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Associate Creative Director: Art + Copy Team


Sausalito, CA

Jan 10
Job Description

BSSP is looking for an outstanding Associate Creative Director to join our team. We’re looking for someone who has the ability to recognize problems, come up with a solution, execute the solution, then rinse and repeat. Someone with the confidence to make the big shots, but the humility to take direction. Sound like that’s in your wheelhouse? Give us a buzz.

What you will do:
- Serve as a standard bearer for developing brand voice and messaging.
- Drive the strategy and execution for dynamic, personalized content.
- Manage and lead multiple teams and multiple business units.
- Effectively sell creative concepts to clients.
- Confidently present creative concepts and rationales to internal stakeholders.
- Guide cross-functional teams to develop seamless traditional and digital experiences.
- Nurture junior talent, providing clear direction and constructive feedback.
- Work with account team and planners to ensure creative concepts and tactics are on brand and strategically sound.
- Present and meet with clients.
- New business.

What you will need:
- 8+ years of progressive experience in copywriting or art direction at an agency, design firm, or with an in-house creative studio.
- Experience managing creative teams.
- Understanding of craft in design and writing.
- Ability to juggle multiple projects.
- Demonstrated success presenting creative concepts to peers and leadership.
- Good attitude - you know how to give and receive feedback at/from all directions.


Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners (BSSP) is one of the largest independent agencies on the West Coast. It’s known for providing highly creative, fully accountable marketing solutions to a broad array of partners including Mitsubishi Motors, Blue Shield of California, Columbia, Sorel, 2K Sports, FootJoy, Greyhound, Premier Nutrition, Sovos Brands, Redfin and others. The agency was named by Adweek as Small Agency of the Decade, one of the best places to work by AdAge, and was recognized by Outside magazine five years in a row as one of the Best Places to Work in America. In 2018 it was awarded Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year.