We are an entrepreneurial integrated communications agency that has gone from start-up to multi-national in twenty years. We have entered the world’s top 30 agencies and have ambition to break the top ten by 2020. We have over 25 offices, 600 employees and revenues of $65m and rising. Our success is due to a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions and is reflected in being named PRCA’s International Agency of the Year for 2015.
Central to our growth has been our policy of reinvestment, with the majority of profits returning to the company to propel development, including our Rise training Academy. We are the fourth fastest growing agency in the global top 50. What makes us different is that, not only are we independent, but we are 100% employee-owned.
As we rapidly scale the business, our challenge is not to lose any of our character. We must establish a clear and visible brand in the marketplace. We must be entrepreneurial, agile, creative, credible and professional. We believe that we are on the cusp of something truly remarkable in our industry.
Purpose of the role
The Washington, D.C. office of LEWIS has an immediate opening for an Account Director with technology and cybersecurity experience to join our fast-growing security practice. This positon is an exciting and fantastic opportunity as the Account Director will be serving as a strategic communications counselor leading a number of fast paced and interesting client accounts. Working with both established industry leaders and start-ups, you’ll be promoting truly innovative technologies and telling unique stories. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s leading security experts and promote compelling threat research.
The Account Director is responsible for spearheading the overall account growth and development of existing accounts and ensuring the client’s expectations are being met, while facilitating strong agency performance and profitability. The Account Director works with both their clients and their team to ensure the efficient and effective running of their accounts. Account Directors translate quick but creative thinking into decisive action; providing team management, delegation of tasks and exceptional media relations skills.
Key responsibilities and tasks
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of the responsibilities for this role. Other responsibilities may be added from time to time.