We are on the hunt for a talented Creative Group Head - Content to join our amazing team. This role's purpose - to make brilliant work. Specifically, in the moving, video and content space, and more specifically when we make our own work, when we are the production house, the writers and the makers. We need your expertise, passion and drive to help us deliver best in class content for a range of high profile brands.
So, who are we after?
You will be known for staying ahead of the curve on the content fields. What's happening in the latest online channels, social trends, new formats. We just love to be the first to do anything so being driven by the new is a must. You must be a watcher yourself, passionate about the craft.
The role is a multi-skilled, multi-discipline role that requires skill and creativity, a strong knowledge and proficiency in all aspects of the post-production pipeline. You will have continual awareness of filming, editing, grading and industry workflow trends. As such, you will be self-motivated, proactive and constantly striving to ensure the work output is of the highest possible standard.
What makes this role unique?
Part suit, part creative, part director and part editor. Best friends with your producers and inspiration for your team.
This role will need you to be both creative and production. Working alongside the creatives to bring their ideas to life, with the producers to pick the best path for making it and with the business team to sell the dream to the clients.
You will lead, mentor and grow your team of makers and creators, overseeing their work to make it the best it can be and then inspiring the agency by delivering yourself. Being on the tools and making the best work yourself, that's what you love deep down anyway.
How we tell our own stories will also play a part in the role. Working with the agency to create and deliver the best casestudies for us and our clients will be key.
Compared to being in a post production house you'll be able to work closely with creative and also be involved at the start of the project.
Perhaps you've been freelance for a while and now want to become a part of something. A full-time job can offer financial security and career development to get you to the next level.
Required skills and experience
∙ 5 years+ editing experience
∙ Experience working on creatively driven projects
∙ Adaptability - willing to work on projects ranging from $5K to $1MIL
∙ Exceptional written and oral communication skills
∙ A proactive and enthusiastic attitude
∙ Ability to work to deadline and find a balance between delivery and creative excellence
∙ Flexibility to adapt to change and deal with uncertainty
∙ Advanced knowledge - Premiere, After Effects
∙ Proficiency in Flame/Maya
∙ Knowledege of the social landscape – Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Huffington Post, Vice
Who are we?
Colenso is an award winning agency and part of the Clemenger Group - New Zealand's largest and most successful group of advertising creative communication companies.
We have 8 agencies in New Zealand and 16 in Australia. BBDO was named Network of the year (for the 3rd year in a row) and Colenso has just been named #2 Agency in the world!
26% of the shares are owned by staff and we are 100% locally managed. We are in the BBDO network which is the world's most effective creative network (290 offices - 90 countries - 17,000+ staff). This means you are part of a highly regarded global network that has local focus and truly values their staff.
We encourage a good work-life balance and support that through staff initiatives and programmes. This includes massages and free fruit and snacks. Culture and people are our focus and as such we like to enjoy the company of the people we work with.
If interested, please ensure you apply online as we do not accept direct applications.
Please note: all applicants must have valid rights to work in New Zealand.
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