Job Offer: ‘Account Director’

 
 

 


About Chase Creative

Chase Creative is a social story agency, originated from our digital community Chase. In our agency, we offer social strategy, social content and social media management for cutting-edge brands. The profits we make in the process are reinvested into the large Chase community: at both Chase and Chase Academy (formerly known as REC.be), we support digital storytellers to kickstart positive cultural and social change through our education programs (Postgraduate Courses) and through publishing content on our platforms at Chase.be.

Less than 2 years after starting Chase Creative, we’re proud to have sustainable working relationships with brands such as National Geographic, Tomorrowland, FOX TV, Bozar, Doctors Without Borders, Red Bull, XITE, Mediahuis, KPMG, Warner Music, Cinéart, SEAT, Zalando, Sonos and many more interesting organisations and brands.

 

About You

After nearly 2 years in our new agency-adventure, we feel the time has come to take the next big step. That is: staffing up on expertise and experience. That’s why we’re looking for an experienced and ambitious Account Director to develop, oversee and manage our account processes. We’d love to learn from you.

We’re looking for an ambitious, creative and resourceful account director who loves to build great relationships with both our creative team and our customers and to make creative projects happen. As an account director, it is your main goal to ensure that our team is meeting (and challenging) our client’s needs.

You must be native to the social media, digital and urban cultural landscape, with intimate knowledge of the latest and greatest in social media and emerging technology/platforms. You have a keen interest to experiment with and adapt to the constantly changing challenges of communicating through social media.

 

Responsibilities

  • Developing the overall strategy and internal and external workflow processes for both our sales and account team
  • Lead a team of account managers, account supports and project managers
  • Conducting briefings, externally as well as internally
  • Starting up and following up on projects and campaigns including community building, social content creation, social advertising, influencer marketing, podcast strategies,…
  • Managing the financial performance of our accounts
  • You work across multiple topics and types of content, but you have the ability to develop a broader industry network of clients and contacts.
  • You develop and demonstrate an understanding of the client’s business, their needs, expectations, and requirements.
  • Developing long-lasting and qualitative personal relations with our clients.

 

Requirements. You…

  • … have 5+ years of relevant experience in digital strategy/content, social media strategy, managing large client accounts and overseeing internal team members and external partners and freelancers.
  • … entertain a strong knowledge or experience in social storytelling, marketing and advertising, with a particular emphasis on social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn,…) and a keen interest in the possibilities of each platform.
  • … feel challenged by a small but steadily growing agency, where you can move both fast and creatively, and your input has a real impact on the daily operations.
  • … are a real people and community-minded person with highly developed social skills.
  • … know how to use fresh tools and technical possibilities in order to obtain your client’s strategic goals.  
  • … are organised, with strong attention for detail and management skill.
  • … have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • … possess the ability to work on your own and/or in small, complementary teams
  • … should be keen to give and receive feedback and constantly develop your skills.
  • … should feel comfortable working within a company with people from different cultural backgrounds.

 

Nice to have’s. You…

  • … are passionate for our main Chase topics: urban music, culture, travel, art, lifestyle, society
  • … are a native Dutch speaker, with strong English and French skills
  • … might have a degree in audiovisual-, communication-, marketing- or digital media (but we are not really interested in your degree, we care about your talent, skills and experience)
  • … are a podcasting addict
  • … have some Spotify lists ready to fuel our Sonos speakers
  • … can get to downtown Ghent without crossing half our country
  • … have an ‘always on’ attitude and your brain is almost directly linked to the internet.

 

 

Location 

Our office is located in Holstraat 21, Gent, Belgium. It’s a nice and bright place in the heart of Ghent, just 5 minutes away from the main bus and tram stations.

 

Our offer 

We want to engage you for 4 to 5 days a week. Depending on your experience, skills and current activities, we will work out a long-term independent contract, or you’ll be hired to work as an employee, with a competitive salary based on the sector and your experience.

You’ll be part of our team in Ghent of 10 very friendly Chase colleagues, with several freelancers and interns coming in every couple of days. We don’t live to work, but we love working together. Being part of the Chase community means that every couple of months, we have internal training moments for the team members on all kinds of topics. That’s when we invite both local and international speakers to come by and inspire or train us.

Every few weeks, you get the chance to attend several Chase community events or activities, going from concerts, festivals, events, movie nights, office drinks,… For our staff members, we also organise informal get-togethers regularly. This summer, we’ll have a 4-day summer trip to Worldwide Festival in Sète. Maybe the last seat on the TGV is yours?

 

How to apply

Send your motivation letter and CV (in 1 single pdf, no .docx please) with links to online references to vacature@chase.be, with the subject ‘account director + your name’. Deadline for application: 22th of May 2019, 23h59.



Procedure 

We’ll try to confirm receiving your application within 5 working days. All candidates will receive news if they are selected for a next step or not by 24th of May. Talks for the next selection round will start in the week of May 27. We’d love to start working together in June.

 

More info? Check out our socials and websites chasecreative.be and chase.be! Good luck!