• Creative Manager

    Posted Date 5 months ago(10/18/2018 6:08 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Career Category
    Marketing & Communications
    Company Employee Full-Time
  • Position Summary

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    The Creative Manager is a pivotal member of the UK creative function. Their core responsibility is to implement and execute the creative strategy set by the Creative Director, to the highest standard. The Creative Manager is responsible for translating marketing briefs into powerfully effective ideas and creative concepts, via the recruitment, management and creative direction of writers/ producers/directors/designers. They are responsible for ensuring creative of the highest quality is delivered on time, budget, brand and brief. Where appropriate they will write and/or execute creative work.


    The Creative Manager will contribute to creative strategy, but their primary responsibility is the development and execution of brilliant creative ideas across all relevant media.


    • Receive and effectively interpret marketing briefs (challenging them where necessary)
    • Generate and present ideas that are effective across all media
    • Allocate appropriate personnel and resources to projects in conjunction with CD and Production
    • Provide creative direction and management of creative projects and personnel.
    • Provide sign-off of creative work and present / sell-in to marketing and channel management.
    • Write, Direct and Produce promos and other materials as required
    • Be a mentor for creative team members, providing coaching, creative direction and supervision, continually assessing and motivating others
    • Ensure delivery of innovative creative AND media, using the best and most effective production techniques and craftmanship to best deliver key messaging to viewers
    • Play a leading role in team meetings devising creative solutions for key promotables – including leading brainstorms and providing creative stimulus
    • Act as brand champion and guardian, ensuring consistency (of brand and tone of voice) across all creative executions.
    • Work closely with Design Manager to produce, maintain and communicate accurate and effective style-guides.
    • Take briefs, present work and work in progress to senior management as required.
    • Coordinate disciplines in- and out of house to ensure an effective and genuine 360° creative strategy
& approach
    • Liaise with other internal creative teams and departments as necessary – specifically in maximizing the sharing of creative work and minimising duplication as appropriate
    • Oversee and/or create marketing tapes & sponsorship as required.
    • Develop roster of personnel (to include writers, directors, art directors, producers, designers and agencies) to maintain and raise the creative output of the team.
    • Deputise for and support Creative Director as required


    • Highly creative, able to work across multiple projects at the same time
    • Strong visual and copy skills, ability to develop multiplatform creative ideas
    • Experience of Creative management & direction
    • Demonstrable track record of creative excellence within the field (Promax winner)
    • A proven track record in writing, directing and promo production
    • Off-air / graphic design / interactive design experience
    • People management experience necessary, including the ability to assess, motivate and coach creative and production staff
    • Demonstrable understanding of Discovery Portfolio / Channel brands & target audiences
    • A passion for television and industry-leading creative ideas and thinking
    • Knowledge and awareness of contemporary creative trends, techniques, innovations and platforms.
    • Be a key part of the UK creative function alongside AM and DM


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