Associate Director of Creative

Marketing Leeds, United Kingdom


The role: Associate Director of Creative

We are looking for an Associate Director of Creative to join our Stars Creative team, based in our Leeds office.

Are you our next super star?

We are building a new Marketing Centre of Excellence in Leeds and we’re looking for individuals with big ideas and the ability to think creatively and outside of the box. You will become part of a company that gives you everything you need to create winning moments to push your own boundaries and build the best experience for our millions of players around the world.

So, who are we? We’re home to some of the biggest, most exciting brands in the online gaming industry, with offices, events and players all over the world. We’re the ultimate owner of such brands as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo, Sky Poker and BetEasy, as well as live poker tour and event brands.

Why we need you: -

Stars Creative is the Stars Group’s in-house creative agency, which produces the Stars Group’s global and individual market advertising, branding, design work and TV shows. We produce big budget global 360 advertising campaigns (brand, tactical, product) right down to creating small banner ads for local markets.

We are looking for an Associate Director of Creative to lead and mentor internal teams and also be heavily involved in the actual creating of award winning work. You will become a driving force in the Stars Creative team, leading the creation and selling of big ideas and cutting-edge content and engaging our audiences through seamless customer journeys and experiences. You will lead the conceptualising and driving through of work within Stars Creative with unique, innovative and distinctive design concepts and ideas across promotions, acquisition, conversions – covering online, TV and live events.

Reporting to our Global Creative Director, you will be instrumental in helping to inspire our Stars Creative team to deliver world-class advertising, branding, design work and TV campaigns which effortlessly connect people with our brands: PokerStars, BetStars, PokerStars Casino, Full Tilt, Sky Bet, Sky and BetEasy to name but a few. You will help develop Stars Creative into a world-class centre of excellence. Your mission is to create inspiring and effective communications that attract new players, engage our current players, and drive our mission to be the world’s favourite gaming destination. 

Who are we looking for: -

This is an exciting role for an ambitious and driven individual. You will have an insatiable hunger for new approaches. You love to share new findings with others and help people see things from a fresh perspective. You’re fuelled by a desire to see what’s possible if we collectively push the boundaries, not just interested in what we can do, but what we could do.

We’re looking for an individual with experience in a senior leadership role in a brand and creative rich environment.  Ideally, you will have played a major role in repositioning a B2C brand and have an award-winning book that is second to none. You will love leading teams to deliver strategically driven and engaging campaigns with a cutting edge understanding of brand and digital marketing practices.

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus. In addition, we can provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). In addition, you can join our company pension scheme. You can make the most of our personal interest allowance in order to learn something new or pursue a hobby. If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support to develop your skills and support you in progressing your career.

We offer many more great perks such as an annual travel loan, subsidised massage sessions, free drinks, snacks, hot beverages and fresh fruit every day.

Our social team organise great events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.