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Account Executive

Account Executive

The Account Executive (Brand Arsonist) position is responsible for development and implementing brand and marketing strategy for a multitude of business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients as well as acquisition of new clients seeking strategic brand and marketing services.

This is a full time position that is based in Le Claire, Iowa, with an option for a hybrid work setting.

Responsibilities

  • Develops strategic brand and marketing plans and is primarily responsible for executing the marketing plan.
  • Provides direction to design and writing teams, reviews and approves creative/production materials, copy, layouts and production art, and coordinates client approvals.
  • Directs social teams within the agency to provide oversight of content for print, digital and social platforms.
  • Works with interactive/web teams within the agency to support web site development.
  • Manages client ROI and is accountable for performance measurement derived from client planning.
  • Provides clear direction to the traffic team within the agency to assure excellence in project management.
  • Proofreads copy, artwork, agency and printers’ proofs as requested; sees that all work completes the standard agency approval process before being reviewed by clients or turned over to suppliers.
  • Proactively seeks new client relationships and prepares client proposals and pitches.
  • Prepares project estimates as well as is accountable for forecasting and billing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • At least 10 or more years of previous work experience, preferably at an agency.
  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in the field of communication, marketing or business
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to drive and have reliable transportation

Agency description

MindFire Communications is a full-service award-winning marketing agency offering brand development, research, creative development, web and interactive development, public relations, and media planning and buying. We have offices in Le Claire and Cedar Rapids.

We’re experts at lighting a fire of brand loyalty in the minds of consumers with smart, creative, research-based communications.

For more information about what we do, please view examples of our work.

Benefits

  • Generous paid time off (PTO)
  • Flexible schedules
  • MindFire Volunteer Department – Paid time off to volunteer for a non-profit of your choice
  • At least 11 paid holidays, including MindFire Day, which is the Friday before Labor Day (who doesn’t love a 4-day weekend?!?)
  • Casual dress code
  • Generous company contribution for health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Company paid short-term disability insurance
  • 401k plan with immediate company match

Inclusive work environment

At MindFire, we believe that diverse thoughts, ideas and people lead to better marketing solutions. That’s why we are so passionate about ensuring people of differing genders, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, sexual orientation and faiths feel safe at MindFire. We encourage everyone to bring their authentic self to work.

We deliver on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program by:

  • Facilitating training that provides listening and learning opportunities for our team.
  • Fostering a workplace culture where diverse perspectives are valued and respected.
  • Identifying opportunities to build and nurture the new generation of talent in our community – for example: our Light the Spark scholarship program.

Send your résumé and a compelling cover letter that explains why you should be MindFire’s next Account Executive to Amy Behning  at abehning@mindfirecomm.com by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7.

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