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Account Manager – Freelance

At Tether, we help brands define the human need that makes what they offer truly matter, through a unique approach that elevates story over style.

Tether was born in Seattle, 2008. We gave ourselves a name to reflect the enduring emotional connection we were determined to forge between brands and people, then set out to build our own creative playground, selling products we made, showing art we curated and hosting all kinds of community events and concerts.

A lot has changed since those early days. Throughout it all, we’ve remained steadfastly independent and wholly committed to being the kind of place we always wanted to work and the kind of creative partner we always wanted to work with.

Tether is seeking a freelance Account Manager to join our team for a 2-3 month contract, possibly longer. The ideal candidate will have experience working as an Account Manager or Project Manager ideally within a creative or advertising agency. This position will be working on a mix of branding, packaging and digital projects. Must be a dependable partner to multiple client contacts for detailed account management and guidance, ensuring the client experience is exceptional. Exhibits the highest standards of project management and client care by managing communication, financial progress and fostering teamwork with the creative partners.

A BIT ABOUT THE ROLE

  • Demonstrate an understanding of creative process and how to provide both account management support at each phase; briefing, concept development, tactical execution as it relates to copy, design and production.
  • Manage client accounts with fiscal accountability and proficiency.
  • Be current and aware of industry trends in marketing, communications, technologies, consumer goods and other brand/product categories as they pertain to client work
  • Follow financial process as it relates to estimating, invoicing, and forecasting. Work in partnership with creative lead to develop client budgets, SOWs, track actuals against budget, flagging any scope concerns to creative lead and Group Account Director.
  • Able to build project timelines in partnership with creative lead; manage timing expectations with clients and internal team, modifying and communicating changes promptly.
  • Follow defined Account Management processes and cross-functional team process pertaining to new business transition, workflow between design, interactive and production, providing feedback and suggestions on how to improve process.

WHAT WE’D LIKE TO SEE FROM YOU

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience.
  • 4-5+ years of experience working as an Account Manager or Project Manager.
  • 2+ years in an agency setting strongly preferred.
  • Able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously, maintaining focus on the big picture as well as the details, asking for guidance on prioritization and proactively flagging bandwidth concerns.
  • Actively partner with team members across disciplines (design, copy, interactive, production, etc.), looking for ways to improve process and ultimately creative output.
  • Display and continue to develop professional written and verbal communication skills, emphasizing clarity, concision and timeliness of replies both internally and with clients
  • Experience with design, advertising, digital media, or websites.
  • Actively contribute to planning and management of project deliverables, identifying areas for process improvement, while working with the team to stay on target strategically and conceptually with an eye on budget and schedule.
  • Participate in the initial review of creative concepts through final output to confirm alignment with creative strategy and business objectives, integration of client feedback, as well as proofing for accuracy.
  • Able to support creative leads in making well prepared, articulate presentations with a focus on creative strategy and business objectives.
  • Able to consistently meet deadlines and maintain a positive attitude under pressure

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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