Host/Havas is looking for a Junior Art Director to join our creative department. You’ll be teaming up with a gun Junior Writer to form a talented and ambitious junior team packed with potential and all set to capitalise on some awesome opportunities.
To give you some context, Host and Havas came together earlier this year to create a dynamic, modern agency with big ideas, clever thinking and digital smarts at its heart. It’s a case of 1+1=3 as we’ve combined creative firepower, resources and accounts to set ourselves up as a major player in the region.
We’re looking for an excellent lateral thinker with natural creative flair, who has the ability to conceptualise and execute outstanding creative ideas, along with a solid understanding of all media channels, particularly digital.
You will be responsible for contributing to the creative excellence of the agency, developing and producing creative concepts from brand campaigns to integrated projects with digital at their heart to quick-turnaround retail ads. It’s worth noting that ‘creative excellence’ isn’t a term we throw around lightly: we’re super ambitious to do really outstanding, world class work – work that gets talked about, wins awards locally and globally, and makes our clients (and us!) famous.
In terms of reporting structure, we have a CCO, who sits across the whole creative department, but you’ll usually be working into our 3 ECDs - with the exact ECD dependent on the project and client. As part of the team you form with our copywriter, we’ll be looking for you to serious make a mark and become a really hot young team capable of cracking smart, talkable ideas on all kinds of briefs. To keep things fresh, we’ll also be looking to team you with different partners occasionally or to give you solo projects, too.
You will probably have around 3 years’ experience in an agency environment, a solid understanding of creative development processes including conceptual development, digital, print, TV and radio production, and will have skills in Illustrator and Photoshop. More importantly, you’ll have a book that excites and inspires us.
The pride we have in our work goes hand in hand with a culture that’s passionate, vibrant and bloody good fun. We’re a diverse bunch who recognise the importance of being respectful to one another, and sharing a common goal – to be the best agency you’ll ever work at.
Interested? Please apply with you CV and portfolio.
VICE is the world's preeminent youth media company and content creation studio. Launched in 1994, VICE now operates in over 30 countries and distributes its programming to viewers across digital, linear, mobile, film and socials. VICE includes an international network of digital channels; a television and feature film production studio; a magazine; in-house creative services agencies; and a newly launched TV network, SBS VICELAND.
CONTENT AND CREATIVE SERVICES
· VICE's in-house agencies provide multi-platform campaigns utilising VICE's creative and digital solutions and content creation, allowing clients to expand into different fields or markets and bring their content to young people across Australia and other markets.
· With unrivaled knowledge of young people, Virtue Worldwide and VICE Brand Studio offer content creation and production services, digital products for multiple platforms, brand strategy, experiential events, and consultancy.
· Across VICE's network of digital channels, mobile programming and TV networks, it partners with many of the country’s leading brands.
Vice Media is seeking a creative (3+ years) for our Melbourne office to be responsible for developing ideas for video show franchises, custom content, events, media properties and 360 programs that we can partner with brands to create. The Creative will interact with many departments of the company (marketing, sales, design, production, and others) by assisting creative development and overseeing execution of integrated projects from concept to production.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responding to RFPs from brands and agencies.
Understanding of how ideas fit into broader brand and communication strategies.
Generation of ideas to win new business and articulation of ideas in written form.
Work with Art Department & Production to create presentation materials including keynote presentations, mood boards, storyboards, and video reels
Execution of creative projects/concepts in a timely fashion.
Assist Creative Director or designee with any and all task as assigned or required.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of fine arts or related field.
At least 3 years experience spanning editorial, design, advertising agency, film, events, branded entertainment.
We are looking for creative hybrids with various backgrounds and specific deep interests in youth culture.
Keynote knowledge and experience.
Deep knowledge and interest in digital, social media, content & technology.
Passion, positivity, diligence, self-motivation, ability to work in modular teams and as an individual.
VICE is an incredibly fast paced and creatively demanding environment and creatives will have to balance many projects at once with tight deadlines and production schedules.