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Creative Director

Closing: Aug 26, 2022

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Published: Aug 1, 2022 (7 days ago)

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Reports to: President & Co-Founder

Location: Akili Network Office


Introduction

Akili Network are the creators of Akili Kids!, Kenya’s first and only educational children’s and family TV channel. Akili Kids! reaches an average of 5.4 million children and 4.2 million adults, parents and caregivers every week, and is available for free country-wide on free-to air television, and on satellite TV platforms including: DStv, GOtv, StarTimes, Zuku, and the Akili Kids! Website, as well as Safaricom’s Baze mobile video platform. Our mission is to become the most trusted children’s and family brand in sub-Saharan Africa. We do this by providing a safe, free, and engaging content destination with learning outcomes for children and their families, and making ourselves available on every viewing platform, ensuring access for everyone.


Opportunity

Akili Network is hiring for a Rockstar Creative Director. This is a critical role as the Creative Director will be responsible for all aspects of the look and feel of various productions and materials on television for programming, marketing, and sales to ensure that the Akili Kids! offering is well understood by our target audiences and clients.


Responsibilities

Reports to: President & Co-Founder

Location: Akili Network Office


Introduction

Akili Network are the creators of Akili Kids!, Kenya’s first and only educational children’s and family TV channel. Akili Kids! reaches an average of 5.4 million children and 4.2 million adults, parents and caregivers every week, and is available for free country-wide on free-to air television, and on satellite TV platforms including: DStv, GOtv, StarTimes, Zuku, and the Akili Kids! Website, as well as Safaricom’s Baze mobile video platform. Our mission is to become the most trusted children’s and family brand in sub-Saharan Africa. We do this by providing a safe, free, and engaging content destination with learning outcomes for children and their families, and making ourselves available on every viewing platform, ensuring access for everyone.


Opportunity

Akili Network is hiring for a Rockstar Creative Director. This is a critical role as the Creative Director will be responsible for all aspects of the look and feel of various productions and materials on television for programming, marketing, and sales to ensure that the Akili Kids! offering is well understood by our target audiences and clients.


• Work with internal colleagues and departments, Sales, Marketing, Production, and HR to share needed work.

• Serve as a liaison between other departments and the Creative team and between the creative team and individual clients.

• Build an environment for the creative team to work in and oversee their ideas and projects.

• Help to develop and oversee the creative philosophy and the standard of output across the company.

• Develop ideas for advertising, sales, and promotional campaigns.

• Pitch concepts to clients both internally and externally.

• Oversee several projects from start to finish, keeping to deadlines, and signing off on these projects before they are presented.

• Participate in and provide regular opportunities for professional development and growth to the team.

• Anticipate problems that may impede a project from completing on time and implement solutions.

• Meet with senior management to explain campaigns, strategies and solutions.

• Create the design team’s vision and strategy for growth, Implementation and upscaling.

• Hiring, managing, and reviewing the creative team in tandem with the HR Department.


The ideal candidate must have:

• Degree / Diploma in graphic design, art, marketing, communications, journalism

• Skills in managing people, projects and resources.

• Minimum 5+ years of experience in both Digital and Print (OOH).

• Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to inspire the creative team to give their best

• Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as presentation skills in order to make outstanding pitches

• Plenty of creative ideas, strategic thinking, and an understanding of the clients' vision

• An awareness of current trends in advertising, broadcasting and design

• A self-starting attitude, willingness to learn, and an open outlook

• Resilience under pressure and against deadlines

• An understanding of how creative roles complement other departments, such as Sales, Marketing, and Production

• Knowledge of the software and applications involved in the creative process; Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Audition, Dreamweaver

• Motion Graphics, 2D or 3D Animation Experience


Akili Network is a media startup and growing rapidly. We are looking for people who understand “everybody does everything”. So come with a can-do attitude and your inspiration to help make a great company even better! We offer competitive salaries and benefits and a friendly company culture. We’re looking for like-minded individuals with a passion for creating great educational entertainment for millions of children and families. Bring your ideas and positive energy to our team!



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