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

Lifestyle Account Director / Senior Account Director

We are looking for an outstanding Account Director to join our growing lifestyle division. This exciting and fast paced team is developing a reputation for creating and delivering some of the most culturally relevant and impressive campaigns for brands such as Reebok, Smartwater and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The successful candidate must have a passion for fitness and fashion and will have the opportunity to work on some of the industry’s most exciting campaigns with leading talent and influencers. They must have a thorough knowledge of the social and influencer landscape, be able to suggest the hottest up and coming names and have their finger on the pulse culturally.

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.

The right candidate will have:

  • Broad awareness of cultural trends across fashion, music and fitness
  • 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, Highsnobiety etc.)
  • 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 for this role, send a short covering letter and your CV to: brilliantpeople@mcsaatchi.com

Creative Director

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is looking for an experienced and multi-disciplined Creative Director. By multi-disciplined we mean someone that hasn’t just worked in advertising, we’re not looking for a ‘creative’ in the most traditional sense of the word.

If you are a Senior Creative or existing Creative Director that wants to make ads and / or have more 60 second TVCs to add to your reel, then that’s great but this this isn’t the job for you.

If, however, you are a creative who is excited by working with brands to influence how consumers think and behave, whether that’s through an experience, a piece of content, a new partnership, an editorial story, an innovative use of technology and so on – then we could be just the place for you. Every idea we have, is created through the lens of earned and shared media therefore we challenge every idea with the question ‘why will anyone care about this?’. We find this is a pretty good stress test for whether our ideas have what it takes to create genuine impact.

Have a look at our website to get a feel for what we do. We’ve always been known for our creativity in our space and we want to make sure we remain at the very top of our game. We’re looking for a leader in this space to help us kick on.

Our company ethos above is not meant to sound arrogant. Quite the opposite in fact. We employ confident, smart and engaging people who love what they do. Our clients consistently say how much they love working with us and that’s something we want to protect at all costs. We will do that if we employ the right kind of people delivering the right kind of impactful work. We want to be the type of agency you’d love to have a drink with.

From a Creative Director POV, we’re looking for someone who is as comfortable working with teams to come up with ideas as they are directing, moulding and articulating them.

This is a new role for the business. Ideas are currently created and articulated by the teams. We are not set up like a traditional ad agency with planners, account teams and creatives. We have people that are experts in their field – be that sport, film, music, trend etc. Everyone gets involved in the creative process, but we are looking for someone to really drive that forward and make us impossible to ignore. We have a studio of nine that is made up of two dedicated Creatives, Designers, Editors and Producers. Key part of this role is overseeing their output.

Some specific requirements / skills for the role:

  • Recognised by industry leaders and peers for pushing and setting the standard for great creative work i.e. an idea, a design, a product, a service, an experience
  • Be a confident storyteller when presenting a body of work, an abstract idea or a concept to peers right through to director-level audiences
  • Be able to explain the problem, opportunity, collaborative process, aesthetic, brand, thinking, work / UX / content etc.
  • Inspire people around you to innovate, propose new ideas and produce great creative work
  • Produce award winning work that is respected externally
  • Identify great creative that we should be driving towards
  • Taking initiative rather than looking for clarification or permission
  • Ability to present an idea and facilitate a meeting to both an internal and external audience with various levels of seniority and with a diverse understanding of the relevant topic
  • Be culturally aware and knowledgeable across the worlds of Sport & Entertainment
  • Can persuasively tell a story to both clients and internals teams
  • Ability to be able to reframe a presentation or idea from the perspective of the target audience
  • Ability to lead a small team of Creatives, Designers, Editors and Producers

To apply for this role, send a short covering letter and your CV to: brilliantpeople@mcsaatchi.com