Content Director

Job opening​

Connected Circles is a digital scale-up that creates amazing content and support engagement and conversation  for business leaders worldwide. We are looking for an inspired  team-member to join our international team in the center of Amsterdam.  If you are interested in being part of a growing company with many fun challenges within marketing and sales, and you speak fluently Dutch and English (other languages a plus), we would love to hear from you!

Role

  • Stay informed on the latest industry and client best practices for storytelling, content strategy, and branding.

  • Champion principles of both storytelling and content organization.

  • Think big. Then effectively communicate your ideas in a group setting.

  • Develop personal philosophies and share those insights.

  • Help members of the Content team achieve their career goals.

  • Maintain an environment that attracts and retains talented copywriters, content strategists, and storytellers.

 

Requirements

  • Experience as a leader and practitioner: editing, copywriting, scriptwriting, content strategy, market research, information architecture, SEO, and storytelling for video and websites. Advertising experience is an interesting “plus” but not required.

  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams: visual design, UX and video.

  • Experience managing expectations of and presenting to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Exceptional presentation, communication, and organizational skills. No Oxford comma jokes.

  • 5+ years experience managing and leading a team including at least 3 years of agency experience.

 

Responsibility

Lead Content Strategy, Copywriting, and Storytelling Projects  – 70%

  • Manage the process.‍

    • Assist in estimating resource needs and schedules.

    • Look for opportunities to improve team collaboration.

    • Delegate project leadership to team members when needed.

    • Prioritize project focus on a situational basis.
       

  • Provide guidance and clear direction to team members.

    • Conduct regular work reviews with copywriters and strategists ahead of internal and client reviews.

    • Conduct brainstorms and group work sessions with copywriters and strategists.
       

  • Present work, tell a story with a theme, plot, and V&T. Clearly explain the rationale behind decisions.

  • Problem-solve, and decisively lead projects with empathy and authority.

Team Career Development and Appraisal – 20%

  • Ensure continued personal and professional growth of the content team.

  • Encourage and guide others in improving their craft.

  • Mentor team members on content creation and content strategy methods.

  • Conduct regular 1/1’s with team members.

  • Conduct annual development check-in and bi-annual performance check-ins.

New Business Pitches and Ideation – 10%

  • Research and recommend strategic and creative insights for prospective clients.

  • Work with Project Management on project scopes by helping to create the content project plan for prospective clients.

What we offer

  • A 6-12 month contract with a high probability of extension based on your performance. 

  • Full-time (40 hours a week)

  • An inspiring work environment and close cooperation with C-level executives and leaders worldwide. 

  •  A steep learning curve and further development of the following skills: business writing, client relationship management, video production, data analysis, and more.

  •  An international team environment (11 nationalities and counting) in the centre of Amsterdam.

Interested?

Send a motivation letter and resume to Liselott at liselott@connectedcircles.net