Associate Creative Director

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Updated: July 27, 2022
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 141383

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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 Associate Creative Director role with Syneos Health PR Group.

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


The Associate Creative Director will be responsible for setting and delivering the digital and social creative vision and maintaining creative standards for her/his brands. She/he leads creative initiatives to the completion of the highest-quality creative solutions consistent with strategy, contracts, and agreements. Additionally, she/he is responsible for working in partnership with the Digital and Social teams, Account Services and Account Planning colleagues to lead and manage all aspects of her/his client relationships through the highest quality work.


High Creative Standards: Inspiring in creative briefings, challenging in creative reviews and aspirational in creative presentations, the Associate Creative Director leads, directs, and champions ideas of the highest caliber and which elevate the creative standards of the agency


Big Hairy Ideas

  • Choose and champion work of the highest caliber and which best delivers on the high standards of the agency
  • Provide creative leadership and standards for the entire brand(s)
  • During daily briefings, determine whether production or inspiration is needed, and direct accordingly
  • Reach into Waves, across Core teams and flexible resources to brief and direct


Strategic Thinking: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can help


Proactive Strategic Thinking

  • Identify and exploit opportunity within creative and strategic assignments
  • Help provide overall strategic planning and initiatives
  • Deliver organic revenue growth as well as cross-selling initiatives via creative ideas and solutions


Working Collaboratively

  • Will work closely with the Syneos health PR Digital and Social teams.
  • Create partnership approach with peers from other departments (e.g. Account Services, Creative Services, Digital, etc.) on client’s business
  • Ensure optimal talent-to-task to best deliver creative work that meets client contract and project agreements
  • In concert with Creative Manager, monitor and manage team activity to ensure timely delivery of products and services to accounts


Client Convincing

  • Partner with clients on effective creative development
  • Facilitate communication between team members and clients necessary to maintain strong relationships and effective creative management
  • Troubleshoot, negotiate, and collaborate with clients to maintain integrity and success of the work


Corporate Citizenship

  • Provide creative and management direction as well as developmental support to direct reports
  • Oversee relationships with other marketing partners of clients as required (producers, photographers, retouchers, etc.)
  • Select representative creative work to be entered into award shows
  • Help manage the creative side of client finances and contracts, compliance, billings, write-offs, receivables, etc.
  • Ensure delivery of high-quality products and services consistent with contracts and agreements
  • Participate in new business/client activities and pitches as requested

Job Requirements

  • 6 plus years plus experience in advertising or design
  • Must have a thorough understanding of client’s business/category and demonstrate a best in class creative approach in offering creative solutions to an assigned client or category
  • Prior business development experience and demonstrated success strategic and concepting 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

Interviews may be conducted in person at an on-site interview location. For any in person interviews, local Covid safety guidelines will be followed.


I understand that if I am made an offer of employment, it will be conditioned on my demonstration I am fully vaccinated OR I plan to initiate vaccination by my start date AND be fully vaccinated within 4 weeks of start date against the COVID-19 virus.


IMPORTANT: I understand that if the role for which I am applying requires extensive in-person contact with colleagues, health care providers, clients and other medical professionals who have stringent vaccination requirements that all Syneos Health employees with whom they partner be fully vaccinated and will not accept or consider any exemptions. I understand I can request an exemption from Syneos Health’s vaccination requirement based on a qualifying medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief. However, in the event that I successfully obtain an exemption, I understand that it is highly unlikely that I will be able to adequately perform the essential functions of this position without imposing an undue hardship on Syneos Health due to the clients’ demands.

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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