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Creative Director

MKG k

Los Angeles, CA

Jun 30
Job Description

We are looking for a Creative Director to provide support for the CCO helping to manage elements of the creative department and leading key client work. We seek a culturally savvy, multi-faceted creative - someone who is part strategist, part writer, and part art director. We are a small team and the Creative Director will be hands on with the work and with the team.

CREATIVE WORK // EXPECTATIONS + REQUIREMENTS
_ Assumes ownership of key client relationships from a creative standpoint working with internal and external teams to grow MKG’s business
_ Ability to manage a large volume of projects at one time while also championing and mentoring direct reports
_ Dissects and interprets client briefs
_ Asks probing and purposeful questions to get to the important answers
_ Leads brainstorms and develops creative strategies rooted in Brand Action
_ Authors creative decks and pitch decks, working closely with Art Directors and Graphic Designers on visual storytelling
_ Ability to own a room and sell an idea - Demonstrates a thoughtful POV, supported by data and well researched arguments; defends work in a tactful and persuasive manner
_ Ability to lead agency capabilities meetings; the ability to present agency offering and creative work with confidence, charisma, preparation, and persuasion

DEPARTMENTAL // EXPECTATIONS + REQUIREMENTS
_ Thinks big picture about the agency and the work, clients, and pitches that will drive us forward while keeping CCO informed about projects and team bandwidth
_ Works closely with the CCO on team and agency cultural and marketing initiatives
_ Provides support to CCO on departmental needs like project staffing, case study creation, agency marketing, etc
_ Maintains best in class freelance pool and interviews candidates on a quarterly basis
_ Manages on-boarding and training for new hires and freelancers onto Creative team as needed

MANAGEMENT // EXPECTATIONS + REQUIREMENTS
_ 10+ years relevant experience at advertising, experiential, marketing agencies or brands
_ Ability to provide an authoritative voice to make decisions and drive projects forward
_ Ability to foster the careers of direct reports, helping to carve a path to their success and growth
_ Manage + mentor creative(s) on the team:
> Manages report’s workloads and timelines
> Reviews report’s proposal work, providing guidance and feedback and recommending next steps
> Attends briefing meetings and brainstorms and helps guide thinking and next steps
> Pushes reports to strive for strategic, results-driven quality work; finds ways to continually improve output
> Coaching and mentoring team to develop leadership skills
> Conducts performance reviews

This position is remote for the time being. Candidates will be expected to live within commuting distance of either office (LA or NYC) and be present for collaborative, in-person work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when the office re-opens post-pandemic. More detail can be provided about our new flexible work policy.

Application Details

Please send your resume and links to your work/portfolio to careers@thisismkg.com

MKG

MKG is a women-owned and operated creative agency specializing in brand action. From moments to movements, our ideas show up, stand out, and drive business.

We believe in action – in doing before saying. We believe that innovative, empathetic, and brave brand actions create growth and positive change. Brand actions – including live experiences, digital and virtual summits and events, employee engagements, and social impact actions – humanize brands through creative storytelling and thoughtful, purpose-driven engagement. Brand action is where shared values and real-world interaction collide.

As consumers, we choose brands that value actions before ads. As an agency, we strive to harness the power of the world’s best brands to drive positive change. We’re proud to be long-standing partners to brands like Google, Target, Netflix, Facebook, lululemon, Delta Air Lines, and Dos Equis.

Let’s do something.