Communications Strategist


MediaCom Manchester is looking for a brilliant Communications Strategist to join our strategy team.

You will work across a range of clients and sectors depending on your experience and skillset but will most likely include three or four of the agency’s highest profile accounts: Speedo, Save The Children, Berghaus, Hillarys, New Balance,,, Bahlsen, Slater & Gordon.

3 best things about the job:

  1. Lots of opportunity - the CID team sit right at the heart of Mediacom – we’re probably the only team that are connected to everyone – from insights, to business science, to our content team MediaCom Beyond Advertising, to implementational planning. We’re also relied on by senior management for advice.
  2. Lots of variety – because our role is to challenge and inspire the planning teams and the agency, not just lead upfront strategy, we get involved in lots of different types of projects; helping to develop award winning work, running pitches, hosting agency demo days, facilitating workshops internally and externally and leading collaboration with creative partners and media owners.
  3. Lots of autonomy – being problem solvers we work across diverse and wide range of briefs that can take you in surprising directions. It means you get to shape and direct your output but always with opportunity to bounce ideas off others.
What you’ll need:

You will have solid strategic and problem-solving capabilities. This means you may well work in a strategy role at another media agency, however we are just as interested in brilliant, experienced media / comms planners who are looking for a move into a more strategic role.

You’ll be passionate about making great work happen and be excited about the opportunities data has to drive both effectiveness and creativity on plans. You will have the ability to fuse creative and analytical thinking, simplifying the complex to give clarity of thought. You should bring a fresh perspective to any problem – always challenging yourself and those around you to connect thoughts & ideas in new ways, and in doing so help the rest of the planning team deliver brilliant, forward thinking work on every brief.

The Team:

It is the CID team’s responsibility to help planners create market-leading, innovative and effective work for our most important clients by providing a constant fresh focus for planning in the agency, ensuring Systems Planning process is exploited to its maximum and we’re answering the right questions.

If you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, we would like to hear from you!