Creative Studio Manager

Creative + Design Toronto, Ontario


Position at H+K Canada

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is looking for a Creative Studio Manager to join our fast-moving team.
You’re flexible, highly motivated and able to work with diverse teams to manage workflows and deliverables. As you’ll be managing campaigns and content across multiple formats in traditional, social & digital platforms, you have a meticulous eye for detail. You can work alone, with small teams, or with additional freelancers to deliver against tight deadlines. Sound good so far?

You’ll also be managing client budgets and setting up workflows in, while helping decide which project goes to whom. Leadership skills are a must and the ability to motivate and support morale is plus while keeping everyone updated on project status and delivery. As this role will often be the first point of contact for internal stakeholders, you’re a strong communicator with diplomacy it takes to manage a wide range of asks and deadlines. Other duties include quality control, backup and archiving, tracking and reporting Studio revenue on an ongoing basis, and working closely with finance to manage invoicing and payment. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and come from a digital or creative agency. While English is essential, French is an asset, as many of our clients work across both languages.


  • Strong organizational skills
  • An understanding of traditional, digital, and social advertising
  • A realistic understanding of how long things take
  • An ability to multi-task and juggle multiple projects, happiest when working under pressure
  • A knack for diplomacy and clear communication
  • A natural ability to motivate others
  • Confidence in client-facing situations
  • The ability to manage remote team members across our offices in Canada
  • Have good time management and be structured and well-organized
  • Have had strong experience in project and people management
  • Be a logical and clear thinker


  • 5+ years previous experience in a fast-paced digital/creative agency preferred.
  • Working knowledge of, Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

What else is in it for you?

  • Full health benefits package—including healthy paid time off, schedule flexibility, fitness reimbursement, and more
  • Employee referral bonus
  • A career working with and influencing bold, creative teams and client accounts
  • A passionate, smart, fun, and creative office culture
  • Strong leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, training and mentoring to help you grow, expand your skills and become your professional best

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is dedicated to employment equity, diversity, in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. If you require any accommodation during the recruitment process, please reach out to us.

About us:
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is a public relations and public affairs' consultancy providing services to local, multinational, and global clients from its eight offices across the country.

The firm works with clients to solve complex communications challenges and delivers award winning campaigns and is focus on continued innovation for the industry. H+K offers deep sector knowledge and breadth of public relations and public affairs' expertise including specialists in health + wellness, technology, goverment+public sector, energy+industrials, consumer packaged goods, financial+professional services, food+drink, retail+leisure and sports.

Globally, Hill +Knowlton Strategies Inc., has offices in more than 40 countries as well as an extensive associate network; and it is a member of WPP (NASDAQ:WPPGY), one of the world's largest communications services groups.

Accommodation Statement:
H+K Strategies welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities, as such reasonable accommodations are available upon request from a candidate with a disability, thus ensuring you can take part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If as a qualified job applicant, you request an accommodation, we will consult with you and provide reasonable accommodations according to your accessibility needs. If you wish to make a request, please provide a cover letter, when applying to this position.

The successful candidate to this role may be asked to complete a background screen, which may include criminal, credit, employment, educational checks and/or COVID 19 vaccination checks. All offers of employment are conditional on the receipt of satisfactory results of any applicable check. In our continued commitment to prioritize colleague health, comply with customer/business partner requirements, and help preserve our business continuity. 

H+K Strategies requires employees, contractors, and business partners to be fully vaccinated with relevant dose(s) of a Health Canada approved vaccine for all new hires by their start date in order to attend the office or meet with employees or clients. “Fully vaccinated” means it has been 14 days after receiving the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (i.e. two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series), and which may include, at the Company’s discretion, any further doses in accordance with Health Canada guidelines. 

Exemptions will only be granted for medical reasons or on a protected ground under applicable human rights legislation.  

Statement on Diversity & Inclusivity:
H+K Strategies Canada provides services in one of the most diverse countries in the world. The diversity of our communities takes many forms. It includes differences related, amongst others to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, gender expression and presentation, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, and socioeconomic status. We see diversity as an asset to our organization and communities and strive to be reflective of the communities that we serve. We commit ourselves to promoting better understanding and appreciation of our human diversity; a commitment which is best realized through our individual and collective effort.

We are professionally and personally committed to celebrating the rich diversity, equity and inclusion of people who work in our company, to those who live in our communities, and to those who access our services and resources. We believe that it is critical that our services empower freedom of thought and opinion in an environment of mutual respect. All our activities and interactions are enriched by accepting each other as we are and by celebrating our uniqueness as well as our commonality. We are guided by the principle that celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion enriches and empowers the lives of all people. 

Message to Agencies: 
H+K Strategies Canada does not accept unsolicited telephone calls, referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. H+K Strategies Canada will not consider unsolicited telephone calls, referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. The submission of referrals or resumes by anyone other than a candidate directly to H+K Strategies Canada is not welcome. Unsolicited referrals and resumes sent to H+K Strategies Canada will be deemed gratuitous, and H+K Strategies Canada will not be obligated or bound in any way to pay a referral or any other fee if a person referred to us from a source other than a direct candidate is subsequently hired.