Account Director - South Africa
South Africa - Remote
Account Director - South Africa

The Account Director Is responsible for driving and maintaining our global client and agency relationships, while helping build exceptional content initiatives with the help of strategy and commercial leads. We’re seeking experienced problem solvers with intimate understanding of the media and creative industries in the UK and beyond. 

About the

The Creative team spearheads the direction, growth and quality of the content created on our platform. We’re looking for team members that can prove the difference our work is making, commercially or emotionally with our partners and team members.

Salary information:
N/A - Depending on experience
  • Be the lead creative partner for our global Commercial Sales teams and partners that are taking local products to market (+£10M / year)
  • Assist commercial leads in creating content proposals and pitch decks designed to clearly articulate the creative vision and strategy 
  • Work closely with Operations team to be the main source of knowledge for campaign implementation both internally & externally
  • Assume control and responsibility in brainstorms – guiding ideas, strategies and types of execution in collaboration with all parts of the business.
  • Assign and manage incoming RFPs and new business opportunities with regard to native/branded content proposals to our team of writers, producers, art directors.
  • Manage client relationships and drive the follow-up for future native content marketing programs 
using Brand Stories
  • Help develop and train a network of freelance writers (and/or editors) from around globe
  • Contribute to creative playbooks, guide and content development on our platforms.
Performance Profile:
  • Significant Creative/Media agency and/or Consultancy experience with strong understanding of business drivers
  • Proven project management skills, leading multiple teams, as well as interagency, to deliver work that is on brief, on time, and on budget
  • Skilled Storyteller and Presenter, with experience communicating the benefit of marketing opportunities to partners and brands, with an emphasis on translating insights, product information, and data to client value.
  • Technical understanding of the principles of web builds, deployment process, tracking, web optimisation and content management systems
  • Strategic mindset - you will be able to anticipate potential roadblocks and keep ahead of the curve with emerging trends
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to keep on top of contact reports, status reports, client and meeting management
  • Creative and forward thinking, with a strong awareness of technology, video and emerging platforms
  • Practice front-foot account management - always anticipating what is next, answering questions before they can be asked, and using your skills to keep all members of the team updated and informed
  • Confidently understand and discuss what is right creatively for that client, the brand and their brand journey. Understand where the agency is taking the work

We support your cost with setting up an office with a local WeWork or similar co-working facility.

South Africa - Remote
Position Type:
Full Time
August 22, 2022
Why join us:
1. Work from anywhere
Our technology is used by some of the world’s leading storytellers at companies such as USA Today, Forbes, Guardian or Google.
2. Build awesome products
We share a passion for building world leading editorial and commercial products that influence the lives of millions.
3. Competitive compensation
We offer fair and competitive compensation, for all our team members.
4. Twice yearly global meet-ups
Our global teams meet up twice a year for a week of work, great food and drinks in the same location. Previous locations include Portofino, Lake Como and Istanbul.
5. Empower leading media brands
Our technology is used by some of the world’s leading storytellers at companies such as USA Today, Forbes, Yahoo or the Evening Standard.
6. Shape the future
We offer significant flexibility and support, to shape and develop the role as you work on existing clients and help lead new business in the future.
About Newsroom AI:
We help creators build visual content that engages, entertains and inspires millions.
The path to where we are today was never a straight line, but the common thread is our ability to thrive on change and relentlessly expand our culture, skills and entrepreneurial spirit. We’re headquartered in London, UK but operate as a fully remote, global company with teams and new career opportunities opening up from Melbourne to Cape Town, New York and Mexico City.
Newsroom AI by the numbers:
Our products reach millions of users every month, while unlocking immense commercial opportunities for our partners.
Monthly people reached
Content Creators
New stories published
every hour
Revenue generated for
our partners in 2020
Our Investors:
We're backed by some of the greatest minds in media, technology and journalism.
Who uses our platform:
Our technology powers the content creation capabilities of thousands of publishers, brands, agencies and independent creators from 52+ countries around the world.
Brand Stories:
Brand Stories redefine brand-supported experiences with a format purposely engineered for the mobile age. The product helps sales organizations such as Verizon Media, Singapore Press Holdings, The Evening Standard or Lonely Planet bring to market an uniquely differentiated sponsored content experience that’s amplified across premium content using existing ad placements and infrastructure.
Editorial Content:
Web Stories enable iconic media brands such as Forbes, Vice, USA Today or Condé Nast to create engaging visual content for the Google Discover platforms. Our authoring platform is a category leader, recognised, used and advocated by Google. 
Our Values:
Our everyday work, partnerships and communication are driven by 7 operating principles.
Embracing positive storytelling 
We believe in the positive change that storytelling creates among teams, generations and cultures, in our work or everyday lives.
A shared mission
Our success is entirely dependent on the strength of our partnerships. We’re fully invested in building and nurturing long term relationships with all of our partners, irrespective of size or location.
Radically transparent
We aim for complete transparency around our business models, hiring practices and communication of our successes and failures.
Lead by helping others
We grow by sharing knowledge openly with partners and team members. The collective knowledge that we share or acquire enables us to learn faster and get better at solving problems. 
Experiment our way through
We encourage trial and error with every aspect of our work. We invite everyone to dream, test, fail, try again and again.
Strength in diversity
We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace to further improve our ability to serve and understand the millions of people our products are reaching.
Dream big
As Marilyn Monroe put it: “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
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