Account Supervisor, Media Influence

Account Supervisor, Media Influence

Ogilvy PR, San Francisco


Ogilvy Public Relations is currently seeking an experienced account supervisor to join our Media Influence team in San Francisco. An Account Supervisor (AS) should be an experienced, broadly capable project and account manager who handles a wide range of assignments, projects and/or clients with a high degree of success and independence. This role will work across the agency to handle strategic media relations and executive visibility across several practice areas. An AS has the confidence and support of multiple client contacts. She/he should be able to manage a piece of a large account or a few smaller ones, with top cover from her/his vice president, senior vice president and/or managing director. She/he should have project management, budgeting, counseling, programming, people management and emerging business development skills. He/she takes responsibility for the projects he/she manages, providing excellent client service, applying the office’s best resources, effectively managing people involved in projects and managing for profitable growth. As an emerging company leader, an account supervisor demonstrates the ability and wherewithal to deliver on our vision, performance requirements and growth projections. An account supervisor has strong client relationships. There is no time limit on the account supervisor position.


An Account Supervisor in Media Influence meets all responsibilities and expectations of a Senior Account Executive and:

  • Develops, implements and tracks program measurement in line with program objectives
  • Develops and manages projects/programs, including implementation plans, evaluation mechanisms, staffing plans, budgets and timelines
  • Is able to develop account program tactics, and oversee development of budgets and timelines
  • Independently handles several small accounts or major projects of a large account, performing much of the day-to-day work with assistance from both more junior and more senior staff as appropriate
  • Is client’s primary day-to-day contact on projects, or for smaller accounts, is the contact for the full account and has client’s respect, trust and confidence
  • Develops presentations for clients relative to project management/program status
  • Leads agenda and plans client meetings
  • Develops presentation materials for client meetings and event/year wrap-up report
  • Keeps team(s) appropriately informed and involved in projects, leads team that feels empowered, respected, learning and well functioning
  • Leads team meetings – both internal and client interactions/calls
  • Identifies and secures help on emerging account problems
  • Is able to articulate and apply agency vision, goals, practice areas, products and overall capabilities
  • Provides leadership in developing and presenting new business programs for potential and existing clients
  • Participation in at least two new business pitches per year
  • Efficiently and effectively plans and manages events (e.g., press conferences, media tours, advocate briefings, etc.)
  • Able to incorporate Digital Influence outlets into programs
  • Supervises staff and manages up to ensure teams have a balanced workload, all the information they need to complete their tasks on deadline, opportunities for growth
  • Develops accurate project budgets and monitors them effectively.


  • 5-7 years experience in PR communications, prior agency experience required
  • Bachelors Degree in Public Relations or similar field
  • Has established a circle of industry editorial, investment community, professional and/or third-party group contacts.
  • Has full understanding of public relations and a demonstrated ability to achieve public relations objectives
  • Understands business trends for industry segment/products
  • Is a broadly capable writer, able to generate a range of materials (e.g., client memos, press releases, speeches, and articles) that require minimal editing
  • Is a skilled editor capable of directing the written materials of others
  • Has established relationships with print and broadcast journalists
  • Able to provide counsel and perspective to client on anticipated media interest/coverage
  • Incredibly organized account manager
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality
  • Ability to manage dynamic situations and manage numerous projects simultaneously
  • Strong strategic and creative thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • BA/BS required

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