Principal Associate, Associate Creative Director

Capital One
McLean, Virginia
Sep 22, 2022
Oct 22, 2022
Full Time
Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Principal Associate, Associate Creative Director

Brand Creative is looking for an experienced Associate Creative Director to bring our brand to life across different audiences, products, and communications on the Direct Mail Acquisitions team. You know how to partner with Creative Directors to define the work; and Art Directors and Copywriters to deliver the end product.

Yep, we're a Fortune 100 finance company-credit cards, banking products & services, and best-in-class technology. But our brand is personable, fun, and engaging as we aim to help customers feel at ease on their financial journey.

If you're a champion of strategic ideas with exceptional leadership chops and a customer-focused marketing background, we'd love to hear from you.

  • Partner with the Creative Director to define intent, brief the team, and deliver direct mail marketing that cuts through the noise.
  • Be a creative leader amongst your team of Art Directors, Graphic Designers, and Copywriters (including a mix of full-time associates, contractors, and agency partners).
  • Attend creative reviews and provide thoughtful, direct feedback on internal team and agency projects
  • Collaborate with marketing partners and internal business clients to positively influence marketing strategy and the customer experience.
  • Lead and develop conceptual exploratory work.
  • Champion the integration of pre-market testing tools to explore new creative formats and ideas.
  • Use evidence and data to ground your creative decisions.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of advertising and marketing trends and translate business intent into creative strategies and executions that market products effectively.
  • Present and influence with a convincing and inspiring style to increase buy-in and open the door for new opportunities - both for your team and department.
  • Mentor and build expertise in your craft, whether copywriting or art direction with your peers, and team members.


  • Your curiosity is endless. There's always something else to learn.
  • You're flexible and not afraid of change-in fact, you welcome the challenge.
  • You share your point of view but seek out what might be missing and listen.
  • You have big ideas and know the best ones are driven by proof, persistence and patience.
  • You're a storyteller. You simplify the complex and compel your audience to act.
  • You know how to enjoy yourself. While fun isn't mandatory, it certainly seems to follow you.
  • You care-about the work, your team and the customers you serve.

Basic Qualifications
  • At least 2 years of experience leading creative teams or large bodies of work across cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications
  • Portfolio of your creative work
  • Bachelor's degree or military experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in copywriting or art direction
  • Experience in the financial services industry
  • Experience in direct mail marketing

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City's Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia's Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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