Senior Art Director

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Remitly is on a mission to transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing the most trusted financial products on the planet. For nearly 10 years, we have been tirelessly delivering on our promises to immigrants sending their hard earned money home. Today, we are incredibly proud to have served millions of customers globally with Remitly and our newly launched banking product, Passbook. We strive daily to meet our promise to our customers by building peace of mind into everything we do. Join over 1,300 employees across 9 offices who are growing their careers while having a positive impact on people globally.

The Role.

As a Senior Art Director, you will help tell our brand story in a compelling, fresh way to drive growth on a global scale, under the guidance of the Creative Director and Creative Leads. You will be responsible for concept development and the visual craft of our brand, marketing and advertising materials across all customer touchpoints that help our teams achieve outstanding results. We are looking for a conceptual thinker who is equal parts Art Director and Brand Designer. You are extremely detail-oriented and can apply impeccable aesthetic choices across a variety of campaigns and creative work including TV, video, motion, paid social and other digital outputs, while at the same time owning and shaping our brand look and feel, guidelines and standards. You have done all of the above in either an agency or in-house setting and understand what it means to operate in a performance-driven environment, balancing emotional and results-driven creative work.

You are known for your collaboration and have a strong understanding of marketing channels, best practices, formats and solid expertise in developing strong marketing creative across these channels.

The ideal person for this role is someone with a high degree of ownership who is proactive in identifying strategic and creative opportunities and brings a positive attitude to problem-solving in a startup culture. People are excited to work with you.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Own Remitly's visual aesthetic through the development and refinement of our brand guidelines and other supporting brand documents
  • Work with the Creative Director and Creative Leads to ensure that brand look and feel is cohesive, consistent, and implemented across all channels
  • Partner with Lead Voice to bring our brand look and feel and messaging to life
  • Collaborate with copywriters and designers, always pushing for the best creative solutions
  • Educate the Creative team and other marketers on best practices for maintaining a consistent look and feel across all marketing and brand touch points
  • Ensure all consumer-facing creative is insight-driven, on brand, and driving results
  • Present your work to internal stakeholders, and have sound reasoning or data to backup your points of view
  • Partner with Project Management to ensure creative deliverables and timelines are met
  • Partner with marketers throughout the creative process to ensure that our work delivers against stated objectives and goals
  • Research and keep a pulse on trends, issues, and topics that matter most to Remitly's key audiences around the world
  • Work with external partners when needed, providing constructive feedback
  • Be a positive influence within Marketing and Remitly as a whole

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in an advertising agency and/or in-house marketing team
  • Consumer brand experience a must; digital brand preferred
  • Proven expertise and knowledge of best-practices for mobile-first digital marketing
  • Ability to operate autonomously and manage your own workload
  • Ability to partner effectively with peers, managers and executives
  • A highly-developed instinct for balancing brand goals with performance goals
  • Extreme attention to detail and a high degree of discretion
  • Ability to clearly articulate (and teach) your approach/thinking
  • An understanding of A/B testing and validation
  • A passion for people, communication, marketing, and storytelling
  • A sensitivity and desire to understand various cultures and trends
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to write and communicate in other languages a plus, but not a requirement
  • Ability to work in Seattle, collaborate with the team, and meet deadlines

Our Benefits:

  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits + 401k plan with company matching
  • Company contributions to your HSA or FSA plan, if you choose one
  • Continuing education and corridor travel benefits

Remitly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Remitly. We are committed to nondiscrimination across our global organization and in all of our business operations. Employment is determined based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identification and expression, marital status, military status or status as an honorably discharge/veteran, pregnancy (including a woman's potential to get pregnant, pregnancy-related conditions, and childbearing), sexual orientation, age (40 and over), national origin, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, physical, mental, or sensory disability (including the use of a trained dog guide or service animal), HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C status, genetic information, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other protected class as established by law.

Remitly is an E-Verify Employer

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Location

Remitly' is in the heart of downtown Seattle. Situated near tons of bars and restaurants, with easy access to public transport, it's an ideal location

An Insider's view of Remitly

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I've never worked anywhere where balance has been a priority. Coming to Remitly really changed my perspective. There is never an expectation to work nights or weekends, management encourages vacation time, and during the pandemic, leadership added additional holidays to our calendar to provide more time off and balance.

Judy

Director, Offline Media

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

"Lead Authentically" is one of Remitly's values, and one of mine! An example of staying accessible through authenticity is instigating and participating in weekly "self care" and "learning" checkins at standups. It's my hope that admitting imperfection makes it easier for my reports to come to me if they have any kind of problem.

Colleen

Technical Lead, Product Treasury

What are Remitly Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Remitly's executive leadership is as diverse as our staff, and our Director of Diversity & Inclusion is focused on continuous improvement of our D&I initiatives.
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
At Remitly, our nine affinity groups are open membership - any employee who self-identifies, self-affiliates, or is an aspiring ally who wants to connect, learn, and share is welcome to join!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Remitly partners with Modern Health to provide enhanced employee benefits that support a holistic approach to employees' well-being. This includes sessions with licensed therapists for clinical needs.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Remitly offers the opportunity to purchase stock options through its Equity Incentive Plan.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remitly offers up to 12 weeks of paid maternity and paternity leave for new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remitly offers a flexible schedule outside of core hours, designed for parents in mind.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Remitly sponsors family-oriented events semi-annually (e.g., holiday party and company picnic).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
All King County-based employees receive the ORCA Card transportation benefit on day one. The ORCA Card can be used on all regular buses, Regional Rail, and a few other modes of transportation.
Company Outings
Remitly has regular paid team outings, as well as company-wide annual holiday parties and other events, for all employees and a guest.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Remitly has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and the flavored Bevi water you can handle.
Happy Hours
Virtual happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
We offer employees a parking subsidy in the building's below-ground garage.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Remitly hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Remitly allows employees to set aside 8 hours of designated learning and development time, per employee, per month.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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