Creative Strategist/Planner

Senior-level Communication Professionals New York, New York

APCO Worldwide has an immediate opening for a Creative Strategist/Planner to join our global creative team and drive the creative ambition of the business.  This position is based in New York, but is a globally-minded, creatively-open, and strategically-driven position. As a Senior Creative Strategist/Planner, you will be an insight-fueled creative catalyst with the right balance of idealism and pragmatism to work across our key clients and on significant new business.  


  • Strategic thinker with the ability to seek and drive research hypotheses along with our Creative, Digital, and APCO Insights team using it to bring a forward-looking approach to thought leadership and agency
  • Pragmatic-idealist with the ability to push our teams to explore new routes and paths to explore and help develop an actionable insight leading to a strategic approach
  • Trend watcher with the ability to bring a well-rounded approach to day-to-day discovery of trends, observations, and technical capabilities that could be applied to client opportunities and new business projects
  • Exceptional team player with the ability to work well in multidisciplinary teams including account leaders, media strategist, digital strategist, insights team, and creative directors 


  • At least seven (7) years of experience in communications, agency and/or client side
  • Proven creative strategy experience in communications-led or 360 programming
  • Understanding of corporate, public affairs, consumer, and CSR programming
  • Creative thinker with an understanding of how ideas come to life across earned, social, and owned media channels
  • Outstanding creative writing and persuasive presentation skills
  • Ability to inspire team members, regardless of level, to think differently and more boldly
  • Highly collaborative team player and leader
  • Community minded and an active participant in her/his world.

About APCO Worldwide:

Recognized by the Holmes Report as the "Best Large Agency to Work For," we’re an independent, global communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm. We challenge conventional thinking and inspire movements to help our clients succeed in an ever-changing world. Stakeholders are at the core of all we do. We turn the insights that come from our deep stakeholder relationships into forward-looking, creative solutions that always push the boundaries.