Account Director

Carmichael Lynch

About Us:

Carmichael Lynch was established in 1962, and we’ve been re-establishing ourselves every day since to deliver the Unfair Ideas that give our clients an unfair advantage. Because we believe that’s what this business requires: a fresh perspective, a new approach, and an interdependent group of people dedicated to taking on whatever new challenge or opportunity the day brings.

That’s why we bring a holistic approach to marketing, gathering together the best of all disciplines under one roof. We understand that today’s modern companies need a creative partner that works the way they do: fast, open, and collaboratively. Which, done correctly, is itself a little unfair.

Position Details

Account Director
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

Job Description:

We are currently seeking another Account Director to add to our Account Management team.


The Account Director oversee an account and leads by example through the delivery of high caliber thinking and execution, high-valued service, a passion for creativity and problem solving, while ensuring client love, growth and profitability.

Areas of Focus:

  • Ensures that clients are receiving the highest level of service, value, strategic and creative thinking from the agency 
  • Partners tightly with the core integrated agency team to live out the vision of the account 
  • Manage the integration of paid media planning across agency teams, partnering with the Media and broader Account team on strategy, budget planning, client management, and process logistics 
  • Expert at shaping and managing client expectations 
  • Displays strategic confidence and sound logic in developing a POV 
  • Accountable for client financials; helps manage account profitability 
  • Promotes seamless collaboration and partnership throughout the team 
  • Manages conflict or tenuous situations with poise 
  • Leads by example and fosters the professional growth and development of account team; ensures internal team harmony and satisfaction 
  • Oversees and leads internal and client teams across full-scale production, spanning broadcast, video, digital and print deliverables. 
  • Supports and rallies behind big ideas by nurturing, shaping and protecting them 
  • Partners with Managing Director to ensure quality of creative work meets high standards while delivering business results 
  • Partners and advocates for strategic brand planning throughout process 
  • Provides top-level client contact/relationships; staying in regular contact with clients about their business and needs. 
  • Leads clients and agency teams through short and long-term Marketing Communications Planning.

What We Believe:

We believe that when the best of strategy and creativity come together, brands stand apart.


  • BA/BS Degree in Communications, Marketing or Advertising 
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of agency account management experience 
  • Possess an innate curiosity, keen insight and unyielding passion for our industry 
  • Ability to think big, but also translate into meaningful, insightful and actionable steps 
  • Natural ability to lead through a presence and performance that instills confidence and conviction as well as ability to keenly and clearly provide business and marketing consultation 
  • Basic understanding of and interest in linear and digital paid media – TV, premium digital video, display media, buy years, upfronts, newfronts, Consumer Electronic Show.

Our Hiring Philosophy:

Carmichael Lynch is committed to creating a diverse, safe and welcoming workplace with opportunity for all. We strive for inclusion, equity and diversity in both our words and actions. BIPOC, women, marginalized communities, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To learn more, please visit:

What’s In It for You:

  • Professional Development (performance reviews 2x annually, training opportunities related to your field of development, one-on-ones with managers, etc.) 
  • We offer competitive, equitable salaries (reviewed annually to ensure equity and competitiveness) 
  • A strong, vibrant, continually-evolving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion belief (in thought and action), encompassing our agency and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Recognizing the voices that need to be heard. 
  • Competitive, company and employee sponsored benefits, including: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k (company matched 50% of first 6%), PTO (vacation/sick time) allowance, 12-week maternity leave, 6-week parental leave, 20 paid company holidays, Family Building Benefit (adoption, surrogacy benefit), tuition reimbursement and much more.

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