M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment

Entertainment Senior Account Executive

Job Added: 08 May 2019
Applications Close: 07 June 2019
Level: Junior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Twitter: @mcsaatchisande


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 tangible impact for our clients.

We believe that we have the best client roster in the business, including the likes of Reebok, O2, Ballantine’s, Coca-Cola, Samsung, NatWest and Jameson. We do everything we can to ensure that our work drives these brands 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.

Your Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a hungry and enthusiastic Senior 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 a Senior 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 as well as previous agency experience.

Job Specification:

• 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.

How to apply

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