Account Supervisor | The Motion Agency

Posted on Sep 21, 2022
Type: Job

Job Description

The Account Supervisor (AS) position requires a strong knowledge of the media landscape, as well as team leadership skills for the AS role. Closely adhering to budgets and timelines, an AS will assume a larger management role on accounts, often serving as the client lead.  The role entails serving as a day-to-day client liaison, managing and delegating workflow and reviewing final materials before sending them to the client. Additionally, the AS will grow in their new business role at the agency, becoming more prominent and engrained throughout the process. Role may require leading initial new business calls, taking a leadership role in RFP responses and presentation creation, and joining in-person new business meetings.

Account Responsibilities

  • Showcase a strong knowledge of media, consistently offering staff members thoughtful, strategic guidance on pitching efforts and ensure the team achieves media coverage goals
  • Pitch efforts begin to focus on connecting with larger national outlets and reporters regularly
  • Lead efforts to develop media strategies for new clients or efforts for a new calendar year
  • Oversee media material development, writing press releases, pitch letters, media alerts, and other applicable materials, often acting as a final review prior to sending to clients
  • Demonstrate a true understanding of all clients they manage, from their overall goals to media relations focus to key messaging and priorities, use this knowledge to help guide the account
  • Routinely assess client happiness, keeping senior leaders updated on any potential issues that may arise with accompanying thoughts on how to navigate these challenges
  • Build strong client relationships, becoming a trusted partner who is a positive reflection of the values of Motion, and have the willingness to make yourself available to clients when needed/ as appropriate
  • Serve as a point of contact, lead on-site events and organization when applicable
  • Make decisions for clients that show strategic thinking and provide creative solutions
  • Proactively aid clients year-round, regularly offering ideas to help clients achieve their goals

New Business Role

  • Begin to lead introductory new business calls, providing senior leaders with insights on the opportunity and sharing details on whether the client lead is a potential fit for Motion
  • Assume a larger role in new business brainstorms, showing prepared ideas with strategic rationale and showcase ability to draw on past experiences
  • Strategize key aspects of new business proposals by developing robust content that aligns with the potential client’s ask
  • Further develop the ability to create internal and external budgets, timelines and strategic direction for new and existing clients
  • Guide other team members in the new business process, ensuring all levels gain insights into the important role new business plays for Motion’s growth
  • Develop in-person presentation skills for new business pitches – both presenting and being prepared to answer post-presentation questions

 Agency/Internal Responsibilities 

  •  Serve as a mentor for interns, AAE, AE and SAE on staff, offering guidance to assist them with their career growth, while also providing insights to agency’s senior leaders
  • Serve as a role model within the agency, demonstrating ways to problem solve and think critically about everything from client issues to internal challenges
  • Set an example for team members by becoming more involved across departments and stepping outside of solely the PR team, and work to become involved with and/or lead internal committees or projects
  • Act as a liaison between all staff members, working to address issues and solve problems within the agency
  • Further a positive work environment with a can-do attitude


  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or Communications
  • Must have 4-8 years public relations, marketing and/or advertising/communications experience
  • Highly organized, mindful of deadlines, able to multi-task
  • Strong written and oral communications and presentations skills
  • Currently adept in media relations, client communications, copywriting (releases, media materials and client recommendations/POVs), with understanding of social media/digital, creative, and marketing programs
  • A strong list of media contacts with whom you’ve worked (broadcast and online, regional & national print journalists, bloggers and podcasters)


325 N Lasalle Drive
Ste. 550
Chicago, IL 60654

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