Squint Opera

Creative Director

Based: London
Level: Mid-Weight
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 01 May 2019
Website: squintopera.com
Twitter: @Squint Opera
Job Listing Added: 01 April 2019

Creative Director
Reporting to the Production Operations Director and Executive Creative Director


An experienced creative director with great imagination and leadership qualities.
Storytelling and good design skills are essential components of creating beautiful and engaging work.
Working alongside the executive creative director, interfacing with clients and production teams means interpreting and translating briefs into creative visions that fulfill our internal creative ambitions, meet our clients objectives and inspire audiences.


Developing creative treatments.
Developing Storyboards
Ability to develop and oversee different treatment types
Collate reference imagery and films for production team
Defining and resolving creative ideas before communicating to the production team to ensure efficiency of production resource
Ability to translate briefs into high quality and achievable creative visions with the budget.
Ensuring that all the clients’ objectives are met or exceeded
Oversee the execution of the approved creative direction throughout the production process and working with the production teams to bring this vision to life
Jointly responsible (alongside the Producer) to ensure internal and external deadlines & reviews are met, attending all project reviews.
Review shots on Ftrack and provide internal comments
Responsible for art directing film and still shoots where necessary
Attending client meetings and involved in client correspondence during production
Provide ideas and brief references to our music provider

Character Traits
Demonstrates intellectual rigour, possesses relevant abilities and able to pick up new skills quickly
Ability to communicate ideas clearly to clients
Flexible can-do attitude. Adapts well to changing priorities
Ability to have a positive impact on others and communicate openly and directly to individuals or groups at all levels
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships with production and departments
Sets standards of behaviour and acts as a leader and role model
Takes decisions which have a substantial impact on the achievement of production and quality objectives
In depth knowledge of technical and creative aspects of the work and ability to reconcile these
Ability to understand conflicting viewpoints and resolve issues
Approachable, flexible, adapts well to changing priorities.
Ability to manage time effectively
Perseverance when faced with difficulties
Confident and decisive
Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively
Strong attention to detail, high quality standards
Enthusiastic about learning and sharing with team-mates
Help to foster an atmosphere in which creative innovation can take place.
Qualification/ Experience

Demonstrable senior experience (8+ Years) with a creative agency or production environment
Previous experience of leading teams, both directly and indirectly.
Expert knowledge of adobe creative suite, with a focus on moving image, including editing
Adaptable to different creative approaches.
Experience with film and photography shoots
Knowledge of CG software and workflow to achieve creative goals and express vision to production team


Understanding of the architecture and/or cultural market in the UK and internationally

How to Apply

Please send CV and portfolio to: [email protected]