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Creative Director
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Creative Director

About Toptal

Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand. With $200+ million in annual revenue and over 40% year-over-year growth, Toptal is the largest fully distributed workforce in the world.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun (see this video from The Huffington Post). We see no borders, move at a fast pace, and are never afraid to break the mold.

Position Description

Toptal is looking for a Creative Director to join our Content Marketing team. Are you a master at your craft, capable of taking a good idea and making it truly exceptional? If so, we encourage you to apply!

In this new role, you will be responsible for elevating the quality and creativity of the work generated throughout the Content Marketing team. To excel, you must have a consistent track record of telling great stories, for any platform, that drive brand awareness, and engagement. We are seeking a conceptual problem solver to oversee marketing campaigns that support both brand-building and sales-generating initiatives, ensuring that all work delivers against our exceptionally high standards. This role reports into the VP of Content Marketing and Marketing Operations.

This is a remote position that can be done from anywhere. Due to the remote nature of this role, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship. Resumes and communication must be submitted in English.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a strong point-of-view of the brand and guide the company in creating a compelling brand.
  • Determine the creative strategy and develop insights-based creative ideas for brand-building initiatives, lead generation activity, and sales enablement materials.
  • Oversee the execution of all marketing campaigns, across all channels and platforms, in a way that champions integration.
  • Nurture strong cross-functional relationships and help key stakeholders understand and embrace your creative direction.
  • Work closely with the VP of Content Marketing and Marketing Operations to manage and source freelance talent and vendors as needed, as well as recruit and onboard new hires.

In the first week, expect to:

  • Start to meet with the team leads from all Content Marketing teams.
  • Understand the fundamentals of Toptal and what sets us apart.
  • Onboard and integrate into Toptal and the Content Marketing team by gaining an understanding of our brand strategy, guidelines, messaging, and governance processes.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the roles and priorities of the team and key partners.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Meet with other SLT (senior leadership team) peers and Executive leads to get an overview of our full business, team structures, and opportunities.
  • Begin to recruit for new full time hires to bolster in-house resources.
  • Work with the VP of Content Marketing and Marketing Operations to prioritize projects based on strategic business importance and creative opportunity.
  • Begin to review and approve campaigns and oversee production.

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Complete hiring process for all open copywriter and art director positions.
  • Partner with the VP of Content Marketing and Marketing Operations to audit marketing and sales communications to determine what’s on or off-brand.

In the first six months, expect to:

  • Close major gaps revealed through the audit.
  • Be fully immersed and familiar with all Toptal processes and tools.
  • Be recognized as a creative leader within the organization, and someone teams go to for input and mentorship on branding.

In the first year, expect to:

  • Be seen as the creative authority at the company for all things related to the brand, pushing the limits of what people believe is possible in regards to quality, and consistently upleveling them.

Requirements:

  • 15+ years of experience working in an agency or in-house marketing team, including 5+ years of management experience with increasing responsibility.
  • Proven ability to deliver high-quality campaign creative through strong conceptual ideas and outstanding creative direction.
  • Extensive experience in brand-building initiatives, including (but not limited to) creating highly engaging digital and social experiences.
  • Experience managing a high volume of creative and campaign types in parallel.
  • This is a new role, so we need someone who is familiar with building and integrating a new discipline into the wider Content Marketing organization.
  • A portfolio featuring a wide range of creative and integrated campaigns, a diversity of ideas, and approaches to problem-solving.
  • Proficient with B2B lead generation and sales enablement materials.
  • Experience working in a fast-moving, cross-functional environment.
  • Collaborative and team-oriented approach.
  • You must be a world-class individual contributor to thrive at Toptal. You will not be here just to tell other people what to do.
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Who You Will Work With

Mike Litwin

Mike Litwin

VP of Content Marketing & Marketing Operations

As Toptal's VP of Brand Marketing, Mike is the authority, curator, and nurturer of all aspects of the Toptal brand across all audiences and touchpoints. He has over 20 years of marketing and advertising experience, working with some of the world's largest and most reputable brands, including Apple, Unilever, Pepsi, and Visa. He has also led all marketing efforts to launch a new brand from the ground-up, including web design, branding, packaging, advertising, social media, and email marketing. Mike received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Simon Sproule

Simon Sproule

VP of Communications

As Toptal’s VP of Communications, Simon is responsible for media relations and the company’s communications with key influencers and stakeholders. With over 25 years of communications and marketing experience, primarily spent in the automotive industry, he has worked for some of the world’s best known brands including Microsoft, Nissan, and Tesla. Prior to Toptal, Simon served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Aston Martin Lagonda. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from London University.

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