Job Title: Group Creative Director, Art                                                             Department: Creative

Reports to: President                                                                                           FLSA Status: Full-Time/Exempt

Position Summary:

Topnotch seasoned Creative Directors with a relentless passion for uncovering the big idea, and who have a mastery of art direction, typography, photography, layout, digital and social ideation. The ideal candidate, will be well-versed in current design and advertising trends, has a keen understanding of omni-channel creative, and a proven track record of delivering award-winning creative campaigns.

The Group Creative Director assists with daily leadership on client business and will be instrumental in guiding and managing the creative team, upholding creative vision and generating work to maintain Carling standards, He/she will utilize insights to develop concepts and give creative guidance. The Group Creative Director should be a source of inspiration for the team and must be a highly organized time manager, problem solver, originator of process, partner to the Account Management team, client partner, team morale booster, a great communicator and listener. The Group Creative Director is expected to think creatively in all aspects of the role. The candidate will play a pivotal role in driving the agency forward. He/she will work alongside the Creative Director, Copy and be a positive role model to all members of the agency team.

What you’ll be doing:

·       Partnering with the [Group] Creative Director (Copy) to lead the department as a team

·       Coaching art directors and copywriters (at all levels) to: ideate; copywrite; design; bring to life data for HCP and consumer audiences; collaborate with other departments; and present to clients with confidence, savvy, and on-strategy efficiency

·       Being an visual taste-maker, peace-keeper, mediator, and inspirational force

·       Guiding the creative team in transforming concepts into comprehensive, omnichannel campaigns

·       Leading and digging deep into pitches

·       Collaborating with other agency disciplines to guide, listen to, and earn the trust of clients

·       Being a unifying force that inspires harmony between the Creative and Client Services departments

·       Taking pride of ownership by ensuring quality, consistency, and the timely creation of every project produced for every client

·       Helping lead unifying initiatives (when appropriate) within the greater Fishawack Group of Companies

·       Maintaining budget, managing hours, and working hand-in-hand with project management to allocate copy resources so that the right copywriters are assigned to the jobs that not only let them shine, but also help them evolve

·       Helping maintain client budgets by keeping an active pulse on the copy department and ensuring budgets and timelines are honored and, if necessary, adjusted to match reality

·       Being an active part of managing day-to-day deliverables, project schedules, and client needs and expectations

·       Always staying on the lookout for innovative ways to enhance not only the creative department, studio, design teams, but also the agency at large

·       Developing innovative concepts and tactics that stand out in the ever-evolving healthcare landscape

·       Forging healthy, friendly, and trusting relationships with our clients that inspire bigger thinking and more business

·       Inspiring your team to find the A-game they never even knew they had



What you need to hear back from us:

·       Bachelor’s Degree in advertising, communication design, or equivalent area of study

·       Minimum of 15 years’ copywriting and 5 years’ managing a team

·       Pharmaceutical and/or medical device experience

·       Strong client service skills with a commitment to superior quality

·       Experience in scoping, staffing, and managing a creative team

·       Solid digital experience and social media savvy

·       Experience storyboarding video content, directing talent, and understanding the nuanced skill of creating short clips (:15, :30, :60) vs long form

·       Comfort, clarity, and affability when presenting to clients

·       That unusual ability to thrive under tight deadlines

·       A desire to do great work in a tight-knit, dynamic agency located in the heart of America’s finest city 

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