Middleweight Art Director

Story Group

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Posted on 25.05.2022

Middleweight Art Director
Edinburgh
Hybrid working mix of 3 days in the office and 2 days remote home working

 

About Us

 

We are an integrated creative agency with over 200 effectiveness awards to our name. With 60 people across 3 offices in Edinburgh, Birmingham and Newcastle. We apply our many and varied skills across a wide range of sectors, media and marketing challenges. From long-term brand building to short-term marketing activations, we build belief by creating ideas you can advertise – not advertising ideas.

 

Role overview

 

Within this role you will be reporting to the Creative Director / Deputy Creative Director, working as part of a busy department to deliver award-winning, idea-led creative on brief, on time and on budget. You will work alongside a copywriter to deliver visual concepts for on and offline campaigns.

As a strong communicator, you will work collaboratively with the Account Handling team to take briefs, interrogate when required and sense check for a deeper understanding of the task as well as remain up to date and informed of changes to deadlines and handle revisions. As a Middleweight Art Director, you will be expected to present your ideas internally and to clients when needed.

 

Hard Skills

  • Adept in Creative Cloud, specifically Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Display solid knowledge of print and digital platforms
  • A sound commercial approach to commissioning any outsourced work, e.g. illustrators, photographers, animators, directors and TV production companies, so that contribution to agency profitability is maintained.

Soft Skills

  • A motivated self-starter, multi-tasker and good manager of time
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about all things creative – popular culture, design and innovation – and share that passion with colleagues
  • An appetite to grow and develop
  • A strong communicator and good listener

 

Experience

 

The successful candidate will have experience in a similar role and environment.

 

Employee Package and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • 31 days holiday (increasing with length of service)
  • Salary sacrifice scheme to purchase a new electric car
  • As much coffee as you can drink (in the office)
  • Payday drinks on the last Friday of the month

After 3 months –

  • Matched Pension (up to 5%)

After one year –

  • Performance related bonus
  • Subsidised Private health care
  • Life insurance cover
  • Cycle to work scheme

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