Associate Director, Branded Entertainment

Agency Hearts & Science
ID 2021-1525
US-CA-Los Angeles
Full Time


Hearts & Science has been inspired by confident marketers seeking business advantage in a world of personalized digital marketing, where CRM and addressable channels converge, and decisions must be made in real time to aggregate effective reach and deliver the right message at the right time.


Designed to inform brand strategies with real-time insights, Hearts & Science is a data-driven marketing agency with expert media planning and buying capabilities, among other services that include shopper marketing, marketing innovation and content activation.


Education & Experience

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in entertainment and content marketing, integrated partnerships, or strategic partnership development
  • Proven analytical, strategic thinking, communication, client service and project management skills
  • Exceptional project management skills, with ability to manage multiple work streams with strong quality control
  • Stellar written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working on an integrated team
  • Ability to address challenges, work under pressure, follow-through and solve problems quickly in the face of challenges
  • Ability to communicate information effectively and confidently in both verbal and written formats (Development of ideas, pitches, research and recaps, client presentations, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree (Communications, Advertising, Media, or related field preferred)


  • Passion for entertainment and culture opportunities for brands
  • Experience working with various marketing communication channels (including digital and social)
  • Experience in concept development, production oversight, and foundational understanding of working with and managing media partners
  • Understanding of the digital and social landscape
  • Experience implementing effective measurement models, synthesizing data to prove value and program success
  • Can manage peer level clients with a successful track record in account management and client service


The Entertainment & Content Marketing team works with clients to develop custom, integrated, cross platform entertainment programs, creating deeper and consistent consumer engagement. The team taps into a broad network of digital publishers, entertainment production companies, television networks, movie studios, social platforms, and streaming companies to produce breakthrough storytelling from large-scale properties to smaller, original programs, covering all budget levels and brand program needs.


This role will help strategize, brainstorm, develop, and execute content partnerships for the client account and will have the opportunity to work across multiple lines of the client business.


Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:


Strategic & Functional Team Lead

  • Support and contribute to the overall vision and management of branded content & entertainment initiatives on behalf of our clients
  • Actively build out content opportunities that deliver on our clients’ marketing and media objectives with media networks, digital publishers, and more.
  • Develop sound content recommendations to clients, with insights, big ideas, cultural proof points and compelling tactics
  • Understand and implement approved measurement models to justify investment and quantify results from programs
  • Develop close relationships with media strategy and investment teams to align our team’s content programs to broader strategic priorities and objectives
  • Stay atop of current content, storytelling, and technology trends and how those may impact the client business
  • Support the Executive Director with presentation materials, status updates, and ad hoc meetings to ensure successful communication with advertising and media clients and agency partners on a consistent basis


  • Serve as the day-to-day point of contact and content expert for clients, integrated agency teams, and partners to execute multiple programs across a calendar year, from strategy to ideation to creative development to execution
  • Assist in the development and lead the activation of multi-platform distribution plans for programs across digital, linear, and social
  • Develop and execute timelines, manage production schedules, adhere to deadlines, set up/organize internal/client meetings, and enforce ongoing team communication throughout program
  • Ensure pre, during, and post program measurement and optimization plans align to KPI’s and are in place for each program
  • Manage internal and external work streams and production process for assigned projects during the creative development phase; development phase will require help with producing written and visual materials such as brand briefs to share with partners, client recommendations, program overviews, and more

Team Management

  • Reporting to the Director, you may also support the Executive Director based on assigned projects and client initiatives

Thought Leadership

  • Offer support to Hearts and Science and TCC Leadership on new business pitches and marketing collateral on an as-needed basis


Hearts & Science is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.


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