Opportunities Board

Junior Strategist/Planner

Opportunity closes: 31st Aug 2022
Type: Full Time Job
Based: London
Salary: £25,000.00 to £28,000.00

Website: justso.com
Instagram: @wearejustso

About the role.

We’re looking for a Junior Strategist to join our team & learn how to apply strategic thinking to Entertainment and Branded Content.

You would be supporting our Senior Strategist and Head of Strategy across a diverse range of projects where content is being used to build brands and market products (think M&S, Google & Diageo) alongside briefs where content is the product (think Red Bull & Olympics).

You’d get experience across all aspects of strategic led storytelling, from strategic development, brief writing, creative development, campaign planning and effectiveness.

You’d be keeping us in the know about the changing world of audiences, culture, content trends and storytelling and supporting us with research & insight on pitches and paid projects.

About JustSo.

JustSo is an independent content studio partnering with some of the biggest and best brands in the world (Red Bull, Google, Diageo, Olympics, M&S, Expedia and Netflix).

We think of ourselves as storytellers for a changing world, helping partners unlock new audiences through brand storytelling, content and entertainment.

Since we were founded in 2007, we have been driven by a love of stories and their power to positively impact people’s lives.

Based in London, UK, we are proud to be B Corp and are committed to the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance.

Our internal teams span strategy, creative, account management, production and post production and we seek to avoid baton-passing across departments and actively avoid big egos in the recruitment process.

Who we are looking for.

Skills & Experience:

  • Junior Planner/Strategist with 2-3 years of agency experience under their belt, where they’ve learnt the basic planning skills.
  • Completed some basic planning courses and have got to grips with the basics of research, analytics and insight unearthing.
  • Some experience on live projects, where they’ve been exposed to:
  • Unearthing the challenges and barriers behind the problem
  • Stepping into the audience's shoes through research.
  • Define the role a brand can play in resolving an audience tension
  • Exploring the role of channels and developing a campaign plan.
  • Digital and Social Strategies.
  • Brief writing
  • Idea and creative Development


  • Has a passion for brand storytelling, content and entertainment.
  • Proactive, independent thinker who can roll their sleeves up and get involved.
  • Interested in human nature and the world around them.
  • Gets satisfaction from solving problems, unearthing the why behind the brief.
  • Has the empathy to step into other people's shoes - the client, audience, team member.
  • Growing into a candid and kind strategist is appealing.
  • Likes small teams and collaboration.

What you’d learn with us.

  • Strategic led storytelling where we build brands through entertainment and branded content
  • Matchmaking brands to entertainment & media
  • Pitch experience
  • Form your own strategic opinion and voice

How to:

  • Translate a brand positioning into an editorial positioning & proposition
  • Distil complex thinking into simple stories to share in decks and briefs
  • Measure the value of content
  • Give feedback
  • Challenge and ask why
  • Be of value to our team members and our partners

Key Information.

  • Reporting into: Head of Strategy
  • Salary range: £25-28K DOE
  • Location: We are currently working hybrid remote and in our London office.
  • Application deadline: 31st August 2022

JustSo Benefits.

  • Enhanced Holiday: Everyone at JustSo gets 25 days holiday as standard, not including bank holidays. Plus an extra holiday day per year of service (up to 5 years service).
  • Birthdays: Whilst at JustSo you will never have to work on your birthday, this doesn’t alter your standard allowance.
  • Christmas & New Year: The office closes over Christmas & New Year, this doesn’t alter your standard allowance.
  • Summer Fridays: During the Summer holidays JustSo finishes up at 3pm on Fridays, this is usually for around 6 weeks.
  • Flexi-time: JustSo operates flexible working hours starting between 8-10am.
  • Lifeworks: Everyone at JustSo has access to up to 6 face to face counselling sessions through Lifeworks.
  • Travel loans: JustSo can get you a season travel card that you can repay monthly to the company.
  • Bike to work: JustSo can get you a tax free bicycle that you can repay monthly to the company.
  • Socials: We have a number of social events at JustSo; Regular team drinks, Weekly breakfasts, Summer and Christmas parties, Fishbowl Fridays (Monthly lunch outings), Payday Picnics (Monthly picnic lunches).