Associate Creative Director

Location: McLean, VA
Discipline: Design
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Job ID: 23191
Date Added: 05/19/2022

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We are working with a leading hospitality brand in search for an Associate Creative Director to join their global marketing team. The Global Marketing team brings to life the unique promise of a portfolio of brands by defining, creating, and delivering exceptional multi-channel marketing campaigns designed to drive business results. This will be a hybrid remote role with some work from home flexibility. Candidates local or willing to relocate to McLean/DC metro area encouraged to apply. 

The Associate Creative Director will lead their hardworking in-house creative team dedicated to Loyalty and Global Enterprise Marketing lines of business. The creative studio partners with cross-functional teams to build marketing platforms and consumer campaigns to drive awareness, engagement, preference, and loyalty.

*Candidates who meet the below requirements will be eligible for consideration.

Associate Creative Director Requirements:

  • Strong presentation and communication skills with the ability to inspire and sell creative rationale to senior management and cross-functional teams.
  • Have a strong interest in social and cultural trends and emerging digital technologies.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and staff management skills.
  • Expert knowledge of design fundamentals and messaging hierarchy.
  • Confidence, enthusiasm, and determination; Can successfully solve problems and make the right decisions.
  • Collaboration, and can work with partners across multiple functions.
  • Authentic, confident, hardworking. Able to form strong working relationships quickly.
  • Have a curiosity about popular culture, new trends, and styles.
  • Experience working at a creative agency.
  • Experience in hospitality or consumer brands.
  • A portfolio that demonstrates the strong design, storytelling, brand, and campaign development.
  • 5 years of relative Design experience, preferably in a design firm, advertising, or in-house creative department.
  • Experience managing creative or design teams.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite.

Associate Creative Director Responsibilities:

  • Proactively understand and gain knowledge of the brand business, brands, target audiences, and competitor activities.
  • Partner with the Executive Creative Director / Art Directors / Copywriters to develop compelling creative solutions across Omni-platform touchpoints with a customer-first lens.
  • Influence creative workflow and the Creative Studio ways of working.
  • Interact with business partners and partners in various capacities. 
  • Work closely with the leadership regarding talent management, recruitment, retention, and training. Recognize, encourage and motivate the talent of those on the team.
  • Help plan and run effective creative brainstorming workshops and creative presentations for our partners across marketing, brand, and corporate lines of business.
  • Collaborate with the partner teams and other members of the internal creative studio to understand business goals, marketing objectives, and creative needs to support various marketing campaigns and projects.
  • Adhere to brand identity and accessibility standards and guidelines while helping to inform the evolution and extension of the visual identity.
  • Use campaign performance data to understand the effectiveness of campaigns and apply key takeaways to future campaigns.
  • Identify where to invest time/energy best, when to be involved vs. hands-off, and prioritize work.
  • Partner with Creative Operations to help vet, build and manage freelance/external agency roster.

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