Creative Director - Copy 10010

Chicago, Illinois

Start 11/28/2022

Permanent

Best Marketing and Advertising agency is on the hunt for a dynamic, rockstar creative leader with serious copywriting chops to help our inclusive, equitable, and sustainability-minded agency soar to even greater heights.  The Group Creative Director (Copy) is responsible for the overall direction of the agency’s creative

Best Marketing and Advertising agency is on the hunt for a dynamic, rockstar creative leader with serious copywriting chops to help our inclusive, equitable, and sustainability-minded agency soar to even greater heights.  The Group Creative Director (Copy) is responsible for the overall direction of the agency’s creative department, both design and copy but with an emphasis on the copy side.

SALARY RANGE: $120-180K based on experience


MUST HAVES:

  • #1 conceptual big idea person.
  • #2 leader
  • #3. Presenter and support new business.  
  • 5-10 years of experience.
  • Ideally would want to hire a more diverse candidate – minority or female.

REQUIREMENTS (background check/drug screen/vaccination status)
  • nothing mandidated for vaccination.
  • They use CDC guidelines. – No background check or drug screen

WE WANT YOUR STRATEGIC & CREATIVE VISION. 

  • The Group Creative Director (Copy) interfaces with the client, account teams, creative department, production department, and management team, and is responsible for taking strategic marketing plans and interpreting them into “big ideas” with a unique point of view.


WE WANT YOUR SAVVY MANAGEMENT SKILLS. 

  • The Group Creative Director (Copy) advises the Creative Directors regarding which creative team members to assign to which creative assignments. He/she works closely with creative staff to ensure quality results, fostering professional growth while working to bring everyone’s work to the highest standard possible.


WE WANT YOUR EYE FOR DETAIL. 

  • The Group Creative Director (Copy) ultimately approves all work before presentation to the client, reviewing it with account leaders and taking their requests into consideration. Most of all, the Group Creative Director (Copy) recognizes the importance of the creative product with regard to the future success of the agency and is a steward of excellence behind all work the agency produces.


CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Directs the creative product, striving for excellence from concept to completion of every project.
  • Provides insightful, groundbreaking, and/or original creative concepts as required for specific assignments.
  • Produces director-level copy across client accounts as needed.
  • Collaborates with account group to joint estimate projects, assign resources, and define scope/schedule.
  • Works closely with account teams to solve marketing problems through smart advertising and best practices.
  • Manages Creative department, Creative Directors, Creative Production
  • Services and Freelance resources.
  • Confirms delivery schedules with account teams and oversees assignment of jobs to creative team members.
  • Oversees creative solutions produced by team and offers valuable input to elevate quality of creative product.
  • Serves as client-facing representative of the agency and effectively "sells” creative at client presentations.
  • Responsible for the selection and management of freelance services.
  • Assists in screening and interviewing applicants for creative positions, hiring and terminating to ensure creative department is appropriately staffed.
  • Actively promotes the agency's growth and exposure via new business
  • pitches, self-promotional efforts, and RFP response/proposal development.
  • Maintains current working knowledge of computer-related skills, software, and programs to ensure entire creative department and staff remain on the leading edge of essential technology and skills.
  • Makes recommendations to ensure profitability for the agency.
  • Recommends hardware and software purchases to keep department current and efficient.
  • Supports agency operations as a senior member of the agency’s management team.