Head of Creative

Salary: Excellent base salary (DOE)

  • Sector: Content
  • Sub-sector: Creative
  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: Rest of UK

job description

We are currently recruiting for a Head of Creative with Art Direction experience in the Stock Photography vertical.
Our client is a leading producer of quality royalty free imagery and footage and this role will join their team based in offices to the West of London. With projects across the globe, their in-house team shoot all aspects of life with a focus on the genuine and authentic providing engaging visuals to media producers around the world.
They require an experienced Head of Creative to lead the team generating concepts and ideas through to shoot production. Working with their in house photographer/videographer and Production team to produce creative and engaging content.
Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Generate ideas by researching trends and market analysis.
  • Creation of briefs and visuals prior to each shoot.
  • Shoot planning working with the team on location and model selection, model casting, location reconnaissance, talent and shoot schedule, and generation of prop lists.
  • Shoot briefing the team
  • Execution of photo shoots to the expected high standard and ensuring shoot briefs are met.
  • Budget management, in particular budget planning of overseas shoot trips.
  • On set crew management.
  • Delivering high volume quality content from each shoot.
Knowledge and Skills required: 
  • Ability to bring original fresh & stylish ideas from start to finish.
  • Comfortable with all parts of the process from initial research and ideas through to shoot production.
  • Highly motivated self-starter.
  • Ability to make a positive impact on the team.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Articulate in explaining ideas to others
  • Pro-active and able to show initiative/ideas with a strong focus on execution
  • Hands on.
  • Team Player.
  • Ability to work on multiple shoot projects – both stills and footage.
  • Excellent computer skills in a relevant creative environment with a good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, in particular Photoshop, Bridge and Capture One
  • Ability to work with stills & footage on the same shoot
  • Knowledge of royalty free stock imagery desirable
  • Knowledge of post-production processes desirable.
  • Pro-active and able to take initiative
  • Ability to support with and develop the team.
  • Full UK driving license and own vehicle.

Flexible occasional weekends and out of hours may be required as well as local and international travel for up to 3 weeks
The Ideal Candidate will be an experienced Art Director in the royalty free stock image environment with the ability to show a high quality portfolio of work. There is an appropriate salary band for the position depending on experience along with Private Healthcare, Life Assurance Travel Insurance, 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Christmas and New Year’s Eve holiday + Birthday off
For a complete spec, please register your interest. We regret only successful candidates will be contacted.


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