Creative Director - Copywriter

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Team Leadership
Works harmoniously with others to get a job done and leads the team in a collaborative fashion
Shares critical information with everyone involved in a project to produce more effective creative solutions
Helps to set a tone of cooperation within the creative group and across the organization; promotes a “be of service” solution oriented mentality across the creative team
Finds common ground with clients when debating creative or strategic opinions
Encourages individuals to take on specific roles to deepen existing or develop new skills
Gives the team proper recognition and credit for their contributions
Builds a collective team vision and defines goals and objectives
Creative Direction, Leadership and Execution
Provides creative direction and coaching while partnering with staff to accomplish creative objectives
Provides creative quality control over concepts and execution
Directs complex, large-scale project activities and effectively leads and manages work of the creative studio team.
Leads execution of Tier 1 creative work on select projects including development of headlines and copy.
Provides brand guidance and direction to ensure consistent alignment with brand standards
Motivates the team to deliver a consistently high-level of quality as evaluated by clients
Understands data used to track market trends and customer actions and uses to inform the creative work.
Staff development
Works to improve the team’s performance by pursuing opportunities for continuous learning/feedback.
Constructively helps and coaches team in their professional development through informal and formal feedback sessions (i.e., performance reviews), as appropriate
Guides the workload, development, and growth of direct reports
Demonstrates a real sense of caring for the team’s professional and personal well being
Plans regularly scheduled one-on-one time for personal coaching and mentoring of direct reports
Implements and refines conceptual development/ideation process and defines and coaches team on presentation expectations
Exhibits a “can-do” approach and inspires and motivates associates to excel
Fosters a team spirit that is reflective of their collective personalities
Nurtures a culture that is fun to work in and helps build an open creative community
Proactively addresses staff performance issues
Client Service
Builds strong relationships with clients; perceived as credible, trusted advisor
Partners with clients to achieve effective outcomes in an efficient manner
Works with clients to articulate creative needs concisely, yet completely
Appropriately balances client desires, business requirements and marketing strategies

What we’re looking for...
Qualifications
Must have:
Bachelor's degree preferred; preferably in advertising, English, journalism or a related field
Ten or more years of relevant work experience; with five as an Assistant Creative Director
Experience leading and managing medium to large teams
Both in-house and agency experience required
Demonstrated creative conceptualization skills
Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud software.
Portfolio required.
Ideally, you'll also have:
Big-picture thinking
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to manage differing viewpoints so the final product remains true to the objective
Proven leadership skills to maximize team talents
Hands on experience in at least one creative discipline: design, copywriti

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