Creative Director, Motion

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Creative Director, Motion

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This Creative Director, Motion is a creative leader within the agency who champions motion executions while advocating and ensuring seamless integration across all creative offerings.

As a creative lead, the Creative Director, Motion (CD, Motion) is the agency’s leading expert in editing, shooting and all motion executions. The CD, Motion will work with the Client Engagement team and all agency team members to continually optimize the effectiveness of the agency’s work with a focus on better performing work.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities as Creative Director, Motion

  • Be the agency’s leading expert in editing, shooting and all motion executions

  • Lead projects through all phases including creative development, pre production, production/shooting, post production, editing, graphics, finishing and delivery

  • Collaborate with the video team and editorial team on creative development and postproduction

  • Be an active creative leader in idea generation, brainstorming and creative thinking

  • Straddle between creative leadership and producing hands-on work when necessary

  • Oversee the development of Scopes of Work and budget parameters in conjunction with project managers and the video producer(s) and production manager(s)

  • Stay abreast of new motion graphic and video production trends and suggest new ways to implement these trends/technologies

  • Attend and participate actively in relevant team, agency and client meetings

  • Maintain the highest knowledge of social media strategies and networks, specifically those pertaining to video

  • Develop and grow the Motion team including handling team performance reviews and professional development and training

  • Balance multiple projects/clients at once, prioritize work with evolving timelines, budgets and availabilities, and anticipate issues in the process

  • Be accountable for delivering high-quality work on time and on budget

  • Convey the role of Motion/Creative team agency-wide, building confidence in and understanding of the discipline
    and offering

Additional Responsibilities as a Member of the Motion Team

  • Be a team builder and a team player

  • Inspire a contagious passion for strategic, creative solutions

  • Model a conscientious, straightforward and dedicated work ethic — talk the talk and walk the walk

  • Respect all equally, internally and externally

  • Passionately uphold the agency brand, culture and values

  • Collaborate among multiple departments effectively and efficiently

  • Be accountable for meeting goals and expectations

  • Demonstrate a passion for always doing the best work

  • Conduct business with a conscientious, straightforward and dedicated work ethic

Communication Skills

  • Demonstrate excellent written, verbal and listening skills

  • Be comfortable and adept in representing Wray Ward with a client’s senior management

  • Demonstrate outstanding presentation skills in formal and informal settings and be an excellent meeting leader

  • Communicate in a clear, coherent and professional manner

  • Be self-assured as well as sensitive when leading client team members

  • Maintain a candid professional relationship with other Wray Ward staff


  • 10 years of experience in a video production environment

  • Exceptional skills in all phases of video production, from pre- to post production

  • Strong organizational skills to effectively manage multiple projects at a time

  • Knowledge of the latest production equipment (cameras, software, digital workflows, lighting and audio)

  • Knowledge of roles and rates and how to build the right crew for each project

  • Excellent interpersonal skills — you will be interacting directly with clients and account teams

  • Must be focused on delivering great work, no matter how big or small the project

  • Must be well versed in Premiere Pro and After Effects post production capabilities and be able to effectively guide a project through the post production phase

  • Must be team-focused and work well with editors, producers, developers and designers

  • Working knowledge of Premiere Pro, Adobe Suite and video file conversions and management

  • Proven success fostering relationships and building confidence with clients

Our Mission

Day in and day out, we will passionately create the most innovative, engaging and effective work in the home category — we will live it, we will breathe it and we will own it.

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This job description serves as an overall summary of responsibilities for the position outlined. Please note it is subject to change with specific expectations associated with the position.

Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not the practice of Wray Ward to sponsor individuals for work visas. Wray Ward participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.

Wray Ward is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Culture Alignment

At Wray Ward, we firmly believe that internal and client relationships are a key to our success. Certain attitudes define how we work and are important in what we seek for our culture and mission. Key Agency attitudes are: