Assistant Account Executive


Assists in coordinating advertising campaigns for agency clients.


• Guides day-to-day development of advertising activities with approved plans.
• Ensures that progressive stages are approved with adequate time to meet schedules, reporting any
changes to the Account Executive.
• Coordinates the development of the advertising activities in accordance with client’s objectives and
• Coordinates with media, creative, production, and account group the recommendations for the
advertising campaigns to be used.
• Assist Account Executive and VP Account Service.
• Assists in the coordination of campaign and project activities.
• Acquires knowledge of client’s business so that marketing and advertising problems and
opportunities may be anticipated.
• Attends strategy and planning meetings with account service, creative and production team members.
• Demonstrates ability to effectively organize and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
• Consults with creative, media and research staff to communicate client objectives and to develop
alternative strategic solutions.
• Attends client meetings with Account Executive and prepares reports of the proceedings.
• Serves as client contact for certain jobs when others are unavailable.
• Assists in preparation of campaign proposals and budgets.
• Proofreads copy, proofs and other media for accuracy reward.
• Tracks and analyzes competitive activity and consumer trends.
• Analyzes previous client campaigns and problems and reports to account executive.
• Initiates jobs under the direction of the Account Executive.
• Coordinates the development of the advertising activities in accordance with the client’s objectives
and budget limitations.
• Coordinates with media, creative, production, and account service the recommendations for the
advertising campaigns to be used.


• Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Advertising, Marketing, Business or related degree preferred.
• Advertising or related experience required.

The Account Coordinator must be a clear, concise communicator to minimize misunderstandings and to represent the agency and the agency’s thinking/perspective accurately and professionally. All written communication should be accurate, concise, timely and necessary. Oral communication must be clear, concise and understandable.

The process by which an Account Coordinator accomplishes his/her objectives involves a number of distinct skills and/or abilities as defined below. These skills and the key observation and measurable behavior associated with each are noted below:

1. Perception & Analysis. Ability to accurately identify the key elements of data or a problem; to
understand the implications and impact of data or action on subsequent events; to generate
appropriate solutions.
• Understands the components of marketing and advertising strategies and applies same in making
• Recognizes client needs and relates to work plans.
• Helps identify and anticipate potential problems and identify alternative solutions.
• Recognizes the opportunity to utilize appropriate agency resources.
• Recognizes constraints placed on projects by both the agency and client.
• Knows when appropriate Account Executive, Account Supervisor and client approvals are

2. Organizing & Planning. The ability to establish priorities and objectives; to gather, classify,
categorize and readily retrieve information to meet deadlines.
• Sets up complete and orderly project work plans on a timely basis.
• Prioritizes assigned projects and revises plans when required.
• Handles workflow on assigned projects so that no agency-caused project due date extensions or
revisions are required.
• Develops complete project conference and status reports per agency guidelines.
• Balances the importance of an activity versus the constraints that serve to prevent it from

3. Decision-making. The ability to use sound and logical judgment in coming to a solution of a problem;
and the ability to generate alternative solutions.
• Makes realistic/workable commitments.
• Recommends sound solutions and ideas.
• Balances the needs of the client with the agency on assigned projects.
• Heads off potential conflicts and problems before they materialize.
• Involves appropriate agency resources.
• Compromises when necessary to resolve an impasse.

4. Initiative. The ability to take action by oneself without direction from others; to anticipate and
develop solutions to problems without the aid of others for assigned projects.
• Takes assignments readily.
• Motivates self; needs no prodding or direction.
• Offers unsolicited suggestions and ideas.
• Gives extra effort and hours to the job.
• Anticipates problems before they surface.
• Maintains and continually improves personal knowledge base.

5. Flexibility. The ability to maintain constructive behavior in the face of adversity; to manage stress and
pressure in working through assigned tasks.
• Changes course of action when appropriate or necessary.
• Handles pressure and stress without sacrificing quality.
• Maintains constructive project goal direction in face of unanticipated time constraints.

6. Oral Communications. The ability to deliver clear, concise and accurate messages to others through
oral means; to listen carefully to others.
• Maintains clear communication channels with all agency personnel.
• Organizes thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner.
• Is able to persuade or “sell” ideas to others.

7. Written Communications. The ability to deliver clear, concise and accurate message through written
• Organizes thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner.
• Uses appropriate examples and/or analogies to clarify ideas and issues when necessary.

Computer proficiency, specifically spreadsheet, word processing, database, Internet and email
applications. MS Office preferred, including MS Outlook. Workamajig experience a plus.

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