Senior Vice President Creative

NY, DC, LA or SF

Fenton, the national leader in social purpose communications, seeks a creative leader with a passion for social change. In this leadership role, you will oversee and provide stewardship of a team of creative talent working with clients who share Fenton’s progressive social perspective, working closely with accounts to drive creative strategy and shape cutting edge campaigns. Additionally, you will lead new business development for creative services, drawing from your own networks and working with our sales team to pursue new prospects.
You will be required to maintain excellence in the department’s creative output, including developing concepts for integrated advertising campaigns, leading branding and visual identity work, developing multimedia assets for social media including video production, and more.
The ideal candidate will:

Have an entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated business acquisition experience

  • Be able to manage the creative process from research and strategy to ideation and execution
  • Know how to collaborate with account strategists, including for digital-first campaigns
  • Contribute successfully to the leadership team for agency’s guidance
  • Manage time and resources to produce excellent results

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Between 8 -12 years of experience (preferably within a public relations agency; some in-house experience is great, especially if your work was immersed in Fenton’s community of clients – campaigns, issue advocacy, foundations and nonprofits.
  • A deep knowledge and passion for social impact and progressive issues.
  • Proven track record leading and mentoring teams, managing budgets, scoping projects and allocating staff
  • Demonstrated experience uncovering audience insights and developing strategy, leading the creative ideation process and helping to develop communications programming
  • Experience pitching a strategy and creative concepts to existing and prospective clients
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptualize creatively
  • Fluent in social media strategy and a solid understanding of how to drive engagement across social channels
  • Strong presentation and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

Fenton Offers

  • Commitment to pay equity practices;
  • Salary band for Senior Vice President begins at $200,000 and is commensurate with experience
  • Year-end discretionary bonus;
  • New business commission incentive;
  • Comprehensive healthcare plans with generous employer premium contribution
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA);
  • 401K with employer match (50% up to 6% of your salary, eligible at 90 days of employment);
  • Profit sharing plan (2-4% of total W2 earnings payable after 2 years of employment);
  • Flexible PTO for exempt staff and generous accrual policy for non-exempt staff;
  • 11 paid company holidays,
  • Discretionary company closing between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays;
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits via WageWorks
  • Mobile phone reimbursement;
  • We have adopted a hybrid remote/in-office worksite model. We require all employees to live within a 35-mile radius of any one of our four strategic hubs (New York, D.C, LA or SF).  You have the option to work remotely from your home and will travel to Company meetings/events as needed, or you can work from any one of our shared work spaces.

About Fenton
Fenton is the social change communications agency taking on the world’s toughest challenges in progressive advocacy, human rights, social and economic justice, environment, education, and public health. Primed with deep issue expertise and powered by creativity and passion, we create strategies for clients to help build a more just, equitable and sustainable world.
Fenton’s clients are foundations, advocacy groups and global brands. We develop and execute strategic public awareness campaigns and offer a wide range of communications services including campaign messaging, media relations, digital strategy and branding.
We lead the industry in diverse representation as 55% of our entire staff and 62% of our leadership team are people of color and 74% of our staff are women and pride ourselves on a unique culture steeped in social change and activism, with a collaborative work environment, excellent benefits and a strong sense of purpose and community across the agency.
Fenton is an anti-racist and intersectional organization that prioritizes the needs of those who have been historically marginalized or oppressed. You can read our full DEI statement here.
People of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to building and nurturing a diverse and inclusive staff. We believe that our firm’s continued success is driven by hiring and retaining high caliber staff from all backgrounds, experiences, identities, and orientations. We are committed to supporting our staff in growing their careers. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please email Human Resources ( and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
Please show us your resume/CV, portfolio of design and creative work and brief letter/statement that explains why you are interested in this position.