Senior Art Director- Edelman Digital

Location: New York, NY Posted: Feb 19

Job Description

Edelman Digital is the world’s first and largest global social agency. We leverage the industry’s best talent, combining insight driven business strategy, creative problem solving and flawless execution. This leads to measurable results for our clients and tangible value for their stakeholders. We focus on the intersection of culture, commerce and media, assisting brands in leveraging digital and social tools to further engage their markets in ways that lead to improved relevance, affinity and preference….and ultimately, revenue. We combine deep digital expertise with Edelman’s incredible communication credentials to create integrated and effective communications and experiences for our clients.

We are at a critical juncture in communications where the online market conversation has never been louder, further reaching, nor more active. Social media and digital marketing are now not “nice to haves” in the communications mix, they are essential to a brand’s overall image and success.

The Senior Art Director will manage and execute high quality creative on multiple accounts and projects. The senior art director leads the conceptual and stylistic direction for the digital design team. This includes orchestrating projects and art directing designers, production artists, freelancers, photographers, illustrators, prepress technicians and printers.

-Work closely with the creative director to concept and plan execution
-Develop conceptual and stylistic direction and execute same for a wide variety of communications projects
-Create campaign ideas that work across media. ie. website, social media, video, interactive, and print
-Lead and participate in creative brainstorms
-Work closely with a project manager to schedule projects and coordinate production
-Develop tactics which bring creative concepts to life and achieve program objectives
-Prepare and present client creative presentations
-Manage multiple jobs simultaneously
-Review files and drive client approval process
-Work effectively with external vendors and internal colleagues to complete projects within timeframe and budget
-Drive external new business development efforts for design services and develop new business with existing internal clients (cross-selling other capabilities, practices and geographical regions)
-Coordinate and collaborate with Edelman’s national design network in Chicago, NY and Washington D.C.

The ideal candidate will have experience working closely with senior design staff, agency creative planners, directors, and account managers to create design concepts. The candidate should also have experience on strategic concept development and in leading design from concept to completion.

Additional qualifications include:
-Experience managing day-to-day changes at every level of detail
-Experience maintaining client contact as needed and assist with budget and schedule development
-Ability to prioritize and manage work, adhering to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
-5 to 7 years’ creative experience
-A BFA in Fine Arts, Advertising or Graphic Design, award-winning work, strong understanding of interactive design, strong layout and composition with a keen eye for typography and motion
-A professional level knowledge of industry standard design software and tools including Adobe -Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, After Effects.

About Edelman:
Edelman is the world’s largest public relations firm, with 67 offices and more than 4,800 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 30 cities. Edelman was named Advertising Age’s top-ranked PR firm of the decade in 2009 and one of its “A-List Agencies” in both 2010 and 2011; Adweek’s “2011 PR Agency of the Year;” PRWeek’s “2011 Large PR Agency of the Year;” and The Holmes Report’s “2013 Global Agency of the Year” and its 2012 “Digital Agency of the Year.” Edelman was named one of the “Best Places to Work” by Advertising Age in 2010 and 2012 and among Glassdoor’s top ten “Best Places to Work” in 2011 and 2012. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Berland (research), Blue (advertising), BioScience Communications (medical communications), and agencies Edelman Significa (Brazil), and Pegasus (China). Visit for more information. Edelman is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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