Contingency and Retained Executive Search for Sales, Marketing & eCommerce
Job Title:

Account Director • Paid Social Marketing


$85,000-$120,000 Up to $120K Based On Experience

Reports To:


Job Description:


As the Account Director, you’ll be responsible for all day-to-day paid social operations and be the main point of contact for paid social. This role offers vast exposure within one of the largest groups of global digital agencies with a focus on activation for growing top tier existing business along with new business opportunities.  You’ll provide strategic direction and leadership within the digital group to deliver the most effective and innovative communications plans, oversee seamless transition to the Search and Social teams and manage the career paths of supporting social staff within the digital department.





  • Plan Development and Migration
    • Formulate paid social strategy for client businesses and ensure that recommendations and decisions are consistent with client’s objectives and strategies
    • Assume lead role in integration of client’s social efforts and demonstrate full understanding of client’s businesses as basis for all future work
    • Evaluate / approve recommendations and presentations before sending to client
    • Present innovative, business building social recommendations within the digital realm
    • Assume ultimate responsibility for all implemented programs
    • Review accounts to ensure that they are operating profitably and efficiently
    • Continually seek innovative and breakthrough ideas, approaches and solutions
    • Set client expectations for deadlines, deliverables, and ad hoc requests
    • Educate internal teams and clients on the role of social media
    • Oversee the seamless transition of Paid Social campaigns to Agency staffed teams after initial onboarding and launch
    • Work closely with Head of Practice and Group Director Search and Social to prioritize team resource for maximum impact across clients
  • Team Management and Leadership
    • Lead Associate(s) and/or Manager(s) in thinking strategically about paid social’s role within the media mix and help teams define tactical game plans to set social strategies and developing media plans to address client needs
    • Delegate work effectively so as to not only teach direct reports, but to also deliver seamless work to client
    • Guide and counsel Associate(s) and/or Managers(s) on day-to-day activities
    • Train Manager(s) in paid social and marketing disciplines as well as the specifics of the client’s business and industry
    • Facilitate the development and documentation of process and best practices for improving operational efficiencies within the team and the group
    • Manage group dynamics between Associate(s) and/or Manager(s)
    • Accurately, objectively and constructively evaluate performance of Associate(s) and/or Manager(s) via talent development process
    • Foster an environment which encourages intelligent risk taking, innovation and creativity
    • Monitor quality control on daily workflow and that all processes are followed including training and budget management
    • Keep abreast of current events, media trends and any target market industry trends that impact the paid social channel
    • Get involved in financial aspects of the account budget, staffing, projections, etc.
    • Assist in interviewing, hiring, training, mentoring, developing, and evaluating team members
  • Account Management
    • Provide stewardship advising on all paid social matters that fall within scope of agency assignment
    • Maintain strong working relationships with both internal and external contacts
    • Keep senior management apprised of key client opportunities, potential risks and other key nuances which affect the health of the business



Desired Skills:



  • 5 to 7 years of related media planning experience, with focus on team leadership and management
  • Bachelor’s degree required; concentration in advertising, marketing, business administration, and/or communications preferred
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent understanding of media fundamentals, including media math and communication goals
  • Demonstrate strong proficiency with systems/tools
  • Excellent quantitative skills, including analytical abilities and math proficiency
  • Demonstrate sharp, critical thinking and effective problem solving skills
  • Ability to work within and effectively manage a team, prioritizing and organizing multiple assignments for both self and team direct reports
  • Ability to handle conflict resolution situations between team members internal and external to our media
  • Ability to handle conflict situations at the client level working to defuse the issue and seek resolution to the client’s needs while maintaining GroupM Search and Social values
  • Ability to handle ambiguity in situations where not all the data is known but a decision is still required
  • Ability to provide and receive feedback with MRI (most respectful interpretation)
    • Adherence to tight deadlines while delivering flawless work
    • Detail-oriented, with clear and proven organizational skills
    • Financial rigor in delivering to defined budgets while using or overseeing use of self-serve tools
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Show ability in training and leadership capability
      • Exhibit passion through appropriate participation in team, agency, and industry initiatives
      • Demonstrate genuine curiosity and interest in our clients & their business
      • Digitally savvy, with specific proficiency at MS Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
      • Knowledge of bidded buying; proficiency with ads API partner strongly preferred (may include Kenshoo, Marin,, Unified, Social Code, SHIFT or similar)
We Offer:

Salary up to $120K depending on experience

Special Instructions:


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This job was filled on November 7, 2014
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