The Role: Associate Creative Director
The 199, S&P Global’s in-house agency, provides strategic and creative expertise to produce best-in-class brand experiences. From concept to execution, we create award-winning work that inspires, informs and engages the financial world. Our vision is to accelerate progress as the storytellers of our brand. We bring our vision to life by constantly challenging ourselves to set a new standard in creative excellence.
For over 150 years, S&P Global has combined data, analytics and expertise to unlock the world's most expansive insights across markets and industries. With this Essential Intelligence™, we help companies, governments and individuals make decisions with conviction. We are guided by our values, starting with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bringing a spirit of discovery to our work and collaborating in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals. As a global company, we know firsthand that diversity fuels creative insight, equity unlocks opportunity and inclusion drives growth and innovation to power global markets.
The Associate Creative Director will act as a creative leader to guide the development of print and digital campaigns, events and product launches across the five diverse business divisions and at the corporate level. This role will assist the Creative Director (and be the point person) to ensure the work is strategically and creatively compelling. This role will require a deep understanding and ability to synthesize feedback into clear creative direction for both copy and visuals for a range of marketing materials and campaigns. The Associate Creative Director will work closely with the creative director, creative team and corporate stakeholders.
Serve as a strategic thinker, developing and executing creative solutions that align with — and at times push — the boundaries of our brand
Advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in all stages of the creative process, from ideation to execution
Collaborate across the team and organization to deliver leading, relevant, and cohesive creative solutions, rapidly synthesizing and iterating on feedback from marketing, product management, sales, market research and external partners
Develop and deliver engaging presentations that effectively convey creative concepts and ideas to key stakeholders
Understand our company, target audiences and global financial markets to deliver creative solutions that fulfill business objectives
Turn complex marketing challenges into on-brand, highly-relevant and revenue-generating visual experiences across campaigns and marketing initiatives
Bring original and impactful creative concepts to life from start to finish, while effectively managing multiple projects and prioritizing to meet deadlines
Demonstrate a passion for storytelling and the potential for all aspects of design – typography, motion, copy, and imagery — to visualize our brand in bold, compelling ways
Exceptional typography skills with an attention to detail, visual hierarchies and the know-how to finesse type and establish harmonious visual systems
Uphold integrity of our brand guidelines, working closely with the CD to recommend acceptable interpretations for each division (both for internal team as well as external agency partners)
Develop a comprehensive understanding of business partner markets, products and customers, demonstrating creative solutions in response to their marketing objectives
Assist in the development of creative briefs
What We're Looking For:
Must provide a portfolio of exceptional work that demonstrates your skills and experience
8+ years experience in a professional creative role, either in-house or at a creative agency
Experience managing a multidisciplinary creative team
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Graphic Design, Art Direction or comparable, with an emphasis on foundational design principles and visual problem-solving
Knowledge across multiple communication vehicles: digital, web, print, corporate ID, systems-based design, guidelines, video and environmental design
Expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite of tools, specifically Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
Broad range of B2B experience across mediums: digital, print, experiential, branding, video
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Experience working within a global agency model and with offshore production
Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Self-starter who can work independently to solve complex problems
Strong organizational, analytical and time management skills
Effective in a fast-moving environment, both independently and collaboratively
Maintain a high degree of craft and attention to detail in all creative work
We pride ourselves on our agility and diversity, and we welcome requests to work flexibly. For most roles, flexible hours and/or an element of remote working are usually possible. Please talk to us at interview about the type of arrangement that is best for you. We will always try to be adaptable wherever we can.
Return to Work
Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return to Work initiative (link to career site page when available), we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.
The Location: UK, London or UR virtual
S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world’s leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you’ll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.
Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.
If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.