BRAINTRUST (www.braintrustagency.com), an integrated agency that specializes in tour, travel and hospitality, is seeking a Creative Director to lead our creative teams in New York and Las Vegas.
Based in New York City, this dynamic, leadership role is responsible for the overall creative direction of multiple brands, and for the overall quality of work produced by the creative department across digital, print and broadcast mediums. This is a versatile role requiring senior-level interface with clients, as well as coaching and management of copywriters and designers.
The responsibilities of this role include:
- Manage the creative process from concept to completion with our team of 8 designers and three copywriters
- Translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies on behalf of our agency clients
- Work across multidisciplinary projects that include print, digital, social media, experiential and broadcast
- Oversee the creative team in the production of all marketing collateral
Ensure visual communication and brand standards are met
- Be directly involved in client pitches, RFPs and other proposals
- Oversee profitability, deliverables, timelines and budgets
- Meet with clients or upper management to explain campaign strategies and solutions
- Review work, troubleshoot and provide feedback to creative teams
- Remain actively involved in hiring and training of creative staff
- Manage and cultivate the career development of staff members, including designers, art directors, copywriters, and web designers
Required experience and skills:
- 8 to 10 years creative experience
- Experience with boutique / mid-sized advertising agency preferred
- Strong understanding of current brands and advertising trends, especially in the travel and hospitality industry
- Proven track record managing and stewarding brands
- Strong concepting skills for campaigns, experiential activations, and brand concepting
- Strong communication skills and experience interacting with senior, client-side executives
- Strong leadership skills in managing a team
This is a challenging and rewarding positioning with a rapidly growing agency. BRAINTRUST is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary, 401k and benefits package.
This is a full-time position based in Manhattan. Please no freelancer or consultants.