december19 are looking for a confident and enthusiastic Media Buying Executive to join the Investment Team, supporting on key client accounts in a growing independent agency.
december19 is an independent media agency committed to nurturing and growing brands that are new to market, or larger brands with relatively small budgets who typically lose out to bigger spenders in larger media agencies.
We offer large agency experience in a small agency environment, competing through our independent approach to decision-making and personalised approach to client service, alongside established media planning tools, experienced media specialists and long-standing relationships with media owners.
We’re expanding our planning & account management team due to several recent client wins. We work with clients across all industries and sectors, from FinTech to Food, B2B to Charities. Some of our clients include Xero, GWI, Ecco, Royal Academy of Engineering, Material Focus and Workspace.
We’re looking for a fast learner who has the autonomy to thrive in an independent agency. But someone who’s also a team player and isn’t afraid to lend a hand to succeed in a fast-paced environment.
No prior experience is required as there will be a full training programme; you just need an interest in the communications industry, advertising and media. Oh, and Pizza!
The Media Buying Executive supports the Senior Media Buying Executive with the implementational planning of campaigns, helping them to manage the negotiation and purchase of media space on behalf of all our clients.
The Media Buying Executive will be responsible for the smooth running of campaigns, monitoring delivery and tracking of campaigns, from communicating the correct information to all members of the team, to facing clients and reporting to clients and team. As well as ensuring delivery and tracking of campaigns.
This role predominately covers the channels where the process is still based on requests for proposals, tenders, quotes and human negotiation - Publisher, Audio and OOH.
The Skills and attitude required:
- A confident people-person
- Have a keen interesting in all things advertising
- Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a cool outlook
- A personable and professional character that will allow you to build client rapport
- Adept at interpreting data and identifying themes and patterns to pull out insights
- Strong attention to detail and being highly organised
- A pro-active approach to problem solving
- Hours: 7.5 hours per day (flexible start between 8am and 10am)
- Hybrid working policy: typically, 3 days in the office, 2 from home
- Office location: Clerkenwell
- Pay: from £23K (first year potential earning up to £27k based on performance)
WHAT AN AV ACCOUNT MANAGER SAYS ABOUT JOINING DECEMBER19
“d19 is a great place to start your media planning career, from day one you are introduced to clients gaining valuable face to face client management skills, across a broad range of brands and industries. Being part of a growing agency exposes you to all sides of the business from client presentations to new business pitches, meaning you directly see the impact of your hard work on the performance of the agency. It’s exciting to be part of.”
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
- Annual bonus
- Private health insurance
- Closed over Christmas
- 25 days annual leave (plus the Christmas break and Bank Holidays)
- Plus, your Birthday Day off
- Sabbatical leave (after 5 years of service)
- Free FitBit
- Free coffees from a local café (& d19 eco cups)
- Breakfast & fruit supplied in the office
- Discounts through Charlie HR
- Cycle to work scheme
- Dog friendly office
At december19 we are proud to be different.We began our journey with a vision of creating an agency where the focus is on people rather than business greed. We are committed to making a positive contribution to the advertising world – where client interests are at the heart of what we do.
Media Made Human
december19 is fully owned and self-funded meaning we have the freedom to make bold decisions. We can be different, and we can choose our own direction. Although we do like to make a profit, we love the freedom of being able to do the things we want to do. It means we can truly focus on what is important to us – and that is people.Our fundamental ethos here at december19 is to create a place of work that is a far cry from the norm. We understand that without great people, we simply won’t be able to achieve what we set out to do.
d19. Media Made Human.
Our Values and Commitments
Our values are important to us and are weaved into our processes and approach. People are the heart of the business. We pride ourselves on being Sustainable, Honest, Accountable, Progressive and Enterprising, and we welcome all who are committed to these values.
We have a positive attitude to flexible working and the benefits it can bring for d19 and our staff. We are committed to valuing diversity and seek to provide all staff with the opportunity for employment, career and personal development on the basis of ability, qualifications and suitability for the work as well as their potential to be developed into the job.
We care about the planet we live on. We strive to go beyond compliance with environmental legislation, towards making a positive and restorative impact on the environment. As a member of our team, you have a responsibility to help us minimise our impact on the environment by helping us put our environmental policy into action. We are currently applying for B-Corp status.