Associate Creative Director

Associate Creative Directors blend ideation, execution, creative strategy, agency leadership, product ownership and hands-on production. It’s a senior creative leadership role - the focus is on best-in-class creative work, leading the line to deliver projects and playing a more active role in managing the agency rather while also managing a team of more junior creatives.

What will you be doing? 


  • Own the creative and strategic direction of projects, in collaboration with other senior stakeholders
  • Collaborate with Strategy, Insights and Editorial teams to develop rounded creative approaches
  • Be a content specialist - understand the roles and production constraints of different content types, especially video, on social platforms
  • Be an integrated thinker, with an understanding of how to use everything from OOH to experiential in your campaign strategies
  • Create and implement content and activation strategies for integrated projects
  • Run pitches and projects with minimal senior oversight - championing creative content, and being acutely aware of commercial pressures such as resourcing, budget and profitability
  • Communicate and champion creative thinking and technical execution to clients throughout each project
  • Oversee project teams to help them deliver their best work, knowing when to intervene and when to step back
  • Own your accounts creatively and commercially, and pick up work across the business where needed
  • Be a detail-oriented senior when it comes to approving work - know that the team’s mistakes are on you
  • Answer briefs with great work as a solo creative, copywriter, AD or part of a team – get hands-on
  • Collaborate with the product leads to push briefs and projects through the agency
  • Understand how to brief craft specialists – designers or directors, for example – to deliver projects against your creative vision
  • Be an excellent strategic and creative partner to our clients


  • Accurately scope projects alongside Sales, Accounts and Production, and take responsibility for delivering on time and within budget
  • Challenge briefs and strategies where necessary
  • Understand and contribute to the agency’s business objectives, taking responsibility for helping deliver them
  • Understand how individual projects fit into wider strategic and business goals for the agency, and how to prioritise workflows accordingly
  • Help Sales and Accounts manage clients - balancing creative pizzazz with production realism to set and manage expectations around projects
  • Manage direct reports, with a focus on utilisation and profitability as well as pastoral support
  • Be an ambassador for the business both internally and externally
  • Proactively bring solutions to business problems you identify to the senior management teams, and take responsibility for implementing them
  • Work with the leadership team to develop, assess and implement initiatives that improve the work and culture of the company

What do you need to have done before?

  • Experience in a creative/marketing/advertising environment
  • A portfolio full of social lead campaigns
  • Deep understanding of the role content plays in every project
  • Proven track record in delivering complex projects
  • Experience overseeing teams
  • Practical craft skills as well conceptual thinking
  • Interest in youth culture, pop cultures and social good
  • Ability to use Keynote
  • Broad software skills - Creative Cloud, Logic, Sketch, etc.
  • Experience media planning
  • A willingness to get your hands dirty

All interviews are being conducted via Zoom until further notice.

LADbible Group is an equal opportunities employer. We are determined to create a diverse group at all levels of our company and we welcome all members of the community to apply for openings with us.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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