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Media Account Director



Marketing & Communications, Sales & Business Development
Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Position Summary

The role of Account Director is responsible for delivering strategic, integrated media communication recommendations for clients as well as leading and inspiring a team of planning professionals. You must think strategically and work collaboratively to create recommendations that deliver on client strategic goals and business objectives.

This role requires you to work as part of an integrated media planning team to ensure the product is grounded in insights and experience, resulting in flawless media executions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead 360 degree strategic thinking for overall media product, encouraging executions that deliver exceptional results.
  • Ownership and responsibility for ensuring key client objectives met; active participation in client business planning meetings.
  • Cultivate and strengthen client, agency, and media partner relationships
  • Deliver inspiring, motivating, and persuasive presentations which bring creative ideas to life.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to improve processes, methods, systems and/or services to better serve the client and agency.
  • Lead and mentor a team of media professionals. Effectively communicate client goals, manage workloads, provide ongoing performance feedback, support professional development goals, and inspire great results.
  • Produce and manage accurate billings and projections.
  • Act as a thought leader – proactively bring forward client opportunities
  • Drive collaboration and communication across Specialist Business Units (SBUs) and peer groups to inspire great work.
  • Lead by example and play an active role in cultivating the culture of our organization.
  • Ensure that all media plans meet client objectives with fully supported documentation, and that they adhere to the agency's values and philosophies.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Professional or educational background in Marketing and/or Advertising would give leverage to this application.
  • In depth level of related media, advertising, brand or marketing strategy/planning experience.
  • History of developing positive on-going business relationships, focus on client service.
  • Previous experience managing a clients
  • Proven experience delivering inspiring and persuasive presentations.
  • Solutions oriented and approaches obstacles with creativity and resolve.
  • Active involvement in developing capabilities of direct report(s) and prioritizing and delegating work accordingly.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively apply knowledge and insights gained from research and reporting resources to media planning.
  • Curiosity, learning agility, with a passion for continuous development.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Independent thinker with highly developed organizational skills and a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Advanced understanding of media research tools (e.g. Clear Decisions, Vividata, Neilson) and media software (e.g. Prisma).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Working collaboratively with Canada’s most iconic brands, Media Experts’ mission is to forge deeper connections with consumers. Our comprehensive view of this diverse and ever-changing landscape allows us to create impactful integrated media solutions. Since 1981, we have stood out as pioneers, thought leaders and mavericks. Our playbook for success is built on innovative approaches and unique technologies and is firmly rooted in our culture of care and commitment to our partners and collaborators. We are uniquely positioned to help our clients win in the Canada of today and tomorrow.

Media Experts is a leading full-service media agency delivering integrated solutions for clients such as Bell Canada, Honda, Netflix, Interac, Moosehead, Pizza Pizza, Royal Canadian Mint and Specsavers. With three offices strategically located in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, Media Experts is part of the IPG Mediabrands network. For more information, please visit

What's in it for you?
• Generous paid time off with a minimum of 37 paid days off including vacation and monthly wellness days. We also have four-day long weekends, half-day summer Fridays, and meeting-free Friday afternoons year-round.
• A flexible hybrid work model that works for you.
• A focus on personal development with formal training opportunities, including mental health training and inclusion education for everyone.
• A chance to be part of and grow within a global network of agencies.
• The opportunity to contribute to our company culture by joining one of our many community-based employee groups, such as Black Employee Network, Girls on Fire, Hispanic or Latinx Alliance, Neuro Network, Pan-Asian Network, and Rainbow Lounge.

Media Experts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, provincial, or municipal law. If you require an accommodation in any aspect of the selection process, please reach out to