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Creative Director

Company Overview

Guy Bauer is a commercial video production company located in Chicago, IL.  We specialize in authentic storytelling that makes our clients' businesses grow.  

Job Summary

If you're creative and love making amazing stuff every week, it's time to introduce yourself. We're looking for an ad nerd, Creative Director, preferably with an art background, who likes being in pitch-mode, every darn day. The ideal candidate loves breaking the rules and convincing others to go along with them. We're a hyper growth company (600% over the past 3 years) so you'll need to be a wizard at time management, juggling 5-7 clients a day. You'll also need to be strategic-minded in order to help clients cut down/write scripts that don't include the kitchen sink. Background experience of being on-set is a must. The more of a camera, lighting and commercial/film geek you are, the better. If this sounds like you, please apply!

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading new business calls/meetings and co-manage client relationships
  • Figuring out our clients' businesses and goals
  • Leading a creative team to pitch ideas based on those goals/needs
  • Creating (writing and designing) 5-8 page pitch decks
  • Creative directing productions on-set
  • Supervising your plate of projects from beginning to end - keeping an eye on the project's goals and overall quality throughout
  • Copywriting
  • Working with editors and animators to see a project through post-production
  • Art direction

Qualifications and Skills

  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • The ability to empathize with clients
  • The ability to solve problems
  • Relevant job experience in a creative firm/production company

Benefits and Perks

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance.  We pay 50% of the premiums
  • 401(k) plan with 4% company match (vests immediately)
  • "Freedom and Responsibility" (ie. unlimited time off)
  • Opportunity to earn up to 20% of your salary in bonus every year
  • Commuter benefits card
  • $1,400 learning stipend every year
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