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Job Title:  Director, Creative Advertising

Department:  Marketing & Publicity
Location: 

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position:

The Director, Creative Advertising is a dynamic thought-leader energized by ambitious, creative ideas and storytelling. In this role, you’ll drive the ideation of high-profile innovative and culturally impactful creative across Print and AV that align with both show-specific branding as well as network branding- driving engagement with new and existing fans.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage cross platform, cohesive marketing campaigns across Original programming to build show and brand awareness and drive subscriptions and tune-in
  • Collaborate with Show Lead on show positioning, campaign strategy and audience retention
  • Consolidate key information into on-brand, visually appealing decks, creative briefs, and presentations; provide notes and feedback throughout the creative review process
  • Proactively manage timelines to ensure on-time deliverables, identify potential roadblocks and adjust to mitigate risks and ensure campaigns run smoothly
  • Oversee deliverable flow in-house and communicate effectively with agency and internal- approving final mix, picture, graphics, and legal requirements
  • Work collaboratively with other key teams: Creative Services, Digital, PR, Development and Production, Affiliate Marketing, International, Research, Home Entertainment, Legal, Programming to ensure messaging is cohesive and consistent, as well as communicating specific information each department would need to know
  • Ideate and lead buzzworthy Starz activations and events in collaboration with Show Lead, Brand, PR and Digital teams to generate show and brand awareness and effectively impact business goals
  • Proactively manage and track multi-million-dollar marketing budgets to ensure most effective spend of dollars across shows/programs and line items
  • Manage and inspire direct reports to work as a best-in-class team; manage up to ensure Executives are kept informed
Experience & Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree; Minimum 8 years’ experience in entertainment marketing, ideally a television network with emphasis on premium/streamer environment or a movie studio; with management experience leading teams in developing and executing marketing campaigns
  • Specific experience launching television series either from the programmer side or the agency side
  • Agency experience preferred but not mandatory- must have working knowledge of media planning, research, and OTT services
  • Strong strategic and creative skills, organization and communication skills are crucial
  • Must have an ability to multitask and manage multiple priorities
  • Must be a team player and leader with a collaborative and generative approach to the business
     

 

 

Starz (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that produces and distributes premium streaming content to worldwide audiences across subscription television platforms. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ® brand, STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, including the highly rated STARZ app. With the launch of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and STARZ PLAY Arabia, Starz is expanding its global footprint in a growing number of territories. Sold through multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 7,500 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.

 

STARZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This means that all applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of gender, age, race, national origin, disability, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, STARZ will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.