***This is a freelance role for up to 3 months***
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VICE Digital sits at the core of our mission to empower, enlighten and entertain young people. A media ecosystem that has given a voice to generations for 25 years – closer to 40 years for i-D – through the stories we tell and an unwavering drive to be original and have a point of view.
Having given birth to a global creative agency, an international network of TV channels, and an award-winning TV and film studio division, VICE Digital stands in a challenging, ever-evolving landscape where the superior quality of our content, intelligence of our strategy and competitiveness of our product will drive the success of our entire business for the future.
The Senior Creative role sits within VICE+ (UK) and will be responsible for leading the creative team to develop and execute VICE+ briefs to the highest standard, ensuring that all work produced is in line with our mission to build and deliver partnerships that add value to our audience whilst, crucially, also adding value to our clients business.
They will be driven with high energy levels, cultural nuance and a keen eye for visual and editorial storytelling. The Senior Creative will ideate market-leading creative solutions across video, digital, experiential and editorial, that drives the branded content category forward in a way that delivers results and is additive to our audience’s experience with VICE.
The Senior Creative will play a strong supporting role to the ECD by guiding the output of the Vice+ creative team, providing support and aiding skill development within the department. They will be a strong ambassador for the department, representing the creative Vice+ team when presenting to clients and the wider industry at large.
Play a leading role in the creative output of VICE+, covering both media and content partnerships that are activated across our digital ecosystem
Maintaining, developing and evolving the VICE+ creative output to ensure we are seen as best in class for branded content that engages with our audience in a way that no other media owners can deliver
Working with multiple teams across VICE+ UK and beyond, including but not limited to, working with Sales to interpret briefs; with Media Planning and Strategy to shape the creative brief; with Production to scope feasibility and executional validity of ideas and also to see those ideas through to quality of execution alongside Production and Account Management teams
Experience in digital partnerships, preferably within a media owner/publisher environment
Fluency in all creative deliverables with a focus on devising partnerships that deliver against a client’s KPIs, across multiple platforms and formats
Confidence in both the written and spoken word; pitching to clients and agencies as well as taking responsibility for crafting decks and translating ideas to a really high standard
Actively drive creative development, harnessing a strong skill-set in art direction, scripting, talent selection, commissioning and storyboarding. A keen eye for detail when sitting in on video and picture edits and able to communicate feedback promptly and clearly
The ability to work closely & collaboratively with different teams to ensure briefs are answered on time and to the highest quality
A deep understanding of the media landscape with proven relationships across the agency and/or client world