Associate Creative Director at Vistaprint

| Greater Boston Area
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Vistaprint is seeking an inspirational and highly collaborative Associate Creative Director with a conceptual mind and strong writing ability to join our global team; You are a passionate leader who is exceptional at storytelling, envisioning new ideas and enthusiastic about leading and nurturing a team of copywriters.

 

The ideal candidate has experience defining and growing impactful brands and is comfortable being hands on as well as mentoring a team. You will manage the global messaging output throughout all our touchpoints and serve as the authority on our voice. You have a vision for the structure, talent and development of the copywriting team and know how to build toward it. You believe in collaboration and are comfortable with healthy debate while building enthusiasm for your ideas. You bring authority and a point of view but also the ability to integrate different perspectives to focus on the greater goals of the project, team and business. You believe in creating meaningful relationships with our customers, have a genuine passion for small business owners and are excited to be a part of a company that helps them thrive, supporting and empowering them to help them live their dreams.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Lead and nurture a multidisciplinary global team: spanning site MX, channel marketing and content writers for all our NA & EU markets, setting the team vision and creating the environment for the team to grow, be inspired and get excited about the creative possibilities of our story.
  • Be customer obsessed: Get under the skin of our customers, and make sure our voice is infused with passion and comes across as genuine and inspiring.
  • Partner with strategy to develop and review creative briefs that provide strategic insight and creative inspiration.
  • Partner closely with creative leads and stakeholders across Marketing and beyond, to develop breakthrough creative concepts that balances the needs of the business with the needs of the brand.
  • Elevate our overall creative output: become a key leader within our Creative Leadership Team, evaluating and pushing work from “Good to Great”, from both internal teams and external agencies.
  • Evolve the expertise and focus of the copy team developing messaging that highlights our passion for small business owners.
  • Be an advocate for powerful storytelling and insight-led concepts in everything we do.
  • Oversee the messaging strategy and execution throughout all our touchpoints


About you

 

  • You are a creative change agent who leads through vision, passion and by example.
  • You have 10+ years of experience leading copy teams at leading agencies or in-house brands.
  • You have a strong portfolio of best work with an emphasis on insights driven conceptual thinking and copywriting excellence.
  • You have experience with Global integrated campaigns and marketing communications that cover the full E2E customer experience
  • You excel at thinking about the “big picture” while remaining detail oriented.
  • You are comfortable with fast changing environments and ambiguity - you thrive off the opportunity and are resilient to change.
  • You bring exciting thinking that gets people talking, but you never lose sight of the importance of strategy.
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Location

Our Boston office (One Lincoln St) is two blocks from S.Station and offers stunning views. In Waltham we have free parking and fitness facilities.

An Insider's view of Vistaprint

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I’ve always been told that having work-life balance was a priority. Not until coming to Vistaprint have I seen this ideology followed through on and put into practice so effectively and passionately with ample paid time off and work-from-home opportunities.

Adam Lawless

North American Public Relations Lead

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Every day brings new opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around the world. Technology enables us to overcome the distance - it’s not uncommon to see monitors with multiple locations dialed in, collaborating through shared documents and smart boards. Not only are we solving complex problems but we are growing and learning from each other.

Jennifer Hansen

Director, Analytics

How does the company support your career growth?

With a culture that allows me to feel psychologically safe to communicate honestly, I am enabled to share and receive feedback early and often. With regular touch bases with my manager, I can control my development, finding opportunities to take on projects that challenge me to work on areas of improvement or/and showcasing my strengths.

Andrew Holmes

Sr. Analyst

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our tribe and squad structure gives the technology teams autonomy to determine their own roadmaps and how they will achieve their goals using innovative strategies. We work backwards from customer outcomes and experiences to drive our roadmaps. We are a community of builders creating the next generation of ecommerce in mass customization a reality

Veronica McCarthy

VP, Technology

What is your vision for the company?

My vision as CDO is to transform Vistaprint into one the world’s most iconic DnA-driven companies. We want all of Vistaprint to think of data like water: easily accessible, inexpensive and vital to our wellbeing. To turn this into a reality, we need to significantly grow our team massively over the next year.

Sebastian Klapdor

Chief Data Officer

What are Vistaprint Perks + Benefits

Vistaprint Benefits Overview

Vistaprint strives to provide competitive compensation and benefits programs. Our total rewards package goes beyond great earnings potential and provides the means to a healthy lifestyle with flexibility to meet our team member's changing needs. Benefits include a generous medical, dental and vision plan. It also includes Flexible Spending Accounts, HSA, Commuter benefits, 401 k Plan as well as paid time off programs (volunteering, sick leave, PTO and flex time)

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Two days per year where team members can volunteer at a charity of their choice
Eat Lunch Together
Diversity
Documented Equal Pay Policy
Someone's Primary Function is Managing the Company's Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vistaprint employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Short-term Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers up to $2000 per member/ year
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers $175 for glasses/year
Health Insurance Benefits
Vistaprint offers 3 seperate health plan options through Bluecross Blueshield of MA
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary upto a maximum of 400,000
Pet Insurance
employees have the option to pick up discounted pet insurance through Nationwide
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vistaprints 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
Vistaprint provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Match Charitable Contributions
Team members are eligible for matching contributions upto $500/ year
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Vistaprint provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Vistaprint also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Vistaprint provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Company-Sponsored Family Events
Vistaprint sponsors an annual take you child to work day which is a highlight for employees and their families.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Vistaprint employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 16 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 4 weeks of paid sabbatical after their first 5 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Team members can use pre-tax dollars for their transit/commuter parking needs
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Friday. Employees get free lunch on twice per month.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table, Foosball, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Vistaprint has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and soft drinks.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Friday. Employees get free lunch every second Wednesday.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once every two weeks.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Fitness Subsidies
BCBSMA members are eligible for upto $150 reimbursed annually.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Vistaprint offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250

Additional Perks + Benefits

“The VistaBreak” is one of the most prized benefits we offer our employees. This four-week paid sabbatical was originally established to grant some well-deserved time off to loyal employees when they reach their 5-year tenure. What could you do with an extra month of paid time off?