Advertising Account Executive
NYC, LA, SF, and DC candidates considered
Fenton is the social change agency taking on the world’s toughest challenges in human rights, social and economic justice, environment, education, and public health. Primed with deep issue expertise and powered by the creativity and passion of 120 professionals working across the country, we create strategies for clients to help build a more just, equitable and sustainable world. A fast growing and award-winning agency, we lead the industry in diverse representation as 55% of our entire staff and 62% of our leadership team are people of color. We are women-led as 74% of our staff are women.

We are a culture steeped in social change and activism, with a collaborative work environment, excellent benefits and a strong sense of purpose and community across the agency.  Fenton is a remote-forward agency where staff work primarily from home but also gather in person as needed in co-working spaces.  Our staff are strategically located within a 35-mile radius of our strategic hubs of New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area regions.
We are currently seeking an Advertising Account Executive within our rapidly growing advertising practice with a passion for making social change. They will play a pivotal role in the trafficking of campaigns and supporting the operations of accounts. This requires a detail-oriented mindset, comfort with a fast-paced working environment, and a passion for using ads to affect social change.
The Advertising Account Executive is responsible for creative trafficking, media planning research, and general account support. Perfect candidates will have 3-4 years of experience at an advertising agency, political campaign, or advocacy non-profit in a media planning role.

Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Trafficking and Media Deployment

  • Responsible for trafficking small and medium sized advertising campaigns
  • Update trafficking spreadsheets to ensure internal and external alignment.
  • Manage key creative deadlines with vendors and outlets.
  • Support in developing media flowcharts and avails.

Research and Reporting

  • Conduct research on publicly available information regarding demographics and attitudes of audiences. 
  • Collate reporting from vendors and platforms on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Translate technical advertising nomenclature into verbiage understood by the client.
  • Communicate performance of simple campaigns to clients on a regular basis
  • Provide insight on weekly media optimizations.
  • Contribute to comprehensive final reports on campaign performance, both in terms of outputs against benchmarks and results of controlled experiments.

Digital Marketing

  • Working knowledge of Google Analytics and other insight/ traffic tools
  • Responsible for installing Google Tag Manager on agency-developed websites.
  • Develop UTM codes for ad source attribution.
  • Compile email and SMS reporting to support direct response campaigns.
  • Support copywriting and content development of email, SMS, or social media campaigns as needed.


  • Act as a principal note-taker on internal and external calls.
  • Schedule meetings with agency and client teams. 

Client Relations

  • Prepare and/or review activity reports and status reports for clients
  • Contribute to client decks and media plan presentations.
  • Qualifications:
  • 3 – 4 years’ experience with advertising, digital marketing or creative trafficking. 
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks under tight deadlines, and interact and perform in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively – both verbal and nonverbal, with various levels of staff, clients, contractors, and media
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, optimism, and flexibility in approach to project assignment
  • Attention to detail and organization 
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills

Fenton Offers

  • A competitive salary against industry standards – commitment to pay equity practices – published salary bands across all levels
  • Salary band for Account Executive =  $65,000 – $85,000
  • Year-end discretionary bonus
  • Access to the Fenton Learning Lab, the agency’s proprietary professional development portal.
  • Comprehensive healthcare plans
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401K with employer match
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Unlimited PTO for exempt staff and generous accrual policy for non-exempt staff
  • 11 paid company holidays
  • Discretionary company closing between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits via WageWorks
  • Mobile Phone Reimbursement
  • We have adopted a hybrid remote/in-office worksite model.  We require all employees to live within a 35-mile radius of any one of our four strategic hubs (New York, D.C., LA or SF).  You have the option to work remotely from your home and will travel to Company meetings/events as needed, or you can work from any one of our shared workspaces.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.  We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Fenton is an anti-racist and intersectional organization that prioritizes the needs of those who have been historically marginalized or oppressed. We do the work of creating positive social change as an act of repairing the harm done to those who have been and are currently disenfranchised across racial, gender, sexual orientation and preference, religious and other marginalized backgrounds. We are committed to doing work that is rooted in justice and equity and continuing to learn how to do this work better.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the affirmative hiring of people of color, members of the LGBTQI+ community, people with disabilities and women. We strive to represent the diverse community reflected in our client work and believe that our firm’s continued success is driven by hiring and retaining high caliber staff from all backgrounds, experiences, identities, and orientations. We are committed to supporting our staff in growing their careers.