Account Manager

About Common Ventures

Most advertising is ignored. It’s our mission to make work that isn't. Common Ventures is a fully independent advertising agency that’s all about the three C’s – Creative. Craft. Culture.

Our client partners are more Neapolitan than vanilla, from varying industries including not-for-profit, tech, tourism, finance, home appliance, healthcare, drinks and more.

About the role

As an Account Manager at Common Ventures, you will help deliver top-notch projects across some of our key clients and oversee key agency initiatives. In short, you will be central to keeping the good ship S.S. Common Ventures on course.

As a member of Common Ventures, you will be part of a collaborative, fast-paced team of innovative thinkers and doers dedicated to making awesome things across a broad gamut of media. This role involves regular and clear communication with everyone in the agency (us) along with people outside the agency (clients, stakeholders, production partners and more).

You must be smitten by spreadsheets, obsess over ticking things off your list, be financially literate and have a lust for making creative better. You must get a kick out of the following things: Happy clients and teammates, approved estimates, on-time meetings and completed projects.

You’ll have to be an open, all-rounded thinker and enjoy a collaborative work environment. You’ll also have to be prepared to pat dogs and sit in on ridiculous amounts of fun.

Your role as a Commoner should include the following:

  • Your soulmate is client management
  • Your obsession is great work
  • You are self-motivated and hungry to improvise, adapt and overcome any challenges thrown your way
  • You love working with a wide range of people both inside and outside Common Ventures
  • A relentless passion for being proactive and self-motivated
  • The ability to take constructive criticism on board and provide solutions
  • Those with an addiction to bad dad jokes will receive priority boarding


For existing and potential future clients

  • Manage selected projects to ensure they’re on time and budget.
  • Provide support to the Account Leads to ensure the timely and on-budget delivery of selected large projects
  • Help to maintain the integrity of the work on all designated projects
  • Build strong professional relationships with all of our clients and suppliers
  • Passionate about making great things for both B2B and B2C clients
  • You can whip up presentations and format them like a lord
  • Develop documentation to relay timings and budgets to internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage project finances using our costing tools, adapting to new programs if necessary
  • Be dedicated to making awesome things across a broad gamut of media and have a hunger to gain a technical understanding of all advertising platforms (with a focus on digital)
  • Work closely with production teams to ensure photo and video shoots run without a hitch
  • Help senior members of the Accounts team pull together client presentations
  • Be future-focused and willing to adapt to an ever-changing communications environment
  • Work closely with pitch teams to pull together new business proposals
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions
  • Assist in the production of campaigns

For the agency

  • Oversee time-logging, working with the team to ensure time is being accounted for correctly
  • Manage owned promotion channels like Linkedin and Instagram, sharing key agency updates as required
  • Owning internal processes including filing and end-of-project checklists
  • Working closely with our founders and accountant to ensure our finances are kept tickety-boo
  • Make sure the creative team are armed with all they need to succeed
  • Helping with agency fame, including working with the team in driving the creation of press releases and award submissions
  • Contribute towards office manager tasks to help keep the agency running smoothly

Skills and education

  • Relevant tertiary education; Business, marketing, project management, comms or equivalent
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in an agency account service or client led role
  • Competent in Google Suite and other cloud-based project management software
  • Appreciation for design, creative development and product excellence
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly self-motivated, organised, detail-oriented, with superior client management skills
  • Ability to prioritise, multi-task and follow through in a fast-paced environment


Finally, we’re strong believers in the “leave your ego at the door” policy. Culture is important and at Common, we tend to work best with those who take their work seriously but don’t take themselves too seriously

One more very important thing before you go…

If you’ve quickly devoured all the above details and requirements and feel like you don’t meet all the requirements, please don't rule yourself out just yet. Research shows that underrepresented minority groups tend to only apply for their dream job when the skills checklist is all ticks and no crosses. So if this role really resonates with you, please don’t hesitate to apply.

Common Ventures acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands we work on, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We also acknowledge our gratitude that we share this land today, our sorrow for the costs of that sharing, and a hope and belief that we can move to a place of equity, justice and form a strong partnership together.

Common Ventures recognises that diversity and inclusion help to support creativity and innovation. In fact, they are an essential ingredient in any successful creative agency and the work it develops. We are committed to encouraging diversity and inclusion across all touchpoints of our business, and ensuring there is no discrimination in our company. We want every employee and collaborator to feel respected and able to give their best, and we strive to ensure our workforce and its creative output are a true representation of all sections of society.

We are committed to equality across race, ethnic or national origin, nationality, socio-economic background, age, accessibility status, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status (including civil partnerships), religion or belief. Selection for engagement, whether as a member of permanent staff, on a freelance basis will be on the basis of aptitude and ability.

Wherever possible, Common Ventures shall make all reasonable efforts to select qualified individuals from any or all of the groups mentioned above who might have been under-represented previously when filling new employment positions.

Common Ventures
Posted: July 4, 2024
Closing: August 03, 2024
Waterloo, NSW
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