Junior/Mid weight Art Director

  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: Dependent on experience
  • Closing date:

Ride Shotgun is a bit different. Not only are we one of the fastest growing strategic brand, activation and production agencies in the UK but we think big, go big creatively and deliver big in production to deliver fully joined-up brand journeys for clients of all shapes and sizes.  

We’re looking for an experienced Junior/Mid weight Art Director to join our Leeds team, who has worked with an array of clients ranging from fashion and beauty, food and drink and particularly home and lifestyle.

You’ll have experience being client facing and presenting creative solutions, visualising concepts, and executing the desired vision at the shoot, collaborating with our incredible in-house production team. Working from concept through to delivery, executing everything to the highest level.

Key Purpose of Role

The Junior/Mid weight Art Director will be responsible for sustaining and elevating the visual output across the studio. You must be a creative problem solver who can encourage others’ creativity as well as express your own. This is a fast-paced environment where your creativity and strategic thinking must work simultaneously.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Presentation: Able to present competent production proposals with confidence and passion.
  • Meetings: Confident and valuable contribution to client and internal meetings, inspiring others.
  • Opportunities: Learn to seek out opportunities for organic growth to increase the scope of projects.
  • Time Management: Diligent and accurate reporting on time used against time budgeted.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrate on a daily basis the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Listen: To our team and our clients, really get to the heart of what is being requested.
  • Software: Learn and be competent using our in-house software Content Hub.

What skills are required?

  • 3+ years within a Production agency as an on-set Junior/Mid weight Art Director.
  • At least 1 year working with home and leisure/interior clients.
  • Based within commutable distance to our Leeds based office.

 This Job Description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties. It outlines the main purpose of the role and its key responsibilities. It is expected that these, and the duties, will develop in time.


Based in Leeds, you will be working from the Kirkstall office, 9am-5:30pm, Monday to Friday.


We expect all our team members to share the same behaviour and culture code as Ride Shotgun, check them out below!


  • We own it – we want to feel proud of the work we do every day. So, we step up, we crack on and we take responsibility. And when we do that, our infectious and genuine passion for our work shines through.
  • We are on it – “that’ll do”, won’t do. We expect a lot more of ourselves and each other. As a result we’re a proactive, driven bunch with a “can do” attitude, who love nothing more than spotting a problem and sorting it.


  • No drama – we’re all in this together. We look out for, and after, each other. No questions asked. We understand each other and respect each other. We work brilliantly together. No drama. No egos. Nobody being a dick. I’ve got your back, you’ve got mine.
  • Know-how – we work as one team, recognising and respecting each other’s skills and capabilities. We trust each other and we know there’s always someone in the team that will know the answer. It’s in our nature to collaborate because we know that when we work together, amazing things happen.


  • Be curious and creative – curiosity is our superpower. It drives us to dig deeper. To look at challenges from every angle using left and right brain thinking. Leave no stone unturned. There might be an idea or insight under it.
  • Have guts and glory – we’re fearless in challenging the accepted norms. Brave enough to do things differently. To take risks and try new things. And if that means challenging clients, ourselves and each other…So be it.


The opportunity to make a real impact and be instrumental in shaping the future of a new, ambitious, and exciting agency. Based in Sheffield, you’ll work with some of the world’s best brands and the region’s best talent to produce award winning creative work.

In addition, we offer a competitive salary and additional benefits including:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Your birthday off.
  • Additional holidays through salary sacrifice.
  • Enhanced paid sick leave.
  • Cycle to work and Tech & Home schemes.
  • Private Health care – with access to 24 hr support on a variety of topics, fast access to GP services and much more!
  • Gym discounts.
  • Personal accident/accidental death cover.
  • Profit share scheme.
  • Discounts portal with access to thousands of retailers.
  • Refer a friend or client scheme.
  • Regular social events – including a weekly pub quiz, monthly team lunches and the BIG summer and Christmas parties!


Applicants should be within commuting distance of our Sheffield office. Please apply to futureriders@rideshotgun.co.uk attaching your CV and cover letter.

No agencies please.


Ride Shotgun is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. All job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (Protected Characteristics).