Coordination and admin support for the ad agency team, managing the project schedules. This is NOT a sales position.
Must have tools/Skillsets: very organized, takes initiative, proactive, passion for the creative and advertising process, good communication and interpersonal skills Nice to haves: Understanding of how an advertising agency works Certifications: Education: Junior level with a few years of experience is ideal. Open to recent grads from VCU brand center or good internship experience.
Job Description: The Agency Creative, the internal creative agency for Discovery Communications, produces advertising and marketing campaigns in print, online, on-air and out of home for all of Discovery Communications networks and corporate initiatives. We work with all Discovery networks and corporate clients delivering outstanding and award winning campaigns. Check us out at http://creative.discovery.com. The Account Coordinator plays a major role on the Discovery Creative account team, responsible for assisting the Account Executives and Account Directors in managing the work-flow, management and traffic of advertising and communications deliverables in all media including print, online, on-air, out-of-home and guerrilla/viral. Responsible for managing, scheduling and trafficking all projects to ensure that they are delivered on time and on budget for clients. Requires a highly detail oriented, organized individual with excellent communications skills who thrives in fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Responsibilities: Act as production coordinator and key backup to Account Executives and Account Directors on assigned clients. Act as alternate client contact when account executive is not available. Work with Account Executives to act as communications and client relations liaison to include: Work with account and creative teams to create and pitch creative concepts and proposals to clients. Help create budget estimates to include time and materials for out of pocket expenses. Research competitive landscape, media trends and data as needed to support proposals and creative pitches. Work with Account Executives to create case studies and project debriefs. Schedule projects and maintain project work-flow database (Job Tracker) including: Open new jobs, create and distribute job jackets. Create detailed production schedules for clients and creative teams; update schedules and communicate to creative teams and clients as schedules and scope of work changes. Work with clients and creative teams to confirm accurate technical specs, quantities. Ensure that delivery instructions are correct and consistently updated in the database/job jackets. Create & monitor list of outstanding photo rights for assigned projects. Assist Account Executives in closing jobs, reconciling budgets. Project Management responsibilities to include: Interface with internal photo rights, proofreaders, traffic managers, art directors and web designers to ensure that technical specs are accurate and productions schedules are being met. Create weekly status reports and daily hot sheets as needed for account executives, creative, pre-press, web and production teams. Communicate directly with vendors to ensure that creative and technical specs are closely monitored and jobs are delivered on time and on budget. Monitor vendor invoices for completed jobs ensuring accuracy and timely delivery to department finance manager.
Requirements: 3-5years experience in ad agency or corporate in-house marketing/creative group. Good working knowledge of advertising production process and media to include print, online and broadcast. Highly detailed oriented and organized with keen ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in very fast-paced environment. Strong communications skills both verbal and written. A passion for television and the media industry. Client service oriented with honed diplomacy skills, outgoing and strong personality. Ability to work independently, often under tight deadlines. Excellent time management skills with ability to be very flexible. Tenacious, with excellent follow up skills.