Account Executive

San Francisco, California, United States | Full-time

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Who We Are

Mekanism is an award-winning, independent, full-service advertising agency made up of creative entrepreneurs. With offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Seattle, we serve as collaborative business partners with some of the world’s best brands, including Ben & Jerry’s, HBO, MillerCoors, Peloton, Facebook, Charles Schwab and Alaska Airlines. Our creative approach to brand building is best described as “The Soul & Science of Storytelling”: Communicating a brand’s purpose with ideas informed by data and rooted in human truths.

Mekanism has been named to Ad Age’s “Agency A List” and twice to their “Best Places to Work”. We have also been listed on Creativity’s “The Creative 50” and have been recognized by Effie as one of the “Most Effective Independent Agencies”. We have been profiled by The New York Times, Fast Company and ABC’s Nightline. Mekanism’s campaigns have been covered and studied by Harvard Business School. 

We take great pride in making unconventional campaigns for brands in conventional categories.  Our patented blend of storytelling for emerging media takes a small army of Mekanistas to pull off.  What is a Mekanista you ask? Being a Mekanista requires a rare combination of being a strange, wonderful and talented person who enjoys coffee, ping-pong and impromptu rooftop jam and workout sessions.  We are smart, strange, wonderful folks that brave our contentious and often spirited brainstorming sessions to make advertising magic.

 

The Brand Manager

The Brand Management Department is made up of creative-minded brand leaders.  

The Mekanism Brand Manager is a self-assured, collaborative, proactive, creative-oriented, problem-solver who lives for creative and is a trusted leader on any brand. We are on the front lines of managing and sustaining current agency relationships and projects, so having the ability to manage multiple balls in the air is a must.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Creative Development
    • Able to own and manage particular elements of a modern integrated campaign (social, digital, partnerships, print/OOH, radio, and video/TV) from start to finish, partnering daily with creatives and ensuring work aligns with Client’s business objectives and timelines. 
    • Partner with Project Management and Brand Director to develop and maintain all project timelines
    • Able to own and run effective internal meetings from beginning to end.
    • Understands the Media landscape
    • Able to think and execute strategic vision and collaborate with strategists.
    • Can overcome challenges with difficult clients or have the ability to push back and/or prioritize work both internally and externally.
    • Able to manage different clients and their needs in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Production Oversight
    • Partner with entire internal team (including production, project management, and brand management) to drive small-medium sized productions. 
      • Includes owning key client approvals, budget and schedule mgmt.
    • Able to manage multiple agency partners 
  • Support Financial Organization & Budgets 
    • Manage and collate financial reports in partnership with Finance for key clients.
    • Management and tracking of Client budgets and scope. 
    • Request and manage all job numbers for respective accounts.
    • The Brand Manager is expected to own the detail of all things.  
  • Account Administration 
    • Organize meetings and calls internally and externally, to include agenda beforehand and recap within 24 business hours. 
    • Manage client and internal status reports. 
    • Arrange travel for agency meetings. 
    • Help lead competitive analysis decks and keep the team updated with relevant category information.
    • Provide administrative support for the team as needed.  
    • Learn to use all creative, presentation, and other programs currently in use by Mekanism

Qualifications: 

  • A passion for problem solving, creativity and brands. We hope you get excited by words like “strategy”, “innovation”, “nimble”, and “Mekanism.”
  • Project management skills to drive multiple high-profile projects at once. 
  • 2-3 years of experience at an advertising agency. 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.