Are you ready to build a foundation for your career in advertising, business or marketing?
The Townsend Group, a subsidiary of SmithBucklin, is looking for an Account Associate to join the team in Washington D.C. The Townsend Group specializes in national advertising, sponsorship and exhibit sales for associations. This is an exciting and challenging position for a high-energy, detail-oriented individual with a keen interest in digital media, print media and in person events. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a group of media professionals who use imagination, solid experience, a winning attitude and a competitive spirit to exceed client expectations.
What You Will Do
Manage new and existing client databases and contracts
Maintain regular communication with advertisers regarding upcoming deadlines and ad material collection
Execute preflight processes and maintain detailed production reports
Participate in client meetings and attend conferences and tradeshows on an as-needed basis
Assist with various promotional efforts, to include writing and other marketing tactics; track responses to promotions and report leads to National Sales Managers
Prospect new advertisers and/or clients
Monitor general site statistics for clients’ websites and digital products (e.g., enewsletters, eblasts and webinars) using Google Analytics or similar software
Partner with the sales team, association and production teams to improve campaign performance based on client goal
Maintain and submit various client reports
This Role Might Be for You If…
You have an interest in new digital media and technologies
You have a positive, upbeat attitude and a high degree of energy
You have a demonstrated willingness to take on new and challenging projects
You possess an intense attention to detail and accuracy
You exhibit the ability to work autonomously and manage own projects
You have the ability to communicate ideas effectively
You have the ability to travel up to 10%
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university
0-2 year of relevant professional experience
Experience in publishing, advertising or similar industries
Experience with design programs, such as Photoshop and InDesign is a plus
Ad trafficking experience with a major commercial ad serving platform, such as DFP, Atlas, Smart, is a plus
Experience with CRM systems is a plus
Experience with HTML is a plus
Familiarity with Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) standards and best practices is a plus
Skill and experience using Microsoft Excel
Proficiency with basic computer programming, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Where Do You Fit?
Whether you are just beginning your career or are a mid- or senior-level professional, working at SmithBucklin will offer you countless opportunities to develop transferrable skills, acquire meaningful knowledge and gain rich experiences at an accelerated pace. By working collaboratively with smart, ambitious, multi-talented, genuine and hardworking colleagues, you will build meaningful, deep and enduring relationships that will serve you well throughout your career, regardless of your chosen path. In addition, as a 100 percent employee-owned company, SmithBucklin offers all of our people – regardless of position or compensation – an equal chance to experience the fulfillment and reap the benefits of ownership. As owners, our employees control the destiny of SmithBucklin and are unified in the goal of building a great, enduring company.
Equal Employment Opportunity
At SmithBucklin, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.
Internal Number: 837
SmithBucklin is the world’s largest association management and professional services company. Founded in 1949, the company provides full-service management and outsourcing services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups, corporations, government institutes/agencies and other nonprofit organizations. SmithBucklin’s mission is to drive growth for its client organizations and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin offices are located in Chicago, Washington, D.C., St. Louis and St. Paul, Minn. and the SmithBucklin + MCI Worldwide Partnership provides client organizations with seamless association and event management services from more than 40 offices throughout the world. The company is 100 percent employee owned.