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We are looking for creative and strategic changemakers who love food, wine, and everything agriculture. Does mission-driven work sound appealing? Ready to work for a WOB with a clear vision and intentional culture? If yes to the above we would love to hear from you! We are currently looking for team members based in the Sacramento, Turlock, Los Angeles, and Columbus, Ohio communities.

  • Competitive Comp package including vision, dental, and medical & 401K match
  • Work From Home stipends and perks
  • Quarterly Wellness PTO
  • Birthdays are off, of course!

AC&C is on a mission to transform how agriculture, food, and wine are perceived and marketed. We will change the way consumers view and value food and conversely, how farmers view consumers. Our unrivaled access to food sources is a primary differentiator. Our fast-growing boutique agency is looking for a stellar human to join our team as department head. Somewhat of a “jack or jill of media and content,” the ideal candidate is a great team player with a knack for weaving and promoting stories and campaigns through paid media, content development, and social media.

This position requires strategic chops, burgeoning business acumen, and a tenacious appetite to drive digital projects to completion while fostering and mentoring a team of professionals. The Media & Content Director will provide oversight of all client and agency brand work while partnering with the Project Management, Client Services, and Digital Media teams.

Our Values:
The ideal team member will exemplify our agency Values of being “All In.” All in on audacity, never settling, putting people first, and doing the right thing, in all aspects of their job. Here’s our take on the Values:

Putting People First: We believe that people are at the center of everything we do. We approach our colleagues, clients, and vendor partners as humans first and professionals second.
Audacity: We approach everything with fire in our bellies—ready to not only tackle our company vision and mission, but also audaciously explore the unknowns.
Never Settle: We always find our way to yes and simply refuse to call it “good enough.”
Do the Right Thing: While circumstances may change, our desire to do things for the right reasons will not.


Job Location:
This is a 100% remote position, but not virtual. For team collaboration and bonding reasons, the candidate will ideally be located in one of the following cities: Sacramento, CA; Turlock, CA (headquarters); Los Angeles, CA; or Columbus, OH.


Job Responsibilities:
Paid Media:

Ideation, strategy, and execution across paid media strategies including both digital and traditional outlets (print, outdoor, radio), digital (search, display, native, video), and social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)The Director will be responsible for the oversight of planning, executing, and reporting of all media for existing clients in addition to research, development, and presentation of media. The Director will manage and mentor a media planner to navigate the following tasks:
Execute and maintain a thorough understanding of living media in managed platforms including Google Ads (SEM, Display, Video), Facebook Manager, LinkedIn, Google Analytics, and other managed platforms as appropriate.
Pull, compile and analyze performance on existing campaigns on a regular cadence (typically monthly or quarterly). Presenting thoughtful insights and data-driven optimization recommendations.
Research, develop and plan media for specified clients while working closely with client services teammates. Provide thought leadership to both clients and internal teammates for ongoing education of media process, strategy, channel expertise.
Meets with media representatives and analyzes proposals and packages, staying current on the always-evolving digital landscape.
Develop best practices for testing campaign creative, and provide expertise on campaign creative – working collaboratively with design and client service.
Maintain relationships with agriculture and food industry media outlets, establishing and demonstrating best practices
Generate media authorization forms in compliance with IAB and partner with the finance team on the actualization of budgets. Place advertisements in accordance with the media authorization form.
Continue to refine and implement media best practice processes across departments, collaborating with other department leads.
Deliver measurable results to the client and provide post-event reporting and ROI analysis.
Partner and communicate with the finance department on contract terms, projects, and pacing.
Direct reports likely include paid media planners and/or current agency partner media specialists.


Content & Social Media Oversight:

Responsible for executing and overseeing content strategy with creative vision, collaboration, and precise plan
Provide strategic and executional leadership across the following social channels: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, amongst other platforms
Develop best digital practices for the execution of owned content campaigns, in support of the content team for owned marketing activity provided by social media manager, content development manager, etc.
Responsible for oversight of email marketing strategies and execution
Expertise working with a range of different formats and written lengths including website content and copywriting
Ability to manage agency partners as needed, including copywriters
Develop metrics to meet KPI’s for content delivered
Direct reports include social media manager and content manager

General:

A strong point of view for the future of our content and digital strategy and how it maps to our digital campaigns
Oversight of all work across the paid media, content, and social media specialists
Work cohesively with creative, client services, and project management teams
Participate in any agency growth opportunities including new business pitches
Participate and lead team and culture building opportunities
Tasked with building out the digital department as demand arises, which includes partnering with the human resources department for recruiting priorities
Experience with website interconnections and e-commerce is a plus


Skills & Qualifications:

8+ years of digital marketing, with hands-on experience managing paid media and/or digital content teams. Agency experience working on multiple client projects at once is required.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing and/or equivalent experience in related fields a plus
Motivational leadership style, inspiring team to deliver top performance against assigned business objectives
Proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget
Proven experience and ability to effectively present marketing campaign concepts and ideas to an audience
Strong planning and organizational skills to effectively manage numerous programs and resources simultaneously
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Must have a professional appearance and persona with strong interpersonal skills, work ethic, and a positive, can-do attitude
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Google (slides, sheets) proficiency required
Experience managing a project budget, department budgets, and/or P&Ls is a plus
Food, beverage, and/or agriculture industry knowledge and experience a plus
Experience managing and mentoring direct reports
AC&C is a woman-owned business with an intentional mission, vision, and culture. We offer competitive industry salaries and benefits.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to howdy@alicox.com

Thank you for your interest!

Job Description:

AC&C is on a mission to transform how agriculture, food and wine are perceived and marketed. We’re a fast-growing, ag and food-focused agency with an incredible roster of clients and we’re seeking to grow our Client Services team to drive success for a selection of clients. We will change the way consumers view and value food and conversely, how farmers view consumers. Our unrivaled access to food sources is a primary differentiator. 

Our fast-growing, boutique agency is looking for an Account Director. Your core responsibilities are being growth-minded, a business leader and driving team success and morale. This individual will serve as a contract lead on accounts and will be in charge of ensuring that clients continually receive a high level service via strategic thinking, partnering with creative, media and production to ensure a high quality work product and mentoring other team members in their roles as well. 

Our Values:

The ideal team member will exemplify our agency Values of being “All In.” All in on audacity, never settling, putting people first, and doing the right thing, in all aspects of their job.  Here’s our take on the Values: 

  • Putting People First: We believe that people are at the center of everything we do.  We approach our colleagues, clients, and vendor partners as humans first and professionals second.
  • Audacity: We approach everything with fire in our bellies—ready to not only tackle our company vision and mission, but also audaciously explore the unknowns.
  • Never Settle: We always find our way to yes and simply refuse to call it “good enough.”
  • Do the Right Thing: While circumstances may change, our desire to do things for the right reasons will not. 
 
Job Location:
  • This is a 100% remote position, but not virtual. For team collaboration and bonding reasons, the candidate will ideally be located in one of the following cities:  Sacramento, CA; Turlock, CA (headquarters); Los Angeles, CA; or Columbus, OH. 

 

This position reports to the Vice President, Client Services.

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Build and strengthen client relationships through leadership, relationship building and strategic program development
  • Strategic ability to conceive, develop and implement campaigns/initiatives that build client brand and provide a foundation to drive client business growth
  • Drive contract renewals and organic growth for assigned accounts, including opportunity identification, SOW/contract development and approval.
  • Cultivate brand positioning and marketing strategies – driving team ideation around paid, owned and earned
  • Delivery and execution across paid and organic media strategies including digital, print, radio and social media
  • Adhere to mutually agreeable profitability metrics and goals across assigned client Accounts
  • Deliver measurable results to the client and provide post-event reporting and ROI analysis
  • Create accountability practices within the team and agency
  • Manage master timelines across assigned client accounts
  • Manage direct reports on assigned client services account team
  • Manage agency partners as necessary
  • Work cohesively with creative and media teams as well as project manager(s)/operations
  • Expand assigned business through identification of emerging opportunities and securing of incremental revenue and/or acquisition of new business
  • Participate in any agency growth opportunities including new business pitches
  • Participate in team and culture building opportunities
  • Serve as a thought leader for the department and agency
  • Administrative duties that contribute to agency operations, i.e. timesheets, budget management, etc. or other tasks as assigned.

 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 8+ years marketing, client service, team management and agency experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing and/or equivalent experience in related-field
  • Motivational leadership style, inspiring team to deliver top performance against assigned business
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – experience in VP-level client management is a necessity
  • Proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget
  • Proven experience and ability to effectively present marketing campaign concepts and ideas to an audience
  • Strong planning and organizational skills to effectively manage numerous programs and resources simultaneously
  • Sound decision-making and problem-solving skills based in agency, client and industry knowledge
  • Experience managing budgets and P&Ls
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Food, beverage and/or agriculture experience a plus
  • Must have professional appearance and persona with a strong work ethic and a positive, can-do attitude
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Google (slides, sheets), Slack proficiency required

 

To apply please send a cover letter and resume why you would be awesome for this role. Please email howdy@alicox.com with the Job Description and your name in the subject line.

Thank you!

Graphic Designer

AC&C is on a mission to transform how agriculture, food, and wine are perceived and marketed. We’re a fast-growing, ag and food-focused agency with an incredible roster of clients and we’re seeking to grow our Creative team. 

Our fast-growing boutique agency is looking for a Graphic Designer. You are a disciplined visual communicator — marrying creativity, organization, and a process-oriented mindset together in one. You can quickly pick up on brand identity  and work within it to rethink, resize, and repurpose—  effectively bringing ideas to life from concept to final execution. You excel at developing compelling designs and can effectively establish cohesion between print, digital, social, and more. You strive for and achieve pixel perfection.

On any given day, you move seamlessly from one project to another, prioritizing tasks, and in communication and partnership with your team — all with the goal of bringing fresh thinking and interesting design to every assignment.

 

You will work closely with the Associate Creative Director and our team of writers, designers, strategists, and client services partners to deliver smart and creative solutions for clients in the ag, food-ingredient, and wine categories.

Our Values:

The ideal team member will exemplify our agency’s Values of being “All In.” All in on audacity, never settling, putting people first, and doing the right thing, in every aspect of the job.  Here’s our take on the Values: 

  • Putting People First: We believe that people are at the center of everything we do.  We approach our colleagues, clients, and vendor partners as humans first and professionals second.
  • Audacity: We approach everything with fire in our bellies—ready to not only tackle our company vision and mission, but also audaciously exploring the unknowns.
  • Never Settle: We always find our way to yes and simply refuse to call it “good enough.”
  • Do the Right Thing: While circumstances may change, our desire to do things for the right reasons will not. 
 
Job Location:
  • This is a 100% remote position, but not virtual. For team collaboration and bonding reasons, the candidate will ideally be located in one of the following cities:  Sacramento, CA; Turlock, CA (headquarters); Los Angeles, CA; or Columbus, OH. 
 
Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Balance multiple projects concurrently across a broad range of digital and print applications, including email, OOH, print, website, packaging, social, environmental, trade show materials and misc. collaterals in partnership with project management team and with oversight from associate creative director
  • Use creative thinking and design principles to execute a unique and effective visual approach for all projects 
  • Work alongside and under the guidance of senior-level creatives to produce deliverables that demonstrate consistency of brand identity system
  • Ensure that all work produced by the team meets all brief requirements, including correct dimensions, resolution, format, etc. (print & digital specifications)
  • Provide rationale for creative ideas and design thinking to internal teams and feel comfortable presenting work to clients
  • Integrate workflow successfully alongside team of designers, writers, project managers, strategists, account managers, and adheres to timelines
  • Maintain organization and archival of all creative work produced and all visual and graphic assets within agency DAMs and project management systems
  • Administrative duties that contribute to agency operations,
    (i.e. timesheets, expense management, etc.) or other tasks as assigned

 

What You’ll Bring:

 

  • Compelling portfolio with a wide range of creative projects that include a strong understanding of identity systems 
  • Mastery of design fundamentals and best practices
    (typography, composition, color, and layout)
  • Experience in working within a brand system and adhering to brand style guides
  • Experience building and trafficking final mechanical files
  • Self-starter mentality who can take initiative, bring new ideas to the table, and stay nimble to change
  • Proficiency in Adobe CC Creative Suite (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe, Bridge), Google Slides, Keynote and PPT
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills, always ensuring that direction or feedback is implemented correctly with precision, dedication, and a high quality standard
  • Excellent communication skills, enthusiasm, drive, and passion for the power of design
  • 3-4 years experience in a graphic design role, agency or in-house design team environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts, design, or related fine arts field
  • Knowledge of simple animation, basic video editing, web design & packaging are a plus
    (i.e AfterEffects, Adobe XD, HTML, WordPress, Adobe Dimension)

 

To apply please send a cover letter and resume why you would be awesome for this role. Please email howdy@alicox.com with the Job Description and your name in the subject line. Thank you!

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