Associate Creative Director

New York, New York, United States

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06/11/2024

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Associate Creative Director/Art

Weber Shandwick is looking for an Associate Creative Director with an earned and social first lens to lead and support the Creative leads in guiding, managing and refining the development of creative work from concept to production.

 

Your daily challenge is to help realize the creative vision as a manager, creator, and mentor on a variety of projects, ranging from large-scale integrated campaigns to channel-specific and socially driven content activations.

 

We’re seeking someone who is a highly conceptual problem solver, an experienced presenter of ideas, a builder of strong client relationships, and a key member of your working team, who will help us convey our clients’ messaging in ways that can breakthrough in culture.  

 

You’ll have the chance to create award-winning work for national and global brands through earned, social, and traditional media for clients across different health categories and therapeutic areas. In addition, you will focus on elevating the current creative work from the junior team, while pushing for the highest quality thinking, craft and execution for new projects as well as with new business.

 

You will work closely with the Chief Creative Officer and partner creative leads daily. You will also collaborate closely with the planning and media teams on ideas, and will manage the work with resourcing, project management, production, and client leaders to help propel the work forward and grow our business. 

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  • Develop and execute ideas with culture and news worthiness at its center.
  • Lead, manage and execute work with your CD, CCO and partner creative leads over a range of consumer and wellness brands.
  • Develop and deliver creative solutions that strengthen clients’ market distinction and leadership position.  
  • Generate innovative, world-class, and earned first creative thinking across channels.
  • Guide, teach and mentor junior members of the creative team in further developing ideas.  
  • Promote continual creative improvement and actively contribute to a culture of innovation, excellence, and accountability.  
  • Lead concept, creative development, and presentation of new business development efforts  
  • Continually develop practices and processes to inspire, innovate, and harness new ways of thinking. 
  • Oversee projects from concept to completion in addition to being a hands-on creative
  • Create production-ready designs, campaigns and layouts
  • Establish the look/tone/feel for campaigns, social channels and new business needs
  • Convey ideas through well-designed presentations and idea boards
  • Translate content ideas into storyboards, shot lists, casting specs, set and wardrobe recommendations, etc.
  • Attend shoots to ensure all the visual components are captured
  • Review rough cuts and convey clear, actionable feedback to editors and producers
  • Incorporate feedback from Creative Directors, teammates and clients with precision and a positive attitude.

 

 

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS 

  • A strong portfolio of work showcasing social and earned first thinking.
  • Strong knowledge of marketing, PR, creative development, campaign and brand development, digital marketing, and the creative process    
  • 5-7 years of experience with several years’ experience managing creative team members
  • Strong ability to provide clear creative direction and provide timely, helpful feedback to improve creative processes and to keep work on budget and schedule.  
  • Resilient mindset, a cheerful and positive attitude, and respect for others 
  • Ability to familiarize yourself quickly with the client’s brand standards.
  • Comfort with juggling multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work quickly, efficiently and accurately with Adobe Creative Suite programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) as well as presentation tools such as PowerPoint
  • Must be self-motivated, hard-working, well-organized and deadline-driven
  • Knowledgeable about emerging media, trends and philosophies in design, technology, social media, storytelling and engagement
  • Strong presentation skills and communication abilities, both internal and client-facing  
  • Ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short and long-term needs. 
  • The ability to concept across a broad range of media, in a variety of tones and voices. 
  • Resilient mindset, a cheerful and positive attitude, and respect for others 
  • A willingness to push creative boundaries. 
  • Bonus skills: UX/UI, animation, illustration, photography, retouching, content creation, videography, editorial design

 

The Weber Shandwick Collective recognizes that your health and wellbeing are a priority. This is why we offer a full suite of benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k (with employer match)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Juice Money – $60 monthly reimbursement to be used towards purchases that nourish your health, mind, body, and soul
  • MyDays – Flexible holiday schedules
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Employee Family Leave
  • Family Building Benefit

NYC Salary range: $115,000 – $150,000

Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position; market considerations; budgetary considerations; tenure and standing with the company (applicable to current employees); as well as the employee’s/applicant’s background, pertinent experience, and qualifications.

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.