Senior International Creative Director, Ancestry

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description

Ancestry is seeking a Senior Creative Director to manage and provide direction to external agency partners responsible for creative across the funnel (branded and performance) in the Australian, Canadian markets and any other non-EU emerging markets. This role will also provide creative oversight in EU market by way of managing the EU dedicated Creative Director located in the UK office. An understanding of local cultural nuances and incorporate them in effective advertising is crucial. This role is critical to keeping and evolving the creative brand strategy, expression and interpretation pure and at its highest level across multiple channels, including Television, Display Advertising, Social Media and Search Marketing. 

This position reports our Global Executive Creative Director, Ancestry, and is based in our San Francisco, CA office, located near the AT&T Ballpark and one block from CalTrain.

What you will do:

  • Direct, inspire and ensure external agencies and third-party resources are providing the highest level of copywriting, art direction, and design possible, providing daily approvals and direction on creative assignments in the AU and CA markets.
  • Provide creative strategic oversight of the EU market via your direct report, the Creative Director dedicated to the EU market.
  • Accountable for the creative effectiveness as measured by our internal metrics/targets
  • Manage the relationship and career path of direct reports.
  • Partner with internal teams in Marketing, Product and Corporate to help them articulate their strategy, messaging and tactics and enable creative success.
  • Partner with Project Management to assign creative to the best internal (and external) teams.
  • Ensure self and team are continuously curious and developing web and digital marketing capabilities.
  • Consistently bring new, innovative ideas to the table, to the delight of your partners.
  • Evolve the global brand guideline book to capture the international and by GEO essence
  • Participate in development, implementation and maintenance of creative group policies, objectives and short- and long-term planning.
  • Set priorities based on highest impact to brand and business results.

Qualifications

Who you Are:
 

Ideal Candidate: You are currently acting in an International Creative Director role for either an agency or consumer brand company. You have a proven ability to balance the need for results with the need for creative that captivates and delights a consumer brand target audience. Accustomed to frequent international travel.

  •  5+ years of creative director level experience in an advertising agency or in-house advertising/marketing group in an international (non-US) based capacity
  • Thorough understanding of creative writing and art direction for all forms of marketing communications
  • Proven track record of elevating a brand and consistency across global touchpoints
  • Knowledge of brand strategy and production
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) as well as confident presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of current social media trends
  • Knowledge of digital video/television production
  • Ability to lead projects from concept to completion
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Online portfolio required for consideration. Please include a link to your portfolio in your resume or in your application. Thank you!

Additional Information

We’re a cutting-edge tech company with a very human mission—to help every person discover, preserve, and share the story of what led to them. Combining the rich information in family trees and historical records with the genetic details revealed in DNA, we create unique experiences that give people a new understanding of their lives, because connecting all the pieces of our family story can give us the deepest sense of who we are.

For more information on what we do and why you would want to work at Ancestry, visit our careers page:www.workforancestry.com

Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.

Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.

Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related thereto), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, age (40 and older), mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis that is prohibited by applicable law.   The Company also makes reasonable accommodations to applicants or employees with qualifying disabilities who request them and who otherwise meet the requirements of applicable law.  If you would like to request an accommodation during the application process, please contact our Director of Recruiting. 

All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance.

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