Account Director

Do you love rolling up your sleeves and tackling real business problems? Are you a business-savvy doer with a creative eye and a deep understanding of the digital ecosystem? Are you a builder who thrives on becoming a key player on a small, high-growth team? Then you might be exactly who we’re looking for.

As a Yakkety Yak Account Director, you will be responsible for client relationships, creating and executing effective brand strategies and marketing campaigns, assisting with campaign development, analyzing the effectiveness of each campaign and developing lead generation workflows for your clients. As the owner of your client portfolio, you will inspire confidence and act as trusted counsel to each of your clients. You will also work across our internal studios to represent the voice of the client and ensure that world-class project deliverables are delivered on time and on budget. And as a big thinker with the grit to get things done, you’re an all-around awesome human being who will play an integral part in our clients’ growth—and in the overall success of Yakkety Yak. 

We don’t have all the answers and we don’t expect you too, either. We do expect that you’ll show up ready to take initiative, self-educate, and have some fun along the way.

Job Description

What You’ll Do
  • Manage day-to-day client relationships within your portfolio
  • Earn the trust of both clients and internal teams through clear, crisp communication and a deep understanding of the needs from both sides
  • Lead regular client meetings and phone calls and maintain a high level of client visibility. Occasionally deliver executive boardroom presentations
  • Share client feedback to ensure internal cross-functional teams are delivering work aligned with the client’s objectives and expectations
  • Understand the ins and outs of your clients’ businesses to craft and execute smart, effective strategies
  • Own client budgets, delivery, resources and general problem-solving badassery
  • Oversee content development to ensure that all work product aligns with brand strategy and client goals
  • Manage in-house contributors (content strategists and designers) and freelance resources by assigning storylines and deadlines, providing editorial guidelines and requesting revisions when needed
  • Work with clients to define goals and corresponding KPIs, and communicate these to internal team
  • Identify and capitalize on upsell opportunities within your client portfolio

Job Requirements

What We’re Looking For In You
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (advanced degree a plus)
  • 7-10 years of client service experience (agency experience strongly preferred)
  • Healthcare industry experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with global campaign ideation and execution strongly preferred
  • Experience working across cross-functional teams to deliver world-class work
  • Experience formulating and presenting strategies to management teams and executives
  • An adept communicator at ease translating technical ideas to non-technical professionals
  • Decisive, tenacious self-starter who loves solving problems
  • Strong sense of ownership—when it comes to client deliverables, the buck stops with you
  • Proficient in all aspects of digital strategy and execution
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Creativity is a must, but taking deadlines seriously is essential, so you must be able to work under pressure.
  • Desire to take initiative, own the product, and work collaboratively with teammates across our studios.
Technical Skills
  • HubSpot Content Marketing Training (to be completed after starting)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, G Suite, and Keynote
  • Extensive knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest
  • Working knowledge of WordPress CMS
  • Working knowledge of Google Analytics and Google Ads
  • Eagerness to develop new guidelines to support the long-term growth of the organization.
  • Ability to confront hurdles with positivity and poise.

What You Will Love About Us

We believe in taking care of our team. Our market-leading benefits include:

  • Healthcare benefits, including medical, dental, vision–and pet insurance! Staying happy and healthy is a top priority.
  • Unlimited PTO. We work hard and deliver for our clients, but we also have families and lives outside the office.
  • Roth IRA account with 3% match after 12 months. We’re planning for our futures.
  • Market-leading parental leave policy. Who says you can’t grow your family while growing an agency.
  • Competitive compensation. We’re looking for top talent.
  • Loft-style office in West Loop Gate. Steps from Union Station, multiple CTA stops, and all that West Loop has to offer.

About Yakkety Yak

Yakkety Yak is a full-service digital agency in growth mode. We believe in making it easier for small business owners to connect with their ideal customers through creative, high-impact digital marketing. We are meticulous about our work, driven to excel, always reaching for new ideas, and professional in our approach. Curious, motivated, and inspired, we are building an environment where we can thrive together.

Yakkety Yak is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Yakkety Yak recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

To Apply:

  • Upload a copy of your resume
  • Include a cover letter outlining 5 reasons why you are a good fit for our team

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