Director, Design

| Greater NYC Area
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The Trade Desk is changing the way global brands and their agencies advertise to audiences around the world. How? With a media-buying platform that helps brands deliver a more insightful and relevant ad experience for consumers — and sets a new standard for global reach, accuracy, and transparency.

So if you’re talented, driven, creative, and hungry to bring something entirely new and wildly ambitious into the world (and have some fun doing it), then we want to talk.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

The Trade Desk is looking for a Director, Design to push the proverbial creative envelope. The ideal candidate will have experience concepting and executing best-in-class 360 global marketing campaigns, events and video content. S/he must have experience creating work for a variety of mediums, including digital, film, audio, OOH, and print.

The candidate should possess exceptional design skills and have deep a passion for creating work with impact.

In this role, you will:

  • Build awareness around The Trade Desk brand and continually raise the bar creatively, putting out inspired and effective work out into the world
  • Concept and execute work across brand and product marketing, events and sales and collaborate with teammates across the global marketing org that aligns to our key business objectives
  • Strategically push the creative integrity of all campaigns and tactics that effectively deliver against the creative briefs
  • Possess a strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, prioritize work flow, and meet time sensitive deadlines
  • Be curious, love learning new techniques and testing new hypotheses
  • Be able to present and articulate ideas and concept proposals to leadership
  • Work across every step of content production with the aim of producing video content that is out of the box. This will include pre-production (concepting, storyboarding, casting), on set (art direction) and post-production (editing, shaping narrative)
  • Keep track of awesome creative executions and continuously present new ideas to team
  • Work with GM, Global Creative Director to oversee and help run The Trade Desk’s internal creative department
  • Directly manage a small team of creatives, keeping them on track and delivering on schedule
  • Provide creative direction, mentorship and "coach up" creatives on your team and throughout the organization
  • Be involved in recruiting and hiring additional creative team members as needed
  • Be a nice human
WHO YOU ARE:
  • 10-15 years of experience as a Design Director or Senior Art Director at an agency, or in-house marketing team for well-established brands
  • BA/BFA degree in Graphic Design (or similar)
  • A diverse portfolio that exhibits excellent use of typography, color, and graphic elements (and a clean visual design sense)
  • Experienced in creative execution, graphic design, art direction, production across physical and digital ecosystems
  • Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Experience in developing PowerPoint presentations
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate on cross-function teams
  • Hunger for keeping up-to-date on current technology, trends and web design principals
  • Strength in building relationships across internal team and external vendors
  • Intellectual curiosity to learn all things programmatic and the nuances of the advertising technology industry
  • Have a “let's roll up our sleeves and get it done” attitude

Nice to Have’s

  • Experience in the advertising technology space
  • Experience in B2B marketing

Must be located in NYC

Please provide a link to your portfolio in your application (will not be considered without portfolio website)

The Trade Desk does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of The Trade Desk. The Trade Desk is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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Location

Our NY office is sandwiched between Flatiron and K-Town, close to lots of great restaurants.

An Insider's view of The Trade Desk

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our most recent Connected TV (CTV) launch was exciting because CTV is a big industry game changer. A lot of people from the London office worked on the project, so I know about the problems we had to solve in order to get us to the point where we could push it live. I’m excited to see how well it takes off.

Kruna

Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Unrelenting curiosity. When you’re given a problem or task, you’re so curious that you become obsessive about solving it. I always know that I’ve found great engineers when they refuse to let go of a problem I’ve given them until they figure it out. This quality proves especially useful for a lot of the problems we work on.

Tim

Senior Software Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

During the Engineering Palooza event three years ago, a group of 25 engineers, spent a week in Boulder just brainstorming ideas and talking about our next-gen infrastructure. The sheer brain power in that room was absolutely amazing! Since then, the team has grown, ideas have expanded, and we’re tackling more complex problems than ever before.

Arvind

Principal Lead Software Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Those moments usually involve us looking at vast volumes of data to answer a question or inform a decision. A few examples are investigating how a client uses a certain feature, so we can build a new one to increase efficiency, or helping partners write an attribution model or build a custom report, so they can gain new insights from their data.

André

Solutions Architect

What are The Trade Desk Perks + Benefits

The Trade Desk Benefits Overview

At The Trade Desk we think what you do outside the office is just as important as what you do inside the office, which is why we offer a range of benefits to help our employees lead a healthy and balanced life. We offer competitive benefits ranging from parental leave to savings and investments plan that help you plan for the future. We have offices around the world and they all have something that makes them unique, whether there's a fridge stocked with local craft beer, or daily ping pong tournaments, there's always something fun happening at our TTD offices.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive Salary. Flexible Hours. Meaningful Stock Options. Full health, dental, and vision coverage. Awesome office location with fully stocked fridge, gourmet local coffee, games and breakfast & lunch 2X per week.

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