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Creative Director (Copy or Art)

Company: Bestow
Location: Austin
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

ABOUT US

Bestow is the leading digital platform for life insurance. As both a direct-to-consumer destination and an infrastructure provider, Bestow is on a mission to make life insurance accessible to millions of underserved families.

We ideate fast, embrace change, and take risks. As a rapidly growing tech startup, we look for the best talent out there and try to stay out of their way. From scaling our business model to expanding our offerings, the day-to-day at Bestow offers endless professional growth opportunities. The people who succeed here look for problems and solutions. They are both passionate about their ideas and open to having their mind changed.

In the end, we value the same things our customers do: family. So we strive for work-life balance and believe happy employees make for better experiences and happier customers. It's a model that helped us land the #2 spot on Forbes' Best Startup Employers 2021 list. Boom!

You're a Creative Director looking for a change - for a job that's closer to the beating heart of a business. A place without six months of second-guessing on every project. A place where you can see the results of your hard work and the impact they make on a company.

We're building a brand from the ground up and looking for someone like you. We need intelligent, precise, experienced creative direction. Someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional copy or art direction skills, and the experience to see every inch of a project through to perfection. A person perpetually asking, "but what if?"

Bestow is selling life insurance in a way it's never been done before. To win, we'll have to market insurance in a way it's never been done. You are excited by this challenge.

You'll need to roll up your sleeves, learn the ins and outs of insurance (sexier than it sounds), and dive into a variety of tasks with curiosity and enthusiasm. We're a true start-up, which means we're ideating, experimenting, and changing courses regularly. Flexibility, bold thinking, and focus on results are crucial to success in this role.

A Creative Director at Bestow will mentor individuals on projects, push for more innovation and creativity, and roll up her/his sleeves on occasion to write or art direct. Projects range from maintaining a social presence to optimizing direct mail campaigns to building our brand personality as we expand our product and our marketing to well, whatever next big idea we (or you) come up with.

You're creative, but you understand that work isn't good if it doesn't work.

You're ridiculously curious. You seek out people throughout the company to better understand our shared goals. You subscribe to our competitor's newsletters. You wonder daily, "is there a better, smarter way to do this?" and then try to find one.

If you're looking to bring your voice and talent to a mission-driven company in ways that help it to grow and expand its reach, you're the candidate we're seeking.

We are looking for this person to be located or willing to relocate to Austin, TX; however, we are open to Remote for the right candidate.

A Little About You

  • 10+ years at an advertising/design agency or brand-side.
  • Graduate of a creative advertising or design school/program (or have a portfolio that fools us).
  • Online portfolio with recent work samples showcasing both your work and the work you creative directed.
  • Strong ability to communicate creative and strategic ideas across departments.
  • Deep understanding of industry trends (advertising and marketing, not insurance).
  • Experience in all media. If your portfolio is all TV, please send additional samples.
  • Experience managing/mentoring other creatives.
  • Ability to write/design/create for any audience.
  • Experience in digital-first environments as well as traditional media.
  • Mission-driven and motivated to make big things happen.
  • Eager to leave your mark on our brand.
  • Bonus points for experience in a highly-regulated industry.

What We Offer You:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plus stock options
  • Generous PTO
  • Flexible schedule and work/life balance
  • 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Office snacks and weekly team lunches
  • Team building events and activities

We value diversity at Bestow. We hire, recruit, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. We understand the importance of creating a safe and comfortable work environment and encourage individualism and authenticity in every member of our team.

Bestow does not sponsor applicants for work visas at this time.

Keywords: Bestow, Austin , Creative Director (Copy or Art), Other , Austin, Texas

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