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7/8 Sr. Director of Content (Chicago)

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Brafton is seeking a Sr. Director of Content responsible for ensuring the smooth delivery of digital content to it's Chicago based clients. This is a key member of management poised to manage the growth of the office and its editorial, graphics and video production staff. Ideal candidates have the proven experience leading innovative growth. Apply today!


The Sr Director of Content is responsible for ensuring the smooth and full delivery of on-brief content in compliance with Brafton's production processes, policies and quality expectations for clients assigned to the Chicago office. This key member of management is also expected to manage the growth of the office within production, which includes editorial, design and video teams. Ideal candidates will have the confidence to lead a large growing team and serve as a mentor for all roles in content production.


Strong management of the Chicago Production staff and ensuring managers get the support they need to thrive

Ongoing contribution to the development of production policies, structures, practices and products as they apply across Brafton Production

Developing the depth and expertise of Chicago's production teams to meet and surpass clients' service expectations across a range of content types

General responsibility for personnel issues across Chicago production teams, including the timely and effective administration of staff reviews and the conduct of pay reviews in line with company processes

Act as highest point of escalation for client and office issues in Chicago

Proper management of Chicago Production budget

Maintaining a productive and comfortable office environment for all Chicago staff while promoting compliance with the Company Handbook

Ensuring the complete and even delivery of clients' contracted volumes across the calendar month among Chicago's production teams

Maintaining high production quality sufficient to retain clients' business in accordance with Brafton's policies and procedures

Working with the Executive Production Team to secure the effective implementation of, and adherence to, departmental processes among his or her teams

Appropriately managing hiring needs across Chicago to maintain stable levels of on-brief production

Furthering the commercial and editorial presence of Brafton in the Midwest through effective and appropriate outreach programs and other forums

Facilitating clear and effective communications between the Chicago office and Brafton's other sites of operation



-While general management is key, the Chicago office needs someone who can lead them to the next level of their evolution. This means having the confidence to lead and to be able to push Brafton's goals to staff.

Creative Problem Solving

-Solutions are not black and white, and the Senior Director needs to be able to have a creative mind to ensure problems are solved.

Innovation with Services or Products

-The business is constantly growing and new products/services are the lifeblood of this growing company

Stellar communication skills across all areas of the business

-With different departments across three different offices, communication has to be strong in every possible aspect


Minimum 5 years related experience in a service-based industry, managing cross-functional teams

Educated in journalism, video production or graphic design

First-rate planning and logistics handling

Strong executive manager with excellent leadership profile

Superb client savvy and sharp commercial instincts

Adept at interfacing across the business to ensure effective production outcomes for Chicago and Brafton's Production Teams more broadly

First-rate writing, editing and communication skills

Skilled at complex resource management

Firm grasp of media law

Proven track record in hiring, developing and personnel management

Benefits Include:
Health, Dental, Vision, AFLAC, 401k PTO, Sick and Holiday Time in office perks and more!

For interested candidates, please CLICK HERE and include resume, cover letter, and salary requirements in application.

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