Media Assistant

Alchemy Media

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We’re looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual to join our team at Alchemy Media as a Media Assistant working across all paid media channels including TV, radio, outdoor, digital and print. This is a stepping stone to the role of Media Planner Buyer and gives the opportunity for you to develop your media skills and knowledge working alongside more senior members of the team, working towards independently managing and responding to briefs.

As a small independent media agency, we work across a wide range of different clients and sectors within a fast-paced environment so no two days are the same.

Key responsibilities
• Providing a supporting role to team members in identifying and understanding client briefs and objectives
• Conducting audience & competitor research to support the development of media strategies and recommendations
• Supporting the development of plans and schedules which optimise impact delivery of the target audience and do so whilst considering cost efficiency
• Proactive role in identifying ways of creating stand out for a campaign – considering size/position/’specials’
• Providing clear rationale for recommendations in terms of how you have reached the plan you are proposing and what considerations have shaped your thinking
• Liaising with media owners to develop a good working knowledge of each media type and the various benefits/options with each
• Maintaining strong and collaborative relationships with suppliers, whilst establishing your authority as gatekeeper/decision maker
• Campaign administration – management of media schedules, orders and budgets
• Negotiating with suppliers to obtain best prices
• Booking media space
• Liaising with clients and keeping them informed on job progress
• Monitoring campaign delivery
• Monitoring campaign performance & contributing to post campaign analysis reports
• Using historical performance data to aid future planning
• Keeping up to date with industry research and insight
• Keeping up to date with innovation and developments across all media
Admin Duties
• General office admin
• Collecting, opening and distributing mail
• General Filing
Core Skills
• Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
• Excellent numerical, statistical and data-handling skills
• Ability to assimilate information quickly
• Strong negotiation skills
• Ability to get on with and maintain relationships with a wide range of people
• Good organisational skills
• Ability to multi-task
• Ability to work under pressure
• Good computer skills/digital knowledge
• Interest in digital media

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