• Posted on: Jul 21, 2022
  • Location: REMOTE
  • Job ID: be209f5f
  • Type: Full Time
  • Category: Executive
  • Posted on: Jul 21, 2022
  • Location: REMOTE
  • Job ID: be209f5f
  • Type: Full Time
  • Category: Executive

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ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR – REMOTE

Our client, a full-service Marketing and Advertising firm, has a need for an Associate Creative Director. The ideal candidate has to lead the creative process by generating innovative ideas and engaging the audience through effective concept development, skillful writing and strong presentation. Also, working with the designers and account team members to ensure the delivery of superior creative solutions that drive client results and meet budget requirements. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

Creative Strategy

  • Develop creative strategies and innovative ideas to solve client marketing and communication challenges across a variety of forms and channels—from brainstorming to campaign concept to execution
  • Effectively communicate that vision to colleagues and clients by skillfully crafting and presenting brief, insights, inspiration and content

Creative Execution and Team Leadership

  • Lead designers and work closely with account team members to ensure on-brand design, accurate message content and adherence to the platform—including managing timelines and budgets, as well as quality and performance standards
  • Provide copywriting, proofreading and content edits as needed
  • Manage vendor procurement and relationships to complete tasks
  • Manage workflow to organize and prioritize workloads and maximize productivity
  • Provide reporting, metrics and analysis to optimize and refine campaigns
  • Keep abreast of cultural and industry trends that affect our clients’ audiences and technological advances that affect our approach and execution
  • Drive continuous process improvement to discover efficiencies and make recommendations with the creative department

Client Management / Business Development

  • Help develop business development strategies for new and existing clients. Generate ideas that excite clients and expand their perceptions of what the agency can do to help them drive results
  • Understand the clients’ business objectives and how those objectives relate to the target audience to assist in generating relevant creative ideas

Skills:

  • Leadership – The ability to simultaneously lead projects from inception to completion and deliver a high-quality product on time and on strategy. 
  • Creativity – The ability to think creatively to solve problems and drive new ideas (in traditional and non-traditional ways) for clients and agencies.
  • Organizing & Planning – The ability to establish priorities and objectives, manage various elements/tactics within each project, and organize effective workflows to meet deadlines.  
  • Decision-Making – The ability to use sound and logical judgment in regards to client, staff and vendor issues.
  • Initiative – The ability to take action by oneself without direction from others, as well as anticipate agency and client needs.
  • Flexibility – The ability to manage multiple projects, clients and concerns at the same time.​ 
  • Written Communications – The ability to deliver clear, concise and accurate message through written means.​
  • Oral Communications – The ability to deliver clear, concise and accurate messages verbally and via presentation; to listen carefully to others.​ 
  • Collaboration – The ability to work well with others at all times including under time-pressures and stress. 
  • Investigative – The ability to constantly ask “why?” and create “what if…?” questions, and undertake the steps to answer them. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Design, Advertising, Communications or other related field of study
  • 7+ years of experience in creative marketing with a branding, advertising, or interactive agency, or relevant client side experience, 2+ years of experience in marketing leadership
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and cross-functionally
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft 365)
  • Experience with the following a plus:
    • Adobe design products – Mac Platform preferred
    • Web usability and SEO knowledge
    • Social media platforms and management tools
  • Strong understanding of marketing and design principles

Benefits package 

  • For full-time employees,  the client offers subsidized health and dental insurance, company matched 401K, PTO/PD Accrual, and other voluntary insurance products are available.
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