Account Manager - EssenceMediacom Scotland

Comms & Strategic Planning
Edinburgh, Scotland


Account Manager
EssenceMediacom Scotland

Overview of job

A great opportunity for a talented candidate to accelerate their career supporting a diverse range of clients across full spectrum of media channels. You’ll work as part of a team to deliver brilliant client service and media planning to our clients. You’ll be a key conduit to all parts of the EssenceMediacom offering, working to identify business solutions to support the unlocking of new growth opportunities for your clients. You will be in the thick of the day-to-day management for your clients and an important operational linchpin in between the client and our specialist products and services.

An Account Manager is responsible for managing the delivery of integrated communications solutions from the inception of the brief to presentation of the finished solution, through monitoring the campaign when it goes live, to reporting on the campaign results once it has run its course.  The Account Manager will be responsible for managing the output of external and internal resources utilised in this delivery.

Reporting of the role

This role reports into the Account Director.

Three best things about the job:

  1. Working with the Account Director and planning team within the agency, the candidate will be required to demonstrate their ability to both work independently and lead a team within the agency. The AM will also be required to establish good working relationships with external agencies including creative and PR.
  2. An Account Manager should be able to back up their strategic skills with sound business arguments.
  3. Key areas of responsibility will include coordination of training and mentoring of planner/buyers within the team, supervising media buying, general account administration, day-to-day client management, liaison with finance department and coordination of presentations.

Measures of success

In three months, you would have:

  • Established yourself as the day to day contact on your accounts. You will have developed a strong working relationship with the Account Director and have implemented ways of working with any more junior members of the team, ensuring they feel supported and are delivering a high standard of work to clients. 

In six months, you would have:

  • Ensured the delivery of successful media campaigns for your clients and seen progression in any direct reports through the training and support you have given them.


Responsibilities of the role:

An Account Manager should:

  • Have a strong knowledge of all media opportunities
  • Identify how future trends will impact media planning
  • Develop buying strategies and oversee all buying to ensure best value
  • Be able to provide regular campaign updates to senior management and clients.
  • Have a knowledge of industry media planning tools (DDS, Addynamix etc)
  • Demonstrate natural curiosity and challenge planning when required.
  • Have a confident and persuasive presenting technique
  • Be able to prioritise work, not only their own but the teams as well.
  • A desire to deliver award winning work and industry leading innovation.


What you will need:

An Account Manager needs to possess good analytical and interpretive skills, paying close attention to detail, and have the ability to think creatively and strategically.  There is a requirement to develop communications solutions quickly and accurately. 

An Account Manager must possess a clear and concise style of writing along with a confident and persuasive presentation technique. 

  • An interest in and thorough knowledge of all media opportunities.
  • A team player with excellent communication skills.
  • An ability to be proactive, multi-task and manage time effectively.
  • A clear and concise style of writing with confident, persuasive presentation skills.
  • Numerical and analytical skills.
  • The ideal candidate will be well versed in all aspects of media planning and buying across all media. As the role will be predominantly client facing, the candidate should have demonstrable experience in communicating complex media planning as straight forward client advice. 
  • Experience of business analytics and/or econometrics would be helpful, but not essential.
  • An enquiring mind is a must.

 Visa sponsorship is not provided for this vacancy. We can only accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without restrictions.

If you require any adjustments or additional support during the recruitment process, for any reason whatsoever, please let us know at [email protected]

About EssenceMediacom

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. EssenceMediacom 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.  

EssenceMediacom 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. EssenceMediacom is a place for us to grow our careers and expand our horizons. EssenceMediacom 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.  

 *Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at EssenceMediaCom Scotland*


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