Associate Creative Director

Proposed Salary:  $75k – $100k + / year TBD based on Experience and Salary Expectations (Standard – High Experience Level)
Timeline:  Flexible based on candidates current professional situation

Job role: Associate Creative Director / Creative Lead
Phoenix, AZ

Ambient Skies seeks to hire a creative mastermind who loves all things creative, all things content, and is excited to join a fast-growing team in Phoenix, AZ. He/She should have a strong creative background and understanding of the creative process to lead both our Clients and the AS Team in developing tier 1, story driven, powerful and emotionally connecting content for a variety of clients and projects. Our new ACD should be able to visually articulate their creative vision and manage everyones expectations along the way.

The ACD will be responsible for ensuring the creative of various content related projects by working directly under our Creative Director. But with that said, we are looking for someone who is wanting to work towards being our Senior Creative Director quickly. We want to find someone who has commitment towards a long fruitful career and gets excited to work on cool projects for some of the worlds leading brands. Someone who see’s room to always keep growing as a professional. Creative is tied to so many facets of what we do for clients, and managing creative expectations for many types of media will be important to us when choosing the right candidate.

The ACD should have lengthy experience working with polished content such as Design, Video, Photo, Motion Graphics, Animation, Websites, Advertising, Marketing, Branding / Identity, Messaging, Creative Development, Story Development, Art Direction & Presentations (i.e. Creative Decks, Pitch Decks, Production Booklets, etc).

The Associate Creative Director will be expected to be a strong leader on the team and represent Ambient Skies’ core values both in the field and when interfacing with clients. At times they will need to communicate directly with our Head of Production, oversee budgets, schedules, and crew/vendor approvals from a creative perspective. His or Her responsibilities will vary day-to-day, so we’re looking for a team player who’s willing to proactively lead and implement any processes when it comes to the creative side of what we do to help improve efficiencies.

This position reports directly to the Creative Director. The Associate Creative Director responsibilities vary from project to project. The position will be 75% remote, with 25% on-location in Phoenix, AZ. The candidate must also be willing to travel for projects as we do make our way around the Globe at times.

 

 

The ACD duties may include the following:

      • Design, develop and drive creative projects. Mostly video, but some web and other media.
      • Working with Clients & our Agency Partners directly on Creative
      • Lead teams and clients on various Creative Projects. This can be as high as 5+ small projects and 1-3 large projects at any given time
      • Design Background to help develop and design client presentations or new business pitch decks (Experience in Adobe Suite, Figma, Sketch, etc.)
      • Design and manage how Ambient Presents ourselves (i.e. AS Website, Collateral, Pitch Decks, Capability Decks, etc)
      • Creative Development & Conceptualization of Content, Campaigns & Deliverables from scratch
      • Providing both Art Direction and Film Direction on set
      • Collaborating with Copywriters on Messaging, Scripts, Editorial, Etc.
      • Collaborating with DP’s on film sets, collaborating with Photographer’s on photo sets, collaborating with Art Directors on any set
      • Collaborating with designers, animators, motion graphic artists & video editors on various types of content

 

Experience Required
• *Minimum 6 years of art director or creative lead experience at a film studio, marketing / creative agency, production company or brand department head.
• Managing Clients expectations directly
• Has an understanding of everything Marketing, PR & Advertising
• Leads team on all content related projects creatively
• Experience on all production shoots including Commercial, Docu, Corporate, Product, Etc.
• Work closely with senior management and internal and external resources
• A compelling portfolio with projects showcasing skills that are relevant to your visual content goals.
• The ability to clearly communicate the reasoning behind design or creative choices.
• Multicultural marketing experience is a big plus
• Knowledge of all media platforms and a desire to stay abreast of all media trends
• Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
• Able to juggle multiple tasks under pressure in a fast-paced environment
• Energetic self-starter who takes initiative and creative approach to problem solving
• Ability to work independently
• Strong computer skills including Adobe CC, MS Office and Internet applications
• Strong people skills
• Proficiency with Adobe / Figma / Google based applications
• Good customer service skills

What we offer! Ambient Skies is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected] or you may call us at 1+(480) 420-4368.

  • 24/7 Access to EAP Counseling (3 Free confidential sessions)
  • Free Legal and Financial consultations
  • Wellness Program (Comprehensive health risk assessment & 3 Sessions with a wellness Coordinator)
  • Pharmacy Discount Card
  • Dedicated Personal Assistants (Helpful for scheduling travel, arranging Childcare, Gift Ideas, Eldercare etc.)
  • Discount program through Working advantage (Discounts on retail, sporting events, Concerts, Theme parks and more)
  • 401k (withholding depends on employee’s preference)
  • PTO
  • Paid sick leave
  • Holidays off
  • Work from home / flexible schedule opportunities
  • Minimal weekend commitments / OT
  • Access to Microsoft, adobe, google suite & other needed software needed to perform duties
  • Access to production and photography gear needed to perform
  • Monthly team and relationship building events
  • Annual performance evaluations for salary increase

Work/Life Balance:  Ambient Skies believes in a strong work life balance. For all employees, we offer 1 Friday off every other month (6 Fridays max per year) and the entire team is required to take a “re-charge” week twice per year in July & December. While responsibilities may still need to be attended to, these extra days off do not affect pay, PTO or Holidays.

PTO:       
80 hours / year in vacation (3.77 hours accrued every 30 days worked).
40 hours / year will carry over to next year.
120 max PTO hours / year, use or lose after that.
Termination policy.
No pay out on termination for cause.
Pay out with two-week notice, employee works full 80 hours.

SICK LEAVE:  80 hours / year in sick live (1 hour accrued every 30 hours worked).

401k: For the 401K, participants will be auto-enrolled at a 3% contribution rate after they have completed 12 months of service and are 21 years of age. The plan is not a safe harbor plan and has a 6-year vesting schedule. If auto enroll is not preferred, employee must opt out.

 

 

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