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 [email protected].

Strategic Planning Director |

Management Services

STRATEGIC PLANNING DIRECTOR Job Description Department: Strategy Reports To: CEO Summary: Responsible for using experienced account planning techniques and the latest and most innovative methods for obtaining customer insight. Responsibilities: Represents the client’s customers in client meetings and presents research/strategy findings. Works as a fully integrated member of the client’s designated team with particular close cooperation […]

Strategic Recruiting Director |

Management Services

STRATEGIC RECRUITING DIRECTOR Job Description Reports To: Director of Human Resources Summary of the Job: The Strategic Recruiting Director’s main accountability is to be highly networked in the industry and secondly to direct the development and implementation of the agency’s programs designed to attract and retain top talent to create a competitive advantage in the […]

Strategist, Social and Paid Online Media |

Management Services

STRATEGIST, SOCIAL AND PAID MEDIA Job Description Overview: The strategist is driven by a passion for technology, search marketing, social media and digital media buying. He/she enjoys working in a creative environment and interacting with team members across various job functions. Primary Responsibilities: Promote client’s online initiatives and web properties across the gamut of online […]

Studio Artist |

Management Services

STUDIO ARTIST Job Description Department: Studio Reports To: Studio Manager Summary: Implements and executes studio services. Responsibilities Performs studio skills within each individual project’s parameters. Interacts with studio clients. Maintains timesheets and project budgets. Complies to quality standards for the team as set forth by the department. Works with supervisor to foster innovative solutions. Builds relationship […]

Studio Director |

Management Services

STUDIO DIRECTOR Job Description Department: Studio Reports To: Executive Creative Director, Production Summary: Oversees all aspects of studio operations and interdepartmental procedures. Responsibilities: Develops/manages workflow systems for ideas created within the agency. Works closely with Executive Management to ensure streamlines interdepartmental functioning. Monitors and evaluate procedures. Evaluates employee reviews and qualifications. Implements new hires. Maximizes […]

Studio Manager (Variation A) |

Management Services

STUDIO MANAGER Job Description Department: Studio Reports To: Studio Director Summary: Oversees all aspects of studio operations, including: Data Management, Archiving, Internal Trafficking, QC, Technical Advice, Managing Design and Typesetting Standards. Responsibilities: Implements equipment and technology requirements. Maximizes workflow within studio. Maintains quality control. Manages members of the team that work under them. Enforces adherence […]

Studio Manager (Variation B) |

Management Services

STUDIO MANAGER Job Description Reports to: Vice President/Group Account Director SUMMARY: Supervises the production art team to prepare printer-ready files for artwork to be presented by visual communications media such as magazines, books, newspapers, posters and packaging. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensures that all work produced is technically correct resulting in high-quality, printer-ready files. Assigns, […]

Studio Specialist |

Management Services

STUDIO SPECIALIST 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: Studio Manager SUPERVISES: (Not applicable) QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications for Studio Specialist are: An associates (2 year) degree or bachelor’s (4 year) degree, preferred. 3-4 […]

Supervisor of Client Accounting |

Management Services

SUPERVISOR OF CLIENT ACCOUNTING Job Description REPORTS TO: Vice President Finance SUMMARY: Responsible for supervising and training of all business managers. Ensures complete, accurate and timely client billing for the agency. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises and monitors monthly execution of billing deadlines by the business managers and submits a monthly report to the V.P. […]

SVP, Agency Management Services

Marketing & Communications

Position Overview: The purpose of this role is to provide leadership, advocacy, guidance, knowledge, and benchmarking to the 4A’s community in the areas addressing agency business operations including financial (commercial) and legal affairs. Proactively identify new opportunity areas and needs related to evolving agency models and best practices.   Position Responsibilities: Consultancy:      Provide members with […]

System Administrator (Variation A) |

Management Services

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR Job Description Full system administration of Novel Network, backups, and support training. Link all office locations together and be responsible for full automation and eventually help interface some accounting software applications (SCO.Xenix/Unix) and media applications. Manage the computer operations to provide centralized controls and organization. Reviews, acquires, and approves the acquisition of all […]

System Administrator (Variation B) |

Management Services

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR Job Description The System Administrator has the authority to act on, and will be responsible for, all functions concerning and relating to the administration of the agency system, including initial system set-up, system use management, and system support. System Set-Up Coordinates with hardware and software vendors to ensure adequate and appropriate installation, testing, […]

System Operator |

Management Services

SYSTEMS OPERATOR Job Description Basic Function Operate and maintain computer system and provide optimum operating environment for associated agency software for advertising and marketing. Provide software support for end users. Reports To IT Manager Major Activities Oversee and manipulate flow of job processing and distribute reports; perform special functions to generate billing and checks. Troubleshoot […]

Talent Manager |

Management Services

TALENT MANAGER Job Description Department: Talent Management Supervisor: Director, Talent Management Purpose: Provides Talent Management services including orientation, performance management, and talent development/planning and employee relations. This position also manages benefit administration including strategy and planning. Responsibilities: Innovates and maintains all processes and systems as they relate to the employee life cycle. This includes on […]

Talent Payment Coordinator (Variation A) |

Management Services

TALENT PAYMENT COORDINATOR Job Description Duties Primary role is to process payments to performers appearing in commercials – radio and television – as produced by the agency; to initial session fees and later use and reuse payments. Prepares estimates based on SAG, AFTRA, and AF of M contracts for Account Management, and Traffic Planners. Consulted […]