Brains on Fire is looking for a qualified Account Executive to join our LA team. Must be flexible, organized and able to hold your own in our fast-paced, fun, friendly, client-focused environment. Our ideal AE will have five years of agency or brand-side experience, as well as experience managing interactive projects. A go-getter mentality with a DIY spirit is a plus for this role. We hire for life and love, and are looking for our perfect match for compatibility vs. an immediate project need.
As a Brains on Fire AE, you’ll collaborate with our creative team, nurture client relationships, all while keeping work flowing and the agency running like a well-oiled machine. We could never list all the things our amazing AEs do, but here are a few of their key duties and responsibilities:
Learn all aspects of Client business
Understand goals and objectives
Build relationships with relevant contacts
Research industry/market and the competitive landscape
Project manage internal team
Work with your creative and strategic team to drive project development and problem solving
Coordinate internal resources needed and develop workback plans to keep team on-target
Input/monitor all task progress in Asana and ensure ongoing compliance with project scope
Manage client relations
Serve as the front person for all client-facing interactions: meetings, emails, status reports, recaps, agendas, etc.
Own and distribute all information including plans and proposals, scheduling, costs, and timelines to the Client and the internal team
Monitor billing and other things financial
Track billing schedules, outside costs, purchase orders, invoices and estimates.
OUR IDEAL TEAM MEMBER WILL ALSO…
Be a good person. We like talented people. We hire talented, awesome people.
Thrive in a collaborative environment. Be confident in your skills, but able and willing to check your ego at the door.
Don’t be an asshole. (We are zero tolerance when it comes to contemptuous personalities and people!)
Be able to build and maintain positive, productive relationships with clients and the internal Brains on Fire team. We’re in the people business. We believe building positive internal and external relationships makes us better employees, a stronger agency and happier people all around.
Demonstrate intelligent thinking, strong organizational skills and an eye for detail and accuracy.
Be self-motivated, detail-oriented and able to handle multiple projects with competing deadlines. We’re a tight crew with a hefty client load. We can guarantee you’ll never be bored here, but you will need to know how to keep multiple plates spinning at the same time with a smile and a positive attitude.
Have a good understanding of professional printing practices and standards. Details matter. It’s as simple as that.
Continue to research, learn and share new practices that contribute to the betterment of our company and staff.
Understand how the web works and how our clients can utilize our web services to create more remarkable experiences for their end users.