Marketing Communications Director

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              • Creative and strategic thinker who belongs at the leadership table.
              • Sleeves rolled up executing your strategy and getting the work done with your team.
              • Energized by a collaborative and fast-paced environment.
              • Amazing eye for new business opportunities.
              • Love the pitch.
              • Laugh well with others.

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We are Tessellati, LLC, a fast-paced, boutique, full-service marketing agency conveniently located just north of Boston, in historic and vibrant Salem, MA. Our nimble and growing agency has a large footprint managing virtual teams and campaigns on 6 of the 7 continents.

Much of our work serves clients in academia and healthcare along with others in technology and finance. Our team uses technology strategically and stays on top of emerging media options to collaborate internally and disseminate content for our own growth and that of our clients. In planning campaigns, we rely heavily on the analytic capabilities digital marketing offers. Curiosity, collaboration, and diversity of thought are critical to our firm’s success. Growth opportunities abound here.

Tessellati’s invigorating office environment is home to a range of marketing professionals with a clear focus and intense intellectual curiosity. This team enjoys figuring things out, thinking big, and sweating the details. Serving the client is paramount. We approach marketing at a strategic level before putting any messaging into play and our work in the marketing communications field goes into areas far more diverse than simply advertising and lead generation.

Our entrepreneurial and collaborative energy creates a space where excellent client service is an enjoyable endeavor. Office culture is the bottom line; our internal interactions are what drive success.


Tessellati, LLC is seeking our next Marketing Communications Director to serve as a key member of our leadership team. We want you to join us if:

  • You seek a niche agency environment where you are not stymied by an environment that restricts your autonomy but rather encouraged to stretch your strategic skills and interact with an authentically collaborative team that shares ideas freely.
  • You embrace ambiguous situations for the rich growth opportunities they represent; generating new ideas and leading brainstorming sessions energize you.
  • You are inspired by entrepreneurial environments, new ideas, global initiatives, mission-driven organizations.
  • Full project ownership and direction are natural for you.
  • Your marketing agency experience taught you to fully understand and appreciate the ways in which an agency empowers clients to achieve more.
  • You excel at crafting company business plans and budgets, leading client strategies and engagements, and directly influencing growth.
  • You follow marketing industry and industry-specific trends and listen carefully to clients and consumers.
  • Innately curious, you embrace the power of careful customer journey/audience analyses that guide your strategy, underpin your targeted marketing plans, and help you manage creative execution.
  • Your consumer insight data analyses point to content marketing campaigns that accurately segment audiences and delight them with something of value as a way of generating high-quality leads and achieving defined KPIs.
  • You identify excellent long- and short-form copy and imagery that follows a campaign’s strategic vision.
  • You can turn wordy content and complex data into easy-to-understand communications and make dry content come alive with dynamic layouts.
  • You deliver strategic recommendations with confidence.
  • You own post-sale client relationships and develop a regular client communication strategy that includes face-to-face meetings, weekly status calls, and presentations.
  • You exhibit an open-arms desire to mentor others and seek mentoring from others.
  • You focus on interpersonal dynamics and skills building to guide and lift your team that produces amazing (trackable) results.
  • Your adept assessment of vendor/freelance quality rounds out team capabilities.


As our next Marketing Communications Director, you will be a key player on the company’s leadership team. Reporting directly to the President, you will lead and manage a team of Content Managers/Writers, Designers, Project Managers, Data and UX Analysts, and a range of project freelancers.

You will lead client engagements, manage client relationships, and ensure the exceptional quality and timely completion of all client deliverables. You will serve as a partner, strategic consultant, and project manager as you lead the development, production, and execution of ongoing client marketing strategies.

As part of the leadership team, you will support the company’s growth and team development. You will play a key role in business development opportunities and new business pitches; serve as a thought leader on marketing, digital trends, and emerging technologies; share your expertise with other team members; and mentor and inspire others to produce their best work and grow in their roles.


We recognize and appreciate that there are many ways to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in this position and we welcome applicants with non-traditional backgrounds. That said, we will be most likely to be interested in your candidacy if:

  • You consistently demonstrate a positive attitude and desire to lead multiple projects at once. 
  • You bring 5+ years of professional experience working in a full-service marketing agency or similar customer-centric consulting firm.
  • You have 4+ years of managing a team consisting of at least 5 high-performing marketing professionals.
  • You possess a thorough understanding of marketing strategy and execution; demand generation, campaign creation and promotion, media channels, and audience segmentation, content and design creation.
  • You are a critical and strategic thinker, with the ability to conceptualize ideas on the fly.
  • You have executive-level presentation experience and strong powerpoint skills.
  • You have experience with and are comfortable facilitating ideation sessions.
  • You have excellent skills in the following areas – even when under pressure:
    • written and verbal communication
    • project management
    • motivating others
    • attention to detail
    • tact and diplomacy


You are able to:

  • Sit for extended periods of time
  • Perform keyboarding, mousing, and other repetitive tasks
  • Travel to Salem, MA office and work on-site on a regular basis.
  • Available and able to occasionally travel locally, regionally, and nationally (10%) for client meetings and professional conferences.


This on-site position (with hybrid flexibility) is located 2 blocks from the Salem, MA train and bus station. The agency offers a range of benefits uncommon for a company of its size including, but not limited to company contribution to health and dental insurance, 401k company match, flexible work schedules, tuition reimbursement, commuting/travel assistance, and contribution to a 401k. Relocation assistance is available to the right candidate.

For more information on our company visit our Academic Brand site


If you’re still reading, we know you like a challenge and consider options carefully. We look forward to hearing from you. Please send your resume accompanied by a cover letter sharing how and why this position fits into your career plans. Identifying healthcare and academic branding/marketing experience will be valuable to your application.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected. Preference will be given to candidates who apply prior to May 31, 2023.

Tessellati, LLC is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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