Creative Director

New York, New York | Freelance | Job ID #45515 |
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Our client, an entertainment and activation agency, is looking for a new Creative Director with an art background to help lead the agency forward. This is a temp to perm onsite role in NYC.

What you'll be doing:

  • Leading the creative charge for the New York office
  • Overseeing a team of creatives including ACD's, Art Directors and Copy
  • Build creative for range of entertainment, automotive and CPG clients from the ground up
  • Partner with Account and Strategy leads on initiatives from pre-brief stage through execution
  • Run creative projects at a high-level but with a hands-on approach when needed
  • Understand and carry the agency's vision and approach forward
  • Travel to client, productions, meetings where necessary
  • Pitch new business for the agency
  • Other tasks may apply

About you:

  • 2-4 years of experience in a Creative Director seat at an agency or in-house at an experiential and entertainment focused company
  • 10+ years in the creative field coming from an Art background
  • An interest in current culture, entertainment, sports, fashion, auto and CPG
  • You are a natural leader with creative skills and the ability to make sense of complex information
  • Comfortable presenting and selling creative concepts to large groups
  • Ability to design and write concepts based on input from clients, account service and strategy
  • Experience building, mentoring and leading creative teams to created compelling creative concepts
  • Ability to listen and be heard during casual department meetings or high-profile creative presentations
  • Bachelor's degree (preferred in design, marketing or advertising)
  • Up-to-date resume and portfolio

Interested in this role? Apply now with your resume and portfolio!



  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • 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.
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