Career Office Hours


Career Office Hours - for "non-creative" candidates

Trying to get a job in advertising? Maybe we can help.
Questions about your resume? Ask us.  
Wondering about your Linkedin profile? We have a point of view.
Bored by your cover letter? We can help.
Concerned about interviewing? Let us give you some advice.

We are Leslie Bee and Dynasty Williams. Together we support the talent funciton at GSP for most of the non-creative functions. We created these office hours as a way to help you get answers to your career questions.

Please join us for our next office hours session on Tuesday, February 7th, from 11:00-12:00pm PST.  

This session is geared to those who are new in their career and/or just starting out. If you are a current college student, recent college graduate and/or trying to break into advertising, we hope you will reach out. (If you are a junior creative, these sessions really aren't geared for you, we are sorry.)

To join, please send us 2-3 questions you'd like us to answer to: jobs@gspsf.com and we'll send you the invite - typically we send the invite a day or two before the session. (Don't worry if you don't hear from us until right before the session - we will get back to you.)

We look forward to helping you.

Leslie Bee & Dynasty Williams
Talent at GS&P

 

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Account Director - in New York


We are looking for an Account Director to join our outstanding Account Management Department in our New York office. This is a great role for someone who has just been promoted to Account Director and is ready to try their skills at a new agency, or someone who feels they are ready to be promoted to the Director level. In other words, this Account Director role is on the junior-side.

As an Account Director we expect that you are no longer managing projects but leading accounts or large pieces of accounts.  Your job is more than helping make the trains run well and on time.  It’s now about helping others make sure this happens.  And, more importantly, it’s about guiding the process and decisions on where to lay new track.  It’s a role that requires equal parts of quality control and leadership.

For us a great Account Director does the following:

1) Clearly defines the client’s business problem and gets people in the Agency excited to work on it.

2) Provides their own point-of-view that is considerate of both the Client’s and Agency’s viewpoints, but not necessarily beholden to either one of them.

3) Serves the needs of the individuals on their team and on the account.

Although you are the most senior person managing a team of people, this is not permission to act above the other people working on the account (especially the account managers).  Instead, you need to work to serve their needs, individual by individual.  This means making time for them – even treating their time as more important than your own. This can’t be emphasized enough.  The directors that people like working with the most seem to be the ones most generous and open with their time.

4.) Constantly set (and if necessary, change) the conditions on the account to allow people to do their best work. 

The salary range we have budgeted for this Account Director is 140-160k. If you have the experience to join us as an Account Director and understand how to help a client get to remarkable work, we look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

 


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Account Manager - Permanent and Contract


We currently have two Account Manager openings. One opportunity is salaried and the other is freelance.  We are looking for candidates with three to four years of advertising agency experience.  These are hybrid roles.  Ideally, the right candidate would be able to come into our San Francisco or New York office, three days a week. 

We are looking for a candidate who can do the following:

Pro-actively lead the development process from ideas through execution

Write and present clearly and persuasively

Champion great creative work

Is a well-liked, trusted and empathetic partner to clients

Has the experience to handle client meetings and productions, independently

Negotiate high-pressure situations in a positive, calm, objective, professional way

Take accountability to navigate and communicate timelines and deliverables

Stay positive, and knows how to keeps people motivated


Qualifications: 

You must have prior advertising agency experience, working in account management or project management with client contact.

You have experience with broadcast production - and can manage a shoot.

This is a chance to join an award-winning team and work with some of the best creative minds in the country.

Regarding compensation, the range below represents the low and high end of the base salary someone in this role may earn as a full-time employee of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in the United States. Salaries will vary based on various factors including but not limited to professional and academic experience, training, associated responsibilities, and other business and organizational needs. Salary decisions are dependent on the circumstances of each hire.

For the temporary/contract position, we will convert the annual salary to an hourly to determine the temp rate for candidate we hire.

$80,000 - $105,000

If you would like to apply, please submit your resume to the link below. 

We look forward to hearing from you.


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Assistant Account Manager


The Assistant Account Manager (or Account Coordinator) interacts with the client and is responsible for the daily maintenance of the client's business and managing the daily flow of work through the agency as it relates to their clients. This position interacts with all the disciplines of the agency. It is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate managerial and entrepreneurial skills.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Kick off projects starting with a client brief, and working with a strategy to develop a creative brief and get teams organized

Brief teams and build out the creative development and client review timeline

Lead client reviews, contact reports, and determining next steps

Assist in the development of social content: creative development, daily monitoring, reporting and analytics, budget and media planning

Assist in the development of digital content: banners, website updates, video content for pre-roll

Update internal and external status documents and lead weekly status calls with clients and agency partners

Present project updates internally and with clients/agency partners

Work and coordinate with different areas of the agency within specific timelines

Skills:

Verbal and non-verbal communication

Strong writing and presenting ability

Attention to detail

Ability to properly manage own time and priorities

Eagerness to learn as much as you can about the clients' business

Able to collaborate and work well with other departments within the agency

Solve problems of any size or magnitude

Excellent customer service

Approachable and empathetic

Responsible and trustworthy

Qualifications:

To be considered an Assistant Account Manager, we are looking for at least a year of applicable agency/marketing experience.  If you are a recent college grad, with no prior work experience, you would be considered an Account Coordinator.

Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Must thrive in a fast-paced, creative culture

This role is a hybrid position. It is not fully remote. We are currently working in the office three days a week. 

Regarding compensation for this role, the ranges below represents the low and high end of the base salary someone in this role may earn as a full-time employee of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in the United States. Salaries will vary based on various factors including but not limited to professional and academic experience, training, associated responsibilities, and other business and organizational needs. Salary decisions are dependent on the circumstances of each hire.

Account Coordinator - $55,000-$60,000 plus overtime

Assistant Account Manager - $65,000-$70,000

If you would like to apply, please submit your resume to the link below.  We look forward to hearing from you.


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