Job Description

Company Overview:

The Specialist Works is an independent media and marketing services agency. With an evidence-based approach, we provide media planning and buying, data science, brand partnerships and creative solutions.

Our independence gives us the freedom to keep challenging the status quo to achieve even better results. Everything we do – from the people we hire to the tools we build – is about future proofing our clients. Our capabilities have been built and shaped by their needs.

Our ‘what’s possible?’ methodology is grounded in curiosity and naturally leads to better solutions. It means, when presented with a challenge, we look beyond the standard answer to see if there’s a better way. It’s a way of thinking that keeps us on our toes and focused on exceeding expectations.

We’re people-people:

We’re only as good as our people, so we’re dedicated to finding the best. That’s one reason why we look for PICK values (passionate, inquisitive, caring and knowledgeable) when hiring.

Our culture is flexible, open and collaborative. But don’t take our word for it – we are proud to be placed in the top 5 large companies in Campaign Best Places to Work 2019.

We were also one of 39 agencies to achieve the IPA’s CPD Gold this year. This accreditation demonstrates our investment in the professional development of our employees.

We employ ~200 people across offices in London, Bristol, Kent, Dublin, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Beijing.

Department purpose:

The AV (Audio Visual) team is the broadcast media specialist division of the ‘game-changing media customer acquisition network’, The Specialist Works.

The AV team offer clients a unique combination of high service levels, international exposure and market leading analysis, which has helped bring about sustained fast revenue growth.

Reports to: AV Director

Main Accountabilities include the following:

  • Take the lead in maintaining media owner/supplier/client relationships - we pride ourselves on these as an agency, so the bar is set high!
  • Create advertising plans, daily advertising schedules, and any other relevant tasks
  • Overseeing reports of live advertising campaigns to create ad-hoc, mid or post advertising campaign analysis reports, analyse and present findings to clients
  • Working independently, you’ll own the day to day co-ordination and administration of a number of accounts
  • Help coordinate the UK planning and buying output of the department
  • Help train and develop junior members of the AV department
  • Prepare for and attend client and supplier meetings
  • Contribute to the longer term strategic and organizational structure of the AV department
  • Being the primary point of contact for all internal and external parties in relation to your accounts
  • Work closely with media owners and sales houses to negotiate and protect trading rates and service levels
  • Manage reconciliation (agreeing and monitoring value positions) with TV Sales Houses

Requirements

Technical requirements:

Minimum requirements:

  • Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Strong DDS experience
  • CARIA

Experience:

Essential:

  • Strong and established experience within TV buying
  • Experience managing at least one junior member of a team

Nice to have:

  • Experience of VOD, Cinema and Sponsorship

Benefits

  • Hungry in the morning? We have you covered. From cereal to fruit, everything you can think of to keep you fuelled for the day! For FREE! Including free soft drinks throughout the week and a beer trolley every Friday at 4pm
  • If a member of staff belongs to a gym, health club or belongs to a fitness class/clubs the company will pay via the pay roll £30.00 per month towards the fees. Our employees health is paramount to us so you will also be entitled to (once out of probation) an eye test as well as an annual health screening.
  • The company is passionate about developing and growing our people, so we offer and support individuals development throughout the organisation on tailored development programs. We offer individuals the opportunity to enrol on a course, which is not work related. This maybe a further self-development course or a hobby which you wish to enhance/explore. This is subject to a training contract.

Our Values

  • Passion. The fuel that gets you out of bed. The urgency to deliver. You just show it and we will know it.
  • Inquisitiveness. Not working but explor
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