Creative Director, Campaigns

Role Overview

Okta is looking for a Creative Director to help bring our campaigns to life through compelling marketing and advertising . You will solve problems through engaging storytelling focused on our brand promise and products. You will collaborate across teams and departments to create advertisements that will leave a lasting impression on prospects and customers. You will work between the product team, marketing team, and our agencies to evangelize the Okta story from concept through execution. 

This is a unique role for an inspiring creative that has the experience, ability and drive to manage multiple projects and work seamlessly with cross-functional teams across the company. This role requires a strong background in advertising and marketing of technology products. This role reports directly to the Executive Creative Director.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • A seasoned storyteller who can evangelize the Okta voice and tone bringing our core values to life through compelling storytelling and marketing
  • A master of craft who will push the boundaries of copy across a variety of mediums and disciplines including video, web, social, long-form content, print, podcasts, and more
  • Leverage Okta brand standards and global guidelines to drive the promise of our brand in aspects of the marketing funnel
  • Work closely with our marketing and sales teams to find and bring to life our most powerful customer success stories
  • Must be a self starter while being comfortable guiding teams, freelancers, agencies, and production partners
  • Help drive a culture of data-driven creativity that supports our team to do the most impactful and best work of their careers
  • Will create, concept, inspire others and roll up your sleeves
  • You have an advanced perspective of all dimensions of business strategy inside advertising, with the ability to translate complex technology concepts into innovative marketing experiences
  • Can deliver direct and inspired feedback across all elements of our marketing touch points
  • A collaborator and thought leader who is inspired by innovation and breakthrough thinking, challenges the conventional, and fosters new, bold content ideas
  • An effective communicator who can convey and execute on their own creative vision, and can help communicate the experience of our customers
  • The ideal candidate will have an established track record of leading breakthrough storytelling as a creative director in an agency and/or in an in-house creative team

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • BA or BFA in English, Creative Writing or related discipline
  • World-class portfolio of work demonstrating your innovative work across multiple channels, including long-form and short-form content
  • Outstanding presentation skills and proven ability to produce and pitch world-class strategic presentations to all levels of an organization
  • 7+ years experience in Copywriting; strong verbal and written communication skills
  • 7+ years of industry or related creative experience combining strategy, content, and messaging with creative deliverables
  • 7+ years experience leading and managing a team in a creative agency or internal creative group; global experience is a plus
  • Hands-on expertise in developing creative concepts
  • Expert knowledge of creative process and all digital creative software tools
    Okta’s Top 5 Core Leadership Competencies are part of the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of our company’s actions. They also align strongly to our cultural cornerstones, our Okta values: love our customers, empower our people, never stop innovating, act with integrity, and maintain transparency. It’s our expectation that our managers and leaders embody these core competencies:
  • Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.          
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness (EQ): Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Strategic Mindset: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

((Colorado, New York and Washington only*) Minimum OTE of $178,000/year + equity + benefits))

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, no matter where they are located.  We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning for roles where it makes sense, you can work from the office, or from home, regardless of where you live.  Okta invests in the best technologies and provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs.  Find your place at Okta 

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