Account Director - 3 month FTC

Leo Burnett
London (Central), London (Greater)
Competitive + Benefits
07 Jul 2021
07 Aug 2021
Business Type
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract

As Leo Burnett himself once said: “At the end of the day, we’re just people talking to people.”

And that sums up how we think. We never forget that on the other side of every screen, watching every ad or reading every tweet are people. Not just pairs of eyes with credit cards. But human beings, who want to be entertained, engaged and listened to.

Which is why we want to make work that connects on a human level. That everyone will love. Proudly populist creative work that makes people smile, laugh, cry and everything in between. Whether that’s through advertising or managing brand partnerships with our Sports + Entertainment team.

But it’s also why we believe in being decent human beings. Either to work with or to work for. Because putting people first is at the heart of everything we do.

We believe in the power of a strong, supportive and inclusive culture that puts people and creativity at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on a genuinely friendly and informal style where everyone’s invited, and the collective is more important than the individual.

We know we’re still falling short when it comes to diversity – but we’re working on it. Really working on it.

We’ve created the Anti-Racism Collective, to actively advance racial equality within our agency and the industry, and track progress against our commitments, in order to redress the balance and better represent the society and culture we serve. We’re working with “Free the Work” to support makers and creators from a wider range of backgrounds and we’re working with all our clients to ensure we’re building brands that actively and positively portray all types of people.

It’s our distinctive approach, combined with our passion for populist creativity and relentless pursuit of excellence that makes Leo Burnett such a uniquely special and enjoyable place to work.


Job Description

You should have a future thinking mindset, preparing for not just the upcoming campaign, but putting in place measures to ensure that we are continuously improving our output.

You are now a proficient delegator and manage with simplicity and clarity and provide true partnership to the client.

You will be expected to take charge and self-sufficiently run your projects, it would suit a self-starter who is comfortable juggling multiple work streams, is keen to learn and that can comfortably talk about, defend and sell creative ideas.

With high levels of responsibility and regular access to senior people within the Agency, this position will provide an excellent opportunity to learn and create some of the best work in the business.


To ensure this career opportunity is a suitable match for your experience and job search, we require the following:

  • Excellent people skills and be able to work closely with the team, the creative department, other agencies and clients. A can-do attitude is a must!
  • Integrated experience
    - TV, Social, Digital and Print is a must

  • A passion for creative work and an ambition to always deliver the best creative product

  • Leads relationship with other roster agencies to ensure the best possible creative product across all touchpoints

  • To have the highest of standards, be very well-organised and take pride in attention to detail

  • Patient, articulate and influential

  • Fantastic at multi-tasking

  • Happy to operate with autonomy

Additional information

Diversity and inclusion is a core part of who we are across Creative, Production and Influence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture that encourages, celebrates and supports our wonderfully diverse employee group – whatever their age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or ethnicity. Diversity and inclusion doesn’t just fuel our creativity and innovation, it brings us closer to our people and audiences. We will continue to strive to create a culture and environment where everyone feels empowered and more importantly comfortable enough to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities and for candidates in our application process.  If you need assistance or adjustment due to a disability, please contact us.

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