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Studio ACD/CD

Captain the SS Studio Team

You can helm a diverse, rambunctious studio team and lead the charge in elevating our work to new levels.
Firstborn Studio is the visual content production arm of Firstborn, an award-winning digital agency located in NYC. The Studio Department is a team of directors, producers, editors, designers, motion graphic artists and 3d artists that all work together to craft engaging visual content for the worlds most recognizable brands. This team is supported by an infrastructure built from the ground up to facilitate high-end production and includes a state-of-the-art sound stage right here in our office. Our belief is that the content that we create needs to be entertaining, informative and/or useful to make an emotional connection with consumers. We also believe this content needs to be flexible enough to live on multiple screens in multiple mediums.
As our new Studio ACD/CD, you can lead and bring out the best in a team of designers, motion graphic artists, 3d artists and editors. You have 5+ years of experience as a director and client-facing creative lead and have a proven track record of creating, writing, designing and selling through ideas that win business and garner industry acclaim. You’re cool as a cucumber under pressure and can wear multiple hats, juggle projects and excel in a fast-paced, creative environment.
You are extremely detail oriented and willing to push your team with their creative solutions. You possess strong communication skills and are a motivator for your team that leads by example. You can sell your ideas to clients because the boards that you create are jaw-dropping and you are a seasoned, skillful presenter.

Key Duties

  • Hold the work coming out of Firstborn Studio to the highest of quality standards
  • Support the efforts of and give direction to the design, motion graphics, 3d artist, editor and producer team
  • Create and present concepts, boards, style frames and written treatments to clients
  • Lead client creative reviews and serve as the client-facing creative lead on studio projects
  • Direct live action and vfx shoots
  • Work side-by-side with the Executive Producer in growing the studio, identifying opportunities to create better work and strengthen business relationships with existing and new clients
  • Identify areas where resources are needed and screen potential hires for the creative team
  • Support the growth of Firstborn creative talent. Act as a mentor for senior talent
  • Must Have

  • 5+ years of experience as a director and client-facing creative lead for video content projects for multiple mediums
  • Creative versatility. Can creatively direct live action, animation and vfx-driven content
  • Ability to work with multiple teams in multiple disciplines
  • Creative chops to work beyond the 30 second spot and create content that is visually arresting, engaging and entertaining
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities and tight deadlines
  • Firstborn offers an excellent compensation package that includes:

  • Competitive salary (compensation will be based on experience)
  • 100% covered Medical, Dental, and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • We also offer Vision, Short-term disability, and life insurance at no cost
  • 401K
  • Pleasant, enthusiastic, fast paced work environment with great people who love what they do
  • – All fields required