We are looking for either a Senior Account Executive (SAE) or Account Supervisor (AS), dependent upon experience level, to manage client accounts with a passion for foundation and nonprofit work. This position manages or helps manage the strategic direction of integrated marketing communications programs, including media strategies (both paid and earned), public relations, digital and creative initiatives, budgets and client relationships. This position will focus on both strategic and tactical items and also oversee other staff members assigned to his/her client teams.
The candidate should have experience developing integrated marketing communications strategies, place priority on teamwork, be a strong problem-solver and have excellent time- management and organization skills. Excellent writing (including AP style), marketing, media relations, crisis communications, project management, relationship management, event coordination, issue advocacy, public affairs, communications and presentation skills are important. Candidates must be committed to and enthusiastic about delivering results that drive clients’ goals.
-Develop and manage strategic plans for client accounts
-Maintain a high-level perspective on clients’ opportunities to engage in effective strategic marketing through advertising, media relations, and stakeholder engagement functions including public affairs, internal communications and community relations
-Determine direction of accounts, with supervisor input, in terms of long-range, strategic planning-Handle short-term tactical planning
-Make decisions that move the account forward
-Handle specific tactical work for clients
-Direct activities of others working on the account
-Work to become a trusted extension of client’s internal team and management
-Keep client informed on account status
-Lead or internally lead integrated client teams
-Mentor and provide troubleshooting support to a team of account service professionals of different experience levels
-Continually ask, “Are we getting results?” and provide quality control
-Lead client team meetings, internal and external
-Delegate mindfully to ensure work is distributed equally and fairly among team members
Administration and budget management
-Monitor client budgeting and profitability; intervene with client when necessary to establish priorities
-Accountable for profitability on accounts/team members reporting to you
-Assist with monitoring account loads and staffing projections
-Review weekly time reports and billing per accounting department deadlines
Required Skills and Experience
-Experience managing and leading multiple projects and or accounts
-Experience in crisis communications/issues management -Experience in public affairs, legislative issues management, government relations or issue advocacy
-Experience in foundation or nonprofit work
-Proven track record of taking initiative
Preferred Skills and Experience
-Mentoring and managing other team members
-5+ years of experience in strategic communications, marketing, public relations, public affairs or advertising field (SAE)
-8+ years of experience in strategic communications, marketing, public relations, public affairs or advertising field (AS)
-Proficient in all Microsoft office products
-Energetic, positive, talented, highly-motivated and creative individual with a strong work ethic.
-Must work well in a fast-paced, team environment under demanding deadlines and have excellent time management skills.
The Saxum fellowship is designed specifically for recent college graduates (one year or less) and graduate students. Fellows work approximately 30 hours per week in one of the following areas: Public Relations, Digital, Graphic Design, Marketing or Insights and Analytics.
To apply for a fellowship, send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Sara Walker via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 1 - June 30 fellowship: Oct. 15
July 1 - Dec. 31 fellowship: April 1
The Saxum internship is designed specifically for college juniors and seniors. Interns work approximately 15 - 25 hours per week. Saxum hosts three classes of interns per year.
To apply for an internship, send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Sara Walker via email at email@example.com.
Spring Internship: Oct. 15
Summer Internship: April 1
Fall Internship: June 15
The Saxum Summership includes one-on-one meetings with Saxumites, educational assignments and hands-on experiences in each of our areas of expertise (PR, advertising and digital) as students witness a day in the life of a leading integrated marketing communications agency.
To apply for the Summership, please email your resume and a one-page letter stating why you want to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org.