Senior Account Executive

Ogilvy & Mather   •  

Washington, DC

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 28 days ago

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Ogilvy is seeking a middle-level communications professional to join the Washington, D.C. office as a Senior Account Executive. By joining Ogilvy, you’ll be part of a highly skilled group of risk communication and social marketing professionals responsible for managing and assisting integrated marketing communications for behavior change and public affairs initiatives.

Our Senior Account Executives are responsible for the day to day program management of their client account(s). They partner with account leadership to deliver operational discipline & delivery excellence, speed to market, resource optimization, and profitability management to their business(es). Senior Account Executives are efficient operators, who demonstrate strong commercial abilities and business and financial acumen. They are highly organized and accountable leaders, who are able to build relationships and collaborate with/draw on the expertise of Ogilvy’s vast resources and capabilities.


  • The key day-to-day project contact with lower to mid-level clients, creative teams and other agency partners
  • Managing client objectives, expectations and timelines and communicating changes/directions to internal team members
  • Working integrally with all internal team members to facilitate the process of developing effective strategies and briefs that lead to great work on brief
  • Influencing the efficiency and quality of work and advocating for the agency/client relationship
  • Mobilizing and driving the integrated team towards forward progress, action and results
  • Effectively presenting work from a delivery standpoint
  • Understanding staffing and scoping requirements
  • Owning the client budget and working with the Program Director to manage costs and deliverables as well as staffing resources
  • Owning project management/workflow system data entry and reporting
  • Identifying potential project risks and developing contingency plans
  • Serving as a mentor/coach to more junior team members and supporting the development of these team members
  • Developing and maintaining high levels of team effectiveness (trust, communication, collaboration, productivity, diversity, engagement)
  • Understanding & respecting every department’s role in delivering great work & building relationships
  • Researching, writing, and overseeing the development of communications campaign materials including brochures, videos, web copy, social media, and memos
  • Assisting in media relations efforts and partnership outreach
  • Participating in the agency's new business and proposal efforts, as needed


  • 3-5 years of related, client facing industry experience managing “the making” or delivery of great work
  • Ideally, several different account experiences delivering programs in public relations, marketing, or communications with background in digital and social media, materials development, media relations, and partnership outreach
  • Ability to think strategically about issues and message development
  • Demonstrable knowledge of client and agency operations and working knowledge of Ogilvy’s capabilities
  • Curious, a lifelong learner
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated capability to get things done on budget and on time
  • Developing commercial abilities & business & financial acumen
  • An understanding of the dynamics and workings of the agency’s process as it relates to the client’s business
  • Strong internal relationships
  • A good listener, someone who reads people and those in a room well (and adapts their style and response accordingly)
  • Accountability and calm, confident presence.