Account Executive

  • UnitedMasters
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Aug 02, 2023
Marketing Media

Job Description

Who We Are

We are a well-established independent agency and thriving music business, built to help ambitious brands harness the power of culture to solve their biggest challenges. As a unique mix of experts in culture, technology, and storytelling, we are united by a passion to grow brands in ways that advertising alone can never do. 

We are an entrepreneurial business – not a traditional “ad agency.” That means we value resourcefulness and tenacity just as much as we value creativity and intelligence.  In 2022, Translation was awarded the number three spot in Ad Age’s Agency A-List and AdWeek’s Multicultural Agency of the Year. One year before, Translation was awarded Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year. We’re unapologetically ambitious, but we’re also a tight-knit crew.

We are looking for an Account Executive to join UnitedMasters! Please note that this role is a Hybrid role: three days in office and two days remote.

What You'll Do

  • Effectively support assigned accounts with the primary goal of establishing strong client partnerships in pursuit of achieving set objectives.
  • Be a trusted partner across all internal departments to help us develop impactful and ground-breaking ideas and work.
  • Drive internal and external communications (written, virtual, in person) across the account in a clear, comprehensive and concise manner. 
  • Drive relationships with inter-agency partners in support of client assignments and needs. 
  • Make certain the agency’s presentation support materials are consistent with clients’ expectations and internal standard of the agency’s quality.
  • Be proactive in providing recommendations and rationale for Business Lead and client consideration.
  • Research and remain in touch with all matters and news as it pertains to clients and their respective industries and audiences; be conversant in their key issues, competitive situation, industry trends, and the projects assigned the agency as well as other communication partners.
  • Maintains accurate records of client conference reports, action items, and expenditures. 
  • Regularly report the status of overall account and individual assignment to internal, partner agency, and client stakeholders on a daily basis.
  • Understand and support Business Lead on financial management of account/s.
  • Contribute to a working environment that encourages and supports a positive mindset about the work as well as the client and agency staff that is involved

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • You are results and bottom-line oriented, yet will possess deep appreciation and sensitivity towards people, culture, and values.
  • You are “thick-skinned” and persistent, but at the same time diplomatic and politically aware. You are personable, smart, passionate, and optimistic. 
  • You possess a deeply pro-active, hands-on mentality. You hold yourself accountable and take great pride in your work – just like us.
  • We’re proudly diverse in our backgrounds, our accents, and our fiercely held personal passions – and you add to the  
  • We are, in every sense of the word, independent, and not beholden to anyone else’s agenda. So are you.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of agency or allied communications industry experience that ensures your general understanding of advertising, marketing, media, creative, production, public relations, research, agency finance, etc.
  • Familiarity and experience with lifecycle of a creative campaign for a wide swath of expected deliverables. 
  • Go-getter, proactive attitude.                                                                                     

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with cross-functional agency partners (leading calls, driving workstreams forward)
  • Experience interfacing directly with mid-level clients

About UnitedMasters 

UnitedMasters has over 1.5 million artists on its platform and is growing rapidly. Brands like Diageo, Ally, and ESPN come to UnitedMasters to partner with these artists and play a role in moving culture forward. In the past year, UnitedMasters subscribers have grown rapidly. With $170M raised to date and valued at $550M, UnitedMasters is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Apple, Alphabet (aka Google), and Disney amongst others. Over the last year, UnitedMasters artists have used our platform to land sync deals with major brands including the NBA, ESPN, Overtime Elite, Bose, Warner Brother Studios and in the NBA video game 2k. These deals give them additional money for their work and increase their exposure.

Salary Hiring Range: $60,000 - 80,000

Our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for our size and industry, and are one part of many compensation, benefits and other reward opportunities we provide (e.g. bonus, stock options, 401(k) match, etc.)

Individual pay rate decisions are based on a number of factors, including qualifications for the role, experience level, skillset, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company.  We expect the majority of the candidates who are offered roles at our company to fall healthily throughout the range based on these factors. 

The range above is for the expectations as laid out in the job description, however we are often open to a wide variety of profiles, and recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced (or more senior) than this job description as posted.  If that ends up being the case, the updated salary range will be communicated with you as a candidate.

The salary range above is for the NY/CA.  As a company, we have a location based strategy, which means the salary range could be lower or higher than this if the role is hired in another location.