Creative Director - Oakville ON


August 8, 2022 | Creative Director Position


A unique opportunity to work with one of Canada's legacy broadcast families. Whiteoaks Communications Group was founded over 65 years ago as CHWO Radio in Oakville, Ontario by CAB ‘Hall of Fame’ members Howard & Jean Caine. Broadcasting on AM 1250 as JOY Radio (CJYE), the company is also home to ethnic format CJMR 1320 in Mississauga, and new digital media company Faith Strong Today.


An industry leader since 1956, we continue to forge a path into exciting new digital platforms, both nationally and internationally.


Our family business has been the launching pad to dozens of radio's most talented and well-known personalities. Owned and operated by the Caine family for three generations, enjoy working in the Greater Toronto Area without the hustle of living in or commuting to the city. Broadcasting from beautiful downtown Oakville, we think this is a pretty special place to work alongside people who are passionate about changing lives through radio.


As noted in the official job description, any previous experience with social media & website platforms such as WordPress should be considered a requirement.


Please address all correspondence and resume via email to Matt Caine with the subject "Creative Director". Send to hireme@whiteoaksgroup.ca .


Job Title: Creative Director

Other duties: Content Coordinator/ Promotion/Voiceover/Events

Department/Group: CJYE, CJMR, Faith Strong Today

Location: Oakville, Ontario

Travel Required: No


Level/Salary Range: Available upon inquiry. Qualified candidates eligible for additional benefits.

Position Type: Full time

HR Contact: N/A

Date Posted: August 8, 2022

Will Train Applicant(s): No

Posting Expires: August 22, 2022

External Posting URL: N/A

Internal Posting URL: N/A

Applications Accepted By:

EMAIL: hireme@whiteoaksgroup.ca

Subject Line: Creative Director

Mail: Matt Caine

Company Name

284 Church St. Oakville, ON L6J 7N2


Job Description

Role and Responsibilities


Commercial & promo writing: Creating commercials, promotions, and public service announcements for CJMR, CJYE, and Faith Strong Today’s on-air and online web/social media platforms. This includes internal programming and sales content, along with creative for third party advertisers/programmers (clients). Coordinate and manage the Production Dep’t with each project and provide running instructions for all creative to the Traffic & Sales Dep’t. Provide direction to voice talents (as needed).


Compose clear, concise, and grammatically correct copy utilizing different writing styles that appeal to various target audiences. Drive the creation of original concepts that result in effective and compelling communication. Also develop and maintain a clear and consistent brand voice, adhering to commonly used style guides. Clients: Working with programming and advertising clients (direct or through agency) to create scripts, imaging and branding for their product, service, or program. Updating with revisions to meet the client’s needs. Meeting deadlines for campaigns.


Marketing and promotion: Create internal and external marketing for CJMR, CJYE and Faith Strong Today. Projects could include creative for television, print, mobile and web media.


Contest/Promotions: Writing, scheduling, and prize fulfilment for CJMR, CJYE and Faith Strong Today contests. Notifying winners, preparing prize packages, and preparing for delivery.


On-air duties: When necessary, voice on-air commercials and promotions. Assemble content for “Christian Calendar” community event feature airing weekdays on CJYE.


Content Coordinator: Research on guests/topics for programming; booking recording dates w/ guests, talent and Production Dep’t; and scheduling release of content. Provide research notes to talent prior to recording date, including suggested questions. Production: As needed, assist with audio or video production, including editing and publishing using Adobe or other software. Write, plan and schedule on-line content for CJYE, CJMR and Faith Strong Today Media, including web & social media posts.


Qualifications and Education Requirements

Creative Director/Copywriter (3-5 years).


Preferred Skills

Microsoft Office (Word & Excel) Adobe PDF and Creative Suite Word Press web publishing


KEY STRENGTHS

Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be self-motivated and well organized. Creativity, attention to detail, adaptability and marketing knowledge are also required. Able to multi-task.

Capable to establish and build strong relationships with both co-workers and clients.

Communicate with clients/agencies from diverse backgrounds and focus on their unique needs.


Additional Notes

Business-casual dress acceptable, maintaining a neat appearance. Flexible (and adjustable) hours are required for completing Creative tasks when they occur outside of normal business hours. Occasional availability to work outside of normal business hours at events representing stations to the public/clients.


Whiteoaks Communications Group Limited is committed to principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. Employment Equity is a program legislated by the Federal Employment Equity Act to remove barriers to employment for Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and women.