Account Director

  • Full-time

Job Description

Why is this an exciting opportunity

As the Human Experience (HX) Company, Starcom harnesses the power of media to bridge the tension between what people want and brands need. 

We believe the alchemy of people and technology create experiences that people love, and the actions that brands need. Our people are empowered by technology, and they use it to reinvent, navigating brand offerings in the way they want. They are carving their own desire lines through traditional consumer categories. 


Our people are provided the benefit of:


  • An inclusive and engaging workplace where the alchemy of people and technology creates experiences that people love, and actions that brands needs. 
  • The opportunity to experience another world, learn new things or do something that excites you outside of media through our annual Human Experience Day. 
  • Flexible working – the opportunity to mould the way you want to work to fit your lifestyle. 
  • A constantly evolving and personalised Learning and Development programme tailored to the training you need to drive your career development. 
  • Local and Global Mobility – transferring to any agency within Publicis Groupe in Australia and internationally. 
  • An onboarding program that commences from the point of you accepting our offer and shares everything that you need to know about Starcom and sets you up to achieve success throughout your first 6 months. 
  • Progressive parental leave initiatives.  
  • Wellbeing initiatives that support your ‘Wholeself’ – mental health initiatives which include a Publicis wide shut down in October each year to mark World Mental Health Day. We also have massages, flu shots, free breakfast and fruit and access to our Employee Assistance Program. 



You will be joining a experienced and well recognised agency with credentials:

  • 1x AdNews Media Trading Team
  • 1x win & 10+ nominations (e.g., 30 under 30, women in media, next of the best)
  • 26x Trade & PR Content
  • 2x B&T - Top 10 Recognition (CEO – Rainmaker and COO – Big Spender)
  • B&T - Starcom ‘Gold’ for August – Best Performing Agency in Market
  • B&T Award Nominations – Best Digital Transformation and Best Audio Campaigns



The transformation you will experience

We’re currently looking for an established media planner for a 12-month parental leave cover. You will report to the Business Director and work closely to lead some iconic Australian brands that are based out of Adelaide.

Working closely with the Melbourne-based Performance and Investment teams, you will be responsible for cross-channel planning.


What you’re looking for

  • A supportive and collaborative culture
  • Clients who are open to suggestions and working progressively.


What type of person will be successful in this role


You’ll possess:

  • Media planning experience and advanced knowledge of media tools AQX, Roy Morgan, Spectra, eTam/eRam
  • Personable and a natural ability to be client facing
  • Attention to detail
  • Understanding of Trading & Investment


Publicis Groupe benefits

Be a part of the Publicis Groupe family, one of the world’s most progressive and dynamic modern communications businesses, enjoying all the perks that come with our network offering: 

  • A comprehensive Wholeself program supporting Physical, Mindful and Financial wellbeing
  • A rewarding office environment backed up by our Publicis Liberté flexibility approach “working your way, with us!” 
  • Access to our Global AI Platform, Marcel, connecting Publicis Groupe employees with opportunities for career mobility and collaboration across our global network
  • Extensive Learning & Development opportunities, including more than 15,000 learning programs via our online learning platform Marcel Classes
  • A culture of open feedback and support to achieve your goals through our Career Conversations program 
  • A committed Diversity, Equality and Inclusion strategy driven through our Viva! Women, Égalité, enABLE and Embrace (reconciliation action plan) programs  
  • Work Your World program enabling employees the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world for up to 6 weeks per year
  • Parental leave policy with up to 18 weeks paid primary carer leave and generous secondary carer benefits
  • Access to counsellors, psychologists, and professionals through Sonder - an all-in-on digital wellbeing technology platform designed to support psychological, medical & safety needs


Starcom, as a part of Publicis Groupe believes that to deliver the best solutions to our clients, our people need to reflect the diverse communities in which our clients operate. We value diversity and the skills, knowledge and experience that difference brings to our culture and solutions. We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. 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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