Junior Creative – Art Director


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Junior Creative (Art)


Overview of role


We are seeking a Junior Creative to become the art directing half of a creative pair as part of our MediaCom Creative Systems team. In this role, you will partner with a junior copywriter (also being hired), and work within an extensive multi-disciplinary team to create integrated concepts and campaigns.

The ideal candidate will have an obsessive passion for delivering new and exciting ideas and creative platforms across all forms of media, including sponsorships, partnerships, social media, influencer marketing, experiential, and other forms of non-traditional advertising.

You will immerse yourself in the brands you work on, understand a brand's look and feel to establish art direction, style and tone of communication. Working alongside your partner you will create innovative concepts and push the idea through to art. You will play an active role in brainstorming and idea generation to deliver world-class creative concepts applicable across all platforms. This will include visualising your ideas with scamps and Photoshop mock-ups.

Although this is a junior role, we are looking for someone who will really punch above their weight, immediately working on some of the biggest brands in the UK. We need someone who has a clear and obvious passion for creativity, showing evidence of their passion and technique in all the work they have previously done (be it personal, academic or from a previous company). The ability to design, shoot and edit for social media is always a big bonus for us as this is a large growth area of our business.

Please note: we welcome existing art director / copywriter partners to apply – if applying as a pair, please make this clear in your application.


Reporting of the role


You will report into the Creative Director and Senior Creative.


3 best things about the job


  1. For the right candidate, this will be a hugely rewarding and varied role, with the opportunity to use your design and art directing skills across many different projects.
  2. Creative Systems, the team you’ll work in, is a real focal point for MediaCom, with a diverse set of brilliantly talented, driven, but very friendly people.
  3. MediaCom has the best client list in London. You’ll be working on projects for the pick of the brands we work for.

Measures of success


In three months, you would have:

  • Fully immersed yourself in the world of Creative Systems, and familiarised yourself with different team functions and specialisms
  • Been actively involved in a number of stretch sessions and workshops
  • Proven your art directing excellence, getting hands on in the production of client-facing presentations

In six months, you would have:

  • Become a go-to source of creativity in the Creative Team
  • Continued to produce outstanding visual work across projects
  • Seen some of the ideas you were part of coming to life

Responsibilities of the role


  • Delivering exceptional quality work, and (hopefully) award-winning concepts / activations across all forms of media to clients, on time.
  • Participating in new business pitches, working with extended interdisciplinary and global teams
  • Listening to and responding to briefs, understanding where, and if, there are gaps. Instinctively knowing what questions to ask during briefing sessions in order to act upon them, and fully understanding how to respond to the brief.
  • Playing an active role in brainstorming or idea generation and communicating ideas and thoughts clearly.
  • Establishing the art direction, style and tone of communication.
  • Proposing/delivering world-class executions of innovative layouts and compositions for presentations.


What you will need


  • A brilliant portfolio of experimental and varied ideas and concepts
  • An education relating to the arts, design and creativity / previous agency experience is a bonus but not absolutely necessary.
  • Strong information presentation (visual and written) skills.
  • Solid experience using the most common software: Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote, Sketch, After Effects, In-Design etc
  • A keen understanding and POV of emerging platforms and cultural trends



About MediaCom


MediaCom is the UK’s largest planning and buying agency, with over 1,400 employees across five offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

We believe in People First, Better Results. This means that through investing in our people’s whole-person wellbeing, careers and capabilities and creating a culture of belonging, we achieve brilliant results for both our clients’ businesses and our own. We champion individuality and diversity in our people through an abundance of initiatives and training, and attract and retain the greatest talent in the industry.

Our mission is to See the Bigger Picture for our clients. We apply our unique ‘Systems Thinking’ philosophy and technology to all marketing levers: media, message and data. As a result, we design communication strategies that deliver short term results and help brands build for the future. 

MediaCom represents some of the greatest brands in the UK and beyond, both big and small. This includes Sky, British Gas, Sony, Boots, DFS, TUI, The Coca-Cola Company, Tesco and Cancer Research UK. Our client work is celebrated at the industry’s most prestigious ceremonies, and we were named Campaign’s Agency of the Decade for 2009 and 2019.

MediaCom is a member of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and part of GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm. As such, we have access to the richest data, most robust benchmarks and most advanced capabilities in the market. This helps us provide comprehensive solutions to all marketing challenges.

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






Creative & Design London, England Permanent (Full Time)