Account Executive

Account Services El Segundo, California


Description


ABOUT THE AGENCY:

David&Goliath is an agency that adheres to one simple philosophy: Brave.  It’s not a word that we throw out blindly. It’s a belief system that informs the way we work every day.  We have a tradition that encourages entrepreneurial thinking, innovative solutions, and the conviction to executive both.  We seek individuals who thrive in fast-paced, problem-solving environments.  David&Goliath is a collaborative and team-oriented culture that believes in taking on challenges that others might walk away from. Because, the truth is, nobody ever became great without first being brave.

ABOUT THE ROLE:

  • The Account Executive (AE) is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day concepting and production processes for all Tier 1 National projects, including broadcast, print, POS, and other campaign elements.
  • The AE is the “go-to” person on client creative expectations, product questions, production specs, media specs and legal feedback. 
  • In addition, the AE will be responsible for maintaining daily task associated with the Kia Account National Team including (creative rotations, tracking quarterly jobs, production budgets and network clearance among other things).
  • The AE will mainly report to the Account Supervisor, and sometimes the Account Director on certain projects
  • The AE will be responsible for the management and career development of an Account Coordinator.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR:

  • Passion for great creative – always looking for ways to make the work and the ideas better, stronger and more engaging.
  • Extreme attention to detail – you are the “go-to” after all.
  • Strong written and verbal communications.
  • Multi-tasker. Sure, it’s overused, but it’s imperative to success.
  • Be a problem solver.  We don’t expect you to have all the answers, but be prepared with a few thought son how to tackle the problem and we can work it through as a team.
  • Most importantly – Go for it!  Believe in yourself.  Be proactive.  We’d rather you try and fail than to have never tried at all.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:

Account Services:

  • Leading print, OOH, and POS for all vehicle lines and assisting with broadcast needs
  • Collaborate with teams to ensure strategic brand integration and production efficiencies
  • Proactively manage project budgets and ensures close financial adherence -- responsible for communicating any potential issues to the larger team, Account Supervisor and/or clients
  • Run weekly cross-agency status calls, client check-ins and media team updates
  • Manages team documents (e.g. status reports, contact reports, workbooks, competitive activity, opening jobs, job reports, etc.)
  • Assist with material/deck preparations for all Client presentations and oversee preparation for Client meetings (printing presentations, creating agendas, ordering food, etc.)

Strategic / Planning:

  • Be strategic - challenge and question everything
  • Develop assignment sheets and creative briefs as needed
  • Develop Project Assignment Requests as necessary for Project Management team to ensure the timely delivery of creative

Creative Development / Production Process

  • Get into the details.  It’s the nuts and bolts of getting to great work…
  • Work closely with Producer to ensure:
    • Production timeliness are met
    • Internal reviews are completed and feedback accounted for, prior to presenting to clients
  • Development of Copy-Decks (including legal disclaimers)
  • Delivery of assets (‘goodie-bag’ including video assets)
  • Creative trafficking (as needed)
  • Production direction to third-party vendors (as needed)
  • Organization of final creative files
  • Creative rotation/feedback is reflected across all parties (Client/Creative/Product Specialist/Account Services)
  • Work closely with media partners to ensure all spec information is accurate and shared on time

Department Collaboration

  • One team. We’re all here because we believe in being brave and creating work that stirs the soul.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with all departments (including vendors) to ensure available assets are shared
  • Assist other departments on ‘larger’ efforts (i.e. Competitive Reviews, Integrated Production Schedules, etc.)