Account Director - Financial Services - NYC agency
This leading NYC based B2B integrated communications firm, is seeking an experienced senior professional to oversee several of the firm's largest Financial Services accounts and report directly to the head of the firm's prestigious financial services practice. The right person for this role is driven, able to both manage and 'do' and serve as an excellent team member and leader.
We are looking for someone smart, who's been working in an agency environment on financial services accounts. The right person has an entrepreneurial spirit and can nimbly move around with several clients and projects.
Someone who has a high care-factor will work well here, as you will be dealing directly with clients on a day to day basis. So you also should be poised, with great presentation skills. Writing is the bedrock of the profession, so whether it's emails, releases, reports or digital content, you are a great writer.
Positive, dedicated team players is what we look for and in this role, since you will be managing others, we look for natural motivators, teachers, mentors who are great to work with.
This professional will be responsible for client and team management, the development and execution of strategic integrated marketing and PR campaigns, content development, media strategy and outreach (traditional and social), identifying and nurturing opportunities for organic growth on accounts, and managing budgets and profitability (primary). Longer-term, this professional will also be responsible for participating in new business proposal and presentation development/delivery for the Professional Services practice (secondary). The firm will help you get there!
Ideal candidates will have 5-8 years of integrated marketing and PR experience working with financial services clients. Agency experience is a must.Some exposure to professional services accounts would be a plus. Ideal candidates will have an aptitude for designing and implementing broader marketing and thought leadership campaigns, as well as a strong track record of account and campaign management, media strategy and relations, and media placements in national business and trade media. Strong technical/business writing skills are also essential.