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Director, Business Strategy

Horizon Media

Horizon Media

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 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
This position will report into SVP, Business Development and work alongside senior business solutions leadership to drive pitch strategy and elevate storytelling for new business assignments. They will also strategically collaborate with internal stakeholders and various centers of excellence throughout the organization to support new business pitch efforts.

40% - Media / Business Strategy

  • Partner with BST lead to help coordinate RFP “planning process” & timeline; help guide planning teams as needed
  • Provide objective perspective to pitch strategy to ensure fresh approach and new, compelling thinking

30% - Professional Writing, Content Creation

  • Facilitate pitch deck outline/slide and case study creation, borrowing from past pitches and best-in-class client decks
  • Help create strategic framework (narrative) to shape RFP responses
  • Manage relationships throughout the agency to be consistently in the know of the latest and greatest work

30% - Project Management

  • Ensure consistency across pitch efforts, applying best practices for storytelling, communicating critical insights, showcasing our data-driven approach, etc.
  • Ensure all pitch participants are clear on strategic direction, as well as roles and responsibilities at all times
  • Work closely with new business team to ensure pitch development is meeting internal and external deadlines
  • Maintain database of key credential information, stats and case studies

Who You Are

  • A storyteller who excels at translating multiple ideas and thought streams into clearly defined strategy
  • Well versed in communication strategy and media planning, with a passion for innovation and creativity
  • A big picture thinker, with an eye for detail
  • 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 sharing POV and managing talent of diverse seniority to ensure deadlines are met
  • Must be able to work well under pressure, ‘remain calm amidst chaos’
  • Strong communication skills, keeping all in the loop on project status and new content
  • Enthusiasm for nurturing junior talent on team
  • Must be deadline-oriented

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • 6+ years of experience in communications strategy (exposure to data, analytics and digital strategy preferred)
  • Must have extensive experience developing strategy presentations and participation in delivery
  • Experience with data-driven audience development a plus
  • Experience working collaboratively with multiple teams and disciplines to create a cohesive deliverable
  • MS Office, spreadsheets, Internet software, E-mail/Teams
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Flexibility with work hours – occasional late nights and/or weekends may be necessary during pitch period
  • Openness to occasional pitch travel

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

$140,000.00 - $165,000.00

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.