Full Time Job

Director, Creative Marketing Originals Marketing


Burbank, CA 01-15-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

The Job
This is an opportunity to be part of a marketing team from the ground-up and shape the creative team of the future. The Director of Creative Marketing for HBO Max Originals will develop the overarching creative strategy, positioning, and key creative materials to establish the campaign across all platforms. With a core focus on the trailer, keyart, visual design and digital advertising materials, they will develop breakthrough content to capture consumers attention and establish Max Originals series & movies as a premium streaming entertainment offering. From initial creative concepting to seeing the campaigns through execution, this creative lead will ensure creative aligns with strategies, tone/messaging is consistent across all consumer touchpoints, taps into innovation & experimentation, and delivers engaging content for customers. They will report to the VP of HBO Max Program Marketing.

The Daily
• Oversee and execute best-in-class creative content for Originals campaigns and programs from inception through delivery to achieve business objectives.
• Establish the overarching campaign creative strategy, interpreting research and audience insights to align with content and storytelling. Delivering fresh, premium and best-in-class creative materials that can be applied across all consumer touchpoints.
• Lead a creative team of Assoc Creative Directors and Content Producers who all contribute to best-in-class execution in a collaborative and nimble team environment. Empowering team members to take ownership and contribute to overarching plans.
• Supervise multiple external agencies in the development of trailers/AV/keyart/digital content, premium creative advertising, media placements and high-impact creative experiences & promotions (experiential activations, event sponsorships, etc.).
• Partner closely with the strategic and social team members in Max Originals Program Marketing team, Programming/content teams, product marketing, media planning, editorial, research, PR, legal, and other teams to create and manage multiple concurrent campaigns.
• Key thought-leader in creating new approaches to creative marketing campaigns and developing efficient/tech-driven workstreams and processes across the growing team.
• Creative lead for all custom campaign shoots in partnership with agencies and the production teams. Includes developing concepts during custom Marketing/Gallery shoots.
• Deliver big creative ideas that break-through in a cluttered, competitive consumer landscape. Take bold swings with creative ideas grounded in strategy and insights.
• Key contributor to a team culture that breaks the mold, fueled by innovation & creativity in a fast-paced environment, with positive & transparent collaboration.

The Essentials
• 8+ years creative marketing experience, driving interest, viewing and engagement for series and/or films, along with team leadership experience.
• A sincere love for streaming entertainment, television, movies and storytelling
• Demonstrate highly creative & experimental campaigns, with the ability to meet a high-bar of quality content creation
• Strong communication, presentation skills and positive team collaboration is a must
• With a core creative expertise, demonstrate the ability to think broader - understand strategy to deliver big creative ideas that align with audiences and campaign goals, and execute tactically.
• Understanding of paid social & digital programs/placements/partners, as part of planning a holistic social & digital strategy.
• Expertise in digital video content best practices, unique creative opportunities across various digital platforms, along with understanding of traditional creative (trailers, A/V, keyart).
• Understanding of current dynamic entertainment landscape, competitive creative campaigns and consumer trends, as well as shifts in our business needs.
• Bachelor's degree in a related field

The Perks
• Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
• Paid time off every year to volunteer
• Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
• Access to in-house learning and development resources
• Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands