Associate Creative Director, Marketing and Communications, Interactive Design
Boston University’s award-winning Interactive Design team is expanding and we’re looking to add some conceptual firepower.
We’re seeking an Associate Creative Director who has strong digital chops to lead the charge on a variety of projects, from large websites to editorial stories to mobile applications. A conceptual thinker, they have the ability to motivate teams to do breakthrough work. The ACD is a leader, collaborator, strategic problem solver, and gifted storyteller who is relentless in pursuit of the big idea, and sets the conceptual bar high for the entire creative team. Their design craft is impeccable. Consistently generates big ideas that are feasible and effective—while fostering an environment of collaboration across the entire department.
Our ideal candidate has experience concepting and executing across multiple mediums and platforms—digital, broadcast, traditional, social, OOH, and emerging technology. An expert multitasker and extremely versatile, the ACD will manage large site builds, collaborate with Content Strategy to create brand positioning and messaging platforms for a range of clients at the University, partner with Editorial on digital storytelling projects, oversee content development, and also take a hands-on approach in crafting award-winning concepts and designing amazing sites. The ACD reports to the Executive Creative Director.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent or advanced certification preferred. 5-8 years of comprehensive experience in integrated campaigns, creative direction, and hands-on site design. Extraordinary creative ability and communication skills. Proficiency with HTML, CSS, and understanding of content management systems such as WordPress. Ability to oversee and direct the work of designers, writers, and others. Requires ability to prioritize multiple projects. Personnel management skills essential. Superb time management and project management skills. Ability to work on teams with colleagues from several BU departments/organizations. Ability to work well under pressure and with competing priorities and deadlines. Experience helpful across multiple mediums—TV, print, digital, and nontraditional—and with SEO, social campaigns, data analytics, and application/software design or emerging technologies such as VR and AR.
Ability to articulate complex interactive design principles, brand positioning, creative platforms, advertising messaging to even the most uninitiated of audiences in order to successfully ideate, develop, and launch integrated campaigns, messaging platforms, and digital properties in the best interests of the client and the BU brand. Requires flexibility and adaptability to new technology in a changing environment.
Innovative and creative thinking with the ability to take the lead in evolving the BU brand and bringing it to live on various platforms. A leader, collaborator, strategic problem solver, and gifted storyteller. Excellent site designer. Keeps up with emerging trends in advertising and social media. Comfortable with developing and refining marketing and editorial content. Constantly curious. Requires flexibility and adaptability to new technology in a changing environment. A masterful presenter with ability to articulate complex interactive design principles, brand positioning, creative platforms, advertising messaging—even to the most uninitiated of audiences.
Job Location Boston , Massachusetts, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular