Creative Director

Job title: Creative Director
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Sherman Oaks
Remote: No
Reference: 413764
Contact name: Melissa Haley
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client is looking for a Creative Director to join their team.

You will:
Be a master translator of business objectives and marketing strategies into clear creative strategies and impactful (visual, written, digital, social, physical, etc.) executions at the speed of culture.
Partner closely with multidisciplinary teams, including Commercialization, HR, Product Development, and more to generate impactful ideas for company branding, promotional campaigns, and relevant communications.
You relish staying on top of trends, assessing real-time data, and keeping up to date with not only the latest marketing innovations, but more importantly, maintaining an innate pulse on culture.
Strategically lead inspired brainstorming sessions in ways that bring out the best and most creative ideas from the team.
Shape brand standards, establish brand governance, and create critical processes and systems to ensure creative assets are squarely on brand (identity, tone, voice, etc), regardless of who creates them.
Meet with cross-functional project leads and explain campaign strategies and solutions
Develop well-crafted media / channel appropriate copy that is on brand, tone, and voice. 
Lead, collaborate and cultivate a positive, energizing and inspiring team culture with creative team members (full-time, freelancers, consultants, contractors, agencies, etc.), including current and future designers, copywriters, photographers, producers, content creators, etc.
Ensure excellent, on-brief deliverables are met on time and on budget.

A minimum of 10 years of creative experience and a minimum of 3+ years in progress leadership roles with a natural pulse on culture and industry trends, as well as a strong, innate grasp of social platform idiosyncrasies and digital innovations – including mobile and emerging technologies.
Bachelor’s Degree in art, graphic design, marketing, communications, journalism, or another relevant field.
Expert in Mac Software, Adobe Creative Suite, and Office 365
Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.
Understanding of and experience with all dimensions of marketing communications, including consumer first experience design and the ability to translate audience insights into effective, innovative, integrated marketing campaigns.
In-depth knowledge of brand development and multichannel marketing models.
Energized by bringing to life creativity across media, balanced with being a naturally strategic thinker.
Proven experience translating the brand and objectives into on-brief, creative expressions across digital/social/traditional media/content/products/activations/experiences.
Energizing and inspiring leader with ability to motivate and unlock creativity not only with creative teams, but also business partners, while also ensuring the end work aligns with broader business objectives.
A strong portfolio of experiences that reflect abilities in graphic design, motion graphic design, short-form videos, photography, editing, storytelling, and copywriting.
Your passion for design, technology, music, media, content and culture is part of your everyday life.
Experience building a brand from scratch is preferred.
Genuinely excited by our mission and the opportunity to use your creative talents to advocate for positive change.
Capable of motivating and influencing others of all levels and stature to act
Trifecta of being collaborative, creative and strategic - a person who values open, two-way communication and leverages diverse perspectives to make good ideas and expressions great

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