Associate Media Director
Essence - New York, NY

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The Role:
Essence is seeking a Digital Media Account Director to join our growing team. You will build and manage a team handling a client account end-to-end (or in the case of very large relationships, a unit within a larger overall client account team). While your primary area of focus will be digital media planning and buying, you’ll likely get involved in all aspects of the Essence business (strategy, media, creative, web design, and technology)
You will make use of the full digital media mix to drive incredible results, innovate every day and lead and inspire a dynamic, driven team to do the same
Our clients are universally smart, results driven, analytical and commercial – you’ll need to be the same. This role involves harnessing data, technology and creativity whether for ambitious brand campaigns or hard-nosed direct response objectives

 Put yourself in the client’s mindset: develop their business like it’s your own. Use everything in your background and within Essence to deliver amazing results on time and to budget
 Oversee the client account team, especially their training and development
 Take direct responsibility for the quality of work and the smooth operation and growth of the account
 Actively drive strategic planning and identify opportunities for innovation and improvement
 Manage resources and costs to deliver target margin

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
 5+ years experience in a commercial media and/or marketing agency environment
 Deep experience of digital media, planning and buying, marketing, advertising and/or technology and an active interest in how digital innovation is driving change. In particular, you’ll need experience of large scale display planning and cross-channel measurement
 Strong analytical skills; ability to analyze raw data, draw conclusions, and develop actionable recommendations. A natural affinity with numbers is a must
 Experience of the full breadth of digital media from RTB display to premium placements, video and mobile will be important, as will knowledge of SEM and other biddable media
 Highly developed interpersonal, team building and relationship management skills
 Effective communication, presentation, influencing and negotiation skills
 Strong organizational skills to effectively manage smooth flow of work through agency
 Ability to select, motivate and develop staff as well as delegate effectively

What you can expect from Essence:
This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing, dynamic agency which is doing cutting edge-work for key clients in the digital industry. You will get the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities and to build on your skills and experience all within a fun and rewarding working environment!

About this company
About the Company Essence is an award-winning digital agency with offices in London, New York, San Francisco and Seattle delivering...