Poke: Seeking Creative Director

Poke are hiring. We’re looking for a new creative director.

It’s a nice place to work, or at least I think so.

We’re looking for someone quite particular. If you’re interested, or think you know someone who might be, please take a look at the job description here.

I had a great response to the last plea for help and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the web and the lovely people who sometimes read this blog might be able to help.

If you’re responsible for a successful lead, or are a successful applicant through my blog I’m sure I can furnish you with some kind of decent reward. I’m not sure what yet but we’ll work something out…


POKE want a new creative director

We’ve got 2. But we want another.

You might be asking: “Why would any agency want 3 creative directors?”. And the answer would be pretty simple. We are a creative agency. Hopefully a very creative agency. And we like our creative directors to get deeply involved in projects. (Not necessarily in a hands-on way). So we need more of them than most agencies. Plus one of ours is going to be the Vice President of the D&AD next year, which leaves us with a bit of a creative hole.

Poke is a digital agency. You will need to love the internet and all its illegitimate love-children (mobile, online advertising, email, and the other ones that we don’t know about). But that doesn’t mean that your background is necessarily in a ‘digital agency’. But we do want someone with a few years of digitally experience.
We’re looking for someone who:

  • Wants to work end-to-end on some of the most interesting projects in the online space
  • Will inspire absolutely everyone (internally and externally)
  • Is insanely good at coming up with amazing interactive ideas, the sort of ideas that are head-scratchingly awesome
  • Loves talking to clients (and clients love talking to them)
  • Believes their best work is yet to come

Your job is not:

  • Lording it up over everyone and taking credit for their work
  • Sitting in a corner office making junior creatives cry
  • Signing off work (or not) with a flourish of your Cannes 1998 memorial biro

(If you’re looking for this job we can point you in a couple of directions)
In recruiter-speak the role consists of:

  • Originating ideas and creative problem solving
  • Creatively overseeing client projects and be responsible for maintaining the integrity of the idea and the overall quality of the work
  • Managing the creative aspects of projects from concept to completion
  • Selling the idea and approach to clients and managing them through the sign off process to maintain the quality and integrity of the idea
  • Leading and directing the creative team in the production process
  • Overall championing of ideas and creativity internally and externally.
  • Poke is a creatively centered company and the environment, culture and stimulation need to be maintained to nurture creativity. We would expect you to help in this nurturing

We’ll pay good money for the right person and you’ll get to work somewhere pretty cool and have the flexibility to shape your own role and indeed the future of the agency.
If you’re interested please email: [email protected] Or if you know someone who might be interested please pass this on.

Absolute confidentiality is assured. And dropping me a mail or meeting up for a chat can be totally informal with no strings if you just want to learn more.

I will not look at anything from recruiters, sorry. Nothing against you. But that’s just the way it is.

Cheers!

11 thoughts on “Poke: Seeking Creative Director”

  1. No, but the interview will consist of getting any prospective candidates to build me a 14 story skyscraper fashioned out of brie. First one to finish gets the job… ;-)

  2. I am dreaming (literally, now) about it.

    Ilove your things, seems like a really amazing opportunity for whoever is chosen.

    good luck all,

    how sad it is that inspite of the internet and “the world without boundries” concept (that I still fall for) there is always geography that comes into consideration.

    Eran :( From TLV.

  3. You should give it to the person who codes up a swarm of cheese-weaving nanobots to do it for them and buggers off down the pub.

  4. Check your spelling (download FireFox2)!
    Desparately => Desperately
    all it’s illegitimate => all its illegitimate

  5. Matt – with thoughts like that you’re exactly the kind of person we’re looking for. Fancy a new job?

  6. Christ, am I late for this job? Say it isn’t true. It’s taken me all this time to build the 14 story Brie building. It was touch and go there on the 11th floor for a bit, I seemed to be on that one for weeks until I realised the french delicatessen in the next road kept scooping out the ground floor for their bacon on rye lunchtime special. Still, it’s done now – phew. You’ll find it round the back of the Gherkin being featured in the latest Macdonalds ad with a supersized burger and a sesame bun wrapped round it. Le Tres Big Mac I think they are calling it.

  7. I am dreaming (literally, now) about it.

    Ilove your things, seems like a really amazing opportunity for whoever is chosen.

    good luck all,

    how sad it is that inspite of the internet and “the world without boundries” concept (that I still fall for) there is always geography that comes into consideration.

    Eran :( From TLV.

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