5 - 7 Years of Strategic / Brand Planning experience

  • A passion for creating strategies that solve complex brand challenges and drive new forms of creativity

  • Understanding of both traditional and digital media, with experience collaborating/ working alongside media and PR agencies

  • Ability to effectively manage time and resources in an ever-changing and extremely fast-paced environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Proven understanding of progressive content concepts and domains across multiple media

  • Excellent presentation, public speaking, interpersonal, and communication skills, both written and verbal

  • An eagerness to collaborate

  • Above all, kindness, composure, and relentless curiosity



Here's how to apply.

This position is based in Chicago. Please email work@socialdeviant.com with your résumé / CV, and Project Manager 2018 in the subject line. In the body of your email, please let us know why you're interested in the role, and what makes you a good fit. Thank you for your interest and for helping us spread the word!