Vacancies

Vacancies

Our staff are our number one priority; we take time to recruit the brightest minds in the business and invest greatly in their development, making sure that they constantly progress. Our ethos is, as ever, brutally simple – if you look after your people, then the work will be exceptional.

 

Account Director, Lifestyle

To apply please send your CV to trisha.champaneri@mcsaatchi.com

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is an award winning creative communications agency. We work across both traditional and digital channels specialising in PR, ambassador amplification, branded content creation, rights amplification, sponsorship consultancy & event production across the sport, entertainment and lifestyle sectors.

Our dedicated Lifestyle division design authentic concepts that resonate throughout the worlds of fashion, fitness and trend. We create culturally relevant campaigns that are compelling to today’s diverse and forward-thinking consumers, setting the cultural agenda around our clients’ brands, products and messages.

Whether developing major campaigns and managing markets in a Global role, or handling media and influencer relations in a local role, we deliver strategy, creative, execution and amplification, providing a fully integrated approach for some of the world’s biggest brands and most recognisable faces.

This exciting and fast paced team has a growing client roster that includes:

  • Reebok Classic (including brand activations with Kendrick Lamar and Future)
  • Reebok Women’s (including brand activations with Gigi Hadid)
  • adidas (a variety of categories)
  • CR7 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s personal brand projects

Our day-to-day work includes:

  • Strategy, creative and execution
  • Building brand stories
  • Developing creative concepts for campaigns, photoshoots, events, social and beyond
  • Amplifying talent and brand partners, including managing brand/talent relationships
  • Execution of PR initiatives to support key retail drops or brand campaigns
  • On-going PR coverage generation
  • Our staff are our number one priority, we take time to recruit the brightest minds in the business and invest greatly in their development.

YOUR ROLE
Reporting directly to the Head of Lifestyle, you will be responsible for leading global business and ensuring that the work is completed to the highest possible standard and achieves the client’s strategic objectives.

As Account Director, you will also play a key role in the wider business and should have commercial awareness and an understanding of our business and financial objectives.

JOB SPECIFICATION
The right candidate will have:

Broad awareness of cultural trends across fashion, music and trend

Interest in and knowledge of sneaker culture

Insight into forthcoming trends across fashion and music, including an ear to the ground on up-and-coming artists

A network of high-level relationships with key fashion and lifestyle media (both UK and global, e.g. Hypebeast, High Snobiety)

An understanding of the sneaker retailer landscape and the role that PR plays in brand/retailer relations

Impressive creative skills – constant creative delivery is a key component of the role

Aptitude for new business

Core responsibilities include:

Strategic and creative development of client campaigns from conception through to implementation and delivery

Assuming full responsibility for the accounts, reporting into the Head of Lifestyle

Drawing from insight into and broad awareness of cultural trends to inform work

Exemplary client management with the skill to build close client relationships, ensuring that you are viewed as a source of sound strategic, creative and operational advice

Overseeing and nurturing an account team

Utilising strong relationships with high-level, relevant media

You will play a broader role within the company, including seeking and developing new business opportunities

To apply, please send your CV to trisha.champaneri@mcsaatchi.com

Experiential Manager

To apply please send your CV to trisha.champaneri@mcsaatchi.com

The Experiential Team have over 30 years combined experience in the events industry and pride themselves on their ability to build and maintain longstanding and trusted relationships with clients and suppliers across the world. We have delivered hundreds of bespoke events ranging from product launches, press conferences, PR stunts, VIP parties, experiential activity and global hospitality trips.

Working as part of M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment agency, we are fully integrated with the PR and Sponsorships teams working with brands to help them exploit their sponsorship properties and assets through experiential solutions with PR at the heart. We believe that as an agency, our combined understanding of brands and logistics puts us in the best position to deliver effective experiential solutions globally.

YOUR ROLE
M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment are looking for an extremely organised and very efficient Experiential Manager. Reporting to the Head of Experiential you will be responsible for the conception and delivery of world class events for a range of clients. Applicants must have at least four years’ experience and be at event manager level already.

JOB SPECIFICATION
This candidate will be a key member of the Experiential team and work very closely with the Sport, Entertainment and Lifestyle divisions of the business.

The successful candidate will be required to manage their own events, of varying scales, with support from other members on the team. Their role will be split over day to day account management, client liaison, full production of events in the UK and globally.

Requirements for the role
Excellent attention to detail and strong verbal and written communication skills are essential qualities for this role.

The candidate should be experienced in taking a client brief, crafting strategic and creative responses, putting together the event production plans and seeing them through from start to end.

They will be confident on the phone and in person and a passion for the experiential industry is a must. They should be excellent at problem solving and working under pressure.

Flexibility is required as working hours may vary, with the need to work on some weekends and evenings.

Experience in the pitching process and confidence in presenting are also required in order to drive the experiential team forward.

Competent budget management is also imperative. This will include planning events that fit into client budgets, post event reconciliations and day to day budget management of both small and large scale budgets.

Proficient use of social media platforms required.

The candidate must be computer literate and comfortable with:

o Microsoft packages (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
o Be able to be trained quickly to use new systems / in house systems

Languages: Not a requirement but would be a real asset due to variety of global clients

In order to apply for this role, please submit a CV and covering letter, along with a portfolio of work consisting of two examples of event productions that you have delivered (including supporting images) to trisha.champaneri@mcsaatchi.com.

 

Account Executive, Sport

To apply please send your CV to trisha.champaneri@mcsaatchi.com

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is an award winning creative communications agency. We specialise in sponsorship consultancy, PR, branded content creation, social and digital solutions and event production across the sport, entertainment and lifestyle sectors.

Our agency philosophy – Brutal Simplicity of Thought – is at the heart of everything we do, ensuring that we create impact for our clients through the things people love.

We believe that we have the best client roster in the business, including the likes of O2, adidas, Ballantine’s, Coca-Cola, Jameson, Samsung, and Reebok. We do everything we can to ensure that our work drives their brands forwards and engages audiences in an impactful way.

Our work has been awarded across the board, including recent accolades from the Sport Industry Awards, the Campaign Big Awards, The Lovie Awards and The Event Awards.

YOUR ROLE
We have an exciting opportunity for a hungry and enthusiastic Account Executive. Their role will be to provide a strong foundation for our account teams and ensure that campaigns are run as efficiently and professionally as possible. As an Account Executive, you are the key support on the account, responsible for assisting the AM and AD throughout daily tasks. That said, we operate a relatively flat structure within the agency, so you will be included within a variety of meetings and events and given the chance to contribute creative ideas and experience the many different things that our industry has to offer.  The successful candidate will have a proactive and diligent approach as well as previous agency experience.

JOB SPECIFICATION
Approach
Be a dedicated, positive and enthusiastic team member

Proactively support more senior members of the team and have a sense of responsibility and accountability for your work

Immerse yourself in your accounts, showing a keenness to learn and passion for the business

Go above and beyond to demonstrate your commitment to the account and to push yourself towards new achievements

Administrative work
Take ownership of essential administrative tasks and deliver them to a high standard

Take initiative with managing the day to day team administration (e.g. status docs printed before calls, all docs from clients saved on the system, meeting rooms booked)

Take responsibility for managing regular account tasks (e.g. reporting, coverage documents, status reports, ensuring folders are kept well organised)

Creativity and industry insight
Offer ideas and contribute to brainstorms – show interest and proactivity

Become immersed in the competitor landscape and creative industry, developing a broad knowledge of the industry outside of your specialism

Keep your team updated with any brand activity, creative executions, media news and related industry topics

Marketing and PR
Understanding of the role that PR plays for the client’s business and what our deliverables are as an agency

Accountability for your role within the team structure and understanding what your responsibilities to the client are

Media Management (where relevant)
Have a strong knowledge of media, especially in relation to the specific needs of your client, and be aware of the importance that media play in the role of a PR agency

Build relationships with key media and an extensive contacts book – you are encouraged to meet with media for breakfast/lunch/coffee

Drive editorial coverage and opportunities

Continually monitor media for all client coverage and articles of interest

Have a thorough approach to coverage from initial sell in to final delivery

Take pride in reporting and presenting media coverage

Manage all media related documents e.g. ringround updates, media lists, forthcoming coverage

Social and Digital Media
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of social media platforms and the digital landscape

Develop an understanding of emerging technology and its potential use in marketing

Monitor both client and competitor channels on a regular basis

Conduct research for client or new business campaigns where appropriate

Manage the reporting process

Campaign Execution
Support your AM and AD by undertaking essential everyday tasks and responsibilities

Become experienced in producing essential event and campaign documents alongside your AM

Approach practical tasks with a ‘make it happen’ attitude and explore all routes to deliver requests from your team

Manage status reports and ensure that they are completed in a regular and timely fashion

Client Services
Show genuine interest in your clients’ business

Respond promptly to client requests.  Keep the client informed if there is going to be a delay

Flag anything that may be of interest to your clients – competitor activity, news relating to brand ambassadors, media insights

To apply, please send your CV to trisha.champaneri@mcsaatchi.com

SIG and Invictus Games Foundation Digital Executive Placement, Sport

Earlier this year, Sport Industry Group revealed their partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation and announced their mission to help create career opportunities within the sport industry for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. Naturally, this is a cause we are keen to support, so we are excited to be offering a role as part of the work placement programme.

YOUR ROLE
We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our industry leading digital team.  Reporting to the Digital Director, you will be responsible for managing social communities for some of the biggest brands in the world, as well as contributing to the creative process in all our digital work.

This will involve constantly challenging yourself to find innovative uses for existing and emerging technology / software / platforms etc.

Ideal candidate
We are looking for a dedicated individual with a passion for sport and a keen interest in the world of digital and social media. The ideal candidate will have the ability to think logically, write well and express things creatively. We value curiosity, attention to detail and self-motivation to succeed.

Start date: January 2017

Duration: Two months full-time

For more information on the scheme and to apply for this role, please visit:  https://www.sportindustry.biz/invictus

Please note, you will not be able to apply for this role directly via M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment