Hey! Yeah, you! The AOR account person who landed on this listing and was about to bounce off because you think we’re a video production company. “Production?” You thought. “They don’t have client service teams." Here’s the thing: We do. We’re not like a regular video production company. We’re a cool… wait, no, that’s Mean Girls. Back to us. We’re a creative agency that happens to specialize in video. And we want YOU to join our growing client service department.
Here at Guy Bauer, we're committed to making sure not only is our work awesome, but our clients' experiences are as well. To that end, we’re looking for an Account Executive to join our team. Since this is a new role at a smaller agency, you will have the opportunity to be more than a run-of-the-mill account person. You’d be joining an environment that thrives on experimenting and taking action rather than just talking about it. (We’d rather talk about movies anyway.)
We're looking for someone who can manage multiple projects at the same time and not miss a beat; someone ready to join an awesome team and grow both personally and professionally. The devil’s in the details with this position and time management skills are of the utmost importance.
As an Account Executive, you bring the team together to create something out of nothing, making ideas come to life. The ideal candidate is a great communicator, a champion of good creative and has a drive to support both clients and creative throughout a project. You should be known as a master of doing more with less; delivering value to the client while keeping our internal team motivated.
Your responsibilities will include:
Maintaining and growing relationships with new and existing clients
Being available — this doesn't mean you need to answer emails at 1am, but the production world often extends before/after the 9-5 workday
Managing large and small projects from start to finish
Working with the account team to develop best practices to elevate our client experience company-wide
Qualifications and Skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to empathize with clients, while also balancing the needs of our internal team
Being a proactive and creative problem-solver, always striving to help find solutions, not just point out challenges
Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines and/or budgets
Ability to work with the creative team to drive pitches is mandatory
Understanding of commercial video workflows and processes a plus
Experience on a broadcast or video content account, on-set experience is a plus
2+ years account management or new business team experience; preferably in an ad/creative agency setting
Benefits and Perks
Medical, Dental, Vision insurance. We pay 50% of the premiums
401(k) plan with 4% company match (vests immediately)
Unlimited vacation/sick days under our "Freedom and Responsibility" policy
Opportunity to earn up to 20% of your salary in bonus every year
Commuter benefits card
$1,400 learning stipend every year
Guy Bauer is a full-service creative video agency located in Chicago, IL. We specialize in authentic storytelling that makes our clients' businesses grow, doing everything from writing strategic creative through post-production and finishing.