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.

To apply for any of the roles below, send a short covering letter and your CV to: brilliantpeople@mcsaatchi.com

 

London Office

Freelance Entertainment Senior Account Director (6-9 Month FTC)

We are looking for an established Senior Account Director to join the entertainment team, working across a variety of high-profile accounts at a global level.

The right candidate will come with a robust, integrated skillset covering partnerships, sponsorships, digital, experiential, influencer engagement and PR. We need someone who has extensive experience in being the account lead across big brands and who is well versed in delivering major, multi-layered campaigns for these clients.

This role requires a SAD of exceptional calibre, who is driven by the challenge of coming up with new creative ideas. We are looking for someone who is hyper-organised, who revels in the detail and expresses huge levels of passion and enthusiasm for their work.

The right SAD will also demonstrate an ability to write with flair and be able to craft strategically sound presentations, whilst being able to deliver innovative solutions for their clients. Producing work of the highest possible standard whist motivating a team and keeping clients satisfied is key.

Candidates are required to have a minimum of seven years’ experience of working on global accounts involving major music, TV, sporting events, platforms, partnerships etc. An awareness of global culture, current trends, media and technology are, likewise, essential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic planning
  • Creative idea generation
  • Delivery and implementation of UK & international PR campaigns
  • Branded content creation
  • Event management and delivery
  • Talent negotiation, management and contracting
  • Delivery of effective digital campaigns (within context of broader integrated campaigns)
  • Delivery of influencer engagement programmes
  • Budget management / ownership, including monitoring and reconciliation plus fee negotiation
  • Managing a small team AE to AD level
  • Contributing to new business pitches
  • Attending relevant industry events to reinvigorate the creative process

Entertainment Senior Account Executive

We have an exciting opportunity for a hungry and enthusiastic Senior Account Executive. Your 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 a Senior Account Executive, you are the key support on the account, responsible for assisting the AM’s and AD’s throughout daily tasks. That said, we operate a relatively flat structure within the agency, so you will be included in a variety of meetings / 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.

 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 accounts, showing a keenness to learn and passion for the business
  • Go above and beyond to demonstrate your commitment to the accounts 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 etc.)
  • Take responsibility for managing regular account tasks (e.g. reporting, coverage documents, status reports, ensuring folders are kept well organised etc.)

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 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 plays in the role of a PR agency
  • Build relationships with key media and keep 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 etc.

Social and Digital:

  • 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’s and AD’s by undertaking essential everyday tasks and responsibilities
  • Become experienced in producing essential event and campaign documents alongside your AM’s
  • 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 client – competitor activity, news relating to Brand Ambassadors, media insights etc.

Entertainment Senior Account Director

We are looking for an established Senior Account Director to join the entertainment team, working across a variety of high-profile accounts at a global level.

The right candidate will come with a robust, integrated skillset covering partnerships, sponsorships, digital, experiential, influencer engagement and PR. We need someone who has extensive experience in being the account lead across big brands and who is well versed in delivering major, multi-layered campaigns for these clients.

This role requires a SAD of exceptional calibre, who is driven by the challenge of coming up with new creative ideas. We are looking for someone who is hyper-organised, who revels in the detail and expresses huge levels of passion and enthusiasm for their work.

The right SAD will also demonstrate an ability to write with flair and be able to craft strategically sound presentations, whilst being able to deliver innovative solutions for their clients. Producing work of the highest possible standard whist motivating a team and keeping clients satisfied is key.

Candidates are required to have a minimum of seven years’ experience of working on global accounts involving major music, TV, sporting events, platforms, partnerships etc. An awareness of global culture, current trends, media and technology are, likewise, essential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic planning
  • Creative idea generation
  • Delivery and implementation of UK & international PR campaigns
  • Branded content creation
  • Event management and delivery
  • Talent negotiation, management and contracting
  • Delivery of effective digital campaigns (within context of broader integrated campaigns)
  • Delivery of influencer engagement programmes
  • Budget management / ownership, including monitoring and reconciliation plus fee negotiation
  • Managing a small team AE to AD level
  • Contributing to new business pitches
  • Attending relevant industry events to reinvigorate the creative process

Sport Business Director

We are looking for an outstanding Business Director to join our award-winning sport division.

The role of the Business Director is to develop the entire agency, ensuring that the day-to-day running of the business is as effective as possible, that we deliver strategic and creative work we are proud of and that we continue to grow, both in terms of profitability and agency reputation.

Working as part of the management team you will have a pivotal role in leading the sport team and driving it forward. You will be responsible for nurturing our client portfolio and developing the way in which we operate, to achieve our company’s broader vision.

In addition to the care of direct reports, you are responsible for the overall agency culture, epitomising our philosophy of Brutal Simplicity of Thought, growing and shaping client business through creativity and strategic innovation.

Industry Specialist

Candidates Must

  • Have at least eight years’ experience of having delivered innovative, strategic and creative campaigns for big global brands, with a specialism in the sector or sport
  • Remain abreast of market trends and provide feedback and suggestions as to how the business can use these to its competitive advantage, staying one step ahead of clients in terms of changes and developments in the industry
  • Continue to cultivate and maintain solid relationships with a variety of media, influencers and industry figureheads, leveraging these relationships to support clients and gain insights

Required Experience

  • Worked on a variety of creative campaigns and projects demonstrating true leadership
  • Multi-channel sponsorship activation expertise including social, digital, experiential, and earned.
  • Experience and a passion for all things sport, culture and entertainment
  • A working knowledge of global football and the media landscape around it will be a bonus for this role

Commercial Growth

The successful candidate will have a proven record of generating new opportunities through:

  • Cultivating a broad network to become aware of any potential new business briefs, ensuring that we are considered for any relevant opportunities
  • Organic growth – actively volunteering ideas / solutions as add-on services to increase fee income
  • Participating in selling new projects / ideas / solutions to increase fees and ensuring that all additional projects are profitable and well managed
  • Creating best in class new business responses, including strategic and creative development

Clients

The successful candidate will:

  • Constantly strive to develop and execute creative ideas that will deliver fame for our clients and the agency, constantly exceeding expectations
  • Remain committed to retaining clients through developing strong relationships with all client contacts, proactively developing the relationship and being a trusted business partner and respected advisor / consultant
  • Provide strategic counsel to executive-level clients, based on your understanding of their business, its challenges, competitors and the marketplace

Leadership

  • Leading by example, you will exhibit clear and concise thinking that delivers on the promise of Brutal Simplicity of Thought, conveying a passion for success, attention to detail and outstanding professionalism always
  • We are looking for someone to inspire and empower our team, nurturing our talent to safeguard the evolution of our work, so we can continue to drive the industry forward