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ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

So, what do you believe? At 6AM, we believe a great headline can make people laugh and well written copy can make them cry. We believe that the client-agency relationship is truly a partnership, a collaboration that combines rock-solid strategy with creative that grabs eyes and doesn’t let go. We don’t believe in silos. We believe the strongest plans are a combination of research, data and knowing your audiences. As our new account executive, you should have a portfolio demonstrating these beliefs. We also believe hard work should be rewarded. Sound good? If so, we want to talk to you!

We need an account executive who can lead the pack as we grow our client base. If you have experience working in an agency environment and excel in strategic thinking, digital marketing, proposal writing, research and especially client relations and media planning, we want to hear from you!

Job Description

We need an energetic, knock your socks off, strategy lovin’ account executive to be a key member the account team at our boutique ad agency. Must be VERY organized, have great presentation and communication skills, LOVE Excel spreadsheets, have a passion for marketing and advertising and be willing to wear many hats as clients’ needs fly fast and furious. There is never a dull moment at our agency! You will lead client initiatives and work with them to create a solid strategy that moves the needle. We want you to be committed to their business goals and success as well as ours. We need your fresh ideas, perspective and skills.

Job Responsibilities

Handles day-to-day activities for assigned clients including all client correspondence such as: phone calls, emails, agendas, memos, meetings, meeting minutes, letters, creative briefs, proposals, project budgets and schedules.

Effectively presents, sells and supports all agency work/proposals to clients; supports other client service team members in these functions. These activities include, but are not limited to, leading clients through a concept, discussing revisions, strategy, budgeting, scheduling, project and production coordination, managing media buys, documenting decisions and approvals, billing and coordinating the delivery of final art files produced by our creative department to the client/publisher.

Works with the creative and digital teams to develop and deliver concepts and deliverables to the client that are on strategy. This includes brainstorming, concepting, strategic creation and documentation of what is approved to move forward and what is not. Checks and approves creative/production materials, copy, layouts, and production art, and coordinates client approval of same. Demonstrates continued thought leadership and value to clientele by offering creative, strategic and general marketing support: research, media buy opportunities, webinars or continued learning/network events.

Supports and develops estimates/pitch materials during new-business development. Assists/leads in new-business presentations, sending client follow-ups and creating marketing decks to demonstrate agency capabilities. Once new business has been won, creates project estimates and opens new account. Directs the creation of monthly client invoicing as it relates to active clients and manages monthly projections. Analyzes month-to-date billing and creates a draft of monthly invoicing for the director to review and post.

Strives to develop trusted advisor relationships with key account stakeholders and vendors.

Qualifications

  • 3 to 4 years of agency or marketing experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, advertising, marketing or communications
  • Media planning experience required
  • Proficient with Microsoft suite including a mastery of Excel and Word. InDesign skills would be a plus.
  • Healthcare and financial experience a plus

Requirements

The ideal account executive should have the following skills and attributes to be considered a good fit with our agency:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Calm under pressure
  • Confident but not arrogant
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Highly organized
  • Positive attitude
  • Initiative/Drive
  • Creative
  • Sense of humor
  • Attention to detail
  • Team Player

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation will be dependent on experience and knocking our socks off. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, vacation, 401(k) opportunities and fun, funny people to work with. Really, we mean it.

 

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