Senior Director of Creative Services - Georgetown University's Office of Strategic Communications

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Senior Director of Creative Services - Georgetown University's Office of Strategic Communications

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Senior Director of Creative Services (SDCS) develops the strategy and oversees the production of video, graphic design, and editorial within the Office of Strategic Communications.

The SDCS manages the central video and graphic design services as a part of the Creative Services Team in the Office of Strategic Communications. This includes supervising the designated university videographer(s) and designer(s) and coordinating with other university creatives (including third party and vendors). Operationally, this entails building client relationships, ensuring that all client projects are in line with Georgetown's overarching brand identity, supervising and providing creative direction to other producers on the team, executing the production of video products, and managing the business operations of Creative Services.

As the lead for creative direction, the SDCS also manages the video, graphic design and editorial products that are created and distributed for the Office of Strategic Communications, a division of Public Affairs, ensuring that digital content strategies promote university initiatives. The SDCS has the expertise to develop first-rate creative work, ensuring that a cohesive brand identity is maintained. The SDCS understands how to effectively translate creative conversations, and will act as a leader in best practices on new and emerging creative strategies for storytelling and marketing/communications campaigns. The SDCS will manage resources on the creative team and find opportunities to collaborate across disciplines in order to maximize visibility and tell fuller and more compelling stories about Georgetown.

Work Interactions

The SDCS reports to the Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications. Additionally, this position works to support the strategic framework of the Office of Public Affairs, and accordingly, works closely on a regular basis with the Vice President for Public Affairs, the Senior Director for Strategic Communications, and the university's editorial team. This position also works in collaboration with staff in the Office of the President and other schools and departments across the university.

The SDCS will supervise the video, graphic design, and social media staff within the Office of Strategic Communications and may include an expansion and scaling of the Creative Services team to include supervising additional employees as demand for creative content continues to increase.


  • 6-8 years in media production and communications experience is required with experiencing setting strategies and goals in a creative production environment.
  • Candidate must have a strong background in video production. Experience with Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop as well as other technical aspects of production.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as producer and team player. Demonstrated creative, script writing, editorial and visual instincts.
  • The SDCS must be able to manage a profit-producing creative team that embraces new technology, methods, and strategies and maximizes university resources.
  • SDCS must have a strong understanding of digital and online best practices and be able to articulate these and guide other departments.
  • Ability to work independently on projects in order to meet deadlines and balance short and long term creative and strategic assignments.

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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Posted: 1/28/2021
Application Due: 4/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time