• Associate Creative Director

    Job Location US-CA-Culver City
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  • Overview

    CATS ON THE ROOF is seeking an Associate Creative Director to join our team in our Culver City office!


    The Associate Creative Director will conceive, write, and make branded video for clients. This is a hands-on role in a small, entrepreneurial agency with responsibilities that include: collaborating with Creative, Production, and Account teams to develop concepts and strategies, writing scripts, creating storyboards, providing creative direction at video shoots, participating in new business pitches, and taking Creative ownership of projects through final production.  The ideal candidate is a talented writer with video production experience who knows the branded video space. You should be entrepreneurial, a strong collaborator as well as contributor, and be willing to roll up your sleeves to get work done.  Art direction and Photoshop skills are also desired.


    Who We Are:

    Cats on the Roof makes branded video with character for clients.  We create stuff people care about. That means sharing authentic stories, from brands that want to tell them.  We are part creative agency and part production house, with the backing of a major agency and none of the politics that come with it. So check your ego at the door, and let’s get to work!



    What you'll do:

    • Conceive, concept, and create engaging, entertaining branded video that meet client objectives for agency or prospective client accounts
    • Develop and refine concepts, scripts, storyboards, mood boards, presentations, demonstrations, or anything necessary to present ideas in the best possible way
    • Collaborate effectively with Creative teams and Executive Producer to ensure concepts will translate to video and executions are on-brand, in-scope, cost-effective to produce, and ruthlessly entertaining
    • Attend and provide creative direction at shoots for all video projects and work closely with Executive Producer to see them through final production
    • Provide art direction for storyboard development and on set at video shoots, utilizing and supervising freelance or in-house Art Directors or Designers, as needed
    • Ensure the creative work of the agency is produced to the highest standards of accuracy and quality control
    • Make certain that concepts, rounds and final copy are correct and error free, including grammar, terminology, and spelling
    • Partner with Executive Producer to create and implement a strong creative process that elevates the work and employs best practices
    • Work as a teammate with other creatives and the Executive Producer to share equal responsibility for generating work
    • Contribute to the development and maintenance of Cats On the Roof’s creative culture


    Who you are:

    • An excellent writer and conceptual thinker.
    • A passionate consumer of branded video;  knowledgeable about branded video entertainment and industry best practices
    • An outstanding communicator and presenter
    • Skilled at adapting quickly to changing priorities and simultaneously handling multiple projects with accuracy and attention to detail
    • Someone who works well as a team player in a flexible, dynamic, and fast-paced environment
    • Have a high-level understanding in art direction, graphic design and digital including page layout, typography, and illustration
    • Have excellent knowledge of client business and creative landscape
    • Are a highly motivated self-starter with a can-do attitude
    • Interested in learning what you don’t know, and excelling at what you do
    • Able to travel for video shoots, as required
    • Talent, judgment, and imagination are a plus



    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
    • Minimum of 7 years of experience as copywriter in a creative agency; branded content agency experience is a plus
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience with video production; a portfolio of creative work with a prominent branded video focus
    • Experience using Photoshop with an ability to make changes quickly and accurately is desired.






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