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VP of Creative & Production

Ideas United

ABOUT


Ideas United is a creative studio built on the power of storytelling. Our progressive model allows our team to take an unconventional approach – by finding and fostering emerging talent, we have built a global talent network of 3,500 storytellers working alongside over 50 in-house creatives. We shape experiences, rethink conventions, and speak to new audiences across four key categories: students, brands, universities & nonprofits, and originals. We focus on producing authentic, story-driven content to create for a better future. We are a group of people working to lift voices and create change for the underrepresented, the emerging and the lifelong storytellers.

We are a team of people with diverse backgrounds, different perspectives, and unique interests. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability have equal opportunities to thrive, collaborate and create.

Click here to learn a bit about our team!

About Our Work and Our Partners

Since we were founded by four students nearly two decades ago, we’ve been on quite the adventure. We now get to work with many of the leading brands, universities, nonprofits, and original content platforms. Our partners include Disney (with a focus on Women in Film as well as Disney+), Apple, the PGA of America (all of their marketing including growing the game), Goldman Sachs (rewriting the script on representation in film by partnering to create a platform for BIPOC filmmakers and stories), Smithsonian Institution, WarnerMedia (including a development deal with HBOMax), Sony Pictures Television (with our Rising Storyteller Search in partnership with Gemstone Studios around female-led narratives), Everytown for Gun Safety, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Defenders of Wildlife, Southern Center for Human Rights, Woodruff Arts Center (sharing their impact throughout education and racial justice), Cartoon Network, NCAA, Panasonic, The Carter Center (Inform Women, Transform Lives campaign), CURE Childhood Cancer, Emory University, Pixar (“What Sparks Your Soul” Challenge), and many more.

ABOUT the role


We are searching for a Vice President, Creative & Production to join the executive leadership team of iU to help drive our overall strategy, vision and execution as we strive for a better future. This position is a phenomenal opportunity to provide vision and direction around the delivery of our creative work. The ideal candidate thrives in a very fast-paced, constantly evolving environment. Our C&P team is remote through the first half of 2020, and will be based in our new Grant Park headquarters later in 2021 with continued flexibility.

The VP, Creative & Production pushes the creative limits of iU by helping lead our commitment to experimentation with art, technology and entertainment. This person is innately curious and dedicated to seeking new ways to push our creatives to create new opportunities with our partners, and finding unique ways to forge new collaborations. To be successful in this role, you’ll have experience leading large creative teams and have taken high-performing teams from pitches to project execution.

The VP, Creative & Production puts purpose alongside profits, and leads the strategy, workflow, and development of each team in the C&P division. C&P is full of talented individuals with a broad range of skills. The VP sets the leadership standard for the rest of the team to follow. This person will have extensive knowledge and experience with the creative process, design thinking, art direction, project management, video production and post-production. With this knowledge, the VP can anticipate challenges within the department, identify solutions, and push the team to grow and develop.

What you'll do: Team Leadership

  • Maintain brand standards and ensure compliance across all marketing and communications channels for iU and our partners
  • Plan & drive the scaling and growth of the team
  • Manage the strategic planning, design & creative processes
  • Ensure a team culture that is curious, collaborative, energized, playful, and happy
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of Creative work as well as the performance of the Creative leadership (e.g. deadlines met, partner satisfaction, and team engagement)
  • Build opportunities for growth within the industry
  • Oversee the creative & production annual operating budget
  • Troubleshoot issues that are slowing down our internal processes and suggest workflow changes to improve efficiencies and reduce costs
  • Oversee high-level project timelines and team capacity

What you'll do: People Development

  • Oversee and help grow a team of approx. 15 creators (Creative Directors, Designers, Writers, Producers, Editors, and Events Specialists)
  • Oversee and help grow a team of approx. 15 creators (Creative Directors, Designers, Writers, Producers, Editors, and Events Specialists)
  • Evaluate teams/individuals, appraise performance, develop team and individual plans for technical and professional skills, recommend rewards and disciplinary actions (addressing complaints, resolving problems, recommending terminations)
  • Lead, motivate, coach and develop a high-performing group of creators
  • Provide strategic direction & insight on internal & partner needs
  • Deliver results by developing both capability and commitment of the team leaders (directors)
  • Foster an environment of inclusion, collaboration, and experimentation
  • Build and champions transformative ideas, creative strategies, and human-centered storytelling
  • Ensure the team’s purpose, mission, and culture development

ABOUT you


  • 8+ years of experience in marketing/advertising and the creative field
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • Experience working across mediums and disciplines
  • Vast knowledge in creative direction and video production
  • Well-developed leadership and communication skills

All offers of employment at Ideas United are contingent upon clear results of a background check. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates.

Current Bounty
USD
$15,000

Posted: 8 days ago

BASICS


  • SALARY

    $125-200K

  • LOCATION

    Atlanta, GA, US

  • VISA

    Not offered

  • EXPERIENCE (YRS)

    8+

  • BASIS

    FT

PROFILE


  • WEBSITE

    ideasunited.com
  • CRUNCHBASE

    Profile
  • ORIGIN

    Atlanta, GA, United States

  • TIME ZONE

    America/New_York

  • FOUNDED

    2001

  • SIZE

    51-250

DESCRIPTION

Ideas United is a creative agency focused on producing content with a purpose. We are dedicated to authentic storytelling across all mediums.

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