Creative Services Director

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CSD is responsible for developing the CW39 brand message across all media. Originate big creative ideas and be able to execute efficiently and economically. Must be a terrific collaborator and motivator of creative teams and individuals. Should be effective and comfortable managing production teams and thoroughly versed in all aspects of the creative process. Must be laser focused on the CW39 brand and able to drive on-air strategies that produce measurable results. This is a ‘hands-on’ role.  Position reports to station VP/GM.

  • RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Directs the day-to-day efforts of the creative team based on established goals.
  • Leads by example in all areas – writing, producing, shooting and editing and has ‘line’ level signoff on all work.
  • Develop and boost the creative level and output of all department members.
  • Insures that creative staff’s daily execution is focused on the strategies and objectives of established brand.
  • Inspires and leads breakthrough work that is a ‘pace-setter’ in the Houston market.
  • Develops creative excellence for all on-air and off-air messaging.
  • Works with news dept to insure quality and consistency across all news broadcasts.

 

  • REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS
  • REVENUE/BUDGETARY/STAFF RESPONSIBILITY.
  • Minimum 10 years creative/advertising/production experience in on-air promotion at a network or major market television station including supervisory experience.
  • Undergraduate degree in advertising, marketing, communications or a related field is preferred.
  • Solid brand development experience and execution.
  • Knowledge and ability to effectively develop strategy, conceptualize ideas, supervise all aspects of original and derivative      production.
  • Ability to maintain a strong and collaborative relationship with creative team and a variety of internal and external      parties.
  • Current on all technologies and production trends
  • Newspapers, radio stations, advertising agencies and other press and media contacts is a plus.
  • Fluent in all aspects of social media.
  • Passion for News in all forms.
  • Strong focus on broadcast news and CW39’s comparative merits and value in the market.
  • Daily contact with most station departments.
  • Supervises all writers, producers and editors.

No phone calls please. Send resumes to: KIAH-TV, 7700 Westpark Dr., Houston, TX 77063 and apply here.