Agency Job Descriptions

The 4A’s maintains a large collection of standardized agency job descriptions, representing roles common within our industry.

To better find the right talent to fill key agency positions, the 4A’s makes available to its members detailed agency job descriptions, organized by department/discipline. These descriptions have been compiled from actual member employment offerings, and have been modified to remove specific organizational references.

We also have additional job descriptions beyond those posted here. For additional information or requests for sample job descriptions, please contact the 4A’s Management Services division at mgtservices@4As.org.

Account Services Director |

Management Services

ACCOUNT SERVICES DIRECTOR Job Description Function: The most senior person dedicated to account service in the agency. Responsible for all client activity. Appoints and directs the activities of the senior account service management within the agency and may conceive and direct the execution of special marketing services for specific clients. Top level client contact. Insures […]

Account Supervisor (Variation A) |

Management Services

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR Job Description REPORTS TO: Management Supervisor   SUMMARY: Responsible for directing the daily activities of one or more Account Executives to ensure proper agency service to one or more business accounts. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises the development of the advertising activities in accordance with client’s objectives and budget limitations. Drives the development […]

Account Supervisor (Variation B) |

Management Services

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR Job Description Basic Skills Required: 5+ years of agency or allied communications industry experience that provides an understanding of advertising, marketing, media, creative, production, public relations, research, agency finance, etc. Financial management. Interpersonal communication. Personnel management – instruction/motivation. Sales and presentation. Full understanding of the principles of marketing communications planning. Verbal and written […]

Account Supervisor (Variation C) |

Management Services

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR Job Description   Objectives: To build strong, lasting client/agency relationships based on achieving progress in achieving clients’ marketing objectives with efficiency that results in profit to the agency. To encourage a positive, harmonious attitude among supervised personnel.   Status: Reports to the Executive Vice President. Those reporting to this position are Account Executives […]

Account Supervisor (Variation D) |

Management Services

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR Job Description   Function: Functions as the principal day-to-day representative of the agency with respect to the advertising development and servicing of accounts assigned.   Responsibilities: Client Service Ensures that the services required by the accounts s/he supervises are properly performed. Responsible for the internal administration of accounts – making certain that the […]

Account Supervisor (Variation E) |

Management Services

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR Job Description   Function: Responsible for overall agency service and activities on one or more accounts. General (daily) supervision of account group personnel. Top (senior) level client contact. Builds strong/lasting client relationship based on progress in achieving the clients’ marketing objectives with efficiency which results in profit for the agency.   Responsibilities: Internal […]

Account Supervisor (Variation F) |

Management Services

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR Job Description   Department Client Services   Position Summary The Account Supervisor is responsible for the strategic relationship between the agency and clients by addressing client needs through direct contact and the utilization of agency resources. The Account Supervisor is the key, day-to-day agency representative for the client and maintains a highly responsive […]

Account Supervisor (Variation G) |

Management Services

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR Job Description   Department Account Management   Supervisor TBD   Purpose To lead the development of holistic advertising and marketing communications campaigns that fulfill the agency’s Mission, and to play a key role in developing the next generation of account management talent at the agency.   Responsibilities Have a thorough understanding of the […]

Account Supervisor (Variation H) |

Management Services

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR Job Description This job description will provide you with guidelines for understanding your responsibilities. These guidelines may change to meet the specific business needs of the Agency.   REPORTS TO: Group Account Supervisor or Group Account Director SUPERVISES: Senior Account Executive(s), Account Executive(s), Assistant Account Executive(s), and Account Coordinator(s). QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications for […]

Account Supervisor (Variation I) |

Management Services

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR Job Description Overview The Account Supervisor is responsible for the servicing and profitability of one or more agency accounts in excess of $500,000 in annual gross revenue. S/he will plan the clients’ short and long-term marketing strategies, as well as take responsibility for “bottom-line” accountability. In addition, the Account Supervisor will maintain contact […]

Account Supervisor (Variation J) |

Management Services

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR Job Description   Department: Client Services   Reports To: Management Representative/Account Director   Summary: Responsible for the day-to-day supervision of a program and/or a project: on strategy, on time and within budget   Responsibilities: Is knowledgeable about the brand Understands the internal and external process for execution Confirms work is tactically correct and […]

Account Supervisor (Variation K) |

Management Services

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR Job Description DEPARTMENT: Account Management   ACCOUNT(S): TBD   OFFICE: TBD   SUPERVISOR: TBD   CORE COMPETENCIES, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Client Relationship Management – The Account Supervisor position requires the ability to manage, and begin to lead, the agency’s day-to-day relationship with key client contacts. Earn and keep each clients’ respect and confidence […]

Account Supervisor, B2B |

Management Services

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR, B2B Job Description Summary: The Account Supervisor builds, manages and executes campaigns that include traditional and digital solutions. The projects are complex and need a strategic thinker, organizer, taskmaster and effective communicator who will go above and beyond to make a mark on the industry.   Responsibilities: Build strong and lasting client relationships […]

Account Supervisor, Direct Marketing |

Management Services

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR, DIRECT MARKETING Job Description DUTIES: Supervises the planning and execution of advertising or direct mail/direct response activities for clients. Supervises the development of the advertising and direct mail/direct response program in accordance with the client’s objectives and budget limitations. Supervises the development of the agency’s recommendations for the advertising media program to be used […]

Accountant |

Management Services

ACCOUNTANT Job Description Department: Finance   Reports To: Director of Finance   Summary: Applies principles of accounting to analyze past and present financial operations and estimates future revenues and expenditures to prepare budget.   Responsibilities: Analyzes records of present and past operations, trends and costs, estimated and realized revenues, administrative commitments, and obligations incurred to project future […]