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Creative Lead, Temporary

Company: Illumination
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Illumination is looking for a seasoned Creative Lead to join our award-winning marketing team. The candidate should have a passion for pop culture, a strong creative vision, and a track record leading breakthrough campaigns. They will be a self-motivated conceptual thinker, exceptional pitcher, and able to feed an insatiable appetite for creative excellence.


  • Be an engine for audacious ideas; constantly in search of the most impactful opportunities and cultural insights that serve our films
  • Work independently and cross-functionally to develop culturally relevant content and immersive experiences that hit digital, product, print, and partnership touch points.
  • Lead creative briefs from ideation through to execution, ensuring alignment with marketing goals, strategy, and creative vision Approach creative problem-solving with a multiplatform mindset
  • Partner with designers, directors, artists, and project managers to execute assets for all campaign touchpoints
  • Confidently communicate ideas and present work to all levels of leadership
  • Provide a creative POV with conviction
  • Stay abreast of pop culture, entertainment, and digital trends
  • Utilize market history, competitive landscape, and audience insights to inspire consumer behavior

    • 8+ years of experience leading briefs at a creative agency or in-house team
    • 5+ years of experience working with entertainment IP, partnerships or talent
    • A portfolio showcasing excellent ideas executed across diverse mediums and markets
    • Master wordsmith, able to write character-led content for talent and franchise IP
    • Strong sense of style, design instincts, and eye for detail
    • Expert and current knowledge of digital platforms like TikTok, IG, Twitter, Pinterest, (and Co-Star)
    • Comprehensive understanding of film landscape and how it relates to digital
    • Charismatic communicator; always able to provide a clear creative POV
    • Organized and self-governing; able to deliver projects according to team priorities
    • Fluent in Google Slides, Google Docs, Keynote, and Photoshop
    • Knowledge of every character, location, and narrative in the Illumination multiverse
    • Have positive energy, openness, and the ability to bring people along for the journey
    • LA based/ Hybrid Office + WFH

      The estimated base salary rage for this position is $2115-$2596/week. We rely on market indicators to determine compensation and an offer will consider various factors including experience, qualifications, skills, and training. Our comprehensive and competitive benefits package includes medical, dental and vision insurance for employees and their family, 401(k), paid time off, and a variety of other perks.

      * Employees whose positions will require them to perform any work on-site must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to start of employment. Requested accommodations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance by law.

      About Illumination

      Illumination, founded by Chris Meledandri in 2007, is one of the entertainment industry's leading producers of event-animated films, including Despicable Me-the most successful animated franchise in cinematic history-as well as Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch and The Secret Life of Pets and Sing films. Illumination's soon-to-be released The Super Mario Bros. Movie will join a studio library that includes two of the top 10 animated films of all time. Illumination's iconic, beloved franchises-infused with memorable and distinct characters, global appeal and cultural relevance-have grossed more than $8 billion worldwide. Illumination has an exclusive financing and distribution partnership with Universal Pictures. Illumination's upcoming films in 2023 include The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Migration.

      Illumination's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Illumination will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

Keywords: Illumination, Santa Monica , Creative Lead, Temporary, Advertising , Santa Monica, California

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