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What Is an Assistant Account Executive and How to Become One

What Is an Assistant Account Executive and How to Become One Image

What Does an Assistant Account Executive Do?

An assistant account executive performs a variety of client services for an advertising or marketing agency. Their job duties include meeting with clients, consulting with copywriters and creative executives to ensure that campaigns fit their client’s needs, and other administrative tasks. Qualifications for this career include a bachelor’s degree in communications, advertising, or a related field. Experience, through an internship or another entry-level job, and sales skills are also important for a job as an assistant account executive.

How to Become an Assistant Account Executive

Many assistant account executives have a bachelor's degree in advertising, marketing, business administration, communication, or a similar field. But some employers may consider candidates without a degree who have experience in marketing or public relations, or who have held administrative assistant roles. Obtaining an internship with a marketing agency provides valuable insights into the industry and teaches you how to support the primary account executives. Certain companies consider assistant account executive to be entry-level positions and provide on-the-job training. Additional qualifications include excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, and proficiency with basic computer programs, such as Microsoft Office.