Account Director

Chicago, IL | Freelance | Job ID #41700 |
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Our client is looking for an experienced account director to join their team. In this role, you will have responsibility for prospecting and new business development, as well as working closely with clients to support and oversee all day-to-day activities. This will involve developing strong relationships that lead to new business as well as managing integrated plans including broadcast and digital solutions, and events and outdoor marketing.

You must have experience building partnerships and collaborating with clients to solve problems. The ability to maximize every aspect of the account relationship is key. We’re looking for a motivated, smart person to join the team, apply now.

Skill Set:

  • Ability to uncover and identify new business opportunities
  • Project management and relationship building skills
  • Experience with marketing, event management, media and interactive solutions
  • Strategic thinking skills and ability to work directly with clients and other stakeholders and focus on bringing in new business
  • An understanding of current and emerging marketing and advertising trends
  • Providing strategic support to communications and media relations


  • At least 3 years of experience at an advertising agency or in public relations
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred in marketing or sales-related major)
  • Up-to-date resume with references
  • Experience in related industries is preferred


  • 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.
  • 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.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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