Account Specialist

Eckel & Vaughan
March 22, 2018
Job Type


Job Description

About Us: Eckel & Vaughan is a full-service strategic communications agency based in Raleigh, NC. We’re not a traditional ad agency. We’re a conversation agency. We get people talking to each other about our clients. Online. On the phone. In the media. And in the halls and chambers of government. We’re not a vendor or a supplier. We’re a partner. A collaborator. It’s our job to help businesses and organizations find their voice and say something important and relevant – to influence public opinion or buying behaviors. We do it by listening intently, building relationships, and then making the right connections with the right people to get the job done.

Our Services:
Brand Management
Issue Advocacy
Reputation Management
Crisis Communications

Responsibilities of the Account Specialist:
Study and internalize the overall communications strategy for each client to inform account management and decision-making.
Contribute to the development of a strategy that will help achieve each client’s communications and business goals.
Maintain and strengthen existing client relationships through regular (monthly) client reporting using quantifiable success metrics.
Demonstrate leadership through troubleshooting, effective team and resource management, and articulate presentation of ideas.
Develop original, thoughtful content for social media platforms and client blogs.
Design, launch, monitor, and optimize social media advertising campaigns.
Research, write, and distribute media materials.
Report regularly to clients on progress relative to online traffic, key events, and special campaigns.
Strengthen and expand your skill set through professional development, online learning, and networking opportunities.
Thoughtfully conduct informal primary and secondary research and create actionable insights from results.
Support the activities of the agency through writing, event planning, and more.
Contribute regular posts to the Eckel & Vaughan blog.
Report to the Account Manager.

Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in marketing, communications, public relations, advertising, journalism, English, or a related field.
0-3 years of experience in strategic communications and/or in marketing.
Strong writing and communication skills.
Self-starter with passion for communications and social media.
Ability to work effectively as part of both large and small teams.
Advanced knowledge of the capabilities of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and blogging channels.
Familiarity with Hootsuite or similar social media management systems, as well as the WordPress content management system, is preferred.
Proficiency in the Macintosh OS as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Familiarity with Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Meltwater, and the advertising platforms on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Hours & Location:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM.
If necessary, the Account Specialist may be asked to work longer hours or on weekends.
Work takes place in the Eckel & Vaughan office: 706 Hillsborough Street, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC.

Competitive salary and benefits package based upon experience and qualifications.
Performance-based annual bonus structure.
Excellent medical coverage.
Retirement savings plan (401(k)) with employer matching.
Reimbursement for cell phone usage.

To Apply:
Email the following to:
Contact information for two references
Two writing samples

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