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Executive Creative Director

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Who You Are

You know a picture is worth a thousand words, and that the right word is worth a thousand pictures. You understand every facet of the creative process, from ideation to measuring success, and you value the people at work behind them. You prefer your pies in the sky, your people electrically charged, and your strategy rock-solid. You know how to work across disciplines and departments to build trust and lead consensus. You see the path forward when all everyone else sees are weeds. 


What You’ll Do

As a leader of our creative department, you’ll manage the Brooklyn book of business and the creative leads running it. You’ll oversee, develop, and advocate for the team while helping to maintain healthy ways of working and strong, polished, unexpected creative output. Working closely with the CCO, you’ll help assess and respond to client needs via creative work while refining our own unique creative process as an agency alongside leadership in Accounts, Production, Finance, and Operations. There’s no shortage of ideas under our roof, so your ability to guide powerful minds toward success in the face of infinite creative opportunity is what matters most. An editor and shaper of these ideas, you’ll ensure we meet clients’ business goals as successfully as we meet our own creative ones. This role is based in our Brooklyn, New York office, but will remain remote until July 2021. 


Specifically you’ll be:

  • Working across departments on the sound planning and thoughtful execution of innovative creative work and helping to ensure it’s high quality, on time, and on budget
  • Overseeing the growth and mentorship of a team of established and emerging creative directors and managers in the Copy and Design disciplines, including overseeing consistent and thoughtful feedback and along career journeys 
  • Working closely with new business at all stages in the process: as an advisor throughout the intake process, by evaluating work and creative strategy and making recommendations, and by advising and leading pitches 
  • Providing counsel and acting as a sounding board to CCO 
  • Representing to the business on behalf of Creative, including serving on the agency leadership team
  • Actively ensuring our creative work promotes diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Working collaboratively to help cast business appropriately with the goal of delivering consistently superior creative work while maintaining the health and well-being of our people
  • Defining creative scopes of work with peers in the creation of project specifications and timing plans
  • Collaborating closely with every department including (and especially) Strategy, Media, Production and Accounts
  • Developing strong client relationships built on strategic creative thinking and measuring the alignment of our work with client business goals
  • Developing and championing internal processes for the ultimate balance: exceptional work quality and healthy work-life balance

Our Must-Haves

  • 7+ years experience in creative leadership, whether in-house client side or in an agency setting
  • Attentiveness, empathy, and the ability to learn and grow while teaching and growing others
  • The ability to connect the dots between mediums and disciplines (and people)
  • A deep understanding of brand development as well as both traditional and digital marketing
  • A willingness from the outset to establish clear creative direction and to provide constructive feedback to the team
  • Extraordinary communication capabilities, including the ability to present ideas verbally and in writing in a compelling way, both internally and to the client
  • An even more extraordinary ability to stay on schedule and on budget
  • A love of culture, technology, and trends, and their evolution


What We Offer

  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits, including a subscription to One Medical
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • 401k Retirement plan with matching program
  • Performance-based bonuses
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave as a proud member of Pledge Parental Leave
  • Commuter benefits 
  • Team and company outings and events
  • Monday morning brunch, free snacks, and coffee & beer on tap
  • Pet-friendly offices

Interested? Please Send Us:

  • Your resume
  • A nontraditional cover letter letting us know why you want in on Madwell


Our Diversity Commitment

We celebrate diversity in our employees and we’re committed to building a safe and inclusive workplace environment where we all can thrive. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage future Madwellians from traditionally underrepresented and underserved communities to apply.


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