The Creative Director is the inspired leader who will drive our team’s creativity—going beyond the “good” to uncover what’s truly possible. They lead projects from integrated marketing campaigns and brand development to digital products including mobile apps and websites, to whatever challenges the clients of tomorrow bring us. The Creative Director must be an expert in their creative field, and be able to work in collaboration with other disciplines to ensure we are constantly improving outcomes for our staff, our organization, and our clients.
Provide strong conceptual leadership to the creative team that maintains our standard of excellence while balancing deadlines and profitability
Work closely with other discipline leads such as strategy, media, and technology, to foster collaboration across the teams
Mentor and manage Art Directors, Copywriters, and Designers, reviewing their performance, cultivating their growth, and helping them succeed
Juggle multiple concurrent clients, projects, new business pitches, and other initiatives
Scope and estimate creative phases of projects accurately and efficiently
Participate in business development by pitching new clients and collaborating on sales efforts
Maintain an understanding of industry trends and creative tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision, etc. Experience with MarTech a plus
Promote a positive company culture and work to lead the vision of the agency
6+ years in a creative leadership role in Marketing/ Advertising (including digital)
A portfolio of creative work that demonstrates excellence in creative marketing across a wide range of media and a diverse set of clients
Ability to provide clear feedback on all facets of creative work in order to elevate the output and help creative staff improve their craft while maintaining the project timeline and budget
Competence in team building and mentoring
Excellent presentation and communication skills at all levels of both internal and client teams
Ability to communicate in a clear, consistent, professional, and transparent manner
Strong ability to manage work and resources
Physical Requirement(s): No Physical requirement needed for this position
Location: Arlington, VA
Working at DMI
DMI is a diverse, prosperous and rewarding place to work. Being part of the DMI family means we care about your wellbeing. As such, we offer a variety of perks and benefits that help meet various interests and needs, while still having the opportunity to work directly with a number of our award winning, Fortune 1000 clients. The following categories make up your DMI wellbeing:
Community – Blood drives, volunteering opportunities, Holiday parties, summer picnics, Tech Chef, Octoberfest just to name a few ways DMI comes together as a community.
Convenience/Concierge - Virtual visits through health insurance, pet insurance, commuter benefits, discount tickets for movies, travel and many other items to provide convenience.
Development – Annual performance management, continuing education and tuition assistance, internal job opportunities along with career enrichment and advancement to help each employee with their professional and personal development.
Financial – Generous 401k match for both pre-tax and post-tax (ROTH) contributions along with financial wellness education, EAP, Life Insurance and Disability help provide financial stability for each DMI employee.
Recognition – Great achievements do not go unnoticed by DMI through Annual Awards ceremony, service anniversaries, peer-to-peer acknowledgement through Give-A-Wow, employee referral bonuses.
Wellness – Healthcare benefits, Wellness programs, Flu Shots, Biometric screenings, on-site lactation rooms provide employees with several wellness options.
Employees are valued for their talents and contributions. We all take pride in helping our customers achieve their goals, which in turn contributes to the overall success of the company.
The company does and will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, and to treat qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status. DMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability. DMI maintains a drug-free workplace.
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