Creative Director (Copy)

Creative New York, New York



·       Provides overall thought-leadership for clients in the area of communications solutions

·       Oversees all creative development from concept to final delivery for all agency clients

·       Provides proactive contributions to the client’s business, demonstrating best-in-class product (innovation and quality)

·       Drives collaboration with mainline and marketing objectives to ensure integrated, synergistic creative approach

·       Fosters innovation and quality to ensure delivery of the best creative product in the industry


·       Creates optimum structure to provide effective, efficient development of creative product

·       Allocates appropriate personnel for all creative assignments

·       Monitors all project milestones, deliverables, and risks to account leaders and senior management, communicating progress, issues, and accomplishments

·       Works with Account Directors to secure and drive new initiatives for clients

·       Oversees flawless delivery of creative deliverables in progress and the final product

·       Ensures that the effort of the creative team are aligned and focused

·       Provides clear direction to teams on their creative work, ensuring that it meets client’s goals and strategies

·       Monitors overall quality of agency creative output providing direction and leadership

Knowledge and Skills

·       Prepares and delivers presentations representing the creative with in-depth knowledge of why choices are being made

·       Contributes to and fosters a growing library of knowledge around creative work and options

·       Provides insight and analysis of trends and projections in all communications channels

·       Has developed and shares a high level of visual literacy / understanding of typography, illustration, color theory, and photo manipulation

·       Exhibits exceptional verbal communication skills, including ability to speak effectively before to senior management internally and externally


Relationships / Communications

·       Constantly works to improve communications and processes necessary for optimum creative output

·       Supervises, supports, and inspires creative leadership throughout the agency

·       Accurately communicates team’s efforts internally / externally and reward success within team

·       Has primary responsibility for creating, building and maintaining company creative reputation

·       Fosters strong collaborative relationship with account management and other departments to ensure innovative and seamless delivery

·       Is responsible for awareness and communication of creative successes both internally and externally


·       Is responsible for attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining top creative talent

·       Builds positive environment for the development of the highest quality creative product

·       Provides evaluation, mentorship, and counsel to direct reports

·       Demonstrates ability to lead cross-disciplinary team members

·       Stewards career management and mentorship

·       Ensures strong morale through open and constant communication and team leadership

·       Has developed a reputation that commands respect among all stakeholders

·       Undergraduate degree in an associated field

·       Must have 8+ years in creative role in an advertising agency including 4 years in a management position

·       Strong management experience including major and multiple client relationship and campaign

·       Experience across all communications channels and business categories