"Account coordinator" is the entry-level job in the account services department of a marketing agency. Agency account coordinators provide administrative and customer service support to account executives, media planners and client services managers. They assist in the day-to-day administration of marketing, public relations and advertising initiatives to attract potential customers and retain existing ones for the agency’s clients. This includes maintaining a high level of awareness with client activities, detail-oriented program and project management and professional communication with key client contacts as needed.
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Typical duties include:
Although a lot of time will be spent on the administration side of the account, this is a stepping stone to the many duties of an account executive.
The agency account coordinator is a learning role for a recent graduate or someone new to this side of the business. Most agency account coordinators have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Business Administration or a related field, and one year of experience in the field.
There are many professional development opportunities available to help agency account coordinators become more familiar with the technical aspects of marketing. For example, the following organizations offer formal training courses:
Opportunities for agency account coordinators exist in:
When preparing to interview for an account coordinator position with an agency, do your homework. Gain a solid understanding of the agency and its key clients by exploring websites, collateral, social networks and other sources. Come prepared to discuss your qualifications and your experience, as well as the following potential interview questions:
There are a lot of experts out there who are sharing their knowledge. Top blogs for account coordinators:
If you want to grow and develop your career as a marketing professional while gaining valuable agency experience, Paladin Staffing is ready to connect you with an exciting account coordinator opportunity in your area. Take the next step in your career by browsing our job listings or apply online to connect with one of our recruiters today!