When choosing our team, we choose wisely. Individually, we’ve spent decades in agencies managing accounts upward of 20 million dollars. We have vast experience in media, production, copywriting, design and social media, with for-profit and not-for-profit clients alike. Together, we have decades of depth in all marketing and communications disciplines, which is one reason we have been described as a Swiss Army Knife® of talent. Specific job openings are listed below but we are always on the hunt for creative go-getters. If you are looking to join a dynamic, growing team send us an email at jobs@sparksi.com.
 


JOB DESCRIPTION: Account Executive

 

SPARK Strategic Ideas is seeking an account executive to join our growing agency. This is a mid-level role (four to six years of professional experience) with agency experience preferred. Expect to manage multiple accounts and projects as well as serve as the day-to-day client contact. Please submit resume and recent writing samples to jobs@sparksi.com.

 

Duties / Responsibilities  

 

  • Assist Account Supervisor on large agency accounts and serve as account lead on smaller accounts.
  • Act as day-to-day contact and liaison between client and agency.
  • Manage client expectations and multiple evolving projects simultaneously.
  • Oversee the execution of clients’ social media programs.
  • Collaborate with public relations, social media, media planning/buying and creative teams to execute projects on time, on budget and on strategy.
  • Implement various components of year-long marketing plans, including the coordination of details with the SPARK team, partners, vendors, etc.
  • Anticipate client needs, identify solutions and increase the value of service.
  • Plan, execute and lead off-site events when needed.
  • Participate in new business research, proposals and pitches as needed.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Extreme attention to detail, strong organization and multi-tasking abilities for a fast-paced environment. OCD can be a good thing.
  • Self-motivated worker able to work independently as well as collaborate with a larger team. Giddy-up and round up the posse.
  • Function well under pressure. No time for volcanic eruptions or spontaneous combustion.
  • Innovative and creative thinker. We color outside the lines.
  • Perform tasks with a sense of urgency and dedication to doing things right. There’s no time to eat bonbons and watch the paint dry; we have work to do.
  • Willingness to do what it takes. Which may involve jumping into the deep end without your life vest to help your colleagues if they’re drowning. 
  • Must focus on building relationships, have a passion for exceeding expectations and love learning…we work hard and love what we do. It shows in our work and in the results. Debbie-Downers and hermit crabs need not apply.
  • And lastly: love to eat. We live to eat!

 

SPARK is a full-service strategic branding firm offering an integrated approach to marketing, advertising, social media and public relations to help businesses grow. When you have the luxury of rising to do what you love, you get up first. When it comes to adding members to our team, we choose carefully. We choose superheroes. We wake up early for this stuff…and put a cape on. Think you’re our next superhero? Send us your résumé, and we’ll let you know.
 


INTERNSHIPS
 

One of our passions as an agency is to foster young talent and help them learn about the industry. We offer a summer internship program that is intended to provide real life exposure across a variety of disciplines within the agency. Our internships offer a wealth of knowledge and exposure to young professionals who are looking to break into the field. We typically accept two to three interns for our SPARK Summer Internship Program which runs May – August. If interested, submit a resume, cover letter and writing samples to Molly Leff at mleff@sparksi.com.


Summer 2018 Communications Internship


Summary: SPARK Strategic Ideas is a strategic branding firm that focuses on integrating advertising, marketing, public relations and social media to maximize results for their clients. Based in Charlotte, NC, SPARK puts together a customized team of strategic planners, designers, web developers, media planners/buyers, PR professionals and social media experts for each client based on their needs and has a proven record of building programs that result in increased brand awareness and sales.


An unpaid internship with SPARK is designed to provide an immersive educational experience through participation and assistance in all facets of a full-service agency. Interns should be able to work approximately 20 hours/week.


Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing samples to Molly Leff at mleff@sparksi.com.


Primary Functions:

  • Research projects
  • Creative brainstorming
  • Writing and editing including but not limited to social media, news releases & website copy
  • Assist with media relations efforts, including searching for and maintaining media contact lists, writing news releases
  • Compiling “clips” of media placements and social media postings for clients
  • Assist with file management system for current, past projects and archival materials
  • Work with team to prepare for events
  • Deliveries to clients and for the agency
  • Some data entry, clerical and office assistant responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned — No day or assignment is the same

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Majoring in Communications/PR/Marketing and/or comparable industry
  • Strong written skills across a variety of formats with the ability to adapt voice and content easily
  • Experience: writing, editing, market research, design, AP style writing
  • Competent with MS Office Suite
  • Ability to work individually and as a team member