Account Director, Entertainment

Los Angeles, California | Freelance | Job ID #56545 |
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Onward Search is on the hunt for an Account Director to join the team of a creative marketing agency for a temp assignment, with the possibility to convert. The ideal candidate has deep experience working with entertainment properties from industries like TV networks, film studios, and streaming properties. You will report to the VP of Accounts and will be helping with a large entertainment account.


  • Drive both strategic and tactical thinking for technical, business, and operational initiatives across client organizations
  • Collaborate with account stakeholders to effectively develop & negotiate project scopes of work (SOWs), timelines, and pricing
  • Work with leadership on new business opportunities, including expanding current accounts, pitching, and presenting agency capabilities
  • Present examples of innovative programs and trends that aim to inspire both the internal team and clients
  • Lead and develop an integrated account team (3+ people) through performance management and consistent feedback
  • Navigate client concerns with poise and work to resolve them with the appropriate agency leadership
  • Lead the account team on SOW development and execution
  • Collaborate and drive work across Strategy, Social, Creative, Experiential, and PR & Influencers to ensure client deadlines are met across accounts
  • Foster a collaborative working environment
  • Stay up-to-date on entertainment industry trends & upcoming slates, identifying new opportunities for the agency and immersing yourself externally throughout the industry


  • 6-10 years of experience in Account Management - could include brand management and account sales & consulting in an agency setting - with a mix of digital, traditional, PR, influencers, and experiential
  • Must have experience working in the entertainment industry or with entertainment clients, TV or film preferred
  • Experience in crisis management across all client levels
  • Persuasive, with strong presentation skills, able to command senior-level clients and large groups of people
  • Strong writing skills with prior experience writing SOWs
  • A mix of both agency and client-side experience is preferred

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Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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