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Account Director (Consumer Public Relations)
@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.
We’re currently hiring for an Account Director in our Chicago office.
As an Account Director, you will:
- Provide strategic Counsel to senior clients across multiple projects for high profile CPG brands
- Build strong, trusted client relationships through understanding of their business and business challenges
- Lead account teams to develop and execute campaigns while delegating workload and overseeing quality of ideas, execution and client service
- Collaborate with internal partners outside of the client impact team, including but not limited to creative, strategy, media, social media and analytics; use understanding of clients’ business to determine the right people and skillsets to creatively solve problems
- Be an active and collaborative member of the client’s integrated agency team, providing strategic counsel and building upon ideas from other agencies
- Show tenacious problem-solving skills and a curiosity for what’s possible from a creative and media relations standpoint always thinking of new ways to break through while meeting client’s marketing challenges
- Demonstrate an ability to identify and evaluate news and pop culture trends that impact our clients’ business
- Grow current account business and develop new business for the agency
- Be a cultural contributor
- Adapt to ever-changing workload priorities and a changing media and consumer landscape
As an Account Director, you will have:
- A bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, public relations or communications
- 8+ years of relevant work experience (must include experience in a PR Agency; may also include communications/marketing team or working as a journalist at a media entity)
- Experience leading PR strategy for iconic CPG or Food and Beverage brands
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
- Leadership instincts and the ability to identify and elevate great work from junior team members
- Conflict management skills
- Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team and collaborate regularly with team members at all levels
- Ability to oversee and manage third-party partners, from talent to event vendors
- Ability to travel as required
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
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Chicago, IL (IL14)