Creative Director

Must love big-picture brainstorms, fine-tuned details, and making innovative content come to life

Creative Director

The Creative Director leads the creative culture in the agency and supports ongoing initiatives that encourage problem-solving and innovation. Currently, this position manages a staff of two (2) passionate, smart and talented team members.

As a senior-level member of the agency, the Creative Director also plays a significant role in agency management, growth, new business pitches, and culture. Our ideal candidate is passionate about staff management, healthy department profitability and larger agency vision and leadership.

One more thing — at FSC Interactive, culture is key.

We are passionate about our clients and the work we create. We have a constant thirst for knowledge, and we incorporate learning and evolving into everything we do. We value smart strategy. We are kind and friendly. We put a premium on employee retention.

A day in the life:

  • Leading team brainstorms for new client initiatives
  • Attending monthly editorial meetings, mapping out campaign themes and new ideas on how to create engaging content for our clients
  • Providing quality control and creative oversight of all agency deliverables and branding
  • Regularly reviewing service line offerings and optimizing based on industry trends and best practices
  • Assessing policy, process, and protocol as well as organizational structure and identifying opportunities for the creative department
  • Meeting weekly with direct reports to review professional goals, creative deliverables, client issues, bandwidth, and overall growth and development
  • Monitoring client competitors, analyzing their creative strategies, and determining efficacy with available metrics on which trends they’re implementing and how they engage with their audiences
  • Identifying and reporting on creative and digital trends, platforms, and emerging technology to ensure that FSC is an early adapter
  • Providing benchmarks and analyzing data provided by the team to ensure that all contracted line items are met monthly

A little about us…

Our culture is all about transparency and support…and office dogs. This translates into tangible perks spanning a pour-over coffee station and craft beers in the fridge to gym membership discounts and Summer Fridays. In the past two years, we’ve invested more than $30,000 in employee professional development and retention, supporting staff growth based on individual needs and interests.

We care about our employees, and our employees care about one another. We pride ourselves on flexibility and collaboration that we believe lets our employees take full ownership of their work while also keeping them happier, healthier, and more creative. Agency volunteer days, game nights, and weekly Idea Hustle brainstorms nicely complement our physical office space, a sunlit, historic New Orleans building with an open floorplan and an outdoor patio workspace.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 years of creative production experience
  • 2 years of staff management experience

 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in art, design, marketing or related field
  • Expertise in branding, advertising, brand identity, interactive design, and copywriting
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Strong ability to provide clear creative direction and provide timely and helpful feedback to improve creative processes to keep work on budget and schedule
  • Experience working with multiple clients

Work Perks 

Because employee retention and culture are so important, we offer amazing benefits. Here are some of the staff favorites:

  • Top-notch health, dental, and vision insurance — Your physical and mental well-being are important to us. Let’s help keep you healthy!
  • Think & Drink Thursdays – Every Thursday afternoon, we learn about something new, from digital strategy to pop culture. We drink beer and wine, because hey, it’s New Orleans. We think about things, and we drink together.
  • Dog-friendly office — Bring your pup along for the ride. We guarantee he’ll get lots of love from our staff.
  • Closed office the week between Christmas and New Year’s — We want you to enjoy your holidays and “turn off” whenever possible. ‘Tis the season to be merry, after all!
  • Summer Fridays – Staff receive every other Friday off from Memorial Day to Labor Day to soak up that summer sun (or whatever floats their boat).

Workplace Awards:

  • New Orleans City Business – Best Place to Work (2014, 2016, 2017) — Gold Place Winner (2016)
  • Digiday 2017 Worklife Award — Most Innovative Culture
  • Landy Awards – Best Paid Search and Paid Social Enterprise Campaign (2018)
  • American Advertising Awards – Best in Show (2019)