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Open positions

Paid Search Specialist

The Paid Search Specialist is responsible for overseeing paid search strategy, media planning, implementation and optimization for assigned brands. In this capacity, the specialist will coordinate with other key functions to ensure successful plan development: Media planners for brand-specific customization Digital/Engagement Strategy for strategic and SEO alignment Account for brand strategy and background.

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Job Description

The Paid Search Specialist is responsible for overseeing paid search strategy, media planning, implementation and optimization for assigned brands. In this capacity, the specialist will coordinate with other key functions to ensure successful plan development:

  • Media planners for brand-specific customization
  • Digital/Engagement Strategy for strategic and SEO alignment
  • Account for brand strategy and background
  • Creative for ad copy development

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Understanding client objectives and be instrumental in determining how SEM can achieve brand goals with assistance from senior personnel
  • Perform plan research to obtain audience behavior information, competitive activity
  • Develop keyword/ad group/match type and bidding strategies with assistance from senior personnel
  • Coordinate with the Media Planner to develop primary media objectives, strategies
  • Creating plan KPIs and associated metrics with assistance from senior personnel
  • Identify synergies between PPC/SEO and other marketing tactics and co-develop integrated plans
  • Key PPC liaison with account team, client
  • Review all key schedule reports, including actual vs. goal for budget, KPIs, etc.
  • Oversee all daily minor optimizations and coordinating with senior personnel for alignment on major optimization
  • Attend A/B testing and report with findings/actions to be taken
  • Create Metrics Reports to present results with actionable insights with assistance from senior personnel
  • Share in meeting with search engines and taking action/writing POVs where necessary
  • Work with AbelsonTaylor copywriters to ensure adherence to search engine ad policies
  • Utilize bid management tools and data modeling to maximize the effectiveness of PPC campaigns
  • Monitor campaign results, analyze key metrics, and optimize click-through and conversion rates, done in conjunction with the AbelsonTaylor Analytics group

Personal Characteristics/Attributes:

Planning Skills

  • 2-3years of PPC planning experience – Healthcare industry strongly preferred
  • Google, Yahoo/Bing Ad Words Certified required
  • Google Analytics Certified preferred
  • Experience with tools such as DoubleClick Search, SEMRUSH, Marin, Kenshoo, Yahoo and Google interfaces, Webmaster tools, Web CEO, Omniture

Internal Agency Skills

  • Excellent communication skills – able to articulate search objectives, strategies and approach to account teams and clients
  • Proactively seeks to understand brand
  • Demonstrates command of the agency process and how to interact with key departments
  • Manages all internal processes efficiently and effectively, ie. media estimates, job starts, client approvals
  • Work effectively with all departments as a dedicated team player

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • Demonstrates commitment/ positive attitude/ accountability
  • Demonstrates financial and time management skills
  • High proficiency of Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Takes ownership for projects and maintains high standards on all work
  • Understands the importance of time commitments
  • Demonstrates attention to detail
  • Organizes people and processes effectively
  • Demonstrates business writing/verbal and analytical skills, ie; able to write/express recommendations and comparative analyses as appropriate
  • Demonstrates problem solving including use of creative and alternative solutions with supporting logical rationale a sense of how to interact appropriately and effectively with client to earn and maintain trust
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred and/or equivalent job-related experience

Senior Art Producer

Jod Description Works closely with Executive Producer to procure required art, coordinate pre-production planning, prepares for reproduction of all projects, and mentors Art Producers and Associate Art Producers.

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Jod Description

Works closely with Executive Producer to procure required art, coordinate pre-production planning, prepares for reproduction of all projects, and mentors Art Producers and Associate Art Producers.

Functions and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Recommends to Creative the talents of photographers and illustrators that are appropriate for the execution of the agency’s creative concepts under existing timetables and budgets
  • Negotiates cost and timing with the artist’s representatives for the best product within budget
  • Coordinates pre-production and purchasing of art work (photography and illustration)
  • Negotiates talent fees
  • Administers all related paperwork, PO’s, invoices, releases, etc.
  • Recognizes possible legal pitfalls and guards agency/client against them, particularly copyright issues
  • Ensure that all artwork & photos are licensed and logged Agency DAM
  • Supports leadership within department
  • Complies to quality standards for the team as set forth by the department head
  • Works with supervisor to foster innovative solutions
  • Builds relationship at appropriate client/vendor level
  • Works closely with upper management to identify and suggest solutions on how to improve departmental and team morale
  • Keeps abreast of current trends and the latest technological advances
  • Helps to elevate department’s role in the whole advertising process

Tasks:

  • Gets bids on art required
  • Provides estimate grid to Project & Account Management
  • Purchases art
  • Develops scopes and timelines
  • Conducts photo shoot
  • Completes all talent payment paperwork and delivers copies to Production Business Affairs
  • Participates in weekly departmental staff meetings
  • Keeps supervisor apprised of the status of work

Requirements

  • 7 plus years of agency experience
  • Basic working knowledge of Photoshop
  • Experience in negotiating contracts for vendors and talent
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility
  • Be a diplomat
  • Be a creative problem solver
  • Have a strong visual sense
  • Understand talent payment requirements
  • Have a passion for production
  • Fully understand usage rights
  • Enjoy sharing your knowledge by mentoring associate and standard level producers
  • Fully comprehend the production process for photography, CGI, and illustration including familiarity with commonly used software
  • Willingness to jump in and assist all team members
  • Familiarity with a variety of photo, cgi, reps, and other vendor partners
  • Willingness to attend networking and industry events representing our agency
  • Education and years of experience requirements in addition to specific skill requirements

IT Service Desk Specialist

This is a mid-level position whose primary responsibilities include end-user computer hardware and software support in a mixed Mac/Windows environment. The Service Desk agent is the first point of contact for all our employees and responds to inquiries in person, by email/ticketing system, or over the phone.

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Job Description

This is a mid-level position whose primary responsibilities include end-user computer hardware and software support in a mixed Mac/Windows environment. The Service Desk agent is the first point of contact for all our employees and responds to inquiries in person, by email/ticketing system, or over the phone. This role requires a reliable self-starter with exceptional troubleshooting skills. As a Service Desk Specialist, you will see tasks through to completion with minimal guidance and take initiative to provide status updates to senior management and end-users as necessary. Qualified applicants should possess superior communication skills, enjoy working in a fasted paced environment, and be highly task oriented.

Functions and Routine Responsibilities

  • Able to lift and carry moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals up to 40lbs
  • Consistently close and updates assigned tickets and/or tasks with status information
  • Demonstrates great problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, etc.
  • Ensures agency high quality standards are met
  • Manages own workload and escalates tasks
  • Monitors progress of assigned tasks to ensure required deadlines are met and quality standards maintained
  • Strong organizational skills to keep track of software deployment
  • Support Windows/Mac Systems Administrator and Network Administrators as needed
  • Train end-users and new Service Desk Specialists as needed
  • Troubleshoot issues with Mac OS X 10.12+ OS, hardware/software, and other peripherals
  • Troubleshoot issues with Windows 10 OS, hardware/software, and other peripherals
  • Work with vendors to open/troubleshoot/close support cases
  • Understanding of how network, servers, domain controllers, databases, and software deployment/desktop imaging servers work
  • Understanding of AV equipment and conference room technologies

Personal Characteristics/Attributes

  • Ability to absorb and retain information quickly
  • Ability to conduct research into a wide range of computing issues as required
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language to non-technical staff and end users
  • Ability to work effectively with persons at all levels of the organization in a professional manner
  • Displays initiative and innovation
  • Eager to learn new technologies
  • Exceptional customer service orientation
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • On-call availability
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Strong understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Uses time and other resources efficiently

Required

  • Education & Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or similar equivalent experience.
    • Minimum of 1-2 Years working in an IT department for a small-medium sized corporation
  • Skills
    Entry-Mid level working knowledge of the following:

    • Active Directory User Administration
    • Apple iOS/iPad support
    • Cisco IP phones, Jabber & Webex
    • Cloud application support such Office 365 & Box
    • Familiarity with deployment process/software including SCCM and JAMF
    • Group Policy & JAMF Policies
    • Maintain the IT FAQ database
    • Perform backups of User data during laptop imaging
    • Printer Management/Troubleshooting
    • Train end-users and new Service Desk Specialists as needed
    • Troubleshoot Windows & Mac VPN connection issues
    • Update documentation including End User Training and Internal IT Procedural documents

Desired

  • Current Comptia A+ certification
  • Current Network + certification
  • Microsoft and Apple Desktop OS Certifications
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Teams and Webex Teams

Senior Account Planner

The Senior Account Planner serves as “point person” leading planning functions on mid-sized brands and assumes increasing responsibility for/autonomy on assignments for high level accounts.

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Job Description

The Senior Account Planner serves as “point person” leading planning functions on mid-sized brands and assumes increasing responsibility for/autonomy on assignments for high level accounts.

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Is seen as a strategic “go-to” resource by account, creative and brand teams for smaller/mid-level brand assignments
  • Leads the insight generation process for smaller/mid-level brand assignments
  • Actively assists Account Planning Director in the strategy development process on joint accounts
  • Serves as planning lead with small to mid-level new business opportunities
  • Thorough mastery of brand mechanisms, disease states and audience attitudes, preferences and motivators for tier accounts
  • Can identify and understand client issues
  • Participates in internal and external strategic planning meetings
  • Conducts regular workshops and strategic working sessions with clients and internal teams
  • Understands qualitative and quantitative research including design and analysis. Identifies appropriate research methods to address issues at hand
  • Conducts consumer trend analyses and incorporates findings, when appropriate, to help initiate and guide strategic activity on assigned brands
  • Prepares and presents research findings internally and to clients
  • Acts a research consultant both internally and with clients
  • Regularly facilitates strategic qualitative research
  • Mastery of visualization and “storytelling” from data
  • Develops inspiring creative briefs, briefing decks and leads the briefing process when necessary
  • Supervises training and mentorship for Account Planners and Assistant Account Planners
  • Builds and maintains solid working relationships with agency and client contacts
  • Stays abreast of current developments in brand planning and research design; crafts agency and department POVs
  • Attends professional conferences/seminars/conventions when appropriate

Personal Characteristics/Attributes

  • 5+ years prior agency experience preferred with bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in social science, marketing, communication, statistics, strategic planning, etc.
  • Demonstrates ability to move beyond data to discover creative solutions
  • Brings original thinking into the planning process
  • Demonstrates solid problem solving and creative judgement
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to work independently and within collaborative work environments
  • Proactive, solution oriented, and forward thinker
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, adjusting priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrates maturity and good judgment to represent the agency and client in a professional manner

Clinical Research Associate

A clinical research associate (CRA), also commonly referred to as a “fact checker” is responsible for coordinating and reviewing reference backup materials necessary for client submission.

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Job Description

A clinical research associate (CRA), also commonly referred to as a “fact checker” is responsible for coordinating and reviewing reference backup materials necessary for client submission. The CRA’s primary purpose is to provide support for claims and to correct questioned ones, as deemed appropriate. These queries are then brought to the attention of the copywriter and the account staff until a satisfactory solution is reached. Generally, two CRAs are assigned to each account with one serving in a primary role and the other in a backup capacity. This individual must have the ability to understand and interpret medical/scientific information and a curiosity about and drive to learn the business of advertising.

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains individual accounts’ references and organizes all materials used as claim support in marketing materials.
  • Reviews all manuscripts and determines areas requiring substantiation.
  • Reviews the most recent sales aids (either referenced by the copywriter or “picked up” from an old job) and verifies any claims with their respective references.
  • Prepares submission-ready packages of reference materials for client, med-reg and/or FDA.
  • Works within cloud-based software systems to record and submit submission packages.
  • Participates in client regulatory review meetings via conference calls, as necessary to support substantiated claims.
  • Attends all relevant account meetings including, but not limited to: job start meetings, status meetings, client conference calls and internal regroups.
  • Develops and maintains agency central filing system.
  • Provides reference citation information to copywriters.
  • Researches specific topics that are related to the various drugs to glean a better understanding of clinical indications.
  • When time permits, reads through articles/data and highlights important information that could be used in promotion.
  • Proactively researches current information relating to breakthroughs, newly-published articles regarding the drug and/or its competitors, as well as FDA approvals and indications of various drugs and/or its competitors as to efficacies in the medical and marketing environments.

Personal Characteristics/Attributes

The clinical research associate must have the ability to analyze and solve practical problems. It is essential that this individual communicate effectively with internal staff as well as the client. Viewing problems from a broad perspective is critical to success in this role. The CRA needs to exhibit creative and innovative thinking, flexibility and proficiency at multi-tasking. Striving for balance in a role that can have lulls as well as rigorous deadlines where significant overtime could be required is a valued trait for this position.

Senior Account Executive

The Senior Account Executive (SAE) supports the Account Team in ensuring the client brand needs are met as it relates to brand strategy, tactical recommendations and overall agency support.

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Job Description

The Senior Account Executive (SAE) supports the Account Team in ensuring the client brand needs are met as it relates to brand strategy, tactical recommendations and overall agency support. They are the day-to-day brand tactical lead for assigned client brand, collaborating with multiple teams within the agency to deliver creative work that excels. They must be proactive in understanding their brands and the markets in which they compete, and continuously look for ways to provide agency value to the client.

The SAE is an experienced AE or equivalent who has demonstrated their elevated level of proficiency in how they interact and establish relationships with clients; playing a strategic role in account development, leveraging critical thinking skills, able to lead client discussion independently, and manage client relationships with a high degree of autonomy. Additionally, they have the ability to listen, interpret, and challenge client direction and clearly communicate said direction to the internal teams.

The Senior Account Executive may work on one brand or support several depending on account staffing for that particular team.

Functions and Responsibilities

Quality/Creative Excellence

  • Participates in creative process and selling great creative by understanding core business strategy and brand objectives
  • Uses critical thinking and knowledge of product specifics when reviewing all promotional content for accuracy with brand campaign and messaging
  • Reviews project and job materials during routes to ensure brand strategy continuity
  • Ensures brand style guides are being followed during project kick-offs/routes/submissions

Strategic Planning and Execution

  • Stays on top of competitive and market dynamics and provides perspective on business/brand impacts of these dynamics and helps the Account Supervisor identify organic growth opportunities for his/her assigned brand(s)
  • Attends key market research and convention activities and helps provide critical insights
  • Works with Account Supervisors to review market research and regular reports such as ATUs, Message Recalls, etc and leverages critical thinking to provide valuable and actionable insights
  • Ensures knowledge on product data, mechanism of action, key differentiating benefits/features, and competitive challenges
  • Attends MRL reviews for spin-off jobs (on behalf of the Account Supervisor) to ensure integrity of brand messaging and consistency across brand elements/style and negotiates changes with client where appropriate
  • Assists Account Supervisor with development of SOW from an account management perspective based on tactical plan approval, including thoughtful descriptions of each project

Communication

  • Clearly and effectively communicates client feedback as it relates to messaging changes to the internal team
  • Ability to write comprehensive conference reports following client meetings and/or interactions
  • Collaborates as necessary with other partner agencies on project-related matters specific to strategy and objectives
  • Works with Account Supervisor to ensure all client meetings are documented including ensuring documentation of all client meetings on key action items from meetings (if applicable work with the PM staff to document timing changes, etc)

Client Management

  • Proactively identifies industry trends and best practices and leverages them appropriately to support the client’s business
  • Establishes trusting relationships with client and extended client support teams (medical, regulatory, legal)
  • Ensures client expectations are met or exceeded with regards to the quality and content of work provided by the agency
  • Supports Project Management executional recommendations and ensures open-line of communication between client and Project Management team

Overarching/Leadership/EQ

  • Initiates small/pick-up project kick-offs collaborating with team Project Manager, sharing promotional objectives and strategic background and detailed rationale for the tactic/initiative with the team
  • Supports the Account Supervisor in scheduling client meetings and developing agendas, slides, and organizing the meeting details for client and brand planning meetings
  • Exhibits ability to solve problems collaboratively with assigned internal teams through active
    listening and probing questions
  • Motivated by a passion to pursue goals shown by efforts and energy towards excellence in all
    assignments
  • Accepts responsibility for tracking and adhering to AbelsonTaylor’s PTO and all Human Resource policies
  • All other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in advertising/marketing and/or communications
  • Preferably, at least 4 years of agency or client-related pharma experience that provides an understanding of advertising, marketing, media, creative, production, public relations, research, agency finance, etc
  • High levels of verbal and written communication skills are essential for success as are exhibiting credibility, honesty, and reliability
  • Approachability and accountability are important traits needed in order to thrive in the fast-paced culture of pharmaceutical advertising
  • Periodic travel is required

Account Supervisor

The Account Supervisor role is to be the day-to-day brand strategy lead for assigned client brand. As such, this person will support the Account Director on the creation of the brand strategy and work with the client and internal teams to ensure the supporting plans will achieve brand objectives.

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Job Description

The Account Supervisor role is to be the day-to-day brand strategy lead for assigned client brand. As such, this person will support the Account Director on the creation of the brand strategy and work with the client and internal teams to ensure the supporting plans will achieve brand objectives. This includes partnering with Project Managers, creative, and other teams to ensure the product of these tactics adhere to the overall brand and message strategy. They will proactively engage clients in discussions regarding their brand to provide insights and perspectives and engage Project Management to lead client recommendation on agency execution. The Account Supervisor builds and maintains positive, lasting client relationships based on helping the client achieve marketing objectives with a continual view on the future needs of the brand. Additionally, they have the ability to listen, interpret, and challenge client direction and clearly communicate said direction to the internal teams.

Additionally, the Account Supervisor participates in building the Statement of Work for the brand and partnering with Project Management to ensure the overall budget aligns with client expectations. The Account Supervisor should also have knowledge and background in multi-channel tactics and integrated campaigns with understanding of the analytics and reporting needs for a campaign. This individual is also key in reviewing creative work, ensuring it meets the promotional objectives and creative brief agreed upon while also meeting the criteria for great branding.

The Account Supervisor is often assigned to one brand and may sometimes support multiple smaller brands. If the opportunity presents itself, the Account Supervisor may also be responsible for direct reports. As a manager, the Account Supervisor is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of assigned staff, helping coach and mentor strong account managers.

Direct Reports

Account Executive(s) and Senior Account Executives

Functions and Responsibilities

Quality/Creative Excellence

  • Participates in creative process and selling great creative by understanding core business strategy and brand objectives
  • Reviews and elevates creative for consistency in message and meeting promotional objectives
  • Ensures all tactics directly support the brand strategy, adhere to the brand message platform and meet client corporate standards
  • Attends MRL reviews and coaches/consults with client (as requested) to ensure integrity of creative work as well as maintain brand messaging and consistency across brand elements/style
  • Identifies opportunities for innovation and expanding business organically

Strategic Planning and Execution

  • Supports Account Director on the creation of brand strategy and clearly communicates brand strategy and direction to internal teams
  • Be very knowledgeable of assigned brand’s clinical data and helps ensure it is being used to effectively support the brand strategies
  • Stays on top of competitive and market dynamics and provides perspective on business/brand impact of these dynamics to Account Director and client as appropriate
  • Proactively identifies and evaluates industry trends, competitive market dynamics, and best practices and leverages them appropriately to support the client’s business and identify organic growth
  • Works with brand planning to provide guidance and direction on market research needs, objectives, and discussion guides for their brands
  • Attends and/or reviews all relevant market research and brand/market performance presentations and provides thoughtful discussion around key takeaways and impacts to business
  • Leads the tactical plan process based on overall brand objectives and identified strategic initiatives and provide critical thinking during brand planning, product positioning, and brand strategy development

Communication and Presentation

  • Clearly communicates strategy and brand objectives to internal teams
  • Ability to write comprehensive conference reports following client meetings and/or interactions
  • Holds thoughtful conversations with clients regarding their business establishing an open line of communication and trust in doing what is best for the brand while still selling the vision and work of the agency
  • Ability to handle negotiation and expectation setting both internally and externally in a diplomatic manner exhibiting the ability to challenge appropriately and provide well thought out points
  • Supports Project Management executional recommendations and ensures open-line of communication between client and Project Management team
  • With Project Management partnership, collaborates as necessary with other partner agencies on project-related matters

Client Management

  • Leads and or participates in all client agency meetings and acts as the primary day-to-day agency interface for the client, including ensuring documentation of all client meetings and key action items from meetings (if applicable work with the PM staff to document timing changes, etc)
  • Partners and/or supports the Account Director in the development of all client presentations and recommendations
  • Leads the annual SOW from an account perspective to ensure it is based on client strategic and tactical plan approval, and overall budget expectations. Additionally, provides client expectations to project management team to help them determine agency resource needs and estimates
  • Supports Project Management executional recommendations and ensures open-line of communication between client and Project Management team
    • Informs Project Management team of client needs and ensures project expectations are met while clearly and effectively communicating client requests, concerns, and feedback to the team
    • Includes Project Management in appropriate client conversations
  • Maintains a clear understanding of agency contractual obligations, fee structure, and annual budget, as well as knowledge of the current financial health of the brand

Overarching/Leadership/EQ

  • Builds trusting relationships across functions at the client and with external partners striving to drive collaboration with solution-oriented approaches to problems
  • Recognized as the agency brand expert and owner of brand strategy and messaging by both the client and internal team resulting in delivery of exceptional work
  • Exhibits passion and motivation to achieve results through teamwork
  • Ensures all agency departments are leveraged appropriately to ensure their client’s needs are met and proactively provide value to the client (ie. Account Planning, Digital Strategy, Project Management etc)
    • Strategically incorporates agency subject matter experts during activities, especially digital deliverables
  • Partners with Project Management to initiate all job start meetings
    • Provides Project Managers well written job start forms with clear objectives and defined client ask
    • As part of the project initiation and project status meetings, leads the portion and discussion around project objective, strategy, and messaging
  • Oversees all aspects of employee lifecycle of the Account Executives assigned to their accounts including the onboarding, coaching and development, administering reviews to their team, and handling all Human Resource issues
  • Accepts responsibility for tracking and adhering to AbelsonTaylor’s PTO and all Human Resource policies
  • All other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in advertising/marketing and/or communications
  • Preferably, at least 5+ years of agency or client-related pharma experience across a product lifecycle with an understanding of core promotional capabilities (advertising, branding, marketing, media, creative, production, public relations, research, agency finance, etc)
  • It is imperative that this individual have a complete understanding of the principles of marketing and communications planning as well as multi-channel campaign management
  • Managerial experience is preferred.
  • Periodic travel of approximately 10-20% of time is required

Copywriter

The Copywriter is responsible for working as a peer team member with Art Directors and Account Team Members on every phase of the creative process. This individual must possess the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients—and work with a degree of independence.

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Job Description

The Copywriter is responsible for working as a peer team member with Art Directors and Account Team Members on every phase of the creative process. This individual must possess the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients—and work with a degree of independence. Copywriters are capable of formulating innovative approaches to deliver marketing messages while maintaining consistency on brand, branding elements and style. They are accountable for balancing their workload and working efficiently. Copywriters are comfortable writing in multiple channels and for various audiences. Conceptually, they contribute compelling and unique ideas for digital, motion, social, and print with a basic understanding of the creative and technical parameters for each platform.

Functions and Responsibilities

  • The Copywriter is responsible for excelling at Associate Copywriter level functions and responsibilities
  • Writes, edits, and proofs flawless copy that meets agency and client standards and expectations
  • Ensures that all content and ideas track with client’s marketing goals and objectives
  • Develops advertising ideas and tactical concepts by staying current with marketing trends and platforms, collaborating across departments, and contributing creative ideas and opinions at meetings
  • Participates in new business, generating novel concepts and tactical ideas
  • Performs research and properly communicates information contained in medical references and publications
  • Well-versed in OPDP guidelines and able to recognize claims/practices that might jeopardize pieces
  • Ability to translate complicated medical issues into powerful yet clear marketing messages for key audiences and across channels
  • Collaborates with Art Directors and other team members in balancing art, copy, usability, etc.
  • Keeps Proofreaders and PM team updated on style/job issues
  • Addresses any mark-ups made during the review process, providing novel solutions as needed
  • Maintains a high standard in the presentation of all work to internal and client audiences
  • Familiar with production details (across key channels) that influence or impact a creative project
  • Ability to take sole responsibility for at least one client/product
  • Works well under tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Follows agency processes and is accurate, timely, and efficient in their work.
  • Works well in a team environment, accepts direction gracefully, and translates feedback appropriately
  • Has strong communication skills and is a proactive and collaborative problem solver
  • Minimum 2 years of experience is preferred

Assistant Paid Search Specialist

The Assistant Paid Search Specialist is responsible for overseeing implementation, optimization and data analytics reporting for active brands. The Assistant will coordinate with both the Sr.

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Job Description

The Assistant Paid Search Specialist is responsible for overseeing implementation, optimization and data analytics reporting for active brands. The Assistant will coordinate with both the Sr. Paid Search Specialists and Paid Search Supervisor in terms of daily task prioritization and receiving training/mentoring as well as assigned projects.

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Perform plan research to obtain audience behavior information, competitive activity
  • Uploading planned campaigns
  • Manage billing and coordinating with Accounts Payable on invoices
  • Review all key schedule reports, including actual vs. goal for budget, KPIs, etc.
  • Oversee all daily minor optimizations based on direction from senior personnel
  • Create Metrics Reports to present results with actionable insights with assistance from senior personnel
  • Share in meeting with search engines and taking action/writing POVs where necessary

Personal Characteristics/Attributes

PPC Skills

  • 1-2years of PPC experience – Healthcare industry preferred
  • Google, Yahoo/Bing Ad Words Certified preferred
  • Google Analytics Certified preferred
  • Experience with tools such as DoubleClick Search, SEMRUSH, Marin, Kenshoo, Yahoo and Google interfaces, Webmaster tools, Web CEO, Omniture

Internal Agency Skills

  • Excellent communication skills – able to articulate the meaning of metrics either in GA or Adwords, project status and campaign changes (budget, optimizations, refreshes, etc.)
  • Proactively seeks to understand brand
  • Demonstrates command of the agency process and how to interact with key departments preferred
  • Manages all internal processes efficiently and effectively, i.e.. media estimates, job starts, client approvals
  • Work effectively with all departments as a dedicated team player

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • Demonstrates commitment/ positive attitude/ accountability
  • Demonstrates financial and time management skills
  • High proficiency of Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Takes ownership for projects and maintains high standards on all work
  • Understands the importance of time commitments
  • Demonstrates attention to detail
  • Organizes people and processes effectively
  • Demonstrates business writing/verbal and analytical skills, i.e.; able to write/express recommendations and comparative analyses as appropriate
  • Demonstrates problem solving including use of creative and alternative solutions with supporting logical rationale A sense of how to interact appropriately and effectively with client to earn and maintain trust.
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred and/or equivalent job-related experience

Network Administrator

The Network/Systems Administrator is responsible for the engineering, operation and maintenance of the corporate voice/data network and security infrastructure including: design, analysis and support for Cisco routers, switches, wireless access points, firewalls and VPN concentrators.

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Job Description

The Network/Systems Administrator is responsible for the engineering, operation and maintenance of the corporate voice/data network and security infrastructure including: design, analysis and support for Cisco routers, switches, wireless access points, firewalls and VPN concentrators. The candidate must possess a broad range of skills with a minimum of 5 years of experience with Cisco WAN/LAN technologies, Windows Servers (2003, 2008) and Data Center operations.

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Position Requirements
    • On-call availability
    • Sitting for extended periods of time
    • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components
    • Occasional inspection of cables in floors and ceilings
    • Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals
  • Configure, manage and maintain Cisco switches, routers, firewalls/ASAs, Access Points and VPN devices
  • Configure, manage and maintain Microsoft Lync 2010/2013 Infrastructure including AudioCodes Gateway
  • Configure, manage and maintain EMC Networker backup and recovery software
  • Configure, manage and maintain Windows Server 2003 and 2008 servers
  • Configure, manage and maintain enterprise web services for IIS, FTP, and SMTP
  • Manage availability, performance and scalability of client facing applications in the data center
  • Manage and maintain Active Directory and Group Policy elements
  • Ensure network uptime performance to prevent negative business interruptions in a 24x7x365 environment
  • Monitor and act proactively in the management of network performance, ensuring user acceptable response time
  • Minimize network down time through effective monitoring and problem resolution
  • Technical Skills Required
    • In-depth knowledge of Cisco switches, routers, access points, firewalls/ASAs, VPN Concentrators
    • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Lync 2010/2013 (Instant Messaging, Conferencing, Telephony)
    • In-depth knowledge of AudioCodes gateway
    • In-depth knowledge of EMC Networker backup and recovery software
    • In-depth knowledge of Windows Server 2003 and 2008
    • Knowledge of Data Domain
    • Knowledge of Office 365
    • Knowledge of Windows Azure
    • Knowledge of Microsoft StorSimple
    • Knowledge of Active Directory and Group Policy
    • Knowledge of SCCM and how to use it for Windows, Server management including:
      • Operating System Updates and Applications software deployment
    • Current CCNA, CCNP or relevant Cisco certifications highly desirable
    • Current MCSE or relevant MCSA certifications highly desirable
    • Design and deployment of SQL database systems
    • Experience with management and configuration of Microsoft SharePoint 2010/2013 server
    • Consultation and assistance with the IT Manager for daily operation and maintenance of systems such as:
  • Backups
  • Software deployment
  • Web Filtering
  • Domain user and computer
  • Printers and print servers
  • System/Application Patching and maintenance

Personal Characteristics/Attributes

The Network Administrator will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Cisco-based enterprise infrastructure and hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or similar equivalent experience. She/he must have project management experience with strong analytical, problem solving and multi-tasking skills. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are vital, as well as having a solid understanding of his/her own communication skills. The Network Administrator will have the ability to create comprehensive technical documentation and provide technical leadership in areas of expertise and mentor team members in terms of technologies, best practices and processes. She/he must have a positive disposition and related or unrelated customer service experience. A team-player mentality, self-motivation and flexibility with schedule are key to this position. This individual must be able to handle urgent situations in a calm, effective manner. Lastly, the Network Administrator will be detail-oriented, organized and security conscious above all else.

Project Manager II

A Project Manager II (PMII) has demonstrated the capability to work across several small brands or one large brand leading the internal team to ensure projects are executed at the highest quality level, on time,and within budget.

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Job Description

A Project Manager II (PMII) has demonstrated the capability to work across several small brands or one large brand leading the internal team to ensure projects are executed at the highest quality level, on time,and within budget. The PMII manages a multitude of projects that are generally more complex in approach, and may include multi-faceted print pieces, small to medium high-priority digital projects with medium levels of functional integration, under general supervision. The PMII understands the unique sets of processes,creative groups, and financial processes for each client. They also the exhibit the ability to apply learnings across brands/clients. The PMII can accomplish their work more autonomously and begins to show the qualities of diplomacy,problem solving and decisiveness across agency functional groups and different personality types, to effectively lead the team to mutually agreeable outcomes. The PMII has demonstrated a high level of proficiency in managing projects from initiation to completion and is consistently effective in obtaining results from their project teams.

Quality/Creative Excellence

  • Leverages critical thinking skills to ensure creative excellence by proactively bringing recommendations and solutions for project contingencies when faced with budget or timeline constraints
  • Identifies potential risks by identifying work breakdowns and scope changes and proactively works to mitigate these risks
  • Works closely with their Account Management counterparts to assess client needs and deliverables and ensuring project expectations are met
  • Identifies appropriate agency resources and staff needed for project-related meetings throughout the lifecycle of the project to ensure all key milestones are being met and appropriate staff is being engaged at the various steps in the job
  • Exhibits negotiation skills and leverages relationships and experience with varying personality types across agency functional groups
  • Building/Managing Project Plans (Timeline & Estimate)
  • Demonstrates ability to apply learnings from managing a range of project types (digital, print, videos/animations, etc.) to independently build project plans and exhibit critical thinking skills meet deadlines. Able to independently secure all information necessary to develop job start form documentation including project timelines, necessary contingency plans, and estimates, collaborating with all functional departments to ensure internal alignment, and to compile outside vendor costs
  • Works with their Account Management counterparts to run all project initiation and job start meetings
  • Oversees Project Coordinator on routing and approval process. Works with PC to initiate the process in Workfront Proof
  • Manages project budgets and timelines; ensures projects stay within budget and on time by monitoring scope progress/changes, identifying work breakdowns, ensuring appropriate resources are being used, flagging issues to the S/PM and proactively estimating for project changes
  • Attends client MRL reviews (client dependent) to assess implications to budget and timing based on scope of feedback
  • Develops client status reports, leads client status meetings and provides updates and recaps on project details for internal and external meetings in a professional manner, engaging Account Management counterparts as appropriate
  • Oversees Project Close Out Process and leads project close-out meetings communicating any necessary action items and provides insights and recommendations for future project optimization and process improvements
  • Demonstrates ability to be competent in agency software system (Workamajig) and digital routing software system (Workfront Proof). In-depth training will be provided for both systems
  • Demonstrates ability to be competent in client software systems, as needed (e.g. submission software systems such as Veeva or Zinc and/or financial management software systems)

Financial Knowledge – Brand/Client Level

  • Understands the financial health of the business by consistently updating financial trackers, financial dashboards, monthly reports, and overseeing the invoicing process
  • Ability to critically assess financial health of the business, and how to make appropriate recommendations to client based on overarching annual budget parameters and spending
  • Generates required financial reporting and tracking as required for the project and/or overall business. Includes both internal-facing and client-facing reports
  • Ensures timely and accurate billing for clients
  • Contributes to annual SOW development

Overarching/Leadership/EQ

  • Leads all internal project-related meetings and drives decisions and actionable output by leveraging collaboration, negotiation, and critical thinking
  • Possesses ability to defend thinking and can negotiate a compromise when team members aren’t aligned on timing or budget
  • Appropriately raises potential issues to supervisor, and includes in key communications
  • Mentors new PM team members and PCs and if appropriate, meets with them regularly to provide constructive feedback, guidance, and coaching to further their project management skill sets
  • Understands the lifecycle of a product and important milestones such as label changes, ISI updates, new indications, launches or product approvals
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify additional team needs and/or concerns based on verbal / nonverbal communication cues
  • Accepts responsibility for tracking and adhering to AbelsonTaylor’s PTO and all Human Resource policies
  • All other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in advertising/marketing and/or communications
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a project manager role at an agency and preferably at least 2-5 years of experience at an agency or other relevant client-related pharma experience that provides an understanding of advertising, marketing, media, creative, production, public relations research, agency finance, etc. It is imperative that this individual have a complete understanding of the principles of marketing and communications planning
  • High levels of verbal and written communication skills are essential for success as are exhibiting credibility, honesty, and reliability
  • Approachability, accountability, and attention to detail are important traits needed in order to thrive in the fast-paced culture of pharmaceutical advertising
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Flexibility to lead diverse and dynamic project needs
  • Periodic travel may be required (client dependent)
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