Freelance Associate Creative Director (Art)

Brooklyn, NY | Freelance | Job ID #59170 |
Posted Earlier this month

Our client, a boutique, culturally forward advertising agency needs an Associate Creative Director (Art) to join their team for a freelance project through the end of this year. You will lead the concepting and execution of a campaign focused on Equality and Justice for the agency's premier client. This role begins remotely ASAP. Candidates must be local to the NYC area.

What you'll be doing:

  • Leveraging the current brief, concept non-traditional (e.g. social/influencer campaign, activations, partnerships, etc.) ways of bringing to life an outreach campaign for Equality and Justice
  • Work closely with the Account, Strategy, Production and Client teams to develop and execute campaign ideas
  • Be hands-on with the nuts & bolts, but be able to move into conceptual thinking at any time
  • Manage and direct production partners to execute production of creative assets
  • Act as a client facing representative of the creative team
  • Sell ideas to the agency's Founder/Executive Creative Director and partner on selling to client team
  • Take ownership of your ideas and stand for the work you believe in
  • Participate in new business meetings and pitch efforts
  • Other tasks may be required

About you:

  • 7+ years of experience at a creative agency as an Art Director with previous experience in the ACD seat
  • Significant agency experience working on a breadth of non-traditional campaigns (e.g. social/influencer campaign, activations, partnerships, etc.)
  • Portfolio with examples of concepting through execution on an array of campaigns in the multicultural spaces
  • An in-depth knowledge of the current cultural climate
  • Have a perspective on how brands can communicate support for Equality and Justice
  • Knowledge or experience in the multi-cultural segments is a must
  • You are a storyteller that is demonstrated through your work
  • Prior brand development experience is required
  • Must have experience presenting within a large group and pitching new ideas
  • You must be able to hold your own alongside big-name agency talent and clients
  • Expert understanding of the digital, social and new media technologies and platforms
  • Demonstrate your conceptual creativity both in strategy and execution
  • Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite design programs
  • Resume and samples of strategic and creative work
  • You must have your own computer for this position

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.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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