Associate Creative Director - Copywriter (K/Q)
New York /
About Klick Health
Klick Health is the world’s largest independent, full-service marketing agency and commercialization partner for life sciences. For over two decades, Klick has been laser focused on developing, launching, and supporting life sciences brands to maximize their full market potential. Klick has been named Agency of the Year six times over the last eight years by the industry’s leading publications. For the latest updates, follow Klick Health on Twitter: @klickhealth. There’s something different here.
About Our Creative Craft
The Creative team features an incredible array of experienced, fearless, smart visionaries, capable in all media and technologies, and united by a common goal: to build brands that solve a human need. It requires hard work, a healthy dose of imagination, and a passion for craft to make work that stands out in the world. We’ve got super-smart, friendly, and caring people who put their hearts and souls into the clever work that they create for our clients in order to deliver thoughtful creative messaging to the patients they serve. And the best part? We have a ton of fun while doing it.
Position Title Associate Creative Director, Copy Reports to VP, Creative Director or VP, Group Creative Director
Role Description and Expectations
The Associate Creative Director, Copy oversees the copy team from inception to final product and ensures quality of content and style to meet the client’s marketing strategies and objectives with their copy partner; they are a brand leader who solves strategic and creative issues with the client while enhancing the client’s confidence in the agency. As a people leader the Associate Creative Director manages and mentors a team of creatives that report to them and as needed on projects while simultaneously managing a heavy workload. In this role, the Associate Creative Director must have an advanced understanding of Klick Health departmental procedures such as routing, print production, protocols, usage rights of stock, images for layout, as well as other internal procedures and solutions practiced by our creative craft.
Brings knowledge of product, market & position ensures sound strategic planning, timely & accurate implementation, good service, financial control and a solid client relationship
Full understanding of client’s marketplace and can evaluate work in light of current marketing environment and trends
Possesses the ability to take abstract concepts and empower project teams to create cutting-edge concepts or designs that are user-friendly, representative of the client's goals, and within brand guidelines
Contributes innovative ideas appropriate to the client’s marketing strategy that challenge the status quo
Leads and contributes in brainstorming sessions with stakeholders across meetings
Proactively anticipates and solves creative problems and makes effective recommendations to CDs
Leads creative teams in the execution of ideas to a high standard of creative excellence Provide feedback on creative approaches to communicate the client’s message about the product for both the overall campaign
Oversees creation of concept roughs for presentation to client, developing them into compelling and captivating presentations; presents them in an organized, professional, and effective style to clients
Helps set priorities and manages workloads so that assignments are completed within agreed upon time frames
Responsible for growing existing brands and participating in new business to generate additional revenue
Supervises and participates in all concept work for brands and new business pitches
Fosters an environment of diversity and inclusion on the team
Manages and mentors direct reports on multiple brands; coaches, challenges, and provides opportunities for growth
Sets expectations for the team and communicates and follows up when standards are not being met
Develops goals with each direct report and conducts performance reviews and regular 1:1s to provide coaching, support career plans, and provide learning opportunities that aligns people's growth to craft's people strategy
Demonstrates the ability to hire and retain highly capable people
Demonstrates full understanding of how budgets and schedules are applied for financial management
Develops strong relationships with all cross discipline leads
Advances knowledge and craft expertise in art, developing into a well-rounded creative
Develops and seeks cross discipline learning from colleagues and vendors to ensure highest quality product within specified deadlines
Shares experience and knowledge of the industry
Skills & Knowledge
Must be able to demonstrate effective oral and written communications skills
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
Exhibits sound judgment and decisive problem solving ability
Ability to work well within a team setting
Ability to build client rapport and trust
Established presentation skills Managerial and leadership skills
Deep understanding of product challenges in relation to overall market
Complete understanding of market trends and marketing briefs
In-depth understanding of the assigned account, treatment category, clinical developments, and relevant physician specialties
Computer proficiency; solid knowledge of word text programs
Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising/Marketing, Communications, Writing or related discipline preferred
10+ years of experience in marketing/advertising business experience preferred
- Minimum two years as an ACD in a mid-large company
- Experience leading a team of diverse talent
- Deep digital experience (or at least integrated)
- A background in copywriting
- Pharma experience is a must
What makes Klick different?
You’ll work on numerous multi-million dollar brands – the size and breadth of the accounts here are incomparable to most agencies. You’ll experience a high level of empowerment and be given the freedom to make decisions, judgment calls, and function with autonomy. If you have an idea… run with it - you’ll be encouraged to let your entrepreneurial spirit flourish and you’ll have a team of superstars supporting you and making you look good every day!
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Klick embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We're committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or family status. If you require disability-related accommodation during the application or interview process, simply let us know and we’ll work with you to ensure you have a positive experience.