Creative Director - Leading Independent Agency - Auckland

  • Auckland

Creative Director - Leading Independent Agency - Auckland

• Package circa $150,000 - $170,000 p/a.
• Make your mark.
• Stretch your legs.
• The "team" is the agency.

You
Are you an ambitious Senior Creative with a Superpower in Art Direction? Do you have passions that extend to a range of disciplines that are not being tapped in to in your current role?

You will lead by inspiration. You'll be ambitious and ready to partner the Executive Creative Director to continue building this agency into New Zealand’s leading Brand Transformation agency. Guide and oversee the work of the department, Art Directors, Copywriters, Designers, Photographers and other members of the creative team to produce the best work for their clients.

As a leader, you will also plan department development, structure and resource. While you may function as an Art Director, you will also work with all members of the department to develop campaigns across all mediums. As well as mentoring the creative staff to continue building on the agency talent. You will help inspire the overall direction of agency. Working closely with the Managing Director to ensure our planning and strategic direction is continuing to evolve. This is a role that is as much about what you produce as it is training others how to do it. You must have a thorough understanding of ideas, art, copy and layout, and confidently lead the department on your own when needed.

While art direction is your first priority, you must have a strong grasp on copywriting and be able to provide writers with direction, approve their work and offer inspiration as and when needed. You will have strong communication skills and the ability to lead client presentations and build relationships. You will be keen to build business cases for future client wins. You'll love building case studies and studiously documenting the results!

Them
Renowned as a leading Brand Transformation agency - with a top tier roster of clients. They embrace new technologies and bridge the gap from traditional above the line advertising & digital. Innovative, and prepared to push the boundaries of creative to deliver results for their clients.

Us
If the above sounds like you, give Clint a call on +6421442295 and send your CV/portfolio to cv@3rdeye.co.nz, quoting job ref. #5248SP. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Preference will be given to applicants entitled to work and currently residing in NZ.

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