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Associate Creative Director - Copy



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024

Company Description

For decades, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness has provided consumer and professional marketing, strategic consulting, and medical education to pharmaceutical and wellness brands. Our mission is to inspire a healthier, happier, well-er world through award-winning work.

If you google us (which you may have done already), you’ll see that spreading wellness is literally our mission. We don’t just talk about making your well-being the most important thing, we mean it. Having a flexible hybrid-work policy, plentiful time off, and colleagues who want you to do well are all part of the gig. Oh, and of course the opportunity to work on some of the good-vibiest campaigns on the planet with very caring, very resourceful people. So, if you’re a rockstar writer, aspiring strategist, jill—or jack—of all trades, or just an all-around nice person, let’s chat.

Job Description

About the Role:

The Associate Creative Director (ACD), Copy is responsible for helping to lead the creative team on one of our agency's largest client engagements. This leadership role includes assigning teams, inspiring those teams to consistently produce exceptional concepts and final work, and working closely with account management to ensure that our clients are satisfied with the quality of our creative work, the value of our services, and our responsiveness to their needs.

Specifically, the ACD, Copy has the following responsibilities:

Creative/Hands-on Work (40%)

  • Work with ACD, Art to develop strategically focused creative ideas
  • Collaborate with art, account, strategy, and medical colleagues to produce insightful creative work that will help to ensure the long-term success of the brand
  • Take on appropriate projects and own them from start to finish
  • Own the development of creative presentations
  • Manage and work independently, under tight deadlines, while juggling multiple projects
  • Participate in client meetings, including the presentation of creative work
  • Help develop and review creative briefs
  • Estimate copy hours
  • Attend market research as needed

Management (30%)

  • Assign creative teams best suited for each project based on ability and workload
  • Manage workloads to maximize productivity of the copy team, ensuring that everyone is busy and billable
  • Work closely with art, editorial and traffic departments to ensure that deadlines and budgets are met
  • Provide written and face-to-face feedback for annual performance reviews, as well as ongoing feedback throughout the year (written when requested)
  • Identify and Interview prospective creative candidates

Leadership (30%)

  • Become the creative voice for your accounts
  • Develop good relationships with your clients
  • Work with account management to grow our business at existing clients
  • Work with creative management to address performance, workflow, and quality issues and develop long-range plans for the creative group
  • Lead the creative teams in development of concepts and execution of all projects
  • Assure that all copywriters are trained and, where needed, mentored to maintain the standards and expectations of the agency and the client, and to meet their own career goals
  • Demonstrate to clients that you understand their products and marketing challenges and are responsive to the strategic and creative needs
  • Represent the agency at client meetings and social events as appropriate


  • 10+ years’ agency experience, including HCP work
  • BA degree (Advertising, Communications, Fine Arts or related field preferred)
  • A proven track record of creative ability and judgment, successful client contact experience, the ability to work collaboratively with account management, excellent presentation skills, successful experience in managing creative teams and multiple accounts, and the commitment to go the extra mile in time and effort to produce the very best work

Additional Information

Compensation Range: 98,500 - 165,000 annually. This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. For this role, the Company will offer medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401k, and paid time off. The Company anticipates the application deadline for this job posting will be 05/13/2024.

If you require accommodation or assistance with the application or onboarding process specifically, please contact [email protected].

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