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Senior Brand Creative Specialist

Regular Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 213710

Senior Brand Creative Specialist  

Job Code: 5278

FLSA: E    

Pay Target: E3

Supervisory Responsibility: No

Summary Job Description

Duke Health Marketing and Communications is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

We’re looking for someone who thrives in a collaborative environment and is passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

The senior brand creative specialist leads in-house creative projects to support marketing, communications, and brand initiatives. This role connects with every part of the organization and is essential to the day-to-day production of a high-performing brand creative team. The ideal candidate is an individual with a versatile background and an eye for bold, compelling brand creative. This position is a hybrid of remote and in-person work, reporting in person weekly at a minimum on Thursdays.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage all creative design requests, ensuring that designers have all the needed information to efficiently produce the highest quality brand creative. (50%)
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand all aspects of their creative requests and connect them with the right designer and resources.
    • Set and manage creative project schedules for a team of designers and a production specialist.
    • Edit or write content as needed for collateral messaging and provide along with other collateral assets to the assigned designer.
    • Continuously evaluate our process, systems, and data entry to optimize team collaboration, stakeholder satisfaction, and the quality of our creative.
  • Manage creative projects from idea to final files, collaborating with marketing and communications leadership and the creative team. (40%)
    • Work cooperatively with staff, share ideas, and develop effective responses.
    • Develop creative briefs and lead the kickoff meetings for concepting, messaging, and creative development.
    • Communicate with stakeholders, keeping them aware of the project status and navigating any changes to scope.
    • Maintain an understanding of brand guidelines and positioning to align creative accordingly.
  • Performs other related brand creative and advertising duties as assigned. (10%)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities   

  • Demonstrates and supports a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Proven ability to work in a rapidly changing, high-growth environment
  • Excellent time management and prioritization with the ability to manage multiple and competing work priorities, demands, and changes
  • Clear communicator with the ability to provide direct and applicable feedback
  • High-quality writing and editing skills, specifically developing creative, concise, easy-to-understand content
  • An eye for attention-grabbing creative that consistently communicates on message
  • Dedication to champion cross-functional teams in an open, positive, and inclusive environment
  • Project management software experience
  • Ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all ethnicities, genders, ages, and backgrounds
  • Bilingual proficiency preferred
  • Knowledge or experience in healthcare desired

Required Qualifications


Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, English, Business or related field is required.


A minimum of two years of experience in creative traffic or creative project management in an agency or an in-house creative team is required.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification     


Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level


Job Level: E3

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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