EssenceMediacom | Media Director

Manila, Philippines


In this role,  he will manage the day-to-day requirements of brands assigned to his team. He will lead the development, negotiation, implementation, and monitoring of optimized monthly media schedules and manage the brand’s media investments. He will drive the implementation of EssenceMediacom’s approaches and processes and will apply EssenceMediacom’s proprietary tools, systems and research data in effectively addressing the brands’ objectives and requirements.

3 best things about the job:

  • Exposure to best-in-class planning, trading and negotiation approaches
  • Opportunity to handle the country’s top companies and brands
  • Being part of an organization that promotes excellence through mentoring and talent development programs while maintaining an environment of fun and camaraderie


Measures of Success:

In 3 to 6 months, you should have established a clear understanding of the client’s business and the specific agency deliverables for the accounts assigned to you.

What your day job looks like at EssenceMediacom:

A Media Director handles brands and performs the following tasks:

  • Drives application of EssenceMediacom internal systems and processes in the preparation of client requirements
  • Leads development and implementation of optimized monthly media schedules based on client-approved targets
  • Leads negotiations of brand-level requirements with media partners
  • Oversees coordination of planners with client and creative agency partners on the timely delivery of materials and media assets for implementation
  • Leads and guides planners in evaluating and presenting campaign performances using internal resources and third party/client shared data.
  • Manages and ensures timely submission of accurate and complete reports and other brand deliverables
  • Assists the Buying Director in the development of client’s corporate requirements
  • Leads in various client engagements and interactions
  • Oversees delivery of the day to day requirements with minimal supervision of Buying Director.
  • Oversees internal reporting for accounts handled by his team
  • Leads and mentors team to help develop and improve their planning and buying skills and operational discipline
  • Supports the Planning and Buying Director in growth and development plans for the team

What you'll bring:  

  • Graduate of a Business, Marketing or Research-related course: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration / Management, Marketing Management, Advertising, Economics, Communication Research, Communication Arts. etc. 
  • 6 - 7 years work experience with at least 1 year managing 1 - 2 junior staff in a media agency or marketing / advertising / research-related field
  • Strong analytical and number skills
  • Passion for learning and openness to new challenges
  • Project management skills, good at multi-tasking and organization
  • Proactiveness
  • Self-starter attitude
  • Team player mindset
  • Time management skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confidence and a can-do/positive attitude
  • High level of accountability and integrity

More about EssenceEssenceMediacom

We are a global communications agency leading with breakthrough thinking, building explosive growth for brands, and helping our clients see the bigger picture. Our daring global network of 10,000 influencers help our clients breach traditional boundaries in media, uncover novel ideas, and unleash exponential growth. EssenceEssenceMediacom challenges conventional thinking to build, propel, and supercharge our clients’ businesses at scale and lead our industry in critical areas such as diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability.  

EssenceEssenceMediacom understands that our people are tasked with big goals: building breakthrough growth for brands and leading with breakthrough thinking in our industry. Our people are at the heart of this work because their ideas will enable us to decode the intersections of people, content, and technology to bring our aspirations to life. Our success is down to our eclectic, diverse, and talented people. EssenceEssenceMediacom is a place for us to grow our careers and expand our horizons. EssenceEssenceMediacom is committed to building an agency culture that supports our people, puts diversity at the forefront of our operations, and creates opportunity for all. This collective culture will be our “new power” where ideas are freely exchanged, and collaboration is actively encouraged in a place where you can innovate in our hyperconnected world. 

Philippines Market Overview

In recent years, the Philippines has emerged as one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia. Al-Jazeera noted the market demonstrating “an unprecedented period of macro-economic buoyancy and political stability”, spurring both domestic and international business growth.

It is also one of the largest and fastest-growing digital markets in Southeast Asia, with growth expecting to increase exponentially in the next few years. With a population of 108m and where the internet penetration is predicted to hit 50% in 2017,  coupled with the Philippines’ vibrant economic growth and the expansion of its digital footprint makes it an exciting place for media players and talent to be.

GroupM APAC is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our people are our strength so we respect and nurture their individual talent and potential.

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