Ideation Director (Creative Strategist)


Contract Permanent

Listed 24-May-2019


We’re looking for someone with a creative background to join the Ideation team. As long as you have interesting, well thought out, and fun ideas or writing skills; you could be a graphic designer who likes to solve problems, or an aspiring creative or copywriter, or maybe you're not sure what to call yourself - This could be the role for you!


Working across all areas of the agency, from the creation of social editorial to answering large scale campaign briefs, Ideators will help to inspire the conceptual process ensuring creativity is constantly fuelled. They will be plugged into the latest digital technologies and developments in social and able to inject this knowledge into ideas that are relevant to the client and the brief. Ideators will push all function representatives within account teams to innovate and think differently. They will be expert storytellers, able to translate ideas into compelling presentations for clients. They will plug into different accounts within their allocated HUBs ensuring fresh thinking on every brief.


Be a creative thinker, writer and problem solver

Able to explain your ideas and thought processes well

Have a positive attitude, and work well under pressure

Be able to use research and insights to develop creative ideas

Be proactive and excited by new challenges

Be confident in the way you talk about your work

Be organised with high attention to detail

Be open to feedback

Be culturally aware and excited by the creative world

Inspired by life

Ideators will be naturally inquisitive and will have a thirst for life. Able to put themselves in the shoes of others, regardless of age, gender, race and culture. They will be able to look at the world from a million different perspectives.

Contextually aware

Ideators will be on the absolute edge of social and digital technology, following the constant progression and development in this space – they will be ‘the first to know’ in the agency and will want to empower others with the latest news. They will also be tuned into the different topical trends and memes that develop online. This awareness will constantly fuel their imagination.


Ideators will not ‘own’ idea generation at 1000heads, they are responsible for energising creativity and facilitating the creation of stunning ideas within a team. Therefore, they will be able to inspire those around them to think differently and bravely, fostering creative energy that is positive and adventurous.

An amazing storyteller

Able to grasp the high-level vision for an idea, Ideators are able to take the core of an idea and craft it into a compelling and detailed concept. This will entail creative writing, visualisation, script-writing and good old power-point creation. A solid grasp of the marketing mix and a strategic approach to communications planning is crucial to keep the creativity focussed. During this process Ideators will work with those around them to co-create the final proposal that is delivered to our clients.

Articulate and charismatic

Ideators will help teams to present and verbally bring to life our ideas and proposals. Gifted with a natural confidence and able to hold the attention of their audience. They will be the personification of the creative aspiration and collaborative spirit of the agency.


Media/marketing degree or equivalent experience

When applying please provide a link to your portfolio for further review, as part of your application for the Ideation Exec role.

This job description is not intended to cover everything that will be expected of you but rather to act as a guide and you maybe required to get involved in other and reasonable ad hoc projects. 

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