Maslansky + Partners, LLC

Senior Director, Language Strategy

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Regular Full-Time


maslansky + partners is the leader and creator of Language Strategy®. We find the right words to make audiences listen, care, and act, based on a simple but powerful idea: it’s not what you say, it’s what they hear®. 


We are researchers, strategists, and writers who spend our days helping the world's most influential and innovative organizations harness the power of language to shape opinion and change behavior. 


Clients look to us for the words that will help them win. To lift a brand or reframe a reputation. To energize an issue, introduce a product, or restore trust. To navigate a crisis or simplify the complex. 


Do you have a passion for persuasion, solving puzzles, and understanding what makes people tick?   


We’re looking for people with exemplary critical thinking and communication skills to help clients solve high-stakes challenges at the firm that invented Language Strategy.  


What you’ll do:

  • Lead client engagements. Working with a partner or SVP, you will run client engagements from conception to presentation, including discovery, analytics, message development, research, and language strategy creation.
  • Build compelling language strategies. You’ll become expert in our clients and their industries and deliver strategic counsel on what to say, what not to say, and why it matters.
  • Strengthen client relationships. Our most important job is to deliver exceptional work. In the process, you’ll actively engage clients as a valued advisor, work to understand their challenges, and cultivate relationships to expand the work we do together.
  • Coach and Mentor. At the heart of our success is our commitment to challenge, support, develop, and mentor our people. You will coach and mentor your team to help them achieve demonstrable success in learning and growth.
  • Contribute to our company direction. As a senior member of our team, you will actively participate in helping us decide which ideas deserve investment and how to turn them into reality.


What we’re looking for:

  • Expertise borne from experience. You have 7-10 years of experience working as an agency strategic planner, brand marketer, corporate communicator, political campaign strategist, market researcher, linguist, or behavioral scientist. You’ve learned a lot along the way and can apply insights and perspectives to new challenges.
  • Strong critical thinking and persuasive communication skills. You understand how to analyze problems, synthesize information into meaningful insight, and turn insight into strategies, narratives, and arguments that are clear, concise, and compelling.
  • Passion for personal and business growth. You are intellectually curious and deeply empathetic. Confident and coachable. Ambitious and collaborative. Eager to deliver your best and earn the next piece of business. We are looking for a rare blend of qualities that will help ensure that you fit in – and that you help us stand out.
  • Presence and a point of view. When you deliver a recommendation or a presentation, we want people to remember – both for the caliber of your thinking and the quality of your presentation.
  • Experience with polling and market research. If you have serious market research experience, that’s great. But experience working with polling and other types of market research – as a client, agency, or otherwise – is a must.


Four reasons to join the maslansky + partners team:

  1. You won’t be bored.  You will work with diverse clients and industries on diverse challenges that allow you to learn every step of the way. 
  2. You will be challenged and grow.  We’ll make you a stronger strategic thinker, a better writer, and a more confident presenter, as part of a culture focused on feedback and committed to personal growth. If you are good, you will not get lost…your contribution will be recognized and rewarded. 
  3. You can make a big impact. Our team is encouraged to use our passion and expertise to support causes that matter. Through work with PENCIL, Head Start, SBP, and our Project Good Words program, we’ve improved access to education, career opportunities, disaster relief, and clean water…to name a few.
  4. You’ll definitely have a good time.  We do serious work but never take ourselves too seriously. Lots of work and lots of fun to help you stay energized and engaged.


The range below represents the low and high end of the base salary someone in this role may earn as an employee of maslansky + partners in New York City. Salaries will vary based on various factors including but not limited to professional and academic experience, training, associated responsibilities, and other business and organizational needs. The range listed is just one component of our total compensation package for employees. Salary decisions are dependent on the circumstances of each hire.


The anticipated base salary range for this position is $120,000 - $135,000.


This position is also eligible for an annual sales incentive that can range from 10% - 50%. Salary is based on a range of factors that include relevant experience, knowledge, skills, other job-related qualifications, and geography. A range of medical, dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid time off, and other benefits also are available. Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


If you’re intrigued, you should have already checked out our website.  If you haven’t done so yet, we won’t hold it against you, but do it right now:



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