Marketing Strategist

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Introduction

We are the outliers, the right and left brain thinkers, the exceptional creators who challenge basic assumptions, possess an insatiable curiosity, and a passion for empowering others through knowledge.

Excelling in our field requires a diversity of perspectives. It requires the ability to learn rapidly, evaluate problems with a high degree of objectivity, and develop applicable solutions, as well as creativity, strong communication skills, and the ability to think visually. 

At AVO, we are building an elite team of intelligent, thoughtful, transdisciplinary thinkers. We collaborate regularly but also trust each member to independently deliver the high quality work for which we are known. While team members have their own core duties, no one is above a given role, and we are always willing to take on any task that contributes to the success of our mission. 

We’re looking for individuals who:

  • think critically and objectively about problems
  • have a natural curiosity that drives them to understand a diversity of perspectives when facing a question
  • care about their work enough to go the extra mile and ensure the highest quality deliverables

Our name, AVO, comes from the Latin “Amor Vincit Omnia,” meaning love conquers all. This philosophy drives our vision: to leverage our collective intelligence to create a long-lasting positive impact on the world, or as we say, “doing good, better.” In the end, our story is not about our work but rather how we empower others to change the world.

Job brief

We’re looking for a strategic, versatile Marketing Strategist to join our team at AVO. For this role, we are looking for someone who has a wide range of marketing knowledge and skills. They must be able to research and quickly gain a firm understanding of new topics, effectively analyze and synthesize information, and craft a story that helps illuminate new insights in a concise and easy to understand way. We do not need marketers who simply regurgitate old information in a new way; we need thinkers who can understand the context of a problem to discover new insights and strategies. This individual should expect to be a part of the process, which may include developing positioning for a new brand; defining messaging for a product; conducting research, analysis, and writing reports; crafting a sales pitch; or developing marketing assets. 

This role requires an individual who is strong in both short-form and long-form writing, is a visual creator, and thinks critically about their work. Ultimately, our job is to dissect problems and communicate complex ideas as simply as possible. Often times, how information is visually constructed is as important, if not more, than the actual words on a page. As such, it is critical that our content creators understand the impact of design and layout on how information is received, and is able to apply this knowledge to help produce final deliverables.

Lastly, it is important that this individual has a solid understanding of human-behavior and can apply those principles to help produce work that is functional and easy to understand. We’re looking for an individual who can blend storytelling with design and user experience to conceptualize and create high-quality deliverables for our clients and team.

Key responsibilities

Administrative

  • Manage schedules and project timelines

Strategic

  • Research and understand new information quickly to gain relevant context for developing assets, such as industry jargon and language expectations
  • Support strategic client work, including but not limited to developing presentations, marketing materials, and reports
  • Support research efforts, including but not limited to developing models, conducting analysis, and creating reports and papers
  • Leverage knowledge of human-centered design to help evaluate products and user experiences
  • Assist in developing internal assets to support the proliferation of design knowledge throughout the agency (e.g., on-boarding and training materials)

Creative

  • Research, write, and edit long-form content, including but not limited to research reports, white papers, audience analysis, position papers, and thought leadership articles
  • Research, write, and edit short-form content, including but not limited to blogs, scripts, web copy, emails, and social media copy
  • Organize information and write clear and concise process documents (non-technical) 
  • Build and design client and internal presentations
  • Design layouts and graphics for research reports and papers
  • Design user experiences/user flows (both online and offline)
  • Build content as required to support client efforts, including but not limited to developing graphics, emails, or other web assets
  • Edit photos and videos for marketing materials

Qualifications

Experience

  • 4+ years experience
  • B.A. in relevant field; a portfolio that demonstrates a solid understanding of marketing principles

Skills/Knowledge

  • Versatile writer who excels in both short-form and long-form content
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficient with technology and common business software (macOS, Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Knowledge of human-centered design principles
  • Familiarity with creative tasks and tools (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Lightroom, XD, etc.)

Attributes

  • Service and quality-driven
  • Ability to learn new information and skills quickly
  • Thorough with a strong attention to detail
  • Critical thinker with strong analytical abilities
  • Ability to work in different styles
  • Ability to work autonomously to get things done 
  • Experience exercising discretion and confidentiality with sensitive company information
  • Professionalism while collaborating with team members, clients, and partners
  • Poised under pressure with the ability to switch gears at a moment’s notice
  • Composure, professionalism, and the ability to do what the situation requires to make the organization as a whole successful
  • Availability to work off hours if needed

Additional information

THIS IS IMPORTANT

Not sure if you are 100% qualified based on what you have read? Consider this: we are more interested in hiring smart, hardworking, thoughtful individuals who are motivated to learn than those who think they already have all of the answers. We want individuals who care about the world, who want to be a part of something bigger than themselves, and who will deliver exceptional work.

Please attach a PDF that includes both your resume AND a cover letter that:

  • Tells us why you are interested in working at AVO
  • Illustrates how you embody our values
  • Shares a brief example of a project/time during which you utilized both your right and left brain to solve a problem

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

ABOUT AVO

AVO is a Seattle-based consulting firm specializing in strategy, brand, and product solutions for Fortune 1000-size companies. Established in 2009, we have created award-winning work for clients as diverse as Microsoft, Philips, Cascade Designs, and others. To learn more about our company and our values, visit our website: https://amorvinc.it/our-story.

AVO is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.