Assistant Account Executive (Part-Time, Temporary)

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Client Services

Location: Atlanta, GA, United States

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Who we are looking for:

Wunderman Thompson is seeking a remote Assistant Account Executive for an ongoing freelance contract through the end of the year to support a larger field account management team’s initiatives for our largest client in the government sector. The Assistant Account Executive performs a crucial support role on the team and should be flexible, proactive, responsive and organized. You will establish excellent working relationships and learn about our industry by asking questions, seeking new experiences, and subsequently building your knowledge base.

**This is a remote, paid contract opportunity through the end of the year with either part-time or full-time hours. This role would be perfect for a current student looking to gain agency experience their fall semester in combination with their weekly course load.**

What you’ll do:

  • Learn and develop | In supporting a national team of field representatives, you will develop clear, accurate, and timely reports assessing current COVID trends in local markets, mitigation strategies, and vendor requirements to safely and successfully activate live events.
  • Own communications | Proactively reach out to Account Supervisors and Account Executives to pull performance data, create and assemble reports, and manage necessary follow-ups with other agency departments, WPP partner agencies, and vendors.
  • Prioritize | Drive the account’s logistical planning, preparation, and execution of client meetings in the agency. Work closely with the broader Facilities, IT, A/V and administrative team to ensure a seamless client experience.

Who you are:

  • Eager | Whether you're just starting out in your career, or a year or two into agency life, this role is best suited to someone who is ready and willing to learn. Enthusiasm and strong listening skills are appreciated. 
  • Collaborative | Anticipates and supports the activities of other members of the team. Manages the expectation of colleagues when completing tasks, keeps them up to date on progress, and advises if there is a delay while also facilitating a solution for the situation.
  • Detail-oriented | Has an eye for the details; checks and double checks any work, especially final deliverables for perfect accuracy. Rigorously applies Client corporate identity and brand guidelines to all materials. Ensures all creative work is reviewed by the legal team prior to being presented.
  • Ego-less | We all wear the hats that need wearing- it’s a mentality that makes the team successful.

What you’ll need:

  • Minimum of 1 years of advertising agency experience, or relevant internships  
  • Excellent communication skills including both verbal and written
  • A go-getter attitude – no task is too small
  • Multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong problem-solving skills 
  • Time management skills 

Wunderman Thompson is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or other protected group status. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

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