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Associate Creative Director (Social and Public Relations)

@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.

We’re currently hiring for an Associate Creative Director in our Minneapolis or Chicago office.

As an Associate Creative Director, you will:

Lead Creative

  • Creative planning and leadership with support from Designer and CD

  • Commanding presence that can step-in as needed to drive ideation and pitching across various client accounts

  • Lead creative ideas for new business presentations (not all)

Develop Content 

  • Work with account teams, fellow creative members and production partners in the conception, creation of execution of creative content

  • Manage designers and copywriters to tell a strong and relevant story in social and earned

Be a Cultural Leader

  • Provide fresh perspective and energy to fuel the creative culture of PR and social business

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and desire to build

  • Is immersed in popular culture, real world conversations and social trends

Collaborate

  • Help lead collaboration and “translation” between account teams and creative teams as needed

  • Collaborate with other ICF Olson divisions when working on integrated accounts. Participate in new business pitches

As an Associate Creative Director, you will have:

• 5+ years of creative experience within Consumer or B-to-C services, with specialized experience in working on big brands and industry experience with CPG and lifestyle or entertainment brands

• Experience managing and leading designers and creatives

• An interest and understanding of Public Relations and a strong grasp of what content will be successful across earned, owned and paid channels.

• Experience selecting and managing vendor partners (photography, post-production) and freelance creative staff

• A creative and strategic thinker for brands that want to push the envelope

• Ability to think holistically and work with Client’s other agency partners

• Strong understanding of new and emerging media

• Thrives in an entrepreneurial, self-starter environment

• Agency experience is required

• Exceptional presentation skills; written and verbal communications skills

• Exceptional management and mentoring skills

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity).

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Minneapolis, MN (MN03)

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