Strategic Planner


SOCIALDEVIANT is looking for a Strategic Planner to join our ambitious, infinitely kind and limitlessly composed 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: passion brands that attract the right audiences. It requires collaboration among insights and data, strategy and creative. That’s why we look for talent who love to both think AND do.

We are looking for full-time DEVIANTs to help us build this incredible company and work with some of the world’s most fascinating brands. We offer incredible benefits, a fantastic work location and space, forward-thinking work philosophies and a chance to make a huge difference.

Are you a DEVIANT? Let’s find out.

Overall Role Description

The Strategic Planner will be instrumental in helping to grow the business and drive success. You’ll work closely with and report directly to the Head of Strategy. You’ll help 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. Managing multiple internal, new business and client projects, you’ll effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams both internally and externally, as well as running projects independently.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Transforming client assignment briefs into strong creative briefs for our teams, taking research, information and insights and distilling them down into a singular strategic idea for creative teams to operate from

  • Mining for insights and providing strategic recommendations

  • Commissioning and conducting both qualitative and quantitative research

  • Providing ongoing strategic oversight and input on existing clients

  • Overseeing and conducting audience identification and segmentation projects/deliverables, as well as customer journey exercises

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

  • Facilitating and participating in brainstorms and work sessions

  • Developing campaign, content, channel and digital strategies and contributing to tactical development

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

  • Collaborating effectively across Account, Analytics, and Creative teams

  • Supporting the growth and evolution of strategic planning at SOCIALDEVIANT

  • Staying up to date on industry and cultural news

  • Working 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

  • Willingness to be both a “thinker” and a “doer”, linking the two to create breakthrough and flawless media experiences

  • 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 with both internal teams and our clients

  • Above all, kindness, composure, and relentless curiosity



Here's how to apply.

This position is based in Chicago. Please email 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!