Project Director (Creative Imaging)

Closing date
9 Dec 2023

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Business Type
Board / C-Suite
Contract Type

Job Details

The Project Director Creative Imaging is a key leadership role within the Studio Team. You’ll be a passionate advocate of producing great work living and breathing the Prodigious focus on craft and creativity.

This role is pivotal in the running a team of Senior Creative Retouchers in the UK and offshore, maintaining and growing our reputation with our client and agency partners.

You’ll work closely with the Head of Studio to ensure that the quality of the output and the flow of projects through the Studio is constantly improving. Whilst engaging with our creative partners to understand their needs and continually develop our offering.

For the Project Director Creative Imaging, previous extensive experience working in a similar environment with leading creative agencies is essential.

Your skills
  • You must be familiar with creative and production agency processes
  • A thorough understanding of what great looks like within a leading creative agency environment
  • Experience in managing complex, multi-faceted projects
  • Experience in interpreting and briefing creative projects to ensure creative agency expectations are fully understood, resourced appropriately and above all met
  • Familiar with typical agency budgetary processes and reporting
  • A champion of your teams needs and capabilities to grow and develop them and the offering
  • Experience in managing resource in order to mitigate and minimise possible challenges to budgets and timings

More than any other role, the Project Director Creative Imaging is a dynamic and proactive position that demands a willingness to engage with clients to identify, meet and exceed their needs.

Core responsibilities
  • Work with agency production partners to manage the day-to-day resourcing requirement of the Creative Retouching Team
  • Attend all relevant resourcing meetings
  • Ensure an up to the minute view of forthcoming projects in order to forecast resourcing requirements
  • Monitor usage and burn against agreed timelines and estimates
  • Maintain cost trackers, briefing and resourcing platforms
  • Support PMs in developing estimates and helping to ensure adherence to agreed milestones both in terms of costs and timings
  • Flag any potential cost or timing overruns and provide suitable solutions
  • Liaise with other Prodigious (PDG) departments to ensure the smooth transition of projects through PDG

Key attributes
  • A passion for the creative process and an understanding of our role within it
  • A deep understanding of this discipline in order to be the authority clients require
  • Great client facing and client management skills
  • Proven ability to plan and resource complex retouching requests
  • Flawless attention to detail
  • Able to lead and develop a team but also able to work as part of a team
  • Financially on the money

Your performance
  • Demonstrate the ability to pull together resources and processes to deliver the best solution
  • Team player, able to adapt quickly and positively to change
  • Able to build strong internal and external relationships
  • Well organised and able to handle multiple priorities
  • Help to grow profitability and drive efficiencies within the Creative Retouching Team and the overall offering

Additional Information

Diversity and inclusion is a core part of who we are at Prodigious London. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture that encourages, celebrates and supports our wonderfully diverse employee group - whatever their age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or ethnicity. Diversity and inclusion doesn’t just fuel our creativity and innovation, it brings us closer to our people and audiences. We will continue to strive to create a culture and environment where everyone feels empowered and more importantly comfortable enough to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities and for candidates in our application process. If you need assistance or adjustment due to a disability, please contact us.



We put excellence in craft, innovation, and problem-solving at our core. We are pioneers of smart ‘informed’ production, and engage with platforms and tools that enable personalisation at scale. Our unique operating model mixes in-house studios, regional production campuses and offshore platforms. We ‘right-shore’ the best solution for every need utilising our comprehensive technology stack to cater for all aspects of the production process.


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