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AV Assistant
PHD Media

London | £ On Application

Outline of the role

You will be expected to offer support on accounts by carrying out various administrative duties in the day-to-day buying of AV media (TV, VoD, Radio and Cinema) and will report directly in to our AV Buyers or Managers. You will regularly liaise with media owners, although client contact will initially be limited. You will also work collaboratively with our Client teams and other specialist divisions within the Group. You will have 0 – 18 months’ experience.

What you’ll be doing

Supporting your team by completing various administrative tasks
Developing a strong understanding of the media landscape by reading trade press and email bulletins
Learning to use the tools and systems to provide relevant insights and data
Building relationships with media owners, internal client teams, specialist services and client contacts
Using research to identify target audiences and insights that can be developed into a communications strategy
Learning how to manage the process from briefing to campaign evaluation
Working with the team to understand the budgeting process when planning and buying a campaign
Analysing client’s results and looking for insights within the data
Timely management of financial queries and ensuring timesheets are kept up to date

What you’ll bring to the role

You’ll have an innate curiosity and a willingness to share ideas, thoughts and insights with your team
You’ll demonstrate good negotiation and persuasive skills
You’ll be enthusiastic and have a good telephone manner
You will demonstrate a passion for the media industry
Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel & Powerpoint
You’ll be energetic, enthusiastic, determined and proactive
A respect for others’ point of view
You’ll possess excellent communication skills and work well within a team

Company description

About Us

PHD UK is a leading media planning and buying agency. Ranked 8th in the UK, we are a creative, energetic company; we build strong relationships with our clients, and produce high quality work to drive business growth. Our ethos is all about finding a better way, in the solutions that we propose to clients, and how we do things within our own business.

PHD UK London is a thriving business of 290 people, billing in excess of £400m. We are part of a global network of 3000 PHD’ers, who are all connected by our game-changing planning system, Source.

We are very proud to be ranked as the 41st Best Company to Work For in the 2017 Sunday Times list, and also being named Agency of the Year 2016 by Media Week & Marketing Week.

There’s loads more we could tell you but to get more of a feel for how we think, feel and behave follow us on Twitter @PHD_UK and have a look around our website www.phdmedia.com/london

Package description

What you can expect from us

We value courage, openness and curiosity, and we demonstrate this through the culture and behaviour of everyone in the company, from the CEO to the newest apprentice in our building.

We will support you with a package of competitive benefits, comprehensive technical and craft skills training, and lots of opportunities to feed your curiosity through talks, workshops and collaborative projects, all while having a little fun at work. We’ll also give you the opportunity to give something back, in the shape of our Little Hugs project, which supports local charities and organisations.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.



The PHD Media Ltd job descriptions are not intended to be restrictive and are a guideline to the duties in this role. The Company may amend or vary your job description and may assign you additional tasks and duties which are commensurate with this job description at its sole discretion from time to time. You will be prepared to be flexible to meet the needs of the business.

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