Assistant Account Executive


C.O.nxt is a 100% employee-owned communications agency full of farm kids and foodies coming together to create fresh and unexpected solutions driven by deep insight and strategy. We serve purpose-driven brands who stand out in the ag and food industries—from the seed in the ground to the steak on the plate—because that’s what we’re passionate about. Full service. Full hearts. For the love of food.

Position Details

Assistant Account Executive
Twin Cities Metro
Remote, MN

As an Assistant Account Executive, you will help solve problems for dynamic clients ranging from scrappy start-ups to global brands that you and your neighbors already know. At C.O.nxt we value ideas, collaboration and results. Our culture is positive, flexible and dog friendly. And since we are a 100% employee-owned ESOP, every staff member truly shares in our success.

You are detail-oriented and efficient. You’re personable and able to build trust and confidence in your teammates and clients alike. When it comes to budgets, creative briefs and problem solving, you own it. In your next job, you’re looking to work with clients from across the food system. You’ll embrace clients’ goals like they’re your own with passion and insight. You have communications experience, preferably at an agency, and are passionate about building relationships.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Write effective communications, including client correspondence and project input briefs. 
  • Work on multiple projects and clients and consistently meet deadlines. 
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to execute plans and projects that align with client strategy and budget. 
  • Coordinate client meetings and assist in presentations. 
  • Assist with research and backgrounding for clients and agency. 
  • Help with tactical execution, including activities related to events, planning, campaign deployment and overall project coordination. 
  • Manage client status reports and call reports. 
  • Support billing, budget and invoicing efforts, including weekly time pulls and billing approval emails. 
  • Practice confidentiality, given the nature of our clients.
  • 1 to 2 years of experience; agency experience preferred 
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills 
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment 
  • Confidence, tact and a persuasive manner 
  • Good organizational and time management skills 
  • High level of professionalism 
  • Good business sense with ability to understand financials and budgets 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines 
  • MS Word, Excel®, PowerPoint® and Outlook® skills 
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field

What Makes This a Great Opportunity?

  • You will be part of a mission-focused team-based agency that is a strategic marketing and communications consultant for leading brands spanning food and agriculture 
  • Culture of positive core values—Caring, Courageous, Committed and Curious—used to guide interaction with clients and each other 
  • Continuous learning environment valuing ideas, collaboration and results 
  • Casual, friendly work environment with flexible work options 
  • Dogs every day—employees can bring their dogs to work any day of the week
  • ESOP, we are 100% employee-owned!
  • 401K
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Bonus Program

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