Association des agences de communication créative

Careers in Agencies

The world of agencies interests you? Here is some useful information to get to know the industry and find out which career opportunities are available.

Classroom presentations

The A2C is available to come to your high school, college, or university and give a presentation about what it’s like to work in an agency. Contact us to find out more!

Define your profile

Careers in agencies go far beyond the creative department! There are a variety of jobs available and made for all personality types and ambitions. 

  

Listen to these virtual conferences held (in French) as part of Le monde de la comm (October 2020) to discover the discipline or disciplines that suit you best! 

 

CLIENT LEADERSHIP

For those who enjoy building relationships and rallying people around creative concepts and ideas:

 

  • Coordinator
  • Account Executive
  • Account Director
  • VP, client services, etc.

 

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CREATIVE

For those who successfully convey messages in an ingenious and innovative manner:

 

  • Copywriter
  • Art Director
  • Event Planner
  • Creative Director, etc.

 

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CRAFT/PRODUCTION

For those who masterfully manipulate images and sound to leverage emotion and connect with their audience:

 

  • Producer;
  • Director;
  • Composer;
  • Editor, etc.


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DESIGN

For those who use aesthetics to enhance functionality and facilitate interactions :

 

  • Infographist;
  • Illustrator;
  • Graphic Designer;
  • Artistic Director, etc.

 

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STRATEGIC PLANNING/RESEARCH

For those who enjoy effective problem solving :

 

  • Researcher;
  • Strategic Planner/Account Planner;
  • Consumer Insight/Research Director;
  • Head of Planning, etc.

 

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PUBLIC RELATIONS

For those who are masters at finding solutions while demonstrating influence and tact :

 

  • Communication Agent;
  • Account Executive;
  • Project Manager;
  • Press Officer, etc.

 

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MEDIA PLANNING AND BUYING
For those who juggle with data in order to reach as many consumers as possible :

 

  • Media Buyer;
  • Media Planner/Media Strategist;
  • Media Account Manager;
  • Media Analyst, etc.

 

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DIGITAL/CONTENT
For those who are passionate about emerging technologies and sharing experiences :

 

  • Developer;
  • UX Designer;
  • Content Manager;
  • Strategist;
  • SEO Specialist, etc.

 

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Discover the diversity of agency profiles

An agency’s portfolio can say a lot about who they are! Find out about their projects and initiatives and discover if you see yourself reflected in their achievements and global vision:

 

 

Make sure to take into account a few other things when considering an agency: size of the agency, international presence, type of clients, services offered, etc.

Skills sought by agencies

Job offers are a good starting point to find out which professions and jobs interest you. It can also provide you with a list of skills you’ll need if you want to begin a career in the marketing and communications industry.

 

Consult the industry’s job sites:

 

Get in touch with mentors on the Academos platform

Want to have a one-on-one conversation with a professional in a marketing and communications agency? Head to the A2C’s Academos page! This mentorship platform is designed for anyone aged 14 to 30 who wants to have a conversation with an agency professional. They are available to answer any question you might have about the industry, so sign up now!

 

Stand out!

  • Request meetings with agency professionals in your entourage or in an agency whose work you admire
  • Volunteer for industry activities and organizations
  • Develop your own projects (entrepreneurship is a prized quality!)
  • Finally, take part in our annual Open House Day: a great opportunity to get experience, shake some hands, and distribute your CV!