Position – Creative Director

Creative for the sake of being creative? …Move along, please.

Believe the best creative is carved with a razor-sharp strategy? …We should talk.

But what’s it like working at DG, you ask?

Here’s the rundown… We listen. We get our hands dirty. We solve problems. And we wear a lot of hats along the way. No “Madison Ave” egos here – just smart people doing admirable work.

Sound intriguing? Let us know.


POSITION PURPOSE:

As Creative Director, the employee is responsible for the overall supervision of the agency’s creative product – from the initial “big idea” to the completed work. The employee will participate in management discussions and bring to the attention of the President any and all matters or recommendations relating to the creative, efficient and productive operation of the agency. The Creative Director may also assist in new business and client service functions.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Direct overall agency creative product.
  2. Produce creative product including graphic designs and copy as needed.
  3. Lead the agency’s digital/web creative effort.
  4. Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate creative and production staff.
  5. Assist Account Executives with development of strategic marketing communication plans.
  6. Present creative ideas and products to clients, as required.
  7. Oversee vendor selection process, including freelancers.
  8. Assist with agency new business effort.
  9. Represent agency at creative, professional or civic functions as needed.
  10. Work alongside Production Manager to move client projects through the agency in an efficient manner.
  11. Participate in overall agency systems development.
  12. Serve as an inspiring mentor to creative staff.


REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 5 years marketing communication experience.
  • Supervision and staff management experience.
  • Digital/web experience a plus. Solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities.
  • Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite.


REPORTS TO: Agency President

FSLA STATUS: Full-time/Exempt

HOURS PER WEEK: 40

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: To perform the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required with or without reasonable accommodation to sit, stand, bend and reach with manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, copies, telephones and other office equipment. May require lifting up to 40 pounds. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Acknowledgement of this Position Description does not constitute a contract of employment. This position can be modified at any time for any reason by the management of Dearing Group.


All prospective candidates must submit a resume and portfolio of professional work via PDF or link to careers@dearing-group.com or use the submission form below.