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Dow Jones Creative Director in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Job Description:

Creative Director

The Trust is a collective of energetic writers, content and creative strategists, videographers, designers, photo editors and developers. The work spans a variety of forms -- short- and long-form reported articles, documentary videos, interactive data visualizations, animations and more.

The Trust is looking to hire a Creative Director and Strategist based in the Middle East. You will report to the Executive Director, Content.

We are looking for a talented and versatile individual with an understanding of the Middle East specifically and the international marketing landscape more broadly, particularly the U.S. The role will require a strong strategic mind to work on ideating, pitching and producing world-class custom content campaigns for clients in the Middle East that resonate with The Wall Street Journal’s audience of decision makers worldwide. You will drive creative vision and content development across formats for clients in the region and beyond. You will work with the Executive Director of Content and other creatives across EMEA and APAC, and with our Integrated Marketing team to understand client demands and produce sophisticated and intelligent campaigns that sell. In many senses, you will have a consultative approach, helping clients understand the unique position that the Wall Street Journal holds and how best to partner to support client goals.

This role will need a dynamic and self-starting individual who can work fluently alongside sales teams, will understand how a campaign is priced and constructed and will have a strong sense of feasibility and practicality of pitched programs. A strong book of contacts in the Middle East is an advantage.

You will need a gift for communication in both written and spoken forms - being easily able to convey ideas concisely with clear and compelling concepts and visuals. You must be able to deliver C-Level presentations in a client-facing role spanning different regions and cultures. Fluent spoken and written Arabic is a distinct advantage.

We are looking for at least 10 years of demonstrated success in at least two of the following: journalism, creative direction, marketing and/or brand strategy, film & audio, custom content. A strong handle on agencies and the client landscape in the regions is a plus. The role requires this individual to be client facing at the highest levels and to be able to travel internationally, sometimes at short notice.

Our Benefits

  • Comprehensive Healthcare Plans

  • Paid Time Off

  • Retirement Plans


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Business Area: Dow Jones - Media Sales

Job Category: Creative & Design

Union Status:

Non-Union role

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 41769