Media Assistant

Alchemy Media are looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual to join our team in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

The role of Media Assistant is to support the wider account management team in client service and day to day running of our accounts. The role is varied and involves working across all paid media channels including TV, radio, outdoor, digital and print. It 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.

Core Skills

  • Assumes responsibility & takes pride in work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – ensuring we are consistently managing client expectations
  • 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
  • Effective time management, ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Good computer skills/digital knowledge
  • Interest in digital media
  • Keen to learn both from others and under own steam
  • Keen to contribute to the advertising process
  • Open to new ideas

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
  • Liaising with creative agencies and other involved parties to ensure seamless delivery of campaigns for clients
  • 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

  • Telephone call handling – answering in-bound calls/managing enquiries
  • General office admin
  • Collecting, opening and distributing mail
  • General Filing
  • General office tidying

Key Relationships

  • Reporting directly into Account Managers & Directors & gaining approval before releasing work to clients, copying manager and account team on correspondence & keeping fully updated with conversations
  • Fostering & maintaining professional working relationships with clients, creative & other agencies
  • Developing & maintaining professional working relationships with suppliers

If you are interested in this role, please send a copy of your CV to, together with a covering letter outlining why we should consider you for this role.

Expiry Date: 
Friday 12th April