Assistant Account Executive

Account Management|Atlanta, GA, United States


DEPARTMENT: Account Management
REPORTS TO: Account Director or Account Supervisor

OVERVIEW

Assistant Account Executive (AAE) is responsible for providing account management support in coordinating daily activities for the assigned client/product. The position assumes marketing fundamentals, project management and general office/team administrative support. The position requires good written and verbal communication skills, ability to adapt to many types of personalities and the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for learning and mastering basic agency processes, understanding the roles of each department in the agency and how they are best communicated with
  • Responsible for developing positive integrated team relationships, treating people with respect and acting with maturity
  • Attend meetings, take notes and compile conference reports for account or project team as needed
  • Coordinate and help lead status report weekly meetings and documentation, partnering with integrated team members to understand and track all projects
  • Assist account team with writing competitive research reports and/or strategy analyses
  • Track competitive creative and use basic web and agency tools to keep team informed
  • Compile general, industry and client category news to stay on top of relevant topics & trends, educate client and agency team
  • Partner with Campaign Management to understand agency work flow, team roles and responsibilities
  • Support team in project management to develop an understanding of the creative process; evolve over time into taking on direct project ownership
  • Manage up to AEs and Supervisors to continue to identify areas of learning
  • Schedule internal and client calls and meetings
  • Support AEs in monthly billing and trafficking of creative work duties
  • Perform various functions for client meetings: order lunch, set up and clean up after meeting, make copies, provide agendas, take notes, assist IT in room setup


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BS) required
  • AAE experience in advertising, marketing or communications preferred
  • Experience working with external clients/customers in an office environment preferred
  • Experience using MS Office & the internet for research required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with different people and work styles
  • 1- 2 years experience in advertising, marketing or related field
  • Cursory working knowledge of agency departments’ capabilities and processes (social, media planning and buying, analytics, etc)
  • Basic presentation skills 
  • Computer and Other Skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and/or iWork 
  • Ability to learn project management and reporting tools