Account Director

Location: United Kingdom
Office: London
Agency: Mediahub - United Kingdom
Ref#: 6684


We’re Mediahub, the industry’s best-kept secret. This year we got our first Campaign School Report, coming in at number one for building the most ethnically diverse team in the industry.  COMvergence rank us as the UK's fastest-growing media agency for the second year running.

We bring a challenger mindset to everything we do.  Brands choose to work with us to disrupt category norms.

We offer the best of both worlds.  A start-up culture backed by Mediabrands.

Just some of the brands we work with – New Balance, Pinterest, Celebrity Cruises, AkzoNobel.

You’ll be joining an agency that is for everyone.


We live by our values:
●    Anticipate tomorrow - we are challengers, we are proactive in thinking about what needs to happen today in order to make tomorrow better
●    Hustle from the heart - we move fast, take ownership, and look out for each other
●    Perform with pride - we take pride and care in what we do and we strive for excellence
●    Believe you can - believe in yourself to make a difference; believe in each other to do great things
●    Stay curious - we have fun on the journey of discovery

Role Overview and Responsibilities

An Account Director is responsible for the overall direction, development, and performance of our client business. You will be accountable for the client relationship as well as the performance and development of your team. This role covers digital and social media as the main part, but knowledge of TV, Press and OOH will be useful. You’ll be working with a team of media strategists, individual channel specialists and our data teams. 

This role forms part of the Planning Team working on the Celebrity Cruises account who operate both ATL and performance driving campaigns.  The team in London works in close collaboration with our US team who are responsible for the account on a global basis.

At Mediahub your roles and responsibilities will be centered around the below core competencies. These include but are not limited to:


Client Service
○    Developing and maintaining fantastic relationships with all client stakeholders
○    Being a bastion for client service through the agency for younger colleagues to follow
○    Lead & contribute to weekly client calls.
○    Presenting plans and reports to clients with support from the team


Media Strategy & Execution
○    Use knowledge of media planning products, tools and services to support team to deliver innovative and creative solutions to client briefs.
○    Being an agency expert in an important part of media and bringing something new to the mix
○    Be a trusted expert on media solutions, having a point of view across all media. 
○    A good understanding of all relevant media channels and key partners
○    Help to populate weekly reports and contribute to post-campaign analysis.


○    Lead on negotiating media costs with key media owners.
○    Ensure all campaigns are booked on to financial systems by the team in a timely manner and match campaigns that ran
○    Working with the Business Director to understand team utilisation and develop scopes for future years to deliver on growth
○    Identify areas of organic growth for the client and project manage those opportunities through to fruition with other disciplines. 


Career Development & Team Management
○    Managing both a direct team and indirect reports within different disciplines to ensure flawless delivery.
○    We’ll give you training in all the key tools and areas that you’ll need to become a strong Account Director including audience insights and scenario planning tools and channel training
○    Longer-term, work towards Group Account Director role

Desired Skills & Experience

We’re looking for someone who ticks some or all of these boxes:
●    A strong history of running and planning performance accounts
●    Ability to think strategically and look for creative solutions to briefs
●    Strong numeracy, attention to detail and time management
●    Written and verbal presentation skills
●    A collaborative team player who has an ability to challenge colleagues and clients 
●    Experience of working and negotiating with media owners
●    Planning experience across all channels, including TV/Press & Digital, OOH
●    Experience in planning across the UK and European countries. 
●    Strong team leadership skills
●    Highly proficient with Excel and Powerpoint
●    Enjoys working as part of a fast-paced team
●    Loves a challenge and is keen to get stuck in
●    Is excited to learn more about Celebrity Cruises 
●    Is interested in travel and/or cultural trends

Employee Transparency

At Mediabrands and Kinesso, we celebrate the differences and believe this makes us stronger. Mediabrands and Kinesso are equal opportunity employers and committed to championing an inclusive culture that provides a sense of belonging for all our employees. We do not discriminate against any applicant based on age, disability, race, colour, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, belief, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please reach out to our Talent Inclusion Specialist Jess at [email protected] if you would like to have a confidential conversation regarding any adjustments that would ensure our recruitment process is accessible for you. Please note requesting a reasonable adjustment will not affect your application.


We aim to provide all our people with a supportive and fun work environment where you can develop your full potential and benefit from the broad range of opportunities within the agency. When you join us, we want to make sure you feel valued – and that you are rewarded for your fantastic work. So, we also offer a range of benefits: 

●    Flexi–leave, with 25 days annual leave to be taken as minimum. In addition to your holiday entitlement, the office usually closes between Christmas & New Year 
●    Free breakfast and free lunch 
●    Early finish Fridays
●    Core Hours (Mon-Thurs, flexible start/finish times)  
●    Retail discounts
●    Electric vehicle salary sacrifice car scheme
●    Wellbeing programme, including Headspace & flu jabs
●    Interest free season ticket loan 
●    Paid time off for Volunteering 
●    Group Income Protection 
●    Life Assurance 
●    Private Medical Insurance or Health Cash Plan (dependent on level) 
●    Group Personal Pension Plan with matched contributions from 3-6% 
●    Generous Parental Leave & Pay  
●    Independent mortgage advice 
●    Financial education 
●    Employee Assistance Programme 
●    Free eye tests 
●    Flexible benefits including Dental, Travel insurance, Cycle to Work, Gym Discounts and many more!