We’re looking for a Creative Director…


It’s good to grow. And right now at PACE, we’re on a good forward track. Exciting things are happening at the agency and, consequently, we need some fresh blood!

PACE_Creative-DirectorRight now, we’re looking for a Creative Director to join our team at PACE Advertising and Cara Martin in NYC. In case you don’t know us, we’re a boutique advertising/ branding agency located in Manhattan. Founded in 1949, we’re part of the WPP family, the world’s largest communications organization. We specialize in residential and commercial real estate marketing, and also serve other sectors including hospitals and healthcare, hospitality, education, and non-profit organizations.

Following is our laundry list of what we’re looking for in someone to fill this new position. If it sounds like a lot, it is – and you’ll be challenged. But you’ll also have a lot of fun, working with a great team and some terrific clients, with the opportunity to put your creative stamp on our agency and add to our award-winning work. If you have an impressive portfolio demonstrating extensive experience in digital and traditional design, we’d like to hear from you. Please email resumes with “Creative Director” in subject line to info@paceadvertising.com.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that our creative output remains leading edge, inspiring, and the envy of our peers – and that our creative work is of the highest quality, maintaining consistently high standards for all members of the creative team
  • Deliver strategic solutions that help our clients attain their marketing and communications objectives
  • Assume lead for all key client digital initiatives including website development, design of web banner ads, emails, and other digital marketing
  • Collaborate and contribute to creative process as a leader of the creative team, and as a member of the account team
  • Lead and inspire our small art department to ensure excellence in creative execution and strategic thinking
  • Present cohesive and persuasive rationales for campaign approaches
  • Ensure that creative function operates in an efficient and profitable manner
  • Set expectations and standards for creative team attitude, behavior, teamwork, and professional development
  • Study competitive environment and assess where agency’s work stands against competition; strive to develop work that is award winning
  • Assure that timely and informative communication takes place among creative team, account teams and client
  • Contribute to strategic and creative development of agency’s marketing and branding efforts for new business development
  • Participate in new business pitches and client creative presentations
  • Ensure self and staff development in web-based and internet marketing capabilities
  • Real Estate advertising background a plus, but not required

Professional Background and Experience:

  • Four-year degree in design, fine arts, or communication
  • 5+ years experience in creative environment with increasing level of responsibility
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating diverse experience in digital marketing design and execution including website design and development, design of web banner ads, emails, and other digital initiatives
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, HTNL5/PHP, CSS Code and other web experience including WordPress platform
  • Demonstrated talent for high-caliber creative concepting
  • Willingness to develop thorough understanding of our clients and their business/industry

Personal Attributes

  • Strong leadership, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with and motivate others
  • Ability to present ideas in convincing and articulated manner
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment