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Associate Account Director, Integrated Communications
ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference.
@ 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 Associate Account Director.
As an Associate Account Director, you will:
Serve as main day-to-day client contact across multiple projects for high profile CPG brands
Build strong, trusted client relationships through understanding of their business and business challenges
Provide strategic guidance to clients and teams, including anticipating and addressing opportunities and challenges and bringing forward solutions on a proactive and as-needed basis
Manage and motivate teams, delegating workload while 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
Set and execute earned media and influencer relations strategies, including leading or contributing to brainstorms, developing plans, developing media materials, measurement and being accountable for results
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
Be a cultural contributor
Adapt to ever-changing workload priorities and a changing media and consumer landscape
As an Associate Account Director, you will have:
A bachelor degree, preferably in journalism, public relations or communications
7+ years of experience or relevant work experience at a PR Agency, communications/marketing team or working as a journalist at a media entity
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.
We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.
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Chicago, IL (IL14)