Associate Creative Director

About this position

Envisionit, an award-winning digital marketing agency based in Chicago, is seeking an Associate Creative Director to join our growing team. We specialize in tourism marketing and fintech, as well as other industries, and we’re looking for a creative leader with a copywriting background and a passion for storytelling that performs to bring to life everything from digital campaigns to large-scale web destinations. 

The ideal candidate is someone who has creative vision, but also a great mind for strategy. Someone who loves diving in deep to understand the complexities of a client’s business, but can also think conceptually and lead others to do the same. And someone who likes to roll up their sleeves and write from time to time. 

We firmly believe you should enjoy what you do every day, so we make collaboration and growth a priority. As an Associate Creative Director at Envisionit, you will work alongside a tight-knit bunch of seriously talented people who genuinely like each other, have fun and work hard for the collective success.

A few stand-out points:

  • You will have a true impact and say in what we recommend to our clients (it’s actually an expectation).
  • Our clients are motivated, so you will see the results of your work out in the world (no endless revision loops).
  • You’ll make a strong impact on the work, the team, and how we drive new business forward.

Key functions:

  • Establish creative vision and brand direction for agency clients
  • Distill research and data-driven insights to craft and guide work that delivers upon our client’s strategy, business objectives and performance goals
  • Coach and mentor writers and designers to take their work from concept to final execution, with support and strategic vision along the way
  • Ensure that an inspiring, cohesive story that drives emotion and motivates action is being told across all digital mediums and channels
  • Articulate ideas and creative concepts clearly and effectively, presenting to both clients and team members
  • Partner with tech and media team members to ensure our creative is optimized for performance that meets and exceeds our clients’ goals 
  • Collaborate with the client services team to accurately estimate creative solutions within budget and time limitations, ensuring effort matches value - identifying alternative solutions when it does not
  • Direct external partners, contractors, and consultants when internal resources are not available

What we're looking for:

  • First and foremost, a great copywriter, who enjoys rolling up their sleeves as a writer in addition to directing work
  • Someone with passion for discovering new ways to tell a brand’s story that builds relationships with their audience
  • You know how to concept and craft stories for the digital space using data driven insights - and have the track record to prove it 
  • You love diving in deep to understand your clients’ business and becoming their highly valued partner 
  • You take personal accountability to ensure content performs well against business goals
  • You love talking to clients about your ideas and recommendations - you can articulate your vision and can easily connect with people. 
  • You are great at coaching and mentoring writers and designers to guide their work to a place of strategic excellence
  • You really get the connection between visual and verbal and how those elements come together to tell a story
  • Your passion is genuine, presenting work to both internal and external stakeholders energizes you
  • You are driven, but don’t confuse confidence with ego

What’s in it for you:

  • Flexibility - We strive to support our employees and understand that life is complex with a lot of moving parts. We offer a hybrid in-office/remote environment, generous PTO, summer Fridays and floating holidays beyond the standard holidays.
  • Growth opportunities - Every employee has regular check-ins with managers to discuss priorities and goal progress, peer feedback and a framework to share career goals and passions. We are proud to say many people on our leadership team have grown through the ranks of the agency!
  • Transparency - We have regular, anonymous surveys for you to share your feedback, an open door policy, regular agency meetings and a suggestion box that is always open for you to share your thoughts and ideas.
  • Commitment to company culture - We have a recognition system that is employee-led, a diversity and inclusion committee, monthly events to bring employees together in-person and even weekly happy hours! 
  • Commitment to serve - We offer every employee a paid day off each year to volunteer for a cause they are passionate about, and give them the opportunity to share this cause with the rest of the company.
  • Office amenities - You’ll have access to a dedicated workspace in our downtown office plus free use of the Prudential building concierge and well-equipped fitness center. There is a stunning rooftop overlooking the lake if you want to work outside on a nice day.
  • Ease of transport - Our office is located near the el, Metra and bus stations and there is paid parking underground.

The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 5-7 years of digital copywriting experience. Portfolio submission is required for consideration, please either include your portfolio URL in your resume, or upload it with your resume as a single PDF.


Due to the high volume of applicants, we are not currently accepting phone calls about employment opportunities. In addition, we cannot pay for relocation expenses or act as an immigration sponsor at this time, nor is this position eligible for telecommuting. Please visit our website to learn more about us:  

Envisionit is an equal opportunity employer and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. 

Envisionit. Enjoy your agency™  


“Smart, fun people. Caring leadership. Great work-life balance. Very transparent business that goes out of their way to encourage open communication. Impressive work quality and results - well beyond what I have seen at other agencies. Located next to millennium park with beautiful views of the city and lake..”