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Digital Creative Director

Remuneration:negotiable Cost to company 
Benefits:Within the cost to company package
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Senior
Company:Viv Gordon Placements (VGP)

Digital Guru! We’re looking for you! We have an exceptional opportunity on our books for an experienced and awarded, copy-based Digital Creative Director. The role will see you leading a dynamic and growing Digital team at one of SA’s leading agencies at their Joburg office. We’re looking for a true Digital native to champion Digital thinking and innovation throughout the agency. Your key focus areas include people management, conceptually driven award winning Creative work, ensuring top notch execution and engaging presentation abilities. You will be the driver behind upping the agency’s creative ante by guiding your juniors in conceptual execution and by steering the Copywriting craft. Your success will be measured by effective Digital work that wins awards and a happy and productive Digital Creative department. This is your chance to shine while gaining acclaim and accolade for the things that you are truly passionate about. Don’t miss out!

  • Ultimately responsible for the quality of the Digital work across the agency and client portfolios
  • Driving innovation and best practice when it comes to all aspects of Digital
  • Overseeing the work of creative teams                                    
  • Mentor and manage the studio team – keep them happy, inspired and motivated
  • Allocate work to teams in collaboration with traffic
  • Give recognition and affirm those under you
  • Do your own award-winning work
  • Probably the most important part of your job is to drive the digital offering
  • You contribute to the happiness, performance and motivation levels of the entire Digital Creative team.
  • You’re both manager and mentor - you need to facilitate and inspire great work.
  • Conceptually, you are ultimately responsible for the quality of thinking that you and the teams under you produce, which should be of a consistently high quality.
  • You should be able to both develop and inspire great, fresh, impactful thinking
  • Drive the Digital agenda that is integrated with the rest of the agency
  • You will need to be to present work to the senior clients and company heads
  • You will be responsible for presenting the teams' pitch work.
  • Presenting work from strategy to Creative execution
  • You should feel confident having the final say on work before it goes to the client.

The successful candidate must have/be:
  • Relevant qualification from a reputable tertiary institution
  • Awarded – a must
  • Digital ad agency experience – a must
  • An portfolio of Digital work - essential
  • Able to inspire, rally the team; good motivator
  • Highly conceptual
  • Not egotistical
  • Open-minded
  • Positive
  • Very solutions-driven
  • Innovative
  • Good leadership skills
  • Ability to garner buy–in from all relevant stakeholders.
Please submit your awards list, portfolio and salary requirements along with your CV on application.

Should you not receive a response within one week, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Company Description

Viv Gordon Placements (VGP) is a specialist recruitment agency in the advertising, marketing, media, digital, public relations and publishing industries.

Posted on 10 Jul 14:49

Tamara Wolpert

+27 21 422 1037
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