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Because you can do great work for national brands.  Because you can enjoy a culture that embraces creativity, technology and innovation and doesn’t tolerate dogma or bullies.  Because you can make a difference at a fiercely independent agency that’s not just omni-channel, but omni-truthful.

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Title

Associate Brand Manager

Description

The Associate Brand Manager (ABM) is an entry level role for candidates with one to two years of work experience in a professional services environment, preferably in marketing, advertising, PR or related fields. The ABM provides administrative and project support to Brand Managers and Brand Supervisors. They assist in the day-to-day administration of advertising initiatives for assigned projects. This includes maintaining a high level of awareness with Client activities, detail-oriented program and project management and professional communication with agency colleagues and key Client contacts as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The ABM will establish a strong awareness and understanding of the Client’s brand and a foundation upon which to build.
  • Work with the brand management team to help coordinate projects from start to finish.
  • Help coordinate the development, production, placement and billing of advertising in an organized, mistake-free manner.
  • Establish trusted, respected relationships with client contacts and internal team members. Help foster a positive internal team environment and overall Client/Agency relationship.
  • Be a clear, concise communicator to minimize misunderstandings and to represent the Agency and the Agency’s thinking/perspective accurately and professionally.
  • Help coordinate the daily job flow process (creative, media, talent, other) with internal team, vendors and Clients in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Understand and adhere to established Agency process including proper development and use of:
    • Job orders, change orders, project alerts.
    • Creative Briefs, Media Briefs.
    • Meeting Agendas: Internal & Client.
    • Client Meeting Reports (develop/distribute within two business days from meeting date).
    • Regular Status Reports (update/distribute regularly; usually weekly or bi-monthly).
    • Budget Summaries (update/distribute monthly).
    • Talent Residuals Summaries (update/distribute monthly).
  • Maintain strong command of project status; update regular status report for supervisor review and participate in Client status meetings.
  • Earn supervisor trust. Continue to take on more and more of the daily job flow per supervisor direction. Manage up: Keep supervisor informed as appropriate.
  • With supervisor oversight, provide timely, clear and accurate direction to interdisciplinary teams (i.e. media, PR, interactive, etc.)
  • Demonstrate solid organization skills. In particular, organize and maintain all necessary records for assigned accounts so that they are easily accessible for anyone within the Agency at all times:
  • Ensure server files are complete and current ongoing.
  • Thoroughly review (proof and access) all aspects of the agency’s “product” prior to client presentation (i.e. all daily correspondence, communications plans, creative concepts, media plans, results reports, etc.) to ensure it is on strategy, accurate and on time.
  • Identify opportunities to deepen Client relationships and work with supervisor(s) to act on them.
  • Coordinate the development and administration of Clients budget(s).
  • Assist brand management team in obtaining client approvals and authorizations for all project estimates and media buys prior to execution.
  • Be an example of the agency’s superior Brand Management standards, and an overall advocate for the Agency.

In addition, the position involves other duties such as:

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required

SKILLS:

  • Advanced PC skills (Microsoft Office – PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; verbal and written.
  • Impeccable organizational skills. Great at managing details and multiple things at once.
  • Resourceful; problem solver who thinks about and asks smart questions.

EDUCATION:

  • BA/BS in related discipline.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 1-2 years work experience in a professional services environment, preferably in marketing, advertising, PR or related fields.


Please send resume and cover letter to HR@cronin-co.com
 
Title

Freelance Art directors/designers – Off Leash Studios

Off Leash Studios is an agile team of directors, editors, producers, animators, photographers and artists who work with brands, production partners and agencies big and small to craft visual content that engages the audience, moves consumers, and demands action.

Using proven talent and consistent conceptual thinking, this art director/designer must communicate the client’s or product’s message in a uniquely fresh, memorable, and persuasive way. A versatile conceptual visual thinker who can create online video and broadcast content consistent with the agreed-upon strategy and tone. Able to create storyboards and present work both internally to team members and client facing. Plays well with others. Ability to work on-site and remotely.

BACKGROUND/SKILLS

  • Strong online portfolio with video/broadcast samples required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 7-10 years experience in an advertising or marketing agency or freelance
  • Able to think in a variety of visual styles including live action, typographic and animation
  • Possesses an inquisitive mind, asks relevant questions in the search for insights
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic and a can-do attitude
  • Is detail oriented with a strong ability to research and problem solve
  • Learns quickly and possesses a continuous learning mentality
  • Displays strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate
  • Proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite, other content creation platforms a plus


Please send resume and cover letter to HR@cronin-co.com
 
Title

Freelance Copywriters – Off Leash Studios

Off Leash Studios is an agile team of directors, editors, producers, animators, photographers and artists who work with brands, production partners and agencies big and small to craft visual content that engages the audience, moves consumers, and demands action.

Must be able to create and collaborate to develop consumer campaign concepts for online video and broadcast TV that adhere to a specific strategy and tone. Write copy that’s emotional and inspires action in a concise, clear, creative way with an ability to think visually. A conceptual thinker that may be called upon to present the work both internally to team members and externally to clients. Able to work well with other members of the team including creative directors, art directors, producers, editors and project managers. Ability to work on-site and remotely.

BACKGROUND/SKILLS

  • Strong online portfolio with video/broadcast samples required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 7-10 years experience in an advertising, marketing agency or freelance
  • Able to think in a variety of visual styles including live action, typographic and animation.
  • Possesses an inquisitive mind, asks relevant questions in the search for insights
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic and a can-do attitude
  • Is detail oriented with a strong ability to research and problem solve
  • Learns quickly and possesses a continuous learning mentality
  • Displays strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate
  • Proficient with Word. Other content creation platforms a plus

 


Please send resume and cover letter to HR@cronin-co.com
 
Title

Internship Opportunities

Role
As one of the premier agencies in the Northeast, we are always seeking eager and enthusiastic candidates who are ready to get involved and learn about the exciting world of communications. We offer paid internships but can also provide academic credit if needed.

We offer internship opportunities in the following departments:

  • Brand Management
  • Business Development
  • Creative
  • Engagement and Influence
  • Finance
  • Integrated Operations
  • Media and Analytics
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Web Development


What You Get

Interning provides:

  • Opportunity to work in a fast paced, fully integrated advertising agency
  • Opportunity to develop personal portfolio including samples of work accomplished during internship
  • Opportunity to meet with and learn about additional disciplines within agency
  • Attendance at information sessions/webinars/meetings
  • Agency team-building opportunities
  • Knowledge in frequently used advertising resources/tools
  • Formal evaluation on overall performance
  • Fun and the experience of agency life


Skills

You must:

  • Commit to two-three days per week (typically around five hours each day)
  • Possess knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the Internet

This is an exempt position.  Apply below and be sure to let us know what department you are interested in.


 


Please send resume and cover letter to HR@cronin-co.com
 

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