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SENIOR MARKETING WRITER & CREATIVE LEAD

 

Are you a versatile writer and creative marketing professional who can strategize with clients and then develop messaging, write copy and lead the creative process on a wide variety of marketing projects, from highly complex, data-driven campaigns to brochures, web copy, videos, presentations and more?

 

Our creative agency needs your superior writing and leadership skills to help develop creative strategy and messaging for our Fortune 100 clients. You’ll write concise, compelling, plain-speak copy; work with designers to produce cohesive, message-driven communications that push the creative boundaries; and adapt messaging across all marketing content, including direct mail, email, presentations, fact sheets, websites, social media, videos and other communications. And you’ll use your passion for quality and excellence in every detail to ensure projects are delivered with the exceptional accuracy our clients demand.

 

The ideal candidate combines big picture thinking with extreme attention to detail. Projects are often highly complex, including variable copy for dynamically generated content, multiple versions and multiple channels. You’ll be challenged to ask thoughtful, probing questions to gain insights needed to position content effectively. You’ll manage projects from concept to completion, collaborating with other team members to deliver outstanding creative and keep projects on schedule.

 

We’re looking for….

  • A seasoned professional with at least 10 years of professional marketing experience
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, including the ability to adapt style, tone and voice to best suit each client and medium
  • An analytical and strategic thinker with the ability to use client data to develop and optimize creative strategies
  • Familiarity with digital and marketing trends to push creative boundaries and develop marketing tactics that engage target audiences through personalized, customer-centric content and approaches
  • Someone who can think visually and work with designers to create highly effective communications that convey key messages quickly and clearly
  • Communication and leadership skills to work collaboratively with external marketing clients and internal creative teams
  • Excellent organizational skills to work independently and manage projects with many moving parts
  • Detail-oriented approach to oversee accuracy and compliance with style, usage and brand guidelines
  • Understanding of financial services content a big plus

The ideal candidate must be someone who contributes daily to the success of the company and has a highly responsive approach. This full-time position includes health and retirement benefits.

 

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and portfolio links to careers@chicagocreativegroup.com.

All three are required for consideration.

 

Start date: immediately

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

 

Are you a detail-obsessed marketing manager with at least 10 years of experience managing a large book of business? Our senior account manager will be responsible for meeting the daily client needs of a very active Fortune 100 client. Projects range in size from one-off social media ads and videos to full-blown dynamic, data-driven marketing campaigns delivered across multiple channels. You will manage the client experience and interface with internal teams to ensure that deadlines and expectations are met from start to finish.

 

Responsibilities will include…

  • Meeting with a variety of client marketing teams on a daily basis to assess ongoing needs, changes in scope and quality of work being delivered
  • Ensuring the scope of projects is well defined and deadlines are being well managed
  • Working with a project coordinator to manage internal design, writing and strategy resources
  • Developing a deep understanding of the marketing initiatives and goals and contributing to those initiatives on a substantive level
  • Coordinating meetings between the clients and the internal creative leads
  • Helping develop estimates and tracking budgets for each project
  • Preparing regular progress reports and tracking KPIs

 

We’re looking for….

  • A seasoned professional with at least 10 years of agency or large corporate account management experience
  • An analytical thinker with a detail-oriented, quick mind, not ready to settle for the status quo
  • Someone able to juggle the demands of continuous deadlines under pressure with grace and patience
  • A team player who can support both the client relationship and the needs of the internal team
  • Technologically savvy skills with project management systems
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Experience Manager and other tools of the trade
  • Experience in financial services a big plus

 

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and salary expectation to careers@chicagocreativegroup.com.

All three are required for consideration.

 

Start date: immediately

FREELANCE MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER

 

We’re looking for a freelance motion graphics designer who knows how to breathe life into business subjects with detailed, often complex content. The ideal candidate must be comfortable working within a marketing team and be driven by deadlines to create dynamic, visually interesting content. While character animation is a required skill, this is not a job for people looking to make character-driven feature films. We primarily tell stories with marketing information as the backbone.

 

The ideal candidate would have expert skills in After Effects CC required, with additional skills in Premiere and Cinema 4D desired. Additional skills in HTML5 animation using Hype are a big plus. This is an on-site position, but there is the possibility of some work being done off-site as well, if desired.

 

Responsibilities include…

  • Storyboard concepting with our writers and working with our in-house designers to develop the look and feel of videos
  • Working closely with the creative director to meet the marketing goals of each project
  • Creating all animation, from start to finish
  • Managing additional freelance resources
  • Working as animation director when additional resources are needed

 

The successful candidate will have a reel that demonstrates both technical ability and the ability to tell a story in a creative and direct manner. He or she must be able to take charge of a project and see it through to a successful conclusion that exceeds the client’s expectations. This is a contract position.

 

To apply, please send a PDF of your resume (including a list of software proficiencies), day rate and links to online reels to: careers@chicagocreativegroup.com.

 

Start date: immediately