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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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  • Design

    Senior Art Director

    About the Role

    Senior Art Directors at Sub Rosa are a little different. They serve as a creative partner and lead projects designing products, services, identities, communication strategies and experiences. They get to collaborate with a diverse team of designers, strategists and producers on projects that are both strategic and tactical.

    The ideal candidate is a master craftsperson, who leads by doing but is also capable of guiding others. They have experience practicing human-centered design, a comfortability with design research and the ability to translate insights into tangible concepts. They are also conscientious, open communicators who have experience managing projects and processes. Daily responsibilities include: high level ideation, contributing to a brand’s voice and translating it into design elements across print and interactive mediums and rapid prototyping to bring these ideas to life. They are fluent with software like Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch and Principle.

    Key Responsibilities

    – Working as part of a small team to execute project deliverables
    – Work as a creative lead across 2-3 projects at a time.
    – Conduct stakeholder and ethnographic interviews and distill findings into relevant insights
    – Synthesize quantitative and qualitative data from many sources to identify opportunities
    – Effectively communicating ideas, concepts, and strategic UX principles to internal team members and clients
    – Lead concept ideation
    – Build and test prototypes
    – Facilitate and implement feedback from clients and key stakeholders
    – Lead workshops internally and externally
    – Create compelling solutions across print, digital and service design
    – Liaise with development and fabrication partners
    – Provide mentorship to designers of varying creative backgrounds

    Show us what you’ve got

    If this sounds like you, please provide a portfolio that shares both your craft and approach. We care about how you think as much as we care about what you make

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  • Leadership

    Executive Director, Growth

    The Executive Director, Growth (“EDG”) is a senior leader within the Studio reporting directly to the MD. The EDG 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 EDG provides thought leadership and operational excellence in developing big ideas that map against client briefs and needs.
    The EDG’s primary responsibilities are (a) Drive new leads and client conversion from both new and existing clientele; (b) Support work product output for clients; (c) Develop thought leadership and represent Sub Rosa’s Applied Empathy methodology in the industry; (d) Provide senior client leadership and stewardship on assigned projects in order to scale and grow existing business.


    -Lead the new business efforts of the studio alongside the CEO, developing new leads, cultivating prospects outside of the current client roster, and driving conversation and growth goals
    -Provide a senior-level through line for clients from the business development process to active client work, while providing space for project teams to lead with autonomy
    -Lead the creation of 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.
    -Support growth and sales of Sub Rosa’s Empath Platform
    -Foster an environment of collaboration and creativity.

    -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.

    -Interface and collaborate across the Sub Rosa leadership team.
    -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 company through active participation in the industry.
    -Grow and mature the existing Applied Empathy approach with a shift from theory to action and application across the Sub Rosa ecosystem.
    -Stay current in and advise colleagues concerning industry and strategic trends. Provide support and mentorship across the organization to cultivate talent.

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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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  • Digital Innovation

    Senior Machine Learning Engineer


    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.

    Sub Rosa’s innovation group is developing a high impact solution that will analyze millions of data points to provide a comprehensive analysis on audience behaviors. From unstructured text, images, and documents from multiple data sources, the Sub Rosa innovation team is working to deliver a solution using the full range of Machine Learning (ML) techniques including but not limited to supervised learning, computer vision, deep learning and online learning.

    Sub Rosa is looking for a Machine Learning Engineer with an academic or practical background in machine learning, ideally with experience in algorithm design and selection, natural language processing (NLP), and unsupervised clustering algorithms.

    Sub Rosa’s Innovation Group hosts a team of creative, tenacious, and extremely bright individuals tasked with building a one of a kind solution that pushes the boundaries of existing AI based technologies. If you’re looking for a challenge and are desirous to buck the status quo, come join our team.


    • You will work with the team to design, code, train, test, deploy and iterate on large scale machine learning systems
    • You will build delightful products and experiences for Fortune 1000 clients, while working alongside an excellent, multi-functional, collaborative team across Engineering, Product and Design
    • You will help craft the direction of machine learning and artificial intelligence at Sub Rosa


    • BS and/or MS in Computer Science or a related technical field involving Machine Learning, or equivalent technical experience
    • 5+ years of experience building machine learning or AI systems
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Strong programming skills in Python or equivalent
    • Experience with machine learning software packages (e.g. scikit-learn, Weka, TensorFlow, Caffe, Theano, Torch)
    • Experience in algorithm design, selection and verification
    • Experience with unsupervised clustering algorithms (e.g. agglomerative hierarchical clustering, k-means clustering, DBSCAN, autoencoders, etc.)
    • Preference in working in a collaborative team environment

    Desired Qualifications:
    • PhD/Doctorate in Computer Science or related field with research in machine learning
    • Experience with natural language processing (NLP) and natural language generation (NLG), especially with unstructured text

    Application Process:
    If interested, please provide an up to date resume and link to your GitHub or equivalent account for review.

    All candidates that apply are requested to take a mandatory HackerRank test online and provide up to two references.

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