Creative Operations Lead

San Diego
< See all openings This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a hypergrowth startup in scaling our creative content. We’ve proven ClickUp is positioned to be an industry leader. Over 200,000 teams are using ClickUp and now, it’s time to add fuel to the fire! We’re in search of an operations leader who will be responsible for building, maintaining, and optimizing the operations of our Creative team. This team is responsible for creating the memorable and engaging brand design, visuals, campaigns, and messaging across our marketing, product, and internal & external culture.

This candidate will push our Creative team forward leveraging people, process, and technology to establish workstreams and communication that enables our incredible team to perform at their best. You'll be responsible for building the operational excellence of our internal Creative by elevating team performance and allowing for a culture of creativity, and strategic planning. You should possess a holistic understanding of the creative process, from conception through production, and have a keen sensitivity to creative workloads and project deadlines.

The ideal candidate is at the intersection of strong strategic and analytical thinking combined with leadership skills to drive change and an understanding and empathy for the creative process. This candidate will demonstrate quick learning and impressive history of driving results for creative teams. The Creative team at ClickUp is dedicated to making and telling stories of work, life, and everything in between. Through storytelling, marketing, brand building, and distribution, our goal is to make the world more productive, come help us!
The Role:
  • - Develop and lead an operations strategy for engaging the Creative team with Marketing, Product, Comms, and Executive leadership.
  • - Become the Creative team's dedicated advocate, responsible for end-to-end coordination and support for all creative projects, small to large, campaigns to always-on.
  • - Effectively own and communicate prioritization, project goals, constraints, deliverables, and schedules within a cross-functional team.
  • - Work with Creative leads to manage and improve the processes, systems, and tools used by the creative organization.
  • - Create and maintain production and distribution calendars and scheduling process, detailing project stages, milestones, and deliveries.
  • - Facilitate inclusive and effective meetings and brainstorms to help drive decision-making in and out of the 'room'.
  • - Manage team budgets, with Chief Creative Officer setting the strategy for budget allocation and leading budget reviews with cross-functional teams.
  • - 7-10+ years experience in operations and/or project management in-house or at a creative agency.
  • - 7+ years of experience in managing a brand, design, and/or creative projects.
  • - 7+ years of experience managing a team of program and/or project managers.
  • - 5+ years of experience building operational processes using productivity software.
  • - Experience in a consumer-oriented brand or agency that produces high-quality creativity and content.
  • - Strong knowledge of creative and content production workflows for cross-functional projects, including digital, social media, ooh, and more.
  • - Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • - Expert in process improvement and identifying opportunities to create sustainable and scalable solutions across a diverse range of projects and platforms.
  • - Experience in people management, mentorship, and talent retention.
  • - Meticulous sense of detail while also advocating for creative excellence.
  • - Flexibility, motivation, organization, and the capacity to take on a lot at once A great sense of humor!
  • - Experience at a SaaS company.
  • - Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Keynote, Google Suite, and other tools.
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  • You don’t like agressive converting tactics
  • You want to improve how people use ClickUp
  • You’re able to work with a team of diverse thought leaders
  • You want to create unique, personal content
  • You would enjoy a product with a wide variety of use cases where targeted success experiences play a huge role in adoption
  • You love data and make decisions based on it
  • You want to work somewhere where you’ll make an impact
  • You consider yourself GREAT

About You

If you love what you do and wake up excited, you'll fit right in!


Just some of what we provide.
  • Opportunity to earn equity in fast growing company
  • New MacBook Pro
  • Health insurance (100% of premium paid)
  • Dental insurance (100% of premium paid)
  • Opportunity for cash bonuses
  • Commuter benefits
  • Team lunches each week
  • Unlimited snacks & drinks in office
  • Continued learning (Access to tons of paid courses)
  • Unlimited kombucha and cold brew on tap
  • 401k with 100% employer match up to 2% of annual salary

Our six step process.

🔍 Review
Applicants are reviewed to ensure a good fit.
👋 Initial Interview
We want to get to know you better!
📥 Mini Project
A project for the team you’re applying for is distributed.
🤓 Final Interview
This interview is conducted with team leads.
💰 Offer
A carefully tailored offer is sent to the candidate.
🚀 Career Launch
Blast off into the future of productivity and unlimited possibility!
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Core values.

Not only the best customer service in the industry, we provide the best customer service experience our clients have ever had.
Empower ourselves to fix problems and say YES.
Normal sucks.
Progress towards perfection.
Work smarter AND harder.
Grow 1% every day.
Be direct.
Remember shit, create a system.
Random acts of kindness.
Urgent and optimistic.

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