Account Director

  • Los Angeles, CA, New Jersey, New York, NY
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  • Job ID #10139


A top media planning and buying agency specializing in the youth and parenting markets is seeking an Account Director to join our experienced team!

The Account Director works closely with clients, direct reports, and executives, as well as members of the social, creative, and paid media teams to deliver meaningful and impactful PR and marketing results for our clients. Our clients are in the business of entertainment and play, and we take pride in bringing that sense of fun and excitement to everything we do.

We value a creative and collaborative team environment and strive to help team members learn, grow and do great things together. We recognize and reward hard work and achievement, regularly offering advancement opportunities and promotions. We offer full benefits, Summer Fridays, social activities, professional development opportunities, occasional travel, and much more.


  • Lead and execute innovative Social, Influencer, Marketing, and PR plans for clients that deliver innovative, big ideas and campaigns driving brand awareness, brand engagement, and overall brand affinity
  • Client management – understanding client needs, managing expectations, and keeping the client informed on strategy and progress
  • With the support of associates, the Account Director is a hands-on role expected to actively work on planning, pitching and day-to-day marketing activity required to successfully deliver on client objectives.
  • Ongoing media relations and influencer marketing strategy, management, and execution; focused primarily on the US market.
  • Oversee social media channels, content, and community for key client brands with the support of social and creative staff
  • Help align integrated marketing plans amongst PR, social, digital, and creative team members to help deliver impactful results for clients across tactics and channels
  • Budgeting
  • Researching industry topic trends and competitive analysis to stay informed, relevant, and able to bring fresh ideas and thinking to planning
  • Monthly campaign reporting and expected to lead weekly project management with the client and team
  • Other duties as required
  • This position while based out of New Jersey has the ability to accommodate remote or hybrid work options


  • The ideal candidate will have experience and/or passion for the youth vertical, including kids, moms, toys, and/or the entertainment vertical
  • Experience leading and managing people toward key KPI’s and Brand Objectives
  • Experience in Social Media/Marketing and PR; agency experience is preferred but not required if the candidate is on the client side of the business
  • Experience in a management role
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional client management skills
  • Ability to managing multiple client projects at one time
  • Able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent time management, organizational, analytical, and logistical support skills
  • Ability to self-manage workload and the motivation to grow with evolving job criteria and challenges



    Required Notification:  Certain states require that job postings indicate a minimum and maximum base salary in an effort to not discriminate – a very worthwhile purpose that Media Recruiting Group supports. MRG’s practices are and have always been non-discriminatory, and jobs are open to all candidates with respect to race, color, religion, national origin, military status, sexual orientation, sex/gender, age, national origin, disability, etc.  That said, companies require that we supply them with candidates with very specific experience, and the commensurate compensation for every job varies.  It is a function of a person’s years of experience, type of experience, skills, knowledge of certain computer programs, etc.  And every job may have a unique requirement.  And every job could come in higher or lower than the range we are given.   We do not control the upper and lower ranges for our clients, so we make a best efforts attempt to include information requested by said states.  In the case of sales people, most time it is also a function of their contacts.  If the job is an analyst, analytical skills and experience matter.  Etc.  This makes stating a reasonable minimum and maximum challenging absent all of this information about a given candidate.  Companies also have other elements of compensation, including but not limited to, commission, bonus, equity, profit sharing, varying levels of healthcare coverage and how much a person would have to contribute to the premium, various perks like continuing education, commuter reimbursement, phone reimbursement, etc. – not included in “salary” as the law states.  Thus, know that anything we note in a salary range does NOT include such other compensation elements.  And, as recruiters, we don’t know what all of those elements are, as we are recruiting for a company, not for ourselves, and they do not brief us as to each benefit.  We are a 3rd party and can only estimate to the best of our knowledge, and thus offer the minimum and maximum salary MRG in good faith believes at the time of the posting the client is willing to pay for the advertised job.

    Qualified by all of the above, for this job with requisite/required  years of the required experience and skills, the minimum and maximum salary is approximated at $100k and $110k respectfully, exclusive of commission, bonus, equity, profit sharing, any element of healthcare coverage, any reference to how much a person would have to contribute to the premium of a healthcare plan, any perks, or other forms of compensation.  Fewer years of experience could bring the base salary lower, and more experience could bring the base salary higher, if the company is willing to increase their salary bands.