H&L Partners is looking to hire a current Creative Team (Art Director and Copywriter) or build one from individual mid- to senior-level creative applicants. We’re looking for resourceful, imaginative creatives who stared down working from home, adapted, and are now even stronger for the experience. That said, please come hungry to get back to a collaborative environment, as this summer we expect to return to our beautiful Jack London Square office in Oakland, California, at least a few times a week.

For creatives with applicable experience, this is a unique opportunity to do reel-worthy broadcast/digital video production work. We have global, national, and regional brands, so you (and your friends, family, and colleagues) will see your stuff regularly.

You must love concepting, collaborating, creative problem-solving, and following through to sell the work to both internal and client-facing audiences. On-set production experience is a huge plus. We work in all other media, too. So, bring the media-agnostic heart of an artist and the scrappy spirit of an entrepreneur with you. Also, bring interesting stories to tell, the ability to work and play well with others, and, of course, a great portfolio and reel of work.


  • Create campaigns of TV spots, websites, digital, mobile, radio, and other forms of advertising
  • Talk to clients when necessary and, more importantly, listen to them, too
  • Take the driver’s seat during production phases, directing outside vendors, such as designers, illustrators, animators, engineers, and production companies in bringing ideas to life
  • Roll with the punches in a fast-paced agency environment
  • Trust in your instincts of when to lead, follow, or get out of the way, depending on the needs of a project


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least five years of agency (or equivalent) experience in advertising or digital production
  • A degree from an accredited portfolio school or university creative program is a plus, but this is really all about your portfolio and reel
  • Proficiency with industry-standard software in a Mac environment is a must
  • Knowledge of automotive and quick-service restaurant categories is highly preferred


To apply, send cover letter, résumé, and link to careers@handlpartners.com. Subject Line: Creative Team or click on the links below.

Art Director, apply here.

Copywriter, apply here.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide an individual response to every candidate.

H&L Partners is a full-service, integrated agency made up of diverse, collaborative, multitalented individuals with experience in all areas of marketing communications. H&L Partners is based in Oakland, with offices in St. Louis, Phoenix, Chicago, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Miami.

To learn more about us, visit www.handlpartners.com.