Careers

The job title barely scratches the surface. At akhia, you’ll go way beyond the job descriptions to connect clients to original thinking and on-strategy solutions. Connect with us to see how we can work together.

 

account manager

akhia is currently looking a service-oriented, forward-thinking Account Manager to add to our growing team. This individual in this role will have an opportunity to act as a strategic lead on agency account teams and manage high-level projects, as well as other projects assigned, for a variety of our B2B and B2C clients.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate exceptional writing skills and feel comfortable providing strategic recommendations and creative ideas for clients on an ongoing basis.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage an assortment of projects through the agency, requiring collaboration skills and the ability to manage others, bringing in teams (social media, creative, writers) as needed
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  • Meet with clients regularly to understand their high-level communications needs
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  • Provide effective solutions for clients, often with little guidance
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  • Drive strategy on projects that ladder up to client business goals, helping grow opportunities for the client and also grow the business internally
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  • Manage multiple projects at once ensuring quality work for clients, often under tight deadlines
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  • Measure effectiveness of implemented programs and adjust strategy and approach as needed
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  • Manage billing and projections for clients
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  • Lead quarterly forecasting meetings to review previous successes and project where your lines of business are headed in the future
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  • Build client and account relationships
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  • Perform other duties as assigned
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Requirements:
  • 7+ years of marketing, advertising or project management experience, agency experience preferred
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  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Marketing, Communications, or related discipline and possess exceptional writing skills (must be demonstrated through examples)
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  • Preferred communications experience will include internal communications strategy and/or writing, but persuasive and highly effective writing equivalent positions (public relations, for example) will be considered
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  • Candidate must have a client-first attitude, strong work ethic and demonstrate strong account management skills
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  • Highly organized and detailed, with the desire to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and manage numerous tasks simultaneously  
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  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization, internally and externally
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  • Adhere to the akhia core values in all business interactions, and conduct self in a manner that reflects the agency’s vision and values at all times

Physical Demands:
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  • Consistently requires sitting for a majority of the day to complete essential job duties on the computer and telephone
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  • Consistently requires auditory abilities to efficiently listen and effectively communicate with clients, vendors and staff to carry out essential job duties
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  • Occasionally requires standing to scan, print and copy job related documents to carry out job duties
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  • Occasional overnight travel by land and/or air may be necessary
 
  • Why akhia?
    akhia is a fully integrated marketing communications agency located in Hudson, Ohio. We came to be in 1996 when founder, Jan Gusich, set up shop with a card table, a client and a vision after spending years in the PR business at a big Cleveland ad agency. Today, akhia is 60+ experts-strong, boasting a client roster of some of the smartest and most respected companies in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

    akhia has been named as a Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio for three consecutive years and was also named a Weatherhead 100 award winner for three consecutive years as a fastest-growing company in Northeast Ohio.

    akhia is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.
    EOE/AA/M/F/V/D
    How to apply: Please email your résumé to careers@akhia.com.

     

Freelance Art Director 

akhia is currently looking for an experienced Freelance Art Director to work on-site with our creative team to help deliver creative and strategic solutions.

Responsibilities:
  • Occasionally concept creative and strategic solutions (in groups, pairs and alone) that are on brand
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  • Work quickly to provide near real-time solutions and ideas
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  • Layout and design a variety of pieces
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  • Communicate with print, digital and video vendors, if needed
Requirements:
  • Strong design skills with a high level of understanding in composition, typography and production
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  • Strong leadership skills
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  • Must be able to complete multiple projects quickly and accurately
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  • Must be proficient in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
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  • Immersed in current marketing and advertising trends
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  • Candidate must be able to be on site during office hours

How to apply: Please email your résumé to careers@akhia.com.
 

Senior Art Director

akhia, headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, is currently looking for an experienced full-time Senior Art Director to play a key role in the organization to concept and deliver creative and strategic solutions. The Senior Art Director will work on a variety of assigned projects and have a strong design background in branding, concept development, design and layout, and demonstrate the production skills needed to execute his/her ideas.

Responsibilities/Essential Duties:
  • Concept creative and strategic solutions (in groups, pairs and alone) that align with the client’s brand and marketing objectives
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  • Lead brainstorming, concepting, development and production of multiple projects
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  • Work closely and collaboratively with writers, other senior creative and agency leadership
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  • Provide near real-time solutions and ideas
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  • Effectively present work internally to teams and externally to clients, with thoughtful rationale
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  • Communicate regularly with print, digital and video vendors
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  • Guide, influence and motivate junior creative team members
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  • Be the Creative representative in cross-discipline account leadership team
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  • Recommend improvements to agency process
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  • Ensure the highest standard of creative execution across all campaign creative elements
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  • Establish a strong understanding of clients’ products and their positioning in the marketplace as well as their business and industry as a whole
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  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines within established budgets
Requirements:
  • 6-8+ years’ agency experience
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  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)
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  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, fine arts, a related field or have equivalent experience
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  • Strong design skills with a high level of understanding in composition, typography and production
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  • Strong presentation skills
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  • Leadership skills with experience and comfort in owning projects and directing designers
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  • Passionate about design and immersed in current industry and technology trends
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  • Must be a strategic thinker and creative problem-solver, with an ability to influence, ideate, and bring his/her ideas to life
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  • Have an understanding of writing principles, message and design interaction
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  • Adhere to the akhia core values in all business interactions, and conduct self in a manner that reflects the agency’s vision and values at all times
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  • Must submit a portfolio or link to portfolio demonstrating breadth of project experience
Physical Demands:
  • Consistently requires sitting for a majority of the day to complete essential job duties on the computer and telephone
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  • Consistently requires auditory abilities to efficiently listen and effectively communicate with clients, vendors and staff to carry out essential job duties
  •  
  • Occasionally requires standing to scan, print and copy job-related documents to carry out job duties
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  • Occasional overnight travel by land and/or air may be necessary
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Why akhia?
akhia is a fully integrated marketing communications agency located in Hudson, Ohio. We came to be in 1996 when founder, Jan Gusich, set up shop with a card table, a client and a vision after spending years in the PR business at a big Cleveland ad agency. Today, akhia is 60+ experts-strong, boasting a client roster of some of the smartest and most respected companies in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

akhia has been named as a Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio for three consecutive years and was also named a Weatherhead 100 award winner for three consecutive years as a fastest-growing company in Northeast Ohio.

akhia is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.
EOE/AA/M/F/V/D

How to apply: Please email your résumé to careers@akhia.com.