That Lot

Creative Director

Job Added: 31 May 2019
Applications Close: 30 June 2019
Level: Director
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Website: thatlot.co.uk

You’ll be working within a fast-growing creative team to deliver excellent engaging content and campaigns. As an agency, we have a broad and varied list of clients from big brands to broadcasters, including Channel 4, IHG, McCain, @Twitter, Rimmel, Jamie Oliver, HSBC & Have I Got News For You – and you’re likely to be across many of these.

We’re looking for someone with experience working on a diverse portfolio with a wealth of social media know-how, the ability to manage, oversee and quality-control the work of other creatives and work collaboratively with other teams within the agency. You’ll be confident in dealing with clients, you’ll probably have an agency background, and will be equally at home script-editing a tweet or ideating, maybe even directing social video content. You’ll also be able to say the word “ideating” without blushing.

You’ll be the driving force on every project, drawing on your experience and insight to inspire others to better, more innovative work; a problem-solver at heart, full of ideas and original thinking, with an intuitive knack for creating extremely effective social campaigns and activations. You will see ambition and greatness in every brief and never tire of pushing the work to be better. You’ll inspire your team, enthuse them and be enthused by helping them grow and develop. You will build relationships with new and existing clients, guiding them through the complexities of creative concepting, design development, and production. You’ll oversee multidisciplinary teams from the initial briefing to the final delivery. You’ll know that collaboration and teamwork is the key to every successful project.

You’ll be able to work under pressure and sometimes ridiculous deadlines that emerge from nowhere, and yes, if we cut you* you may bleed awards potential, but above all, you’ll be a fun, generous and inspiring person to work alongside.*we won’t cut you

The day to day:

  • Working with Executive Creative Directors to stand as a rallying point for creative excellence.
  • Lead creative teams across multiple projects and on-going timelines, you will personally ensure final deliverables meet our standards and client expectations.
  • Strong ability to prioritise work and resources across engagements based on short- and long-term need. Timelines, budgets, and availabilities change – we need someone who can roll with it.
  • Help shape the creative department, manage and mentor junior members of the team and play a key role in business development and pitch work. From conception to implementation, your leadership in content production, storytelling and project management across teams is essential.


The necessary ingredients:

Creativity

  • Someone hungry to create iconic, innovative, award-winning work
  • A conceptual, strategic and creative thinker, as capable of cracking big, cross-media brand ideas as tactical platform specific campaigns that live at the intersection of social, digital innovation and PR. Must be great at generating plenty of relevant creative ideas than bringing them alive.
  • You’ll understand the craft and know how to take an idea through from conception to award entry
  • You’ll have experience at putting together pitches and be one of the best pitchers since records began.


Copy

  • Strong command of language, able to express ideas simply, with wit and clarity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work ‘on brand’.
  • Ability to define and/or respond to a client’s tone of voice and pass that knowledge on to a team.
  • Excellent copywriting and script-editing. If you read this spec and immediately think you can reduce it to three or four pithy sentences, you’re definitely short-listed.
  • Ideally experienced in writing scripts for social and longer form video


Art Direction

  • Direction of video and photography shoots and artwork.
  • Strong visual appreciation (photography, design, visual editing) and ability to give focused feedback to improve design and video assets.
  • Up-to-date on social and cultural trends and fashions, able to produce scamps to a presentable level


Industry Knowledge, Expertise & Thirst For Innovation

  • Understanding of different channels, with a particular passion for social media platforms.
  • Your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram game has to be particularly strong, and knowing your way around LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube and TikTok certainly wouldn’t hurt. Demonstrable experience in turning client briefs into social gold is essential.
  • Appreciation for great work – up to date with the latest and greatest, with an excellent knowledge of what’s happening in the industry . Constantly looking for new formats with which to innovate
  • An interest in and understanding of creative uses of technology and innovation right across the industry
  • A clear and distinct understanding of the role of paid/organic social media and how it can cleverly play in wider campaigns/marketing or PR plans. Examples of repurposing assets and/or sponsorship work, and making them best-in-class social are welcome.


Presentation

Excellent presenting skills: articulate, passionate, authoritative, charming, and capable of instilling confidence. The ability to craft an inspiring and clear deck to present work, to make complex multi-platform campaigns feel simple

Powers of Persuasion

Intuitive and diplomatic when dealing with clients and other members of the agency. The ability to think on your feet , change course

Teamwork

Openness to feedback, other opinions and ideas. Ability to go beyond the job description when required to help the team. Able to team up with different people when required.
Not precious, not hierarchical, no ego (the idea is the boss), just keen to learn and make ideas better. And better.

Entrepreneurialism

  • You take a proactive approach to ideas – you make things happen. Able to see the opportunities beyond the briefs.
  • An ability to up-sell where appropriate. And to use the word “up-sell” where appropriate (see above re “ideating”)


That Lot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

How to apply

Please send applications and CV to [email protected] Note from the talent team: We appreciate the time taken to apply for the role and your recent interest in That Lot. We will review all applications within five working days and be in touch with those who have been shortlisted to the next stage. Unfortunately, down to volume, we are not able to get back to everyone individually so if you have not heard back from us, unfortunately, you have not been successful on this occasion and wish you all the best in your search.