Art Director

Avoq

Avoq is an advocacy firm that helps companies, organizations and industries elevate ideas, build brands, and tackle reputation or policy challenges. We combine communications and advocacy to creatively shape narratives, manage brand reputation, influence national debates, and engage the audiences you need to reach. We embrace an ethos of creative advocacy — informed thinking, fresh perspectives, and unique solutions — to drive outcomes with the right audiences at the right time. We don't start with an idea; we start with a hypothesis. But instead of relying on intuition, our network of more than 200 professionals expertly meets today's complex communications and policy challenges with a thoughtful, evidence-based approach that blends data, insights, and creativity. We think unconventionally and examine problems from all sides to find the right solution for you.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Washington + 2 more, USA ⚠️

This position may report to our Washington, D.C., Chicago, New Jersey or New York office.

Avoq is seeking an advertising senior art director who turns imagination into impact. You’ll work on behalf of our diverse roster of clients in developing breakthrough creative spanning all media (paid, earned, shared and owned). So if you are a talented creative thinker who solves problems with innovation and style, we can’t wait to talk to you.

WHO YOU ARE

  • A creative that keeps strategy central to your thinking and your work
  • An art director who knows their best work stems from partnership with a copywriter
  • An effective communicator who positively influences people and outcomes
  • To excel in this role you are accountable, professional, take initiative and are a team player
  • Proven experience in creative thinking, strong technical skills and asserting your presence within the team and agency
  • Team can depend on you for quality deliverables and consistency in your work
  • You’re autonomous, providing strong internal client and workflow management

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Partner with a copywriter and other creatives to concept and execute creative campaigns
  • Produce a variety of deliverables including branding, TV/video, print, OOH, radio, digital, social, experiential, branding, PR stunts, activations etc.
  • Provide key insights and strategic advice to colleagues and clients
  • Distill business objectives into visual aesthetics that drive results
  • Present and discuss the work with clarity and confidence, both internally and with clients
  • Provide creative insights and strategic advice to colleagues and clients
  • Oversee video and still photography production and post-production

YOUR EXPERIENCE

As a qualified candidate, you have experience in:

  • 3-6 years of years of experience and an online portfolio demonstrating past success in conceptual advertising and public relations campaigns
  • Expertise in art direction, production and post-production
  • Current on creative tactics and emerging marketing and communications trends
  • Experience working directly with clients to pitch ideas and influence outcomes
  • Experience with video and still productions
  • Understanding of user-experience design and web best practices
  • Strong knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and Figma
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills
  • Able to manage multiple projects and deliverables simultaneously

Candidates need not possess every attribute listed above to qualify for a role.  If you identify with this profile but don’t quite meet all of the criteria we strongly encourage you to apply to joining our winning team!

Avōq prides itself on the kind of innovation that is only achieved through inclusive collaboration and equal opportunity.  Maintaining a diverse staff of first-class talent (including those from BIPOC, LGBTQ communities, and others from historically underrepresented groups), and conferring a sense of value and belonging on each team member is central to our mission as expert communicators and advocates.

The salary range for this role is $75,000 -125,000

We offer a uniquely rich benefits package to support our team’s quality of life outside of work that includes:

·    100% Company-paid Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

·    Paid parental leave

·    401(k) contributions

·    Flexible, hybrid work arrangements

·    12 paid company holidays per year, up to 39 days individual paid time off

·    Winter break: Offices close the last week of the year

Avōq also provides necessary assistance or modifications to the application process for prospective candidates. If you need support, please reach out to [email protected] and include your full name and the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process. Decisions to grant reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.

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A leading digital strategy and communications firm born from the merger of Subject Matter and Kivvit.

Working Week

We work 5 days per week but offer 39 days of vacation per year.

Our Vacation Policy

We offer 39 days of paid time off including public holidays and winter break.

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid work with options to work from offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, and Asbury Park, NJ.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Yearly bonuses

Our Team

We're a team of 210 across 9 departments:

  • media and commmunication
    31
  • arts and design
    5
  • engineering
    3
  • human resources
    3
  • operations
    3
  • finance
    2
  • marketing
    2
  • +2 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Creative thinking
  • Art direction
  • Production
  • Post-production
  • Verbal communication
  • Listening skills
  • Project management
  • UX design
  • Web best practices

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