Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

Art Director

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Primary Posting Location : City
Boston
Primary Posting Location : State/Province
MA
Primary Posting Location : Postal Code
02101
Primary Posting Location : Country
US
Requisition ID
2023-430697
Position Type
Full Time
Category
Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing
Minimum
USD $70,000.00/Yr.
Maximum
USD $80,000.00/Yr.

Summary

Art Director - Grocery Brand

 

Do you consider yourself a huge foodie? Are you fluent in the latest social trends? Are you an avid creator constantly testing viral recipes, creating and styling your own recipe content and putting your spin on popular food trends? If so, have we got a job for you.

 

AMP Agency is looking for a motivated Art Director to join our creative team. This Art Director will develop concepts and content for a leading grocery brand across social and digital marketing channels, as well as participate in monthly social content shoots in our Boston studio space.

 

They should be skilled in photography selection, type layout and social content creation - bonus points if you consider yourself a budding chef. Reporting to a Senior Art Director and working alongside Copywriters, Designers, Strategists, and Media Planners, the Art Director will participate in brainstorms, develop design treatments, plan for content production and present work internally as needed.

 

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, extremely organized, detail oriented, and highly driven. The Art Director will work across both digital and social teams, as well as other accounts and teams within the agency as needed, the ability to effectively juggle multiple priorities while meeting client expectations and timelines is crucial. Our client work is deeply rooted in social media, so an unfiltered passion for not only consuming but creating social content is a must.

 

This is a remote position, but you must be based in the Boston, MA area to travel to and attend monthly in-person content shoots.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Report to Senior leads while working with creative team to ideate and execute digital and social deliverables for a variety of audiences and media channels.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to develop ideas into social and digital executions, aligning with annual strategies, short-term social and digital campaigns, and always-on content to drive engagement and achieve established success metrics.
  • Maintain consistent brand look and feel across all outputs of a campaign.
  • Work with Content Strategists, Project Managers, Designers, and Senior Creatives to develop monthly social content calendars and campaign creative.
  • Attend internal and client creative reviews, presenting work as needed.
  • Keep on the pulse of the latest social media best practices and trends.
  • Proactively bring ideas to the table, voice a POV, and get deliverables across the finish line.
  • Manage multiple projects on a daily basis.
  • Develop strong relationships and trust with Creative team members.
  • Participate in and attend 1-2 day monthly social content shoots in our Boston studio space.
  • Develop pre-production guides for content shoot with detailed lighting, food styling and set styling direction.
  • Produce sketches, storyboards, roughs to visualize ideas.
  • Work with the team to style food and sets for content production.
  • Willingness to be on camera
  • Learn from Senior Art Directors and Creative Directors, proactively seek feedback to improve design and art direction skills, encompassing both paid and organic social content.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3-5 years of experience
    • Agency experience is not a requirement, however equivalent experience working for an in-house creative or marketing team, is preferred.
    • A strong portfolio of professional and/or speculative creative work with examples of brand social and campaign work to demonstrate abilities is required.
  • Understanding of best practices for social and digital marketing.
  • Hands on experience with social and digital design, typography, photography selection.
  • Experience with content creation and production
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including effective presentation skills and the ability to adapt voice and tone from brand to brand.
  • Independently active on social channels, with primary focus on TikTok and Instagram.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated interest in keeping up with emerging technologies and digital marketing trends.
  • Passion for and knowledge of internet culture and the latest social trends.
  • Ability to participate in and attend monthly content shoots in our Boston studio space, which can involve standing for ~8 hours a day.
  • Interest in food styling and social video content creation is not a requirement, but preferred.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

  • Submit resume and portfolio link.
  • In lieu of a cover letter, get creative and show us what you’d bring to the table. Maybe you write a haiku about what makes you the best fit, or make us a TikTok that tells us why you’re our new Art Director without telling us why you’re our new Art Director, or curate your ultimate Spotify playlist. Take this as an opportunity to show us your chops.

 

 

 

Job Will Remain Open Until Filled

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

 

Position Summary   

                                                

The Art Director is a key creative team member. Responsible for supporting the creative team, taking concepts and creating tangible reality while seeing the development and execution of creative projects through completion. Accountable for delivering quality creative products that maintains the integrity of the art concept. Will interface with all levels of the internal team, outside vendors, and work closely with account, production and copywriters.

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

 

Creative Development

  • Create collateral in support of various marketing campaigns and utilize experience and know-how to visually communicate a concept
  • Partner with creative team members in creating an environment that fosters creativity, encourages ideas, and promotes growth
  • Participate in project meetings with other creative team members, internal departments, and account teams to communicate rationale behind design executions
  • Work in multiple disciplines to include art direction/design

Project Management

  • Organize multiple jobs and projects on a daily basis, meet deadlines and expectations, and measure and improve productivity 

Client Support

  • Meet departmental goals based on specific Client objectives

Supervisory Responsibilities

 

Direct Reports

 

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

 

Indirect Reports

 

This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

 

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job. 
  • Travel up to 10%

Minimum Qualifications

 

Education Level: (Required) High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience

                                   

                        (Preferred) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience       

 

Field of Study/Area of Experience:  Advertising, Graphic Design, Communications, Journalism) or equivalent job-related experience in related field/industry

  • 2-4 years of experience in similar industry
  • 2-5 years of Design or Director Experience and a strong portfolio of professional creative work
  • 2+ years of work experience in the consumer products, media, or agency business

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Team building Skills
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadline
  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to make oral presentations
  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Ability to efficiently utilize MAC computers and current fluency in relevant computer programs such as: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Acrobat, and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage)

Environmental & Physical Requirements

 

Office / Sedentary Requirements

 

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds. 

 

Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

 

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law.  The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

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