Senior Team (Copywriter+Art Director)

Creative San Francisco, California


Description

We are looking for an established Sr. Team who together are looking for an exciting new opportunity.  Below will give you a sense of what we are looking for in both a Sr. CW and a Sr. AD.  You must apply together - solo applicants will not be considered.

Senior Copywriters bring both experience and expertise to the creative process. They have developed, with time, awareness of all forms of marketing and media and they are charged with writing persuasive copy in a variety of tones and styles to a wide array of target audiences. We are looking for top talent that overtime have built a solid reputation for consistently delivering world-class creative business communications. 

Key 
Responsibilities: 

Creativity

·       Works with the Client Service and Strategic Planning teams regarding marketing and creative strategies for brand concepts, providing insight and challenging the brief as appropriate in order to raise the agency’s creative offering

·       Collaborates with other creative staff to share learning and experience and to establish initiatives that will improve the creative product

·       Generates and develops concepts and ideas, which meet the requirements of the brief as well as the client’s-branding standards that are of a consistently high standard

·       Ensures the proper placement, context and meaning of every word as well as the overall message within a creative assignment

·       Establishes tone, character, and messages that will effectively communicate with the target audience and fulfill the project objectives

·       Is able to prepare a range integrated copy from development of headlines and editorial copy to scripts for audio / video recordings, quizzes, questionnaires, brochures, posters, POS material, and navigational button names

·       Understands and accepts the need to amend, revise or redevelop campaigns in response to feedback from the creative director or clients

·       Participates in (and may lead) brainstorming sessions

Productivity

·       Works closely with the Creative Director on key campaigns generating ideas and discussing progress with the creative director before making presentations to clients

·       Understands the importance of maintaining accurate and up-to-date timesheets

·       Ensures all work is done to agreed deadlines and within budget often monitoring the progress of more junior staff

·       Multi-tasks, working on several campaigns at once, under pressure and on tight deadlines

·       Seeks approvals from creative management on all work before delivery to Accounts and / or the Client

·       Is involved in the production process including casting, dealing with production companies and directors, as well as work with typographers, designers and printers

·       Assists in developing presentation materials for business development projects

Knowledge & Skills

·       Possesses excellent written and presentation skills

·       Is able to sell a creative idea passionately and persuasively ensuring its link to the brief

·       Is able to explain supporting rationale for all work

·       Keeps up-to-date with popular culture and trends

Relationships / Communications

·       Attends and participates in client presentations or pitch presentations to support the creative rationale behind the agency’s work sometimes on behalf of the Creative Director

·       Acts as liaison with production companies, photographers, typographers, designers and printers

·       Represents, when required, senior creative management at agency meetings as well as with clients

·       Partners with Account, Media, Project Management and Technical counterparts to enhance quality, productivity, and profitability of the group’s work

·       Meets the account management team to discuss client requirements and product background

Leadership

·       Mentors more junior talent on the creative team sharing their knowledge, experience and expertise

·       Works well in a team, has developed a reputation for cooperation and teamwork

·       Supports creative management on the identification and development of all agency staff

·       Contributes to overall office morale, spirit, character and work quality

Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate degree in an associated field
  • 4-6 years of copywriting experience
  • Experience across a variety of communications channels and business categories (agency experience preferred)


Senior Art Directors bring both experience and expertise to the creative process.They have developed a reputation for creating and overseeing the implementation of world-class creative business communications with particular responsibility towards the artwork, including print materials, as well as the filming of television commercials. We are looking for top talent that can be relied upon to make key decisions ensuring the quality of the finished product. 

Key Responsibilities: 

Creativity

·       Collaborates with other creative staff to share learning and experience and to establish initiatives that will improve DDB’s creative product

·       Responsible for not only the “look” of an ad but is also part of a creative team responsible for developing the concept

·       Establishes visual tone, character, and messages that will effectively communicate with the target audience and fulfill the project objectives

·       Is responsible for the proper placement, context and meaning of every image and graphic element within a creative assignment

·       Understands and accepts the need to amend, revise or redevelop campaigns in response to feedback from the creative director or clients

·       Participants in, and leads brainstorming sessions

Productivity

·       Works daily with the Account Director to ensure all deliverables and deadlines are met and within budget

·       Seeks approval from creative management on all work before delivery to Accounts and / or Client

·       Assists in identifying and managing outside illustrators, photographers, comp artists, and video producers to ensure the integrity of the final product against the brief

·       Multi-tasks, working on several campaigns at once, under pressure and against tight timelines

·       Takes on projects from start to finish and is able to relate all information to others involved on the job with minimal supervision

·       Understands the importance of maintaining accurate and up-to-date timesheets to record all work

·       Creates rough layout of print ads for presentation to client, and after approval uses all the resources of the agency to produce the finished ad

·       Supports and assists in preparing materials for business development projects and pitches

·       Supervises, as required, the work of more junior staff ensuring its accuracy and integrity to the brief

·       Develops storyboards for television ads as a model for client approval, then works with the Copywriter and Producer to ensure the final product is true to the original concept and presentation

Knowledge and Skills

·       Possesses excellent written and presentation skills

·       Consistently and independently acquires subject matter expertise through advanced training

·       Keeps up-to-date with popular culture and trends

·       Understands and uses the latest in computer design software

Relationships / Communications

·       Collaborates with and provides guidance to agency counterparts including: Project Managers, Designers, Production, Accounts, Creative Technologists

·       Represents, when required, senior creative management at agency meetings as well as with clients

·       Partners with Account, Media, and Technical counterparts to enhance quality, productivity and profitability of the agency’s work

·       Participates in the presentation of work to the client

Leadership

·       Coaches and mentors the creative team by providing open and honest feedback and inspiring direction for both project work and long-term professional growth

·       Shares knowledge in an open and collaborative manner

·       Contributes to the overall agency morale, spirit, character and work quality

Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate degree in an associated field
  • 4-6 years of copywriting experience
  • Experience across a variety of communications channels and business categories (agency experience preferred)


Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

DDB is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.