The Account Director provides strategic direction to the account team to ensure client goals are not just met, but exceeded. S/he manages the daily activities of the team so they should have a solid understanding of how to develop and implement strategic communications plans.
The Account Director will mentor junior level staff, promote their growth and manage the daily activities of their team and delegation of work. S/he will be responsible for annual and monthly budget projections. The AD will be responsible for monitoring results and billable time of staff.
The group is composed of accounts that are in a variety of industries and the Account Director will be expected to understand how PR supports their clients' business strategy across each client's industry. They will be the go-to person for senior client representatives.
We are looking for someone with five to six years of experience and a broad understanding of public relations, marketing and communications including crisis communication and the ability to think strategically and lead tactical execution of client programs. We are looking for excellent writing and verbal skills, strong business acumen and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced, deadline driven environment. We are looking for leadership qualities that will extend beyond the actual account team to agency wide projects.
We are looking for someone with strong social media skills and know how to monitor its impact and engagement.
The AD will assist in developing new business and growing existing business.
The firm is a full service PR, advertising and marketing firm about one and a half hours outside of NYC. It's a well established firm of about 100 employees.