Creative Director

Cincinnati /
Creative /
We are adding a Creative Director to the team of 40+ creatives at Barefoot Proximity. Based in Cincinnati, we are a part of the Proximity and DAS worldwide networks and work extensively with other offices on global accounts. S/he will partner with the account and planning leads to help grow the agency’s efforts. The ideal candidate will be able to see the big picture, understand a complex business and tell a great story in our work. You will be instrumental in creating world-class content for the digital ecosystems of major consumer brands.
Responsibilities & Expectations
Collaborate with the account team to understand the client’s needs and the brand’s needs
Work with our planners to understand the strategy and the target audiences
Define the creative vision for multiple brands and energize the agency team to realize it
Inspire your team to find brilliant creative solutions
Lead presentation of all creative concepts and sell to the client
Partner with the production team to execute brilliantly
Create award-winning content and digital experiences across multiple channels
Guide editorial team to create the most effective content possible
Deliver within expectations, timelines and budgets
Coach a collection of talented creatives using your experience and seasoned perspective
Digital and content experience
Ad agency experience
7+ years digital creative experience
3+ years experience in leading an account
Proven coaching skills
Loves strategically sound creative
Artistic sensibility mixed with technical ability
Proficiency in technology standards and usability principles
Excellent communication skills
Not afraid of high expectations, hard work and huge dogs
Knows how to keep our work-lives productive, fun and rewarding
Brings a growth and resilient mindset—not a fixed or fragile one