Manifest LLC

  • Associate Creative Director - Editorial

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    # of Openings
    Content & Creative
  • Overview

    Manifest in Chicago is on the hunt for an Associate Creative Director – Editorial. This key creative role is for you if you have a passion for innovation, excellence and accuracy, and a never-say-die instinct for storytelling. In this role, you’ll help to ensure creative quality, client retention and revenue growth, contributing content editing on integrated projects, and supervising an editorial team. Our creativity must break through the clutter and be unmistakable. Followers need not apply. Think big. Notice small. Own it all


    • Ensure quality of all content on assigned portfolio of accounts.
    • Manage and mentor 3-6 direct reports.
    • Help shape multi-channel audience-development strategies.
    • Push the envelope without ever losing sight of strategy.
    • Care about big ideas as much as an exquisitely crafted sentence.
    • Develop ideas that deliver value to current and prospective clients.
    • Be savvy in editing everything from social to web content to print magazine pieces.
    • Collaborate with teams such as operations and performance marketing, with grace and ease.
    • Present work internally and to clients, articulating the rationale behind decisions.
    • Take pride in going the extra mile to make something killer.
    • Be creative, conceptual, clever, courageous and consistent.
    • Don’t be a total dork in front of clients. (Partial dorks will be considered.)
    • Read emails, meet deadlines, hang out, kick ass, take names and don’t eat all of the good snacks.


    • 9-12 years of experience in long-form Editorial/Journalism, including print magazines, online content, and social.
    • Innovative and edgy portfolio of produced work, including social media, web content and print magazines.
    • Healthcare (beyond pharma) content experience a strong plus.
    • Social/Email newsletter experience, and basic SEO knowledge.
    • Experience working with video teams and creating immersive content.
    • Digital newsroom experience / comfort with the fast pace of a digital newsroom.
    • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
    • Experience managing multiple projects, deadlines and deliverables, and the flexibility required to meet those demands.
    • Expert computer proficiency. (We’re talking MS Office, Adobe InCopy and InDesign, experience with workflow tools such as Woodwing, and CMS experience such as WordPress.)
    • Drupal experience is a plus.
    • Bachelor’s Degree required, with emphasis in Journalism or English a strong plus.

    Manifest is an equal opportunity employer. Manifest does not sponsor employment visas.


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