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  • Production



    Sub Rosa is a strategy and design practice headquartered in New York’s West Village. We create strategies and solutions that empower leaders and evolve organizations. Our work is grounded in Applied Empathy, a methodology created by Sub Rosa that brings insights and action together to drive change.

    The Producer’s primary responsibility is to lead client projects, from kick-off to final delivery in order to ensure a well-organized, high-quality, on-time, on-budget execution. The producer is the primary point of contact for all client and internal communication, including scheduling, reporting, and tracking deliverables and feedback.

    As the client’s eyes and ears inside the organization, producers push work from good to great providing creative and strategic guidance and support across all deliverables. They are the glue that holds a project together internally and externally.



    • Drafting SOWs and project plans
    • Managing projects and regularly tracking against timeline, budget, resources, client requests, and SOW
    • Facilitating approval/review process for deliverables across internal stakeholders, departments, vendors, and clients
    • Organizing all project materials, and process documents
    • Assessing project risks and providing clear actionable solutions
    • Tracking and reporting project status and health to internal team and leadership
    • Participating in brainstorms and ideation sessions
    • Sharing relevant stimulus and updates with project teams
    • Single point of contact for client team, guiding and facilitating conversations and presentations
    • Developing lasting relationships with clients, identifying opportunities for new and organic business development
    • Supporting the Business Development team in writing proposals and credentials documents



    • Minimum of 3-years of relevant work as an Account/Project Manager in an agency setting
    • Comfortable with a variety of project types including brand strategy, experience design, ethnographic research, design production, culture and capability building, retail design, brand activations etc.
    • Experience recruiting and managing respondents for focus groups
    • Excellent organization and time management skills
    • An aptitude for negotiation between client and agency and between studio departments
    • An innate ability to think critically, tackle challenges head-on and problem solve on a daily basis
    • A strong attention to detail and dedication to quality assurance
    • Ability to adapt and pivot to fluctuating and fast-paced environments
    • Regularly provides and requests feedback from colleagues
    • Radiates positivity, thoughtfully balancing optimism with project realities
    • Consistent ‘can-do’ attitude where no job is too small or big
    • Calmest person in the room, maintains a professional positive demeanor at all times
    • Intermediate/Advanced Google Suite, MS Office Skills
    • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator)
    • Proficiency in workflow documentation and technical writing is a plus
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  • Design

    Creative Director

    We’re looking for a creative powerhouse who will bring both breadth and depth of expertise, enthusiasm, and vision to a small-but-mighty team that’s poised for growth in the years ahead.

    Sub Rosa is a strategy and design practice headquartered in New York’s West Village. We create strategies and solutions that empower leaders and evolve organizations. Our work is grounded in Applied Empathy, a methodology created by Sub Rosa that brings insights and action together to drive change.

    The Creative Director (CD) will work closely with the Sub Rosa senior management team to provide leadership, drive business development, manage and cultivate high-level client relationships and support in execution against the company vision and annual objectives. The CD provides thought leadership and operational excellence in developing big ideas that map against client briefs and needs.
    The CD’s primary responsibilities are (a) Oversee the creative output, help lead the ideation process and generate original concepts/brand engagement opportunities for clients; (b) Collaborate to develop the creative process within the Studio, developing tools and best practices to facilitate the growth of original ideas, and help further integrate Design and Strategy practices into a singular and unified creative culture focused on output; (c) Own, drive, identify and secure business development opportunities; (d) Provide senior client leadership and stewardship on assigned projects in order to scale and grow existing business; and (e) Elevate creative output and visibility to establish leadership within the wider creative community.


    Manage, review and oversee the creative output of the Studio.
    Lead the ideation/creative process and generate original concepts and brand engagement opportunities for clients against set creative briefs.
    Lead and drive concept creation in client pitches and business development, including the development of the proposal and sell-through of ideas via in-person presentations.
    Work with designers/strategist/producers and/or clients to present creative materials and garner feedback.

    Collaborate to refine and evolve the processes/tools/best practices to facilitate the growth and creation of original ideas.
    Continuously propose ways to streamline and refine the creative ideation process.
    Foster an environment of collaboration and creativity.
    Instill a culture and series of measures within the creative process to focus and prioritize profitability.
    Provide support and mentorship across the organization to cultivate talent.

    Develop and support new business conversion through leadership of assigned BD projects across presentation/pitch approaches, design-thinking direction, concept development, feasibility, resource allocation and work product.
    Proactively identify, nurture and develop new business opportunities.

    Oversee (and, where appropriate, contribute to) assigned client projects and activities. Providing senior leadership and guidance for the project team and cultivating deep client relationships to ensure ongoing excellent client health and satisfaction.
    Identify and deliver organic growth opportunities within assigned client base.
    Ensure and protect gross profit targets across assigned projects.

    Active and positive participation in all senior-level organizational meetings and requirements.
    Perform and act as a leader and senior member of the organization, commanding the respect and trust of colleagues.
    Deliver thought leadership and elevate the creative reputation of the Studio through active participation in the agency/creative community.

    Balanced analytical and creative thinker with both depth and breadth of expertise across research, organizational, brand, and marketing strategies, and creative concepting
    Growth mindset, strong self-awareness, and desire for feedback
    Strong and adaptable presentation and public speaking skills
    Minimum of 15 years of building, managing, sourcing, mentoring and inspiring creative teams
    Bachelor’s Diploma/Degree in Graphic/Visual/Communication Design
    Excellent command of the Apple Mac platform, utilizing the Adobe CS Suite,
    Ability to provide clear direction to the creative team and see that it is executed
    15 years+ experience on client pitches and developing and fostering client relationships
    Superior written communication and verbal/presentation skills
    Intuitive and practiced interpersonal skills
    Strong desire to help shape the future of the organization

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    Senior Strategist

    Sub Rosa is a creative studio in New York’s West Village. We build empathic solutions that help our clients progress. We are seeking a Senior Strategist to join our team. The role of the Senior Strategist is to partner with internal and client teams in the service of solving stated briefs tactically, creatively and empathically. He/she will act as a key leader of the Sub Rosa process; defining the core challenge, discovering rich and relevant insights and their related opportunities, designing strategic recommendations, developing actionable solutions, and deploying for immediate significance and long-term sustainability. Though channel-agnostic through much of this process, the Senior Strategist should have a strong ability to apply their Market Research Strategy background to Brand, Culture, and Product challenges creatively. Additionally, he/she should positively contribute to making Sub Rosa’s culture an envy of the industry; where great people with great vibes make great work, every day.



    • Be curious. Ask questions. Speak your mind (a Sub Rosan)
    • Concept and develop empathic strategic platforms / creative concepts to drive our clients’ businesses (a strategist)
    • Create innovative and effective solutions that are both brand appropriate and up to the standard of excellence Sub Rosa has established (a blue sky thinker whose ideas are always anchored to business realities)
    • Work with the team to communicate ideas to clients through pitches and proposals (great on their feet, with others, and front of room)
    • Lead creative briefs, program recommendations, and strategic proposals, while remaining engaged with the creative development process to ensure deliverables are on strategy, within budget and timing parameters (a team player and captain)
    • Effectively communicate ideas to internal teams, ensuring delivery against the objectives (a plain speaker, with the end-goal always in mind)
    • Develop new client relationships while contributing to the growth of the current client base (building our business as well as the client’s)
    • Expand the network of clients, partners, and collaborators who are engaged with Sub Rosa (a natural at networking)
    • Lead, participate in and contribute to group insight, ideation, and iteration sessions (a killer collaborator)
    • Develop authentic and effective strategies and creative concepts that drive our clients’ businesses forward
    • Own and prioritize multiple projects, and effectively manage your time
    • Mentor and guide strategists and other project team members
    • Collaborate across departments (Strategy, Design, Activation, Creative Technology, Production) to lead strategic work from ideation to execution
    • Lead client presentations and foster partnership through excellent work
    • Represent our team in external-facing capacities, including client workshops and presentations, public speaking forums, and relevant industry events



    • You must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in brand strategy
    • You can rally the troops with your words, but they are always and only in support of bold actions
    • You are crazy curious about others and deeply passionate about building relationships
    • You are whip-smart but obsessive about learning and experiencing more
    • You are honest and forthright
    • You have a dream and strive to make it a reality


    To apply, please submit your resume to and indicate Senior Strategist in the subject heading.



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  • Design

    Associate Art Director

    We are looking for an Associate Art Director to straddle both brand creation and content. The candidate must be an experienced designer who is capable of quickly understanding a brief and developing the stylistic and artistic direction for projects.

    The Associate Art Director will serve as both a creative lead on some projects, and a support on others. They will interact daily with our team of art directors, graphic designers, interactive and environmental designers, strategists, and producers to create design solutions, and help present their work to clients. They will be expected to formulate design concepts and presentation approaches based on audience, brief, and agency standards. The Associate Art Director is also expected to be acquainted with creative project management and process. They will confer with project-relevant department heads to discuss client requirements and track creative deliverables. It is anticipated that they will positively and proactively initiate and contribute to internal department projects with an eye toward improved efficiency, communication, and work product. Daily responsibilities include: high level art direction/ideation, translating a brand’s voice and principles into design elements (and web assets), systemic thinking and building rules around a brand’s identity, and a strategic focus on how to apply those rules of a brand across channels, with a history of work in content/social. This candidate possesses a mastery of Creative Suite, impeccable organizational habits, and an open heart to both new ideas and challenges.

    – Conceptual thinking—understanding how to use design to solve problems holistically
    – Deep-rooted understanding of the design principles, techniques, and tools
    – Rigorous typographic skills
    – Creative Suite and a Mac platform, strong experience in After Effects a plus
    – Previous experience ideating for content/storyboards, and animation
    – Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
    – At least 3-years of agency experience

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  • Digital Innovation

    Senior Data Scientist


    Sub Rosa is a strategy and design practice headquartered in New York’s West Village. We create strategies and solutions that empower leaders and evolve organizations. Our work is grounded in Applied Empathy, a methodology created by Sub Rosa that brings insights and action together to drive change. We are developing a powerful new capability and product suite sitting on an artificially intelligent backbone to strengthen this approach and are seeking a product strategy lead to help drive this capability and product suite from conception into completion.

    The result is a platform that will enable clients to move away from insights that sit primarily on qualitative data and move more towards intelligent self-learning quantitative data. More importantly this will allow clients to unlock greater value from our premium creative and consultative services via data mining, predictive modelling, machine learning and an array of neural networks and image recognition initiatives.

    We are looking for a data scientist that will help us discover the information hidden in vast amounts of data and help us make smarter decisions to deliver even better products. Your primary focus will be in applying data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, and building high quality prediction systems integrated with our products. Automate scoring using machine learning techniques, building recommendation systems, develop internal A/B testing procedures and automating correlation reporting is an example of some of the solutions we expect this hire to work on and own. Accountable to the Executive Director of Innovation, this role is responsible for supporting the engineering team, client teams and business development teams take real world challenges and solve them with automation via specific data sets.


    • Selecting features, building and optimizing classifiers using machine learning techniques
    • Data mining using state-of-the-art methods
    • Extending company’s data with third party sources of information when needed
    • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems
    • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
    • Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
    • Creating automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of its performance
    • Disambiguate problems and develop new metrics for identifying and tracking success
    • Utilize database technologies, including SQL, ETL, EMR, and Redshift to shape data and statistical modeling packages like R and python to build customer models.
    • Establish scalable, efficient, automated processes for large scale data analyses, model development, model validation, and model implementation.
    • Manage and execute entire projects or components of large projects from start to finish including data gathering and manipulation, synthesis and modeling, problem solving, and communication of insights and recommendations.
    • Track general business activity and providing clear, compelling management reporting on a regular basis
    • Research and implement novel machine learning and statistical approaches



    • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.
    • Skilled with common data science toolkits, such as R, Weka, NumPy, MatLab, etc. Excellence in at least one of these is highly desirable
    • Experience in analyzing data for marketing and advertising use cases
    • Experience with data visualization tools, such as D3.js, GGplot, Alteryx, Tableau etc.
    • Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL, Hive, Pig
    • Experience with NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase
    • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
    • Good scripting and programming skills such as Python
    • Data-oriented personality
    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or related fields, or equivalent practical experience. Masters is preferred
    • 4+ years of relevant working experience in an analytical role involving data extraction, analysis, model building, deployment and communication of insights
    • 4+ years of experience with data querying languages (e.g. SQL, Hadoop/Hive) and statistical/mathematical software
    • Depth and breadth in quantitative knowledge. Excellent quantitative modeling, statistical analysis skills and problem-solving skills. Sophisticated user of statistical tools.
    • Combination of deep technical skills and business savvy to interface with all levels and disciplines within our and our customer’s organizations
    • Demonstrable track record of dealing well with ambiguity, prioritizing needs, and delivering results in a dynamic environment


    To apply, please submit your resume to and indicate Senior Data Scientist in the subject heading.

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  • Operations

    Studio Manager

    The Studio Manager at Sub Rosa plays a unique and lynchpin role at the agency, as you are responsible for two critical domains: building management and team support. One, you manage and oversee all matters related to our 7,500 square foot Studio, from tactical matters such as the management of vendors and repairs, to overseeing the aesthetic of our space and helping to set behavioral norms that align with Sub Rosa’s commitment to empathic design. Two, you assist our creative team with any needs that may come up, including the management of all matters pertaining to client meetings and event management within our space. For the right candidate, this role is an opportunity to master the tactical, yet complex foundations of how to operate a successful creative business.

    Studio Management

    • Facilities:
      • Oversee maintenance and upkeep + vendor relationships
        • HVAC / Heating
        • Fire & Safety
        • Equipment (Phones, printers, kitchen equipment, etc)
        • Interior spatial needs (Decor, paint, furniture, etc)
        • Exterior building needs (Issues with the structure, shoveling/salting, sanitation)
        • Internet management (with support from our tech team)
        • Manage all office supplies + vendor relationships (including equipment)
        • Regular  assessment and care for any structural needs (light bulb replacement etc)
        • Oversee the office aesthetic so that it is reflective of and consistent with our commitment to empathic design and behavior
        • Budget management

    Studio Support

    Act as the “go-to” point of problem-solving for the Sub Rosa team for all Studio matters

    • Front of House
      • Reception / Buzzer Management
      • Greet guests
      • Sending and receiving mail / package sorting & distribution
    • Meeting Room Management
      • Oversee rooms and assist with any last minute change requests
      • Ensure spaces are prioritized appropriately depending on meeting needs, formality of meetings, and current client relationships
      • Meeting room setup & breakdown
    • Studio Love
      • Maintain cleanliness and organization of space, proactively tidy up meeting rooms and common areas (And&And Conf Rm when used), wiping off white boards and shredding any leftover materials
      • Proactively refill inventory (kitchen, office supplies, etc)
      • Plant care (ALL)
    • Team Support
      • Any Ad Hoc requests from team (in particular: meeting and event set-ups, catering orders, work storage and filing)
      • Monitoring meeting room calendars at the start of the day to ensure understanding of happenings, proactively getting ahead of needs and ensuring our space is ready for guests
    • Culture:
      • Represent Sub Rosa as a Cultural Anchor internally and Cultural Ambassador externally
      • Happy Hour (SUPRA): host a weekly Friday happy hour
      • Monthly Birthday Festivities
      • Other Events (management of Holiday party, On-sites, Off-sites etc.)
      • Care of team (ordering ad-hoc flowers, gifts as directed by the team)

    Social Media

    • Capture and gather from team
    • Use existing tools to brainstorm, create, schedule, and post content on appropriate channels

    Q&E cards

    • Fulfillment of wholesale and individual sales via Amazon and ShipStation
    • Organization of product including inventory tracking and shipping supplies
    • Customer service decisions and communications



    • Keeps many balls in the air: you are a master of prioritization with a proven track record of successfully managing complex projects. You know how to recalibrate priorities in real-time based on multiple, simultaneous inputs and do so gracefully
    • Tactical orientation — you are hungry for the nitty gritty details while being able to see beyond the task at hand; your native focus is on the concrete, however you also naturally extrapolate and dot-connect to see the further-reaching ramifications of the action at hand. You anticipate needs based on the situation at hand and the projects, clients, and team members playing a role.  
    • Tenacious attention to detail — nothing gets by you, not even the most convincing semicolon. You also go the extra mile to make sure something is truly “done,” and embody the patience and rigor to see it through
    • Natural convener — you love helping people feel at home. The experience of others matters to you, and you are energized by finding new ways to contribute to the pulse and feel of the Studio, whether that is through physical tweaks to the space, or by helping to facilitate connections in our greater Sub Rosa ecosystem.


    • Systematic but flexible — you know how to build the right structures to keep you accountable for high volumes of information. You also know when and how to adapt a system based on new information or conditions and are comfortable toggling back and forth between process and iteration.


    Background / Experience

    • 3+ years of work experience in a fast-paced startup or agency environment
    • At least 1 year of experience managing a physical space and/or managing operations
    • At least 1 year of experience directly supporting a team or individual
    • Nice to have: experience in hospitality


    To apply, please submit a resume to with your name and “Studio Manager” in the subject. In lieu of a cover letter, we kindly request that you answer the following question in 250 words or less: what excites you the most about being the Studio Manager at Sub Rosa?

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