Positions

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Account Executive

Leads the team. Organizes and manages all aspects of the team’s work, including time management and schedules. Responsible for knowing the client’s business and keeping the team informed. Represents the client’s business needs to the team and balances those needs with a strong passion for great advertising and communications. Partners with the account planner to write the creative brief. Reports to: Director of Account Management and Account Planning.

Essential Skills
Strategic thinker
Leader
Organized
Communication (written and oral)
Knowledge of all disciplines – media, research, public relations, promotion, creative
Excellent sense of how to inspire and recognize great work (in the area of media and creative)

Required Courses
J4250 Management of Strategic Communication

Desired courses
J4248 Media Strategy & Planning OR Integrated Marketing Communications (Business School)


Account Planner

Voice of the consumer in all agency work, especially media and creative. Becomes the expert on the target audience. With researcher, leads the team on the YAYA research report. Leads qualitative research (focus groups/in-depth interviews). Works with the AE to write the creative brief, and provides foundation for the consumer journey. Reports to Director of Account Management and Account Planning.

Essential Skills
Strong sense of curiosity
Understanding of people and what makes them tick
Able to talk to consumers easily and get them to reveal insights
Understands and recognizes consumer insights and how they are different from facts
Strong research background, with an affinity for qualitative
Able to work closely with research in interpreting quantitative data and presenting the meaning to staff and clients
Strong creative sense – ability to work with and inspire creativity

Required courses
J4250 Management of Strategic Communication
J4952 Strat Comm Research - Strong performance and recommendation from professor


Researcher

Responsible for all primary quantitative research and secondary research analysis. Fields quantitative studies and interprets findings. Works closely with the Account Planner on qualitative research, but Planner takes the lead. Works with planner to interpret the findings. Reports to Director of Media and Research.

Essential Skills
Strong statistical and numerical skills
Knows how to find and interpret data
Able to summarize and share key facts for use in planning
Understands questions to ask and how to ask them
Very analytical

Required courses
J4952 Strat Comm Research - Strong performance and recommendation from professor


PR Account Executive

The PR AE serves a dual role – as part of the PR team and as a member of a MOJO Ad team. Responsible for generating media coverage and sponsorships/promotion ideas as part of their team plan. Lead specific events/programs as a PR team for the agency (Career Fair, agency self-promotion and long-range MOJO Ad PR plan). Reports to Director of Account Management.

Essential Skills
Strong project management/leadership skills
Leader
Organized
Creative
Cultivates relationships
Communication (written and oral)
Detail oriented – able to develop and maintain schedules
Ability to shift between and balance short and long-term needs/goals
Ability to work two teams – PR and their MOJO Team

Required Courses
J4250 Management of Strategic Communication (at least simultaneously) 

Desired Courses
J4256 Public Relations or J4270 Public Relations Writing


Media Planner

Responsible for smart media planning – which is critical in today’s fragmented and changing media world. Takes an integrated approach using all forms of media – paid and unpaid, traditional and digital. Develops media objectives and strategies, analyzes media outlets and costs to develop media plan recommendations, including return on client investment. Partners with the creative team in the development of media ideas, recognizing the strong connection between creative and media in today’s advertising environment. Reports to Director of Media and Research.

Essential Skills
Knowledge of media, especially emerging new media
Comfortable with technology
Comfortable with numbers and budgets
Analytical thinking
Creative and able to work with creative people

Required Course
J4248 Media Strategy and Planning (at least simultaneously)

Desired Course
Integrated Marketing Communications (Business School)


Copywriter/Art Director/Graphic Designer

The copy writer, art director, and graphic designer work as a team to create compelling creative concepts. While the art director is responsible for the visual look of the ads and the copy writer is responsible for the words – a good team works seamlessly to come up with ideas, before they move to execution. The best creative people can work across both areas, but find their strength in one area or the other. The creative team also plays an important role in the development of a creative brief (strategy) that underpins all good creative work – and partners with the AE and Account Planner at the appropriate time to do so. Reports to Agency Director/Creative Director.

Essential Skills
Ability to come up with ideas
Embraces the importance of strategy in creative development
Creative being – creativity is part of their core essence
Stellar creative skills in their area (visual or writing)

Required Course
J4208 Strategic Writing II (for copy writers, at least simultaneously)
J4228 Strategic Design and Visuals II (for art directors, at least simultaneously)


Interactive Specialist

The Interactive Specialist is responsible for the MOJO Ad website and serves on a MOJO Ad team. Also responsible for all technology related to agency presentations and will assist the presenter in setting up room and using equipment. Reports to the Director of Technology.

Essential Skills
Knowledge of new media – early adapter of new technology
Detail-oriented, able to prioritize, multi-task and meet tight deadlines
Great communication skills
Experience with content management systems (like Drupal, Wordpress, etc.)
Basic HTML/CSS Knowledge
Video Editing Skills (Final Cut is a plus, but at least iMovie)
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects)
Knowledge of HTML
Ability to write some code is a plus

Desired Courses
J4262 Interactive Advertising I
J4263 Interactive Advertising II
J4140 Interactive Techniques - Website Promotion and Optimization
J4140 Interactive Techniques - Social Media
J4140 Interactive Techniques - Search Engine Optimization


Social Media Specialist

The Social Media Specialist is responsible for creating and implementing the social media strategy, as well as serving on a MOJO Ad team. They are also responsible for building a social media plan for the Career Fair and examining web analytics to determine successful strategies. Reports to Director of Technology.

Essential Skills
Extensive knowledge and use of social media sites
Ability to prioritize and handle many different tasks
Organization and communication skills
Attention to detail
Ability to compromise and give/take constructive criticism
Experience using social media in a business setting a plus
Other digital advertising experience such as SEO, PPC, analytics
Technical skills with WordPress, Drupal, HTML, Java Script, CSS is a bonus

Desired Courses

J4262 Interactive Advertising I
J4263 Interactive Advertising II
J4140 Interactive Techniques - Website Promotion and Optimization
J4140 Interactive Techniques - Social Media
J4140 Interactive Techniques - Search Engine Optimization

 


Copy Editor

The copy editor is responsible for accuracy in all agency work – that includes spelling, grammar, phone numbers and addresses, trademark usage, etc. If changes are needed, the copy editor must make sure the changes are made and made correctly. The MOJO Ad copy editor is responsible for making sure all external documents are correct and nothing leaves the agency with errors in it. The Copy Editor also serves as a member of a MOJO Ad team and is expected to contribute to the team’s work and success. Reports to Agency Director/Creative Director

Essential Skills
Understands the big picture of what the team is trying to accomplish; able to help with flow of all documents to meet those objectives
Excellent grammar and spelling
Attention to detail
Strong proof reader
Experience as a proof reader or on a copy desk a plus