The Pond

Senior Creative Director / Auckland / $130k - $150k (6 Month Fix Term Contract)

The Pond

Creative and IT

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Applications Close - End of Day: 14-12-2016


New Zealand

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A large global media company are on the hunt for a Creative Director for a 6 month fix term contract.

An absolute pivotal key role within the business to steer and lead the Creative direction of all commercial content across multiple media platforms and formats. Supporting the commercial and content teams to drive new and existing revenue growth, while ensuring content created is highly engaging and relevant to their audience.

The Creative Director has senior responsibility for the creative output of the Commercial Content team. Leading a creative department of individuals to devise relevant content solutions, responsible for creating informative, compelling, and differentiated storytelling to meet client’s needs, including conceptualising campaigns, content ideation, story angles and creative solutions to client briefs. You will have a high level of competence and involvement in digital, user-generated-content and social media, and understand how to drive community and audience engagement.

You will be a prolific ideas generator, able to craft brand narrative and stories and conceive the creative solution that is strategically sound and simply ingenious, proven through a compelling portfolio of distinctive work that spans product/service design and storytelling. You are charismatic and have the ability to articulate and passionately present ideas to both internal and external audiences. Lead and drive pitch strategy in collaboration with commercial lead and help innovate new products and opportunities for revenue growth.

You will have the ability to create an environment where employees are comfortable expressing their creative view and ideas. You are a thought leader, that works collaboratively, shares and support your team with strong and positive working relationships. You will strive for that Creative Excellence that highly values, encourages and rewards innovation and creativity.

You are a confident, passionate individual that thrives on creative challenges and is committed to producing content to the highest industry standard. This is someone that wants to be part of a fun dynamic team contributing their creative worth to the culture and success of this company.

This is an opportunity you do not want to miss!


Required Experience:

  • Experience within Advertising, Marketing, Design, Publishing (or equivalent)

  • Ability to manage a creative department

  • Highly creative idea and conceptual thinking across multiple mediums and channels

  • Diverse background with portfolio examples that range across industries, mediums and brands.

  • Depth of experience in strategic marketing and understanding of the planning discipline

  • A wordsmith able to express concepts through compelling copy

  • Familiar with use of Adobe CS5, video editing, and web design (but does not need to be a master)

  • Proficient in MS Office and multiple presentation platforms: PowerPoint, Keynote, Adobe, etc.


Required Skills:

  • Experience and proven success in the management of: Internal teams and vendors, department or campaign budgets, partner agency relationships

  • Excellent Creative & Design Direction

  • Highly Conceptual Content Ideation

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Agency and management experience are preferred

  • Has excellent planning, scheduling, and personal organisational skills

  • Has a proven ability to lead, manage, motivate, and communicate to others

  • Astute, self-motivated and driven towards commercial success.

  • Ability to address and engage an audience

  • Not phased by uncertainly and thrives on navigating ambiguity


Bachelor Degree in Advertising, Marketing, Communications, Design (or equivalent)

 What is on offer:

  • Mobile Phone

  • Laptop

  • Newspaper Subscription

  • Supportive and professional team

  • Auckland city fringe office

  • Modern office space

Personality & Culture Fit:

Natural Leader, Positive Team Player, Problem Solver, Ambitious, Positive High Energy Levels & Drive 

If this sounds like you, then please apply below with your CV and a brief summary on why you're right for the role.

Please only apply if you have a valid NZ work visa.

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