Senior Account Executive

London (Greater)
£25k-£30k pa dependant on experience + annual bonus
29 Jul 2021
12 Sep 2021
Business Type
Contract Type

Generation Media are recruiting…

Our purpose is to generate our best for our customers, company and community. Every member of the team is steered by the strength of our “DNA” company culture (Development, eNergy and teAmwork).  Their can-do attitude and thirst for a challenge is visible across the business and our continuous professional development programme is recognised by both Investors in People, Gold status, and the Institute of Practitioners, platinum awarded. 

We are an equal opportunities employer who looks to recruit ambitious, talented, and self-starting individuals who wish to accelerate their career progression and make their mark within an independent company, to become part of the long-term future of the Business.

Working for Generation Media provides a unique opportunity with career development being directly linked to business growth.

The Role

Senior Account Executive

We are looking for a Senior Account Executive with 1-2 years experience this can include an individual wanting to immediately step up to Account Manager if the individual has more than 2 years’ experience.

The tasks the individual would be expected to assist/lead on are below but not limited to (training will be provided for certain areas):

  • Assist team in negotiation of, and manage delivery of, media owner deals/campaign deliveries across TV and Digital (and other media platforms where needed).
  • Establish strong working relationships with media owners and other third parties to ensure full delivery of all media campaigns
  • Manage compilation of key client reports including buying results, reports and market competitive reporting.
  • Work directly into and assist the Associate Director in the day-to-day running of the account teams client portfolio, working directly with clients and advising them on media planning and buying strategy.
  • Assist with the preparation and presentation of material required for client and internal meetings
  • Assist with the preparation of pitch material for Business Development, as well as have the opportunity to be involved in international briefs and planning

Essential Behaviours/Skills:

  • Previous media agency experience of 1-2 years (with TV planning or buying experience)
  • AV Knowledge or experience using either TGI, DS Media suite of tools, CARIA, Ad Dynamix or equivalent systems/tools.
  • High level of computer literacy, especially in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience across UK clients
  • Confidence, positivity and ability to present yourself amongst internal/external colleagues
  • Relationships with external media partners
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Great attention to detail, combined with great organisational skills
  • Ability and confidence to learn and apply new skills

Desirable Skills:

  • Previous experience across children, youth or entertainment sectors
  • Additional languages
  • Background working across International territories
  • Relevant degree/qualifications within Media space i.e IPA Exams/ FB Blueprint, Google certificates etc

The position would be reporting directly to the Senior AM/Associate Director & Salary will be dependent on experience.

Company Benefits (following successful completion of a 3-month probation period)

  • Performance related annual bonus
  • Employee pension scheme
  • Company Health and Life assurance policy
  • Employee Assistance Programme Inclusion in externally accredited company training programme
  • 20 days contractual annual leave
    • Plus day off for birthday
    • Additional bonus 3 days available for planning holiday in line with demands of the business
  • Christmas- New Year office closure (on discretion)
  • 5pm early closure on Fridays
  • Summer Hours across July-August with 2pm finish on Fridays
  • Summer away day for all team members
  • Quarterly socials funded by the company
  • Cycle to office scheme available to all employees
  • Annual season ticket loan (after 12 months employment)
  • Access to fruit, snacks and breakfast on a daily basis in the office
  • On site games room with pool table, ping pong/XBOX games etc

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