Associate Creative Director

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US-NY-New York


SME is seeking a Associate Creative Director in charge of managing the creative team (internal and external) and supervising all client and SME business development creative output in line with the creative vision articulated and agreed upon in each project’s creative brief. This includes overseeing and directing the overall project brand strategy, stated objectives, writing, messaging, brand identity and logo design, graphic design development, social media, video concept and production, advertising, marketing collateral, brand management tools, look tools kits and brand standards guidelines, etc. The Associate Creative Director will oversee time allocation and will work with the client services group to ensure budget / profit goals for each assignment as well as for the overall company. The Associate Creative Director will report directly to the Executive Creative Director and assist in the development of the overall project strategy and execution plan of each client / SME business development project.



  • Leading the creative team with excellent people skills that motivate and inspire
  • Creation and maintenance of a high energy, creative staff culture
  • Working with the client services staff to understand and meet client expectations
  • Sourcing and directing creative talent including freelance writers, designers, digital, social and web developers, videographers, photographers, illustrators, etc.
  • Supports business development staff in creation of proposals, sales decks, case studies, social media channels and tools
  • Heads up all creative employee reviews; manages budgets of freelance resources
  • Involvement in the interviewing and hiring process of future additions to the creative team
  • Overseeing all production to ensure quality in imagery, composition, legibility


The ideal candidate for Associate Creative Director at SME is a knowledgeable and passionate professional who wishes to always produce excellent work that is on strategy, on time, on budget and to the highest satisfaction of the client. A strong work ethic, high ambition (this position could lead higher) and a student of the industry and its trends are a plus. High energy level, able to inspire team members and a deep understanding of what it takes to work in a small yet growing company that enjoys a worldwide reputation of thought leadership and excellence in creativity.


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