Associate Creative Director (Art)

Newark, New Jersey | Freelance | Job ID #60161 |
Posted Last Week

Our client, a leading sports and entertainment marketing company in the NYC area, is looking for an Associate Creative Director (Art) to join their team. This role begins remotely as soon as possible. Candidates must be local to the NYC area as this will move on-site when safe to do so.

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead the creative for this brand starting with concept ideation and design for all marketing and creative assets
  • Drive concepting for new creative ideas that can live across all platforms from marketing, ticket sales, merchandising, etc.
  • Lead creative executions across all but not limited to, brand identity and logo development, campaigns, events, presentations, sales assets, in-person experiences, apparel and digital and social executions
  • Oversee and mentor two direct reports in the development of creative concepts and executions based on creative briefs
  • Work into and with the Brand & Creative lead across all creative executions from start to finish
  • Act as the brand steward ensuring proper logo and brand standard use across all assets both internally and with partners
  • Continuously look for opportunities to push design and creative into new territories, while not losing the core brand messaging
  • Work with production team to capture photo assets to be used across all mediums
  • Support a culture of collaboration and hard work
  • Other tasks may apply

About you:

  • 7-9 years of experience working in the ad agency, marketing or design agency world
  • Significant experience with integrated mediums including but not limited to Video, Print, Radio, OOH, Digital and Social, Interactive, Events and more
  • Must have management experience leading designers
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, as well as, PowerPoint and Keynote
  • Basic understanding of UX design and content strategy
  • Your portfolio demonstrates your role in developing concepts, photography, design and execution
  • Ability to have a strategic conversation on briefs and discuss how creative achieves objectives
  • Must be able to accept feedback and input not as a personal attack but as a collaborative way of making the work better
  • Must be a self-starter, always looking for the opportunity to enhance the team's work and accepts new challenges
  • Must be highly collaborative, inviting, and not afraid of feedback

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.