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Dentsu Aegis Network
Los Angeles Area, CA 90404
Advertising and PR Services
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Executive (SVP, VP, Department Head, etc)
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Director - Original Content, Microsoft

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Director - Original Content, Microsoft

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What do Microsoft and Dentsu Aegis have in common? Reinvention! This is a unique opportunity to be involved in our multi year agreement with Microsoft as Dentsu Aegis works to reinvent three divisions of the Microsoft organization. You'll be surrounded by an environment that fosters instant inspiration and encourages thinking outside the "Xbox". Get it? Microsoft, Xbox, thinking-outside-the-box? Okay, moving on. At Dentsu Aegis you won't be working in your same old traditional media planning/buying environment, rather, you'll be a part of an innovative, entrepreneurial team that focuses on identifying the consumer market they want to target and then developing creative solutions from there. In January, we became Dentsu Aegis network and we are thrilled to say that we brought together two of the fastest-growing, most successful and complementary businesses in the sector. Come join Dentsu Aegis’s Microsoft team today and find out what all the buzz is about!

Dentsu Aegis Network helps clients build consumer relationships by communicating their products and brands effectively. Our distinctive and innovative range of products and services include marketing and communications strategies through digital creative execution, media planning and buying, mobile applications, SEO, content creation, brand tracking and marketing analytics.

As a Director, Original Content at Dentsu Aegis, located in the Los Angeles area, you will supports The Story Lab’s original content development for Microsoft.  You will be an entrepreneurial, spirited leader as well as a collaborative, enthusiastic resource for brand management for all things content/branded content across platforms/channels, with a specific focus on the digital space.  Pivotal to success in this role will be your  ability to develop concepts that not only meet brand filters, but further elevate the client’s original content offerings to create distinctive, compelling, relevant programming that resonates with an audience.  You will then supervise all phases of the pre-production, production, and post process to ensure deliverables are executed as conceived.  You will utilize your creative, big-picture thinking skills and excellent writing and communication abilities to crystallize and pitch concepts and strategy with clarity and enthusiasm.  You will also put to use your strong relationships within the creative community and tap into your abilities to stay atop of current content, pop culture, sports and technology trends, shifts and how those impact the business.  Relevant and practical experience in content development is required.  Ideal candidates will have worked at, and/or with, a similar blue-chip brand in some form, whether from the publisher, brand, network or agency side.   You will also use your keen abilities to act as a brand ambassador and liaise between client, production entity and media owner.  You will create budget and production calendars and guarantee satisfactory and timely delivery of series.  So, a discerning eye for detail is essential.  A bachelor's degree is required for this role as are excellent written and verbal communication skills.   If you are resourceful, highly motivated, forward thinking, and consider yourself a confident yet humble team player - this is the leadership role you've been waiting for! Come join us and take your career for a ride to the next level on the rapidly growing Dentsu Aegis rocket ship of innovation!

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