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Senior Creative Director

CoStar Group, US-VA Richmond

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Senior Creative Director


Job Description


Senior Creative Director – Homes.com Content

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 Senior Creative Director who will lead the strategy, creative direction, and production for all content on the Homes.com site. Tens of thousands of videos, millions of photographs, tens of thousands of content rich pages with narratives and articles – all of them authentic, with no skimping on local flair. Up for the challenge?

You will have a large internal content team including creative directors, writers, videographers, photographers, editors, outside vendors and other production partners to support your creative vision as we continue to build out the Homes.com platform.   

You will be responsible for curating purposeful and compelling visual narratives to truly showcase neighborhoods, schools, parks, condos and agent directories for Homes.com audiences. You will be hands on, building and leading a world-class team as they navigate the complexities of content production on an enormous scale.

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 all original content on Homes.com. 

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

  • Recruit, hire and lead a team of world-class creative directors responsible for the creative vision and evolving direction of Homes.com’s neighborhood, park, school, condo, and agent pages.

  • Set a high creative bar and execute work that delivers against those objectives. Translate business objectives into creative strategies that inform content production.

  • Create brand standards, training, and quality assurance of visual media. 

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

  • Foster ongoing improvements to creative processes and methodologies

  • Aid in the development and evolution of CoStar’s enterprise software for content production. Analyze, refine, and develop processes that achieve improved visuals across CoStar’s family of brands.

  • 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

  • 15+ 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 Drug

  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance

  • Commuter and parking benefits

  • 401(K) retirement plan 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

Be 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.

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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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