Creative Director-Copy

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Role Type

Full Time


New York

Allows Remote

About RSR:

We're Ready Set Rocket. A full-service creative agency with data in our DNA.

We’re people first. As an agency, our people are our product. We're nothing without our team. So, we're hell bent on creating the best possible environment for our team to thrive -- hiring the most brilliant people, making sure everyone has opportunity for growth, and staying deeply rooted in the idea that life comes first, and good work will follow.

We have a team of experts focused on one thing -- collaborating to help our clients to grow their brands and their businesses. From campaigns and content to media and product, we work with brands to understand their goals, understand their audience, and help them to define and navigate the path forward, together.

Looking to join a fast-paced, growing agency with a team of passionate experts obsessed with their craft? Sounds like we might be right up your alley.

As an RSR Employee you:

  • Thrive in a workplace where you can dive right in, roll with the punches, and wear many hats
  • Are comfortable not only executing the functions of your role, but also getting into the weeds of hands-on work — helping out colleagues and the wider team
  • Are adept at asking questions and taking it all in, and then initiating and carrying out an effective plan to achieve success in your role
  • Value feedback as a fundamental component of your growth
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment where you can move and think fast, while also acting thoughtfully and informatively towards both the team and the clients
  • Are ambitious, take initiative
  • Always seek out ways to optimize processes, work smarter, and increase efficiencies
  • Optimize resources in a way that generates successful outcomes

Our Value:

Ready Set Rocket offers a competitive suite of benefits & perks including...

  • Hybrid workplace and fully remote option
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Expansive Paid family leave
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Sabbatical Program
  • Volunteer Program
  • 401k contribution matching
  • Professional development and growth opportunities

Ready Set Rocket is the recipient of numerous company culture accolades including...

  • Built In NYC, NYC Best Small Companies "Best Places to Work" 2022 
  • Ad Age Small Agency Awards, "Best Agency Culture" 2018
  • Crain’s "Best Places to Work" in NYC 2016 & 2017

Your Impact:

Our Creative Director-Copy is responsible for finding the big idea and bringing those ideas to life for some of the agency’s biggest campaigns and creative strategy work. Leaning on extensive copywriting experience and an instinct for crafting an effective message & story, the CD of Copy works closely with our clients to elucidate the challenge, determine the high-level approach, and show how the overarching big idea will come to life. The CD is equally comfortable ideating at 10,000 feet as they are crafting short, punchy copy. They thrive in collaborative environments, have a passion for mentorship and are comfortable leading a room of C-suite executives — always with a lens for the client’s objectives and for connecting in thoughtful ways with the target audience. 


What Success Looks Like:

  • Consulting with clients across a variety of industries ranging from beauty to finance, to professional sports (and many others) to determine creative needs, curate the big idea/concept, propose the creative strategy, develop the voice and story, direct and pitch our work
  • Serving as the creative lead on a variety of creative projects, elevating conceptual work as well as copy output
  • Ideating and creating content strategies and messaging frameworks for brands
  • Setting and maintaining a high standard for all creative work from the agency
  • Developing creative workflows that support the team and keep them focused on producing great work that moves the needle for our clients
  • Stepping into a copywriting role, as needed
  • Pitching creative work and contributing ideas to the agency and client partners
  • Assisting with new business pitches


What You Bring to the Table:

Qualified candidates must show proven experience writing copy and developing narratives across a variety of mediums and platforms. They should be as comfortable writing short, punchy headlines as they are developing content strategies, integrated campaigns, and marquee brand experiences from concept through execution. 

  • 10+ years of agency experience on major brands (4+ digital)
  • Previous role as an ACD-Copy, CD-Copy, or GCD
  • Exceptional communication skills, including providing clear, consistent direction
  • Excellent presentation skills, both internally and with clients
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and maintain a strong attention to detail
  • A portfolio of your best work that shows a variety of short and long-form samples, with an emphasis on digital, campaign, brand and video work
  • Solid knowledge of content strategy – how it is shaped and how it supports the ongoing engagement
  • Ability to instill confidence in the work product both internally and for clients
  • Determined problem solver– one who finds opportunities in the biggest challenges
  • Ability to build strong consultative relationships with high-level clients
  • A drive to make creative decisions that can impact business growth
  • Insatiable curiosity and desire to grow
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, creative writing or similar

EEO Statement

At RSR we are conspiring to design a better world and we believe this goal can only be advanced by a team that is committed to diversity, represents different cultures, perspectives and backgrounds and prioritizes inclusivity as a pillar of our company culture.

RSR is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

RSR prides ourselves on being a workplace that puts the wellbeing of our employees first. In the age of COVID-19 and variants of the virus, and in accordance with Ready Set Rocket’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are requiring Covid-19 vaccination for all employees. We adopted this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.  As such, extending an official job offer to any candidate will be contingent on the candidate’s ability to provide proof of their full Covid-19 vaccination.