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Associate Creative Director

|August 27, 2019

We believe in moving the horizon—driving ourselves and our clients to reach further and do more. We want to create meaningful, memorable work that makes a difference regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Based in our Halifax office, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a tightly integrated environment with passionate problem solvers and curious, creative minds who bring out the best in each other.

DESIRED QUALITIES

  • Creative
  • Strong design and conceptual skills
  • Enthusiastic
  • Confident decision maker
  • Natural leader
  • Collaborator and connector
  • Focused achiever
  • Team player
  • Customer focused

RESPONSIBILITIES

As Associate Creative Director you will think strategically, identify breakthrough concepts and ideas, find unexpected ways to bring them to life, and oversee all related work. You are a keen decision maker and understand what it means to own your work. You will work alongside the Creative Director to help lead a dedicated creative team, specializing in solving problems for clients across varied and diverse sectors. You must be comfortable working autonomously to keep projects advancing and be able to lead teams in executing concepts in both traditional and digital spaces. You will utilize your proven campaign development experience to:

  • Work with the Creative Director to lead creative teams and develop campaigns
  • Conceptualize and lead visual design solutions for a wide variety of projects including campaign development, branding, website development, and digital
  • Exceptional at being client facing and co-creating, able to deliver creative presentations, and able to develop strong relationship with clients
  • Participate in, and lead, brainstorming sessions with clients and team members
  • Keep current on design and communication trends and share knowledge and best practices with team members
  • A strong discipline of craft and able to create a solid vision for each project and ensure follow through
  • Work with Manager, Production & Quality Assurance to manage and delegate responsibilities to production team members and provide concise, clear direction
  • Able to take work from concept to final execution, at times without the support of a production team
  • Used to working with, hiring, and managing local photographers, illustrators, and videographers

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in an advertising agency or design firm, developing and implementing creative campaigns and projects
  • In-depth understanding of client deliverables and the ability to take responsibility for them
  • Outstanding creativity and conceptual strength
  • Exceptional collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Experience leading and developing teams
  • Strong ability to multi-task and work across a range of accounts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Dynamic, positive, and forward-thinking attitude
  • Fluent Mac and all relevant Adobe programs
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • Strong client focus and ability to work with all levels of the organization
  • Experienced problem solver with the ability to interpret and respond to internal and client feedback
  • Ability to multi-task and perform in a fast-paced environment
  • Brilliant communication skills and the ability to work well within a team
  • Portfolio of past work required

To apply, please send a cover letter with resume in confidence. NATIONAL is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. We thank you for your interest in NATIONAL, however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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