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Spyglass is located in the historic Fawkes Building in the Loring Corners neighborhood on the fringe of downtown Minneapolis. The Fawkes was built in 1911 and was home to the first automobile showroom in Minneapolis, where cars were hand-made and sold by L. H. Fawkes, a former blacksmith and builder of bicycles. You can still see some of that history today in our space, with the 20-foot ceilings, large showroom windows and garage door that opens up to the back terrace (where many Spyglass meetings are held when the Minnesota weather allows).

We are located on the street level, and if you haven’t been here before, just look for the Big Orange Yeti in the front window. Metered street parking is available both in front of our main entrance, and alongside the building – with multiple overflow parking garages nearby.

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SPYGLASS
1639 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612.486.5959

Exploring new career opportunities?

We’re a work hard/play hard gang of overachievers who love solving problems and figuring stuff out. We are big enough to give you a linchpin role on a meaty global assignment and small enough to care about your sick kitten. Our culture is a special blend of empathy, empowerment and coffee.

We’re not a flash in the pan, the flavor of the month or a teeming sea of egos. We ARE smart, seasoned and singularly focused on showing up for our clients… again & again & again. Consistency and substance, that’s us. Yet fear not, we also know how to let loose. From grooving on the playa at Burning Man to line dancing in the streets in the Bold North, we love getting out there and shaking things up. Do you?

Current Openings

Position: Account Director

Are you ready to stretch and grow?

We have a unique leadership opportunity for an experienced Account Director who is ready to make a bold move away from a more traditional consulting/analyst or branding/advertising agency role where you are pigeonholed on one account, not learning or growing enough or don’t have a seat at the table. We’re looking for someone who is confident in their abilities and ready to up their game in terms of responsibility, contribution, and diversity of clients and challenges. Spyglass has a stellar reputation and we are relentless in our pursuit of not just good creative ideas, but the right creative idea driven by a solid strategy. We strive for excellence in everything we do, say, create, and deliver. We pride ourselves on our close and meaningful relationships with our clients (and each other) and the results we help our clients achieve in a very short timeframe.

As Account Director you will play a central role managing several clients and partnering with and eventually leading the internal team to ensure Spyglass delivers on strategy and with the best creative ideas in branding, marketing, and digital. We will want and expect you to contribute to the solutions we bring our clients, not just take orders and manage the flow of information back and forth. This is a perfect opportunity for you if you want to be challenged and further develop your brand strategy and creative acumen as well as guide / lead a team.

 

Core Responsibilities and Key Attributes

  • You are genuinely curious about each client’s business and willing to learn about and stay engaged in key happenings in their industry.
  • You are passionate about Spyglass and care about what we do, why we do it, how we do it – and want to help us be better than we are today.
  • You want to be part of our leadership team and work directly with the company founders, learn all aspects of the business and potentially become a right hand to the CEO.
  • You can confidently guide — and eventually lead — our internal team to develop and deliver the best strategic ideas, creative concepts, and marketing campaigns.
  • You can communicate clearly, concisely, and convincingly, both in writing and speaking (or want to further develop this skill).
  • You can organize, facilitate, and lead a strategic or creative brainstorm session and draw out and organize the best thinking and ideas.
  • You can anticipate needs (client, agency, team), you have solid project management chops, are highly collaborative, and comfortable wearing multiple hats.
  • You have enough business and financial acumen to contribute to preparing proposals, price engagements, and manage project budgets and spending.
  • You are extremely customer-centric, relationship-oriented ,and can ask, listen, and interpret what a client or team member wants and needs.
  • You bring a high sense of urgency and ability to prioritize on a daily basis and make decisions quickly that will yield the most benefit for the client and Spyglass.
  • You have the ability to zoom out and see the big picture and zoom in to ensure important details are being covered.
  • You bring a sense of fun and warmth, and are outgoing and approachable.
  • You are highly self-starting and can thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • You’re looking for a creative, highly collaborative culture and want to be an integral part of a kind and caring A-game team.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 8+ years of related experience (brand, PR, creative agency)
  • 2+ years of experience managing an integrated client team or teams
  • Digital marketing acumen
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of Harvest and Basecamp a plus

 

Other Helpful Info

  • Flexible work environment — some office time (and it’s a VERY cool office near Loring Park) and in-person client meetings as needed and some WFH. We are flex and still making this up as we go during this new era of work!
  • Respect for work-life balance — we work incredibly hard when we need to, but also honor people’s lives and priorities and aim to be as flexible and accommodating as possible.
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Benefits include PTO, insurance options, disability, IRA with match.
  • COVID vaccination preferred.

 

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter with resume together in a PDF and your salary request in the email message to our retained search manager, [email protected]. Label your subject line “Your Name, Account Director > Spyglass.” In your letter, respond to 2-3 of these questions…

  1. What has been a key to your success in account management?
  2. Which of your experiences is directly applicable to what you know of Spyglass?
  3. What’s your secret to balancing efficient project management with strategic client service
  4. How do you plan to level up to leadership in your next role?

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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General Inquiries

You’re welcome to reach out and let us know about your aptitudes, passions, and where you see yourself at Spyglass. We love hearing from prescient and proactive people who know what we need before we do.

We’d love to stay connected.