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Associate Creative Director, Copy (Open to Remote in US)

Publicis Groupe
New York, New York, United States
$98,500 - $165,500 USD yearly

Company Description

CoLab is a fully integrated, cross-discipline team that provides best-in-class services in a fluid and modular way. With our clients at the center, we create brand movement at the speed of people’s lives by connecting real-time data with world-class creative, content, and media in service of growth and Return on investment. 

CoLab is a “power of one” solution, encompassing data, media, and production. By drawing from across the vast Publicis Groupe network, we are uniquely positioned to deliver innovation and specialized skills to our clients, as well as enriching opportunities and inclusive benefits to our employees. We pride ourselves on combining the atmosphere of a startup company with the stability and experience of a global leader.

Job Description

The Associate Creative Director (ACD) is responsible for leading the creative work that is  produced on two or three accounts, depending on the account size. This leadership role includes assigning teams, inspiring those teams to consistently product exceptional concepts and final work, and working closely with account management to ensure that our clients are satisfied with the quality of our creative work, the value of our services, and our responsiveness to their needs. 


Specifically, the ACD, Copy has the following responsibilities: 

Creative/Hands-on Work (40%) 

  • Help develop and review creative briefs that provide strategic insight and creative inspiration 
  • Work with ACD, Art to produce standout and strategically focused concepts and campaigns 
  • Take on appropriate projects and own them, start to finish 
  • Manage and work independently, under tight deadlines, while juggling multiple projects 
  • Estimate copy hours 
  • Participate in client meetings  
  • Lead concept presentations 
  • Attend market research as appropriate 
  • Share responsibility with planning to shape strategic branding 

Management (30%) 

  • Assign creative teams best suited for each project based on ability and workload 
  • Manage workloads to maximize productivity of the copy team, ensuring that everyone is busy and billable 
  • Work closely with art, editorial and traffic departments to ensure that deadlines and budgets are met 
  • Provide written and face-to-face feedback for annual performance reviews, as well as ongoing feedback throughout the year (written when requested) 
  • Identify and Interview prospective creative candidates 

Leadership (30%) 

  • Become the creative voice for your accounts 
  • Develop good relationships with your clients 
  • Work with account management to grow our business at existing clients 
  • Work with creative management to address performance, workflow, and quality issues and develop long-range plans for the creative group 
  • Lead the creative teams in development of concepts and execution of all projects  
  • Assure that all copywriters are trained and, where needed, mentored to maintain the standards and expectations of the agency and the client, and to meet their own career goals 
  • Demonstrate to clients that you understand their products and marketing challenges and are responsive to the strategic and creative needs 
  • Represent the agency at client meetings and social events as appropriate 


  • 10+ years’ agency experience 
  • BA degree (Advertising, Communications, Fine Arts or related field preferred) 
  • A proven track record of creative ability and judgment, successful client contact experience, the ability to work collaboratively with account management, excellent presentation skills, successful experience in managing creative teams and multiple accounts, and the commitment to go the extra mile in time and effort to produce the very best work 

Additional Information

The Power of One starts with our people!  To do powerful things, we offer powerful resources.  Our best-in-class wellness and benefits offerings include:

  • Paid Family Care for parents and caregivers for 12 weeks or more
  • Monetary assistance and support for Adoption, Surrogacy and Fertility
  • Monetary assistance and support for pet adoption
  • Employee Assistance Programs and Health/Wellness/Comfort reimbursements to help you invest in your future and work/life balance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid time off that includes Flexible Time off Vacation, Annual Sick Days, Volunteer Days, Holiday and Identity days, and more
  • Matching Gifts programs
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • ‘Work Your World’ Program encouraging employees to work from anywhere Publicis Groupe has an office for up to 6 weeks a year (based upon eligibility)
  • Business Resource Groups that support multiple affinities and alliances

The benefits offerings listed are available to eligible U.S. Based employees, are reviewed on an annual basis, and are governed by the terms of the applicable plan documents.

CoLab is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Our employment decisions are made without regard to actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law, genetic information, marital status, military service and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

If you require accommodation or assistance with the application or onboarding process specifically, please contact [email protected].

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Compensation Range:  $98,500 - $165,500 annually. This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. For this role, the Company will offer medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401k, and paid time off.