Account Executive

If you’re interested in being an Account Executive with AOR, please send resume & cover letter to jobs@thinkaor.com.

If you love new ideas, branding, integrated campaigns, video, and websites, you’re in the right place. At AOR, we’re a down-to-earth team that believes collaboration builds great brands, candid conversation creates strong teams, and that life is too short for inflated egos. We’re multi-talented and multi-faceted, working in branding, marketing, digital, video and more. We put people first. We love what we do. And we work damn hard doing it. Work-life balance is valued highly, thanks to a flexible PTO policy and a flexible hybrid office model. Because of this, we prioritize people with excellent communication skills and the superpowers of teamwork via phone, Slack, email, text and other modes we may dream up. Since we are all building this agency together, we reward our team for their hard work by offering a company-wide profit-sharing program that rewards employees for the hard work they’ve done and the positive impact they’ve made on our growth and success as an agency. We look for people who jump at opportunity and embrace change to bring new ideas to our team, and who share our commitment to bringing community and connection in everything we do and everything we touch. At AOR we value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 

AOR’s Account Executive (AE)

AOR’s Account Executives are the day-to-day project experts and leaders of client work within the agency. AE’s maintain constant communication with their clients and agency teams to ensure projects are being completed on time and under budget by gathering information for team members to do their jobs and passing on their knowledge and expertise to team members. AE’s are the voice of the client within the agency and the voice of the agency to the client. They must be experts on both the client’s business needs and the agency’s process and marketing capabilities. A high level of communication, organization, strategy, time management, decision making, and leadership skills are a must. 
 

Requirements for this Position

  • Three or more years of experience working within the social & digital, media, and agency space

  • Proven success working on 6+ clients simultaneously 

  • Experience working/managing projects that require coordination between several partner agencies/vendors 

  • Experience managing retainers and client budgets (fees and hard costs)

  • Comfortability presenting to mid to senior level marketing managers

  • Experience working on website development projects (preferably WordPress)

  • Experience working on integrated/360 campaigns across a number of touchpoints

  • Experience working on branding projects

  • Google Suite proficiency

 

Bonus Points For

  • Experience with Workamajig, BugHerd, Proposify and/or Keynote

  • Management experience

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Account Executive is the day-to-day point person for all projects and activities on the account. This includes strategy, creative and production aspects of all projects.

  • The AE is expected to understand the client’s business and act as an extension to their marketing department.

  • The AE is a brand expert on their assigned account(s).

  • It is the AE‘s responsibility to ensure effective and efficient account operations within the agency environment.

  • The AE is expected to carry out the daily account activities, but also think and act strategically on behalf of the client.

  • The AE needs to be able to work independently on assigned projects, keeping Account Director informed as needed, exhibiting good judgment and decision-making skills.

  • The AE is responsible for driving projects forward.

  • The AE is responsible for developing strategic and complete estimates and creative briefs for new projects.

  • The AE is expected to solicit and understand client feedback on all jobs and create feedback documents to provide to traffic accordingly.

  • The AE is responsible for growing client relationships.

 

What Traits Make this Position Successful?

  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deliverables at the same time

  • Professional and can-do attitude

  • Great attitude

  • Natural problem solver

  • High-level communication skills

  • Comfortable in fast-paced agency environment 

  • Team-player

 

What Does Success Look Like in this Position? 

With Team/Department:

  • Demonstrate giving and receiving respect within your department

  • Write clear, concise and actionable creative briefs that meet client needs and provide thorough direction to the creative team

  • Delegation skills to Account Coordinators

  • Participate in department huddles  

    • Bring new topics of conversation, trends, process changes/improvements, etc. 

With Agency:

  • Clear understanding of all agency-wide services and focus verticals

  • Develop strong relationships agency-wide 

  • Represent agency at client/industry events 

With Client/Work:

  • Effectively and enthusiastically present AOR work 

  • Demonstrate strong understanding of client’s brand and business to propose new ideas and strategies

  • Successfully write proposals for current client growth

  • Develop strong relationships with clients for stability of accounts

  • Conduct tough conversations (ex. budget increases) with clients 

 

Reports To

Account Director

 

Salary Range 

$55,000-75,000 base annual salary

Salary will be based on previous experience.

 

A Few Perks to Note

  • Company profit sharing: At AOR, we believe we’re all in this together. That’s why we give 25% of AOR’s net profits back to employees when we hit our quarterly goals as an agency.

  • Flexible PTO: AOR believes that your life outside the agency is as important as your life inside the agency. Flexible PTO gives our employees the power to take time off as works best for them and maintain a healthy work-life balance.  

  • Flex work schedule/ Hybrid office:  Our values led us to embrace a hybrid model that allows for flexibility, trust, and invigoration of our passions. We support AORians to manage their schedule and allow people (the client and employees) to determine where to work and how often to be at home or in the office.

  • Ten paid holidays and office historically closed from December 24th until January 1st

  • Education and conference program / Career development opportunities

  • Generous parental leave 

  • Health, dental and vision insurance & supplemental accident insurance

  • Wellness program

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)/ Dependent Care Account (DCA)

  • Short & long-term disability and life insurance provided to all employees

  • 401(k)

  • Dog-friendly office

  • Free parking, secure bike parking & mass transit reimbursement

  • Company outings + events

  • Volunteer opportunities

  • Stocked bar + kitchen

  • Great Golden Triangle location (all the perks of Downtown, but with better parking)

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