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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

One Simple Plan Seeking Account Director

One Simple Plan (OSP), a communications and brand engagement agency, is looking for a dynamic and driven Account Director. A boutique agency in Northeast Minneapolis that’s been recognized by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce as "Emerging Business of the Year," OSP is led by a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal “40 Under 40” winner. You might not know us by name, but you certainly know our clients by name – we are much better at marketing them than touting ourselves. Our agency has a unique mix of clients that range from big national brands, to fast-growing local brands with a national reach, to smaller local businesses, in a variety of industry categories. What our clients have in common is they all have notable, interesting stories and passionate audiences.

Our efficient, hands-on, and high-energy approach complements our grounded perspective and that’s what sets us apart. We’re bootstrapping and flexible. We’re strategic, creative, clever. Enterprising and effective. We’re entrepreneurial. We have fun in the context of doing great work. We strive for fulfillment and achievement and we love the feeling that comes from a job well done. Along those lines, in our almost 10-year history, all of our clients have come to us via referral.

So, how can you get involved?

We’re seeking a seasoned Account Director to join our expanding company and help manage a variety of account teams. Public/media relations experience is a must. Agency experience is strongly preferred but isn’t necessarily a must.

Our employees are well-rounded individuals who take on different challenges each and every day.

The Account Director position must:
·         Act as go-to relationship manager with clients and internal staff
·         Lead account teams to ensure projects are executed and goals are met, within budget and timeline
·         Build and maintain a healthy new business network; prospect and pursue new business opportunities
·         Develop strategic counsel, draft plans and recommendations, manage internal workflow to maximize achievement
·         Ensure appropriate staff utilization in order to get the most out of client budgets and to develop personnel
·         Drive execution of programs, which could include: messaging and content development, earned media strategy, media and community engagement, crisis/issues management and social media channel facilitation
·         Evaluate and advance internal systems, ensuring efficient workflow while supporting and developing company best practices
·         Earn the confidence of client managers, and others within the client organization, and maintain/ensure regular communications with each contact 
·         Manage staff and personnel plans
·         Look to improve with each day and help the company take steps forward

The ideal candidate will:
·         Have 10+ years of work experience – agency experience strongly preferred
·         Have experience in management – individuals, teams and client relationships
·         Excel in a fast-paced environment that requires organization, self-motivation and multi-tasking
·         Exude an understanding and appreciation of how public/media relations and social media creates value for organizations
·         Show leadership abilities – both in times of conflict and collaboration – and lead by example with a healthy restlessness and yearn to learn, improve and advance every day.

More About One Simple Plan
We’re structured on two parallel pillars: communications and brand engagement. A lot of our client work overlaps with these two pillars, generating some of our finest work. At One Simple Plan we provide our clients with the highest quality of service and commitment to get the job done the right way. We like to think three steps ahead for our clients and challenge them when it’s necessary. Perhaps most importantly, we are looking for someone who will leave ego at the door.

One Simple Plan has a relaxed culture and round-table environment where everyone participates and is expected to contribute. We are serious about doing great work for our clients but have a lot of fun in the context of doing so. We offer a non-traditional workplace, we strive for balance, and we appreciate art and culture. We offer health care benefits (medical), 401k, a bonus program, summer hours and more. We offer a wide array of intangibles too, and we love ideas to be even better. Oh, and we also have two pizza ovens, a ping pong table that needs to get used more and a fridge full of craft beer.

Please email resume and cover letter to or mail them to One Simple Plan, 509 1st Ave NE; Suite 2A, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Visit our website at and our social media channels. EEO employer.