Account Director
at J. Walter Thompson Atlanta


At J. Walter Thompson we create pioneering solutions that build enduring brands and business. We have been connecting brands with consumers and creating engaging stories that shift behavior for over 150 years. We currently have over 200 offices in 90 countries that contain 10,000 of the brightest minds in the business. We owe our growing success to the adoption of a set of simple principles we refer to as the 4 C's: curiosity, collaboration, capability and courage. It is the embodiment of these traits that makes J. Walter Thompson unique. It is also what we look for in potential new hires.

J. Walter Thompson Atlanta is seeking an Account Director.


• Sets and implements long- and short-term objectives and strategies for the


• Plays a key role in generating actionable insights, communication ideas, and

business-building ideas

• Identifies, expands and sells 'big ideas' internally and to the client

• Drives and activates integrates thinking and communication solutions across the

Agency team

• Evaluates and effectively positions creative efforts based on ability to achieve

business and communication objectives

• Can build a case of the business contribution the creative idea will have

• Creates a positive, collaborative, protective environment that ensures everyone

on the team is well-equipped and motivated to create great work

• Sets the rights kinds of conditions for the client to buy better work, before, during

and after the presentations

• Demonstrates sound knowledge of off-line and on-line communications and the

changing media landscape

• Reviews and evaluates in-market communication initiatives

• Assumes final accountability for all day-to-day projects

• Develops and manages annual work plans and fees

• Educates clients about Agency capabilities and acts as Agency Ambassador

• Develops, trains and mentors ASs and AEs, identifying and supporting career


• Acts as a respected and inspirational mentor across the integrated team,

managing workloads while providing opportunity for learning and development, and

creative a fertile creative environment where great ideas can grow

• Is a trusted, respected partner to clients

• Volunteers for and supports New Business efforts

Must Have:

• BA degree

• 8+ years agency, communications or marketing experience or translatable field

• Experience managing 2+ direct reports

• Proven communicator and presenter

• Expertise in developing and implementing cross-channel advertising a plus

• Ability to work in fast-paced, dynamic environment

• A good sense of humor and maturity

• Interests outside of advertising

Must Be:

• A leader

• A team player

• Passionate about the industry, our Agency and their career

• Courage to imagine new ideas and the passion to make them come to life

• Actively engaged in new media landscapes

• Confident and polished in presentation of self and work

• Encouraging of dialogue and debate

• Entrepreneurial and a problem solver

• Creative and conceptual

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