Assistant Campaign Manager

Assistant Campaign Manager

Job category: Marketing

Job Type: Full Time

New York, New York

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Job Description:

Who we are:

The Ad Council convenes creative storytellers to educate, unite and uplift audiences by opening hearts, inspiring action and accelerating change around the most pressing issues in America. Since the non-profits founding, the organization and its partners in advertising, media, marketing and tech have been behind some of the countrys most iconic social impact campaigns Smokey Bear, A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, Love Has No Labels, Tear the Paper Ceiling and many more. With a current focus on mental health, gun violence prevention, the opioid epidemic, skill-based hiring and other critical issues, the Ad Councils national campaigns encompass advertising and media content, ground game and community efforts, trusted messenger and influencer engagement, and employer programs, among other innovative strategies to move the needle on the most important issues of the day.

Job summary:

The Assistant Campaign Manager is an integral part of the Ad Councils team responsible for creating, implementing and evaluating communications campaigns for more than 30 social good issues each year.

Whether youre working with top ad agencies and content creators to develop award-winning campaigns around our causes, helping to set the strategy for your campaigns social and digital programs, or partnering with one of our board member companies on their CSR initiative, your job as an Assistant Campaign Manager is to help support the account team and keep all the moving pieces running smoothly in a fast-paced environment.

The ideal candidate is a stellar project manager with strong oral and written communication skills, has an appetite to learn about the latest trends in advertising and marketing, and is passionate about social change. This position requires travel to Ad Councils NYC and DC offices for all-staff and team meetings at least four times a year, and campaign-related travel as required.

The compensation package for this position includes an annual base salary of $60,000. This position is eligible to receive overtime, an annual incentive, generous benefits, and paid time off.

What youll do:

  • Assist account team in the management of strategic and creative development, production and evaluation for 2-4 fully-integrated multimedia campaigns via the following activities:
    • Keep cross-functional team updated on campaign development and key milestones
    • Coordinate administrative activities and communications around campaign development, including timelines, call reports, meeting preparation, etc.
    • Maintain accurate up-to-date campaign budgets, financial records, vendor agreements, and contract reporting
    • Facilitate workflow between clients, partner agencies and other vendors by scheduling meetings, coordinating reviews of campaign materials, aggregating feedback and securing all necessary approvals
    • Draft and coordinate media marketing and promotional materials for campaigns
    • Collaborate with cross-functional team to analyze and report on real-time campaign performance, including donated and earned media support, managed platforms results (Meta, YouTube, LinkedIn, Snap, etc.), and website and social media analytics
    • Support your campaigns social media and digital development efforts, including reviewing editorial calendars, reviewing/crafting website content, and assisting with site QA
  • Support account team by fostering open and collaborative internal and external relationships
  • Conduct competitive review, partner/talent vetting, trend analyses and other relevant campaign/issue research as needed
  • Maintain campaign assets, inventory and vendor information to ensure all elements are current, updated and available in our databases

What you bring:

  • 1+ years of account or project management experience (previous advertising and marketing experience preferred)
  • Excellent oral and written communications
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Proven track record of leadership through experiences as a team leader (sports, clubs, extracurricular activities, or in group work) where you demonstrated effective communication, decision-making, and ability to take initiative.
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • A passion for social change

What you need to be successful in the role:

  • A strong project manager who thrives on being organized and detail-oriented in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment; is able to connect the dots and adapts easily to changing circumstances
  • A team player who works well with others and builds relationships easily and proactively in a remote environment
  • Comfortable with all forms of interpersonal communications (including email, text/Slack, phone/video, in-person)
  • A desire to learn and approach everything with a curious mindset
  • Proactive and solutions-oriented; not afraid to raise your hand and roll up your sleeves

What youll get:

All full-time the Ad Council employees are eligible for:

  • Health: Ad Council provides private medical, dental and vision insurance for humans, insurance for your pets, health savings benefits, plus reimbursement toward health and wellness expenses
  • Growth: Eligibility to participate in generous 403(b) plan with tenure-based portfolio growth, tuition reimbursement and professional development opportunities
  • Happiness: Robust and flexible time off for vacation, staycations, holidays, and parental leave along with community engagement opportunities.

What were committed to:

At the Ad Council, we value and celebrate the unique characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. Diversity is the foundation of our work and allows us to reimagine how we reach our audiences. It is not simply our belief, but our duty, to cultivate a team that is representative of the American people. Only then can we drive true, measurable, and life-changing impact on the most important issues facing our country today.

The Ad Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran or any other legally protected status.

The Ad Council invites all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please submit your request through one of the following methods listed below.

How to reach us:

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Fax (212) 922-1676


Ad Council

Attn: People Operations Team

815 2nd Avenue, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10017


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