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Creative Director, Video

Los Angeles

Day One Agency—AdAge’s #4 on the A-List —is hiring

We’re looking for a Creative Director, Video to join our rising team. The successful candidate will be ambitious, hard-working, and dedicated to telling stories that stop people in their scroll. You’ll take pride in your work, show initiative, and go the extra mile to ensure that our clients are served in the best way possible. We’re looking for self-starters with creative agency experience who are willing to work collaboratively and quickly with our squad. Excellent leadership and organizational skills are imperative. In return, you’ll be in a rewarding learning environment with a great opportunity to grow and further your knowledge and career.

Our company culture is at the core of everything we do. It defines our vibe. It’s what makes every day, day one. We offer a highly collaborative, hybrid work environment where smart and hyper-passionate people come together to solve creative communications challenges. It’s no secret; we work hard, but only on the things we love. From the day this agency was created, we vowed to only work on projects that fire us up and that’s still true. It’s how we make projects like Chipotle’s Corn Kid or American Express’ first sneaker drop at NBA All-Star come to life.

We emphasize and value all of our relationships—they’re what powers us. Our colleagues, clients, and partners are the most important part of our business. So if you want to join a fast-growing, award-winning, creative team, we’d love to hear from you.

This position is full time and available in Los Angeles.

Responsibilities:

The Creative Director, Video will lead a team of creators and provide support and governance to our video and content teams while shepherding clients toward their best work. Video asks will be primarily short form content—Tiktoks, IG reels, YouTube, etc.

Collaboration is paramount at Day One, and we’ll look to our CD, Video to be a true partner, acting as the key brand creative liaison with client partners and stakeholders across all departments—listening to their needs, working together to solve problems with internal and external solutions, providing creative counsel and ultimately overseeing the creative product and delivery. This role will report into the VP, Creative Director, Video, with oversight from the Group Creative Director.

  • Motivate and lead the internal content team of creators and storytellers to think differently and guide and inspire them to elevate their work
  • Ideate and oversee video content from concept through final delivery
  • Direct an idea in motion - think big picture in real time, with storyboards and budgets in mind when necessary
  • Communicate effectively with editors and teach junior team members
  • Work closely with our Creators + Casting team to identify new partners for us to tap
  • Partner with the production team to review and refine briefs, budgets, timelines and staffing plans
  • Support hiring for and career development of the content team, helping to mentor our existing staff and assessing where we need to evolve as we grow
  • Come from a place of earning it, developing concepts designed to connect with culture. Be a leader and champion of big ideas.
  • Lead the creative and brand vision for our clients
  • Shape and develop cohesive narratives, maximizing the quality of our output
  • Ideate and develop breakthrough concepts, setting an example for the team.

Requirements:

  • 8+ years of experience of video creative direction experience
  • Comfort working cross discipline
  • Fluency in social media and internet content & trends
  • Expert storyteller - fluent in narrative architecture with specific understanding of formats across different platforms
  • Detailed knowledge of equipment and rigs for shooting high quality content in both video and still form
  • Strong understanding of the creator landscape
  • Experience in video editing software
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing and growing multiple creatives
  • Comfortable with complex assignments and leading a diverse team
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a style that inspires

Compensation + Benefits:

We value all of our employees and are happy to provide comprehensive benefits to help support them holistically in the best way we can. We offer all our employees:

  • Health Care (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid Time Off and Company Paid Holidays
  • Summer Fridays
  • 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Lifestyle Spending Account
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Company Credit Card
  • Uber Business Account
  • New Business Referral Bonus
  • Employee Referral Bonus

The Company is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The base compensation range for this role is $170K-$200K and this position is eligible for benefits that include medical insurance (health, dental, and vision), retirement plan, paid time off, paid parental leave, new business and employee referral bonuses, etc. Please note that the compensation information provided is a good faith estimate for New York City based hires only and is provided pursuant to the New York City Pay Transparency Law. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as candidates' relevant work experience, skills, qualifications, and location.