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

Entertainment Account Executive

We have an exciting opportunity for a hungry and enthusiastic Account Executive to join our Entertainment team. 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 an Account Executive, you are the key support on the account, responsible for assisting the AMs and ADs 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, previous agency experience and a passion for or experience in gaming.

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 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:

  • 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 AMs and ADs by undertaking essential everyday tasks and responsibilities
  • Become experienced in producing essential event and campaign documents alongside your AMs
  • 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.

Lifestyle Account Manager

We are looking for an exceptional Account Manager 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 campaigns for brands including Reebok, Smartwater and Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7).

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.

Candidates must have a proven track record working with major brands and must be able to demonstrate their expertise within the lifestyle space.

Account Managers are responsible for the efficient day-to-day management of their accounts. They are the central component to ensuring the smooth running of the account and should display strong skills in both managing up to ADs and down to AEs. An Account Manager should always be one step ahead, managing the overall workload and ensuring that all deliverables are completed on time and to a high standard.

Job Specification:

Core Responsibilities Include:

  • Being the central ‘cog’ in the team identifying any actions and completing them in a timely manner, ensuring that accounts are run as smoothly as possible
  • Trusted day-to-day contact for the client

Approach:

  • Be positive, proactive and solutions driven – always think one step ahead
  • Take ownership and be fully accountable for day-to-day operations

Initiative and Problem Solving:

  • Develop the ability to both identify and solve problems before your ADs or clients do – when highlighting a problem always have a view of what a solution might be
  • Always think ahead having your clients and brands forefront of mind

Relationships:

  • Display strong working relationships with your team – you are the central component of the team and a vital part of the everyday operation of the account
  • Display strong relationships with clients, both in terms of rapport and respect – the client should trust your opinion / counsel

Media, Influencer and Talent Management:

  • Have a strong knowledge of media, especially in relation to the specific needs of your clients
  • Build quality relationships with key media across all relevant clients
  • Manage and drive rich editorial opportunities including exclusives, interviews, features etc.
  • Continually monitor media for all client coverage and articles of interest
  • Be aware of all coverage from initial sell in to delivery and oversee the reporting process – flag any issues to ADs ASAP
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the influencer landscape, able to recommend relevant influencers and negotiate and oversee brand partnerships
  • Be connected in the industry- music artists, up-and-coming designers, scenesters. Relationships with talent and talent managers will contribute to building networks around our clients

Strategic Skills:

  • Understanding of planning and responding to a brief with clear strategic thinking

Answering Briefs:

  • Understanding how to interrogate and answer a brief creatively and how to position and articulate ideas to the client

Time and Resource Management:

  • Effective time management is essential – ensure that you are delivering work on time and are conscientious with deadlines
  • Flag any pinch points on your accounts to your ADs to ensure that the standard of your work is not being affected

Presentation Skills:

  • Document and presentation writing skills should be strong – you should deliver quality work of a high standard
  • You should be developing your physical presentation skills and building confidence in competently talking clients though a document or pitching an idea
  • You should be able to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing throughout internal and client facing comms

Campaign Execution:

  • Build skills and confidence to plan, organise and manage events, including coordinating venues, invitations, guestlists, press materials, managing suppliers etc.
  • Work to ensure that campaign activation is delivered on time and within budget, flagging early any issues or concerns to ADs

Administration:

  • Oversee status reports and ensure that they are delivered to the client on time

Management of Team:

  • Keep all members of the team up-to-date with account work and ensure that regular internal status meetings are arranged
  • Give clear guidance and constant feedback to your AEs

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 etc.

Financial Management:

  • Become competent with the finance processes; including issuing SOW, client estimate signoff, setting up new job numbers, processing POs and managing budgets

Lifestyle Internship

We are looking for an outstanding Intern to join our growing lifestyle division on a 12-month contract. 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 (CR7).

The successful candidate must have a passion for fitness and fashion as well as experience or an understanding of PR. In this role, they will have the opportunity to work on some of the industry’s most exciting campaigns with leading talent and influencers. They must have 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.

As an Intern, you’ll be responsible for supporting the lifestyle division across multiple clients. An integral member of the team, you will contribute to the smooth running of varied accounts. From product launches to press office, from immersive experiences to photo shoots, you will help to deliver the best in class work we are renowned for while gaining invaluable first-hand experience.