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King & Columbus - CHARLESTON, SC
Full Time


King & Columbus is a leading, full service marketing agency, focused on providing content and digital marketing solutions to a wide range of client verticals. The agency serves as the in-house digital agency for parent company, The Post and Courier and also stands alone providing full agency-of-record to its direct client base. The President of King & Columbus serves as the chief executive for the agency, driving business development efforts and overseeing daily operations for K&C. This position has full oversight of the agency and its staff, but should place a continued focus on new business development and handling pitches for prospects and current clients alike. As a digital-focused agency, the President must demonstrate a strong understanding of digital and content marketing services and be kept up to date on latest trends in the marketplace.


  • Serve as the chief executive of the agency, providing leadership, management and strategic direction to agency staff.
  • Act as head of business development for the agency overseeing the full new client process: prospecting potential new clients, conducting discovery meetings / needs assessments, conducting the pitch and new client onboarding.
  • Combine client goals, objectives and needs with K&C’s suite of services and market data/trends to produce customized, effective marketing strategies for each client
  • Lead team in responding to RFPs and producing SOWs as requested or needed.
  • Manage King & Columbus budget, establishing revenue goals, managing expenses, and forecasting revenue and profitability projections.
  • Participate in ongoing client calls/meetings, leading meetings for strategic level clients.
  • Review client marketing campaigns and provide guidance for optimization and increased client ROI.
  • Utilize Hubspot CRM to manage business development pipeline, communication with current clients, and KPIs for all K&C staff positions.
  • Identify new opportunities and vendor relationships to increase the agency’s portfolio of solutions and to provide additional value to its clients
  • Maintain champion level knowledge in all facets of digital marketing and web development, with a priority placed on continual learning and monitoring latest trends.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate internal policies and processes within the agency.
  • Develop revenue growth strategies for King & Columbus’ content marketing arm, Content That Works.
  • Lead training on sales strategy and agency services to both K&C’s staff as well as The Post and Courier’s statewide media teams.
  • Serve as internal champion for agency services within Evening Post Publishing’s revenue leadership team.
  • Recruitment, hiring and onboarding of new staff with support of Human Resources
  • Participate in The Post and Courier’s revenue leaders and department managers meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by Chief Revenue Officer.


Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications or similar field required. MBA strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of six years of agency, marketing or sales experience required with 4+ years digital marketing experience required.
  • Previous agency experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience in development of marketing campaigns and business-to-business marketing.
  • Strategic planning and analysis experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Understands and demonstrates the ability to manage and measure sales effectiveness through a CRM.
  • A “get it done” attitude with the ability to multi-task
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving history.


Physical Requirement: Close eye work, continuous sitting, constant walking, standing, light to moderate lifting 15-30 pounds (per safety policy). The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity, drug-free workplace.