An Account Assistant job is usually a role that exists within an advertising agency environment, which services client’s digital marketing campaigns. This is an entry-level position to an agency, where the employee will learn the trade of account management for clients and report internally to more senior people. Administration of marketing campaigns will be an important element of the role, so skills around data, spreadsheets, writing and communications are all important aspects of the role.
The Account Assistant will normally report to an Account Manager who will have more senior client-side responsibilities. They will both work within a larger team and normally have responsibilities for single clients who are running digital marketing campaigns. Account Assistant roles are commonly offered to graduates who have got work experience in the industry previously, potentially as an intern, or related experience in another role that offered similar skills.