Marketing Account Mgr at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in New York, NY

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Marketing Account Manager

HMH is looking for a fast-paced media savvy marketer for our Marketing Account Management team to help bring one of our most famous and beloved consumer brands into schools this Fall. In this role, you’ll work alongside social media, design and consumer teams to develop and oversee a major digital campaign for both this consumer brand and the new corporate initiatives under The Learning Company umbrella.


Marketing Account Management sits at the intersection of marketing strategy and creativity. Account people not only have to appreciate great creative, they need to champion it. The "quarterbacks" of HMH’s in-house agency, Marketing Account Managers ensure that their campaign efforts are delivered on time and on budget, while creating innovative work that drives brand awareness, leads, and revenue for their account’s business. 



  • Ensure that all projects meet deadlines and creative expectations by coordinating collaboration across the agency’s teams from campaign conception (account planning) to copywriting and creative (Content Marketing and Design) and multimedia and sales presentation development teams.
  • Oversee project management efforts for your client’s campaigns: building out creative calendars, routing and reviewing efforts along the campaign, ensuring all efforts are on-track, discussing roadblocks, and presenting new work.
  • Partner with the design, content marketing, and digital marketing teams to deliver innovative, high-quality work on strategy and within budget and timing parameters. Offer some copywriting and copyediting support for minor efforts, once messaging is finalized.
  • Collaborate with outside vendors and supply chain to facilitate the creation of sample packs, collateral. and promo items.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in Marketing or Project Management
  • 1+ years of Account Management experience preferred
  • Experience with consumer brands is a plus
  • Experience working for a digital start up is a plus
  • Experience working in a creative agency environment is a plus


Knowledge and Skills

  • Thrives in fast pace environment
  • Collaborative yet can direct and oversee work
  • Enjoys managing multiple (15+) projects at once
  • Strong writing skills (need to provide writing samples)
  • Must be able to create and maintain creative schedules.
  • Strong time-management and project management skills: ability to multi-task, manage multiple timelines and work across functions
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong client-service orientation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong decision making skills: find solutions quickly and with confidence
  • Comfortable being a change agent to elevate the status quo
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint
  • Workfront experience is a plus


Physical Requirements

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.



Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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