Account Strategist

Group Nine Media, San Francisco, CA USA

Work at Group Nine Media

Duration: Full-Time

Account Strategist, SF/LA

Group Nine Media is looking for an Account Strategist to work in tandem with a Brand Partner to strategically develop new business and subsequently oversee execution in post-sale. The Account Strategist is ultimately responsible for orchestrating internal resources to ensure campaign expectations and contractual obligations are met, as well as acting as the client advocate within the editorial, product, production and business operations teams. From building the media plan through campaign delivery and wrap, this role will be the main client point of contact for advertising initiatives, including media elements, custom branded elements, and sponsored editorial.

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional client-facing skills, have a thorough understanding of digital media, and be able to lead large-scale campaigns from start to finish while acting as a representative of G9. You will have a knack for communicating efficiently and effectively under pressure to our clients and internal G9 teams, while ensuring the expectations of both are met.

This position will report into a Senior Account Strategist.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create media plans and help shepherd deals from pre-sale to close
  • Lead conversations with legal regarding terms and usage rights for all campaigns
  • Provide best-in-class “white glove” client service to advertisers through great communication and properly setting expectations
  • Be the expert on all aspects of a campaign serving as the main point of contact for clients, sales and internal execution teams
  • Ensure client integration elements are clearly communicated to the client and creative team, and ultimately delivered as promised
  • Oversee production and delivery from all teams to ensure all elements of a campaign are running smoothly
  • Digest and articulately relay feedback and expectations to client and internal G9 teams
  • Proactively troubleshoot internal and external campaign concerns and seek out solutions that cater to both the client and the G9’s best interests
  • Confidently forecast the launch of a campaign and communicate any risk to revenue to internal teams
  • Partner closely with Project Manager on internal operations to gain internal approvals and develop timelines
  • Partner closely with Business Operations team to monitor media implementation, pacing, and performance to ensure we deliver the campaign in-full
  • Present campaign performance reports including delivery, optimizations, insights, and program recommendations including mid-campaign and wrap reports


  • Minimum 2 years working with a digital media company or digital agency in a client-facing role
  • Strategic thinker and solution-oriented attitude
  • Exceptional communication and writing skills
  • Public speaking skills and ability to lead a room
  • A background working with and leading communication with internal teams
  • Enjoy and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment with the ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • A passion for the G9 brands and desire to help grow our business

About Group Nine Media

Why Work at Group Nine

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. As part of our larger DE&I strategy, every employee goes through a series of DE&I training. We have incredible Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), with the support of our Head of DE&I and executive sponsors, that host everything from weekly safe space chats to community events.

We have amazing people. We can promise you’ll work alongside some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. Our people work hard but we always have fun doing it. Bottom line: we care about each other and we take our values seriously.

We care about you. We offer company-paid parental leave for everyone #inclusion. We also offer health, dental and vision insurance, along with a selection of voluntary benefits. We’ve partnered with best-in-class virtual care providers to bring health care, mental health support and meditation to all employees. Additionally, knowing that time away from work is integral to employee well-being, our time off allowances (consisting of vacation, sick, company holidays, volunteer and religious observances), ensure you have time to take care of yourself.

We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a matching 401(k) plan. Depending on the role, options may also be granted.

We value development. We are a high-performance organization that challenges itself to continuously grow. We invest in employee development. You’ll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you’ll get even better once you’re here.

About Group Nine:

Group Nine has the most optimistic, fast moving, deeply connected brands in the categories that matter NOW. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, June 2020], Group Nine’s brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time. We reach over 80% of Americans in their 20s every month [Nielsen DCR, June 2020]. Audiences spend over 90 million hours a month engaging with our category-defining brands [platform analytics, August 2020] - NowThis, the no. 1 most-watched news and politics brand globally on social [Tubular Labs, May 2020]; The Dodo, the #1 media brand for reach on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, November 2019]; POPSUGAR, the #1 most engaged-with Women’s Lifestyle site in the U.S. [Comscore, February 2020]; Thrillist, the most-trusted digital brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment; and Seeker, the no. 1 science brand on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, April 2020]. Group Nine has been recognized with hundreds of prestigious awards including Edward R. Murrow, James Beard, Cannes Lions, Critic’s Choice, among others.

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