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Senior Strategist, Growth

Horizon Media

Horizon Media

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Job Description

Who We Are

Horizon Media, founded in 1989 by Bill Koenigsberg, is recognized as one of the most innovative marketing and advertising firms. We are headquartered in New York City, with offices in Los Angeles and Toronto. A leader in driving business solutions for marketers, Horizon is known for its highly personal approach to client service. Renowned for its incredible culture, Horizon is consistently named to all the prestigious annual Best Places to Work lists published by Fortune, AdAge, Crain’s New York Business and Los Angeles Business Journal. Together we are building a place of belonging.

At Horizon, we understand the value that different perspectives can bring to our clients and culture, so we strive for an environment where our employees feel welcomed, safe and empowered. We value YOU and believe that your authentic voice and unique perspective allows us to create a more rewarding culture, and experience, together.

Our simple recipe for success? We hire talented people (thinkers, doers, dreamers, makers), challenge them and give them every opportunity to grow.

What You’ll Do
Project Management: 40% | Professional Writing, Content Creation – 35% | Research: 25%

The strategist for Growth supports the EVP in project management of all new business workstreams and pitch activity, and research for outreach. This role is critical for ensuring all deliverables are met in a timely and effective manner. They play a key role in development of outreach management, RFI submissions, preparing relevant research and insights, and coordinating the pitch process across multiple teams and stakeholders. They will work closely with senior leadership across the organization (and other COEs).

Detailed responsibilities:

  • Work with Growth lead to identify outreach opportunities and contacts
  • Manages pitch teams, the pitch process & timeline, along with all associated logistics
  • Play key role in RFI development, provide strategic input in developing tailored responses
  • Manage database of new business materials: RFP answers, corporate data, client lists, leadership bios, case studies
  • Leverage agency tools and internet to develop brand insights and competitive research
  • Manage calendars and set up key pitch meeting dates
  • Assist with pitch presentation development, particularly credential presentations and case studies
  • Help ensure relevant trade publications are up to date on Horizon’s corporate data (new business wins, billings, etc)
  • Prepare new business activity reports (status) for senior management
  • Work with design team (Treehouse) to facilitate timely design of all pitch content

Who You Are

  • Must be a self starter and motivated to grow the Next business
  • Must have exceptional organizational skills and thrive on managing multiple projects
  • Able to multitask while exhibiting great attention to detail
  • Must have strong intrapersonal skills, and be confident in managing talent of diverse seniority to ensure deadlines are met
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret information from a variety of sources, such as trade journals, research reports, white papers and cross-tabulated survey data.
  • Ability to write business briefs, case studies and general business correspondence.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure, ‘remain calm amidst chaos’
  • Strong people skills
  • Must be deadline-oriented

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • 1+ years of experience in new business / business development capacity
  • 2+ years of experience in media strategy
  • MS Office, spreadsheets, Internet software, E-mail/Teams
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Interest in marketing, advertising and/or media
  • Flexibility with work hours – late nights and/or weekends may be necessary

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
no requirements for certificates, licenses and registrations.

Physical Activity and Work Environment

no requirements for physical activity and work environment



The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Horizon Media is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Salary Range

$70,000.00 - $90,000.00

A successful applicant’s actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure/certifications, and equity. As an organization, we take an aptitude and competency-based hiring approach. We provide a competitive total rewards package including a discretionary bonus and a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement savings plans, company paid holidays and unlimited paid time off (PTO), mental health and wellness resources, pet insurance, childcare resources, identity theft insurance, fertility assistance programs, and fitness reimbursement.