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How likely would it be for me to find an AD job in NYC and work remotely from Berlin? Possible? Impossible?

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VERY unlikely unless you’re amazing. Like top 50-100 creatives in the world. Why would a NY agency do that? You walk outside in NYC and trip over 5 Art Directors. If you can move, do it. It’s most likely the only way to do it.


Almost impossible unless you are a global CCO.


But it’s hush hush. Tax implications are horrible for both the employer and the employee, once the IRS finds out. And trust me, they will start looking into it once the pandemic quiets down. For example, if you live in Brazil but you work for an American shop, let’s say on the O-1 visa, the chances are for now it’s fine, but your employer sooner or later will have to answer questions asked by IRS (they will find your employee isn’t in USA), and your employee will have to pay income tax in Brazil too.


It’s doable but tough. We can hire people overseas but it has to be through their local office and we pay them the local rate. But, we’d need a reason to do all that rather than hire a local.


Totally fair. This makes sense!

Not so unlikely. I’m doing this now.


May I ask where you’re stationed and which country you’re working for?

Remote is very likely. International remote not. The legal and tax implications are insane for your employer.


This was my thought exactly. 😭

Hit up German/European agencies with locations in NYC like Thjnk, Superheroes that come to mind. May have the chance to work on multiple clients.


Thanks! I’ll look into that

It’s possible! I know our agency recently hired someone in China and a strategist is working from Croatia. If you did MASE/have a good network and working at a decent German shop, I don’t see why you couldn’t. Esp. since Quarter aways were remote.

Do you have native fluency in German ?

I don’t unfortunately. Still learning!


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