posted

30+ days ago

Location

Fort Worth, TX

Description

At Schaefer Ad Co., our goal as an agency is to make life better for our clients, our team, our community and ourselves. Our culture impacts every area of the agency and is rooted within every employee from the top down. Across each discipline, every person at the agency is encouraged to be their best selves — even the agency dog. That’s why Schaefer Ad Co. is more than just one person, a name on a building, or even just a place where people gather to work. It is a place that fosters community, where differences are admired, and out-of-the-box ideas are encouraged. Within these four walls is an environment that demands self- and team-growth via exposure to new things. This mindset is what drives our agency to be an empowering place to work that always strives to maintain a fun, engaging and collaborative environment. And don’t just take our word for it. Listen to MM&M or Fort Worth Magazine who named us a “Best Place to Work” in 2020.

We achieved those honors in part because, whether it is through our various Schaefer outings or our internal kitchen happy hours, at Schaefer individuality is celebrated at every opportunity. The result of this type of environment is a place that every employee is proud to call home. Because at Schaefer Ad Co. we are more than just merely coworkers, we are a family – and not the type that is simply united by blood, or are forced to spend the holiday together, but a group of people who genuinely trust, care about, and look out for each other. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity and exposes us to new ways to understand and engage with our work, identify problems, and to discover, create, and deliver results. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive working environment.

The Vision

Schaefer Advertising Co. is looking for a confident, competent Account Manager to join the account service team in our Attractions, Tourism and the Arts (ATA) group.

If you thrive being around people and working on a team, you love a fast-paced environment and your take-charge and upbeat attitude gets the job done and gets the job done right, then you are in the right place. Your primary responsibility will be to support key clients within the ATA group by effectively leading relationships and account initiatives. This team member will report to the Group Director who will directly mentor and be responsible for your training.

This role requires an individual with account service and project management experience within an advertising or marketing agency.


Responsibilities

  • Build and grow client relationships
  • Ownership of all related project management duties for all traditional media, digital media, website and marketing projects
  • Proven understanding of digital initiatives with ability to grow this acumen
  • Develop thorough and clear creative briefs
  • Be a proactive troubleshooter for both client and agency teams, anticipating opportunities and issues before they arise. Capable of preparing solutions, not just problems, to present to manager and clients.
  • Work closely with production team to accurately scope client projects and manage within approved budgets and timelines
  • Collaborate with agency digital team to develop integrated, strategic communications plans. Directly responsible for evaluation and recommendation of traditional media planning and buying.
  • Capable of leading strategic planning with assistance from Director and greater team
  • Develop management and talent development skills through the management of agency intern(s)
  • Serve as the agency hub, leading collaboration with creative, digital and production teams within the agency
  • Proactively build self-knowledge of the vertical, share industry expertise with both agency and clients
  • Develop and own select financial management responsibilities related to client work, such as retainer management, budget management, revenue forecasts

 

Qualifications/Skills

  • 3+ year experience working in an advertising agency environment on the account management team
  • Proven success in a fast-paced environment
  • 4-year degree in Marketing, Advertising or relevant field required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Superior writing, editing and proofing skills mandatory
    • AP Style knowledge a benefit
  • Ability and desire to take initiative and lead
  • Creative thought leader and self-starter, able to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Able to build and maintain strong client relationships
  • Experience in promoting clients in the tourism and/or attractions industries preferred, but not required
  • Traditional media planning and buying experience preferred, but not required

 

Benefits

  • 401k with 3% Employer Contribution
  • Very Generous Health, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability and Longterm Disability
  • Paternity Leave
  • Voluntary Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Personal Days, Generous Holiday Schedule
  • Profit Sharing

 

What’s Next? If this opportunity and more importantly, Schaefer Advertising, feels like the right fit for you please submit your resume and cover letter here. All applicants will be contacted by our team with a follow up response. Our hiring process is rigorous, so expect a deep dive into not only what you know but who you are, all designed to ensure that we make the best hiring decisions for you and us.

 

Schaefer Advertising Co Talent Philosophy

Performance: 

Every job in the world comes with a certain set of expectations. But at Schaefer, we set the bar unapologetically high. Exceeding expectations is a great place to start. Every job matters, and whether it's behind the scenes or in front of our clients, performing each task with excellence is what sets us apart.

Behavior: 

Every Schaefer employee is responsible for positively contributing to the length and breadth of our culture. We have a responsibility to each other and to our clients, so we will be

our best, healthiest selves. That doesn't mean we're all the same; we're a diverse collection of personalities, preferences, tastes and talents. We will be patient. We will be kind. We will be respectful and compassionate. We will put others first. We will always tackle conflict with respect.

Differentiation:

Good work is expected. Great work is rewarded. We all play a role in advancing this company forward, and each person’s path will be clearly defined based on their responsibilities, performance, capacity to grow and drive to learn. We invest and reward employees who consistently demonstrate a drive for company and personal growth.

Transparency:

We will provide a clear path for all employees through training and experiences to develop the skills and characteristics needed for advancement. We value transparency in the form of open and honest dialogue across every position in the company.  We want to understand your career aspirations – and we will be transparent with you as that relates to your opportunity for growth and advancement. 

Accountability:

No one's perfect. And no one's an island. If we're going to meet our high standards and lofty goals for growth and achievement, we all need accountability. To us, this isn't a looking down but a coming alongside of one another as we all pursue excellence. You have a responsibility to yourself and to the agency to do what you say you are going to do, when you said you were going to do it.  And help hold others accountable to doing the same.