Senior Art Director


  • New York  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    1 February 2022  
    Posted on
    2 December 2021  

Edelman is looking for a Senior Art director to help us make things that the internet will love. Our growing creative team are the masterminds behind some of the world’s most talked about work. From writing a new ice cream truck jingle, to fighting for intersectional environmental justice, each piece of work that we put into the world is designed to capture the attention of the American media landscape. It’s not enough to be culturally relevant—our briefs demand that we change culture around us. Now we need a Senior AD with a strong eye for design who can help unlock more of those weird, wild ideas. 

We know what you’re saying, “But isn’t Edelman a PR company?” Sure, public relations was and is part of who we are, but in recent years we’ve grown our surrounding departments and become a new kind of agency. Now we sit at the intersection of public relations and advertising, with every piece of work getting amplified by the full force of the Edelman global PR machine behind it. If you’re looking to create ideas that end up in the pages of the NY Times, ADWEEK and the One Shows shortlist, we do that on a regular basis. And for what it’s worth, we’re usually WAY more humble.  


  •  Drive high level concepting, tactical program ideation and polished design for a wide range of marketing outputs from short-form video and interactive mobile experiences to unexpected social content.
  • Own the visual brand story for our clients across all social, digital and PR channels, maintaining a consistent look, feel and vision.
  • Successfully communicate (present and sell-in) creative ideas, their rationale and the specifics of the solutions.
  • Collaborate with agency team members from creative, account, production, technology, PR, strategy, planning and analytics to produce smart, powerful work.


  • 5-7 years of experience in marketing, advertising or social media, with significant emphasis on interactive media.
  • Killer design chops with proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Animation and video production experience is a plus.
  • Literate in the language of the internet and social. Should be comfortable executing everything from an organic TikTok campaign to a stunt that plays out on the front page of Reddit.  
  • Demonstrated ability to concept across a variety of mediums: social, digital, print, TV, audio, experiential and whatever comes next.
  • Ability to think strategically, conceptualize creatively and see the concept through to polished design and build.
  • Social fluency and a solid understanding of how to drive conversation and engagement across social channels.  
  • Strong communication design sensibilities and an understanding of how composition, information hierarchy, color theory and typography work together to drive home a message.
  • Proven creativity in the interactive space with successful follow through from concept to build.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work, adhering to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment.

**This Senior Art Director will be hired with a Senior Copywriter, so please note if you are applying with a partner**

Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Our honors include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age’s 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report’s 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work. Since our founding in 1952, we have remained an independent, family-run business. Edelman owns specialty companies Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, lifestyle).

Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose) and, if hired, present proof of vaccination before start date. Candidates may request an accommodation due to disability, sincerely held religious belief or exception required under applicable law. 

Edelman is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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