Creative Director

About the job:

Runyon Saltzman, Inc. (RSE) is searching for a Creative Director to lead our full-service creative team. The Creative Director is responsible for collaborating with creative, account, strategy, and media teams to develop campaigns to meet client’s business strategies and objectives. This is a client forward position and a senior position in the agency leadership. The Creative Director will know how to develop great work as well as great people and partners. They will be an ambassador of the agency internally and externally and be a leader in new business pursuits. The ideal candidate will be experienced, proactive, resourceful, confident, and place a huge emphasis on collaboration throughout the agency and with clients.

Who we are:

At RSE we are true believers in the power of communication to change and better people’s lives and futures. That singular purpose anchors us to our roots and drives our future. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning and the last thing we think of before our heads hit the pillow.

We are looking for a dynamic Creative Director who will embrace bringing that mission to life for clients, partners, and staff. An imaginative mind who can infuse new technologies and creative platforms into our work. A leader who will collaborate with our talented teams in strategy, data, client services, media, public relations, and social outreach. Someone who will inspire and take us and our clients in bold new directions in California’s capitol; Sacramento, one of the fastest growing, dynamic cities in the state.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead the agency in creative development, brainstorming sessions, and concept directions.
  • Offer smart, thoughtful opinions and direction on creative concepts.
  • Commanding and confident presentation style.
  • Mentor, grow and proactively support the creative department and the agency.
  • Oversee all creative efforts and improve the process.
  • Collaborate directly with other teams within the agency.
  • Explore and embrace new technologies within the agency.

Who you are:

  • Passion for social issues and problem solving.
  • Exceptional, original, and kickass portfolio.
  • Strategic and creative thinker.
  • Values diverse perspectives and team-oriented environment.
  • Experience in leading and directing multiple teams.
  • Mentor and inspire individuals.
  • Zero ego.

What we offer:

  • Unlimited vacation (yep).
  • Remote hybrid work policy.
  • Matching 401k.
  • Profit sharing.
  • Medical, dental and vision health plans.
  • A chance to create true change in the world.

Pay range in Sacramento, CA

Exact compensation may vary based on skills and experience. This is a Sacramento based position. Base salary: $140,000 – $190,000/year

To apply:

Send bio, resume and a link to your portfolio to