Junior Creative Director - Cambridge, UK

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Junior Creative Director.

Based in our Cambridge studio, you will be reporting to the Global Business Director and work closely with the Head of Creative in Switzerland, with frequent travel to the Swiss offices required, in what is truly an exciting, global opportunity!

If you are looking for the chance to become part of a fun and dynamic international agency where the work will be varied, interesting and diverse, with a real opportunity for you to make your mark – this could be the role for you.

Come and visit our website to find out more!


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Summary and Purpose of Position

You will work with our creative teams in Switzerland, Toronto and the UK to visualise and design experiences which help our clients connect and change behaviour today.

You will be required to support all client projects, experience designs and content campaigns and – in collaboration with the creative team – ensure all work is delivered to the highest quality. You will work with our project management and account management teams to create timelines and ensure client expectations are met.

The Junior Creative Director role is broad and diverse, at various times requiring specialised skills in writing, art direction, event design and workshop design.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • You will work collaboratively with our global creative team on a variety of client projects
  • You will be able to demonstrate that you are a creative thinker who can work across multiple channels, and come up with solutions to whatever is thrown at you
  • You will be able to create outstanding workshop content, presentations and published content that exceeds client expectations
  • When the project requires it, you will be able to provide exemplary copywriting services
  • With our account management team, you will ll provide creative solutions that will help us grow our business with existing clients as well as working on attracting new opportunities
  • You will be focused on the end result, and ensure that deadlines for project deliverables are met on time and within budget
  • As the sole member of the creative team in the UK, you will be required to represent the company at client meetings and social events as required
  • You will need to be able to demonstrate to clients that you fully understand and appreciate their communications challenges, and that you are responsive to their needs
  • You will be required to pitch ideas to clients, explaining your rationale and your ability to deliver on their communication and/or business objectives
  • You will work with in-house graphic designers and freelancers to develop solutions that are consistent with the overall vision, scope and objectives of a project
  • You will need to show that you actively keep up-to-date with new creative technologies to create innovative solutions for our clients
  • You will be comfortable working under pressure and – at times – remotely from the creative team
  • The position will require you to travel; you will be willing and able to visit the Basel office regularly, and attend client meetings and events in Europe

Experience, Attributes and Competencies

  • Experience of working as part of a team to achieve a common goal and to contribute to the on-going development of the creative department
  • A confident communicator with excellent communication skills (written and verbal). This includes the ability to present ideas to clients and colleagues alike
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are a must, with a clear creative vision and openness to others’ ideas, with the ability to listen, interpret and influence
  • Strong writing skills are critical to the role. Graphic design is largely executed by our inhouse studio and freelance designers, but the ability to communicate graphic and visual concepts is essential
  • Live event experience would be beneficial
  • Experience within the Pharmaceutical sector is beneficial
  • Curious and a willingness to try new ideas, creating best practice and thought leadership

Qualifications & Experience

  • Graduate/Post Graduate in arts-related subject
  • Experience of working in the advertising, marketing, communication or design sectors
  • Experience in writing proposals and creative concepts.
If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you!

Please send your CV, a covering letter and your portfolio (accessible via a URL would be ideal) to Nick at nick@peoplepuzzles.co.uk.

It would easily suit those commuting from all areas of Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, including Cambridge, Royston, Ely, Letchworth, Hitchin, Stevenage, Huntingdon, Newmarket, Peterborough, St Neots and Bury St Edmunds.

Please could you let us know your required salary and notice period.