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Senior Creative Art Director, 258° Creative Group (Hybrid-Boston) at MassMutual (Greater Boston Area, MA)

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Senior Art Director, 258° Creative Group

Full-time, Boston

The Opportunity

We need a conceptual Senior Art Director with an appetite for being proactive. We care about your design chops but we care more about your conceptual thinking. The challenge: We're a complex organization with lots of channels, in-house clients, and differing expectations. The opportunity: We're in the process of overhauling the in-house creative group to significantly expand its capabilities. This position will be a huge part of that evolution and will have a strong hand in deciding what our future looks like.

You'll be partner to a senior writer as the new group's first dedicated creative team. While you'll handle plenty of business-as-usual projects, you'll also be expected to 1) be a strong conceptual thinker, 2) identify in-house opportunities to turn what is usually rote work into something more creative and interesting, and 3) partner with our agency-of-record on national brand-level campaigns and projects, helping to guide their development and expand them into other channels.

The Team

We're building an in-house creative team that will eventually be able to go toe-to-toe with the best “out-of-house” agencies. This role will help us get there and you'll be a big part of it. (Yes, it's ambitious. But it's our ambition.) The team includes copywriters, art directors, designers, creative directors, and more.

The Impact:

Create everything from digital banners, emails, and social posts, to collateral and print ads that achieve creative excellence while supporting and evolving brand look and feel.

• Identify and evaluate in-house projects that have untapped creative potential

• Concept in social and other channels with strong original thinking as well as creative extensions of existing campaigns

• Manage and incorporate feedback from multiple internal stakeholders

• Form a close, collaborative partnership with a senior copywriter

• Be available and willing to be physically present in our Boston Seaport office for 2-3 days per week

The Minimum Qualifications

• 7+ years experience in advertising, either at an external agency or at a solid in-house agency

• Experience concepting original ideas, evolving them with the input of a partner and Creative Director, and bringing them to life across multiple channels

• A portfolio that includes conceptual campaign work that you can explain and speak to

• An understanding of popular social channels and environments

• Proficient in industry-standard applications (Adobe Creative Suite)

• Experience making decks and presenting creative work

• Familiarity with the basic principles of branding/brand identity

• Familiarity with the basic demands and potential of traditional cross-channel media, including social, digital, print, email, and OOH

• Solid understanding of photography, illustration, typography, and editing

The Ideal Qualifications

• Experience working at a financial company or on financial accounts

• Experience with animation

• A familiarity with the process of making creative work which is the norm in (but not unique to) advertising agencies

• Experience with video/film work, from concepting to production


MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.
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Where we are

We're excited to have our new campus opened at 10 Fan Pier in Boston's Seaport Neighborhood and to welcome our Boston based employees to come to campus on a voluntary basis.

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What are MassMutual Perks + Benefits

MassMutual Benefits Overview

At MassMutual, employees have the opportunity to earn a competitive salary and bonus, enroll in an
array of benefits, and participate in programs and services that support healthy lifestyles, assist them
in building financial security for themselves and their families and help them live well-balanced lives.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift, Matching Time and Volunteer Time Off Programs.
Partners with Nonprofits
Every year, MassMutual and the MassMutual Foundation invest more than $20 million focused on advancing economic opportunity. https://www.massmutual.com/about-us/corporate-responsibility/foundation
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
More than half of our Board of Directors are comprised of women and people of color, making it one of the most diverse groups in the industry.
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
A health care flexible spending account (FSA) allows employees to save money on a before-tax basis for eligible medical, dental and vision expenses, subject to IRS limits.
Disability Insurance
For details on short term and long term disability insurance please visit https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf
Dental Benefits
Basic Dental covers preventive and basic restorative care; Major Dental covers all that Basic covers, plus restorations and orthodontia (limits apply).
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
To learn more about our Health and Welfare Benefits please visit: https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf
Life Insurance
For more information about our Life Insurance Benefits please visit: https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
In addition to our 401(k), MassMutual a cash balance plan that provides an account-based pension benefit based on accruals of pay credits and interest credits.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift and Matching Time Programs.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Dependent care flexible spending account to allow you to set aside before tax dollars to pay for certain eligible child care expenses.
Generous Parental Leave
Leave for birth mothers of 18 weeks of fully paid leave. Non-birth mothers, fathers and adoptive parents eight weeks of fully paid parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Flexible work arrangements, including telecommuting, are available in many departments across the company.
Family Medical Leave
Caregiver leave: Up to two weeks paid leave to care for a loved one. Bereavement Leave: 15 days of paid time off to grieve the loss of a loved one with the employee defining who the loved one is.
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays: 9 fixed and 1 floating. Vacation: starts at 19 vacation and personal days per calendar year, with increases at 5-year service intervals.
Paid Volunteer Time
Three days of paid time off is available to employees annually to give back to their communities, by sharing their time and talent with a cause close to their heart.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Occasional illness: up to 5 days per calendar year.
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Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

To learn more about our comprehensive benefits please visit: https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf

An Insider's view of MassMutual

What's something quirky about your company?

Unique to MassMutual is that the cyber security mission parallels our corporate mission; to help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. Working in Cyber Security is fascinating because you must stay ahead of the threat actors and it's meaningful because you are solving problems that protect our employees and customers.

Lisa

Head of Cyber Business Risk

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

You don’t think of insurance as a hotbed for innovation but the very nature of our organization, Digital Experience, is to reimagine how a 168-year old company does business with its customers. Our Design team takes pride in an inclusive design process with everyone invited to provide feedback, from Product to Engineering to QA.

Maria

Digital Lead - Design

What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful people on my team are: passionate, curious, receptive, and engaged. Each team member is expected to be passionate about the work that they do, and the domains in which they practice. They are always solving unique problems and must be curious about finding new solutions.

David

Lead Architect

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

It’s not possible that everyone on my team will agree on everything or have the same approach to a given project – I don’t want us to. I encourage a culture of transparency and constructive feedback. Volunteer your opinion, but be thoughtful about it – give your reason for disagreeing. Transparency and vulnerability lend themselves to trust.

Bisakha

Head of Data Science - Marketing and Distribution

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

One of our projects is an application we built for our Investment Mgmt team called ViPER (Visualizing Investment Portfolio Enhanced Reporting). The application makes it easy to manage reports and get insights from Data Science models. Now with ~150 active users, it reflects how we’re using DS to facilitate data driven decision processes across MM.

Jasmine

Head of Data Science - Investments Domain

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