Creative Director

Full-time position with Colle McVoy in Minneapolis, MN
Job posted January 5, 2023

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About The Role

Colle McVoy leads brands to their next. We combine purpose, innovation and experience in new ways to give businesses a competitive advantage, because brands that set the bar win. To help fulfill this mission, we need talent deeply rooted in the marketing strategies and techniques of now paired with the burning curiosity and courage to shape what’s next. We nurture a creatively driven, award-winning culture that’s all about empowered entrepreneurship – where people can be the inspired, energized, authentic individuals they are, while embracing opportunities to push themselves and the work. We believe we have a responsibility to our employees, clients, community and the environment to not only act with integrity in everything we do, but to use our expertise as a force for good to benefit all people, communities and the planet. We welcome applicants seeking meaningful careers that never stop evolving and who share our values of passion, partnership, integrity and courage.

Creative Director
As a Creative Director, you are poised to create truly transformational work. Why? Because you are an amphibian. A hybrid. A superhero and alter ego. You are a skilled maker — a senior go-to Creative who sets the bar and the example for the entire creative department. But more importantly, you are a manager, running the day to day of certain brands, campaigns or assignments. You know how to make great work and you’ll show others how to do this as well. This role will require the building of trusting relationships among your creative team, larger agency team and a strong relationship with the client.

– Direct and inspire teams and lead the selling and executing of great work (20%)
– Conceive and create award-winning work with your own hands at the highest level (80%)
– Lead the selling and execution of exceptional work with the Group Creative Directors/Executive Creative Director
– Contribute to new biz pitches and bring high caliber ideas to the table
– Create strong and effective internal partnerships, leading collaboration across integrated teams
– Exhibit a positive, constructive and collaborative attitude, even under pressure
– Push yourself and others out of comfort zones to think differently and be innovative in what we deliver and how we deliver it
– Understand strategic intent of projects and audience/customer goals.
– Actively coach and mentor creative talent, helping develop their skills and performance

Required Skills:
– Exceptional creative chops
– Ability to see the big picture and drive ideas through to specific tactics
– T-shaped expertise of the changing landscape of advertising/marketing. Need to have a basic understanding of how brands are built using social, traditional, experiential, etc. . .
– Video/TV production experience
– 360 campaign understanding/experience
– Willingness to mentor
– Proven leadership
– Strategic thinking
– Persuasive and effective communication
– Strong relationship building
– Optimistic mindset
– Comfort with the uncomfortable

– Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or ad school credentials or equivalent industry experience
– Eight or more years of agency or relevant experience at creatively renowned agencies
– Experience leading account(s) and creative teams from start to finish of assignments
– Spectacular portfolio with demonstrated versatility across all media
– Strong experience in production craft across all media
– Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
– Ability to travel as needed

About Colle McVoy:
Colle McVoy is a full-service creative agency that leads brands to their next. We combine purpose, innovation and experience in new ways to give businesses a competitive advantage. We bring this approach to a diverse collection of client partners, including 3M, AccuWeather, AGCO, Associated Bank, Blu Dot, Burnett Dairy, Capital One, CHS, Children’s Health, Cub Cadet, Deluxe Corporation, Elanco, Florida’s Natural, Goodyear, Houston White, Jackson Hole Travel & Tourism, Medtronic, Northern Tool + Equipment, Perdue, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, Target, UnitedHealth Group, U.S. Bank, Vermont Creamery, Whirlpool, Yelloh (formerly Schwan’s Home Delivery) and Zoetis, among others. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Colle McVoy has been named a Best Place to Work by Ad Age, Outside magazine and the Star Tribune. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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