HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins and condos in 190 countries. Part of the Expedia Group family of brands, we make it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations.
We’re seeking an Associate Creative Director to join our Global Creative Department at HomeAway.
Do you understand what makes people love a brand? Do you have seemingly limitless ideas on how to bring brands to life in fresh and innovative ways? Do you like reading long strings of questions in a job description? Then you’ve come to the right place!
The ACD will lead the London division of our creative team, helping generate ideas that deliver business results, drive world-class execution, build our brand, and cultivate an environment where creatives thrive. Reporting to the Global Creative Director, you’ll serve on the creative leadership team responsible for supporting core marketing priorities. You’ll head up a wide variety of creative initiatives, working with your colleagues and direct reports to find and scale breakthrough creative.
What you will do
Develop concepts and directions for marketing materials and campaigns using your impeccable taste and innovative mindset
Inspire great creative and drive executional excellence, ensuring all work meets the high standards of our creative department and adheres to brand guidelines
Create mockups and pitches to sell in your ideas to team members and leadership
Oversee multiple creative projects at a time from inception to execution
Receive, manage and respond appropriately to feedback from various parts of the business
See beyond the brief to find the spark in every project that drives creatives to do their best work
Mentor and develop a growing team of creatives with the support and structure they need to be successful
Maintain extraordinary relationships across the business, including marketing, product, engineering, CMS and business intelligence teams
Be a talent magnet, attracting outstanding creatives to our team and empowering them to do the best work of their lives
Who you are
Strong conceptual, art direction and design skills that work in digital, video, social and print spaces
Progressive responsibility in a design and advertising environment, at least some of which were in a leadership role on a consumer brand with a strong digital presence
Experience across a variety of media and formats, including digital, video, print, native mobile, email and display
Strong portfolio that demonstrates originality, innovation and multi-disciplinary thinking
A deep understanding of digital marketing and channels like social media, and insights on what performs there
A demonstrated ability to work with creatives of different types, including art directors, writers, designers, filmmakers and developers
Be able to think big and dream up concept-driven ideas, then sweat the details to produce pixel-perfect creative
A collaborative spirit and positive energy that inspires those around you
Advanced command of standard design and layout applications (e.g. Sketch, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign)
Responsive design perspective with a mobile first mentality
Ability to process information supplied by client/strategy/account services and translate into visual ideas and executions
Strong verbal communication and presentation skills with the ability to articulate your creative process, thoughts, ideas and a point of view about your work
Production experience working with photographers, directors and vendors
Strong prioritisation skills
Experience managing a design team or multi-disciplinary team
Agency or related experience
Bachelor degree or equivalent professional experience
What do we have to offer?
In addition to an attractive salary with annual targeted bonus, we offer regular social gatherings like our monthly “HomeAway Bar”, chill-out and lunch areas and a range of other benefits including:
Free drinks, snacks/fruit and breakfast.
Great healthcare scheme
Target Annual Bonus
25 days Paid Vacation
Regular company update talks with our C-Team
Free Listing on HomeAway.com
Why Join Us
Expedia Group recognises our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them to tools to do so.
Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organisation but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility programme, Expedia Cares.If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.
Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.
Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.