McCann Worldgroup is one of the world’s largest marketing communications networks, boasting a roster of eight best-in-class companies collaborating toward the transformation of our clients’ brands and growth of their business.
Today, McCann Worldgroup includes: McCann Erickson
, the world’s largest advertising agency network; MRM McCann
, which focuses on digital communications and customer relationship management; Momentum
, specialists in event marketing and promotion, McCann Health
, which handles medical/pharmaceutical communications; Craft
, a global production services provider; UM
, a leading global media management company; Weber Shandwick
, one of the world’s largest public relations firms; and Future Brand
, a brand consulting and design company.
SCOPE & PURPOSE OF THE JOB
: VP, Director of Creative Excellence
McCann Worldgroup, 622 Third Avenue, New York NY 10017
The role of the Creative Excellence team is to elevate Worldgroup’s creative product through the initiatives of the Creative Leadership Community (CLC), and to ensure its creative reputation. Externally, this will be accomplished via award shows and communications. Internally, via internal communications and our various publications. The team also serves to inspire our people and community and to set and ensure consistent creative standards throughout the world and within the Worldgroup disciplines (MRM//McCann, Momentum, McCann Health, Weber Shandwick, etc.)
The team is at the crossroads of various departments including, Creative, Strategy, Digital, Business, etc., and it reports directly to Rob Reilly, Chief Global Creative Officer of McCann Worldgroup.
The Creative Excellence Archivist will be mainly responsible for all digital assets produced by our network including, campaigns of any medium, case films, etc., and their use both internally and externally. He/she will lead the gathering and archiving of our creative product while serving as a central hub for the network. The role will consist of taking ownership of the online digital library by maintaining and updating content, and any additional information or inspiration tools.
In addition, the Archivist will administrate the collection of all assets produced by the network and coordinate outreach educational programs and tools. He/she will be in close contact with the regional creative excellence managers and, as needed, with the local creative and/or award teams.
This role supports the day-to-day operations of the Global Creative Excellence team, and will focus on projects initiated and managed by the Central Creative Excellence Team and the Creative Leadership Community (CLC) but may undertake specific project-based assignments in support of the Global Brand Community, Communications group and/or Growth Community, as required.
ASSET MANAGEMENT and ARCHIVING:
Gather the digital assets on an on-going basis with our global offices, with the assistance of the regional creative excellence managers and/or local office creative teams.
Manage, and maintain the upcoming Creative Archive online system. The position will work with the development team to ensure proper operation of the system, updates, and improvement of the User Experience.
Serves as a “center of excellence” for technical questions regarding access, upload issues, etc. He/she will assist and direct colleagues who help with the collection and uploading of work.
Safeguards records by creating digital copies.
Organize, classify and sort all digital assets with the goal of preserving the work for future use (short, mid and long term), using the Creative Archive system, with the intention of creating streamlined searches.
Serves as inspiration hub for the global network.
Responsible for creating digital reels, with the help of CRAFT, our internal production house.
Plan and conduct special inspirational projects such as playlists, or exhibitions. The Creative Excellence Archivist may also work on special managerial briefs and will be empowered to creatively select themes or activations as he/she sees fit.
Create micro-sites for internal reviews.
Help to research given topics for the team’s publications using internal or external tools (award shows archive, trade press, etc.)
Qualifications & Work Experience:
Entry-level administrative position – ideal for a recent graduate with an advertising major.
Advertising agency experience is preferred, but not required.
Has the skill set to manage projects from beginning to end.
MUST be hungry to learn, remain teachable, and have an excellent spirit of collaboration.
Outstanding organizational skills a must!
Must be a self-starter, not require constant supervision, can multi-task and remain poised and friendly in a sometimes fast paced environment.
Must be comfortable working late hours, when necessary.
The majority of the work will be digital-based. A strong understanding of digital asset management system is preferred. If not, the right candidate will be trained on-site.
Analytical skills: the Creative Excellence Archivist must have the acumen and desire to become an expert in our work, our client, and our disciplines of work.
MS OFFICE experience required: Word, Powerpoint and Excel. Must have the ability to work with spreadsheets with little or no supervision.
Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people at all levels.
Excellent written communication skills.
Ability to work accurately and with attention to detail.
Positive and cheerful attitude with the desire to learn and grow.
New York, New York, United States