Associate Creative Director (Copywriter)

Copywriting San Francisco, California




  • Responsible for the development and production of advertising for a number of brands and/or services.
  • Oversees a staff of writers and art directors, and is responsible for the quality of their work.
  • All work on the accounts in the Associate Creative Director’s group is initiated through him/her and completed under his/her direction in time to undergo normal agency approval procedures.
  • Helps to create and maintain a high energy level with those personnel assigned to his or her group.
  • Evaluates the performance of the people assigned to him/her and makes recommendations for advancement and salary increases.
  • Participates in, and contributes to, the new business activities of the agency, as required.

 Personal Development

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies (following corporate approval of any cost).


Team Development (if/when applicable)

  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results
  • Maintains Creative department staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees
  • Maintains Creative department staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results
  • Monitors and implements training and development programs


Performance Standards

  • Agency Creative goals are met
  • Agency operations run effectively and efficiently
  • Team is efficient and inspired, with clear direction


Personal Characteristics

  • Strategic/Conceptual
  • Leader
  • Democratic teacher
  • Assertive
  • Confident
  • Proactive
  • Decisive
  • Collaborative
  • Accurate
  • Succinct
  • Objective
  • Nimble


 Experience Required

  • 8+ years experience
  • Full trust in covering client meeting, shoot, running day-to-day while creative lead is out.
  • Is responsible for making sure teams deliver work that is on strategy, revisions that address feedback
  • Proactively seeking opportunities to push work to the next level
  • Providing guidance/direction to others—thinking beyond their own work
  • Loops in ECD for sign-off on work


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