Associate Creative Director, Copy at closerlook, inc.

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About the job

*closerlook is based in Chicago and open to remote candidates for this position


At closerlook, the Associate Creative Director, Copy is charged with guiding the project team and the client through closerlook’s creative process to ensure delivery of the highest-quality creative work, on time and on budget. On one or more accounts, the Associate Creative Director leads a creative team that includes an Art Director, a Writing Director, an Interaction Design Director, and one or more Designers and Copywriters. The Associate Creative Director reviews all creative briefs in advance of project kickoffs. The Associate Creative Director also works with the account’s Project Manager, Strategy Lead and Technology Lead to optimize project timelines. In addition, the Associate Creative Director partners with the Account Supervisor to present creative work to clients and develop key client relationships.The Associate Creative Director should have a background in writing. Additionally, the Associate Creative Director must have a strong working knowledge of design and art direction. Deep experience in digital marketing is a must. Experience with pharmaceutical marketing and responsive design is strongly preferred.The Associate Creative Director reports to the Creative Director. 



• Demonstrates the ability to understand the role of strategy and make decisions that are sound both creatively and strategically.

• Participates in and/or leads internal and client-facing creative meetings, facilitating both clients and agency personnel through the feedback process.

• Develops staff and delegates responsibilities to free himself or herself to assist with multiple client engagements.

• Assists the Creative Director and fellow Associate Creative Directors in the supervision and resource management of closerlook creatives, both full time and freelance.

• Leads the effort to establish, enforce and evolve creative best practices at closerlook.

• Contributes to creative concept and treatment development for marketing campaigns.

• Communicates actively with project teams to keep deliverables on track and on schedule. Deliverables may include websites, e-mails, eLearning programs, motion media, apps and print pieces.

• Supports new business pursuits by developing, organizing and contributing to presentations, writing and reviewing presentation decks, advising clients, etc.

• Helps to build strong client relationships based on flawless, on-time and on-budget delivery of creative work that drives results, and leadership of a creative process that clearly demonstrates its value to clients.



• Is a graduate of a college or a university with a degree in English, creative writing, journalism, or another related field.

• At least nine years of experience as a marketing-agency creative.

• Demonstrates careful attention to detail in every aspect of his or her work.

• Has demonstrable mastery of English-language style and mechanics.

• Demonstrates ability to direct writing 

• Demonstrates ability to analyze problems, anticipate consequences and eliminate obstacles to

successfully complete projects.

• Has made the transition from primarily task-oriented work to team leadership, strategic thinking and clientrelationship


• Exhibits a high level of creative and problem-solving skills.

• Has experience leading and/or mentoring junior creatives.

• Has proven ability to present work to internal and external clients and incorporate feedback.

• Has a digital portfolio that includes a wide range of interactive work, business-to-business work, some

long-form work and a creative concept brought to life across a campaign.

• Experience in pharmaceutical marketing is strongly preferred.



closerlook is a new type of marketing agency that helps biopharma brands make a difference in the lives of patients and those who care for them.

We focus on what matters most—the combination of better patient outcomes and bigger business impact.

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At closerlook, equality for all is a core value that’s at the heart of what matters. We believe in building a diverse and inclusive culture across race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, mental health, and physical ability. We celebrate our differences and champion diverse thinking to drive innovation — in a safe environment so everyone can be their authentic selves. By valuing and promoting our different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences as strengths, we are positioned to best serve patients, healthcare professionals, and the communities around us.

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What are some social events your company does?

Funny you should ask, as I am one of the super-secret members of our super-secret MIRTH committee. Basically, we are fun planners. Let’s see, dip/chili/baking contests, random pancake breakfasts, team potlucks, beach day in the middle of winter, and one time we had a hobby horse competition. Oh, and who can forget beer o’clock every Friday?!


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What projects are you most excited about?

We are putting a heavy focus on creating progressive web apps since a majority of our end users are mobile users. It allows regular webpages to behave like a native app on a mobile device to make the experience as seamless as possible. We are also focusing on tools for sales reps so they are able to quickly yet effectively engage HCPs.


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What are closerlook, inc. Perks + Benefits

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
All new hires to closerlook will participate in a half day Unconscious Bias training. Currently being offered twice per calendar year to capture new hires.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
closerwe - our DEI group with our CEO as its Executive sponsor Women's Leadership - our empowerment group open to all of the women at closerlook Allyship - focused on building and being better alli
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
closerlook is committed to presenting hiring managers with candidate pools comprised of at least 50% diverse candidates and in we are 2021 launching a diverse internship program.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
closerlook offers both a HDHP/HSA plan and a traditional PPO plan. We offer a generous contribution towards your HSA!
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
onsite yoga, biometrics screenings and much more!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Maternity leave is paid at 100% for 12 weeks, we also offer a 2 week parental leave. We are thrilled to offer a return to work program, allowing new parents to ease back to work on a modified schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Annual party celebrating our company's birthday, Summer Outings, Holiday Party.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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