Creative Director Art

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Job Description

Who we are:
At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.
Who we are looking for:
Wunderman Thompson is seeking a brilliant Creative Director, Art to join our world class creative team.  You should be able to work independently as well as collaboratively – owning a project without any handholding needed. Excellent client and presentation skills expected. You should be able to work and lead, owning an array of client projects. Excellent client relationship and presentation skills are expected.

We’re looking for someone who can do the job, and then surprise us with something we’ve never thought of. A one-two punch of confidence and inspiration. Someone who possesses a talent for transforming great ideas into award-winning creative and has a passion for visual storytelling. We are looking for a Creative leader who enjoys selling their ideas as much as they love crafting them.

A note about workstyle: Wunderman Thompson would like candidates for this position to be comfortable going into our New York office 2 days a week at a regular cadence of Wednesday & Thursday.

What you’ll do: 
Concept and collaborate on campaign ideas and digital tactics with a creative team while working on multiple projects.
Oversee the translation of the client’s vision into a roadmap that guides our agency, not only to achieve client goals, but also to generate work that is creatively brilliant, measurable, and culturally impactful
Craft original concepts, execute art based on established voice/tone, and collaborate with mid- and junior-level creatives to execution..
Partner with the Group Creative Director to concept, create, present, and defend work while addressing client needs.
Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams across the agency to ensure timely deliverables.
Anticipate team and client needs, project risks, and participate in driving resolution.
Inspire clients and co-workers through good work, good spirit, and excellent communication.
What you’ll need:
A minimum of 9 years of experience in creative direction, preferably in advertising or a related industry.
Portfolio with successfully launched client projects on broadcast work, social, and everything in between.
Outstanding portfolio showcasing digital and social platforms with strong conceptual thinking.
Solid understanding of creative development—from drafting briefs to executing deliverables.
Well-versed in scriptwriting and in crafting both short and long-form content.
Ability to direct and mentor junior team members.
Ability to handle a high-volume environment with rapid turnaround times and manage multiple tasks and project details.
Practiced time management skills and a strong work ethic.

What we offer: 
Passionate, driven people | We champion a culture of people that do extraordinary work.
Consciously cultivated culture | We aim to embody the behaviors to build an inclusive community that is in it together, bringing both positivity and active listening into the workplace as we simultaneously strive to empower creative bravery.
Competitive benefits | What we offer full time hires ranges from the full spectrum of group health coverage options (medical, dental, vision) to a generous 401k match (100% dollar-for-dollar match, up to 5% of salary contribution), and a variety of paid time off offerings that reflect our investment in all aspects of your overall life balance and wellness.
Growth-minded opportunities | We aim to nurture a culture of real-time feedback, growth-oriented mindset, and plenty of training opportunities through Wunderman Thompson and WPP, so you can continue to grow personally and professionally.
Wunderman Thompson is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or other protected group status. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

The base salary range for this position at the time of this posting is indicated below. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including location, business needs, level of responsibility, experience, and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, click WPP Benefits for more details.

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.