director, communications & digital marketing department

full-time director, communications & digital marketing department position in Cleveland

A believer in the power of storytelling.
A multichannel strategist.
A modern communications leader.
This Director role oversees the direction and deliverables of the Communications & Digital Marketing Department at thunder::tech. This growing department (currently 10 professionals) is a modern approach to communications that combines a Content Team and Performance Marketing Team. This leadership role needs to understand and respect the powerful combination of storytelling paired with the multitude of channels, especially digital ones, that can be used to deliver the message.
We do not expect this role to be proficient in all service and practice areas of the department, but they do need to grasp the importance of how they interact and have a curious mindset to understand them.
The Director will provide strategic counsel to our clients, lead department personnel, and continue to grow the department’s headcount and services. The Director plans and guides retained and project work with team members from scope creation through execution. In this role, you will manage department workflow through your heads of each practice area and work with other department leadership inside the agency.
This role is a member of the agency’s leadership committee and reports to the President of the firm.
Requirements & Qualifications
  • A servant leadership mindset with at least 10 years of communications-related experience and a minimum of 3 years of management responsibilities
  • A track record of developing strategic marketing programs and collaborating with subject matter experts to execute campaigns
  • Has an interest in and awareness of pop culture, history, trends and world news to strategize timely content and approaches
  • Self-starter, adaptable, highly organized, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail with solid presentation, oral, and written communication skills
  • Experience managing, mentoring, and growing teammates’ capabilities
  • A solid understanding of the digital landscape of communications tools and approaches that brands have at their disposal
  • Provide strategic counsel to clients
  • Coach and mentor department members, team leads and emerging leaders
  • Build, adapt, and evolve our services to optimize efficiency and effectiveness
  • Have a business mindset to continuously improve the quote, scope, and contract processes to develop profitable solutions
  • Strategize and organize team members to assist with agency marketing
  • Develop custom solutions based on client challenges and opportunities
  • Pitch, present, and educate clients of varied backgrounds
  • Stay ahead of marketing and client trends
  • Manage external partner relationships and position for growth

Competitive Benefits

About thunder::tech
thunder::tech is an integrated marketing agency that combines advertising, communications, brand, web and digital expertise to deliver growth to our middle-market and enterprise clients across the globe.
Founded over 20 years ago, we are now 40+ professionals serving a balanced portfolio of B2B and B2C brands with expertise in categories such as Industrial, Food & Beverage, Destination and Consumer Products.
thunder::tech accelerates brands to grow in a connected world.

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