Account Director - Digital

Programmatic, Biddable, Paid Media & SEO
London, England



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Account Director – Digital,




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At EssenceMediacom we want to eradicate inequity. We don't tolerate it and when we see it, we act. We attract, support and develop our talent without bias and strive to foster the empathy, creativity and diversity of thought needed to drive meaningful change for our people, our clients, our industry and our society. WPP and GroupM have already made strong commitments to combat racial injustice. While we are part of this group, we know we have an individual responsibility as an employer and an industry leader to fight against racism. That’s why we have pledged the following seven commitments.


Even if you don’t meet all the requirements, that’s okay, and we encourage you to apply anyway to find out more about whether this is the right match for you.


Did you know that marginalised groups including women, people of colour and people with a disability are more likely to discount themself for a role if they don't feel they meet every requirement or understand the reasonable adjustment that can be made? This is why we encourage connection and conversation to ensure that everyone has the opportunity and information needed to find the right role, for them. If this role isn’t quite right, you may be the perfect fit for another – so go ahead, apply and find out!




The Client


Sky are one of the biggest advertisers in the UK and as a business span Entertainment, Sport, Cinema, Home Insurance, Broadband, Mobile and B2B services to mention a few verticals. We work closely with them across their digital strategy and manage the planning and buying across Display, Paid Social and Programmatic.


Working on Sky is a challenging, fast paced and innovative environment where standing still can be moving backwards. We’re here to help Sky navigate a constantly changing digital ecosystem and to create award winning work that grows their business.



The Role



This role is exceptionally exciting because you get to lead the work across Sky’s Sports and Cinema products; this is a role that encourages fast development as you push forward on a priority vertical for Sky and lead the way with a future-proofing attitude as well as being responsible for the day-to-day.


As the Account Director, you will line-manage a small team (Exec, Planner and Account Manager) and report into a senior associate director as well as the digital leadership team at EssenceMediacom. Your management team will do everything possible to provide you with the tools to accelerate your career by growing your digital knowledge, working collaboratively and fluidly.


You will be responsible for building strong relationships with media owners, clients and other digital and comms teams at EMC as well as looking for commercial opportunities that benefit the business unit and the agency as a whole.




What we think are 3 best things about the job..


  1. Excel with the best: Join us to deliver top-notch digital campaigns for one of the UK's largest accounts. At EssenceMediacom, you'll work with leading talent and have the full backing to create work that stands out. Plus, with Sky as our partner, you're set to make a big impact.


  1. Fresh challenges, daily: With Sky, no two days are the same. You'll have the chance to grow your skills rapidly, applying the latest industry insights to a brand that's all about innovation. Get ready for a role where learning and doing go hand in hand.


  1. Make a difference: Play a key role in shaping the future of Sky's essential business areas. You'll have the chance to bring fresh ideas to the table, influence brand perception, and work with some of the most exciting entertainment content out there. 


Who are you?


You are comfortable with simplifying the complex to your clients.

You prioritise developing the careers of those under your line management.

You are an inquisitive digital specialist with extensive experience in paid social planning and buying.

You have an excellent understanding of how to grow your client’s digital maturity with a test & learn mindset.

You crave a challenge and building strong relationships and consulting with clients.




What we can offer you.


-          Company pension scheme

-          Private medical insurance

-          25 days holiday (increases with length of service)

-          Life assurance

-          Permanent health insurance

-          WPP share options scheme

-          Discretionary bonus scheme

-          Free eyecare vouchers and money off glasses

-          Extensive training and development

-          Corporate gym memberships

-          Cycle to work scheme

-          Interest free travel loan

-          Free breakfast (cereal and fruit)

-          Smart shopper (online discount on a variety of products)


Sounds good? We’d love to hear from you!


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.  



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