Job Openings Creative Director

About the job Creative Director

ABOUT THE ROLE

Since we believe in creative work that disrupts, we are looking for a candidate who is going to embrace modern marketing principles and is a self-starter. Someone who challenges the norm and embodies our philosophy of divine discontent (Never stop chasing brilliance attitude).

For this role we are looking for a Creative Director. Must have 10+ years’ experience.

The successful candidate needs to be a leading light for both clients and agency colleagues; a self-starter with the ambition to match. They will be required to provide a vision, be an inspirational leader and a tenacious salesperson.

To complement the above, we’ll also be looking for:

  • Highly conceptual individual (Must demonstrate with at least 5 projects)
  • Demonstrate exceptional strategic thinking (Provide 3 examples)
  • Must have lead the conceptualization and execution of TTL campaigns and pure digital campaigns (Show minimum of 4 examples)
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of digital platforms
  • Must demonstrate an ability to use multimedia programmes
  • (Editing, recording etc.)
  • Track record of winning international and local awards i.e., Cannes, One Show, Loeries, Clios, Bookmarks etc.
  • Show at least 1 international Silver and 1 local gold medals
  • Must demonstrate examples of leadership skills & problem solving
  • Demonstrate how you’ve previously dealt with conflict
  • Working knowledge of existing platforms
  • A strong understanding of best practice interaction and visual design principles

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Creative Director you will help lead our passionate, multi-talented studio guiding all members to deliver exceptional, integrated concepts to exceed client briefs and expectations.

A Creative Director is a thought leader within the agency, so they can expect to be craft-led, strategically driven, and platform neutral conceptual thinkers with a desire to transform brands by creating beautiful, intuitive, and human-centred products and experiences.

The individual must be tuned into all aspects of South African popular culture and the platforms and media it plays in, as well as have a strong point of view on what it takes to win in this space.

What you’ll do everyday

Responsibilities:

  • You will lead client agency/client brainstorms & workshops to determine KPI’s, strategic direction and set ways of working to maintain client relationships
  • Drive integration, with weighting on digital platforms
  • Scope, plan & manage the creative process on projects
  • Manage & mentor creative teams
  • Work with other disciplines (Strategists, Developers, Media, Accounts, etc.) to ensure cohesive team integration, and alignment with broader business objectives
  • Be a champion for innovation on every project you touch
  • Play an active role in campaign planning
  • Drive real-time optimisation of the digital work in partnership with strategy and media
  • Participate in pitches for new business
  • Define the direction for overall campaigns
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Generate ideas and sell them into clients and other members of the team
  • Mock-up creative ideas
  • Create across multiple channels
  • Consistently produce creative elements against a deliverables list
  • Lead brainstorms & conceptualisation
  • Oversee the craft. Whether it be the writing, design of an idea etc.
  • Compile presentations for clients/figure out new ways of selling
  • Attend client briefings & presentations
  • Demonstrate thought leadership by keeping updated on industry trends

You’ll also be required to develop the following:

  • Good understanding of influencer, Mobile, Podcast, out-of-home, guerrilla, activations and direct marketing
  • Great time management
  • Demonstrate ability to work under immense pressure & meet tight deadlines
  • Adept problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills with ability to provide rationales for creative choices made
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Able to work with team members & delegate effectively
  • Understand the client’s business requirements, and understand how our services should be applied to solve business problems

Working knowledge of these tools:

  • Illustrator (Optional)
  • Photoshop
  • After Effects (Would help)
  • KeyNote / PowerPoint
  • Google Web Designer & DV360 (Would help)
  • Facebook Creative Hub (Would help)
  • 3D Animation & Production (Would help)

Additional skills

  • An Illustrator by night
  • Animator on weekends
  • A Javascript wiz
  • Editing skills