SVP, Group Creative Director

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Updated: December 13, 2021
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 135870

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Imaginative, curious, and adaptable you sweat the small stuff, because you know that great design is in the details.

You are creative, inspired, and driven to produce innovative design. You are self-motivated — you have a true passion coupled with the exceptional ability to translate the vision of our clients into high quality and impactful imagery. Such talent and ingenuity make you the right fit for this unique SVP, Group Creative Director role with Syneos Health PR Group.


Syneos Health PR is looking for a Group Creative Director (copywriter) to join our growing team. Candidates must have a strong creative vision and be passionate about ideas, building teams, and crafting award winning work for some of the world’s most iconic health brands. Candidates will also assist with new business and internal efforts.

Applicants must have a strong integrated portfolio of work including a mix of PR campaign development, broadcast/web video storytelling, and digital/social/mobile marketing. Must be a team player who is willing to roll up their sleeves and get into the work and able to seamlessly integrate across other departments in the agency including strategy, account management, and the creative studio.


  • Sets high creative standards for her/his teams
  • “Owns” her/his brands at the creative level
  • Sets the creative vision for her/his brands and ensures effective creative development
  • Active in strategic development on his/her assigned projects and brands. Partners with Account Lead + Strategy in this area
  • Builds and maintains strong client relationships
  • Partner with clients on effective creative development
  • Works closely with CD/ACD’s to manage staffing issues
  • Leads by example by being a “hands-on” creative (still creates)
  • Provides creative leadership & standards for the entire creative department
  • Provides career paths and development (guidance) for his/her creative team members
  • Is proactive by servicing “what if” ideas with ACD’s, internal teams and clients
  • Supervises CD/ACD’s and ensures that they are working efficiently in all areas

Job Requirements


  • 10 years plus experience in PR/advertising/marketing, at least 2 of which should be in a senior management capacity


  • Must have a thorough understanding of client’s business/category and demonstrate a best-in-class creative approach in offering marketing solutions to an assigned clients or categories
  • Prior business development experience and demonstrated success in strategic & concepting skills
  • Strong analytical and strategic planning skills
  • Demonstrated success in managing a cross-functional team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working on a wide range of accounts and categories
  • Track record and body of work to demonstrate ability of getting highest level of creative sold and produced
  • Creative Vision:  Sets & maintains high standards
  • Presentation Skills: Is effective & dynamic in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small/large groups, with peers, direct reports & supervisors; is effective in selling creative rationale & work both inside and outside of the organization; instills respect and can manage meeting flow during presentations          
  • Demonstrating Ownership and Proactive Behavior: Demonstrates ownership of assigned Brand work by continually coming up with new ideas proactively. Ability and willingness to show ownership of work

As a healthcare company we have an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless an exemption can be confirmed based on a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission & Approval of an Exemption does not guarantee that an exemption can be accommodated".

At Syneos Health Public Relations, the possibilities are infinite. Because of our “no walls, no limits” philosophy and entrepreneurial spirit, our employees have the opportunity and potential to work on projects beyond their years of experience. The only limitations here are those that are self-imposed, and we make sure to reward staff based on talent, not title.

Syneos Health Communications is the only healthcare communications network that is part of a company on the frontlines of healthcare, with a clear view into the everyday complexities of life and health. As part of Syneos Health™, our agencies — consisting of leading brands and experts in advertising, branding, public relations, managed markets and medical communications — are engaged in every point of influence in health, providing real-world insight into markets and audiences in ways that no other partner could.

WORK HERE MATTERS EVERYWHERE | How will you accelerate bringing new therapies to patients?

Syneos Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled) 


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