Essence, part of GroupM, is a global data and measurement-driven media agency whose mission is to make brands more valuable to the world. Clients include Google, Flipkart, NBCUniversal, L'Oréal and the Financial Times. The agency is more than 2,000 people strong, manages $4.5B in annualized media spend, and deploys campaigns in 121 markets via 22 offices in APAC, EMEA and the Americas. Visit essenceglobal.com for more information and follow us on Twitter at @essenceglobal.
About the role
As a Senior Producer, you will work with our Creative team and our production partners to deliver digital advertising campaigns for a global tech client. You will be responsible for delivering a wide variety of digital creative assets, optimised for their respective channels (e.g. desktop, tablet, mobile, digital out-of-home, social media or video).
Your principal responsibility is flawless delivery. Turning concepts into reality. That means coordinating the team to produce a realistic cost estimate and project plan, formulating the specifications of the project - from scope of work through to functional specifications and beyond, managing the process and then managing creatives, designers and our vendors to ensure the end product is built to spec and on time. Of course this means being cool, calm and collected in the face of tight deadlines!
You'll often need to make the complex simple. You may discuss projects with people less well versed in technology, and you can help them to make good decisions.
Some of the things we'd like you to do:
A self starter: you can hit the ground running and with guidance you can pick up projects quickly. You have the motivation and focus to see things through and you are proactive.
Highly organised: you can coordinate efforts to ensure the team stays on top of all project deliverables, controlling delivery of a number of client projects across a variety of different channels. You always know what the current state of a project is and what needs to happen next.
Problem solver: you can develop solutions to any number of challenges that might come your way and will frequently proactively put solutions in place to mitigate risks.
Strong communicator: you have an ability to collaborate with and motivate internal teams to deliver client objectives & projects. Working across internal teams where necessary, to get support. You will be liaising with clients on delivery therefore a composed and firm style of communication is desired.
Technical understanding and digital campaign experience: since this role sits within an creative innovation team, sometimes you will be producing things that have not been done before - you'll have a good understanding of related technologies as a base (e.g. ad serving, HTML, CSS), campaign production in digital channels, and a relentless desire to understand more and make things happen.
Documentation skills: you are comfortable producing and maintaining core project documents, including briefs, plans and test scripts.
Financial rigour: Meet financial objectives by accurately tracking income to date and forecasting requirements and budgets left on projects. You'll be accountable for ensuring timely and accurate reporting and scoping for all projects.
Exceptional attention to detail: you'll naturally have a deep sense of ownership of and commitment to curate your projects. You can spot when something isn't right and get it sorted unprompted.
Project planning: Create and deliver project work plans as well as oversee and interrogate plans made by the team. Revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. Ensure that the appropriate resources are identified and assigned to the correct tasks.
Oversee the day-to-day operational aspects of campaigns: Ensures project documents are complete, current, and appropriately stored. Work with the team to define and document questions, liaise with clients to get new requirements and explain feasibility.
QA: Ensure highest standards of quality, reviewing work and managing feedback and amends with the client and team.
A bit about yourself:
What you can expect from Essence
Essence's mission is to make advertising more valuable to the world. We do this by employing the world's very best talent to solve some of the toughest challenges of today's digital marketing landscape. It's important that we hire people whose values reflect those of our own: genuine, results-focused, daring and insightful. As an Essence employee, we promise you a workplace that invests in your career, cares for you and is fun and engaging. We believe these factors create a workplace where you can be yourself and do amazing work.