Sage Communications

Account Executive
Position Location: 
McLean, VA
Position Type: 
Full-time
Position Reports To: 
Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor
Position Description: 

Located in the greater Washington D.C. metro area, Sage Communications is a full-service marketing communications and public relations agency that provides a unique fusion of public relations, advertising, marketing, branding, social media, interactive, and event management services. Our clients range from startups to Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, government agencies, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, professional associations, and consumer-oriented organizations.

Sage is looking for a detail-oriented account executive to work in our marketing division. This candidate will report to the senior account executive and account supervisor.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides day-to-day support/services to assigned clients
  • Deliver quality materials on time and on budget
  • Move a project forward to completion after the scope has been defined and approved
  • Partner with other departments within the company from the beginning to start the project off correctly
  • Manage your client’s budget and billing
  • Assist Account Leads with all aspects of a campaign both internally and with the client
  • Facilitate status calls and client meetings as needed
  • Act as a liaison between all departments within the company and the client to ensure the completion of projects
  • Joins forces with senior members of the team to assess tactical and strategic aspects of the account – figuring out what’s best for each client
  • Create statements of work for new projects with existing clients, or for new prospective clients
  • Become familiar with products, and tactical elements of a marketing plan and how they are used.
  • Become an expert on your client’s product, industry, solution, messaging, brand, objectives, competitors, etc.
  • Make all arrangements for internal team meetings and client meetings, including ordering and setting up refreshments, booking conference rooms, etc.
  • Review all work orders, revisions, estimates for accuracy and completeness before delivering them to the client
  • Prepare timelines in conjunction with the creative team and traffic; understand and support traffic system

TASKS:

  • Manage all day-to-day client relations, projects, and expectations
  • Build a strong and trusting relationship with your clients
  • Develop creative briefs for project kickoff
  • Create realistic timelines and budgets for new projects
  • Guide creative development to ensure consistency in all communications
  • Update weekly status reports
  • Open jobs, complete change requests
  • Request production estimates from vendors when applicable
  • Review and proof all files for accuracy before sending to clients
  • Understand your client’s needs based on their company goals
  • Think strategically and deliver great work!

GROWTH PATH:
Increased responsibilities as the Agency and its affiliates continue to grow. As a general guide, Account Executives will be trained and developed to become Senior Account Executives.

OBJECTIVE:
Assist account team in the daily servicing of their clients and support other agency activities on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 3-5 years of account service experience or related field experience such as sales or marketing; agency experience is a plus
  • A positive attitude, flexibility, and the ability to concoct creative solutions
  • Work well with others – but can run a project independently as well
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organizational, time and self-management skills
  • Detail oriented, with proven follow-through skills
  • Strong sense of ambition to take the first step
  • Ability to work under pressure on multiple projects/assignments at one time
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Other: 

No phone calls please.

Sage Communications is a “drug-free” workplace.

Sage Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer and therefore provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Sage Communications expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

How To Apply: 

Interested candidates email aejob@aboutsage.com.

Company: 
Sage Communications

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