Is it possible for an AE to transition to a Project Manager position or would I have to start as a Project Coordinator first?

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titles and years experience vary at agencies but in general i think you're in the range. more important is do you have the chops? can you do the job. try to get your hands on a jib description.

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I would say yes, you could transition over. Part of being an account coordinator is learning about the agency world, processes, developing relationships with different teams. In a way you would have a leg up on other coordinators who may be just starting out. I would suggest talking to other PMs, find out what other tasks the PMs may handle that you aren’t privy to in your current position, and get a copy of a job description (if it exists).

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How many years of experience do you have an an AE? At my agency all of the PM levels were more senior than account so I would say you’d start at the coordinator level but depends on experience and how your agency PM department titles rank.

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Good luck!!

What is your level of account? Totally possible to move to PM level with a strong foundation. My current PM is a former senior AE. :)

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I’m an AE (ready to be an SAE)! I’m just curious if I have to first start off as a coordinator role or if I can transition to a PM role where the level is similar to an AE/SAE

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