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Careers

Executive Creative Director

at Wunderman Thompson
Los Angeles, California, United States

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Who we are looking for:

Wunderman Thompson is seeking an Executive Creative Director (ECD) to oversee the creative team and take ownership of all creative output in Los Angeles, across all clients, with a particular focus on new business. In this role, you will be a member of the WTLA executive team, collectively charged with setting the direction and strategy of the overall office, reporting to the President of the California offices. The ECD needs to have experience as a trusted partner to senior, C-level clients, and an equally trusted partner to internal discipline leads.

WTLA focuses on marketing to the 360-degree customer experience. Across the key disciplines of creative, technology, strategy, data, and client services, our work ranges from product UI on some of the world’s most popular digital products through owned channels and all the way to creating arresting cross-channel campaigns.  The right candidate understands all customer touchpoints and recognizes the importance of marketing communications and customer experience.

The ideal candidate is both a conceptual and strategic thinker, able to not only nurture and conceive of brilliant ideas, but also understand how to translate those ideas into solutions for business problems. You’ll also actively partner with the account, data, technology, and strategy leads to ensure consistent account growth and client satisfaction, while also managing the creative process and output to meet the needs of our client and the agency.

The Executive Creative Director maintains a high bar of creative excellence and collaborative engagement internally and externally, going to great lengths to partner to ensure the highest quality deliverables and outcomes for our clients. The key aspect of the job is to be a force-multiplier who inspires and cares for people so they can do exceptional work.

What you’ll do:

  • People | Manage and mentor the greater team across the office. Build and lead a team of creative innovators. In addition to overseeing art directors, designers, user experience designers, and writers, you will act as a mentor and help to cultivate the growth of the entire creative team.
  • Process | Drive, develop, and deliver presentations, and, when appropriate, lead meetings and influence their outcomes. Anticipate team and client needs and project risks, participate in driving resolution. Inspire clients and co-workers through good work, good spirit, and excellent communication.
  • Work | Serve as the creative leader throughout the office. Act as mitigated risk taker, with an insatiable appetite for improvement and creating opportunities. Oversee the translation clients’ vision into a roadmap that guides our team, not only to achieve client goals, but also to generate work that is creatively brilliant, measurable, and culturally impactful.

Who you are:

  • A Builder | Builds relationships as a trustworthy and essential client partner at the most senior client level and across relevant markets, regions, and businesses; easily recognized and trusted by senior leadership within the agency. Experience generating new business and developing client relationships. Experience in leading and driving large scale agency pitches is a must.
  • Curious | Continuously re-imagines how to partner with clients to build better futures for their business; pro-actively seeks out new opportunities, new technologies, and lateral ideas to solve clients’ biggest business issues.
  • Collaborative | Cultivates partnerships and builds trust by demonstrating a commitment to the success of others, championing a team mentality, and leading by example. Demonstrates outstanding leadership skills and believes in the power of collaboration and teamwork. Attracts the best talent by creating an open and optimistic culture.
  • Creatively Brave | Passionate about the power of creativity with the knowledge and authority to identify and nurture the best ideas. Provides flexible solutions, allowing the agency to adapt to solve clients’ challenges.
  • Visionary | Energizes and inspires by communicating a compelling client vision, actively managing the development of team members, and promoting diversity and inclusion.

What you’ll need: 

  • 12-15+ years of experience in a creative agency; 5+ years of senior creative management experience.
  • Portfolio featuring a wide range of award-worthy creative work.
  • Proven ability to lead, mentor, and collaborate in a team-oriented workplace. Desire to foster career growth for individuals at all levels on the creative teams.
  • Award-winning conceptual skills that will help navigate through the digital space and talent to take advertising campaigns across diverse platforms with multi-disciplinary teams. 
  • A visionary leader with a strong ability to lead a team of art directors and copywriters and play nice with others, including account managers and technical directors.
  • A strong working knowledge of visual design, interaction design, user-centered experience design, and the creative process.
  • Strong ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short- and long-term need. Timelines, budgets, and availabilities change—we need someone who can roll with it.
  • Outstanding listening, interviewing, meeting facilitation, storytelling/concepting, and writing skills.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

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Established in 2019, Wunderman Thompson has a combined history of 150 years, setting the standard for marketing, communications and business innovation. We bring together over 20,000 creatives, analysts, strategists, customer experience designers and business consultants across 90 markets.

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