Senior Creative

Job Type:
Leeds, United Kingdom

The role: Senior Creative

We are looking for a Senior Creative to join our Stars Creative team, based in our Leeds service office.

Are you our next super star?

We are building a new Marketing Centre of Excellence in Leeds and we’re looking for individuals with big ideas and the ability to think creatively and outside of the box. You will become part of a company that gives you everything you need to create winning moments to push your own boundaries and build the best experience for our millions of players around the world.

So, who are we? We’re home to some of the biggest, most exciting brands in the online gaming industry, with offices, events and players all over the world. We’re the ultimate owner of such brands as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo, Sky Poker and BetEasy, as well as live poker tour and event brands.

Why we need you: -

Stars Creative is the Stars Group’s in-house creative agency, which produces the Stars Group’s global and local advertising, branding, design work and TV shows. We produce big budget global 360 advertising campaigns (brand, tactical, product) and work with some of our celebrity ambassadors right down to creating small banner ads for local markets.

As part of this role, you will work on concept generation and will review all creative briefs and develop innovative, imaginative, impactful, engaging and crafted creative ideas that perfectly match them to be reviewed and approved by management. You will strive to ensure all poker ideas meet the “mind sport” brand criteria (smart / competition / fun / modern sports brand) as well as always evangelizing poker.

You will be responsible for managing workloads (briefs with long and short leadtimes), delivering to deadlines, prioritization and managing expectations well in advance. You will aim to go the extra mile to create the best ideas and deliver before deadlines. This role is to take concepts from ideas to polished, crafted world class executions and will present work internally in a professional, considered manner. You will take full responsibility for ideas throughout every stage of the process until delivery of finished work.  Fully thinking through each and every idea before presentation.  Thinking far beyond TV ads – embracing digital and 360 campaigns not simply TV scripts.

Who are we looking for: -

We are looking for an outstanding creative agency professional with a proven conceptual creative ability across all media with an integrated view of communications, marketing and brands.  You will need an excellent strategic and business/commercial understanding and be well organised with the ability to multi-task and prioritize key projects to manage the variety this role has to offer. 

We a looking for a true creative thinker with a positive can do attitude, even under pressure with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships across departments.

As the ideal candidate, you will have: -

Good knowledge (or a desire to gain that knowledge) of gaming terminology and industry (poker, casino and sports betting products preferred) and a passion for the games we offer.

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus. We can also provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations. In addition to that, we provide the opportunity for a discounted gym membership.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.