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Welcome to a place where the coffee flows as free as the ideas. This is the home of big thinking—and dedicated, passionate people—that was named a Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio for the third year in a row.

Want to join us? We’re always looking for driven, talented people to join the A-team. Even if the right position for you isn’t posted, feel free to submit your résumé and cover letter to careers@akhia.com. We’d love to hear from you.

Current Openings and Opportunites

Account DirectorView the full posting

AKHIA is currently looking for a dynamic and experienced full time Account Director to play a key role in the organization. The individual who fills this role will have a tremendous opportunity to lead agency account teams, manage our growing client base, and drive account development by setting strategic goals and managing and driving teams to effectively and efficiently execute the strategic direction for our clients.

Key Responsibilities:

• This person will lead client strategy sessions, develop marketing communications and business plans and help oversee and manage the day-to-day account activities on multiple accounts, and jump in and assist teams as needed.
• Act as a strategic partner to assigned clients and identify opportunities for AKHIA to extend its full scope of capabilities to support their business goals
• Organize account teams, drive collaboration and continuous process improvement to help build greater efficiencies in how work is developed and delivered.
• Meet and exceed target revenue goals for accounts
• Develop and cultivate deep relationships with clients
• Manage all aspects of campaigns to ensure client goals are met
• Optimize team performance and utilization
• Provide market feedback as it relates to competitors, new products and trends.
• Identify client business needs and proactively present opportunities to channel leaders

Requirements:

• At least seven years of marketing, advertising or project management experience, preferably five of which were spent in an integrated agency
• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Marketing, Communications, or related discipline
• Possess a working knowledge of an integrated approach to PR, marcomm, channel marketing, event marketing, social media, branding and messaging strategies
• Critical thinker
• Service-oriented and can-do attitude
• Mindful of but not prisoner to process
• Self-motivated and leadership attributes
• Strong analytical skills and be committed to creating new business opportunities
• Excellent presentation skills; comfortable presenting to large groups and high-level executives
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail, and good follow-through
• Ability to travel up to 1-2 times per month every couple of months

 

About AKHIA:

AKHIA is a fully integrated public relations and marketing communications agency located in Hudson, Ohio. We came to be in 1996 when founder/president, 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.

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

Account ManagerView the full posting

AKHIA, headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, is seeking an Account Manager to add to our team. This individual will be able to demonstrate exceptional writing skills while managing client accounts and high-level projects.

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
• Meet with clients regularly to understand their high level communications needs
• Provide effective solutions for clients, often with little guidance
• Manage multiple projects at once ensuring quality work for clients, often under tight deadlines
• Build client and account relationships

Requirements:
• 7-10 years’ experience
• Hold a bachelor’s degree the communications field and possess exceptional writing skills (must be demonstrated through examples)
• 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
• Candidate must be service-oriented, have a client-first attitude, strong work ethic

About AKHIA:
AKHIA is a fully integrated public relations and marketing communications agency located in Hudson, Ohio. We came to be in 1996 when founder/president, 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 two consecutive years as a fastest-growing company in Northeast Ohio.

How to apply: Please email your resume and portfolio to careers@akhia.com.

Account Services InternView the full posting

Do you think you have what it takes to be the next AKHIA Account Services intern? If developing and checking off to-do lists are a favorite pastime and writing, the ability to multitask and keeping teams organized are in your wheelhouse, AKHIA wants you.

Many of our past interns have turned into some of our most valued employees as our team and need for talent continue to grow. We run fast, but don’t miss a step, and like to have fun in the process. We look for interns every semester, would you like to join our A-team?

Application deadlines:
Fall (Sept-Dec) = June 30
Spring (Jan-May) = September 30
Summer (May-Aug) = March 15

Potential duties and opportunities include:
• Assisting with internal and client-facing projects
• Observance of and participation in internal meetings and client calls
• Exposure and interaction with all AKHIA departments
• Assisting in client meeting preparation
• Maintaining status reports
• Coordinating press kit development
• Coordinating marketing projects
• Compiling monthly and quarterly marketing and media relations reports
• Assisting in updating and creating media lists
• Writing for the AKHIA intern blog, The Microbrew

Requirements:
• In the process of getting a degree in the communications field

How to apply:
Please email your resume to careers@akhia.com with the subject: AKHIA Internship (insert semester of interest).

Freelance Art DirectorView the full posting

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
• Work quickly to provide near real-time solutions and ideas
• Layout and design a variety of pieces
• Communicate with print, digital and video vendors if needed

Requirements:
• Strong design skills with a high level of understanding in composition, typography and production
• Strong leadership skills
• Must be able to complete multiple projects quickly and accurately
• Must be proficient in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
• Immersed in current marketing and advertising trends
• Candidate must be able to be on site during office hours

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

Senior CopywriterView the full posting

AKHIA is currently looking for an experienced full time Senior Copywriter to play a key role in the organization. The Senior Copywriter at AKHIA will have a seat at the table and is very influential and hands on in terms of strategy and driving direction.

Responsibilities:
• Concept and execute creative and strategic solutions that are on brand
• Lead and own projects from concept to production
• Copywriting including all forms of ads and marketing materials
• Review communication, instruction and direction with vendors
• Actively participate in strategy and brainstorming sessions
• Collaborate with other departments to develop short- and long-term strategic solutions for clients

Requirements:
• 6+ years’ agency experience ideally
• Ability to multitask while staying organized
• Natural leadership skills
• Ability to comfortably and confidently present ideas and concepts to internal teams and external clients

About AKHIA:
AKHIA is a fully integrated public relations and marketing communications agency located in Hudson, Ohio. We came to be in 1996 when founder/president, 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 two consecutive years as a fastest-growing company in Northeast Ohio.

How to apply: Please email your resume and portfolio to careers@akhia.com.

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