The Hired Guns are seeking an Account Manager — ideally with liquor and CPG experience as well as strong social media — for our client, a modern communications agency with offices in London, New York and Sydney. Your job, should you choose to accept it, will be to serve as the New York-based second-in-command under the newly minted Managing Director, charged with expanding their fast-growing portfolio of U.S.-headquartered global accounts, as well as shaping their overall business offering and positioning in the U.S. market. If you’ve been looking for that rare thing — a true roll-up-your-sleeves start-up opportunity within an established yet still growing agency — this is the job for you.
Let’s face it — you’re not a typical “Account Guy/Gal”. You are equal parts strategy, planning, and creative, and the reason why you’re so good with clients is that you can anticipate and deliver on their needs. You’re a passionate visionary in social and emerging media, with your finger on the pulse of the latest killer app and the stickiest content. And clients trust you to have the right instincts on the future of media. As impressive as you may be, you are highly approachable, a great communicator who can effortlessly build rapport with clients, from the suits in the C-suite to the brand managers and beyond. On top of that, you’ve got a broad entrepreneurial streak and a track record of spotting opportunities for new and expanded business.
You have a strong understanding of how to make brands famous via social media, traditional and online public relations, content and events. With a background cemented in the earned media space, you will be as comfortable creating a social media amplification plan for a client as you will be crafting a scope-of-work document. We need a self-sufficient “doer” who is capable of making the right judgment calls in new and unfamiliar situations, who has hatched a string of successful strategic business solutions for clients and agencies, and who makes impressive contributions to their agency that are noticed by the outside world. This agency works with consumer-facing lifestyle brands, so experience working with beauty, fashion and spirits brands is strongly desired.
The ideal candidate will have spent some time at a major PR agency.
Earned initiatives include the delivery of credible content that sparks conversations in the offline and online arenas, along with the management and coordination of the conversations themselves. As Account Manager, you will be heavily involved in the strategic planning process while working to ensure the delivery of programs on a day-to-day basis. On the client side, you will manage the process of enabling earned placements by coordinating earned media (coverage and conversations), blogger outreach, brand advocacy, community management and live events.
Under the umbrella of client services, you will be charged with team development and recruitment, account and business management and overall team and agency operations. You’ll lead accounts, including client relationship management, formulation of SOWs and budgets, and KPI setting and tracking. You’ll participate in creative development for both existing and new business clients. The buck will stop with you.
When we told you this was a rockstar agency, we weren’t kidding. These folks are enthusiastic about pop culture, living it on a day-to-day basis. Music is the lifeblood of the agency, a passion of nearly every person at the company. If listening, debating, and performing lights your fire, make sure you mention it in your pitch to us.
This is a close-knit team of passionate, smart and creative people with a fresh perspective and a work-hard-play-hard attitude. They love to get under the skin of innovation in the digital space and are keen to shine as a part of a team even as they stand out as individuals for the spectacular work they do.
If you can perform effectively outside your comfort zone, this is a fantastic chance to make a significant contribution. Are you ready to rock and roll?