Associate Creative Director, Multi-Media

Fairfield County, Connecticut
Sep 01, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time



The Associate Creative Director of Multi-Media is responsible for the creative strategy and production process of all multimedia projects (photography and video) for the agency.  As a hands-on strategist, they drive consistent storytelling and the end-to-end execution of multimedia stories.  They are responsible for the ideas, implementation and delivery of content for multi-channel and multi-stakeholder use that align with agency’s domestic and international work.  The Associate Director will manage the internal multimedia team, freelancers, creative agencies and internal “client” needs.


Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact


Vision/Strategy – Drive the multimedia creative strategy for the agency: (15%)

  • Drive the multimedia creative strategy for the agency, coordinating with channel owners in Digital, Social and Media and aligning with agency content calendar, strategy and global priorities


    Oversee the visual storytelling and creating of assets for multi-channel integrated campaigns 


Lead All Pre–Post Production: (40%)


  • Script writing, storyboarding, creative development and execution with responsibility for identifying where proactive material needs to be created


    Ensuring thorough and successful story finding and pre-production field work (interviews, story vetting, setting expectations with field offices, logistics)


    Managing project expectations and KPI’s from the onset, hiring to scale of project/managing in-house resources, scheduling and country office travel



  • Responsible for domestic and international travel for shoots (often extensive)


    Working directly with program staff and beneficiaries – responsible for interviewing and story authenticity


    Produce and direct all projects, directing both in-house and external crews in the field and responsible for all production planning and execution on shoots


    Ability to jump in as an editor and cinematographer when needed for major projects



  • Responsible for overseeing all editing and post-production (sound, graphics, music licensing, V/O casting, etc)


    Responsible for final delivery of content – hitting due dates, managing client expectations and aligning results with KPI’s and expectations set at the on-set of the project


High Level External Vendor Management: (20%)

  • Responsible for hiring and managing budgets ranging from 5k - 200k


    Responsible for working with high-level production companies and agencies to execute for key global projects


    Responsible for hiring and directing freelance crews and freelance photographers/videographers, directing in the field, producing/directing at high level events, and working with/ direct interaction with senior leadership/artist ambassadors/thought and political leaders, etc.


Multi-Media Team Management - (15%)

  • Develop year-long multi-media plans and schedules, managing video and photography managers and their priorities and schedules


    Work with Content Director and Asset Managers here in the US and globally to keep up a solid grasp on all available assets, archives and maintenance processes


Innovation: (10%)

Explore and take calculated risks - driving innovative approaches to increase video impact in the general public space. This includes spearheading projects such as VR/360, video blogs, YouTube personalities, creative updates from the field and live streaming, etc. 

Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors


  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 5-7 years of experience as a video editor, producer/director and project manager in a fast paced environment for a global brand


    Successful candidate must be able to show a portfolio of high-quality videos compatible with Save the Children’s visual identity. Must be trained and have excellent technical including editing software (Adobe Creative Suite) and must be trained in cinematography, photography and creative workflow.


    Must be a skilled communicator, and equally adept at working independently and on a team


    Previous experience in a nonprofit environment, especially in the field of international relief and development, highly desirable.


Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Our dedicated and diverse staff work hard to improve the well-being of children everywhere.


Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.