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Creative Director

Founded in 2009, Project Bionic is a comprehensive Social Media Marketing Agency located in the eclectic, vibrant Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. We serve a wide range of local, regional and national brands on a project and retainer basis, providing content creation, community management, paid, analytics, and brand consulting services.

We are currently seeking a Creative Director to join our in-house Creative Team of 5 including a Lead Writer, Lead Editor, Graphic Designer, Videographer, Visual Platforms Manager and a handful of contractors that specialize in Photography, Content Writing and Project Management. A strong candidate will have expertise in both the visual and creative writing sides of marketing.

Qualifications for Creative Director

  • 10+ years of creative experience within the marketing / advertising industry
  • 3-5+ years experience in a leadership / director role
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, design, creative writing or related field; or equivalent professional experience
  • Expert in a variety of software programs such as the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, etc. and familiarity with Content Management Platforms 
  • Strong organizational, project and time management skills
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication 
  • Strong knowledge of marketing best practices, industry trends, brand/content strategy and development
  • Big picture perspective and knowledge on how to develop and grow brand identities through multi-channel marketing
  • Good comfort level interacting with high-profile clients and industry professionals
  • Evidence of participation in ongoing professional development opportunities within the industry
  • Recent hands-on experience with applying design, copy, social, web or marketing best practices and a website or portfolio of work to back it up
  • Professional business skills, such as negotiation, project management, relationship building and humble leadership
  • Talent in presenting and pitching information concisely and accurately, with keen attention to detail within a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to recognize when new roles are needed within the creative team and can pitch, recruit, hire and mentor strategic talent and/or teams
  • Experience with on-site and remote creative production, managing contractors and agency relationships
  • Ability to manage a budget dedicated to the creative team
  • Self-starter with the passion, ability, and energy to thrive in a growing company

Responsibilities for Creative Director

  • Have the experience and vision to build and lead a team of creatives that support 30+ brands under management at Project Bionic
  • Manage internal and external creative staff to develop the competencies to take social visuals and copy to the next level using the most current industry best practices
  • Mentor and encourage creative team members to foster a positive work environment
  • Shoulder the responsibility of the quality and completion of all work assigned to members of the creative team
  • Participate in and provide regular opportunities for professional development and growth 
  • Report progress on projects at major stages of their conception, creation, and execution
  • Ensure visuals and creative content reflect consistently and positively the brand image and company ideals for each client
  • Serve as a liaison between the Account Management and Creative teams as well as between the Creative team and individual clients
  • Anticipate problems that may impede a project from completing on time and implement solutions
  • Translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies
  • Oversee profitability, deliverables, timelines and budgets for the Creative team 
  • Help build processes and tools that enable the creative team to work efficiently and produce top tier work while consistently meeting deadlines
  • Use technical skills to direct and collaborate with both in-house and external creatives, guiding them from conception through to final product
  • Effectively guide our clients and team members to the strongest solutions
  • Help drive and improve Project Bionic’s on-boarding and creative brief processes 
  • Models and acts in accordance with Project Bionic’s core values: Courage, Humble Leadership, Innovation, Integrity, Excellence & Fun

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary Range $135,000 – $160,000
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Life Insurance 
  • Open PTO