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Creative Director-Schools

CoStar Group, US-VA Richmond

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Creative Director-Schools


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Creative Director, Schools

At CoStar Group, we have 20+ years' experience in leading and growing digital marketplaces. Just ask Brad Bellflower, Chief Change Officer at Apartments.com. After its acquisition in 2014, Apartments.com quickly turned into the most popular place to find a place. Proven success at the highest level – and we’re doing it again with the new Homes.com.

Homes.com is a growing marketplace, reimagining the home search experience for consumers and agents alike.  Homebuyers can get a look inside the heart and soul of the neighborhoods where they want to live.  Not only that, but the platform is also purpose-built for agents to have access to innovative tools for servicing their clients and growing their business. 


We are seeking a powerhouse Creative Director who will lead the strategy and creative direction of Homes.com School content.  Thousands of pages rich with videos, photographs, and written narratives – all of them authentic, with no skimping on local flair. Up for the challenge?

You will be responsible for creating a vision for purposeful and compelling visual and written narratives to truly showcase Schools within the Homes.com platform. Giving consumers information about the Schools that surrounds the areas they are exploring.  Highlighting new Schools that they and their children will spend their time.  You will have a large content team including writers, videographers, photographers, editors, and other production partners to support your creative vision as we continue to build out the Homes.com platform.   

This is it – the biggest challenge of your creative career. There’s no place like Homes.com.

This role is based at our expanding innovative global campus in Richmond, Virginia.

  

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Lead the creative vision and innovative strategy for planning, production, and postproduction for original School content on Homes.com. 

  • Develop and evolve the creative road map and priorities in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

  • Work with product managers to aid in the development and evolution of Homes.com School page.  Analyze, refine, and develop processes that achieve improved visuals and written content that engages consumers. 

  • Set a high creative bar and execute work that delivers against those objectives.

  • Translate business objectives into creative strategies that inform content production.

  • Create standards, training, and quality assurance to ensure standards are met. 

  • Drive the achievement of creative goals and strategic solutions to meet product objectives, working closely with product partners and your team.

  • Foster ongoing improvements to creative processes and methodologies

  • Work closely with the SEO team to deliver content that drives traffic. Continuously revise and improve content based on consumer engagement.

  • Manage cross-functional collaboration linking production to marketing, legal, product, sales and development teams.

  • Foster a collaborative culture to achieve a better creative and business result

  

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS  

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 10+ years of creative management experience across a combination of agency and in-house environments

  • Extensive experience working with writers, photographers, video editors and other artists 

  • Must be a clear strategic thinker and creative problem solver 

  • Demonstrated portfolio showcasing leadership and proven success in visual storytelling

  • Experience directing and effectively critiquing high-volume creative work from internal producers and agencies 

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications including Excel and PowerPoint 

  • Strong presentation skills, with the ability to present to and influence Senior Executives

  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills and comfort working in an entrepreneurial environment 

  • A strong relationship builder with an ability to facilitate ideation, collaboration, and decision-making

Hybrid work schedule is available, Monday – Thursday in office working as a team, optional Friday work from home available. 

OVERVIEW OF COMPANY:

Founded in 1987, CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces. Our suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availability. Behind some of the most well-known brands in the industry, CoStar Group includes CoStar, the largest provider of CRE research and real-time data; LoopNet, the most heavily trafficked mobile and online real estate marketplace; Apartments.com, the premier rental home resource for renters, property managers and owners; STR, the leading provider of performance benchmarking and comparative analytics to the hotel industry; BizBuySell, the largest online marketplace for businesses-for-sales; and Lands of America, the leading operator of online marketplaces for rural real estate.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar Group maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Canada, and Asia with a staff of over 4,300 worldwide.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU  

Working at CoStar Group means you'll enjoy a culture of collaboration and innovation that attracts the best and brightest across a broad range of disciplines. In addition to generous compensation and performance-based incentives, you'll be supported in both your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program. 

Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to): 
 

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription Drugs 

  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance 

  • Commuter and parking benefits 

  • 401(K) retirement plans, with matching contributions 

  • Employee stock purchase plan 

  • Paid time off 

  • Tuition reimbursement 

  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, prepared foods, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks. 

 

Become part of a team of professionals enjoying the opportunity to learn, do, and grow in a rewarding atmosphere. But don't just take our word for it -- see why our team chose to work at and stay at CoStar Group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVbJRnJ2sX0 

 

We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply.  However, please note that CoStar is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position. 

 

CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. 

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CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

About CoStar Group

CoStar Group is the leading provider of online real estate marketplaces, information, and analytics in the commercial and residential property markets.

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