Creative: Creative Director, Art (Long Dash)
Washington, DC 
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Long Dash is a creative consultancy that approaches everything with a journalistic mindset. Originally born from The Atlantic, we anchor brands to their core narrative and develop the powerful stories, experiences, products, and teams that express it. We believe the power of narrative underpins the entire brand experience and its ability to build lasting relationships that transcend any single product, service, or transaction.

Long Dash is a creative consultancy that approaches everything with a journalistic mindset. Originally born from The Atlantic, we anchor brands to their core narrative and develop the powerful stories, experiences, products, and teams that express it. We believe the power of narrative underpins the entire brand experience and its ability to build lasting relationships that transcend any single product, service, or transaction.

We are now seeking an Creative Director to join our team of questioners, thinkers, designers, editorial experts, management consultants, and engineers...

A Bit About You:

You inspire others to create great work because you can articulate what it takes. You are someone that understands that great creative can change hearts and minds. That words and imagery trigger an audience emotionally to act rationally. You understand there can always be creative-driven solutions to any problem.

We are looking for a Creative Director with an advertising and art direction background to join our team to lead one of our biggest clients. You must be a strategic thinker and highly organized with an incredible attention to detail. You should be passionate about creating famous work that builds brands, turns heads and delivers results. You are passionate about your craft and about the marriage of visual and verbal languages. You should have strong emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills, and should be able to live inside the minds of various target audiences. You should be able to move easily from getting smart on a client's world, to creating sharp copy, to elevating the work of your team. Lastly, while you will report to the Executive Creative Director, you should act autonomously and be willing and able to collaborate regularly with strategists, project managers, and other cross-functional partners, while also mentoring those that report to you.

You Will:

  • Lead a team of art directors, copywriters, designers and animators, helping us deliver targeted, brand-centric ideas and creative advertising campaigns

  • Interact with clients daily to help sell in work, deliver solutions and manage relationships

  • Proactively develop and pitch work to anticipate a client's needs and help grow the relationship and business.

  • Develop smart, and beautiful visual languages that align both with brand goals and audience needs across all media channels

  • Demonstrate a passion for flexing your art direction skills in service of different industries and audiences, from leading consumer product goods, to Fortune 500s and financial institutions, to major philanthropic foundations and other media brands.

  • Keep yourself organized and be able to deliver on internal and external requests amongst an environment that moves quickly

  • Set up a narrative and present work to clients and demonstrate the value of your creativity, while also demonstrate empathy and active listening to effectively internalize client feedback

  • Be willing and able to adapt to changing environments and client needs, which may include supporting on content strategy needs and/or quick turn requests

  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members and with client partners

You Have:

  • 8-10 years of experience working at a fast-paced agency, media organization, or brand

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, including handling multiple projects simultaneously; meeting tight deadlines; and reacting quickly and smoothly to changes

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Marketing, Communications or Journalism

  • Specific experience writing for social media, campaigns, and the web

  • A strong portfolio of your copywriting work with a focus on social media campaigns and video work.

The Atlantic Monthly Group LLC and its affiliates ("The Atlantic") are Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate against our applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.


Atlantic Media, Inc. and its affiliates ("Atlantic Media") are Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate against our applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8 to 10 years
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