Account Executive

This position assists our senior Account team in managing projects for our clients. Responsibilities include assisting in the management of campaigns (including creative/production), day-to-day next steps, and recommendations with supervision from senior team members. In this role, the AE is responsible for sound, proper and timely execution of all assigned work.

Responsibilities

• Manage internal expectations and communications to drive projects to completion with excellence
• Regularly communicate with Project Management to ensure projects are on track, within budget and on brief
• Prepare weekly status reports, conference notes, materials and correspondence as necessary to service assigned account and circulate them among appropriate team members
• Arrange and attend client/agency or internal agency meetings as requested and prepare follow-up reports
• Maintain all related records and files as needed by Client Services Department
• Monitor job progress; update status reports for all work in progress and keep agency teams abreast of changes and developments
• Review creative work to ensure it meets the highest standard possible, follows the creative brief or change order, and is on brand
• Render assistance on special projects (e.g., competitive research, brainstorms, pulling materials for deck development), support other agency personnel during peak workloads
• Maintain a cordial and business-like relationship with client and partner agencies, handle information requests and coordination as needed
• Keep track of all project estimates, budget and billing tracking
• Maintain a working knowledge of agency administrative policies and routines

Accountabilities

• Actively participate in client service and satisfaction
• Ensure accuracy in calculating numbers and report preparation
• Troubleshoot and problem solve as appropriate
• Demonstrate excellent attention to detail and follow-through skills
• Complete assignments and/or agreements within deadlines

Skills

Decision-making: The ability to use sound and logical judgment in solving a problem and the ability to generate alternative solutions.
• Experience working in a fast-paced agency environment, juggling multiple deliverables
• Experience working on projects in a variety of media, with an emphasis on digital and social
• On assigned projects, balance the needs of the client with agency needs
• Head off potential conflicts and problems before they materialize
• Involve appropriate agency resources

Initiative: The ability to take action by oneself on assigned projects without direction from others; can anticipate and develop solutions to problems without the aid of others.
• Take assignments readily
• Motivate self; need no prodding or direction
• Offer unsolicited suggestions and ideas
• Give extra effort and take ownership of projects
• Anticipate problems before they surface
• Maintain and continually improve personal knowledge base
• A strong interest in advertising and a motivation to build career skills and knowledge

Flexibility: The ability to maintain constructive behavior in the face of adversity; to manage stress and pressure in working through assigned tasks.
• Change course of action when appropriate or necessary
• Handle pressure and stress without sacrificing quality
• Maintain constructive project goal direction in face of unanticipated time constraints

Oral and written communication: The ability to deliver clear, concise and accurate messages to others through oral and written means; can listen carefully to others.
• Maintain clear channels of communication with all agency personnel
• Organize thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner
• Able to persuade or “sell” ideas to others
• Ability to think strategically and communicate sound strategic ideas, both in writing and in conversation

Education and Experience

• A B.S. / B.A. degree in marketing, advertising, communications or related field
• 1–2 years of Account Executive experience, minimum
• Proficiency in MS Office software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

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