Media Manager - Zenith

  • The Strand, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time

Company Description

At Zenith, we take brands to new heights. We are courageous and curious in our mission to connect brands to people. We solve for the now and what’s next to drive growth. Zenith NZ is a media strategy, planning and buying agency that has been delivering innovative media solutions to clients in New Zealand for over 30 years. We service the media requirements of some of the most iconic brands in New Zeeland including The Walt Disney Company, Kellogg, House of Travel, Arnott’s, and many more. Zenith, backed by our parent company the Publicis Groupe, has the scale, capabilities and market influence to deliver an exceptional return on our clients’ media investment.

Job Description

The primary role of the Media Manager is to maintain client leadership and service management of a key portfolio of clients

 Media Manager Responsibilities:

  • Client Management -  establishes and maintains trusted client relationships taking a proactive approach in partnering with clients to deliver key Media KPIs
  • Agency leadership – takes an active role in providing campaign planning support and guidance as required across other agency teams
  • Partner Agency Relationships – Takes an active role in building proactive support and insight for partner agencies
  • Media Owner Relationships – Takes an active role to build trusted media owner relationships
  • Involvement in new business process pitches
  • Media planning  - delivery of innovative and effective campaign planning recommendations
  • Implementation  - the management of media implementation across all media including smart ROI+ effectiveness metrics – with support from Digital team

Attitude & Behaviours

  • Actively demonstrates an enthusiastic energy level delivering a can-do attitude that showcases a passion for Zenith’s vision and our clients business
  • Showcases a  dedication and commitment to self-learning and development  
  • Demonstrates initiative to help members of wider team and wider Zenith where appropriate
  • Shows willingness to assist in any miscellaneous tasks that arise

Core Responsibilities

  • Manages client media expectations in partnership with the Business Director, helping to develop & lead team to deliver the highest standard of work and service
  • Maintain strong working relationships with clients, focusing on building trusted partnerships – driven by communication
  • Proactively anticipate clients’ media requirements with a view to both short term and longer term client needs  
  • Ensures clients are informed on general media industry topics which may affect their business
  • Attends brand planning workshops, client presentations and any other client meetings that require presence from Zenith
  • Manage the preparation of client documentation and financial reconciliation across client business
  • Managing the accurate and timely delivery of media reporting
  • Manages the workflow of the group to ensure that tasks are delivered on time and the team are continually learning
  • Work closely with BD to identity opportunities for diversified services
  • Maintains an active understanding of client profitability and team financial performance and management


To excel is this role you must have the below required skills; 

  • Strong communication
  • Strong Relationship building skills (client, internal)
  • Productive and self-motivating
  • Proactive
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • Clear critical thinking and problem solving approach
  • Strong business computer skill-base
  • Budgeting skills
  • Business acumen
  • General understanding of the role of each medium
  • General understanding of the agency’s media systems: e.g. CMI, Pegasus, Industry monitoring systems such as AQX, and Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

Our offer to you

  • A collaborative, fun and rewarding team culture where collaboration is key
  • All the benefits of being part of a global network with a Wholeself program, Learning & Development opportunities, flexible working and an industry leading parental leave policy
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Confidential 24 hour support via our employee assistance programme.

Additional Information

Publicis Groupe, believes that our people are our greatest asset. Our people are chosen for their personalities, their ethics and professional qualities without any exclusion, preferential treatment or discrimination. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate by reason of age, gender, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion or disability or any other difference. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and will provide appropriate assistance for candidates with disabilities or special needs throughout the recruitment process upon request. 

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