Media Manager

Advertising & Creative Services Cairo, NA


Position at EssenceMediacom

Media Manager

 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.  


 Overview of role

Essencemediacom helps brands unlock growth through media. By applying our Systems Thinking approach to data, technology, and creativity we design communication strategies that grow brands and generate sales.​

 ​As part of WPP and GroupM, we have access to the richest data sets and most robust benchmarks in the business.​

Responsibilities of the role

  • Develop a full understanding of in all areas of the agency suite of products and services to support the identification and selling tasks.
  • Comply with all internal processes around quality assurance, ensuring all client facing information is proofed prior to submission.
  • Create media strategy & rationale and work with Client Leadership Director and Planners to package and present back to client.
  • Contribute constructively to the identification and improvement of central processes which could deliver higher performance.

What you will need

  • Extensive experience working across the full Communications Planning process
  • 3- 4 years of experience planning across Display, Search and Social Campaigns and offline
  • Can present and talk confidently about all digital / offline channels
  • Proven client management experience, handling key stakeholders, presenting, and managing expectations
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to advise the team on broader digital themes such as Creative/Content and Partnerships
  • Network and Collaboration Skills which will include:
  • Effectively manage stakeholder relationships
  • Deliver excellent client service and learn from feedback
  • Team Relationship – proactive feedback to Client Leadership Director and responsibility of Planner/Buyer
  • Co-ordinate strategic planning activities
  • Remain up to date with market trends and understand the market and customer demographics

 People Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and develop a Media Planner
  • Be a strong leader and mentor and lead by example
  • Develop relationships with day-to-day clients and internally with other departments
  • Maintain strong relationships with media owners
  • Ensure that you are delivering brilliant basics in digital implementation planning
  • Work closely with the Client Leadership Director on the day to day digital / offline output for your clients (working with all departments across the company)
  • Response to brief presentations
  • Work on proposals based on media owner ideas / solutions