Senior Creative Team (Art Director & Copywriter)

  • Full-time

Job Description

We believe Creativity is the most powerful asset in business today. Our ability to create fresh, original, disruptive, transformative ideas comes from a deep understanding of human behaviour. It’s what we bring to every business problem.

We call it HumanKind™ thinking.

It’s not about customers or consumers; we start with people and their behaviour. And we use all our intelligence, design thinking, digital innovation, and customer experience capabilities to shape that thinking into behaviour and business-changing solutions.

Because what’s good for people, is good for business.


We have an opening for a strategic and innovative Senior Creative Team to join the Leo Burnett network in Sydney.

As an established Creative Team, you will develop innovative, impactful, omni-channel creative solutions and help drive some of the agency’s most creatively ambitious clients/brands. You are curious and immersed in culture and love to use your creative powers to solve human problems.

You will concept, develop and help drive innovative and highly creative campaigns, ensuring strategic solutions are effective and ideas are original and world-class. You will be given opportunities to partner with the best clients in Australia and make the best work of your career.

Our agency is filled with smart, kind people who are passionate about the work and genuinely care about each other. We have industry-leading flexibility and a culture we’re famous for and endless opportunities for growth in both Leo Burnett and Publicis Groupe, more broadly.



  • You will be an established award winning Copywriter / Art Director partnership and provide thought leading on creative concepts, direction and tone etc.
  • Work closely with our team, clients, partners and stakeholders to bring all cross-channel campaign elements to life
  • Comfortably present work and meeting with clients of all levels
  • Take hands-on responsibility for project delivery and proactively take an interest in quality of care and seeing work through to the final delivery phases and where appropriate commission specialists with your producer, such as artists, illustrators and photographers
  • Work as a mentor for junior/mid creative teams, offering support and direction


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Evidence delivering innovative campaigns with proven effectiveness, with a range of award-winning campaigns under your belt (all applications must include an online portfolio of creative work)
  • A minimum of 6 years’ creative agency experience
  • Strong understanding of photography, typography, digital/social and print
  • Fluency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator CC - must be able to work at pace on your own concepts (Art Director)
  • Strong story telling ability – ability to turn insights into a narrative and effective creative solution for clients (Copywriter)
  • Excellent understanding of marketing principles
  • A strong commitment to the needs of all clients and their brands, and passionate about delivering the best work to them
  • Vast experience across the full creative channel ecosystem and understanding of customer journey mapping from a creative perspective
  • Experience working in an agile working environment, and comfortable with a fluid approach to work – easily adapting to change in a fast paced environment 
  • Understanding and experience presenting concepts and proposals to all levels, intelligently adapting approach to suit the needs of the audience you are dealing with 
  • Some experience leading on creative projects and developing creative team
  • A keen interest in design, culture and innovation


What we will offer you!

Be a part of the Publicis Groupe family, recent winner of the 2023 Employer of Choice Awards and one of the world’s most progressive and dynamic modern communications businesses.

Enjoy all the perks that come with our network offering:

  • A comprehensive Wholeself program supporting Physical, Mindful and Financial wellbeing.
  • A creative, lively and rewarding office environment where people love working with each other, supported by our Publicis Liberté flexibility approach “working your way, with us!”
  • Access to our Global AI Platform, Marcel, connecting Publicis Groupe employees with opportunities for career mobility and collaboration across our global network.
  • Extensive Learning & Development opportunities, including more than 15,000 learning programs via our online learning platform Marcel Classes
  • A culture of open feedback and support to reach your goals through our Career Conversations program.
  • A committed Diversity, Equality and Inclusion strategy driven through our Viva! Women, Égalité, enABLE and Embrace (reconciliation action plan) programs.
  • Work Your World program enabling employees the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world for up to 6 weeks per year.
  • Parental leave policy with up to 18 weeks paid primary carer leave and generous secondary carer benefits.
  • Access to counsellors, psychologists and professionals through Sonder - an all-in-on digital wellbeing technology platform designed to support psychological, medical & safety needs.


If you don’t tick every box in this ad, please don’t rule yourself out. We focus on hiring people who share our values of inclusion, collaboration, adaptability, fearlessness, and integrity, rather than ticking boxes – so if this role resonates with you, please apply.

Diversity. Inclusion. Equity. More than just words, these are part of our DNA. At Publicis Groupe we are committed to the inclusion and recognition of all people; regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status and religious affiliation. We believe that to deliver the best solutions to our clients, our people need to reflect the diverse communities in which our clients operate in. We value diversity and the skills, knowledge and experience that difference brings to our culture and solutions.


Uniqueness is powerful; without it we wouldn’t be where we are today. So be you – we like it that way.


We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for people with disability or those that require additional support throughout the application process. If you need any assistance or adjustments, please contact us via [email protected] - your personal information will be kept confidential.

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