DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE CONTENT

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
70k-80k + benefits
Posted
30 Nov 2021
Closes
28 Dec 2021
Contract Types
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Advertising, Branding, Digital / Web, Graphics

Director of Creative Content - Leading independent brand communication agency 

Reports to: Chief Creative Officer Mentored by: Head of Digital

Our client is on the hunt for a Director of Creative Content. What that means is someone who can lead a

team consisting of film makers, animators, and copywriters to provide their clients with strategically driven content

ranging from larger ‘longer form’ storytelling through to delivering a more agile ‘always on’ engine to support any

immediate or continually evolving communications.

The opportunity

What’s exciting, and where they see a role for someone with big ambitions, is that our client's current content offer

is growing fast. To reach its full potential, it needs to be harnessed and structured in a way that allows them to build

on that momentum. As such your first task will be to understand the business, align the existing team under your

leadership and communicate your expectations and ambitions. Once this has been done you will be free to

assess where you think the growth opportunities lie, actively work with other teams to realise them at the same

time as filling any capability gaps you think will hinder us from delivering that growth.

The role

To build, manage and mentor a commercially sound, happy and exceptionally creative content team (including

contractors) and work collaboratively with the Chief Creative Officer and Head of Digital to develop their

existing offer which will be underpinned by a joint vision and ambitious set of goals.

Your skills

Communication 

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels internally and externally
  • Build strong relationships with both the creative, client services and consultancy teams
  • Win the hearts and minds of the people in those teams in order to educate and inspire them
  • Align yourself with the agency's key account teams for the opportunity to influence their biggest clients

Leadership

  •  Work with your team to ensure their skills, work and processes are being maximised
  •  Inspire your team to think bigger and suggest upskilling where necessary 
  • Highlight any capability gaps and fill them sympathetically to help the agency achieve their goals
  • Supersize the proposition by communicating your ideas with purpose, clarity and enthusiasm. 

Strategy thinking

  • Have an overall perspective on a client’s business issues, events and activities
  • Understand any wider implications that may have a long-term impact on projects
  • Highlight the big strategically significant accounts without looking past the small ones
  • Be able to lean of the expertise of others to make a great ideas even better

Work ethic

  • Share information appropriately and build supportive, trusting and professional relationships

  • Partner with other teams, deliver training and mentor others

  • Maintain momentum by being able to identify and solve the right problems

  • Don’t get caught in the weeds

 

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