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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 Opportunities

Account DirectorView the full posting

AKHIA, headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, is currently looking for a passionate, client-oriented 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:
• 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
• Serve as information leader on client teams, demonstrating industry, cultural or media-driven issues or trends that directly and indirectly affect the client. Route articles of interest to account teams and client, as needed
• 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
• Provide strategic recommendations and creative ideas for clients on an ongoing basis; proactively identify and address client business needs and present opportunities to executive team
• Willingness to tackle projects outside of traditional scope of marcomm to build business and extend AKHIA reach into organization with work originating from teams in sales, product management, human resources and beyond
• Optimize team performance and utilization while leading, managing, and motivating team members
• 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
• Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:
• At least 10 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 who is service-oriented and has a can-do attitude
• Mindful of but not prisoner to process
• Excellent account budgeting, financial reporting and forecasting skills
• Flexibility in day-to-day role – some days performing at a high, strategic level and other days jumping in to help project teams in completing special projects
• 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
• Strong listening skills and problem-solving abilities
• Ability to travel up to 1-2 times per month every couple of months

Essential Duties:
• Consistently requires sitting for a majority of the day to complete essential job duties on the computer and telephone
• 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
• 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/CEO, 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran 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 resume to careers@akhia.com.

Assistant Account ExecutiveView the full posting

AKHIA is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Assistant Account Executive (AAE) to support the agency’s growing client roster. This entry level position will play an instrumental role in supporting our account teams to service and grow accounts and will have a strong ability to understand and absorb new information quickly. Our culture of learning is perfect for people who want to play a direct role in building a great company and developing industry-leading brands.

Responsibilities:
• Maintain comprehensive weekly status reports, lead and participate in status meetings, client meetings and client calls, when applicable
• Execute tactical aspects of strategic marketing communications programs and campaigns, including eBlast distribution, social media posts and managing ad production schedules
• Execute media relations efforts, including programming news releases, maintaining media lists, identifying editorial opportunities, drafting and sending pitches, maintaining media relationships, tracking and reporting monthly media measurement metrics
• Provide client service administrative support; draft meeting agendas, attend meetings and compile action items, schedule meetings and manage logistics
• Support creative brief development ensuring the larger agency teams have all the necessary information and materials to meet project timelines and budgets
• Coordinate research activities and competitive information necessary to develop client programs
• Build understanding and knowledge of the clients’ business and their competitors
• Actively participate in professional development, training, meetings and agency meetings
• 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
• Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:
• 1 to 2 years’ of post-college work experience in a public relations or marketing environment, strong internship experience will also be considered
• Hold a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations, marketing or related fields
• Highly organized & detailed, with ability to manage numerous tasks in a fast-paced environment
• Resourceful and solutions focused
• Proactive and a self-starter
• Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization, internally and externally

Essential Duties:
• Consistently requires sitting for a majority of the day to complete essential job duties on the computer and telephone
• 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
• 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/CEO, 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran 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 resume to careers@akhia.com.

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 Media Relations SpecialistView the full posting

AKHIA, headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, is currently looking for a passionate, client-oriented 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:
• 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
• Serve as information leader on client teams, demonstrating industry, cultural or media-driven issues or trends that directly and indirectly affect the client. Route articles of interest to account teams and client, as needed
• 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
• Provide strategic recommendations and creative ideas for clients on an ongoing basis; proactively identify and address client business needs and present opportunities to executive team
• Willingness to tackle projects outside of traditional scope of marcomm to build business and extend AKHIA reach into organization with work originating from teams in sales, product management, human resources and beyond
• Optimize team performance and utilization while leading, managing, and motivating team members
• 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
• Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:
• At least 10 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 who is service-oriented and has a can-do attitude
• Mindful of but not prisoner to process
• Excellent account budgeting, financial reporting and forecasting skills
• Flexibility in day-to-day role – some days performing at a high, strategic level and other days jumping in to help project teams in completing special projects
• 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
• Strong listening skills and problem-solving abilities
• Ability to travel up to 1-2 times per month every couple of months

Essential Duties:
• Consistently requires sitting for a majority of the day to complete essential job duties on the computer and telephone
• 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
• 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/CEO, 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran 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 resume to careers@akhia.com.

Shadow at AKHIAView the full posting

Do you want to write content that makes an impact, develop cohesive marketing plans, design creative concepts or measure analytics using social media? Maybe you can see yourself in a variety of these positions, but aren’t sure where your expertise lies. Now is your chance to spend a day at AKHIA learning about how we operate, our different departments and where you might fit within agency life.
Our shadow day experience allows students to receive a high-level overview of what it is like to work in an agency. Students will meet with a variety of employees within different departments and have the opportunity to ask questions and receive advice pertaining to their future career goals.

Requirements:
Please note that AKHIA offers a limited amount of shadow days per year. All students are welcome to apply for the opportunity, but those who apply must be working towards a marketing/communications related degree or currently taking a marketing-specific course.

How to apply:
To ensure we allow our visitors a quality experience, shadow spots are limited and will be selected by our team based upon availability and goals related to your future career path.
To be considered for the opportunity, please answer the questions below and email them to careers@akhia.com.
1. Tell us about yourself?
2. Why do you want to shadow at AKHIA?
3. What are 3 questions you are looking to have answered after attending a shadow day at AKHIA?

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