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Teamwork makes the dream work

We are always looking for passionate people who want to change the way people talk about agriculture. More importantly, we're looking for those who want to have fun and see others succeed.

What are you good at? What do you like to do? Who do you know? Can you make a perfect baked potato?


Let's talk about using your talents to position brands to advance agriculture.

ART DIRECTOR

JOB OBJECTIVE:  

Responsible for the firm’s creative product, both design and copy, on all platforms.  The art director may interface with the client, the account team, and the internal and external creative departments. They are responsible for applying their visual language acumen to strategic marketing plans and bringing them to life through their creative aesthetic and bold copy.

The art director will determine the best course of action to deliver the highest execution on all creative projects, whether on his/her own, as assigned to the firm staff, or with freelancers. The art director approves all creative work before being presented to the client.

This person must enthusiastically, effectively, and creatively be able to position brands to advance agriculture.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establishes and maintains the highest possible standards of creative execution, design, copy, and materials to the highest standard possible

  • Final accountability that all creative projects are on time, on budget, and on strategy

  • Engages with creative/production department as well as oversees and recommends freelance and contractors who may be involved in creative projects

  • Attends download meetings to ensure creative briefs and direction are clear before execution

  • Develops concepts for projects/campaigns that meet approved strategic marketing strategies and objectives

  • Works with account and project leads to ensure the project management system is in place and utilized to the fullest capabilities

  • Coordinates with the account team to schedule creative/production jobs according to the scope of work – confirming client review and delivery schedules utilizing project management software

  • Is called on the request of the account team, or by his/her request, to present creative at client presentations

  • Represents the firm during creative/professional/industry events

  • Mentors and encourages creative team members to foster a positive work environment

  • Participates in and provides regular opportunities for professional development and growth

  • Works with internal and external strategic partners to create results using the most current industry best practices

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be tenacious, empowered, and networked

  • Superior visual and conceptual skills, with knowledge of media requirements and terminology

  • 5+ years of agency experience is a plus

  • Strong conceptual and visual design skills, with the ability to work closely with copywriters and developers

  • A mastery of the Adobe Creative Suite and the ability to execute materials independently

  • Strong visual communications skills and language as supported by a portfolio of work

  • High comfort level interacting with high-profile clients and industry professionals

  • Evidence of participation in ongoing professional development

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • History of success with project management

  • Talent in presenting information concisely and accurately, with keen attention to detail

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Client Success – Is the work helping clients achieve their goals? Is everything presented excellent?

Growth – Are we continually looking for ways to grow business with current clients or bring in new clients?

Team Health – Is the creative team set up for success with resources and direction? Is there a professional development plan in place for continual improvement?

Creative Strategy – Is the work strategic, throughout, creative, realistic, and measurable?

Brand Ambassador – Are you conveying the Ten Acre brand at all touchpoints, activities, interactions, and in everyday work?

Please include portfolio along with resume when applying.

 

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