Are you an experienced Creative Director looking for a significant role in an award-winning studio?

If so, this is the role for you!

About Maverick:

Maverick by name, maverick by nature. For a quarter-century, we have been creating trail-blazing & award-winning work for the world’s most prestigious games publishers, developers, and brands. Our top-notch team of creatives, designers and producers are always ahead of the game, ready to take clients to the next level.

At Maverick, we know a diverse workforce only elevates the great work we do. As such, we are an equal opportunities employer and we take diversity and inclusion seriously.

Maverick regularly assesses and reviews the environmental impact of our operations. We always strive to be as green as we can.

If you would like more information on how this role could be good fit (or could be adapted to fit) your personal circumstances, get in touch!

About You:

  • Got an outstanding portfolio and want to be somewhere your talents are appreciated and developed?
  • Experienced in taking briefs through development and production, ensuring top-level creative output?
  • Experienced across a diverse range of production, with a particular affinity and ability with animated content.
  • Passionate about finding and developing creative talent?
  • Excited about working on Trailers, Ads, Design, VR and more for Video Games and Film?
  • If so, this could be the ideal opportunity for you!

The Job:

As a Creative Director at Maverick, you will be given the opportunity to work with some of the biggest brands in the games and entertainment industry. You will be leading on projects end-to-end from briefing, concepts through editing, motion graphics, animation, sound design and delivery.

At Maverick you will really be able to flex and develop your skills, as well as get hands-on experience in projects big and small as you work alongside clients such as EA, Pokémon, Square Enix and Bandai Namco to mention but a few.

Role Summary:

  • Deliver outstanding video game advertising content (trailers, cinematics, TV spots, artwork and social) for a major dedicated account
  • Play a pivotal role in Maverick's Management Team leading the creative department and building the optimum structure to produce effective creative projects.
  • Develop Maverick’s long-term creative vision and inspire others to play their part in achieving that.
  • Increase Maverick's profile among its clients and in the video games industry through delivering great creative work.

Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of each step of the trailer/promo production process.
  • Hands on creative skills across trailer/promo copywriting, editing and directing.
  • Ability to lead, manage, mentor, and motivate creatives and staff and to provide feedback, training and appraisals.
  • Finding and developing creative talent.
  • Managing major client accounts of £1m+
  • Project-management skills particularly in relation to post production/animation.
  • Setting targets and creative standards which constantly push the quality bar.
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills.
  • Genuine enthusiasm for trailers, video games and the digital media space generally.
  • Commercial and management team experience, being accountable to key administrative and financial aspects of a creative department.
  • An understanding of how strategy, media and planning can combine to create great advertising.

What is in it for you?

Besides the easily-accessible central London office and our hybrid working model, other benefits are just as important! Here's some of them:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Income protection
  • 24 days holiday + 1 birthday holiday day + Christmas & New Year closure + Bank holidays per annum
  • 2 extra days holidays for your wedding / civil partnership
  • 5 fully paid volunteer days off per year
  • Work from Home allowance
  • (Optional) Shares Purchase Plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme (incl. up to 4 free counselling sessions)
  • Free Perkbox subscription (access to over 1000 discounts and free perks)
  • Bike2Work scheme
  • Office games and consoles
  • Fun company events and an always fully stocked drinks fridge in the office
  • A competitive salary and bonus package

(More details will be provided at offer stage)

Please be aware that Maverick is unable to sponsor for visas