Overview

Vice Media is seeking an Account Director in our Los Angeles office to oversee client-facing programs from concept to execution.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

– Responsible for senior to mid-level leadership/guidance to projects that are managed by Project Managers and Account Managers
– Ensures clear, ongoing communication regarding the client and brand strategy, strategic insights pertaining to the client’s business/industry, trends, initiatives, issues and competitive intelligence
– Provides thought leadership to help guide clients in the branded content, media and marketing space
– Sells and presents work in conjunction with discipline leads on high profile projects
– Responsible for progress of revenue and profit contribution to budget forecast for their projects
– Deep understanding of the client’s business, their needs, expectations, and requirements, and functions as a true business/marketing partner
– Ultimate point of accountability with clients
– Owns senior level client relationships and works to contribute strategic value beyond day-to-day operation
– Ensures account(s) are running smoothly and efficiently both internally with the team and externally with the client

QUALIFICATIONS

– Bachelor’s degree required
– 5-10 years of related industry experience, preferably consulting, digital, video production, agency or direct marketing experience
– 5+ years of demonstrated track record of developing senior level client relationships – strong client references are necessary
– Experience managing teams of 5+ people and larger cross-discipline teams 30+
– Ability to lead a team effectively and provide direction to other members on the team with track record of leadership, coaching and mentoring abilities
– Strong knowledge or experience in marketing and advertising, with particular emphasis in content/digital strategy, technology, and new/emerging trends
– A good understanding of project management and delivery of interactive and offline communication initiatives and strategic brand management initiatives
– Possesses strong knowledge of contract interpretation and negotiation
– Ability to collaborate effectively at all levels and functions beyond accounts
– Ability to handle a heavy workload in a fast-paced environment
– Creative thinking and analytical problem solving
– Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

About VICE

VICE is a global media channel focusing on investigative journalism and enlightening videos about everything from world news, travel, art, drugs, politics, sports, fashion, sex, and super cute animals.

 

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