M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment

Entertainment Senior Account Director (FTC)

Based: London
Level: Director
Contract: Full Time, Fixed-term
Applications Close: 22 February 2019
Twitter: @MCSaatchiSandE
Job Listing Added: 08 January 2019


M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is an award winning 75 strong creative communications agency.

We connect brands to their audiences via the things people love, their passions. We specialise in integrated comms, 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 Reebok, O2, adidas, Ballantine’s, King, Coca-Cola, Samsung, NatWest and Jameson. We do everything we can to ensure that our work drives their brand forwards and engages audiences in an impactful way.

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

Our ethos is, as ever, brutally simple – we only employ brilliant people who do brilliant work and are brilliant to work with. We sell ideas, and ideas come from people. So, we need the best and most brilliant minds to ensure we continue to deliver truly brilliant work for our clients. It is our belief that brilliant work can only be achieved with diversity of minds and thought, and an inclusive culture that allows everyone to bring their true selves to work. Because when people have the permission to be themselves, they will bring their very best selves. This sense of authenticity and commitment to our work is what makes us brilliant to work with, and the reason we have so many brilliant clients.

We take time to recruit the brightest minds in the business and invest greatly in their development making sure that they constantly progress.

What This Role Entails

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

How to Apply

If interested, please email your CV to our Talent and Recruitment Manager Jodie - [email protected]