Senior Account Manager - In house Design Studio (Remote)

Job Terms:
$45 - 50 / hourly
Start date:
Posted By:
Mark Gatza

Job Description:

Sr. Account Manager - In house Design Studio (Remote)

Location: Client based in Atlanta, Remote (EST hours are preferred)

Pay: $45 - 50 / hourly as W2. Full benefits offered.

Duration: Initially 6+ months, likely extension or conversion to FT


This role is joining an established in-house Design Studio that's been in place 12+ years.

Ideal candidates will come from Agency backgrounds with a skill set and experience in Account Management (This is not a focused Project Management role)

Senior Account Manager

This discipline builds and nurtures strong relationships with key partners/clients and leads calmly with confidence. Account Managers create an environment for great work to thrive. They set the tone, pace and ways of working. They must weigh and balance partner needs with their teams’ ambitions to determine the vision and then make sure everyone is clear on that vision and how to get there. The goal is to help drive the business through creative strategy and storytelling and to do this they must have a solid understanding of today’s consumer and how to connect with them in ways that resonate. They are growth-minded leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit and bring a solutions-minded approach to everything they do.

  • Who they are: Marketing experts, creative strategy drivers/influencers and key relationship builders. Lead the creative marketing process at scale, with flawless execution.
  • What they do: They are the connective tissue between team members. They’re also the day-to-day glue between the Studio and SYF stakeholders and build effective relationships with key partners.
  • Management responsibilities: Informal mentoring/supervision

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead large and complex projects with minimal oversight from Account Director
  • Comfortably manage without authority, and be responsible for development of direct and indirect reports
  • Provide clear and succinct creative direction and feedback, and contribute to strategic initiatives offering a sound POV
  • Be a day-to-day leader and source of clarity and solutions by agency teams across disciplines
  • Lead project meetings and presentations internally and with clients
  • Understands dynamics of portfolio business and category, and their implications on our work
  • Understands bigger-picture agenda and issues on the portfolio, and manages projects with those in mind
  • Delivers Studio/creative POV’s by using strong creative instincts and client intuition
  • Take cues from leadership to set the tone for the team, keeping the team positive and focused on solutions
  • Work comfortably across multiple projects with minimal Account Director oversight
  • Push clients for clarity and help them understand what they need beyond what they ask for
  • Comfortable having difficult conversations internally and with key partners
  • Able to proxy for Account Director with most senior day-to-day clients
  • Keep the account running smoothly across projects and work streams
  • Intuit potential complications and issues, anticipate the needs of senior partners and effectively manage up, bringing solutions to Account Director and leadership.
  • Manage the team below, take responsibility for their growth and development, and confidently delegate tasks and projects while remaining up to speed on all details
  • Understand the creative priorities of the Studio and help guide internal teams and key partners


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Journalism or Communications/Advertising OR in lieu of degree a high school diploma and 7+ years of work experience in account management, project management or creative team management
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as an account/project manager in a fast-paced, creative agency environment
  • Must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act


Desired Characteristics:

  • Creative, assertive, and outgoing personality
  • Clear and articulate verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Extremely detailed oriented and organized
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Motivated, goal oriented, persistent, and skilled at negotiation
  • Self-motivated with ability to work with minimal supervision while maintaining focus and productivity to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Enthusiastic towards colleagues and clients
  • Ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team toward a common goal
  • Must be highly articulate with excellent client facing skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Phenomenal organizational skills
  • Outstanding presentation skills
  • Must have the ability to manage projects from initiation through completion, working with a range of personalities and needs
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment in high stakes situations
  • Understanding of creative capabilities and services, and ability to effectively communicates all offerings to clients
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Thorough understanding of the creative process and detailed knowledge of level of effort required for various deliverables
  • Proficient in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience with workflow management software

Client Description:

Why do you want to work through AQUENT?

 - Aquent offers an amazing benefits package. For every hour you work – we'll subsidize a good portion of your medical, vision and dental premium.

 - A team of agents that are invested in your career. We support you throughout the course of your assignment  to make sure you’re happy and progressing according to your expectations (we’re also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you’re close to wrapping up)  

- We reward for referrals! Who do you know? http://aquent.us/rewards/


Working with Aquent gets you access to some great things, including:

Subsidized health and dental benefits

Access to Fidelity 401(k) and FSA Program

Direct deposit for your weekly paycheck

Access to free online courses via AQUENT’s Gymnasium (http://gymnasium.aquent.com)  to develop your skills