Manifest LLC

  • VP, Creative

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/5/2019 10:26 AM)
    # of Openings
    Content & Creative
  • Overview

    Manifest in NYC is looking for a Creative VP to lead editorial design for the agency. Editorial design is no longer solely ink on paper, it is an experience that spans across all available channels, reaching its audience in specific contexts. As the VP, you’ll oversee multiple brands, ensuring creative quality, client retention and revenue growth. You’ll drive organic and new business growth through ideation, innovation, and leadership. This role is for you if you have a deep appreciation for captivating content and conceptual design, and can see beyond any one specific project to identify bigger, longer-term opportunities. This role reports to the Chief Creative Officer.

    And now, what this is really about: Inspire and mentor your teams to challenge the status quo and break through the clutter. And you will be doing this by showing more than telling. Your aim for you and your team should be to create a better reality through great design and unmistakable ideas.


    • Lead, develop, mentor and inspire the editorial design team to create innovative work that creates value for our audiences. Be hands on when needed and hands off when not. Know the difference.
    • Develop and guide strategic creative solutions, from concept to execution to presentation.
    • Build and maintain stellar working relationships with clients, agency leadership, and cross-functional agency teams.
    • Work closely with the CCO, the Group Publisher, and the Content Director to develop editorial design, digital concepts, and social media solutions to a variety of client marketing challenges.
    • Actively participate in new business pitches, and represent our creative capabilities.
    • Through both research and personal insight and experience, inspire the team and stay ahead of industry trends.
    • Enhance the agency’s creative reputation among clients and the industry, through award shows, thought leadership, and creative community leadership and networking.
    • 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.


    • 15+ years of experience in offline and online media, including management experience with high-performance creatives.
    • A portfolio of dynamic work across multiple platforms and clients, with a strong design focus.
    • Knowledge of and appreciation for digital, direct, and content marketing.
    • Experience developing and presenting successful new business pitches.
    • Open to about 10% travel.
    • Passion for life-altering design.
    • Expert-level application of 21st century design tools (we’re talking the Adobe Creative Suite and beyond).
    • Development and production experience in offline and online media.
    • Innovative portfolio including editorial design for a variety of brands.
    • Creative Awards a big plus.
    • Great design is addictive. Make sure our audiences get hooked.

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


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