Strategist - Digital and Social

  • Date 2nd February 2023
Strategist - Digital and Social


Strategic know-it-all

Looking for the chance to use your strategic abilities in brand, digital and social communications to make an indelible mark on the world of advertising and well beyond? A rare window of opportunity has just opened.

We're looking for someone who can think like Sherlock Holmes and communicate the complex with elegant simplicity. You're looking for a home to make your own in an agency already regarded as one of the world’s most effective. We’re obsessed with humansing data to solve chunky challenges, and delivering mind-blowing business outcomes. This is a brilliant opportunity for a proven strategic thinker to join our growing strategy team.

You’ll find yourself surrounded by practitioners actively investigating behavioural science and applying their learnings. Customer journey mapping is second nature to you too, as is finding and managing inputs from a diversity of sourcing and stakeholders. With a direct relationship with your clients and responsibility to deliver strategies that deliver real outcomes, you’ll finally have the chance to own the results. Your ideas can be translated into action, measured and refined – you’ll be master of your thinking from beginning to end.

Your strategic genius will be applied across globally famous brands spanning beauty, alcohol, to helping build a sustainable future, with a holistic focus on end-to-end digital, CX , brand and social solutions that deliver measurable outcomes. Working as a team alongside a supporting strategist and delivery manager, you'll lead the development and nurture of client relationships on a day-to-day basis to ensure they benefit from an experience that consistently delivers value to their business.

This is an important role in the agency with responsibility for staying up to date on & sharing industry trends, creating communication plans and creative briefs across multiple categories as well as developing strategic KPIs and measurement approaches. You’ll liaise closely with the creative and media teams to create, manage and optimise content.

Could this be you?

Experience You’ll have 5+ years digital strategic communications experience, with at least 3 years in the field of digital comms, social or CRM, with a good chunk of time in a digital, media or integrated advertising agency working as a strategist

Digital Clout You’re versed in building insightful and channel agnostic strategies, with a special knack for brilliantly leveraging digital, social and first party data opportunities

Brand Hearted You get that digital doesn’t do well without a strong brand behind it and know how to effectively build lasting brands for short and long term outcomes

Luminary You’re not just blessed with a big brain, you know how to share it. A gifted thinker and communicator, you can easily explain the complex and get people nodding with your ability to empathise and energise

Outcomes Focused Your brain is always on, you apply critical thinking to all you to do achieve the right results in the most resourceful way

Client Whisperer You enjoy managing and presenting to clients and love building relationships based on your ability to think and add value

Team Player You’ll work alongside several other strategists as part of a gun team, supported by a delivery manager and a plethora of other experts in their field; you love to bounce your thinking off others and open to thinking from anywhere and anyone

Data Driven You know how to analyse a range of data to create insights. You know best practice when it comes to using data to improve the communications and strategies

Commercially Savvy You appreciate we’re in business to succeed and so are our clients, you’re obsessed about demonstrating your ability to bring about business transformation

Captain of Culture You’re a brand champion, excited to lead a culture of constant learning and improvement, and stay across the latest thinking and from around the globe and have some strong opinions of your own


  • As a Strategist in our Strategy Team you’ll be responsible for working directly with strategists, delivery and clients to deliver thinking that can be translated into outcomes-driving initiatives
  • Briefs will span a broad cross section of categories and challenges, from beer to beauty, CRM to social: a very different day every day
  • Sydney based, but flexibility built in
  • Immediate availability preferred
  • Genuinely supportive environment with an amazing team of thinkers – you will go to bed smarter every day than when you woke up
  • Package based on experience

AFFINITY is The Outcomes Agency. We’re a full-service advertising, CX and media team committed to delivering business-transforming ideas and work for our clients. We’re pretty chuffed to have some heavy-weight global and local awards on our shelves, in fact, we’ve just been recognised as AFR’s Best Place to Work 2022 and #2 globally by WARC Effective 100. And we’re not doing too badly for ourselves with a number of recent business wins to our name. A welcoming, supportive culture, we’re serious about being the best at what we do, whilst looking out for one another. Our office is smack bang in a great inner-city spot with awesome cafés and public transport on our doorstep.

AFFINITY is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We don’t discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/ or expression, marital or domestic status, or disability. We promote the principles of merit and fairness in our employment practices. This means people are selected because they are the best person for the job.

Sound good?

If you’re ready to become our next Bright Spark, send through your CV. We’d love to talk.

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